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Early production WWII Sten MKV manufactured by ROF - Royal Ordnance Factory Theale/Fazakerley stamped ' M78 '. Pre-December 1944 production. The MKV was first introduced in early 1944, and is essentially a better quality version of the MK2, using the same magazine port and body, magazine and similar bolt assembly. New additions were, wooden stock, pistol grip, No4 foresight and a wooden vertical fore grip with a bayonet attachment. 2019 Deactivation with accompanying Birmingham proof house certificate with moving bolt, trigger, and safety, partially strippable. Complete with fore grip and 1944 dated sling. Excellent example. UK 18+ Sales ONLY.
An excellent example of a WW2 MkII British Pattern military kukri. Dated and manufacturer marked to steel blade ' M.I.41 ' indicating manufacture by Military Industries in 1941,with steel bolster and brass and steel rivets. Wood and leather sheath with leather belt suspension typical of those used with the Sam Browne equipment. Good clean condition with clear evidence of sharpening to blade. 18+ UK SALES ONLY.
(B.E.F.) Slip On Shoulder Title. A cloth embroidered slip on shoulder title for the British Expeditionary Force (B.E.F.). In good used condition with some very minor moth damage.
21st (Prince Albert Victor's Own) Cavalry Torin Cap. A superb, high quality Torin cap by Herbert Johnson of Bond St ,London worn by an officer of the 21st (Prince Albert Victor's Own) Cavalry (Frontier Force) . Deep melton fabric body with bullion piping and a high quality bullion PAVO badge on scarlet. Fully lined with a plush sweatband which appears to be worn in reverse and in excellent, moth free condition. The 21st PAVO were a combined Indian Cavalry formation that were mechanised in 1940 and served in Syria, Iran, North Africa and Burma.
British Army Red Cross Armband. Heavy duty cotton armband with applied felt red cross and brass snap fittings. Heavily stamped ' Army Medical Service ' to one end. Excellent condition with some very light marking and one small moth nibble to cross.
Commando Grouping. Medal/paperwork and fighting knife grouping to 5055894 L/Cpl.George.E.Pym N.Staffs and probably 6 Troop, 5 Commando. Grouping consists of medals 39-45, Burma Star, Defence and War medal with original box ( Birmingham address ) and slip, various photos showing groups probably in Burma and a large panorama shot showing men at Commando Basic Training Centre ( Achnacarry ) in 1944. Accompanied by Commando Service Certificate showing service between Jan 43 and Oct.45, SEAC souvenir newspaper and Asia Command Christmas greeting. Grouping also comes with a particularly good example of a 2nd Patt FS fighting knife marked ' B2 and arrow ' to cross guard. Knife looks to be little used with no sign of sharpening, contact rubbing to top of handle and very light speckling to blade from storage in scabbard. Scabbard in good, clean condition, with both tabs and elastic retainer which retains some degree of elasticity. Pym's service with 5 Commando is not confirmed but is suggested by the other items in the grouping and the note to photos indicating 6 Troop and Burma 1944. Would reward further research, scarce untouched Commando grouping
EARLY GERMAN SA/HJ BREAD BAG - COMPLETE. A good example of a 'political' type of bead bag used by the SA or Hj, and other non-military organisations. With a canvas shoulder strap, rather than a belt attachment. In tan canvas with leather edge to the flap. All buttons and loops present. Separate internal pocket. Two exterior leather loops on the flap for water bottle. In very good condition, with no damage.
Frontbann badge. An uncommon and insignificant looking award called the Frontbann badge, often mistaken as a daybadge. The badge was instituted in 1932 and designated as an official award in 1933. The Frontbahn was set up in 1924 as a substitute for the then banned SA men. The award had a short life span as it was no longer authorized for wear after 1934. In good overall condition marked ' Ges Gesch ' to reverse fitting with vestigial remains of the silvered finish.
Mountain and flood: history of the 52nd (Lowland) Division. 1st Ed. 1950 Mountain and flood: the history of the 52nd (Lowland) Division, 1939-1946. by George Blake. 265pp, photos, maps, plans, Honours and Awards, Order of Battle. History of this specially trained division ( Mountain warfare ) that formed part of 21st Army group, and fiought the Germans in France, Holland and Germany. Good, clean condition with some marking to boards.
ORIGINAL LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BULLION CAP COCKADE. I have not had one of these for ages. Came with a small lot from direct family source. Removed from Luftwaffe Officers visor cap, still has the cotton threads cut! Great condition, no oxidisation. If you have a cap without one of these or need a better one for your cap....this is a fantastic find. Beautiful condition.200% original.
Owen Sub Machine Gun Bayonet. WW2 1944, Australian Owen Sub Machine Gun Bayonet by the Orange Rifle Factory No. 3, Orange, New South Wales. A shortened version of the 1907 Pattern British bayonet with 10" blade with ghost '07 dates to the blade along with OA markings and the date 11/44, wood gripd marked ' SLAZ 44 '. 1944 Mangrovite scabbard with ' OA ' marked fittings. In superb condition. AVAILABLE within UK only.
Printed N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. One piece, printed cotton N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. Good, used condition with small area of rear seam now parted.
R.A.F. Silk Escape Map - France/Belgium, Holland. Mid-War double sided silk escape map for use primarily by the RAF. 52cms x 44cms size, multi-coloured this example is coded ' C ' and ' D ' and primarily shows France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Holland. Excellent, clean condition, folded.
Sachsen SA day badge. Large 45mm, die struck, pinback day badge celebrating an SA event in Sachsen on 25.03.34. Silvered finish with faint manufacturer's details to reverse ' Wurster '. Impressive and striking design.
WW2 Wehrmacht Officer's Cap Eagle. Small, bullion eagle for use on a WW2 Wehrmacht Officer's cap. Tightly woven bullion eagle on fine green wool with a loose weave hessian type backing. Eagle in excellent, clean condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a cap.
"Pattern 1927" Web Equipment. A webbing set, displaying an intentional mixture of Patt. '19 and Patt. '25 web equipment showing the marks of the Mills Equipment Company and mostly dated 1927 and 1926. This set consists of Patt. '25 Cartridge carriers, Back adjustment strap, Bayonet frog, Braces, Haversack, together with a Patt. '19 Rifle Equipment Entrenching tool carrier and Water bottle carrier, all in khaki. According to the particularly good site ' The Kharkee Web ' these sets were intended for export and can be seen in various guises in use with Empire forces in this particular case probably Afghanistan. In excellent, clean condition with some light marking including a stain to the front of the haversack. Unusual and uncommon.
A .65” Smooth bore ordnance issue percussion musket. A good example of a two band Ordnance issue .65\" smooth bore percussion musket for native troops. Carbine features an 1856 dated Tower percussion lock and an Ordnance proofed smoothbore barrel of .65” calibre which is fitted with a standing rear sight and broad front sight. Stamped \'N.S.BEN\' near rear sight with various faint inspection and issue marks to the walnut stock. Good crisp action and clean bore with one old repair to a split near the rear band. Blued overall, now turned to a pleasing brown with clean woodwork. Good clean example.
' Apostle ' bandoleer style ammunition pouch. Unusual mid-19th century ' apostle ' style ammunition pouch probably of middle eastern origin although similar Indian examples are known. Consisting of a well made leather bandoleer containing 7 turned wooden containers with spouts, these spouts are plugged with material with leather lanyards ( some now detached ). These wooden containers would have contained pre-made charges of black powder to allow for rapid loading of the muzzle loaders then in use. The reverse of the pouch has a sleeve attached to allow for use on a belt or bandoleer. Good, used condition and unusual.
' Bomben Auf Engeland ' - Propaganda Magazine. No.8 of a series of propaganda titles in the ' Small War Book ' series. Entitled ' Bomben Auf Engeland ' , 24pgs, illustrated throughout and featuring a classic image of diving Stukas. Good, clean condition.
' Commando ' shoulder title. Embroidered Commando shoulder title.This type of shoulder title is often associated with No.2 Commando. In excellent used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
' Deutschland is Ours ' Tinny. 1938 Daybadge celebrating ' Deutschland is Ours ' Day on 10 April 1938. Striking 45mm tinny retaining it's antiqued silver finish. Pin fastening to reverse.
' No Kiddin' ! ' by Bruce Bairnsfather. 1945ed ' No Kiddin' ! ' a book of WW2 cartoons published by the famous cartoonist and creator of ' Old Bill ' , Bruce Bairnsfather. Whilst many are aware of the work of ' BB ' with his main character of Old Bill and cartoons such as the ' Better 'Ole ', many are unaware that Bruce became an official war artist to the Americans during WW2. his book is a compilation of his cartoons when he was working with the Eighth Air Force. In good, clean condition, retaining it's bright d/w with chips, tears and repairs. Uncommon.
' Shooting to Live ' Fairbairn & Sykes. 1942ed. ' Shooting to Live - with the one-hand gun ' by Capt.W.E.Fairbairn and Capt.E.A.Sykes. Based on the pairs' experience in the Shanghai Municipal Police they wrote this 96pg book describing combat pistol techniques. Although better known for their work with the knives that bore their name, this work was influential in the way particularly special forces were taught to shoot. Good overall condition with some sunning to spine. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and sketches.
'07 Pat. Bayonet - Leics Regt markings. An excellent example of a 1917 dated '07 Pattern bayonet with markings to the Leicestershire Regt. to the pommel. Good clean condition with originally phosphated blade and accompanied by a MkII scabbard.
'37 Patt. Battledress Trousers Serge. An excellent pair of Battledress Trousers Serge, the so-called '37 Patt. Size 4, Height 5' 5" - 5' 6", Waist 30 - 31 by the Rego Clothiers Ltd, 1940. Displaying all the features , fly fronted buttons to thigh and back pocket, 3 x belt loops and 3 x outside buttons for braces and tab and button ankle adjustment. In excellent, clean condition, moth free with intact label and all brass buttons. One brass button is absent but is in pocket. Difficult to upgrade .
'40 Patt B.D. Trousers with AV Good pair of '40 Patt battledress trousers which have been treated with anti-vesicant. Approx 32" inside leg and 30/32" waist, this pair of trousers have been turned up and had two belt loops added. All buttons present but label absent. Stamped to the interior ' IDO 10/44 AV ' indicating treatment with an anti-vesicant agent intended to disapate the worst effects of Mustard gas. In generally good condition, all be it creased having removed from their original kit bag recently, with some minor and easily repaired moth damage to the top of the r/h leg.
'40 Patt BD RASC puzzle ? 1944 dated 1940 Patt. Battledress Blouse, Size 10 - 5ft 9"-5ft 10" Height, Chest 36"- 37", Waist 31"- 32" with clear manufacturer's label, size and inspection stampings. That it is the easy part.. to both sleeves, British troops Berlin designation, R.A.S.C. arm of service strip and the designation usually worn by City of London A.T.S. units. Printed war service chevrons to r/h sleeves. With the size of the tunic and the lack of any significant alteration it would appear that this was worn by a man and there are no obvious record of any use of the London designation by any other unit, this BD poses a puzzle, unless anyone knows different ? London TA unit ? RASC previous ATS attachment ? Tunic in excellent, used condition with a 1mm hole to l/h breast pocket with slightly stained collar.
'DER WELT KRIEG' WW1 CIGARETTE CARD ALBUM BOOK PRODUCED IN THIRD REICH ERA. This is a fantastic, complete cigarette album 'Der Welt Krieg', the 'World War'. Produced in the Third Reich era, about 1933. It consists of the pictorial history of WW1 in German coloured cigarette cards. There are 270 in total, all complete and all in mint condition. It starts in 1914, and tells how the war was triggered by the assasination in Sarajevo, then the outbreak of war. covers 1915 with the Russian, Serbian and Italian campaigns.1916 with Verdun and trench warfare, 1917 and the Western Front. 1918 and winter in the trenches etc etc. There is a section on the German navy in 1914-1918. There are dozens of interesting cards depicting many unique scenes, German tank in WW1 trenches, special weapons, different troops, allied countries that were fighting with Germany from the colonies etc. A fantastic piece of information. There are 71 complete pages. With complete covers. Never had one or seen one of these before.
(HITLER) YOUTH PARTY DAY PIN 1933. This is a very early pin for probably a Hitler Youth event in Bayern in 1933. Small oval gilded metal badge with pin. Has the Bayern cost of arms in the centre with a swastika above. Tag der Jugen (Youth) in Bayern around the edge.
(South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Regiment, RHA Officer's Torin Cap. An example of the coloured Torin dress cap worn by officers of the (South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Regiment, RHA. Pre-War quality with a rich wool body with a Gaunt, London marked sterling silver cap badge. A coated silk lining with a Bond St label to interior labelled size 7 1/4 with plush sweatband. Wire cording to skirts and crown. Unfortunately there are some areas of moth damage, with areas of grazing and some nips and holes ( see photographs ), but remains a pleasing example and is priced accordingly.
.303 Hotchkiss Machine Gun Manual. 1939 War Office Manual ' .303-inch Hotchkiss Machine Gun '. 28pgs + b/w plates, illustrated throughout with diagrams and sketches. Good, used condition with creasing and marking and light rubbing to covers.
.303 No.4 ( T ) Sniper Rifle - Laidler & Skennerton. 1st 1993 ' An Armourer's Perception: The No.4 ( T ) Sniper Rifle and the Holland & Holland Connection '. 126pgs with b/w photographs, diagrams and sketches covering many of the aspects of the No.4 T from it's introduction in 1942 until it's withdrawal in 1992. Contains invaluable information on markings of the No.32 scope and all of the ancillaries. Important study and scarce. Good clean condition with fading to spine.
.577 Enfield/Snider Enfield Nipple Wrench Sergeants Pattern. The multi tool of it's day this Sergeants Pattern Nipple Wrench was originally issued with the .577 Enfield and continued to be issued with the modified Snider Enfield. The tool incorporates a nipple wrench, cramp, pricker, drift, worm, ball drawer, large and small screw drivers with an integral oil bottle. This example in good condition, maker marked with military acceptance marks.
1/8th Battalion Sherwood Foresters in the Great War. 1920 1st ed. ' The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914-1919 - 1/8th Battalion ' by Capt.W.C.C.Weetman M.C. 323pgs, b/w photographs and fold-out maps with appendices, roll of honour etc. Embarking in France in 1915 their first real engagement was at Neuve Chapelle followed by action in the line at Kimmel, Ypres, Loos, Hill 70 with their last action in 1918 at Regnicourt. Excellent, clean condition with lightly sunned spine and minor bruising to covers.
1/9th Btn. London Regiment Casualty Group. WW1 War and Victory Pair and plaque to 393109 ( 6862 ) Rifleman John George Joyce 1/9th London Regt ( Queen Victoria's Rifles ). Joyce died on 03/05/1917 a victim of the spring offensive at Arras. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. Medals in good toned condition, plaque stained with rubbed highlights.
10 NAZI NUREMBURG STADIUM SOUVENIR POSTCARDS IN ORIGINAL FOLDER. As with any tourist attraction, the Germans in the 1930's were quick to offer souvenirs of famous places. This is an original pack of 10 b/w postcards of the newly built Nuremberg Sports stadium used for the 1938 Olympics. The postcards are all still attached to each other and pull out from the cover, concertina style. The cream card outer cover is printed with the impressive huge Nuremberg eagle with '10 postcards' printed above. The reverse cover has a nice little political message and the makers name at the bottom. Great, complete little set of cards.
101st (Bihar & Orissa) L of C Area WW2 Indian Army formation sign Red rampant unicorn printed on yellow disc for 101st (Bihar & Orissa) L of C Area WW2 Indian Army. Excellent condition stitched onto KD backing.
103rd Mahratta Light Infantry Officers F.S.Cap Coloured F.S cap worn by officers of the 103rd Mahratta Light Infantry or more accurately 1st Battalion 5th Mahratta Light Infantry. Wool bodied cap with bullion badge and blackened regimental buttons with a polished cotton lining. No evidence of tailor's details or size, but would be approx. size 7. In good clean condition with one 2.5mm approx hole above the crown.
109th (R.Sussex Regt.) Light AA Regiment and 30 Corps Grouping. Straight from clearance is this wallet and contents with insignia to 30 Corps, 109th (R.Sussex Regt.) Light AA Regiment, 21st Army Group and Royal Artillery shoulder flashes. Also various period pieces of wartime ephemera, stamps etc. The uncommon flashes are those of the 109th (R.Sussex Regt.) Light AA Regiment who were formed from the 7th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regt. in 1942 and adopted the colours of the R.Sussex Regt ( Mills: 787 ). Good untouched grouping from the North West Europe campaign.
10th (Territorial) Battalion Manchester Regt. Shoulder Title. WW1 Brass shoulder title for the 10th Territorial ( Oldham ) Battalion Manchester Regt.Good, used condition with one lug contemporaneously removed.
10th Gurkha Rifles Officer\'s F.S.Cap. All black melton cloth F.S.Cap worn by an officer of the 10th Gurkha Rifles. Sporting a black corded boss with silver strung bugle and kurkris with \' 10 \' to the centre mounted on a screw post and with nut fastening to the reverse. Boss surmounts two composite buttons similarly adorned with 10th Gurkha Rifles device. Heavily worn silk interior with faint manufacturer markings for Hobson of London. Cap shows signs of heavy wear but is moth free.
10th SS Panzer Div. Frundsberg Wehrpass lost in Normandy. SS Wehrpass to a Dr Willi Dorr who served with 10th SS Panzer Div. Frundsberg in France during 1944. The wehrpass was apparently, according to accompanying letters, lost on the unit's retreat through Normandy. Dorr served with various SS medical units including a period at Buchenwald and became a dentist postwar. Accompanying the Wehrpass are a number of letters from a German dealer who was able to contact Dorr before his death. Also a personally signed letter from Simon Wiesenthal who found that Dorr had not served on the staff at Buchenwald. Interesting item that would undoubtedly reward more extensive research.
12 Commando Grouping. A group of items from the estate of George Hodson formerly a member of No.12 Commando. Grouping consists of a modern commando beret mounted with a modern RWF badge and also that of the Commando Association accompanied by a Commando Association pennant. A blancoed '37 Patt. belt and a set of RWF neck ribbons are part of the group along with a Commando Association envelope addressed to Hodson at a Lincolnshire address. The pick of the items however, is the scarce locally made ' TWELVE ' shoulder title which is accompanied by an embroidered ' Commando ' shoulder title which has some loss to one side, probably caused during removal from a tunic. The ' TWELVE ' title is particularly uncommon and is in good, used condition.
12mm IMPERIAL GERMAN BLACK WOUND STICK PIN A good example of the larger 12mm stick pin depicting a black Imperial German wound badge. Nice twisted pin, hollow back.
12th Royal Lancers NCO\'s Arm Badge. White metal arm badge worn by junior NCOs of the 12th Royal Lancers ( Prince of Wales ) and as a second best by Sergeants. All three lugs intact complete with blue/black backing. Excellent, used condition with polished highlights.
14 carat gold Royal Tank Regt. sweetheart badge. Delightful 14 carat gold and enamel Royal Tank Regiment sweetheart in it's original jewellers flock covered case. 45mm bar marked 14ct with special safety fixing. King's crown RTR enamel and gold badge mounted onto bar, again seperately marked 14ct. Bright, clean condition with undamaged enamel, superb example.
14ct Gold RAF Sweetheart Brooch. WW2 period, high quality, 14ct gold and enamel RAF sweetheart brooch. Fine detailing to enamel with quality pinback fittings to reverse and fitted with a safety chain to avoid loss. Marked ' 14ct ' to reverse.
15ct Gold RAF sweetheart pin. A superb RAF enamel and gold sweeheart pin badge. Featuring fine enamel work to wing and bar marked to the reverse 15ct with safety clip to pin. Contained in it's original box from Gieves of London, box with loose lid, sweetheart badge in superb undamaged condition. ( see also item 6161 ).
15th/19th The King\'s Royal Hussars Officer\'s Beret. Officer's quality blue wool beret by the London makers Lock & Co. badged to an officer of the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars. Featuring a high quality, King's Crown, bullion 15/19th cap badge, fully lined with a ribbed silk style material and edged with ribbed ribbon. Maker's label to interior with a waxed protective cover cover . Approx. size 6 3/4. Pleasing quality example.
16 GILT THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE BUTTONS. A selection of large/small anchor buttons for the Third Reich Kriegsmarine uniforms. 24mm and 18mm sizes with various makers on the reverse. Very useful spares. Post free.
16mm German Propaganda Newsreel Monatsschau Nr10 1939. 16mm propaganda newsreel ' Monthly Show Nr.10 1939 ' contained in it's original titled box. In good condition and viewable but comes with contents transposed onto a disc for easier viewing. Reel includes the bombardment of Westerplatte by the Schleswig-Holstein, the blowing up of bridges and burning of German farms by the Poles and the protection of Danzig by SS Home Guards. Unusual and uncommon and in good condition.
16th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps Shoulder Pouch Plate. Post 1880 16th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps Shoulder Pouch Plate. Die struck white metal with all posts and fixings intact.
179 Sqn. Coastal Command Logbook Grouping. Logbook, medal and ephemera grouping to 1457998 W/O.Arthur Howarth a pilot with 179 Sqn. Coastal Command. Howarth originally an employee of Bristol Aircraft, started flight training in Oct.1942 in Rhodesia being awarded his wings in March 1943. Passing through 6(P)AFU AND 6 OTU and converting to multi-engine types before joining 179 Sqn. on Wellingtons. Operating from Predannack, Chivenor and Benbecula Howarth acting as second pilot, undertook Box patrols and convoy escorts. December 1944 saw the squadron convert Warwick Vs where patrols over the S.W.Approaches continued. He ended his war with a crash landing and a series of Leigh Light sorties with submarines. Grouping includes a bound logbook, boxed medals - 1939-45 and Atlantic Stars with War Medal, paybook, various passes, Link trainer traces, sortie records and a flat, embroidered pilot's wing. Also included various items of post War ephemera concerning the end of his service and his continued employment with Rolls Royce as part of the design team of the Orpheus engine in the Bristol Engineering Division ( invitation to the first flight of Concorde 002, the British built prototype ). Interesting grouping.
1844 Queen's Regulations. 1844ed. The Queen's Regulations and Orders for the Army with a forward by the then Field Marshal, the Duke of Wellington. Covers topics as diverse as saluting to the marking of sentry boxes. 462pgs giving a valuable insight into the increasingly ordered and bureaucratic state of Victoria's Army. Clean condition with some splitting to spine and marking to covers, fp removed, contents excellent.
1847 Patt. Prussian Belt Buckle. Imperial brass and nickel 1847 Pattern belt buckle for the Prussian Army. The 1847 Patt is distinct from later patterns by virtue of the stepped ears which allowed it to lie flat when engaging with the full width catch. Good, used condition.
1857 Pattern Engineers Officer's Sword of the 2nd Gloucestershire Vol. Engineers A Regimental 1857 Pattern Engineers Officer's Sword of the 2nd Gloucestershire Volunteer Engineers. Example has an 83cm blade etched with scrolling foliage, crowned VR cypher, a cannon and mottos, regimental title, winged thunderbolts and owner's name 1st Lieutenant B.S. Cooper, regulation brass hilt pierced with foliage, wire bound fish skin covered grip, in its steel scabbard, two suspension rings. In good, used condition, unresearched.
1863 Presentation Binoculars - Nottinghamshire Rifle Volunteer Interest. A pair of early binoculars given as a shooting prize by T.M.Williams of the Worksop Rifle Volunteers. They were subsequently won by Col.Sgt.L.W.Latham of the 7th Notts Rifle Volunteers on 01/10/1863. This information is given on two silver escutcheons screwed to the extendable sun shields. Binoculars in good, used condition with leather intact and optics functioning.
1869 Remington Rolling Block bayonet and frog. An excellent un-messed with example of an 1869 Remington Rolling Block bayonet. German made example by Alcoso that has clearly seen service with the French undoubtedly as part of the re-directed order of 1870 when the Eygptians failed to pay. Scabbard still retains 90% of it's original black paint finish and is complete with a scarce original leather frog. Frog is in supple condition and is marked ' Boutry ' to centre arm. Uncommon to find an ' as issued ' piece.
1870 Patt.German Red Cross buckle. Nickel silver finish 1870 Patt.German Red Cross belt buckle. This type of buckle was in use until superceded in 1938 by the Nazi version. This two piece example is in excellent condition with bright nickel and 95% of frosting to the brass centre.
1882 Entrenching Implement Mk II. 1882 ' Wallace Patent ' Entrenching Implement Mk II manufactured by Edw. Lucas & Sons, Sheffield in 1886. On issue from 1882 on a scale of one to every two men, this pattern was short lived and was abolished in 1892 but continued on issue to volunteer units into the early twentieth century. Good, used condition with clear markings to the spade face.
1886 Martini-Henry Carbine Manual - Leics Yeo. Cavalry. P.A.O.L.Y.C. Martini-Henry Carbine Manual 1886. Privately published for the Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry. 64pgs including care of the weapon, ammunition, aiming, target practice, drill, and various lists of clothing and kit issue. Excellent, clean condition with some very minor marking.
1887 MkIII Martini Henry Bayonet 1887 MkIII Martini Henry Bayonet by Wilkinson Sword Company, London, dated 1889. Plain unfullered blade and stepped muzzle ring with manufacturer's and inspector's markings to both sides of the ricasso. Serial numbers to both pommel and throat of scabbard ( not matching ). In good, used condition with some chipping to leather grips and scabbard body accompanied by the correct buckled frog which has barely discernible markings and is numbered to the reverse.
1888 Mark II Lee Metford Bayonet. Victorian, Lee Metford, 1888 Mark II bayonet manufactured for the British .303 calibre Enfield, Lee Metford rifle. Clearly marked with Victorian crown and ' 3 and 00 ' indicating manufacture in March 1900 with a broad arrow and ' EFD ' indicating Enfield with various inspection marks to blade and grip. Also marked ' A88 ' to one grip. The bayonet is contained in a standard 1888 MK I pattern scabbard with inspection marks to leather and steel parts. Good, clean condition.
1897 Pattern Baden Infantry helmet plate. Die-struck 1897 pattern Baden infantry helmet plate for use on the picklehaube. Good, toned condition with polish residue to reverse and missing one mounting loop.
1897 Pattern Baden Infantry officer\'s helmet plate. Die-struck 1897 pattern Baden infantry officer\'s helmet plate for use on the picklehaube. Retains fixing posts to reverse, one with nut and washer. Good amount of original gilt finish remains with rubbing to highlights and surface patination.
18th Battalion (Service) (3rd City) Manchester Regt. Shoulder Title. A lovely sleepy example of the shoulder title worn by the 18th (Service) (3rd City) Battalion of the Manchester Regt. This Pals battalion was heavily involved and suffered large numbers of casualties during the Battle of the Somme 1916, and the attack on Guillemont on the 30th of July 1916. Complete with backing plate and pin.
18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary\'s Own) Bridle Boss. King's crown, probably pre WW1, bridle boss for the 18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own). Excellent condition with bright gilt and patinated silver device, slight rubbing to highlights. A high quality item of horse furniture.
1900 15pdr MkV Shrapnel Shell. 15 Pdr. MkV Shrapnel Shell with No.56 MkIV Time and Percussion fuze. A good example of a 1900 dated shrapnel round for the BL 15Pdr. MkIV and BL ( Converted ) 15Pdr. MkI the standard pieces of field artillery used by the British before the purchase of German Eberhardt QF 15Pdrs. Good, fired condition with minor abrasions to fuze. Heavy Item. INERT
1901 - 1911 ASC Officer's cap. A good example of an Officer's cap for the Army Service Corps featuring a silver, enamel and cap badge that was only in use in the period 1901 - 1911. Black fine wool body with white piping, leather chinstrap and gilt buttons. Leather crown and sweatband to interior and half silk lining all in slightly grubby but good condition. 5mm moth hole to crown and a 2mm moth nip to piping but otherwise an excellent example.
1903 Patt Bayonet with 1914 Indian Patt frog. Uncommon 1903 Enfield Bayonet for the early SMLE rifle. The bayonet has a Wilkinson, London, blade and is Regimentally Marked ' T.C. 103 ' ( Training Company) to the pommel. The blade is in good clean condition being 12" with a double edge and unfullered . The ricasso of the blade is marked ' 11 '01 identifying manufacture date in Dec 1901. Steel mounted India Patt leather scabbard with 1914 India leather frog. The leatherwork and stitching on the frog are intact marked 18/22 to the reverse ( a weapon or rack number rather than a date. ). In good, used condition.
1905 dated military whistle. A good example of an early nickel, 1905 dated military whistle. With impressed \' The Metropolitan \' brand and manufacturer marked \'J.Hudson & Co. 13 Barr St, B\'ham\' with broad arrow and number. Light patination overall, excellent example of an early military whistle.
1912 Yeomanry & Mounted RifleTraining Manual. 1912ed.Yeomanry & Mounted RifleTraining Pts. I & II. 250pgs dealing with subjects from ' the sword ' to ' warfare against uncivilised enemies ' which recommends ....' the attack should be enveloping , savages being generally very nervous ...' Interesting reading, although encompassing lessons drawn from the Boer War experience still very redolent of the Victorian era. Board covers with slight marking and dusty, contents clean. Illustrated with sketches and diagrams. Good used condition.
1913 Hudson Military Whistle & Sam Browne Holder. 1913 dated nickel whistle by J.Hudson of Barr St. Birmingham accompanied by it's leather holder for attachment to the Sam Browne cross strap. Whistle is broad arrow marked and the 1908 patent number to the cap. Good, used condition with light patination.
1913 Military Whistle. Classic \' snail \' type, nickel military whistle dated 1913. Made to \' Hudson\'s Patent \' \' The Acme \' example here has been broad arrow marked and is complete with its leather button tab. Good, used condition.
1913/14 Gale & Polden Christmas Card Sample and Order Book. Particularly attractive sample book from the military publisher Gale & Polden of Aldershot. The book from the period 1913/1914 contains 26 multi-coloured sample cards all with regimental ribbons. The samples display all the options available to clients of Gale & Polden with samples of embossing, photographic inserts, gilding and card types. Excellent condition with some light marking.
1914 ' Man in Khaki ' Sock Measure. Charming early WW1 offering, a boxed ' Man in Khaki ' sock measure. Complete with instruction sheet the ' M.I.K.' measure allowed those knitting comforts to produce uniform size socks in four sizes, particularly ' amateurs ' . In excellent condition with some rubbing and denting to box.
1914 '08 Patt Bayonet Frog - Northampton Regt. A good, example of an un-blancoed, 1914 dated '08 Patt Bayonet Frog by the Mills Equipment Company. Unit marked to the 4th Battalion Northampton Regt. Good, used condition with slight rubbing to bottom stud support.
1914 1st Klasse Eiserne Kreuz. A good, silver, pinback example of a 1914 Iron Cross 1st Class, maker marked ' CD 800 ' to the reverse. This was the marking for Carl Dillenius, Pforzheim. In good, used condition with dark, patinated silver frame.
1914 British Diary - East Africa Campaign. Uncommon diary of an officer involved in the opening of the campaign in East Africa where von Lettow-Vorbeck pushed his forces into British East Africa. The diary belongs to James Mailand Yorke Trotter who was in Uganda working with the Dept.of Land and Surveys and assumed his Territorial position as a second lieutenant on the outbreak of war. The diaries tell of initial training and then his involvement in various skirmishes with the German Askaris and then the clashes on the borders of what are now Tanzania and Kenya. He writes of burying Lt.E.G.M.Thornycroft of the K.A.R. after the battle of Kisii in September 1914 and the disposal of the German dead. Interesting snapshot of this campaign accompanied by an earlier, 1913 diary and an officer's protection certificate. Trotter survived the War, having gone on to serve in France and returned to Uganda and married. He went on to serve in Nigeria and is believed to have returned to the UK. Accompanied by a small amount of research but would reward further detailed research.
1914 British Enlistment Poster - ' Remember Belgium '. Poster published by the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee in December 1914 and printed by Henry Jenkinson Ltd, Kirkstall. No.19 in the series, it features a striking image of a Tommy overlooking a burning town and a fleeing mother and child entitled ' Remember Belgium ' ' Enlist To-Day '. The 37cm x 49cm poster is in excellent, clean condition with folds, very minor foxing and tears.
1914 Buckinghamshire Special Constabulary Lapel badge. 1914 dated , bronzed lapel badge for Buckinghamshire Special Constabulary. Manufacturer marked ' Toye, London ' to the reverse with horseshoe lapel fitting. Good, clean condition.
1914 Canadian Colt Holster. Scarce 1914 dated Canadian holster for the Colt 1878 DA revolver. Dated and manufacturer marked to the reverse \' 1914 P.Craig Ottawa \'. and named to a \' Capt. J.P.Fitzgerald \' to interior of flap. Good, solid and supple condition with light marking. Slightly loose stud fastening.
1914 Cavalry Girdle or Stable Belt. Woven stable belt or more properly a ' girdle ' for use by cavalry in an unknown regimental colours. Manufacturer marked and dated 1914 to interior facing and in excellent condition.
1914 dated Luger. good, honest example of a 1914 dated, 9mm Luger by DWM. Largely matching numbers with the exception of the side plate above trigger and the magazine, original wooden grips and with a high percentage of it's original blue finish. 1914 dated to top of frame with DWM mark to toggle and with various Imperial inspection marks. Has been nitro proofed at some point in it's life but these markings have been sympathetically stamped underneath the barrel. Deactivation too has been sympathetically undertaken. Small areas of light pitting present on the barrel, frame end and above trigger but generally a tidy example. AVAILABLE in UK ONLY 18+
1914 Field Notes - Belgian, French & German Armies. December 1914 Field Notes On Belgian, French & German Armies. 68pgs offering information all three armies with sections on badges, abbreviations, symbols, ranks and organisation of these armies that the British were mostly likely to encounter. Ex IWM lib, good, clean condition with chipped and lightly marked covers.
1914 Field Service Pocket Book. 1914 ed. Field Service Pocket Book 1914, 290pgs with fold-out plates, comprehensive aide-memoire covering subjects as diverse as demolitions, courts martials, first aid, bridging, knots , latrines,etc. Carried by officers on active service, in this case G.H.Gibson 12th East Yorks and containing the addendum for a shortened form of service for the burial of the dead. Ex IWM Lib. in good, used condition with a split to spine cover.
1914 Grenadier Guards Casualty Paperwork Grouping. A Grouping of paperwork and photographs concerning 16918 Pte.Albert Paul 1st Btn Grenadier Guards who was killed on 02/12/14 at Ypres. Includes Soldiers " Small Book ", several photographs included a tinted study, field postcards, KIA letter, Medal records etc. Pte.Paul was 19 when he was killed, originally from Crewe and spent 6 months as part of the Territorial Force with the 3rd Cheshire RFA. All items in good, clean condition and provide a good basis for further research.
1914 hallmarked Argyll and Sutherland Highlander's cap badge. WW1 Officer's silver hallmarked Argyll and Sutherland Highlander's cap badge with Birmingham hallmarks for 1914. Slight rubbing to highlights, otherwise good clean badge with both lugs intact and hallmarked to reverse.
1914 Handbook 18Pdr. QF Gun. 1910ed ' Handbook of the 18-per. Q.F.Gun Land Service ' reprinted with amendments 1914. 47pgs, linen covered manual covering all aspects of the mainstay of the British WW1 artillery the 18-per. Large numbers of diagrams and pull out schematics covering the gun, limber and ammunition. Good used condition with folding, general wear and slightly tatty edges.
1914 KOYLI Presentation Bugle. Silver plated standard pattern military bugle supplied by the Army & Navy Co-Op Soc and presented to the 11th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry by Col. J.G.Adamson at ' Xmas 1914 '. Silver plating now heavily worn with very clear inscription to the bell and still capable of raising a note !
1914 Manual - Notes on Field Defences. 1914 Notes on Field Defences. 40pgs outlining early lessons in trench warfare. Includes sections on caltrops, jam tin and hair brush grenades, trench construction and military explosives. Ownership marked to ' A Coy 4th D.L.I. ' and ' 2/Lt.Dugdale '. Section missing to reverse cover contents all present and in good, clean condition. Interesting coverage of early trench warfare.
1914 Musketry Regulations Pt I 1914ed. Musketry Regulations Pt I 1909, 320pgs including fold out plates, b/w photographs, diagrams and sketches covering all aspects of the care, use and deployment of the CLLE and SMLE. Excellent, clean condition with slight rubbing to boards.
1914 Notes From the Front II. 1915ed. 1914 ' Notes From the Front II - collated by the General Staff '. 35pgs inc. sketches and diagrams bringing together various observations and direct experience gleaned in the fighting up to that point. Named to front cover to an officer from the 9th E.Yorks Regt, good overall condition with some staining, marking and creasing, clean content. Ex Lib. IWM.
1914 Princess Mary’s Christmas Box with Provenance. 1914 Princess Mary’s Christmas Box given to T.Gibson R.N.R. whilst on HMS Rowan. Contents include opened packet of cigarettes, 1914 Christmas card and envelope and Princess Mary photograph, the tobacco now missing. Also accompanied by a hand written note from T.Gibson. Box is undamaged and is patinated overall.
1914 Princess Mary’s Christmas Box. An above average condition 1914 Princess Mary’s Christmas Box. No contents but gilt finish bright with light patination and no damage.
1914 Rifle Brigade Tunic. A good, probably unissued Rifle Brigade tunic. Manufactured by the Royal Army Clothing Factory in dark green wool with black facings and cuffs with wooden pressed black buttons. Retains the original paper label which indicates its supplier, size, 7, and date 1914. Tunic does display some moth tracking and some minor moth damage.
1914-15 Star Trio Drummer W.A.Stapleton 4th London Regt. 1914-15 Star Trio to 2927 Drummer W.A.Stapleton of the 2/4th London Regt. William Alfred Stapleton, originally from Hammersmith joined the 2/4th battalion London Regt. in 1914 and was appointed one of the 16 battalion drummers in April 1915. He served in Egypt and Gallipoli where he was evacuated suffering from enteric fever. Transferring to the 2/1st Herts Regt in 1916 before joining the signal section RE where he served in the 39th Motor Air Line Section in Salonica. Unusual rank. Medals as worn, toned overall with original ribbons accompanied by extensive research.
1914/15 Star Trio Grouping - Army Cyclist Corps. 1914/15 Star, War and Victory medal grouping to 2791 Pte.John George Army Cyclist Corps. Accompanied by dog tags and original cap badge with original ribbons. All items patinated accompanied by MiC.
1914/15 Star Trio Yorks L.I. Casualty. 1914/15 Star Trio to 3-2789 L.CplW.Mold 1st Btn. Yorks Light Infantry. Mold, originally from Sheffield, was killed on 08/05/15, probably during the Second Battle of Ypres and is commemorated on the Menin Gate. Good, uncleaned condition, toned overall.
1914/15 Trio Coldstream Guards - Kearney. 1914/15 Star trio to 12347 Pte.Charles.A.Kearney Coldstream Guards. Good overall condition with patination, edge knock to Victory medal. Original ribbons with MiC.
1914/15 Trio Liverpool Pals Casualty. 1914/15 Star, War and Victory Trio to 22442 Cpl. Leslie Kirk 17th Btn., The King's ( Liverpool Regt. ). The 17th Btn was the first of the Liverpool Pals Battalions. Kirk, originally from Birkenhead was killed on 28/03/18 in the opening week of the German Spring Offensive and is buried at Bouchoir New British Cemetery on the Somme battlefield. In good, toned condition with original ribbons. Star impressed ' Pte ' , Cpl to War and Victory.
1914/15 Trio Liverpool Pals Casualty. 1914/15 Star, War and Victory Trio to 16486 Sgt.Harry Spencer of the 18th Btn The King's ( Liverpool Regt ) 2nd City Pals Battalion. Accompanied by a Memorial plaque, scroll in a contemporary frame and an early photograph of Spencer's grave in the Huts Cemetery in Belgium. Spencer who lived with his wife in Birkenhead and enlisted in Liverpool, he was killed on 25/08/1917 probably during the course of the Third Battle of Ypres or Passchendaele. Medals in good, clean condition with original ribbons and contained in their original boxes ( boxes in squashed and contemporary repaired state ), rank Pte. to 14/15 Star, Sjt. to Victory and War.
1914/15 Trio, Northumberland Fusiliers/Q.O.R.W.Kent Regt & Papers. 1914/15 Trio to 8526 Pte. Henry George Locke Northumberland Fusiliers/48931 Queens Own Royal West Kent Regt. Comes with various discharge certificates , small book and wound notification. Locke, a pre War regular served for 12 years was wounded in July 1915 and discharged in 1920. Medals mounted as worn, patinated with tired original ribbons, paperwork slightly grubby. Recent house clearance acquisition.
1914/15 TRIO-SOUTH WALES BORDERERS. 1914/15 trio to Pvt. HG CHAMBERS 17393 .. 14/15 Star, War and Victory medals with their original ribbons. Was purchased with a family grouping of WW2 items, and his son went onto be a Royal Marine commando in WW2. Good overall condition, not been cleaned. Not mounted, all loose.
1914/1915 Star - 15 Year Old Awardee. 1914/1915 Star awarded to Alexander Quelch of the Merchant Fleet Auxiliary. This greaser in the MFA was born in 1900, making him 15yrs old when eligible for the award ! Quelch was born in Genoa and settled in Leyton after his service. Toned with original ribbon accompanied with research.
1914ed - 1917 Manual of Map Reading & Field Sketching. 1914ed rep 1917 ' Manual of Map Reading & Field Sketching 1912 '. 102pgs outlining everything from compass work, map reading, sketching and map construction . Complete with pull out colour plates. In good, used condition, slightly grubby cover and spine damage.
1915 British Trench Map - Poperinghe. An early British trench map, 1915 dated, 1;10,000, 28 S.W. Sheet 1 Poperinghe showing the area south of the Ypres Salient down to Kemmel. Typical of these early maps, this example was a reprint of existing French and Belgian editions lacking the printed positions etc of later maps. This example has various contemporary pencil annotations that appear to indicate trenches, positions, etc. Good, used condition with various marks etc and one section of the border having been cut out.
1915 British Trench Warfare Manual . Feb.1915 ' Trench Warfare - Notes on attack and defence '. 18pg manual with fold out maps, outlining the principles of the by then, new concept of trench warfare. This early and scarce attempt to codify British knowledge of trench warfare would develop in later editions to four times the number of pages in two volumes. Ex IWM lib with chipped paper wraps.
1915 Creagh-Osborne Wrist Compass. A WW1 Creagh-Osborne Compass,patent '1148/1915 manufactured by H Hughes & Son Ltd London. A prismatic and liquid dampened wrist mounted marching compass, this well engineered type found favour amongst flyers and very similar to Observer's wrist compass Pattern 261 BLACKER-Type used by balloonists. Captain F. Creagh-Osborne (1867-1943) was an inventor and Superintendent of Compasses with the British Admiralty. He joined the Royal Navy in 1881 and went on to be a pioneer in the field of aerial navigation. He introduced numerous innovations in compass design, producing models for use on land and in aircraft. Many of his designs were put into production by H. Hughes & Son Ltd and the Sperry Gyroscope Company. Good, used condition with wear to finish and minor abrasions to glass, missing wrist strap and in working order with a bubble to liquid filling. Unusual.
1915 Drill and Field Training manual. 1915ed. 'Drill and Field Training - Attack, Defence, Outposts, Scouting, bayonet Fighting, Field Sketching, Night Operations ' . Part of the Imperial Army series, the 250pgs cover all aspects of these subjects with comprehensive sketches, diagrams, b/w photographs and pull-out maps. Attractive period adverts to front. Good, used condition with some wear to covers.
1915 Gallipoli ' Trench Map '. Highly evocative, 1:20,000 scale map of the Gallipoli peninsula. Produced by the Army Survey Dept. and printed in Egypt in 1915 with the heading ' Anafarta Sagir '. The map shows the area of Suvla Bay , north to Kartal Tepe and has numerous pencil annotations anglicising the various Turkish names. There are other annotations denoting MG positions, bearings and lines of marches ? The map is in good condition but does bear some ominous staining to the outer face which in some cases has come through. Contemporary maps of this region are exceedingly scarce and with the annotations and staining of this map make an evocative souvenir of the ill-fated Dardanelles campaign.
1915 German Entrenching Tool & Carrier. Entrenching Tool is the classic M1898/09 type with the very discernible pattern specific riveted \"turn-backs\" to the top blade rim. Blade which has some pitting, is clearly dated 1915 and double manufacturer marked \' Leckmann \'. Interestingly the haft is also dated and has been shaped, presumably to aid grip, and also decorated with a series of dots and dashes. The blade shows clear signs of sharpening. The carrier is the M1909 type in brown leather, this remaining in original un-blackened state with manufacturer details \' Josef Hochstein, Herdecke \' stamped to strap. Carrier in sound condition with one belt loop potentially loose but still attached by all of its stitching. Characterful, original example.
1915 Grenadier Guards casualty trio and Mary Tin Grouping. WW1 1914-15 Trio to 13056 Pte.Harry.R.Arnold 2/Coldstream Guards with Princess Mary Gift Tin and bullet pencil. Arnold was killed on 06/07/1915 near La Basee aged 20, he is buried in Cambrin Churchyard Cemetery Extension. Medals come with original ribbons and are in good, clean condition also Record Office certificates issuing the medals to an address in Birmingham in 1920. Grouping also comes with Arnold's dogtag, sweetheart brooch and in memorium card. Interestingly there is a very clean Princess Mary gift tin with 1915 card and silver topped, monogrammed bullet pencil accompanied by a letter forwarding the tin from a Lt.Col in the Coldstream Guards. Comes with MIC, CWGC details etc. Interesting and poignant group.
1915 Lowland Regiment Badge Day badges. Compressed card WW1 Badge Day badges for the Lowland Regiment 1915. In good overall condition with original pins, slightly dulled with minor rubbing. Priced individually.
1915 Manual - Camps, Billets, Cooking, Cermonial. 1915 1st ed. ' Camps, Billets, Cooking , Ceremonial - Sanitation, Organization ( sic ) ,Routine, Guard Duties, Inspection & Bivouacs '. Part of the Imperial Army Series, this 220pg manual deals with the nuts and bolts of an army on campaign. Containing period adverts, this example in good, used condition.
1915 Manual - Physical Training. 1915 1st Ed. ' Physical Training - Swedish Exercises, Athletic Sports, Swimming, Diving and Life Saving ' by ' an Officer of the Regular Army '. Part of the Imperial Army Series, this 248pg manual deals with all aspects of fitness for an army on campaign. Containing period adverts, this example in good, used condition.
1915 Manual - Signalling. 1915 3rd ed. ' Signalling - Morse, Semaphore, Station Work, Despatch Riding , Telephone Cables and Map Reading '. Part of the Imperial Army Series, this 206pg manual deals with the nuts and bolts of an army's signalling abilities Containing period adverts, this example in excellent , lightly used condition ex. IWM library.
1915 Military Whistle. 1916 dated nickel whistle by J.Hudson & Co. Birmingham. Good used example of the classic WW1 trench whistle. A solder mark to reverse suggests the presence of a finger ring, now absent. Good overall condition with a layer of patination.
1915 Notes from the Front Pt.III ' Notes from the Front Pt.III further notes on field defences 1915 '. 78pgs, inc. sketches and diagrams outlining the construction of trenches, mg emplacements etc. Also includes other notes on care of rifles, frost-bite, espionage, distinguishing marks on German officers etc. Good, used condition with creases, marking etc., and named to front cover. Ex. lib. IWM.
1915 Prussian Buckle and tab. All steel WW1 Prussian o/r\'s buckle with leather tab. Tab dated 1915 with the details of a Breslau manufacturer stamped to the tongue. Residual feldgrau painted finish.
1915 RNAS Training Manual. 338pg 1915ed RNAS Training Manual 1914. Thorough coverage of all aspects of aeronautics from flying, engines, stowage, handling etc. Large section on airships and balloons and seaplanes with large numbers of b/w illustrations, sketches, diagrams and fold-out plates. In good, used condition with bumped spines and some marking.
1915 Trench British whistle. 1915 dated nickel whistle by J.Hudson & Co. Birmingham with leather fob. In good condition, patinated overall with some light wear to plating and one bruise to body.
1915 Wristwatch with dedication. Early wristwatch with a Swiss movement featuring a 1915 dedication to reverse. Nickel case with original strap this example of a ' wristlet ' has an engraved dedication ' Claude Smith from P10 P10 Friends on his departure to the Front 1915 '. Watch in tired condition, minus it's second hand and in non working order, I suspect it has been over wound so should not pose too difficult a repair, but the poignant dedication merits further research.
1916 Australian Imperial Force Match box cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover commemorating the Australian Imperial Forces. AIF cabbage design to one face with the Southern Cross, Australian flag to the reverse. This would appear to be a Christmas gift to the troops from the Australian War Contingent in 1916. In good, overall condition with one light scorch mark.
1916 Calendar ' Post Office Rifles in France '. Heavyweight paper hanging calendar for 1916 featuring photographs and sketches of the Post Office Rifles in France. Various photographs of the 1st Battalion and leading personalities adorn the first parts of the calendar followed by sketches of comic scenes and views of trench life near Givenchy , Festubert, and Noyelles-Lez-Vermelles during 1915. Scarce survivor, slightly grubby cover but clean contents.
1916 dated Trench Whistle & Fob. 1916 dated nickel whistle by J.Hudson & Co. Birmingham with leather fob. Whistle in good, used condition with some minor marks, manufacturer markings to body and patent details to cap.
1916 dated Trench Whistle & Lanyard. 1916 dated nickel whistle by J.Hudson & Co. Birmingham with lanyard. Whistle in good, used condition with some minor dents and marks, manufacturer markings to body and patent details to cap. Sound rope lanyard.
1916 dated Trench Whistle. The more uncommon snail type whistle by James Hudson & Son, Birmingham. Dated 1916 with original leather fob. Nickelled finish with areas of wear, patinated overall.
1916 Infantry Scouting Manual. 1916 ' Infantry Scouting - A practical manual for the use of scouts in training at home and at the front ' by Lt.L.C.R.D.J.Cameron. 105pgs including fold-out colour plates, sketches and diagrams outlining the specialist role of the Army Scout based on the experience of a serving officer of the B.E.F. Excellent, clean condition with some excellent period adverts.
1916 Instructional Course for Webley. 1916 Addendum to Musketry Regulations Pt.I 1909 ' Instructional Course for the Webley or Other Pistol ' issued Feb.1917. 15pg manual describing a course for teaching the use of a pistol illustrated with sketches and diagrams. Ex IWM lib slightly tired condition with rusted staples.
1916 Manual - R.A.F. 8-Cylinder Engine. 1916 ' Notes on R.A.F. 8-Cylinder Engine '. 45pgs including a number of fold-out plates and diagrams. was a British air-cooled, V-8 engine developed for aircraft use during World War I. Based on a French design it was developed at the Royal Aircraft Factory, and built by six different British companies including Daimler, Rolls-Royce and Wolseley Motors and was used in the Airco DH.6, B.E.2 and B.E.9 amongst others. Good, used condition with light marking to covers.
1916 Manual Infantry Training. Infantry Training ( 4-Company Organization ) 1914 .1916ed.265pg manual dealing with all aspects of Infantry training from drill, without arms to field operations, machine guns in battle and defence and attack. Thorough coverage illustrated with sketches and diagrams and numerous appendices including bayonet fighting. Covers worn with light water marking, contents clean.
1916 Military sketching Manual. 1916ed. ' Military Landscape Sketching and Target Indication ' by W.G.Newton of the Artists' Rifles. 45pg, illustrated guide to sketching including sketching through field glasses and periscopes. Excellent, clean condition with some very light marking to board covers.
1916 Military Whistle. 1916 dated nickel whistle by J.Hudson & Co. Birmingham with patent impressed to top. Good example of the classic WW1 trench whistle. Good overall condition.
1916 Notes on Trench Warfare - Revised Diagrams. 1917ed. ' Notes on Trench Warfare for Infantry Officers - Revised Diagrams '. 76pgs of diagrams and plans covering all aspects of trench warfare including wire obstacles, trench construction, dug out plans, sniper positions, loopholes, elephant shelters etc. very thorough coverage. Excellent, clean condition ex lib. IWM
1916 Photoograph - Officers inc. Norfolk Yeomanry. 19 x 15cms image of a group of officers wearing cuff rank tunics with most of the group showing Norfolk Yeomanry insignia. Good, clear image inscribed with date and negative numbers etc. to reverse.
1916 S.Lancs Group Photograph. 27 x 23cms approx. good, clean image, mounted on board, entitled ' No.4 Platoon 1st South Lancs Regt. Quetta? 1916 '. Sharp photograph showing the platoon in KD uniforms with tropical helmets showing pugaree flashes.
1916 silver topped Coldstream Guards Cane. 87cm approx, good quality, silver - topped cane. 1916, London hallmarked, heavy silver top engraved with the initials H.G. Coldstream Guards '. This cane was once the property of the poet Harry Graham who joined the Guards in 1893 serving as aide-de-camp to the Governor-General of Canada before becoming a full time writer in 1906. He rejoined the Coldstream Guards in 1914 serving in France with the 40th and 5th Divisions dying of cancer in 1936. A prolific writer he was compared to Edward Lear and cited as an influence on writers including P.G.Wodehouse. A good, high quality momento of one of the lesser known soldier writer/poets.
1917 2 Pdr MkI HE QF fixed round. Nicely marked 2 Pdr MkI HE QF fixed round for use with Naval AA 2 Pdr gun. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated projectile ( EADIE 1917 ) with similarly dated fuse and case ( maker: VSM - Vickers ). Excellent, clean, unfired condition. INERT UK sales only.
1917 Active Service Testament - East Lancs Regt. Standard ' issue ' Active Service Testament for 1917 with ownership details for 34071 L/Cpl.R.F.Hardy - 10th East Lancs Regt , 47th Training Reserve. In used, well thumbed condition and missing the frontispiece but otherwise intact. Ownership inscription to last page.
1917 Adams & Co Periscope No.30. Trench periscope by Adams & Co with ' mirror covers & mounting spike cylindrical periscope body with cast aluminium ends housing mirrors. Mirrors covered by removable shutters held on retaining string. Mounting spike attached to clamp located round body above lower mirror housing ', all contained in the original canvas and hessian carrying bag. In excellent condition featuring 95%+ of it's original khaki painted finish with full instructional label varnished onto body. Black printed WD broad arrows to body of periscope and carrying bag. Some very minor corrosion and fraying to carrying bag but an otherwise excellent example.
1917 Austria Hungarian Cap Emblem. Cap emblem for the WW1 Austria Hungarian o/r's cap. This example features the ' K ' emblem for Emperor ' Karl ' replacing the more commonly encountered ' FJI ' in 1917. Good, clean condition with both mounting pins.
1917 dated Trench Whistle. The more uncommon snail type whistle by James Hudson & Son, Birmingham. Dated 1917 with original leather fob. Nickelled finish with areas of wear, barely discernible markings to fob.
1917 DATED WW1 BRITISH OFFICERS TRENCH WHISTLE. Made by Hudson &Co Birmingham, this nickel whistle is dated 1917 as well as having the War Dept arrow stamped underneath the date. Also numbered ‘1’ under the arrow. There is the remains of the leather tab riveted to the upper ring.
1917 Horn-gripped, Presentation Fighting Knife. 1917 Horn-gripped, silver mounted presentation fighting knife inscribed to one side of the blade ' Erholingsaufenthalt 1917 ' and 'Aus Dankbarkeit - von Fam.Wnr.E.Hackenstras, Grasrath b/Solingen '. These knives were popular gifts for the man at the front and this one appears to have been given in appreciation of a leave from a family in Grafrath bei Solingen, a district of Solingen. The 15cm blade with false edge has gilt-filled inscriptions to both sides but has suffered from corrosion which has now been removed but has left staining and pitting but fortunately has largely left the inscriptions undamaged. Steel cross guard with shrunken felt buffer topped by a deer antler handle with silver mount. Knife is contained in a leather scabbard with a blackened steel shape which also shows some minor signs of corrosion, otherwise excellent condition. Attractive WW1 knife, priced to reflect it's defects.
1917 Hospital Presentation Picture Frame. A Hallmarked silver picture frame with the inscription ' Cober Hill Hospital Xmas 1917 from Lord Airedale ' containing a period picture of a nurse. This frame was presented to staff nursing war wounded at Cober Hill, a large private house on the edge of Cloughton near Scarborough. The house was used as a hospital during the First World War and is now a hotel. Frame 8 x 10.5cms approx.
1917 Infantry Machine-Gun Company Training Manual. 1917 manual ' Infantry Machine-Gun Company Training '. 86pgs with b/w photographs, sketches and fold-out tables outlining the then current thinking re the operation of machine guns at company level and the training to achieve this. ex IWM lib. in good, used condition with some light water marking to cover and frontispiece.
1917 Instructions for the Training of Platoons for Offensive Action. SS.143 ' Instructions for the Training of Platoons for Offensive Action 1917 '. 16pgs + appendices outlining organisations and tactics and training for trench to trench attacks and open warfare. Good used condition with various stains, marks etc with some contemporary notes.
1917 Manual Methods of Unarmed Attack and Defence. 1917 HMSO Manual ' Methods of Unarmed Attack and Defence '. Three sections outlining simple methods of attack and defence for recruits, advanced methods for trained soldiers and specialist methods for military police. Illustrated throughout with sketches showing a chisel jawed Tommy grappling with a darstardly Hun. Ex Lib. IWM marked to the 172nd Machine Gun Company. Light marking , creasing etc.
1917 Officer’s / SNCO’s Issue Holster. Great War Issue holster, conforming to the Sam Brown pattern, this example with clear maker\'s stamp and date 1917 to the leather belt loop. Broad arrow inspection stamp to interior of holster flap. Remains in good clean condition, supple with good consistent colour.
1917 Trench Map - Battle of Cambrai. Important British trench map showing the area to the east and south east of Cambrai revised to the 1/11/1917. This 1:20000 map shows the German positions of the Hindenburg Line from Queant through Moeuvres to Havrincourt showing pretty much the centre of the area fought over in the Battle of Cambrai on 20/11/1917. There are some pencil inscriptions to the area by Pronville possibly marking a trench mortar or artillery barrage on a junction of various trenches but no other indications of ownership. Some light marking to map, grubby reverse.
1918 Box Respirator Drill Card. 1918 S.S.620 Box Respirator Drill and Inspection. Double-sided card that was carried with the box respirator which outlines the drill to be used in the use of the respirator. ' You have nothing to fear from gas, if - you have learnt your drill thoroughly '. Good, clean condition with some minor creasing. Uncommon.
1918 British Manual Tactical Employment of Lewis Guns. Jan 1918 Manual ' The Tactical Employment of Lewis Guns '. 28pgs including photographs, sketches and diagrams offering advice in the use of Lewis Guns in trench to trench attack or against aircraft and in open warfare. Demonstrates the loading go G.S. wagons for Lewis gun use and also instructions for wearing equipment for carrying Lewis Gun magazines. Card covers have suffered some loss whilst staples have rusted through. Contents however, are in good used condition. Priced accordingly. POSTFREE within UK
1918 Liberty Aero Engine Manual. Sept.1918 Min.of Munitions ' 12 Cylinder Liberty Aero Engine ' 150pgs marked for ' use of members of the RAF ' including many fold out plates and photographs giving a thorough overview of this important American engine. The Liberty L-12 was a 27-litre (1,649 cubic inch) water-cooled 45° V-12 aircraft engine of 400 hp (300 kW) designed for a high power-to-weight ratio and ease of mass production. Good, clean condition.
1918 Manual - Physical Training, Tables, Games & Unarmed Fighting. 1918 Manual - Physical Training, Tables, Games & Unarmed Fighting. 96pgs representing an amalgamation of other manuals, illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams including sketches showing a chisel jawed Tommy grappling with a darstardly Hun as well as methods of rescuing the wounded. Good, condition with some foxing and marking of covers.
1918 Marching Compass and Case. 1918 dated Mk VIII Verner's Pattern Marching Compass by C.H.Kemp, London contained in a 1916 dated leather pouch. Compass in excellent, clean condition, fully functioning retaining some of the original lacquer finish. Clean leather pouch, Edinburgh manufacturer marked complete with carrying strap.
1918 Trench Map - Somme - Tunnelling Coy. RE. WW1 British trench map Sheet 57D S.E. showing the Somme front running along the Ancre and centred on Authuille and Thiepval. Trenches are corrected to May 1918, a number which are named. This map was previously the property of Capt.P.C.Clayton of 253 ( Tunnelling ) Coy. RE. whose name and details are pencilled to the reverse of the map. Clayton joined the Manchester Regt. initially and was Mentioned in Dispatches during his service in Gallipoli. He joined 253 Coy RE in 1916 and served with them until the conclusion of the War. Map in good, clean condition.
1918 US Knuckle Knife. Made to the design of a Major James Eugene McNary an officer of the US Ordnance Dept in France this knife represents an iconic design. This particular example was made for the American Expeditionary Forces in France and has the ' Au Lion ' trademark to the blade ricasso. The cast brass knuckle hilt is marked ' U.S.1918 '. The double edged blade retains it's point and shows very light signs of sharpening and the knife is contained in it's original steel scabbard. An excellent example of an iconic knife.
1918 \" Active Sevice Testament \". A good clean example of the standard " Active Service Testament ", this one for 1918. This example owned by a Herbert Clegg of Dewsbury. Good, clean example. POSTFREE within UK
1919 Pattern Naval Webbing Pistol Holster. Scarce \' Web Equipment, Naval, Pattern 1919 Pistol \' case dated 1927 and manufactured by the Mills Equipment Company. This example is the first pattern of holster with its wooden stopper and lack of a clean rod loop and has been blancoed at some point in its life. Good, used condition with some staining to reverse.
1920\'s RAF Middle East Photograph Collection. 80+ b/w photographs that act as a record of an RAF serviceman's duty in the Middle East. Various formats from Brownie type prints to larger 8" x 6" images that start with early life in Manston in 1922 and move via ship to Egypt and Iraq. The images include personal shots of service life including vehicles with a large number showing various aircraft, DH9, Vimy, Fairey III, Hawker Hind, Blackburn Swift etc. These aircraft were typical of the types employed in the Middle East during the 1920's and early 30's. Also includes a good number of aerial shots, aircraft, Pyramids, airfields etc. This collection was believed to have been the property of E.L.Baxter.
1924 Stahlhelm Membership Badge. Silver gilt and enamel 1924 Stahlhelm Membership badge. Numbered VI.No.4056 with the date 7.5.24 engraved to the reverse.Manufacturer marked in relief to the reverse. Excellent clean condition with light patination.
1930's British Union Political Pamphlet. 7pg pamphlet produced on behalf of the British Union in the mid to late 1930's. Entitled ' Gainst Trust & Monopoly ! " Shopkeepers Action " ' this polemic is an attack on Jewish corporate influence to the detriment of the British ' small trader '. Containing adverts endorsing Moseley and for subscription to ' Action ' this example in good condition with both staples having rusted away.
1930’s PRE-WAR WARTIME LARGE GERMAN MAP OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND. WW2 large paper map of the British Isles and Ireland. Folds down to approximately A4 size. In near perfect condition. Much information contained on the inside covers. The map is titled ‘ A map of Great Britain and Ireland with special identification of military harbours, mining and industrial areas.‘. Issued by Velhagen and Klasing was a major publishing company in the 19th and 20th centuries.Great detail, great colour. A real historical document.
1932 Handbook for Vickers Land Service Automatic Gun. 1932 Handbook of the Vickers Air-Cooled Land Service Automatic Gun ( Class " A "- Rifle Calibre ). 52 pgs including folding plates. Manual produced by Vickers Armstrong Ltd showing the mechanism and working instructions for one of it's products intended for export offering different calibre combinations and the choice of rimmed or semi-rimless ammunition. Good, clean condition including internal VA memo.
1933 Bavarian Youth Day Stick pin Tinny. Gilded stick pin tinny commemorating the 1933 ' Tag Der Jugend in Bayern '. Good, bright condition with some light wear to highlights. POSTFREE within UK
1934 Braunschweig Day Badge. Die struck, pin back ' tinny ' issued for the ' Niedersachsen Tag, Braunschweig ' 23/24.VI.1934. Excellent, clean condition.
1934 Dusseldorf ‘ schlageter ’ Rally Badge. Die-struck ' tinny ' badge with a bronze wash. Text reads, "Stirb Und Werde - Schlageter Kundgebung Düsseldorf 26.-27.5, 1934". Unmarked and complete with pin-back device. Good, clean condition.
1934 Koblenz Tinny. 1934 die-struck, pinback ' tinny ' badge for the ' Reichsverbandstag der Klempneru. Jnstallateure Koblenz 15-17.9 1934 '. In excellent, bright condition.
1934 SA-Group Thüringen Wintersport Meeting Daybadge Die-stamped, pin back 1934 SA-Group Thüringen Wintersport Meeting day badge. Manufacturer marked \' Zella Mehlis \' to the edge. Silver wash finish with wear to highlights, patinated overall. Uncommon.
1934 Tannenberg Anniversary Tinny. Die struck tinny with a bronzed finish issued in commemoration of the twentieth anniversary of the battle of Tannenberg. Tannenberg was the site of the 1914 battle where Hindenburg routed Russian forces and the eventual site of Hindenburg\'s Mausoleum. Good, clean condition.
1934 VDA Tinny \' Deutsch ist die Saar \'. Die struck tinny produced for the VDA ( Volkdeutsche Auslander ) in 1934 ' Deutsch ist die Saar '. Silver wash finish with some surface marking. POSTFREE within UK
1935 Gautag OstHannover Daybadge. Large 45mm day badge for the celebrations of ten years of the Gau Osthannover on the Gautag in 1935. Made from plastic or phenolic with a pin fastening, faint traces of manufacturer's details to the reverse. Uncommon.
1935 N.S.D.A.P. Kreistag Tinny. 1935 die-struck, pinback ' tinny ' badge for the ' Kreistag der N.S.D.A.P. des Siegkreises '. In excellent, crisp condition with it's silvered finish patinating overall.
1935 Reichsparteitag Nürnberg Rally badge. This bronzed steel Nazi Party Day rally badge measures 39 mm with pinback fastening to reverse. The Hersteller or maker is clearly marked to the reverse, Lauer Nürnberg with the number LN1790. Good, clean condition with light rubbing to highlights.
1935 SA Wiesbaden Tinny. Die struck white metal tinny for the SA Standart Wiesbaden 1935. Pin fixing. POSTFREE within UK
1936 Gau Berlin Anniversary ' Tinny ' Badge. Alloy, pin back ' tinny ' badge celebrating ten years of the NSDAP in Berlin 1926-1936. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' L.Chr. Lauer Nurnberg Berlin '. Good, used condition with some minor surface abrasions. FREE POSTAGE within UK
1936 HJ Leader Lanyard. Early pattern 1936 HJ Leader lanyard in green and black for HJ-Hauptscharfuhrer. Later patterns had a metal clip to one end. Good, used condition.
1936 Landau Veteran\'s Day badge. Die-struck, pinback tinny issued for \' kameradschaftstreffen Pfälzischer Soldaten Landau 2. Aug 1936 \' . Some light staining with minor corrosion to reverse.
1936 Luben HJ Sports Festival Tinny. Pin back tinny commemorating an HJ Sports Festival in Luben in 1936. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
1936 Olympics Photo Album. This photo album, published in 36/37, was produced so you could collect and stick in, black and white photos, recording the events, races and personalities of the Olympic Games in Berlin. The album is complete with ALL the photos, although most have never been stuck in. Part of a two volume set, this being vol.1, the book still acts as a stand alone record, unusually complete with it's protected d/w and in good, clean condition, some minor loss to the reverse of the d/w
1936 Olympics Photo Album. This photo album, published in 36/37, was produced so you could collect and stick in, black and white photos, recording the events, races and personalities of the Olympic Games in Berlin. The album is complete with ALL the photos, although most have never been stuck in. Part of a two volume set, this being vol.2, the book still acts as a stand alone record, unusually complete with it's d/w and contained in the original slip case and in excellent condition.
1936 Trier,Koblenz Gautag Tinny. Large ( 38mm x 51mm ) and bold, die-struck badge for the Trier/Koblenz Gau-Tag 26-28.6.36. Pin fixing to reverse with no manufacturer's marks. Striking, graphic design and in good condition.
1936 XI Berlin Olympics Badge. Pin back, gilt and enamel badge for the 1936 XI Berlin Olympics. Maker marked for Herman Aurich to the reverse. Good, used condition with undamaged enamel .
1937 Berlin DAF Day Badge. Die struck, steel badge produced in celebration of telecommunications workers in Berlin 1937. Good, used condition with some minor corrosion to reverse.
1937 Gelsenkirchen Gautreffen badge. Black plastic, pinback day badge to mark the Gelsenkirchen Gautreffen held in June 1937. Good, clean condition.
1937 Heer Belt Buckle. A good example of an injection moulded Heer O/R's belt buckle with leather tab. Buckle manufacturer marked under the roller with a mark I cannot quite make out with the tab marked to a maker in Ludenscheid and dated 1937. Good, used condition with light rubbing to highlights and residual painted finish to reverse.
1937 Kreistag Der N.S.D.A.P. Tinny. 1937 die-struck, pinback ' tinny ' badge for the ' Kreistag der N.S.D.A.P. der Siegkreises 1937 '. In excellent, bright condition.
1937 SAT Vol.1 No.13 Grenade - Supplement No.2. 1937 SAT Vol.1 No.13 Grenade - Supplement No.2. 1941. 8pg supplement covering the No.73 AT Grenade, the S.T. Grenade and the Hand Incendiary Bomb c/w illustrations. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
1937 Stuttgart Gautag Day Badge. Die struck, alloy badge produced for the district-day for Stuttgart (25-27 June, 1937) . Vertical pin to reverse, manufactuer marked Fr. Zimmerman. Good, clean condition.
1938 Air Force List. April 1938 Air Force List giving information of all officers, squadrons and airfields in the RAF at that point. Invaluable reference including much information concerning pilots who went on to fly during the Battle of Britain, Tuck, Malan, Bader amongst others. Contents tight and clean with chipped and torn paper covers.
1938 Heer Belt Buckle. A good example of an injection moulded Heer O/R's belt buckle with leather tab. Buckle manufacturer marked near the catch indicating manufacture by Klein & Quenzer and dated 1938. Good, used condition with light rubbing to highlights and residual painted finish to reverse
1938 SA Day Badge. Plastic, pin back day badge for SA Nordsee Sportwettkampf 1938. Manufacturer marked to reverse ' R.Sieper & Sohne, Ludenscheid ' and in excellent clean condition.
1938 SA Gruppe Hansa Daybadge. Gilded, die-struck, pinback day badge for ' Gruppenwetterkampfe 1938 SA Gruppe Hansa '. Good, clean condition with some very minor marks.
1938 SA Sport u.Wehrwettkampfe Dortmund. Early plastic, pinback day badge produced for an SA Sport u.Wehrwettkampfe held in Dortmund by SA Gruppe Westfalen. Multi-coloured, painted finish manufacturer marked ' Richard Sieper & Sohne, Ludenscheid '. Good, used condition.
1939 Austrian SA Ski Championships in Tirol, Vorarlberg, and Innsbruck Day badge. A 1939 Tiroler und Vorarlberger Schikämpfe Innsbruck; in in silvered zinc, horizontal pinback fitting, maker marked “RZM M9/11 ” to reverse. measures 40 mm x 45 mm; silvering has been absorbed but otherwise in good, used condition.
1939 Kreistag Tinny. Blackened alloy tinny for 1939 Kreistag. Marked to reverse RZM M9/7 and Foerster & Barth Pforzheim. Good, used condition with rubbing to highlights. POSTFREE within UK
1939 Preußisches Staatshandbuch. 804pgs Preußisches Staatshandbuch. Herausgegeben vom Preußischen Staatsministerium für das Jahr 1939 - essentially a city handbook of German cities for the year 1939. A thorough gazetteer of Prussia - administration ; towns ; ministries ; inventory ; addresses ; officials ; provinces ; public officers etc. Photo of Goering to frontispiece and property stamped for Hamburg Statthalter office. Minor splitting to spine otherwise good clean condition. Heavy item
1939 Reichskriegertag Kassel Day Badge. Alloy day badge issued in celebration of the ' 1939 Grossdeutscher Reich Kriegertag Kassel '. Pinback with manufacturer details ' E.Ferd.Wiedmann, Frankfurt ' to reverse. Darkened finish with rubbing to highlights. POSTFREE within UK
1939 SAT Vol.1 No.4 Light Machine Gun - Bren.. 1939ed. S.A.T. Vol.4 Light Machine Gun. 70pg manual dealing with the standard .303 LMG, the Bren in use by the British Army during WW2. Includes a section on the tripod. In good, used condition having pre-punched holes to enable use in contemporary binders designed to hold SATs.
1939 SAT Vol.1 No.9 Mortar ( 3-inch ). 1939ed. S.A.T. Vol.9 Mortar ( 3-inch ). 75pg manual dealing with the standard medium mortar in use by the British Army during WW2. Includes sections on ammunition, sights, transport and general usage. In good, used condition having pre-punched holes to enable use in contemporary binders designed to hold SATs.
1939 Silver Wound Badge - Klein & Quenzer A.G. A good, example of the 1939 2nd Type Wound Badge in silver. Steel, needle pin fastening , marked with a \' 26 \' in relief to the reverse indicating manufacture by Klein & Quenzer A.G., Idar-Oberstein a.d. Nahe. Wear to high points.
1939 Silver Wound Badge. A good, example of the 1939 2nd Type Wound Badge in silver. Steel, needle pin fastening , marked with a small cartouche and the figure \' 4 \' indicating manufacture by Steinhauer & Luck. Integrally cast block hinge with much finish intact but sporting an overall patinated finish with rubbing to highlights.
1939 Silver Wound Badge. A good, late war example of the 1939 2nd Type Wound Badge in silver. Steel, needle pin fastening , marked to the reverse, with the number in relief ' 65 ' to the base of the catch support, this is the LDO number for Klein & Quenzer A.G., Idar/Oberstein. Typically the finish, whilst undamaged, has begun to be absorbed by the base metal but leaving a patinated appearance. The reverse appears to have been ' over dipped ' leaving a oxidised ,layered finish.
1939 Vienna Reich Colonial League Day badge. Die struck, pin back tinny for ' ReichskolonialTagung Wien 16-18 Mai 1939 '. Good, clean condition.
1939 \' Snail \' Military Whistle. Nickel, ' snail ' pattern military whistle by J.Hudson & Co., Birmingham dated 1939. Good used condition.
1939-40 German Commemorative Ring. Silver plated brass finger ring commemorating the early war German campaigns of 1939-40. Used condition with rubbing to highlights.
1940 Armoured Fighting Vehicles Manual. 1940ed., landscape format ' Armoured Fighting Vehicles ( British and Foreign ). Prominently marked ' not to be taken into front line trenches ' this card folder contains descriptions and views of British, French and German tanks and armoured cars. Illustrated with sketches, diagrams and photographs with distinguishing features listed in an attempt to provide easy recognition. Good, clean condition.
1940 Book \' Wir Stossen mit Panzern zum Meer \'. 1940 1st ed. ' Wir Stossen mit Panzern zum Meer ' - E.K.Christophe. German language title ' We push to the Sea with Tanks ' - an account of the Panzers' campaign in France in 1940. illustrated boards, 191pgs with b/w illustrations, good, used condition with blemish to front board.
1940 British O/R\'s F.S.Cap - Devonshire Regt. Excellent example of an O/R's Field Service Cap badged to the The Devonshire Regiment. 1940 dated, manufactured by A & R Dimmock, size 6 3/4. Owner's number pencilled to interior with crown pinned in an old soldier's trick to ensure a sharp appearance. In good, clean , unmothed condition.
1940 Dated '08 Pattern Webbing Belt. Standard '08 Patt webbing belt, size ' Large ' but dated 1940.This example was one of the last '08 belts manufactured when the War Office placed an order with the Mills Equipment Company for belts in May 1940 to make up for losses at Dunkirk, and to bridge the gap before widespread use of the P.37 Web Equipment. In good, used condition, a small area of fraying to one of the rear straps, lightly blancoed with date, size and manufacturer's details to reverse. Uncommon.
1940 Handbook for Q.F. 25-PR Mk II. Handbook for the Ordnance, Q.F. 25-PR., Mark II on Carriage, 25-PR., Mark I Land Service 1940. 277pgs complete with all amendments tipped in with fold out plates, sketches and diagrams covering all aspects of the operation, including ammunition, of the 25 Pounder, the standard medium artillery piece used by the British through out the War. Good, used condition with all plates, grubby covers with a small amount of rodent damage to edge but all contents present and clean with some annotations.
1940 Irish Guards SD Cap. 1940 dated SD cap by Silberston & Sons worn by a member of the Irish Guards. Size 7 1/8 with gilded Irish cap badge and Irish Guards button supporting the leather chin strap. Wool body with an oil cloth headband and lining. Faint but legible manufacturer's details and clear inspection marks. Good used condition with some minor moth grazing and some minor holing.
1940 Kriegsmarine Warship Identification Manual. 1940ed. Berlin ' Kennung der Kriegsschiffe ', 189g manual showing the known warships of the world's navies in silhouette form. Divided in ship classes, also includes information on pennant numbers flags, aircraft markings etc. In good, used, clean condition with markings that originated from the Kriegsmarine library in Kiel.
1940 Luftwaffe Waffenrock. Luftwaffe Waffenrock tunic for enlisted men and NCO's. Sourced directly from a contact in Germany this example was clearly stripped of insignia at wars' end and left in storage. The nice thing is that the original breast eagle was found in the pocket wrapped in moth proof paper. Standard, early pattern, wool mix tunic with cuffs and ' bellowed ' lower pockets. Clear signs of previous insignia to both breasts, collar and sleeves with the presence of the original eagle to inside pocket. Fully lined in blue grey twill fabric with LBA and manufacturer's details to inside left of lining. There also appears to be a hard to distinguish, stamped, unit marking above the the inner pocket. Both interior belt supports present as are the inner buttons to allow wear of the collar liner. All matching aluminium buttons present. A good example with a good depth of knap to the cloth with some minor moth damage .
1940 Machine Gun Handbook Vol.I - Vickers .303 and .5" MGs. Scarce Machine Gun Handbook ( Technical ) Vol I, Pamphlet No.1 - Vickers .303in. and .5in. Machine Guns and Appurtenances 1940.117pgs with 36 fold out plates. Highly detailed manual covering the technical aspects of the main medium and heavy machine guns used by the British Army. Detailed plans, photographs and diagrams of all technical aspects of the guns and their associated equipment. Good, used condition with marking to covers but clean contents.
1940 Manual ' Demolitions '. 1940 Field Engineering Pamphlet No.7 ' Demolitions '. 122pgs covering all aspects of demolitions from explosives, detonators, positioning of charges and the destruction of structures, bridges etc. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, sketches and fold-out plates. Good, used condition with stained cover, rusting of staples but clean contents.
1940 Patt BD Trousers. A good pair of 1942 dated 1940 Patt BD trousers manufactured by Lotery & Co.Ltd. Size 2 fitting a 30-31" waist and 5'3" to 5'4" height. Inspection marks and size stamps to interior lining. A couple of moth grazes to legs , otherwise no other damage. Some minor staining to both knees but otherwise clean and literally straight from a wardrobe !
1940 Patt. Battledress trousers. An excellent pair of 1940 Patt. Battledress trousers, probably unissued. Size No.5 - 5ft 5ins-5ft 6ins with a waist 31-32ins. Dated ' October 1941' with intact label,and all buttons and in excellent condition. Some very minor areas of moth damage, four holes with 3mm being the largest. All in all, an excellent pair of '40 Patt. BD trousers competetively priced to reflect the very minor damage.
1940 Patt. Battledress trousers. A large size, useable pair of slightly tatty 1940 B.D. Trousers. Size No.13 - 5' 11" - 6'0ft, waist 33-34ins with a faint 1942 date. Intact label to reverse, inspection stamp to interior. Moderate mothing to both crotch and just above the ankle to both legs ( see photos ) , would reward some invisible mending. However, priced accordingly.
1940 PATTN. BRITISH BATTLEDRESS DATED 1944 Made by James Smith &Sons Derby, this is a near mint, unworn battledress with factory sewn insignia for Royal Artillery Anti-Aircraft Command. This is a size 10 for 36-37” chest. Is named inside to the original owner, with his serial number in ink. Tunic has a few small moth nips from storage but basically is in mint, unused condition. Anti-aircraft insignia patches on both shoulders with qualified driver insignia on lower left sleeve.
1940 Villach Winter sports Day Badge. Pinback, alloy daybadge for an International Winter sports competition held in January 1940 at Villach. Good overall condition, light rubbing to highlights.
1940's 609 Squadron RAF badge. 1940's brass and enamel pinback badge for 609 Squadron. The ninth squadron of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 609 flew Spitfires during the Battle of Britain becoming the first unit to score 100 victories. Badge in good used condition, maker marked to the reverse ' Birmingham Medal Co. '
1941 Guide to German Army \' Air-Borne Troops \'. 1941 Popular Guide to the German Army No.3 Air-Borne Troops '. 7pg, gate-fold leaflet produced by M.I.14 outlining the current knowledge ( June 1941 ) about German parachute and glider borne forces. Illustrated with sketches and diagrams. Good, used condition with some light marking, has been folded.
1941 Handbook - Soldat in Libnen. Published by the Oberkommando des Heeres in 1941 ' Der Soldat in Libnen ( Taschenbuch fur die Truppe ) ' is a 71pg pocketbook giving extensive information about Libya and the Allied forces stationed there. Widely illustrated with b/w photographs, diagrams and fold-out colour plates and maps. Covers conditions encountered in N.Africa and the ranks, uniforms and equipment of the likely enemies. On general issue to members of the Afrika Corps and German forces based in N.Africa. Good, used condition with a little fading of covers and light marking and creasing.
1941 Handbook - Soldat in Libnen. Published by the Oberkommando des Heeres in 1941 \' Der Soldat in Libnen ( Taschenbuch fur die Truppe ) \' is a 71pg pocketbook giving extensive information about Libya and the Allied forces stationed there. Widely illustrated with b/w photographs, diagrams and fold-out colour plates and maps. Covers conditions encountered in N.Africa and the ranks, uniforms and equipment of the likely enemies. On general issue to members of the Afrika Corps and German forces based in N.Africa. Good, used condition with light fading and marking of covers. Scarce.
1941 Handbook for Q.F. 40-MM Mk I. Handbook for Q.F. 40-MM Mk I on Mountings, 40MM., A.A., Marks I, IA, 1B, II and III and Platforms, 40MM., A.A., Mountings Marks I and II 1941. Reprinted in India in 1942 this comprehensive manual, 211pgs and 54 fold-out diagrams and photographs, tells you everything you ever needed to know about the ubiquitous ' Bofors ' AA gun and it's ammunition. Good, used condition with some markings, creasing etc.
1941 Jeep Manual. TM-10-1207 Dec.1941 'Maintenance Manual for Willys Truck 1/4 Ton 4 x 4 Model MB'. 136pg, profusely illustrated with b/w photographs and diagrams, original manual for the ubiquitous 'Jeep '. Manual produced by Willys-Overland for the US Government, provides a comprehensive workshop guide and is an invaluable tool to the maintenance of a Jeep. In good, used condition with light staining and marking of covers but with clean content. Fabric spine partially detatched but binding tight.
1941 Manual - German Armoured Formations. Feb.1941 General Staff ' German Armoured Formations in action '.30pgs with pull out tables, maps and appendices with an overall appraisal of German armoured formations and equipment in the West. This manual borrows extensively from study of the fighting in Poland, Norway and France . Good, clean condition with some very minor marking of covers etc.
1941 Military Whistle. 1941 dated nickel whistle by J.Hudson & Co. Birmingham and clip to lanyard ring. Good, overall condition.
1941 Royal Marines B.D. Blouse. 1941 Dated \'40 patt battledress blouse bearing the insignia of the 104th ( Training ) Royal Marine Brigade, /Royal Marine Training Group. Size 14 BD ( Height 5\' 11\" - 6\' 0\" Chest 40\" - 41\", Waist 35\" - 36\" ), label indicating manufacture by Ben Williams & Co. Ltd. Cash\'s tape \' Royal Marine \' shoulder titles surmounting embroidered RM Training Group insignia to both sleeves. Excellent, clean condition with various tailor\'s alterations. Two, easily repaired cuts to reverse.
1941 W.A.A.F Peaked Cap Based on the ATS pattern and seeing service throughout WW2 this is an example worn by o/rs and ncos. It features a blue grey wool body, black patent leather peak with green underside and a rayon lining with integral oilcloth protector. A black mohair band mounted with a brass King's crown RAF cap badge to centre with a black patent chin strap below. Manufacturer's details ' J.Collett Ltd ', date:1941, and size:7 are seen beneath the translucent oil cloth protector. Name tag tacked to liner with name and number repeated in ink to underside of peak. Excellent, clean, used example.
1942 British Emergency Ration Tin. British WW2 issue Emergency Ration tin, without contents. Impressed instructions to lid including the phrase ' not to be opened except by order of an officer '. Label indicating manufacture by Bovril in 1942 to lid. Good, bright condition with rubbing to corners, edges etc.
1942 British O/R\'s Service Dress Tunic - Unissued. Often referred to as \' 1922 Pattern \' by collectors this is an example of a 1942 dated Service Dress Tunic. Last of the non-austerity pattern complete with pleated pockets, buttoned lower pockets and brass buttons. Size 11 designed to fit a chest of 38\" - 39\", waist 33\" - 34\" and height 5\'9\" to 5\'10\" and manufactured by Sindall Bros & Co.Ltd. This example in unissued condition with some very minor moth tracks.
1942 Colt 1911A1 .45 Probably unissued Colt 1911A1 .45 Auto leather holster. Clearly stamped to the reverse \'Milwaukee Saddlery Co. 1942\'. In excellent condition complete with leg thong. Some verdigris around the copper rivets (easily removed) and minor scratches and stains (again easily treated), this example still retains much of it\'s original leather dressing and condition from new. Excellent example
1942 Combined Ops Manual - Waterproofing of Vehicles. Combined Operations Pamphlet No.41C ' R.E.M.E. Waterproofing of Vehicles & Equipment ' 1942. 6pgs covering all subjects from application of waterproofing measures to beach recovery. In generally good condition but ironically has some damp stains to the page edges. POSTFREE within UK
1942 dated Cap Comforter. Beloved of early Commando units, the woollen cap comforter was considered essential issue to all troops serving in the UK. By 1942 however, the scale of issue had been reduced but was retained by many of the field force units including the Commandos. This example is in mint, unissued condition with clear manufacturer\'s markings and date, 1942. No moth.
1942 Denison Smock. Size 7 ( 6ft - 6'2" Chest 39 - 41ins ) 1942 dated Smocks Denison ( Airborne Troops ) by S.L. & M. Feathers Ltd. This large size denison is in good, used condition with some damage to front skirt and some minor paint/marking to reverse, otherwise clean with unfaded camouflage. Knitted cuffs in good. repaired condition. This example as with many others has had a full length zip let into it, probably removed from the airborne oversmock. Also present to the right lower sleeve is an embroidered Glider Troops qualification badge.
1942 Dieppe Raid photographs. 20 German souvenir photos taken in the aftermath of the August 1942 attack on Dieppe. Various views of tanks, landing craft, prisoners and damage taken by German war correspondents in the hours after the raid,some are annotated in German. All photos are contemporary copies and are approx 9cms x 6cms. These views were popular souvenirs of the Dieppe garrison and this particular set was liberated by a Royal Engineer and was found amongst his \' German souvenirs \'. All images are clear and in good condition.
1942 Flak 38 20mm HE/T Round. Complete 1942 dated Flak 38 20mm HE/T Round with 1942 dated lacquered steel case. 42 dated projectile with steel driving band and 42 dated, alloy AZ45 fuze. Original paint with manufacturer's stencilling and inspection stamps, red banded to indicate red trace element. Good, original round. INERT Available within UK only
1942 Guide to Identification of German Units. 1942, War Office publication ' A Guide to the Identification of German Units '. 28pgs with colour illustrations of badges of rank, shoulder boards etc. and sections on how to read identity tags and soldbuchs. Light marking to covers, with ' IO ' for intelligence officer inscribed to front covers.
1942 Middle East Navigation Manual - LRDG & SAS M.E.T.P.No.9 Pt.VI ' Field Navigation Pt.1 Dead Reckoning '. 61pg manual produced in the Middle East giving instruction on DR navigation for the desert with sections on the Bagnold Sun Compass designed for greater precision than the Coles pattern and used by the LRDG and SAS. Also features the LRDG pattern protractor. Staples rusted away leaving some staining but otherwise clean. Scarce manual used by the iconic LRDG.
1942 Military Engineering - Demolitions. Military Engineering Vol IV, Part I DEMOLITIONS 1942. 223pgs illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams covering all manner of subjects from detonators and explosives to the placement of explosives for the effective demolition of bridges, roads, tunnels etc. Good, used condition with some marking, creasing etc.
1942 Objektbilder 4 Nord-Wales und Manchester. Published by the OKW in 1942 this Objektbilder 4 Nord-Wales und Manchester is a 70pg photographic primer of various important strategic and tactical targets across the N/W of Britain. Designed to be used in conjunction with the associated maps that formed part of the potential invasion brief for the UK the booklet identifies subjects from bridges to docks and factories to canals. These pictures were designed to be ripped from the book. Good, used condition with some light marking.
1942 Reconnaissance Corps Beret. WW2 British Reconnaissance Corps beret. Size 7 1/8 and dated 1942 faintly visible although manufacturer's details now indistinct. Green, square backing with a white metal Reconnaissance Corps O/R's cap badge. Brown leather headband with leather reinforcement to ventilation grommets. Good, used condition but has suffered the depridations of moth with various track marks, grazes and minor holes.
1942 S.A.T.No.4 Light Machine Gun Small Arms Training Vol.I, Pamphlet No.4 Light Machine Gun 1942. 41pg manual dealing with all aspects of the use of the Bren Light machine gun. Illustrated throughout with diagrams and sketches. Ex IWM Lib. slight rusting to staples with corner bumps etc.
1942 SAT Vol.1 No.13 Grenade. 1942ed. SAT Vol.1 No.13 Grenade. 48pg manual covering all major grenades in service use at this time, No.36, 68AT, 69, 73AT, 74 Sticky bomb, 75 Hawkins and No.77. Illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams. In excellent, clean condition, slight rusting to staples.
1943 Boiled Sweets Ration Tin. An excellent example of the British boiled sweets ration tin. 1943 dated with manufacture by Metal box Ltd. Excellent used example with various minor scratches and rubs.
1943 Boiled Sweets, Salt & Matches Ration Tin. 1943 dated tin for the sweet issue in WW2 British army rations. Good, used condition with some wear and light abrasions and the remains of the original sealing tape to the sides.
1943 British Airborne Paratrooper\'s Knee Pads. Original WW2 British Airborne Paratrooper's protective knee pads. Size 'SMALL' and made by Belmont, 1943 dated and War Department WD broad arrow on the individual labels. These items were also available to SOE parachutists and an extract from ' The Secret Agent's Handbook ' is included demonstrating their use. Some minor storage soiling but no moth damage, still attached together as issued.
1943 British Booby Trap Manual. 1943 British Booby Trap manual. An important manual covering all of the main trips, fuzes and delays in use by British forces. Profusely illustrated covering everything from Limpet mines, time pencils, L delays to the No.8 Switch the so-called ' debolocker '. Good, used condition with slight rusting of staples, amended to June 1944 and officially altered title. Scarce.
1943 British Bush Hat - Royal Engineers. Standard British bush hat by Failsworth Hats Ltd., size 7 1/8, dated 1943 sporting the insignia of the Royal Engineers. Stitched RE flash overlaid with an economy plastic RE badge. Manufacturer marked and dated to leather headband with inspection marks to reverse of band. Interior with partial cotton liner with residual remains of a silver foil crown, now absent. Hat very much ' as found ' with some surface staining, dusty etc with some minor moth nips. RE ribbon appears to be mother behind the badge. Good, used example.
1943 British Gas Detector Brassard. A scarce example of the British gas detector brassard. Manufacturer marked and dated 1943 to the reverse, this is the light buff version which has a coated layer which reacts to the presence of mustard gas. This example was the second of two found folded up in a light respirator case and other than creases is in excellent condition.
1943 British Jack Knife. A clean example of a 1943 dated British Army jack knife made by SSP. Clear broad arrow, date and manufacturer markings for Sheffield Steel Products to can opener. Clean Bexoid grips. Excellent, clean, used example. 18+ UK sales ONLY
1943 DATED DRIVERS PERISCOPE FOR SHERMAN TANK. Made by the Minneapolis-Honeywell Regulator Company and designated PERISCOPE M6. In olive green paint. Complete but dusty. Used in Sherman armoured tanks.
1943 Enemy Sabotage Equipment Manual. 1994ed. \' Enemy Sabotage Equipment ( Identification ) 1943. Important manual detailing equipment issued and used by German agents and special forces. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, some of the content concentrates on Allied equipment such as L Delays, Limpet Mines etc much of which was captured and employed by the Germans. 54pgs of diagrams and photographs with index. This manual was collated by M.I.10 which was responsible for the assessment and analysis of enemy weapons, 1000 printed. Card covers tired and a little loose but intact, contents clean.
1943 German 5cm Light Infantry Mortar Projectile. 1943 dated German 5cm Light Infantry Mortar Projectile. Original ' red oxide ' finish with stencilled batch and filling date with numerous inspection stamps and manufacturer three letter codes. Plastic economy impact fuze complete with date and manufacturer markings. INERT UK Sales Only
1943 German Aircraft Recognition Manual. 1943 German Aircraft Recognition Manual ' Kriegsflugzeuge ' . 168pgs of German, British, Soviet and American aircraft types in both photographic and silhouette form with sections on armament, weapons and bombs. good, used condition.
1943 Issue Kukri. An excellent example of a WW2 MkII British Pattern military kukri. Dated and manufacturer marked to steel blade ' Pioneer Calcutta 1943 ' with steel bolster and brass and steel rivets. Wood and leather sheath with brass tip, issue marks and 1944 dated. Excellent, clean condition with clear evidence of sharpening to blade. 18+ SALES ONLY.
1943 M.I.14 Secret report \' Germanic Legions \'. Original, Secret 7 page typewritten report entitled \' Germanic Legions \' giving an overview of the SS non-German units provided by the occupied countries . Gives brief appraisals of units such as Nordland, Prinz Eugen, Walloon and Langemark including their numbers and a brief historical overview. The report was undertaken by M.I.14 a section of British Military Intelligence that specialised in German intelligence. The report is in excellent, clean condition with some smudging ( possibly from carbon paper when originally typed ) with some crayon notations. Dated 20/02/43 and headed M.I.14 and marked \' SECRET \'.
1943 Manual Aids to Visual Deception. 1943 M.T.P.No.57 ' Aids to Visual Deception '. 48pgs inc. diagrams and sketches outlining advanced camouflage techniques from dummy vehicles and men to shadow masking and enhancing. Uncommon, in good, used condition ( ex lib. IWM ).
1943 Painting \' Night March to Guelma \'. 39cms x 29cms watercolour painting entitled ' Night March to Guelma ' by E.S.De Negri, a London based artist. A watercolour that appears to have been exhibited and sold ref. notations to the reverse showing lorries parked overnight overseen by a sentry. Notations to the reverse give some history giving the area to be near Beja, North Africa. Good condition, some foxing with indications of a previous mount and framing.
1943 Personalised Kukri. An excellent example of a WW2 MkII British Pattern military kukri. Dated and manufacturer marked to steel blade ' J.N.B.43 ' with steel bolsters and brass and steel rivets. Wood and leather sheath with brass tip and the addition of a steel representation of Sgt's stripes surmounting a brass crescent. Brass shield to throat with inspection stamps above. A name ' Gates ' inscribed to reverse. Excellent, clean condition with clear evidence of sharpening. 18+ SALES ONLY.
1943 Safety Fuze Container. Painted tin for Safety Fuze. Safety fuze was widely used by Special Forces, engineers and saboteurs for setting off explosive charges and burnt at a rate of 20 secs per yard. Tin with original label with a printed 1943 date, good condition with some wear to paint finish.
1943 School of Tank Technology Report - Pz.Kw.I. 1943 report prepared by the School of Tank Technology at Egham on captured Axis AFVs. This preliminary report, No.10, features the Pz.Kw.I ( Model B ) and was undertaken on a captured example from North Africa. 10pgs featuring photographs, diagrams and a review of all aspects of the vehicle from armour to vulnerable points. Good clean example with slight rusting of staples.
1943 SS Diary. 1943 SS Diary and Yearbook, unused. Uncommon example packed with information from the organisation and raison d'etre for the SS to colourful charts depicting the insignia of all arms of the German forces. The unused diary is filled with additional dates of significance in the National Socialist calender. Worn and slightly tired condition, with some staining. Interestingly inscribed by a Pfc. of the 78th Inf. Div as having been picked up in Dillenburg, Hesse on April 18 1945.
1943 Sweets Ration Tin. 1943 dated tin for the sweet issue in WW2 British army rations. Good, clean condition with some wear and light abrasions.
1943 USAAF Weekly Air Intelligence Digest. 1943 8th Air Force Weekly Air Intelligence Digest Vol.III No.5. Rated ' confidential ', equivalent to secret with a 24pg round up including bombing results, aircraft identification, pilot error, butterfly bombs, prisoner intelligence etc. Good, used condition. Uncommon.
1944 Army Tropical Airtex Jacket. Size 2, 1944 dated Army Officer's Jungle Green Jacket. In good, used condition with all compressed vegetable/wooden buttons and manufacturer's marks and dates to interior.
1944 British Trousers Windproof Camouflaged. A good pair of WW2 British Trousers Windproof Camouflaged. Good, bright print with draw string intact, approx. size 3. No evidence of a label but inspection stamps to interior indicate manufacture in 1944. Both legs have been loosely hemmed and have lost the closures but otherwise good solid examples. The windproof camouflage sets were worn by some infantry units and the SAS in Europe later in the War, and also extensively used by French soldier in Indochina.
1944 dated 1940 Patt. Battledress Blouse. Particularly clean, large size, 1944 dated BD Blouse. Size No.13 Height 5' 11" - 6' , Chest 38" - 39" , Waist 33" - 34". Officer's name inked to 1944 dated label with manufacturer's details ' Denhams ( Norwich ) Ltd. Tailored neck with added lining, minor indications of previous rank to shoulder straps, all buttons, moth free with an even, fresh nap to the cloth. Excellent, clean example.
1944 Dated Denison Smock. One of the definitive items of the British Airborne soldier ' Smock, Denison Airborne Troops ', This example dated 1944 and a size 4 - - 5' 6" to 5' 8" , chest 39 to 41ins although like most is larger. Good, uniform colours throughout with intact tail and Newey snaps. All buttons and press studs present with the exception of one of the adjusting tabs. Zip intact and running, although hit and miss when staying closed. Various small nips and tears with three larger holes ( right shoulder, left waist, front and rear ) but not serious and easily repaired and typical of usage. Some flecking of paint? that is removable with a fingernail, semi-lined collar with minimal wear. A good example of an unaltered Denison.
1944 Dated Intelligence Corps Battledress. 1940 Patt. Battledress blouse for a Major of the Intelligence Corps. Manufactured by the Rego Clothiers Ltd in 1944 this example is a size 4 with good, clear label and inspection marks to the interior.In excellent, clean condition with some minor moth grazing. Featuring printed Intelligence Corps shoulder titles and Major's crowns embroidered on green backing indicating Intelligence. A good example.
1944 G.S.Beret. A 1944 dated, size 6 5/8 G.S.Beret by J.Collett Ltd. Slightly faded manufacture details etc., with inspection mark and bold stencilled service number. Evidence of a badge being fitted and in good, used condition with two minor grazes.
1944 German Propaganda Leaflet. 15 x 10cms German propaganda leaflet A-128 \' It\'s your Job to Die ! \'. Delivered by rocket, it\'s intended recipients being US troops with it\'s vague anti-semitic tone and a warning about straying from the borders of the US. Found in N/W Europe in late 1944 around the time of the Battle of the Bulge.
1944 German Propaganda Leaflets. Two interesting 1944 German propaganda leaflets. Coded AI-100-8-44 entitled \' What about Calling up Sam Levy \' a crude anti-semitic attempt to suggest that wives and girlfriends were busy seeing Jewish \' war dodgers \' in their absence. The second, a facsimile of a match book has a fold out section offering numerous ways to feign injury and illness to avoid combat. Both items have clearly been carried in a pocket for some times with tears creasing and some loss but are substantially intact and legible.
1944 M.T.P.74 Pt.III Assault Crossing Equipment. 1944 M.T.P.74 \' Rafting & Bridging Part III Assault Crossing Equipment \'. 83pgs describing everything from assault boats, rafts, ferries and storm boats with diagrams, b/w photos and fold-out plates. Ex lib IWM with marking to covers but clean contents.
1944 M6 High-Speed Tractor Manual. 1944 TM 9-788 Tractor, High-Speed, 38-Ton, M6. 280pg manual with comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the operation and maintenance of the M6 Tractor that was primarily used for the haulage of heavy artillery. Large number of illustrations and diagrams showing everything from kit stowage to systems schematics. Good, used condition with some marking and creasing. Useful reference.
1944 Manual - Employment of Amphibians in Combined Ops. Combined Operations Pamphlet No.30 ' Employment of Amphibians in Combined Operations ' 1944. 48pgs with sketches, diagrams and b/w illustrations covering subjects from DUKW stowage to LVT operations, also includes pictures of the British Terrapin I and II under development. Good, used condition with some marking, light staining etc. Uncommon.
1944 Manual Warfare in the Far East. MTP. No.52 Warfare in the Far East. 101pgs with large number of diagrams, sketches and b/w photographs covering all aspects of warfare in the Far East. Topics range from Japanese tactics , geography, jungle craft, first aid, ambushes, hygiene, etc. Comprehensive primer to British thoughts on the how and the why of fighting against the Japanese. Good, used condition with light marking to covers.
1944 Manual \' Guide to Mechanical Equipment \' Produced by B.N.A.F. - British North Africa Force in 1944 this guide to Mechanical Equipment runs to 113pgs with sketches, diagrams and b/w photographs. Covers most of the major earth moving and excavating equipment in use by British forces including D.4 to D.8 bull-dozers, graders, excavators, rollers etc. Includes RE training memo. No.8 of 1944 supplement ' Mechanical Equipment '. Good, used condition, marked boards and title pages but clean content.
1944 Notes From Theatres of War - Pacific. Notes From Theatres of War No.18 : Pacific 1943/1944. Dec.1944, 24pg manual with fold-out map outlining different aspects of the US experience of fighting the Japanese. Sections on intelligence, arms and special weapons including dogs and Japanese methods. Good, clean condition with crease to cover.
1944 RAF Navigator\'s Tunic & Trousers. 1944 dated four pocket tunic for an RAF F/Lt. Navigator accompanied by uniform trousers. Tunic tailored by Hawes Bros of Farringdon rd, London and dated 1944 and named ' P/O R.P.Stechford( ? ). F/Lt. rank to both arms with a lightly padded Navigator brevet with a medal bar indicating service in Africa, Italy and Europe with a rosette to the aircrew Europe indicating the award of either the Atlantic or France & Germany bar. Slight marking to tunic with clean unmarked trousers.
1944 RAF Sidecap. Size 7 1/4 RAF economy sidecap by J.Collett Ltd. Black plastic RAF buttons with plastic RAF cap badge by J.Stanley & Sons, Walsall. Good, used condition with light indications of wear, good example.
1944 RAF \' Gee \' Map. Gee was a radio navigation system used by the RAF during WWII. It was the first hyperbolic navigation system to be used operationally, entering service with RAF Bomber Command in 1942. It measured the time delay between two radio signals to produce a fix and accurately plot a position in conjunction with the accompanying chart. This example produced in April 1944, a 2nd edition, showing positions from Middlesbrough to Den Helder. Good, used condition, has been folded. Uncommon.
1944 Royal Marines Officer\'s Beret. A good, probably unissued Royal Marines beret. Size 7 1/8, 1944 dated by Kangol Wear Ltd dark blue wooden beret. Red badge backing attached with gilded RM officer's cap badge affixed. Generally excellent condition with some moth grazing in what otherwise would be a mint example.
1944 Secret RAF No.11 Group Operational Synopsis. Foolscap, five page operational activity synopsis for 11.04.44 for No.11 Group. This \' Secret \' report details Ramrod operations undertaken by Spitfires and Marauders over France and Mosquitos over The Hague . Gives details of the results of the raids, squadrons involved, casualties, enemy reactions and activity also makes extensive note of USAAF operations. The report has the inked name of Major Hazelrigg to the front cover along with various other ink annotations. T/ Major Thomas Heron Hazelrigg was born at Noseley Hall, Leics son of Lord Hazelrigg. He was a member of the RAF reserve and commissioned into the Leicestershire Yeomanry, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army and thus an excellent liaison officer. Interesting survivor which would bear further research.
1944 Secret RAF No.11 Group Operational Synopsis. Foolscap, three page operational activity synopsis for 10.01.44 for No.11 Group. This \' Secret \' report details Ramrod operations undertaken by Spitfires and Mosquitos over France and a long list of Rhubarbs undertaken by Typhoons . Gives details of the results of the raids, squadrons involved, casualties, enemy reactions and activity with a tragic note about the fate of a 195 Sqn. pilot. The report has the inked name of Major Hazelrigg to the front cover along with various other ink annotations. T/ Major Thomas Heron Hazelrigg was born at Noseley Hall, Leics son of Lord Hazelrigg. He was a member of the RAF reserve and commissioned into the Leicestershire Yeomanry, Royal Artillery - Territorial Army and thus an excellent liaison officer. Interesting survivor which would bear further research.
1944 Unissued Jungle Green Trousers. 1944 dated Jungle green Trousers. Indian made, with various size, date and manufacturer stampings. Approx 32" waist. Unissued condition with cutters/tailors markings to the interior. Uncommon in this condition.
1944 US Army Mess Tin. M42 two-piece, US Army mess tin. . Based on a fairly similar WWI model, this design was finalized during WWII made from stainless steel with a galvanised handle. Prominently manufacturer marked and dated 1944. Good, used condition.
1944ed. SS Leitheft Magazine. 1944ed 48pgs ' SS Leitheft '.This "SS-leadership magazine", as it is often called, was published in German in Berlin from 1934 onward, and in the beginning mostly circulated among professional officers in the SS. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the Main Office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. It's contents, illustrated with b/w photographs and sketches etc., extoll the history and benefits of the Germanic way of life and the close ties with the SS and history. Excellent condition and unusual item of Nazi propaganda.
1945 Airborne Air Transported Operations Manual. 1945 Army/Air Operations Pamphlet No.4 ' Airborne Air Transported Operations '. 113pgs with diagrams, sketches and tables outlining all aspects of airborne and glider operation from load tables to DZs. ' This pamphlet deals specifically with tactical movement by air and the tactical loading of aircraft '. Excellent, used condition. Uncommon.
1945 Brass Bell Push. New Old Stock military brass bell push dated 1945. Contained in it's original wrapping and box, some storage marks. Ideal for summoning the staff !
1945 Brigadier's SD Cap. A good example of a SD cap for an officer with the rank of Brigadier. 1945 dated by Hobson & Sons this example was previously the property of Brigadier W.E.Underhill of the Leicester Regt. who was made Acting Brigadier in 1944 and was active in NW Europe during 1944/45 commanding 102 Reinforcement Group and then 16th L of C around Ghent. Standard war issue SD cap with WD inspection marks to interior with crimson wool band with bullion Brigadier's badge applied. Maker marked to leather sweatband and Leicester Regt buttons retaining cross strap. In good condition with some minor moth tracking to crown. Acquired directly from the family ( SEE Also item 7061).
1945 British Manual,Detector, Mine, No.4A 1945 British manual ZA31161 ' detector, Mine, No.4A - Provisional working instructions No.2 '. 31pgs outlining operation and maintenance of the standard light mine detector supplied to Royal Engineer Field Companies, Pioneer Corps, and Pioneer Battalions of infantry divisions. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, sketches and b/w photographs. Stained and marked covers, clean contents.
1945 By Air To Battle. 1945 1st ed. ' By Air to Battle - The Official Account Of The British Airbourne First and Sixth Divisions '. 144pg account, one of the official HMSO produced histories outlining the formation and subsequent record of British Airborne forces. Illustrated with maps of the major engagements, Sicily, Normandy, Arnhem and the Rhine. Good, clean condition with minor marking to covers.
1945 Commando Beret. An excellent example of a wartime Commando beret. Size 6 1/2, dated 1945, made by Kangol Wear Ltd with inspection stamp. Probably issued and kept for best or stand down parade as loose cotton tacking runs around the inside and signs of wear are very minimal . Has had a cap badge fitted at one point. Overall in excellent condition with two very minor moth nips to reverse.
1945 Dated British Issue Knife,Fork & Spoon Set. Set of knife,fork & spoon all dated 1945 ,with manufacturer markings \' Richards, Sheffield \' on 2 items and the securing bracket . This example has been personalised with the addition of the number \' 3870 \' and Cpl.Millbery \' . Excellent, clean condition.
1945 Flak 38 20mm HE/T Round. Complete 1945 dated Flak 38 20mm HE/T Round with 1945 dated lacquered steel case. 45 dated projectile with steel driving band and 44 dated Kpfz.Z48 fuze. Original paint with manufacturer's stencilling and inspection stamps. Good, original round with some corrosion to fuze INERT Available within UK only
1945 Flak 38 20mm HE/T Round. Complete 1945 dated Flak 38 20mm HE/T Round with 1945 dated lacquered steel case. 45 dated projectile with steel driving band and 44 dated AZ48 fuze. Original paint with manufacturer's stencilling and inspection stamps. Good, original round. INERT Available within UK only
1945 Flak 38 20mm Incendiary Round. Complete 1945 dated Flak 38 20mm Incendiary Round with 1945 dated lacquered steel case in the original cardboard packing tube. The colouring of the projectile indicates : Blue = incendiary, upper green band = self destructive fuse, lower dark red band = Glow-tracer, (light red would be tracer). In excellent , clean condition. Case has primer removed with fuse missing foil disc cover. INERT UK sales ONLY
1945 Jungle Green G.S.Beret - unissued. An unissued, 1945 dated jungle green G.S.Beret as issued to British and Commonwealth forces in the Far East. Size 6 7/8 with date, size and manufacturer's details stamped to the interior aertex lining, these marks indicate Indian manufacture. Size is repeated in pencil to the crown. Excellent, unissued condition.
1945 Jungle Green Trousers. 1945 dated Jungle green Trousers. Indian made, with date and manufacturer stampings and an owner's name in purple ink. Approx 32" waist and in good used condition, one button missing to leg pocket otherwise all present ( one or two slightly loose ). No damage.
1945 Parachute Regiment Beret. An excellent example of a wartime Parachute Regiment beret. Large size, 7 1/2, dated 1945, made by Kangol Wear Ltd with WD inspection stamp to interior. Probably kept for best or stand down parade with holes made for attachment of a badge and in excellent clean condition. Some light moth grazes with loose cotton tacking running around the inside.
1945 Royal Marines Beret. A good, probably issued Royal Marines beret. Size 6 3/4, 1945 dated by Kangol Wear Ltd dark blue wooden beret. It is apparent that a shaped red badge backing has been previously attached with mounting holes indicating previous use by Royal Marine. Generally excellent, used condition with some very minor moth tracks.
1945 Secret M.O.S. Armour Branch Report - Comet Turret. Ministry of Supply Dept.of Tank Design Armour Branch Report Copy No.16 ' Defective Front Castings for A.34 ( Comet ) Turret. Heavily illustrated report detailing the effects of various projectiles on defective Comet tank turrets produced by Leyland Motors. Primarily using 6 and 17pdr projectiles, this report has been prepared with extensive appendices and drawing alongside the photographs. Uncommon wartime report.
1950 Manual - North Korean Army. 1950 North Korean Army - uniform, insignia, equipment. Restricted manual issued by the General Staff intelligence section of the GHQ of Far East Command. 52pg illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, diagrams and colour illustrations. Includes ranks, uniforms, weapons and equipment. Small section included on the South Korean army. Scarce.
1950's British Army Recruiting Magazines. 2 x large, foolscap format magazines produced as recruiting tools for the British Army in the 1950's. Featuring stylish graphics typical of the period with a paratrooper to the front cover of one. Contents outline the various careers available to those joining the Army. Good, used condition.
1950's Officer's Cap 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own). A classic piece of twentieth century cavalry headress, a cap worn by an officer of the ' Cherry pickers ' the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert's Own). Maroon body with patent leather peak and strap with a gilt cap badge by the maker Herbert Johnson of Bond Street. The trademark printed directly onto the silk lining that is protected by a supple plastic liner, indicates manufacture in the 1950's. This is further evidenced by the use of similarly dated stores indent forms as padding behind the leather head band. Good, used condition with some marking to peak and some moth tracking which appears to the less visible parts of the body.
1950's Royal Naval Reserve Poster. 75 x 50cms approx. recruiting poster for the Royal Naval Reserve. Prepared for the Admiralty by the Central Office of Information and printed by Jordison & Co. Ltd, this 1950's era poster features a bright, bold graphic by the artist Jack Mathew. In excellent, clean condition with some very minor stains, creases etc. 2 Available.
1950's/1960's Recruiting Posters. 25cm x 37cm recruiting posters for the British Regular Army. Printed on behalf of the War Office both posters feature bright graphic images of armoured cars and tank transporters, probably late 1950's/ early 1960's. Excellent, clean condition.
1950\'s Parachute Regt Insignia. Part set of Parachute Regt. insignia retained as mementos. Comprising a pair of matching, unused, embroidered Parachute Regiment shoulder titles with a single ' Pegasus ' showing clear signs of having been removed from a uniform. Taking the construction and other items into account this insignia would indicate service in the 1950's.
1952 Soldier - Parachute Regt. Interest. October 1952 copy of Soldier magazine, the in house Army publication featuring an all colour photograph of Parachute Regt. interest. The cover shows a full colour image of a parachutist wearing a fibre rimmed Helmet,Steel, Airborne Troops (HSAT). Striking image, magazine in very good condition.
1953 Airborne & Airtransported Operations. 1953 Land/Air Warfare Pamphlet No.4 ' Airborne & Airtransported Operations '. 130pg, illustrated manual outlining, in some detail, airborne operations distilling the experience gained in Normandy, Arnhem and Varsity operations. B/w illustrations, fold out plates and diagrams. Good, clean condition.
1954 The Conduct of Anti-Terrorist Ops in Malaya Manual. 1954 British manual ' The conduct of Anti-Terrorist Operations in Malaya. 23 chapters covering the history of the conflict to ambushes, intelligence, use of dogs, air support and communications. Illustrated with sketches and diagrams and in good, used condition. Uncommon.
1959 Soldier - SAS Interest. October 1959 copy of Soldier magazine, the in house Army publication featuring an all colour photograph of SAS interest. The cover shows Lt.Col A.J.Deane-Drummond DSO MC, the SAS commanding officer, inspecting members of a squadron of 22 SAS at Malvern alongside Gen.Sir Francis Festing. The magazine also contains an article on the SAS free fall parachute club. POSTFREE within UK
1960's SAS Wing. Embroidered cotton on wool SAS jump wing. Clear evidence of having been worn displaying a worn and slightly faded appearance. Upswept wings characteristic of post war patterns. Good, original example.
1962 Queen\'s Royal Irish Hussars O/R\'s Cap. O/r's cap for wear in No.1 uniform by members of the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars. Formed from the amalgamation of the 4th Queen's Own Hussars and the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars in Germany on 24 October 1958 and subsequently amalgamated with the Queen's Own Hussars to form the Queen's Royal Hussars on 1 September 1993. Dated 1962 and manufactured by H Berwald & Co., London. Size 6 3/4 and in good, used condition with some minor moth nibbles and rubbing to crown.
1970\'s Parachute Regt. Beret. Salty Parachute Regt. beret with Northern Ireland connections. Heavily worn beret retaining it's ' as worn ' shape with a shaved appearance. Size 6 7/8 manufactured by Compton, Sons, & Webb Ltd with a blackened stay bright Parachute Regt. cap badge. Typical of service in Northern Ireland the stay bright badges were blackened with boot polish to make them less conspicuous. Good, characterful example.
1980's Parachute Beret, badge and Stable Belt. Red Parachute Regiment Beret by Compton Webb Ltd with accompanying staybright Parachute Regiment badge and white metal stable belt. All items in excellent condition.
1980\'s Parachute Beret. Red Parachute Regiment Beret by Compton Webb 9 Headdress ) Ltd with staybright badge by J.R.Gaunt. Clearly a ' best ' example with minor signs of wear and folded to shape. Good, clean condition with some very minor moth tracking.
1990's British Parachute Regiment Insignia. Grouping of unused British Parachute Regiment insignia obtained from a veteran who served through the 1990's. Stay bright cap badge by J.R.Gaunt, 2 x Parachute Regiment shoulder titles, 2 x Pegasus sleeve badges and a set of parachute qualification wings. All in unissued condition.
19th Century Indian Military Whistle. Victorian/Early C20 Indian issue military whistle. Heavily nickelled, cone shaped whistle with ' broad arrow I ' marking c/w leather fob fitting. Good condition, uncommon.
19th Indian Division Formation Signs. WW2 pair of printed 19th Indian Division formation signs. This division fought in Burma and Assam from 1941 until the Japanese surrender. Good, used condition with clear signs of having been removed from a uniform.
1:5000 WW1 Trench Map. Small sized 1:5000 \' snapshot \' trench map of Achiet - le - Petit for February 1917 showing trenches around the village. Approx map size 20cm x 22cm bearing a stamp for the General Staff Map Room. In excellent, clean condition with folding marks.
1st & 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry 1939-1946 History. 1946 1st ed. ' 1st & 2nd Northamptonshire Yeomanry 1939 - 1946 ' with drawings by Mjr.D.G.Bevan M.C. 141pgs including maps, sketches, b/w photographs and roll of honour outlining the service of both units of the armoured Northants Yeo. starting with Home service, Normandy, the breakout followed by Belgium, Holland and Germany . In good, clean condition.
1st ( King's ) Dragoon Guards Silver Cap Badge. 1st ( King's ) Dragoon Guards Officer's silver cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Hallmarked Birmingham 1948 JRG&S. for ' J.R.Gaunt & Sons '. Good, clean condition, light rubbing to highlights, patinated overall.
1st Lanarkshire Artillery Volunteers Helmet Plate. Die-struck, white metal O/R's helmet plate for use on the blue cloth helmet by the 1st Lanarkshire Artillery Volunteers. Excellent, clean example.
1st Patt F.S.Knife. An example of the classic 1st Pattern Fairburn-Sykes Fighting Knife, as produced by Wilkinson Sword from 1941. Nickel-plate on brass and steel with ' Wilkinson Sword ' and ' F-S Fighting Knife ' etch to both sides. Both knife and scabbard are in good, used condition with smudging to blade and some light bubbling to cross guard plating . Signs of contemporary sharpening with slight wear to handle. The scabbard is again in good condition with strong stitching and retaining the Newer snap fastener, the shape however, has a small dent and is missing it's retaining staple. This particular knife has not been in the trade at any point and was acquired directly from a family home. An opportunity to acquire an honest example that has seen use .
1st Patt \'08 Patt Bayonet Frog. 1st Patt '08 Patt Bayonet Frog indicated by the reinforcing rivets and lack of tab. This example is the slightly narrower pattern ( SEE no.124 Carter Bayonet Belt Frogs ) with the reinforcing rivets secured by washers. Good, clean condition with no visible markings.
1st Pattern Allgemeine SS Visor Cap for Officers. A scarce example of a 1st Pattern Allgemeine SS Visor Cap for Officers. Made from quality black wool gabardine cloth, with white piping and black velvet capband to which is attached a silver washed M1936 Skull. This is surmounted by an alloy M1929 Eagle both of which are firm and clearly have not been removed or replaced. The old silver capcords are secured by silver-aluminium pebble finish side buttons Pattern finish fibre visor with the interior having a tan lining, with a partial celluloid diamond covering a manufacturer\'s trademark. The ventilated tan leather sweatband is intact with light marking. This example, previously acquired from Ulric of England is in excellent, moth free condition, with minor chipping and crazing to visor and light patination to skull.
1st Pattern Wehrmacht Breast Eagle. Example of the first pattern of national emblem for use by the Wehrmacht introduced in 1934. Silver wire thread on grey backing, machine stitched to feldgrau backing. Good, used condition.
1st VB Leicestershire Regt Victorian FS Cap. Dark Blue melton cloth field service cap by J.B Pearse & Co., Covent Garden for the 1st VB Leicestershire Regt. Silvered Victoria crowned buttons with white metal die-struck badge to body. Lined interior with white manufacturers marking, issue numbers and paper owner\'s label. Faux leather oil cloth sweatband with crown sewn together. Approx. size 6 3/4. Good overall condition with some moth tracking but no holes.
1st. OCTOBER SUDETENLAND OCCUPATION MEDAL. The medal issued to troops that took part in the occupation of the Sudetenland on the 1st. October 1938. Complete with portion of original ribbon and the medal itself is in good condition. Instituted on 18 October 1938, the medal was awarded to participants in the occupations of Sudetenland in October 1938 and Czechoslovakia in March 1939.
2 Bar QSA Natal Volunteer Ambulance Corps. 2 Bar QSA to BR:J.CORNEILLE NATAL VO.AMB.C with bars Relief of Ladysmith and Tugela Heights. Good, clean condition with minor edge knocks with copies of attestation and medal roll. Unusual.
2.36-Inch Anti-Tank Rocket M6A3 Bazooka Projectile. An original WW2 2.36-Inch Anti-Tank Rocket M6A3 for use in the M9A1 Bazooka. Both launcher and projectile were updated models based on the experience of the use of the first models introduced in 1942 and were widely available from late 1943. This example retains approx. 85%+ of it's original paintwork with residual evidence of the original stencilling with numerous inspection/manufacturer's markings. Retains residual ignition wires and contains dummy propellant rods. Some denting to top of projectile. Partially strippable. INERT UK SALES ONLY
2.36-Inch Anti-Tank Rocket M7A3 Bazooka Projectile. An original WW2 2.36-Inch Anti-Tank Rocket M7A3 Practice for use in the M9A1 Bazooka. Both launcher and projectile were updated models based on the experience of the use of the first models introduced in 1942 and were widely available from late 1943. This example retains approx. 75%+ of it's original paintwork with residual evidence of the original stencilling withsome inspection/manufacturer's markings. Partially strippable. INERT UK SALES ONLY
2/7th Battalion The Manchester Regiment (TF) sweetheart badge. Gilt and enamel sweetheart badge for the 2/7th Battalion the Manchester Regiment (TF). Nice, scarce example of a sweetheart to one of the Manchester Pals battalions of the British Army raised in 1914 , formed as part of Lord Kitchener\'s New Armies. Excellent, bright condition but has some enamel loss.
20 mm MG 151/20 HE/T Cannon Round. 1943 dated 20mm MG151/20 HE/T cannon round fitted with a steel ZZ1805 fuze. Projectile retains approx 65% original paint and some residual markings contained in a 1942 dated lacquered steel case with a struck percussion cap. INERT Available within UK ONLY
20 mm MG 151/20 M-Gesch.m. Zerl.Cannon Round. 1942 dated 20mm MG151/20 M-Gesch.m. Zerl. cannon round fitted with a steel ZZ1505 fuze. Minengeschoss with self destructing fuze ( green ring ) projectile retains approx 65% original paint and some residual markings contained in a 1941 dated lacquered steel case with audible rattle to indicate deactivated status INERT Available within UK ONLY
200% ORIGINAL BULLION VISOR CAP CORDS. From same source as the epps and Luftwaffe cap insignia, these are a beautifull aged and supple set of Officers cap cords, that went on ANY Third Reich Officers visor cap. A perfect replacement for a damaged set. 200% real!!!! Supple, great colour.
20mm Flak 38 Blank Round. 1939 dated 20mm Flak 38 (20x138B) wooden bulleted blank round. Copper coated steel case with a beech wood projectile with an AP profile. Case has a knurled ring above the base to aid identification, inspection and manufacturer's marking headstamps. Good, clean condition. INERT available within UK Only
20mm Flak 38 Blank Round. 1939 dated 20mm Flak 38 (20x138B) wooden bulleted blank round. Copper coated steel case with a beech wood projectile with an AP profile. Case has a knurled ring above the base to aid identification, inspection and manufacturer\'s marking headstamps. Good, clean condition. INERT available within UK Only
20mm MG FF HE/T Cannon Round. 20mm MG FF HE/T Cannon Round. 39 dated brass case by Polte with yellow painted HE projectile surmounted by an alloy AZ49 fuze. Residual printed manufacturer's details and stamped details including 1938 date to base of projectile. Inert trace element to base of projectile. INERT UK sales ONLY
20mm MG FF HE/T Cannon Round. 20mm MG FF HE/T Cannon Round. 40 dated brass case with yellow painted HE projectile surmounted by a 1940 dated, alloy AZ1504 fuze. Stamped manufacturer's details and stamped details including 1940 date to base of projectile. Luftwaffe inspection stamps to all parts. Inert trace element to base of projectile. INERT UK sales ONLY
20mm MG151/20 AP/I Cannon Round. 1944 dated 20mm MG151/20 AP/T Cannon Round. Lacquered steel case, 43 dated with waffenampt and three letter manufacturer's code. Black painted AP/I projectile with 80% + of it's original colour and stencilling with a blue band and a white stencilled ' Ph ' signifying it's incendiary elemen, projectile with manufacturer codes dates and steel driving band. INERT UK sales ONLY
20mm MG151/20 AP/T Cannon Round. 1943 dated 20mm MG151/20 AP/T Cannon Round. Lacquered steel case, 43 dated with waffenampt and three letter manufacturer's code. Black painted AP projectile with manufacturer codes dates etc and waffenampt impressed to steel driving band. Residual red paint indicating colour of trace element with inert trace cup to bottom of projectile. INERT UK sales ONLY
20th (Pals) Battalion Manchester Regiment Casualty Group. War and Victory Pair to 40395 Pte.Albert Augustus Clark of " A " Company 20th (Pals) Battalion The Manchester Regiment (5th City). He was killed on 15/05/1917 age 22 and is commemorated on the Arras Memorial. The pair come in the original box and are in the original envelopes with lengths of contemporary unused ribbon. Accompanied by the Medal Record Office slip dated 1922 and a contemporary framed and glazed Casualty Scroll. All items are in excellent condition with the exception of the medal box which has had it's corners broken. The framed scroll is in particularly good and attractive condition.
20th Indian Division Royal Artillery Bush Hat South African manufactured bush hat to 1073530 B.S.M. J.Fry of the Royal Artillery attached to the 20th Indian Division. The division was heavily involved in the fighting in Assam, Burma and Indo-China. This example manufactured by Harritz Hat Factory, South Africa, size 6 7/8 with leather sweatband and complete with it's chinstrap. A 20th Indian Division sign is attached to the puggaree with a Royal Artillery diamond with attached RA grenade to the opposing turn up. In superb, clean condition, no mothing with light staining to headband. It would be difficult to find a better example of a WW2 bush hat.
22nd( East African ) Brigade formation signs. Facing pair of uncut printed formation signs for 22nd ( East African ) Brigade. Forming part of 11 Div. the Brigade fought in Italian East Africa, Abyssinia, Madagascar and Ceylon and went on to fight with 14th Army in Burma. Uncommon formation sign.
23 SAS Regt. momentos. A grouping of original items pertaining to service with 23 Special Air Service Regiment. Two original wings, both showing signs of having been removed from a uniform, one of the traditional pattern, another, smaller, probably having changed shape through washing. Accompanied by two anodised buttons and several pieces of headed stationery, forms etc and a 2001 copy of ' Mars and Minerva ' the journal of the SAS. All in good condition.
23rd Hussars collar badges. Pair of white metal collar badges for the 23rd Hussars. Raised in 1940 this armoured cavalry regiment was assigned to 29th Armoured Brigade of 11th Armoured Division and took serious casualties in Normandy. It was disbanded in Jan 1946 having fought through into Germany. Both badges in good clean condition with all lugs.
23rd Indian Division SEAC Royal Artillery BD Blouse. Size 7 BD Blouse badged to a Corporal of the Royal Artillery , 23rd Indian Div under South East Asia Command. The blouse is interesting as it has been salvaged and reworked and as such has a number of contemporary repairs. The original manufacturer's label has been removed and replaced with a small label bearing a contractor's code and an indication of being salvaged. Sizes have been stencilled in paint to the lining. Sporting a white RA lanyard to one shoulder and a name to the collar with machine stitching to all insignia. The 23rd Indian Div and SEAC titles are all locally made patterns. An attractive and interesting BD blouse.
23rd Indian Divison Rajputana Rifles Insignia. A locally made 23rd Indian Division, semi padded shoulder patch inscribed in faded ink ' Rajputana Rifles India ' accompanied by a Captain's rank slide embroidered ' Raj.Rif '. Both items embroidered on KD material displaying marking and wear from use. Clearly retained as souvenirs of the fighting in Burma and Malaya.
25th Dragoons Cap Badge, KC (Bi-Metal). A good example of a 25th Dragoons Cap Badge, KC (Bi-Metal). Patinated overall with slightly deformed lugs to reverse.
25th Foot - Kings Own Scottish Borderers Buttons. A pair of early, gilt, 25th Foot Kings Own Scottish Borderers buttons. Identical although only one manufacturer marked ' Jennens, London '. 20mm in size, excellent, bright condition.
25th Independent Infantry Brigade. Heavily embroidered white torii and keys on black background, backed with khaki uniform cloth. Uncommon.
25th. Indian Infantry Division Formation signs. WW II printed examples of the black "Ace of Spades" on a green square backed with vertex material .' As part of 14th.Army this Division fought with distinction at Kangaw,one of the fiercest battles of the Arakan and Burma campaigns,and early in 1945 took part in the first large scale amphibious operation in South-East Asia to liberate Akyab. '. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
26th ( How ) Medium Bty Pagri Badge. Cast brass ' 26 M ' mounted on red and blue halved cloth diamond pagri badge for the 26th ( Howitzer ) Medium Battery of the 7th Medium Brigade. Worn on the pager of the solar helmet whilst the unit was in India 1932-38. Good, used condition.
297th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery cloth formation sign. A good example of a cloth formation sign worn by members of the 297th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery. Good, clean condition with signs of having been removed from a uniform.
2nd Bn. Sherwood Foresters 1939-1945 History. 1st ed.1946 ' The Story of the 2nd Battalion The Sherwood Foresters 1939-1945 ' by Cpt.J.W.A.Masters. 109pgs incl. b/w illustrations, maps and roll of honour outlining the battalion's history from France in 1940, North Africa, Italy and Palestine. Good, clean condition.
2nd City of Manchester Shoulder Title. A scarce, original, bronzed, City 2 Manchester shoulder title for the 17th ( 2nd City of Manchester ) battalion of the Manchester Regiment ( Manchester Pals ). Complete with backing plate.
2nd Independent Parachute Brigade photographs. 8 x official photographs showing 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade preparing for operations in Greece in 1944, ' Operation Manna '. The Brigade deployed in October 1944 and fought the retreating Germans for the next three months. Good, clear 160mm x 115mm images, some minor abrasions and dents, not effecting the images. Unusual.
2nd London Regt ( Royal Fusiliers ) MM Group. MM, War Medal and Victory trio to ' 232918 Pte.R.P.Walton 2/ Lond. R.' Court mounted by Spinks, probably in the 1960's with medals polished and then lacquered. Officially impressed as issued, with the MM bearing the number after the battalion was renumbered in 1917. The War and Victory bear the earlier four digit number indicating enlistment March/April 1916. Gazette date 23/07/19 pg 9381. No further research undertaken as yet.
2nd Patt F.S.Knife ' Fat Man ' Variation. An example of the so called ' Fat Man ' variation of the 2nd Pattern F.S. Fighting knife. This variant is distinguished by it's wider handle cross section and has been tentatively linked to the firm of J.Clarke & Son. This example features a blackened grip with a broad arrow 2 inspection mark and wear to highpoints. Originally blackened all over, the blade is now bright and shows signs of both sharpening and cleaning but retains both it's length and point. Contained in an early 2nd patt. scabbard featuring nickel chape which has owner's details ' Taff ' scratched into it's surface, a name repeated to the reverse of the scabbard. The scabbard is in good, well used condition with seperation of the elastic retainer. A good, used example of a scarce variant.
2nd Patt F.S.Knife. A good, used example of the 2nd Pattern Commando knife. Brass handled knife, deep blued blade and cross guard with an arrow and partial B2 stamping to the cross guard. This marking has then been overstamped ' England ' indicating that this knife was exported, probably to America. Scabbard is similarly marked and is in good condition with deep blued chap, both tabs and elastic retainer which is now stretched. The knife is in good/better condition with evidence of light sharpening and one minor spot of corrosion ( 2mm ) to blade and light wear to handle. Good example.
2nd Patt F.S.Knife. A good example of the 2nd Pattern Fairburn Sykes fighting knife. Hand drawn blade, bright with some light speckling with closely chequered grip. Sterile with no markings to blade or cross guard. Good condition sheath with nickelled chape and both tabs with elastic retainer present but detached from one side. Good, sound example.
2nd Patt F.S.Knife. A good example of the 2nd Pattern Fairburn Sykes fighting knife. Hand drawn blade, stained with evidence of being sharpened , light closely chequered grip with some loss of plating to cross guard. Sterile with no markings to blade or cross guard. Good condition sheath with nickelled chape but with the top carefully removed by unpicking the stitching, a not uncommon practice in service. Good, sound, used example.
2nd Royal Gloucestershire Hussars 1941 - 42 1950 1st ed. 96pgs ' Second Royal Gloucestershire Hussars - Libya-Eygpt 1941-1942 ' by Mjr. Stuart Pitman. Gives a history of the one year in which the unit actually was involved in combat in this case in the Western Desert. B/w illustrations maps and a Rol of Honour. Good overall condition with slightly sunned boards and wear to spine.
2nd Special Service Brigade Formation Sign . Embroidered formation sign for the 2nd Special Service Brigade. Formed from the Independent Companies and then went on to form No.s 9 and II Commandos. Showing crossed claymores in green on a purple background, this example in good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
2nd T.A.F. RAF Data Book of Vehicles Procured from German Industry. 1953 \' Data Book of Vehicles Procured from German Industry \' produced for the H.Q. of the 2nd Tactical Air Force. Information in plate and data sheet for 70+ vehicles procured from German sources for use by the R.A.F., everything from the ubiquitous \' Beetle \' to generator trailers, tankers and VW \' Kombivan \'. Useful reference.
2nd Warsaw Armoured Division Badge. Silered, die struck breast badge to be worn by a member of the 2nd Warsaw Armoured Division. Manufactured by F.M.Loriolli and marked accordingly to the brass retaining spinner. This example also has, presumably, the owner's name scratched into the reverse. Good, original example.
3 Commando sleeve insignia. A 3 Commando \' sleeve \' comprising \' No.3 Commando \' red on black, embroidered wool shoulder title with a red on black embroidered Combined Operations formation sign. Both items have clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform with the Combined Ops badge probably having been trimmed into a circular shape from a larger tombstone type. Good overall condition with minor knicks but unmothed.
3 CONSECUTIVE YEARS HITLER YOUTH SPORTS BADGES. Three HJ pin back badges awarded for HJ Sports events. Probably attendance. These are identical in maker and are for the years 1937-1938-1939. All are in cast aluminium and all have pin backs. All are made by Hillendbrand & Broer of Ludenscheid. The last year 1939, having a RZM number too. Nice set
3 METAL EDELWEISS DEVICES FOR JÄGER CAPS. Sew to the sides of side caps and the Wehrmacht M43 ski caps to designate Jäger Regiments. Two smaller flowers in grey metal and one larger one in bright metal. Unused.
3 PAIRS OF WW2+ RAF EPAULETES FOR SQUADRON LEADER. I purchased the effects of Squadron Leader.................who flew during and after the war. All the uniforms and effects were in a large tin box, and these were some of the uniform accessories. Consists of a set of dress uniform epps, shirt epps and slip on epps, plus one odd one.
3 PARA Group Veteran\'s Beret. Modern Parachute Regiment ' best ' beret by C.W.Headress Ltd. Originally worn by a veteran of 3 Para who completed several tours of Afghanistan initially as part of 16 Air Assault Brigade. With stay bright Parachute Regt. badge this badge was retained for parades and return from deployment, his everyday beret was retained for sentimental reasons !
3 RZM MARKED ITEMS FOR THIRD REICH NSKK OR SA COLLAR PATCH. A straight silver coloured bar, a letter M and a smaller letter I. All with pin back prongs. These are from a pair of SA or NSKK collar patches. All are marked with tiny RZM lettering to the rear.
3 ‘WINTER-HELP-RELIEF’ BADGES IN THE FORM OF REGIMENTAL STANDARDS. Here are 3 of the little Third Reich regimental standards, produced in plastic and sold for relief money and donations. I’ve not had many of these but I imagine there is a full set, including Panzer (pink) and Cavalry (yellow). Here are three.One for the Luftwaffe ‘Fliegertruppe’, one for the ‘Artillerie’ and one for ‘Schutzen under Kraftschutzen’. Beautifully crafted with coloured fronts and pin backs. Each one has what it is printed on the reverse.
3.7cm PAK 36 APHE with Composite Cartridge Case. WW2 German, 1938 Dated 3.7cm PAK 36 APHE (Armour Piercing High Explosive) round with scarce two piece brass and steel composite cartridge case. Projectile with residual paint finish with copper drive band with various waffenampt and inspection stamps. Brass case with steel base and separate brass primer with various manufacturer marks. Composite cased rounds are rather more scarce than their steel or brass contemporaries. INERT UK Sales ONLY
3.7\" Fuze Setting Gauge. 1953 dated ' Gauge F.S.M. N.1.MK1 ' . I believe for the 3.7" AA gun. This dummy time fuze was designed to be inserted into the auto fuze setter to ensure correct operation. Good, working condition, fully strippable. Comes with wooden stand.
31st Division WW1 battle badge. Gilt and enamel crossed white and red roses within a green wreath pinback 31st Division WW1 battle badge. Division was made up of Yorkshire and Lancashire troops. The crossed roses sign, representing the Houses of York and Lancaster, was adopted in July 1917. Good, used condition.
3604 Fighter Control Unit Lapel badge. Scarce unit lapel badge for 3604 (County of Middlesex) Fighter Control Unit. Formed in 1948 as part of the Cold War revamp of the Dowding system to cope with the increasing speed of jet aircraft. 3604 FCU had its Town HQ in Queens Square London and weekend training was shared at the two radar stations at Bawdsey, near Felixtowe in Suffolk and Wartling near Bexhill in Sussex. Disbanded in 1961.
36th Division Bush Hat. 1942 dated, size 6 1/2 bush hat worn by 163831 G.Piddock who fought with 36 Division. 36th Division first saw action in the Arakan in early 1944and fought down through Burma in constant contact with the Japanese and being supplied from the air for much of that time. Bush hat has a worked thong over the puggaree and bears an embroidered 36th Div. badge to one turn up, it retains it's leather headband and strap but has had the attentions of moth apparent in several areas ( now dormant after treatment ). Owner's details inked to hat and headband, hole to rear brim for hanging purposes, generally dusty condition. Priced to reflect moth damage.
36th Independent Infantry Brigade. Embroidered badge of the 36th Independent Infantry Brigade. Made up initially from men from the Kent area symbolised by the cobnut. Deployed as part of the BEF the unit was largely wiped out before being reformed and seeing service in the Middle East. Excellent condition with residual signs of having been removed from a uniform. Uncommon.
3rd Carabiniers Officer's Badge grouping. A group of badges worn by an officer of the 3rd Carabiniers. A set of silver plate and gilt cap badge, marked ' P ' to reverse with matching collar badges, one marked ' Firmin London '. Accompanied by a set of 8 gilt buttons, probably from the mess dress. All items in good, used condition with light rubbing to highlights.
3rd Patt F.S.Knife with Wilkinson etch. Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This example has the Wilkinson Sword logo etched to one side of the blade, although faint against the deep blackened finish. Contained in a flat bottomed chape scabbard typical of Wilkinson products. Both items in good condition with some minor surface corrosion, scabbard in excellent condition although elastic retainer missing and with small holes in either tab and to the top of the scabbard. Uncommon.
3rd PATTERN 'FAIRBAIRN SYKES' COMMANDO KNIFE. A very good example of the WW2 3rd pattern commando knife, designed by Fairbairn-Sykes. This one is made by the WILLIAM RODGERS company Sheffield A used example which shows a little age. The heavy ribbed grip is a bronze colour with darkening between the ribbing. Steel blued crossguard. William Rodgers markings stamped underneath. Good blued blade shows no sharpening and retains about 70% of the original finish. Nice leather scabbard complete with all 4 'sew on' tabs. Nice leather belt loop riveted to scabbard body, but the elasticated retaining strap has gone to time. Lower scabbard chape is brass with a single brass retaining stud. Nice, clean example.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains nearly all of it's blackened finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top. Some minor rubbing to the highpoints with some minor areas of corrosion and paint splashes to handle and scabbard . Blade retains the majority of it's blued finish with clearly discernible cross-graining apart from the tip. Late pattern sheath with both tabs and elastic retainer in good, used order with a cut to the body of the scabbard. All together an excellent example that has come straight from a house clearance and is in as found condition.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains much of it's blackened finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 4 ' cast into the top. Some minor rubbing to the highpoints . Blade retains much of it's blued finish with clearly discernible cross-graining and light sharpening with light signs of use. Typical wartime pattern sheath with both tabs and elastic retainer in good, used order . All together an excellent example of a wartime 3rd Pattern.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife ntroduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains much of it's blackened finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top which is difficult to discern due to casting flux. Some minor rubbing to the highpoints . Blade retains much of it's blued finish with clearly discernible cross-graining with no sign of sharpening, slight deforming of tip but still intact. Typical wartime pattern sheath with both tabs but missing elastic retainer in good, order . All together an excellent example of a wartime 3rd Pattern.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife - Indian issue. A good, used example of the 3rd Pattern F.S. Knife with Indian acceptance marks. Standard 3rd Patt handle with ' 2 ' mold number to the top, blackened finish now largely absent with some bruising and knocks. Cross guard with some light corrosion markings and a broad arrow ' I ' acceptance mark. Drawn blade has seen heavy use with evidence of sharpening. Accompanying scabbard has both tabs with elastic keeper having been replaced by a leather lace tie. A good, honest example of a well used 3rd Pattern F.S. Knife .
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife . Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains much of it's finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top . Some minor rubbing to the highpoints . Blade retains much of it's blued finish with signs of light sharpening with a clear inspection mark ' 42 arrow ' to cross guard., slight deforming of tip but still intact. Typical wartime pattern sheath with both tabs but missing elastic retainer and some wear, but in good order . All together an excellent example of a wartime 3rd Pattern.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife . Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains much of it's finish to the cast, ringed grip with the characteristic wartime, thick cross guard . Machine ground blade retaining most of it's finish with a small knick to one edge and signs of contemporary grinding at the point. Contained in a typical leather scabbard but with the addition of a German R.A.D. badge to the top ( careful lifting shows a distinct shadow ). Both tabs are present as is the elastic keeper, to the reverse a message ' to Judy from Joe ' has been scratched in the leather. A good example of a 3rd pattern.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife . Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This late war example retains much of it's finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top . Some minor rubbing to the highpoints .Machine-drawn blade retains a good percentage of it's blued finish with clear signs of sharpening. Typical pattern sheath with both tabs, riveted chape and elastic retainer which has now become detached to one side, some wear but in good order . Scratched initials and the letters ' RAF ' to front face. All together a sound example of a wartime 3rd Pattern.
3rd Pattern F.S. Knife . Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This late war example retains much of it's finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top . Some minor rubbing to the highpoints .Machine-drawn blade retains a percentage of it's blued finish with clear signs of sharpening. Typical pattern sheath with both tabs removed, riveted chape and elastic retainer which has now become detached to one side, some wear but in good order with stamped numerals to reverse. All together a sound example of a wartime 3rd Pattern. UK 18+ Sales ONLY
3rd Reich 1st Patt Police cap badge. Die struck, white metal, 1st pattern (1934) Police cap badge for wear on the visor cap. In good, clean condition with both fixings pins to reverse.
3rd Reich Volkssozialistische Selbsthilfe Stickpin. Scarce stickpin ( 56mm ) for the Volkssozialistische Selbsthilfe or People's Socialist Self-Help. Originally a socio-political project of the Palatinate Gauleiter, Josef Bürckel initiated in the summer of 1933. The People's Socialist Self-Help obligated every Palatine resident to donate a fixed monthly sum of money for state measures on the labor market, in housing construction, for the needy, etc. It was finally wound up in 1935 after its incorporation into the Office for People's Welfare. Antiqued silver finish, manufacturer marked ' F.M.K. ' for F.Mannheim from Kaiserslautern. Good, clean condition.
3rd.Pattn. FAIRBURN SYKES DAGGER, NAMED AND WITH MATCHING PAYBOOK. Following a call I visited a family in Ipswich and purchased this dagger, the paybook and a SS man's dagger. All the souvenirs/property of the late Sidney Bird. I am unable to identify exactly where or who he served with, but the paybook clearly shows he was awarded his Parachute badge in 1943. He was therefore with an Airbourne unit and hence was issued with this FS knife. It's not in great condition, blade has been sharpened, but still has most of the blue finish. Leather scabbard is fine, but the elastic retention strap has broken. Scratched into the leather in 2 places is his name 'BIRD'. Here is a little group that could be researched a bit more, and could prove interesting.
4 Commando shoulder title Early, embroidered , plum and white on blue shoulder title for No.4 Commando. This particular pattern replaced the ' Special IV Service ' title in late 1941/ early 1942 before it too was superseded by the all red pattern. This example in excellent, used condition with glue residue to the reverse much of which is removeable with care. Scarce, early title.
4.5" AA MkI Gun Manual. 1940ed. Handbook for the Ordnance Q.F. 4.5 Inch Mark II on Mounting, 4.5-Inch ,A.A.Mark I Land Service. Exhaustive 214pg handbook with 40 fold-out plates, illustrated through out with diagrams and b/w photographs, some fold out plates, including sections on fuzes and ammunition in colour. Good, used condition with some marking to board covers and minor folding marks to contents, otherwise clean. Scarce handbook on the principle, static heavy anti-aircraft used by Britain through out WW2.
41(RM) Commando shoulder titles. Three part construction Cash's tape shoulder title for 41 Royal Marine Commando. Formed in 1943, 41 Commando fought in Sicily, Normandy, Walcheren and the Waal. Unissued condition, these examples have come from the estate of a decorated officer from that unit.
43 Div.Worcester Regt Souvenir NSDAP Flag. 125cm x 120cm approx., double-sided NSDAP flag to which a printed Wyvern badge of the 43rd Wessex Division has been stitched and an ink inscription added. Written on to the centre panel ' Captured by A Phillips and Section 8 Sec ' C ' Coy 1/Worc/Regt Oct 24 1944 ' . The down side to this item is the extensive rodent damage ( See images ) but still an interesting and researchable item.
43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division Insignia. WW2 screen printed pair of the golden yellow "Wessex Wyvern " on a dark blue background. 43 Div landed as part of 21st.Army Group on the beaches in Normandy.
43rd Wessex Division at War 1944-1945. 292pg history of the \'43rd Wessex Division at War 1944-1945\' compiled by Mjr-Gen.H.Essame 1952. A good illustrated history of the Division from it\'s landing in France from D+20, the Battle of the Odon, Hill 112, Nijmegen, through to the Reichswald. Numerous folding maps and appendices. In excellent condition, slightly sunned spine.
45 (RM) Commando shoulder titles. Three part construction, 12mm Cash's tape shoulder title for 45 Royal Marine Commando. Formed in 1943, 45 Commando fought in Normandy coming ashore on D Day as part of 1st Special Service Brigade. It moved through Europe and fought throughout including during the Ardennes and at the Meuse. Excellent, clean condition.
4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) Photographs 1941-43. 45 x b/w photographs showing scenes of the 4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) during service in the Western Desert in 1941 and some scenes in Italy in 1943 in Shermans. The Regiment went on to fight a hard campaign in Normandy before amalgamating with 3CLY in August 1944. Good, clear images most being 95mm x 65mm ' Brownie ' type images with some minor creasing etc.
4th Panzer Army Surgeon\'s Wehrpass. Wehrpass to Officer Surgeon Wilhelm Kannappel who served with 4th Panzer Army. A First World War veteran, Kannappel saw service on the \'Westfront\' and then in the invasion of France. He then went on to serve in Russia, Desna, Jelnja-Bogen, Brjansk and finally Moscow. He was awarded the EKII and silver service medal (probably Wuttermberg) in WW1 and then the KVKII and the Ostmedaille in WW2. He subsequently served in Germany until the end of the war having left Russia in September 1942 , A well filled out Wehrpass accompanied by a seperate list of details of service and a stand down receipt recording receipt of Wehrpass and pay. In good/excellent condition.
4th Vol.Btn.Black Watch Certificate of Service. Coloured Certificate of service awarded to C/Sgt.Robert White of the 4th Volunteer Battalion the Black Watch. Covers service from 1898 to 1908. Some marking and creasing otherwise good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK.
4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Torin Cap. Unissued Torin cap for wear by O/R's and NCO's of the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards.Red wool body with dark blue skirts and crown and yellow/gold cording. Undated label indicating size 6 3/4 and manufacture by Hobson & Sons, London. Black twill lining with a plush headband. Excellent, clean condition.
5 Bar Q.S.A. - South African Constabulary. Q.S.A. Bars: TUGELA HEIGHTS, RELIEF of LADYSMITH, TRANSVAAL, LAING'S NEK and SOUTH AFRICA 1901 to 209 Tpr.G.Aitken S.A.C. George Aitken, a Scotsman served with the South African Constabulary from early 1901 until the end of the war. Medal in good, toned condition, SA1901 Bar loose. Comes with some research including medal rolls confirming bars. Good combination of bars.
5 Commando brass shoulder title. Good wartime 5 Commando shoulder title in brass. Cast with integral loops with the characteristic ' 5 ' typical of these titles. The brass 5 Commando shoulder title was produced during their time in the Far East and was in wear from late 1944 and was in widespread use in 1945 during their operations against the Japanese. In excellent, used condition with verdigris to reverse.
5 Commando brass shoulder title. Good wartime 5 Commando shoulder title in brass. Cast with integral loops with the characteristic ' 5 ' typical of these titles. The brass 5 Commando shoulder title was produced during their time in the Far East and was in wear from late 1944 and was in widespread use in 1945 during their operations against the Japanese.
5 Commando Paybook grouping. Grouping to 14987091 L/Cpl. Sidney William Klus, K.O.S.B. and 5 Commando. Group includes Indian issue paybook with picture removed but with pasted insert entitled ' This rank is a Commando ', embroidered 5 Commando red on blue shoulder title, retention certificate for ' 1 Green Beret ', Certificate of Transfer to Army Reserve, white metal, die struck K.S.O.B. cap badge and finally a copy photo of Klus inscribed ' S.W.Klus 5 Cmdo 1 Troop July 1945 age 20 '. All items in good condition.
5 THIRD REICH POLITICAL UNIFORM BUTTONS. All the same sizes at approx 18mm, these are for the uniform tunic. 3 are gilded and 2 are in silver. All are RZM marked on the reverse, mixture of makers but silver ones seem to be the same, and 2 of the gilded ones are the same. Good display items or invaluable if you are missing one off a jacket etc
5 X THIRD REICH POLITICAL LEADERS TUNIC BUTTONS. A small collection of tunic buttons for a political Leaders tunic. There are a matched pair, two very similar and one single. All marked with makers and RZM on the reverse. Interesting display items, or ideal if you have a tunic with missing buttons!!
50/60's Parachute Regiment Grouping. A Parachute Regiment Uniform grouping consisting of a privately tailored B.D. Blouse, beret and stable belt. B.D. Blouse is made from a fine wool with concealed buttons and a fake silk full lining. Embroidered Parachute Regiment shoulder titles to both sleeves with embroidered Pegasus Airborne forces insignia. Padded parachute qualification wing to right arm, blue lanyard to left. GSM ribbon bar to left breast. 1959 dated issue Kangol beret with stay bright badge accompanied by a Parachute Regiment stable belt with buckle by ' the Victor Buckle ' Co. All items in good, used condition with two minor moth nips to collar.
50\'s/60\'s War Office poster - Badges of the British Army. 250mm x 380mm approx. War Office poster featuring the \' Badges of the British Army \'. Dating from sometime between 1957 - 1968 as it features a number of the brigades that were formed in the Defence Review of 1957 that were subsequently disbanded in 1968. In excellent, clean condition, has been folded.
53 Welsh Division Signals grouping. Grouping to an anonymous signaller in the 53rd Welsh Division representing service in Western Europe. Includes various paperwork including a 1944 copy of ' Dots and Dashes ' 53rd (W) Division signals magazine, printed divisional sign and a plastic signals cap badge. Good, overall condition with the usual folds marks etc.
53rd ( Welsh ) Infantry Division Souvenir Bowie Knife. High quality, heavy Bowie type hunting knife by F.W.Backhaus, Ohligs-Solingen. Horn grips with 23cm, single edged blade with the Backhaus trademark and inscribed ' 53. W D. Souvenir For Kamp-Komandant ' The spelling and inscription would possibly suggest a gift from German sources - POW ? and the trademark possibly pre 1930. These are just hypotheses, research possibilities. Blade has been cleaned and would benefit from a professional polish, some lifting of plating to hilt. Sturdy, high quality, leather scabbard combining to complete a good quality knife.
59th Regiment of Foot - 2nd Nottinghamshire Coatee buttons. 2 x gilt coated buttons for the 59th Regiment of Foot - 2nd Nottinghamshire. Marked triple gilt to reverse, good condition although finish now dull. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
59th(4th W.Lancs) Medium Regt R.A. history. 1945ed. 59th ( 4th W.Lancs ) Medium Regt. Royal Artillery 1939 - 1945. History, in diary form of the Regiment, illustrated with b/w photographs and containing a comprehensive roll of officers and men with addresses and biographical details, postings KIA etc. Good, clean condition with minor wrinkling to rear cover.
5th Btn Wiltshire Regt in N/W Europe 1944-45 history. C1946 \'The Fifth Battalion The Wiltshire Regiment in North-West Europe June 1944 - May 1945\' by Capt. J.S.McMath. 128 pgs, card covers includes roll of honour, awards etc and b/w illustrations and coloured maps. Unit fought in Normandy from 18th June at Hill 112 through to Nijmegen and ended the war at Bremen. Good detailed history of a WW2 Infantry battalion.
5th Royal Irish Lancers Czapska Plate. King's Crown O/R's brass czapska plate for the 5th Royal Irish Lancers. Battle honours with Suakin 1885 above the harp, defence of Ladysmith and South Africa 1899-1902 at the bottom on additional scrolls. 2 bolts, with 2 original nuts to reverse, patinated overall.
6 Bar QSA/KSA - Coldstream Guards - TIGHE. 6 Bar QSA/KSA pair to 1443 Pte.E.Tighe of the Coldstream Guards. Verified bars to QSA include; BELFAST, DIAMOND HILLS, JOHANNESBURG,DREIFONTEIN,MODDER RIVER and BELMONT with bars South Africa 1901 AND 1902 to KSA. Complete with brass o/r cap badge and ' C.G. ' shoulder title. Replaced ribbons and in good, worn condition with some rubbing and edge knocks. Comes with small amount of research verifying the award of bars and would undoubtedly reward further research.
604 Sqn. lapel badge. 1940's period enamel and gilt, pinback lapel badge for 604 Squadron. 604 Sqn. was an auxiliary squadron noted for its pioneering role in the development of radar-controlled night-fighters flying Beaufighters and Mosquitos. Maker marked ' H.W.Miller, B'ham ' to the reverse. In excellent, bright condition with undamaged enamel.
617 Assault Squadron RE grouping. A small, but interesting grouping to a member of 201 Field Company RE and then 617 Assault Squadron RE. The grouping consists of a group of original photos , insignia and a Brussels Leave leaflet, the residue of a larger grouping that I unfortunately was not able to acquire. Our subject \' Doug \' appears in , most of the pictures including a copy photo posing by an AVRE with many of the photos bearing annotations to the reverse. Doug appears to have served with 201 (East Lancs) Field Company in 1940 and was evacuated from France. Subsequently this unit became 617 Assault Squadron going to France in August 1944 and saw action as part of 42 Assault Regt., 79 Armoured Div at Le Harve operating AVREs. Further action was seen in the Low Countries, the Breskens Pocket, Overloon and \'s-Hertogenbosch. The unit participated in the fighting in the Reichswald and was heavily involved in the crossing of the Rhine. Interesting snapshot of a participant in the operations to liberate Europe.
6th Airborne RAOC Grouping. Paperwork and medal grouping to a Pte.David Smith a member of 6th (Airborne) Divisional Ordnance Field Park, RAOC. Three medals 39-45 and France & Germany Stars and War Medal with a large number of portraits including a particularly good shot with Airborne insignia clearly visible. Other Airborne and RAOC group shots, July 1944 copy of Pegasus, Eisenhower leaflet, copy of Montgomery congratulatory order 21/07/44, and large amount of other items including some pertaining to service in Palestine. Good and extensive grouping.
6th Guards Tank Brigade Formation signs WW II printed pair of 6th Guards Tank Brigade formation signs. Showing the golden sword on a white shield backed by a diagonal band of the Household Brigade colours. Originally part of the Guards Armoured Division the "6th." became an Independent Tank Brigade with 21st.Army Group in North-West Europe. Uncut pair, as issued with owner's initials to reverse.
6x30 Dienstglas Binoculars with Rainguard. WW2 German Dienstglas 6 x 30 with ordnance tan finish and a molded rubber protective cover for the eyepieces and leather strap. Clearly marked ' Dienstglas 6 x 30 318302 ' and manufacturer marked ' ddx ', the code for Voightlander the well known maker of optical equipment. Optics clear with ranging graticules and with a high proportion of tan finish. Good used pair of the standard binocular of German forces.
6x30 Dienstglas Binoculars with Rainguard. WW2 German Dienstglas 6 x 30 with Rauhlack finish and a molded rubber protective cover for the eyepieces and leather strap. Clearly marked ' Dienstglas 6 x 30 58171 H/6400 ' and manufacturer marked ' eug ', the code for ' Optische Prazisions-Werke GmbH, Warschau ' makers of optical equipment in Poland . Optics clear with ranging graticules. The Rauhlack covering to the body is again good with only minor areas of loss. One chip to l/h eye cup and rubbing to high points of aluminium components. The neck strap is original. and with a high proportion of tan finish. Good used pair of the standard binocular of German forces.
7 x 50 Kriegsmarine Binoculars. A good pair of 7 x 50 Kriegsmarine binoculars by Leitz of the pattern commonly used on U Boats, S- Boats etc. Rubber protective armouring to objective lens and eyepieces complete with integral rubber covers. Lifting the armouring reveals the three letter coding for Leitz, ' beh ', magnification details and serial number. slight fogging and one small chip to one lens but this does not seem to effect the sharp optics. Original leather strap that has been broken and tied together, otherwise in good order with light wear to the original crackle finish.
72nd Indian Infantry Brigade formation sign. A good example of a formation sign for the 72nd Indian Infantry Brigade. Red cotton circle applied to a velvet backing with four eyes to the reverse for attachment to the uniform. Subsequently became part of 36 Div who took it\'s badge as part of a new design. Good, used condition.
79th Armoured Division Formation Signs. A pair of printed 79th Armoured Division formation signs. Commanded by General Percy Hobart this armoured division operated Hobart's ' Funnies ' as part of a specially equipped assault formation operating specialised armoured vehicles. Good overall condition, unused with light marking.
7th Armoured Div. Foresters Combination. Original combination insignia worn by members of the Sherwood Foresters or Foresters whilst with 7th Armoured Div. Clear indications of having been removed from a tunic, some light moth.
7th Armoured Division Official Photographs. 1944/45 64 x Official photographs 160mm x 120mm showing units of 7th Armoured ( 1 & 5 RTR, Devons etc ) in action during the winter of 1944/45. Scenes are of armour and Infantry in the fighting for Echt, Schilburg, Montfort and Aandenberg in preparation for the crossing of the Rhine. Good, crisp views of armour, Crocodiles, Comets and Shermans in action. Previously the property of a L/Cpl.Silk 7th Armoured. Generally excellent condition with some creasing light marking etc.
7th Panzer Division Soldbuch Grouping. Soldbuch to Fw.Johannes Mescher of 2 Komp.Panzer Regt.7 with orders for the award of the EKI and o/r's breast eagle that was found in the rear of the Soldbuch. Mescher was a much decorated veteran with EKII, EKI, Black and Silver Wound badges, Panzer Assault, Sports badge, Westwall medal and 4 Year service medal. In 1942 he suffered a gunshot wound and then over a year later whilst fighting at Kursk was wounded by a shell splinter which necessitated the amputation of his leg. Orders were sent to the hospital ( included ) informing him of the award of the EKI. This second issue Soldbuch is profusely filled in with a photograph wearing awards to the opening page. Police stamp and date, 21/04/45, to the same page indicates that he had returned, presumably , to his home in Leipzig. Good example.
8 Armoured Car Company Wolseley Helmet. A particularly good example of a 1929 dated Wolseley Pattern helmet sporting a pagri flash for the 8th Armoured Car Company Royal Tank Regiment. The size 6 7/8 helmet manufactured by J.Compton Sons & Webb with a clear label is in particularly clean condition with some wear to headband and very slightly dusty, pagri flash with three areas of moth damage . 8 ACC were based in India from the late 1920's and continued to serve into the 1930's. Lovely helmet.
82nd West African Division Insignia. Embroidered cloth formation signs for the 82nd West African Division. Dispatched to India 1944. Served in SEAC as part of the Fourteenth Army. Joined the 81st West African Division in the assault on Myohaung and the advance through Burma. Attractive examples backed with cotton to allow large pins to be mounted for easy removal . Excellent, used condition.
85 Anti-Tank Regt Casualty Medal Group. Medal grouping to 1516921 Gnr.Albert Edward Wignall 85 Anti-Tank Regt. RA. Gnr. Wignall was captured with the rest of the unit in Malaya in February 1942. He died as a POW in July of that year age 23 and is buried in Kranji War Cemetry. Group of three, 39-45 Star, Pacific Star and War Medal come in their original envelopes with original lengths of ribbon contained in the bottom half of the original issue box with the original named condolence/issue slip.
8th Armoured Brigade History. 1946 1st Ed. ' The 8th Armoured Brigade 1939 - 1945 ' . Printed in Germany, this card covered history gives an overview of the Brigade and it's individual Divisions concentrating on the unit's exploits in Europe. Fold-out colour maps with appendices. Has been folded and some marking and scratching to covers with clean contents.
8th Army RE Grouping - Normandy Diary. Ephemera grouping to 1809708 Pte.Arthur J.Roberts RE. Clearly a veteran of the Desert campaign ( Africa Star 8th Army clasp endorsement to paybook ) with numerous copies the 8th Army newspaper ' Crusader ' and various photographs, CMF passes etc.Wallet containing more photographs, military and personal with a printed Canadian artillery divisional sign ( briefly attached to CRE GHQ )a collection of banknotes, Italian, French and German and paybook. However, the nicest item is a pocket diary that is filled in from his landing at ' St.Come de Fresne ' on July 12th 1944 through Normandy and France, Belgium and Holland. Daily entries often very detailed mentioning burning German corpses, air raids, RAF and US bombing, RAF ALGs, Russian Generals, seeing Monty, ' Jerry making a fight of it, lobbing shells over ' etc. Also covers the more mundane, letters written and received, sleep, rations and the acquisition of cider and Calvados and a dislike of the latter. Very interesting and worthy of further research with a large number of place names mentioned throughout. It would appear three entries having been deliberately removed for reasons unknown. All items in good, used condition with some wear, minor tears etc.
8th Army/21st Army Medal and Souvenir box. Card \' Players \' cigarette box containing a grouping of medals, souvenirs, insignia and photographs to a Signals veteran, to a Mr B.G.Gough. Grouping consists of boxed medals with slip: 39-45, Africa, Italy, F&G Stars, Defence and War medals with 8th Army bar. 8th Army, 21st Army, XXX Corps and Signals insignia, various photographs, XXX Corps medallion, quantity of paper money and coinage from French, Italian and N.African sources and a quantity of Italian badge and medallion souvenirs.
9ct Gold .303 Bullet Sweetheart Brooch. 9ct Gold and silver sweetheart brooch in the form of a .303 bullet . 45mm long with silver bullet and 9ct gold case with the ' 9ct ' hallmark taking the place of a headstamp. Contained in a contemporary case, in good, clean condition.
9ct Gold and enamel RFC Sweetheart Badge Attractive gold and enamel, pin back sweetheart badge for the RFC. 40mm wing tip to wing tip with 9ct hallmark and manufacturer's marks to the reverse. Excellent, clean example with no damage to the enamel.
9ct gold and tortoiseshell Dorset Regt sweetheart badge. Tortoiseshell and gold pin back sweetheart badge for the Dorsetshire Regt. Clearly hallmarked and maker marked to the reverse.
9ct Gold and Tortoiseshell Manchester Regt sweetheart. 9ct Gold and Tortoiseshell, pinback sweetheart badge for the Manchester Regiment. London Hallmarked to the reverse, possibly 1915. In good, overall condition.
9ct Gold RAF WW1 Sweetheart badge. WW11 9ct gold RAF sweetheart brooch, 46mm wing tip to wing tip. Pinback brooch fitting, reverse clearly marked 9ct. Excellent, clean condition, patinated overall.
9ct Gold RFC Sweetheart badge. Delicate RFC sweetheart badge in 9ct gold mounted on a 9ct bar. Good condition.
9ct Gold RFC Sweetheart Brooch. WW1 9ct gold Royal Flying Corps sweetheart brooch. Pinback bar brooch with both wing and bar fitting marked 9ct. Excellent, clean condition.
9ct Gold Sweetheart Brooch - 3rd Carabiniers. Superb 9ct gold and enamel sweetheart brooch for the 3rd Carabiniers. Multi-piece construction with pin fastening secured by a roller catch. Birmingham Hall marked with manufacturer's marking ' J.W.B.' indicating manufacture by one of the premium London makers J.W.Benson. Excellent, quality item that would benefit from a clean.
9mm Browning, F.N. Pistol Manual. 1958 ' Pistol Browning,F.N.9mm No.2, Mark I* ' Manual. Supersedes 1946 W.O.1615 (SEE item:9537 ) 37pgs with exploded diagrams, photographs and sketches outlining the use of Britain's standard semi-auto pistol. Excellent, used condition.
9mm Browning, F.N. Pistol Manual. 1946 ' Pistol Browning,F.N.9mm No.2, Mark I ' Manual. Uncommon early manual issued with the auto pistol adopted by British forces. Stylised graphic design with exploded views, sketches and strip type diagrams. Tired condition with marking, creasing, replaced staples etc., but uncommon.
9mm Browning, F.N. Pistol Manual. Infantry Training Vol.1 - Infantry Platoon Weapons Pamphlet No.5 ' 9-mm Browning Self Loading Pistol ( All Arms ' 1958. 35pg with tipped in amendments with exploded diagrams, photographs and sketches outlining the use of Britain's standard semi-auto pistol. Good, used condition.
9mm STICKPIN DEPICTING 2 IMPERIAL GERMAN IRON CROSSES. This 9mm stickpin depicts 2 imperial Iron Cross medals, so the recipient would have won the EK1 and EK2. In excellent condition with twisted pin.
9mm STICKPIN DEPICTING THIRD REICH MEDAL. This is another nice9mm stickpin for the Third Reich period. The medals on this pin are for a 'non combatant' with a WW1 Cross of Honour medal without swords and the silver Third Reich silver faithful service medal. Good condition, twisted pin.
9mm STICKPIN WITH 2 THIRD REICH IRON CROSSES. This is a super little 9mm stickpin with 2 Third Reich period Iron Crosses side by side. Tiny detail, but you can see the swastika and read the 1939 underneath! Nice twisted pin.
9mm STICKPIN WITH 3 AWARDS, ONE THIRD REICH. A nice stickpin 9mm size with 3 awards. Imperial Iron Cross, Imperial Cross of Honour and a Third Reich gold 25 year Faithful Service medal. Nice construction, twisted pin.
9mm TRIPLE STICKPIN IMPERIAL EK2, WOUND BADGE ETC. This is another nice triple medal stick pin from the Third Reich period but showing Imperial medals. Has EK2, Cross of Honour and black Imperial wound badge. Very nice detail and condition.
9th Kabul Bty R.A. Wolseley helmet. Superb example of a British Wolseley helmet with a pagri flash to the 9th (Kabul 1842) Light How. Bty. Originally a mountain battery the honour title was granted in commemoration of the ancestor battery's part in the 1st Afghan War. With a 'Vero's patent' detachable headband the interior has the original owners name '4030740 Sgt.R.Davies' written in several places. The helmet dates from the late 1920's-30's when the Battery served in India, the original owner went on to serve in the RAF. In excellent, slightly dusty and unmothed and undamaged condition, this is as good as an example as you would hope to find to a small unit.
9th Lancers Lance Cap Plume and Holder. O/R\'s Lance cap plume and holder for a member of the 9th Lancers. Brass gimp boss with a 9th Lancers button to centre surmounted by a brass plume holder with a black over white horsehair plume unique to the 9th Lancers. Good, used condition.
A 1949 Patt. Parachute Regiment Uniform. Excellent example of a '49 Patt B.D. Blouse dated 1949 with the insignia of a Private in the Parachute Regiment. Embroidered Parachute Regiment shoulder titles to both shoulders with printed Airborne forces insignia below. A good embroidered, wartime pattern jump qualification wing to the right arm with a good conduct stripe to the left arm. The size 10 blouse, Height 5' 9" to 5' 10", by Prices Tailors Ltd., has been tailored and altered to provide pleats and a crisper look and fit. In excellent condition with the exception of one small moth hole to rear, interior shows some sign of wear but is complete with label, inspection marks and an inked name.
A CASED AWARD OF WAR MERIT CROSS 1st CLASS WITH SWORDS. A very nice complete award, contained inside the original issue case. KVK 1 with swords. The award is of heavier construction and retains all of the silver finish throughout.It would have been awarded for military combat duties etc Reverse has the ‘coke bottle’ style pin with hook. The pin is stamped with the number ‘1’ for Deschler & Sohn of Munich. Case is in good condition. Interior black flock cushion with faux cream silk lining. Hinges and release button are fine. The silver image of the cross printed on the lid has worn off, although you can see the outline in the right light! Nice complete award.
A CASED SILVER WAR MERIT CROSS 1st CLASS WITHOUT SWORDS. A very nice example of this award.KVK 1. As it is without swords was not given for combat duties etc. The cross itself is in near mint condition. No damage and full silver plating throughout. Has ‘coke bottle’ style pin to the reverse with small retaining hook. There is no maker mark as far as I can see. The black case is also in near perfect condition. Black flock lining bed with faux silk inner lid. Hinges and release button all fine. Top of box has silver printed outline of the cross inside.
A COLLECTION OF OVER 200 ORIGINAL FULL COLOUR THIRD REICH CIGARETTE CARDS. From a recent house clearance there are over 200 colour cards from the BULGARIA ZIGARETTENFABRIK company in Dresden. Produced in the 1930’s, these are the KAMPF IM’s DRITTE REICH series. Fantastic quality and basically full colour photos in miniature. Fascinating subject matter, from Hitler to individual parades, and detailed uniform and personality shots. A fantastic snap shot of this part of history. These could easily be re-photographed and enlarged to fascinating detail.
A COMPLETED FELDPOSTKARTE FEATURING A STUKA IN 1943. A most interesting original FELDPOSTKARTE sent in 1943 and fully completed in pencil on the reverese. The front features a good silhouette of a Stuka dove bomber in grey and an Iron Cross in colour. I can’t quite make out the address to where it was sent, but it has the postal franking date of 8.11.43 as well as the unit field censor stamp on the opposite side. If translated, it could be interesting (or not!)
A Four Years RAD Service Medal A four years RAD service medal with original cornflower blue, watered silk ribbon. Slight shadowing to obverse otherwise good example.
A GREAT WW1 GERMAN SOUVENIR 'TRINKET BOX' 1916. Made of a thick glass base, with a metal hinged lid. This little box or case is approximately 8"x6" and 4" high. The beautifully crafted lid is in steel with a 'wavy' effect to the surface background. There is a flower embossed into each corner. The centre design is a beautifully embossed Imperial German Iron Cross 1st Class 1914. Below the cross are the dates 1914-1915-1916. This is not trench are, but has been commercially made. Along the rear hinge is stamped 'stahl' (steel) and then beside it in a circular stamp 'KRIEGS METALL' (war metal). So if this was made from steel salvage from the war, or steel from the time, I am not sure. However, a great period piece and a nice display item. Perhaps you could story your Iron Cross collection inside? (there is one pictured inside just to show a size comparison, is not included!)
A MEMBERSHIP STICK PIN FOR THE D.A.F A very nice, high quality stick pin depicting the cog wheel symbol for the DAF. Deutche Arbeit Front. Incredible detail if viewed close up, with pebbled portions of the swastika induce the cog wheel. Knurled pin to the reverse.
A MINIATURE MOTHERS CROSS IN SILVER - PINBACK A nice little award, designed to be worn every day on a dress, lapel etc. This is slightly larger than the other crosses listed. Just a few mm in every direction. Obviously a different manufacturer. One tiny chip to the bottom of the white enamel cross. Nice ribbon with pin sewn to the reverse.
A MINT UNISSUED RUSSIAN/EASTERN FRONT MEDAL IN PACKET OF ISSUE. Once plentiful these medals in good condition have become much harder to find. This is a near perfect, mint example in the original paper packet off issue, along with the full piece of ribbon. Maker is printed to the rear of the packet and is Deuchler &Sohn Munich.
A MOST INTERESTING RAD COMMEMORATIVE DESK SET. Cast in steel and measures approximately 12" x 9". It depicts a mound of earth with a RAD boot to one side, on the other is a removable RAD shovel in nickel positioned in a slot in the base. The steel is cat to look like somewhere where the RAD have been digging, and the boot is also cast in steel and removable. Around the lower edge are the detail of the RAD unit. ' Reichsadbeitsdeinst Abt. 4/235 Weissersee' I think this is a municipality in Berlin. I imagine there were sold as a remembrance of the service in the RAD, and remember virtually everyone did service in this organisation, before joining the armed forces. Steel is coloured to look like bronze, and is quite heavy. There is a makers name of Eingelr underneath.
A NSRL Proficiency Stick Pin. A NSRL (Nationalsozialistischer Reichsbund für Leibesübungen )National Social League of the Reich for Physical Exercise) proficiency stick pin; in gilded zinc; 50 mm long knurled pin; marked ' NSRL ' and ' Ges. Gesch.' to the reverse with the raised manufacturer's mark of Hermann Aurich. 18 mm x 15 mm; in good condition with the majority of the original gilding intact.
A PAIR OF AREA ‘PATCHES’ FROM THIRD REICH NSDAP BANNER/FLAG. On most of the NSDAP or Party flags and banners carried during rallies in the Third Reich period. The banners were identified in the top left corner with an area identifier. These banners came from all over Germany and were carried by the SA or NSKK etc. Here are a pair of mint ‘patches’ from one of those banners. As far as I can see they have perhaps never been seen to a flag, and apart from a small moth ‘nip’ on the reverse of one, remain in mint condition. Tan brown felt material, bordered in blue tape. The area ‘Bad Aussee 27’ is chain stitched into the fabric. Bad Aussee is
A PAIR OF DLV COLLAR PATCH INSIGNIA. Not quite sure why these would have been removed from the collar patches, but they have, so here are a matched pair of the winged propeller insignia, that went on the blue collar patches for the DLV. The 'Deutche Luft Verband' were formed to get around the Versailles Treaty and officially existed as a civil organisation training volunteer glider pilots! It was absorbed into the Luftwaffe as soon as it was formed, and the insignia was all changed then. Cast aluminium, one pin missing on one side, otherwise all pins intact.
A PERFECT MINIATURE 8 YEAR SS MEDAL WITH RIBBON AND PIN. An absolutely super, 100% original SS 8 year long service medal in MINIATURE. These were worn on civilian clothes etc. Usually as part of a ribbon grouping, but this one has the proper miniature blue ribbon and an original little pin to attach it to the jacket/clothes. Shown next to a EK1 for size comparison. A lovely and rare little medal. If you have the full sized one, you definitely need this to go with it!
A PERSONAL PHOTO ALBUM FOR RAD SOLDIER 1938-39. A really super little photograph album for a member of the Third Reich RAD whist serving with them from 1938 to 1939. Housed in a period purchased album (still with shop label on inside cover). There are 47 original black and white photos recording this mans time serving in the RAD. Most are annotated and dated with the white chalk pencil used at the time. Great picture of the man himself on the inside cover. He has also attached an original RAD cap badge to the front cover which has been there since 1938! A great little book and a snap shot of someone’s history right before war broke out in 1939.
A PROPERLY USED LUFTWAFFE SIDE/OVERSEAS CAP. Purchased from my trip to America, this is an absolute original Luftwaffe blue wool side cap (overseas cap as Americans call them). The Luftwaffe blue wool has faded with age and use but I think just adds to the total originality. The clothes eagle and roundel are sewn to the front. Been there since new!! The interior cotton lining shows proper wear and is a little grubby. There is an ink marked large A inside. No idea of the significance. There are no other makings or sizes. A real ‘been there, done it’ cap!
A SELECTION OF THIRD REICH NAVAL UNIFORM BUTTONS Here is an interesting selection of WW2 German naval buttons. 15 in total, all in different sizes. All brass construction. 5 larger 21mm of various makers, Assmann/OLC etc. 2 smaller 17mm screw back types, and 6 of the tiny 19mm buttons, actually marked ‘Kriegsmarine’ on the reverse! Very useful spares.
A SET OF 4 DJ (Deutche Jugen) RANK PATCHES. Worn on the right arm and sewn to the tunic or shirt. These round rank insignia cover the HJ rank from Jungenschftsfuhrer (one star) Jungzugfuhrer (2 stars) Hordenfuhrer (1 chevron) Oberjungenschaftsfuhrer (1 chevron & 1 star). Grey on navy blue background.
A SET OF METAL SHIELD INSIGNIA FOR AFRIKA KORPS TROPICAL HELMET. Quite often missing or broken from the sides of the helmet. Here is a pair of pressed metal insignia for the Tropical helmet. National colours ones side, National Wehrmacht eagle on the other. Both badges complete with their pins. A helmet is not complete without these.
A Short History of the 7th Armoured Division. \'A Short History of the Seventh Armoured Division - October 1938 - May 1943 \' by Lt.col.R.M.P.Carver RTR. Written in June 1943, the history mostly concentrates on the Division\'s campaign in North Africa up to Tunis. With some maps, the history gives a useful contemporary overview of the Division\'s successes. Slightly grubby card covers with crumpled edges, contents clean.
A Source of Pride: Badges of the Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 1st 1999 ' A Source of Pride: Badges of the Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 ' by J.H.Harper. 152pgs, card covers examining the use and approval of cap, collar and brass shoulder titles of the CEF. Useful guide that sheds light on identifying official badges from unofficial ones, and war-time issues from post-war manufacture. Good, used condition with some fading to spine.
A SUPER, ORIGINAL THIRD REICH PIONEERS SIDE CAP/OVERSEAS CAP. In green wool with canvas type lining , this is a great, early side cap. Obviously shows evidence of honest wear and there is a little moth beside the bevo green eagle to the front. However, this cap just oozes ‘real’ and ‘been there’. The cap has date and makers markings inside, Osang etc 1940, as well as the size 56. The front has a bevo National colour roundel machine stitched onto the crown. Over it is the black chevron designating this as Pioneer. Above this is the bevo small eagle and swastika.As previously mentioned, there is a little mothing right beside the eagle and a few more tracks to the left hand side. Despite this, the cap has great form and is a great early example before they removed the coloured Waffenarbe designations.
A THIRD REICH EKII WITH RIBBON. A nice uncleaned example with original length of ribbon. Criss has original black paint and over 85% of the silver frosting/plating to the edges. The ring is marked ‘3’ which is for the Wilhelm Deumer company of Ludenscheld.
A VERY NICE EXAMPLE OF THE SMALLER BREAD BAG FOR DJ OR HJ BOYS. Differing in quite a few ways, the main one being its 2/3rds the size of a standard Wehrmacht bread bag. It’s in tan cotton fabric with darker edges. The retaining buttons are the small sized ‘football’ surface pattern, used on most DJ and HJ uniforms. Etc. In perfect condition throughout.
A.T.S. - Northern Command. 1941ed. 136pg ' Auxiliary Territorial Service - Northern Command ' a largely pictorial review of the ATS in Northern Command. Each page has a b/w photograph showing ATS life with a brief caption or passage of explanatory text. In the page facing the image there is an advert usually pertinent to life in the ATS and presumably how the production was funded. Good used condition with light marking and creasing to covers
A.T.S. Grouping. Paperwork and insignia grouping to W/265046 Pte. G.A.Swan, a driver with the A.T.S. Consists of Paybook ( with photo ), Release book, War Office driver ID card, driving licence, A.T.S. Lanyard, cap badge , collar and silver A.T.S. service badge. Pte. Swan, previously an aircraft fitter was from Scotland and spent her service there. All items in good, used condition.
A.T.S. O/R\'s Cap. A good example of a cap worn by O/R\'s in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. Serge body with faux silk lining, leather chinstrap surmounted by a brass o/r\'s ATS cap badge. Pencilled owner\'s details to lining along with inspection marks indicating 1942 construction date. Light wear marks to lining and in excellent, moth free condition.
A.T.S. Recruiting Brochure. 1941 Auxiliary Territorial Service Recruiting brochure published by Southern Command. 120pgs, card covered, with large numbers of b/w illustrations outlining the possible trades available in the ATS from driving to gun battery crew. Outlines all aspects of life in the ATS with scales of pay, rank etc., all accompanied by a large number of contemporary and relevant advertising. Good, overall condition with some light marking to covers.
A.T.S. Teardrop Beret Badge Backing and Badge. Original three colour teardrop badge backing for use on the A.T.S. beret with brass o/r A.T.S. badge. Some glue residue to reverse with some edge knicks.
A.T.S.Lanyard A.T.S.Lanyard in regulation colours. In slightly faded but good condition.
A.TS. O.C.T.U. Shoulder title. Scarce embroidered shoulder title for the A.T.S. Officers School O.C.T.U. - Auxiliary Territorial Service: Officer Cadet Training Unit. Worn by staff members of the various A.T.S. O.C.T.U.s this is a rarely encountered title and is in good used condition with evidence of removal from a uniform and some minor blu-tack residue to the reverse.
A4 SIZE RECRUITING POSTER FOR THE NS FREUENSCHAFT ETC. To give it its full title this poster was to recruit volunteers into the ‘NS Frauenschaft und des Deutchen Frauenwerkes’. The National Socialist Women's League was the women's wing of the Nazi Party. It was founded in October 1931 as a fusion of several nationalist and Nazi women's associations, such as the German Women's Order which had been founded in 1926. From then on, women were subordinate to the NSDAP Reich leadership. The poster is in mint condition and contains information on how to join the YOUTH part of this organisation, with the ages they were looking for, 18-30 years! Very interesting document and piece of history.
ABC of the RAF. 1943 ' ABC of the RAF - Handbook for all Branches of the Air Force ' edited by Sir John Hammerton. 164pgs covering subjects as diverse as decorations, armament, parachutes, flying, WAAFs, aircraft types and RAF leaders. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, diagrams and colour plates. Good used condition with some minor ink marking to opening pages.
AC Delay and Extender. British Mk1 A.C. Delay for use with the Limpet mine with waterproof extender. This post war modification was used by the SBS to allow the use of different initiators via the AC Delay to fire the Limpet mine. The Mk1 AC Delay was replaced by the larger and more reliable Mk1A so whether this extension was made in order to use up stocks of the obsolescent Mk1 or for another more specific purpose is unknown. These extended Mk1 AC Delays are thought to have originated from the armament research unit at Fort Halstead. INERT
Active Service Pocket Book. C1914/15 ' Active Service Pocket Book ' by Bertrand Stewart. With a heavy emphasis on mounted troops, contents include scouting, map reading, field engineering, field sketching, signalling and demolitions, with the ex Imperial Yeomanry officer appearing to draw many lessons from South Africa.Illustrated with b/w photographs, sketches maps etc. In good, used condition with pencilled notes, rep slightly loose.
Additional photos Allgemeine SS Visor Cap
Admiralty Pattern Spit Chronograph. Royal Naval issue Admiralty Pattern Spit Chronograph.15 Jewell Swiss movement, unsigned but probably by Lemania, contained in a nickel case with broad arrow and issue number to reverse. These stop watches provided dual timing facilities by the use of the start/stop button to one side of the case and also the winder. Good, working order.
Adolf Galland - signed photograph. Modern copy photo of Adolf Galland showing him wearing his Oak Leaves and Swords to the Knight's Cross signed across the bottom in felt pen. Good original signature of the Luftwaffes' youngest Generalleutnant.
Afghanistan Medal K.S.L.I. 1881 Afghanistan Medal to 12/208 Pte.P.Wright 85th Foot, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, no clasp. Pte.Wright served in Afghanistan between 1878 -1880 and was invalided back to England in March 1881. Accompanied by a small quantity of research. In clean condition, some minor edge knocks.
Air Drop Propaganda Leaflet - SS Charter. Produced by the PWE in 1942 numbered G.43 and titled "Ein solcher Verband wird im Stolz… " featuring a pair of loathsome looking SS officers. Playing on Hitler's charter for the SS and dropped by balloon and aircraft between August and October 1942. In good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Air Formation Signals formation signs. Pair of printed formation signs worn by Air Formation Signals units. These Army units were deployed in support of the RAF and were usually jointly manned by Army and RAF signallers. Good, probably unissued condition.
Air Ministry RAF First Aid Kit-Unopened. An Air Ministry marked MKII First Aid Kit For Air Crew, complete with all contents for burns treatment and contained within the original unopened waterproof rubberised cotton pack. The pack is in good undamaged condition with slight marking. AVAILABLE within UK ONLY
Air Ministry Constabulary Plastic Badge. Scarce Air Ministry Constabulary plastic badge by A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall. Bent to shape with silver painted finish over the original white construction. Worn to highlights with both blades, one of the more uncommon plastic economy badges introduced during the War.
Air Ministry Maintenance Manual for 3 Ton Austin 6 x 4. 1945 Air Publication No.2451 \' Maintenance Manual & Instruction Book for Austin Lorry, 3-Ton 6x4 \'. This manual covers several models including K.6 G.S.types, K.6 Crane, K.6.A. Breakdown also Signals, Bomb Platforms and Bus types as well as previous K.3. Types. Covers all aspects of vehicle systems with fold out charts. Excellent, clean condition with some small bumps to covers.
Air Publication - Airborne Forces. 1st ed.1951 Restricted ' Airborne Forces ' published by the Air Ministry Air Historical Branch as part of it's history of the R.A.F. in the Second World War series. 295pgs inc. b/w photographs, maps and diagrams, this comprehensive study starts with the formation of the Airborne Forces, training and the operations Husky, D-Day, Arnhem and Varsity. Includes extensive study of all aspects of the airborne involvement in these major operations well as other planned and smaller scale operations. Good, used condition, ex-lib.and scarce.
Air Transport Auxiliary Pilot\'s Wings. Padded, bullion pilot's wings for use by pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform with signs of wear and slightly dusty appearance. Good, honest example.
Aircrew Emergency Knife MkIII. An example of a 1998 dated Aircrew Emergency Knife MkIII 22C/1278106. Designed to be attached to the right leg of the flying suit and to be used to cut harness or shroud lines without injury to the wearer. These knives are also known to be carried by SAS troops. Excellent, clean condition.
ALL ALUMINIUM HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE SUPER CONDITION. A buckle that relly looks good, is in wonderful condition and is RZM marked. One piece cast in aluminium. it is highly polished (from factory) and has deeply stamped int the reverse RZM M4/93. Made by Lenkwerk Bruder Scheider, Wein.
All-In Fighting - Capt.W.E.Fairbairn. 1942 edition of Fairbairn's seminal work 'All in Fighting' complete with the uncommonly found d/w .the book contains instructions on the use of the FS knife, Smatchet and various hand to hand combat moves from the ' back break ' to the Japanese Strangle '. This edition in excellent, clean condition, some minor marking and minor tears to d/w.
All-In Fighting - Capt.W.E.Fairbairn. 1st 1942 edition of Fairbairn's seminal work 'All in Fighting' complete with the uncommonly found d/w .the book contains instructions on the use of the FS knife, Smatchet and various hand to hand combat moves from the ' back break ' to the Japanese Strangle '. This edition in excellent, used condition, some marking, foxing and minor tears to d/w.
All-In Fighting - Capt.W.E.Fairbairn. 1st 1942 edition of Fairbairn's seminal work 'All in Fighting' complete with the uncommonly found d/w .the book contains instructions on the use of the FS knife, Smatchet and various hand to hand combat moves from the ' back break ' to the Japanese Strangle '. This edition in excellent, used condition, with some marking and rubbing.
Allgemeine HJ Shoulder Straps. Pair of, probably unissued, post 1938 shoulder straps for use by the Hitler Youth. Classic weave pattern with red piping and embroidered Bann number 564 for Bann Villach form Karten. Both straps have the Lasche or tongue to enable attachment to a uniform, one strap retains the RZM label. Excellent condition.
Allied Control Commission ( Bulgaria ) grouping. Paperwork and photograph grouping to a Sgt.Thomas.R.R.Hiscox who was attached to the Allied Control Commission ( Bulgaria ) based in Sofia. The ACC Bulgaria was formed in October 1944 to ' regulate and supervise the execution of the armistice terms under the chairmanship of the representative of the Allied (Soviet) High Command.' Hiscox joined at it's inception and this small grouping includes references, photographs, calling cards and his highly unusual tri-lingual pass No.31. Unusual and uncommon grouping.
ALLOY POLITICAL EAGLE. RZM MARKED. A super aluminium political eagle for the SA kepi I think. beautiful condition, with all three pins to the reverse, and very well RZM marked. Nice little eagle to display on its own or go back on a cap.
ALLOY THIRD REICH POLICE BUCKLE WITH TONGUE. An all alloy cast Third Reich Police buckle by OLC. Pebbled front with cereal swastika and ‘Gott mit Uns’ around it in a wreath. Reverse has integral cast ‘loop’. OLC makers mark in a small diamond. Complete with the sewn on leather adjusting tongue which is also maker marked and dated 1940. Good example.
AN EARLY BAR TO THE IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS (SPANGE) This is a nice , early version of the bar to the Iron Cross 2nd class. Awarded in the Third Reich period to those already awarded an Iron Cross in WW1, but awarded it again in WW2. An early version with shorter wings and 4 pins to the reverse. Is mounted on an original piece of the slightly thinner 'dress' iron cross ribbon. In very good condition, still has 85% of the original silver frosting over the silver plate. Some patina to the reverse. Nice award.
AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY BAYONETS BY MARTIN J.BRADLEY. An EXCELLENT large paperback reference book that covers this fascinating subject country by country A-Z. 256 pages of colour and b&w photographs with descriptive text. Published in 2004 and long out of print. Original cost £18.99. Postage at cost negotiated by buyer.
AN ORIGINAL COPY OF ‘MEIN KAMPF’ DATED 1941. The infamous book written by Adolf Hitler whist in prison in the 1930’s. In excellent condition with blue leather spine. Lettering on the spine has faded but the impressions still strong. Never presented or filled in as gift from a local official. No wear or damage.
AN ORIGINAL LUFTWAFFE CUFF TITLE ‘ TANNENBERG’ A really hard one to find. 100% original blue wool cuff title complete with a few moth holes! Worn on the right sleeve the ‘TANNENBERG’ title came from a historical German ‘Battle of Tannenberg’ which was between the Germans and Russians in August 1914. The title was adopted by members of Aufklärungsgruppe 10, or reconnaissance group 10. Members of this unit wore it in commemoration of the famous WWI battle. A full length title with evidence of being on a uniform. White script on dark blue wool backing. Evidence of several moth nicks here and there.
AN ORIGINAL REICHSBAHN NCO COLLAR PATCH WITH PHOTO OF IT BEING WORN! This is a very nice pair of items, ready for display. An original black and white postcard photo of a Reichsbahn NCO in complete uniform. Great detail as it shows his cap and the top part of the uniform. He is wearing the later collar patches with the winged swastika insignia. To compliment it, there is an original collar patch, identical to the one in the photo.
Anschluss Commemorative Day Badge. 42mm die-struck, pinback tinny day badge celebrating the Anschluss where Austria voted in April 1938 to join the greater Reich. Featuring the slogan ' Groszdeutschland is ours surrounding a map of the larger Reich. Silvered finish with worn highlights.
Anschluss Medal-ENTRY INTO AUSTRIA MEDAL. Nice example with pin back ribbon as worn.Instituted on May 1, 1938, the medal commemorated the return of Austria to the German Reich.
AR10 bayonet by Interarmco with Multi-Tool. A scarce example of the AR10 bayonet by Interarmco with multi-tool contained in the handle. Based on the WW2 German SG42 bayonet, the design was resurrected and manufactured by Eickhorn for use on the new AR10 automatic rifle designed by Stoner. It is believed that only 4000 were manufactured and were retailed by the US Interarmco company and mostly supplied to contracts in Burma and Sudan. This example in good used condition with blued blade with ' Interarmco ' markings and serial number . Plastic grips containing a separate multi-tool complete with ubiquitous corkscrew. Contained in original plastic scabbard with pressed steel belt loop. UK 18+ SALES ONLY
Argentine Model 1909 Artillery Short Sword. An example of an Argentinian manufactured Model 1909 Artillery Short Sword. Ricasso is marked with the Argentinian Army crest and the letters ' EA ' for Ejército Argentino with the reverse indicating Argentinian manufacture rather than the usual Solingen maker's marks. Serial number to the distinctive S-shaped steel guard and contained in steel scabbard supported by the characteristic Argentinian, green leather frog. Signs of heavy use typical of souvenirs of the Falklands conflict, this example found it's way to the UK courtesy of a civilian P&O steward on the Canberra.
Argentinian FN FAL bayonet and Frog. Typical of Falklands souvenirs this is an example of an Argentinian FN Type C FAL bayonet in a green leather Argentinian frog. Again typical of Argentinian kit recovered from the Falklands the bayonet appears to have had little use with the plastic frog having had the stud removed. The frog is heavily used with a crude stitched repair to one side. UK 18+ Sales Only
Argentinian Tempex Belt Order - Falklands Souvenir. A set of Argentinian, nylon Tempex webbing consisting of belt, 2 x magazine pouches and entrenching tool cover complete with one FN magazine. Typical of souvenirs bought back from the Falkands, grubby from use and lightly rusted metal fittings with buckle clearly marked ' Tempex '.
Argyle Highland Rifles Volunteer Waistbelt. C1900 Slade Wallace pattern walking out waist belt with a white metal O/R's buckle for the Argyle Highland Rifles. Both pieces of the buckle individually numbered ' 77 ' with the interior of the belt named ' ?? Luke 1900 ' in ink. Good, used condition.
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Glengarry. An excellent example of an O/R's Glengarry of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Size 6 7/8, clearly manufacturer marked ' J.L.Currie & Co. ' and dated 1933, also painted o/r's number and the initials A & S.H. and official inspection mark. Excellent, clean condition with both full length tails.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Cuff Rank Tunic. A good early example of an officer's service dress tunic for Highland regiments. Made from a khaki barathea material by Hawkes & Co. of Piccadilly and named to a ' Major J.Scott '. The tunic follows the pattern set out by the modified regulations of 1904 with shoulder cords and false cuffs created in outline with khaki braid. In this instance the rank of Lieutenant Colonel is shown. Five brass Argyll buttons fitted to the breast above the cut-away design common to Highland regiments with collar badges over a separate letter ' M ' fitted to a collar with integral studs. Fully lined in barathea with cotton lined sleeves. In good used condition with a smattering of moth damage amounting to 20+ holes with the worst being 8mm, when displayed as per photograph these do not stand out. A good, early cuff rank bearing a ribbon for Boer War service that has research potential . Sam Browne and glengarry for display only, not included in sale.
Armband For Blinded German Service Personnel. An example of the Armband worn by Blinded German Service personnel, this being the earlier embroidered type with the three black circles and Maltese Cross printed on a yellow cotton armband. Excellent, clean condition.
ARMBAND FOR STRETCHER BEARER/HELPER. This mint, unissued armband was worn by red cross and medical personnel as Identification. In off white cotton, this has never been sewn together. The gothic lettering is part of the weave of the cotton and known as BEVO style. omplicated and expensive to do, so not reproduced. A super quality armband and would go well with Red Cross daggers or medical collection.
ARMBAND FOR THIRD REICH VETERANS ASSOCIATION. The Kyffhäuserbund (Kyffhäuser League) is an umbrella organization for War Veterans' and Reservists' Associations in Germany. It owes its name to the Kyffhäuser Monument (German: Kyffhäuserdenkmal), a memorial built on the summit of the 473 m high Kyffhäuser Mountain near Bad Frankenhausen in the state of Thuringia in central Germany. Was in existence for the millions of veterans from the First Word War. This is a membership armband with both 'bevo' shields sewn to a black wool armband. The earlier membership shield did not depict the swastika, the later one did, so both are represented here. Black cloth armband has a few moth holes, the shields themselves are fine. Rare to have both badges together.
Army Air Corps plastic cap badge. Army Air Corps plastic cap badge as worn by glider pilots. Manufacturer marked to reverse ' A.Stanley & Sons, Walsall ', very slight deformation as is common with these badges, both blades intact, crisp detailing.
Arnhem - Mjr.Gen. R.E.Urquhart. 1958 1st ed. copy of \' Arnhem \' by Major-General R.E.Urquhart. 238pgs with maps and b/w illustrations, although dated in light of recent studies it remains an essential overview of the battle by the commander of 1st Airborne. In good, clean condition with chipped d/w with old repairs and ownership inscription to fep.
Arnhem Lift-Diary of a Glider Pilot. 96pgs 1945 \'Arnhem Lift, the Diary of a Glider Pilot\'. Published anonymously in 1945 by Louis Hagen a glider pilot of Jewish extraction who fought under the nom de guerre Lewis Haig. One of the few pilots who returned in the aftermath of the battle, Hagen\'s account of the nine day battle went on to become a best seller, this is a 5th ed. published under wartime conditions. Good overall condition with a covered d/w.
Arnhem Lift-Diary of a Glider Pilot. 96pgs 1945 'Arnhem Lift, the Diary of a Glider Pilot'. Published anonymously in 1945 by Louis Hagen a glider pilot of Jewish extraction who fought under the nom de guerre Lewis Haig. One of the few pilots who returned in the aftermath of the battle, Hagen's account of the nine day battle went on to become a best seller, this is a 3rd ed. published under wartime conditions. Good overall condition with a chipped and tatty d/w with an inscription to a Capt.J.O.W.Dick 133 Para Field Ambulance.
Artillery Lady\'s Levee Belt Buckle. Gilt Lady's levee belt buckle featuring gilt filigree two piece buckles mounted with silver gilt artillery devices. Worn on a brocade belt by Ladies on mess nights. Bright condition.
Artillery Luger holster & Cleaning Rod. WW1 Imperial Artillery Luger holster. Like many this example has been converted to become a belt worn holster with the removal of the reverse straps and fittings and replacement with a belt loop. Again like many this example has been coloured black, it\'s original colour evident to the interior. Full length fabric lift strap present with top closure stud now absent. wooden handled, steel cleaning rod to side pocket although stripping tool absent. No obvious markings, good, solid condition.
ATA Ground Handling Notes - Vengeance Aircraft. 1945ed. Air Transport Auxiliary Ground Handling Notes for Vengeance aircraft with double Cyclone engines. Produced by the Ministry of Aircraft Production, the booklet has 23pgs including diagrams explaining the aircraft's systems and the specific requirements of each mark of this particular aircraft. Good, clean condition.
Atherstone Volunteer Infantry Officers Coatee Buttons 1798-1802, A group of 4 Atherstone Volunteer Infantry Officers coatee Buttons C1798-1802. Approx 16mm, sliver plated coatee buttons bearing the letters \' AVI \' entwined, surmounted by a Georgian crown. Manufacturer\'s initials and the word \' plated \' to reverse. Atherstone in Warwickshire formed its own infantry volunteer corps under Capt Abraham Bracebridge. Uncleaned, toned condition all with intact shanks and undamaged.
ATS lanyard. ATS lanyard in the ATS colours of brown, beech and green, normally worn on the right shoulder. This example in sound, undamaged condition.
ATS Officer's bronzed collar dogs. Matching pair of WW2 ATS Officer's bronzed collar dogs. In excellent condition with undamaged loops.
ATS Officer\'s Cap Fine wool/felt WW2 ATS Officer's cap. Bronzed buttons with fine wool strap with bronzed, bladed ATS badge. Adjustable silk liner with London makers details, ' Lincoln Bennett, Piccadilly '. In good clean condition with the exception of two barely discernible holes/rips to end of the folds of the cap where it forms the crown.
ATS Officer\'s cap. Early pattern ATS Officer's cap by Bernard Weatherill Ltd.,London. Fine wool construction with imitation silk lining. Named in pen to rear lining with a nice clear makers label. In good overall condition, with one 2mm moth hole to crown and two moth holes to underside of peak. Toned officer's bronze cap badge.
ATS Poster. WW2 War Savings Poster W.F.P.363 entitled ' Action Stations - The A.T.S. Go To War '. 38cms x 52 approx., featuring the trades available to members of the A.T.S. Good, overall condition with some minor edge tears.
ATS Provost Shoulder Title. Embroidered shoulder title for use by the A.T.S. Provost Companies. Good, overall condition, small cut to one end.
ATS Senior Commandant Rank Insignia. Uncommon pre-1941 ATS rank insignia for the rank of Senior Commandant. Featuring a gilt coronet, this pattern was only used between February 1940 and June 1941 when they were replaced by the more conventional pips and crowns. Good, clean condition, all loops present. POSTFREE within UK
Australian 9th Light Horse Hat Badge. 1930-1942 Australian 9th Light Horse Regiment ( Flinders Light Horse ). Cast brass hat badge, lugged, no maker.
Australian Vietnam Medal. Vietnam 1964-73 (43977 R.D. Elliott), impressed in large capitals, nearly extremely fine. The Vietnam Medal was established by Royal Warrant on 8 June 1968. Qualifying service for the Vietnam Medal includes: •28 days in ships or craft on inland waters or off the coast of Vietnam. •One or more days on the posted strength of a unit or formation on land. •One operational sortie over Vietnam or Vietnamese water by aircrew on the posted strength of a unit. Unusual and will reward research.
Award/Appointment Certificate - Hermann Goring Signed. An impressive veteran pick up, group of items, to include an official certificate / appointment and associated items to Philipp Graf von Westphalen. This small grouping of items includes an official Reich certificate / citation bestowing a Ministerial position without portfolio on Philipp Graf von Westphalen dated 16 December 1938 and signed by Reich Minister Hermann Goring. Original black ink Goring signature and facsimile Hitler signature on heavy buff paper. Certificate contained within its own bound, heavy buff card cover, with embossed gilt Reichs eagle and further embossed eagle to interior. Also with this listing is Westphalen’s hunting certificate and photos of himself in Third Reich and pre Third Reich military uniforms, and a period post card depicting a stately type home. These items were taken from Von Westphalen’s family residence when it was over run and ransacked by the allies. The award certificate was acquired at the time folded into three and squirrelled away after being picked up from the floor of the residence. There are ammunition boot marks on the front cover of the item with clear impressions of hobnails where trodden on before acquisition.. The Goring signature is clear and in undamaged condition in a blue / black ink. von Westphalen was born in 1907, and while serving with the German armed forces was killed in action in 1941.
B.E.F. 1940 M.M.Group Signalman A. Coxon, Royal Signals. A good early WW2 BEF gallantry group consisting of Military Medal, G.VI.R. (2586638 Sgln. A. Coxon, R. Signals); 1939-45; Africa Star, clasp, 8th Army; Italy Star; War Medal 1939-45; Efficiency Medal, G.VI.R., 2nd issue, Territorial (2586638 Sigmn. A. Coxon, M.M., R. Sigs.). The M.M. appeared in the London Gazette 11 July 1940 with the recommendation reading; For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. At 0900 hours on 20 May 1940, an officer of the 11th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, reported at Brigade Headquarters Gouy that enemy A.F.V. had broken through between Wancourt and Beaumetz. Signalman Coxon was sent with orders to the 11th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry at Beaumetz and to the 1st Battalion, Tyneside Scottish at Saulty. He carried out his mission successfully although with A.F.V. operating in the area. His courage and determination to establish communications under heavy hostile action rendered valuable service to his commander and the troops concerned.’ Coxon was attached to 70th Infantry Brigade, 23rd (Northumbrian) Division, at the time of the action. Comes with copy photo of Coxon, copy of citation, and his R.Signals cap badge and tie pin. Medals in fine + condition.
B2 Marked 2nd Patt F.S.Knife. A good, used example of the 2nd Pattern Commando knife. Brass handled knife with deep blued finish. Hand drawn blade with only partial blued finish remaining with signs of heavy use and sharpening. Cross guard with an arrow and partial B2 stamping.Scabbard is in good condition with deep blued chape, both tabs have been removed and elastic retainer is now missing with a small, deep scar to the front face. The knife is in good, used condition with light wear to highlights of the handle. Grip retaining screw clearly has not been touched. Good example.
Badges on Battledress 2019 \' Badges on Battledress \' by Jon Mills, in 2 volumes An illustrated history of the cloth insignia worn on khaki and jungle green from 1939 to 1967. This magnum opus by Jon Mills contains over 5000 examples of unit insignia and 500 contemporary photographs showing the insignia in wear. It will undoubtedly become the standard reference on the subject and is truly a heavyweight in all aspects ! Comprehensive reference with a limited print run of 600 two volume sets. Very highly recommended. Very Heavy Item - hence postage !
BAR OR SPANGE TO THE IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS , BY RARE MAKER. (This is part of a collection of souvenirs bought back by a soldier in the Parachute Regiment. All 100% original and never been in collections.)This is a beautiful 'spang' in mint condition with all of the original silver frosting and all 4 flat pins to the reverse. There is no evident maker, but it is identifiable by it's type and is apparently manufactured by 'Alois Rettenmaier'. A beautiful little award and perfectly preserved.
Barbarossa Infantry Casualty Wehrpass. Wehrpass to a Gefr.Karl Horn who was killed in Russia on 01/12/1941 at the tail end of the Barbarossa campaign. A Coburg resident, Horn joined Inf.Ers.Btl.319 in 1940 until transferring to the MG Komp of Inf.Regt.351 the unit in which he was serving when he was killed. Horn was buried in Snissnewa. Good, clean condition.
BC41 Knuckle Knife. An excellent clean example of the BC41 Knuckle knife. Reputedly issued to Commandos prior to their issue of FS knives, the design was heavily influenced by similar knives produced by some Sheffield manufacturers during WW1. Clean knife with some evidence of sharpening, patination of knuckles and area of blade where riveted to knuckles. Unfortunately sheath is missing, but still a scarce and desirable example.
Beach Group Formation Sign. WW2 printed Beach Group formation sign a red fouled anchor printed on light blue disc with red border. In mint, unissued condition.
Beach Group Formation Signs. A pair of WW2 printed Beach Group formation signs, a red fouled anchor printed on light blue disc with red border. Unissued condition.
BEAUTIFUL 19thC ENGLISH COURT SWORD WITH HANGER. Just a very nice decorative piece in near mint condition. This beautiful court sword is made by Robert Mole and Sons Birmingham, who supplied sword to the government for use in India, amongst other places. This sword dates from the late 1800's perhaps early 1900. It is in untouched condition with all the fire gilt still present. It also has the ORIGINAL white cloth frog and hanger, very unusual to find this intact. Blade is beautifully etched both sides and is in stone mint condition. Black leather scabbard is perfect with NO bends or dents. Very decorative sword for display.
BEAUTIFUL CONDITION, MINT UNISSUED SILVER BULLION WEHRMACHT OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE. Fantastic quality and workmanship, this eagle has remained in perfect mint condition. No oxidisation to the bullion and the cotton backing still intact. Very, very slight stain to the reverse cream cotton. Beautiful bullion eagle with great detail. Never been issued or sewn on. Never been bent in half either!
BEAUTIFUL PAIR OF COLLAR PATCHES FOR PANZER OFFICER. These are a really nice pair of the collar patches for a Third Reich Panzer Officer. Removed from a tunic, they are in near mint condition. Beautifully made, period collars with green background and twin pink Waffenfarb strips running through the centre.
BEAUTIFUL SMALL BROWN HITLER YOUTH LEADER LEATHER MAP CASE. An absolute find!! Never encountered one of these before and certainly not in this wonderful condition. Perfect dark brown leather in virtually mint condition. Measures approximately 9.5”x 7.5” and 2” deep. Complete with original neck strap. Wonderfully made, all folds over on itself. Separate panel inside to put the folded map with grid system around it. Reverse is deeply stamped with a little RZM in a circle then L2/1271/36. (JV Ausfg 2 1271 (Jungvolk) - J.G. Haufle, Pulsnitz) This was a specific manufacturer/seller for Hitler Youth items. This case would have been carried by a HJ officer or senior HJ youth leader. In addition to the RZM marks, the leather flap is deeply embossed with ‘Gesetzlich Geschutzt’ in an arch on the outside. Inside is the ink stamp for Otto Pressl. Seems this is a personal stamp as he was a builder, so this was his case and I imagine a HJ leader. A great item on its own, but if you are a HJ collector, great item.
BEAUTIFULLY MADE THIRD REICH RING. A very well made finger ring in brass and then gilded. Features a swastika in a circle and Romanesque/runic symbol engraved ring band. Fantastic detail and very fine workmanship as this is obviously all handmade. Even the arms of the swastika has accented lines running along each arm. Traces of the original gilding remain in all of the low spots.
Bedfordshire Regiment Officer's Helmet Plate. Officer's king's crown silver/gilt home service helmet plate with three loops to the reverse. Silver Hart on a blue enamel background within a gilt circle on a Maltese cross mounted on the universal helmet plate with the universal scroll ' The Bedfordshire Regiment '. This pattern worn between 1901-1914. Clean condition, polished.
Bedfordshire Regt. ladies gilt mess dress belt . Brocade belt, lined with kid leather and fastened by a gilt buckle featuring the silver stags of the Bedfordshire Regiment. Intended for wear by ladies when attending mess dinners. In good toned condition, buckle with registered design mark to keeper.
Berkshire Yeomanry/Japanese Souvenir Grouping. Large paperwork, photographic and souvenir grouping to 14670515 Gnr.E.Hughes of 396th Field Battery 145th Regt. ( Berks Yeo ) RA. Intriguing grouping with two paybooks, release book and numerous passes, letters etc some indicating he was entitled to an MM. It would appear that Hughes was a POW being transported back from the Dutch East Indies in a hospital ship with some photographs, addresses and souvenirs from that period with a rehabilitation card from Walton Hospital, Liverpool indicating him as a SEAC POW. Also included are a number of Japanese souvenirs, a fatigue cap, naval armband, rank tab and a number of Japanese photographs. Also included is a reply to a letter from his parents indicating he was under age on enlistment, altogether an interesting grouping worthy of more research. Most items in reasonable condition with usual marking etc.
BeVo N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. One piece, BeVo weave N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. Grubby condition, acquired from a drawer in a garage from a recent house clearance contact.
BLACK THIRD REICH WOUND BADGE - MAKER MARKED. A good used example stamped out, hollow black wound badge. Brass pin. Stamped into the rear is the makers numbers 32. Black paint finish to the front is worn from the highlights, with 50% remaining in recesses. Nice combat worn award.
Black Watch sweetheart badge. Cased silver, enamel and marcasite sweetheart bar lapel badge for the Black Watch.Contained in it\'s original retailer\'s box this is new/old stock probably of pre-war or wartime origin. Excellent condition with a light patina overall.
Black Wound badge and LDO packet. Good example of a 1339 pattern black wound badge in it\'s LDO marked packet of issue. Hollow stamped with a semi-gloss black paint finish this example is not maker marked. The packet of issue too is not maker marked but is marked LDO to the front with the LDO guarantee to the reverse. One stain to the front of the packet otherwise excellent example.
Blockade Breakers badge. The Blockade Breakers Badge or the Badge for Blockade Runners ( Abzeichen für Blockadebrecher) was awarded for service on warships or merchant vessels that attempted to break through the British sea blockade of Germany. It was instituted on 1 April, 1941 and first awarded on 1 July of the same year. This example, made of tombac, marked to reverse with the details of the maker Otto Placzek Berlin. Good, overall condition with wear to highpoints, patinated overall.
Boer War Chocolate Tin with Contents. Based on a design submitted by Frys, Queen Victoria sanctioned a gift of chocolate to the troops in South Africa. Distribution to the troops was made between the middle of January and the end of February 1900 having been shipped to South Africa in crates of 50. The original order was for 90,000, subsequently increased to 120, 000 to be distributed to NCO's and O/Rs only. This example with contents made by Cadbury is contained in a tin : 81mm x 158mm x 22mm which is smaller than those provided by Rowntrees and by Fry's Chocolate. In generally, clean condition with wrapping present to chocolate which is cracked and deformed but still present.
Boer War Christmas Chocolate Tin. Queen Victoria concerned about the morale of her army and navy, wanted to do something to lift their spirits. She had heard that officers had gained much pleasure in receiving gifts from home so she decided she would send chocolate, a luxury item to the majority of people in those days. She would send chocolate to all of her army and navy serving in South Africa (including Australian contingents) as a Christmas/New Year gift in 1899/1900. Three manufacturers were contracted, Cadbury's, Rowntree and Fry to complete the order. This tin I believe was one produced for Fry. Excellent, used condition with bright colouring and some light rubbing to highlights, no contents !
Boer War Field Glasses. A pair of leather mounted field glasses from the Boer War period. Graduated focus with both tubes engraved ' The Royal Guards S.A.1901 '. Generally good, used condition with rubbing to the chrome plating and leather mounting. Optics undamaged but dusty.
Boer War Iron Ration Tin. A British iron ration tin containing ' dinner ' and ' cocoa '. This example dates from the Boer War period with the two components contained in separate, identified sections sealed by a soldered strip removable by use of a key. This example retains it's content with one section accessible. Good overall condition with some dents and marks. Uncommon.
Boer War Period Folding Knife. Manufactured by Atkinson Brothers, Sheffield, this knife has a sheep's foot blade ( 10cm ), steel bolster, horn grips, marlin spike and copper staple. Manufacturer marked to tang with acceptance mark ' WD7 ' to reverse. Grips marked ' 3246 RE '. Overall good condition.
Bombardment of Lowestoft Souvenir. Souvenir booklet commemorating the bombardment of Lowestoft by the Imperial High Seas Fleet on 25th April 1916. Featuring 12 mounted plates showing the damage caused in the 20 minute bombardment. Good, used condition with foxing to the introductory page.
Bomben auf Engeland - propaganda booklet. WW2 German propaganda booklet aimed at the younger reader entitled \'Bomben auf Engeland\'. 24pgs, card covers illustrated throughout with images of the air war over Britain. Some foxing and marking otherwise good condition.
Booklet Regimental Badges and Service Caps. Produced in 1941, this 32 page booklet shows cap badges and insignia of most of the British regular forces in WW2. Most usefully the Field Service caps of most of the units are also identified along with arm of service strips and a small section on Allied forces. Colour illustrations throughout. A colourful and useful contemporary guide in good overall condition.
Boston Aircraft Wireless Manual. C1941 Manual published by Bendix Aviation Ltd. outlining the operation of Bendix wireless equipment fitted to Boston III aircraft. Contents include RDF and intercom equipment fitted to the aircraft, many of which were supplied to the RAF under Lend Lease. Marked covers but good, clean contents illustrated through out with photographs, diagrams and fold out plates.
Bosun\'s/Boatswain\'s Call Whistle With Chain Original issue Bosun's/Boatswain's Call with chain. Broad arrow marked to both sides of the silver plated body. Certainly of pre WW2 vintage having been acquired from a deceased estate with long Naval service. Good condition, deeply patinated.
Bosun\'s/Boatswain\'s Call Whistle With Chain Original issue Bosun's/Boatswain's Call with chain. Broad arrow marked to both sides of the nickel body and marked ' made in England '. Good, used condition.
BOTH FUNERAL SASHES FOR LUFTWAFFE BASE WREATH. It is unusual to get both of the red rayon sashes associated with a funeral wreath. This pair would have been attached to the large round wreath displayed at an important funeral. These ones have been presented from and come from the wartime Luftwaffe base/airfield JEVER. One sash is printed in silver (slightly faded) ‘Flg.Horst Kommandantur Jever’. Each sash is finished at the end in silver tresse. One sash has a separately applied swastika and the other one has a separately applied black cross. In excellent condition and you can see at the top of each where they were attached to the wreath and been pulled off. JEVER was a Luftwaffe airfield during WW2 from 1936-1945. It was used by the RAF until 1961 and has been used by the German airforce since then.
Boxed 1925 Stahlhelm Membership Badge. .935 Silver and enamel 1925 Stahlhelm Membership badge contained in it's original box. Numbered VI.No.1582 with the date 20.01.25 engraved to the reverse with both number and date repeated to the reverse of the box. Manufacturer marked in relief to the reverse. Excellent clean condition with light patination.
Boxed 25 Year Faithful Service Cross. WW2 German 25 Year Faithful Service Cross. in it's original box. Cross in excellent condition with polished highlights and bright undamaged enamel on a watered silk cornflower blue ribbon with pin attachment. Cross contained in original card box with flock interior in good original condition with slightly rubbed edges.
Boxed Lusitania Medal. British replica of the German medal by the sculptor Karl Goetz produced as a propaganda satire after the sinking of the Lusitania. Replica medals were produced in an attractive case claiming to be an exact copy of the German medal, and were sold for a shilling apiece. On the cases it was stated that the medals had been distributed in Germany "to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania" and they came with a propaganda leaflet which strongly denounced the Germans and used the medal's incorrect date to claim that the sinking of the Lusitania was premeditated. The head of the Lusitania Souvenir Medal Committee later estimated that 250,000 were sold, proceeds being given to the Red Cross and St. Dunstan's Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Hostel. This example in good condition, complete with accompanying leaflet,( some spotting ) with some marking and light scuffing to box.
Boxed Lusitania Medal. British replica of the German medal by the sculptor Karl Goetz produced as a propaganda satire after the sinking of the Lusitania. Replica medals were produced in an attractive case claiming to be an exact copy of the German medal, and were sold for a shilling apiece. On the cases it was stated that the medals had been distributed in Germany "to commemorate the sinking of the Lusitania" and they came with a propaganda leaflet which strongly denounced the Germans and used the medal's incorrect date to claim that the sinking of the Lusitania was premeditated. The head of the Lusitania Souvenir Medal Committee later estimated that 250,000 were sold, proceeds being given to the Red Cross and St. Dunstan's Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Hostel. This example in good condition, with some marking and grubbiness to box with some loss to the explanatory, accompanying leaflet.
Boy Scouts 1914 war service cloth badge, WW1 Boy Scouts ' 1914 ' War Service badge, yellow silk embroidered on red felt backing with hessian backing. The Boy Scouts 1914 War Service stripe was issued for a minimum of 28 days service, 3 hours per day, during the Great War and was worn above the shirt pocket. Good, used condition.
Boy Scouts 1914 war service cloth badge, WW1 Boy Scouts \' 1914 \' War Service badge, yellow silk embroidered on red felt backing with hessian backing. The Boy Scouts 1914 War Service stripe was issued for a minimum of 28 days service, 3 hours per day, during the Great War and was worn above the shirt pocket. Tired example, priced accordingly.
BRASS SA BUCKLE WITH DARK BROWN BELT - PROFUSELY MARKED! An all brass SA belt buckle with the small central mobile swastika below the eagle. The swaz is quite difficult to see so it’s either had lots of wear or an attempt has been made to de-nazify it. Otherwise very nice condition. The belt leather with it is lovely. Very dark brown with several stamped markings inside. 100 is the length in centimetres. Then it’s also stamped B.A.M. 10.39. This stands for Bekleidungsamt or clothing depot and the M is for Munich. The 10.39 is the month and year 1939. At the other end of the belt there is a full makers stamp H. CLEMEN ELBERFIELD and a further date stamp of 9.39.
Braunschweigisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 92 Tradition Badge. Gilt stickpin with ribbon facings for the Braunschweigisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 92. Featuring a crowned gilt wreath with a silver shield over crossed rifles, the shield with a skull and cross bones design. Backed by red, white and black state ribbons with the blue and yellow of Braunschweig, colours that are derived from the flag of the Duchy of Brunswick. A silvered Iron Cross is suspended from the wreath. In excellent, bright condition with some wear to ribbon.
Bremen 1936 Olympics CommemoratIve Medallion. Good quality brass medallion struck to commemorate Bremen and the 1936 Olympic Games. 40mm, manufacturer marked ' Stempel-Muller Bremen.
Bren Gun sling. An excellent example of a webbing Bren gun sling. Probably unissued with manufacturer's markings but no clear date.
Bridging Normandy to Berlin. Large 4to. (viii) + 193 + (5)pg 1945 1st ed. ' Bridging Normandy to Berlin ' British Army of the Rhine with a foreword by Major General I. O. Inglis, CE 21 Army Group. Excellent photographic record of the many different types of Bailey bridge, often beside the shattered structure they replaced, which were built in hazardous wartime and weather conditions to take the allied armies into Germany. With a good descriptive text. Good, clean condition, some minor old repairs to d/w.
British ' Plastic Bullet ' Baton Round. 1971 ' Round A/Riot 1.5in.Baton L2A2 ' or plastic bullet. One of the iconic symbols of the Troubles in Northern Ireland where it was widely deployed in what was euphemistically called crowd control. In good condition with clear stencilling to case. INERT Available within UK only.
British , Waterbottle, Iron 1895, MkIV. Waterbottle, Iron 1895, MkIV. Felt covered, enamelled wrought iron water bottle that equipped many of the troops fighting in the Boer War. Differing to the MkIII by the introduction of the cork stopper, this example in good overall condition with some mothing to cover and wear to enamelling to strap retaining loops. Residual evidence of stencilled ownership details to one side. Uncommon.
British 07 Patt. Bayonet with quillon. Early British Sword Bayonet Pattern 1907 dated December 1908 and manufactured by Wilkinson. Featuring an Edward VII cypher, various inspection marks and unit marked to the East Surrey Regt. This example in good, used condition with residual traces of khaki paint to crossguard and quillon, painting was often undertaken to eliminate reflection. Slight deformation of muzzle ring with good condition grips with clear inspection stamps. Accompanied by a MkII, 1915 dated scabbard.
British 1888 MK I Type 2 Lee Metford Bayonet Victorian, Lee Metford, 1888 Mark I Type 2 bayonet manufactured for the British .303 calibre Enfield, Lee Metford rifle. Clearly marked with Victorian crown and ' 6 and 93 ' indicating manufacture in June 1893 with a broad arrow and ' WD ' with various inspection marks to blade and grip. Also marked ' 511 ' to body with matching number to scabbard throat. The bayonet is contained in a standard 1888 MK I pattern scabbard with inspection marks to leather and steel parts. Good, used condition with some staining but no corrosion. UK 18+ Sales ONLY.
British 1895 Pattern Drummer's Sword ( Mk.II ). Brass hilted British 1895 Pattern Drummer's Sword ( Mk.II ). Manufacturer marked ' Mole B'ham ' with numerous inspection marks and unit marked ' C G ' - Coldstream Guards. Excellent condition, patinated overall.
British 1917 No.23 MkII Grenade. WW1 No.23 Mk.II Hand Grenade, known more colloquially as the ' Mills '. Good example with a rough cast finish and an April 1917 dated base plug by ' M.M.Co. ' (Mills Munitions ) and an alloy filling plug. Body double marked with an ' F ' and what appears to be ' FJ ' under the lever. All parts present and fully strippable. INERT ONLY AVAILABLE within UK
British 1924 Military Whistle. British military issue, 1924 dated nickel whistle by J.Hudson & Co. Birmingham. Possibly Indian issue. Good, overall condition with a bruise to one side.
British 40mm MkVI AP/T Round. British WW2 40mm MkVI AP/T Round. Original paint to unfired projectile indicating red trace element and stampings indicating manufacture in July.1944. Further inspection marks present. Brass Mk2 case with Naval inspection stamp with Jan 44 date. Good, clean example. INERT Available within UK only.
British A.C.Delay Mk I. Scarce British Mk1 A.C. Delay for use with the Limpet mine. This version differs from the MkIA in having a smaller diameter body which accepts smaller acetone ampoules.This version was replaced by the MkIA but operated in exactly the same fashion.Acetone ampoules containing differing strengths of acetone were inserted into the A.C. Delay and crushed, eating through a celluloid washer which retained a striker. The differing rates of dissolving the celluloid washer dictated the length of delay, an orange ampoule for instance, giving a 7.5hr delay. Release of the striker intiated the Limpet. This version is in excellent condition, retaining approx 80% of it's original grey paint and some stamped markings. Retains spring, striker and end cap. Strippable. INERT
British Airborne Insignia Vol. 2 ' British Airborne Insignia Vol. 2 - Britain and her Allies in Exile ' by Oliver Lock. 246pgs includes: WW2 Canadian, Free French, Polish, Norwegian, Free Belgium, Free Dutch, Italian, Australian, and Indian examples. SAS and Jedburgh Special Forces. Wings, collar insignia, shoulder titles, pennants and flags. Featuring close-up colour studio photographs, with detailed text. Includes period images and official documentation. S/H copy in excellent condition with a bumped spine. POSTFREE within UK
British Aircrew Wrist Compass. 1950's era wrist compass for use by British aircrew. 35mm diameter compass with mirrored, snap top lid mounted on large, adjustable khaki web strap. Stores coding to base. Excellent, clean functioning condition.
British and Commonwealth Bayonets - Ian D. Skennerton. 1984 1st ed. ( Copyright 1986 ) British and Commonwealth Bayonets by Ian D. Skennerton and Robert Richardson. The standard work on British & Commonwealth bayonets with 404pgs and over 1300 illustrations. Excellent, clean copy.
British and Commonwealth Military Knives - Ron Flook. 1999 1st Edition. 256pgs, profusely illustrated throughout. The definitive and now out of print study of the subject covering everything from the myriad of Fairbairn Sykes patterns to the humble pocket knife with knuckle knives, machetes and diving knives along the way. Indispensable guide, this example in near new condition with protected d/w with very minor marks.
British Army Proficiency Badges - Edwards & Langley. 1984 1st ed. British Army Proficiency Badges - Edwards & Langley. Long out of print and important study running to 136pgs with illustrations sketches and conditions of award and wear. Good used condition with marking to card covers but clean contents.
British Army Uniforms & Insignia of WW2 - Brian.L.Davis. 1983 1st ed.' British Army Uniforms & Insignia of WW2 ' by Brian.L.Davis. 276pgs , the classic reference to all aspects of the uniforms, insignia and organisation of the British Army during WW2. In good clean, used condition with clean, covered d/w.
British Bayonet No.4 MkIII. A good example of the British Bayonet No.4 MkIII with a MkIII scabbard. The MkIII spike bayonet was produced by J.Lucas as an attempt to speed and cheapen production with it's fabricated, cast head and is one of the lesser produced of this family of bayonets. Combined with the MkIII, plastic scabbard which was another logical economy . Both items with their original black finishes and in good condition. OVER 18 UK SALES ONLY
British Clasp Knife with Marlin Spike & Tin Opener. Conforming to Patt. No.6353 this a ' Clasp Knife with Marlin Spike & Tin Opener ' manufactured by George Wostenholme, Sheffield. Produced throughout WW1 and up until at least 1938 these knives were produced for the Army. This example is clearly manufacturer marked to the tang of the knife whose blade is also marked ' I * X L '. Chequered black horn grips with copper wire shackle which conform to the 1913 specification. Good, used condition. 18+UK SALES ONLY.
British Comet Tank Training Manuals 1949/1950 R.A.C. Training manuals Pamphlet No.5 Comet I Vol.II Vehicles and Vol.III Armament. Both volumes run to over 200+pgs with large number of illustrations and sketches. Volume II deals with the vehicle systems from hydraulics to radio whilst Volume III is a detailed study of the 77mm gun and it's ammunition with sections on the Besa and sighting systems, Good, used condition with some rusting of staples.
British East Lancs Unit Marked Helmet. British MkII helmet bearing the red ' XXX ' markings carried by the East Lancashire Regt a nod to their antecedence as the 30th Regt of Foot. This helmet is truly in ' as found condition ' retaining approx. 70% + of it's original textured khaki finish which has darkened through age and light rust bleed. Three, dark red Xs. to one side identify it as belonging to a member of the East Lancs Regt. The interior is dusty and grubby with only the size of the MkII liner easily made out as a size 7. Chinstrap has rust stains and is nearly worn through. There are some partial manufacturer stampings to rim but they are not legible. Scarce, untouched unit marked helmet.
British Far East ' goolie chit ' Multi-lingual ' goolie chit ' printed on silk stating ' I am an Allied fighter.....my Government will sufficiently reward you when the Japanese are driven away '. Chit headed by a Union flag with 16 translations of the introductory statement in languages including Chinese, Tamil, Burmese, Thai, and Kachin. Chit approx. 50 x 30cms in good ,used condition, some marking, light staining etc., priced accordingly.
British Far East \' goolie chit \' Multi-lingual ' goolie chit ' printed on silk stating ' I am an Allied fighter.....my Government will sufficiently reward you when the Japanese are driven away '. Chit headed by a Union flag with 16 translations of the introductory statement in languages including Chinese, Tamil, Burmese, Thai, and Kachin. 41cms x 28cms approx and in good clean condition. Variation with large Union flag at the top.
British Fascist Regalia - Jamie Cross. ' British Fascist Regalia 1920's to 1940 ' - Jamie Cross. 55pg, illustrated guide to regalia from many of the pre-War fascist organisations including the British Fascists, BUF and the Imperial Facist League. Also includes details of some of the smaller groups such as the FUBW, The Link etc. Good, used condition with some marking to rear cover.
British Forces G10 Service Wrist Watch. Army issue model G10 general service wrist watch. Steel cased with tritium dials manufactured by CWC Cabot Watch Co. with Nato markings and inspection mark to the reverse. Water resistant case with quartz movement, recently serviced with new battery and in GWO . Good overall condition with minor service wear to case.
British Forces G10 Service Wrist Watch. Army issue model G10 general service wrist watch. Steel cased with tritium dials manufactured by CWC Cabot Watch Co. with Nato markings and inspection mark to the reverse. 2005 manufacture and issue, original issue strap. Water resistant case with quartz movement, recent new battery and in GWO . Good overall condition with minor service wear to case.
British Full Dress Officers Sword Knot. British bullion sword knot. Good used condition showing signs of having been removed from a sword with some wear.
British General Officer K/C Bullion Cap Badge. Excellent, high quality king's crown bullion dress cap badge . A crossed sword and baton to the centre of a wreath of laurel surmounted by the Royal Crest. Paper backing to reverse with clear evidence of having been removed from a cap.
BRITISH GUNMAKERS-Vol 1-LONDON BY Nigel Brown. A really beautifully researched hardback book published by Quiller Press in 2005 with 280 pages. Detailed information on gunmakers in London with histories and listed alphabetically. Book is in mint condition including the colour dust jacket. Postage by negotiation with buyer.
British Helmet Mounted Mosquito Net. 1944 dated British mosquito net designed to be helmet mounted. Cotton helmet cover with drawstring with mosquito net attached which has cotton reinforcements designed to give a clear vision area. In excellent, probably unissued condition, with clear manufacturer and date markings. Minor damage to one area of cotton reinforcement.
British HMS Vanguard cap tally. British cap tally for the British battleship HMS Vanguard. She was the last of the British dreadnoughts, a fast battleship laid down during WW2 and commissioned post war. In good used condition.
British Infantry Dress Sword Knot. Original, period British Infantry dress sword knot. Crimson and gold, bullion ribbon and woven gold cone knot. Clear signs of previously being tied with light marking and overall patination.
British Inter Wars O/Rs Sword Belt. Good example of an O/R's or NCO's sword belt. Clearly manufacturer marked and dated, 1936 with sword hangar and uniform protector. Good supple condition.
British K.S.L.I. Identity Disc Grouping. Grouping featuring two sets of stainless steel identity discs for a member of the Kings' Shropshire Light Infantry: 23061769 K.J.Addy whose religion is given as methodist. Late war/early post war period without blood group indicator. Also includes a rank armlet with Addy's number to the reverse, K.S.L.I. cap badge and white metal shoulder title.
BRITISH MADE WW2 1944 DATED TROPICAL SLOUCH HAT. Issued and used by Commonwealth forces in 'tropical' conditions. India, S Africa, Malaya etc. This is a nice beige felt slouch cap in good condition. Complete with leather sweat lines, marked Higginbottom & co Liverpool 1944 size 6 1/2. Has War Dept arrow stamp underneath. Complete with chin cord, no holes or moth.
British Mark I Brodie - US 104th Infantry Regt. Standard British Mark I Brodie with a shell by Thomas Firth & Sons Ltd of Sheffield indicated by the ' FS ' stamp to the rim. Size 7 liner substantially intact but missing the wool pad and ring with the characteristic split rivet fixing of the chinstrap bails. The owner's number has been snatched to the rim. Retains 45% + of the original khaki painted textured finish with a hand painted, small and subdued insignia of the 104th Infantry Regt. The size and style of the insignia suggests this was applied in service as opposed to the many helmets that were painted with larger, bright unit insignia on return to the US. As part of the 26th Division the 104th Infantry Regt. took part in six major campaigns: Chemin Des Dames, Apremont, Campagne-Marne, Aisne Marne, St. Mihiel, and Meuse-Argonne".
British Mark I Brodie - US 4th Infantry Division. Standard British Mark I Brodie with a shell by Hadfield Ltd of Sheffield indicated by the \' HS \' stamp to the rim. Size 7 liner substantially intact but with residual remains of the chinstrap with the characteristic British split rivet fixing of the chinstrap bails. Retains 75% + of the original khaki painted textured finish with a hand painted, small and subdued insignia of the 4th Infantry Division. Small area of the rim now missing. The size and style of the insignia suggests this was applied in service as opposed to the many helmets that were painted with larger, bright unit insignia on return to the US. The 4th Infantry Division deployed to France in 1918 and was primarily involved in fighting in and around the Saint-Mihiel salient.
British Military Hats - Margaret Nobbs. Self Pub.1994 British Military Hats by Margaret E.Nobbs. 16pg, hand coloured guide to the variations and colours of the field service caps, glengarries and caps worn by the regiments of the British Army. Margaret Nobbs amassed a huge collection of British Army cloth formation signs, cap badges as well as R.A.F. which was dispersed on her death a decade ago. She also spent a great deal of time and self published a number of guides to these subjects which, as with this example remain invaluable guides.
British Mk3 Aircrew Emergency Knife. British Mk3 Aircrew Emergency Knife by Joseph Rodgers, Sheffield. Designed to be worn attached to aircrew flying suits with accompanying lanyard. Knife manufacturer marked and coded 22c/1278106 with the scabbard marked 22c/2202. Some evidence of special forces usage often carried by SAS personnel. Good, used condition with evidence of sharpening.
British MkIII Percussion Igniter. Standard WW2 British Percussion Igniter used for igniting Bickford Cord type fuzes for use in demolition. Standard piece of kit carried by Special Forces, Engineers, Auxiliary Home Guard etc. Fully strippable with very faint markings to body. INERT.
British MkIII Percussion Igniter. Standard WW2 British Percussion Igniter used for igniting Bickford Cord type fuzes for use in demolition. Standard piece of kit carried by Special Forces, Engineers, Auxiliary Home Guard etc. Fully strippable with markings to body. INERT
British MkIV Turtle Pattern Helmet. British 1945 MkIV Turtle Pattern Helmet. The Mk III was replaced in September 1944 by the improved MK IV for use in the Far East. This had the same basic steel shell, but was fitted with new repositioned, lower chinstrap mounts and a quick release liner held in place via a \"Lift the dot\" fastener in the crown (instead of a nut and bolt as found in the MKIII). This was to allow the liner to be taken out and the shell to be used for carrying water or used as a wash bowl. This example appears to be made by Briggs Motor Bodies and is dated 1945 with maker\'s marks to rim. this example has a 1945 dated MkIII liner. Original textured dark olive paint finish lithesome marking. Good, used condition.
British No.7 MKI/L Bayonet. A good example of a British No.7 MkI/L Bayonet for use with the No.4 Rifle. Stamped designation to ricasso with other acceptance stamps including ' M47A ' indicating manufacture by BSA. Scabbard markings obscured by painted finish. In good overall condition with undamaged , red, tuffnel grips, swivelling pommel and bright blade with some very light marking. Scabbard with worn painted finish.. UK 18 + SALES ONLY
British O/R's Royal Artillery F.S.Cap. A good O/R's Field Service Cap badged to the Royal Artillery with a plastic RA grenade with red felt backing. Approx. size 6 3/4 with owner's details neatly inked to the lining with partial inspection mark. Good,used , condition with one small area of rubbing to one flap.
British OSD R.W.A.F.F. Insignia Set. WW2 set of British OSD insignia for an officer of the Royal West African Frontier Force. Both collars manufacturer marked ' Dowler, Birmingham '. All lugs present although the lugs to cap badge are pinched.
British Pattern 1853 Socket bayonet. A good example of a British Pattern 1853 Socket bayonet manufactured by Salter & Co., Birmingham. Blade manufacturer marked to the face of the blade with accompanying inspection mark. Socket has inspection marks and various weapon/rack and unit markings ( CG41 - Coldstream Guards ? ). Contained in a brass mounted, WD marked, leather scabbard. Good, overall condition with some staining to blade.
British Pattern 1895 Drummer’s Sword. A Victorian 1895 pattern Mark II Drummer’s Sword, having 33cm long double sided blade, with VR cartouche to the cross guard, brass handle, together with brass and leather scabbard. Blade maker marked for ' Mole, Birmingham ' with inspection marks to reverse and spine of the blade. Further inspection marks and a date ' 3/00 ' to handle and inspection marks to scabbard. In excellent, clean condition with a small umber of very minor marks and dents.
British Pre-War Clasp Knife. British clasp knife by Ford & Medley of Sheffield. Similar in style to the 6353 Patt but lacking a marlin spike. Manufacture marked to tang, copper shackle and chequered bakelite grips, 95mm blade with clear signs of sharpening. UK 18+ SALES ONLY
British Pre/WW2 Brigadier\'s Cap. Quality made Officer's cap for the rank of Brigadier or Staff officer. Probably pre war or early WW2 manufacture by Ranken & Co.Ltd., Calcutta. Silk lined with embossed leather protector ( named Ellison ) with a leather and velvet forehead protector. Fine bullion rank badge mounted on to separate red band with G.S. buttons retaining the leather chinstrap. Good, slightly dusty appearance with a speckling of moth damage which is largely confined to the top of the cap. Further research should reveal more about the original owner of this cap.
British Sample Bush Hat. 3/4 size British standard pattern bush hat by Vero & Everitt Ltd., This example was taken from the sample room of Vero & Everitt Ltd., Atherstone when the company ceased manufacturing hats in the late 1980's and was taken over by Wilson & Stafford. As previously stated it is approx 3/4 size but displays all characteristics of the standard military pattern bush hat with leather, manufacturer marked headband complete with leather chinstrap and ' Newey ' snap fastening. For some reason the central fold has been maintained by the internal application of some brass split pins. In excellent, slightly dusty condition.
British Service Pattern Clinometer. British Service Pattern Clinometer in leather pouch. Used to in surveying to measure angles of incline these instruments were essential part of an artillery or engineer officer's kit. High quality item made from lacquered steel and brass and maker marked ' Short & Mason, London 1910 ', appears to be in good working order. Leather pouch in good sound condition with manufacturer's mark ' J.B.Brooks & Co.Ltd. 1910 ' to one side.
British Suez Period Goolie Chit. Paper goolie chit with Hebrew, Yiddish, Arabic and German translations for use by British Armed Forces. Produced for use by British forces deployed during the Suez crisis. Good, used condition with minor tears and creases.
British Sword Knot - Rifle Regiments. British sword knot, blackened leather straps and cone for use by rifle regiments. Good, used condition.
British Tropical FS Cap. WW2, Indian made, JG Field Service Cap. Size 7 1/4 with clear manufacturer's stamp and the previous owner's name ' Sgt.Hixson R ' written in purple. Excellent, clean condition with the hole for mounting a badge slider reinforced by stitching.
British Unit Marked MkII Helmet. British 1938 Dated MkII helmet, manufacturer marked ' YZ ' with unit markings to both sides of the helmet comprising of a blue circle with a green border which is as yet unidentified. Undated MkII liner, approx size 7. Good, overall condition with some light corrosion
British War Correspondent Shoulder Slip-on British, bullion \' War Correspondent \' shoulder title. This example has been cut down and shaped to fit a shoulder strap. Bullion has now patinated to a dark finish with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
British Women at War. 1941ed. ' British Women at War ' by M.D.Cox. The author, Mary Cox, a member of the WVS completed this 71pg overview of the British Women's war effort which covers the three main services and the woman's role on the Home Front. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and featuring a striking colour dust wrapper. Excellent clean condition with minor bumping to d/w.
British WW1 Brodie Helmet & Cover. British WW1 Brodie B Pattern helmet with cloth cover. A good example of a B Pattern helmet with rim stamp ' FKS 1 ' indicating manufacture by Thomas Firth & Sons, Sheffield 1916-18. Brodie stamp to interior of oilcloth liner, chinstrap present but now broken. Cloth liner stained with some areas of damage to rim but substantially intact and does not appear to have been taken off the helmet at any point. The shell, where visible with original green paint sand textured finish. An increasingly difficult to acquire untouched item.
British WW1 No 101 Mark II fuze (Sectioned). A contemporary sectioned British WW1 No 101 Mark II fuze manufactured in 1917 with swan trademark . The No 101 percussion fuze was introduced in 1916 and represented an attempt to overcome the No 100 fuze's weak points. The 101 did away with the 'cocked pellet', used a fixed needle, and placed the detonator in the graze pellet. Good, condition with some pitting to nose cap. UK Sales ONLY
British WW1 No 101 Mark II fuze. British WW1 No 101 Mark II fuze manufactured in April 1917. The No 101 percussion fuze was introduced in 1916 and represented an attempt to overcome the No 100 fuze\'s weak points. The 101 did away with the \' cocked pellet \', used a fixed needle, and placed the detonator in the graze pellet. Good, condition. INERT UK Sales ONLY
British WW1 No5. Mk1 Hand Grenade. A good example of a British WW1 No5. Mk1 Hand Grenade. Body retains approx. 45% of it's original finish with a similar percentage of the filling ring evident. Marked ' E 7 ' to body behind lever and is fitted with a brass No.5 MkI base plug by Birmingham Guild Ltd, this is dated 10/16. Good overall condition with some damage internally to the detonator pocket which does not affect the operation of the spring and striker. INERT Available within UK ONLY
British WW1 No5. Mk1 Hand Grenade. A good example of a British WW1 No5. Mk1 Hand Grenade. Body retains approx. 45% of it's original lacquered finish with no clear markings evident. Fitted with a brass No.5 MkI base plug by D.F.Co. Derwent Foundry Co Ltd.Exeter Place, Derby., this is dated /16. Good overall condition with brass filling plug and detonator pocket. Good, original example. INERT Available within UK ONLY
British WW1 No5. Mk1 Hand Grenade. WW1 No.5 Mk.I Hand Grenade, known more colloquially as the ' Mills '. Good example, has a 1915 dated alloy base plug by ' Falkirk ' - Falkirk Iron Co. Ltd., with brass filler plug and alloy core with ' V ' and ' A ' markings to body. All parts present and fully strippable. Retains a small amount of original finish. INERT ONLY AVAILABLE within UK
British WW1 No5. Mk1 Hand Grenade. WW1 No.5 Mk.I Hand Grenade, known more colloquially as the ' Mills '. Good example, has a 1915 dated alloy base plug by ' H & B Ltd ' - Howard Bullier Ltd., with alloy filler plug and alloy core All parts present and fully strippable. INERT ONLY AVAILABLE within UK
British WW1 Rifle Grenade No.35. British WW1 Rifle Grenade No.35, a percussion type grenade with a plain cast body. Essentially a modified No.24 Mk2 with a shortened base piece and realigned safety pin. In excellent condition with traces of original paintwork and original rifle rod unfuzed with travel plug. Fully strippable. INERT
British WW2 2" HE Mortar Round. 1941 dated, British 2" HE Mortar round. Fitted with a 1941 dated No.151 Mk.I fuze and retaining 95% of it's original lacquer and markings. Faint manufacturer's markings to body and tail and fuze. Strippable. INERT Available within UK
British WW2 2" HE Mortar Round. 1941 dated, British 2" HE Mortar round. Fitted with a 1940 dated No.151 Mk.I fuze and retaining 85% of it's original lacquer and markings. Manufacturer's markings to body and tail and fuze. Strippable. INERT Available within UK only
British WW2 2" HE Mortar Round. 1942 dated, British 2" HE Mortar round. Fitted with a 1942 dated No.151 Mk.I fuze and retaining 90% of it's original lacquer and markings. Manufacturer's markings to body and tail and fuze. Excellent example. Strippable. INERT Available within UK only
British WW2 2\" HE Mortar Round. 1942 dated, British 2\" HE Mortar round. Fitted with a 1941 dated No.151 Mk.III fuze and retaining 95% of it\'s original lacquer and markings. Manufacturer\'s markings to body and tail and fuze. Excellent example. Strippable. INERT Available within UK only
British WW2 3\" Mortar Projectile. 1943 dated 3\" Mortar MkIII projectile. In excellent, unfired condition with original lacquered body, filling rings and stencilling. Body and tail with stamped manufacturing details, codes and dates. Removable adapter ring, Post War No.162 fuse and cover . Superb condition and would be difficult to upgrade. Fully strippable. INERT HEAVY ITEM only available within UK
British WW2 Admiralty Pattern Stopwatch. WW2 chromed nickel cased stop watch for use by the Navy as the Admiralty Pattern 3169. Engraved ' PATT.3169. ' with a broad arrow and numbered ' 7453 ' . Swiss, jewelled movement made to a German patent, clean and runs well with some wear to case.
British WW2 Artillery Stopwatch. WW2 chromed nickel cased stop watch for use by the Artillery. Engraved ' T.P. 1/10 sec. ' with a broad arrow and ' 162 ' inspection mark to the reverse of the hinged case with the addition of various issue numbers and serials. Swiss, jewelled movement, clean and runs well with some wear to case.
British WW2 Boxed .38 Ammunition. WW2 British ' Cartridges Revolver .380 Inch Mk2z 12 ' in original card carton. Matching head stamps indicating manufacture by Kynoch with faint ' K ' stamp to carton. All inert with struck primers. INERT Available within Mainland UK ONLY
British WW2 Drivers\'/Dust Goggles. Contained in their 1942 dated tin, a mint pair of drivers\'/dust goggles. Steel framed with cotton tapes and leather bridge and manufacturer marked \' J.M. & Co., Ltd, 1942 still wrapped in their original paper. Googles in excellent, unissued condition with case with storage marking.
BRITISH WW2 MARKED GREY LEATHER DRIVERS GLOVES-UNISSUED. A pair of grey leather drivers gloves, ink dated inside 1943. Still sewn together and have never been issue or used. Good supple condition. Ideal to complete a uniform display or USE THEM!
British WW2 Mustard Gas testing kit. Detector, Vapour, Pocket, MkII and air sampling pump. 1944 dated tin containing 1943 dated papers and reagents required for the testing for the presence of Mustard Gas and other Blister Gases. Complete with 1943 dated notebook. Contents in mint unissued condition with very light corrosion and rubbing to exterior.
British WW2 Toggle Rope. British WW2 toggle rope, widespread issue to British forces but commonly seen being utilised by both Commandos and Airborne forces. The ropes could be linked together as a climbing aid or for pulling and securing equipment. Approx 200cms in length and in good, used, clean condition.
British \' Plastic Bullet \' Baton Round. 1972 ' Round A/Riot 1.5in.Baton L3A1 ' or plastic bullet. One of the iconic symbols of the Troubles in Northern Ireland where it was widely deployed in what was euphemistically called crowd control. In good condition with clear stencilling to case, SPRA indicating Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Co.Ltd with case stamped to base FPL for Flowform Plastics Ltd. INERT Available within UK only.
British \'37 Patt BD Trousers A particularly large ( probably size 17/18 ) pair of unaltered '37 Patt Battledress Trousers. Approx waist 37/38" with ankle adjustments and all buttons present unfortunately label now missing with some remnants still present, no interior inspection stamp. Excellent, clean condition with various minor moth holes with most congregated in one area of the crotch. Priced realistically to reflect the moth damage and lack of label.
Bronze DRL Sports Award. An good example of a bronze grade sports award issued by the Deutscher Reichsbund für Leibesübungen (DRL) the official Sports governing body of the Third Reich. Retaining much of it's original finish and manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Wernstein Jena '.
Bronze Mother's Cross with Ribbon. The Ehrenkreuz der Deutschen Mutter, the " Cross of Honour of the German Mother " was conferred between 1939 until 1945 in three grades: bronze, silver, and gold, to females who exhibited probity, exemplary motherhood, and who conceived and raised at least four or more children in the role of a parent. This example is of the lowest grade in bronze with a full length ribbon and in good overall condition.
BROWN THIRD REICH POLITICAL LEATHER 'CROSS STRAP' SA/NSKK. This is the narrow brown leather strap worn across the body on many political uniforms. Attached to 'D' rings on the belt, this runs from the rear, over the shoulder and back onto the belt. Complete with both gilded pebbled finish brass snap clips which are both identical and marked with RZM M1. Gilded brass oval adjusting buckle. Lether is maker marked and stamped with 'Croupon 256'. A nice uniform accessory.
Bruce Bairnsfather ' Old Bill ' Wall Plaque - Where Did that one go ? 25cm approx china wall plaque by the Grimwades company featuring a design by the well known WW1 artist Bruce Bairnsfather. Featuring a decorative border with a central cartoon entitled ' Where did that one go to ? ', one of Bairnsfather's 1915 designs. The reverse features the Grimwades logo and the script ' Momento of the Great War ' and the dates. Undamaged condition with wear to the inner gilt line.
Bruce Bairnsfather ' Old Bill ' Wall Plaque. 20cm approx china wall plaque by the Grimwades company featuring a design by the well known WW1 artist Bruce Bairnsfather ' Dear --- " At present we are staying at a farm" '. In excellent, clean condition with undamaged gilt decoration.
Bruce Bairnsfather Old Bill ' Better 'Ole ' pin plate or coaster. Glazed pin dish or coaster featuring the work of the famous cartoonist Bruce Bairnsfather and his equally famous ' Old Bill ' character. The example shows arguably the most famous of his cartoons '......Better 'Ole '. Good, clean condition.
Bruce Bairnsfather Old Bill Advertising Ashtray. Ashtray advertising ' Empire Nut Brown Tobacco ' featuring Bruce Bairnsfather's eponymous character ' Old Bill ' and a twist on his characteristic phrase ' if yer knows of a better hole '. Excellent, clean example with bright gilding.
Bruce Bairnsfather \' Old Bill \' Coloured Mug. Not marked, but probably produced by the Grimwades Company this is an example of a character mug featuring Bruce Bairnsfather's creation ' Old Bill '. This example features multi-coloured glazes and is far less common than the single colour examples. Good, clean condition with some age crackling to finish.
Brussels Leave Hostels shoulder title. locally machine made shoulder, for the Brussels Leave Hostels of the British Liberation Army.Brussels was liberated in Sept 1944, and was ideal for giving servicemen a respite from the frontline. Shoulder title worn by largely female staff both local and provided by NAAFI. Evidence of having been removed from a uniform, good condition.
Brussels Leave Hostels Shoulder title. Probably locally machine made, shoulder title for the Brussels Leave Hostels of the British Liberation Army. Brussels was liberated in Sept 1944, and a series of hotels and other venues were operated along the lines of NAAFI establishments in an effort to give servicemen a respite from the front. Worn by civilian staff and in excellent unissued condition.
Buck & Ryan Fighting Knife. Double-edged,hand drawn, spear-pointed diamond-section blade, brass metal oval crossguard and swollen grip consisting of alternating bands of leather with brass and brass pommel. Blade stamped " Buck & Ryan Cutlers 310 Euston Rd N.W.1" with clear signs of sharpening and staining . Simple tan leather sheath with 9 brass rivets, integral frog with incised belt loop. This example is identical to item ( 8099 ) and was probably made for Buck & Ryan by Taylors of Sheffield.These knives were often seen being used by Commandos and were popular purchases for US servicemen from the large retail premises of Buck & Ryan who still trade today having moved from Euston Rd to Southampton Row.
Bullion RNAS badge. High quality, bullion Royal Naval Air Service badge embroidered onto a quality black wool cloth backing. The reverse has a light canvas glued to protect the bullion stitching. All in excellent condition.
C Squadron The Inns of Court Regiment History. 1945 1st ed. ' We Were There ! - The Story of a Journey made by C Squadron The Inns of Court Regiment 1941-45 '. 89pgs, card covers and printed in Germany, this brief history follows the unit and their armoured cars from training through D Day into Germany. Roll of Honour and awards. Loose copy but intact and clean, uncommon.
C1900 Warwickshire Regt Carte de Visite style photo. 100mm x 140mm approx. b/w carte de visite style photograph of a member of the Warwickshire Regt. Good, sharp image with good detail to the foreign service helmet. Taken by a photographer based at Belgaum Camp, India where the 1st Battalion was based between 1901-04. POSTFREE within UK
C1900 Warwickshire Regt Carte de Visite style photo. 100mm x 140mm approx. b/w carte de visite style photograph of a member of the Warwickshire Regt. Good, sharp image with good detail to the foreign service helmet. Taken by a photographer based in Kalbadevi Road, Mumbai, ( Bombay ) India where the 1st Battalion arrived in 1898. POSTFREE within UK
C1904 Warwickshire Regt Carte de Visite style photo. 100mm x 170mm approx. b/w carte de visite style photograph of a member of the Warwickshire Regt. Good, sharp image with good detail to the foreign service helmet and scarlet tunic with buff belt. Taken by a photographer based at Quetta, India where the 1st Battalion was based from1904. Photographers details to reverse. POSTFREE within UK read more
C1917 WW1 RFC 'DOXA' DASHBOARD WATCH. Purchased recently with the other WW1 fob watch, this is a lovely 'flight' type WW1 watch used predominately by the Royal Flying Corps and installed into the wooden dashboard of many early aircraft. Black dial with white non- luminous numbers etc. There is a little damage to the face of the watch around the number '10' chipping did occur due to vibrations in the aircraft and the fact they were dropped quite often!! Made by DOXA with a beautiful swiss movement. Works and keep sexcellent time. Made to run for 30 hours and is numbered on the face.Reverse of case is maked with War Dept A and arrow, A is for aviation. In perfect condition these fetch a lot of money, priced accordingly with the slight damage.
C1917 WW1 RFC 'DOXA' DASHBOARD WATCH. V, RARE See description and photos under AVIATION category
CADETS/DEVON Brass Shoulder Titles. CADETS/DEVON scarce brass shoulder titles. Pair of original titles, all lugs present and intact.
Cambodian Mine Action Centre Grouping. Floppy hat and mine warning sign from CMAC, the Cambodian Mine Action Centre . CMAC is Cambodia’s leading demining organization, working in the key areas of Survey and Land Release, Mine and UXO Clearance, Mine and UXO Risk Education and Training, Research and Development. Based in Phnom Penh and established in 1992 the centre used a number of Western instructors whose work continues today including the instructing of teams to work in Iraq. The grouping consists of a standard issue ' floppy ' hat with the CMAC insignia and a dual language mine warning sign previously the property of a British instructor.
Cameron Highlanders dress shoe buckles. Cased set of Officer's dress shoe buckles. Late Georgian/ early Victorian gilt shoe buckles for wear by an officer of the Cameron Highlanders. The gilt and leather buckles are rivetted on to a blued steel backing with steel retainers marked left and right. Similar construction for the smaller strap buckles. All contained in a velvet lined , leather covered box. In excellent, clean condition with some minor corrosion to reverses and slight scuffing and marking to box.
Cameron Highlanders Sporran. A good quality Cameron Highlander's sporran by "J.G. STEVENSON GLASGOW" with 1939 date.. Good full hair body with leather topped tassles and patent leather top, a little marked. Tan leather purse back with stout belt loops and original belt. Good example with WD marking under purse flap and erased ownership markings.
Canadian 35th Toronto Battn. WW1 CEF cap badge Canadian 35th Toronto Battn. WW1 CEF cap badge. Die stamped copper bronze example. Two loops to the reverse, manufacture marked \' Tiptaft \'. Good, clean example.
Canadian 77th Ottawa Battn. WW1 CEF cap badge. WW1 O/Rs voided pattern cap badge to the 77th Battalion CEF. Die struck with Birmingham manufacturer\'s details to the reverse. Good, clean and crisp example.
Canadian 97th Battalion Officer\'s OSD Cap Badge. Canadian WW1 (C.E.F.) 97th Battalion (Toronto Americans, Ontario) Officer's OSD Cap Badge. Twin lugs and manufacturer marked ' Geo.H.Lees & Co. Ellis Bros '. Good, used condition with light rubbing to highlights.
Cased 1939 Bar to the Iron cross 1st class. 1939 Bar to the Iron cross 1st class contained in it's original case. Possibly a product of B.H.Mayer, this standard type clasp has matt silver oxide finish with burnished highlights with a small, hinged vertical pin fitting. The clasp now has a light patinated finish whilst the flat type, wide pin is very slightly deformed. Contained in original case with stippled finish with an impressed representation of the clasp to the lid. Interior rayon lining has some damage and staining whilst the exterior has rubbing and marks.
Cased 1939 Silver Wound Badge. An excellent example of the 1939 2nd Type Wound Badge in silver. Steel, needle pin fastening , marked to the reverse, with the number in relief ' 30 ' , the LDO number for Hauptmunzamt, Vienna. This is matched by a label to the reverse of the unstamped LDO case. Original case with red simulated leather and a flock interior base. Badge patinated overall whilst box in good used condition with scuffs and rubbing.
Cased 40 Years Faithful Service Medal. Gilt and enamel 40 Years Faithful Service Medal contained in the box of issue. Medal in good bright condition with some fading to ribbon. Case has marking , staining and rubbing with, presumably, the original owner's name inscribed to the lining.
Cased Anschluss Commemorative Medal. The Anschluss Commemorative Medal (or Die Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938 in German) was a decoration of Nazi Germany instituted on 1 May 1938 . This example in original case of issue with ribbon with original clasp fitting. Medal with some toning, case with some scuffs.
Cased Cross of Honour in bronze with swords. Excellent example of a cased cross of honour in bronze with swords or ' Hindenberg Cross '. Clean case with facsimile Hindenberg signature to the inside lid with ribbon tucked into liner. Mint cross, manufacturer marked to reverse. Accompanied by contemporary leaflet which has minor creasing and some tears.
Cased EKI EK I by Steinhauer & Luck contained in it's original box. Excellent condition cross with toning to frame and reverse with a typical S&L side-mounted block hinge with a contoured pin and cut metal catch. Pin is marked with S&L's Prasidialkanzlei number ' 4 ' . Case has a clean interior but features a scuffed and marked exterior, but priced accordingly. Acquired recently with deceased veteran's effects.
Cased EKI - Steinhauer & Luck. A good example of an Iron Cross First Class in it's original presentation case. Typical standard Steinhauer EKI with three piece frame and body construction, prone hinge and coke bottle pin with the maker's code " 4 " in incuse relief on the front face. Frame lightly patinated with blemish free core. Hinged, stud opening case with Iron Cross motif to lid, generally in excellent condition with a few minor marks, slight fraying to false silk hinge lining.
Cased EKI. An excellent example of a cased Iron Cross 1st Class. Un manufacturer marked cross. Three piece construction with a now lightly patinated frame, block hinge, wire catch with a ' coke bottle ' shaped , flat pin. Cross contained in a clean case with Cross outline to lid, cream flock interior and false silk lining. Good, clean example.
Cased EKI. An excellent example of a cased Iron Cross 1st Class. Maker marked with a tiny incuse relief ' 4 ' for the maker Steinhauer & Luck. . Three piece construction with a now lightly patinated frame, block hinge, flat wire catch with a ' coke bottle ' shaped , flat pin. Cross contained in a clean case with Cross outline to lid, black flock interior and false silk lining. Good, clean example, slight fraying to lining hinge.
Cased EKI. An excellent example of a cased Iron Cross 1st Class. A non manufacturer marked example. Three piece construction with a deeply patinated silver frame, block hinge, flat wire catch with a ' coke bottle ' shaped , flat pin. Cross contained in a clean case with Cross outline to lid, cream flock interior and false silk lining. Light marking to lining and cross silhouette to flock . Good, characterful example.
CASED GOLD THIRD REICH WOUND BADGE '30'. Contained in a nice black case, the Gold wound badge has 99% of the original gilt. Pin and hook are fine, stamped with maker mark '30' on reverse. Case is in very good condition with little scuffing. Inside has artificial silk lining to the top and cream flock finish to the badge backing.
Cased KVKI - Deschler. Cased KVK I by Descler & Sohn, München. Tombac award with polished highlights with some areas of patination. Although unmarked the cross conforms to the manufacturing characteristics of Deschler with its waisted pin and fittings. Contained in its original case with a flock base and a manufacturer marked cushion with embossed cross outline to lid. Box has some minor marks and scuffs.
Cased M.B.E. ( Military ). 1st Type. Frosted silver, hallmarked M.B.E. ( Military ), 1st type. London hallmarks for 1919 with original ribbon and mounted for wear. Contained in it's original titled case by Garrard & Co. Good, used condition, toned overall.
Cased Reichsnahrstand Exhibition Munich 1937 Medallion. Reichsnahrstand Exhibition Munich 1937 Medallion in original case of issue with Reichsnahrstand emblem to lid. Medallion in crisp, clean condition being awarded for butter. Case has some bumps and tears to it's faux leatherette finish otherwise in good, clean condition.
Cased Screwback War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords. An uncommon example of a screwback War Merit Cross 1st Class with Swords in it's original LDO marked case. Cross is frosted with burnished highlights with bubbling to reverse finish. Retaining disc stamped ' L58 ' indicating manufacture by Rudolf Souval of Vienna with an applied positioning pin to reverse. Contained in an original, slightly tatty LDO box with a piece of the flock cushion now removed and various minor bumps and losses to the exterior finish. Unusual and less common variant of this award.
Cased Sudetenland Medal. A good example of a cased Sudetenland Medal by Paul Meybauer. Tombac construction with original ribbon and pin back fixing with maroon coloured case of issue with gilt embossed eagle to lid and manufacturer's label to interior. Good, clean condition with some minor scuffing to case.
CASED THIRD REICH IRON CROSS 1st, CLASS A slightly battered cas with a bit of the black covering missing from the top, no damage to structure of the case though. Perfect inside. Nice EK1 with good pin-back, some nice patina to the cross, small paint loss to the iron swas,just on one corner. Can\'t see any maker or number on the back. Nice little combination.
CASED WAR MERIT CROSS 1st CLASS without SWORDS. A nice example of this award in the original case of issue. Cross itself is nearly mint with all the finish. It is not maker marked in any way. Nice pin and hinge. Box has the award printed on the lid. HAs some age scuffs and small scrapes. Interior has white silk type material on inside lid and a black flock backing for the cross.
Cased War Merit Cross 1st Class without Swords. A nice example of this award in the original case of issue. Cross itself is nearly mint with polished highlights. Maker marked with a tiny incuse relief ' 4 ' for the maker Steinhauer & Luck. Earlier, silvered Tombac example. Case has the award printed on the lid. with some minor age scuffs and small scrapes. Interior has white silk type material on inside lid and a black flock backing for the cross.
Cased War Merit Cross with Swords 1st Class. Later War, WMK I with swords in LDO box. Zinc construction which has now absorbed all of the original silvered finish which only remains to the contoured, recessed pin. Some residual lacquer traces. manufacturer marked ' 62 ' to pin reverse for Kerbach & Oesterhelt, Dresden.
Cavalry WarrantOfficers\' and Non-commissioned Officers\' Arm Badges 1st ed 1997 Cavalry Warrant Officers' and Non-commissioned Officers' arm badges by David Linaker and Gordon Dine published by the Military Historical Society. The definitive study of the subject with 156pgs with a large number of illustrations in both colour and b/w. Used condition with some light creasing to covers, clean contents.
CD Training Pamphlet No2. Objects Dropped from the Air. Important Civil Defence Training Pamphlet detailing all the objects dropped from the air likely to be encountered by CD personnel. Printed in 1944 and given a RESTRICTED classification the 70pg booklet details most of the known German air dropped ordnance demonstrating them in b/w photographs and diagrams. Includes sections on the Hs.293 butterfly bombs etc. but does not yet mention the V weapons. Also lists Italian ordnance and Allied AA shells, bombs, barrage balloon devices,mortars,rockets etc. Rusting to staples and marking and minor creasing to cover, contents in excellent, clean condition. An invaluable reference.
Cheshire Regiment Officer's Side Cap. Fine wool side cap for wear by an officer of the Cheshire Regiment, probably pre-War. Fine wool black body, with gilt regimental buttons to the skirt and a gilt and silver Cheshire badge. Oil cloth interior with a plush sweat band. Ostensibly an excellent cap but it does suffer from some moth grazing and a number of minor ' nips'. Priced to reflect this.
Cheshire Volunteer Regt. Lapel badge. Cheshire Volunteer Regiment lapel badge. Gilt and enamel VTC badge with maker's details ' Thomas Fattorini Bolton REG638232 ' a Registered Design and Patent date of 1914, and low issue number ' 343 ' to the reverse. Good, bright condition with some barely noticeable edge nibbles at 12 o'clock.
Chindit shoulder patch. Embroidered example of the badge worn by the 77th Indian Brigade and later the 3rd Indian Division - The Chindits. Formed by Orde Wingate in 1942 and fought extensively throughout Burma, often behind Japanese lines. The name Chindits is a corruption of the word \' Chinthe \' which is the lion-headed pagoda guardian seen throughout Burma and represented by the patch. This wire thread example is in heavily used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform but remains a classic example of the iconic badge,priced to reflect condition
Chindit shoulder patch. Embroidered example of the badge worn by the 77th Indian Brigade and later the 3rd Indian Division - The Chindits. Formed by Orde Wingate in 1942 and fought extensively throughout Burma, often behind Japanese lines. The name Chindits is a corruption of the word ' Chinthe ' which is the lion-headed pagoda guardian seen throughout Burma and represented by the patch. Heavy weight cotton embroidered onto bluette with a cotton backing.
CIA Lock Disabler Kit. CIA issue lock disabling kit. Plastic tube containing a number of plastic ' keys ' which were designed to be inserted into a lock and then snapped off thus rendering the lock ineffective. Excellent unissued condition.
CIA Lock Disabler Kit. CIA issue lock disabling kit. Plastic tube containing a number of plastic ' keys ' which were designed to be inserted into a lock and then snapped off thus rendering the lock ineffective. Excellent unissued condition.
CIA Magnetic ' Limpet ' Mine. Plastic cased CIA magnetic ' Limpet ' mine. Has four sprung loaded magnetic feet to one side with two threaded fuze pockets to the top and a moulded carrying or suspension hole to the opposite end. Body splits in two to reveal the empty interior. Details of this weapon are understandably scant. This example in good condition and scarce. INERT.
CITATION FOR THE GERMAN WW2 2nd.CLASS WAR MERIT CROSS WITH SWORDS. To give it its full name, Kriegsverdienstkreuz 2.Klaas mit Schwerten. As this is with swords it is a military award and given for meritorious acts that did not quite qualify for an Iron Cross. In very nice condition with no damage or folds. This was awarded to an Unteroffizier Heinz Brummer who was in the 12/Gren.Regt (mot)76. On 1st Sept 1944. A nice document to put with the medal.
CITATION FOR THE THIRD REICH RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL. To give it its full name, this is ‘die medaille Winterschlacht Im Osten 1941/42 (Ostmedaille). Awarded to all German troops fighting on the Eastern Front between 15 November 1941 to 15 April 1942. Over 3 million were awarded! This is a very nice citation dated 15.8.1942 and awarded to a Johannes Hahnel. Signed by a Battalion Commander. In very good condition with no tears. Has been folded down the middle
City of Coventry Roll of the Fallen 1914 -1918. A good, clean example of the \' City of Coventry Roll of the Fallen 1914 - 1918 \' . 371pgs with alphabetical listing of all known Coventry casualties giving d.o.b., address, where killed, where buried or commemorated, date of enlistment and unit. Some entries more exhaustive than others. Excellent condition with some marking to boards.
City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) Officer's FS Cap. A good example of the coloured field service cap worn by officers of the City of London Yeomanry (Rough Riders) . Losing it's cavalry status in the reconstitution of the Territorial force the unit became 11th (City of London Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA and it's Batteries served in London during the Blitz followed by service in Africa and Italy to the end of the War. This example in good overall condition with only very minor moth grazing. Featuring bullion wire to body and crown, silver and gilt buttons and badge ' RR ' surmounting a spur. Size 6 5/8 with a plush headband. One vertical 9mm cut to the left of the badge but there are no other signs of a different badge ever having been fitted. Uncommon.
Civil Air Guard cap badge. A chromed struck, crowned wreath containing the enamelled letters \' CAG \'. Intended for wear in the CAG FS style cap, the badge was introduced shortly after the formation of the CAG in 1938. The CAG was formed to expand pilot training in response to building up the RAF reserve. Badge in excellent, clean condition with both loops intact.
Civilian Employees of the Luftwaffe Stickpin. 28mm, aluminum stickpin as worn by civilian employees of the Luftwaffe not in uniform. In excellent condition.
Clam Mine Instructional Leaflet. 1944 dated instructional leaflet for the British ' Bomb Clam MkIII - Description and Method of Use '. Three page leaflet with cut-away diagram that was included with the packaging of the mines. Excellent, clean condition and scarce. POSTFREE within UK
CLASSIC SWASTIKA BUILDING DRAPE FLAG- 11'-12' LONG. Purchased with a very nice army dagger from a family in the Isle of Man. This is the long nazi building drape flag you see on every newsreal about Germany during the war. There must have been 1000's and 1000's of these made, but not many survive in good condition. This is about 12' long and double sided. Is in near perfect condition with NO fading at all. Has been stored in the dark all these years. These were ripped down from the buildings and either destroyed or kept as souvenirs, therefore the sewn pocket that runs along the top, where the pole would have gone, is ripped. A fantastic piece of history. Best one I have had.
Cloth DJ Proficiency Badge. Unissued, BeVo weave, DJ Proficiency badge. Awarded for completion of tests in sporting activities, camping, shooting etc. and worn on the left breast of the DJ uniform. This example in unissued condition complete with manufacturer's RZM label to reverse. A small smattering of moth holes to backing material otherwise excellent.
Cloth HJ Achievement Badge in Silver. An uncut cloth HJ Leistungsabzeichen in silver. BeVo weave with evidence of the now missing RZM label to the reverse. Good, clean condition.
Cloth SA Sports Badge in Bronze. Original German Cloth SA Sports Badge in Bronze. Clear evidence of having been removed from an item of sports apparel, good, used condition.
CLOTH SLEEVE EDELWEISS BADGE FOR JAGER MOUNTAIN TROOPS. A nice , high quality embroidered sleeve badge with cloth and bullion thread highlights, so probably for an Officer. Flower in yellow, embroidered onto green backing. Surrounding intertwined 'rope' thread in bullion. Remains of backing material on reverse . Been on a tunic. Worn by all 'Jager' mountain troops on their right sleeve.
CMP India Slip-on Shoulder Titles. Pair of WW2 slip-on shoulder titles for use by the Corps of Military Police ( India ). Embroidered on to aertex material with illegible ink markings to reverse. Excellent, used condition.
Coalville Peace Celebrations 1919 Medallion. An uncommon original end of war medallion for the town Coalville, Leicestershire \' To Commemorate Peace 1919 \'. Bronze three-piece medallion with a title scroll bearing a \' dove of peace \' holding an olive branch, from which depends an ornate fob, the obverse depicting an victorious allegorical figure of a Britannia standing with outstretched left arm holding a laurel wreath; in the background can be seen a Royal Navy Battleshi\' and a Airship below a Victory scroll; the reverse inscribed in relief \' Coalville Peace Celebration \' . Good, clean condition.
Coburg Deutsche Turnerband Day Badge. Bi-metal, pinback badge celebrating 75 years of the Deutsche Turnerband in Coburg. Manufacturer marked to the reverse. Good, clean condition.
Col. S.F. Cody Floatplane Strut Section. A scarce early aviation souvenir, a section of strut taken from the Cody Floatplane in which Col.S.F.Cody met his death. Samuel Franklin Cowdery (Cody) was born in 1867 in Iowa. After working as a cowboy and gold prospector he left America in 1889 to set up a Wild West show in England. His interest in kites led to an appointment as Chief Kite Instructor to the British Army Balloon Factory at Farnborough (1902-09) where he also began to design and build aircraft using his own funds. Amongst others he developed a biplane, monoplane and a floatplane, teaching himself to fly them. He set a world record of 40 miles for a cross country flight, won the British Empire Michelin Cup contest in 1910, and won both the British and International divisions in the military aircraft trials in 1913. Tragically he was killed test flying his 'Cody Floatplane'. He was buried with full military honours in the Aldershot cemetary. The funeral procession attracted an estimated crowd of 100,000. Cody is to England what the Wright Brothers are to the USA. A true aviation pioneer. Approximately 9 x 7 x 2.5cm this small section of strut is engraved, somewhat faintly, 'In Memory of Col. S. F. Cody. Part of strut of wrecked waterplane. 7/8/1913'. .
Cold War Cigarette-Lighter Spy Camera C1950 Cigarette-Lighter Spy Camera employed by many of the intelligence agencies during the Cold War. Produced commercially in Japan these miniature cameras were widely adopted by the KGB and CIA amongst others. It has a fixed focus 17mm f8 lens and an instant shutter speed, holding the lighter to eye level to use the sports type viewfinder finder and depressing the shutter to make an exposure which is made through the hole to the side of the body.To maintain it's disguise half of the body is made up of a working lighter mechanism with refillable fuel tank. The camera was not meant to fool a thorough inspection but would certainly allow clandestine photography. In good and apparently working condition. Unusual and uncommon.
Cold War KGB Concealed ' Buttonhole ' Camera. Russian F21 lightweight camera developed from the German Robot models for use in surveillance photography by the KGB and other Eastern Bloc security services. This example comes with the attachment which allows concealed use in a jacket or coat with a false button faceplate and a remote shutter release. The idea would be for the camera to be suspended by a cord or even sown into the lining with the false button to the fore, the remote shutter would be operated from a pocket activating the sliding button face and the camera shutter. Good, used condition with all mechanical aspects operable, the shutter release would however, benefit form some attention. A scarce survivor of the Cold War spy games.
Coldstream Guards EIIR Colour Sergeant’s rank badge and chevron Bullion EIIR crowned crimson silk flag on its staff bearing bullion Garter Star with Sphinx below resting in a laurel sprays; beneath the flag, crossed swords. Badge applied to three large gold lace, black edged chevrons, mounted on scarlet. Slightly dusty with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
COLLECTION OF 17 THIRD REICH ERA NAVAL UNIFORM BUTTONS. A mixed selection of gilded German Third Reich era uniform buttons. All in mint condition. Range in size from the small 16mm, then 18mm and some large 24mm. Some with makers marks, some with great Weimar stamped eagle. Ideal spares or replacements if you have missing ones on uniforms or caps.
COLLECTION OF PAPER ‘BRING BACK’ SOUVENIRS FROM HOLLAND. DROP LEAFLET ETC ETC All from a recent acquisition. There were 7 items of war-time paperwork, all bought back by a British soldier from Holland/France. The most interesting is the August 16 1940 edition of the Daily Mirror! However, the items consist of a ‘drop leaflet’ depicting Himmler inspecting his ‘last reserves’ which consist of women, children and old people. It’s in Dutch so was dropped on the population at the time. It’s dated 1944. It is complete but has been folded many times over the years so is a little fragile. There is also a ‘Death of Hitler’ two sided propaganda card. Picture of Hitler on the front and then on the rear is the comic description of the death of Hitler. There are two pieces of paper occupation money, a 1938 dated 1 Gilder note and a 1936 dated French 100 franc note.
COLLECTION ‘POT-PORRI’ OF OVER 50 ITEMS. You take your pick here and hopefully put some of these items to good use. This is part of a collection purchased in Somerset and like all collectors (me included!), we have a ‘useful box’ or drawer, where we put all the odds and sods. This is the contents of such a box. A huge mixture of items, most war-time, but a few more modern badges etc. I am not going to list everything, study the pictures and decide yourself. Some highlights though. 3 original Royal navy cap tallies, various WW2 cap badges, including one for the Australian Forces slouch hat, numerous buttons, set of epaulettes (navy?) US airforce sleeve badges, etc etc. Fun to discover what’s really there, as I have not really bothered to check.
Collectors Guide to Storm Troops (SA) Insignia - J.D.Fuller. 1985 1st pb ed. ' Collectors Guide to Storm Troops (SA) Insignia ' by James David Fuller. 177pgs with large numbers of colour images of collar, shoulder and sleeve insignia. Useful reference.
Colour Portrait Photograph of ' Mick ' a Horse of the S.Lancs Regt. 33cms x 43cms framed and glazed colour portrait photograph of ' Mick ' a horse that saw extensive service with the Prince of Wales's Volunteers ( S.Lancashire ). Mick was foaled in Ireland in 1904 and served with the regiment from 1909 to 1923 in France, Greece, Serbia and Turkey and was still alive to be photographed in 1934 wearing the medal ribbons displayed in the frame. Frame mounted with a S.Lancs officers' OSD badge.
Coloured ATS FS Cap. Large size, 7 1/4, coloured F.S. Cap for wear by the ATS. Dark brown woollen body with green piping and light brown crown. In excellent unmothed condition.
Combat Frogman photos. Original WW2 German PK photographs of combat frogman released by Hoffman photographers. 12.5 x 18.5cms approx in good, clean condition.
Combined Operations Pamphlet No.1 General. 1942 Combined Operations Pamphlet No.1' General '. 56pgs with b/w plates and diagrams covering subjects from beach groups to mess tin rations with plates showing the main forms of landing craft. Good, overall condition with slight rusting of staples.
Combined Operations Pamphlet No.11 LSIs. 1943 Combined Operations Pamphlet No.11' Landing Ships Infantry '. 25pg manual showing the organisation required to accommodate and land an assault battalion. Illustrated with diagrams and sketches and in good overall condition with some rusting to staples.
Combined Operations Pamphlet No.14 ' LCT AND LC Flak '. 1943 Combined Operations Pamphlet No.14 ' Landing Craft Tank & Landing Craft Flak ( Large ). 36pg manual outlining the handling of these craft both individually and as part of a flotilla. Good, overall condition with rusting to staples.
Combined Operations Pamphlet No.37 Infantry. 1942 Combined Operations Pamphlet No.37 Infantry. 32pgs outlining the role of the infantry in an amphibious assault including landing, beach organisation and equipment. Good, clean condition, has been punched for filing.
Combined Operations Silver Sweetheart Badge. Contemporary N.O.S. Combined Operations silver and enamel sweetheart badge. Pinback, bar type badge, clearly marked ' silver ' to reverse. Excellent, clean condition.
Combined Ops Manual - Employment of Amphibians. 1944ed Combined Operations Pamphlet No.30 ' Employment of Amphibians in Combined Operations ' 58pg pamphlet dealing with all types of amphibans employed by the Allies, DUKWs, LVT all marks, and the newly introduced Terrapin. Loading diagrams, maintenance schedules etc are all covered and there are 10 b/w illustrations. Two areas missing from cover and rusting of staples, contents clean. Uncommon.
Combined Ops Manual - RE Transportation Units. Combined Operations Pamphlet No.35C RE Transportation Units 1943. 51pgs with the addition of fold-out plates outlining the use of landing craft ( LCA, LCT ), lighters , coasters and piers. Ex Lib IWM with marked and chipped paper covers.
Combined Ops Pamphlet No.11 Landing Ships Infantry. 1943 Combined Operations Pamphlet No.11 ' Landing Ships Infantry '. 25pgs outing the operation of LSIs , embarkation of troops, approach to beach, tactical surprise, landing etc. Illustrated with diagrams and tables. Excellent, clean condition with some minor rusting of staples.
Combined Ops Pamphlet No.24 Cliff Assaults. 1945ed. Combined Operations Pamphlet No.24 Cliff Assaults. 50pgs outlining cliff assaults using everything from grapnels to ladders mounted on DUKWs. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and sketches and encompassing many of the lessons learnt during the Normandy landings. Excellent, clean condition.
Combined Ops Pamphlet No.33 AFVs. 1943 Combined Operations Pamphlet No.33 ' Armoured Fighting Vehicles '. 14pgs outlining the deployment of armour in Combined Ops with illustrated appendices and pull-out chart showing loading schemes for LCTs. Good, clean condition with some rusting of staples and staining.
Combined Ops Pamphlet No.7 SP Artillery. 1945ed. Combined Operations Pamphlet No.7b ' SP Artillery in an Assault Landing '. 27pgs dealing with the use of self propelled artillery firing from landing craft during an assault landing. Illustrated with diagrams. In good, clean condition.
Commando Group sleeve badge. Printed Commando Group sleeve badge. Designed in 1944 and going on to replace the Combined Operations sleeve badge it was worn like it's predecessor, below the shoulder title. This example in good used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Commando Group sleeve badge. Printed Commando Group sleeve badge. Designed in 1944 and going on to replace the Combined Operations sleeve badge it was worn like it's predecessor, below the shoulder title. This example in excellent unused condition.
Commando Men - The Story of 45 RM Commando. 1st 1948 Commando Men - The story of a royal Marine Commando in North-West Europe by Bryan Samain. 188pgs describing the actions of 45RM Commando from the invasion of Normandy, the breakout, Holland, the Elbe Crossing and the fighting in Germany. Illustrated with b/w photographs and maps. In good, clean condition with d/w but some damage to d/w.
Commemorative Medal for 1 October 1938 - Sudetenland Medal. Issued for the liberation’ of Sudeten Germans from Czechoslovak rule in 1938. bronze coloured medal with original ribbon. The medal was instituted on 18 October 1938 and awarded to military participating in the occupation by Germany of the Sudetenland following the Munich Agreement.Few age chips to the edge, otherwise in excellent condition.
Commemorative Stein for Bavarian Field Artillery service. A fine condition stein commemorating service by Josef Felbinger with 1st.Bayr.A.Feld.Art.Rgt between 1885 - 1887. Bright, fresh decorative scenes featuring military scenes displaying the use of artillery, and spelter lid and handle with a lion and an artillery piece as prominent decorations. The bottom of the stein reveals a dancing couple when held up to the light. An excellent decorative piece of Imperial commemorative ware.
COMMEMORATIVE TINNY FOR REICHS AUTOBAHN. Fantastic and rare tinny for commemoration of the opening 1000 km of the Third Reich Autobahn in 1936. Pressed tin with pin-back. Beautiful detail of a winged tyre surmounted by the 1000km and an eagle and swastika. Great little tinny, and I have not seen one of these for ages.
Commemorative Wellington Bust. Cast, free-standing plaque of Wellington. Featuring a bust of Wellington mounted on a plinth in an aged bronze effect. Typical of the popular 19th Century commemorative ware that proliferated in the Victorian age. Undecipherable maker's mark to the reverse. Attractive item.
COMPLETE RAD OR’s ALLOY BUCKLE AND BROWN LEATHER BELT. A really nice combination and seems to have been together since the war. Super conditioned alloy RAD buckle with integral cast belt loop. Nice , used condition. The original dark brown combat type leather belt is again in great uses condition, still supple and good colour. Belt is the complete with the interior leather adjusting buckle strip.
COMPLETE SA MANS BROWN LEATHER BELT WITH BRASS SA BUCKLE. A very nice early brown leather belt, with adjuster tab, complete with the early, all brass SA buckle. Belt unmarked apart from size numbering st the end. 88 . Buckle is two piece construction with pressed out center. This is the second type of buckle with the central swastika at an angle as usually found.
COMPLETE WW2 LUFTWAFFE BELT AND BUCKLE. A very nice souvenir Luftwaffe OR’s or NCO’s brown leather service belt and steel buckle. Belt shows a little age to the leather but is very serviceable. Is marked at one end, but the stamping is indistinguishable. The steel buckle is lovely with most of the original blued finish still there, with normal wear to the high points. I cannot see any maker to the rear of the buckle. However, it has the original leather adjuster tab. This is marked with the maker NOWA HAMBERG ‘39 and is also dated in the center 1939. The reverse of the tab has been personalised with the original owners initials ‘J T ‘.
Condor Legion/Spanish Wound Badge in Black. The Spanish Wound Badge (Verwundetenabzeichen Condor Legion) was instituted at 22-05-1939, to award the German wounded of the Spanish Civil War. The award is identical in design to the WW1 version with the addition of a swastika stamped into the helmet. This example, a black award, is in die-stamped form with a block hinge and \' C \' catch to the reverse. 75% finish to obverse with wear to highlights.
Control Commission Germany Officer's Cap. Officer's cap for an officer serving with the Control Commission Germany. Serge body with leather headband and SD buttons with a gilt cap badge carrying the letters ' CCG ' within a wreath. Manufactured by Thomas & Stome, Jermyn St, London. In good, overall condition with very light staining to top. Uncommon.
Coorg & Mysore MGC Pagri and Collar Badges. Uncommon set of insignia to the Coorg & Mysore Machine Gun Corps. Comprising an embroidered badge with attached collar which I believe was worn on the sun helmet and two cast white metal collar badges. Part of the Indian volunteer organisation largely formed with European volunteers and in existence between 1917 and 1933.
Cotton BeVo SS Armband. BeVo weave SS armband for use on the brown shirt. Multi-piece construction with the central part being the same as the standard Party armband with the black bands being applied separately. Excellent, used condition.
COTTON PARTY ARMBAND FOR SA SHIRT. This is a all in one construction, red cotton party armband for the SA shirt. 'Bevo' construction so the white roundel and swastika are made as part of the fabric. Slightly grubby from age, but no damage.
COTTON SA SPORTS ARMBAND WITH RZM LABEL. A very nice example of the SA Officials Sports armband. Red cotton background with separately applied 'bevo' SA sports symbol in gold tread. Inside is an original paper blue RZM issue label. ( I have two of these, virtually identical, both with labels)
Court Mounted Pair WW1 EKII & Cross of Honour. Court mounted pair of medal, Iron Cross 2nd class 1914 issue and the Cross of Honour with swords, typically as worn by a veteran. Cross of Honour clearly maker marked with the ring of the Iron Cross with an unknown maker mark. Good worn condition, with EKII lightly patinated.
Crimea sampler bookmark. Charming Crimean period, bookmark in needlework in a style of a sampler. Featuring a border of English and French commanders - Cardigan, Raglan etc surrounding a verse ' The Lillies of France and Old England's Red Rose Are twined in a Coronal row ' ( sic ), backed with blue silk ribbon. In good, clean condition and unusual.
Croat Air Legion Breast Badge. Croatian Air Legion badge. The badge consists of a winged Croatian checkerboard shield surmounted by the Ustase emblem. Authorised for German Luftwaffe personnel and sometimes worn on the left breast as opposed to the authorised right. Displaying clear German construction characteristics with a silver plated finish which has now become toned. Good, used condition .
Croat Naval Legion Cap Badge. Die-stamped, white metal cap device for use by the Croat Naval Legion. 2nd Patt device with painted details which which was adopted by the Croat Navy when this was established following the collapse of Italy. Good, used condition with all fixing pins intact, patinated overall. Uncommon.
Cross of Honour Citation and Medal. Citation for a native of Bargfeld for the ' Ehrenkreuz fur Frontkampfer ' or Cross of Honour accompanied by a Cross of Honour with Swords. Good condition with light marking to citation, cross manufacturer marked to reverse with some light patination.
CROSS OF HONOUR FOR WW1 WIDOWS AND ORPHANS. Instituted in July 1934 the cross is steel with anodised black finish. Original length of black/white/red ribbon. Reverse of cross is maker marked. ‘O.16’. The Honour Cross for Next-of-Kin (commonly known as the Widows Cross), was finished in black. The Honour Cross for non-combatants has no swords and a wreath of oak leaves.
Crown and Anchor Game. Beloved and banned, Crown and Anchor was a traditional English game, originating from the 18th century when it was a popular gambling game in the royal navy and fishing fleets and was played extensively by troops in WW1 and after. This example with a board of painted canvas accompanied by three dice. In good, used condition with some staining and wear across the fold lines.
CS 95 Red Label Trial Garment Jacket DPM Field & Hood. The British Army "Soldier 95" (CS 95 = Combat Soldier 95) clothing system was introduced around 1995 - 96 and is still in use today, although under replacement. The CS 95 clothing underwent development and troop trials between 1992 - 95 and a number of garments were manufactured specifically for these troop trials, all labelled ' CS 95 User Trial ' and are also fitted with a red-colour SCRDE (Stores Clothing Research & Development Establishment - Colchester) label. This is a survivor of these trials labelled ' User Trials Jacket DPM, Field.' with it's red SCRDE label. Size 180/104 complete with separate hood, again marked with the user trials label. Both in good, undamaged condition with all buttons, zips etc.
Current U.S. Watch, Wrist, Navigator, Quartz Current issue U.S. Watch, Wrist, Navigator, Quartz. This example was manufactured in 2004 and is contained in it's original box with instructions. Watch is anti-magnetic, water resistant, high altitude, shock-proof with elapsed time ring and web strap. Unissued condition, requires battery.
Czech VZ-58 Bayonet. Czech VZ-58 bayonet/fighting knife.1959 dated with parkerised blade and Tufnell grips contained in a sturdy leather scabbard with integral belt loop. Good used condition. UK Sales 18+ ONLY
Czechoslovak Army Artillery in England Breast Badge. Silvered, die struck breast/lapel badge of the Czechoslovak Army Artillery in England 1940. Pin fitting to reverse, probably made by H.W.Miller Ltd B'ham. Good overall condition with wear to highlights.
Czechoslovak Army in Britain Breast Badge. Silvered, die struck breast/lapel badge of the Czechoslovak Army in Great Britain. Pin fitting to reverse, made by H.W.Miller Ltd B'ham. Good overall condition with light wear to highlights.
Czechoslovak Army in Britain Cap Badge. Bronzed, die struck cap badge of the Czechoslovak Army in Great Britain. Two lugs to reverse, probably made by H.W.Miller. Good overall condition with light wear to highlights.
D Day Eisenhower Leaflet. Original, single-sided leaflet with exhortation by Eisenhower distributed on the eve of D Day to all participating troops. ' You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade.........let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking. ' In good, used condition, has been folded.
D.A.F Stickpin. Mint condition stickpin to be worn by members of the Deutscher Arbeits Front. Manufacturer marked RZM 76 to reverse.
D.A.F. Werkschar Belt Buckle. Die stamped aluminium belt buckle worn by members of the D.A.F. Werkschar ( Deutsche Arbeitsfront ) the German Labour Front. Aluminium body with steel roller and prongs with clear manufacturer\'s markings RZM M4/44 indicating manufacture by Paul Cramer & Co., Lüdenscheid. Good, used condition with some minor surface abrasions.
D.D.A.C. Plaque. Die-stamped alloy plaque for the Der Deutsche Automobil-Club e.V., the Nazi Automobile club that was set up as an umbrella organisation in the shadow of the NSKK. This coloured plaque was clearly meant to be part of a larger plaque or shield as evidenced by the mounting holes to both sides. Good, slightly grubby condition.
D.D.A.C. Silver award pin 1934. Silver stickpin award for 1934 given by the Deutsche Automobil Club. Attractive silvered and enamel pin. Excellent condition.
D.S.O. Miniature Medal grouping. 7 medal miniature bar grouping. Court mounted by Spinks & Son this attractive group covers service in both world wars and the empire, headed by the D.S.O., 14/15 Star trio, M.I.D.,I.G.S.M. with bars Waziristan 1919-21 and Afghanistan NWF 1919 and Defence and War Medal. Possibly researchable in good clean condition.
DAF Stickpin. Amber type stone mounted on a stickpin with DAF and Workers insignia in gilt surmounting a paper shield with foil inscription ' Natur-Bernstein NBJ '. Thought to be a WHW campaign stickpin. POSTFREE within UK
DAF Werkshar Leader Field Cap. 2nd design 1937 Pattern, Schiffchen type field cap worn by Werkshar leaders of the Deutsche Arbeits-Front. This cap was produced post 1938 when the piping was changed from blue to silver bullion. Silver wire embroidered national emblem with two aluminium pebbled buttons to front ( both buttons marked RZM and SS ). Half width leather sweatband marked ' Deutsche Wertarbeit with large RZM/DAF label to interior. Good, used condition with minor wear to lining and small loss to edge ( rear ).
DAF/NSBO 1933 ' Adel der Arbeit ' Tinny. Die-struck, gilded brass tinny produced for the NSDAP labour organisations the DAF and NSBO in 1933 with a quotation from Hitler translated as ' there is only one nobility: the nobility of labor '. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Wachtler Mittweid Lange S.A.' Good, clean condition. Postage inclusive within UK
Danish 1889 Krag Bayonet - WKC A good, original Danish 1889 Krag bayonet made by WKC. Hilt has no pitting or damage with pressed leather grips . Blade is clean with no pitting or damage and clearly marked WKC. Steel mounted leather scabbard is good with some grazing and wear, all stitching intact. Hilt and pommel profusely marked with inspection and issue marks.
Danish M23 Practice Grenade. Danish manufactured where it was referred to as the "Haandbombe Model 1923." The practice grenade is heavy steel construction to simulate the live weight and can be identified by the small hole drilled into the body on the top cone. The end cap has a exhaust hole for the practice charge which would be inserted. Good, used condition with residual traces of the original grey finish. INERT Available within UK ONLY
Danish Model 1915 Bayonet. Scarce Danish Model 1915 Bayonet for the 1889 Krag-Jørgensen rifle. 45cm ' T ' section blade, hardwood grips and manufacturer marked ' Harens Tojhus ' with serial number and inspection stamps to handle. Steel mounted, leather scabbard with working integral catch, all in good, clan and toned condition.
DARK BROWN LUFTWAFFE COMBAT BELT LEATHER. Dark brown leather in very good condition, this is the thick leather belt for the Luftwaffe belt buckle (not included). In used condition but very supple. Nicely marked on inside with Luftwaffe L.B.A stamp and makers details FRANZ BREHNE 1937.Perfect if you have a nice Luftwaffe buckle and want to complete a proper Luftwaffe set.
DASV stickpin and photographs. Uncommon brass and enamel stickpin for the Deutscher Athletiksportverband - DASV . In good overall condition and maker marked to the reverse, the stickpin is accompanied by two photographs showing a robust ! member of the DASV posing with other equally robust friends and family.
Data Book of R.A.F. Vehicles - Radio Vehicles. 1958 Ir Publication 2782D \' Data Book of R.A.F. Vehicles - Radio Vehicles.\' Illustrated date book covering all aspects of Air Ministry radio vehicles from generator trailers to radar chassis to wartime Bedford, Austin and AEC G.S. Types. Good, clean condition.
DAY BADGE-TINNY FOR 1933. GAU MITTLEFRANKEN Nice little tinny for 1933. Pressed tin in bronze colour. Pin back. good detail to front.
DEATH PLAQUE-CERTIFICATE-MEDAL GROUP- ROYAL SUSSEX REGT. Another little group purchased straight from the family. A nice little group of items for PRIVATE FRANK GASSON G/12151 16th BATTALION ROYAL SUSSEX REGT. The original framed certificate, the death plaque in a period round wooden frame, war medal nmaed to him, single identity tag on bracelet with good luck charms, Royal Sussex cap badge (smaller badge affixed to the frame of the certificate). A lovely, personal group.
Defence,NGSM, & Korea Pair Miniature Group. Defence, NGSM bar Malaya, Korea and UN Korea bar official miniature group of four mounted for wear. Good, used condition.
Derby Scheme WWI khaki armband. A WW1 khaki wool armband with applied red felt Crown in lieu of uniform under the Derby Scheme. Ink stamp “Issued under authority of Army Council” to inside with issue number. In excellent, moth free condition.
Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry Officer\'s Cap badge. Large size bronze officer\'s cap badge for a member of the Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry. Good,used condition with some minor verdigris, both blades to reverse.
Derbyshire Yeomanry Sweetheart Badge. Attractive, hallmarked silver gilt and enamel sweetheart badge for the Derbyshire Yeomanry. Pin back fitting with manufacturer's mark and hallmark to reverse. Excellent, bright condition.
Derbyshire Yeomanry Sweetheart Badge. Attractive, hallmarked silver and enamel sweetheart badge for the Derbyshire Yeomanry. Pin back fitting with manufacturer's mark and Birmingham hallmark for 1941 to reverse and safety chain. Excellent, bright condition.
Destroyer War Badge. Zinc struck Zerstörer Kriegsabzeichen by Sohni , Heubach & Co., Idar-Oberstein. Gilded wreath with darkened destroyer with a formed sheet steel metal hinge with wire pin , retaining clip and top hook. Manufacturer's details ' S.H.u.Co.' in relief to the reverse. Good, clean badge, wear to high points.
Detonator, No.36M, Grenade, Mk2 DRILL Standard issue Detonator, No.36M, Grenade, Mk2 DRILL. Dummy igniter set made up to simulate the standard detonator with No.16 safety fuze and a No.6 detonator. Marked ' DRILL ' to the anvil. INERT Available within UK ONLY
DEUTCHE JAGERSCHAFT-HUNTING ASSOCIATION STICKPINS. Here are 2 Third Reich Hunting Association stickpins in grey metal. Worn on the lapel to indicate membership. These are two nice little pins. However, each has a small casting flaw, right in the middle by the tiny swastika. A small portion of the mould has caused the metal to deform a tiny bit, with a small 'blob' of grey metal on the surface. I have thesefore priced them accordingly. (Nice mint ones are hard to find now and are around £40-£50) Priced for each one.
Deutsch Die Saar Day Badge. Heavy, die struck day badge ' Deutsch Die Saar '. Pin back fitting with a Dresden manufacturer's details to reverse. Essentially translated as the Saar is German and probably refers to the 1935 referendum when the area voted to reintegrate with the Reich. Good, used condition.
Deutsche Arbeitsfrontjugend ( DAFJ ) Membership Badge. A scarce white metal, pinback badge for a member of Deutsche Arbeitsfrontjugend ( DAFJ ) the little known youth wing of the DAF. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' F. Hoffstätter Bonn GES.GESCH '. Good condition, patinated overall. POSTFREE within UK
Deutsche Volkssturm Armband. Printed, probably unissued, Deutsche Volkssturm Wehrmacht armband. Excellent, clean condition with clear signs of having been cut from a larger strip.
Deutsche Volkssturm Armband. Printed, Deutsche Volkssturm Wehrmacht armband. Excellent, used condition with clear signs of having been previously attached to a uniform with residual cotton stitches to the top of the armband. Minor marking.
Deutsche Wehrmacht armband. WW2 Cotton armband with Deutsche Wehrmachtembroidered to one side. Used by people employed by or in the service of the German Army. Good, used example, has been folded, light marking.
Deutscher Frauenarbeitsdienst Leaders School Badge. BeVo weave RADwJ leaders badge for No.4 Lager School. Distinct from it\'s RAD equivalent with a black border and embroidered with aluminium wire to indicate the owner\'s leaders rank. Excellent, clean and unissued condition.
DEUTSCHER JAGDSCHUTZ VERBAND CAR BADGE ENAMEL This is a great DJV(The German Hunting Protection Association) large brass and enamel car mascot membersip badge. Approx 4" across with deer antlers cast into badge with enamel lettering around the edge. HAs 4 holes drilled through it where it's been attached to acar or similar. reverse is plain with no maker. (collar patch for size comparison) Rare badge.
Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Pinback Badge. Enamel and silver gilt, pinback lapel badge for the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz. Less common early pattern 16mm x 21mm. Good, used condition, patinated overall, ' GES GESCH ' to the reverse.
Deutschland Arbeitet Propaganda Publication. 1934 1st ed. ' Deutschland Arbeitet ' by Dr Eugen Diesel. 123pgs, soft cover propaganda survey of the importance of the German workforce in Hitler's Third Reich. Illustrated throughout with captioned b/w photographs showing the construction of autobahns, factories, defences and agricultural work. Good, used condition with some wear to spine.
Deutschland Submarine souvenir ashtray. Deutschland was a blockade-breaking German merchant submarine used during World War I. It was developed with private funds and operated by the North German Lloyd Line. She was one of the first of seven U-151 class U-boats built and one of only two used as unarmed cargo submarines. After making two voyages as an unarmed merchantman, she was taken over by the German Imperial Navy on 19 February 1917 and converted into the U-155, armed with six torpedo tubes and two deck gunsU-155 returned to Germany from her final cruise on 12 November 1918 and was surrendered on 24 November 1918 with other submarines as part of the terms of the Armistice. She was taken to Britain and exhibited in London and elsewhere and was eventually sold for scrap in 1921. On 17 September 1921 she was being broken up at Robert Smith and Sons, Birkenhead, when an explosion ripped the ship apart, killing five apprentices. This 180mm x 130mm approx. copper ashtray was made from the scrap from the submarine and sold as souvenirs. Good condition, unusual.
Devonshire Regt. women\'s silver compact. Hallmarked silver and enamel women\'s makeup compact featuring enamelled regimental colours overlaid with a Devonshire Regiment badge. With 1940 hallmarks it is missing the original make up pad but is in otherwise excellent condition. Minor abrasions to the enamel but no missing enamel and no dents to compact. Essential 1940\'s women\'s accessory.
Die SA Magazines. 3 x editions of \' Die SA, Zeitschrift der Sturmabteilungen der NSDAP \' the Journal of the SA. The SA was the first and largest of the NSDAP\'s paramilitary organisations and produced its own journals printed by SA Headquarters in Munich. 2 x 1940 and 1 x 1941 editions covering all aspect of Nazi life from work to youth. Also includes photographic biographies of SA casualties. Good, used condition with some marking and minor tears etc.
DJ - DEUTCHE JUNGVOLK MEMBERSHIP BADGE. An enamel badge for the DJ organisation. Near perfect condition with no damage to the enamels. Pin-back to the reverse and RZM marked also with the number 72. Membership badge for the DJ (youngest members of the Hitler Youth) Enameled front with the single DJ rune. This is the second pattern badge and was worn before and in conjunction with the HJ diamond when it was introduced in 1933. In very good, uncleaned condition.
DJ - Deutsche Jungvolk Lapel Badge. Silver gilt and enamel lapel badge for wear by members of the DJ or Deutsche Jungvolk. Pin fitting and marked ' Ges.Gesch. ' to the reverse. Souvenir brought back by a Control Commission officer. Excellent condition patinated overall.
DJ rank insignia - Jungzugfuhrer. Unissued DJ rank insignia badge for a Jungzugfuhrer. An example of the third pattern of rank insignia adopted in 1937 and remaining until the end of the War. This example, unissued and retaining it's RZM label to the reverse.
DJ Sigrune arm badge. Introduced in 1933 these badges were worn by DJ equivalents of NCOs and officers with the colour of the circle and Sigrune indicating the wearer's Oberbann, in this case Oberbann 1. In excellent, unissued condition with RZM label to the reverse.
DJ Sigrune Sleeve Badge A machine woven, white Sigrune on a red oval field on a tan rayon backing. Two edges have been folded over and stitched together with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform.
DLV/ Early RLB Belt Buckle. Nickelled brass buckle for use by O/Rs of the Deutscher Luftsport Verband. This pattern was also used in the formative days of the RLB or Reichsluftschutzbund. Good, used condition with light wear to highpoints, patinated overall.
Double-sided Werhpass cover. Double-sided Werhpass cover manufactured in stitched rexine type material with block stamped national emblem. Good, used condition with some we are to spine.
Dresden Veteran\'s Day Badge. Pressed steel, pin back badge issued for the Dresden veterans and war wounded day held between the 8-9th of May 1937. Striking design featuring ' Hero ' style busts in relief. Good, used condition.
Dress Regulations for the Army 1934 - reprint. Casebound reprint of the War Office \' Dress Regulations for the Army 1934 \'. Important reference, 192pgs with amendments with a number of diagrams and tables covering all aspects of the Army dress regs prior to WW2. Excellent, clean condition.
Drill Detonator for No.5/23 Grenade. Dummy igniter set made up to simulate the standard detonator for use with either No.5 or No.23 Grenades. Marked ' Inert '. INERT Available within UK ONLY.
DRK Deutsches Rotes Kreuz Belt & Buckle. An excellent example of an injection moulded German Red Cross EM/NCO’s Belt Buckle and black leather belt. Buckle marked ' GES. GESCH. 1 ' to reverse. Belt leather has size ' 105 ' pencilled to one end with the tab dated 1944. Light marking and scuffing but otherwise in excellent condition. Buckle toned overall with one very small area of wear to top of buckle.
DRKB Member Bronze Shooting Award Stickpin. Third Reich bronze grade stickpin shooting award for the DRKB or Deutscher Reichskriegerbund Kyffhäuser Bund, the veterans' organisation more commonly known as the Kyffhäuserbund. Good, clean condition.
DRL Bronze Award Stickpin High quality, lapel stick pin ( 66mm ) for the Third Reich Sports Association the DRL. Clearly maker marked to the reverse \' Wernstein, Jena \'. Excellent, clean condition.
DRL Membership Book. 1938 membership book for the Deutscher Reichsbund fur Leibesubungen. Photograph of the owner ' Sitzmann ', who it would appear was a footballer. Complete with membership stamps and in good, used condition.
Duke of Cambridge Middlesex Regt. Officer's Waist Belt Plate. Attractive post 1881 Waist Belt plate for the Duke of Cambridge's Own ( Middlesex Regiment ). Silver on gilt, two piece buckle with matching numbers ( 12 ), in good, clean condition.
Duke of Wellington\'s (West Riding Regiment) Edwardian Officer\'s helmet plate A good gilt example worn circa 1901-14. Crowned star mounted with laurel wreath and Garter, the black velvet centre bearing in silver a the Duke of Wellington\'s family crest and motto, Virtutis Fortuna Comes,. Mounted on the base of the wreath, a silver tri-part scroll inscribed \' The West Riding Regiment\'. Three loops to the reverse manufacturer marked \' Hobson & Sons, Lexington St, London \'. Good, clean condition, slightly dulled.
Dutch SS / Germanic SS Visorcap Wolfsangel insignia. Scarce original Dutch SS / Germanic SS Wolfsangel insignia for wear on the visor cap. Alloy ' Wolf's Hook ' complete with both fixing prongs. Excellent, used condition with some minor surface marks and very difficult to acquire.
Early 19th Century Child\'s Sword. Early, probably Continental child's sword. 19" single edged, fullered blade with a slight curve and a rounded point and a blued half panel with possible residual gilding. Brass crossguard with decorated plaques of crossed axes and Minerva to either side with a lion mask ended quillion. Floral decoration to knuckle bow with a lion mask and floral decorated pommel. Finely chequered dark wood grips. Contained in a brass scabbard with decorated bands supporting two loose hanging rings. Attractive item in good, clean condition.
EARLY 1st PATTN HITLER YOUTH MEMBERS PIN. This was a round enamel pin about 23mm in diameter and was introduced in 1933 before the triangular membership pin. It featured a rising sun with swastika in the centre and the motto Hj Deutche Arbeiter (working youth) around the outer edge. It was initially worn on the early soft HJ visor cap and is pictures on page 110 in JR Angolia HJ book vol 1.A rare , early badge in great condition. Reverse has a pin back (no RZM mark as it was pre-their formation) and maker mark of Alfred Stubbe-Berlin.
EARLY 1st Pattn. HITLER YOUTH MEMBERS BADGE OFTEN WORN ON EARLY SOFT CAPS. This is the early, pre-1933 Hitler Youth membership pin featuring the early HJ ‘sunrise’ symbol. There are period photographs of the HJ wearing this as a cap badge as well as on their tunics/shirts. In black and red enamels with pin-back fitting to reverse. In uncleaned condition and with no damage.
EARLY ALL WOOL NSDAP PARTY ARMBAND. Worn by many organisations during the 1930’s and 40’s. SA, RAD, etc etc. This armband is in near mint condition. Three piece construction. Red wool base with white ribbed satin circle and black satin swastika. No RZM label unfortunately, as it looks good enough to have one!
Early German RLB/DLV alloy buckle. Early alloy German RLB/DLV belt buckle. All alloy buckle with nickelled catch, straight winged eagle but with no manufacturer marks. Slight rubbing to highlights and loss of blackening to swastika otherwise excellent condition.
EARLY HEAVY THIRD REICH NAVY BROCADE BUCKLE IN SILVER. This is part of a small collection purchased from a family in Germany. A nice EARLY silver belt buckle for the navy brocade belt. This is for the naval administration and is heavily silver plated of a BRASS base, so is much heavier than the aluminium ones. This buckle would have come from the mid-1930's. A fantastic buckle with great crystal clear detail. This buckle has been worn and used, as the silver finish to the front of the buckle has been polish or worn by the uniform. Silver was for naval administration, and is actually much rarer than the gilt varieties. Buckle is complete with the second slider to fit directly to the belt. A great display piece.
Early Heer Oberfeldwebel Shoulder Straps. A pair of early shoulder straps for probable use on the M35 tunic for the senior NCO rank of Oberfeldwebel. Of typical pointed form without arm of service piping and made in dark feldgrau fine cloth. This type of shoulder strap was in use between 1934 and 1938. In good, used condition, good examples of a matching set of early straps.
Early Hitler Youth belt buckle. Early, all brass Hitler Youth belt buckle. Until the HJ became a seperate organisation in the early thirties it was regarded as the youth section of the NSDAP and as such wore a small 35mm version of the standard type II SA buckle in brass. This example is a two part, brass buckle with white metal prongs and post. In good overall condition with one dent at 9 O'Clock and other minor abrasions consistent with wear. Uncommon.
EARLY HITLER YOUTH BUCKLE AND BELT. RZM MARKED. This is a good used example of a HJ nickel plated, steel belt buckle with original leather belt. Not mint, the buckle has some slight lifting here and there, but nickel plating is 95% complete. Is marked on reverse, in small letters, RZM M4/28. This is the Paulmann & Crone company in Ludenscheid, who made badges, buckles etc etc. belt is a nice thick leather with light brown inside. Has owners name inked in.
EARLY HITLER YOUTH OR DJ, BREAD BAG. A very nice example of a bread bag used by the Hitler Youth or Deutche Jungvolk. In green canvas, with complete belt loops, tabs and all leather straps. The interior buttons are all present and are the 'football' type pattern used on Hither Youth a DJ uniforms etc. In excellent condition with no damage.
Early Issue SLR Manual. ' User Handbook for the Rifle, 7.62mm., L1A1 Land Service 1959 '. 40pgs with exploded diagrams, fold-out plates, photographs and sketches outlining the use of Britain's standard semi-auto rifle. Early issue manual for the SLR which was only adopted a few years earlier. Excellent, used condition.
EARLY NICKLE 2nd Pattn. FS KNIFE - CHEQUERED GRIP. A good example of what seems to be a Wilkinson FS knife (not marked). Blade is a modified 1st Pattn type which they used on the early 2nd. knives. Riccasso has been factory shortened and ground down leaving the little 'triangle' at the top near the crossguard. An almost identical example of this is shown in the FS knife book. Heavily nickel plated grip etch which has the machine chequered finish. Crossguard is stamped with WD arrow and numbers '58' (could be 56) Blade is clean and tidy but has seen use and tip is a little blunt. Scabbard is in good order. Been modified a little at the top to accommodate the ball pommel. Nothing remains of the elasticated strap. Leather is all very supple. Scabbard body is brown and remains of leg tabs are there. Bottom scabbard chape is a 1st Pattn type and is affixed by a staple. Overall a very decent example of early 2nd Pattn.
Early NSDAP Party Badge. Enamel and silvered brass NSDAP Party Badge. RZM No25 ( Rudolf Reiling, Pforzheim) marked to reverse with pin type fitting. Patinated to the reverse with similar patination to the obverse, with undamaged enamel. Another of the souvenirs of a Control Commission officer.
Early Post-Victorian Brigadier's Bullion Cap Badge. A Brigadier's cap badge in fine bullion wire.In good used condition with a little rubbing to the plush of the crown.
Early R.A.F. Silk Escape Map - Germany/Central Europe. 47cms x 37cms, single sided R.A.F. Silk Escape Map dating from 1941. Produced by the A.D.I. ( Maps ) of the Air Ministry, this early example shows Germany and Central Europe and is coded 9U and Air Ministry marked. In excellent clean and bright condition.
Early RAF Escape Map. Early issue, single-sided silk escape map focusing on central Europe, Germany, Poland, Switzerland , Austria and Hungary. Single sided, black and white printed on silk marked ' A.D.I.(MAPS) Air Ministry ' and designated ' 9U '. In good condition with some staining .
Early RAF/Notts & Derby Portrait with Associated Badges. 10 x 15cm portrait of an officer sporting 1st Pattern RAF wings and wearing the collar and cap badges of his parent regiment - Notts and Derbys in a contemporary frame. Accompanied by a pair of bronzed collar badges by Gaunt and a bronzed cap badge with both blades intact. Recent local saleroom acquisition.
EARLY SA BRASS BUCKLE AND ORIGINAL BELT. A good example of an early SA buckle and original leather belt. Overall in good used condition. Leather in supple order. Looks like the original owner got a little larger as he wore it as it's been professionally lengthened by the addition of an extended tongue. Nice early brass buckle. Seems to have been together for ever.
Early SA Kepi. Post 1931 SA Kepi. Manufactured in light brown twill to be worn with the brown shirt, with the first pattern national emblem above a single polished silvered button and leather chin strap. Clean interior with faux leather headband but no manufacturer's details. These caps do not have an RZM tag, their manufacture predates the formation of the RZM organisation. Excellent, clean condition possibly unissued or little used example.
Early Soldier magazines. Early 1949/50 editions of 'Soldier' - the British Army magazine. With stylish full colour covers, the reverse with coy looking forces sweethearts, and the contents covering individual units and their work, new badges, news and a look back to wartime events. Evocative and useful.
EARLY THIRD REICH 'WAFFENROCK' PARADE TUNIC FOR SENIOR ARTILLERY SERGEANT. A marvellous example of a very high quality parade Waffenrock tunic for a Senior Wachtmeister NCO of the Artillery. With much silver tress ribbon on the collars and cuffs, these tunics look better than the Officers ones in my opinion. This tunic is in really great condition, has obvious evidence of having been worn with some staining to the lining under the arms and wear to the edge of the cuff lining. Beautifully made in heavy green serge wool. The silver rank tress ribbon runs around the top of the collar etc, whch designates this as an early tunic, pre-1936, as after this time the silver tress ran along the bottom of the tunic collar. Waffenfarbe is red for the artillery and this is evident all over the runic, collar patches, epaulettes, tunic trim and cuffs etc. The original silver bullion national eagle is sewn to the right breast and is of superior (officer) quality. Senior Sergeant Major rank identification badge on right sleeve bordered in silver wire. On the right sleeve is the specialist badge for a 'gun layer'. This is a SUPERIOR tunic in every way, totally untouched and a real piece of history. (tunics are hard to photograph and we have limited space here, I can send much better, detailed pictures upon request)
EARLY THIRD REICH DJ (Deutche Jungvolk) ENAMEL BADGE. A nice circular membership badge for the DJ (youngest members of the Hitler Youth) Enameled front with the single DJ rune. This is the second pattern badge and was worn before and in conjunction with the HJ diamond when it was introduced in 1933. In very good, uncleaned condition. Black patina to the reverse Ges.Gesch marked. Pin back all correct and working.
EARLY THIRD REICH SA POLITICAL TYPE CANVAS BREAD BAG. Nearly identical to ones used by the Wehrmacht, but with single D ring on the front. Nice tan canvas with no holes of damage. All belt loops and belt hooks present, all internal leather tabs and straps, all buttons present. Separate pocket inside.
Early Wool N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. Worn by all members of the NSDAP, this is an early heavy wool construction armband. Three piece construction, background, circle and moire fabric swastika. There are small moth holes to the reverse, the armband is otherwise in good condition. Good origina example..
Early WW2 Irish Guards No.1 Dress Officer's Cap. Contained in it's original Herbert Johnson box, this example of an Irish Guards No.1 Dress Cap is in sleepy stored condition. Featuring a bullion peak , king's crown Irish Guards buttons and an unmarked silver and enamel cap badge. Fully lined with clear manufacturer's details and named ' Jackson ' to leather headband reverse, this was originally the property of A.J.Goddard Jackson. Box in tired condition with very faint name and address, the cap as previously stated in stored and sleepy condition but otherwise excellent. Another item with potential research opportunities.
Early WW2 Japanese Rank Insignia. Japanese detachable rank insignia for the Type 5 tunic. Embroidered cotton on wool with leather backing shoulder boards for the rank of Superior Private. These boards were to be used on the Type 5 tunic introduced in 1930 and to be replaced by the Type 98 but was encountered throughout the early part of the War. Good overall condition with slight mothing.
EARLY ‘BEVO’ CONSTRUCTION NSDAP ARMBAND. Used and worn by most Third Reich organisations this is a nice early piece in red cotton. The central white circle and swastika are all woven into and part of the cotton cloth, ‘bevo’ style. A little grubby from age but with no damage or problems.
East Lancashire Officer's Silver Cap Badge. Cast silver officer's cap badge of the East Lancashire Regiment. Sphinx within a wreath surmounted by a crown with a riveted and gilded rose. Blades to the reverse, deeply patinated with bright gilt. Attractive example.
East Lancashire Regt. 1922 Patt. Cap. A good example of an O/R's 1922 Patt. Cap. Featuring a rough serge body and peak with cotton lining and oil cloth headband and spring peak stiffenerBarely discernible manufacturer's details present. Brown Patent leather band with a bi-metal East Lancashire Regt. cap badge which has left impressions to strap.In good, sound condition with some areas of light grazing.
Eickhorn Catalogue - Swords for the British Empire. Original 12pg, large format catalogue entitled \'Swords for the British Empire - Carl Eickhorn, Solingen\'. Probably published in the late 1920s or early 1930s the catalogue shows detailed illustrations of all the major military and masonic pattern swords available to Britain and her Dominions. In excellent ,clean condition with lightly rusted staples.
Eierhandgranate 17n/A. WW1 German egg hand grenade 1917 new model. A good clean example with 65% of it's original black finish fitted with a lead alloy transportation plug with leather washer. The new model differed from it's predecessor in having a cast segmented ring around it's centre to aid grip and fragmentation effect.INERT UK sales only.
Ein Volk, Ein Reich Day Badge. Die-stamped day badge with the ubiquitous Third Reich motto \' Ein Volk, Ein Reich \'. Brass construction, pinback with manufacturer\'s details \' Schwertner & Cie, Graz, Eggenberg \'. Good, clean condition.
Eisenhower D-Day Leaflet. An original Eisenhower leaflet which was distributed to all Allied airmen, sailors, soldiers and airborne units on the evening before D-Day. Intended as an exhortation to victory before the invasion these leaflets were kept as souvenirs, as with this example. Clear signs of folding with light marking but otherwise excellent, used condition.
Eisenhower D-Day Leaflet. An original Eisenhower leaflet which was distributed to all Allied airmen, sailors, soldiers and airborne units on the evening before D-Day. Intended as an exhortation to victory before the invasion these leaflets were kept as souvenirs, as with this example. Clear signs of folding with light marking, particularly to the reverse but otherwise excellent, used condition.
EK II ringmarked ' 120 '. Iron Cross Second Class by Franz Petzl of Vienna carrying the ring mark ' 120 '. Cross with patinated silver frame and minor wear to core finish, a good example of an EKII. Accompanied by an original length of ribbon.
EK II ringmarked ' 128 '. Iron Cross Second Class by S. Jablonski GmbH, Eitterstrasse 17, Posen ring marked ' 128 '. Standard three part construction in good overall condition with wear to high points and some minor paint loss to the core.
EK II ringmarked ' 128 '. Iron Cross Second Class by S.Jablonski GmbH of Posen carrying the ringbark ' 128 '. Cross in as found condition, heavily toned and slightly grubby after it's life in a box of souvenirs. Minor scratching of paint to core to the reverse but otherwise good example of an EKII. Accompanied by an original length of ribbon.
EK II ringmarked ' 3 '. Iron Cross Second Class by Wilhelm Deumer, Ludenscheid carrying the ringbark ' 3 '. Cross with patinated silver frame and a very slight bloom to reverse of the core, otherwise good example of an EKII. Accompanied by an original length of ribbon.
EK II ringmarked ' 65 '. Iron Cross Second Class by Klein & Quenzer carrying the ring mark ' 65 '. Cross with cleaned silver frame, a good example of an EKII. Accompanied by an original length of ribbon.
EK II ringmarked ' 7 '. Iron Cross Second Class by Paul Meybauer, Berlin carrying the ringbark ' 7 '. Cross with patinated silver frame and a very slight bloom to the obverse and reverse of the core, otherwise good example of an EKII. Accompanied by an original length of ribbon.
EK II ringmarked \' 128 \'. Iron Cross Second Class by S. Jablonski G.m.b.H., Posen carrying the crisply impressed and clear ring mark \' 128 \'. Cross with deeply patinated silver frame with rubbing to highlights and wear to core , a characterful example of an EKII. Accompanied by an original length of ribbon.
EK II ringmarked \' 137 \'. Iron Cross Second Class by J. H. Werner, Berlin carrying the ring mark ' 137 '. Cross with deeply toned silver frame , a good attractive example of an EKII from an uncommon manufacturer. Accompanied by an original length of ribbon.
EK II ringmarked \' 25 \'. Iron Cross Second Class by the group \' Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Graveur-Gold-und Silberschemiede-Innungen \' carrying the ring mark \' 25 \'. Cross with deeply toned silver frame , a good attractive example of an EKII from an uncommon manufacturer. Accompanied by an original length of ribbon.
EKI Original EKI. Three piece construction with block hinge and contoured pin fastening. Non-maker marked with patinated frame and reverse. Good, used example with a characterful appearance.
EKI - Rudolf Wachtler & Lange. A good honest, heavily worn EKI that has come from a private source. Heavily toned frame with wear to the highpoints of the core, block hinge with contoured pin and flat wire catch. Reverse of the pin is incused with the mark ' 100 ' indicating manufacture by Rudolf Wachtler & Lange, Mittweida. Grubby condition.
EKI Award Certificate. Award certificate indicating the award of an EKI to Obgf.Helmut Scholz of 2/Gren.Rgt.266 on 25th June 1944. Gren.Regt.266 were based in Brittany and were largely destroyed by Allied forces, including the 4th U.S. Armored Division, during the battles around Saint-Malo in July 1944. Good condition, has been folded.
EKII - Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Heereshedarf An excellent, possibly unissued EKII, not ring marked but shows the attributes of the makers Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Heereshedarf in der Graveur-ubd Ziselierung, Berlin who often used the ring stamp ' 23 '. Three piece construction with lightly toned silver frame with most finish present to core.
EKII - Rudolf Wachtler & Lange. An excellent, possibly unissued EKII ring marked ' 100 'indicating manufacture by Rudolf Wachtler & Lange, Mittweida. Bright frame with much original lacquered finish with undamaged finish to core. Accompanied by an original unissued ribbon.
EKII Propaganda Postcard. 1939 Postcard featuring an EKII with oak leaves and a motivational quote from Hitler which translates ' There can be only one winner and it is us '. Postally unused and in excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Embroidered Combined Operations Badge. Classic example of a circular, embroidered Combined Operations badge as worn by Commandos until the introduction of the Commando Group badge. The badge was designed in 1942 by Lieutenant D.A. Grant RNVR. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
ENAMEL HITLER YOUTH MEMBERS PIN DIAMOND. A very nice little enamel pinback diamond for membership of the HJ. A quite early piece, not RZM marked, but has GES GESCH on reverse. Lovely orignal diamond.
Enemy Sabotage Equipment Identification Manual. Scarce 1943 manual ' Enemy Sabotage Equipment ( Identification ). 67pgs mostly of b/w illustrations showing explosives, fuzes, concealment etc. Ironically many of the illustrations are of Allied equipment which was in widespread use by German special forces who availed themselves of captured supplies meant for SOE. In good, clean condition, ex lib IWM.
Enfield No4/No.5 Rifle Magazines - N.O.S. New old stock magazines for use with the No.4 and No.5 Lee Enfield .303 rifles. Still contained in their stores wrapping and in new condition these original magazines are not easy to find in this condition. Manufacturer markings to platform otherwise devoid of inspection marks etc. Some very minor rust marks from storage, otherwise perfect. Several available. NOT FOR SALE TO NORTHERN IRELAND EXCEPT TO FAC HOLDERS FOR RELEVANT WEAPON
Escape ' Swinger ' Type Compasses. Another of M.I.9's creations, a pair of swinger compasses in their original wrapping, as issued. Designed to be suspended on a line in water to provide a makeshift compass. Small enough to be concealed in the uniform or in goods sent into POW camps. Good, unused condition.
Escape and Evasion Razor Blade. An individually wrapped razor blade that has been magnetized so that when suspended by a thread in a glass of water it would act as a compass for escape and evasion purposes. These were issued in escape packs and comforts parcels with other blades but only one blade per pack was magnetized. Various different brands were used this one made by The Fleet Safety Razor Blade by The Dominion Steel Corp. Ltd. of Sheffeield. Light rust staining to blade otherwise in very good condition in original packaging. Several available.
Escape compass Small 15mm compass intended to be concealed or used as part of an escape kit. Brass cased compass, of British manufacture, black painted body, undamaged glass. Devised by M.I.9 the department charged with facilitating the escape of British Prisoners of War. In good, working order. 2 available
Escape compass Small 15mm compass intended to be concealed or used as part of an escape kit. Brass cased compass, generally considered to be of British manufacture, black painted body, undamaged glass. Devised by M.I.9 the department charged with facilitating the escape of British Prisoners of War. In good, working order.
Escape Compass in Waterproof Pouch. 10mm escape compass contained in waterproof rubberised pouch. Intended for tropical use, the blackened compass has a 'star' pointer and is sealed into the pouch which has a grey cotton lanyard to enable wear round the neck often associated with RAF issue. Compass in working order.
Escape Knife. An example of the very desirable and sought after Escape Knife. Devised by Clayton Hutton of MI9 drawing on earlier Victorian designs, these knives were issued to members of the SOE, OSS, RAF and other Special Forces. This example is in ' tool box ' condition with only 20% of it's original bluing remaining and typically missing one of the saw blades which were notoriously fragile. In all other resects all tools and blades are present and operable with the knife blade showing signs of sharpening. This example would reward a little TLC.
Escape Map T2/T4 Iran and the Caspian Sea. Double-sided, hemmed rayon escape map T2/T4 centring on Iran to the one side and those countries surrounding the Caspian Sea to the other. Scale 1:3,200,000. Excellent, clean condition.
Escape saw. Escape saw in it\'s original cardboard sleeve. The saw was a component of escape packs and was also included, covertly, in Red Cross parcels and gifts sent into the Camps. One end of the sleeve ripped to show saw, and another example shown alongside for comparison ( not included ).
Escape Saw. 7.5cm saw blade designed for concealment or inclusion in escape packs for use in escape attempts. This example, one of several types produced, is single edged with a hole to one end to aid retention in a an extemporised handle. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK.
Escape \' Swinger \' Type Compass. Another of M.I.9's creations, a swinger compass as issued. Designed to be suspended on a line in water to provide a makeshift compass. Small enough to be concealed in the uniform or in goods sent into POW camps. Good, unused condition. POSTFREE within UK
ESSEX AIRFIELDS IN WW2 & CAMBRIDGESHIRE AIRFIELDS Vi IN WW2 BY GRAHAM SMITH. A great pair of books for both counties of Essex and Cambridgeshire. Extensive research and history of all the little airfields that sprung up during the war and what’s happened to them since. Fascinating reading. Both paperback compies in very good condition 288 pages each and original cost £11.95 each. Postage at cost by negotiation with buyer.
Essex Regiment photographic portrait. A good clear photographic study of a Lieutenant in the Essex Regiment. Wearing medals for service in South Africa and taken in a studio in Bangalore. Good , clear image in slightly foxed mounts, image size 9.5 x 9.5cms approx.
EXCELLENT CONDITION PANZER ASSAULT BADGE IN BRONZE. RARE MAKER. A really nice Tank Assault badge or 'Panzerkampf Abzeichen' in bronze. Nearly ALL of the bronze finish remains to the front, around 85-90%, and 100% remains to the reverse. It is made by the very rare maker EWE. Apparently EWE were a small Austrian firm and seemed to ONLY make silver and bronze Panzer badges, as their maker mark has not been seen on any other WW2 German badges. Pin and hook are in great condition and the detail/casting is extremely crisp. If you collect by maker, perhaps this is one you don't have.
EXTREMELY UNUSUAL HITLER YOUTH BREAD BAG WITH ORIGINAL RZM LABEL. I’ve had MANY bread bags in my time. Blue Luftwaffe ones, standard Herr ones, but I can never remember having one specifically for the Hitler Youth! Colour has obviously bleached a bit over the years, so I imagine it was originally tan? It is complete with all the leather belt straps and aluminium hooks. No real wear and no damage. The RZM fabric label is machine stitched to the front just underneath the main flap. It’s is dated 1934 and it is specifically for ‘Brotbeutel’. It features a HJ diamond and the RZM circle. A great and rare piece of equipment. Hopefully ideal for a HJ collector.
F-S Etched 3rd Patt F.S. Knife. A heavily used 3rd Patt F.S. Knife which originally carried Wilkinson etches to the blade.This wartime example retains much of it's finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top . Some minor rubbing and wear to the highpoints . Blade has been heavily sharpened with a stone leaving only partial remains of the two etches, this type and manner of sharpening suggests service use rather than postwar gardening or misuse by a child. Typical wartime pattern sheath with both tabs but missing elastic retainer and some wear and rubbing demonstrating having been carried, but in good order . 3rd Patt knives with etches are uncommon and had this been in better order would have commanded a much higher price however, still a good example of a scarce knife that has been carried and used.
F.A.N.Y Peaked Cap. WW2 Peaked cap for a member of the F.A.N.Y. Manufactured by Scott & Co of Piccadilly, this official ' W.T.S ( F.A.N.Y.) ' pattern of cap is made from a fine serge with a glazed cotton interior onto which a large maker's label is sewn. Bronze cap badge by Gaunt with bronze F.A.N.Y. buttons retaining the leather chin strap. Owner's details to interior label. In excellent, clean condition with slight scuffing to lining through wear. Would approximate to a size 6 3/4 - 7.
F.A.N.Y. Beret. WW2 Beret for a member of the F.A.N.Y. Manufactured by Scott & Co of Piccadilly, this official ' W.T.S ( F.A.N.Y.) ' beret is made from a fine serge with a fine glazed cotton interior onto which a large maker's label is sewn. Bronze cap badge by J.R.Gaunt with a name, hinting at the social status of many F.A.N.Y. members inked to the label. An example of the headwear favoured by special duties F.A.N.Y. members. In excellent, used condition with a smattering of light moth grazes.
F.A.N.Y. Insignia. A set of bronzed insignia for a member of the Women's Transport Service or F.A.N.Y. and an example of the cloth shoulder rank worn by a Cadet Ensign. This rank system was unique to the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry and was in use between 1938 and 1945 when it was replaced by the more conventional Army rank system. Bladed cap badge clearly manufacturer marked ' Gaunt London ' as are both matching collar badges. Uncommon.
F.S.Fighting Knife Sweetheart badge. Pinback sweetheart badge bearing a miniature 1st Patt fighting knife mounted on a mother of pearl background. This type of badge is typical of those made in the Middle East and are colloquially known as \' Bethlehem \' badges. Excellent condition and unusual.
FAA Burma Star, Ephemera and Photograph Album Grouping. Fleet Air Arm Burma star grouping to A/PO. Donald Heyes Driver and Air Mechanic with 1830 Sqn. on HMS Illustrious. Grouping consists of 39-45, Africa, Burma bar Pacific Stars, Defence and War Medals, mounted as worn, paperwork including Driver\'s Certificate of Service, 30+ loose photographs and a Photograph album contains approx 90 views all annotated. Loose photos, some cut from another album ( ? ) show views of Corsairs, Hellcats and Avengers with crashes, landings and take-offs, again some annotated and various naval and ship photographs. Album contains usual tourist views of India, Egypt etc. and Swordfish operating from HMS Formidable, HMS Barham and Warspite operating in the Mediterranean and various views of Swordfish, Albacores and Brewster. 1830 NAS was formed in 1943 and joined HMS Illustrious later that year operating in the Bay of Bengal with strikes against Sabang and Palembang. 1945 saw illustrious join the British Pacific Fleet in operations in the China Sea including Okinawa. She suffered a near miss from a Kamikaze and then returned to the UK where 1830 NAS was disbanded and P/O Driver transferred to a shore establishment before being demobbed in early 1946. Interesting grouping with avenue for further research.
FALLSCHIRMJAGER ORIGINAL PHOTOS/POSTCARDS. These are two original photographs/ postcards which details the campaigns carried out by the German Parachute regiments. One depicts a fantastic shot of a Fallschurmjager in mid-jump from the plane door. Great detail of the helmet and equipment. The other is a shot from the ground looking up at parachute floating to the ground. These date from POST 1943. The reverse of the postcard reads:- : Jump[combat] actions of the paratroopers- Norway, Holland, Belgium, Greece, Crete, Sicily, Liberation of the Duce, Leros (As Mussolini wasn't freed by the Skorzeny and his men until September 1943, the card must post-date that event.) Price for pair.
Fallschirmjager Thomas McGuirl and Uwe Feist 1993 1st ed.Fallschirmjager by Thomas McGuirl and Uwe Feist, Ryton Publications. 205pgs profusely illustrated throughout with colour and b/w illustrations. Invaluable guide. Good, used condition with slightly sunned boards.
FANTASTIC LUFTWAFFE M43 WINTER FUR CAP. A prime example of the sheepskin winter cap issued to Luftwaffe ground troops. In mint condition the cap features fold down ear flaps with also connect together when not on use with a button. White winter finish. Peaked front. Luftwaffe eagle and roundel sewn to the front. Wonderful cap.
FANTASTIC OFFICERS BINOCULARS USED IN BOER & WWI In amazing perfect order, these binoculars were made and ordered in 1899. Made for E.W. Margesson. His initials appear on the frame of the binoculars and his initials are embossed into the lid of the brown leather case. E.W. Margesson ended up a Lieutenant Colonel in The Norfolk Regiment and was MID in 1916. These binoculars were purchased via the Naval and Military Club in Piccadilly. He served in the Norfolk Regiments from 1899, so was probably involved in the Boer War, but so far I cannot find any records for this. These are very high quality 9x magnification and are in PERFECT condition with 100% optics etc. Made by GOERZ in BERLIN. Original velvet lined case again is in perfect used condition. These are now 121 years old and true antiques. An amazing piece of history. Totally unique! How have they survived like this for so long? Worth of further research.
FANTASTIC ORIGINAL SASH RIBBON FOR THE THIRD REICH GRAND CROSS AWARD!!!! The Third Reich Grand Cross award is one of the rarest and most valuable of the awards issued during that time. The highest grade was only presented to very few recipients. This is a uniqur opportunity to buy the original sah ribbon that went with the higher grades of this award. Recently purchased directly from an English veterans family, the ribbon was covered with dozens of Third reich party badges. all pinned to the ribbon. These have been removed and we are lefy with the complete sash ribbon and the little snap clip that the award was attached to.The ribbon has the small pin marks in the surface where the party badges were. This is a 'once in a lifetime' chance to acquire the ribbon to a very rare award. it is 200% original and in excellent, complete condition.
FANY/MTC Waistbelt. Leather Sam Brown style waist belt of the pattern used for FANY or MTC members. This pattern is distinct in having no provision for a cross strap or equipment/sword loops as found on a standard Sam Brown. This example would fit 28"-30" waist and is in good condition, faint ink name and inscription to interior.
FANY/SOE rank device. FANY rank device of the type that is associated with FANYs working with the SOE usually in communications/signals roles. This particular example is mounted onto a removable KD shoulder board with the rank symbols themselves being removable for washing. In excellent condition and uncommon.
Far East Communication Squadron Unit lapel badge. 1940s gilt and enamel lapel badge by H.W.Miller for the Far East Communication Squadron. Formed in 1947 and based at RAF Changi, Singapore before being disbanded in 1960. Good clean condition.
Female Luftwaffe Auxiliary Service Brooch. Dienstnadel or service brooch worn by Luftwaffeheferinnen or female Luftwaffe Auxiliaries. Stamped, pinback brooch with a greyed finish to be worn on the left lapel of uniform jackets or in civilian dress. Ln-Helferinnen served in a number of roles most notably amongst the flak crews. Good, overall condition, wear to highlights.
Feuerloschpolizei NCO's Sleeve Eagle. Machine embroidered NCO's sleeve eagle worn by the Feuerloschpolizei. Carmine cotton embroidered police eagle on a wreath on grey backing. Good, probably unused condition.
Field Almanac 1918. Unusual WW1 manual - ' Field Almanac 1918 ' covering all types of information from important dates in the War, morse code, currency, badges of rank, including the newly arrived American forces, measurements and information on the principle British artillery. Good, used condition.
Field Service Manual - Signal Service - Signal Company. 1913 Field Service Manual - Signal Service - Signal Company ( Cable ) Expeditionary Force. 44pgs listing every item of kit from rations to shaving mirrors required by the Officers, Ncos and men of a signal company in forming an expeditionary force. Also lists manpower and trade requirements as well as horses, transports and latrines !! Excellent condition ex IWM lib.
Fieldcraft, Sniping & Intelligence. 1941 3rd ed. ' Fieldcraft, Sniping & Intelligence ' by Mgr.N.A.D.Armstrong late of various sniping schools in France 1915-1918. 210pgs outlining the roles of scout/sniper with major sections on camouflage, loopholes, hides, telescopic sights, rifle care and shooting techniques. Illustrated throughout with sketches, diagrams and colour plates. Good, used condition with slight damp damage to corners of boards.
FIRE DEPT VOLUNTEER ARMBAND- WW2 GERMAN. A little difficult to identify exactly but from the shape of the helmet etc., it is most likely of German origin. A very nice and well made armband in dark blue wool. Further lined inside. Oval cloth Fire Dept badge sewn to middle. Fire helmet with crossed axes. Red band sewn around the middle. No damage, no moth.
First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (F.A.N.Y.)Cap Badge. British. First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (F.A.N.Y.) cap badge. Bronze, solid construction with both lugs and pin.
First Pattern Kriegsmarine National Emblem. Die-struck first pattern national emblem for use by the Kriegsmarine. Officially introduced in 1934 and then quickly superseded in 1936. Gilded brass eagle with a 50mm wingspan in good, used condition with both pins. Gilding present to the reverse.
FLAG FOR ROYAL ANGLICAN REGIMENT. This a nice blue hessian flag with the insignia for the Royal Anglican Regiment in the centre. Complete with rope halyard and toggle. Modern made, but ideal for a display. Measures 34" x 70" overall. In perfect condition.
Flak 38 20mm AP/T projectile and case. 1942 dated 20mm Armour Piercing projectile and case . Projectile with 70% + of it's original colour and stencilling with a yellow band signifying a yellow trace element. 1943 dated lacquered steel case with manufacturer's letter codes and Waffenampt . Excellent, original condition with some areas of very minor corrosion and marking. INERT - available within UK ONLY
Flak 38 20mm AP/T Round. 1943 dated 20mm Armour Piercing projectile and case . Projectile with 70% + of it's original colour and stencilling with a red band signifying a red trace element. 1943 dated brass washed steel case with manufacturer's letter codes and Waffenampt . Excellent, original condition with some areas of very minor corrosion and marking. INERT - available within UK ONLY
Flak An Rhein und Ruhr 1942 landscape format book demonstrating the role of the Luftwaffe flak units based along the Rhein and Ruhr Valleys. The book is illustrated with a series of highly detailed water colours showing everything from searchlights, light flak, sound location and heavy flak completed in the typical style of the period. Named to an Uffz. of Flak Regt.4. Hard covers in good overall condition with light rubbing of boards
Flieger HJ Shoulder Strap. Blue piped Hitler Youth Flight shoulder strap. Flieger-HJ, Bann 663, Litzmannstadt/Wartheland. Slip on pattern and probably unissued with paper RZM label to reverse. Excellent condition.
FR693 3rd Patt F.S.Knife - Royal Marines. An excellent unissued 3rd Patt F.S.Knife , probably by Wilkinsons. Casting marked ' 2 ' to handle with ' FR693 ' impressed alongside, with broad arrow ' 12 ' inspection mark to bottom of handle. Machine ground blade in unsharpened condition with all cross graining, slight rubbing to handle highlights. Sheath in tight condition with evidence of original dressing and lacquer, impressed ' FR271 ' to reverse, slight storage verdigris. These knives have an interesting story and I refer you to the excellent work by Ron Flook on the FS knife for the full story. These original wartime knives were put into stock and reinventoried by the Admiralty for eventual use by the Royal Marines, they have subsequently been disposed from stores, hence their condition. Excellent condition.
FRAMED PORTRAIT PHOTO R.N.A.S. OFFICER 1917. This is a beautiful period picture frame made of beaten copper over wood, containing an original period portrait photograph of an officer in the Royal Naval Air Service dating from WW1, 1917 approx. Very young officer is 3/4 pose in RNAS uniform. Bottom corner of frame is marked in pencil with name and place. Frame is beaten copper in a typical early '20's style, permanently fixed on the bottom of the frame is a beautiful RNAS cap badge. The RNAS was the marine/naval version of the Royal Flying Corps established around the same time. A really lovely frame and picture, original to each other.
Frankentag Hesselberg 1935, NSDAP Gau Franken Tinny. Die stamped, magnetic steel tinny for \' Frankentag Hesselberg 1935, NSDAP Gau Franken \'. Silvered finish to obverse, minor patch of corrosion to reverse, pin intact.
Frankfurt DAF Pinback Tinny. Die-struck, pinback tinny issued for the day of celebration of the Reich's craftsmen held in Frankfurt by the DAF in 1935. Good, used condition with some minor surface marking. POSTFREE within UK
Free French F.F.I. (Forces Françaises de l\'Intérieur) Badge. Original WWII Free French F.F.I. (Forces Françaises de l\'Intérieur) Badge .Silver plated metal with blue white and red paint detailing . Marked: A.Bertrand, Edit and numbered 47597 to reverse. Good, condition with slight wear to paint finish with original steel retaining pin.
Free French Saboteurs. Another of the excellent guides produced by Histoire & Collections \' Free French Saboteurs \' tells the stories behind some of the French resistance saboteurs, trained by the British secret service during WW2. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, and colour photographs of the rare original specialist clothing and equipment. 216 pls, card covers.
Freikorps Honour Badge of the III Marine Brigade von Loewenfeld. 2nd Class Honour Badge of the III Marine Brigade von Loewenfeld. The Brigade was made up of members of the former Imperial Navy - mostly officers, and was involved in the fighting alongside other Freikorps units, against the Berlin strikes in 1919, the Polish rebellion in Upper Silesia and against the rebellion in the Ruhr. Bronzed, brass cross with manufacturer's details to the reverse with attached ribbon in German national colours, all in good condition.
Freikorps Sleeve Badge - Kokampf. Struck brass Totenkopf attached to a black, backed diamond shape piece of badge cloth . This badge was associated with one of the Freikorps units - Tank Abteilung Korting which managed to assemble a number of armoured cars and five tanks which took part in the street fighting in Berlin. Their vehicles were all adorned with the Totenkopf symbol and there is photographic evidence of it being worn as a sleeve insignia in this form. In good used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Uncommon.
French 25mm Hotchkiss AP Round. Inert French 25 x 193.5mm AP Round. Designed with the French canon de 25 mm semi-automatique modèle 1934 which also saw service with British forces as Anti-Tank Gun - 25mm Hotchkiss Mk I on 25mm. Carriage, Mk.I. When the BEF landed in France in 1939 it had insufficient numbers of anti-tank weapons, as a stop gap they were issued 300 guns. 1938 dated case with projectile with it's original coloured tip, in good condition. INERT Available within UK only
French Mle 74 Gras Bayonet. An excellent example of a French Mle 74 Epee bayonet for the Gras rifle. Matching numbers to bayonet and scabbard with profuse inspection stamps to bayonet and scabbard. The bright, rust free T section blade has the engraved markings for being manufactured n St Etienne in 1877 and looks to be in as good condition as when made. Contained in an undamaged scabbard with nearly all it's original blued finish intact. Pommel and quillion in good toned condition and other than some minor bruising to one grip this as good an example of this bayonet as I have seen.
French Mle.30 Time and Percussion Fuze. Brass Mle.30 time and percussion fuze with spiral train complete with lead protective cover. Dated 1936 and in excellent, partially strippable condition. INERT UK sales ONLY
French Model 1866 Chassepot Bayonet. Markings in script on the spine. "Mre Impale de St Etienne Aout 1867" (Manufactured in the Imperial Armory of St. Etienne in August 1867) Solid brass hilt, release spring present and works. A very good scabbard with light surface rust in a few places but most of the original blued metal finish present. Issue numbers on the scabbard and hilt are matching, so this has been together for ever. Blade is very bright and clean with no damage or nicks.GOOD example
French Model 1866 Chassepot Bayonet. Solid brass hilt with working release spring. Scabbard has quite a few dents etc, and looks to have been used as the other half in 'sword fighting'! Scabbard hanging steel loop is missing. Blade is still fairly bright and clean. There are no markings on the spine. Not prime example, but a good display or decorators piece.
French Model 1866 or Chassepot bayonet. An excellent example of this classic bayonet designed to accompany the French Chassepot rifle. Brass hilted with steel fittings and a steel yataghan blade with accompanying steel scabbard with matching numbers to bayonet and scabbard. Inscribed to top of blade indicating manufacture at Chatellerault in 1874 with numerous inspection stamps to blade and quillion. Excellent, bright, clean condition.
French Sabre-Baïonnette Modèle 1892. French Sabre-Baïonnette Modèle 1892 ( Saber Bayonet Model 1892 ) often known as the Mannlicher-Berthier 1892 model. This example is the 3rd Type easily distinguishable by the removal of the first third of the quillion during the manufacturing process, not cut-off as it is often suggested. Dating from approximately 1917 onwards with it\'s wooden grips and shortened quillion and notable for it\'s notched blade for scabbard security and the grooved top edged to the blade to ease penetration. Matching numbers to bayonet and scabbard and in good, clean condition. 18+ UK SALES ONLY
Friends Ambulance Unit History. 1947 1st ed.' friends Ambulance Unit - the story of the F.A.U. in WW2 1939 - 1946 ' by A.Tegla Davies. 494pgs outlining the extensive work undertaken by the pacifist volunteers of the Society of Friends or Quakers as they are better known. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and list of members and roll of honour. Good overall condition with slightly dusty boards.
Front Heil Buckle. Uncommon, two piece brass and nickel \'Front Heil\' buckle, Produced in the 1920\'s for the various veterans groups that sprung up after WW1. Worn into the Nazi era until eventually replaced when the various veteran organisations were incoporated into the Stahlhelmbund. In excellent, clean condition with some very minor staining to brass.
FS 2ND PATTN. KNIFE COMPLETELY UNTOUCHED, AS FOUND B2 MARKED. If you like as used and as found items, this is for you. Purchased this week, was part of a lot belonging to British airborne private in Ox and Bucks. Landed in glider at D-day +1, Pegasus Bridge area. The FS knife is not mint, but is complete and shows age commensurate with 70 years in an attic. Leather scabbard is complete, both leather tabs are there, as is the elastic loop, but broken. Leather is fine and not damaged, just dull with age. Dagger itself has bronze ringed grip, steel crossguard with slight rust. Top of crossguard is stamped with War Dept ^ arrow and B2. Blade retains 90% of original blued/black finish, with slight surface rust. Tip is just slightly shorter. This knife has really been there and done it, and only if it could talk. In historical condition and fantastic to find one like this
FS FIGHTING KNIFE-more pictures A few more pictures of this wonderful item.
FUHRER HEADQUARTER CUFF TITLE (old repro) Obviously an extremely rare cuff title to find as there were a limited number of staff at Hitlers headquarters!! This is a very good 80’s quality reproduction in black doe-skin cotton with yellow machined lettering with a yellow bordered trim. Has a lot of age to it and is sewn at the back. A very good ‘filler’ or display piece as you are never going to find a real one!
FULL LENGTH ORIGINAL KREIGSMARINE CAP TALLY. Recently purchased as part of a lot from the daughter of a British soldier. This is the blue cap tally with gold lettering that goes on the 'donald duck' sailors cap. In good condition with 2 small moth holes. A great item to display with navy daggers or navy badges etc.
Fw190D-9 Aircraft Handbook - Weapons layout 1944 Aircraft Handbook for the Fw190D-9 describing the weapons fit and systems for this particular aircraft. Extensive description of weapons fit, firing circuits, weapon mounts and operation. Illustrated with diagrams, sketches and pul out plates. Good, clean condition with some pages displaying the brittleness common to German official publications.
G.S.M.1918-62 - Parachute Regiment. EIIR G.S.M. 1918-62, two bars NEAR EAST, CYPRUS to 23243340 Pte.S.Moore, Parachute Regiment. Bars indicate service in operations during the Suez Crisis of 1956 and for operations against EOKA insurgents, 1955–59. Heavily toned, untouched condition.
Gammon Grenade. WWII British Grenade No.82 MkI. An excellent condition and scarce example of the 'Gammon' grenade Designed by Capt. R.S. Gammon MC of the 1st Parachute Regiment, the Gammon bomb was developed as a replacement for the tempermental and highly dangerous "sticky bomb" grenade. It consisted of an elasticized stockingette bag made of dark coloured material, a metal cap, and an 'Allways fuze' (the same fuze as found in the No. 69 grenade). Unlike conventional grenades, the Gammon bomb was flexible in the amount and type of munition that could be delivered to a target. For anti-personnel use, a small amount of plastic explosive (about half a stick), along with shrapnel-like projectiles if available, would be placed in the bag. Against armoured fighting vehicles or other armoured targets, the bag could be filled completely with explosive. In this manner it was possible to make an unusually powerful grenade that could only be thrown safely from behind cover. Widely used by both British and American airborne troops This example made by Metal Box in 1943 with a 1943 filling date, in excellent condition retaining it's original red cap and undamaged stockinette bag. Fully strippable. INERT
Gau Achievement Award for shooting 1941. Pinback, gilt and enamel Gau Achievement Award for shooting 1941 for small calibre rifle. Good, clean condition.
Gau Berlin Day badge. Alloy, pin back day badge produced in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Berlin Gau 1926-1936. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Albert Ihne, Ludenscheid '. Good, clean condition.
Gau Tag Darmstadt leather day badge. 45mm x 57mm leather day badge for Gau Tag - Hessen-Nassau Darmstadt 1935. Pin back fastening. Some marking to obverse but in good condition.
GauAppell Sachsen day badge. Third Reich, alloy day badge featuring a stylised Nordic design for ' Gau Appell 1936 Sachsen '. Pin fitting to reverse with date 20-21 Juni 1936 and manufacturer's details Wachtler & Lange Mittweida to reverse. Good, used condition.
Gebirgsjäger Edelweiss BeVo Sleeve Badge. Original sleeve insignia for German Wehrmacht Gebirgsjäger. Classic BeVo construction, slightly marked and creased.
General Assault Badge. Original die struck, zinc General Assault badge. Non magnetic hinge, pin and flat wire catch. No maker's marks, flat reverse. Good detail to wreath and eagle with approx 85% original silvered finish remaining, although dulled with wear to high points and a small area of oxidisation.
General Gordon Character Tobacco Pipe. Clay tobacco pipe with a bowl featuring the face of General Gordon, Major-General Charles George Gordon CB (28 January 1833 – 26 January 1885), also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum. Appears to have been unsmoked although slightly grubby from handling but undamaged apart from a small chip to the underside of the stem.
General Staff Officer Armlet. Good quality, probably pre-war armlet for the use of officers of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff's branches. These were authorised for ranks of Brigadier and Colonels. Evidence of moth tracking and damage to the reverse otherwise good with bright gilt.
Geo VI 1827 Patt. Naval Officer's Sword and Belt This example features an etched ' GVIR ' blade with half basket hilt featuring the Royal cypher, all of which is gilded and lacquered. Bound fish skin grip with knot cording attached to hilt with gilded brass mounted leather scabbard. Owner's details engraved to scabbard retaining arm ' Hugh Miller R.N.V.R. '. Blade with some minor marks which would benefit form a polish, all other aspects of the sword in excellent condition with bright gilding through out with some contact wear points. Comes with correct , originally tied sword knot and an excellent condition Naval sword belt with manufacturer's details of ' Gieves Matthews & Seagrove ' gold blocked to inner surface. Gold wire bright and undamaged with gilded and frosted buckle in excellent condition. A complete, untouched British Naval sword rig.
Geo.V Naval Master of Arms/ Warrant Officer\'s Sword. WW1 period 1827 Patt. British Naval Master of Arms/Warrant Officer\'s Sword. This example retailed by James Cracknell of Portsea features an etched blade with half basket hilt featuring the Royal cypher all of which is gilded and lacquered. Bound fish skin grip with knot cording attached to hilt with gilded brass mounted leather scabbard. Blade with some slight patches of corrosion but otherwise bright and in excellent condition. Scabbard undamaged and solid with some cracking and losses to it\'s patent finish. Original bullion Naval knot which for some reason has been cut, complete in its chamois lined, leather case.
Geo.V. ( 1st and 2nd ) Life Guards. Die struck bronzed cap badge, two loops to reverse, good, used condition with minor rubbing to highlights.
Georgian officer’s gorget. Georgian officer’s universal pattern gorget. The Gorget is made from brass with rolled edges which was then gilded overall. Gilding polished away in some areas but the whole gorget is in bright condition with a few minor bruises. A good example of an early piece of insignia at an affordable price.
German ' Deine Hand Den Handwerk ' badge. Silver plated and enamel, pin back ' Deine Hand Den Handwerk ' day badge. Produced for the Organisation of German Crafts "ReichsStand des Deutschen Handwerks" for the "Week of German Crafts" on 1st October 1933. This example in good, used condition, patinated overall, attractive item.
German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Steel Nose. click for more images German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb - Steel Nose. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This pattern was designed with a steel nose and was known as a ' SNIB ' or ' tile smasher ' by the Civil Defence services. As a consequence of the steel nose the bomb was heavier at 1.3kg and was intended to break through roof slates into the more inflammable roof spaces of buildings. This particular example has clearly been stored in a shed until recently having an oxidised finish overall. Various inspection marks are visible to both the body and nose with a partial stamped mark to fins which retain 85% of their original paint. INERT. UK SALES ONLY
German 20 mm MK151/20 APT Cannon Round WW2 German 20 mm MK151/20 (20x82) APT Armour Piercing Tracer cannon rounds. Lacquered steel, 1943 dated cases with black painted AP projectile with band to tip. Residual stencilling and clear stamping above steel driving band. INERT - Priced individually.
German 30 mm MK108 Practice (M geschloss) Cannon Round German 30mm MK 108 (30x90RB) aircraft cannon as fitted to various German aircraft during WW2, including the Me262, Me163, and the Me109. Steel cartridge case retaining most of its original lacquer an electric primer and headstamp \' EEO 257 44 \' . Projectile is a thin walled steel practice high capacity Meinengeschloss (M geschloss) type with a copper driving band, alloy nose plug. Good, clean condition. INERT Available within UK ONLY
German 30 mm MK108 M Practice Aircraft Cannon Round. WW2 German 30 mm MK108 M Practice Aircraft Cannon Round. Steel practice Type H Minengeschoss (High Capacity) practice projectile with an unfired copper driving band, the nose fitted with a steel plug resembling a AZ1504 fuse and crimped by six round crimps. Contained in a lacquered steel case, dated 44 with manufacturer's details and an electric primer. INERT UK SALES ONLY
German Air Dropped Leaflet \' Caught Like Foxes in a Trap \'. Original German, English language air dropped propaganda leaflet entitled \' Caught like Foxes in a Trap \'. This is the first leaflet to be dropped on Allied soldiers after the Normandy landings with its threats of the new V weapon campaign and the reaction of the world\'s press. Double-sided leaflet in good, clean condition, has been folded
German air-dropped leaflet. English language, German air-dropped leaflet. Double sided A4 leaflet featuring photographs of the aftermath of the raid on Dieppe. These leaflets were dropped across the South coast in the autumn of 1942 in an attempt to demonstrate the folly of \'invasion\', In good overall condition with some minor edge tears and creases.
GERMAN BROWN LEATHER CROSS STRAP WITH BOTH BELT LOOPS. A nice chocolate brown leather uniform or shirt cross strap with pebbled gilt fittings and buckles. Both belt loops and D rings present. Good used condition.
German DJH Stickpin. 24mm die-struck stickpin for the DJH - Deutsche Jugend Herberge or German Youth Hostels. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
German DJ\'s Leaders magazines. 1937 editions of the magazine \' Fuhrerdienst \' which was aimed at leaders of the DJ youth organisation. Giving ideas, instructions and regulations for activities from handicrafts, sports and politics to be undertaken by the DJ. Featuring striking covers with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams in generally clean conditon with some amrking to covers. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
German Horse Riders Badge in Bronze. Tombac construction, German Horse Riders badge in bronze. Clearly manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Steinhauer & Luck, Ludenscheid '. Excellent, clean condition.
German Imperial Navy Reefer jacket. Good quality woolen naval reefer jacket of the German Imperial Navy issued from the Wilhelmshaven Clothing Depot in 1910. Labelled as per regulations with the proof stamp of the Navy Clothing Depot, serial number stamp and wearer's name tab. One yellow chevron, Obermatrose rank to left sleeve and all gilt buttons present and bright. In excellent condition with some minor moth tracking and one 3mm hole to lower front face.
German Infantry Assault Badge in Silver - Friedrich Orth. Mid-war/late Infantry Assault badge in silver. Zinc construction with tombac hinge, pin and hook and much of the original silvered finish now absorbed or dulled with a few patches left. Manufactured by Friederich Orth, Wien with clear trademark to reverse. Good, used example.
German Infantry Assault Badge in Silver. Mid-war/late Infantry Assault badge in silver. Zinc construction with steel hinge, pin and hook and much of the original silvered finish now absorbed or dulled with a few patches left. Unmarked but showing some attributes of a Sohne, Heubach & Co manufacture but no clear attribution.
German Intelligence pack for invasion of UK. Published in small numbers and scarce, these packs were issued in Berlin in 1940 by the German Department for War Maps and Surveying (Abteilung für Kriegskarten und Vermessungswesen) within the German General Staff (Generalstab des Heeres) . The pack contains various gazeteers, maps and photographic surveys of the UK and are marked For Official Use Only! (Nur für den Dienstgebrauch!) or Secret! (Geheim!) for German military staff in connection with Operation Sealion (Unternehmen Seelöwe), the intended invasion of Britain. All contents in good to excellent condition with some minor foxing, cardboard folder in slightly tatty condition with various tears, creases and bruises.
German Invasion Maps & Gazetteer - South Wales. In preparation for a likely invasion the German High Command prepared a large multi-piece gazetteer of Britain, its geography and cities. Published in 1941 the gazetteer comprised a number of folders covering specific geographical areas, this example, number 11 was simply entitled \' Sud-Wales \'. The card folder contains a large 1:250000 overview map of the general area with further 1:10000 city maps covering Swansea, Aberavon, Port Talbot, Newport and Cardiff. All maps are copies of standard British OS maps of the period but have been overprinted with German annotations and identifiers of tactical locations and other areas of importance. The folder is accompanied by a landscape format 39pg booklet with a number of b/w photographic views of some of the tactical points of interest identified on the maps. All items are present and in generally good condition with some marking and staining. The folder is a little grubby with some damage but is substantially intact. Uncommon.
German Labour Front (DAF) Women’s Badge. WW2 Tombac and enamel, pin back Abzeichen für DAF-Frauenwalterinnen, DAF women's badge. Marked ' RZM ' with maker ' M1/104 ' (Otto Fechler, Bernsbach) on reverse, in good used condition.
German Officers calender desk set, artillery shells!!! A great addition to your own desk, this is a calender set, all in German of course, probably from a WW2 officers deskset. Consisting of two solid brass shells mounted either side of the dates, months holder. All affixed to a cream marble base. I actually have never had one of these before!! All the little cardboard inserts are complete, month-day-date.
German Pioneer manual. 1936 German Army pioneer manual. Running to 444pgs the manual covers all aspects of the tasks of the combat engineer or pioneer. Extensively illustrated throughout with sketches and tabulated information and covers subjects from bridging, boat work, field fortification, demolitions and field construction. Useful sections on explosives, detonators etc. Good, clean edition with slightly marked covers with various library/ownership stamps.
German Plastic Luftwaffe Flag Badge-Regt.Gen.Goring. Plastic Flag Badge in the regimental series, showing the different banners of the various armed forces. This one shows the standard of the ' Regiment General Goring ' and is marked to this effect to the reverse. Excellent, clean condition and one of the less common of the series. POSTFREE within UK
German Projectile Desk Ornament. Desk ornament featuring two fired projectiles mounted on a polished bakelite type base. One projectile is a 37mm AP/HE/T dated 1936, the other a 20mm HE/T with either a dummy or practice aluminium fuze. Unsure of its origin could either be German or an Allied souvenir. Both projectiles attached by screws and were held in place probably by a bearing in a recess, now missing. Good, overall condition.
German Propaganda leaflet. German Propaganda leaflet entitled ' I want to go home'. 10 page, probably air-dropped leaflet intended for use on Allied troops involved in the Italian campaign. Content centres around a defeatist view of the Allied war effort with sentimental verses etc. In good, overall condition with some marking to covers, clean contents.
GERMAN RED CROSS HANDBOOK. Dedicated inscription. A dedicated and in near mint condition, Red Cross/first aid handbook. Profuseley illustrated throughout, with diagrams of first aid proceedures, treatments etc.
German Red Cross membership badge. 15mm pinback, silvered brass lapel badge for the Deutsches Rotes Kreuz. Probably worn as a membership badge in civilian clothes, marked ' Ges Gesch.' to reverse. Good overall condition. POSTFREE within UK
German shooting prize. Pressed tin shooting badge mounted onto a ribbon rosette printed with the phrase \'Reserve hat Ruh - parole heimat\' essentially \'the Reserve is ready\'. Probably pre-War or early War probably given as a prize/or for attending a shooting competition. In excellent, clean condition.
German Third Reich Kriegsmarine Battle Flag. German Third Reich Reichskriegsflag or Kriegsmarine battle flag. 65cm x 50cm size with size designation, Kriegsmarine proof stamp and ' Hamburg ' to hem. Halyard loop and line have been carefully removed and in good bright condition with some minor staining to one corner but otherwise undamaged. Very presentable example in a manageable size.
German Third Reich Police Belt Buckle. German Third Reich Police belt buckle by \' olc \'. Die stamped steel with a zinc wash. Manufactured marked to the reverse indicating manufacture by Overhoff & Cie, Lüdenscheid. Good, used condition with wear to highlights.
German Third Reich Rural Police shako (Schutzpolizei der Gendarmerie Tschako) (brown trim) A really nice and near mint and perfectly preserved Third Reich Police Shako for the Rural Polizei. As this is ‘Rural Police’ all the leather trim is in chocolate brown. Apart from some mild age cracking here and there, the Shako is in near mint condition. All aluminium trim is present, beautiful eagle with correct brass retaining nuts. Brown leather chinstrap with aluminium buckles is in mint condition. Green wool covering to the main skull/body has no moth nips or tracks!! Amazing as the dear old moth grubs love this stuff! The interior leather sweatband looks to have never been worn. No stains or wear at all. This Shako is made by the most desirable cap and hat maker in Third Reich Germany -Erel-! Their trademarks etc are all stamped on the inside of the lining. A really lovely and mint conditioned Shako. A rare find in brown Rural trim.
German Third Reich Veteran\'s Armband. Third Reich veteran's armband, heavy blue felt armband with the stitched overlay shield shaped Bevo woven insignia of the Old Comrades Association. Good, used condition.
German VDA Donation badges. A group of tin,pinback, donation badges featuring towns and cities with their respective coat of arms. The VDA or Volksbund für das Deutschtum im Ausland was ostensibly a cultural organisation whose goals included preservation of German culture among "racial Germans". In reality it was engaged in spying across the whole world, using German minorities living in other countries. Good condition with some rubbing to highpoints.
German WW1 Kugelhandgranate 1915Na. A good example of a German Kugelhandgranate 1915Na. The Mdl.1915Na was a simplification of the earlier Model 1913 to better suit mass production. This particular example fitted with a zinc alloy Mdl.1915 friction igniter which produced an 8 second delay. In good condition with a manufacturer's mark to the base, replacement wire to fuze. INERT Available within UK ONLY
German WW2 Marsch Kompass. Standard early, official issue, German March compass. Brass body with folding ruler to reverse, functioning luminous markers. Good used condition with wear to high points . Fully functioning.
German WW2 Sea Mine horn. WW2 German sea mine horn which would have contained a detonator for exploding the main charge of the mine. Made from a soft lead based alloy the horn was designed to crush on contact intiating the detonator within. Excellent condition complete with leather sealing washer, indistinct markings to one side. INERT
German WWII , Mother's Cross in Gold. A good example of a Mothers Cross in gold with its full length ribbon, probably unissued. Good bright gilt finish with ribbon folded with cotton tie. Excellent example.
German WWII , Mother\'s Cross in Bronze. A good example of a Mothers Cross in bronze with its full length ribbon, good used condition. Enamel in undamaged condition. Good example.
German WWII Cased, Mother\'s Cross in Gold. A good example of a Mothers Cross in gold, cased with its full length ribbon, in its original fitted box. Gold blocked to the exterior of the box with the outline of the award, with a retailer’s name ' Werner Redo Saarlauten 'blocked to the silk upper inner lid. Cross in excellent, bright condition with the case having a few small marks and scuffs.
German WWII Cased, Mother\'s Cross in Gold. A good example of a Mothers Cross in gold, cased with its full length ribbon, in its original fitted box. Gold blocked to the exterior of the box with the outline of the award, with a retailer’s name ' Ziemer & Sohne, Oberstein ' blocked to the silk upper inner lid. Cross in excellent, bright condition with the case having a few marks and scuffs, particularly to the base.
German WWII Luftschutz Medal, 2nd Class. Original German WWII Luftschutz Medal, 2nd Class. Zinc construction with a ringmark of ' 10 ' indicating manufacture by Forster & Barth, Pforzheim. In good used condition with slightly grubby original ribbon.
German WWII Police Shako. Original German WWII Police Shako, size 56 with an Offenbach maker's details to the interior. Large alloy eagle and fittings with an unmarked, removable cockade. Some minor loss to leather top and a smattering of small moth nibbles otherwise excellent, possibly unworn example. Priced in accordance with the damage.
Germany Reborn - Hermann Goering. 1st 1934 \' Germany Reborn \' - Hermann Goering. Goering\'s NSDAP manifesto and was one of the first attempts to explain the National Socialist revolution to non-Germans. In this English language edition he answers common objections made in other nations against tactics and policies employed by the NSDAP in its path to power and afterward. Good, used condition with light marking. Scarce.
GILDED CLOSED WING PARTY STICKPIN Small stickpin in perfect condition. Closed wing eagle and swaz. Twisted stickpin.
Gloucestershire Regiment Victorian Officer\'s Waist Belt Clasp. A silver and gilt post 1881 example with a silver circlet inscribed ' Gloucestershire Regiment ' and a seeded gilt centre mounted with a silver sphinx surmounting a tablet enclosing ' Eygpt '. Universal pattern rococo numbered mounts. Minor service wear, patinated overall.
Gold and Enamel R.A.F. Sweetheart badge. Contained in it's original box this gold R.A.F. sweetheart badge was sold by the Goldsmiths and Silversmiths Company. Not marked as gold, but tested and guaranteed as such, this pretty 40mm, high detailed example is an attractive acquisition. Priced to reflect it's lack of hallmarks.
Gold and Enamel Royal Warwickshire Regiment Sweetheart Badge. A fine pinback sweetheart of gold and enamel for the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Featuring an antelope within a garter surmounting ' VI ' to indicate the 6th Regiment of Foot later the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Although not marked as such this example has been tested and is gold and is of high quality construction. Contained in a Garrad's box but not known if this was the original supplier.
Gold Fleet Air Arm sweetheart brooch. Delightful 9ct gold and enamel sweetheart brooch for the Fleet Air Arm. Finely detailed, intracately worked example with undamaged enamel marked 9ct to reverse. Contained in it's original retailers box - James Walker Ltd - 'watchmakers to the Admiralty'. Superb example.
GOLD THIRD REICH NAVY OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE ON UNCUT BACKING. A beautiful gold navy breast eagle in rayon on blue background. Has never been on a tunic and was probably cut from a roll or similar. navy blue backing is roughly cut, and not trimmed to proper outline of the eagle. Superb quality. In excellent condition. Leave as it is, or trim it yourself, but it's been like this for 70 years!!
GOLD ‘HONOUR’ HITLER YOUTH BADGE. A very nice badge in excellent condition. ‘Das Goldene Hitler-Jugend-Abzeichen’ was established as an honour award by the National Youth Leader (Reichsjugendführer) Baldur von Schirach in recognition of leadership, long service or other special achievements in the Hitler Youth. Recipients included those who joined before 2 October 1932 and who completed five-years unbroken service. It could also be awarded for merit, irrespective of length of service. This one is numbered on the reverse ‘58’ and has the RZM circle with maker M1/122. All gilding is present,,shows a little age but the enamel is perfect. Apparently this RZM maker does not exist,,so there is some controversy about the origin of these badges. Due to the quality and construction, I think it’s fine. However, I have priced it accordingly and will let the purchaser make their own decision.
GOLDEN HITLER YOUTH HONOUR BADGE. Was introduced by von Schirach as a national award in June 1934. It was awarded to all members of the HJ, affiliate organisations and the NSDAP who had attended the Potsdam Youth rally in 1932, or who had been members of the HJ prior to that. In all there were 107,000 boys and girls eligible to wear it. It is basically identical to the standard HJ members pin, but with a wide gold border around the edge. In near mint condition, it is marked on the back with a 4 digit, serial or issue number 9252, the RZM circle, the RZM makers code M1/70 (for Franz Otto, Wuppertal-Elberfeld) and Ges Gesch. A lovely used badge with age and patina but in perfect condition.
GOOD EXAMPLE OF 3rd PATTERN FS KNIFE. Probably made for American export as it has Made In England stamped to upper crossguard. Formed metal ribbed grip has been personalised by painting in between the ribbing. There is a number 4 cast into the upper pommel part. Leather scabbard is in good condition, but is missing the elastic retention and the leather leg tabs have been removed. Blade retains it's shape, has not been sharpened, but has lost 75% of the original blackened/blued finish.
GOOD QUALITY EARLY PARTY ARMBAND. This is an early quality, all wool, heavier type party armband of 3 piece construction. Red wool body is damage free, White ribbed material circle and black moire fabric swastika. Standard, early piece.
GOOD QUALITY SA/NSDAP WOOL ARMBAND. A good used example of the standard red/white Party armband, used by many Third Reich organisations. Three piece construction, with red wool background, separately applied white circle and black swastika in moire fabric. Evidence of age and use, a little grubby overall. Nice looking armaband.
GOOLIE CHIT-FAR EAST-MINT CONDITION Description: British Far East ' goolie chit ' Multi-lingual ' goolie chit ' printed on silk stating ' I am an Allied fighter.....my Government will sufficiently reward you when the Japanese are driven away '. Chit headed by a Union flag with 16 translations of the introductory statement in languages including Chinese, Tamil, Burmese, Thai, and Kachin. Chit approx. 50 x 30cms in mint, un-issued condition, been folded up in the leaves of a book for the past 70 years. All colours 100% perfect.
Gordon Highlanders Officers Shoulder Belt Plate. Post 1881 Gordon Highlanders Officer\'s shoulder belt plate. Gilt backplate with silver multi-piece construction badge secured by pins to the reverse. Good, used condition with light patination.
Gorgets of the Third Reich. 1977 Gorgets of the Third Reich - Deeter, Richard E., and Warren W. Odegard. 176pp/illus. Comprehensive look at the protective neck plate worn for ceremonial purposes by soldiers of the Third Reich. Over 150 photographs and illustrations, 5 in colour and still the only guide to this subject. Good, clean condition, slight sunning to spine.
GQ Company Parachutist Qualification Badge, RAF, Para & Free French. Scarce early WW2 ' Gregory & Quilter Parachute Company silver plated winged parachute canopy GQ badge .' IT depicts a parachutist, the slim wings inlaid with orangey red enamelling, the reverse impressed "G.Q. Parachutist". Excellent condition, still on it's original ' J.R.Gaunt & Son Ltd ' manufacturer's card. The ' GQ ' - Gregory & Quilter badge was given to anyone who had completed training using their parachutes and was often used as a qualification badge by parachute forces.
GQ Parachute badge. Die struck, silvered and enamel pinback badge for the GQ parachute company. These badges were awarded by the company and were worn variously by parachute packers and company employees. The badges awarded to users of the GQ parachutes have the word 'parachutist' engraved to the reverse. In excellent, clean condition.
Great War Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders officer\'s Silver Badge Die-struck silver cap badge for an officer of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Birmingham hallmarked for 1914 and manufacturer's marks for Brent & Parker. Both lugs intact and in good, used condition with polished highlights.
Green On ! - Arie-Jan Van Hees. 2004 1st ed. ' Green On ! ' A Detailed Survey of the British Parachute Re-Supply Sorties During Operation ' Market Garden ' 18-25 September 1944. 379pgs, maps with separate 16pg index. Profusely illustrated and exhaustive coverage of the re-supply parachute drops during the Arnhem operations. Good, clean condition with author's ink dedication. Excellent study, recommended.
Grenade Practice, No.23 with Gibbons Patent Mechanism. A good example of a ' Grenade Practice, No.23 with Gibbons Patent Mechanism, Dummy ', this was a standard No.23 grenade body with a small spring clip to retain the lever to allow for realistic handling and throwing practice. Supplied to the Ministry of Munitions in 1916 and 1917 by the Practice Projectile Company, a firm set up by Gibbons for the supply of this grenade. The body is empty with no centre piece or internal mechanism and is zinc coated which is typical. Good overall condition with areas of very minor corrosion. INERT AVAILABLE within UK ONLY
Grenadier Guards Colour Sergeant\'s Bullion Sleeve Badge Small size, King\'s crown Grenadier Guards Colour Sergeant\'s Bullion Sleeve Badge. Excellent, used condition.
Grenadier Guards Grouping. A small grouping of cloth insignia and cigarette case from a veteran of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Comprises a painted cigarette case with Guards formation signs, 2 x embroidered Grenadier Guards shoulder titles, 1 x Guards Armoured and 2 x 1 Corps formation signs. All typical of a veteran who fought through the campaign in Europe to become the occupying forces in the Rhine Province.
Grouping to Lt. Col. David Lambert Paxton Danger MM, MBE - SAS Grouping from the affects of Lt. Col. David Lambert Paxton Danger MM, MBE. Danger was notable for being an original member of ' L Detachment ' the forerunner of the SAS and went on to serve as Paddy Mayne's personal signaller. Danger joined the Royal Signals in 1941, lying about his danger he went on to serve in North Africa under David Stirling and then with Paddy Mayne in Sicily, Italy and then France and Western Europe. He was awarded the MM for his part in Operation Kipling in Central France, the recommendation being signed by Mayne. Turning down a commission in order to continue to serve with Mayne he served with 1 SAS on Operations Kipling, Howard and Houndsworth. Following the War he served with the Parachute Regt. in Palestine finally joining the R.A.O.C. in 1952, retiring in 1978 as a Lt.Col. An impressive CV! Grouping includes Para and SAS Assoc. ties, water damaged copy of Mars and Minerva, modern SAS wings, SAS blazer badge, SAS veteran's pennant and various Association cards, diary covers etc. A copy of the eulogy delivered at his funeral in 2009 is also included.
GSM 1962-2007 Parachute Regt. EIIR GSM 1962-2007 with bar South Arabia to 24070045 Pte.K.D.Kiley Parachute regiment. The bar would indicate service in the Radfan campaign in Aden. Excellent, clean condition.
GSM 1962-2007 Parachute Regt. EIIR GSM 1962-2007 with bar South Arabia to 24005194 Pte.G.Chapman Parachute regiment. The bar would indicate service in the Radfan campaign in Aden. Impressed naming with official correction. Good, clean condition.
GUIDE BOOK AND ARMBAND FOR NS STUDENT LEAGUE. A very interesting paring, both came together from Austria. The multi-page very detailed GUIDE BOOK (Fuhrer means guide too) for the 1938 World National Student Games held in Vienna 20-27 August 1939! (This was DAYS before the start of WW2!). A very interesting and detailed booklet with pull-out maps of the event locations, timetables etc etc. Photos of the Political Leaders in the Third Reich and those responsible for the Student League and HJ. It came with an original early NS Student League multi layered cloth armband. Made is the same style as HJ armbands with the elongated NS style swastika sewn to the red and whilst cloth backing. A very nice group indeed.
Guilded Metal Kriegsmarine Sleeve Career Insignia. Impressive metal version of the Kriegsmarine Sleeve Career Insignia. This particular example for ' Mechanikermaat ' or mechanic's mate. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform complete with backing plate.
H.M.S.Belfast Naval Ratings Cap. Standard WW2 period Naval Rating's cap with original H.M.S.Belfast tally. Blue serge body in good condition, shaped to improve appearance with tied cap tally. Chinstrap detached to one side with some minor damage, otherwise good, used condition. A souvenir of the iconic Town class light cruiser that played a significant role in the Arctic convoys and then in the Normandy bombardment fleet and now famously preserved on the Thames.
H.M.S.Warspite Jutland commemorative silver box. Hallmarked silver, wood lined cigarette box with a teak lid,reputedly made from wood taken from Warspite after being damaged at Jutland in May 1916. Label to lid ( also hallmarked ) ' H.M.S.Warspite - Jutland-31stMay 1916 '. Sheffield hallmarks for 1916 with a maker mark for Walker & Hall, Sheffield. Heavy item with a large silver content.
Haig Fund Poppy. Original Haig Fund poppy. This particular style of poppy, made from Sateen with a central button impressed \' HF \' with a wire stem which has now lost its original green paper wrapping, was introduced in 1930. In good, used condition and uncommon.
Handbook of Enemy Ammunition. 1945ed. ' Handbook of Enemy Ammunition - Pamphlet No.15 - German Ammunition Markings and Nomenclature .' A superb and very scarce manual, detailing the final available information on German ammunition markings. Profusely illustrated with sketches, b/w photographs and diagrams with impressive full colour fold-out plates. Gives full details on filling codes, propellant coding, positioning of markings and abbreviations. Slight marking to card covers and a minor tear and loss to spine. Important and scarce.
Handbook of Enemy Ammunition. 1945ed. ' Handbook of Enemy Ammunition - Pamphlet No.11 German Mines, Grenades, Gun Ammunition & Mortar Ammunition '. A superb and very scarce manual, detailing the final available information on German ammunition . Profusely illustrated with sketches, b/w photographs and diagrams . Good, used condition with foxing to covers.
Handbook of Enemy Ammunition. 1940ed.30pgs ' Handbook of Enemy Ammunition - Pamphlet No.1 German Shells Fuzes and Bombs '. A superb and very scarce manual, detailing the final available information on German ammunition . Profusely illustrated with sketches, b/w photographs and diagrams . Good, clean condition with external, issue board covers.
Handbook of Enemy Ammunition. 1944ed. ' Handbook of Enemy Ammunition - Pamphlet No.12 - German Gun and Mortar Ammunition. ' 39pg scarce manual, detailing the available information on German gun & mortar ammunition concentrating primarily on fuzes, primers etc.. Profusely illustrated with sketches, b/w photographs and diagrams. Good, used condition with marking to covers. Ex-lib IWM.
HANDMADE PERIOD THIRD REICH RING An expertly done ring in brass, a lot of handywork here. Small size, but adjustable. Depicting a cut out swastika in a circle, with the band in classic \'roman\' releif. Nice bit of work.
Hands Off ! Mgr.W.E.Fairbairn. 1942 1st US ed. ' Hands Off ! Self - Defense for Women ' by Major W.E.Fairbairn. 41pg pb book with d/w written by the doyen of WW2 close combat W.E.Fairbairn based on his experience with the Shanghai Police. Illustrated throughout. Standard close defence teaching made more female friendly by the addition of sections such as ' a defence against wandering hands '. Good, used condition and scarce.
HARD SHELL P38 THIRD REICH HOLSTER WELL MARKED. This is a super conditioned hard-shell leather holster for the P38. Beautiful condition and so well marked. Dated 1943 with the makers mark 'joa'. There is a Waffanampt stamp below this with a small eagle and swastika.Both belt loops are fine and strong. There is a light stamp of the P38 into the body of the holster beside the loops. All stitching present and perfect, has not been stained or polished and all the cotton thread is a cream/white colour. Leather is fine and supple. Retains perfect shape.
Hawke Battalion WW1 War & Victory Pair. War and Victory pair to R.5984 A.C.Skelton, A.B.,R.N.V.R. with remains of issue box with details to lid. Henry Skelton, originally from Northampton, joined the Hawke Battalion in 1918 and served in France. Accompanied by copy Naval record card.
Heavy Anti-Aircraft Artillery Grouping. Paperwork and insignia grouping to 1783331 W/Bdr.L.W.Haines ' E ' Hy AA Bty.RA. Grouping contains Replacement paybook with damaged pages of original stuck in, Release book, record of service certificate and certificate of transfer, photograph, cap badge , rank stripes, unissued AA Command and arm of service strips and one used shoulder title. All items in good condition.
Heer Collar Tabs - Artillery. Matching pair of Heer litzen for artillery troops. Subdued tresse mounted on bottle green backing. Unissued condition.
Heidelberg Reichsfestspiele Tinny. Third Reich, pin back tinny issued in celebration of the Heidelberg Reichsfestspiele. Good, used condition with one small area of corrosion. POSTFREE within UK
HERMAN GOERING PERIOD PORTRAIT PRINT. Measures approx 9 3/4"x12 1/2" on cream card, this is a beautifully executed drawing of Riechsmarchal Herman Goering wearing his beloved 'Blue Max' for his WW1 exploits. fantastic detail, head and shoulders. Markers marks/printers name along with printed Goering signature.
HIGH QUALITY, HANDMADE THIRD REICH RING. Made of brass and originally gilded, this is a ‘patriotic’ Third Reich ring. Nor seen one like this before, so imagine not commercially made. However the quality and detail are extremely high. A central swastika with Roman-esque border running each side. Interesting curio.
High Seas Fleet War Badge. WW2 German High Seas War Badge by Schwerin. Tombac construction with silvering to battleship and reverse. Coke bottle pin to reverse with manufacturer's details ' FEC.ADOLF BOCK AUSF.SCHWERIN.BERLIN '. Although the fire gilt finish is missing from the wreath, badge still has a pleasing brass finish, some wear to reverse wash. A good example.
Highland Cyclist Battalion NCOs and O/Rs badge. Good well struck, white metal badge of the Highland Cyclist Battalion. This unit was originally formed from the 5th (Vol.) Battalion Black Watch and went on to serve with the 51st Highland Division. This example is in excellent condition with both lugs present although bent through use. Also has a J.R.Gaunt makers tablet soldered to the rear. Excellent original example.
Highland Light Infantry Officer's Glengarry. Dark green, thick wool glengarry for an officer of the Highland Light Infantry. Silver and gilt , multi-piece HLI cap badge that with fully lined, glazed cotton interior. Both tails present and full length with a couple of moth nibbles to crown, the rest of the glengarry being moth free. The cap has been heavily used and may well respond to a light clean.
HILTER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE IN NICKEL. A great buckle that has ‘been there & done it’. Quite grubby with a little surface rust. Nickel plated buckle which was found in Germany. Reverse has double claw belt figment and just visible is the RZM circle and code M4/27 stamped into the metal on the reverse edge.Made by Overhoff & Cie, Lüdenscheid
Hindenburg Cross for Widows and Parents. An original Hindenburg Cross for Widows and Parents with correct ribbon. Magnetic example maker marked to reverse.The Hindenburg Cross was established by Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, President of the Third Reich, in 1934, and was awarded to the participants of the WW1 or their surviving relatives. Of the 8 million + awarded the cross for widows and parents represented under 10% of the total. Good, overall condition with some minor surface marking. Manufacturer marked to reverse with original ribbon.
Hindenburg Cross for Widows and Parents. An original Hindenburg Cross for Widows and Parents with correct ribbon. Magnetic example maker marked to reverse.The Hindenburg Cross was established by Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg, President of the Third Reich, in 1934, and was awarded to the participants of the WW1 or their surviving relatives. Of the 8 million + awarded the cross for widows and parents represented under 10% of the total. Good, overall condition with some minor surface marking.
Hindustani Manual belonging to Major Norman Adam KIA Leather bound ' Forbes's Hindustani Manual ' with a poignant inscription from the mother of Major Norman Macleod Adam killed in action 28/08/18. The manual was given to Adam by his mother in 1911 on joining the RFA and being posted to India, it was returned to her along with the rest of his kit when he was KIA commanding 19th Battery RFA in France. This story is written in pencil by his mother to the inside cover of the manual. Adam was the son of Maj.Gen.F.A.Adam. Unusual and poignant.
History and Memoir of the 33rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. 1919 1st ed.' History and Memoir of the 33rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps and of the 19th, 98th, 100th, and 248th M.G. Companies ', written and illustrated by members of the battalion - Lt.Col.G.S.Hutchinson. 118pgs, large format classic work with fold out panoramas, coloured paintings and sketches and large numbers of photographs. One small area of staining to spine and cover otherwise excellent, numbered copy. Heavy item.
History of 35pg, 1st ed.1919 \'The Fighting Story of \"G\" and 7th Tank Battalion on the Western Front including Ypres, Cambrai and Bapaume, compiled by a committee of officers from the unit.Inc. maps and a roll of honours and awards. In excellent clean condition with original red/green boards.Remains of label to spine and covers. Scarce WW1 tank unit history.
History of 11th Armoured Division. \'Taurus Pursuant\' - A History of 11th Armoured Division 1946, 118pgs with appendices and a 44pg roll of honour. Illustrated through out with sketches, photographs and pull out maps. In good condition with rubbed corners and minor rust staining around staples otherwise clean and tight contents.
History of the Polish Parachute Badge. 1993 History of the Polish Parachute badge published by the Sikorski Institute, Pb edition. Dual Polish/English text with analysis and history of the badge but more importantly a listing of all recipients of both the badge and the wreaths. This allows identification of all known recipients by cross referencing of the issue numbers present on all original wings. Good, used condition, important reference.
History of the XII Royal Lancers. 1950 1st ed. ' History of the XII Royal Lancers ' by P.F.Stewart, M.C. 516pgs with fold-out maps, plates and illustrations. Covers both WW1 and WW2. Good, clean condition with d/w with some marks and chips
Hitler Card stickpin. Colour, embossed card stickpin featuring Hitler as Reichkanzler. Possibly given or sold at a Party Day or function. Slightly creased but otherwise good condition. POSTFREE within UK
Hitler Flip Book \' Der Fuhrer Spricht ! \' Scarce German propaganda flip book ' Der Fuhrer Spricht ! ' ( The Fuhrer Speaks ! ). By holding the booklet between thumb and forefinger and flipping, the booklet mimics a short film of Hitler giving a speech. Good, clean condition and uncommon. POSTFREE within UK
HITLER HEAD SILHOUETTE PICTURESTAMPED IN ZINC. One of the many 1000's of things produced in the Third Reich era as promotional, advertising, souvenirs of their leader. This has great detail and is stanped out from a sheet of grey zinc. Would probably have been silvered and mounted in a frame. Measures 8 1/4" x 7". Original piece of Hitler memorabelia, would look excellent with a display of badges, armbands etc etc.
HITLER POSTCARD FROM GRAZ-AUSTRIA. This is a great unsent postcard of Hitler purchased at the time as souvenirs. Has photo of Hitler with a 6pf stamp of Goering. The stamp has been franked with two stamps from GRAZ in Austria which feature swastikas and the date 27.8.39. This was 5 months after Germany annexed Austria in the Anschluss. A very nice postcard.
HITLER POSTCARD FROM ST.POLTEN - AUSTRIA Another interesting postcard with franked 3pf stamp. The franking is from St.POLTEN in Austria and is dated 17.6.39. It has a clear swastika stamping. A nice postcard.
Hitler Youth Belt and Buckle. Alloy, one-piece HJ buckle with small black leather belt. Buckle marked RZM M4/24 for Friedrich Linden of Ludenscheid, belt RZM marked with manufacturer's details in full although hard to distinguish. Good, overall condition with light usage markings to buckle and belt. Acquired with other veteran souvenirs from a special forces member.
HITLER YOUTH BELT AND BUCKLE. A very nice original combination. The black leather belt is quite a small size. Commensurate with it being for a youth. The aluminium HJ belt buckle is in near perfect condition. You can see from the reverse that it has been worn and used. A one piece cast item with separate claw adjuster. Nicely marked on the buckle RZM M4/30. This is the firm of Berg & Nolte in Lüdenscheid. A nice set.
HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE IN STEEL - MARKED. A nice example of a Hitler Youth belt buckle. Silver painted, which has worn off in places with use and wear. Inside lip is stamped with the makers mark RZM M4/24 Friedrich Linden, Ludenscheid. Good example and an ideal display item with a HJ collection.
HITLER YOUTH COMMEMORATIVE SPORTS DAY BADGE WITH THE SA IN 1939. I have a wonderful contact in Vienna, Austria who regularly sends me Hither Youth items. This is one of a batch of 5 recently received. This is a great 'work-day' commemorative day badge between the SA & the HJ. Probably a 'sports days' in the mountains. Dated 27-29 January 1939 and held in AFLENZ, a mountain ski resort in Austria. 27th-29th January in 1939 was from Friday to Sunday, so a nice weekend! Badge is made of aluminium in the shape of a shield. It has the SA sports badge in the centre, with the dates and place above. Reverse has pin-back with a Vienna maker and RZM M9/235 code with RZM mark. A wonderful Sports Day badge, which I am sure could be researched further.
Hitler Youth Donation Badges. 7 x plastic donation badges in the form of Hitler Youth equipment and kit. Probably given in exchange for a donation to a Hitler Youth fund or day all the badges are in good condition with some retaining their original suspension strings.
HITLER YOUTH MARKSMANSHIP AWARD-HIGHER GRADE. Recently found in Germany, a number of these HJ shooting award badges. Beautifully preserved, discoloured on the back with patina, never issued and otherwise mint. This is the higher grade badge with the silver oak leaves running around the edge. Lovely enamel work, perfect HJ diamond. Marked on the reverse RZM and maker M1/102- {Frank & Reif in Stuttgart} Difficult to find originals of these. A really nice badge and great with a HJ collection.
HITLER YOUTH MARKSMANSHIP BADGE. Part of a small HJ collection purchased recently. A very nice badge bronze grade, with crossed rifles and enamels. Marked to reverse RZM M1/14 made by Matth. Oescbsler & Sohn, Ansbach, pin back and hook all working. Nice original little badge
HITLER YOUTH NICKEL/STEEL BELT BUCKLE. A great buckle here that’s really seen some proper use! Nickel plated over steel and complete with belt adjustment claw. The front eagle etc is quite worn on the surface, but still very clear. The reverse is RZM marked but as it’s been used so much, the metal tongue hook on the other part of the belt has rubbed away most of the RZM number! Good, honest wear. The RZM circle is there and the remains of the code which ends in 2. The other number could be 7? These were cast proud of the metal surface so have worn off with use of the hook. Great looking buckle.
HITLER YOUTH OR PROBABLY DJ SIDE DRUM WITH ORIGINAL STICKS. This is the smaller side drum carried and used by HJ or DJ boys. I have shown period pictures of them carrying this exact type of drum. Painted wood with brass sides. Painted in the normal red diamond pattern on a white background. The crescent shaped leg brace is present. Bottom skin is intact, but the top skin is split on one side. However, it still plays well as the rest of the skin is taught. Paintwork in pretty good condition. All adjusting mechanism present. It is even complete with a pair of original drum sticks! Drum measures 18” across and 5” deep. A great little 100% period drum to go with a HJ collection.
Hitler Youth pennant. Large 50cms x 75cms approx vertical HJ banner. Double sided, multi-piece construction made from heavy duty cotton the pennant features the standard HJ emblem to front. To the reverse a white Wofsangle on a green field. Two cotton ties to the top edge. Good, overall condition with some light marking and staining.
Hitler Youth Pin Badge. Enamel and silver gilt Hitler Youth pin badge. RZM and maker marked M1/31 for Karl Pfohl, Pforzheim. Apparently made no later than the beginning of November 1935, which is when this maker (M1/31) lost their RZM number. Good quality manufacture and in excellent, undamaged condition although there are a couple of very small slight enamelling flaws.
Hitler Youth Shoulder Strap - Bann25. 1933 Khaki HJ shoulder strap for Band 25, Aachen. Red piped with chain stitch Band numbers with evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Excellent, used condition.
HITLER YOUTH SILVER PROFICIENCY BADGE. Nicely silver plated which has toned in places. Has reverse pin back and has the issue number of 75174 and RZM M1/34 which is the maker Karl Wurster, Lüdenscheid. Measuring 30 mm (w) x 51 mm (h). Nice badge.
HITLER YOUTH SPORTS COMPETITION DAY BADGE. A nice pressed paper or cardboard circular badge issued to HJ entrants in a 1939 ‘Sports Completion’. Great detail to the badge which is in tan paper. Pin back intact. I would imagine given to every entrant on the Sports Day. Not expected to last 70+ years being made of paper! Badge features a circular sports stadium with the HJ diamond above.
Hitler \' Po \' Comic Ashtray. Comic ashtray in the form of a potty with Hitler\'s face in the interior with the dedication \' Flip your ashes on old nasty \' and the pun \' The violation of Poland \'. This Phoney War period novelty was one of a series showing notable Axis leaders and was manufactured by Fieldings. In good undamaged condition.
HJ Armband. An excellent example of an HJ armband. Multi-piece construction with a applied BeVo weave swastika with RZM label present to the interior. Minor storage marks.
HJ Buckle. Early, nickel Hitler Youth buckle. Die struck nickel construction with steel roller clasp and brass retainer. Clearly marked \' olc RZM KH27 \' indicating manufacture by Overhoff & Cie, Lüdenscheid. Good, bright condition with some surface abrasions and light corrosion to retainer.
HJ Enamel Membership Pin. standard issue HJ membership pin, with white/red enamelled front. In excellent condition, nice pin-back reverse. Has RZM circle and maker code of M1/42, indicating manufacture by Kerbach & Israel of Dresden. Clean, lightly patinated condition with no loss of enamel but some stress marks to lower red quarter.
HJ Gebeit Sleeve Triangle. HJ Gebeit triangle (District triangle) for the shoulder of the left sleeve. Yellow/gold text on a black cotton background -Ost Sudetenland. Overall in excellent unissued condition with paper RZM label to the reverse.
HJ Member\'s Diamond Membership pin. Good example of a HJ Member\'s Diamond Membership pin. Marked to the reverse RZM M1/25 indicating membership by Rudolf Reiling-Pforzheim Good, undamaged condition.
HJ Member\'s Diamond Membership pin. Good example of a HJ Member\'s Diamond Membership pin. Marked to the reverse RZM M1/101indicating membership by Gustav Brehmer-Markneukirchen. Good, undamaged condition.
HJ Rottenfuhrer Black Shoulder Strap. Red-piped black HJ shoulder strap with a braid cording acting as little signifying the rank of Rottenfuhrer. Displaying the clear weave pattern common to these straps with the woven number ' 238 ' indicating Bann 238 Kleve . Good, used condition with some pulling to reverse.
HJ Scharfuhrer Shoulder Strap. HJ Shoulder strap for a Scharfuhrer of Bann154 Hirschberg in Gau Oberschlesien. Good, clean condition.
HJ Shooting Badge - M1/25. Silvered and enamel , pin back HJ Shooting Badge marked M1/25 indicating manufacture by Rudolf Reiling-Pforzheim. Good used condition with some wear to high points and some staining to reverse and minor dullness to top section of badge.
HJ Shoulder Straps, Bann 564. A mint pair of Hitler Youth shoulder straps to Bann 564. ( Villach, South East of Carinthia ). Both are numbered 564 in red embroidered on black cloth backing with red edge piping. Original RZM paper label on one , Hersteller no A4 86, with diamond logo.
HJ Summer cap. Hitler Jugend Sommer-Mutze or summer cap. Tan cotton piped in red for general HJ with a mock leather headband and false silk lining. Probably a post 1939 example as it displays no evidence of having a national emblem just the cloth HJ diamond which was posted in regulations in 1942. In excellent, clean condition, probably unissued, with two minor tears to the headband.
HJ West Hessen-Nassau District Sleeve Triangle. 2nd pattern HJ District sleeve triangle for West Hessen-Naasau. Good, used condition.
HJ/BDM Sports Vest Insignia. An unused example of the Bevo weave HJ diamond. This was worn on the first pattern of sports vest by HJ and BDM members and also on other items of sports clothing, swimming costumes, ski jacket etc. Good, overall condition, some minor marking.
HJ/BDM Sports Vest Insignia. A heavily used example of the Bevo weave HJ diamond. This was worn on the first pattern of sports vest by HJ and BDM members and also on other items of sports clothing, swimming costumes, ski jacket etc. This particular example was found in a tin of bring back souvenirs and was filthy and has been cleaned.
HMS Glory - Aircraft Carrier/Japanese Surrender Grouping. A medal, insignia , ephemera and photographic grouping to D/MX 726397 P/O. Maurice D Edwards who was serving on board the aircraft carrier HMS Glory. HMS Glory (R62) was a Colossus-class aircraft carrier of the Royal Navy laid down on 27 August 1942 by Harland and Wolff at Belfast. She was launched on 27 November 1943, commissioned on 2 April 1945, and left for the Pacific with an air wing of Barracudas (837 Naval Air Squadron) and Corsairs (1831 Naval Air Squadron). At Sydney, she joined the 11th Aircraft Carrier Squadron of the British Pacific Fleet as the war was ending. Glory came to Rabaul shortly thereafter on 6 September 1945 to accept the surrender of the Japanese garrison there. Group consists of Edward's medals, 39-45, Pacific Stars and War Medal in original box, various items of RN insignia, ration cards, passes, orders etc, personal photographs and a number of 10 x 8 photographs showing the Japanese surrender at Rabaul. These are accompanied by smaller but differing views of the surrender. There is also an official photographic copy of the ' Instrument of Surrender ' and some Japanese money collected on a trip to Hiroshima . Interesting grouping to the forgotten war.
HMS Illustrious Grouping II
HMSO - \' Meet the US Army .\' HMSO, London, 1943, 1st edn., paperback original, 24pp, 8pp half tone photo ills., stapled card wrappers, 7 x 4.5" approx., an uncommon title, with large number of US servicemen arriving in UK. It was written by the Irish poet Louis MacNeice for the Board of Education for use in schools, to try to explain the American, his culture and his way of life to the British, lightly marked to covers, with rusting to staples. Scarce. POSTFREE within UK
Hoch lebe der Reservemann Pin Badge. Two-piece, die-struck pin badge celebrating service in the Reserves of the Wehrmacht. Rubbing to high points, otherwise, good, used condition.
Hood, Camo, Gas Protective, Canadian, 1942. Made in Canada for all British Forces during WWII, these waterproofed cotton head and shoulder covers in a camouflage pattern were designed to be worn under the standard steel helmet. Intended for protection against gas , they also provided great rain and camouflage protection. The gas cover was made of a thin rubberised material, in this case by Kaufmann Rubber Co.Ltd in 1942. Still supple and slightly sticky from it's linseed oil coating. Good condition with two small tears.
Horsa Glider Cable Angle Gauge. Located in the middle of the Instrument panel, situated in front of the two pilot control columns it was used to aid the pilots to determine the height and angle of the glider with that of the towing aircraft. Clearly marked ' Air Ministry Ref No. 6A/1708 Indicator Cable Angle Mk III ' and dated 1944. All breathers and pipes sealed for storage with an attached label from Airspeed Ltd. In good condition with ( typically ) a cracked perspex. Small bruise to frame. Heavy item.
Hungarian Army Field Service Side Cap WW2 period Hungarian Army Field Service side cap. Heavy khaki material with turn down flaps and false peak topped with a bronzed and painted shield bearing the Hungarian national symbol and closed with bronzed buttons bearing Hungarian shield. Liner has been constructed from different types of cotton presumably as an economy measure. In excellent, used condition with the body of the cap being worn with clear lack of wear when flaps are turned back. Liner shows clear sign of wear, moth free. Uncommon item.
HUNTING/FORESTRY ASSOCIATION HUNTING HORN. A pre-war German Hunting horn in excellent condition, complete with original green leather shoulder srap etc. All brass construction, with no damage at all. Horn is trimmed with green leather and has an oval brass label FURST PLESS on the bell of the bugle.Complete and plays well!!
Hydrabad Volunteer Rifles Officer's Service Cap. Good quality, dark green, fine melton cloth Field Service cap for an officer of the Hydrabad Volunteer Rifles. White piped crown with silvered Hydrabad Volunteer Rifles buttons with a die-stamped light infantry badge. Approx. size 7/7 1/4 with a clean interior with large and ornate tailor's label for Balham Pile & Co. and a stitched initial. In excellent, clean condition with some minor moth nips to piping.
I.G.S. Medal,Bar Hazara 1888-Northumberland Fusiliers. India General Service Medal, bar Hazara 1888 to 544 Pte.J.McNally 2nd Bn.Northumberland Fusiliers inscribed as issued. Good, clean condition, minor edge knocks and abrasions. Unresearched.
Ian Fraser VC signature. Ink signature mounted on card of Ian Edward Fraser who was awarded the VC for his efforts off the Johore Straits on 31/07/45 in miniature submarine XE3. POSTFREE within UK
Ian Skennerton, The Broad Arrow. 2001 1st ed. ' The Broad Arrow, British and Empire Factory Production, Proof, Inspection, Armourers, Unit & Issue Markings ' by Ian Skennerton. A now difficult to obtain reference with 140pgs, diagrams and sketches outlining the meaning of the majority of armourer's marks, inspection stamps and unit markings in use by Britain and it's Empire. Generally good ++ condition, one crease to card covers.
II Para Sports Badge. Embroidered on felt, King's crown Parachute Regt badge surmounting ' II ' . Popper fixing to the reverse for use on sports kit.
ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE RAF BY ROY CONYERS NESBIT-50th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE EDITION. 5th edition published in 1994. 320 pages. In excellent condition with original dust cover which is a little worn on the front. An excellent history of the RAF from formation until the 1990’s. Postage at cost by sellers choice.
Imperial & Third Reich Red Cross and Military Miniature Group. Attractive miniature grouping on bow fittings indicating continued service with the Red Cross with Imperial forces into the period of the Third Reich. All decorations in excellent clean condition with undamaged enamel to the Red Cross Honour badge and intact lacquer to the Hindenberg Cross.
Imperial Black Wound Badge - unissued. An example of an unissued imperial Black Wound badge. Mint example save for some minor chips to the finish of the pin fastening to the reverse. Not sure whether the glazed tissue paper is original to the badge but was obtained this way along with a small number of other unissued Imperial and Third Reich badges, part of a small ' bring back ' grouping.
Imperial C96 Broomhandle Mauser Holster. Original, 1916 dated Imperial German - C96 Broomhandle Mauser holster. This example is dated 1916 to the reverse with a Dresden makers' details and issue marks ' BAXII16 '. In heavily used condition with a period repair to the cup with the fixing stud to the magazine pouch now missing and a 20mm tear to the cleaning rod retainer, otherwise sound condition. Scarce item.
Imperial EKI - Screw back. Imperial EK1 in screw back form. Vaulted, three piece construction with a sold pillar mounted, clamshell screw back fixing to reverse, non maker marked. In good, clean condition with wear to high points and patination to plating of frame.
IMPERIAL GERMAN 925 SILVER SHOOTING MEDAL/AWARD. Shooting was and is a very popular past-time in Germany. There are 100\'s of local shooting clubs all over the country, many have existed from before WW1. This is a beautiful shooting award or prize, in solid 925 marked silver. Awarded in the town of Ottersberg. Englaved inscription reads \' EHRENMITGLIED- Schutzenverrin Ottersberg\' . Quite a large medallion, measures approx 8cm x 5cm overall. Great to go with other shooting awards and shooting cutlass etc.
Imperial German Army Service Reconnaissance Reports. Two sequential reconnaissance reports ( Nr.1111 & 1112 ) 18.01.1916, produced by the Imperial German Air Service. Photos were taken by a Lt.Wilhelm and his observer Uffz.Purucker of Feld-Flieg.-Abt.29 flying from Marchais. Both photos show trench lines and are concentrating on a particular position which is annotated ' St. Marie Fe ? ' . The reports include height, camera, exposure, crew details etc. and both have been annotated. Brief research would indicate that these reports are for the Aisne front but would merit further research. Unusual and uncommon.
Imperial German Bavarian medal Group. Imperial German medal group mounted for wear. Clearly awarded to a Bavarian recipient the group comprises EKII, Bavarian War Merit Cross with Swords III. Class, Bavarian Military Service Medal II class and Honour Cross. EKII has a ringmark with clear manufacturer marked Honour Cross. Group mounted as worn with original ribbon and backed with leather with large stout pin. Good, used condition.
IMPERIAL GERMAN BLACK WOUND BADGE STIVK PIN. Small lapel stick pin for the WW1 Imperial German black wound badge. In brass and black painted. Imperial steel helmet over crossed swords. Knurled pin to the reverse.
Imperial German Demag fighting Knife/Bayonet . A scarce example of the WW1 Imperial German Demag fighting Knife/Bayonet. Kranked handle retaining 80% original paint finish with clean blade with the Demag Duisburg marking to one side and \' gesetzlich geschutze \' to the other. An Imperial inspection mark to the top of the ricasso. Scabbard retains original paintwork with some loss, abrasions etc.,with belt loop and intact retaining strap. A good example of a later war production model of the iconic German World War One trench knife bayonet.
IMPERIAL GERMAN EKII MAKER MARKED. A really nice example of a WW1 Imperial German Iron Cross second class. Toned silver frame with steel centre. All black paint remaining, with very slight corrosion on one arm. Black/white ribbon. Suspension ring is stamped with maker 'WILM'. For H.R. Wilm in Berlin.
IMPERIAL GERMAN EKII MINIATURE WATCH FOB. A very cute item, about half the size of a normal EKII, this is in enamel and nickel plated steel. A little corrosion to the edge.Single sided with a nice length of original miniature black/white ribbon, and it finishes in a small snap clip. Probably sold as a souvenir at the time, but made to hang on a waistcoat or similar. Unusual item. Shown in the pictures next to full sized EKII for comparison purposes.
IMPERIAL GERMAN EKII WITH RIBBON RING MARKED. Good example of the Imperial WW1 Iron Cross second class. Has length of original ribbon. Ring suspension marked with a W Wagner (or an M!). Nice paint. Good silver frame.
IMPERIAL GERMAN FIREMANS LEATHER PICKELHAUBE Purchased with the Officers helmet just listed, this is the ordinary firemen's version of the leather fire helmet. Constructed in the same way as the army pickelhaubes, leather shell with leather peak front and rear. Nice brass trims and comb running front to rear. Red leather band running around the helmet. Original chin strap. Interior has full original lining and also the original paper makers label etc.
IMPERIAL GERMAN IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS WITH RIBBON. Over 5 million were awarded in WW1 and are still one of Germanys most collectable awards. This on has not been cleaned. Has an iron center and silver frame. there is the original black/white ribbon attached to the suspension ring, but this has faded with age. As far as I can see, there is no maker mark on the ring.
IMPERIAL GERMAN LAPEL MEDAL BUTTON. A really nice button-hole medal button which features a miniature black wound badge and a miniature war cross with swords (for combatants). Horseshoe type rear fitting to go through the button hole.
Imperial German Medical Personnel Trade Badge. Oval, wool and badge cloth o/r's trade badge for use by pre WW1 Imperial German medical personnel. Good, clean unmatched condition.
Imperial German Naval Cased Silver Wound Badge. Hollow, die-stamped silver wound badge awarded by the Imperial German Navy. Silvered brass construction housed in it's original, plush mounted, mock leather case. Good condition, patinated overall. Uncommon.
Imperial German Shoulder Board - 75th Infantry. A single Imperial German shoulder board for an O/R within the 75th (1st Hanseatic)(Bremen) Infantry Regiment of the Imperial German Army. With some moth damage but generally good overall condition.
IMPERIAL GERMAN SOUVENIR/COMMEMORATIVE PLATE FOR 1914-15. A white china plate produced at the beginning of WW1 as a commemorative or souvenir. Dated 1914-15 they obviously thought it wasn’t going on much longer! Approximately 12” in diameter with a pierced decorative edge. Center portion has a nice Imperial Iron Cross motif, surrounded by a green oak leaf wreath with national colours as a binding ribbon. Further around the edge in large gold lettering is ‘Ausgrosser Zeit ‘ at the top with ‘Weltkreig 1914-15’ around the bottom. It means ‘Eventfull Time -World War 1914-15. No damage and no cracks. Not bad for a proper 100+ year old antique.
IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 EK2 AND CROSS OF HONOUR. A nice pair relating to WW1. A lovely conditioned WW1 Iron cross second class, with the 14/18 Cross of Honour. Iron cross is nicely toned and in great condition with ribbon. As far as I can see it is unmarked. The Honor cross is missing the ribbon, but is maker marked on the reverse.
IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 FLYERS BADGE STICKPIN. Fantastic quality and detail. This is the miniature stickpin of the WW1 Imperial German Flyers badge in silver. On original cream card. Nice twisted pin to reverse.
IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 IRON CROSS 1ST CLASS-AS FOUND I am sure this could tell a story! Rusty in the center, but not bad. Pin has been repaired at the hinge and the hook is missing. Corners of the cross slightly dented. It is what it is!!!
IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 NAVAL POSTCARD ALBUM.(empty inside) This is a great quite large, period album/book that was obviously produced to collect naval postcards (or any postcards I suppose) in a very patriotic way. The album measures approximately 16" x 10". It has pages and there are spaces for postcards on each page. So when full ther would be postcard sized items inside! In incredible condition with blue cardboard hardback covers. The front has a wonderful patriotic naval scene of a Wittelsbach-class battleship on the sea, surmounted by an Imperial German Kriegsflag with sprigs of green oakleaves underneath. Great looking cover. An ideal venue for your Imperial German cards etc.
IMPERIAL GERMAN WW1 PICKELHAUBE WITH BRASS FITTINGS. A very good example of an early WW1 OR’s pickelhaube. Black leather shell is in great condition with much original finish. No breaks in the surface, dents or damage. Both peaks are fine and stable. This has the earlier all brass trims and fittings. Brass spike and base. Brass Prussian eagle is complete with no breakages. It is complete with what seems to be the original chinstrap. The metal cockades to each side have been re-painted or touched up. Minor problem!! Leather liner is complete with all tongues. No extra holes on the inside of the shell. Nice shape, nice condition. Displays very well.
Imperial German WWI Silver Wound Badge. Original Imperial German WWI silver wound badge. Die struck, hollow steel badge. Good, clean and bright example in silver. Pin present at rear, with light rubbing to highlights.
Imperial German WWI, Iron Cross 2nd Class. Imperial German Iron Cross 2nd Class. Makers Marked KO, By Konigliches Munzamt Orden, Berlin. Patinated overall.
Imperial Hanseatic Cross - Hamburg. Red-enamelled silver cross pattée featuring the arms of Hamburg to the obverse. The Hanseatenkreuz was a decoration of the three Hanseatic city-states of Bremen, Hamburg and Lübeck, who were members of the German Empire during World War I, each state featuring their own design to a similar cross. The cross was awarded for merit in war, and could be awarded to civilians as well as military personnel. When awarded for bravery or combat merit, it was the three cities' equivalent of the Prussian Iron Cross. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
Imperial Japan, Order of Golden Kite 7th Class. A Japanese Order of the Golden Kite; 7th Class.In silver with gilded falcon, 41.4 mm x 57 mm, on original ribbon with hook and eye fixing.Instituted in 1890 and conferred for bravery, leadership or command in battle, grades 5-7 were given to be given to o/r in the Army and Navy, it was officially abolished in 1947. Good, used condition, patinated overall, slightly faded original ribbon.
Imperial Japanese Army Aviation Wing. Bullion and cotton Aviation wing for use by officers of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force. Fine bullion wire wing with highlighted, cotton wreath surrounding a gilt star on blue wool backing. Reverse backed with black, glazed card. Good, used condition, removed from a uniform.
Imperial Japanese Army Aviation Wing. Bullion and cotton Aviation wing for use by officers of the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force. Fine bullion wire wing with highlighted, cotton wreath surrounding a gilt bullion star on blue silk backing. Reverse backed with black, glazed card. Good, used condition, removed from a uniform and retaining a contour with light rubbing and marking.
Imperial Japanese Navy Rank Badge. Embroidered, Imperial Japanese Navy, rank badge for the rank of Petty Officer 1st Class with a white sakura ( cherry blossom ) indicating paymaster. Lined to reverse with some Japanese characters faintly visible. Good, used condition slightly grubby to reverse
Imperial Japanese wounded in action grouping. A scarce Imperial Japanese China Incident grouping consisting of a cased 1937 China Incident medal and original named service book with contemporary service records and notations. Book contained in named canvas cover to an Army Infantry Private Ryosuke Ogawa of the 27th Imperial Infantry Regt. He was born in 1914 and was enlisted in the Reserve in August 1939 and subsequently wounded in the left side of the chest in Feb.1940 and was treated in Asahikawa hospital. He left hospital in May 1940 and was discharged from the army as a result. Medal in NEF condition with service book in excellent,clean condition.
Imperial Luger stripping tool. Good, original stripping tool for the Luger, believed to be of Imperial vintage. This example with faint markings, which are difficult to ascertain. Good, clean condition.
Imperial Luger stripping tool. Good, original stripping tool for the Luger. This example unmarked, which was typical of those produced by the manufacturer ' DWM '. Good, clean condition.
Imperial M15 Field Artillery Shoulder strap. WW1 Imperial German M15 shoulder strap for wear by a member of the 51st (2nd Upper Alsatian) Field Artillery. Good condition with no moth, removed from uniform.
Imperial M15 Foot Artillery Shoulder strap. WW1 Imperial German M15 shoulder strap for wear by a member of the WW1 Imperial German M15 shoulder strap for wear by a member of the 9th (Schleswig-Holstein) Foot Artillery . Good condition with slight moth, removed from uniform.
Imperial M1889 Cavalry Sword Hussar Regt. 1. Westfälisches) Nr. 8 Imperial Prussian Cavalry Sword M1889 with Interim or Dress model, triple etched for \' Husaren-Regiment \" Kaiser Nikolaus II. von Russland \" (1. Westfälisches) Nr. 8 \'. Nickel-plated guard with folding knuckle guard featuring the Prussian eagle and bakelite grips with residual knot. Single fullered blade, beautifully etched with the unit details contained in a blued panel, etched spine and the remaining face etched with a cavalry scene surrounded by foliate patterns and piled arms retaining felt buffer. Contained in a deep blued steel scabbard. Husaren-Regiment \" Kaiser Nikolaus II. von Russland \" (1. Westfälisches) Nr. 8 served on the Western Front from 1914 including the Marne, Arras, Lille and Ypres followed by a spell on the Eastern Front. It\'s final commander until its dissolution was von Manstein including the period when it lost it\'s commander after the Tsar was deposed in March 1917. Good, clean condition with guard nicotine stained with bright blade with some light speckling. Would benefit from a sympathetic clean but has been left as it was acquired from a European source. Available within UK ONLY
Imperial Miniature Prussian M89 Infantry Sword. Miniature Prussian M89 Infantry Sword. Featuring a 185mm blade with a cast brass handle and guard with the guard featuring a Prussian eagle as per the full size swords. Painted finish to handle which has worn to highlights. Good, clean condition with an almost imperceptible deformation to scabbard.
Imperial Prussian Reserve Buckle. Nickel buckle for use by Prussian reservists. This buckle appears to be a hybrid with features of both the 1847 and 1895 patterns. The apparently oversize centre piece conforms to the 1847 pattern and overlaps, slightly, the stamped body which is of the conformation of the 1895 pattern used from then until the end of WW1. Brass roller, prongs and keeper with centrepiece soldered to body. Good, used condition with one bruise to crown. Unusual.
Imperial Russian Helmet Plate - Crimean Period. Imperial Russian helmet plate of the 94th Infantry Regiment. Line pattern helmet plate for other ranks with fretted out numbers. Clearly a well loved souvenir of the Crimean War with polished high lights and in generally good condition. Missing loop to the reverse with some damage to numerals.
Imperial Russian Helmet Plate - Crimean Period. Imperial Russian helmet plate of an unknown infantry regiment. Line pattern helmet plate for other ranks with provision to add identifying numerals, now missing. These were often worn in this manner or had numbers fretted out. Clearly a well loved souvenir of the Crimean War with polished high lights and in generally good condition with evidence of being mounted on a disply.Missing loops to the reverse with a small fracture to the shield, priced accordingly.
Imperial S71 Bayonet. A good example of one of the most elegant of bayonets, the Imperial S71. Blade manufacturer marked ' Weyersburg Kirschbaum & Cie Solingen, no other visible markings. Good, clean condition, patinated overall with a good, solid scabbard with a couple of very minor bruises to the chape.
Imperial Trench Art Ashtray and Matchbox Holder. Imperial brass Trench Art ashtray and matchbox holder. Base is made from a 1916 dated 77mm cartridge case with an inverted bottle necked rifle case forming a stem for the folded brass matchbox holder with a brass, Austrian, double-headed eagle button soldered to the outside. Good condition with some failing to solder to one side.
Imperial/Weimar Eisenbahn Collar Insignia. Early Imperial/Weimar collar insignia for an official of the railways. Typical German construction with brass rank pips and locomotive insignia. Used construction with clear signs of having been removed from a uniform.
Important WW1 DSO MiD Group - Lt.Col.P.N.Nissen - Nissen Hut inventor An important WW1 medal group toLt.Col Peter Norman Nissen, DSO, MiD RE a Canadian-American-British mining engineer, inventor and army officer. He held a number of patents for his inventions and developed the Nissen hut prefabricated shelter during the First World War. Born in the USA in 1871, Nissen became a mining engineer and following spells in Canada and South Africa came toBritain in 1913. He joined the British Army early in the War being commissioned into the Sherwood Foresters before transferring to the RE in 1915. He was responsible for the design and development of the ubiquitous hut which bore his name and ran to 100,000 units by the end of WW1. He was awarded the DSO for his efforts in 1917, MiD in 1919 and Order of St. Sava, third class, by Serbia. He became a naturalised British citizen in 1921. Medals are mounted for wear with original ribbon. 1914/15 Star shows Nissen with the rank of captain, Lt. Col to War and Victory medals. Medals in good to fine condition, patinated overall with light contact wear. Accompanied by a contemporary press photo and two IWM photos showing Nissen and huts under construction. Comes with an extensive file of research.
Indian Airborne wing. WW2 Indian Airborne jump qualification wing. Embroidered and padded to produce a high relief with stylised feathers picked out with prominent thread. The parachute is treated in a similar fashion. The wings embroidered directly onto a khaki wool backing and then onto an aertex type backing which has three pop studs applied to each corner. The wing is in superb condition and would be difficult to upgrade.
Indian Airborne wing. WW2 Indian Airborne jump qualification wing. Embroidered and padded to produce a high relief with stylised feathers picked out with prominent thread with the parachute treated in a similar fashion. The wings embroidered directly onto a khaki wool backing and then onto a cotton backing with a brass plate and pin to secure to a uniform. This example is in used condition with a salty reverse but otherwise in excellent condition and like all of these wings slightly different from other examples.
Indian issue 3rd Pattern F.S. Knife. Introduced from 1942 the 3rd Pattern F.S. knife was the zenith of FS knives formulating the design and method of production that is still used today. This wartime example retains much of it's blackened finish to the ringed grip which has a number ' 3 ' cast into the top. One dent to top of the grip with broad arrow ' I ' stamped into the top of the cross guard. Hand drawn blade with period signs of sharpening and a grubby blade which could benefit from a careful clean. Late pattern sheath which retains both tabs which have been artfully frayed, elastic retainer now absent. Good, used example.
Indian Mountain Artillery Shoulder Titles. White metal and brass, Indian Mountain Artillery shoulder titles mounted onto white cotton sliders for use on uniform epaulettes. Good, used condition.
Indian Red Cross and St.John Women's insignia. Set of insignia worn by a woman member of the Indian Red Cross and St.John Association. Featuring a typically Indian made sleeve patch with bullion and thickly embroidered cotton details and a pair of shirt/overall shoulder strap slip-ons with embroidered ' I.R.C.& St.J ' title and a ribbon rank sleeve. Good, used condition, unusual.
Inert Flak 38 20mm AP/T projectile and case. 1940 dated 20mm Armour Piercing projectile and case in original packing tube. Projectile with 70% + of it's original colour with a red band signifying a red trace element. Lacquered steel case contained in original cardboard packing tube. Excellent, original condition with some areas of minor corrosion. INERT - available within UK ONLY
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This particular example is in good condition with the body having clearly defined inspection stamps and codes and dated 1936 and much of it's original painted finish. The fin retains approx 95% of it's green finish with a stamped inspection mark. The nose is detachable. INERT
INERT German 1kg B1E Incendiary bomb. The standard German 1kg incendiary bomb dropped on the UK in profusion and the baine of the Civil Defence services. Filled with thermite and made from electron magnesium and intiated by an impact fuze, the I.B. burnt with a fierce heat and intense white light. This particular example is in good condition with 70% original paint to fins and inspection marks/batch numbers to body and base. INERT UK customers ONLY.
Infantry Assault Badge by JFS WW2 silvered zinc, Infantry Assault badge maker marked with boxed letters JFS indicating manufacture by Josef Felix Söhne, Gablonz. Die-struck zinc construction with a vertical ball hinge and crimped catch. Good, used condition with residual silvered finish to obverse and 75% remaining to reverse.
Infantry Assault badge. A clean and pleasing example of a WW2 Infantrie Sturmabzeichen or Infantry Assault badge. Slightly convex, stamped with a soldered hinge and clasp with a steel pin. This example has a large percentage of the original silver wash remaining with minor rubbing to highlights. Excellent.
Infantry Training 1911 Manual. Infantry Training 1911 , 217pg manual published by the General Staff dealing with infantry training from squad to battalion level. Includes sections on machine gun section drill, infantry in battle and field operations. Aug 1914 inscription to a Canadian officer from Brooks Alberta to fep, excellent, clean condition, ex IWM lib.
Infantry Training 1914 Manual. 1914 ed. Infantry Training 1914 ( 4-Company Organisation ), 265pg manual published by the General Staff dealing with infantry training from squad to battalion level. Includes sections on machine gun section drill, infantry in battle and field operations. Excellent, clean condition, ex IWM lib.
Infantry Training Manual - The Carrier Platoon. 1943 Manual Infantry Training Part V: The Carrier Platoon. 59pgs outlining the operation of the carrier platoon with organisation, reconnaissance, attack, defence and co-operation with tanks. Includes colour section concerning signals. Excellent, clean condition and uncommon.
Infantry Training Vol.1 1951 - Sniping. Infantry Training Vol.1 Infantry Platoon Weapons Pamphlet No.10 - Sniping 1951. 142pgs, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams giving a thorough grounding in all aspects of being a sniper from equipment to camouflage. All aspects of the No.4T are covered including the No.32 sight. This manual represented the entire experience of the British sniper during WW2. Good, used condition and important reference.
Inniskilling Fusilier Officer Portrait. Good, clear image of an officer of the Inniskilling Fusiliers in parade dress with sword and bearskin and WW1 pair in wear. Image 14 x 20cms approx mounted on board bearing the mark of the Irish Lafayette studio. Good condition with light marking.
Inniskilling Fusiliers Officer's Collar Badges. Pair of officer's two part silver collar badges. All parts with loops to reverse. Not marked but test as silver. For wear with No.1 and No.3 dress. Ref Churchill 759
Inns of Court & City Yeomanry NCO\'s Arm Badge. Inns of Court & City Yeomanry NCO's arm badge, originally worn on a green backing and probably pre War in date. A good die stamped sterling silver example.Two loops to reverse, stamped ' S.Sil ', good condition.
Inns of Court Regt No.19 Set Pocket Guide. Gatefold card produced by ' C ' Squadron Inns of court Regt. as a pocket guide for operators of the No.19 Set the standard radio transceiver designed for use by armoured troops of the British Army. Covers maintenance, netting and repairs. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Insignia of the Third Reich - Cloth Badges & Insignia - John Angolia. 1st 1974 ' Insignia of the Third Reich - Cloth Badges & Insignia ' by Mgr.John Angolia. 144pgs including 53 b/w plates and 4 colour plates illustrating and identifying hundreds of examples of Third Reich cloth insignia from all organisations military and political. Was the standard work on the subject and still warrants a place on the bookshelf. Good, used condition but with the usual weak binding.
Instruction Book ' Armoured Car Humber Mk.I ' 1941ed. ' Instruction Book for Armoured Car Humber Mark 1 '.145pgs, illustrated throughout with sketches, photographs and fold-out plates. In good, used condition with some light marking to covers and minor creasing etc to contents.
Instructional Notes .300-inch Browning Automatic Rifle. 1940 Instructional Notes on the .300-inch Browning Automatic Rifle ( Provisional ). 14pg, small format provisional notes on the use and maintenance of the B.A.R. probably authored for the Home Guard who were the greatest users of this weapon. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Instructions for Armourers Besa MG - 7.92 & 15mm. 1941ed. Instructions for Armourers 1931 Supp.No.4 Guns ,Machine, Besa, 7.92mm., Mk.I & Mk.II also Besa, 15mm., Mk.I and Accessories. Full armourers instructions for both calibre of the principal machine gun used in tanks by the the British, the Besa. 36pgs with three fold-out scale plans of guns and all principle plans. Lightly marked covers, clean contents and charts, uncommon.
INTERESTING THIRD REICH PERIOD NSDAP ENVELOPE. This is a great, used period envelope from the NSDAP Headquarters in Vienna, Austria to the Oberbergmeister in Neustadt Germany. Printed NSDAP details with eagle, typed address and Third Reich stamp franked in 1936. I wonder what the contents (long gone) said? Interesting piece of printed history. (Post free in U.K.)
Iron Cross First Class – Funcke & Brüninghaus (L/56) A good used example of an EKI by the manufacturer Funcke & Brüninghaus. Patinated silver frame with iron core with some loss to the highlights of the swastika. Reverse features a block hinge and the characteristic shape of the pin used by Funcke & Brüninghaus. This is clearly stamped to the top with their LDO identification ' L/56 ' and is secured by a soldered flat wire catch.
IRON CROSS SECOND CLASS WITH ORIGINAL CITATION. A very nice toned' EK11 with original ribbon, with the ORIGINAL citation of award. EK11 has not been cleaned and is dull nickel etc. The paper award certificate has been folded in the middle but other than that is undamaged. Awarded to Unteroffizier Otto Burkhardt 254 Inf Div. Stampted and signed by company commander. A really nice pair.
Iron Cross Second Class. A good example of a Third Reich Iron Cross second class. Three piece construction with unmarked suspension ring accompanied by a length of original ribbon. Good, clean condition with patination to frame.
Iserlohn Brigade Aufmarsch 1934. Striking pinback daybadge for Iserlohn Brigade Aufmarsch 16/17 June 1934. Original toned condition.
ISRB Anti-Disturbance Fuze (Air Armed). Introduced in 1943, the Anti-Disturbance Fuze (Air Armed) was designed by the Inter Services Research Bureau based at Station IX, Welwyn. This device was designed to be assembled into an explosive device or charge when it is laid to prevent anyone from removing it. Zinc alloy casting threaded to accept a Type 6 burster with mechanisms designed to initiate on application of pressure or release. ' For use, the fuze is placed into a cavity in the bottom of a charge with the safety strip protruding out the side and the release lever facing down. The weight of the charge is used to hold the release lever in the closed position. Just prior to placing the charge in position, the crushing lever is lifted until the copper tube is crushed starting the arming delay. The charge is then placed in position and the safety strip removed. Once in position if someone attempts to remove the charge, the release lever is free to move, the striker pushes against the ball forcing it out of the way and continues on to hit the detonator in the burster. When the burster fires it will set off the main explosive charge.' Contained in it's original packing tube and taped ready for use. Scarce. INERT UK Sales Only
Issue SAS Beret. Original issue SAS beret probably 80/90's issue. Size 7 1/8 with central celluloid internal protector present . Manufactured by Compton Webb the whole beret retains it's carefully shrunken and formed shape. Embroidered badge centrally sewn over the cap slider location. Beret grubby with some minor moth tracks and one 3mm to top. Very much a worn, issued example rather than one from the surplus store.
Italian 1870/15 Vetterli Bayonet. WW1 conversion of the Italian 1870 bayonet for the Vetterli-Vitali rifle. A shortage of weaponry in Italy during WW1 brought about this conversion for fitting to a rechambered 6.5mm Vetterli rifle. Considered unwieldy in it's original form the blade was cut down and blued overall with similar modifications to the scabbard. Manufacturer marked showing the marks used by Fabbrica d'arms Brescia with other issue and inspection marks to bayonet and scabbard. Good, clean condition.
Italian 81mm Mortar Round. Italian M35 mortar round for use in the M35 81mm mortar, the standard heavy mortar used by Italian infantry units through out WW2. This example is the so-called lightweight projectile weighing in at 3kg approx and was filled with amatol which is stencilled on the side of the body. Fitted with a 1935 dated, brass percussion fuze, this example retains approx 85% of it's original markings, all be it in now subdued condition. Good, clean example, strippable. INERT UK sales ONLY
Italian Fasces Door or Wall Plaque. Brass Italian fasces plaque probably for wall or door mounting. 180mm x 70mm cast brass with a residual mounting stud which shows clear signs of having been sawn or cut. Appears to have an old minor solder repair to the top of the staff.
Italian Fascist Albanian service lapel badge. Brass and enamel pin back badge commemorating the Italian campaign in Albania. 25mm wide with intact pin and clean undamaged enamel.
Italian Fascist MVSN Black Shirt Officer\'s Dagger. An excellent example of a Model 35 Italian Fascist MVSN Black Shirt officer's dagger. Ebony handle secured by two nickel rivets with bright nickel crossguard with 21cm, double edged blade. Accompanied by the correct steel, brass throated scabbard with a fasces and ' M.V.S.N. ' impressed to the front. To the reverse, a wide and angled belt loop that is designed to accommodate the wider belt worn by officers. Approx 50% original paint finish remains. Excellent, clean example.
Italian MVSN M1935 NCO Fighting Knife. WW2 Italian Milizia Volontaria per la Sicurezza Nazionale (Fascist National Security Volunteer Militia) M1935 Non-Commissioned Officer’s fighting knife. This example has a brass fasces let into the handle it being a popular fashion to adorn these knives with carvings or other party related adornments. Contained in it's original black painted scabbard this knife has evidence of usage and wear . 18+ UK sales ONLY
Italian SRCM 35 Fragmentation grenade. WW2 Italian SRCM fragmentation grenade . Original paintwork that gave rise to their nickname of ' Red Devils '. In excellent condition with all internals including fragmentation sleeve and always type fuze. Uncommon in this condition. INERT Available within UK ONLY
J.R.59 1936 Illuminated Award Certificate. An attractive example of an early Wehrmacht award certificate given by J.R.59 for completion of a 25km ' Gepackmarsch ' or express march. Featuring gold relief borders and lettering centring on a militaristic vignette. In good, clean condition.
Jan 45 Secret RAF Bombing Analysis Report. Prompted by Prof. Lindemann who was responsible for the government's scientific decisions and also headed a Statistics Division, or S branch, with whose help he scrutinized the performance of the regular ministries and prioritized the logistical machinery of warfare, the RAF began a detailed analysis of the effect of bombing on specific targets. This particular secret report was one such and the report analyses the raid of 27/28 May 1944 on the Bourg Leopold Barracks, Belgium. Thorough analysis with plans, maps and photographs covering all aspects of the target, shelters, buildings, bomb load,damage and casualties. Original copy of the report, in good, clean condition, some minor marks, tears etc.
Japanese 7.7mm Hotchkiss Machine Gun Ammunition Strip. Original WW2 Hotchkiss machine gun loading strip containing an example of an original and deactivated 7.7mm Japanese WW2 machine gun round. Complete with its original, strengthened card packaging and label.
Japanese Flag. Japanese yosegaki hinomaru or good luck flag. Approx 75 x 85cms , double sided printed on silk with two leather reinforced corners and cotton ties. Small line of indistinguishable characters to bottom edge, some minor snags but otherwise excellent condition.
Japanese Good Luck Bag. Typically carried by many Japanese combatants of all services this bag contains a number of good luck offerings collected from temples and shrines. Individually wrapped wooden and silk shapes featuring various hanko and pictograms were sent to loved ones as symbols of good luck and often, as in this case were carried together in a bag. This example is made from silk and cotton and features a rising sun to one side with an inked name and a lotus blossom to the other. All of the ensemble has clearly been carried and is a little worn and has clearly been subject to moisture at some time. A poignant piece of personal kit.
Japanese Good Luck Flag Japanese yosegaki hinomaru or good luck flag. Approx 70 x 100cms printed on silk with two leather reinforced corners and cotton ties. This example is covered in characters with a prominent name or exhortation running across the top of the flag. Both leather corner reinforcements and ties are intact with some contemporary staining and fold marks. Good large example.
Japanese Good Luck Flag - Veteran bring back. Japanese yosegaki hinomaru or good luck flag. Approx 85 x 68cms printed on silk with two leather reinforced corners and cotton ties. This example is covered in a profusion of characters with prominent larger characters forming the exhortation ' Ki Buun Chokyu ' translating as ' I pray that your military fortunes are long lasting.' This example was with the effects of Henry P Woolley, Detachment 101 OSS. Both leather corner reinforcements are intact with one tie lost. Some minor contemporary staining and fold marks with areas of damage, which I would suggest are contemporary and occurred when the item was acquired.
Japanese Good Luck Flag. Japanese yosegaki hinomaru or good luck flag. Approx 83 x 68cms printed on silk with two leather reinforced corners and cotton ties. This example is covered in a profusion of characters with prominent larger characters forming the exhortation ' Ki Buun Chokyu ' translating as ' I pray that your military fortunes are long lasting.' Both leather corner reinforcements are intact with some very minor contemporary staining and fold marks. Good large example which is possibly the busiest example I have handled.
Japanese M1899 Type 32 Cavalry Sabre. The Japanese Type 32 Saber was a government-issued cavalry sword. It was first issued in 1889 and would be manufactured until the end of WWII. The blade is katana-like in styling, though it has the proportions of a saber and was built in two lengths. This example, a second pattern ‘Otsu,’ was issued to army NCOs and and has a blade length of around 770mm with the leather finger loop indicating earlier manufacture. Numbered to the ricasso with a matching number to the scabbard drag. In good, used condition with a matching toned appearance overall with some light staining, but no pitting to the blade. Good example. 18+ UK sales ONLY
Japanese One Thousand Stitch belt. Cotton Japanese Senninbari or one thousand stitch belt. The belt was worn around the waist under the shirt or uniform as a good luck charm. The symbolic 1000 stitches were embroidered in red, another symbol of good luck, in this example formed into a series of characters with the further addition of good luck coins. In good, clean condition with minor marking. A reasonably priced example.
Japanese One Thousand Stitch belt. Cotton Japanese Senninbari or one thousand stitch belt. The belt was worn around the waist under the shirt or uniform as a good luck charm. The symbolic 1000 stitches are hand painted with temple chop seals to either end of the text. Enclosed within the belt is another temple offering probably an inscribed piece of bamboo. Excellent clean condition with all ties intact.
Japanese One Thousand Stitch belt. Cotton Japanese Senninbari or one thousand stitch belt. The belt was worn around the waist under the shirt or uniform as a good luck charm. The symbolic 1000 stitches are hand-stitched with some being circled in ink. The belt is lined with wool and bears clear evidence of having been worn. To one side is an enclosed pocket which would have probably contained temple offerings or good luck symbols onto which a separate printed japanese flag has been applied. To the side are some stitched characters, probably the name of the original owner. Good, heavily used condition with all ties intact.
Japanese One Thousand Stitch belt. Cotton Japanese Senninbari or one thousand stitch belt. The belt was worn around the waist under the shirt or uniform as a good luck charm. The symbolic 1000 stitches are hand-stitched being circled in ink with the knots having a clear tail .The belt has been created by folding a larger piece of cotton with ties tacked to either end. Bearing clear evidence of having been worn this example is a less elaborate pattern more typical of later war patterns. Good, used condition with all ties intact.
Japanese parachute bag. Japanese Army canvas parachute storage/transport bag. Heavy duty canvas with a reinforced, folding bottom and the Army circled star to front. In excellent but dusty condition with some minor stitch loosening to one handle. Unusual and uncommon piece of Japanese kit.
Japanese Patriotic Parade Flags. Original paper and cane Japanese rising sun flags, the type typically given or sold at patriotic parades or events. These scarce, original survivors are In excellent condition. Several available POSTFREE within UK
JAPANESE WW2 COTTON FLAG, SMALL SIZE. Found on my last trip to the USA this is a really nice, very clean Japanese flag with the cenrtral red sun. 40"x26". Fine white cotton linen body, complete with string ties and reinforced corners. No damage, no stains.
JAPANESE WW2 NCO\'S KATANA IN FANTASTIC CONDITION. A sword that was once quite common, has become very hard to find and due to the construction materials, very hard to find in good condition. Of typical construction with the grip made of cast aluminium, and formed and painted to look like cloth binding and wood. The grip was painted brown and after many years of handling etc, usually wears off. This grip has 85% of the original paint still intact, and looks amazing. The lower grip Tsuba is solid blued steel. Grip/scabbard release sprig works perfectly. Scabbard again matches the grip and has over 85% of the original olive green paint, with no dents or damage to the rest of the scabbard. Arsenal marks stamped correctly and the scabbard throat and blade numbers are matching. The polished steel single edged blade is in virtually mint condition. A FINE example of a mid-war period Katana. (sold to over 18's only)
JAPANESE WWII NCO's KATANA SWORD. A very good, untouched example of the Katana NCO's sword as carried by Non commissioned officers in the Imperial Japanese army.The NCO swords were introduced on September 16, 1935.The hilts are made of cast aluminium instead of the wood and cloth of the Officers types. Were machine made but hand assembled. Hilt is complete and in good condition. The arsenal control marks are clear and visible on the The details were painted onto the surfaces to make them look like linen strapping a wood grips etc. About 50% of the paint is still present. Blade locking mechanism works perfectly. The steel scabbard has again 50-60% of the original brown/green paint still present. The scabbard throat is numbered 27716 and the matching number is on the blade sideways above the blood groove. The blade itself is in near mint condition, has never been used for post-war 'fighting' or hacking down the garden! Retains all the original bright polish and a perfect honed edge. There are a couple of old 'finger smudges' in middle of the blade, but would clean off. A very good example of a Japanese sword WW2 souvenir.
Joseph Goebbels Youth Hostel Contribution Badge. Alloy Joseph Goebbels Youth Hostel contribution day badge. Reverse manufacturer marked \' F.Hoffstatter, Bonn \'. Good, used condition with light rubbing to highlights, uncommon.
Jutland Casualty Souvenir Grouping. A souvenir grouping, probably kept by the victim's sister, to Telegraphist Frank,W.E.Hawke who was killed in the sinking of the armoured cruiser HMS Defence. Group consists of a postcard photograph of Defence, an unusual sweetheart brooch with silk and tassel adornment to Defence, a tissue souvenir commemorating the ' Great Naval Victory in the North Sea, May 31st 1916 ' which lists those ships, including defence that were lost. Also a letter and separate keepsake sent by Hawke to his sister in Torquay. All items in good, used condition with the unusual sweetheart still on it's original display card.
Jutland Medallions. Presentation cardboard box with lid and commemorative polished silver effect metal medal showing a trident and crossed flags of a naval ensign and Union Jack. These were unofficial medals commemorating the Battle of Jutland 31/5/1916 and those who fell. Made by Spink & Son, 1916 and sold for the benefit of naval orphanages. This example accompanied by a silver miniature version, both items in good condition with box slightly a/f.
K.D.F. Tinny. Die stamped, pinback tinny produced by the K.D.F. for it\'s air spa resort Höfen an der Enz in the Black Forest. Good, clean condition.
K.S.L.I. Officer's F.S.Cap. Good quality Officer's F.S. Cap by W.Cater & Co., Pall Mall for the King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Featuring an unmarked silver KSLI cap badge and polished gilt KSLI buttons. Clean silk lining with maker's label and in generally good, used condition with two minor areas of mothing ( See photos ).
K98 Bayonet and Frog - Matching numbers. Pre War ( 1938 ) K98 bayonet by E.U.F Horster with matching numbers ' 1281 ' to bayonet and scabbard contained in the standard leather frog. Bayonet and scabbard both manufacturer marked and dated with numerous acceptance stamps, frog unmarked. Both bayonet and scabbard appear in the white with no evidence of having been blued whether this was by design or by contemporary polishing I cannot say. V.Good + condition.This bayonet was acquired along with buckle ( item 7783 ) and two daggers directly from a veteran's family.
K98 Bayonet – 42 cof & Frog. Good example of a Seitengewehr 84/98 by Waffenfabrik Carl Eickhorn, Solingen contained in a leather frog. Bakelite gripped example marked \' 42 cof \' and numbered to blade contained in a mis-matched scabbard. Bayonet carried in a black leather frog manufacturer marked and dated 1941. Bayonet profusely stamped with waffenampt markings with clear signs of sharpening to blade with a couple of bruises to lower end of the scabbard. Good, honest example.
K98 Bayonet – 44 cul. Good example of a Seitengewehr 84/98 by Ernst Pack & Söhne. Bakelite gripped example marked \' 44 cut \' and numbered to blade contained in a mis-matched scabbard but from the same manufacturer. Bayonet profusely stamped with waffenampt markings with largely intact blued finish. Minor nibble to one of the grips otherwise excellent example.
K98 COMBAT BAYONET WITH ORIGINAL FROG.(with ‘as found’ K98 included ) Part of the items sent to me this week. Not seen light of day since 1979, this K98 bayonet has the Bakelite grips. The nice black leather frog has always been on the bayonet and is the type with a cross-strap. All these items were kept in an outside shed and have suffered some from moisture etc. This bayonet is not too bad and with some effort would certainly clean up, but I have decided to leave that to the next owner. Blade still has blued surfaces and is marked F.Herder and Sonn. Numbered 3849. It is accompanied with the other K98 bayonet which is in as found and near relic condition. Heavily rusted overall, looks like it was field excavated, but probably just kept somewhere very damp. Blade slightly bent and is marked WKC. An interesting find and all of the items perhaps should be kept together.
K98 LONG DRESS BAYONET WITH FROG AND KNOT. A very good Third Reich ww2 K98 parade dress bayonet complete with black leather frog and correct green/silver portepee. Made by Ernst Pack & Sonn, EP&S, bayonet is in near perfect condition, with mint blade and all nickel plating intact. Distinctive off-set grip rivets, only used by EP&S. A ideal example of a dress bayonet, complete.
K98 Muzzle Cover. Slip-on muzzle cover for the standard German 98K rifle. Featuring a raised forward sight guard and a spring loaded fold back muzzle cap. The cover would be slipped onto the end of the K98 barrel and turned to position the sight guard over the forward sight. Manufacturer marked to interior of cap with a waffenampt inspection stamp to rear of cover. Good, used condition.
Kassel Reichskriegertag Day Badge. Alloy, pin back day badge 1937 Kassel Reichskriegertag. Manufacturer marked ' C.Poellath ' to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
Kent National Reserve Lapel Badge. WW1 Kent National Reserve bronze badge, mounted with nickel White Horse of Kent on ' Invicta ' scroll, the reverse impressed with unusual manufacturer's details ' Croneen New Brompton '. Good condition, complete with original large half moon buttonhole fitting. Height 43mm.
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry O/R's FS Cap. 1942 dated, size 7 1/8 O/R's FS Cap for a member of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Manufactured by J.Collett, Ltd. with a bi-metal K.O.Y.L.I. cap badge. Evidence of wear to sweatband and lining and evidence of an earlier badge. Good, large size.
Kitchener memorial matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid matchbox cover featuring a memorial to Kitchener. Portrait of Kitchener to front face with his dates of birth and death to the side and \'in memorium\' to the rear. In excellent, clean condition.
Koblenz/Trier Gau-Tag Day badge. Die-struck aluminium day badge featuring a striking design for the Koblenz/Trier Gas-Tag held between 26-28.6.1936. Excellent, clean condition.
Korea Medal Group - Imjin interest. Group of three, GSM GeoVI bar Malaya, Korea and UN medal bar Korea to 22264646 Gnr.E.Gibson R.A.. Gibson was a member of 170 Independent Mortar Battery RA ( confirmed by copy nominal roll ). Three troops of 170th Indp Mor Batt provided fire support with 4.2inch mortars for the Belgian Battalion, RUR and Glosters in the crucial Battle of the Imjin River which allowed the UN forces in Korea to withdraw to a defensive line south of the river and stabilise the front against the overwhelming Chinese attacks aimed at Seoul. A and B Troops of the Battery were able to escape but C Troop joined the Glosters in captivity. Group mounted for display in good, fine condition with very minor contact marks and edge knocks. Accompanied by an early small anodised RA badge and a Presidential Unit citation badge. The citation was awarded to all members of 170 Indp. Mor Batt. but permission was only given to C Troop to wear the distinction. With copy of 170 Indp. Mor. Batt nominal roll and some research.
Korean War Grouping. An interesting grouping of souvenirs to a member of the 1st Commonwealth Division who served in Korea. Group consists of embroidered examples of the yellow king's crown and queen's crown "Commonwealth" title on a pale blue shield shaped backing. Also a quantity of English language ( N.Korean/Chinese produced ) propaganda leaflets with a similar number of Korean/Chinese language leaflets. Accompanied by a Korean banknote and a Christmas menu for Korea 1952. All items in good condition.
Kriegsmarine Anti-Submarine Defence School Service Regulations. 1942, 26pg Kriegsmarine manual ' Service Regulations Anti-Submarine Defence School '. Stamped to show ownership of the ' Commando Der Marinestation Der Nordsee ' with a subsequent issue stamp to ' Kommando Zerstorer " Z30 " ' and individually numbered. Z30 was one of fifteen Type 1936A destroyers built for the Kriegsmarine during WWII. Completed in 1941, the ship was transferred to Norwegian waters in early 1942 where she remained for most of the rest of her career, escorting convoys and laying minefields. Example complete with tipped in amendments with some creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Kriegsmarine Belt Buckle. Die-struck gilt aluminium Kriegsmarine belt buckle. Residual markings indicate manufacture by Richard Sieper & Sohn, Ludenscheid. Good, used condition with approx 70% of gilt remaining with usual wear to high points.
Kriegsmarine Breast Eagle - Coastal Artillery. Kriegsmarine breast eagle, machine embroidered in golden thread on a green rayon backing. Initially issued to all branches of the Kriegsmarine for wear with the field grey uniform they are most associated with Kriegsmarine coastal artillery units. Good, used condition, folded to shape with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Kriegsmarine Breast Eagle - Coastal Artillery. Kriegsmarine breast eagle, machine embroidered in golden thread on a green rayon backing in typical BeVo pattern. Initially issued to all branches of the Kriegsmarine for wear with the field grey uniform they are most associated with Kriegsmarine coastal artillery units. Good, unissued condition.
Kriegsmarine Breast Eagle. Yellow cotton on blue wool Kriegsmarine breast eagle. Heavily stitched, producing a depth of design making the wings and circle stand out in relief. Evidence of having been removed from a uniform and a good, used example of this eagle designed to be used by o/r's.
Kriegsmarine Destroyer Award by JFS. Zinc struck Zerstörer Kriegsabzeichen with boxed letters ' JFS ' indicating manufacture by Josef Felix Söhne, Gablonz.. Gilded wreath with silvered destroyer with a formed ball hinge with wire pin , retaining clip and top hook. Manufacturer's details 'JFS ' in relief to the reverse. Good, clean badge, wear to high points and some speckling.
Kriegsmarine E.K.zdr C/28 Fuze. A 1941 dated German Kriegsmarine E.K.zdr C/28 aluminium fuse. This fuse was used on the large calibre 28cm cannon shells that were used on the pocket battleships and various shore installations.This example is in good condition with clear manufacturer's coding and acceptance stamp Eagle over M. These fuzes were retained by the Norwegians post war and has a small lot stamping. INERT UK SALES ONLY
Kriegsmarine Linienschiff Schleswig-Holstein Cap Tally. A Kriegsmarine cap tally for the Deutschland-class battleship, Schleswig-Holstein. Laid down in 1895 the ship went on to serve in WW1 being present at Jutland where she received damage. She is probably best known for firing the first shots of World War II when she bombarded the Polish base at Danzig's Westerplatte. Subsequently sunk by the RAF she was raised and destroyed by the Soviets. Good example which has now darkened with age but is undamaged. Full length with two adhesive marks to reverse from previous display.
Kriegsmarine Marine Artillery Cap Eagle. Unissued Kriegsmarine MAA cap eagle. BeVo construction and in excellent, clean condition.
Kriegsmarine Navy Teacher, High Grade sleeve badges. A pair of silver bullion sleeve insignia for a Kriegsmarine official with a teacher's career with High Grade. True facing pair with bright bullion and intact paper backing to reverse, probably unissued. Uncommon.
Kriegsmarine Officer\'s Breast Eagle. A good example of a Kriegsmarine Officer's Breast eagle stitched in Celleon, a nylon type material which did not tarnish. Embroidered on to a wool background with breast feathers picked out in contrasting brown thread. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Kriegsmarine Officer\'s Cap Eagle. Silver bullion cap eagle for use by officers/officials of the Kriegsmarine administrative branch. Good, used condition with evidence of moth damage to backing to one side of swastika.
Kriegsmarine Tropical Shirt Eagle. Kriegsmarine tropical shirt eagle. Machine embroidered in golden thread on a tan rayon backing in typical BeVo pattern. Folded and cut to shape with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Kriegsmarine work shirt. WW2 Kriegsmarine work uniform shirt. Constructed in herringbone heavy duty cloth, cut to the same pattern as the standard naval shirt with the addition of a large breast pocket. RB numbered to the reverse of the collar with all zinc buttons and ties present and intact but without national emblem as per regulation. In excellent clean condition.
Kugelhandgranate Model 1913. A good example of the WW1 German Kugelhandgranate Model 1913. Featuring a cast iron , spherical body with external segments which could produce up to 80 fragments. Originally the explosive charge was 70% black powder with the addition of baryte nitrate and potassium perchlorate, fitted with a seven second fuze. It was superseded by the Kugelhandgranate Model 1915. INERT Available within UK only
KVKII and Russian Front Medal ex medal bar. Unmarked, zinc KVKII with swords and Russian front medal with a ring mark ' 4 ' ( Steinhauer & Luck ) A pair of medals that have been removed form a medal bar which retain their brass staple fixings to the ribbons. Part of a small group of souvenirs which have not been kept in the most advantageous conditions and have been priced accordingly.
KVKII with Swords with Packet A good, tombac KVKII with swords with accompanying titled packet and original ribbon. Cross is not ring marked but the envelope indicates manufacture by Philip Turks, Wittwe, Thaliastr.4, Wien. Packet has been folded.
KVKII with Swords. A good, tombac KVKII with swords. Ring marked with a clear, but partial striking that looks to be \' 87 \' indicating manufacture by Roman Palme, Wienerstrasse 27, Gablonz. Good, probably unused condition.
KVKII without Swords with Packet A good, tombac KVKII without swords with accompanying titled packet, tissue and original ribbon. Cross is not ring marked but the envelope indicates manufacture by Wilhelm Deumer, Ludenscheid. Good, clean condition, packet has been folded.
L1A3 SLR Bayonet. British, Enfield manufactured L1A3 bayonet for use with the British SLR. 1971 dated with NATO stores number to both grips. Clean condition mounted in a whitened frog for parade and ceremonial use. UK 18+ Sales ONLY
L21 Zeppelin souvenir photograph brochure. 14pg souvenir brochure of the \'wrecked Zeppelin L21\' and \' the great air raid on England - Sept.3rd 1916\' with a photograph of Lieut.William Leefe Robinson VC. Published by St.James\'s Press, London, the booklet contains various photographs showing the shooting down of the Zeppelin and various views of the wreckage. In slightly foxed and marked condition with folded corners and some creasing, otherwise good.
Lancashire Fusiliers Pagri Flash. Cotton on wool pagri flash worn by o/rs of the Lancashire fusiliers. This example is in unissued condition with three moth grazes.
Landau HJ Daybadge. Die-stamped pinback daybadge for the Oberbann V/13 Landau on 23-24 June. Bronzed wash finish intact, excellent used condition.
Landespolizei P38 Holster. A very nice original leather, hardshell P38 holster. Marked with the initials LPN West German Police, ' Landespolizei Niedersachsen,' (Lower Saxony). Serial number stamped to the reverse and repeated in ink to interior and a partial typed label with manufacturer's stamp ' Geco ' alongside. Good used condition.
Landwacht cap eagle. WW2, die stamped cap eagle for the Landwacht or German rural auxiliary police. Zinc type material with a silver painted finish and pin fastening to the reverse. In good condition with rubbing to high points.
LARGE BRASS IMPERIAL BUGLE-NAMED TO A TOWN-COMPLETE. This is a really nice large brass Imperial German Infantry/town/military bugle. Measuring some 16" overall. It is complete with the original mouthpiece which is attached to the bugle by a chain. It is maker marked the same as the bugle. No significant damage at all. A very few light dents here and there, but it is nearly 100 years old now! There is a brown leather hand grip wrapped around the main body of the bugle. The bell has an applied original Imperial eagle with FR on it's breast. Above that is the maker F.HOERTH - SAARBRUCKEN. This bugle was made there, used there, and was purchased there from a local German antique dealer. Imperial German bugles are rare to find in this condition, as well as being marked and identified. Plays extremely well!
LARGE FRAMED HITLER PHOTO BU HOFFMANN-USED IN LUFTWAFFE HQ. A large period framed black and white photo of the infamous Third Reich leader by Hoffman. It’s in the original mounts with original frame and backing. Seems to have been exposed to heat at dome time as there is, what seems to be brown scorch marks to the mount on one side. Not affected the photo though. The reverse has the original hanging string and a great paper label ‘ Luftgaucommando Belgien etc etc’. It has the district and area too. Translates thus…”Air Sector Command Belgium/Northern France Department C construction BIV\'. I imagine this photo hung in the Commander\'s office or the Officers mess. Measures 21” x 17” overall. POSTAGE IS ONLY RATED FOR U.K. DELIVERY. EUROPE/AMERICA ETC WILL BE EXTRA AND AT COST!
LARGE GILT THIRD REICH BUCKLE FOR NAVY PARADE BELT. This is part of a small collection of navy items I purchased from a family in Germany. This is a great, mint conditioned gilt over aluminium, buckle for the navy parade brocade belt. It is complete with the matching slide for the other part of the belt, which is usually missing. Beautiful detail to the front of the buckle. Anchor with rope and surrounded by laurel leaves. Reverse has cast makers mark of FLL. A great display item with any navy collection. Great looking piece.
LARGE ORIGINAL STUDIO PHOTO OF LUFTWAFFE OBERST-WW1 FLYER! This is an original portrait photo, in it's original frame, of a very well decorated Luftwaffe Oberst, who flew and served in WW1. Overall frame measures 52cm x 62cm, and the mounted black and white original photo is 26cm x 38cm. He is dressed in a nice early 4 pocket service uniform and visor cap. Both Luftwaffe eagles shown are 'droop tailed' so this is an early shot. He is very well decorated. On his right pocket he has the Austrian Army WW1 pilots badge, whilst on left pocket, amongst others, he has the Imperial German Flyers badge! There is a long line of medal ribbons, first being WW1 Iron cross. You can't see if he was awarded a first class. Quality of photo is crystal clear. It is also signed underneath in pencil. A great , early studio photo.
LARGE THIRD REICH EAGLE BADGE FOR POLICE SHAKO. A wonderful spare, or ideal replacement or addition to a Police Shako. These were worn on the front of the Shako and were the same for the City or Rural shakos. Their only difference was the colour of the leather trim, brown or black. Pressed aluminium badge with great detail. It still has the original threaded posts to the rear and the original nuts.
LARGE THIRD REICH GILDED BUCKLE FOR NAVAL BROCADE BELT. This is another buckle from the German family. It is again a LARGER gilded buckle for the navy brocade parade belt. Again in near mint condition and is made of aluminium with a fire gilt finish. This is a different manufacturer and is finished in a different way at the reverse. It also has in pencil the original owners name and another measurement, probably size of the belt it was once on. Great buckle and complete with the second slider for the other part of the belt.
Large WW1 British Patriotic Tea/Biscuit Tin. Large WW1 British patriotic tea/biscuit tin produced by an unknown manufacturer .Colour printed to all sides and lid with notable personalities, Kitchener, Jellicoe, French and the King to each side surrounded by laurel leaves, flags etc. 24cms in height and 14cms wide in generally good condition with various abrasions and minor bruises. Impressive piece of patriotic packaging.
Late War Commando Insignia. Embroidered ' Commando ' shoulder title and corresponding Commando Group sleeve badge. Both items having been removed from the same uniform and typical of items worn by men in the later stages of the war by some Royal Marine Commandos and unattached Army Commandos.
Late War German M44 Breast Eagle. Created in 1944 for the ' Feldbluse 44 ' this simplified breast eagle was embroidered in rayon on loose weave artificial cotton. In clean, unissued condition.
Late War Japanese Forage Cap. An unissued example of a late War Japanese forage cap. Of standard pattern but manufactured in natural, probably palm fibre with an applied khaki finish. Interior lined with a loose weave fibre with a man made headband and steel grommets to both sides and rear of the body. Applied circle to accommodate an Imperial Star to front with a stamped kanji to interior. Good, unissued condition with some wear to applied finish.
Late War NSDAP Party badges. Zinc, late war NSDAP Party Badge. Marked RZM M1/77 ( Foerster & Barth, Pforzheim ) to the reverse with a to the reverse with a pin fitting and in excellent, clean condition part of a larger group of modest bring back items. Priced individually.
LATE WAR, DIRECTLY APPLIED WEHRMACHT TROPICAL COLLAR PATCHES. As the constraints of the war took hold, economies of scale became the norm. Insignia on the later produced battledress tunic were cut to a minimum. Breast eagles were simpler and cheaply produced and collar patches no longer had the backing, but were sewn directly onto the collars. This is a set of these. Been removed from a tunic, signs of the thread still there.Bevo, rayon cotton material with grey backing and yellow insets for tropical tunic/shirt
LATER SS BAYONET/SWORD TYPE PORTEPEE. SS O/R's bayonet/sword portapee. Now generally accepted as a bayonet knot these examples are sometimes found worn with swords. Wide bullion straps with the twin black lines running up each side with the large bullion ball having alternating black and silver threads on the ball crowned with a black cap. The stem and slide have a 'zig-zag' black and silver weave. The bottom of the ball has a black centre. Excellent, used condition.
Leaders and Personalities of the Third Reich : Their Biographies, Portraits, and Autographs 1984 Leaders and Personalities of the Third Reich : Their Biographies, Portraits, and Autographs. 480pg account of the leading Nazis with photographs and details of their autographs from Hitler to Von Stauffenberg. Useful volume from Bender Publishing. Clean contents with rubbed d/w.
Learn to Use Enemy Weapons No.3 A-T Rifle, 5cm Mortar Issued by H.Q. 21 Army Group ' Learn to Use Enemy Weapons - Folder No.3 ' concentrates on the 7.9mm Anti-Tank Rifle and the 5cm Mortar. giving a brief synopsis, 4pgs, of how they work and how to use them. Produced in 1944. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Lee Enfield Mk.I* ' Long Lee '. A good example of a Lee Enfield Mk.I* or ' Long Lee ', dated 1902 and manufactured by BSA. Matching numbers to receiver and bolt with BSA cartouche to stock. Ladder sights, long range sights, magazine cut-off , bolt cover and all sling swivels. In good condition with original bluing patinated to brown in many areas with woodwork with the usual bumps, bruises and scratches but no major damage. Minor pitting to bolt cover. A good example which would benefit from an application of gentle care to raise to excellent. DEACTIVATED Available within UK only
Leicester Citizens Training League lapel badge. A scarce original WW1 VTC Leicester Citizens Training League lapel badge. Gilt and enamel construction featuring \' L.C.T.L. \' design to centre on white enamel ground, surmounted by a heraldic Wyvern from the crest of Thomas of Lancaster. Manufacturer\'s details \' Geo Tarratt Leicester \' impressed to reverse. good condition, with original buttonhole fitting, and no damage but a flaw to the enamel at 5 o\'clock Height 35mm.
Leicestershire Regiment Victorian Officer's Helmet Plate. Post 1881 gilded brass, multi-piece, crowned eight point star with wreathed circlet enclosing a separate silver Tiger surmounted by ' Hindoostan ', three part scroll inscribed 'The Leicestershire Regiment', three lugs to the rear. Superb condition with bright gilt and deeply patinated silver with faded backing. Replaced locking pins to reverse.
Leicestershire Regt. Officer\'s Waist Belt Clasp. A particularly good example of a post 1881 officer\'s waist belt clasp for the Leicestershire Regt. Multi-piece construction with matching numbers \' 13 \'. Gilding is bright with clean silver gilt detailing, lightly patinated overall
Leicestershire Yeomanry Car Badge. Heavy chrome car badge featuring the badge of the Leicestershire Yeomanry under a bullnose glass cover. Badge manufacturer marked and in good, clean condition.
Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry Buttons. A pair of silver, pre 1844 Leicestershire Yeomanry Cavalry buttons by Firmin & Sons of the Strand. Good, used condition, patinated overall.
Leicstershire Yeomanry Silver Presentation Cigarette Case. 1918 Birmingham hallmarked silver cigarette case by the makers Sampson & Morden presented to Q.M.S. F.R.Hunter of the Leicestershire Yeomanry. Featuring an engraved Leics Yeo device to the lid with gilded interior and engraved dedication ' Q.M.S. F.R.Hunter from his Squadron Leader October 28th 1924.' Good, heavy piece that will probably reward further research.
Leitz 7x50 Kriegsmarine Armoured Binoculars. Excellent example of these Kriegsmarine Leitz 7x50 armoured Binoculars. Original rubber armour and strap, clear optics, and with 98% of the rauhlack finish remaining ( small chip to top surface ). Marked 7 x 50 with serial number 431823 and manufacturer coded ' beh ' underneath the armouring. The only points of note being crazing and cracking to the rubber hinges that hold the caps on the oculars.
Lifeguard Trench Periscope. First World War period, privately purchased British collapsible trench periscope . The periscope, (L 13cm (folded) x W 13cm x H 7cm), consisting of two parallel sets of lazy tongs, with mirror holders at each end;The periscope is marked as folows: THE LIFEGUARD POCKET PERISCOPE / Patent No.163/15 Sole Makers / F.Duerr & Sons / Manchester, S.W.' In excellent , clean condition.
Lifeguard Trench Periscope. ' First World War period privately purchased British collapsible trench periscope with canvas-covered carrying 'box'. In 1915, it cost 'twelve shillings and sixpence' for a 'cloth-covered leather-board box', or 'fifteen shillings' for a 'strong khaki collapsible waterproof case for belt. periscope, case periscope (L 13cm (folded) x W 13cm x H 7cm), consisting of two parallel sets of lazy tongs, with mirror holders at each end; complete with canvas carrying pouch. The periscope is marked as folows: THE LIFEGUARD PATENT PERISCOPE / /Sole Makers / F.Duerr & Sons / Manchester, S.W.' In excellent condition complete with instruction card, case with later address to interior and slightly faulty popper fastener.
Lightweight Wehrmacht Belt Buckle. Lightweight two-piece buckle for use on the Heer belt for parade or walking out use. Clean, sharp striking in undamaged, lightly patinated condition. Excellent example.
Lightweight Wehrmacht Belt Buckle. Lightweight two-piece buckle for use on the Heer belt for parade or walking out use. Clean, sharp striking in undamaged, lightly patinated condition. Separate centre with four retaining tabs with belt claw with drawn alloy prongs. Excellent clean example.
LIGHTWEIGHT-ALUMINIUM ARMY PARADE BUCKLE. Has seen a little use, but in overall excellent condition. This is the buckle used for PARADE and DRESS purposes only. Is not strong enough to withstand battle conditions and was used with the black patant leather parade belt. Of two piece construction, pebbled finish. Good looking buckle.No maker.
Lincolnshire Regt.Victorian foreign service pagri badge. Bi-metal O/R's Victorian foreign service pagri badge for the Lincolnshire Regt. Standard helmet plate centre construction with long pagri slider to the reverse. Good, clean condition.
Linz Turnerbund Daybadge. Large, impressive day badge for ' des Deutschen Turnerbundes in Linz '. Struck brass with bronzed finish and polished highlights. Pin fitting to reverse. Good, clean condition.
LITTLE HUNTING SHEATH KNIFE BY WILLIAM RODGERS. A very nice small hunting style sheath knife made by the famous William Rodgers company in Sheffield. Constructed from the hoof part of a small deer as the grip and a good single edged sheath blade. Maker marked on both sides. Nice brown leather scabbard. Probably made in the 1930's. Very collectable. Nice little knife that measures about 7" overall.
Liverpool Pals Matchbox Cover. Bronzed copper matchbox cover featuring the badge of the King's Liverpool City Battalions - the Liverpool Pals. Good clean condition with wear to high points.
Liverpool Scottish Glengarry. A good example of an O/R's Glengarry of the Liverpool Scottish . Approx. size 7+, clearly manufacturer marked ' J.B Johnstone Ltd, London & Dublin ' and probably dating from the 1930's. Good, used and clean condition with full length tails and partial oil cloth lining.
London Scottish Glengarry. Characterful, early London Scottish glengarry with a deeply toned, pin back silvered badge. Thick-milled woollen body with blue wool toorie, silk ribbon edging with matching tails. Heavy cotton lining. Moth free, with some damage to tails and slightly grubby, used interior.
London Scottish Volunteers Waist Belt Clasp. Brass, two piece waist belt clasp for wear by O/Rs and NCOs of the London Scottish Volunteers. Good, used condition.
LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THE THIRD REICH DJ SHOOTING BADGE. A very nice example of the small round shooting award badge as awarded to the member of the DJ, Deutche Jungfolk, who were the ginger members of the Hitler Youth. In perfect black and white enamels with tarnishes silver cross rifles. RZM marked to the rear M1/66. Maker Fritz Kohm-Pforzheim.
LOVELY MINIATURE OBE ETC MEDAL WW2 GROUPING. A super miniature medal group, mounted as worn by SPINK &Son Ltd London. Consisting of an OBE, VICTORY and DEFENCE medals along with a TERRITORIAL long service medal with bar. Pin back, and all medals have toned nicely. Possible research project with Spinks records.
LST428 Service Souvenir Cap. Khaki drill cap that has the names of various ports and theatres either painted or drawn on the sides and top from South Africa through North Africa to Sicily and eventually Normandy. The D Day entry is prefaced by the entry LST428. This landing ship was a LST-1 Class Tank Landing Ship, laid down, 22 November 1942, at Bethlehem Fairfield Co., Baltimore. Transferred to the United Kingdom and commissioned HM LST-428, 9 February 1943 and subsequently participating in Sicily, Salerno, Anzio and Normandy operations. Unfortunately no name to this theatre made item but an unusual Naval souvenir.
Luftschutz Dienstbuch ~ Service Book. Luftschutz Dienstbuch or Service Book for a Richard Sommer based in Hamburg. Starting in August 1941 the book is full of entries including the award of the KVK II with swords in 1944. In good, used condition with holes punched in cover for filing.
Luftschutz Medal 2nd Class. A good example of the Luftschutz Ehrenzeichen 2nd class. Coated zinc medal with ring mark ' 10 ' indicating manufacture by Foerster & Barth Pforzheim. Accompanied with it's original ribbon and in good overall condition with some light marking.
Luftwaffe ' Robot ' Camera. Luftwaffe ' Robo t' camera, a clockwork driven, ' powered ' camera which allowed a practised operator to take up to 4 frames a second. The Robot II was built by Otto Berning and Co. and this particular model modified for Luftwaffe use by the provision of an extended winder for use with a gloved hand. marked ' Luftwaffen Eigentum ', essentially Luftwaffe property, with an F prefix serial number this example retains it's detachable lens and film cassettes ( designed to be pre loaded in a darkroom ) and appears to be operable. The winder, clockwork mechanism and shutter release all appear to function although not tested. In good, overall condition with wear to paintwork and missing it's ' Robot ' label to reverse. Uncommon.
Luftwaffe 2.2Kg Training Incendiary Bomb. Luftwaffe2.2Kg training incendiary bomb which simulates the dimensions and weight of the 2.2 Kg explosive nose incendiary. This example with original paint and stencilling with some corrosion and deformation of tail. INERT Available within UK only.
Luftwaffe 4 Year Service Medal. Wehrmacht 4 year loyal service medal with a Luftwaffe emblem attached to the watered silk ribbon indicating issue to the Luftwaffe .Good bright condition with minor wear to highpoint of the silvered finish.
Luftwaffe Belt and buckle. Bought directly from a veteran's family along with some other random Luftwaffe items at the Prescott Gun Show this Luftwaffe belt and buckle are in good, untouched condition. Belt leather has been contemporarily altered and measures 90cm in length and has an all steel buckle. Buckle with leather tab with manufacturer's details of Herman Aurich, Dresden and dated 1941 retains approx 40% of it's original paint to obverse with a dusty and patinated reverse retaining most of it's paint finish. Good, untouched piece.
Luftwaffe Belt and Buckle. Good large size belt ( 110 ) with die-cast Luftwaffe buckle. No obvious manufacturer marking to buckle but leather tab is marked \' 2 Battn. II/Fl Rgt.5 \' with a now undecipherable laundry type label glued to the interior. Excellent, supple condition belt leather clearly marked \' 110 \'.
Luftwaffe Belt Buckle - Uncommon Maker. A good example of an injection moulded, leichtmetall 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe O/R's belt buckle by the uncommon maker, Lind & Meyrer, Oberstein. Marked to the reverse ' L&M ' and the date of manufacture 1939 this buckle shows signs of use with lightly worn highlights and a couple of light bruises to obverse. Uncommon.
Luftwaffe Belt Buckle. A pleasing example of an injection moulded 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe O/R's belt buckle with leather tab. Buckle manufacturer marked with the mark of Gustav Brehmer, Markneukirchen with the tab similarly marked and dated 1937. Good, used condition with light rubbing to highlights.
Luftwaffe Bread Bag Straps. Original WW2 Luftwaffe bread bag straps. Several available with differing shades of heavy cotton or canvas straps with zinc coated adjusting buckles and spring clips. Some with leather, others with pigskin reinforcing patches. All have manufacturer's markings or Rb Nrs with varying degrees of legibility. Good, overall condition. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
LUFTWAFFE BREAST EAGLE REMOVED FROM TUNIC. A better quality eagle, with all the backing and surrounding material. Has been removed from tunic as cotton threads still evident. Nice colour, good condition.
Luftwaffe Butterfly Bomb Fuze 41. Type 41 Mechanical clockwork fuze for use in the SD2 Butterfly bomb. Threaded body which is activated by a spinning vane and has two possible operations: aerial burst or impact. This is set using the switch, pointing to ' ZEIT ' for timed or air burst or ' AZ ' for impact. This example is in recovered condition and cannot be stripped apart from the central arming spindle and a part of the side is missing showing the internal mechanism, would however, display in a SD2 body with no indication of it's failings.
Luftwaffe Cap Eagle and Wreath. Luftwaffe O/Rs or NCO\'s alloy eagle and wreath for the schirmutze. Clearly having been removed from a cap with the wreath being bent to the shape of the cap and with the eagle having some minor distortion. Pins to both items present and intact. The eagle is smaller than the normal type with fine detail and a style similar to the early droop tail pattern. Good clean condition.
Luftwaffe Cap Eagle. WW2, 2nd Pat. Luftwaffe O/R's cap eagle . In excellent, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Acquired from a Polish veteran's family along with item 6773 and 6781.
Luftwaffe Cap Eagle. Embroidered cap eagle for use by Luftwaffe O/R's on sidecaps and M43 type caps. Good, used condition with clear signs of having been removed from a cap.
Luftwaffe Cap Eagle. Embroidered Luftwaffe eagle for use on the forage cap for enlisted ranks. 70mm with clear indications of having been removed from a uniform, slightly grubby.
Luftwaffe Cloth Observers Badge. WW2 Luftwaffe, cloth observer's badge. Introduced to avoid the chance of awards snagging when worn in the confines of aircraft. This embroidered example in cotton on wool has been padded with a black paper backing to reverse. Probably unworn., excellent example.
Luftwaffe Cloth Pilot's Badge. WW2 Luftwaffe, cloth pilot's badge. Introduced to avoid the chance of awards snagging when worn in the confines of aircraft. This embroidered example in cotton on wool has good definition to the silver/grey eagle and is possibly unworn. Excellent example.
LUFTWAFFE CLOTH PILOTS BADGE. This is a lovely example of the Luftwaffe NCO’s cloth pilots badge as worn on the flight tunic. This is beautifully executed in grey silks and is padded/domed in construction for extra quality. Cotton backing intact. Very nice badge.
LUFTWAFFE COMBAT ALLOY BELT AND BUCKLE. UNIT MARKED A nice early Luftwaffe combat brown belt with original aluminium buckle with integral leather tab. Very good overall condition. Bely stamped with Luftwaffe unit mark at one end and makers mark on the tab but very faded.
LUFTWAFFE COMBAT LEATHER BELT AND BUCKLE. A really good example of a war time used and dates Luftwaffe combat belt and buckle. The buckle is in excellent condition and retains most of the original BLUE finish to the metal-rare to find! A one piece machine stamped piece with clear markings from the JFS company on the inside lip. Belt is black leather and retains the adjustment tongue. Belt has a makers stamp and is dates 194?, with the last number somewhat indistinct. Leather in excellent shape, supple with no tears or damage.
Luftwaffe Day Badges. 2 x pressed card day badges sold in aid of the Luftwaffe, one in flight colors showing an aircraft and another in red showing a flak gun. In good overall condition with both pins intact. Priced as a pair.
Luftwaffe ElAZ 28A Bomb Fuze. 1941 dated ElAZ 28A electrical impact bomb fuze contained in a 1941 dated paxolin container. Type 28 fez's were used in most HE bombs and had three firing options: instantaneous, 0.15 sec. delay and 14 sec. delay. Designation, manufacturer three letter code, date and inspection mark to shoulders of fuze. Good, clean condition. INERT Available within UK only
LUFTWAFFE ENLISTED MANS STEEL BUCKLE. A real souvenir piece, as I was told it was pulled off the belt and kept as it is. It could account for the fact that the adjustment claw piece has disappeared, leaving just the steel main part of the buckle. A one piece stamping in steel, it retains some of the original blue anodised finish. A little on the front and some on the reverse. There are no makers marks as far as I can see. Can’t be used as a buckle, but an ideal display item with other Luftwaffe pieces.
Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger Qualification Badge in Cloth. Machine embroidered subdued light grey wreath with yellow eagle on fine Luftwaffe grey cloth Fallschirmschützenabzeichen - Fallschirmjäger Qualification Badge. This example, previously the property of a Leicstershire veteran appears to have been roughly cut from a tunic with frayed edges and two areas of the backing cloth in roughly ' ripped ' condition.
Luftwaffe Fighting/Boot Knife. Good used example of the Luftwaffe boot or fighting knife. Lightly marked but undamaged wood grips, bright blade with clear signs of sharpening to blade with Luftwaffe acceptance stamp to ricasso. Undamaged scabbard with 80% of the original paint remaining. Good example
Luftwaffe Flak Badge, C.E.Juncker 1st Pattern Early Tombak Luftwaffe Flak badge by C.E.Juncker. Ist Pattern badge easily identifiable by the lack of rivets beneath the breech of the gun and various other details to the eagle . C.E.Juncker stamping to the reverse with typical wide barrel hinge and apparent ' sloppy ' soldering of ' C ' catch all attributes of Juncker manufacture. Excellent example with a hairline crack to reverse of wreath.
Luftwaffe Flak Ordnance NCO Shoulder Board. Slip-on Luftwaffe shoulder board for the rank of Unterfeldwebel with red piping for Flak troops. This particular example has the addition of a ' W ' cypher indicating an ordnance specialist. Uncommon.
Luftwaffe flight shoulder straps. Pair of sew in Luftwaffe shoulder straps piped in yellow for flight or paratroops for the rank of Unteroffizier. Both in excellent condition with two very minor moth tracks to the reverse of one strap and a cut to the same strap. Clean pair of straps.
Luftwaffe flyer\'s map. Luftwaffe 1:500000 \' Fliegerkarte \' for the area of Central Europe centred approximately on Vienna. Typical of flying maps, has rubberised backing stitched on with a coating to the face to allow use of chinograph type pencils. Large map in good to excellent condition with very minor chipping to edges.
Luftwaffe flying personnel arm badge, Embroidered cotton on wool Luftwaffe arm badge worn by flying personnel who were not entitled to wear the other metal qualification badges. Introduced in 1936 and worn on the left forearm of the Luftwaffe uniform. In good, worn condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. One small area of moth grazing, no holes.
Luftwaffe flying personnel arm badge. Part of a number of badges found in a tin as part of a veteran's souvenirs. Embroidered cotton on wool Luftwaffe arm badge worn by flying personnel who were not entitled to wear the other metal qualification badges. Introduced in 1936 and worn on the left forearm of the Luftwaffe uniform. In excellent, unissued condition. Several available.
LUFTWAFFE GENERAL SUMMER BREAST EAGLE. A beautiful Luftwaffe breast eagle in gilt-washed aluminium for the Gerneral Officers Summer tunic or shirt. Fantastic detail, made by ASSMANN, with 'A' cast into reverse. Pin back.MINT CONDITION. This is actually not the same as a normal Assmann aluminium breast eagle, it has subtle differences. Gilt wash for starters, then the actually eagle has more and better detail, when comparing the two side by side. Also the eagle itself is slightly different, daintier, and the eagles leg which holds the swastika is cast free of the main body of the bird. So very delicate!! The standard eagle has the leg and swastika cast as part of the main body, all joined together. A rare item and would look fantastic with any Luftwaffe display, especially if you have some Luftwaffe Gerneral's insignia etc.
LUFTWAFFE GENERALS GILT SUMMER BREAST EAGLE. I have listed several of these over the past few years and each time my contact returns from Germany, he brings one more and says 'that's the last!". Well he found another, so I am happy to list it here. Gilt washed, aluminium Luftwaffe Generals breast eagle by Assmann. Beautiful details as always, a crisp, very clear casting. Much more so than the standard aluminium ones, and thinner and lighter too. Finish is perfect on the front. reverse has a scratch to the surface.
LUFTWAFFE GROUND ASSAULT AWARD BADGE- 2 PIECE. A very good original example of the Luftwaffe Ground Assault badge. Awarded to Luftwaffe personnel for achievement in ground combat. Instituted in 1942. No maker badge but is the type with the Luftwaffe eagle separately applied to the wreath with one rivet. Very good detail overall. Pin back and hook to reverse. No oxidisation, no damage.
LUFTWAFFE GROUND ASSAULT BADGE BY OSANG. A very descent badge in good condition with a lot of original finish remaining. This type of badge by G.H. OSANG has the Luftwaffe eagle soldered to the frame. Silvered oakleaves around the edge. Flat back with G.H. Osang stamped into the middle. Original pin and lower hook.
Luftwaffe Junghans, Dial Mounted Stop Watch. Junghans stop watch mounted in a removable equipment dial ( probably radio or navigation ). Stop watch can be dismounted and is complete apart from the suspension ring which was removed to allow mounting. Featuring Junghans' 29a movement which is in bright, fully operational condition, the ownership is indicated by the presence of a BAL ( Betriebs Aufsicht Lieferbedingungen )stamp common to Luftwaffe equipment. Dial is an alloy, multi-piece item with a spring loaded cover to cancel the watch face when not in use.
Luftwaffe K-33 Flying Helmet. A size 57, manufactured by Carl Heisler, Berlin. A simplified helmet without provision for radio equipment used by crews who didn't need radio equipment or those in training. Has provision for 3-strap oxygen masks having flat hooks to either side and an integral forehead strap. This example is in dark brown goatskin leather with lambswool lining. The leather is supple with little obvious wear and no damage . Lining has minor wear at the nape of the neck and forehead. Excellent example.
Luftwaffe Lightweight Pin Back Breast Eagle. Alloy Luftwaffe light weight breast eagle for use on summer issue tunic or shirt . Die struck with sharp detailing typical of the quality production by Assmann with signs of hand finishing, but this example unmarked. Pin back and in good condition with some light deformation to pin from previous wear.
Luftwaffe Luftkreigsschule tunic. Luftwaffe service tunic or Tuchrock for the rank of Gefreiter in an aerial warfare school (Luftkreigsschule). Standard Luftwaffe four pocket tunic with early droop pattern breast eagle and with yellow collar piping indicating flight units. Sew-in type shoulder boards, yellow piped with chain stitched 'KS' insignia. Machine sewn collar boards with two gulls to each board and Gefreiter rank chevron to left arm. Matching 'Extra Fein' aluminium buttons with manufacturing and date marks to the inside to the cotton twill, full lining. Unit mark present below internal pocket, all markings present but indistinct. In generally good, worn condition with some minor mothing to left front apron of the tunic and some wear to the collar and cuffs but with the pile of the cloth still present and fluffy. Good, original, used tunic.
Luftwaffe Marksman's Lanyard Badge. Die-stamped aluminium badge for use on the Luftwaffe Marksman's Lanyard. All pins present to the reverse, excellent, clean condition.
LUFTWAFFE MARKSMANS LANYARD. In beautiful mint condition this marksmans lanyard would look perfect with a Luftwaffe dagger or insignia collection. Recently acquired as part of a war time souvenir bring-back. Perfect colours , no wear at all. Nice item.
LUFTWAFFE MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD 1st GRADE. Whist Wehrmacht ones are still relatively easy to find, we have not had a nice Luftwaffe marksmanship lanyard for quite a while. Bullion and blue zig-zag platted cord with a shield section. A flying Luftwaffe eagle and swastika inside a wreath is affixed to this area. A portion of Luftwaffe cloth is sew behind. Has been worn and used but is in excellent condition. A great display piece.
Luftwaffe O/R's Breast Eagle. WW2 Luftwaffe breast eagle for use by O/Rs. Silver/grey cotton on grey wool. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Luftwaffe O/R's Cap Eagle. WW2, 2nd Pat. Luftwaffe O/R's cap eagle for use on the side cap or fliegermutze. In excellent, clean condition.
Luftwaffe O/Rs Flight Visor Cap. WW2 Luftwaffe O/R's and NCO's visor cap piped in yellow for flight branch. Size marked 56 and dated 1937 with now indistinct maker's trademark present to the interior in the diamond left by the missing celluloid protector. Two separate unit markings are present, one to a flying school and another for the Flieger Horst Kompanie. Leather headband has an area of damage with a section missing but otherwise present and firm Woollen body with three areas of damage to the crown, largely undamaged yellow piping with a vulcan fibre peak with green underside. Small area of peak seam missing which is not visible when displayed. Aluminium wreath surmounted by a second pattern eagle. Good, honest cap.
LUFTWAFFE O/R\'s BREAST EAGLE. Another nice example embroidered onto wool, Luftwaffe 2nd pattern O/Rs breast eagle. 9 cm wingspan, this example in good condition and shows clear evidence of having been removed from a tunic with remains of the original edging stitching. Most backing absent. Displays well.
Luftwaffe O/R\'s Breast Eagle. WW2 Luftwaffe breast eagle for use by O/Rs. Silver/grey cotton on thick grey wool with heavy embroidery giving the eagle a partial appearance of being in relief. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BREAST EAGLE REMOVED FROM TUNIC. A bullion officers breast eagle in great condition with evidence of being removed from the tunic. Bullion is in good condition with just a little evidence of being worn. Blue wool backing. Cotton threads still evident all around the edges as well as needle holes.
LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS BULLION CAP COCKADE. A great example of a Luftwaffe Officers bullion wire cap cockade. As found and stiched to the band of all OFFICERS visor caps. This is a very nice example showing a little age and wear only. Still retains the curved shape of being on a visor cap. Ideal replacement if you have stripped cap, or would just like this as a display item.
LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS VISOR BULLION COCKADE. Another decent example of the bullion wire cockade found on all Luftwaffe Officers caps. Different construction than the other listed as a little flatter. Some oxidisation to the aluminium wire, and a few wire strads loose on one wing. Good to go back on a 'used' cap, or just use as a display.
Luftwaffe Officer\'s Fliegerbluse - Fl.Stabsingenieur An example of an issue Luftwaffe Officer's fliegerbluse for the rank of - Fl.Stabsingenieur in the Luftwaffe Corps of Engineers. Pink piped, sew-in shoulder straps with pink backed, bullion collar boards showing a propeller blade within a wreath for the rank of Fl.Stabsingenieur, the equivalent of a Major. Bullion cord has been professionally added to the collar by the addition of an additional strip which has been zig-zag machine stitched. Original hand applied bullion officer's breast eagle to left breast with a KVKII ribbon overlayed by a bar to the WW1 EKII ( marked L/4 ) to the button hole with a number of contemporary award loops to the left breast. Wool body retains most of it's nap with some wear to the collar and all original buttons. Sleeve closures are intact and are fastened to the interior. Interior has a half cotton lining with belt loops and dressing pocket intact. Issue stamps can be made out to left breast pocket indicating manufacture in 1942. The front of the tunic has some additional press stud fixings added to complete a smart appearance. Excellent example of a tunic to a rarely encountered branch of the Luftwaffe.
Luftwaffe Officer\'s Fliegerbluse - Fl.Stabsingenieur - extra photos
LUFTWAFFE OVERSEAS/SIDE CAP CLOTH EAGLE. Unusual and hard to find in this size. Smaller than the breast eagle and this has been removed from a side cap or overseas cap(as the Americans call them). In perfect condition.
LUFTWAFFE PARA BADGE BY OSANG. A lovely original Luftwaffe parachutist award badge by G.H.OSANG DRESDEN. Colour wash to the eagle still mostly present especially in the background. High points rubbed to base metal colour. Swastika has all of the gilt wash. Background wreath of laurel and oakleaves. Reverse pin and catch are perfect. Tear of eagle stamped with OSANG name etc. A nice ORIGINAL badge with honest wear.
Luftwaffe Reconnaissance Clasp By BSW. Luftwaffe reconnaissance clasp. Two piece construction and appears to be bronze grade, with some of the finish absorbed by the zinc body. Steel pin with block hinger and wire catch. Maker marked ' BSW ' for Gebrüder Schneider, Wien to reverse. Good, original example.
Luftwaffe Shooting Lanyard. WW2 Luftwaffe shooting lanyard, a Grade 1 example, for a soldier who has achieved the minimum proficiency level necessary to earn the lanyard. Good, used condition, patinated overall.
LUFTWAFFE SINGLE OFFICER COLLAR TAB-ARTILLERY 'RESERVE' RARE A direct 'VET' purchase from a soldier who served in our intelligence. He stated he collected these tabs and others, as examples of rank insignia and sent them back for information. This is a pretty rare tab, I have not seen or has a 'reserve' collar tab for ages. Has blue backing behind the main red patch. Rank of Lieutnant, with bullion eagle and tress. Still has evidence of being removed from tunic.
LUFTWAFFE SINGLE OFFICER COLLAR TAB-ARTILLERY 'RESERVE' RARE A second collar tab from the same source as 6482. Reserve collar tabs were not common and my understanding is they were phased out quite ealy on in the war. Nice tab, like the other one.
LUFTWAFFE SOUVENIR 'BRING BACK' ITEMS.x 4. This is a great little group of items purchased from a family in Birmingham. Consists of 4 items , all Luftwaffe related. A staff car pennant side in grey cloth. This has been cut from a complete triangular pennant and is just one side. Has the full triangular backing, with a large Luftwaffe eagle embroidered in cotton in the middle. It's in mint condition. An alloy winged cap cockade for the Luftwaffe visor cap. In excellent condition and complete with both attaching pins. A single Luftwaffe epaulette for a flight Unteroffizier/Fahnenjunker. Bullion tress and yellow piping. In mint condition. A rank chevron of a Luftwaffe Gefreiter. Grey cloth with silver tress.
Luftwaffe Sports Vest Eagle. WW2 BeVo weave Luftwaffe Eagle for use on the sports vest. This example found with the other items ( see item 6565 )in a tin brought back as souvenirs by a returning veteran. good, clean condition withsome minor storage marks.
LUFTWAFFE STEEL OR’s BLUED STEEL BUCKLE. All one piece stamped construction Witt separate claw adjuster and steel belt loop. Still retains most of the Luftwaffe blue surface finish, some some light rust in the crevices. Not worn or damaged and surface retains great detail and definition. Obtained directly from the veterans family along with the RAD buckle listed elsewhere.
Luftwaffe Target Information - Rover Works Birmingham. Original 1940 Luftwaffe target information aerial photograph of the Rover Works Birmingham. Other targets are also outlined and identified including the BSA factory and the Wolseley Works. Good, clean condition, has been folded. POSTFREE within UK
Luftwaffe target maps - Birmingham. 1939 dated Luftwaffe target maps for Birmingham - Midlands Railway Carriage and Wagon Works \'. With ,an aerial photo with target outlined in red and other annotations,and a 1:50 000 map similarly marked and also marked \' Geheim \' - secret. All the maps were copied by the Germans from British originals and targets identified and outlined all by mid 1939! Both items in very good condition with some minor foxing and storage marks. Unusual.
Luftwaffe target maps - Leeds. 1939 dated Luftwaffe target 'pack' for Leeds Gasworks. Containing a target description marked 'Geheim!' - secret,an aerial photo with target outlined in red and other annotations, 2 x 1:50 000 maps similarly marked (Leeds W.Gaswerk & Gaswerk Leeds Sud) and a larger scale 1:10560 map with overprinting. All the maps were copied by the Germans from British originals and targets identified and outlined all by mid 1939! All items in reasonable condition with some minor foxing and storage marks with some tears and edge chips. Unusual.
LUFTWAFFE TECHNICAL SPECIALIST SLEEVE BADGE WITH GILT WIRE BORDER. A standard Luftwaffe technicians sleeve badge, but much better quality and with tightly stitched gilt wire around the edge. Luftwaffe grey wool background with white detail to the wreath etc. Gold wire border is awarded for length of service or another award. Makes it a much rarer ‘common’ badge.
Luftwaffe Trade Badge - Qualified Radio Operator Approx. 55mm, Luftwaffe blue/grey wool base with machine embroidered lightning bolts, in silvery/grey rayon .The outer edge of the badge is trimmed with silvery/grey rayon cord indicating wear by NCO ranks. Good, used condition.
LUFTWAFFE TROPICAL WEBBING BELT WITH BLUED BUCKLE. A very nice example of the ‘blues’ Luftwaffe combat buckle with the correct green webbing/canvas tropical belt. A very nice combination. Buckle has virtually all of the original blue finish, slightly worn in the swastika area. As far as I can see there are no makers marks to the reverse. Tropical green canvas belt is complete with the belt adjusting tab sewn to the inside. Nice combination and Afrika Corps or tropical kit is in great demand. I tried to buy a similar belt etc at a recent auction. It made over £300 plus commission!
Luftwaffe Unit Photograph Album - Unused. Luftwaffe photograph album personalised for personnel of Aufklarungsgruupe 21, a reconnaissance unit. A faux leather cover with an embossed Luftwaffe eagle and unit insignia to front cover. The album continues with a patriotic review of German martial history and the formation of the Luftwaffe with a title page to be filled in by the owner. The rest of the album is unused with all pages separated by rice paper all in excellent, clean condition.
Luftwaffe Winter Leather and Fur Cap. An excellent, probably unissued Luftwaffe leather and fur winter cap. Typically worn on the Eastern Front, manufactured in typical off-white leather, with fur lining and \'top tie\' ear flaps. The cap retains the correct machine embroidered Luftwaffe eagle surmounting a national cockade. Green lined visor with working snap fasteners to ear covers. The only fault to this cap is that the glassine button retaining the ears has broken in two but still performs it\'s function.
Luftwaffe Wrist Compass. A good, used example of the second model Luftwaffe AK (Armbandkompass) 39, complete with original wrist straps. This model was intended to allow increased visibility in subdued lighting conditions. Fl marked to the reverse.The bezel rotates freely and the compass bearings appear accurate with one small air bubble.
LUFTWAFFE ZINC EAGLE FOR VISOR CAPS. Original grey zinc eagle for the NCO's Luftwaffe visor cap. Also used on strange winter caps etc etc. Aged but in good condition, both brass pins to the rear are in tact.
LUFTWAFFE ‘FLEIGERBLUSE’- POSSIBLE FALSHIRMJAGER. A very nice blue wool cloth Flieigerbluse for a Unterofficer (sergeant) in the Luftwaffe. Has been used but hardly at all. No wear or evidence of any moth or other damage. Correct and matching collar patches, silver rank tress and epaulettes. Nice cloth Luftwaffe breast eagle machine stitched to the right breast. The left breast has 3 sets of cotton loops for badges/medals (para badge, wound badge etc?). Was not awarded Ek2 as no ribbon on button hole. Interior perfect with all the blue rayon silk lining. All buttons present and correct. A reasonable size ( not tiny) would fit a 40” chest and about a 5’6” tall man. Nice tunic!
LUFWAFFE RADIO OPERATOR/AIR GUNNER CLOTH BADGE. Machine woven off-white cotton on a Luftwaffe blue backing. Worn by NCO's etc on flight uniform. Decent quality, seems to have been removed from uniform.
LUTWAFFE BREAST EAGLE .REMOVED FROM TUNIC. A grey cotton eagle embroydered ont Luftwaffe blue/grey cloth. A little freyed around the edges where it's been removed from tunic. Good condition otherwise.
LUTWAFFE VISOR CAP COCKADES. Here are 6 slightly different Luftwaffe NCO's visor cap cockades, some are in aluminium, some in the heavier base metal. All removed from caps, none have complete pins to the reverse. You could either add the fixing pins or just use thes as decoration with a collection. Sold as a group.
M.18 Trench Helmet - Extra photos.
M.T.P.No.46 Camouflage-Painting of Mechanical Transport. M.T.P. No.46 ' Camouflage Pt.4A Painting of Mechanical Transport 1941 '. 12pgs outlining the various schemes and principles behind vehicle camouflage. Good overall condition with some staining to content. POSTFREE within UK
M15 Prussian Artillery Picklehaube. An above average example of an M15 O/R's picklehaube for a soldier of the Prussian Artillery. High polished leather body with zinc plated steel fittings and removable ball top, all fittings displaying a high degree of undamaged plating. Retains chinstrap and two cockades, however, it would appear that at some point it has lost the Prussian State cockade and had another Reich cockade substituted. The interior is very clean but has lost the drawstring that adjusts the headband, two of the drawstring holes to the tongues have been pulled through. Manufactured marked and sized ( 60 ), with clothing depot stamps and date to rear peak ( B.A.XII.18 ). The helmet is named twice to the same man, once in pencil to the rear peak and also impressed lightly to the interior of the body . A second Kanonier's details are also present to the interior with a message ' Ein Greif 5.Batt ' pencilled to the peak. The Prussian plate has been attached by cutting slots through the body either side of the purpose made holes and secured with leather off cuts and clearly has been like this from issue. An excellent example.
M24/43 Stick Grenade Fragmentation Sleeve. Original first pattern grenade fragmentation sleeve with a smooth surface. The sleeve is approx. 63mm tall with a 63mm diameter. The sleeve has an opened top and bottom and a vertical side slash permitting it to slip on the head of the grenade and be secured by friction. The fragmentation sleeves were originally designed to fit on the head of the M24 stick grenade altering it from a purely concussion weapon to a more damaging fragmentation weapon. Some rusting and pitting with 40% original paint.
M38 Parachute Helmet ( more photos )
Machine Gun Corps O/R's Cap Badge. King's crown brass cap badge with slider fitting to the reverse. A pair of crossed Vickers Guns surmounted by the crown. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Machine Gun Training 1925 Manual. 406pg Manual ' Machine Gun Training 1925 '. Copiously illustrated , extensive manual covering all aspects of the use of the .303 Vickers Machine Gun. An important study as it incorporates many of the lessons derived from WW1 including a pull out 1:100000 map showing zones for barrage fire pertaining to the front line in Belgium. In excellent, clean condition with small area of damage to fep.
Magazine, MLMR MkII - modified. Original MkII magazine for the .303 Magazine Lee-Metford Rifle. Manufactured by Enfield and marked accordingly along with various inspection marks. This example was modified, probably, after the introduction of .303 MkVII ammunition, with a MLMR MkII platform and the removal of the magazine link ring. Good, used condition with a small area of minor pitting.
Maker Marked German Black Wound Badge. Die stamped steel Black Wound Badge with stout needle pin to reverse. Double manufacturer marked ' 126 ' and ' EH ' for Eduard Hahn, Oberstein. Solid blackened finish with some minor abrasions, excellent condition.
Malayan Peoples' Anti-Japanese Army. Cast brass, lugged badge for wear by members of the Malayan Peoples' Anti-Japanese Army. The MPAJA were founded around hastily trained ' left behind parties ' of British troops left after the Japanese invasion of Malaya in 1942. Eventually administered and supplied by the SOE's Force 136 the force became dominated by the Chinese Malayan Communist Party and whilst performing it's main role it went on to become the main Communist military arm in the post-war Malayan Emergency.
Maltese Forces Shoulder Titles. Scarce pair of WWII printed, black on khaki shoulder strap slip-on, ' Malta ' titles. Clear evidence of having been cur from a uniform. Uncommon.
Manchester Regt Sweetheart Brooch. Good example of a silver sweetheart brooch for the Manchester Regiment. Silver regimental device mounted onto a pinback bar maker marked and \' Silver 9ct \' to reverse. Lightly patented condition.
Manchester Regt. Trench Art Matchbox Cover. Alloy trench art souvenir matchbox cover ' souvenir from Jerry ' . Hand engraved in a naive style with the crest of the Manchester Regiment and the name ' L/C Marlow '. Good condition.
Manual - ' Mortar 2 Inch 1946 '. Foolscap format, card covered, manual ' Mortar 2 Inch 1946 ( Provisional ). 34pgs inc. b/w illustrations covering all aspects of the use and maintenance of the Mk7** and Mk8* 2" Mortars, the main section mortar of the British Army during WW2. Includes sectioned diagrams of ammunition as well as working components of mortar. Good, used condition with some minor marking and creasing to covers and contents.
Manual - Wireless Set No.18 MkI,II & III with Airborne Container Packing Card. C1943/44, 44pg Manual for Wireless Sets No.18 Mk I , II & III with working instructions and fold out circuit diagrams, illustrated through out. This example comes complete with a bi-colour card outlining the packing of the No.18 and 68 sets in the ' F ' Type container for airborne use. In good overall condition with slight marking to covers and rusting of staples.
Manual Enemy Equipment Pt.I German Mines & Traps. 1943 Manual ' Enemy Equipment Pt.I - German Mines & Traps '. 110pgs with extensive coverage of German mines inc. Teller, Stock, S-Mine etc and their attendant fuses and igniters. Large number of b/w photographs, diagrams and sketches. Has also been amended by the addition of hand drawn sketches. Good, clean condition with minor marking to covers.
Manual for 2-inch Mortar MkII. 1940ed of \'Handbook for Ordnance,M.L.2-inch Mortar, MkII Land Service 1939\'. 46 pgs with extensive descriptions of the weapon and ammunition and it\'s use. Illustrated throughout with diagrams photographs and fold out colour plates. In excellent, clean condition with some rusting of staples and very minor foxing.
Manual, Camouflage - Vehicles, Wheeled & Tracked 1941 M.T.P.No.46 ' Camouflage Pt.4: Vehicles, Wheeled & Tracked '. 24pgs with large number of sketches and diagrams outlining best practice in the concealment of vehicles. POSTFREE within UK
March of the ATS sheet music. 1941 copy of the sheet music for the \'March of the ATS\' by Jimmy Kennedy. Featuring a pleasing image of a marching ATS girl to the cover, this example in excellent clean condition with some very minor creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Marine HJ Officer's Cap Wreath. Scarce bullion cap wreath for an Officer in the Marine HJ. Bullion on fine wool with enamel HJ diamond to centre with cotton backing. Bullion toned with one area of minor loss to the nap of the backing, otherwise v.good and uncommon.
Marine-HJ Badges. Two arm badges worn by members of the Marine HJ, one the rank badge for Scharfuhrer with RZM label to reverse and the other, the discontinued, yellow fouled anchor worn on the left cuff of the walking out dress. Both in good condition.
Marine-HJ Leader\'s Peaked Cap. A good example of a Marine-HJ Leader's peaked cap. Very similar in form to that of a Kriegsmarine officer but with the gilt wreath replaced by silver bullion and the HJ diamond replacing the national rosette. The eagle is of party form with residual silvering to the zinc construction. HJ diamond has two stress marks where it has been bent to match the contours of the wreath but is intact with no enamel loss. Slight crackling to patent leather strap which is secured by silvered buttons. Interior retains the stiff plastic protective diamond with a faux silk lining. Leather effect headband with a couple of areas of stitching that has failed. Wool body in moth free, undamaged condition. Uncommon HJ item.
Marinebund breast eagle. Impressive gilt and enamel for the Marinebund, the Kriegsmarine veteran organisation. Die-stamped eagle with heavy gilt finish and burnished highlights. Pin fitting to reverse, marked ' Ges Gesch. '
Marshal of the Royal Air Force Car Insignia. Coated steel plate bearing 5 individual chromed stars for use by vehicles carrying officers with the rank of Marshal of the Royal Air Force ( Prince Charles, Lord Stirrup and Lord Craig of Radley are the only living holders of the rank ). All stars are removable and are retained by wing nuts and the plate is retained on the vehicle by a bayonet slot. Excellent, clean condition.
MATCHED PAIR OF LUFTWAFFE ARTILLERY COLLAR PATCHES. A nice pair for display. Identical in construction so an original matched pair. Silver bullion leaves and single ‘gull’ for rank of Lieutnant. All bullion edging intact.
MATCHED PAIR OF LUFTWAFFE COLLARS STILL ON UNIFORM! A nice pair of Luftwaffe Flak Officers collar tabs, still sewn to the uniform collar!! A matched pair in red, with silver bullion tresse. Blue Luftwaffe uniform collar with bullion twisted rank wire still around the edge. Fun set!!
MATCHED PAIR OF LUFTWAFFE OFFICERS COLLAR TABS - ARTILLERY. A very nice pair of matched red collar tabs for a Luftwaffe Artillery Officer. Bullion oakleaves and single wing for the rank of Leutnant. Have been on a tunic, so probably removed as souvenirs. In very good condition, very slight surface 'nip' on one side. Great for display.
Mau Mau Oaths - Confidential report. Lurid mémoire issued by G.H.Q. East Africa outlining rituals and oaths used by the Mau Mau in their recruitment of fighters in Kenya. The tone of the report, based on captured Kikuyu documents and interrogations is summed up by the sentence ' the degree of bestiality and perversion incorporated in the ritual ..... is appalling '. Interesting reminder of the struggle against Empire. POSTFREE
Mau Mau Surrender leaflet. Scarce 1950's surrender document issued jointly by the Governor of Kenya, Sir Evelyn Baring and the CinC Gen.Erskine for use by members of the Mau Mau. Double-sided pictorial leaflet printed jointly in Swahili, English and I believe Kikuyu. Has been folded with some minor damage, rubbing etc.
Mauser Military Rifles of the World. 1st 1996 ' Mauser Military Rifles of the World ' by Robert W. D. Ball. 264pgs giving a a country-by-country review of Mauser rifles, every model from 1871 to 1945 with production figures. Extensively illustrated through out with b/w and colour illustrations.A useful reference for military weapons historians and collectors. Good, lightly used condition with some minor marking.
Medical Service Soldbuch and dogtag. Soldbuch,15/06/40 to Friedrich Konig, Corporal Army Medical Service with Dogtag marked \'5./San.Ers.Abt.5\'. Konig served the whole of the war with San.Kp.1/5 of the 5.Inf.Div. based in France until Mar 41 then into Russia with the now renamed 5.Jag.Div. serving at Staraja Russa, Witebsk, Kowel, and Narew. The unit finally withdrew into Eastern Germany to the Oder in 1945. Konig was entitled to the KVK II and the Winter War medal. Well filled Soldbuch in good used condition.
MEMBERSHIP BADGE FOR THE THIRD REICH VDA. Volksbund für Deutschtum im Ausland (People's Federation for German-ness Abroad) The Verein für Deutsche Kulturbeziehungen im Ausland."Association for German cultural relations abroad"), abbreviated VDA, is a German cultural organisation. During the Nazi era it was engaged in spying across the whole world, using German minorities living in other countries. Its other goals included preservation of German culture among "racial Germans" This is a membership pin back enamel badge. With the DVA symbol on the front and a very prominent swastika. In near mint condition. This was one of the more unusual and rarer organisations in Hitlers Germany.
Memoirs of an Infantry Officer - Siegfried Sassoon. First Illustrated Edition 1931 of Sassoon's classic ' Memoirs of an Infantry Officer '. Illustrated boards with a coloured frontispiece and coloured lithographs by Barnett Freedman. 312pgs published by Faber & Faber in a run of 3500. Good overall condition with bumped spine and light marking and cracked frontispiece, clean contents.
Memorial Plaque and slip - Allan Bryant. A good example of a memorial plaque in its original card sleeve and its accompanying condolence slip. The plaque is named to an Allan Bryant who was 504565 Sgt. Allan, Edgar, Bryant of 503rd ( 2/1st Wessex ) Field Coy. RE. Bryant died on 20.09.17 and is buried in the Buffs Rd cemetery probably a casualty of 58 Div operations in the Third Battle of Passchendaele. Excellent, clean condition.
Memorials of Masonians who fell in the Great War 1922 1st ed. ' Memorials of Masonians who fell in the Great War 'A memorial to alumni of the Royal Masonic School, Bushey who fell in the Great War. 250pgs consisting of a brief biography and photo of each person man. Cloth and card boards and in good condition with some marking and rubbing to corners accompanied by an original receipt to a recipient.
Merrill\'s Marauders/Mars Task Force shoulder patch. Locally produced embroidered cotton shoulder patch for Merrill\'s Marauders or their later incarnation as the Mars Task Force. The Marauders were formed after US admiration of the Chindits, wanting a force to operate behind Japanese lines the Marauders were formed in three battalions in 1944 and fought intensively against the Japanese throughout 1944. By 1945 their numbers were depleted and they formed the nucleus of a new unit, the Mars Task Force. Both units used this badge as their shoulder flash but with the addition of a scroll denoting membership of either the Marauders and then subsequently the Task Force. In excellent condition.
METAL EDELWEISS INSIGNIA FOR M43 CAP. A nice 2 piece metal badge in the form of an Eidelweiss mountain flower, worn on the left side of a Gebirgsjager Bergmutzen cap. Grey metal with a brass flower centre. 100% original.
METAL OAKLEAF JAGER BADGE FOR M43 CAP. This is a very nice 100% original grey metal oakleaf 'spray' badge worn by Third Reich 'JAGER' battalions during WW2. Was pinned to the left hand side of the M43 'ski' cap or Bergmützen. This badge shows a little age for it's 80 years, and is totally complete with the three fixing pins to the reverse. Ideal as a display item or to go on the cap itself.
METAL TOY KRIEGSFLAG FROM ELASTOLIN OR LINEOL WW2 FIGURE. Part of the set of toy ‘soldiers’ produced by the Linoel or Elastolin company in the 1930’s. Carried by a standard bearer figure. Small double sided painted metal flag with small metal pole. About 2” overall height. In mint condition. Great little display items to go with a collection, or add to your missing toy figure! (I have 2 of these only)
MG151/20 M \' gesteuert \' Round. Brass washed steel MG151/20 Minengeschoss 20mm cannon round. 1943 dated case and projectile with a steel 1942 dated steel ZZ1505 fuze. Projectile has been marked ' gesteuert ' indicating ' synchronised ' which generally identified these electrically primed rounds principally for use with the Fw190 ground attack version. Excellent, clean condition. INERT UK sales ONLY
MG151/20 “Minengeschoß” Practice Round. 1944 dated 20mm HE “Minengeschoß” practice or blind round for use with the MG151/20 cannon. Grey painted projectile with dummy fuze with approx. 60% original paint and stencilled markings contained in a 1945 dated lacquered steel case. Good overall condition. INERT. UK sales ONLY.
MGC Grouping. Medal and paperwork grouping to 37216 Pte. H.Foster M.G.C. Group consists of War and Victory Pair with ribbon bars, highly polished cap badge and MGC buttons, dog tags and Ypres League lapel badges. Paperwork includes MGC certificate, Ypres League certificate, ten years after plates, signed reunion menus and newspaper clippings. All in good condition with the usual marking, folds etc to paperwork. Unresearched.
MGC Swagger Stick. WW1 Machine Gun Corps swagger stick. Hardwood stick with a lacquered finish with a nickel top with impressed MGC device. Clear evidence of having been carried with obvious signs of wear.
Mid to Late War Luftwaffe Flak Badge. Zinc construction Luftwaffe Flak badge typical of mid to late War production. Marked to the reverse ' G.B. ' indicating production by Gustav Brehmer of Markneukirchen in Saxony. Steel pin with characteristic steel hinge and hook used by Brehmer. Good, used condition.
Middle East Commando Knife. Brass and steel knuckle knife that is generally associated with the Middle East Commando and was the inspiration for the design of their cap badge. ' Death's head ', brass knuckle duster hilt with a 6 " single edged bowie-style blade contained in a sturdy leather sheath. Good, as found condition with patinated hilt and marked blade with slightly dusty scabbard. Indistinct initials ' R.A.? ' marked to reverse of scabbard. An excellent example.
Middle East Field Navigation Manual - LRDG. Middle East Training Pamphlet No.9 Pt VI ' Field Navigation Part I Dead Reckoning '. 1942ed. 61pgs including diagrams, photographs and sketches outlining the importance of navigation and reconnaissance with particular regard to application in the desert . To illustrate this there are illustrated instructions of the LRDG protractor and the Bagnold navigating sun compass as well as the Cole Sun compass as well as examples of reconnaissance reports, all subjects central to the operation of the LRDG. Good, used condition with some light marking to covers.
Middlesex Cyclist Volunteers Glengarry Badge. Die stamped white metal glengarry badge for the 26th (Cyclists) Middlesex Rifle Volunteers 1888-1901. Good, clean condition, all loops intact and scarce.
Military Medal Group - POW Escapee - Cameron Highlanders. Military Medal group to 2928356 L/Cpl. William Arthur Baird of the 2nd Btn. Queens Own Cameron Highlanders. Group consists of MM, 39-45 Star, Africa Star, Defence and War Medal, mounted as worn. Baird was captured at Tobruk in June 1941 and was incarcerated at Berka Barracks in Benghazi where they were employed on the docks and in various stores. He had made an attempt to escape previously and had made it as far as Maddalena in the Gebel before being recaptured. Joining with two others, Sgt.Armstrong and Dvr.Murray, an attempted escape was betrayed and their route and food stores were discovered. Undaunted the three successfully escaped on 04/12/41 and headed S/W to Benina. In an epic march of 240 miles across the desert the three displayed great courage and determination and were aided by their meeting of an Arab a week into their journey giving them directions and informing of enemy movements. Further good fortune came in the locating of a small ration store. They finally met up with troops of 7th Armoured Div South of Bomba where they were able to give valuable information and intelligence. All three were decorated with the MM. Medals in good, clean condition, some contact wear with one edge knock to MM. Comes with an extensive file of research including citations etc.
Militia Artillery Officer's F.S.Cap. A fine example of an officer's F.S.Cap by Hobson & Sons with the silver bullion wire insignia and buttons of the Artillery Militia. Fine wool body with oil cloth lining and with a plush head band. Excellent condition with one small patch of moth grazing to the reverse side.
Mine Clearance Service Grouping. Immediately after the First World War, the Mine Clearance Service was established to sweep the large numbers of mines laid during conflict. This service was abolished in 1920. These two items, a die-struck, white metal arm badge, and a cap tally are from this brief incarnation of the service. Arm badge retains it's shaped backing plate and the scarce naval tally is in tied condition. Both items in good condition with light overall fading and minor damage to the ribbon.
Miniature 1914/15 Star Trio. WW1 miniature 1914/15 Star Trio mounted as worn for use on mess/evening or civilian dress. Clean condition with minor patination to War medal.
MINIATURE DRL SPORTS BADGE STICK PIN. High quality, lapel stick pin for the Third Reich Sports Association the DRL. This is a post 1935 award and has a tiny swastika at the bottom of the wreath. Knurled pin to the reverse. Tiny, stamped makers mark on reverse.
MINIATURE IMPERIAL GERMAN 3 MEDAL STICK PIN. A very nice example of three Imperial German medals mounted as a stick pin for wear on civilian clothes etc. Imperial Iron Cross, the War Merit medal with swords (combatant) and a black wound badge. All mounted on a small bar with knurled pin.
MINIATURE IRON CROSS 'SPANG' STICKPIN-ON CARD. A lovely, miniature Iron Cross 'Spang' eagle and swastika stickpin on original card. Toned silver finish, nice twisted pin to reverse. Cute stickpin.
MINIATURE ITALIAN SOUVENIR BAYONET AND CASE An interesting item and slightly out of my league but this is a contemporary miniature Italian bayonet in it's case with a dedication/inscription on the blade. Case is green leatherette with an Italian regimental badge fixed to it. Nice looking item and would be fun to translate the blade inscription.
Miniature MM & 1914/15 Star Trio. WW1 miniature MM & 1914/15 Star Trio mounted as worn for use on mess/evening or civilian dress. Clean condition with minor patination to War medal.
MINIATURE MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD. This bid the miniature Mothers Cross in gold that would have been worn on a lapel or dress every day by the recipient. The medal would have been awarded in a case and just kept at home. An exact copy of the full sizes award. Mounted on a bow ribbon with pin-back. In excellent condition.
MINIATURE MOTHERS CROSS IN SILVER - MAKER MARKED! A lovely little cross, a silver award. Would have been worn every day on a dress or a lapel. Recipient would have also had the full sized award, but this would have stayed in the box. A perfect miniature copy in every way, even has the dedication on the back with Hitlers signature IN MINIATURE writing ! This one also has the makers code L11.Wilhelm Deumer, Ludenscheid, Postfach 161
MINIATURE STICKPIN FOR NAZI IRON CROSS AND WOUND BADGE. A great little combined two medal stickpin award, for the Third Reich Iron Cross second class and a silver wound badge. Combined together and mounted on a nice knurled pin. Incredible detail to both badges. Would have been worn on civilian clothes. Super stickpin
MINIATURE STICKPIN FOR PANZER/TANK BADGE. This is the miniature stick pin version of the Panzer Assault or Tank badge. This one is in silver, features a Panzer Tank in relief with Wehrmacht eagle and swastika above. Wonderful detail. Knurled pin to reverse. Flat back with plain finish. Idea to display with any of the full-sized badges.
MINIATURE THIRD REICH STICKPIN INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE. A nice miniature Infantry Assault stickpin for wear on civilian clothes etc. In near mint condition with original blackened finish. Excellent detail to badge. Nice knurled pin to reverse.
Minox B Miniature Spy Camera. Minox-B is a small, high-quality subminiature camera that is small enough to fit in the palm of a hand. It was built by Minox in Germany as the successor to the post-war Minox A. For Many years it was the worlds most famous and widely used camera for espionage photography until the end of the Cold War. Built between 1958 and 1969, it features a very high quality sense and a built in light meter. This example is complete with it's original case and chain which attached via a button fob and doubled as an integral measure with it's built in markers corresponding to the distances on the focusing dial to act as a guide to optimal picture taking. Excellent, clean and working condition.
MINT CONDITION LUFTWAFFE BREAST EAGLE One of the items from the smallsouvenir collection I purchased. An unisuued, cloth Luftwaffe breast eagle in mint condition. Correct backing. All perfect. Good for display.
MINT EXAMPLE OF EARLY 'DROOP TAIL' LUFTWAFFE BULLION BREAST EAGLE. A superb example and with evidence that this has been removed from a tunic (stitch marks on the inside). Bullion wire construction is faultless, with great detail and high quality. This is an early example of the eagle showing the tail feathers drooping down. Perfect example. Ideal for a tunic or part of a Luftwaffe display/collection.
MINT LUFTWAFFE OR’s BREAST EAGLE. White cotton on Luftwaffe grey backing. Superb detail. Looking closely the main wing flying ‘feathers’ have been enhanced with some very thin bullion thread. Eagle in mint unissued condition. Nice display piece.
MINT MOTHERS CROSS IN BRONZE IN ORIGINAL PACKET. A perfect example of this medal awarded for 4 children and instituted in December 1938. The Third Reich saw this award as very important and designated vast beaurorcratic resources to administer it. Was awarded in 3 grades, bronze/silver/gold. This one is complete with ribbon and paper packet of issue. Packet is stamped with details (in German) on the front and a small makers name printed on the reverse.
Mint N.S.D.A.P. Party Armbands. Originally purchased as part of the 53rd (W) Division grouping ( See item 6824 ) these two mint, two piece Party armbands are in mint condition with same manufacturer RZM labels to the interior . Priced individually.
MINT ORIGINAL BOX OF LUFTWAFFE DAGGER HANGER CLIPS. A most unusual small box of 12 mint unissued interior jacket hangers for the Luftwaffe dagger!! Intended to be sewn directly into a uniform jacket or coat, these Luftwaffe blue fabric straps end with a leather tab and \'d\' ring. This would have enabled the dagger hanger clip to go through the left hand pocket flap and then clip on internally to this strap which would have taken the full weight. These are mint and unissued and come complete in the original cardboard factory box with label on the top!! New old stock here and great for a dagger display or \'shop-front\' period display.
MINT RAD OFFICERS PARADE/DRESS BELT STILL IN ORIGINAL RED CASE AND WRAPPING PAPER! An opportunity to acquire an unissued RAD Officers parade belt and alloy buckle in the original red leatherette covered issue box and original brown packing tissue! Box is horseshoe shaped and in perfect condition, lined inside with deep red velvet/flock material. Belt is coiled inside with the original RAD officers buckle and keeper. Buckle is Assmann stamped on the reverse. As this is unused and unissued, the cloth backing and the bullion front is in STONE MINT condition. A fantastic piece of history ‘frozen in time!’
MINT THIRD REICH EK2 IN BLUE PAPER PACKET WITH TISSUE WRAPPING. This is a beautiful medal and has been protected by being inside the original issue paper packet! It's complete with the original length of folded EKII ribbon. Iron cross itself is in mint condition with all the original frosting over the silver edges.Medal is even still in the cream tissue paper from the factory. Black paint in centre is perfect, unissued! The cross suspension ring is stamped with a '1'. Maker is Deschler & Sohn.' The original buff coloured paper packet is in mint condition just a little faded from age, with the reverse being stamped in ink with maker Deschler & Sohn . A great medal in the packet it came in.
MINT UNISSUED THIRD REICH EK1 IN CASE AND CARDBOARD OUTER BOX. A mint example of a beautiful Iron Cross First Class in the case of issue, complete with the manufacturers cardboard outer cover!!! Made by ZIMMERMANN, PForzheim. The cardboard outer case is torn at the ends and missing the closing flaps, but the main body is complete.Listed with the product contents on the top and the makers name to the side. Black hard case containing the cross itself, is MINT with a nice silver cross embossed into the top. Cross sits inside on a cream flock base material. Cross has all original frosting to the silvered parts etc etc. Reverse of cross has all silver frosting. Pin is marked with number '20' makers code for Zimmermann. A great find indeed.
Miscellaneous \' Q \' Services. One of the series of restricted technical volumes published by the War Office on World War II that contain a wealth of information. They were written to preserve the knowledge gained in WW2 and contain detailed information not to be found in the official history of the war published by HMSO. The Second World War 1939 - 1945 Army ' Miscellaneous ' Q ' services ' 1st 1954 War Office. 293pgs covering many of the obscure army and affiliated units including the NAAFI, Army Fire Service, Army Post Office etc. Excellent, clean volume with some light rubbing.
MITCHELL (Lt. Frank, MC) Tank Warfare: The Story of the Tanks in the Great War. 1st ed.1933 pub: Nelson. A useful & informative account from a pioneer of tank warfare, includes a Glossary of Tank Terms and is illustrated with b/w photographs, coloured plates and sketches. Author served with 1st Tank Bn. & won the MC for fighting the first tank v. tank 'duel' at Villers Bretonneux in April 1918. Orig. green cloth with gilt titles. Lightly bruised and rubbed covers with minor foxing, otherwise a clean copy.
MM RFA / BWM Vict. Essex Regt - Brothers. MM to 239583 Gunner Harold Anthony R.F.A with a BWM and Victory pair to 251971 Pte. W.Anthony Essex Regt. Accompanied by a certificate of transfer to reserve for Gnr.H.Anthony. These have not been researched.
MOST UNUSUAL RUSSIAN WW2 MEDICAL AWARD BADGE. I hardly ever come across Russian medals or badges. This was with another auction item but is actually very interesting. It's listed in "Red Army Uniforms of World War II" as the "Ready for the Medical Defense of the USSR" badge. Instituted in the USSR in 1934 and was worn and awarded up until 1941. Consists of an enamel red star with hammer and sickle with screw-back fixing. This is also maker marked. The enamel RedCross badge is suspended by 2 chains below. There are period pictures of this being worn (mainly by women) and apparently is was tacked onto the uniform with thread to stop the chains catching and breaking. No damage.
MOST UNUSUAL SOUVENIR EARLY LUFTWAFFE BROWN BELT AND BUCKLE. I have seen this very clever type of work done with German WW2 leather belts before, but have never owned one. This has either been done by the original owner, perhaps as a POW, or done by the veteran who bought this back as a souvenir. This is an early brown leather Luftwaffe OR’s or NCO’s belt, along with the early 1st type buckle with ‘droop tailed’ Luftwaffe eagle. At some time the original interior retaining bar, for the male part of the buckle, has come off, and a twisted wire system has been installed to hold the belt hook, and it works very well indeed! The belt is amazing! Without cutting the ends it or damaging it in any way, the belt leather has been split into 3 strips and then platted the whole length! I have absolutely no idea how they have done this and it looks fantastic. Certainly very out of the ordinary, all 100% original but craftily re-worked to give it a different appeal.
Mother's Cross in Silver with Original Packet. A good example of a Mothers Cross in silver, with its full length ribbon, and its original titled packet. Blocked title ' Ehrenkreuz der Deutsche Mutter - Zweite Stufe ' to front of paper packet with manufacturer's details ' M.Hausch Pforzheim ' to reverse. Excellent, clean condition.
MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD IN CASE OF ISSUE. An original Mothers Cross in GOLD, with original ribbon and blue case of issue. Makers mark of RICHARD SIEPER & SOHNE Ludensheid, printed on indide of lid. Good condition.Evidence of age as the box is slightly scuffed.
MOTHERS CROSS IN GOLD WITH ORIGINAL ISSUE CASE. Similar to the other cross just listed. This has a mint gold cross with full length neck ribbon. Box has a different maker on the inside lid. Exterior of box not quite so good with some scuffs etc to one edge.
Mother\'s Cross in Silver. A good example of a Mothers Cross in silver ( Ehrenkreuz der Deutsche Mutter - Zweite Stufe ) with its original full length ribbon which has been stitched together. Good, clean and bright condition.
Motor Machine Gun Corps Cap Badge. Bi-metal cap badge with slide to reverse. Brass crossed machine guns and crown with white metal MMG soldered beneath. Good, used condition.
Motor-HJ Arm Badge. Arm badge for Motor-HJ personnel. Embroidered grey cotton thread on pink wool. Good, used condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
MTP No.14 2-Inch Mortar. 1939 MTP No.14 2-Inch Mortar. Early 10pg manual outlining very aspects of the use and maintenance of the MkII version which had been introduced into service the previous year. Good, used condition.
MTP No.30 Booby Traps. 1941 MTP No.30 Part IV ' Booby Traps '. Field Engineering ( All Arms ) 26pgs illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams demonstrating the use of primarily British, but also, German and Italian booby trap equipment and its employment . Good overall condition with unit stamp.
MTP No.42 Tank Hunting and Destruction. Early, 1940ed. of MTP No.42 \' Tank Hunting and Destruction \'. 39pgs of optimistic advice on tank destruction including sections on the \' Sticky Bomb \' and the \' Harvey Flamethrower \'. Illustrated with sketches and diagrams. In good, clean condition with ownership intials to front cover.
MTP.30 Booby Traps. 943 MTP.30 ' Booby Traps '. Field Engineering ( All Arms ) 26pgs illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams demonstrating the use of primarily British, but also, German and Italian booby trap equipment and its employment . Good overall condition.
MTP.40 Mines & Booby Traps - Laying of British Mines. MTP.40 ' Mines & Booby Traps pt.II All arms - laying and recording of British Mines ' 1944. 51pg manual with b/w photographs, sketches and diagrams showing the laying of the major types of A/T mines. Good, clean condition.
MTP.40 Mines and Booby Traps. 1943 MTP.40 ' Mines and Booby Traps - How to deal with individual mechanisms '. 72pgs illustrated throughout with sketches and diagrams demonstrating the use of British, US, German and Italian mines and booby trap equipment and its employment from SD2 butterfly bombs to Hawkins mines. Good overall condition with light marking to covers and tipped in amendments.
MTP.50 - Airborne Troops. 1941 Airborne Troops - M.T.P.No.50, Pt.I Defence Against Airborne Troops. 16pg manual outlining the organisation, characteristics and tactics of German airborne forces and means to counter and defend against them including the defence of airfields. Good, used condition with some light marking to covers.
MTP.54 Guerilla Warfare. 1942ed MTP No.54 ' Guerilla Warfare '. 22pg manual outlining the principles of guerrilla warfare with an intention of giving direction to those who may have the opportunity to act as or co-operate with guerrilla forces. Includes sections on women, sabotage, intelligence, ambush and inflicting casualties. Good, clean condition with very minor rusting of staples.
MTP.No.30 Booby Traps. Manual - 1941 MTP.No.30 Field Engineering ( All Arms ) Part IV: Booby Traps. 26pgs showing various methods of setting booby traps and the equipment employed by British, German and Italian forces. Replaced staples with rust staining but contents clean.
MTP.No.30 Booby Traps. Manual - 1941 MTP.No.30 Field Engineering ( All Arms ) Part IV: Booby Traps. 26pgs showing various methods of setting booby traps and the equipment employed by British, German and Italian forces. Slight rusting of staples, good, clean condition.
N.D.S.A.P. Necktie. Official issue N.S.D.A.P. ' Halsbinde ' or necktie complete with RZM label. Good, slightly crumpled condition with no damage with minor loss of finish to label.
N.S.B.O. Armband. An uncommon armband worn by members of the N.S.B.O. -Nationalsozialistische Betriebszellenorganisation (National Socialist Factory Cell Organization) a workers organisation founded on similar lines to a union. A two piece embroidered cotton armband in excellent, clean condition.
N.S.B.O. Sports Insignia. BeVo type construction N.S.B.O. insignia for use on sports clothing. The N.S.B.O.was the Nationalsozialistische Betriebszellenorganisation or the German Reich Factory Cell Organization of the NSDAP. Unissued condition with signs of having been pinned to a display.
N.S.D.A.P. / Party Pennant. Multi-piece construction, printed pennant or flag. 36 x 20cms approx. with printed swastikas sown to both sides with spring clip and small pole attachment fittings - vehicle possibly ? Slightly grubby condition, acquired along with item 6885 n a group of souvenirs from a special forces veteran.
N.S.D.A.P. / Party Pennant. Third Reich N.S.D.A.P. pennant. Multi-piece construction with printed swastikas machine sen to both sides. Sewn-in string halyard with machine sewn reenforcing to tip, 35cms x 20cms approx. Slightly grubby condition.
N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. Mint, multi-piece construction N.S.D.A.P. Party armband. RZM label to the interior. Excellent condition.
N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. Two piece construction N.S.D.A.P. party armband. Bevo woven swastika laid onto a cotton armband. Good, used condition.
N.S.D.A.P. Party Armband. Multi-piece construction N.S.D.A.P. Party armband. Characterful example that has a contemporary modification from another armband to extend it probably to go over a coat. Various stains and marks with a couple of areas of damage and priced accordingly
N.S.K.K. Sleeve eagle. Machine-woven aluminium thread on tan wool backing N.S.K.K. sleeve eagle. Particularly good example retaining the RZM label to reverse.
N.S.K.O.V. Berlin Day Badge. Blackened alloy, pinback day badge produced for the ' Reichstreffen Der N.S.K.O.V. Berlin 1.Aug 1937 '. Excellent, clean condition, manufacturer marked ' Fechler, Bernsbach SA '.
National Socialist Women's League (NS-Frauenschaft) membership red cover and small lapel badge. This is the small red leatherette double sided cover, that would have held the membership card or papers for the National Socialist Women's League (NS-Frauenschaft). It has the triangular NS badge embossed onto the front cover along with the word 'mitgliedskarte' (membershipcard). Celluloid slip covers inside. In excellent, near mint condition. There is also a small sized pin-back lapel badge for the same organisation. Triangular enamel. Reverse marked 'Ges Gesch' and RZM 46. A really nice couple of items.
National Socialist Women\'s League badge & Contribution Card. Pin back enamel badge for a member of the Nationalsozialistische Frauenschaft orNational Socialist Women's League accompanied by an annual contributions card to an Ingeborg John of Koblenz. Orts level badge, maker marked M1/92 for Karl Wild, Hamburg. Badge has some minor abrasions and some enamel loss to one corner, otherwise good condition.
Nationalsozialistische Lehrerbund (NSLB) Lapel Badge. Brass and enamel, pinback badge for the Nationalsozialistische Lehrerbund (NSLB) or National Socialist Teachers League. Established on 21 April 1929, its goal was to make the National Socialist worldview and foundation of all education and especially of schooling. Good, clean condition, manufacturer marked to the reverse ' H C H Time Berlin C19 '.
Naumburg SA Tinny. Large 60mm x 38mm pinback tinny badge celebrating the swearing in ceremony of SA Standard RJ4 in Naumburg on 24.06.1934. Sheet brass construction with antiqued bronze finish, some very light marking otherwise good, clean condition.
Naval & Army Lists 1844. Attractively bound with leather binding and corners ' Naval & Army Lists 1844 '. Clean copy packed with information from the usual listings of officers by ship and regiment but also prize awards, dress regulations, establishment of the Royal Naval Female School, price of commissions, the wearing of foreign orders etc. etc. Excellent source of information on the early Victorian military establishment. Good, clean , used condition with bruising and minor damage to binding.
Naval ' folk ' Art. Hand painted cigarette tin featuring a British Naval officer with a background of cruisers. Well executed study in oils of an officer whose identity has been lost. In good condition with some rusting to edges, would probably benefit from a careful clean.
Naval Blockade Breakers Stick Pin Miniature. The large 25mm, Kriegsmarine Blockade Breakers stick pin miniature. Tombac construction with wear to highlights . Good,used condition.
Naval manual B.R.145/40.- Enemy Submarines. Naval manual B.R.145/40.- ' Enemy Submarines in question and answer ' July 1940. Produced by the Naval Staff Anti-Submarine Warfare Division this 40 pg manual gives much information concerning the operation of enemy submarines with silhouettes and b/w illustrations. In good, clean condition with minor rusting to staples.
NEAR MINT NARVIK SHEILD IN GILT WITH FULL BACKING. The Narvik Shield, designed by Professor Klein of Munich, was instituted on the 19th of August 1940. It was authorized for all German forces that took part in the conquest and subsequent defense of the port city of Narvik during the Norway Campaign. This is a near mint example with just a tiny amount of the gilt missing from the high spots, revealing the copper flash coating underneath. About 98% of gilt remains. It is mounted on a medium green uniform cloth backing. There are a few moth nips near the top, but very small. The reverse has all the original cream back paper intact over the steel back plate. A wonderfully preserved shield.
NEAR MINT WOOL NSDAP PARTY ARMBAND. In great condition. This is the Party armband worn by a great many organisations during the Third Reich era. An earlier example with all red wool body. No evidence of damage or moth. 3 piece construction with white ribbed satin circle and black moire swastika sewn on the top. Ideal display piece.
NEAR MINT-SILVER INFANTRY ASSAULT BADGE BY WH. A badge in great condition and it retains neary 100% of the original silver wash finsh to front and reverse. The only places it's worn a bit are on the edges. Perfect pin, hinge and hook. Maker marked W.H. just under hinge. A nice 100% original badge.
Neusilber Luftwaffe Flakkampfabzeichen. Excellent, early Luftwaffe Flak badge. Neusilber construction with ball hinge fitting and semi-scooped reverse. Thought to be the product of one of the Gablonz manufacturers, possibly Adolf Scholze, and of early design and issue and as is typical of these badges no manufacturer markings to reverse. Highly detailed, crisp detail with light polishing to high points with crimped in tombac fittings with a slightly distorted thin pin. Classic example.
NICE HITLER YOUTH GROUPING-INSIGNIA AND SCARF 'WOGGLE'. A little grouping of HJ stuff I purchased from a contact in Vienna. He seems to find a lot of Hitler Youth insignia and accessories. I very nice HJ 'bevo' diamond, which has obviously been removed from something. These were used on the HJ sports vests and also worn on the left arm of the DJ and BDM jackets. Very nice used condition, folded to shape, marked Ges Gesch on reverse. Secondly is a HJ scarf 'woggle'. This leather woggle was used on the HJ neckerchief worn with the HJ shirt etc. In woven beige leather.(our cubs and scouts have/had a similar thing). Lastly a HJ rank brassard in red and white twisted cord. Goes over the shoulder and into the top pocket.
NICE QUALITY ALL BEVO COTTON HJ BOYS ARMBAND. Worn by all HJ members of all ages. This is a good quality, red cotton armband with integral 'bevo' white/red/black construction. Although there are other HJ armbands made in several pieces, this is the most common type and is not reproduced. Colours are fine, little grubby with age. Good example 100% original.
NICE WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS. MAKER MARKED. A very nice example of the WW1 Iron Cross second class complete with original ribbon. Cross is in lovely clean condition with 100% black paint. Large round suspension ring is stamped with maker letters 'M S'.
NICKEL HITLER YOUTH BUCKLE WITH ORIGINAL BELT. A nice find from my friend in Germany. An untouched and uncleaned Hitler Youth nickel buckle with a nice brown belt. The buckle could do with a good clean if you so desire, as it is covered in years of patina, that mainly looks like nicotine! There are no maker marks on the reverse of the buckle at all, which leads me to believe that this is an early piece. The belt is also interesting. Brown leather with inside adjustment tab, this belt has been cut down to fit the very small Hitler Youth waist! The adjustment tab has been repositioned and the open end has been carefully shortened. Quite an obvious thing to do really. Adult waist is 35-36” upwards, this now fits someone with a 26” waist. Ideal. Great item.
NiederSachsen 1934 Day Badge. 1934 ' tinny ' day badge ' Nieder Sachsen tag 23.6.1934 Verden 782 '. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
No.1 Commando Salamander. An excellent, used example of the woven Salamander sleeve badge worn by No.1 Commando in the period 1941 - 1943. Depicting a green salamander in red and yellow flames. With clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform with a small area of loss of nap to the wool background near the tail of the Salamander. Scarce.
No.1 Commando Salamander. An excellent, used example of the woven Salamander sleeve badge worn by No.1 Commando in the period 1941 - 1943. Depicting a green salamander in red and yellow flames. With clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, scarce.
No.1 Commando Shoulder title. Original embroidered shoulder title for No.1 Commando. The uniquely designed title was designed to be worn in conjunction with the unit insignia of a salamander ( see item:7364 ) . Excellent used condition with very clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. In my experience less commonly encountered than the scarce salamander badge.
No.1 Dress Bullion Parachute Wings. C1980 bullion parachute wings for use on the No.1 Dress tunic of the Parachute Regt. High quality wing with paper backing and displaying clear evidence of having been removed from a tunic. ( Part of a collection of insignia with acquisition dates alongside, hence the 1980 date .)
No.2 Commando WW2 bullion beret / sleeve badge Original No.2 Commando WW2 bullion beret / sleeve badge, silver wire embroidered Fairburn-Sykes Commando dagger between the letters “SS” on black cloth ground. Correct white cotton backing. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
No.3 Commando shoulder title and Combined Ops badge. Embroidered No.3 Commando shoulder title. A good used example, clearly having been removed from a uniform along with the classic Combined Operations badge. In excellent used condition, moth free. No.3 Commando had the distinction of carrying out one of the first raids on the Lofotens. This was followed by Dieppe, Sicily and Italy before Normandy and the Rhine Crossing under their colourful CO. Durnford-Slater.
No.36 Drill Detonator Set. A British WW2 MkIII Drill Detonator for the No.36M Grenade. Clearly marked ' DRILL ' to one side ' III ' to the other. In excellent condition with remains of the original lacquer still present. Manufacturer marked and dated 43 to base. INERT POSTFREE within UK
No.36M Detonator Tin. 1945 dated tin that originally contained x3 Mk 7 4 second delay detonators for the No.36M grenade. Originally contained in the wooden crate in which grenades were stored and usually found in poor condition. This example in excellent clean condition with original stencilling intact.
No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade unfinished casting. An unfinished, unmachined, cast body for a No.36M Mk I Hand Grenade. Manufacturerer marked ' J.P. & S Ltd ' for Joseph Parkes & Sons, Willenhall. INERT
No.36M MkI Hand Grenade Base Plugs. Original base plugs for British No.36M MkI Hand Grenades. All good condition with clean threads, mostly 1944/45 dated. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
No.4 MkII Bayonet in Victory Plastics Scabbard. US contract No.4 MkII Spike Bayonet by Savage, in a Victory Plastics produced plastic scabbard with integral frog. Clear Savage ( S )markings to body and release catch with clear Victory Plastic ( VP ) marking to scabbard reverse. Good, clean condition. 18+ UK sales ONLY
No.4 MkII Spike Bayonet - Singer Manufacturing. British No.4 MkII spike bayonet with a MkI scabbard. Marked \' G crown R No4 MkII S M \' indicating manufacture by Singer Manufacturing, Glasgow with release catch marked \' SM \' and inspection mark to body \' ?5Z \'. Black finished scabbard with throat marked with MkI designation and unreadable manufacturer code. \' Good, used condition.
No.4 MkII Spike Bayonet - Singer Manufacturing. British No.4 MkII spike bayonet with a MkI scabbard. Marked ' G crown R No4 MkII S M ' indicating manufacture by Singer Manufacturing, Glasgow with release catch marked ' N67 ' - the dispersal code for Singer. Sand painted scabbard with throat marked with MkI designation and the manufacturer code ' S286 ' 9 Vanden Plas, Kingston '. Good, used condition.
No.5 Bayonet Mk.I An excellent example of a No.5 Bayonet Mk 1, second pattern designed for use with the No.5 Jungle Carbine. This pattern differs from the first pattern in having two bolts securing the grips as opposed to one. This example comes with a MkII scabbard. Faint manufacturer's marks ' WSC ' indicating manufacture by Wilkinson Sword and serial number stamped to pommel. In excellent, clean condition.
No.5 Bayonet Mk.I An excellent, used example of a No.5 Bayonet Mk 1, second pattern designed for use with the No.5 Jungle Carbine. This pattern differs from the first pattern in having two bolts securing the grips as opposed to one. This example comes with a MkII scabbard Manufacturer\'s marks \' P 1946 \' to ricasso indicating manufacture by R.O.F.Poole ( a small but unknown number produced post-War ) with inspection stamp to top of bayonet retention. Inspection arrow to scabbard otherwise unmarked. In above average, used condition. 18+UK Sales ONLY
No.5 Commando shoulder title and Combined Ops badge. Embroidered No.5 Commando shoulder title and Combined Ops badge. Typical later war red on blue insignia. Good used examples, clearly having been removed from a uniform . In excellent used condition, moth free.
No.5 Commando Shoulder titles. Original WW2, unissued No.5 Commando shoulder titles. Embroidered cotton on wool. Excellent, clean condition.
No.68 ATI/L Drill Grenade. No.68 MkI Anti Tank Grenade Drill. White painted, designation, manufacturer's marks and 1942 date moulded into the tail vanes. In good, used condition with wear to paint finish ( approx 80%+ intact ) with ' DRILL ' stencilled to body. Complete with safety pin and tag and fully strippable with all internals present. INERT Available within UK ONLY
No.69 MkI Hand Grenade - Sectioned. Grenade,Hand, No.69 Mk I. Bakelite body with" All Ways " fuse filled with Amatol ( indicated by green filling ring ). Designed as a blast grenade and used throughout British forces.This example highly unusual in being sectioned with all internal parts present and strippable. Grenade in excellent condition with clear markings with painted filling and inspection markings Manufacured in 1941 by D.L R. AVAILABLE within UK ONLY INERT
No.69 MkI Hand Grenade. Grenade,Hand, No.69 Mk I. Bakelite body with" All Ways " fuse filled with Amatol ( indicated by green filling ring ). Designed as a blast grenade and used throughout British forces. Grenade in excellent condition with clear markings with painted filling and inspection markings Manufacured in 1940 by D.L R all parts including fuse present, and strippable. AVAILABLE within UK ONLY INERT
No.69 MkI Hand Grenade. Grenade,Hand, No.69 Mk I. Bakelite body with\" All Ways \" fuse filled with Amatol. Designed as a blast grenade and used throughout British forces. Grenade in good, undamaged condition Manufactured in 1940 by D.L R all parts including fuse present, and strippable. AVAILABLE within UK ONLY INERT
No.74 Anti-Tank Grenade ' Sticky Bomb '. British No.74 MkI Anti-Tank Grenade ' Sticky Bomb '. Featuring a glass globe ( that would originally been filled with nitro ) covered with stockinette impregnated with adhesive. A bakelite handle contained the fuze and igniter retained by a steel handle and pin with attendant label warning thrower not to remove pin before throwing. The globes were originally covered by two hinged sheet metal hemispheres to protect the thrower from the adhesive and were then removed before throwing, they are unfortunately, no longer present. Adhesive stockinette has now dried out, safety lever manufacturer marked with igniter pocket present. Good, overall condition, strippable. Scarce. INERT. UK Sales only
No.74 Anti-Tank Grenade ' Sticky Bomb '. British No.74 MkI Anti-Tank Grenade ' Sticky Bomb '. Featuring a glass globe ( that would originally been filled with nitro )and would have been covered with stockinette impregnated with adhesive. A bakelite handle contained the fuze and igniter retained by a steel handle and pin with attendant label warning thrower not to remove pin before throwing. The globes were originally covered by two hinged sheet metal hemispheres to protect the thrower from the adhesive and were then removed before throwing, they are unfortunately, no longer present. , safety lever manufacturer marked with igniter pocket present. Good, overall condition, strippable. Scarce. INERT. UK Sales only
No.75., A.T. MkI Hawkins Grenade. No.75,A.T.Mk.I Hawkins Grenade. Introduced in 1942 and designed primarily as an anti-tank mine this particular example would appear to have been manufactured in 1943. Containing either Ammonal or Nobels 704 the grenade was intiated by pressure onto the striker plate breaking the capsules of the No.27 igniter and detonating the explosive. This example was previously filled with Nobels 704 in June 1943 which is indicated by stencilled information to the base. Good proportion of the original finish present with some minor denting. Good example. INERT
No.75., A.T. MkII Hawkins Grenade. No.75,A.T.Mk.II Hawkins Grenade. Introduced in 1942 and designed primarily as an anti-tank mine this particular example was manufactured in 1944. Containing either Ammonal or Nobels 704 the grenade was intiated by pressure onto the striker plate breaking the capsules of the No.27 igniter and detonating the explosive. Original paintwork, impressed manufacturer's details and complete with detonator securing pin. A particularly good example in excellent condition. INERT
No.9 Commando Shoulder titles. Original WW2, unissued No.9 Commando shoulder titles. Embroidered cotton on wool. Excellent, clean condition.
Nordmark Treffen Day badge. 45mm, pin back 4.Nordmark-Treffen 28/29/5/1938 day badge. Good, clean condition.
Norfolk Regiment Sergeant\'s pagri badge An uncommon large pattern die stamped Norfolk Regiment Sergeant's pagri badge in brass. As appears to be common with these badges, clipped long slider to the reverse. Good condition.
Normandy DUKW grouping. Small grouping of items pertaining to T10662324 L/Cpl.Cyril, Victor Bird, RASC. Bird served with 377GT Company RASC operating DUKWs onto Sword Beach throughout the Normandy campaign. Group includes a Marbles & Gladstone, Michigan sheath knife in a unique leather sheath that was part of the standard tool kit as supplied with DUKWs. Two contemporary official photographs showing DUKWs loaded with supplies and then exiting Sword Beach, a picture of Bird in uniform and a selection of insignia....RASC plastic cap badge, embroidered RASC shoulder titleand printed 51st Div. sign. All items come direct from the family with a small note from Bird's son.
Normandy to Nijmegen. Esoteric 1946 history of the Church of Scotland Huts entitled \' Normandy to Nijmegen \' by Edgar Primrose Dickie MC. 103pgs outlining the work of the CofS Huts providing accommodation, leave hostels and mobile canteens for the troops including provision of services to the SAS ! Good, clean condition with light marking to covers.
Normandy WIA Grouping - Monmouth, Recce, HLI & Camerons. Medal and ephemera grouping to 4079665 Pte.William James Lewis who served in the Monmouths, Recce Corps, HLI and the Cameron Highlanders. It was with the Camerons that Lewis was wounded , probably with the 5th Btn on the opening day of the Goodwood operation on the 18th of July. Lewis suffered a gunshot wound to the buttock and leg causing a fracture of the femur and nerve damage. He was discharged in September 1945 as unfit and died at the early age of 48 in 1957. Various paperwork including original notification of wounds, paybook, recorde of service etc. Original medal box and slip with 39-45, Africa, Italy, France & Germany, War and Defence medals. Accompanied by some research but would definitely reward further work. Paperwork inc. paybook has seen some old sellotape repair.
Northumberland Fusiliers Officer\'s Torin Cap. Fine wool, two colour torn style cap for an officer of the Northumberland Fusiliers. Manufactured by Herbert Johnson and featuring a bullion grenade with silver St.George device to front. Silk lining with manufacturer's logo to interior which has staining, damage and marking from wear. Good, overall condition with some wear to nap of cloth and patination of bullion, no moth damage.
Northumberland Hussars Officers' Cap. A good example of a cap worn by an officer of the Northumberland Hussars. Kings crown silvered Northumberland Hussars badge with similarly made buttons befitting of a Yeomanry regiment. Serge body with lining and full leather headband and complete liner protector under which the manufacturer's details of Herbert Johnson of New Bond St can be made out. Metal initial plates ' J.H.N.P. ' have been attached to the headband with further evidence of the original owner being the name ' Porter ' inked to the reverse of the headband. In excellent, clean, moth free condition with some light staining to the top of the cap. During the Second World War the Northumberland Hussars transferred to the Royal Artillery as a three-battery anti-tank regiment fighting in the Desert, Mediterranean and Europe with 50th Div armed variously with M10s , 6 and 17Pdr A/T Guns. They reverted to their traditional role as cavalry operating tanks post war.
Notes From Theatres of War - Burma 1943/44. May 1945 ed manual ' Notes From Theatres of War No:19 Burma, 1943/44 ' . 142pg ' restricted ' manual covering all aspects of the fighting against the Japanese in Burma complete with pull out maps. Contains references to V Force operations and covers all aspects from the strategic to subjects such as ' Japanese ruses ' to ' Air supply '. Good, used condition with marking to covers, creasing etc.
Notes from Theatres of War No.21 - Partisans. 1945ed. ' Notes from Theatres of War No.21 Partisans.' 30pg review of partisan warfare and in particular the German response to irregular warfare. Includes provisions of the Hague Convention, tactics, partisan organisation and operations and thorough coverage of German anti partisan operations. Illustrated with diagrams, good, condition, some marking to covers
Notes on Artillery in Trench Fighting. 1915 manual ' Notes on Employment of Artillery in Trench Fighting '.11pg with sections on ammunition, positioning and communication. Ex IWM Lib. with some annotations, rusting of staples and section missing from front cover ( not affecting contents ). Uncommon.
Notes on the Training of Snipers. M.T.P.No.44 Notes on the Training of Snipers 1940 (1941ed. ) 31pg early manual dealing with sniper training using sketches and diagrams and discussing concealment, fieldcraft, sniper suits, loopholes and the zeroing of the MkI* Aldis scope. Good, clean condition with minor rusting of staples and a tear to pg.19, priced accordingly.
Notes on the Training of Snipers. M.T.P.No.44 Notes on the Training of Snipers 1940 (1941ed. ) 31pg early manual dealing with sniper training using sketches and diagrams and discussing concealment, fieldcraft, sniper suits, loopholes and the zeroing of the MkI* Aldis scope. Good, clean condition with minor rusting of staples.
Nr. MINT M34 WEHRMACHT SIDE CAP WITH INSIGNIA Unmarked and untouched, this cap came direct from a family along with many other small souvenirs. Grey/green wool and a light creal canvas lining. Has no markings whatsoever, not even a size!!! Cloth in perfect condition. Bevo insignia sew to front, small eagle and roundel. A nice cap, shame not marked, but priced accordingly.
NSBO cap device. Unissued cap device for the NSBO which was declared a \"Reichsbetriebszellenabteilung\" (German Reich Factory Cell Organization) of the Nazi Party in 1931. This example in clean condition with both pins.
NSBO Stickpin. Third Reich 45mm stickpin for the NSBO. The NSBO (Nationalsozialistische Betriebszellenorganisation) which was The German Reich Factory Cell Organization. Later became the DAF. Stickpin with typical knurled pin is in good, lightly toned condition. POSTFREE within UK
NSDAP BRONZE 10 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. Quite a heavy medal and cast in zinc with an antique bronze finish. This is a two piece type with the central eagle and wreath separately applied. Bronze finish remains 95% intact with just some wear sports to the edges. Original length of ribbon. Nice looking medal.
NSDAP BROWN ENVELOPE SENT TO OBERBURGMEISTER IN NEUSTADT. This is an empty, but used envelope from an official in the Gau Niederdonau to an OBERBURGMEISTER in Neustadt. In virtually mint condition with a franked Third Reich postage stamp in the corner.
NSDAP Dienstrock - Zellenleiter. NSDAP Political leader uniform jacket for a Zellenleiter (Cell Leader). A Zellenleiter was higher in rank than a Blockleiter and was in charge of a ' NSDAP Cell ', composed of eight to twelve city blocks. Brown twill wool tunic with gilt political buttons all having matching RZM details. Machine applied Zellenleiter collar boards with blue piping and bright tress. Woollen party armband to left arm ( with some well repaired moth damage ), WW1 EKII ribbon to top button hole and tailor applied award loops. Fully lined with a ' 50 ' stamped to rear and RZM label sewn to interior of left chest pocket. Excellent clean condition with a couple of minor marks.A good example of an NSDAP Political Leader's uniform at municipal level.
NSDAP Drape or Flag. Multi-piece construction, cotton NSDAP, double sided drape or flag. Sown sleeve to one end to allow a pole to be passed through to allow vertical hanging . Approx 175cms x 69cms and in good, used condition with some light marking but no damage.
NSDAP Drape or Flag. Three piece construction, cotton NSDAP, double sided drape or flag. Sown sleeve to one end to allow a pole to be passed through. Accompanied by a photograph of British troops at the Menin Gate that was acquired with the flag. Flag in reasonable condition with some stains and one tear.
NSDAP Flag stickpin. 55mm enamel stickpin featuring an NSDAP party flag mounted on to a fluted pin. Excellent clean condition.
NSDAP Interior or Funeral Drape. Two piece watered silk NSDAP drape for interior or funeral use. 90cms x 18cms approx with printed swastika on white watered silk machine stitched to the red silk drape, the bottom of which is trimmed with an aluminium brocade fringe. Good, clean and bright condition.
NSDAP Jugend Belt Buckle. A 35 x 50mm brass belt buckle for wear by a member of the NSDAP Youth. Commercially produced, non-regulation for wear on a narrow belt, this attractive buckle has a polished brass buckle with an added silver washed, die stamped plate. This example looks to be unused, still wrapped in tissue, with some light staining and marking.
NSDAP MEMBERSHIP 23mm ENAMEL PINBACK BADGE. (4) This is the last of the NSDAP membership pins. This is very clean and in mint condition. No damage, and pin and catch intact. This one is marked RZM with the maker mark M1/34. This is for Karl Wurster, Markneukirchen. A really nice badge (like the others!)
NSDAP MEMBERSHIP 23mm ENAMEL PINBACK BADGE.(1) We were recently sent a small consignment from Austria, and amongst the badges were 4 very nice, near mint NSDAP party badges. All have different RZM makers. All have nice patina and each is undamaged, with no chips or cracks to the enamel fronts. These are collected by maker, so I hope you will find one here you don't have! This one is marker RZM M1/8. This is for Ferdinand Wagner, Pforzheim. Standard 23mm size. Perfect enamel, reverse dark with patina. Pin complete, but missing the small 'hook' retaining part (commensurate with being pulled off a tunic or coat!) Priced to accommodate this.
NSDAP MEMBERSHIP 23mm ENAMEL PINBACK BADGE.(2) This is the second of the 4 NSDAP membership badges. Slightly more deeply patina'd on the front. All enamel is perfect. Reverse has complete pin and catch. Marked with iny RZM and maker of M1/85. This is for Alois Rettenmaier, Schwäb-Gmünd. Apparently not a common maker. Nice badge!
NSDAP MEMBERSHIP 23mm ENAMEL PINBACK BADGE.(3) The third of the NSDAP membership badges. This one is a little cleaner. All enamel is perfect, as is the reverse. This one is marked RZM M1/155. This is for Schwertner & Cie., Eggenberg b. Graz. Pin with catch perfect. Graz is in Austria. This maker is still in business today, and is an unusual/uncommon maker to find.
NSDAP Ortsgruppenleiter Armband NSDAP Ortsgruppenleiter armband constructed of fine red wool with black ribbed swastika with a single gilded pip in the center, superimposed on a white circle, both edged in golden cotton threads. Extending to both sides of swastika are large oakleaves in golden celleon, edged by a double row of twisted bullion wire. Armband is approximately 13cm tall, edged on top and bottom with a single bullion row and with blue cord, colours remain bright, showing no wear, in overall extremely fine condition. To the reverse a printed arrow and the word ' Oben ' ( Top ) indicating position of wear. Excellent example of the highest leader at the Orts level.
NSDAP Parteiabzeichen ( RZM M1/17 ). WW2 economy, zinc, painted NSDAP party badge. Lapel fitting to reverse and marked RZM M1/17 indicating manufacture by F.W. Assmann & Söhne. Good, used condition with some very minor paint loss
NSDAP Parteiabzeichen (RZM M1/63). WW2 economy, zinc, painted NSDAP party badge. Lapel fitting to reverse and marked RZM M1/63 indicating manufacture by Steinhauer & LuckLüdenscheid. Good, used condition with some minor paint loss.
NSDAP Party Badge. Enamel and silvered brass NSDAP Party Badge. A standard size ( 23mm ) round enamel party badge with pinback fitting and marked \' GES GESCH \' to fastening and badge. Good overall condition with a couple of small flakes of enamel damage.
NSDAP Party Badge. Enamel and silvered brass NSDAP Party Badge. RZM M1/77( Foerster & Barth, Prorzheim ) marked to reverse with pin type fitting. Patinated to the reverse with wear to the silvering on the obverse, with undamaged enamel.
NSDAP Party Badge. Enamel and silvered steel NSDAP Party Badge. RZM M1/23( M1/23-Wilhelm Borgas-Eutingen ) marked to reverse with pin type fitting. Silver wash now largely worn showing the copper coating beneath, minor surface abrasions to obverse, otherwise good, used condition. Scarce maker.
NSDAP Party Badge. Enamel and silvered brass NSDAP Party Badge. RZM m1/34( Karl Wurster, Markneukirchen) marked to reverse with pin type fitting. Patinated to the reverse with similar patination to the obverse, with two flakes of enamel damage at 5 and 10 O'clock. Priced to accommodate this.
NSDAP Party Badge. Enamel and silvered brass NSDAP Party Badge. RZM M1/6( Karl Hensler, Prorzheim) marked to reverse with one of the varied styles of marking found with Hensler. Standard pin type fitting. Patinated to the reverse with similar patination to the obverse, with light rubbing to edges.
NSDAP Party Banner. 260cms x 80cms approx multi-piece construction NSDAP flag . Double sided with separately applied printed disc and swastika to both sides with a seamed pocket to one edge to allow mounting.Printed to one side of the disc in a gothic style script the word ' Waisenberg ' presumably it's place of issue in Austria. Also applied to one end is a label indicating the banner had been treated with ' Persistol ', a chemical giving waterproof properties to materia. This claim has also been watermarked to the body of the flag next to the swastika. Excellent, clean condition.
NSDAP Party Leader’s Cap Eagle. NSDAP Party Leader’s Cap Eagle in gilded aluminium, all three prongs fully intact; maker marked “RZM M1/47 indicating manufacture by C.H. Dicke, Luedenscheid. Good, used condition, some loss of gilding to edges with some patination.
NSDAP Pennant. Two piece, printed NSDAP pennant. 23cms x 14.5cms with split rings sewn to the corners. Good, used condition with various marking etc with some minor snagging to one side.
NSDAP PIN BACK PARTY BADGE. Made in their millions and worn by millions at the time. A standard size round enamel party badge. In good condition overall and complete with pin to reverse. RZM marked (no code) with Ges Gesch underneath. There is a tiny chip to the red enamel on the very edge to the left of the badge, but hardly noticeable.
NSDAP ROUND ENAMEL MEMBERSHIP BADGE. A very nice round Party pin for support/membership of the NSDAP. Front enamels are perfect with no damage. Clear writing and background. Reverse is maker marked RZM and M1/8. Ferdinand Wagner of Pforzheim. The pin is intact but the tiny little retaining hook part has snapped off. A great badge, priced accordingly (complete ones sell at £95)
NSDAP STYLE SWASTIKA STICK-PIN. This is a good quality stick pin in the form of a single nickel plated swastika set at the 45 degree angle. Would have been worn on the lapel or clothing to denote support of the Party. Measures over 20mm, so quite a large stick pin. Smooth pin to reverse, some very slight age oxidisation to one edge. Unusual badge.
NSDAP/PARTY ARMBAND LINEN, BEVO CONSTRUCTION. MARKED. Another red linen armband with 'bevo' construction white circle and swastika. Again a little grubby from age, but fine. This has a state or town stamping to the front, but i CAN'T MAKE OUT WHERE IT IS FROM.
NSDAP/PARTY ARMBAND, LINEN BEVO CONSTRUCTION. Good condition, a little grubby but otherwise fine condition. This s red linen armband with the white disc and swastika forming part of the material in 'bevo' weave.
NSDAP/Party Armband. Red cotton armband with separately applied BeVo weave swastika on white disc. A good used example of the standard red/white Party armband, used by many Third Reich organisations, slightly grubby with two stains to reverse where armband has been folded on to a deteriorating object.
NSDAP/Party Armband. Red wool armband with separately applied BeVo weave swastika on white disc. A good used example of the standard red/white Party armband, used by many Third Reich organisations, slightly grubby with two stains to swastika background. Remains of stitching where the armband was probably tacked to a greatcoat or uniform sleeve.
NSDAP/POLITICAL ALUMINIUM SPOON & FORK. Probably used in NSDAP canteens or dining areas. A matched pair of stamped aluminium dining fork and spoon. In near mint condition and obviously bought back as souvenirs. Reverse on each deeply stamped with a nice political type eagle and swastika. Makers mark further up the stem. H.M.Z 36. The last numbers probably designate the year of manufacture 1936. Nice cutlery!
NSDAP/SA Armband with RZM Label. An excellent example of a Party worn by all members of the NSDAP or SA etc. In excellent condition with blue RZM label on the inside. Bright red cotton with BEVO swastika and white background.
NSKK - Sturmmann Shoulder Boards. Two examples of shoulder boards worn by an NSKK Mann up to the rank of Obertruppfuhrer on the right shoulder only. Both boards feature aluminium and cotton checkerboard with coloured piping indicating unit. One board was worn by a member of either Moto-Brigade Westfalen or the Motor-Gruppe Ostland ( Dark Wine Red ) and the other by Motor-Brigade Sudwest or Mitte ( Orange Yellow ). Both in good used condition with slight damage to the tip of one board.
NSKK Arm badge. NSKK Armabzeichen or arm badge. Machine-woven aluminium thread on tan cotton backing for use on the service shirt. In excellent, probably unissued condition with RZM label to the reverse.
NSKK BeVO Drivers Qualification Badge. Triangular black cotton with silver BeVO eagle and swastika for the NSKK drivers qualification award. Worn on the lower left sleeve. Lightly padded, with good silver wire definition. Good, used condition.
NSKK Cap Eagle. Die stamped neusilber NSKK cap eagle. Small, often called 1st pattern eagle that appears on both the coffee can and visor caps. RZM marked to the reverse M1/63 for Steinhauer & Lück-Lüdenscheid with both attachment prongs intact, patinated overall, excellent condition.
NSKK Cap emblem. Standard pattern NSKK cap emblem for use on the service cap or dienstmutze. Machine-woven aluminium wire on a black backing. The cap emblem differs from the sleeve eagle in having an \'open\' scroll. In good condition with evidence of having been removed from a cap.
NSKK Pennant. Multi-piece construction pennant for use by the NSKK. 19cms x 36cms approx. with mounting clip and cord. BeVo construction emblems mounted onto thick cotton and then joined with reinforcing stitching. Good, used condition with some marking.
NSKK Portable Plaque - Motor HJ Drive in the Harz Mountains. Bronzed alloy 60mm plaque produced by the NSKK Motorbrigade Niedersachsen in celebration of drive through the Harz region by the Motor HJ on 12 July 1936. Featuring the badges of both the NSKK and the HJ. The Motor-HJ branch was formed by Reichsjugendführer (Hitler Youth Leader) Baldur von Schirach after he became a member of the NSKK. Signs of cleaning to reverse and slight loss of bronzing to edge. Uncommon.
NSKK SIDE CAP WITH GREEN BEVO BADGE A good quality NSKK other ranks side/overseas cap. In dark blue wool, with tan type liner. Has RZM label sewn inside. Green backed NSKK bevo eagle machine stiched to side. Has evidence of 2 buttons to the front, but they are missing. Nice looking cap, in good, used condition.
NSKOV Cap Eagle. Die-stamped eagle for use on the cap of the NSKOV The Nationalsozialistische Kriegsopferversorgung (NSKOV), meaning "National Socialist War Victim's Care. The NSKOV was a social welfare organization for seriously wounded veterans as well as frontline fighters of World War I. In good condition with nearly all original finish intact with minor rubbing to highlights, all pins present to reverse.
NSKOV Oldenburg 1935 daybadge. Uncommon enamelled daybadge for the Oldenburg NSKOV - Nationalsozialistische Kriegsopferversorgung, the organisation that looked after the welfare of wounded veterans. Dated 16 June 1935 but with no manufacturer details to the reverse. In good, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
NUMBERED BDM PROFICIENCY CLASP IN BRONZE These are not a common badge, it was awarded to all girls between the ages of 14 and 21 who could pass tests in first aid, nursing, home craft, political ideology and athletics over a 12 month period. was instituted by von Schirach (head of HJ etc) in 1934. The reverse was stamped with a serial number and the RZM control/makers number. This one is 105020 and the RZM number is M1/ 1 (? slightly obscured). Came from Vienna with the other HJ badges and is a prime example of this award. In very good condition, with nice colour to the red/white ribbon and good definition to the BDM in bronze. (a poorer condition one of these fetched £85 + commission at a well known militaria auction!)
Officer's Aertex Shirt with 46th Div. Slip Ons. Officer's Aertex shirt. 14 Collar with two breast pockets and rubber buttons with label ' fully shrunk ' to collar. KD slip ons to both epaulettes bearing printed 46th Div signs, both slightly faded. 46 Div served in both North Africa and Italy and this style of shirt is very typical of service in Italy. In good, clean condition with contemporary repair to collar with one button missing to epaulette.
Officer's Army Dental Corps F.S. Cap. An excellent example of an Officer's, coloured F.S. Cap for the Dental Corps. Fine wool green body with blue skirts and maroon piping. Gilt, King's Crown ADC badge to body with matching buttons and red silk lining.
Officer's Brocade Sword Belt. Pre WW1 Officer's brocade sword belt. Calf lined quality brocade belt featuring a two piece gilt buckle. Although there are no obvious maker or retailer details it is typical of the quality accoutrements worn by officers of the period.
Officer's Calcutta Scottish cap badge. Heavy cast silver Calcutta Scottish officer's cap badge. Two piece badge with lugs ( both present ) with good detail .
Officer's F.S. Cap believed to be Sikhs. Fine quality, black, woollen Officer's F.S. Cap with fine cotton lining. Unmarked nickel ball buttons with a red cord boss surmounted by a silvered ' X '. This is believed to be one of the Sikh regiments but as yet have not ascertained which one. In excellent, unmothed condition with slight wear to interior.
Officer's RFC Cap Badge Officer's service dress bronze cap badge with 2 blades to reverse. Good, clean condition, lightly rubbed highlights.
Officer's Royal Welch Fusiliers F.S.Cap. Fine blue Melton cloth Field Service cap for an officer of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Toned gilt RWF buttons to peak with a bullion and silver RWF Officer's badge on a red background to body. Fine cotton lining with velvet headband and remains of a paper label to interior. Excellent used condition, moth free.
Oil on Ivory/bone Portrait - Light Infantry Officer. Contemporarily framed and glazed portrait 9cm x 11.5 of an unidentified Light Infantry officer. Painted in oil on ivory/bone, these miniatures were very popular momentos of serving loved ones during WW1. Clear study with an attractive bull's eye glazing effect with fittings to be wall hung.
OLD COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED KUKRI. Not a military issue piece, but seems to be commercially produced for other purposes. Complete with the belt frog and both ‘skinners’, which are made of aluminium. Blade has been stored badly dk there were a few rust spots present. Blade is actually stamped ‘Military Supply Syndicate’. All leather in good condition. Ox horn polished grip.
Oldenburg Gautag Daybadge ' Tinny '. 35mm, pinback ' tinny ' daybadge for ' Gautag Wessr-Ems in Oldenburg 29-30.Mai 1937 '. Excellent, antiqued finish with bright reverse.
Operation Grapple H-Bomb Grouping. Souvenir grouping pertaining to Operation Grapple. Operation Grapple, and operations Grapple X, Grapple Y and Grapple Z, were the names of British nuclear weapons tests of very early hydrogen bombs. These tests were carried out from 1956 until 1958 at Malden Island and Christmas Island in the Central Pacific Ocean. Nine nuclear explosions were executed during these series of nuclear weapon tests, culminating in the United Kingdom's becoming the third recognised possessor of thermonuclear weapons. Grouping includes photographs, contemporary Op.Grapple pennant and tie with a British Nuclear Test Veterans blazer badge. Unusual.
Operational Service Medal 2000 ,Bar Afghanistan. Operational Service Medal 2000, Bar Afghanistan to 30083851 Tpr.J.A.Agiadis LD. Tpr. Agiadis served with the Light Dragoons who until recently were equipped with Scimitars in the reconnaissance role. Recruited principally from the North East the Light Dragoons first deployed to Afghanistan in Herrick 5 with 3 Commando Brigade followed by Herrick 6 with 12 Mechanised Brigade. There have been subsequent deployments with the unit sustaining casualties. This medal unresearched and in excellent, clean condition mounted for wear as issued.
Orders of Battle Second World War - Lt.Col. H.F.Joslen. The standard reference with a complete Order of Battle of all British and Empire formations in all WW2 theatres. This well-known, comprehensive study undertaken by Lt.Col.H.F Joslen, which covers the main body of the British Army throughout the Second World War. It also includes special OrBats for El Alamein and the D-Day assault in Normandy. Originally published by H.M.S.O. in two volumes this the 1990 reprint by the London Stamp Exchange in good used condition with some foxing to page edges.
Orders Of Battle.Second World War 1939-45. 1st 1960 HMSO ' Orders Of Battle.Second World War 1939-45 ' Lt.Col.H.F.Joslen. Complete Order of Battle of British Army and Colonial formations and units in all theatres of war. Details include composition, subordinations, theatres in which served, names of commanders — all with dates, including those of any changes. War establishment of all types of divisions and brigades with details of changes authorised during the war. Included is a supplement listing all formations and units engaged in the Battle of El Alamein and the D Day Landings in Normandy on 6/7 June 1944. Indispensable work of reference. Ex-Lib bt in good, clean condition.
Original ' Liberation Of Norway 8th May 1945' Certificate. Liberation Of Norway 8th May 1945 certificate awarded to 7897771 Sgt.L.Hands R.Sigs. 30cms x 40cms in period frame. These certificates were awarded to members of 1st Airborne and Force 134 who were involved in Operation Doomsday. Good condition with some foxing and minor creasing.
ORIGINAL AFRIKA KORPS CUFF TITLE. (This is part of a collection of souvenirs bought back by a soldier in the Parachute Regiment. All 100% original and never been in collections.) A totally original cuff title. Approx 16” in length and in excellent condition. Whilst these are reproduced this came from the souvenir collection as stated above and like all of the badges has never been in a collection before. Perfect colours etc., this was awarded in 1942 for service during the North Africa campaign. This type was worn on the right sleeve.
ORIGINAL AFRIKA KORPS FULL LENGTH CUFF TITLE. A really nice Afrika Corps campaign cuff title. Worn on the right sleeve. In tan and green with silver bullion letters. In perfect condition and NOT one of the many fakes out there!! Hard to find like this. Great display item.
Original Aircrew Europe Star. Good example of an original Aircrew Europe Star with original ribbon. Lightly toned overall. The most difficult of the WW2 Campaign Stars to obtain. There are numerous guides online to the innumerable fakes of this medal for comparison.
Original Aircrew Europe Star. Good example of an original Aircrew Europe Star with original ribbon. Lightly toned overall. The most difficult of the WW2 Campaign Stars to obtain. There are numerous guides online to the innumerable fakes of this medal for comparison.
ORIGINAL ALLOY LUFTWAFFE VISOR CAP COCKADE/EAGLE SET. This is a matching pair of alloy eage and cockade for the Luftwaffe visor cap. Never been issued or on a cap, and complete with allpins, ready to fit on a cap missing the insignia. eagle is maker marked FLL on reverse. Nice set, even if just for display.
Original Arnhem Headlined Copy Daily Herald. Original 18/09/1944 copy of the Daily Mail with the headline \' Airborne Army Captures Dutch Towns... \' Reverse features a an illustrated story centring on the US supporting forces. Good condition with slight yellowing and a very small sellotape repair, has been folded.
Original Arnhem Headlined Copy Daily Mail. Original 28/09/1944 copy of the Daily Mail with the headline ' Epic of Sky Men ' featuring the now well known photographs of the battle. This is a continental edition printed in Paris and is in good used condition with some yellowing and marking, has been folded.
Original Box of Pistolpatronen 08 9mm Ammunition. Original, 1944 dated, box of 16 x 9mm Pistolpatronen 08 ammunition. Lacquered steel cased rounds dated 1944 manufactured by Waffenwerke Bruenn AG, Werk Bystrica whose ' dou ' code is seen as a head stamp. Label giving manufacturer's details etc present but torn to enable opening of the box. Good, clean condition. INERT Available within UK only.
ORIGINAL BRASS HITLER YOUTH BUGLE-UNTOUCHED. I have never had an original bugle relating to the HJ, and whist this is not a mint example, it's a fantastic piece of history. If only it could talk!! Where has this been played? What rallies has it seen? An all brass bugle with makers stamp in STUTTGART. Bell of bugle has large Hitler Youth eagle with outstretched wings. In it's talons it's holding the sword and hammer. On the center of the eagle is the eagle and swastika. This eagle is found on most HJ formal items and is on the HJ Leaders dagger. It has a few hits and dents. It was a proper used bugle afer all. Mothpiece it presend as are the carrying rings. Plays well!! A rare original bugle. Perfect with a HJ collection or HJ flag.
ORIGINAL DONATION TIN FOR THE THIRD REICH RED CROSS. In amazing condition for an item of this age and bearing in mind what it was used for. These tins, like charity tins nowadays, were used in the 1930’s to collect donations from the general public in Germany. This one is specifically for the Deuche Rot Kreutz, the German Red Cross. The fin has nearly all of the original burgundy red paint and a large paper Red Cross motif stuck along the front. Originally these would have been padlocked shut and only opened by officials. The money (coins) were fed in via a slot in the lid. Inside the lid is the original steel mechanism to prevent coins being shaken out or levered out with a knife! Beside the slot is a round hole where paper notes could be rolled up and deposited. Quite a unique item indeed!
Original EKI Award Certificate. Original blank award certificate for the Iron Cross 1st class. This particular example was found folded in the pages of a Luftwaffe paybook which had no indication of an EKI award - wishful thinking maybe ? Lightly marked with clear fold marks. POSTFREE within UK
Original Escape Kit Rabbit Snare. Original WW2 rabbit snare that was contained in one of the many variations of escape kits. Often found in the MkVI container ( see photos ), contained in its original greaseproof envelope with printed instructions with some minor tears and snags. Scarce.
ORIGINAL FACTORY 10m ROLL OF RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL RIBBON. One of these amazing ‘new, old stock’ discoveries. I have a busy contact in Austria and this, along with many other items, were found by him in a taylor’s shop which was finally closing down. Owned by the same family since before WW1, it was a military outlet in the 1930’s. In there old back room, were many small boxes of items kept from that time. This was one of them. A complete and uncut roll of 35mm wide ribbon for the Russian Front Award. The roll is 10 meters long and is contained in the original brown paper loop with 10m printed in black. In mint condition , there are many possibilities with this. Cut it up into 20cm lengths and sell individually or keep the roll as it is, and use it as part of a ‘shop-front ‘ display or similar. (Individual 20cm lengths/10m = 50 pieces)
Original Haig Fund poppy. Original material and card Haig Fund poppy. The Haig Fund was set up in 1921 with the intent of aiding injured and ex-servicemen. Fund raising was acheived by sale of poppies manufactured in a factory at Richmond, and in a factory at Edinburgh by disabled ex-service men. This example dates from the late '20's / early '30's and is in excellent condition. A good example of an emotive item. POSTFREE in UK
ORIGINAL HITLER YOUTH BELT AND STEEL BUCKLE. A really nice all steel HJ boys buckle with its original small size brown leather belt. Buckle has seen wear and use but no significant damage. One piece pressed with separate claw adjuster. Buckle is nicely marked inside with RZM M4/27, which is the maker Overhoff & Cie. Brown belt leather is original to this buckle and is complete with the inner adjustment tongue. Pretty small size (boys) approx. 24-26” waist. Very nice original piece.
ORIGINAL HITLER YOUTH SPORTS CUFF TITLE. Introduced in 1936 for HJ and DJ members and worn on the lower left sleeve. There are 4 awards in total. This one is for the ‘Gelandessportwart’ or Field Exercise warden. Black band with ‘bevo’ yellow lettering and twin lines. Uncommon.
ORIGINAL HJ SHOOTING BADGE. RZM M1/14. Part of the items recently purchased at the SoS in Kentucky, this is a lovely Hitler Youth marksmanship/shooting award. Crossed rifles mounted on a target with enamel HJ diamond in the centre. Perfect condition apart from age patina. Reverse has pin back fitting and maker mark of RZM M1/14. This is for ‘Matth. Oescbsler & Sohn Ansbach’. A wonderful original badge, ideal for HJ collector.
Original L.R.D.G. Slip-On Shoulder title. Original and very scarce, slip-on shoulder title for use by members of the Long Range Desert Group. Embroidered red on lightweight blue cotton in the haphazard embroidered style common to these titles. Slightly grubby but otherwise excellent condition. Unconditionally guaranteed.
ORIGINAL METAL EAGLES FOR LUFTWAFFE VISOR CAP. These are perfect, mint, unused aluminium cap eagles for the Luftwaffe visor cap. Made by FLL and marked on the rear. If you need one to complete a cap or just to display with Luftwaffe items, these are ideal. Super eagles. We have 6 only.
ORIGINAL PAPER PACKET FOR RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL. This is a nice, original tan coloured paper packet for a ‘Ostmedal’ Third Reich Russian front medal. Packelnis undamaged and un-torn. Rectangular printed makers mark on the reverse for
Original Press Photo - Bruneval Raid. 25cm x 20cm original press photograph taken on 28.02.1942 showing participants of Operation Biting, the parachute raid on Bruneval on their return. This clear image shows paratroopers wearing their P-type helmets disembarking from one of the M.G.B.s. In the foreground is one of Frost's men, L/Cpl.Alexander Webster wearing a square of Gordon tartan above his rank stripe and shoulder titles of his previous unit, the Gordon Highlanders. Good, clean image.
ORIGINAL RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL RING MARKED 60. A good example with much silver highlights remaining. Original ribbon. Ring marked 60 for maker Katz & Deyhle of Pzforzheim.
ORIGINAL RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL RING MARKED ‘100’ A very nice Russian front medal with a good proportion of silver and grey finish, complete with original ribbon. This has the suspension ring stamped with ‘100’. This is for Rudolf Wachtler & Lange of Mittweida. If you collect these by maker, perhaps it’s one you need!
ORIGINAL RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL WITH RING MARKED ‘19’. A very nice Russian front medal with an excellent proportion of silver and grey finish, complete with original ribbon. This has the suspension ring stamped with ‘19’. “19”is for E. Ferd. Wiedmann. If you collect these by maker, perhaps it’s one you need!
ORIGINAL SHEET OF 100 20Pf WW2 HITLER POSTAGE STAMPS. Not quite sure how these have survived intact for all this time, and I imagine these we ‘liberated’ from a German Post Office at the end of the war. A completely mint, untouched original sheet of 100, 20 pfennig postage stamps. These are blue with Hitlers profile. Very interesting historical souvenir.
ORIGINAL SOUVENIR HANDKERCHIEF FROM 1936 BERLIN NAZI GERMAN OLYMPICS. There were lots of souvenirs from this Olympic event, but I have personally not had one of these before. A mint condition, unused 12" square white lined handkerchief from the 1936 Olympics held in BERLIN. Beautifully embroidered in the bottom corner are the 5 Olympic rings in the different colours, with XI OLYMPIADE BERLIN above the rings and 1936 below. Super period souvenir of a very important even in history, and one where the Third Reich tried to show off its dominance to the world.
ORIGINAL THIRD REICH BRONZE SPORT BADGE COMPLETE WITH FULL AWARD CERTIFICATE & PHOTO! This is the ‘Reichssportabzeichen in Bronze’ awarded to a soldier from Austria in 1938. The actual bronze award is complete with its 16 page document of achievements and certificate at the back. It was awarded to Alfred Fiegler on 2nd August 1938. His sporting achievement was in football at the Weiner-Association Football club. Inside cover has his official photo in uniform. A most complete document and badge.
ORIGINAL WAFFEN SS MARKED CHINA SAUCER. Unfortunately I do not have the cup to go with this, but it is the first time I have found a piece of china marked for the exclusive use of the Waffen SS! A small white chine saucer in perfect condition. Marked underneath in green 'WAFFEN SS' with a dragon makers mark and 1942 date. If you collect SS items, this is one for you.
ORIGINAL WW1 RFC CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE. Obviously removed from a tunic with threads still evident, this is a lovely example of a woven ROYAL FLYING CORPS shoulder title. Dark blue cloth backing with contrasting cream/white lettering.
Original WW2 K98 Rifle Sling. A good, useable WW2 leather sling for the K98 rifle. Featuring the typical cross hatch pattern to the obverse with faint markings to reverse of the detachable keeper which retains the sling to the butt. Two numbers stamped to the reverse of the keeper and the reverse of the sling.
ORIGINAL WW2 RAF CAP BADGE. All brass WW2 cap/beret badge, complete with original pin. A little green surface corrosion.
Osnabruck Kreistag Tinny. German pin back badge or tinny for Osnabruck Kreistag der NSDAP. 7 - 11 June 1939. Manufacturer marked ' Paulmann & Gronne, Ludenscheid ' and RZM M9/60. In good overall condition, some powdering to reverse.
OSS booby trap firing device. OSS M1 pull fuze with firing device attachment. This particular device was used to intiate a booby trap where a gun is designed to fire along fixed lines intiated by a trip wire. The M1 pull fuze has a locking attachment to fix the device to a gun and then an arm which would depress a trigger when the pull fuze was tripped. In excellent condition and strippable. INERT
OSS collar insignia. Original gilded brass and enamel clutchback OSS collar insignia. Although never authorised for wear by personnel of the Office of Strategic Services it was worn by some of the allied Psychological Warfare Board. Highly uncommon item of insignia in excellent to good condition with the exception of a broken clutchback retaining pin to the reverse, priced accordingly.
OSS Crossbow arrow Designed in 1943 and built and tested later that year, the OSS experimented with a series of crossbows in an effort to provide an effective silent weapon. This steel and aluminium, bodkin tipped, penetrating arrow was designed for use in the \\\'Big Joe 5 Crossbow\\\' . Although field trialled and exported to England it was not thought any of the crossbows were used in anger although their performance was impressive, in the case of the Big Joe 5 firing an arrow at 180fps out to 80yds. In excellent condition.
OSS Crossbow arrow - Little Joe. Designed in 1943 and built and tested later that year, the OSS experimented with a series of crossbows in an effort to provide an effective silent weapon. This wood and steel, bodkin tipped, penetrating arrow was designed for use in the ' Little Joe Crossbow ' . Although field trialled and exported to England it was not thought any of the crossbows were used in anger although their performance was impressive. One Little Joe crossbow still exsists in the Pattern Room Collection.In excellent condition and very scarce. WMC/COMM/MR11
OSS Detachment 101 Burma Campaign Bar. Originally designated U.S. Experimental Station, Detachment 101, OSS, and activated in September of 1942, the organization was formed to conduct intelligence and paramilitary operations in China with many of the operations taking place in Burma.The Campaign Bars—awarded to Kachins who had distinguished themselves in combat—were manufactured in reasonable numbers, allowing many of the American 101 personnel to acquire one, however, it remains a scarce item. This original example, marked 'sterling' to the reverse, is in excellent condition, pleasingly patinated overall with minor edge knocks and scratches.
OSS Tyre spike or Caltrop. Based on a medieval design to stop horses this WW II OSS designed Caltrop was intended to puncture tyres with the intention of bringing a vehicle to a halt enabling it to be ambushed. Designed so one of the four chisel edged prongs always faced upwards. In good condition with some very minor areas of surface corrosion ( easily removeable ). Scarce item.
OSS/SOE Liberator Pistol. ' Produced for the US Army / OSS, the F-45 Liberator was designed in 1942 by the Inland Guide Lamp Manufacturing Division of the General Motors Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. It was a crude, single-shot pistol designed to be cheaply and quickly mass produced, having just 23 largely stamped and turned steel parts that were cheap and easy to manufacture. It fired a .45 calibre pistol cartridge from an unrifled barrel. Due to the unrifled barrel, maximum effective range was only about 25 feet (less than 8 m). The Liberator was shipped in a cardboard box with 10 rounds of .45 ACP ammunition, a wooden dowel to remove the empty shell casing, and an instruction sheet in comic strip form showing how to load and fire the weapon. Extra rounds of ammunition could be stored in the pistol grip. The Liberator was intended as an insurgency weapon to be mass dropped behind enemy lines to resistance fighters in occupied territory. It was valued as much for its psychological warfare effect as its actual field performance, and it was believed that if vast quantities of these weapons could be delivered into Axis occupied territory, it would have a devastating effect on the morale of occupying troops. The plan was to drop the weapon in such great quantities that occupying forces could never capture or recover all the weapons. It was hoped that the thought of thousands of these unrecovered weapons potentially in the hands of the citizens of occupied countries would have a deleterious effect on enemy morale.' In reality, the OSS never realised the objective of mass dropping the Liberator over occupied Europe, and only a handful were ever distributed, usually via Harrington the ' Carpetbaggers ' airfield and base in Northamptonshire. There was also some limited distribution in the Far East most however, were scrapped or dumped in the Atlantic. This example in good condition was deactivated in 2003 and comes complete with it's certificate. The weapon cocks and dry fires and comes complete with the often missing magazine floor plate. It would appear the weapon has previously been proofed and bears markings and a serial number to this effect on the top edge of the barrel. AVAILABLE within UK ONLY
Ox & Bucks Normandy Casualty Grouping. A medal / paybook grouping to 5380649 L/Sgt Alfred Thomas Leighton of 1st Btn Ox & Bucks L.I. Leighton was killed on 13/08/1944 probably in the attack on the cross­roads at La Bijude. He was aged 32 and is buried at Banneville-La-Campagne cemetery. His paybook shows him to have been from Stourbridge, Worcs and is prominently marked ' deceased ' and ' KIA '. Accompanying medals are mounted for wear and were originally mounted in a frame with a cap badge. Also comes with a field post card and and newspaper clipping. Would reward further research.
Oxf & Bucks Dunkirk POW Grouping. Grouping to 5384443 Pte.B.G.Winfield Oxf & Bucks L.I.. 39-45 Star, War Medal Territorial Efficiency with French Dunkerque and Somme combatants medals. Comes with unofficial P.O.W. medal in it's case, King's silver badge, Oxf & Bucks cap badge, Ox & Bucks OCA, Army P.O.W. Escape Club and Dunkirk Veterans blazer badges. Accompanied by various other Dunkirk Veterans, British Legion etc lapel badges. Winfield was probably part of 4/Oxf & Bucks that was surrounded at Cassel and were captured sometime between 24-30 May. He was subsequently imprisoned at Stalag 20A Thorn Podgorz. All items in good, used condition.
Oxfordshire Light Infantry Pagri Badge. Scarce Boer War period white on red embroidered pagri badge. The strung bugle-horn above the title,Oxford,on a diamond shaped wool backing. Good condition with signs to the corners of being previously attached to a pagri.
PAIR OF 'SEWN IN' LUFTWAFFE FLIGHT EPPAULETTES FOR SENIOR NCO. With a Luftwaffe blue/grey background, and yellow waffenabe (flight) these epaulettes have been sew into the tunic at some time and perhaps cut off as souvenirs. There are in good condition, apart from a rather large moth nip on one behind the rank pip. These would have been for the rank of Feldwebel or Staff Sergeant. Good for display.
PAIR OF BRITISH WW2 WARRANT OFFICER SLEEVE CROWNS. Complete with pins and backing. A pair of WW2 lower sleeve Warrant Officers rank crowns. All brass with period fibre backing plates.
PAIR OF EPPAULETS AND ARM BADGE FOR THIRD REICH POLICE. A very nice matched pair of epaulettes with orange backing for FeldGendarmerie complete with oval cloth arm eagle. In excellent condition. Epaulettes are for the police rank of Meister. Bullion and brown silk make up, with orange backings. Nice set.
PAIR OF LUFTWAFFE SPORTS VEST EAGLES. Still quite common,but a great display item nonetheless. Superb quality black cotton on white silk-like background. Both identical and came for the same veteran\'s cache. Opportunity to buy a pair for not a lot more than a single.
PAIR OF ORIGINAL HOME GUARD SHOULDER TITLES. Obviously removed from a tunic, with remains of all the threads. A nice matched pair of quite narrow Home Guard printed shoulder titles. Light lettering on a tan cotton background.
PAIR OF PRINTED 'HOME GUARD' SHOULDER INSIGNIA. Obviously removed from a tunic as the cotton threads still there. A pair of the printed, later war Home Guard shoulder titles. Good original condition.
PAIR OF THIRD REICH INFANTRY OFFICERS EPPAULETTTES Purchased in America on my last trip with an army dagger. These are a really nice pair of near mint epaulettes for an Infantry officer. Look like to have come off a coat or greatcoat, as they are removable with little tabs underneath that would have gone over the button. Silver bullion tops, with white underlay. One single rank pip on each for Oberleutnant. Would look good with army dagger display.
PAIR OF THIRD REICH SLIP ON REGIMENTAL NUMBERS. Would have been used on early epaulettes and slipped over plain or standard epps, to designate regiment. Chain stitched onto green uniform material '115' in white thick cotton. In excellent condition with no moth nips. Purchased from Antique mall in America last year.
PAIR OF WW2 BRITISH MILITARY WIRE CUTTERS. A complete and working pair of heavy duty WD marked wire cutters. Would have been issued and carried by engineers and commandos alike. Marked with War Dept arrow and dated 1944. In good condition and work properly. Handles fold out to twice the length to increase cutting pressure.
PAIR WW1 IMPERIAL GERMAN MARINE ARTILLERY BINOCULARS 12 x 50 CARL ZIESS JENA. These are technically antique now as they are over 100 years old. A very nice pair of binoculars from WW1 and used by the Marine Artillery. In excellent condition throughout with perfect optics, and everything in full working order. The black leather covering is worn in a few places, exactly where they have been held over all these years. Marked Carl Ziess on one side and Jena with the 12x50 on the other. Bakelite eye cups still intact and not damaged, both eye pieces adjust for focus as well as adjusting centrally. Both lens hoods extend properly to shield for exterior light. An excellent set of military binoculars with explanatory documentation from a German specialist web site. Purchased from a house call in Clacton-on-Sea.
PAIR-WW1 EKII & WW1 CROSS OF HONOUR WITH SWORDS. Nice Imperial German EKII with original length of ribbon with stitched on pin at top. Cross of honour with small part of original ribbon. Maker marked to the rear ‘L.H & Co’ in a circle. Good pair.
PAL RH-36 Fighting Knife - U.S.M.C. The PAL RH-36 was one of the most used ' commercial ' knives during WW 2. Before the introduction of the K-Bar there was a serious lack of fighting/utility knives and many Marines purchased commercial hunting knives in order to overcome this shortage. Most did so through the PX system were the RH-36 was readily available. This clean example, with parkerized blade is typical with manufacturer marking to blade contained in a plain leather scabbard with a U.S.M.C. collar device attached to the bottom. This blackened device has clearly been a contemporaneous addition with ghost marks to leather with a degree of verdigris. Good, clean example. UK 18+ sales ONLY
Palestine Regiment Cast Cap Badge. Palestine Regiment OR’s cast brass cap badge circa 1942-48.Olive tree within a circlet inscribed ' Palestine '. Good, used condition.
Palestine/Tripolitania Police Insignia Grouping. Small grouping of North African Police insignia. Scarce white metal Tripolitania cap badge with white metal Palestine Police cap badge and shoulder title. Palestine Police cap badge numbered to slider with manufacture's details ' Dowler, Birmingham ' stamped to reverse, shoulder title with black leather backing. All items in good, used condition.
Panzer Assault Badge. Good example of a mid-war period, silver grade Panzer Assault Badge. Silver washed zinc maker marked to the reverse ' FFL 43 ' for Friederich Linden. Typical of their production with the oversize track to r/h side of badge and the flatback which would be a warning sign on badges by other manufacturers. Steel pin with tombac hinge and pin. Excellent condition with 90% + of the silver wash remaining with light wear to high points.
Panzer Assault Badge. Panzer Assault badge by Frank & Reif, Stuttgart. Probably originally a bronze variant with most of the finish now missing. Good detail with slightly rubbed highlights. Clearly manufacturer marked to the reverse with correct fittings and domed reverse typical of Frank & Reif production.
Panzer Breast Eagle. O/R's Panzer BeVo M36 eagle, grey thread on the black field, unused condition but dusty with light marking.
Panzer O/R's Breast Eagle. Early, M35 style Panzer O/R's Breast Eagle. White cotton embroidered on black wool. Excellent, clean condition with evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Panzer Pioneer Casualty Wehrpass. Wehrpass to a Gefr.Adolf Hodrus who was killed in Russia on 11/01/1943. Having joined 1.Komp, Pi.Ers.Btl.5 in 1940 Hodrus ended his service with Panzer Bridging Column B of Pioneer Btn.23. He saw extensive service, after being stationed in France he appears to have been part off the initial invasion of Russia in June 1940 and then saw service across Russia from Minsk to Kursk before his death. Neatly filled in Wehrpass, good clean condition.
Panzerarmee Afrika Kalender 1943. Typical 8th Army souvenir, probably picked up in Tunisia, a copy of a Panzerarmee Afrika Kalender 1943. 170pg diary packed with relevant information for a member of the Afrika Korps - desert survival, Italian uniform/rank recognition, star chart, multi-language dictionary, maps etc. Slightly tatty with some evidence of the previous owner name etc.
Parachute Regiment ACF shoulder title. Uncommon Parachute Regiment Army Cadet Force shoulder title. Construction would indicate 1960s issue. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, good condition.
Parachute Regiment cap badge. Original, die-struck O/R's white metal, Parachute Regiment cap badge. Patinated overall with polished highlights. Two lugs to reverse, slightly mis-shapen.
Parachute Regiment Stable belt. 1970's/80's period stable belt for wear by members of 9 Parachute Squadron RE based in Aldershot. Heavy fabric belt with a cast white metal buckle featuring Bellephron - the warrior on a winged horse. Buckle marked ' The Victor Buckle '. In excellent, overall condition.
Parachute Regt. AMF Stable Belt. Parachute Regt. stable belt worn by Regiment members attached to AMF - Allied Command Europe Mobile Force. AMF was a small NATO quick reaction force, headquartered at Heidelberg, Germany, active from 1960 to 2002. It formed part of Allied Command Europe (ACE), headquartered at SHAPE at Casteau, Belgium. The land component of the force, consisting of a brigade-sized formation of about 5,000 personnel, was composed of units from 14 NATO states. 3 Para served as part of this force. Chromed ' Bellephron ' buckle attached to a thick black web belt.In good, used condition, light abrasions to buckle, named to reverse.
Parachute Regt. Cuff Links. 40's/50's enamel and gilt cuff links featuring parachute wings and airborne colours. Manufacturer marked to the reverse. In good condition with light wear and a very minor chip to the enamel on one link.
Parachute Regt. Stable Belt. Parachute Regt. Stable Belt. Chromed interlocking buckle bearing a Parachute Regt. device on a heavy duty woven belt in maroon. Good, used condition with v.light rubbing to highlights.
Parachute sweetheart badge. WW2 Period, brass and enamel pin back badge in the form of a British parachute qualification badge. Enamel flaw to r/h wing and small chip to l/h wing, priced accordingly.
Pattern 1908 Bayonet Frog. Standard 1908 Pattern bayonet frog with helve tab but 1940 dated. This example was one of the last '08 frogs manufactured when the War Office placed an order with the Mills Equipment Company for 43,000 frogs in May 1940 to make up for losses at Dunkirk, and to bridge the gap before widespread use of the P.37 Web Equipment. In good, used condition, lightly blancoed with faint date and manufacturer's details to reverse.
Periodic Notes on the German Army 1940. 1940 ' Periodical Notes on the German Army No.32 '. 1941ed. 31pgs giving up to date observations of the German Army gleaned from various intelligence sources. Contents include A/T gun emplacements, morale. effect of refugees on operations and method of attacks on ports. Good, clean condition.
Periodical Notes on the German Army - Field Service Uniform. 1940 Periodical Notes on the German Army No.21 - A Note on Field Service Uniform. 24pgs approx with text, b/w photographs and full colour illustrations of uniforms and insignia of the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe based on information received up to May 31 1940. Marked ' Not to be Taken Into the Front Line '. Ex IWM lib, good, clean condition with some light rusting of staples and annotation to front cover.
Periodical Notes on the German Army - Panzertruppen. 1940 Periodical Notes on the German Army No.24 - - A Note on German fighting troops ( Panzertruppen ) with 16pgs including pull out appendices and b/w illustrations outlining the equipment, strength and organisation of the Panzer forces. Ex IWM lib, good, clean condition with some light rusting of staples and annotation to front cover.
Periodical Notes on the German Army - The Attack on Crete. 1942 Periodical Notes on the German Army No.38 - XI Air Corps and The Attack on Crete. 82pg, 22 plates thorough review of the German airborne operations against Crete in May 1941. Extensive coverage making use of captured documents, from loading of gliders, Ju52s, weapons, order of battle, signals operational orders etc . with maps, photographs and pull out tables. Excellent, clean condition, ex lib IWM.
Periodical Notes on the Japanese Army No.1 - 1942. Periodical Notes on the Japanese Army No.1 ' General Characteristics, Morale and Tactics 1942. 8pg brief coverage of what was known about the Japanese gleaned in operations in Hong Kong and Malaya and concludes ' the Japanese combine meticulous accuracy with Oriental cunning ' ! Good, clean condition and unusual.
Periodical Notes on the Japanese Army. 1942 ' Periodical Notes on the Japanese Army No.1 - General Characteristics, Morale and Tactics'. 8pg assessment of the Japanese Army with observations made of the fighting in Malaya. Previously the property of a Captain in the Queen's Regt. Ex lib IWM and in good, used condition with some light marking and creasing.
Personalised EKI. Not one for the condition junkies this EKI has had a hard life, it's saving grace is the hand engraved details to the reverse. The cross is an Otto Schickle product with it's characteristic pin with the mark L/15, it has a slight curvature with a rubbed and lightly toned frame. The core has very little enamelling remaining with some scratching. The reverse is marked and both the pin are distorted but intact. Hand engraved to the reverse are the owner's details ' Uffz.Buhler 21588 L9P Munster '. Attached is a list of units that had a connection with the Feldpost number 21588.. (Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) 4. Batterie Artillerie-Regiment 11 (2.1.1940-27.4.1940) gestrichen, wurde Fp.Nr. 15193 B (28.4.1940-14.9.1940) Stab II Luftlande-Sturm-Regiment 1 (15.2.1942-30.7.1942) Stab II Fallschirmjager-Regiment 5 (31.7.1942-9.2.1943) Stab II u. 5.-8. Kompanie Fallschirmjager-Regiment 5 (10.2.1943-23.8.1943) gestrichen (6.4.1944-9.11.1944) 27.8.1944 Stab u. 1.-4. Kompanie Festungs-MG-Batallion 808 (10.11.1944-Kriegsende) 29.11.1944 Stab u. 1.-4. Kompanie Infanterie-Fla-Batallion 808. Further research required.
Personalised WW1 Princess Mary's Gift Tin. An example of the ubiquitous Princess Mary's Gift Tin, but this example has been personalised by the addition of an inscription to the inner face of the lid. The attractively rendered script reads ' Presented to Gnr. Chestermann R.H Z Battery 1914 by Princess Mary. The tin has some residual contents with empty packets of cigarettes and tobacco and a partial 1914 card. Obviously treasured but temptation won ! Good, overall condition, patinated overall.
Phantom - GHQ Liaison Regt. Shoulder Patch. Embroidered, cotton on wool badge worn by members of Phantom squadrons.GHQ Liaison Regiment (known as Phantom) was a special reconnaissance unit first formed in 1939, its role was to report back information about the allied forward positions. This example in good, issued condition with very clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform, minor loss to r/h corner.
Phantom - GHQ Liaison Regt. Shoulder Patch. Embroidered, cotton on wool badge worn by members of Phantom squadrons.GHQ Liaison Regiment (known as Phantom) was a special reconnaissance unit first formed in 1939, its role was to report back information about the allied forward positions. This example in good, issued condition with slight distortion from shrinkage.
Phantom Was There 1st ed 1951 ' Phantom Was There ' by R.J.T.Hills. 344pg history of the GHQ Liaison Regiment known as ' Phantom '. One of the many ' private ' armies which flourished during WW2 , it became active in France in 1939 and survived to the end of the War providing up to date tactical information of the progress of operations. Very good, clean edition with d/w.
Photographs of Modern Equipments 1939. Published by the War Office, this landscape format manual shows everything from an inflatable reconnaissance boat to the Scout Carrier. Guns, tanks and trucks are all covered along with girder bridges and mortars. 41pgs of captioned photographs. Generally good condition with some light marking and creasing and the presence of 6 very small worm holes which don't affect the manual greatly. Priced accordingly.
PIAT Fuze and Container. PIAT dummy Fuze No.426 with alloy container and carrier. Designed to be clipped to the vanes of the bomb whilst in storage and then removed and opened in order to prime the bomb. Surprisingly difficult to acquire as most were discarded, this example in good recovered condition complete with manufacturer markings etc.
PIN BACK MEDAL RIBBON BAR FOR NSDAP 10 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL. If you have the medal and not the ribbon bar, then an idea item. Well made with the eagle and swaz in a wreath pinned through the bar. Very good condition. Good accompaniment for quite a rare medal.
Plaque and War and Victory Pair R.A.M.C. Casualty. Plaque and War and Victory Pair to 73456 Pte. Stanley Emerson R.A.M.C. Emerson served with the 77th Field Ambulance and was killed on 01/04/1918 and is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial. Good, overall condition with worn , original ribbons.
Poland Shoulder Titles. WW2 pair of printed ' POLAND ' shoulder titles. Excellent, unfolded , as issued.
Polish 2nd Artillery Group Breast Badge. Two piece construction, silvered Monte Cassino Cross with a superimposed wreath with the 2 Corps symbol, a mermaid with an artillery shell over an 8th Army shield. 45mm x 45mm approx by the maker Lorioli Fratelli, Milano & Roma. Good example.
Polish 2nd Artillery Group Breast Badge. Two piece construction, silver Monte Cassino Cross with a superimposed wreath with the 2 Corps symbol, a mermaid with an artillery shell over an 8th Army shield. 45mm x 45mm approx by the maker Lorioli Fratelli, Milano & Roma. 800 silver marking to reverse of cross, slight rubbing of highlights to figure and wreath. Good example.
Polish 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division Badge. WW2 Polish 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division badge. Silvered zinc, 40x43mm with Stanislaw Reising , Warsaw marked domed washer type fastening, probably a replacement In good, used condition, toned overall.
Polish Army-12th. Lancers Plastic badge. Scarce WW II plastic economy issue cap badge with two blades and manufacturer's details for Stanley Walsall to the reverse. The Polish Eagle upon a shield shape bearing the number '12' within the letter 'U' - 12 Pulk Ulanow. Excellent condition with very slight distortion.
Polish Christmas 1944 Monte Cassino Postcard. Christmas 1944 postcard celebrating the Polish involvement at the battle of Monte Cassino. The card was sold for 6d with proceeds from the sale going to the Fund for Polish soldiers wounded in Italy and France. Postally unused but with a Polish Christmas greeting in ink. Excellent, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Polish Naval Mug. Polish Naval 0.5 ltr tin mug. Bearing Polish Naval emblem to one side with a 0.5 ltr measure and a 1935 date and manufacturer's mark to base. Excellent, clean condition.
Polish O/R's beret or FS Cap Eagle. Embroidered silver/grey, cotton on wool Polish eagle for use on the beret or field service cap. Good, used condition.
Polish Paratroops 1941-1943. 1943 souvenir booklet, printed in Scotland entitled \' Polish Paratroops 23-9-1941 23-9-1943 \'. 40pg dual language English/Polish publication showing the training and work of the newly formed Polish Forces in exile parachute force. Excellent, clean condition and uncommon.
Polish WW2 2nd Infantry Division Breast Badge. Silver, Polish, Type II, 2nd Infantry Rifle Division. Maker marked to the reverse ' Huguenin ' to reverse and to securing disc. Securing post has re-attached/strengthened with contemporary solder, undamaged enamel flags, patinated overall with some minor surface abrasions. This badge was the second type worn by the 2nd. Inf. Div. who were formed in France in 1939 and was designed by Lt.B.Garlinski. - reoffered due to failure to pay.
Post 1940 Enlisted Ranks RAD Field Cap. Enlisted ranks feldmutze for wear by members of the RAD. Post 1940 pattern , boat form woollen field cap with embroidered RAD device to front curtain. Brown cotton lining printed with size ( 56 ), manufacturer ( Carl Halfar, Berlin ) and date ( 1939 ). Excellent, used condition with light overall wear to nap of cloth.
Post War Parachute Officer Beret and Jump Log. A good example of a 1958 Parachute Regt. beret by Kangol with a bullion, officer's maroon backed RASC badge. Size 6 7/8 with clear markings to interior and in good clean condition with some minor moth nips and tracking. Accompanied by the owner's jump log named to a Cast.M.D.I.Rees listing some 15 descents including some with 21 SAS TA.
Post-War REME Photograph Album - Singapore. Post-War photo album featuring the work of a REME recovery unit ( C Squadron Recovery XII RL ) in Singapore in the '50s. Of 130+ photographs, 100+ feature military images a great many concentrating on vehicles, Daimler and Humber Armoured cars, Saracen APCs, Scammel Pioneers and Explorers and various other British and US military vehicles in various states of jeopardy and dis-repair. Some images missing, others loose, interesting .
POW Aide Memoire. Pocket size , card, 1942 aide memoire outlining the behaviour and responsibilities expected of those personnel expecting to be captured. Gives the standard ' name, rank and number ' response but outlines interrogation techniques and lists lots of ' don'ts ' including the need to acquire information and intelligence in the Allied cause. Good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
Pre - WW1 British Sword Pattern Bayonet 1907 ( Quillion removed ) - O.T.C. An uncommon pre WW1 British Sword Pattern Bayonet 1907 with quillion removed with issue marks for Alleyn's School London O.T.C. Manufactured by Enfield in September 1910 with numerous clear markings and inspection and reissue marks to ricasso. Minor spotting to the parkerised and sharpened blade. Contained in solid, clean scabbard with inspection marks to reverse and a simplified 1908 Pattern Webbing frog. Above average condition example. UK 18+ SALES ONLY
Pre 1902 Queen\'s Rifle Volunteer Brigade Cap Badge. Original Queen\'s Rifle Volunteer Brigade cap badge. Pre-1902 die-struck, blackened brass with black leather backing. Both lugs intact, good example.
Pre 1918 Officers' ASC Dress Cap. Officer's dress cap for a member of the Army Service Corps. Black body with white piping with a gilt, pre 1918 ASC badge. Patent leather peak and strap retained by ASC buttons. Interior with calf headband and quilted silk lining and prominent manufacturer's details showing maker to be ' J.B.Johnstone, London, Dublin & Lahore '.
Pre War RAF Silver ' Madeira ' Decanter Label. Silver plated decanter label marked for ' Madeira ' surmounted by an RAF crest and mounted by chain suspension loop. Good overall condition, patinated. Unusual aviation collectable. See also item7305
Pre War RAF Silver ' Sherry ' Decanter Label. Silver plated decanter label marked for ' Sherry ' surmounted by an RAF crest and mounted by chain suspension loop. Manufacturer marked ' Hutton, Sheffield ' to reverse. Good overall condition, patinated. Unusual aviation collectable.
Pre WW1 Grenadier Guard CSM armbadge. Attractive example of an armbadge for a Colour Sergeant Major of the Grenadier Guards. Rich bullion embroidered on wool separately applied to gold lace rank stripes. This example was worn by C/Sgt.G.H.Wall pre WW1, Wall went onto to achieve officer rank winning the OBE and MC, he was also a pall bearer at the funeral of Edward VII. Superb item with light toning.
Pre WW2 RAMC Officer\'s Cap. Dress Cap for wear by an officer of the RAMC. Black, fine wool body with deep maroon band with a heavily toned gilt and silver officer's RAMC badge. Patent leather peak, showing usual distortion to finish with patent leather strap supported by RAMC buttons. Lined interior with calf band with immpressed manufacturer's details ' Kempster & Ramsey ' Liverpool. Plush forehead protector with most of the plush finish now absent. Good overall condition with two minor moth nips.
Pre WW2 Service Dress Cap for wear by O/R's - Inniskillings. Khaki serge Service Dress Cap for use by Other Ranks in this case by a soldier of the Iniskillings. Black oil cloth interior with faint manufacturer's details of ' L.Silberston & Sons ' with a size of 6 3/4 and what looks to be a date of 1937. Good, unmothed example of a surprisingly scarce cap. Two marks to crown.
Pre WW2/WW2 Grenadier Guards headwear grouping. Two caps to the Grenadier Guards worn by Capt.M.H.Farebrother, one SD cap and one worn with the undress uniform. Both caps by Edward Smith of Bond St and both featuring high relief bullion cap badges with the SD cap carrying a name label. Both caps come in a named, japanned tin carrying a shipping label with Farebrother's address in Horsham. A quick search reveals that Farebrother attended Eton, and played tennis and cricket to a high standard, he went on to serve as ADC to the Governor of South Australia, would reward further research. Both caps in excellent, worn condition with no evidence of moth. COMM/JM/WMC03
Pre-War N.S.D.A.P. Buttons. An original card of 12, silver finish , N.S.D.A.P. buttons. This style of button was used on Party tunics in the pre war period before being replaced by the same pattern but in gilt. In good condition with manufacturer details to reverse of card.
Pre-War/WW2 RAF Brooch. Attractive silver and enamel RAF pinback brooch. Pre-War/WW2 period marked ' silver ' to the reverse with fine detailing. Lightly patinated overall.
Pre-War/WW2 Royal Navy Petty Officer Cap. Quality, probably private purchase, Royal Navy cap for the rank of Petty Officer. Fine wool body with mohair band with a padded bullion P/O cap badge, reinforced leather peak and patent leather chin strap. Reinforced and padded interior with white cotton name tag stitched to centre. The quality of construction would suggest pre War provenance. Excellent, used condition.
Precautions in the event of capture 1942 card. 1942 advisory card ' precautions to be taken by British Personnel in the event of capture. Conspicously marked ' This Document Must Not Fall Into Enemy Hands ' this 5 page, gatefold card offers advice ' carry no letters , give name, rank and number only ' also advises on what information the enemy wants and how they set about acquiring it and finally escape. Clearly having been carried with evidence of a fold and light marking overall. Uncommon.
Precautions to be taken in the event of capture Card. 1942 Gatefold card designed to fit into the AB64 - paybook listing precautions to be taken in the event of capture. Gives advice about interrogation and warning of hidden microphones reiterating the standard advice of ' NAME RANK & NUMBER '. Clean condition, slight creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Presentation copy ' Mein Kampf .' A good presentation copy of ' Mein Kampf ' by Adolf Hitler. 1936 edition presented in in 1937 by a Gauleiter with facsimile dedication and signature to f.e.p. Very minor rubbing and slightly loose to spine otherwise an excellent, clean copy.
Preußischer Landeskriegerverband 25 Year Membership Badge. Original Preußischer Landeskriegerverband membership badge with additional 25 year shield. Manufacturer shield for Heinrich Timm, Berlin attached to the reverse, same manufacturer for the 25 year shield. Good, used condition.
Princess Mary 1914 Gift Fund Bullet Pencil. An example of the Princess Mary gift tin bullet pencil with silver unmarked projectile. Monogrammed 1914 MkVII case by Kynoch with sharpened pencil with original card which has seen better days with tears and rips. Mary monogram is clearly struck on this example. Patinated overall.
Princess Mary Fund Bullet Pencil. Bullet pencil as supplied with various of the Christmas gift tins given to the fighting men by the Princess Mary Fund. Fired MkVII brass case with a monogrammed ' M ' to one side with a silvered hollow bullet head with pencil inside. Good, clean condition.
Princess Mary Gift Fund tin and contents. Princess Mary 1914 gift fund brass tin with contents. The smokers pack with tobacco and cigarettes and 1914 greeting card in it\'s envelope. Tin has much original lacquered finish with a small dent to inner lip of tin and minor abrasions to outer lid, tobacco unopened with minor loss of foil packing. The cigarette pack has been opened with one cigarette missing, card in clean condition, envelope with minor creasing. To the reverse a name has been lightly scratched \'No.3011 Warner T Batt. RHA\'. Unusual to have one of the ubiquitous Christmas tins with a provenance.
Princess Mary Gift Fund, 1914 Christmas Card. A 1914 gift fund Christmas card and photo that accompanied all gift tins and gifts distributed before and up to Christmas 1914, in original envelope Very good condition with some slight age marking.
Princess Mary Gift Tin - bullet pencil. A particularly clean example of the Princess Mary Gift tin, the type given to non-smokers with a bullet pencil. Tin with bright finish with 1914 dated bullet pencil on original packing card. Pencil in unused condition with ' sterling ' marked head and monogrammed case. Accompanied by 1915 Christmas card. In excellent condition with some minor marking to lid.
Princess Mary Gift Tin - bullet pencil. A particularly clean example of the Princess Mary Gift tin, the type given to non-smokers with a bullet pencil. Tin with bright finish with a 1914 dated MkVI.303 bullet pencil by Kynoch on original packing card. Pencil in unused condition with silver, unmarked head and monogrammed case. Accompanied by 1915 Christmas card. In excellent condition with pencil patinated overall.
PRINCESS MARY GIFT TIN-PROFESSIONALLY ENGRAVED FOR OFFICER RNVR. This is the standard Princess Mary gift tin in pressed brass. Unfortunately the body of the tin has suffered a little, but is still complete. What makes this tin quite so unique is that it has been professionally engraved on the inside of the lid to a 'Lieut. Commander Wallace Aldridge Watson RNVR'. It's slightly obscured by the age Verdigris and patina that's over the top, but could be cleaned off to reveal it completely. I have completed a little research on him and he served on a shore based ship the 'Pembroke' and was in the Anti Aircraft Corps in Chatham in 1914. I am sure there is more that can be found about this officer. Rare to find a personalised, researchable tin, with a high ranking officer.
Princess Mary Gift Tin. A particularly clean example of the Princess Mary Gift tin, with large amounts of the original gilt finish remaining both inside and out. Now sadly devoid of it's original contents but otherwise in excellent condition.
Princess Mary1914 Gift Fund, Trench Lighter A scarce example of the Princess Mary gift fund Trench Lighter. Lighter body complete with partially used wick chord, flint missing as is common. Body marked with a crowned ' M ' and ‘ Xmas Fund 1914 ’. Lower half of the lighter has the ‘Asprey London’ maker mark. Nickel plating now largely absent with some minor dents through use. The trench lighter was presented in the standard tin, with greeting card & photo. A highly uncommon Princess Mary Gift fund collectable !
Printed 12 Commando Shoulder title. Scarce printed shoulder title for No 12 Commando. In heavily used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. No. 12 Commando was a battalion-sized unit formed in 1940 in Northern Ireland, they carried out a number of small-scale raids in Norway and France between 1941 and 1943 before being disbanded and its personnel dispersed to other commando units. Scarce.
Printed Combined Operations Badge. Classic example of a circular, printed Combined Operations badge as worn by Commandos until the introduction of the Commando Group badge. The badge was designed in 1942 by Lieutenant D.A. Grant RNVR. In good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Private Army - Vladimir Peniakoff \'Popski\'. 1954ed 512pgs \'Private Army\' by Lt.Col Vladimir Peniakoff - Popski. Good clean copy of the standard reference on the PPA written by the founder and CO. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and fold out maps. POSTAGE INCLUSIVE within UK
Prussian Infantry Regt.157 Ersatz Pickelhaube. An excellent example of the felt ersatz picklehaube unit marked to J.R.157. Typical simplified ersatz form with felt body omitting the brass front visor trim & rear spine. Bright gilt Prussian plate retained by leather strips with an undamaged felt body which retains its original shape. Retains both cockades with chinstrap that has a number of old stitched repairs. Liner is present but has suffered some loss with impressed Berlin manufacturers\' details. Rear peak has ink stamped BA issue mark with a possible 1914 date and a clear \' J.R.157 \' unit ink stamp. Despite the small areas of damage this is one of the better examples I have seen.
PRUSSIAN POLICE THIRD REICH OFFICERS BUCKLE. This brass buckle was worn by the Prussian Police Offers in the early part of the Third Reich era. Prussian eagle with lightning in it's talons, but with swastika cast into the eagles breast. This was the first eagle use by the Prussian Police in 1934, it was also used in smaller form on the dress bayonets. Was changed soon after to the normal Third Reich police symbol of an eagle surrounded by a wreath. Buckle in very good condition, no maker mark apparent. Slider/keeper part missing. Nice buckle.
Prussian Supply Train Basket Hilt Sword. A good example of a double etched Prussian Supply Train basket hilt sword. 835mm single edged blade with fullers and foliate etch with a panel inscribed ' Westpr.Train Battalion No.17 ', etch extends to the spine of the blade. Sharkskin grips with twisted wire embellishment. Bright blade with basket hilt and scabbard in natural polish with some staining and minor pitting.
Prussian Veteran Honour Cross 1st Class. Prussian War Veteran Honour Cross ist Class. Gilded pinback enamel cross with a waisted pin with wire catch. Manufacturer marked to reverse \' MCH.Timm, Berlin C/19 \'. In excellent, bright condition, minor wear to gilding to pin.
Pte. J.Burrows RASC Kitbag Grouping Photos 2
Pte. J.Burrows RASC Kitbag Grouping. Uniform grouping to S/5958164 RSM.J.Burrows R.A.S.C. The kitbag contains a size 13 ( Height 5' 11" - 6', Chest 38" - 39", Waist 33" - 34" ) 1945 dated Battledress Blouse featuring rank insignia and RASC arm of service strips with 5 years war service chevrons. Size 13 BD trousers, no label, but inspection marks confirming 1945 manufacture, with attached braces. 1945 dated, Size 6 shirt and a 1943 dated size 3 woollen jumper , two pairs of heavily used khaki socks, anklets, woollen gloves field dressing and a box containing various items of insignia including a pair of 61 Div formation signs. All of this contained in a 1942 dated kitbag with inked ownership details. Most items looked to be in excellent condition and were probably only worn as best for stand down parades etc at the end of the War. No apparent moth or damage with some snags and minor holes to jumper.
Pull Igniter. As yet unidentified pull type igniter. Similar but manufactured to a far high specification to the British Switch No.4. Like the Switch No.4 this example shares the same swivelling mounting collar but the body is longer and features an anodised finish. Accepts all of the standard ' snouts '. In good, working and strippable condition. INERT ( Can anyone identify this igniter please ? )
Pz.Rgt.27 Soldbuch/Paperwork Grouping. Grouping to Uffz.Friederich Fritz Zizman of Pz.Rgt.27. Consists of Soldbuch ( missing photograph ), photographs of Zizman in Panzer uniform, RAD documents, Black wound citation, military hospital wound notification and an Allied discharge notification. Zizman's Soldbuch indicates that he was awarded the silver PAB, EKII, Russian Front Medal and the Black Wound Badge. He served with Pz.Regt.27 which operated as part of 19 Pz.Div spending his time on the Russian Front . He was wounded by shrapnel on 03.09.43, probably in operations with KG Becker near Belowskaja .Interesting grouping accompanied with a small amount of research.
QARANC Recruiting poster. 1950\'s recruiting poster. Printed on card by Fosh & Cross for HMSO, 25cms x 38cms featuring a classic 50\'s beauty of the Queen Alexandra\'s Royal Army Nursing Corps. In very good condition with punched holes to the top and pin holes to the bottom with a couple of minor scuffs
QSA/KSA group Suffolk Regt/RE. Four medal grouping; 4927 Pte.Frederick Mansell 2nd Bn. Suffolk Regt; QSA bars Transvaal, OFS, Cape Colony. KSA " ; SA01, SA02 Mansell re-enlisted as 283601 Spr. F.Mansell Royal Engineers. Accompanied by some research confirming the awards and other service in India. All medals toned overall, original ribbons with some edge knocks and minor abrasions
Quallified Signaller Sleeve Badge. Brass and enamel Signaller's sleeve badge A pair of crossed signal flags in blue and blue / white enamel with accompanying backplate. Manufacturing fault to one loop otherwise excellent condition with undamaged enamel.
Queen Victoria’s Rifles Officer’s Pouch Belt Plate. 9th Bn. The London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) Officer’s pouch belt plate circa 1908-22. Die-struck silver plated example with a Hobson & Sons, London maker's plate to the reverse. Good, patinated condition with one missing fastening nut.
Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) Coloured FS Cap. Coloured Field Service Cap for O/Rs of the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) . Blue wool body with green crown and red piping and brass cap badge. Approx size 7 with a white cotton drill lining. Good overall condition with some areas of wear, lining slightly grubby through use.
Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry Mess plate. 9\" (230mm) china plate by Wedgewood that formed part of the Officer\'s Mess service for the Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry. Features a gold edge with decoration in relief to the rim and a Dorset Yeomanry device to the centre. Wedgewood backstamp and manufacturing codes to the reverse and painted number (presumably a museum or collection number). In excellent condition with firing damage at the 7 O\'clock position.
R.A.D. Insignia Grouping. Small grouping of RAD insignia formerly the property of a member of the Intelligence Corps. Grouping comprises shoulder strap for the rank of Obertruppfuhrer, rank chevron for the rank of Hauptvormann, unused cap insignia for the early visor cap and an unused post 1943 arm shield. All items in good/excellent condition
R.A.D. Long Service Award for Women. Scarce R.A.D. Long Service Award for Women. This is the 3rd class award for twelve years service mounted on a blue ribbon bow with a pin fitting. This medal is distinct from the men\'s award featuring a subtly different design. Crisply struck design with nearly all of it\'s silvered finish intact.
R.A.D. Photo Album. 270+ photos of R.A.D. interest. Starting in 1934 with Abteilung 1/840 in Koblenz, the album documents one man's service. Numerous views of parades, gatherings, uniforms, officials, service life etc. all neatly annotated. Very comprehensive album.
R.A.D. Shoulder straps. Pair of slip-on shoulder straps for volunteer in the Reichsarbeitdienst with the rank of Obervormann. Conforming to the post 1942 regulations, the woolen straps have twisted silver braid edging with two silver and brown loops to the base of the strap. In excellent, clean condition with some areas of minor nap loss.
R.A.D. Sports Vest Emblem. Machine woven, on cotton, emblem for the Reichsarbeitdienst sports vest. In used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a vest. Makers' details and RAD approval mark to bottom corner. Light marking.
R.A.D.wJ Photo Album. Original, annotated photo album for a member of the R.A.D.wJ. the section for young women of the Reichsarbeitsdienst ( Labour Service ). 81 b/w photographs and postcards centring around service in RAD Lager 2/84 Nienhagen in the Celle Kreis. The views cover all aspects of the service between October 1940 and April 1941 from work in the kitchen to parades and uniform detail views. All pages annotated with a plastic day badge attached to the front page.
R.A.F Late Patt. C Type Flying Helmet. Probably unissued ' Helmet Leather, Type C Late Pattern ' probably a size 1. Typical late version as issued, unwired with clean lining with some minor marking and fabric chin strap. Undamaged with slightly indistinct coding and issue arrow marking. Supple with crisp poppers and slight rubbing to prominent seams.
R.A.F. 1925 Patt. Belt. Standard three piece R.A.F. 1925 Patt. Belt. 1927 dated with AM marks with manufacturer marks for the Mills Equipment Co. Good, used condition with some marking.
R.A.F. 1941 Pattern Mae West Whistle. The classic 'snail' whistle often seen hanging from the Mae West or aircrew blouse. Chrome plated brass. Air Ministry markings and reference numbers '23/230' to one side, to other side '293/14/L1795'. Very very light rubbing/loss of plating but an excellent used example.
R.A.F. 1941 Pattern Mae West Whistle. The classic 'snail' whistle often seen hanging from the Mae West or aircrew blouse. Chrome plated brass. Air Ministry markings and reference numbers '23/230' to one side, to other side '293/14/L1795'. Minor rubbing to highpoints but otherwise an excellent used example.
R.A.F. 23 Squadron Lapel badge. WW2 period R.A.F No 23 Battle of Britain Squadron gilt and enamel badge, depicting an eagle preying on a falcon and Latin motto ' Semper Aggressus ' ( Always on the attack ) 23 Squadron was the original Mosquito Intruder squadron, having been equipped with the Blenheim IF previously. Pin fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked ' H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St. B'Ham.18 ', 33mm. In good, undamaged condition.
R.A.F. Engineer Brevet - Padded. Heavily padded, WW2 RAF \' E \' Engineer brevet. Oatmeal coloured wing with a cotton backing. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. In good, used condition.
R.A.F. Escape & Evasion Map 43C/D Europe. R.A.F. Escape & Evasion Map Sheet 43C/D. Large double sided colour silk/rayon map, approx. 52 x 60cm with unhemmed edges. Sheet C shows the borders of Holland, Belgium, France and central Germany with sheet D divided into two showing South France, Germany and Switzerland and the border of Belgium and Germany. In excellent, clean and folded condition.
R.A.F. Goolie Chit - multi-language. RAF escape & evasion \' Goolie Chit \'. Designed to help downed RAF aircrew get aid from the locals, with the promise of a large reward if they help the carrier back to British lines. Double-sided in various languages from Arabic to Tamil. Individually numbered, printed on an impregnated heavy duty paper. Good, clean condition, has been folded.
R.A.F. Log Book Grouping - Lancasters. Paperwork grouping to 196127 F/O.Philip Gordon Boatman a Flight Engineer with 460 Sqn. Boatman started flying with 1656 HCU from Lindholme, No.1 L.F.S. at Hemswell before joining 460 Sqn. at Binbrook in October 1944. He then went on to fly 35 operations between October 44 and the end of the War including Dresden, Cologne, Dusseldorf ( ' Good prang 21 lost ' ), Essen ( 1000 A/c ) and Nuremburg. His logbook entries end in November 1945 with various flights to the Middle East and then India. Included with the grouping are his pay and release books, various photographs taken whilst with 460, including a Squadron photo taken around ' T - Tommy ' the aircraft he flew on his 13th and 16th Op. Large number of official forms, uniform receipts, mess chits etc, along with training notebook, letters etc. Also comes with a photo album containing a record of his time in India, cap badge, engineer wing and medal ribbon. His wife's A.T.S. paybook, release book and cap badge are also included complete with the leather writing case in which the items were found. All items in good condition, usual folds tears etc to paperwork, some repair to squadron photo. Unresearched.
R.A.F. Navigator Brevet - Padded. Padded WW2 RAF \' N \' Navigator brevet. Black cotton backing cloth producing a deep profile effect. In good, used condition with some glue residue to reverse.
R.A.F. Navigator Brevet - Padded. Padded WW2 RAF ' N ' Navigator brevet. Black cotton backing cloth. In excellent, clean, probably unused condition.
R.A.F. No.85 Squadron Lapel badge. WW2 period R.A.F No 85 Battle of Britain Squadron gilt and enamel badge, depicting a voided hexagon and the Latin motto ' Nocto Diuque Venamur ' (We hunt by day and night), 85 Squadron was originally equipped with Gladiators and re equipped with Hurricanes and was extensively employed with the BEF in France and then the Battle of Britain.. Pin fitting to reverse, manufacturer marked ' H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St. B'Ham.18 ', 33mm. In excellent, bright condition.
R.A.F. POW/Caterpillar badge grouping. Grouping to W/O J.A.Walker who was a W/Op / A/G with 51 Squadron and was shot down in Whitley Z6487 on 19/07/1941 on a mission to Hannover. Group consists of a Caterpillar badge inscribed ' Sgt.J.A.Walker ', RAF service and release book marked POW, RAF cap badge, an annotated, 1942 dated photograph of Walker in a group in a prison camp, 39-45 Star and War Medal with award slip. The latter items are all later issue. Would reward further research.
R.A.F. Silk Escape Map - Burma. Double sided escape map of Upper Burma and Assam and Lower Burma and Siam. Previously the property of F/0 Brindley, a Beaufighter pilot with 89 Squadron, this is an earlier black and white printed map that has had the edges hemmed with parachute seam reinforcement material. In undamaged condition with some staining and one ink stain.
R.A.F. Silk Escape Map - France/Belgium, Holland. Mid-War, single sided silk escape map for use primarily by the RAF. 52cms x 44cms size, multi-coloured this example is coded ' C ' and primarily shows France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Holland to 1:2,000,000 scale. Excellent, clean condition, has been folded.
R.A.F. Silk Escape Map - Italy. Double sided silk escape map covering North and South Italy ' 9.J.3 AND 9.J.4 '. A.D.I. ( Maps ) Air Ministry accreditation to both sides, these black and white examples are typical of the early style of escape maps. Good, clean example with light foxing to exterior folds.
R.A.F. Sweetheart Badge Die Patterns. R.A.F/RNAS sweetheart badge die patterns mounted on card. Thought to have come from the well known manufacturer, Millers, this card shows a series of patterns used in the production of sweetheart badges, originally identified by ink numbers, now largely illegible. Interesting example of the variations available.
R.A.F., Type F \'Bath-Tub\' Morse Key - Boxed 10F/7741. Brown bakelite Morse code key as used on all wartime bomber aircraft. Often referred to as the 'bath-tub' morse key, this example in original box and wrapping with stores labels and inspection marks etc. End of the box with pencilled ' 97 Sqn.'. Excellent, N.O.S. condition.
R.A.O.C. Officer's Coloured F.S.Cap. WW2 period, fine wool coloured field service cap for an officer of the RAOC. Dark blue, body and crown with red piping to crown and bullion wire to skirt. G.S. buttons to front and a gilt and enamel, small size RAOC badge. Fully lined with plush headband, with owner's details in ink. Good, used condition with very little wear, however, some mothing to reverse, approx. size 7.
R.D.Kl. Reichsverband Deutscher Kleintierzüchter Official Stamp. Official ink stamp for the R.D.Kl. Reichsverband Deutscher Kleintierzüchter or the Reich Small Animal Breeders organisation. Detachable wooden handle with wooden block and attached rubber stamp. Image of stamp appears to top face of block and manufacturer marked. Slight crazing to rubber but otherwise useable condition. A reminder of the minutiae of life with which the NSDAP involved itself.
R.F.C. Mk.V Aviator's Watch. 8 Day, non-luminous Mk.V Aviator's watch as issued to the R.F.C. Swiss, 15 jewel movement by Octava contained in a white metal case with hinged movement cover and broad arrow ' A ' marked outer case. Probably later addition of a bow to make a more useable pocket watch out of what was originally a time piece that was mounted on a holder fixed to the aircraft 's instrument panel. In working order and keeping good time but looking at the movement could do with a clean and service. Case patinated overall with one small 1.5mm chip to glass edge, old repair marks to inside cover.
R.F.C. Officer's Sidecap. Fine wool sidecar for use by an officer in the Royal Flying Corps. Bronzed buttons to peak, lugged, bronzed, die stamped RFC cap badge that has the centre raised. Fine cotton interior with a faint inked name ' G.W.de Beaufort ', with crown safety pinned together, slightly marked through use. Exterior in good condition with some nothing particularly to reverse face.
R.N.A.S. 9ct Gold Sweetheart badge. 9ct gold R.N.A.S. bar sweetheart badge. Pinback with 9ct and manufacturer markings to reverse. Slightly distorted, otherwise good, bright condition.
RAD Arbeits Dank Badge. Enamel and silvered metal badge for Arbeits Dank or Labour Thanks given for members of the Nazi Labour organisations who paid into the compulsory health or welfare insurance established by the RAD etc. In excellent, bright condition, manufacturer marked to the reverse ' Paulmann & Crone , Ludenscheid '.
RAD Arbeits Dank Pinback badge. 16mm x 22mm Silver and enamel pinback Arbeits Dank badge marked ' Ges.Gesch ' to the reverse. Good overall condition with a light patination. The Arbeitsdank (roughly "Labor Thanks") was set up by the RAD's forerunner, the FAD/NSAD, in November 1933 as a welfare body acting as a form of health insurance for all Labor Service members who had sustained injuries or illness related to their work. This badge was the standard membership badge for this organisation.
RAD Commemorative enamel pin. Enamel RAD commemorative pin worn by former members of the RAD. In good clean condition with undamaged enamel, manufacturer's markings to the reverse. POSTFREE within UK
RAD ENAMEL CAP BADGE. A standard RAD cap badge in pressed aluminium. This was worn on all RAD caps and Kepis and is mostly seen on their brown ‘Robin Hood’ type service cap. With full maker marks, RADJ codes etc on the reverse, it is unfortunately missing its 2 brass pins. Subsequently it is now ideal for a display item with other RAD pieces. It’s been sewn to a piece of white cloth, no idea why!
RAD enlisted man's cap device. 1938 dated, RAD cap device for enlisted man's 'Robin Hood' cap. Dated and manufacturer marked to the reverse in good clean condition.
RAD enlisted man\'s cap device. 1938 dated, RAD cap device for enlisted man\'s \'Robin Hood\' cap. Dated and manufacturer marked to the reverse in good clean condition.
RAD OFFICERS BULLION PARADE DRESS BELT AND BUCKLE. I have not seen a RAD parde dress belt and buckle for a very long time. Unfortunately, the bullion and fabric belt has suffered some damage over time, but it\'s all there and the buckle etc are 100%. I have had and sold, Luftwaffe, army and even a SS Officers belt and buckle, but not one for the RAD. Bullion belt has the brown interwoven stripes running through it. The leather keeper etc are all there. Buckle and keeper are attached to the belt. reverse of the aluminuim buckle is marked with the ASSMANN \'A\' DRGM and 38.
RAD Officer\'s cap device. Reichs Arbeit Dienst cap device for an officer's 'Robin Hood' cap. Manufacturer marked to the reverse ' F&B 44 ' and ' GES. RJAD GESCH. Silver washed insignia with enamelled obverse. All pins intact and in good condition with some minor marking to the enamel and patination to reverse. Good, undamaged example.
RAD sports vest emblem. Machine woven, on cotton, emblem for the Reichsarbeitdienst sports vest. In unissued condition with the makers details and RAD approval mark to bottom corner. Minor fraying to edges.
RAD THIRD REICH ALLOY BELT BUCKLE. A very nice example of a RAD Other Ranks aluminium belt buckle. One piece with integral cast female belt hook. In very good used condition. This type has a pebbled center swastika. Nicely maker marked with an OLC diamond and date stamp ‘38’. Great display item with other RAD pieces.
RADwJ. Lagergehilfin Rank badge. Uncommon rank badge for the RADwJ or the Women's Labour Service for the rank of Lagergehilfin. Bronzed die struck zinc with pin back fastening with manufacturer's details and date, 1941 in relief to reverse. Minor wear to bronzed finish.
RAF ' Escape ' boot knife. Small penknife that was conatined in a concealed pocket in the uppers of the R.A.F. 1943 'Escape' Pattern Flying Boots. This knife was intended to cut away the flying boot uppers leaving a convincing civilian type shoe. Scarce example invariably missing from the boot. In good condition with a worn painted finish.
RAF / M.I.9 / SOE Baby Telescope. Baby telescope created by Clayton Hutton's M.I.9 department which supplied escape and evasion materials, primarily to the RAF but also to the other services and SOE. The x6 magnification telescope was designed for watching guards etc in more detail. This single draw example is 30mm approx when closed. For more information, an image taken from M.I.9's technical review showing the baby telescope, is included. Scarce
RAF /Aden Protectorate Levy Armoured Car Photo Album. Large photo album containing 170 approx photographs detailing life as part of one of the RAF Armoured Car sections in the Aden Protectorate just prior to WW2. Images are largely b/w but there are some colourised covering all aspects within the Protectorate, sights, patrols, buildings, scenery, people and the armoured cars. The views of the armoured cars show the venerable Rolls Royce and uncommonly the Alvis built Straussler. The Rolls Royce appear to be the 1920-pattern RAF Type A, the images of the Strussler are more uncommon and feature some of the 12 that were ordered and arrived in Aden in early 1939. Some of the images are annotated and a number are now loose but should be able to be returned to the right section of the album with a bit of time and study. Uncommon. Heavy item.
RAF 1940 Flying Suit / Irving Harness Suit RAF Combined Pattern Flying Suit / Irvin Harness Suit .Size: Large. Dated 10th and 17th October 1940. Manufactured by Irving Air Chute of Great Britain Ltd. Dual Purpose type with provision for clip-on seat or chest type parachute packs. Manufactured from heavy olive drab cotton with twin front zip opening and zipped pockets. The suit is in excellent unused condition with leather tabs to zips, all of which run freely. Generally clean and without wear or damage with some light storage marks to lower front. Large Air Ministry and A.I.D. marked label. HEAVY ITEM
RAF 1941 Patt. Mae West FloatationLlamp and box. An RAF 1941 Patterm Mae west flotation lamp reference 5C/2728 contained in it's original carton. Unissued condition with RAF 5C code and broad arrow stamp to battery container complete with a full instructions label. In v.good condition with two minor rust bleeds to label and a slow break up of the insulation to the wire from the battery to the wooden floating light. Comes with it's original carton marked ' G.E.C. Jacket Life-Jacket ', which is ripped along one side but is otherwise intact.
RAF 1941 Pattern Mae West Skull Cap. Yellow, cotton skull cap with white cotton securing tapes, AM stamp to interior, good, used condition. The cap was kept in the pilot\'s Mae West pocket and used for increased visibility in the advent of ditching.
RAF 1943 Pattern Flying Boots. Size 9/10 RAF 1943 Patt Flying ' Escape ' boots. Suede uppers in good, clean condition with WD marked ' Lightning ' zips. Shoe section in similarly good condition with some light marks and original soles with wear to heels. Inner fur linings in clean condition with some minor loss to the tops. Excellent examples.
RAF 1st Pattern 1918 Officer Cap Badge. RAF 1918, first pattern officer's cap badge. Three piece construction attached to woollen backing and secured by tabs to a dished backing plate. Good, used condition with pleasing faded gilt and some surface rusting to backing plate.
RAF Air Gunners' Badge. Scarce cast brass, winged vertical bullet signifying RAF qualified air gunner. Brought into being by AMO 204 of 1923 it was worn into the Second World War until made obsolete by the AG half brevet. In good, worn condition, with two loops present, patinated overall.
RAF Air Gunners\' Badge. Scarce cast brass, winged vertical bullet signifying RAF qualified air gunner. Brought into being by AMO 204 of 1923 it was worn into the Second World War until made obsolete by the AG half brevet. In good, worn condition, with three loops present, and backing plate ,patinated overall with a patch of oxidisation.
RAF Aircraft Torpedo Development Unit badge. C1940s gilt and enamel lapel badge by H.W.Miller depicting a torpedo surmounting a pair of wings with the motto \' Science Conquers \' used by the Aircraft Torpedo Development Unit. Good bright condition and uncommon.
RAF Aircrew Europe/Mid Grouping. Grouping of medals, paperwork, photographs and insignia to F/Lt., later S/Ldr. J.M.Tighe. 39/45, Aircrew Europe stars, Defence and War medals with MiD oak leaf amateurishly mounted as worn along with various medal bars. Officer's cap badge, padded pilot's wings, complete set of uniform buttons, with a pair of cut-off uniform sleeves baring S/Ldr. rank. Various photographs including those taken for use with escape papers, overseas training, squadron photo with Lancaster and a small album containing various pre and post War family photographs. Framed MiD certificate and original dogtags included. Unresearched.
RAF aircrew rank (1946-1950) badge - Aircrew I Scarce example of the short-lived post-War RAF aircrew rank badges. This particular example is for the rank of Aircrew I , the equivalent of Flight Sergeant. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform and uncommon.
RAF Aircrew Rank Badge - Master Aircrew. This is an example of the only rank badge to be retained from the short-lived post-War RAF aircrew rank badges introduced in 1946 and withdrawn in 1950. This Cold War period example is in good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
RAF battledress escape button compass. A ’plastic’ battledress escape and evasion button compass. Compass appears as an innocuous button. Black plastic button with magnetised points, marked to its reverse with dots. It was used, suspended from cotton thread and then swung freely. Excellent working order. This was intended for use with the RAF battledress. Uncommon.
RAF Bomb Disposal Sleeve badge. Scarce embroidered light blue on black sleeve badge worn by qualified Bomb Disposal operatives. An aerial bomb flanked by the letters "BD" within a laurel wreath. Good, unused condition with a minor rust stain.
RAF Bullion Pilot\'s Wings. A good pair of King's Crown RAF bullion wings for use on the parade uniform. Heavily padded and in excellent, clean condition.
RAF C-Type Wiring Loom. An original RAF wiring loom to fit the second pattern internally wired WW2 C type leather flying helmet and the late pattern D and E type cotton helmets. Includes prewired microphone socket for oxygen mask connection. Unissued condition in stores waxed paper.
RAF Car Badge. Chrome and enamel King's crown RAF car badge. Manufactured and clearly marked by J.R.Gaunt for affixing to the bumper or badge bar that was fashionable amongst both pre and post War motorists. Good, used condition with original fixing bolts showing signs of long and proud usage.
RAF DOUBLE SIDED SILK ESCAPE MAP. C & D AREAS. Mid-War double sided silk escape map for use primarily by the RAF. 52cms x 44cms size, multi-coloured this example is coded ' C ' and ' D ' and primarily shows France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Holland. Excellent, clean condition, folded
RAF Electrically Heated Waistcoat - 22C/957 WW2 RAF Waistcoat, Electrically Heated, Type F, 24 Volt. Stores reference 22c/957. Wrap around brown cotton jacket with integral wiring/heating element and press stud connectors at the wrist and waist to accomodate type D glove liners and \'extension\' cords. Umbilical connector cord and standard 3-pin plug (5C/527) prominently marked \' 24 volt \'. Ex stores condition with light verdigris to fasteners, odd storage marks and missing buttons but all internal wiring flexible and undamaged.
RAF Engine Manual - 90 H.P. R.A.F.1a. C1918 engine manual for the 90 H.P. R.A.F.1a. an air-cooled, V-8 engine developed for aircraft use based on a French design. It was developed at the Royal Aircraft Factory, and built by six different British companies including Daimler, Rolls-Royce and Wolseley Motors Limited and was predominantly used in the Be2c. 14pgs with b/w plates and diagrams, good, clean condition with some minor marks, creases etc.
RAF Escape & Evasion Language Phrase Leaflet. A scarce RAF Phrase List ' A ' to be carried with an Escape/Survival kit. This gatefold list has useful French, Dutch, German and Spanish phrases with their English equivalents. The list size (unfolded) approx. 40 x 12 cms, and is printed on thin paper marked ' Not to be produced in Public '. Good condition with some light marking and creasing.
RAF Evaders. 2009 1st ed. ' RAF Evaders - The Complete Story of RAF Escapees and their Escape Lines, Western Europe, 1940-1945 ' by Oliver Clutton-Brock. Excellent reference work, with numerous anecdotes, information, key figure biographies and listings – 2,094 evaders identified – a valuable testimony. Good, used condition with light marking to covers and edges.
RAF Fly button compass. Compass formed from an ordinary blackened brass, RAF service fly button. One button swings on top of the other, pointing due north, luminous. In good condition with some oxidation. Not as common as it\'s Army counterpart.
RAF logbook grouping. Wartime logbooks to P/O George.S.Percival. Trained in South Africa (note in logbook stating that previous logbook destroyed as a result of enemy action) Percival qualified as an Observer/Bomb Aimer but went on to become a Navigator with 42 OTU in Blenheims. Joined 614 Sqn. and flew from North Africa and then Sicily on convoy escorts and U Boat hunts,again in Blenheims-logbooks records incidents such as the finding of survivors in rafts ad their subsequent rescue by Walrus aircraft and found one dinghy 'no life' and various U Boat hunts and 'Mayday' searches. Returning to UK Percival joined 271 Sqn. and then 575 Sqn. on Dakotas. Last recorded flight April 1946. The two clean logbooks are accompanied by a framed picture of P/O. Percival and a 10/- note with a list of places visited during the war. Worthy of more research.
RAF Mae West Whistle. Nickelled brass RAF Mae West whistle, the less commonly found \'tube\' whistle used by wartime aircrew. Air Ministry King\'s Crown markings and reference numbers \' 293/W/102 \'and the manufacturer\'s details \' J.Hudson & Co. Birmingham \'. Light wear, but in good used condition overall.
RAF MK VIII Flying Goggles. A good, used pair of RAF Mk VIII Goggles. Good paintwork to frames with minor green oxidization to one edge, marking to interior commensurate with use. Strap with elasticity and all leather pullers. Some minor cracks to leather but otherwise clean and supple. Lenses intact with minor delamination.
RAF Mug. Wartime/pre-War R.A.F. Mug. In good overall condition with crazing to glaze but no chips or damage, manufacturer marked to base.
RAF No 1 Parachute Training School Squadron Badge.. C1940s gilt and enamel lapel badge by H.W.Miller depicting a deployed parachute over two torches and the motto ' knowledge dispels fear '. Excellent, bright condition.
RAF No 101 Bomber Squadron Badge. C1940s gilt and enamel lapel badge by H.W.Miller depicting a demi-lion rampant guardant and Latin motto ' Mens Agitat Molem ' ( Mind over matter ). In excellent, bright condition. 101 Squadron initially equipped with Blenheims, Wellingtons and then Lancasters which were equipped with a top secret radio jamming system codenamed ' Airborne Cigar ', ' Special Operators ' located and jammed German fighter controllers broadcasts. Highly vulnerable, 101 suffered the highest casualty rate amongst Bomber Command squadrons. Scarce.
RAF No 11 Fighter Squadron Badge. C1940s gilt and enamel lapel badge by H.W.Miller depicting two eagles in flight and Latin motto "Ociores acrioresque aquilis" ( Swifter and keener than eagles ) the badge for ( No. 11(F) or XI(F) Squadron ), is the world's oldest, dedicated fighter unit. Excellent, bright condition.
RAF No 12 Bomber Squadron Badge. C1940s gilt and enamel lapel badge by H.W.Miller depicting a fox's mask and motto ' Leads The Field '. In excellent, bright condition. 12 Squadron was formed in 1915 flying extensively over the Western Front. During the opening weeks of WW2, operating Fairey Battles, 12 Sqn was tasked with the destruction of bridges over the Albert Canal. During these suicidal missions VCs were won by F/O. Garland and Sgt.Grey. Re-equipping with Wellingtons the sqn. moved first to Binbrook and then to RAF Wickenby where it operated Lancasters.
RAF No 43 Fighter Squadron Badge. C1940s gilt and enamel lapel badge by an unknown manufacturer depicting a cockerel and the Latin motto ' Gloria Finis ' ( Conor above all ). The ' Fighting Cocks ' flew Hurricanes during the Battle of Britain before converting to Spitfires for operations in N.Africa and later Europe. Good, bright condition.
RAF No 54 Fighter Squadron Badge. C1940s gilt and enamel lapel badge by H.W.Miller depicting a lion rampant and Latin motto ' Audax Omnia Perpeti ' ( Boldness endures anything ). Flying Spitfires from Manston during the Battle of Britain the squadron eventually headed to Australia in 1942 where it was disbanded in 1945. Excellent, bright condition.
RAF No.29 Squadron RAF Badge,by H.W.Miller. A scarce original 1940's period RAF No 29 Squadron gilt and enamel badge, depicting an eagle in flight preying on a buzzard with the motto Impiger et Acer("Energetic and keen"), the reverse with maker's details "H.W.Miller Ltd Branston St. B'Ham.18". Very good condition, retaining original pin fittings, enamel perfect, gilt bright.
RAF O/R\'s Collarless Shirt. Excellent, used example of the RAF collarless shirt for use by O/R's. Fully opening front. Single cuffs with collar area marked 22B/4?4 with an approx. collar size 16". Clean with no damage and some small marks.
RAF Observer brevet. WW2 RAF embroidered Observer brevet. Off-white on blue/black embroidered flat wing with evidence of having been removed from a tunic, excellent condition.
RAF Officer Rank Service Dress cap badge. Standard WW2 period cap badge for an RAF Officer\'s service dress cap. Bullion crown surmounting a gilt eagle over bullion fronds. Coarse glazed cotton backing with some glue residue.
RAF Officers' 'Economy Patt.' Cap Badge RAF Officers' 'Economy Patt.' Cap Badge by JRL Ltd. B'ham ( Jarrett, Rainsford & Laughton, Birmingham ). Scarce black plastic version of the standard officer rank sidecap badge ( 21,000 manufactured ). King's crown, eagle and backplate are all in black plastic ( cellulose acetate ) with brass blades to the rear of the crown and eagle and manufacturer's details to backing plate. Excellent condition
RAF Operations Room Raid Block Markers. Very scarce, original RAF Plotting Room markers for use in the ' raid Block '. This displayed all mid raid information when used with plotting arrows on an Ops room plotting table and gave the controller all current information at a glance. This grouping includes Raid identity, hostile and height indicators. ( SEE last images for explanation of these ).
RAF Operations Room Raid Block. Incredibly scarce Raid Block used in RAF filter and sector Ops rooms during the Battle of Britain and later to display important information relating to an enemy raid. When details of aircraft were received at Group Filter room level it was interpreted on a map table with the raid block normally positioned at the head of the plotting path and providing information such as strength, height and whether the aircraft were 'hostile', friendly or unknown. Used in conjunction with the Sector clock this gave RAF controllers the ability to have access to up to date information to enable them to provide an appropriate response. More information of how this system work was contained in the secret RAF Air Defence Pamphlet No.4, extracts of which are shown in the images. Scarce item.
RAF Operations Room Raid Markers. Very scarce, original RAF Plotting Room markers for use on the plotting table.This displayed all mid raid information when used with plotting arrows on an Ops room plotting table and gave the controller all current information at a glance. This grouping includes direction indicators in colour groupings and some odd singles. Priced per colour grouping, email re singles requirements. ( SEE last images for explanation of these ).
RAF Shirt Collar Stud escape compass RAF shirt collar stud escape compass. Specifically designed compass for this role having a less deep body MI.9 intended this to be worn as a normal collar stud. When required for use the white coating was scratched off to reveal the compass. Good working condition.
RAF silver and enamel ring. Good quality Sterling silver RAF ring. Featuring an enamelled silver RAF wing fashioned into a ring. Marked ' Sterling Silver ' to reverse and contained in it's original jewellers' box. Pleasing item of sweetheart jewellery.
RAF Smith's Type V308 ' time of trip ' Aircraft Clock. RAF aircraft clock V308 store ref.6A/3157 ' time of trip ' aircraft clock by Smiths. Featuring an 8-day, 14 jewel movement by Jaeger Le Coultre ( cal.330 ) these chronographs were common to many of the 1950/60's aircraft types. This example appears in good working order ( although accuracy cannot be guaranteed and a service might be an idea ) with some areas of wear to casing. Stores label to reverse indicates a 1953 manufacture date.
RAF Souvenirs Box of RAF souvenirs ' as found '. Comprising a set of pilot's wings, heavily padded with paper backing, Sterling identification bracelet and RAF tunic buttons. ID bracelet engraved ' P.J.Hester RAF 1813394 ' and marked ' Sterling Gecco ' to reverse.
RAF tissue paper escape map - Abyssinia Approx. 46 x 46cm. Scale 1 : 2,000,000. Sheet 0 Abyssinia up to the borders of Kenya. Created by Clayton Hutton of MI9 using wood pulp from a Mulberry tree, these maps were incredibly thin and light. As a result these maps were strong, silent to use and could be concealed in much smaller spaces than the equivalent silk map. They were incredibly resilient and could be screwed up or soaked in water and still retain their utility. In excellent, unissued condition.
RAF tissue paper escape map - Europe. Approx. 46 x 46cm. Scale 1 : 2,000,000. Sheet A Europe - Denmark to Yugoslavia. Created by Clayton Hutton of MI9 using wood pulp from a Mulberry tree, these maps were incredibly thin and light. As a result these maps were strong, silent to use and could be concealed in much smaller spaces than the equivalent silk map. They were incredibly resilient and could be screwed up or soaked in water and still retain their utility. Contained with the original storage sheet which displays an imprint of their three colour print and in excellent condition with minor creases.
RAF TYPE 'H' OXYGEN MASK-PART OF LOT. Again from the lot of RAF Officer F.Lt.W.H.Hasselstrom effects. He flew during the war and into the early 1950's. He kept his original WW2 flying helmet, but had an upgraded oxygen mask. In very good condition and still supple, 1952 dated to side of microphone carrier.
RAF Wing. Period cast brass RAF wing threaded for mounting. Good, detail 120mm x 40mm.
RAF \' Window \' radar jamming device. Small card box containing a spool of aluminium 'tape' attached to a paper parachute. These were a specific size to produce a signal on German radar sets and were thrown out of RAF bombers in order to jam German radar signals. Excellent unused example.
RAF- Russian Ghoolie Chit. Double sided, two part Ghoolie chit printed on silk in Russian and English. Featuring a prominent Union flag to both sides and Russian script, with pronunciation tips, plus a list of instructions when encountering Russian troops. Contained in it's original acetate cover with cloth ties for wear around the neck. This type of chit was introduced for RAF crews involved in the shuttle bombing raids which involved over flying and landing in Russian territory. Chit in excellent, clean condition with a number inked onto one side, cover is in good condition with some small splits and tears and light marking to the notoriously fragile material.
RAF- Russian Goolie Chit. Double sided, two part Goolie chit printed in red & blue ink on a single piece of fine rayon in Russian and English. Featuring a prominent Union flag to both sides and Russian script, with pronunciation tips, plus a list of instructions when encountering Russian troops.. This type of chit was introduced for RAF crews involved in the shuttle bombing raids which involved over flying and landing in Russian territory. Chit in good, used condition with a number inked onto one side and light marking.
RAF/Special Forces Escape Map - 9c France. Pre 1944, double sided silk escape map for use primarily by the RAF. Three coloured side showing France and it's borders with highlighted ' defended ' zones and ' Non-Occupied ' or Vichy France. The reverse 2.B., single tone shows the greater European area , Switzerland , Germany, Austria, Poland & Hungary. In good, but slightly faded condition with slight fraying of the edge strengthening seams.
RAF/Special Forces Wrist Compass. RAF Wrist compass No.6B/2593 \' compass, survival, wrist type \' mounted on a 6B/2615 strap. Issued to aircrew for mounting over a flying suit but popular amongst special forces. Excellent, clean and working condition.
RARE AND VERY UNUSUAL THIRD REICH MINING OFFICIAL DRESS KEPI. The Mining Service in the Third Reich (as in England too) were very important to the war effort. Subsequently the miners and mining officials were in high regard and had para-military importance. They had their own DRESS UNIFORM for parade purposes, and this is one of the unique dress kepi/caps they used for ceremonial occassions. Shaped like a hard 'fez' it has no peak. Is covered in a black glossy cloth, similar to a top hat, the front has the unique MINING metal badge in silver and gilt. Huge winged Imperial style eagle with gilt swastika in the middle. The cap has never been worn and is in MINT condition. The leather liner is mint as is the cream silk liner. The top of the cap has a wide golg tresse running around, which designates the rank of the wearer. There is the metal parade cockade present. These were also worn with a horse hair plume, which fittied in the same place as the cockade. The cap is complete with the original cardboard storage box, whci has obviously protected it all these years. A strange and unusual piece of headgear, whci would display extremely well.
RARE DUTCH W.A. NAZI PARTY(NSB) STEEL BUCKLE WITH TAB. Hopefully the pictures will speak for themselves, but this is a great DUTCH WA Weerafdeling of the Dutch facist party NSB. enlisted man's steel belt buckle, featuring the ' Wolfhook' symbol with the original brown leather tab dated 1944. One piece stamped construction, with NO makers mark.Has great age and patina, and some evidence of the original paint finish. brown leather belt tab is completely original to the piece. HAs a 'L' stamped as well as FRA??? underneath. A very rare buckle indedd. I have never owned one before.
RARE ORIGINAL SS 4 YEAR SERVICE MEDAL WITH RIBBON. In excellent condition with dark bronze original finish. Has not been polished or cleaned. Very crisp casting, great detail. A little age here anfd there, but otherwise a near mint medal. Soft cornflower blue medal ribbon attached to the 'teardrop' shaped hanging loop. Nice medal and competitevly priced.
RARE PANZER ARMOURED MECHANIC ARM BADGE. Not often encountered this is the round cloth badge, worn on the left sleeve for a motor or armoured mechanic. Field green background with a pink (Panzer) embroidered wheel. Has been on a tunic at some time. Good condition.
RARE SA ‘ALPENLAND’ SPORTS VEST INSIGNIA - MINT WITH RZM LABEL. I have not ever had or seen one of these before. It’s never been used or issued and still has the blue paper RZM label stuck to the reverse. Measures 14cm across and is a woven ‘bevo’ type. Tan lettering of the SA symbol with AL underneath for ‘Alpinenland’ which was a SA Gruppe in Austria in 1938-1939. A wonderful display piece with a SA collection. MINT!
RARE STICKPIN FOR THE THIRD REICH RJA. Seldom found stick pin for the Third Reich Youth sports association the RJA. or Reichjugendsportsabzeichen. Round badge with RJA letters and swastika underneath. Reverse marked with maker ‘Wernstein Jena’. Nice knurled pin. Pin awarded to boys and the pin-back broach awarded to girls.
RARE THIRD REICH MARINE MARKED NAVY SAILORS 'COLLAR'. I have had a few of these in the past, but never one marked so profusely and also with the Third Reich marine M and swastika. A classic sailors 'collar' and worn over the shirt etc. White and blue cotton with all strings and tabs. To the rear is a super ink stamp of the navy style stick eagle and swastika. To the edge is an embroydered '8' and marked in ink by hand is the sailoers name and probably rank number and date '42'. A really unusual piece of Germna navy memorabelia.
RARE..LUFTWAFFE GENERAL SUMMER BREAST EAGLE. (re-stocked as customer changed mind!) I obtained one of these from my contact in Germany last year. He has subsequently found me two more in 18 months, all sold very quickly. This is the 'last from his drawer' as he says!! A beautiful Luftwaffe breast eagle in gilt-washed aluminium for the Gerneral Officers Summer tunic or shirt. Fantastic detail, made by ASSMANN, with 'A' cast into reverse. Pin back.MINT CONDITION. This is actually not the same as a normal Assmann aluminium breast eagle, it has subtle differences. Gilt wash for starters, then the actually eagle has more and better detail, when comparing the two side by side. Also the eagle itself is slightly different, daintier, and the eagles leg which holds the swastika is cast free of the main body of the bird. So very delicate!! The standard eagle has the leg and swastika cast as part of the main body, all joined together. A rare item and would look fantastic with any Luftwaffe display, especially if you have some Luftwaffe Gerneral's insignia etc.
RASC Officer's Coloured F.S.Cap. WW2 period, fine wool coloured field service cap for an officer of the RASC. Dark blue, body with white crown and dark blue piping with gilt RASC buttons and a gilt and enamel small size RASC badge. Fully lined with plush headband, manufacturer's/owner's label now missing. Excellent condition with very little wear, approx. size 6 7/8 - 7.
RASC Officer\'s Coloured Dress Cap. Pre-War RASC Officer\'s coloured dress cap. Black body with white piping with a bullion mounted patent leather peak surmounted by a gilt and enamel RASC badge. Cap manufactured by Bernard Weatherhill Ltd of Conduit St, London W1 whose details appear to the interior. Silk lined with leather headband approx. size 7. Generally good + condition with some moth tracking to top and crazing of the patent leather chinstrap.
RE Pocket Book No.4 Demolitions 1946. RE Supplementary Supplementary Pocket Book No.4 Demolitions 1946. Useful 72pg manual outlining the use of all types of explosives, their properties and their respective employment. Also has comprehensive coverage, inc. photographs of exploders, Beehive and Hayrick charges. Good, used condition with light marking, creases etc.
Reconnaissance Corps cap badges. White metal Reconnaissance Corps cap badge with 2 loops to reverse with brass cap badge with slider to reverse. Sold as a pair. Good, clearly used examples with light verdigris to brass example.
Reconnaissance Regt. O/R Cap Badge. WW2 O/R's white metal cap badge. This example has a high polish but has not lost details, has both lugs and backing plate.
Red Devils - WW2 . Red Devils by A.H. Franks - ' How the British Paratrooper Learns his thrilling job '. C1942 patriotic title describing the paratrooper life with chapters on parachutes, first jump, battle school, and paratroops in action. Good, overall condition with some marking etc.
Regulations for Army Ordnance Services - 2in. Mortar Ammunition. 1945ed.Regulations for Army Ordnance Services Part 7- 2in. Mortar Ammunition - Pamphlet No.15A. 74pgs with a large number of line drawings, diagrams and exploded views demonstrating all aspects of ammunition, fuzes and packaging for the 2" Mortar. Also includes the rarely encountered 2.in Mortar , actuating trip wire for minefield clearance. Good, clean condition, has been folded. Rarely encountered.
Regulations for the A.T.S. 1941 Regulations for the Auxiliary Territorial Service 1941. 192pgs covering all aspects of A.T.S. life from kit issue to ' arrest whilst drunk '. Good, clean condition, ex lib.
Reichsbahn Officials Collar Patches. Unissued collar patches for a Reichsbahn Official to be worn on the closed neck tunic. These examples are still joined together and lack the seperately applied swastika. Excellent, unissued condition.
REICHSKREIGSFLAG RARE VERY SMALL 'E BOAT' SIZE'. this is the size of flag everyone looks for as it's so easy to keep and display. can form part of a collection and be a background in a drawer or similar. This size and type of Kreigsflag was definately used on small naval vessels and especially on E-boats and U-boats. It's just the right size to fly from the stern flag ploe etc. Made of a very high quality red cotton linen (not the usual rough sackcloth type) the colour are very bright and quality is superb. There is a little damage here and there, and a 4" long tear that has been repaired. no material missing. One of the rope ties is missing, the other is present. Flag measures approx 19" x 32", a great small size.
Reichsnahrstand stickpin The Reichsnährstand or \' State Food Society \', was a government body set up in Nazi Germany to regulate food production. This 50mm stickpin by Deschler of Munich is in good, clean condition with bright gilding and small areas of patination.
Reichstreubund 10 Year Members Pin. Enamel and silvered stickpin awarded for 10 years membership of Der Reichstreubund ehemaliger Berufssoldaten - Society of Former Professional Soldiers. Good, worn condition, manufacturer marked to reverse.
Reichswehr/Early Third Reich Bandsman\'s \' Swallows Nests \'. A pair of shoulder caps or ' swallows nests ' used by bandsmen of the Reichswehr and early Third Reich period. Retained by hooks sewn to the reverse lining of the field grey, red piped with subdued tresse swallows nests.In good, used condition with one moth nip to artillery piping.
REMOVED FROM TUNIC HJ ARM TRIANGLE. This is a great HJ arm triangle for ‘Nord Hamberg’. In the usual black cotton backing with yellow ‘bevo’ lettering. Has been on a uniform or shirt and is a little worn with use! The ‘Nord’ part of the yellow lettering is faded. Nice , original district arm triangle.
Restricted Report on the PzKw.IV Tank. Extensive, hardbound 1943 Report on the German PzKw.IV Tank - Report on Examination of the Turret and Armament. Compiled by the Dept. of Tank Design within the Ministry of Supply and marked Restricted. This 157pg report covers every angle from firing circuits to armour, traverse, ventilation, observation and recoil with a host of other topics in between. Has a large number of b/w photographs, sketches, diagrams and gatefold plans. In excellent condition with the exception of some minor water damage to the bottom of the covers ( does not effect contents ). Highly detailed, and uncommon.
Revolvers of the British services, 1854-1954. 1989 1st ed. ' Revolvers of the British services, 1854-1954 ' by William Henry Jason Chamberlain. 80pgs, well researched tome concentrating on the Adams and Webleys that equipped the British forces. Illustrated through out with b/w photographs, diagrams and sketches. Excellent, clean condition.
RFC Stopwatch. Silver cased stopwatch engraved 1914 - 1918 mounted with a pair of silver RFC wings. High quality, white faced stopwatch contained in a marked, sterling silver case. Again, high quality, Swiss made movement capable of split and elapsed timings in full working order. All contained in it's original retailer's case. A high quality momento or souvenir of service in the RFC.
RFC Sweetheart Brooch. Silver and enamel sweetheart brooch in the form of an RFC badge overlayed onto a propeller. Marked ' silver ' to reverse and in good condition, patinated overall contained in period box.
RFC 1916 Manual - Notes on Rigging for Air Mechanics. RFC 1916 Manual - Notes on Rigging for Air Mechanics. 1917ed. 38pgs, illustrated with sketches and diagrams concentrating on the adjustments and the setting up of aircraft. Also includes sections on engines and propellers. Good used condition with marking to covers and folding, contents clean.
RFC groundcrew grouping. An unusual grouping to an RFC groundcrew member. 1st Air Mechanic Cecil Hinde originally enlisted in the 2/4th Battalion the Queens Cameron Highlanders in April 1915 transferring to the RFC in January 1916 as 14459. Grouping comes with a rarely seen \'Soldiers\' Small Book\' to the RFC, certificate of service indicating cessation of service in the RAF in Malta in 1919 based at the Seaplane base which is indicated by a personalised Christmas card. Accompanied by four technical manuals including 1915 \'Aeroplane Magnetic Compass\' , \'Notes on RAF (Royal Aircraft Factory) 8-Cylinder Engine\', \'Handbook of the .303 Lewis Machine Gun 1915\' and \'RFC Technical Notes\'. Some manuals are named to Hinde. Accompanied by some typed tecnical notes, an O/Rs RFC capbadge, RFC sweetheart and a photograph featuring a Bristol Fighter. There is a cross lightly pencilled on the photo, presumably indicating Hinde. Again worthy of further research.
RFC paperwork grouping. Grouping of paperwork to 2/Lt.C.S.C.Hunter who became a pilot in 1918. Group consists of a particularly well filled and attractive RFC Notebook with many colour drawings of engines, bomb fuzes, aircraft construction etc., a number of gun camera images mostly annotated with ' Sgt.Hunter 18 Sqn. ', 1918 RAF Commission document, various photos ( mostly civilian ) with some service images and groups, documents and some research.
RFC Portrait. Good, clear image 10 x 14cms approx of a Private in the RFC. Good details of the Maternity tunic showing the economy RFC shoulder title in wear. Mounted on a card backing with a Stoke Newington portraitures details.
RFC Swagger stick Good RFC swagger stick. White metal cane top featuring RFC wings with a silver band mounted below. Pleasing patination to cane with a brass tip.
RFC Sweetheart, beadwork Cushion. Large, 21cms x 20cms stuffed beadwork cushion displaying the crest of the R.F.C. entwined with decorative bead and trim work with the addition of sentimental verse. Unusual to find this type of sweetheart to the R.F.C.
RFC/Early RAF Practice Bomb & Carrier. WW1 and later period 3lb practice bomb and bomb carrier. Standard 3lb practice bomb with cast body and tinned vanes and plunger initiator designed to emit smoke on landing. Comes complete with bomb carrier designed to be attached to the aircraft. Tinned construction with cast brass release bracket which would originally had a wire retainer which engaged with the groove of the bomb, pulling this wire would release the bomb. Both items in excellent condition with large amounts of their original painted finish. INERT Available within UK only
RGA Antrim Shoulder Titles. Scarce shoulder titles worn by the Antrim Militia Royal Garrison Artillery. Worn very briefly between 1907-08. Good, used condition with all lugs.
Rhodesian PSYOPS Unit Stable Belt. Stable belt for a member of the Rhodesian 1 Psycological Operations Unit. Established as part of the Corps of Infantry on 1 July 1977 and Headquartered at Old Cranborne Barracks Salisbury (Harare). ' The main emphasis of 1POU was operations against the terrorist - structured towards psychological confusion of the enemy - the objective of so undermining his morale that he becomes unwilling to fight and is encouraged to defect from the forces of communism. ' In good, used condition and a scarce souvenir of the UDI period in Rhodesia.
Ripponden Zion Congregational Church Cloth Roll of Honour. Unusual, printed cloth roll of honour for the Zion Congregational church and Sunday school of Ripponden for the period 1914-17. Casualties and POWs are identified. Uncommon and in good, lightly marked condition.
RLB MEMBERSHIP CARD WITH DONATION STAMPS. A membership/donations card for the RLB or Reichsluftschutzbund. Basically the AirRaid Protection organisation in Germany. Booklet is in mint condition with 6 pages. Donation stamps complete for 1941-42 and part of 1943-44. Interesting to note that whoever issued this book was quite optimistic as the donation pages are dated 1945-45, 1946-47, 1947-49 & 1948-49!!! Nice piece of history. Post free in. U.K.
RLB Stickpin. 65mm stickpin for the Reichsluftschutzbund organisation the paramilitary organization in the Third Reich charged with air raid precautions in residential areas and among smaller businesses. Knurled pin, manufacturer marked \' H.Schauenburg, Pforzheim \'. Good, used condition with light rubbing to highlights.
RND Anson Battalion Shoulder Titles. WW I brass shoulder titles, ' Anson '. Worn by the 8th. Anson Battalion 2nd. Royal Naval Brigade Royal Naval Division. Both in good condition with flat loops.
RND Anson Battalion Sweetheart Brooch. 30mm x 30mm approx. Royal Naval Division Anson Battalion sweetheart brooch. A scarce example of a War-raised unit badge, gilt and blue enamel example, utilising the design of the cap badge introduced in1916. Very good condition, original pin fittings, no damage to the enamel, gilt fresh.
Roberts Memorial Workshops Billiard Scorer. Boxed ' Peall's Record ' Billiard scorer produced by disabled soldiers and sailors of the Roberts Memorial Work Shops. Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops was an organisation set up to create employment for wounded ex-servicemen and named after Field Marshal Lord Roberts after his death in 1914. They produced a large number of products during and after WW1. Good condition complete with instructions, box with reinforced corners.
Royal Armoured Corps WW2 Officer\'s Silver Beret Badge. A fine scarce die cast, hallmarked silver example of an RAC Officers\' cap badge, bearing Birmingham marks for 1941 (R) . Three silver loops to the reverse. Makers stamp J.R.G.&S. (J.R.Gaunt & Sons). Good overall condition, patinated.
Royal Armoured Corps WW2 Officer\'s Silver Beret Badge. A fine scarce die cast, hallmarked silver example of an RAC Officers\' cap badge, bearing Birmingham marks for 1941 (R) . two silver loops to the reverse, third loop does not appear to have been fitted. Makers stamp J.R.G.&S. (J.R.Gaunt & Sons). Good overall condition, patinated.
Royal Army Ordnance Corps Coloured F.S. Cap. WW2 Period O/R's R.A.O.C. coloured field service cap in the Corps colours of dark blue with red piping. Wool body, heavy cotton lining with a suede headband with a brass R.A.O.C. cap badge. Approx size 7, good, used condition, moth free.
Royal Artillery Lady\'s Levee Belt Buckle. Gilt Lady's levee belt buckle featuring gilt filigree two piece buckles mounted with silver gilt Royal Artillery devices. Worn on a brocade belt by Ladies on mess nights. Good, slightly dulled condition.
Royal Berkshire Officer's cord boss cap badge. Royal Berkshire Officer's cord boss cap badge with 2 mounting wires to reverse. Bronze centre on red backing (commemorating the battle of Brandywine Creek, American War of Independence.) with dragon surmounting ' Royal Berks '. Circlet states ' Ps.Charlotte of Wales's '. Good, clean condition.
Royal Carmarthen Militia, O/R\'s shako plate C1800-16. A very uncommon die-stamped brass example of an O/R\'s shako plate of the Royal Carmarthen Militia from the period 1800 - 16 . It takes the form of being simply the Prince of Wales’s crest, with the distinctive fan shape coronet. In good overall condition with some verdigris and only one remaining of the three original soldered on, soft iron loop fasteners. (approx. 11cm x 9cm)
Royal Dragoons Silver sweetheart brooch. King\'s crown, silver, pin back sweetheart badge for the Royal Dragoons. Quality item marked \' silver \' to the reverse with manufacturers markings \' Wilson & Sharp Ltd, Edinburgh \'.
Royal Engineer Training Poster - Italian AP Mine. Large, 101cms x 69cms, 1942 Royal Engineer poster featuring the Italian B.4 Anti-personnel mine. Printed by Malby & Sons in full colour featuring cut away view and captioned identifiers of key components. Good condition with one repaired tear and various minor edge tears and nibbles.
Royal Engineer Training Poster - Stages in Camouflet Cratering. Large, 101cms x 69cms, 1942 Royal Engineer poster featuring the stages in camouflet cratering using primers and ammonal. Printed by Malby & Sons in full colour featuring cut away view and captioned identifiers . Good condition with one repaired tear and various minor edge tears, repairs and nibbles, has been folded.
Royal Flying Corps 1917 Casualty Medal Group. Great War Officer's, Royal Engineers Attached Royal Flying Corps 1917 Casualty Medal Group, consisting of British War and Allied Victory medals named ' LIEUT E F C BUDD '. The medals remain in good condition. ** Eric Frank Corydon Budd was attached to 52nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. He was killed whilst serving as an observer on an Artillery Observation mission. His adjutant wrote after his death, “Budd was on Artillery Observation and acting as Observer when he was attacked by four enemy scout machines. His pilot was immediately killed, the machine descending of its own accord. Budd was meanwhile firing continuously, and it was found when the machine reached the ground that he had fired the whole of his ammunition. He was picked up unconscious and died within one hour. During the unequal fight he brought down one enemy machine. He was universally admitted to be one of our best Observers. He is a great loss to the Squadron”. Group comes with a quantity of photocopied research material.
Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)Officers Coloured Field Service Cap An excellent example of a coloured field service cap worn by an officer of the Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Dark blue melton cloth body with bullion and silver badge and gilt buttons. Silk lining with plush headband. Clear signs of wear but no moth damage. Approx size 7.
Royal Irish Regt. QSA/KSA Pair. QSA, Bars: Belfast,Wittebergen, Cape Colony and KSA, Bars: South Africa 1901 and 1902 to 4774 Sgt. T.Molloy ( Pte. on KSA ) 1st RL.IRISH.REGT . Good condition, polished, now patinated with contact wear, original but tatty ribbons. Unresearched
Royal Marine Colour Sergeant's Arm Badge. A superb, high quality example of the Royal Marine Colour Sergeant's arm badge. Featuring high relief, multi colour, bullion and wool embroidery, this pattern of badge was current between 1923 - 1953 with the high quality suggesting pre War manufacture. It was worn on the right arm of the blue uniform above three stripes.
Royal Marine Commando Souvenir Belt. Blue-grey canvas belt with '37 Patt fittings with Royal Marine embroidered shoulder titles, Commando Group sleeve badges and a royal Marine cap badge attached to the belt. Clear evidence of the fitting of unknown badges to the belt but now missing, good, overall condition.
ROYAL MARINES COMBINED OPS ARM BADGE. A nice example of. Combined Ops arm badge. Removed from uniform with obvious stitch marks. Thompson machine gun over anchor in red thread on dark blue background. Acquired from WW2 veterans family along with standard medals. Nice, used condition.
Royal Naval Auxiliary Service Medal. Infrequently encountered Royal Naval Auxiliary Service Medal. Awarded for 12 years service in the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service (RNXS), formerly the Royal Naval Minewatching Service, disbanded 1994. This example awarded to a Mrs F.M.Pullen and in excellent bright condition.
Royal Naval Division Grouping. Small ephemera grouping to a William Thomas Elliott who served with the Royal Naval Division. Elliott's service certificate indicates service with the Hood Battalion but some of the photographs seem to show men from the Anson Battalion. All of these items came from a recent house clearance and includes an RND Christmas card and an H.M.S.Victory cap tally.
Royal Naval Division Tally. Scarce WW I, bullion wire sailor's cap tally, "Royal Naval Division". Worn on sailor's caps with khaki uniform in the early days of WW1 . Full length ( 106cms approx. ), good, used condition with some creases.
Royal Naval Patrol Service Silver Badge. A die - struck silver badge designed to be worn on the sleeve by men of the Royal Naval Patrol Service after 6 months service. Trawlers crewed by fishermen with NCO s and officers drawn from RNR made up the bulk of the service initially but this was expanded to provide purpose built vessels and full time naval personnel. The design of the badge was created by Kruger Gray a well known artist and medal designer. The design symbolised the work of both the minesweeping and the anti-submarine personel. In good , clean condition with registered design number to reverse.
Royal Naval Patrol Service sleeve badge. Silver 2nd patt. Royal Naval Patrol Service sleeve badge. Awarded for six months sea service and worn by all ranks, this badge was considered an 'award' .The NPS operated vessels, often converted commercial craft and fishing boats on Minesweeping and Anti-Submarine duties in both home waters and further afield. The 2nd pattern badge replaced the first pattern which had a pin fastening with the replacement design intended to be sewn to the lower left sleeve. Good, used condition.
Royal Navy Officer's Cap. A good example of a Royal Navy Officers cap. Fine wool body with patent leather strap, mohair band with bullion Officer's badge. Typical quilted interior with Luton makers markings, leather sweatband marked in ink 6 3/4 and named ' D.K.Black '. In good, clean condition, moth free and toned bullion badge.
Royal Navy Photograph Album and Paperwork Grouping HMS Hood Interest. Grouping of paperwork and albums pertaining to the extensive service life of P.G.Parkhurst. Joining as a boy entrant in 1921, Parkhurst's first ship was HMS Hood in which he served until late 1924 taking part in the World Cruise of the British Service Squadron. Accompanying this group are two souvenirs of the cruise, one in the form of a commercially produced photograph album the other a pictorial booklet. Parkhurst went onto serve throughout WW2, leaving the Navy in 1957 as a Lieut.Commander ( Electrical ) and the group includes an extensive sea diary of appointments and cruises, certificate of service, educational certificates, promotion qualifications, and commission documents for Warrant Officer and Officer status. Various other items of paperwork including torpedo records, travel warrants, newspaper etc come with the group. All items in good overall condition, some minor damage to album. Would definitely reward further research.
Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve Wireless Telegraphy Brooch. Silver and enamel, pin back brooch. Blue enamel R.N.V.R. scroll beneath the Crowned laurel wreath and between the Wireless Telegraphist wings, the reverse impressed "Sterling". Good, used condition, original pin fittings.
Royal Pioneer Corps Officers' Dress FS Cap. A particularly good example of the coloured dress FS cap worn by officers of the Pioneer Corps. Rich wool body with an unmarked, lugged silver cap badge with a silk lining with a Moss Bros label to interior. Wire cording to skirts and crown with unmarked silver buttons. In excellent, clean condition with minor wear to the interior.
Royal Scots Fusiliers Casualty Trio. 14/15 Star, War and Victory trio to 17847 Pte.Percy Walter Perry Royal Scots Fusiliers . Perry was killed on 25.09.15 in action with the 1st Battalion probably in the tale end of the action at Bellewaarde and has no known grave being commemorated on the Menin Gate. He originally came from Burton-on-Trent. Medals with original ribbons in good, clean condition, toned overall.
Royal Warwickshire Regt. Swagger Stick. Lovely, clean example of a regimental swagger stick featuring the badge of the Royal Warwickshire Regt to the ball. Both ball and tip are of highly polished silver plate mounted onto a cane that features a french polish type finish. Exceptionally clean example with light rubbing to highpoints of regimental badge.
Royal West Kent O/R's F.S. Cap. 1941 dated o/r's F.S. cap for a member of the Royal West Kent Regiment. Size 6 7/8 manufactured by J.Collett Ltd with a RWK white metal cap badge. This example recently recovered from a loft and is accordingly ' salty ', clear evidence of the ' Brylcreem Boy ' owner with staining to the interior and the old soldiers' trick of keeping the crown together by use of a safety pin. Good example.
Royal West Kent Regt. Medal and paperwork grouping. Grouping of medals, insignia and paperwork to sunstantive sergeant 6344037 James Oliver of the 1st Btn. Queens Own Royal West Kent Regt. Oliver was with the BEF and returned via Dunkirk, subsequently qualifying as a PTI. Curiously his Certificate of Regular Service states home service whilst medal slip and medals indicate other service including award of silver wound badge! Paybook indicates award of 39 Star. Other insignia present including capbadge with stamped service number. All items in good used condition contained in old cigar box, further research required.
Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry O/R\'s Dress Cap & Shoulder Scales. Pre war O/R's dress cap for a member of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry. Probably emanating from the pre-war period, the so-called ' long weekend ' enjoyed by this highly sociable territorial unit. Red wool body with nickel buttons and patent leather strap and o/r's bi metal cap badge. Black cotton lining with leather headband with size 7 1/4 paper label. Accompanied by a pair of mail shoulder scales worn by cavalry units. Good, slightly dusty condition with some light moth grazing.
Russia - Soviet: Medal for Bravery. Established on 17th October 1938. Also known as the Medal for Courage , Medal for Valour and Medal for Gallantry . Considered the most highly respected Soviet military medal, it was awarded to personnel of all ranks in the Army, Navy, Border Troops and Ministry of Internal Affairs troops for personal bravery in a theatre of operations; in defence of USSR borders; for performance of a soldier's duty in life-risking situations; and for activities against spies and subversive elements. Citizens as well as foreigners were also eligible for this award. This award could be received more than once. It is made of silver. This example is a 2nd type, 1st variation with award serial number stamped: ‘ 1017583 ’. This serial number is indicative of an award made in the first half of 1944.
Russian Empire, M1907 Army Enlisted Man’s Hat Badge. Original Imperial Russia Army Enlisted Man’s M1907 Hat Cockade. Die stamped white metal with painted details. Both blades to reverse intact.
Russian Front Buttonholes. Russian Front award ribbons for wear on the lapel. 28mm, Russian Front ribbon attached to a button, 12mm. Priced individually inc. of UK postage.
Russian Front medal with Packet Original late war Russian Front medal, with original packet of issue indicating manufacture by Gustav Brehmer. Good overall condition with partial split of one edge of the packet.
Russian Front medal. Original late war Russian Front medal, with original ribbon. No ring mark with light wear to highlights.
Russian Front \' Ostmedaille \' Medal - Ringmark \' 88 \'. Original Russian Front medal, ringmarked with what appears to be ' 88 ' indicating manufacture by Werner Redo, Saarlauten. Excellent, clean example with a matching ribbon.
Russian Front \' Ostmedaille \' Medal. Original Russian Front medal, ringmarked with what appears to be ' 30 ' but is difficult to make out. Excellent, clean example with a matching ribbon with slight mark to reverse.
Russian M1940 Shapka-Ushanka Russian M1940 Shapka-Ushanka. This pattern was adopted in April 1940 to replace the Budionovka. This example in good, used condition with typical soiling, nap wear to the fleeced cotton crown , and some minor fur loss to some edges. Has what appear to be the original cotton tie strings and gilt and enamel cap star. The grey cotton interior shows minor soiling and evidence of wear. In the interior crown can be found the manufacturer's mark, this is of the more generic wartime type where the block stamp only has the ' 4 ' discernible.
Russian Order of the Red Star. Original WW2 USSR Russian Order of the Red Star. Good, clean example with undamaged enamel and a light patination overall. Manufacturer marked to reverse with inscribed issue number. Unresearched.
RUSSIAN WW2 BELT BUCKLE AND PARA JUMP BADGE. Both these items came with an original WW2 EKII, and the family said all had come back from the war with one of their relatives. All brass one piece belt buckle, still retaining a cut-off piece of leather. In the center is a Russian star with hammer and sickle inside. Reverse has all the fittings. There is also a metal and enamel parachute award badge. Consist of a styalised parachute with a plane underneath the canopy. At the tip of the parachute lines is a separate lozenge with the number ‘1’. (Other side has a’2’ on it) Apparently awarded for 1st jump FROM an aircraft! Screw-back fitting to reverse.
Russian WW2 Medal for Battle Merit. The Medal for Battle Merit was a Soviet military medal created on October 17, 1938 awarded for “courageous defense of the state borders“, “combat action resulting in a military success” or “successful military and political training and preparation“. Soviet style mounting, numbered to reverse and in good, used condition.
RZM Marked BDM Achievement Badge. An RZM Marked BDM Achievement badge - In silver grade and maker marked M1/15, indicating production by Ferdinand Hoffstätter of Bonn. Also marked with a letter ' B ' to the reverse. The silver BDM awards are very much scarcer than their equivalents in bronze. Excellent, clean condition with some light wear to finish.
S Coded S84/98 Bayonet - matching numbers. S84/98 Bayonet with matching numbers to bayonet and scabbard. Coded S/245G, a manufacturer which is as yet unidentified but with the ' G ' signifying manufacture in 1935. Bayonet in deep blued condition with minor rubbing to high points, a small area of pitting to cross guard, and various inspection stamps. Scabbard with matching manufacturer code and matching number 3394 a. However, scabbard has some corrosion damage to reverse and wear to the bluing to lower part with the bluing intact where protected by a frog. With a better scabbard this would be an exceptional early example. Age proof, OVER 18 required
S.A.T. Mortar ( 2 inch ) 1942 Manual. 1942 S.A.T. Vol I, Pamphlet No.8 Mortar ( 2-inch ). 16pgs inc. diagrams and sketches outlining the use of the standard British infantry mortar used during WW2. Good, clean condition with very minor rusting of staples.
S.A.T. Vol I, No.7 - Radial Twin Vickers AA Mounting. Manual. S.A.T. Vol I, Pamphlet No.7 .303-inch Machine Gun Pt.II Supp - Radial Twin Vickers A.A. Mounting 1942. 15pg manual demonstrating the uncommon twin Vickers for mounting in the rear of a 15cwt. truck for AA use. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Good condition with rusting of staples.Uncommon.
S.A.T. Vol.1 No.3 Rifle 1942. 1942ed. S.A.T. Vol.1 No.3 Rifle. 44pg manual dealing with the standard .303 No.4 Rifle in use by the British Army during WW2. Includes 8pg appendix detailing the No.4T sniper rifle. In excellent, clean condition having pre-punched holes to enable use in contemporary binders designed to hold SATs.
S.A.T. Vol.I No.24 P.I.A.T 1943 1943 Small Arms Training Vol.I, Pamphlet No.24 Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank (PIAT). 24pgs with amendments, illustrated with sketches demonstrating all aspects of the use of the PIAT. In good, used condition with minor marking and staining to covers.
S.A.T. Vol.I No.5 Anti-Tank Rifle 1942. 1943 Small Arms Training Vol.I, Pamphlet No.5 Anti-Tank Rifle 1942. 12pgs with amendments, illustrated with sketches and diagrams demonstrating all aspects of the use of the Boys AT Rifle. In good, used condition with minor marking and staining to covers.
S.A.T.No.19 Anti-Tank Gun - 25mm Hotchkiss Mk I. 1939 S.A.T. Vol.I Pamphlet No.19 Anti-Tank Gun - 25mm Hotchkiss Mk I on 25mm. Carriage, Mk.I. Scarce manual for the French canon de 25 mm semi-automatique modèle 1934. When the BEF landed in France in 1939 it had insufficient numbers of anti-tank weapons, as a stop gap they were issued 300 guns which became known as Anti-Tank Gun, 25 mm. Hotchkiss, Mark I on 25 mm. Carriage, Mark I in British service. 54pgs outlining general usage, sighting, ammunition etc. Reasonable copy with marking to covers and some light staining.
S.A.T.No.6 Supp No.2 Motley Mount & 100 Round Magazine Equip. Uncommon 1943ed. S.A.T. Vol.I, Pamphlet No.6 Supplement No.2 ' The Mounting Seat A.A. ( Motley Mounting ) and The 100 -Round Magazine Equipment '. 18pgs with multiple b/w photographs describing the Motley Mount with double Bren guns ( and Lewis ) and the 100 round high speed Magazine for use with the Bren. In excellent, clean condition.
S.A.T.Vol.I No.20 .303 Lewis Machine Gun. 1939 Small Arms Training manual vol.I, No.20 .303-inch Lewis Machine Gun. 31pg, clean copy of the manual describing all aspects of training to use the Lewis light machine gun.
S.Staffs VC Winner\'s Tunic - Capt.A.F.G.Kilby. South Staffords full dress tunic worn by Capt.A.F.G.Kilby who went onto win the VC at Loos in 1915. Red tunic with white facings with gilt S.Staffs buttons bullion badges and Captain's epaulettes. Fully lined with Kilby's name in ink to lining. This tunic was deaccessioned by the Staffs museum and is accompanied by notes identifying and validating it's provenance with copy images showing the tunic being worn. Kilby was promoted to Captain on 1 April 1910 when he was only 25. An accomplished linguist, he was fluent in Hungarian and German, and when war broke out in August 1914 he was learning Spanish. He was posted to the British Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders with the 2nd Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment during the First World War. Kilby was 30 years old, and a captain when he performed an act for which he was awarded the VC and during which he died. He was killed in action on 25 September 1915 whilst leading his company attacking enemy positions near Cuinchy, on the Le Bassee Canal, on the first day of the Battle of Loos. Kilby's extreme heroism and gallantry during this attack was noted and he was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross on 30 March 1916. Tunic is in generally excellent condition with some minor moth tracking, a small number of moth holes and a tear to the reverse of the r/h sleeve.
SA BELT BUCKLE AND ORIGINAL BROWN BELT. A very nice 2nd type all brass SA belt buckle complete with its original brown leather belt with adjuster. Great detail to the buckle, tiny RZM stamp on the reverse. Brown leather belt shows a little age but is very solid and flexible. Nice pair. Came together from collector in Chile!
SA Brigade 57 Göttingen Day Badge Die - struck tinny for an SA ' Appell der Brigade 57 Göttingen 1935 '. Good, used condition.
SA Bronze Sport Badge Miniature Stickpin. Miniature SA bronze sport badge in stickpin form. Manufacturer marked to reverse, good, used condition. POSTFREE within UK
SA Collar Insignia. Pre-1939 pattern collar insignia for SA Rottenfuhrer, two 5mm silver/white stripes with black centre on an emerald background ( Sachsen or Nordmark ), RZM label to reverse. Good, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform POSTFREE
SA Collar Insignia. Pre-1939 pattern collar insignia for SA Rottenfuhrer, two 5mm silver/white stripes with black centre on an emerald background ( Sachsen or Nordmark ). Good, clean condition. POSTFREE
SA Day Badge. Pin back, die struck ' tinny ' celebrating the ' Sportfest der SA-Brigade 112 23.9.34.' Bronzed finish, good, used condition.
SA Gruppe Nordsee Bremen Day Badge. Cast, pinback day badge for SA-Gruppe Nordsee in Bremen 6-7th June 1936. Striking design in relief with manufacturer's details ' Bruno Mulde, Bremen ' to the reverse. Good condition with very minor wear to finish.
SA Lagermutze Eagles. Embroidered silver wire eagles for use on the SA Lagermutze. Three eagles cut from a roll embroidered onto a blue backing on tan. The blue backing was for either Hansa or Hessen. Excellent unissued condition. Veteran bring back.
SA MEDICAL OFFICERS- LEATHER BELT POUCH! I have not had one of these before, had a Hitler Youth one that is similar. Beautifully made hard leather medical belt pouch. In tan leather. Lid is beautifully marked NSDAP in gothic lettering and above is the SA roundel, as found on the SA dagger grip. Stialised SA with a twin circle. Both deeply stamped into the leather. On the belt loop side of the pouch there is a small makers stamp EG Launer GMBH and dated 1940. Front of lid is deeply stamped with the letter 'S'. Nothing inside, but a great piece of SA equipment. In very good condition indeed.
SA MEMBERSHIP STICK PIN. A round alloy SA members stick pin as worn on the lapel etc. A knurled pin to the reverse. Not a pin I’ve come across before.
SA Reserve Stickpin. Stickpin for wear in civilian clothes for members of the Sturmabteilungen der NSDAP-Reserve. Excellent bright condition marked ' GES.GESCH.' to the reverse along with a manufacturer's logo. One of a number of badges acquired by a Control Commission Officer.
SA shoulder boards. SA Shoulder straps. Pair of shoulder straps for SA-Sturmann to SA-Haupttruppfuhrer from SA Foot units including the SA-Standarten ' Feldherrnhalle '. Straps of the sew in type with both having RZM labels to the reverse. Both in good condition with some minor marking and wear.
SA Sport Shirt Insignia. Machine woven sport emblem for use on the SA sport shirt. Third pattern insignia featuring a black SA runic symbol on a white background. The black indicates use by the SA Groups of Berlin-Brandenburg or Niederrhein. In good, unissued condition.
SA Sports Award - Bronze. An early brass made bronze class SA sports award in good, used condition with some of the lacquered finish remaining. Fully maker marked and issue numbered 104104
SA Sports Badge For War Wounded. An SA Sport badge for War Disabled by Werner Redo in bronze. In zinc, bronzed, with block hinge and contoured pin with flat wire catch. Maker marked RZM M1/100, for Werner Redo in good, clean condition with bronzed finish now fading, with light wear to highlights, scarce badge. Good example.
SA Sports Badge, in Silver. Die stamped SA Sports badge, Type II, in silver. 1st type named to the reverse with the maker’s name ‘ W.Redo Saarlauten ’. Good, used condition retaining much of it\'s original finish and surprisingly uncommon.
SA Treffen BRAUNSCHWEIG 1931 Badge. Initially struck in recognition of an early clash with the communists this badge was raised to party status after Hitler's accession in 1933. This example is of the 2nd design being an oval shape, pinback, of solid aluminium construction with an RZM and a maker of M1/35 to the reverse. Finished has dulled with some light oxidisation to recesses. Good example.
SA Wehrmannschaft Buckle. Late war ( introduced in 1943 ), SA Wehrmannschaft belt buckle. Manufactured in die-struck aluminium with maker marks RZM M4/22 for CT Dicke, the only manufacturer of these buckles. The SA Wehrmannschaft were an armed and active SA field unit that saw action against partisans. This example is in clearly used condition with scratches and rubbing to highlights. Scarce original buckle.
SA/SS M29 Eagle. Early M29 eagle for use on SA/SS and Party headwear. Die struck white metal with silver wash finish with both fixing pins intact. Good, used condition with wear to the high points.
SA80 Bayonet and DPM PLCE Scabbard. SA80 Bayonet and 1996 dated Infantry scabbard PLCE Nylon bayonet Sheath and comes with black plastic bayonet 'frog' scabbard. Scabbard has saw blade and integral sharpening stone with the ability to attach the bayonet to become wire cutters. Good, used condition with owner's details ' Cpl.Tock ' to reverse of scabbard. UK 18+ Sales only.
SAAR 1935 Commemorative Tinny. Die Struck tombak commemorative tinny depicting a large mobile swastika that reads “1. März” to the top arm and “1935” to the lower. This is then behind an outline of the Saarland state. Pinback fastening to reverse with manufacturer's details ( R?o?binson, Oberstein ). Good, clean condition.
Saaz 1933 Daybadge. Die-stamped, pinback day badge for 3.Verbandsturnfest Saaz 1933. Manufacturer marked to the reverse. Good condition.
Sachsen Gau Appell 1936 Day Badge. Die-struck alloy day badge for the Sachsen Gau Appell 1936. Pin backed, dated to the reverse 20-21 June 1936 and manufacturer marked Wachtler & Lange, Mittweida. Good, clean condition.
Saluting in the Army. 1947 ' Saluting in the Army ' a 16pg illustrated booklet produced by the War Office with the history, traditions and instructions for saluting - who knew ? Ex Lib. IWM some foxing to card covers, otherwise clean. POSTFREE within UK
SAS Officer's Bullion Wing. Superb SAS wing in bullion for probable use on the no.1 Dress or Mess uniform. Rich bullion silver wire wings with highlights picked out with thread centring on a parachute in gold wire all in high relief on black wool. Bullion thread has toned deeply to wings giving a pleasing appearance. Black cotton padding to reverse retaining central padded core with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Glue to reverse from previous mounting. A highly attractive set of high quality wings .
SAS POUCH, AMMUNITION, 1958 Pattern, Self loading rifle. The SAS Regiment developed a series of personalised items of webbing to supplement and augment existing kit issues. This addition to the belt order was officially noted as Stores Ref. CN 8465-99-130-0247 POUCH, AMMUNITION, 1958 Pattern, Self loading rifle and this particular example is marked thus along with a manufacture date of 1979 by MECO. This example in good used condition, clearly named to a trooper.
Schlagetertag 1936 Tinny Die-stamped, pinback tinny issued in memory of Albert Leo Schlageter a member of the Freikorps who was executed by the French for his sabotage activities. Good, used condition.
Scots Guards Officer Dress Cap. A high quality officers cap of the Scots Guards from the Guards\' preferred retailer of Edward Smith, Cork Street, Bond St, London whose mark is prominent to the centre of the silk lining. Of pre-1936 manufacture with bullion facing to peak and bullion wire crown. Diced ribbon surmounted by a sterling, multi-piece Scots Guards badge by Ludlow. Badge patinated overall. Silk lined with leather headband and velvet forehead cushion with initials \' W.C.\' inscribed to headband. In generally very good condition with some staining to ribbon which appears to have come from the layer of oiled cloth that covers the body interior under the lining.
Scots Guards Officer's Cap Star. Scots Guards officer's small size, silver / gilt and enamel cap star with two long loops . The Star of the Order of the Thistle. A diamond cut star with gilt centre backed with green enamel. Not maker marked but tests as silver. Good, used condition.
Scots Guards Officer\'s Star. Excellent quality officers silver / gilt and enamel cap star,with two loops to reverse with makers details for ' Ludlow London ' . Crisply cut Star of the Order of the Thistle with gilt and enamel centre.
Scots Guards Warrant Officer Class 2 W.O.II Bullion Sleeve Badge Small size, King\'s crown Scots Guards Warrant Officer Class 2 W.O.II Bullion Sleeve Badge. Excellent, used condition.
Scratch built model of a Russian T55/72 Tank. Scratch built tin model of a Russian tank. Looks to be loosely based on a T55/72 hybrid and well executed. Came with the effects of a Royal Engineer who had seen service in the Gulf and Afghanistan.
Sea Fury Pilot\'s Notes. 1950 2nd ed. Pilot's Notes for Sea Fury 10 & 11. 56pgs + fold-out plates showing cockpit layouts, instrumentation etc. Heavily used with staining, marking and minor tears but an original edition.
Seaborne Observer Corps Shoulder title. Printed Seaborne shoulder title as worn by R.O.C. Observers aboard ships. In 1944, during preparations for the invasion of France, a request for volunteers from within the ranks of the ROC produced 1,094 highly qualified candidates, from which 796 were selected to perform aircraft recognition duties as Seaborne Observers. The Seaborne Observers assumed control of each ship's anti aircraft batteries with the intention of reducing the previously high incidence of friendly fire, between allied vessels, a function in which they were highly adept. Good condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform. Uncommon.
SEAC Shoulder Titles. Pair of locally produced S.E.A.C. shoulder titles utilising thin string stitched to wool with mesh backing. Clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
Second Pattern NSKK Crash Helmet National Emblem. Alloy, second pattern NSKK crash helmet National Emblem. RZM and manufacturer marked M1/8 to reverse with all retaining pins intact. The whole emblem has been blackened and retains much of the original black painted banner and eagle surround. Good overall condition and uncommon.
Sectioned No.75 Hawkins Grenade. An officially sectioned Grenade,hand,No.75,A.T.Mk.1. Introduced in 1942 and designed primarily used as an anti-tank mine this particular example was manufactured in Jan.1943. Containing either Ammonal or Nobels 704 the grenade was intiated by pressure onto the striker plate breaking the capsules of the No.27 igniter and detonating the explosive. This example has been sectioned and filled with a composition to represent the explosive and repainted complete with markings. This item was obtained directly from an EOD source. INERT
Seitengewehr 1914 ( Gottscho ) Bayonet. An example of the uncommon S1914 ( Gottscho ) pattern bayonet. Often described as machine gunners' bayonets there is no evidence to support this. Designed by Dr.Lucian Gottscho as infantry bayonets for the Bavarian and Wurttemberg armies there is evidence of a small production run of a maximum of 27,000 units including saw back versions making this a scarce bayonet. This example in good condition with the distinctive grips in undamaged condition other than bruising, marks etc. The ricasso carries the mark of Gottscho, a stylised ' GR ' in a lightbulb shaped cartouche with the initials ' BI ' alongside with an inspection mark to the top of the blade. Full length blade in good, clean condition contained in a scabbard with approx 60% of it's original paint. A good, clean example of a scarce bayonet. Available in the UK only.
Sentinels of Empire supporters badge. Founded in 1931 by Commander Oliver Stillingworth Locker-Lampson CMG, DSO,using his family motto \' Fear God Fear Nought \'. The \' Blue Shirts \' were a quasi-paramilitary organisation \" to peacefully fight Bolshevism and clear out the Reds! \".They attracted praise from Rosenberg the Nazi philosopher and had some links with Mussolini. Although claiming 100,000 members, the Blue Shirts were short-lived and appeared to make little impact with Locker-Lampson subsequently going on to become a strong supporter of Churchill and a vehement derider of anti-semitism. Badge is in deeply toned condition with the reverse impressed with maker\'s details \' Denton & Down London \'. Uncommon.
SET OF 3 SMOOTH GILT BUTTONS FOR THE SA KEPI. Apparently these are the buttons found on the front of the tan coloured Third Reich Kepi’s. All three are in mint condition and all 3 are RZM marked on the reverse. I have owned a few of the Kepis over the years and the button is a prominent part. If you need a spare to finish off a nice Kepi, now is your chance. (Price for all 3)
SET OF 6 ORIGINAL ALUMINIUM CAP WREATHS FOR LUFTWAFFE VISOR CAP. 6 original pressed aluminium cap wreaths used on the Luftwaffe NCO’s and enlisted mans visor caps. All different makers do all slightly different! Each one has one fixing pin at the reverse missing, easily remedied if you are handy. Otherwise ideal display items. Priced at £65 for the LOT.
SET OF 9 THIRD REICH 'BUTTON HOLE' MEDAL RIBBONS. Worn in the button hole when in civilian dress. These ribbons are arranged in bows or rolls. Complete with button to the back. I have a set of 9 which consist of EK2, Luftschutz medal, EK2(ww1)with cross of honour with swords, cross of honour with swords, war merit cross, war merit cross with swords, war merit medal, cross of honour without swords, ek2(ww1) cross of honour with swords (roll).
SET OF 9 THIRD REICH NUMBERS FOR EPAULETTES. Very hard to find original numbers and you are missing some from various epaulettes, here is a chance to complete them. There are 9 numbers in all. 0,2,2,3,4,6,7,8,8. Most grey metal but on in silver wash.
SET OF BRITISH MILITARY HEADPHONES FOUND IN FRANCE. These are British WW2 bakelite headphones, found in a butchers shop attic in France. Marked on each ear piece DLR No2 S. They were found along with the German Wehrmacht market cable reel listed separately. In the attic of a butchers shop is Seguret, France. Original piece of cable attached. No idea if in working order, but looks as though they could be.
SET OF COLLAR PATCHES FOR REICHSBAHN - RAILWAY TUNIC. A lovely matched pair of collar patches for the Third Reich Reichsbahn. Black velvet backing piped in red, with brass winged railway wheels. Removed from a tunic with machine stitching evidence on the reverse. Great display pieces.
SET OF GILT METAL CAP INSIGNIA FOR THIRD REICH NAVY VISOR. This is a lovely matched set of gilt eagle and swastika and wreathes with roundel for the Third Reich naval visor cap. All pins intact. We often see army and Luftwaffe cap sets, but never sets for a naval cap. In great condition with all gilt covering. Ideal for adding to a naval display or perhaps you have a cap with missing badges.
SET OF ORIGINAL WW2 MEDALS IN FAMILY TIN BOX. I have pictured the box and contents exactly how I received it. An old tin money box that contained 6 medals, 3 ribbon bars, the family address and a pressed 4 leaf clover! I have just left them as I found them. 2 Defence medals, 2 39/45 War medals, a France and Germany star and an Africa Star. Label is from an address in Huntingdonshire.
SET OF WW2 THIRD REICH ERA BAHNSCHUTZ INSIGNIA. This nice set of 'officers' Bahnschutz insignia comprises of a matched pair of epaulettes and a lovely set of collar patches. The shoulder boards have a red underlay with bullion tress on the top, alternating blue/silver. There is a single gilt rank pip.The collar patches are black velvet with red edging. A brass gilded train carriage and single gilt rank pip on each. A great matched set. Ideal for display with a Bahnschutz dagger and other insignia.
Sherwood Foresters Soldier's Small Book. Soldier's Small Book to 5827 Pte.Alfred, John Foster, Sherwood Foresters. Foster, a native of South Africa enlisted in South Africa and went on to serve in the Boer War with subsequent postings to Malta, China and Singapore. He was wounded in the leg in June 1900 at Schwartzkop and went onto be awarded the QSA with four clasps. Good original condition with numerous entries would reward further research.
Shooting to Live - W.E.Fairbairn & E.A.Sykes. Published in 1942 as a companion to his better known work ' All in Fighting ', W.E.Fairbairn combined with E.A.Sykes to outline handgun use. Much of the methodology was unorthodox and gleaned from experience in the Shanghai police and was thus of far more use than the received teachings of the military. This experience was passed by Fairbairn to numerous military groups from the Home Guard to SOE. 96pgs with b/w sketches and diagrams, complete with d/w which has merging and a tear to spine. Uncommon.
Short History of 7th Armoured Division. 1945 ed.A Short History of 7th Armoured Division June 1943 - July 1945. With a foreword by Montgomery and compiled by officers of the division this 171pg history starts with the Desert Rats in Scicily and follows their campaigns from Normandy to Berlin. Illustrated with b/w photographs and maps. In good clean condition, but as with most examples with a fragile spine.
Shoulder Strap SS-Mann. Original, slip-on shoulder strap for wear by SS-Mann through SS-Hauptscharfuhrer ranks for wear on the black uniform. Alternating black/aluminium twist cord on black wool backing with double thickness webbing type retaining staapwith two retaining loops. Reinforcing eyelets for use with screw-in type retaining buttons. Excellent condition with some very minor corrosion to eyelets.
Shropshire Yeomanry B.D. Blouse. Large size B.D.Blouse to the Shropshire Yeomanry as part of 6 Army Group Royal Artillery, Eighth Army. This B.D. was probably worn by a member of either 75 or 76 Regiment R.A. which were made from the Shropshire Yeomanry when they were dismounted and became Artillery. The size 14 B.D. blouse 1939 ( ? ) dated features a tailored open collar with locally made, probably Italian, insignia with Shropshire Yeomanry titles, 6 AGRA, war service chevrons and artificer or fitter trade patch to r/h sleeve and 8th Army and good conduct chevron to l/h sleeve. Medal ribbons to left breast indicate service in Africa and Italy, the main area of operations for the two regiments. In excellent condition with lifting of stitching to one s/title.
Siamese P1907 ( Smiling Tiger ) Bayonet. British made P07 Enfield bayonet part of a small contract for Siam and has the famous “Smiling Tiger” cartouche on the left side of the Picasso with 4 Thai characters. Supplied by BSA to the government of Siam in 1920 only 10,000 were made for King Rama’s bodyguards, “The Wild Tiger Corps”. This example contained in it's locally produced steel scabbard made by the simple expedient of braising the throat and chape of the original scabbard to a steel tube in order to replace the leather components which tended to fall foul of the climate. Unusually clean condition with one minor dent to scabbard.
Signal Magazine - Tiger Cover. Dual language, Italian/German 1943 edition of Signal featuring a Tiger to the front cover. Usual contents of war news and with colour centre presentation. Good, used condition with some chipping to spine.
Signal Training Pamphlet No.8 - inc section on pigeons. 1942 \' Signal Training ( All Arms ) Pamphlet No.8 Signal Office Working \'. 32 pg pamphlet, whilst not the most exciting of titles it contains a section on pigeons, their care, storage and use and a section on parachute forces use. Good, used condition with some marking to covers, clean contents.
Signed Photographic Portrait of Lord Cornwallis. Photographic portrait, 21 x 28cms of Colonel Wykeham Stanley Cornwallis, 2nd Baron Cornwallis KCVO, KBE, MC. Educated at Eton and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst he served with the Royal Scots Greys on the general staff in France and Flanders. He was wounded and awarded the Military Cross. He was later Honorary Colonel of Thames and Medway Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery. Keen on cricket, he played the First-class cricket for Kent between 1919 and 1926. He succeeded his father in the barony in 1935 and was Chairman of the Kent County Council between 1935 and 1936. Good clear image mounted on board signed in ink to mount. Crease to r/h corner.
Silenced Sterling SMG user handbook. 1974ed \'User Handbook Sterling Patchett Silenced Sub-Machine Gun 9mm Mk.5\' 26pg handbook printed on spiral .bound, laminated card by the Sterling Armament Co, Essex. Complete with expanded views of the gun and silencer and thorough instructions for the gun adopted by British special forces as the SMG 9mm L.34.A1. In excellent condition.
Silver Army Air Corps Capbadge. Solid silver Army Air Corps badge as worn by glider pilots officers. Although not marked this exampe has been tested and is of a high grade silver. Excellent, crisp striking with particularly fine detail. An excellent example.
Silver Army Air Corps/Glider Pilot Sweetheart . Silver and enamel pin back sweetheart badge for the Army Air Corps/Glider Pilot Regt. Marked silver to the reverse and in bright, clean condition.
Silver DJ Proficiency badge. Silver grade Leistungsabzeichen des Deutschen Jungvolks. Polished alloy pinback badge, numbered to the reverse patinated overall, good condition.
SILVER PANZER/TANK BADGE BY 'AS'. (This is part of a collection of souvenirs bought back by a soldier in the Parachute Regiment. All 100% original and never been in collections.) This silver tank/panzer award badge is in excellent shape with a good silver finish to front and reverse. Ball type rear hinge and good pin and hook. The makers mark of AS within a triangle, is cast into the metal just under the ball hinge. Thought to be the maker Adolf Schulze. Again an untouched, un-messed with badge.
Silver Presentation Cigarette/Card Case - South Lancs Regt. A high quality, hallmarked silver cigarette and calling card case with calf interior and integral propelling pencil. London marked for 1904, made by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.Ltd with deep engraving to the obverse. Inscribed to Capt.E.C.L'Estrange of the Prince of Wales Volunteers ( South Lancashire Regt. ) surmounting a PWV badge and surrounded by signatures of brother officers who subscribed to it's cost. Signatures are clear and are identified as officers of the 1st and 2nd Battalions in the accompanying research . Excellent, quality item in excellent condition, calf interior a little dry with some minor loss.
Silver RAF ladies compact by Gieves. Superb silver and enamel ladies compact by Gieves of London in it's original Gieves box. Approx 50mm, hallmarked silver, approx 70gms ( Birmingham 1928/29 ) compact featuring superb enamelling to lid which is surmounted by a highly detailed silver and enamel wing. Interior has mirror to lid and has it's original, unopened contents. An exquisite, undamaged example which is unlikely to be bettered.
SILVER WOUND BADGE- NEAR 100% FINISH- NICE MAKER. A very good example of a Third Reich silver wound badge. Solid construction, flat back. The silver wash finish is 100% complete on the front, with just a little grey on the reverse. Pin back and hook all fine. Maker marked 107, which is Carl Wild -Hamburg. In lovely condition, hard to find like this.
SINGLE LUFTWAFFE COLLAR PATCH FOR HAUPTMAN IN THE ARTILLARY. A nice single patch is red for artillery with silver bullion wreath and 3 silver 'seagulls'. In very good condition. Has been stuck to a board at some time so residue on the reverse. An idea display item.
SINGLE MINIATURE STICKPIN THIRD REICH EASTERN FRONT MEDAL. A super larger stickpin, about 9mm across, depicting the Easter Front award. In near mint condition, black background with grey metal edges. Nice twisted pin. I have two of these only. Priced each.
SINGLE WEHRMACHT SLIP ON EPAULETTE. A single eppaulettette for a NCO in the Wehrmacht with the rank of Unteroffizier or Corporal. Piped in white do for Infantry. Faded green wool with faded bullion rank edging. A little wear around where the button would have rubbed.
SMALL COLLECTION OF 7 WW2 SCOTTISH REGT. CAP BADGES. A very nice little selection of 7 cap badges for the following regiments. The Border Regt., The Royal Scots, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, Gordon Highlanders, Seaforth Highlanders,Royal Highland (Black Watch). These are all original items and not ‘re-strikes’. All in excellent uncleaned condition.
SMALL COLLECTION OF BRING BACK SOUVENIRS. 5 interesting items bought back by a local (to me!) infantry soldier. He had more stuff (so he remembers) but this is all he can find now. Consists of two visor cap cockades, one for an army visor and one for a Luftwaffe visor, a sew in epaulette for a cavalry Unteroffizier, and 2 period German black and white pictures of troops near a railway, both marked on the back 'Belgium souvenir Sept 1944'. All in good condition. One pin missing from Luft cockade.
SMALL PIN-BACK LUFWAFFE LAPEL EAGLE. Small Luftwaffe eagle with pin back for womens or civilan wear. Great detail in grey zinc. Ideal display eagle with other Luftwaffe items.
SMALL SIZE DJ MEMBERSHIP PIN BADGE. Alloy badge for membership of the DJ. This is the smaller/miniature size in excellent condition, with pin-back. Grey alloy finish with burnished highlights.
Small Third Reich Party Flag. Three piece construction Party flag with printed swastikas on separately applied circles. 23cms x 15cms probably previously attached to a string or wooden dowel with one side with a rough seam. Good, used condition.
SMALL THIRD REICH PERIOD CIGARETTE/CIGAR WOODEN BOX Just a bit of ephemera from the period. Wooden box that used to contain cigarettes or cigars. Measures approx. 8”x5”x4” with a lid. Has the brand name ‘Urtex’ and it would have contained 100 pieces. Stuck to the front is the Third Reich duty or tax stamp for 8 Rpf and it very clearly shows an embossed eagle and swastika. Bit of nonsense really, but things like this have not survived.
SMALL THIRD REICH SILVER NAVY BUCKLE FOR ADMIN BELT. Last piece from the German family. This is quite a rare buckle. A silvered brass naval administration buckle for the everyday moire belt. This is worn on the thinner dark blue moire fabric belt for officers and midshipmen. Buckle is a brass base but heavily silver plated. Great detail and in lovely condition. Reverse has possibly the original stock number and price 2.15 rm, so looks like to have never been worn and came straight out of the stores or shop.(shown with a large buckle for size comparison)
SMALL WAR-TIME UNION JACK FLAG WITH W.D. MARKINGS. This Union Jack measures 2' x 1.6" and is in mint condition. Was found with the 2 battledress tunics listed elsewhere. Has been stored away from sunlight so all colours are as new. Cotton hem has many and various markings stamped in ink. Most unintelligible, but maker can be made out in top corner 'Liverpool' and underneath the WD arrow. One single brass eyelet in the cotton hem. Seems to be unused.
SMALL WW1 PERIOD 'TRENCH BUGLE' ? Bought with other personal pieces from WW1. This is a super little brass bugle, which I was told was carried by this Officer and used in the trenches. No markings anywhere, but it's a cute small size, about half the size of a normal bugle. Looks to be a WW1 period hunting horn possibly, but a nice piece of memorabilia. (medal not included, size comparison!)
SMALLER SIZE LUFTWAFFE SPORTS VEST EAGLE. This is the smaller sized cotton ‘bevo’ Luftwaffe eagle as sewn to some sports vests and shirts. Black eagle on white cotton and it has the ‘bevo Wuppertal’ maker on the left corner of the fabric. A little grubby but a super display item.
SMALLER THIRD REICH NAVY BRASS BUCKLE FOR MOIRE BELT. This buckle was for the black/dark blue moire belt worn every day by officers and midshipmen is the Third Reich navy. A much smaller buckle than the parade belt size.(shown in one picture with larger buckle for comparison) Still depicted the same anchor with rope and Laurel leaves. In near perfect condition with nearly 100% of the fire gilt over a brass base. The buckle is still complete with the secondary small claw slide that attached to the moire belt. Another great display item with a navy collection.
Smock Camouflage - 10 Para. An example of the last incarnation of the Denison smock - The Smock Camouflage 840599973. This example a size 2, worn by a member of 10 para whose badges appear on both arms along with jump wings. Working full length zip, all poppers, closures , tail etc present and working . Good, clean condition with clear colouration, slightly faded label, and some wear to knitted cuffs. An excellent example.
SOE ' Tyre Slasher ' Folding Knife. ' Knives, Dagger Jack, D.B. ' as per the S.O.1 Descriptive catalogue. These distinctive folding knives with their single blade and their small hook-shaped additional tyre-slashing blade which was specially designed to cut rubber. A good example with intact grips although the unmarked blade has been sharpened giving a straight profile rather than the upswept cutting edge as issued. Priced to reflect this.
SOE A.C.,Delay Ampoules. A full boxed set of acetone ampoules for use with the British Limpet mine. The acetone ampoules contain differing strengths of acetone which when inserted into the A.C. Delay and crushed, ate through a celluloid washer which retained a striker. The differing rates of dissolving the celluloid washer dictated the length of delay, an orange ampoule for instance, giving a 7.5hr delay. Release of the striker intiated the Limpet. Ampoules contained in their original waxed card box, all ampoules intact but have some settlement of their colour stains. Uncommon item of SOE/Special forces equipment. UK Sales ONLY
SOE A.C.,Delay Fuze and Ampoules. Fuze, Delay Action, A.C.,Mk1A (A.C.Delay) with a full boxed set of acetone ampoules. British Mk1A A.C. Delay for use with the Limpet mine. The acetone ampoules contain differing strengths of acetone which when inserted into the A.C. Delay and crushed, ate through a celluloid washer which retained a striker. The differing rates of dissolving the celluloid washer dictated the length of delay, an orange ampoule for instance, giving a 7.5hr delay. Release of the striker intiated the Limpet. This example in very good condition retaining approx.50% of it\'s original grey paint but with no striker. Acetone ampoules contained in their original waxed card box, all ampoules intact but have some settlement of their colour stains. Uncommon item of SOE/Special forces equipment.
SOE Crimping Tool, Type 6. SOE Crimping Tool, Type 6 , used for providing a double waterproof crimp for the No.8 or No.27 detonator used for intiating explosive charges. No manufacturing markings. In excellent, unissued condition in it's original preservative and wrapping.
SOE Crimping Tool, Type 6. SOE Crimping Tool, Type 6 , used for providing a double waterproof crimp for the No.8 or No.27 detonator used for intiating explosive charges. No manufacturing markings. In good, used condition.
SOE Crimping Tool, Type 6. SOE Crimping Tool, Type 6 , used for providing a double waterproof crimp for the No.8 or No.27 detonator used for intiating explosive charges. No manufacturing markings. In excellent, unissued condition in it's original preservative and wrapping.
SOE Crimping Tool, Type 6. SOE Crimping Tool, Type 6 , used for providing a double waterproof crimp for the No.8 or No.27 detonator used for intiating explosive charges. No manufacturing markings. In unissued condition.
SOE/OSS Spring Cosh. A good example of the spring cosh made for the OSS and SOE. 18.5cms long when closed and 43cms extended with a contemporary paracord lanyard. A little over 8000 coshes were manufactured by the Timms Spring Co. of Ohio of which 1000 were delivered to the British Ministry of Supply. This example in good operable condition with some minor wear and scratches and toned overall.
SOE/Special Forces Switch No.4 igniter. Switch No.4 ( Type 6 Pull Switch ). Widely used igniter by both SOE and Special forces employing a simple striker mechanism triggered by pulling on the rear loop. Switch has swivelling mounting bracket which enables it to be used with a tripwire and comes with a screw in spring snout to receive safety fuze. Good, clean condition. INERT
SOE/Special Forces Switch No.4 igniter. Switch No.4 ( Type 6 Pull Switch ). Widely used igniter by both SOE and Special forces employing a simple striker mechanism triggered by pulling on the rear loop. Switch has swivelling mounting bracket which enables it to be used with a tripwire. Good, used condition with some light corrosion. INERT
Soldatenbund e.V breast eagle. Impressive pin back breast emblem for the Soldatenbund e.V or Soldiers League. Impressed white metal with stout pin fitting marked \'Ges Gesch\' to reverse. Some rubbing to high points but most frosting remains. Introduced in 1936 it was superceded by an altered design in 1939. Unusual and uncommon.
Soldier Magazine - Montgomery Memorial Edition. Sept.1958 edition of the Soldier magazine ' Goodbye to a Great Soldier ' Montgomery memorial edition. Full colour Monty portrait to front cover. Good, clean condition with a slight scuff. POSTFREE within UK
South African Parachute Regt. Beret. C1990s South African Parachute Regt. red beret. Wool body with leather headband and synthetic liner. Unmarked sterling parachute forces cap badge with reinforced patch to interior. Maker and size label now missing leaving adhesive traces. Good, clean condition.
South Staffs Cap Badge and Holland Patch. Bi-metal O/R's South Staffs cap badge mounted on the Holland patch. I believe this example was worn by members of the 2nd Battalion as the patch only covers the knot whilst members of the 1st Battalion wore a larger patch.
South Staffs Officers OSD Cap Badge and Holland Patch. A good example of a South Staffs officers OSD cap badge with Holland patch backing. Both blades intact, light wear to high lights.
South Staffs \' Knot \' Sweetheart brooch. South Staffs sweetheart badge in the form of a Staffordshire knot. Gold wire formed into rope forming thedistinctive three-looped knot that is the traditional symbol of the English county of Staffordshire and features prominently on the badge of the South Staffs Regiment. Contained in a contemporary jewellers box. Quality item.
South Wales Borderers O/Rs post 1901 helmet plate. A good die stamped brass example of an other rank\'s post 1901 helmet plate to the South Wales Borderers. Universal crowned star pattern with a SWB centre. Lugs to star modified but present, three lug fixing to centre. Lightly patinated overall with some traces of gilt to centre and reverse. [
South Wales Borderers Officers Silver Cap Badge. Hallmarked silver South Wales Borderers Officer's cap badge. Cast silver with long lugs and featuring hallmarks for Birmingham 1923 and the makers marks for Jennens & Co. Good, clear detail, patinated overall.
Souvenir China Tank Model. China model tank by Willow Art China, Longton. Registered design featuring a MkI male tank with rear steering wheels. 125mm in length, the model also features the crest of Leeds with the words ' Model of British " Tank " '. Popular souvenir of the period in good undamaged condition with undamaged gilding.
Souvenir China Tank Model. China model tank by Arcadian China, Stoke on Trent. Registered design featuring a MkIV male tank . 120mm in length, featuring the crest of Ramsgate. Popular souvenir of the period in good undamaged condition with light rubbing to gilding.
Souvenired Wehrmacht Belt and K98 Bayonet. Genuine Normandy souvenir acquired directly from veteran's family .Wehrmacht belt with a tabbed, steel buckle by ' Dr Franke & Co ' dated 1941 with a similarly dated and marked tab with separate load attachment ring. Buckle worn with some vestigial paint to obverse but with most finish remaining to reverse. Also with attached frog and bayonet, in this case a 1941 dated example by Herder & Sohn with a non-matching numbered scabbard by E.Packe & Sohn but clearly having been together for most of their existence. Bayonet shows clear signs of use with extensive sharpening, scabbard has had tip removed and now appears to be plugged by dried soil.
Souvenired WW2 German M43 O/R\'s Breast Eagle. Souvenired Wehrmacht National Emblem, produced in BeVo weave in rayon conforming to the 1943 pattern a slightly greyer colour than it's similar predecessors. This example still attached to a section of material used in the manufacture of the Drillichbluse summer tunic that has been roughly cut from a tunic.
Soviet Army Uniforms 1961 - Manual. Published at the height of the Cold War this 91pg Restricted manual gives an extensive overview of Soviet Army Uniforms, badges and insignia. Large number of coloured illustrations. Good, clean condition. Excellent reference.
Soviet Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class. A Soviet Order of the Patriotic War 1st Class. Good, used example with undamaged enamel and heavily patinated overall. Manufacturer marked to reverse with inscribed issue number. Unresearched.
Soviet Russia Order of Glory 3rd Class. Soviet Russia Order of Glory 3rd Class. The Order of Glory (Russian: Орден Славы) was a military decoration of the Soviet Union established by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on November 8, 1943. It was awarded to non-commissioned officers of the Red Army as well as to junior lieutenants of the air force, for bravery in the face of the enemy. Silver and enamel with engraved issue numbers to the reverse. Good, used condition.
Soviet Victory Over Germany Medal and Certificate. Medal “For the Victory Over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945” with award certificate. Established on May 9, 1945 to denote military participation in the victory of the Soviet armed forces over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War. This example awarded in 1945, certificate in used condition with creasing and marking.
Special Forces /SOE code silk. Highly uncommon, wartime enciphering key printed on silk as used by SAS, Jedburgh teams and other clandestine forces. Using the one-time pad system of encription this key was used for encoding and decoding messages and was printed on silk for it's durability and ease of concealment, particularly in clothes. This particular example also includes shorthand message blocks for ease of transmission. Measuring 40cms x 45cms approx it is in excellent, clean condition.
Special Forces Signals Congratulatory Card. Large size card entitled ' Special Force Signals ' and carrying a photo and a congratulatory paragraph to the interior. This card was sent to many of the SOE and Special Forces radio ops on behalf of Brigadier F.W.Nicholls Chief Signals Officer SOE. Good, overall condition with minor marks and creasing.
Special Forces/Commando Lock Knife. Using the same body as the SOE Tyre Slasher Knife this single bladed knife is associated with issue to special forces and Commando usage. Clip pointed blade marked \' A.Wright & Son Ltd Sheffield \' with undamaged chequered Bexoid grips and a steel staple. Blade appears to be unsharpened and is clean with full cross graining. top of the blade a little oxidised where it sits above the grips.A better than average example. UK Sales ONLY
SPITFIRE 22 &24 PILOT'S NOTES PAPERBACK BOOKLET. printeed by Air Data Publications in Lancashire, this is the pilot's small handbook for the 22/24 Spitfire. Mk 22 was introduced in 1945 and the 24 in 1946. This publication is hand dated inside as 1950 but were declared obsolete in 1955. Good condition with lots of information and pull out drawings etc.
Spitfire Pilot's Notes Mk 22 & 24. Official 1947ed of 'Pilot's Notes for Spitfire 22 & 24'. 40 page booklet with card covers running through the salient information required for flying these particular marques of Spitfire. B/W illustrations and diagrams including gatefold photographs of cokpits and aircraft systems. In excellent, clean condition with very minor fading and creasing to boards.
Spitfire Pilot\'s Notes. Official 1947ed of \'Pilot\'s Notes for Spitfire IX, XI, XVI\'. 42 page booklet with card covers running through the salient information required for flying these particular marques of Spitfire. B/W illustrations and diagrams including gatefold photographs of cokpits and aircraft systems. In excellent, clean condition with very minor fading to boards.
SS Bayonet/Sword Portapee. SS O/R's bayonet/sword portapee. Now generally accepted as a bayonet knot these examples are sometimes found worn with swords. Wide bullion straps with the twin black lines running up each side with the large bullion ball having alternating black and silver threads on the ball crowned with a black cap. The stem and slide have a 'zig-zag' black and silver weave. The bottom of the ball has a black centre. Excellent, used condition.
SS Membership Stick Pin. Original 13mm SS Membership stick pin in silver gilt and enamel. Maker marked to the reverse ' Hoffstätter Bonn ', and marked ' Ges. Gesch.' for “Gesetzlich Geschützt”, with separately applied number ' 79440 ' Featuring a knurled needle pin accompanied by a functional spring loaded retaining device. In excellent, clean condition with undamaged enamel.
SS OFFICERS FULL ARMBAND-REMOVED FROM TUNIC. This is a very nice, classic construction SS officers armband in red wool. Has typical 3 piece construction with the black swastika in moire fabric tape stitched to the white circle, which again is stitched to the red wool base. Nice clean colours, no fraying or damage. There is one small moth hole to the reverse in the corner, it does not notice. There is evidence of a paper label being stuck to the reverse, but this is now gone leaving the adhesive residue. You can see where the armband was stitched to a tunic around the edge, and then seems to have been cut off cleanly along/beside the seam. A very nice, ORIGINAL armband that will display well.
SS PARTY ARMBAND WITH ORIGINAL SS RZM LABEL-MINT. These armbands are definately quite rare, Tom Wittmann has one or two similar on his site. This is a perfect condition, hight quality wool construction , 3 piece party type armband. However, it was issued and worn by SS personel. Does not have the twin black lines on the Waffen SS or Algemine SS type armbands, but has a great SS RZM paper issue label on the inside!! There are many pictures of SS personel wearing party type armbands, and this is obviously one of these. It\'s never been issued or worn and the armband is open at the back as it\'s never been stiched together to form a \'loop\'. A great opportunity to obtain a rare armband in mint, unissued condition.
SS Sleeve Badge - Higher SS Police Leader. A particularly scarce example of a sleeve badge for a Higher SS and Police Leader outside the Reich assigned to the Reich Security Central Office. Constructed in bullion embroidered onto fine black cloth with an oil paper backing featuring SS runes superimposed over a police device. In excellent, used condition with clear evidence of having been removed from a uniform.
SS Westland Regiment Recruiting Leaflet. Double sided, gate fold, colour recruiting leaflet for volunteers in the SS Westland Regiment. Westland was formed from Dutch and Flemish volunteers and was part of the 5th Wiking SS Panzer Division and fought extensively in the East. One of it's most notable recruits was Anton Mussert. Leaflet full of stirring images of the ' Germanic ' SS soldier and the healthy, proud life of a recruit. Good condition with two minor tears along the line of fold.
SS-Steel - Kelly Hicks. 1st 2004 ' SS Steel ' by Kelly Hicks, no.387 signed copy. 240pgs essential reference to the subject of collecting SS helmets identifying the SS decal patterns and which helmet maker they corresponded with, characteristics of original helmets and what to look for in the latest fakes etc. Good, clean condition.
Stainless Steel Naval(?) Issue Clasp Knife. Stainless steel clasp knife by G.Ibberson & Co., Sheffield with the patent no.978245. 8cm hollow ground blade with a marlin spike that locked by the use of the lanyard ring. Scales stamped ' Stainless Steel Throughout '. Typical of knifes used by the Navy. Good, clean condition. 18+ UK sales ONLY
Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf POW Photograph Grouping. A large number of photographs ( 50+ ) pertaining to Sgt.R.G.Peat, POW No.9625 of Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf. Stalag VIIIB Lamsdorf was a large, German prisoner of war camp, later renumbered Stalag 344. It was located near the small town of Lamsdorf (now called Lambinowice, in Poland) in what was then known as Upper Silesia. 100,000 Allied POWs passed through the camp during the war and It is believed Peat was one of the 1000 or more RAF NCOs transferred from Sagan in 1943 although this has to be confirmed. 16 of the studies appear to have been taken in the camp and the other views are of home and family, they all bear a Stalag VIIIB stamp or a ' gepruft ' stamp to the reverse indicating that they have been inspected by the camp authorities. Good, clean condition and a grouping that would reward further research.
STEEL WEHRMACHT COMBAT BUCKLE. A good example of a steel WW2 Third Reich Wehrmacht combat buckle. One piece stamped buckle with applied hook to the reverse. Was originally painted in combat green but this has worn off the front due to age and time. The reverse has a lot of the original colour present, looks to be a nice olive green. Can’t see a maker stamped anywhere, could be under the paint. Nice period buckle.
Sten Machine Carbine by Peter Laidler. 1st Ed.2000 Sten Machine Carbine by Peter Laidler. One of the Collector Grade weapons series, now out of print, this is an exhaustive study of all marques of the Sten gun and it's foreign imitators and derivatives. 370pgs with large numbers of b/w photographs, diagrams and sketches covering the weapons with tabulated information on parts, contractors and accessories. Good, clean condition and difficult to obtain.
STICK PIN BADGE FOR the HAMBURG K.D.F. I have not seen this stick pin before. It’s for the pre-WW2 Third Reich organisation the KDF. Kraft Durch Freude - Strength Through Joy. A German workers leisure organisation. A great little badge for The Hamburg area. Features a Viking sailing ship with the KDF symbol of a swastika inside a cog on the sail. Round metal badge has a red celluloid backing disc. Twisted pin.
Stickpin Award bar - Imperial German service. Award bar for wear in the lapel. This example displaying awards won during WW1, EKII, Cross of Honour, Wound badge in black. All awards mounted on a knurled pin with brass retainer. Good, used condition with wear to high points of wound badge.
Sudan Defence Force Supply Department Officer\'s Silver Badge. Officer's silver cap badge with two loops to the reverse worn by the Sudan Defence Force Supply Department. A shamrock upon a multi-rayed star with Egyptian hallmarks to the reverse for 1941-42. Attached to a length of three piece material in unit colours indicating use as a pagri badge. Ribbon has fading with significant shadowing behind the badge whilst the badge in uncleaned condition. Pleasing combination and uncommon.
Sudetenland Medal. A good example of The 1 October 1938 Commemorative Medal (Sudetenland Medal). Tombac construction with original ribbon and pin back fixing. No manufacturer evident. Deeply toned, attractive example.
Suffolk Regiment Victorian O/R\'s Pagri badge Large ( 65mm ), Victorian, die struck brass Suffolk Regt. o/r's pagri badge for wear on the foreign service helmet. Stout pin to reverse and in good, clean condition.
SUPER 1943 DATED LUFTWAFFE SIDE/OVERSEAS CAP. A really nice example of the blue wool Luftwaffe other ranks, overseas or side cap. In perfect condition with no damage or moth. Luftwaffe eagle and roundel original to the cap. Interior blue cotton lining with RBN number along with size 57 and date 1943.
SUPER GROUP OF 5 THIRD REICH COURT-'FRAKSPANGE' MOUNTED-RARE. This is a very nice, but most unusual court mounted group of 5 medals. Consisting of the EK2, War Merit with swords, Russian Front, 4 year Long Service, 12 year long service in gold. All the medals are in great condition and beautifully mounted on a red backing. The strange thing is they are mounted in 'REVERSE' ie, from right to left, instead of the normal left to right and at a slight angle. I have been reliably informed that this configuration is called "Frackspange", and was for wear on a Mess dress jacket or CIVILIAN TUXEDO, hence the strange angle!. A really stunning looking group, and Third Reich groups are difficult to find like this. The reverse had a makers label sewn to the red fabric, but that has been cut out.
SUPER PAIR OF MILITARY CANDLESTICKS MADE FROM THE HILTS OF BRITISH 1845 OFFICERS SWORDS. A very interesting pair, ideal for a study or den, or if you are brave enough, sitting on the dining room table!! A large matched pair of candlestick holders, made from the hilts of the British 1845 Officers sword. All brass construction, ray skin grips. Queen Victoria cypher on the sword basket. Both in excellent condition.
SUPER QUALITY SILVER TANK BADGE-HOLLOW BACK. A really nice quality example of the silver tank badge. Has 100% crisp detail, and 100% heavily silver plated finish. Reverse has the smooth/holow back finish with good quality catch and pin. This is not maker marked. Heavy than standard \'tombac\' type badges. Nice item.
SUPERB QUALITY SOLID LUFTWAFFE CAP/HAT/KEPI EAGLE. Whilst most of these eagles are quite thin and stamped out of metal. This is a superb quality Luftwaffe eagle for a vistor cap or kepi or similar. fantastic casting detail it's very well made indeed and is quite thick and heavy. Made in alloy it is complete with the two affixing PINS, not flat bars or similar. It has a well known makers mark of FLL in little circles. They made a vast array of Third Reich award badges etc. A great little eagle. Visor cap? Or something else?
SUPERB QUALITY THIRD REICH GENERAL ASSAULT BADGE. A really solid, beautifully made example of the silver General Assault badge by GODET of Berlin. Great detail to the front with very little wear. Solid back and with a nice bevelled type pin. Hook is a broad type, meant to do the job! Makers mark stamped into the middle of the rear. A fine example of a quality, quite heavy badge.
SUPERB THIRD REICH 6 - MEDAL GROUP. Mounted as worn for a parade tunic, this lovely 6 medal group consists of the following:- Iron Cross 2nd class, War Merit Cross with swords, WW1 War service cross with swords, Third Reich 4 years long service, Hungary silver faithful service medal, Bulgarian gold WW1 service medal. So the recipient of this group saw active service in the First World War, was associated with the Hungarian/Bulgarian conflict, and then saw active service in WW2 and was well decorated. All the medals are nicely mounted with the oriinal ribbons. They have nice age patina.
SUPERB WW1 BRITISH MILITARY ISSUE FOB WATCH NICKEL CASE. This is a lovely watch, and just feels so right when you hold it in your hand. heavy, chunky, extremely well made. Runs prefectly. Made by Henry Williamson Ltd for the British War Dept. Has perfect matching numbers to the face, the side and the revesrse case. 54405F. Here is an extract from the expert military watch site on the internet, it says it all! "The firm of Messrs. Williamson was founded in 1871 by H. Williamson and by 1903 they had factories at Coventy, Salisbury and Buren, Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland, called the English Clock and Watch Manufacturers Ltd. Their main offices and showrooms being at 77-79 and later 81, Farringdon Road, London. H.W. Williamson Ltd became part of English Watch and clock Manufacturers Ltd, which was taken over by Smiths ltd. in 1934.Henry Williamson, Ltd. owned a large watch factory in Coventry, England. They manufactured various American style movements, most of which appear to have been three quarter plate. During WWI (1914-1918) Williamson provided a large number of 18 size, open faced, 7 jewel watches to the British Government. They also provided 8 day aviation time pieces to the Admiralty and the Royal Flying Corps. Though the movements were made in Coventry, the dials are marked, “H. WILLIAMSON LTD LONDON” in two lines, along with the military issue number under the word, London. The military issue number is found on the dial, on the outside edge of the case body and on the outside of the back cover under a broad arrow. This issue number is not the same as the movement serial number or the case maker’s number found inside these watches. The majority of Williamson military pocket watches were in British made nickel Dennison cases."
Sussex Yeomanry & 16th ( Sussex Yeo ) Btn. Sussex Regt.1914-1919 1921 1st ed. The Sussex Yeomanry & 16th ( Sussex Yeo ) Btn. Royal Sussex Regt.1914-19 by Lt.Col.H.I.Powell-Edwards D.S.O. 398pgs with b/w plates and fold out maps with separate rolls of O/Rs and officers. The Sussex Yeomanry fought at Gallipoli, Palestine and the Western Front, good, detailed history. Good overall condition, clean contents with some foxing, spine sunned but boards bright. Ex. lib.
Swedish M 1867/89 Socket Bayonet. Socket bayonet for the Swedish 8mm Remington Rolling block rifle M 1867/89. Converted from M1867 stocks using the earlier model's long cruciform blade with sharp point. Shank with Swedish maker's logo: Crown over C (= Carl Gustavs, Stads Gevarsfaktori ) and two small inspector markings JB and GM, numbered 1619 to the other side. Good, clean condition.
Swedish M1867 Socket Bayonet. Swedish M1867 Socket Bayonet For The 12.17mm Remington rolling block rifle. Featuring a 50cm cruciform blade attached to a socket with a central locking ring. The shoulder is stamped with the Swedish Crown over ' C ' with initials ' O.K. ' and ' W.N.' with the other side carrying the initials of ' H.M. ' and ' P.S. ' with the number ' 1640 '. There is also a regimental mark of ' 13R 3K ' and ' No 53 '. Good, clean condition.
Switch No.1,Pull,Mark I. British pull switch No.1, Mk.1, another of the series of booby trap switches in use by special forces. Clearly marked MD.1 A4 to top of barrel and complete with it's percussion cap holder. Fully strippable and in excellent working condition. INERT UK SALES ONLY.
Switch No.10 Time Pencil Box. Painted two piece box for the storage of Switch No.10 time pencils. Packed in fives and originally sealed with a coloured tape to indicate length of delay. Good, used, clean condition. ( time pencil included for display purposes only ).
Switch No.10 Time Pencil. Switch No.10, Time Pencil. Widely used by SOE and special forces this delay action fuze was used in conjunction with a detonator or Bickford cord to set off explosives. This example has a yellow safety strip indicating an approx. 12hr delay. The pencil was initiated by crushing the copper tube that shrouds a glass ampuole containing corrosive liquid. In good overall condition. INERT UK Sales Only
Switch No.10 Time Pencil. INERT Switch No.10, Time Pencil. Widely used by SOE and special forces this delay action fuze was used in conjunction with a detonator or Bickford cord to set off explosives. This example has a black safety strip indicating an approx. 10 minute delay. The pencil was initiated by crushing the copper tube that shrouds a glass ampuole containing corrosive liquid. In good overall condition. INERT Available within UK only.
Switch No.10 Time Pencil. Switch No.10, Time Pencil. Widely used by SOE and special forces this delay action fuze was used in conjunction with a detonator or Bickford cord to set off explosives. This example has a white safety strip indicating an approx. 1hr delay. The pencil was initiated by crushing the copper tube that shrouds a glass ampuole containing corrosive liquid. In good overall condition. INERT UK SALES ONLY
Switch No.12 MkI Anti-Lift Instructional Leaflet. 1944 dated instructional leaflet for the British ' Switch No.12 MkI Anti-Lift - Description and Method of Use '. Seven page leaflet with cut-away diagram that was included with the packaging of the mines. Scarce leaflet with some staining and creasing. POSTFREE within UK
Switch No.3,Release,Mark I booby trap switch. This British booby trap switch was designed to fire on release of pressure. It was designed so that it could be inconspicuously placed under crates, packages or other suitable items. This example is in good condition with probable repaint with some minor pitting to some areas. Acceptance stamp to the interior ' M.D.1 25 '. Comes complete with original setting/safety pin. INERT
Switch No.3,Release,Mark I booby trap switch. This British booby trap switch was designed to fire on release of pressure. It was designed so that it could be inconspicuously placed under crates, packages or other suitable items. This example is in good, original condition with 75%+ paintwork and has an acceptance stamp to the interior. INERT
Switch No.5, Pressure Booby trap switch. This British booby trap switch was designed to fire on application of pressure. It was often deployed for destruction of railways and rolling stock being placed in the ballast under the rail, when a locomotive passes, this depresses the extension rod initiating the attached charge. In good condition with the often missing extension rod. INERT
Switch No.9,Mk.I ' L Delay ' Instructional leaflet. 1944 Instructional leaflet for the Switch No.9,Mk.I or ' L Delay '. This leaflet was published by ' M.D.1 ' the originators of the L Delay that was in common usage within SOE and other Special forces. The leaflet was packed in the tin that contained the L Delays and gives an exploded view and a table of delays and other instructional details. In good, lightly stained condition. Scarce.
Switch No.9,Mk.I \' L Delay \'. An excellent example of a British Switch No.9,Mk.I ' L Delay '. This particular example produced a 6 hour delay. Developed by Millis Jefferis of MD1 the L Delay instead of relying on the chemical action of a corrosive liquid on metal (which was subject to temperature variation), it used a piece of metal under stress - the metal in question being a lead alloy that was extremely affected by mechanical creep. A piece of this lead was notched to a set diameter, the diameter setting the time delay. When the starting pin was removed, this wire was placed under tension by the spring-loaded striker, and began to gradually stretch. After certain time it would snap at the notch and allow the striker to hit the percussion cap. Generally speaking L-delays were slightly less reliablecitation needed and had shorter delays, but were more reliable underwater (if a No. 10 fuze developed a leak, water would dilute the corrosive liquid and increase the delay or stop the fuze from working). This example in excellent condition with remains of designations and batch numbers stencilled to body and engraved ' INERT ', complete with rubber snout shroud. AVAILABLE in the UK ONLY INERT.
Switch, No. 6, Release, Mk. I. An example of a British WW2 Switch, No. 6, Release, Mk. I.' This switch was designed by Experimental Station 6; a cover name for the SOE production establishment. Originally known as "Type 6 Release" it was designated No. 6 Mk. I when it became a service store in 1942/43 '. Good, used condition. INERT
Switch, No.12 Mk.I ( Anti-Lift ) Instructional Leaflet. 1944 Instructional leaflet for the Switch No.12,Mk.I (Anti-Lift) This leaflet was published by ' M.D.1 ' the originators of many of the booby trap device that were in common usage within SOE and other special forces. The leaflet was packed in the tin that contained the Switches and gives an exploded view and other instructional details. In good, lightly stained condition with rusting to staples. Scarce.
Sword Bayonet Patt.03 with Volunteer/commercial scabbard. Sword Bayonet Pattern 03 manufacturered by Sanderson, Sheffield with the so-called volunteer or commercial pattern scabbard. Bayonet in bright, clean condition with some very light pitting and staining, inspection mark to top of blade and manufacturer marking to ricasso. Wooden bodied scabbard with leather covering with failing of stitching for 75mm from tip, otherwise in good condition.
Sword Knot for Wehrmacht Dress Swords. A good example of the standard sword knot used on dress swords carried by officers of the Wehrmacht .Green leather straps with bullion twin lines running the length with a green/bullion braided slide culminating in a bullion acorn ball.
Swords of the British Army By Brian Robson. 1996 Swords of the British Army By Brian Robson The Regulation Patterns 1788 to 1914 (Revised Edition) This is a beautifully produced – and surely definitive account of its subject. With 317pgs, 235 annotated high quality b/w illustrations and six full colour plates the go to reference on the subject. Excellent, used condition.
T 7 Lancashire Fusiliers. Brass shoulder title. Brass T 7 Lancashire Fusiliers brass shoulder title in vertical form. Two loops to reverse. Worn by the 7th volunteer territorial battalion raised in Salford.
Tag der Deutschen Polizei - Day Badges. 6 x pinback zinc badges in the form of miniature road signs that were given out in return for contributions to the Winter Relief fund on the occasion of the Day of the German Police. Sign identity and manufacturer's details to the reverse. Good, used condition with some loss to paint finish.
Tag der Deutschen Polizei - Winter Relief fund badges. 5 x alloy pin back badges in the form of miniature road signs. These were given out for contributions to the Winter Relief Fund held on 15/16 Feb 1941 ' Day of the German Police '. Good, clean condition with manufacturer markings to the reverse.
Tank Corps Silver Sweetheart badge. Enamel and silver, Tank Corps pinback sweetheart badge. Clean, bright condition stamped ' silver ' to reverse.
Tank Regiment Photograph Grouping. A group of 30 b/w photographs taken by a member of B Squadron 5 RTR whilst in Germany 1947-48 based at Hamm and Senelager. Many of the shots show Centurion MkIs on manoeuvres, workshops etc. Interestingly there are shots showing Comets, Sherman Flails, Churchill Crocodiles and a German section of Panther, Tiger, Kingtiger and a Russian KV-1 for good measure. Most shots 90mm x 60mm, many annotated to the reverse with dates and locations.
Taylor Fighting Knife. Double-edged,hand drawn, spear-pointed diamond-section blade, brass metal oval crossguard and swollen grip consisting of alternating bands of leather with brass and brass pommel. Blade stamped "[eye] WITNESS TAYLOR SHEFFIELD ENGLAND" with clear signs of cross graining with some light marking .Simple tan leather sheath with 7 brass rivets, integral frog with incised belt loop stamped ' made in England '. Retaining strap now broken.These knives were often seen being used by Commandos and were popular purchases for US servicemen.
TENO MEMEBERS WORK ARMBAND. Nice looking armband in white cotton with the TENO emblem applied in BEVO style through the fabric. Has a little age speckling due to storage. Ges Getch embroydered through the jointing hem.
Territorial Army Nursing Service, Insignia Grouping. British Territorial Army Nursing Service tippet badge and collar badges. Full size TANS unmarked silver medal on original ribbon with replaced suspension accompanied by two silver and gilt collar badges. Good, used condition, toned overall.
Territorial Force Nursing Service Cape Badge. Silver TFNS Cape badge by Gaunt, London. Instituted in 1907 and used until 1921 when the service was renamed the TANS. Worn on the right breast of the ward dress for commissioned nurses. Good overall condition with original ribbon and mount.
The " Metropolitan " Double Whistle - ' torpedo boat whistle.' Double ended ' Metropolitan ' whistle by J.Hudson, B'ham an example of the so called ' torpedo boat whistle '. Nickelled brass construction with a lanyard ring braised onto the body of the whistle with manufacturer's details to body and patent mark to mouthpiece. Good, clean condition
The 51st Highland Division. 1953ed \'The History of the 51st Highland Division 1939-45\' by J.B.Salmond. 287pgs dealing with the Division\'s history from the Fall of France, through the Desert campaigns to the Normandy invasion and the advance into Germany. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, maps and sketches. Good clean condition with original d/w.
The 54th Infantry Brigade 1914-1918. C1919 ' The 54th Infantry Brigade 1914-1918 ' 207pg history published for private circulation by Gale & Polden. Illustrated with b/w photographs. The Brigade, which arrived in France in 1915 comprised two battalions of the Bedfordshire Regt and one each of the Royal Fusiliers and the Middlesex Regt. Good history of the Brigade with various appendices. Marked boards with some damage to the spine but contents clean and tight.
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN BY RICHARD TOWNSEND BICKERS. Hardback. Published by Salamander books in 2000, a profusely illustrated book of this historical battle. In good condition with original dust cover. 208 pages. Post by negotiation with buyer.
The Bayonet Book - Watts & White. 1st ed. 1975 ' The Bayonet Book ' by John Watts & Peter White. 507pgs. No d/w, red cloth detailed guide to bayonets, past and present, used by major countries of the world, illustrated throughout. The definitive guide for decades. This edition is a reading copy, tired and bumped boards but contents clean and undamaged and considerably cheaper than other available copies.
THE BEST 1st PATTN. FS KNIFE I HAVE OWNED! This has taken me 3 months to track down after being offered it in January this year. Directly from the 60 year old son of the veteran, and still wrapped in the old wall paper where it was kept in a drawer. It is my opinion that it has never been used (as it seems most 1st FS knifes were not also). All the nickel fittings are absolutely beautiful. Chequered grip, crossguard etc etc. The mid-brown leather scabbard is in un-blemished condition, a lovely colour and very supple. No marks!! Nickel lower scabbard chape has staple fixing. The two leather sew-on wings are not present on the reverse of the scabbard, and look to have never been there. Quite common. Scabbard belt loop is perfect and the leather retaining top loop is perfect too. The snap clip button is by Newey and is 100%. THE BLADE......is still covered in places with the old protective grease, but is 100% original and retains all the original plating. It has not been touched or sharpened!!! Of course the riccasso has the wonderful etched panels both sides. ' The FS Fighting knife' and 'Wilkinson sword and Co ltd'. An absolutely classic and now terribly rare fighting knife in wonderful condition.
The Book of the WAAF. 1942 ' The Book of the W.A.A.F. - A practical guide to the women's branch of the RAF.' 80pgs inc. 4 page colour plate with equivalent ranks in the three women's services. Includes chapters on daily life, trades, women mechanics and the balloon barrage. Slightly tired covers lithesome small tears but clean contents. POSTFREE within UK
The Defence of the United Kingdom - Basil Collier. HMSO, London, 1957. Hardcover, 1st Ed. Hardback, Important Official History covering the Home Defence of the UK including the Battle of Britain and night Blitz with good coverage of the V weapons. 557pp., maps, one in endpaper, appendices. Good, clean copy with marking to boards.
The Desert Rats. 1954ed \'The Desert Rats - the History of the 7th Armoured Division 1938 to 1945\' by Mgr.Gen.G.L.Verney. 312pg, illustrated account of the Division from the Desert through Normandy to Berlin. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, order of battle and other appendices. In good, clean condition, removed bookplate from fep and some marks to covers. POSTFREE within UK
The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife by Ron Flook. 2013 1st Ed. Special presentation copy 21/50 ' The The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife and Other Commando Knives ' by Ron Flook. 265pg exhaustive study of these iconic knives covering ' fakes and frauds, personalities, WW2 contracts, Wilkinson Sword, F-S Knives and associated variants, inspection marks, F-S Knives of other nations and other Commando unit knives '. A definitive reference. In excellent, used condition with one small scuff to spine.
The Fascist: The Organ of Racial Fascism 1937. An issue of \' The Fascist: The Organ of Racial Fascism \' from October 1937. Published by the Imperial Fascist League and edited by virulent antisemite Arnold Leese, this newspaper was modelled largely on Julius Streicher\'s Der Sturmer. The Imperial Fascist League (IFL) was a British fascist political movement founded by Arnold Leese in 1929 after he broke away from the British Fascists. It included a blackshirted paramilitary arm called the Fascists Legion, modelled after the Italian Fascists. The group espoused antisemitism and the dominance of the \' Aryan race \' in a \' Racial Fascist Corporate State \'. Indirectly funded by the Nazis the group only amounted to 150 and 500 members at maximum, its public profile was higher than its membership numbers would indicate. After the IFL turned down a merger with the British Union of Fascists in 1932, due to policy differences, the BUF mounted a campaign against the IFL, physically breaking up its meetings. Leese was interned during the war and the IFL was not reformed after the war. This original copy is in excellent condition with minor foxing and some tears, has been folded.
The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry. 1st 1960 ' The Fife and Forfar Yeomanry 1919-1956 ' by R.J.B.Sellar. 288pg history of the regiment from it's conversion to an armoured formation in the early twenties until it's amalgamation in 1956. Covers the regiment's operations in Europe with 1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry operating Churchill Crocodiles with 79th Armoured Div. and 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry who operated with 29th Armoured Brigade throughout the Normandy campaign. Illustrated with b/w photographs, maps and with a roll of honour. Good, clean condition with sunned spine.
The Fifth Leicestershire - 1/5th Btn. 1914 - 1919 History. 1919 1st ed. 379pgs ' The Fifth Leicestershire. A Record of the 1/5th Battalion the Leicestershire Regt., T.F. during the war 1914-1919 '. B/w illustrations, maps, illustrations and honours. Detailed history with illustrated boards, spine strengthened with plastic covering. Good example.
The German Bayonet - John Walter. 1976 1st ed. ' The German Bayonet A comprehensive illustrated history of the regulation patterns, 1871-1945 ' by John Walter. 128pgs with b/w illustrations, sketches and diagrams. John Walter is a respected authority on all aspects of German weaponry and his ' German Bayonet ' is an authoritative study. Good, used condition with slight creasing to d/w.
The German Raid on Scarborough Souvenir Booklet. Souvenir booklet displaying the effects of the German naval bombardment of Scarborough on December 16th 1914. Short text outlining the raid with twelve individual plates showing damage throughout the town. Card covers with light creasing, minor tears and foxing.
The Grand Old Lady of No Man\'s Land by Dolf L. Goldsmith 1994 1st ed. \' The Grand Old Lady of No Man\'s Land: The Vickers Machinegun \' by Dolf.L.Goldsmith. 567pgs with d/w - the standard reference, part of the Collector Grade Publications weapons series, on the British Vickers guns in all of their forms. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, diagrams and plans. Long out of print and much sought after and listed for astonishing prices in Abe Books. Good, used condition.
The Grenadier Guards 1939-1945. 1946 1st ed. ' The Grenadier Guards 1939-1945 ' pub. Gale & Polden. 79pgs with fold-out maps, diagrams and b/w photographs covering the history of the Regiment's operations in France, Tunisia, Italy and N/W Europe as infantry and armoured battalions. Used condition, creased and cracked spine but clean content.
The Hawke Battalion by Jerrold Douglas The Hawke Battalion Some Personal Records of Four Years 1914 1918 by Jerrold Douglas.1st ed 1925, 240pgs inc. b/w illustrations, fold-out maps.Gallipoli and Western Front with 63rd RN Div. Jerrold, also the divisional historian, served with the Hawke Battalion. Good, clean tight edition with some light foxing and marking to boards.
The History of the 1st Btn. Lincolnshire Regiment 1939-1946. 1st ed. 1949 ' The History of the 1st Battalion the Lincolnshire Regiment in India, Arakan, Burma & Sumatra, Sept 1939 to Oct.1946 '. 75pgs, illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and maps. Deals entirely with the Battalion's campaign in India and Burma with Roll of Honour and Honours and Awards. Excellent, clean condition.
The Iron Cross 2. Class Dietrich Maerz; Mario Alt. 2020 The Iron Cross 2. Class by Dietrich Maerz and Mario Alt. Published by B&D Publishing this 600pg exhaustive study of the EKII considers every aspect of manufacture variation, the manufacturers, history and packaging with 100\'s of b/w and colour illustrations. Superb reference, ex review copy with light marking otherwise as new.
The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 17th,18th,19th, and 20th Batn (Liverpool Pals ) Cap Badge. Silver cap badge with 2 loops to reverse. Hallmarked 1914 London and maker marked for Elkingtons. Issued by Lord Derby to any man who enlisted before 16th October 1914 in the Pals Battalions of the King's ( Liverpool Regt.) Badge is the crest of Lord Derby. Ref K&K Vol1 1146.
The Lee-Enfield - Skennerton, Ian D. 1993. Hardcover. The Lee-Metford, Lee-Enfield, S.M.L.E. and No. 4 Series Rifles and Carbines, 1880 to the Present. 503 pages, 1200+ illustrations.Hardcover with a dust jacket. This work encompases all aspects of the Lee-Enfield development and production, in Britain, America, India, Australasia, South Africa and the Far East. The rifles, carbines, bayonets, component parts, tools, accessories and ammunition are arranged into specific groups and chapters. The definitive study. Good, clean condition.
The Manchester Regiment Officer\'s dress cap badge. Post 1923 die cast silver Manchester Regiment Officer's dress cap badge. Two loops to the reverse, marked ' Sterling '. Heavily patinated.
The Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1936-1945. 1951 1st ed. ' The Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1936-1945 ' edited by Joan Bright OBE , Pub. Gale & Polden. 359pgs dealing with the Regiment from it's mechanisation through deployment and evacuation in France , North Africa and Italy. Extensive maps and sketches with b/w illustrations and equally extensive appendices with rolls, honours and citations. Good, clean condition with some marking to boards.
The Pill-Boxes of Flanders. 1933 1st ed. ' The Pill-Boxes of Flanders.' by Col.EG.L.Thurlow D.S.O. Produced by the British Legion as a general guide to the remaining pillboxes on the Salient as part of the increasingly popular battlefield pilgrimages. Illustrated with b/w photographs, maps and sketches, each chapter highlights a part of the Ypres battlefield giving directions and a brief history of some of the remaining pillboxes. In good condition, some foxing with creased and marked card covers.
The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in WWII. 1951ed. \'The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in the Second World War\' by Sir Frank Fox pub. Gale & Polden. 204pgs dealing with the units\' service from Dunkirk, the Desert and finally Italy. Illustrated throughout with b/w photographs, maps and sketches with comprehensive appendices, roll of honour and awards. Excellent, clean condition with mark to rear boards.
The Story of 34th Armoured Brigade. C1945 The Story of 34th Armoured Brigade. 32pg foolscap size with illustrated card boards and large fold-out map. This summary of 34th Armoured Brigade follows this Churchill equipped unit through Normandy to the Reichswald with various appendices including decorations, honours and awards. Slightly slack binding with marked boards otherwise clean contents of this scarce armoured history.
The Story of 79 Armoured Division. 1945 ed. 314pg ' Story of 79 Armoured Division '. Originally a restricted publication, this history tells the story of Hobart's ' Funnies ,' the series of modified tanks designed to take on the specific armoured tasks thrown up by the Invasion of Europe. Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps ' the Story..' follows the Division from it's inception to disbandment in June 1945. In good, clean condition with some minor staining to boards, dust wrapper has some minor damage with some tears, chips etc.
The Story of 79 Armoured Division. 1945 ed. 314pg ' Story of 79 Armoured Division '. Originally a restricted publication, this history tells the story of Hobart's ' Funnies ,' the series of modified tanks designed to take on the specific armoured tasks thrown up by the Invasion of Europe. Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps ' the Story..' follows the Division from it's inception to disbandment in June 1945. This example, missing it's d/w with heavily worn and grubby covers. Contents clean with all fold-out plates maps etc present. A reading copy at half the cost of a better condition example.
The Story of the 2/4th Ox & Bucks. 1st 1920 ' The Story of the 2/4 Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry ' by Captaincies.G.K.Rose, M.C. 226pgs with colour and b/w plates, photographs and appendice. Landing in France in May 1916 the battalion went on to serve on the Somme, Arras, Ypres and ended the war near Cambrai. Detailed history in good clean condition with illustrated boards. Bumped spine with light marking to boards.
The Welsh Regt Caricature. Well executed caricature study of an officer in the Welch Regt by the artist Rufus on card . Unfortunately nothing further is known of the artist other than his obvious abilities and minimalist style. Good condition with some minor creasing.
The Wyvern in North West Europe - 43rd Wessex Division. 1st 1945 ' The Wyvern in North West Europe - Being a short history of the 43rd Wessex Division, 24th June. - 8th May 1945 '. 23pg outline history of the Division and it's operations with the BLA. Printed in Germany. Good, used condition.
The \" Grenader \" Table Lighter. The must have accessory for every grenade collector ' The " Grenader " Table Lighter by Poparts, London. Featuring a No.36 body marked ' JH ' which had been drilled to be a Drill grenade, then plugged and then mounted onto an original MkII 1944 gas check plate which in turn has been shrouded with a chromed sleeve. Depressing the ' O.B. ' marked, chromed lever sets the lighter which has been mounted in place of the striker. Fuel is added by unscrewing the original base plug and pouring into the internal wadding. The ' Grenader ' brand name impressed to chrome filling plug. All appears to be in good working order with grenade finished in it's original lacquered finish. UK sales ONLY
Third Norfolk Rifle Volunteers Waist Belt Clasp. Silvered, O/R's waist belt clasp for a member of the Third Norfolk Rifle Volunteers. Matching numbered two-piece buckle in excellent, clean condition with light patination.
THIRD REICH 'DEUTCHE RED CROSS' ARMABAND & PAMPHLET. This is a mint conditioned Red Cross armband in white cotton with the Red Cross emblem and black writing embroidered into the fabric. Armband looks to have never been worn. These were worn by all military nurses etc. Many pictures of them being worn on the left sleeve. It came with a period pamphlet for the supply of medical items to the Red Cross from a period company. Very interesting looking at all the items, along with their prices in Reichsmarks etc. These two items came together.
THIRD REICH 1936 OLYMPIC SOUVENIR BOOK GROUP of 10 items. A quite historic book, newspaper and magazine groupling from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. All acquired from the same source in Germany, these have lain undescovered in a house fir the past 40 years. There are 3 different copies of the Olympic daily newspaper Olympia Zeitung. The weekly magazine Die Woche dedicated to the Olympic week. One copy of the souvenir book Olympia 1936. This was used to collect stick in cards purchased with cigarettes. This book is COMPLETE. Another totally mint and empty book along with unopened packets of the original photos to stick in! Quite a unique group.
THIRD REICH 1939 WOUND BADGE IN BLACK. A hollow backed, pressed out steel wound badge in black. Very nice detail with very little wear to the front, just a little paint loss to the central swastika. Nice pin with loop on the reverse.
THIRD REICH 25 YEAR FAITHFUL SERVICE AWARD MINT IN RED ISSUE BOX. All officials, employees, and laborers at any level of the public service (local, regional or national) who complete 25 or 40 years service were eligible. The second class award was for 25 years of service was a silver cross, with a silver wreath and a black enameled swastika in the center of the cross. mEDAL IS IN MINT CONDITION with all silver frosting. Box is also perfect witt red interior. Makers mark label to inside lid.
THIRD REICH 25 YEAR FAITHFUL SERVICE MEDAL. A 25 year Faithful Service civilian award in silver. Cornflower blue ribbon with original pin sewn to the reverse. In very good condition with no damage. Toned to a darker colour due to patina and silver content.
THIRD REICH 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE MEDAL COURT MOUNTED. Unusually mounter with horizontal blue ribbon with smaller eagle pinned to the surface, and a pinback to the rear. Medal features the Wehrmacht eagle to the front and '4' on the reverse. Completely original and untouched.
THIRD REICH ARMY (?) TYPE BREAST EAGLE. Grey cotton eagle embroydered ont a dark green background. Has been on a tunic. two small patches of moth nip. Otherwise a good example of an earlier type non-bevo eagle.
Third Reich Army Signals Enlisted Man's/NCO's Visor Cap. Early, 1935 dated OR's/NCO's visor cap piped in corn flower blue for use by medical personnel. Manufactured to the 1934 modified standards and is an interim shape between a Tellerform and a saucer shape with a field grey cloth cap band. Matching quality ,early, silvered or neu silber cockade and eagle with the eagle becoming patinated. Standard patent leather chin strap with rounded edged rectangular buckles. The main body of the interior is lined in tan glazed cotton with the central celluloid lozenge being virtually complete with a central split and the size 59 stamped underneath. Intact leather sweat band with indistinct manufacturer's details and date to reverse. Good, overall, untouched condition with some minor moth nips to top ( largest 1.5mm ) and three to body with only one visible without lifting crown.
Third Reich Banner Souvenir. Corner location panel from a Third Reich banner taken as a souvenir by Mjr.Arthur ' Art ' Damrow of the 78th Cavalry Recon.Troop, US 78th infantry Division. This double sided panel is probably from an NSRL banner for the traditional shooting/hunting association of the town of Dulmen in Gau IX, Westphalia. Good condition with bullion braiding to borders and remnants of the original banner to seams.
THIRD REICH BLACK WOUND BADGE AWARD DOCUMENT & BADGE. A nice pair. The original A5 award document for the wound badge in black presented to Siegfried Schorr an Obergefreiter in 3/Panzer Pioneer Btl 58. Awarded in July 1941 and signed by his own Battalion commander. Award document in mint condition and only folded once. No damage, no file holes. Would badge in excellent condition with just a little wear to the swastika.
THIRD REICH BLACK WOUND BADGE. A nice example of the black wound badge, awarded for being injured once or twice. This is pressed hollow back and made of brass. Virtually all of the original black paint is present, with just a little rubbing on the high spots revealing the brass underneath. Pin and hook intact.
THIRD REICH CALENDAR ARTILLERY DESK SET. A nice thing this, and actually practical and useful to this day. Would have sat on a military desk, used as a daily calendar throughout the war. Consists of 2 nickel plated 22mm inert cannon rounds mounted on a very nice piece of tan coloured marble. The centre has a brass holder in which the MONTH, DATE and DAY are displayed on printed cards. You can change them every day and ALL of the cards are present. Marble base is about 7" x 5" and there is a place cut into the marble for your pen or pencil.
THIRD REICH CAP EAGLE FOR VISOR CAP. A one piece pressed metal original visor cap eagle. In old but near perfect condition. Great detail and ideal if you need one for a cap. Obviously bought back as a souvenir. Has 3 of the 4 pins present so would happily be re-pinned onto a cap. Suitable for a NCO’s or Officers visor.
THIRD REICH CASED IRON CROSS 1ST. CLASS. L/52. (This is part of a collection of souvenirs bought back by a soldier in the Parachute Regiment. All 100% original and never been in collections.) A totally untouched cross that has been left on the issue case since the war. Silver frosting is present but has patina. The iron centre has 100% of the black paint, but there is evidence of a little surface exposure. The reverse has most of the silver frosting. The thin square pin is perfect and is marked underneath near the hinge with the L/52 stamp. This is the maker code for C.F. Zimmermann of Pforzheim. The black cardboard/fibre case is in excellent shape. Small scuff to one outside corner. Outline of cross in silver on the lid. Interior rayon silk is fine, some slight staining to the cream flock around the cross, commensurate with the age and condition of the cross. Totally untouched.
THIRD REICH CIGARETTE ALBUM ‘DAS NEUE REICH’ IN ORIGINAL CARDBOARD SLEEVE. Quite a spectacular looking album with striking white cover and title in red letters. The oak leaves and swastika are relief embossed into the cover. Content is high quality black and white photo cigarette cards depicting Third Reich rallies, dignitaries, etc etc. There seem to be 2 photos missing. One has become unstuck as the glue residue remains. The other never seems to have been collected or stuck in. However, there are two other loose photos in the leaves, one annotated on the back about the rally it depicts and a smaller photo of Hitler. The album came with its original cardboard sleeve which has protected it all these years. Very interesting!
THIRD REICH CIGARETTE BOOK CELEBRATING THE ANNEXATION OF AUSTRIA IN 1938. Another interesting collectors cigarette card book. This one is titled ‘Wie die Ostmark ihre Befreiung erlebte’ or ‘how the Ostmark (Austria) experienced its liberation’. This is a complete book with green cover embossed with gold lettering and is all about when in 1938, the Third Reich ‘liberated and annexed its neighbour Austria. Another glimpse into history via a cigarette card album. Fascinating pictures with over pages and original black and white photo cards.
THIRD REICH CIGARETTE OR CURIO BOX-DAGGER RELATED. Not really sure how to describe this, bit it is a great little item. I think it's a cigarette box, but could also be for a number of things. Quite small, 4"x4" squre, just big enough for war-time cigarettes. Silver plated over tin? The lid of the box has a super cast sprig of oakleaves with a 1st Pattern Luftwaffe dagger as part of the casting!! Very neat. It is made beautifully and was perhaps a desk cigarette case for a Luftwaffe officer etc. Never see one like it. Interior in lined with wood. Beautifully made, and would excellent with a Luftwaffe collection.
THIRD REICH COURT MOUNTED MEDALS. 4 YEAR LONG SERVICE AND WEST WALL. A nice pair of medals mounted as worn on padded background and with pin to reverse. The Wehrmacht 4 year long service has cornflower blue ribbon with the silver Wehrmacht eagle pinned to it. The West Wall medal (awarded for service on the European West coastline) is mounted next to it both in the correct ‘court’ manner.
Third Reich D.D.A.C. Vehicle Pennant. Heavy canvas, two piece printed pennant for the D.D.A.C. ( Der Deutsche Automobil-Club ). The D.D.A.C. was a party-controlled auto club organisation that was founded in 1933 to establish control over all the various national car associations that existed in Germany at that time. 35cms from side to tip. Good, used condition, has been folded.
Third Reich DAF Betreibswerkschar Shoulder Strap. Uncommon shoulder strap for a member of the Ortswaltung and Betreib of the DAF indicated by the light blue piping. Black wool body with rayon piping with aluminium DAF emblem. Good, used condition.
Third Reich Diplomatic Cap Eagle. Die stamped white metal national emblem for wear on the visor cap worn by low ranking diplomatic officials of the Third Reich. Fine detailing to eagle which originally had an overall silvered wash which has been largely worn away from all high points, double pins present to reverse. Uncommon.
THIRD REICH DRL SPORTS BADGE STICKPIN. A lovely miniature DRL Sports badge stickpin in bronze. Fantastic detail and is maker marked on reverse. Knurled pin affixed to rear. Excellent original condition.
THIRD REICH EASTERN FRONT MEDAL CITATION AND CONDOLENCE LETTER. This is a most interesting combination of the citation for an Eastern Front/Russian Front medal awarded posthumously along with the letter to the soldiers next of kin. These two would have accompanied the medal when it was sent. Awarded to a Johann Pretl in August 1942. The accompanying letter was sent to a Frau Anna Winter in Vienna in August 1943. It states he was killed on 31st December 1942. The typist made a mistake and typed 1941 and it was period corrected in pencil to 1942!! The letter in on official Third Reich printed paper and actually says 'in proud remembrance' of Private Johann Pretl who was a member of a cyclist unit. Interestingly, the last sentence says that the medal is a 'memorial piece' and members of the family are not allowed to wear it! Quite a unique pairing. Add a Russian Front medal in a packet and you would have a nice little group.
THIRD REICH EK1 IN ORIGINAL CASE OF ISSUE. Always nice to get a nice ‘used’ Iron Cross and this 1st Class example is in very good condition, but you can see it’s been worn and used. Cross has all original black paint but with some surface ‘bumps and thumps’ from wear and use. Reverse has the original pin and hook. Pin is stamped with makers number ‘65’ which is for the Klein and Quenzer AG of Idar/Oberstein. An identical cross to this, in the case, is shown on the Wehrmacht Awards Iron Cross page. Case is black covered with silver outline of EK1 on the lid. Cream flock material is the backing bed for the medal. The inside lid is white rayon silk. Hinge is intact and working. A good ORIGINAL example.
THIRD REICH EKII - ORIGINAL RIBBON - 93 MARKED RING. A nice, toned EKII with an original length of ribbon. Silver body has toned with patina. Dark center steel cross in good condition, no rust. Suspension ring marked with ‘93’ which is for Richard Simm & Sohne Gablonz a.d.N. A good, honest EKII.
THIRD REICH EKII IN ORIGINAL ISSUE PACKET WITH RIBBON ETC. A nice example of an original Iron Cross second class in the light blue issue paper packet. This one also has a German red in stamp across the front which translates to 'only to be opened by recipient'. Cross is in mint condition with light age patina/silver toning. Original long piece of ribbon folded as issued. Cross does seem to have a maker ring stamp, but I cannot make it out.
Third Reich EKII/Russian Front Medal ribbons. Medal ribbon mounted for wear for the Third Reich EKII and Russian Front medals. Pin back fitting, minor storage wear. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
Third Reich Feldpost Letters. Unused, pre-gummed Feldpost letters for use by troops. Good, clean condition, priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
THIRD REICH FIRE POLICE NCO’s VISOR. The police division of the fire service. This NCO’s visor has the early 1st Pattn Police cap badge, with the thinner eagle and wreath. A proper used cap, all complete. Liner has a few tears but is basically complete. Dark blue wool body, red piped. Black velvet mid-band. Original NCO patent leather chin strap. The chin strap has been worn positioned underneath the badge and has ‘moulded’ into the lower part of the strap. There are a couple of moth nips in the blue fabric body. Interior is tan cotton with original makers label in gold and celluloid diamond still intact. Original owners name ‘Kuhn Wilh’ on paper strip.
THIRD REICH FIRE POLICE SIDE CAP/OVERSEAS CAP. Samll size in dark blue wool with red piping. This is the side cap worn by most Fire Depts. Has the standard bevo Police badge machine stiched to the front. No moth or damage. Would look excellent with a Fire/Police collection especially next to one of the fire police parade sidearm bayonets.
THIRD REICH FLAT WEAVE SILVER BULLION BREAST EAGLE. A very nice breast eagle in flat weave silver bullion on a green background. Machine stitched around the edges. Has been on a tunic. Usually associated with NCO’s parade or walking out tunics. Nice eagle. Ideal display piece.
THIRD REICH FORESTRY OFFICERS PARADE BELT AND BUCKLE. One of the nicest looking ceremonial belts worn by the FORESTRY SERVICE. Very ornate. Belt is in silver bullion with twin green stripes running paralell. The belt is backed with green wool material. Both belt slides are in place. Female part of the buckle is sewn into the end fabric. Buckle and the other keeper are in beautifully cast brushed aluminium. The Forestry eagle is surrounded in an oval by oakleaves. There is a green wool tab attached to the belt claw end.
THIRD REICH FUNERAL SASH BOW WITH SWASTIKA ETC. This is a part of the very long named red sash that was used to adorn the wreaths of notable people. Politicians, war heroes etc etc. There was a long nmed sach that went over, and a couple of these watered red silk bows that were pinned to the bottom. Double sided red watered silf. They have silk cream circles with black moire ribbon swastikas in the middle. In good condition, although the cream silk is cracking with age. good display item.
Third Reich Gau Day Badge - Westmark. Third Reich day badge Gau Tag Westmark 9-11 June 1939 Trier. Impressive graphic design, RZM M9/41 marked to reverse.
THIRD REICH GAU DAY BADGE OR RALLY BADGE 1938. I’ve not seen this one before, but then again throughout the 1930’s there were 100’s or even 1000’s of different Day Badges issued. This one is dated 1938 and on the reverse the actual days 24-26 July. Gelsenkirchen. Round badge, silver (?) plated. A nice eagle and swastika in the center surrounded by flags (?). Around the edge ‘Gautreffen-Gauwestfalen-Nord’. Some age oxidisation but complete with pin.
THIRD REICH GOLD WOUND BADGE - UNMARKED. A lovely example of the highest grade of wound badge GOLD. Awarded for 5 or more wounds (unlucky) and could also be awarded posthumously. A solid and quite heavy badge, possibly in brass underneath. Good covering of original gilding. Separately applied pin and hook. Looks to be a nice badge, is completely unmarked, so the back is plain.
Third Reich Handwerk Daybadge. Silver wash and enamel pinback day badge celebrating Third Reich Handwerk or craftsmen. ' Ges.Gesch ' and maker marked to reverse. Good, clean condition.
THIRD REICH HEER/ARMY ALLOY BELT BUCKLE. A one piece alloy Wehrmacht belt buckle with integral belt hook to reverse. Great detail to the front. Slight age and wear but overall super condition. No discernible makers marks or details.
THIRD REICH HITLER YOUTH BUCKLE RZM MARKED. This is one of the more unusual, later war produced buckles injection moulded in the grey tombac alloy. This metal was extensively used in many badges, awards and some edged weapons ( later Hitler Youth knives were made of this). Very good overal detail. No traces of the original silver wash that would have covered the metal. To the reverser has alloy belt claw and integral cast belt catch. The buckle is marked with RZM circle and M4/72 for Wilhelm Deumer.
THIRD REICH INFANTRY OFFICERS VISOR CAP. A well used and worn Infantry Officers service visor cap with white piping. Black composite peak, green cloth body with a couple of period repairs to the rear. Grey metal eagle and silver oak leaves with roundel. Bullion cap cords. Interior leather sweatband shows quite a lot of use. Cotton interior lining intact but celluloid label cover long gone. Has a decent shape and good character.
THIRD REICH IRON CROSS 1st CLASS. VERY NICE. MARKED. A very nice quality EK1 in excellent condition. All original black paint to the iron center and the nickel silver portion has aged nicely. Super smooth tapered pin and hook. Very nice clear maker stamp into bottom of cross. L/54 Schauerte & Hohfeld.
THIRD REICH IRON CROSS 2nd CLASS ‘55’. A very nice example of a Third Reich EK11 with nice length of original ribbon. Cross is in excellent condition, silver frame toned with patina. Black central cross has is original paint. Suspension ring is clearly stamped with ‘55’ makers mark, which is for J.E. Hammer & Söhne, Geringswalde.
THIRD REICH IRON CROSS FIRST CLASS ‘3’ MARKED. This is a really nice cross in excellent condition. 99.99% black paint intact with nice silver finish to the arms and edges. Reverse has a ‘coke bottle’ shaped pin. Below the bottom hook, the makers mark ‘3’ is stamped. This is Wilhelm Deumer. They also use the RZM code L11 but the 3 stamp is much more uncommon. Nice medal. Early issue.
THIRD REICH IRON CROSS II CLASS WITH ORIGINAL RIBBON MAKER MARKED ‘40’. A great, untouched and uncleaned Iron Cross 2nd class with its original full length of ribbon as issued. The cross still has nearly ALL of the burnishing to the silver edges and no damage or loss to the black painted steel center. It is in near mint condition. The ring is stamped with a very legible ‘40’ and is therefore made by Berg & Nolte of Ludensched.
THIRD REICH IRON CROSS II CLASS WITH RIBBON. The cross has a potion of the uniform button hole ribbon with it. There is a little wear to the swastika in the centre but otherwise is fine. It retails about 50% of the original silver frosting to the silver edges. The ring is stamped ‘93’ which is for Richard Simm & Sohne of Gablonz a.d. Neckar
THIRD REICH JÄGER METAL CAP INSIGNIA. Worn on the left side of the M43 ski cap. In grey metal featuring a sprig of 3 oak leaf branches. One rear fixing pin missing. Slightly grubby/oxidised.
Third Reich Kampfbund für deutsche Kultur( KfdK ) Stickpin. Stickpin emblem for the KfdK or Kampfbund für deutsche Kultur ( Fighting League for German Culture ), a cultural watchdog organisation operated by the Nazi Party from 1928 to 1934. The organisation opposed the involvement of Jewish writers, composers, and artists in German culture, and opposed other figures who did not fit the organization's concept of German culture under Nazism. The organization held book-burnings and other events. Emblem in good, clean condition.
Third Reich Kraftfahr Fibel & Further transport Manual. 2 x transport manuals for Heer and Marine. Pre war dated with thorough coverage of all things from engines to small arms covered in the 160pg \' Kraftfahr Fibel \'. The second smaller manual, 87pgs deals more with the handling of vehicles. Both examples illustrated throughout with b/w photographs and diagrams. Good, clean condition.
THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE BUTTONS. 6 buttons consisting of 1 pair for the Officers cap chinstrap, 1 mint screw/sew in pair for officers dress epaulettes, one silver Administration tunic button and one other small one. All maker or size marked.
THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE SERVICE TIME SOUVENIR ITEMS. As with many other servicemen, a record of their time served and a way of displaying it was always creative. This is a most interesting pair of items from a kriegsmarine sailor. It consists of an original 'dicky' or colour which was worn as part of the white and blue shirts. He has personalised it by affixing a cap tally, his breast eagle, a rank pip and three of the specialist trade badges worn on their sleeves. These are the larger trade patches worn by Petty Officers. one for a Bootsmann, one for a Maschinist and one for a Marine artillery man. Accompanying this is a beautifully made little 'pillow'. measuring approx. 5" square. It's all made from the fabric of the cap tally, and features a Kriegsmarine 'bevo' tally in the middle. Diagonally across has been sewn miniature medal ribbon for the War Merit cross, Iron cross second class and the blue long service medal. At the top is a metal epaulette brass insignia for a signalman. A unique set, and an ideal backdrop for a navy collection etc.
THIRD REICH KRIEGSMARINE SPORTS VEST EAGLE. Identical in form and type to the Wehrmacht (army) vest eagle, the navy one is in blue cotton rather than black. This particular eagle is a fair bit smaller than the eagle normally found. It is shown in the photos next to an army eagle for comparison purposes. In a ‘bevo’ cotton weave the blue eagle is part of the cotton weave of the cloth. Great display piece.
THIRD REICH KVK 2 WITH SWORDS AND ORIGINAL PAPER AWARD DOCUMENT. Am original War Merit Cross with swords and original full length ribbon, with the original award certificate/document. Awarded in September 1941 to a Rudolf Braunstingl who was an Obergefreiten in San.Komp 2/82. Document in perfect condition, no file holes. Medal has most of the gilt finish over the grey metal base. Nice set.
Third Reich KVKII Medal ribbons. Medal ribbon mounted for wear for the Third Reich KVKII medal. Pin back fitting, minor storage wear. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
Third Reich KVKII with Swords Medal ribbons. Medal ribbon mounted for wear for the Third Reich KVKII with swords medal. Buttonhole fitting, minor storage wear. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
THIRD REICH LAPEL STICK PIN FOR SA Wehrmannschaft. This has long been miss-identified as the ‘SA Sports Association symbol, but in fact this was part of the SA known as the Wehrmannschaft. A conscripted force that was basically the SA ‘home guard’. A very nice stickpin in brass with great detail. Maker marked 6 on the reverse and with a small twisted shaft pin.
THIRD REICH LIGHTWEIGHT POLICE BUCKLE IN ALUMINIUM. A very nice example of the light weight pebbled alloy ‘parade’ buckle for the police. Beautifully cast in great detail. Large central swastika with Gott mit Uns and oakleaves surrounding. This is on a separate disk which is pinned with 4 metal tabs to the body of the buckle. Reverse has belt adjustment claw and half-moon female belt hook recess.
Third Reich Long Dress Bayonet by Puma. Excellent example of a Third Reich long dress bayonet with frog and knot. Bright chrome fittings with blade showing the manufacturer trademark of Puma, Solingen with stag grips contained in a leather frog marked ' C.Henkel, Bielefeld '. Comes with a correct knot worn on the bayonet. Bayonet has an operable mortice slot and button with a red felt buffer. This example in excellent, bright condition with some minor areas of plate lifting which marks it as above average.
Third Reich Long Fire Bayonet. A good example of the long dress sidearm for use by the members of the Fire Department. Good bright, nickelled blade stamped with the knight's helm trademark of WKC and contained in black painted scabbard mounted in a blackened frog. All items in good used condition with very minor scratches to scabbard and rubbing to frog. 18+ UK sales ONLY
THIRD REICH LUFTSCHUTZ MEDAL IN MINT CONDITION WITH ISSUE PACKET. This alloy Luftschutz 2nd class medal is in mint unissued condition. It is complete with a mint length of ribbon and comes complete with the brown printed paper issue envelope. The medal is marked with a ‘10’ on the suspension ring. This for the company Foerster & Barth of Pforzheim. The paper packet is also marked with the same details on the reverse. A super medal combination, not to be upgraded.
Third Reich M36 Artillery Litzen. Pair of Third Reich M36 Artillery litzen for use by O/Rs. Excellent, unused condition. Clearly these ' handed ' collar insignia were manufactured by different makers as is revealed by the reverse although ostensibly matching from the obverse.
Third Reich Manufactured Cased WW1 EKI. Excellent example of a cased Third Reich manufactured WWI EKI. Manufacturer marked ' 4 ' to coke bottle shaped pin indicating manufacture by Steinhauer & Luck Ludenscheid. Bright silver and frosted frame with mint, deeply blacked core. Three-piece construction with block hinge and flat wire catch. Toned to reverse where in contact with plush lining of standard Third Reich EKI case of issue. Impressed cross to lid with rubbing to highlights of the leather effect covering with undamaged steel hinge. Push-button opening.
THIRD REICH MARKED 3.7cm FLAK BRASS SHELL CASE. A nice and well marked 3.7cm shell case marked 1938 along with Waffenampt stamps and a very clear tiny eagle and swastika. Case is excellent condition, no damage and uncleaned. INERT (of course)
THIRD REICH MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD HEER/SS 2nd TYPE WITH 2 ACORNS. This is a really super condition/near mint marksmanship lanyard. A second type, which was instituted in 17 Oct.1938. Consists of an oakleaf metal wreath with crossed swords in the center, above that is a closed wing Wehrmacht eagle and swastika. Silver bullion braded lanyard with two additional acorns on silver thread. This designates a higher shooting grade.(5-8?) Nice to have these, as they so often are missing due to age and damage.
THIRD REICH MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD-2nd TYPE. This is the second type marksmanship lanyard and features the much larger shield with crossed swords and closed wing Wehrmacht eagle above. In excellent ‘used’ condition with stained yellow rayon silk lining. Green uniform cloth backing to shield. These lanyards are great display pieces, or collect all the grades and display them together?
THIRD REICH MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD-INITIAL GRADE. A very nice example of the Third Reich marksmanship lanyard in bullion. Great condition with minor wear. Aluminium badge with crossed swords and Wehrmacht eagle. Reverse has uniform green cloth backing.
THIRD REICH MARKSMANSHIP LANYARD-SECOND TYPE WITH TWO ACORNS. A second or later model Wehrmacht marksmanship shooting award lanyard. This has the addition of 2 bullion acorns for the higher grade III. All in silver bullion weave, with the larger shield with crossed swords etc. Has been worn and used as you can see from the rayon lining running underneath. Nice lanyard.
THIRD REICH METAL CAP EAGLE. Worn on the NCO’s and Officers visor caps. Often missing or broken dona great replacement. This original eagle is in great condition. A little grey from age but has both fixing pins to the rear.
THIRD REICH MOTHERS CROSS IN BRONZE WITH ORIGINAL PAPER ISSUE PACKET. Whist this is still a fairly common medal to find, one in mint unissued condition, complete with the original paper envelope, is much rarer. The Gold versions of these come in a small case, but the first 2 grades were issued in paper envelopes. The medal itself is perfect and has its original length of ribbon. The buff coloured envelope is also in mint condition. The original maker is printed in ink to the reverse lower left corner. Very nice medal.
THIRD REICH MOTHERS CROSS IN SILVER WITH ORIGINAL PAPER ISSUE PACKET. The silver version of the Mothers Cross is not as easy to find as the other 2 grades. This is a mint silver Mothers cross with the original blue paper issue envelope. The medal has the original length of blue/white ribbon. The blue packet is a little creased from age and use, but is completely intact. There is a maker from Austria printed on the reverse in the lower left corner.
Third Reich N.S.A.O. Pin Badge. Silvered, pin back badge for the N.S.A.O or Nat. Soz. Reichsverband der Deutschen Arbeitsopfer. This labour organisation administered the welfare of German workers who became victims of industrial injury or accident. This example marked ' Deschler Munchen 9 Get Gesc. ' to the reverse and in good, used condition. Uncommon.
Third Reich N.S.K.K. Cap Emblem. Die stamped white metal N.S.K.K. cap emblem. RZM and ' Ges.Gesch.' marked to reverse, both pins intact.
Third Reich National Forestry Official\'s Buckle. Third Reich National Forestry Official's buckle in bright aluminium designed to be worn with the ' B ' uniform. This buckle would be worn on the brocade dress belt which was identical to that worn by the Army. This example manufacturer marked indicating manufacture by Assmann and is in good used condition.
THIRD REICH NATIONAL YOUTH SPORTS STICKPIN. This is the stickpin version of the ‘Reichsjungendasportabzeichen’ or National Youth Sports badge awarded to school aged youths under 18. This version with the swastika was introduced in 1937. A great pin finished in silver. Twisted pin shaft and maker marked to the rear Wernstein Jena’
THIRD REICH NAVAL (KREIGSMARINE) SIDE CAP/OVERSEAS CAP. A really nice example of the side cap/overseas cap worn by all standard ranks in the German navy. Deep blue wool construction with lovely bevo yellow navy eagle and separate roundel undeneath. Both badge machine stiched onto the cloth. Blue wool has faded a little with age, but there is no damage or moth. Nice blue silk-like lining shows wear, but again no damage. A classic navy side cap.
THIRD REICH NAVY BROCADE DRESS BELT/BUCKLE - MINT. It is always good to find a good example of this belt, as so ofter the silver bullion is oxidised and the blue cloth inner is all mothed. This is a superior, MINT example of the navy parade brocade belt and gilt buckle. If you have a navy dagger collection these are a MUST to display with them. The silver bullion belt is perfect. No damage or wear anywhere. The large gilded aluminium buckle is also mint and has a makers mark stamped to the inside as well as a pencil mark '90' which would be for the size (90cm). Depicts a large naval anchor surrounded by laurel leaves. The blue cloth interior is also perfect and the two fold down hooks to attach the navy hangers are in place and work perfectly. NOT TO BE UPGRADED.
Third Reich NSV Pin. Third Reich NS-Volkswohlfahrt pin.17mm marked to the reverse ' GES GESCH. RZM.16 '. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
Third Reich Nürnberg Reichsparteitag Tinny. Die-stamped, pin back tinny issued for the N.S.D.A.P. Reichspartietag held in Nurnberg in 1933. Imposing eagle design with an antique bronze condition. Excellent, clean condition.
THIRD REICH OFFICERS FLAT BULLION WIRE CAP ‘T’ INSIGNIA FOR THE M43 SKI CAP. This has been carefully removed from the M43 Officers cap and still retains all the original sewn in cotton threads around the edges. In silver bullion threads on green cotton/rayon backing, has been cut and folded into shape. No damage to the insignia and with care can be stitched back onto a cap again. Rare piece of insignia and if you have the M43 cap, what a find!
THIRD REICH OFFICERS MARBLE DESK SET. FLAK 88 SHELL. I have had several desk sets before but not one quite like this. Commercially made I imagine, consists of the base section of a 88mm Flak shell case mounted between 2 inert large cannon rounds, look like 22mm. These are all mounted vertically on a very nice piece of marble which measures approx 4” x 7” and is 3/4” thick. The 88 case has been fabricated to hold a photo in the middle and has a nice round glass ‘window’. The shell case base is marked 88cm Flak 18 and is dated 1938. Beautifully made. There is an original b/w picture of a very young Imperial German Officer in dress uniform, posed with a sword, in the picture frame. A relative of the owner? Son? Uncle? A really great desk piece which uses a very famous shell case from the infamous 88 mm artillery piece.
THIRD REICH PERIOD-IMPERIAL GERMAN 9mm MEDAL STICKPIN-3 MEDALS. A very high quality Imperial German 9mm triple stickpin. Purchased in Germany, depicts Iron Cross, German Cross of Honour and Black wound badge. These stick pins were for veterans of WW1 and were worn/issued in the 1930's etc. A lovely quality stick pin with an enamelled Iron Cross. Twisted pin and in very good condition.
Third Reich Pioneers\' Manual. Third Reich ' H.Dv.220/4 Ausbildungsvorschrift fur die Pioniere, Teil 4 Sperren '. Manual for Pioneers, 434pgs, illustrated throughout dealing with obstacles from bridges, barbed wire, trenches etc. Also includes sections and information about demolitions with diagrams of igniters, explosives etc. Good, clean condition.
THIRD REICH POLICE OFFFICERS SHAKO!!! RARE ITEM. I can honestly say I cannot remember the last time I owned a Police OFFICERS shako. They are just so rare to find in this country. They are significantly different from the standard police shake, and you cannot make one out of the other by just adding insignia. They are made differently. This has the black patent leather trip to the top and peak, and a nice green cloth covered main. The large, much deeper Police badge on the front is aluminium with frosted finish. Above it is a BULLION roundel (not the standard metal type) The chin scales are interlinking aluminium and are fastened at the front. Inside is the major difference, the liner is silk and covers the complete interior, similar to Imperial Officers Pickelhaubes. The light tan leather sweatband is affixed around the inside edge. Shake is in near perfect condition, with a few tiny moth nips to the cloth and a small nick to the rear peak leather edge trim. A really rare piece of headgear.
Third Reich Poster - Hermann Goring. Original Third Reich poster featuring a 1937 quotation by Hermann Goring which translates roughly as ' Nothing is impossible for the German people '. Printed by the official NSDAP printers in 1940. 35cms x 24cms. Has been folded and has some marking with a small tear.
THIRD REICH RAILWAY POLICE ARM EAGLE. This is a nice Railway Police arm eagle that has been removed from a tunic. Golden thread on a black background in made ‘bevo’ style all woven in one piece. This is quite a rare item as it’s for the occupied city of Paris! I think they thought they were staying! Anyway, nice example of the badge.
Third Reich Red Cross armband. BEVO. Worn by all members of the Deutche Red Cross on the left sleeve of their grey uniforms. Cream cotton with BEVO lettering and red cross in the center. Has not been sewn to a uniform, and is an open condition. No damage, a little grubby.
THIRD REICH RED CROSS ID CARD WITH PHOTO. This is a complete identity card for a nurse in the Deutches Rotes Kreiz. ID book type with detail on the front. Inside has b/w photo of the nurse in full uniform. Card is made out to an Erika Hampel born 20 April 1923. Card is dated 5th April 1943, so she was 20 years old. Great condition and perfect to go with other Red Cross items.
THIRD REICH RED CROSS NCO's VISOR CAP. Complete with badges and chin strap, this is the visor cap worn by members of the German Red Cross during WW2. Dove grey wool body with some moth holes etc. Orange cotton liner is complete and it has the original sweatband. In good overall condition and would look good with a Red Cross collection, dagger etc.
Third Reich RLB Stickpin. Silver gilt and enamel stick pin for wear by members of the RLB - Reichsluftschutzbund. Knurled pin, manufacturer marked ' H.Aurich Dresden '. Lightly patinated overall.
Third Reich RLB Stickpin. Neusilber stickpin for wear by members of the Reichluftschützbund in civil attire. 30mm wingspan mounted onto a 50mm knurled pin. Marked ' Ges.Gesch ' to reverse along with manufacturer's markings indicating manufacture by Hermann Aurich - Dresden. good, clean condition, patinated reverse.
Third Reich RLB Stickpin. Neusilber stickpin for wear by members of the Reichluftschützbund in civil attire. Early RLB insignia mounted onto a 50mm knurled pin. Marked ' Ges.Gesch ' to reverse along with manufacturer's markings indicating manufacture by Hermann Aurich - Dresden. good, deeply patinated reverse.
THIRD REICH RUSSIAN FRONT MEDAL. A good example of the WW2 Russian Front medal with original ribbon. Awarded during the winter campaign period of 15 November 1941 to 15 April 1942. It was instituted on 26 May 1942 and was commonly known as the Ostmedaille. In very good overall condition, grey background slightly faded, but good definition. No maker on the suspension ring as far as I can see.
Third Reich SA Wehrmannschaft Armband. Excellent example of an SA Wehrmannschaft armband with RZM label, more commonly known as the \' SA Sports \' armband because of the common design shared with the SA Sports award. Red cotton construction with the SA symbol in BeVo weave separately applied. Blue paper RZM issue label to the interior.
THIRD REICH SHOOTING LANYARD. 1st TYPE WITH 2 ACORNS. An earlier design marksmanship lanyard in braided silver bullion. 1st type with smaller shield motif. Has seen use and period wear. There are 2 bullion acorns attached to the opposite end, which take it up from the standard to grade III. In excellent condition and complete with green wool backing to the shield.
THIRD REICH SIGNALS CABLE LAYING REEL - BACK PACK. An original and working cable reel back pack for a Wehrmacht signal cable layer. A very dangerous job, as cutting communications was vital to both the Allies and the Germans. These guys who crawled across open spaces, laying the communication cable, were prime targets for snipers etc. This reel back pack is finished in the original green paint, has the original wide leather shoulder straps and the thin cable release strap too. It is maker marked RICH LEPPERT G.m.b.h LIMBACH SA and dated 1937. It also has the Third Reich Waffenampt stamp of a tiny eagle and swastika beside the makers mark. . An interesting piece of original equipment. Perhaps idea for a re-enactor or equipment collector.
THIRD REICH SILVER WOUND BADGE IN ORIGINAL PACKET. A WW2 Third Reich silver wound badge with the original brown issue envelope. The reverse of the badge is marked 107 for Carl Wild in Hamburg. The reverse of the envelope is also stamped with same maker, Carl Wild Metalwarenfabric Hamburg 24. Really nice to get a matching set. The silver plating on the wound badge is 100% intact on the front but is starting to bubble a little on the reverse. Pin and catch 100%.
THIRD REICH SILVER WOUND BADGE WITH ORIGINAL PACKET OF ISSUE. A later produced badge made in the grey ‘blunt metal’ as the Germans call it. The silver finish has faded a little, merged into the alloy base. The badge is unissued and remains in the brown paper issue envelope. The envelope is a little tatty but otherwise complete. The badge is unmarked to the rear, but the packet is marked with the maker Rudolf Wachtler & Lange Mittweida. Their designated code was 100, but as I said I can’t see it on the badge. A nice combination/pair.
THIRD REICH SMALL ALUMINIUM RAILWAY EAGLE. Whilst I am pretty certain this is an old post-war reproduction, it is extremely well made. Has great detail and now has its own age patina. This is smaller than ones usually found and has a wing span of approx 24”. Heavy aluminium casting, and even has an RZM and Ges.Gesch cast into the reverse. A great display piece nonetheless.
Third Reich Sporting Grouping - Deutsche Turnerschaft and DRL. Grouping of Third Reich sporting items. A 1936 Deutsche Turnerschaft award certificate, two DT cloth items of uniform insignia, one unused and a DRL ( the successor to the DT ), undated, bronze achievement award. All items in good, clean condition.
Third Reich State Service Armband. A good example of the yellow cotton armband for civilians employed in state service. Impressive black embroidered eagle. Good, used condition with some light creasing.
Third Reich State Service Armband. An example of the yellow cotton armband for civilians employed in state service. Impressive black embroidered eagle. Good, used, grubby condition.
THIRD REICH STICK PIN - EK & WOUND. This is an original Third Reich stick pin consisting of the Iron Cross 2nd class and silver wound badge. Would have been worn on the lapel of civilian clothing. Exquisite detail perfect in every respect. Even down to the tiny swastikas on the EK and the wound badge. Nice long twisted pin.
THIRD REICH STICK PIN FOR THE DAF ORGANISATION. A very nice silvered stick pin for the Deutche Arbeit Front D.A.F. Cogwheel with highly detailed pebbled swastika in the centre. Reverse has tiny maker number 16 and RZM mark! Nice original pin with twisted shaft.
THIRD REICH STICK PIN. A very nice double Third Reich stick pin, with the Iron Cross and black wound badge connected together on a nice twisted pin. Very good detail to both and you can clearly see the swastika on both pieces. Tiny!!
THIRD REICH STICKPIN FOR SA MEMBERSHIP. A nice silvered stickpin, a little oxidised on the surface. Shows the stylised SA circular symbol. On twisted steel shaft. Unusual pin.
THIRD REICH UNKNOWN LEATHER SMALL CASE-HEAVILY MARKED 1939 ETC. A great little leather case for an unknown purpose. Compass? Ranging instrument? Extremely well made and tough. Padded inside to accept somethig round? Waffanampt marked with great small eagle and swastika. Also marked with maker and 1939. There are ink stamps inside, but are very difficult to read. What is it?
THIRD REICH VETERANS ASSOCIATION ARMBAND. This is an unusual armband with BOTH badge of the WW1 Veterans Association applied to the black background. The 'Kyffhäuserbund' was nazified after the Nazi takeover of power in 1933, so both types of membership badges are here, pre and post Third Reich. Black wool background with cotton bevo type badges. Small moth holes to wool background. Rare armband.
THIRD REICH VETERANS ASSOCIATION SHOOTING STICK PIN. An extremely nice stick pin for the Veterans Association Shooting Club stick pin. I am not sure if this was actually an award or just the membership pin. In lovely condition and quite large. It features the veterans memorial, crossed rifles below and an enamelled swastika in the centre. Long knurled pin. Nice item.
Third Reich Veterans Association Sport Shirt Emblem. BeVo construction Third Reich Veterans Association sport shirt emblem. Good used condition, clearly having been removed from a vest/shirt etc.
THIRD REICH VETERANS ASSOCIATION VISOR CAP. One of the many variations of visor caps worn by members of the Veterans Association or KYFFHAUSERBUND. Open to past members of the Wehrmacht, navy etc who fought in WW1. In nice condition with no mothing. The interior leather sweatband has pulled away from the body, but a few well placed stitches would fix this. Kyffhauserbund insignia to the front of the cap, eagle and oak leaf wreath. Chin strap is present. Interior has the original celluloid diamond which is actually maker marked as a Kyffhausermutz! Specifically made for this organisation.
THIRD REICH WAR MERIT CRISS WITH SWORDS. Another nice example. Slightly different maker from the other medal listed below. The gilding is brighter and the suspension ring is not the same. Excellent condition, full length ribbon.
THIRD REICH WAR MERIT CROSS 2nd CLASS WITH SWORDS - NEAR FULL GILT FINISH. A war merit medal, of later production so is the grey tombac material underneath. Gilt finish is almost 100% intact and is complete with the full length original ribbon.
THIRD REICH WAR MERIT CROSS WITH SWORDS. A very nice example of this award, and as it has ‘swords’ was given to a combatant or someone directly involved in the war. It has 98% of the original dull gilded finish, with a little green verdigris on the reverse arm.It has the original full length of ribbon, as issued. Good looking medal.
THIRD REICH WAR MERIT MEDAL. Nice German War Merit Medal in bronze . The award has the age staining that often occurs with these, but it is not too bad. Given to Foreign Labour that helped Germany in the War Effort. Original piece of ribbon attached
THIRD REICH WATER POLICE SPORTS VEST EAGLE ON PIECE OF VEST. A very nice example of this impressive eagle and seldom encountered. In blue cotton on white background and woven ‘bevo’ style. This eagle has been issued and worn as it is still machine stitched to a piece of the sports vest. In excellent used condition. A little grubby from age.
THIRD REICH WEHRMACHT ALLOY BELT BUCKLE.. An interesting piece as it’s received heavy wear to the front and has removed most of the detail to the eagle etc. As aluminium is quite soft, I can only imagine he wore something else over the belt/buckle that caused the smoothness. Great detail otherwise. This is a one piece cast aluminium buckle with integral belt loop catch. Reverse has remains of original olive green paint. Makers mark of N&H. Eagle, swastika etc are as clear as a bell when viewed from the reverse. Good talking point.
THIRD REICH WEHRMACHT OFFICER BULLION EAGLE - UNISSUED. This is a great, near mint silver bullion breast eagle for a Wehrmacht officer. Bullion is perfect and it has never been issued or sewn to a tunic. However, in storage, the moths have taken a nibble to the backing green material on the right wing! Silver bullion thread is perfect with no oxidation. The black backing paper is completely intact. Great item!
THIRD REICH WEHRMACHT/ARMY SHOOTING LANYARD. Awarded for good shooting, this bullion lanyard was worn on the right breast of parade uniform. Twisted bullion 'rope' with bullion shield and a great silver metal Wehrmacht closed eagle shied. Backing is green uniform material.
Third Reich Westwall Medal ribbons. Medal ribbon mounted for wear for the Third Reich Westwall medal. Pin back fitting, minor storage wear. Priced individually. POSTFREE within UK
THIRD REICH \'HARD SHELL\' P38 (marked) HOLSTER. A good example of the hard shell P38 Walther pistol holster, used extensively during WW2. Black leather body is a little scuffed from age and wear, but no damage and still very ‘solid’! All cream stitching intact. The reverse is stamped with a large P38 marking as well as a small eagle and swastika, also stamped int the leather. These holsters are prone to loosing the two belt loops on the rear, these are both present, but have at some time been professionally re-stitched to the main body. If you have a nice de-activated P38 that needs an original holster, that\'s seen proper use and action, this is the one for you.Very reasonably priced.
THIRD REICH ‘ART DECO’ STYLE SILVER RUNNING PRIZE CUP/VASE. This is a wonderful silver plated ‘art deco’ style vase/award made by the famous WMF company (who still exist today). It stands about 8” tall and has a pleasing wavy design around the middle. The rim is jeweller engraved with the award details in German. It reads ‘Winner 1500 metres race 1938 Artillary Regt 13’ the inscription is bordered by a small swastika at each end. Beautifully done and I imagine this was displayed in the Regimental trophy case. It does not say what the race was exactly. Running perhaps? The vase/cup has a high silver content and has therefore toned to a much darker colour over time. If you wished to clean it carefully, it would be up to the purchaser. Nice display item.
THIRD RICH ARMBAND AND COTTON PENNANT. A recent direct veterans family purchase. This is a very nice all cotton party armband with intergral 'bevo' woven white disc and swastika. Evidence of being on a SA shirt or similar. In excellent, undamaged condition with good colour etc. It came with a double sided all cotton triangular party pennant. Very well made two sided printed cotton with hem. Would have been flown in a line, or perhaps as this is good quality, this would have been on a stand on its own. A table centre or similar. A nice pair. came in together, so selling together.
This Band of Brothers - History of the Reconnaissance Corps. 1st ed.1947 ' This Band of Brothers - a History of the Reconnaissance Corps '. 271pgs inc. b/w photographs and appendices listing individual Reconnaissance units and their respective roles of honour and a list of awards awarded to the Corps. Card covers with some light creasing otherwise excellent, clean condition.
This is Britain - Overseas Forces Souvenir. C1943 Published by the British Council, this souvenir booklet was aimed primarily at American forces and gives a pictorial overview of the old and the new faces of Britain. Good, clean condition. POSTFREE within UK
THREE THIRD REICH BLACK WOUND BADGES-AS A LOT. Here are 3 black or third class Third Reich wound badges. Two are pressed steel, one is pressed brass. All painted black with various conditions. PRICED AS A LOT FOR ALL THREE.
THREE THIRD REICH MEDAL AWARD CITATIONS AND POSTCARD. A super set of 3 untouched medal citations for the same soldier as well as a Fieldpostcard in his name. He was a Gefreiter Fritz Jahn in the 9. G.R/501. He was awarded the EKII in November 1943 the Silver Infantry Assault badge in April 1944 and was awarded a Black Wound Badge also in April 1944. All award documents are in excellent condition. Have been folded but no file holes. These have come from a direct family purchase in Germany. There is also a lovely Feldpostkart from November 1943. This has a diving Stuka dive bomber and an Iron Cross second class pictured, is completed in pencil on the front and reverse. A lovely grouping awarded to a serving soldier during the war.
Thüringen NSDAP Day badge. Die stamped, pin back day badge issued to commemorate ten years of the NSDAP in Thuringen. Excellent clean condition.
Timber Trade Roll of Honour - 1914 -18 Small, 12pg, card covered Roll of Honour 1914 - 18 produced by the Timber Trade dedicated to the members of firms or directors of Companies or their near relatives and office staff connected to the timber trade. Good, overall condition, very minor marking.
Time Spent - History of 52nd ( Lowland ) Div. Recce Regt. 1946 1st ed. ' Time Spent ' - The History of the 52nd ( Lowland ) Divisional Reconnaissance Regt. R.A.C. by Mjr.T.D.W.Whitfield. 84pgs with maps, roll of honour, honours and awards and fold-out colour map. Scarce history of this war raised unit in good, used condition.
TINY SWASTIKA STICK PIN FLAGS. Not sure if these were a Party Day in souvenir, or actually used for map markings. Probably for a Party Day and pinned to your lapel after a donation was given. Super little flag with BEVO swastika on black original pin. HAve 2.
Tropical Wehrmacht/Heer Steel Buckle & Tab. A good example of an all steel tropical Wehrmacht OR’s and NCO’s combat belt buckle. Has 75%+ of the original green paint present with rubbing to highlights and edges of buckle. Attached webbing tab is unmarked. Buckle is marked but is indecipherable Good, untouched combat buckle left in the condition in which it was found.
TWO PAPER TAGS FOR WEHRMACHT WHW. (WINTER HELP RELIEF) Two printed paper diamond shaped tags, sold or given away for the ‘Day of the Wehrmacht’. Both in mint condition. One features a bomber (Heinkel HE 111) with yellow background and original string. The other features an uniformed soldier marching. Both have ‘Tag Der Wehrmacht’ and ‘fur das WHW’. Date? XVII-A-K Very interesting disposable pieces that should never have lasted all these years!
TWO WEHRMACHT/LUFT/ RANK CHEVRONS. A pair (but not matching0 arm rank chevrons for Obergefreiter. On grey/green wool backings, with bullion chevrons. In used but good condition.
TWO WW1 HINDENBERG 'CROSS OF HONOR' MEDALS-DIFFERENT MAKERS. There were over 8 million of these issued, so not an uncommon medal. These have different makers, H&L co/50 RV Pforzeim…. and one has the original ribbon.
TWO WW1 HINDENBERG 'CROSS OF HONOR' MEDALS-DIFFERENT MAKERS. There were over 8 million of these issued, so not an uncommon medal. These have different makers ,Pforzheim and G3. One has portion of original ribbon.
TWO-MINT FIRST CLASS WAR MERIT CROSSES-WITH AND WITHOUT SWORDS-SAME MAKER. Here is a good opportunity to buy a couple of mint examples of the Third Reich War Merit Cross, with swords and without. Both of these crosses came from original war time surplus stores and are both marked on the reverse pin with a number 1 for the Deschler & Sohn company. Both crosses have 100% silver plating and are in mint, unissued condition. PRICE IS FOR BOTH CROSSES.
Tyneside Scottish Glengarry. A good, pre-War/early WW2 o/r's glengarry for a member of the Tyneside Scottish. Fine wool body with crepe band and full length tails. Red wool torri and lined interior with a die stamped, white metal o/r's Tyneside Scottish badge. In good to excellent condition with some wear to interior and heavy patination to badge with corresponding ' shadow ' to the body. Evidence of earlier, contemporary repositioning of badge, otherwise untouched. Approx size 7 +
Type D Survival Knife. 1988 British Type D Survival Knife manufactured by J.R.Hopkinson Ltd with date, manufacturer and codes 127-8214 marked to phosphate blade. Contained in issue, leather scabbard dated 1986 and coded 127-8215. Both items in excellent condition with blade showing signs of sharpening and light use.
Type II SA Buckle. Brass and white metal Type II SA belt buckle. Two piece buckle with white metal centre in excellent condition with much original frosting to centre and original lacquer to brass body. Unmarked.
Type III SA Buckle. All brass Type III SA buckle with square-set swastika as opposed to the more commonly found rotated swastika. Believed to be made by Assman, these buckles feature a droop winged Party eagle with its head below the wreath clutching its distinct horizontal swastika and represent an uncommon variation. Steel pin and roller fastening with brazed retaining catch. Good, used condition with some surface marking and light corrosion to catch.
U-Boat War Badge - Foerster & Barth. Original unmarked U-Boat War Badge by Foerster & Barth. Die-cast in zinc with the trademark feature of the Foertser & Barth badge, the distinctive flattened pin. Badge retains approx 65% + of it's original gilt finish with the usual wear to highpoints and reverse retaining approx 35% . Good, original later war badge.
U-Boat War Badge - L/56. U-Boat War Badge, gilded zinc construction maker marked ' L/56 ' indicating manufacture by Funcke & Bruninghaus, Ludenscheid. Good detail with coke bottle shaped pin to reverse with a flat wire catch mounted on a separate plate. Typical of the zinc badges where the gilding wears to highpoints showing the zinc beneath. Good, used example.
U.S. M-3 Fighting Knife. U.S. M-3 Fighting Knife by Utica contained in an M8 scabbard. Knife in good overall condition with signs of wear and sharpening to blade. Manufacturer marked to cross guard indicating mid to late war production. Scabbard with some rubbing from use, throat marked ' B M Co ' with plastic scabbard marked ' vp ' for Victory Plastics. Age Declaration OVER 18 Only
U.S. Release Fuze M1. Unpainted alloy Release fuze M1 as used by US and special forces. Designed to be intiated by the removal of an object from the latch fuze which in turn would initiate the connected explosive charge. A load of at least 2lbs was required to maintain downward pressure on the latch and this type of fuze was widely used in booby traps. This example in excellent condition. INERT
U.S. Springfield Rifle WWI 1907 Pattern Leather Sling. A good example of a U.S. Springfield Rifle WWI 1907 Pattern leather sling. Marked ' JP ' with all sliders present and sling in excellent supple condition. This pattern of sling was also supplied for use with the British No.4T sniper rifle.