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Code: 55633Price: On Request
Brass Merryweather Fire Brigade Helmet.
This example has been well used with the usual knocks and a split to the front crown, no cracks to the body, inside still has its period liner but this has come adrift to a good part around the sides.
Code: 55630Price: 160.00 GBP
British Army Chaplins Metal Box for Chalice.
In good allround condition, one small hole to the bottom from rust, blue lining complet but has some wear to the bottom. Maker mark and i belive a 1954 date with broad arrow.
Code: 55631Price: 35.00 GBP
Parachute Regiment,16th Air Assault Brigade ,3rd Battalion, Desert Shirt.
In very nice condition with machine sewn insignia to both arms.
Code: 55632Price: 15.00 GBP
1936 Reichswehr Bread/Grain Sack.
Not the usual example found with the swastika but an early Reichswehr eagle , its a bigger size as well. Condition is very good with just a couple of small nips only. The inside has the same date and eagle also a small oval ink stamp.
Code: 55629Price: 40.00 GBP
South Staffs 1916 Dated Wooden Pipe Rack.
Found recently amongst the belongings of a South Staffs veteran is this very nice hand carved pipe rack. Condition is very good.
Pte Gamson was sent home from France at the end of 1915 being hospitalised with rehmatic fever, this might well have been made by him during his recovery as i do know he became an art teacher and a local Newport artist.
WW1 Named South Staffs Cased Binoculars and Trench Letter.
As used by a Private Gamson a South Staffs signaller during the year 1915 in France, the case is named twice with his details and interestingly its recived a coat of dark green paint to the front, sides and top. The binoculars are the civilian type found used during the early years due to the shortage of optics for the British army. The Binoculars are in nice condition with clear optics but one lens is slightly out when focusing, Gamson has used a leather cord as a neck strap. The letter was sent by Gamson from France in 1915 to his sweetheart in South Wales. Ganson was invalided home in 1915 with rheumatic fever.
WW1 Military Ephemera, 1915 Dated Letter, South Staffs Cap Badge and Cigarette.
Here is a really interesting letter sent by private Gamson whilst training with the South Staffs Regiment in Saffron Walden to a girl he's ''walking out'' with. In the letter he illustrates a fashionable cap being worn by ladies during the time and sends along a spare cap badge for his sweetheart to wear. The cap badge is in perfect condition being wrapped in tissue for over a hundred years and looks like it would have being brand new at the time and without any polish being applied. Also found was a flattened cigarette and in his letter he mentions sending her a ciggy with each letter. It would appear a Military biscuit was sent, this i didnt find. The rest of the letter also has some intersting insights of the time.
Gamson served in France in 1915 before being invalided out with fever, he latter married the lady in question.
WW1 Ephemera, Paper Work and Photos.
Small group that belonged to a lady from Newport, items include two nice period photos, two Aussie lads in uniform and a serving nurse. Post card asking if she would like to volunteer for service at the local military hospital, War Vesper poem, two letters sent by a soldier serving in the SWB regiment whilst under training in North Wales and dated 1915. Lastly two wartime theater programs.
Boxed WW1 Northumbreland Hussars Sliver Sweetheart Badge.
Found this week amongst the belongings of a former WW1 soldier who served in the South Staffs. The badge is in perfect condition with clear sliver hallmarks.
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