These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.

RAD Leaders Dagger.Eickhorn.

RAD Leaders Dagger.Eickhorn.

This is a British Veterans bring back that the soldier Denazified. The condition is good. The plate has lifted in one area of th handle from appears to be damp over a number of years, other than this the rest of the daggers finish is intact with only minor bubbling. The handle has one small chip which might well have been period, no cracks. The blade is nice with clear motto and makers details, no sharpening and tip is complete, only minor staining.Owners intiails to the back cross guard. Scabbard has no dents and both hanging loops present, minor staining, both screws present. So a well used example and its a shame about the swastika but we all know that veterans did this from time to time. As an added note this was brought in yesterday by a gent who found it in his great aunts house behind a chair after she passed away, he was 18, that was over 20 years ago so its new to the market.

Large J.E.Middleton Bowie Knife. 10 Inch Blade.

Large J.E.Middleton Bowie Knife. 10 Inch Blade.

This bowie measures from tip to pommel 15 inches. The horn handle has no damage, brass cross guard is in fine condition. The blade has a clear makers mark and has not been sharpened other that its factory edge, couple of tiny pin head stains only. Nice clean example. Comes with its original scabbard with RM stamping. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK ONLY!

Jodhpur City Volunteer Corps Dagger.

Jodhpur City Volunteer Corps Dagger.

A good allround example that is clearly marked to both sided of the blade, handle has one knock to the skull handle and some slight finish wear.Blade has not been sharpened with the only loss of finish to the tip to one side. No scabbard! NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's AND UK ONLY!

WW1 M16 Steel Helmet.

WW1 M16 Steel Helmet.

This example has been painted black at some point, i would guess for use by WW2 Rescue services. The original factory finish can be seen under the black overpaint,inside crown has not been paint black, shell is solid. One front pin has been replaced by a rivet of sorts, the other two are the original factory examples. Liner is the early type with two pads remaining, both still have the pockets underneath but pillows have gone,WW1 veterans name to one pad. Neat WW2 period liner repair to the front. Chinstrap is solid and supple enough. Maker mark can not be made out due to the black paint.

German Army M40 Combat Helmet.

German Army M40 Combat Helmet.

A well used example thats had at least two diffrent coats of field paint during the war, its also had two decals applied, first decal has a good gold tone but even though its an ET made helmet the rear Lot number cannot be made out so im not certain if its a KM! The inside leather liner is complete and in supple condition with its original string tie. The steel liner band is tight to the shell, the pins have not been messed with.I have not tried to read the date or maker on the band.

WW1 Named South Staffs Cased Binoculars and Trench

WW1 Named South Staffs Cased Binoculars and Trench

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.

British Homefront Medical Rescue Helmet, 1939.

British Homefront Medical Rescue Helmet, 1939.

Here's a variant that ive never seen before being a 1939 dated Rescue Helmet with Medical Red Cross painted to the front and back. The black finish is around 80% complete , this black has been painted over what was once an early Army helmet with the early pattern liner. The liner is dated 1938 and the helmet being 39 dated. I would rate the condition as very good.

Relic M42 Wire Combat Helmet.

Relic M42 Wire Combat Helmet.

Ground dug example thats in nice solid condition, this one has the remains of a wire that was held in place by attaching down the sides and around the chinstrap bales. Liner band remaining to the inside.

British 1903 Pattern Bayonet , Regimental Marked,

British 1903 Pattern Bayonet , Regimental Marked,

1903 pattern bayonet in nice condition with clean metalwork, nice undamged wood grips, well stamped blade with original factory finish, minor staining.Leather scabbard again in nice condition with supple body and stamps. The pommel is stamped for the Middlesex Regiment. May i add that the blade has no makers mark but the pommel is stamped EDF for the Enfield firm.

Early British AFS Firemans Jacket.

Early British AFS Firemans Jacket.

In good condition with all AFS buttons present, the buttons are period applied as the right hand side buttons were applied before the lining was attached at the factory. The jacket material has no moth holes but there is tracking to the nap of the material. The cloth AFS front badge is hand sewn to the jacket, both neck fasterners are present. Inner lining is in nice condition with the remains of a paper label. Jacket has the unique clouser poppers around the cuff area and of course the jacket has rear belt loops.

1939 Air Ministry Marked Leather Jerkin.

1939 Air Ministry Marked Leather Jerkin.

In nice used condition with only one small hole to the leather, this does not go thru the inside cloth liner, the two cuts across the shoulders in my opinion are deliberate to make the jerking fold along the wearers shoulders, the cuts do no go into the interior lining. Clear AM mark and code to the inside. Size i would say is a medium. Nice to find a RAF jerkin and one with an early date.

Salty Combat Dog! Luftwaffe M35 Former Double Deca

Salty Combat Dog! Luftwaffe M35 Former Double Deca

Well its definetly a salty dog with some storage issues but as found last week in Germany. The helmet left the factory as a Luftwaffe double decal and recived at least another three coats of paint during its life, one being a white winter finish that was painted over by the last coat of dull green. Outside has , well lets say 50% of its finish remaining, the rest showing the usual rust but no pitting. Some of the tri colour decal can be seen thru the paint, the eagle is hidden under the layers of over paint. The inside has its complete, leather in supple condition but has come adrift from its frame, the aluminium frame has rotted from storage in certain areas. One of the early liner pins is missing, one is tight to the shell whilst the back has been pulled but still complete with its washer. The chinstrap has a makers mark and is in supple condition. Inside shell has most of its factory finish. The helmet peak has a slight kink, hope its shown in the photos, but i cannot find any area of damage from a serious knock needed to create this damage, perhaps done period time during its combat life and before the last coat of paint. Salty,original, untouched and never been in a collection before!

Named WW2 RAF Officers Visor Cap.

Named WW2 RAF Officers Visor Cap.

Condition is very good with some slight staining and a couple of moth nips to the material. The body has good shape and the top has no damage, the cloth peak is the type with material to the underside. The leather chinstrap with one button was found inside the cap, easy repair. The bullion insignia has been sewn to the top of the cap as sometimes found, its in nice complete condition with a certain amount of patina. The inside is again complete with the only damage being a rodent nip to one section of the leather and blue material to the edge, its loose in this section, inch perhaps. The inside plastic type material to protect the inside crown has some cracking, padded material iunderneath is very clean, no makers. The owner has added his name to the outside and inside of the leather sweatband, Murphy. As a note when i purchased this over the weekend there was his leather flight jacket, teo cloth pilots wings and a couple of escape maps, they had all been sold by the time i went round for the second time but the info i have might well help with research. Born in Ireland, shot down once been burt during the crash and then spending the rest of the war training other pilots. One of the wings found with the grouping was a fifties Rhodesian paramilitary type earned when he lived in South Africa again training the airforce. So with time this might well help in finding an ID of the former owner. Anyway what im selling is a nice WW2 example thats seen use and is named.

British Royal Engineers Slouch Hat.

British Royal Engineers Slouch Hat.

A very nice slouch with nice intact body, minimal staining from age and storage, all vent grommets are intact, side press stud i have not tried to open, Newey marked to the inside. The intact puggree has a nice two RE colour banding behind, same colour as the machine stitched RE flash behind the badge. The inside condition matches the outside, nicley worn but complete, leather sweatband has a makers mark and a very faint date underneath, i can see the 194 i belive but the last number, well might be 3 then again it could be 5. Ive not cleaned or brushed this cap as its the way i like them but if wishing then it will clean up even nicer than it allready is.

1944 Dated Denim BD Trousers.

1944 Dated Denim BD Trousers.

A very clean near unissued condition pair of wartime denim BD trousers, clear dated makers label sewn to the rear. In need of an iron running across them as these were recently found in a retired TA members kitbag.

British Dispatch Riders Steel Helmet, 1944.

British Dispatch Riders Steel Helmet, 1944.

Interesting DP helmet thats had a coat of white/tan and a red stripe along the bottom. White/tan, well sometimes i see a discoloured white than i see a light tan!! Anyway the condition is very good, used, with nearly all its painted finish intact, some knocks to the red edge. The inside leather liner is complete but used as seen by the sweat etc. The outer ear flap sections again complete but one area has a small split, clear 1944 date to the inside. Of note i did talk to a Dutch collector who a few years ago dug up some relic DP helmets in this colour scheme , perhaps used for traffic control!

Luftwaffe Flight EM/NCO Visor Cap. Unit Marked and

Luftwaffe Flight EM/NCO Visor Cap. Unit Marked and

Cap is in good as found condition, this came to me with a couple of others that were brought back by a local veteran, it would appear he didnt take good care with storage as the cap had been folded for some time. The material has maybe one or two moth nips only, the front stiffener was removed giving it a nice look, eagle has gone and there was a cloth breast eagle once applied to the area. The cockade has one broken pin to the rear from the cap being folded! Chinstrap is complete and supple. The inside is in good order but the peak is loose at the corners again from having been folded over the years, sweatband is complete as is the lining, clear makers details to the top, inside the lining is the unit stamp a 1938 date and the added bonus of the owners name tag. The unit stamp relates KG 355 that later became KG55 Legion Condor. Ive had this cap for a couple of months sat on a glass head and the visor is getting its shape back, with a bit of TLC i belive this would be an easy restoration.

Luftwaffe LKpN101 Summer Flight Helmet. Netzkopfha

Luftwaffe LKpN101 Summer Flight Helmet. Netzkopfha

In nice used condition with good leather, good netting and throat mikes intact, inside has nice sheepskin to the ears and inner bakelite cups, clear cloth label. The rear loom has had the ''break coupling'' removed, all buttons present and fastening poppers in working order.

Cardiff City Fire Helmet.

Cardiff City Fire Helmet.

Recently found in the local area is this nice WW2 Cardiff City Fire helmet. It appears to have been an army issue going by the olive drab factory finish to the inside, The outside has recived a brushed coat of pale blue then a hand rendered white ''Fire'' to the front and back, pencil marks can still be found around the lettering. To finish this off is a Cardiff civil defence decal. No markings can be found to the helmet due to the overpaint and the liner has no makers mark, the size being written in pencil to one arm. Chinstrap is missing one end buckle.

NSDAP Armband Variant.

NSDAP Armband Variant.

Nice party armband with the swastika being a variant type woven example. Condition is very good, no holes to the red material, remains of a faint stamp to one corner of the band.

1939 Dated Police Helmet.

1939 Dated Police Helmet.

In super condition with nearly all its original factory finish intact as is the front stencilled letters. The 1939 dated liner and chinstrap is again in super condition with the helmet date being obscured by the chistrap bale but a 1939 date can be made out.

British Army Service Corps Pith Helmet.

British Army Service Corps Pith Helmet.

Condition of the helmet is good, outer cover and puggaree are clean with just a minimal amount of staining, the top has been crushed slightly, inside leather sweat band in good complete condition, one of the four cross straps has come loose, clear Bombay makers label to the inside. ASC flash to the side has bright clear colour. As for a date i belive its WW1 from the flash and the makers label.

NSDAP Flag. 28X26 Inches.

NSDAP Flag. 28X26 Inches.

A fringed single sided example produced and bought in shops as decoration during certain events and celebrations. This example was purchased by me with other items from the estate of an Austrian shop keeper who ran his shop during the period selling cheap ''kitsch'' type NSDAP items such as paper lanterns, rows of paper flags, cardboard eagles etc, you can view some items i sold from this estate on the Archive page! His large stock of these period items where found in the loft of the shop after his death a few years ago.! The cotton flag is cheaply produced with the gold edging on three sides, two sides have gone. I cannot find a hanging sleeve, perhaps cut or produced without. Colour is bright and the central disk is clean. A nice size for display.

5 Piece Medal Bar, WW1 and WW2 Service.

5 Piece Medal Bar, WW1 and WW2 Service.

Super five medal bar to a WW1 veteran who also served during WW2. All medals are in very nice condition, rear has its complete backing and period fixing pin.

Named Iraqi Tankers Padded Helmet.

Named Iraqi Tankers Padded Helmet.

In very nice used condition, black fabric has turned grey from use and sun bleaching, one fastening strap has gone to the side, communication loom is complete, makers stamp to the inside. This example has been named twice with one being scratched out.

1874 Pattern Gras Conversion, Home Guard?

1874 Pattern Gras Conversion, Home Guard?

These converted, shortened and pommel chamfered, 1874 bayonets seem to come under what are called British Home Guard conversions but i have found very little information on them. The condition is very good with the wooden grips having no chips or cracks, brass pommel has darkend from patina, cross guard has again darkened and has a slight coat of rust, top fixing spring is free working. The shortened blade has clear markings to the spine and some slight staining, makers stamps to one side. The scabbard is free of dents and clean. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's ONLY!

1934 Bann 187, Ost Holstein Tinnie.

1934 Bann 187, Ost Holstein Tinnie.

A nice example with a good amount of its silver wash remaining and all the red paint to the diamond, rear has its period fixing pin.

 RAD Belt Buckle. LGS 39.

RAD Belt Buckle. LGS 39.

This example would in my opinion be hard to upgrade, it has 100% of its factory finish to the front and back and clear makers details to the design on the back. Period fittings are intact.

DAF Werkschar Visor Cap.

DAF Werkschar Visor Cap.

This cap is built as a true Werkschar example as seen by the smooth middle band, normal DAF caps have a ribbed band. The condition is very good with very little wear. Nap to the material is very good and if there is a small moth nip i cannot find it. Leather chinstrap is nice and complete, visor peak without damage. The inside leather sweatband is named and complete with minimal usage. Inside blue lining again in nice bright colour, under the sweatband a nice clear RZM label can be found. I have named this a Werkschar example and it is but there has never been the usual DAF Werkschar wreath fixed to the front, no holes to be found inside or out , the 37 pattern eagle i would say is factory fitted, its fitted so tight i couldnt even get a slip of paper behind it. So could this be a DAF Walter/Wardens visor, makes sense in my opinion! Anyway Werkschar or Walter this is a nice visor and scarce compaired to a normal DAF ''Festival Cap''. ON HOLD FOR ''J''.

German POW personnel Items.

German POW personnel Items.

A selection of items recently found in the Koblenz area of Germany last week. Items would appear to have been hand made by the POW during his time in a prison camp in the Frankfurt area in 1946. These include the wooden spoon with date and area, hand made ruler, two hand made pipes and pipe ''tamper'', also found in the 1930's cigarette box was his small coin wallet, lighter made from a reused aluminium tin and clear plastic toothbrush, most probably Allied manufacture. Super piece of social, wartime history.

West Front Cigarette Case.

West Front Cigarette Case.

In very nice condition, maker mark to the inside.

Officers 15th Indian Corps Battle Dress.

Officers 15th Indian Corps Battle Dress.

Heavy wool battle dress to an officer serving in the 15th Indian Corps thats in very nice condition, just a couple of moth nips under one pocket, has good nap to the material. Hand stitched formation patches and Indian made crowns. This has been tailored for use by an officer as seen by the open neck and added material, also quite a bit of hand stitching typical of Indian BD's. As for size then i would have to say medium as there are no markings having been period shortened, lots of tailors pencil marks to the inside pockets. The ribbons to th top are for the Burman campaign.

M35 Luftwaffe Camouflage Helmet.

M35 Luftwaffe Camouflage Helmet.

This is an SE66 produced shell which has had a base coat of tan applied firstly over the original factory finish, then at some point a two colour brush stroke was applied over the top, green and brown.The camo coating remains 80% intact with most of the damage to the crown. I cannot find an trace of decals under the paint. The liner shows moderate wear, its intact and sound, liner pins are tight with washers, liner string is period and i belive original to the helmet. Displays well and if your a brush stroke fan then the way the two colours have been applied should tick your boxes. Lot number appears to be 874 maybe 074.

M42 Wire Sea Relic Helmet.

M42 Wire Sea Relic Helmet.

This example i purchased last year to study the way the wire was attatched to the helmet, interesting that the wire is a plastic covered type, perhaps a phone line and has been attatched the chinstrap bales. Anyway it would appear to have been found from a water sourse, river or ocean, there are numerous shells to the inside and grass growing on top of the lid. Makes a great display and the shell is sturdy enough. Hey if you want a German combat helmet with no doubt that the wire was period applied then this one fits the bill.

M40 Two Tone Sand Camouflage Helmet.

M40 Two Tone Sand Camouflage Helmet.

This is an ET66, Lot Number i would say is 4959, making this a Heer example that has been covered with a two tone green sand finish. I cannot make out a decal as the finish is strong in this area. I would say there is over 80% of the sand finish remaining.Slight rust bleed to one small area on the crow. The leather liner is in supple condition , no tie string. The liner pins have not been tampered with but are slightly loose from combat wera, they are all 1940 dated. The chinstrap is supple, full length and maker marked with a date 1941.

Heer M42 Single Decal Combat Helmet. EF.

Heer M42 Single Decal Combat Helmet. EF.

Another lid from my collection is this EF produced steel helmet with nearly all its original factory finish remaining, just a couple of scrapes here and there. The liner pins are tight with only a slight slip as expected from used combat helmets. The one knock its had is to the left side edge near the front, gives it a nice combat feel. The decal is complete but as found on EF decals the top layer has come away , mainly on the black background, detail is still strong. The liner complete and in used condition, the edges have taken on a dark colour from sweat, a sure sign of combat use. The liner has lost the top layer of finish to areas as sometimes seen on late war leather items, mainly to the edge as has the 1943 dated chinstrap, again a good sign of this helmet never being apart. I have never attempted to clean or treat the leather as there is no need to, it will out last all of us if kept in the right conditions. Size is a 62.

Early DRK Leather Peaked Visor Cap.

Early DRK Leather Peaked Visor Cap.

A very early example of a DRK members visor cap with an interesting leather peak, type found on the 'crusher' caps from the era. The condition is good/used with good nap to the top material, one small lose of material to the white waffenfarbe on the back. The central cloth has good colour but has some lose of material behind the leather chistrap, only noticable at certain angles. The cap cockade and roundal appear original to the cap, top DRK insignia has gone, i pressume this would have been the early type. Inside orange lining is complet and still has good colour, leather sweatband has seen better days, peak is sewn tot he cap and is strong but there is a small remnant of glue seen under some of the material. So we have an early example thats in collectable condition IMHO and a variant leather peak to add to the mix.

M35 Factory Reissue Single Decal Combat Helmet.

M35 Factory Reissue Single Decal Combat Helmet.

A very nice M35 helmet with well over 95% of its factory rough ''over paint'' to the outside and 100% rough finsh to the inside. The deal rates at 38%, the damage in my opinion is down to the decal having been placed on top of this rough coat and not being laqured. The liner is in very nice supple condition still having its original tie and the zinc liner band is as expected for a factory reissue. The supple chinstrap is maker marked and has partial date, by all appearance its original to this helmet. A faint Q mark can be seen but no size and no lot number seen under the paint, id say its a size 64. Dave Shirlin has an exact type of lid on his great helmet site at the moment.

M35 No-Decal Combat Helmet.

M35 No-Decal Combat Helmet.

Typical Quist factory finished no decal M35 helmet with over 95% of its original matte finish intact. The liner show moderate wear and the 1942 dated chinstrap is in very nice supple condition, it appears to be original to the helmet. The lid is stamped Q64 and has a lot number 2905 at the rear. A neat example. As a side note i purchased this lid around 10 years back in a small shop in the city of Graz, Austria.

M42 Single Decal Army Helmet, ET Production.

M42 Single Decal Army Helmet, ET Production.

Here is a great example of a WW2 German combat helmet, a single decal M42. The original paint finish remains in very nice condition with good texture and matt apperance, lets say well over 90% remaining. The decal remains at over 80% with a couple of knocks to the body, from the picture the beak looks a bit ''off'' but its had a tiny knock to the bottom, ive added one photo with some colour enhancement to try hand show the beak area, pictur 2 in the ''additional photos'' section . The liner pins are original to the shell and have not been re-bent. The liner shows moderate wear and in complete condition with no pulls, i have not checked any date to the steel band as its tight to the wall. The chinstrap has a makers stamp and IMHO original to the helmet, its supple with no weakness. The shell has a faint ET makers stamp but no size marking can be made out, id say a 68. The neck area has a again a weak hit and i can make out 3 digits only. I would say that this is a very clean example and new to the market.

Luftwaffe Single Decal M42 Combat Helmet. KIA.

Luftwaffe Single Decal M42 Combat Helmet. KIA.

Another lid that has to find a new home, purchased a few years ago from an American member of a well known Militaria forum. The helmet was purchased from the veteran who whilst serving during WW2 took this helmet to remind him of a sad episode were he and his unit were clearing out a village at the end of some action when a young lad in Luftwaffe uniform suddenly appeared in front of him brandishing a shot gun, the lad was instantly shot dead, the veteran wasnt sure if he was surrendering or had other intentions, he kept the helmet . Now for the helmet itself, it has the majority its original rough paint finish remaining, some scrapes here and there, the pins are original to the helmet, they have some paint loss, the inside again has most of its finish intact. The shell is stamped ET62 and has a lot number 362. The decal rates at over 80% complete with some loss to the wings and one scrape across the body. The liner has been torn out with the remaining piece at the back having some blood stains, the marks to the steel inside would also suggest blood staining. The long end of the chinstrap remains in supple condition, its not marked. If your a lid collector im sure you will understand how certain helmets ''talk'', this one just reminded me why i really like to collect combat lids, it will still fit in nicely on my shelf.

Luftwaffe Single Decal M40 Combat Helmet, EF64.

Luftwaffe Single Decal M40 Combat Helmet, EF64.

Helmet retains over 90% of its original rough finish, some rust coming thru and some white paint spatter.The decal rates at over 80% complete with a few minor knocks. The liner pins are original to this lid and have never been removed.The shell is stamped for the firm EF and is a size 64. The inside liner has seen better days , its complete but has come away from the liner band in a couple of areas. The chinstrap does not look like a German produced one, its the one that was on there when i purchased this for my collection a number of years ago , i felt no reason the remove it. What i liked was the distinctive curve to the front lid as found on EF helmets and the darker patina around this area from the soldier taking it on and off his head, even with the damage to the liner this helmet displays very well and is an example that saw lots of combat.

German M40 Single Decal Luftwaffe Combat Helmet.

German M40 Single Decal Luftwaffe Combat Helmet.

The shell retains virtually all its original rough factory finish, lets say 98% to be conservative, some scrapes and scratches from use. The decal is around 97% complete, one good knock to the right wing. The liner pins are tight and are original to the helmet. The shell is marked for the Quist firm and sized 62, lot number to the rear reads T5151. The liner is in supple condition but im afraid it has recived some rodent damage to four of the tounges, original leather chinstrap is present but the long strap is missing half its length, buckle end is complete. Its a nice example that displays very well.

German M35 Combat Helmet.

German M35 Combat Helmet.

This wartime helmet started out as a Double Decal army example, at some point, 1940 regs, a coat of ''reissue'' paint was added over the top, then a winter white, and lastly a final coat of paint that had some sand mixed into it. The finish to the outside of the shell is over 97% complete. The inside of the shell retains its first apple green finish, it has a clear 1937 dome stamp to the crown. The liner is complete with no damage and has its original tie string, the liner frame is the first pattern single band aluminium with square chinstrap bales, i have not tried to find the date and maker to the outside of the frame.The skirt is maker marked NS68, big size, and has an early lot number E114 to the rear. The helmet has two names to the skirt. Chinstrap is original to the helmet and has been period shortened. The decal side has a number of scratches, but nothing to detract from the overall appearance of the helmet.

1930's Nazi Swastika Metal Lantern.

1930's Nazi Swastika Metal Lantern.

A piece of nazi kitsch in the form of a lantern, the main body is made from a thin tin type metal with paper swastika and red celluloid panels, the lantern falls flat for storage. Condition is very good for something thats this fragile and produced in the 30's, swatika panels are clean with no holes but two of the red celluloid panels have some small holes, nothing major and does not detract from the overall appearence, a cloth would get rid of the dust etc. Recently found in the eastern part of France on the German border.

German Heer M35 Double Decal Helmet, Battle Damage

German Heer M35 Double Decal Helmet, Battle Damage

Battle damaged M35 with two very nice decals. The early apple green has been over coated by a thin layer drab green, brush marks can be seen all over the outside and then another two decals placed on top, this is a know configuration., the inside skirt has also had this overpaint.The original apple green can be seen to the inside crown. The Heers decal rates at 95% complete with good age crazing all over, the laquer has run perhaps from the heat produced during the damage. The national shield rates at around 90% with age crazing. The helmet shell has had one hell of a strike which has managed to squeeze the lid from both sides, numerous scars can be seen on the helmet shell. The shell is maker marked SE64 and has a lot numbe to the rear, 3437. The liner frame is the early single banded aluminium type, leather is complete and in good condition but darkened by use and has the remains of blood soaking to the rear side . The liner has a regiment stamp to the inside. The remains of the chinstrap can be found to both ''D'' shape bales. This double decal helmet is a very nice example and one that shows what these soldiers could experience during combat. One from my personal collection as ive just added 2 other example and cannot afford everyone that comes my way.

Semi Relic Hitler Youth Bugle.

Semi Relic Hitler Youth Bugle.

Super nice semi relic HJ bugle, condition is very good except for the crushed front end, great HJ eagle to the front, marked top piece and both loops firmly fixed.

Inter War Royal Norfolk Regiment Blue Serge Comple

Inter War Royal Norfolk Regiment Blue Serge Comple

Complete uniform to a segent in the Royal Norfolk Regiment. The jacket is in very nice complete condition, just a couple of small moth nips, inside label is clear with details, couple of white ink stamps to the inside, all buttons and insignia complete. The red striped trousers again in nice condition with only minimal moth nips, label is faded but is dated 1937. The cap again in very nice condition , size mark to the inside. The ribbons are for the 1930's Coronation and Jubilee.

1933 Hitler Youth Lottery Ticket.

1933 Hitler Youth Lottery Ticket.

Held in 1933 to raise funds for the Hitler Youth. Condition is complete but used, couple of tiney tears to the edge.

Japanese Flag, 70X33 Inches. Veteran Bring Back, M

Japanese Flag, 70X33 Inches. Veteran Bring Back, M

Large cotton flag thats in very nice condition, some small tears and nips to the white body, the red sun is correctly attached by having the white field removed then the red sun applied. Along the top in pen it states, ''Japanese flag taken Pacific Mandated Islands 1945'' WAQS PRICED AT £225

1938 NSFK Plaque, KAMPF UM DEN PREIS, Westdeutsche

1938 NSFK Plaque, KAMPF UM DEN PREIS, Westdeutsche

A very nice and detailed NSFK plaque for an event held in 1938 in the Western part of Germany for observation. The bronze plaque has had a nice wash of brown added with certain areas polished back as a highlighter, this has remaind virtually intact as has the detail. The reverse in unmarked and the plaque has a small hole to the top for fixing to a mount. Plaque measures just under 4x3 inches. Was priced at £215

Early Nazi Sympathiser Walking Stick Badge.

Early Nazi Sympathiser Walking Stick Badge.

This example has been removed off a stick , condition is very good with a small amount of its silver finish remaining.

M17 Czech Re-issued Steel Helmet.

M17 Czech Re-issued Steel Helmet.

This is a WW1 Austrian helmet shell that was re-issued just after the first world war for the Czech army. The condition is very good with nearly all its dark green/brown factory paint fnish intact, shell has one small knock to the rear only. The liner has had minor usage but three tounge ends have been pulled and one tie string is missing to the undernath pocket holding the pillow, pillow found inside the helmet, the two other pockets are complete with pillows. The webbed chinstarp again in very nice condition with minor staining only. The helmet has a steel lot number stamped to the inside crown ''475''. A very nice example in excellent condition.

North Korean AK47 Bayonet, Clip Point.

North Korean AK47 Bayonet, Clip Point.

Scarce pattern of AK47 bayonet being a North Korean example and even better being the clip point. Condition is used but very good with most of the finish remaining to the blade, handle without damage and leather hanging strap complete. Name scratched to the metal scabbard.

West German BGS M40 Steel Helmet and Net.

West German BGS M40 Steel Helmet and Net.

A very nice early example with the shell having nearly all its dark grey/green finish intact inside and out, the period net has one clip broken only. The inside leather liner is complete but well used with some of the tounges having been pulled through, again the liner is complete and supple.

Norwegian Army Issued German M40 Combat Helmet. NS

Norwegian Army Issued German M40 Combat Helmet. NS

In very nice condition with close to 100% of its green finish intact to shell, inside and out,the decals i would rate rate at 99%. The inside liner is complete and supple with only one tear to a finger. The chinstrap is in supple condition and is well marked. May i add that the liner pin washers are missing but that is not an issue with these reused helmets as all componenets were taken apart before being repainted and leather work dyed.

Victorian  Leather Covered Glass Water Bottle.

Victorian Leather Covered Glass Water Bottle.

Very nice private purchase item as by British Officers during Victorian era campains. The glass bottle is complete with the only damage being periof wear to the rim were the stopper has been taken off and on, bottle was hand blown as expected . The original stopper is maker marked. The leather cover is in very nice condition with no loose seams, has taken on a very nice colour from age and patina. The hanging strap is complete and in supple condition.

WW2 German POW Made Bracelet..

WW2 German POW Made Bracelet..

Made from aluminium and nicely etched this POW made bracelet is dated 1946.

WW2 German John Bull Anti British Propaganda Shoot

WW2 German John Bull Anti British Propaganda Shoot

A large German patriotic shooting target with a straking Anti British propaganda themed image to the centre. The figure appars to be John Bull in the British Channel surrounded by the oncoming German military forces, air and sea. The condition is good, no folds just minor staining , the top just inside the border has a bullet strike, not the best shot but luckily for us its save the central image. Measures 17 inches across.

German POW Boots, Back From Russia.

German POW Boots, Back From Russia.

Super pair of boots made by a German POW whilst captive in a Russian camp, these were found in the clothes bag. The prisoner must have worn these home after his years of captivity in Russia and kept them as a souvenir. Recently found amongst other items brought home ater his return from Russia, very nice piece of social and military history. ON HOLD FOR MY OLD MATE WALTER!!

Hitler Youth Song Book, Jung Deutschland.

Hitler Youth Song Book, Jung Deutschland.

Large size, just under A3, HJ song book. Condition is used, good and complete.

Fallschirm-Regt Death Card, July14/44. Cherbourg.

Fallschirm-Regt Death Card, July14/44. Cherbourg.

In very nice condition, comes with a family members DAF book.

Large Medal and Paper work Grouping. T&AVR and WW2

Large Medal and Paper work Grouping. T&AVR and WW2

This large grouping came to surface this week in the Newport area from the family. There's a large grouping of paper work to him starting in 1944 when he joined the SWB Regiment to the early 70's when he was a member of the RA in Newport. The lot includes his WW2 stars and war medal, Defence is missing, a boxed T&AVR medal with extra bar and two rosettes with some of his uniform removed insignia. There is too much paper for me to list individually but i will give a good breakdown. Clarke applied to join the army in 1944, this cert is dated 24/2/44. His Enlistment Cert is dated 28/2/44 with the Regiment being the SWB's. His paybook is complete but has fallen apart, so all relevant details to the inside as expected. I belive at first he was headed for the Far East but ended up going through Europe. In 1945 it would appear that Clarke was transferred to the 53rd Welsh as a member of the Military Police during his time as part of the British Army of the Rhine. His service with the CMP ended in 1951. Clarke then appears to have a long service in the Territorial Army from the early 50's till the end of the 70's. There are a few letters sent to clarke from friends and family, one mentions a buddy who was a bit of a ''red'' who was KIA and how the Welsh Reg are getting ready for Japan etc. The rest of the papers relate to his service in the TA etc. Lastly there are his medals, according to a late 1940's letter he was entitled to the 39/45, France Germany stars, War medal and Defence, the defence is missing as are his ribbons. The T&AVR medal is fully named to him and still contained in its named box with two rosettes and bar. Lastly to this large grouping is an old Welsh flag and some of his uniform removed insignia and dog tags. Well i hope that makes sense to you? Its an extensive group to a lad who joined up in 44 and kept going all the way to the late 70's and as an extra bonus its new to the market. ON HOLD FOR MARK.

WW2 Polish Army Metal Cap Badge.

WW2 Polish Army Metal Cap Badge.

In very nice condition with its rear thread and nut.

SA Belt and Buckle.

SA Belt and Buckle.

Both found together recently and in nice untouched condition. Buckle as nice patina with sharp detail and no knocks, both prongs present to the rear. Belt is in supple condition with a complete and supple tounge to the back.

Early NSDAP Jugend Buckle and Leather Belt.

Early NSDAP Jugend Buckle and Leather Belt.

Produced from the late 1920's and into the middle part of the 1930's these buckles were commercially produced and non regulation. This example has a nickle finish and rotated swastika to the front, the rear catch is DRGM marked. The black leather belt is in supple condition. The Angolia book on TR buckles has a very neat photo of a young boy wearing this type of buckle on page 290. ON HOLD FOR MATHEW!!

1938 HJ-Gebiets Sport Tag Tinnie.

1938 HJ-Gebiets Sport Tag Tinnie.

Made from plastic and in very nice condition, makers marks and period fixing pin to the rear.

HJ 1933 Nurnberg Treffen Tinnie.

HJ 1933 Nurnberg Treffen Tinnie.

Scarce badge for an event held in Nurnberg in 1933. Made from solid bronze and with sharp detail, some of the silver finish remains. Rear fixing pin in working condition, pin retainer being Ges Gesch.

Der Stahlhelm Members Commemorative Badge.1930.

Der Stahlhelm Members Commemorative Badge.1930.

In very nice condition with clean enamel to the front, slight dust build up around the helmet. The rear has its undamaged period fixing pin, its maker marked STH, Ges Gesch and 935. A nice example.

HJ Tinnie, Studentische-Erntehilfe,1939.

HJ Tinnie, Studentische-Erntehilfe,1939.

Ive had a number of these over the years allways trying to upgrade as these do suffer from zinc pest, well this is the one that ended up in my collection and its in very nice condition with the majority of its silver finish intact, the rear has clear makers details and its original period fixing pin.

3 X Japanese Leather Ammo Pouches.

3 X Japanese Leather Ammo Pouches.

These three pouches came out of an old local farm in the South Wales area this week. The three are all in the same condition except one were the ends to the clouser straps had come off. One pouch has clear Japanese Kanji markings to the inside The leather is hard and could do with treating to soften the ends of the straps, i have not tried to close due to the hardness of the leather. Pouches have no other damage and are in very nice condition. If you want a set that have not been touched in over 75 years and new to the market then these would fit the bill.

GWR Helmet, Landore, Swansea.

GWR Helmet, Landore, Swansea.

Interesting ''zuckerman'' helmet issued to a member of the GWR working at Landore railway station/depot during WW2. Condition is very good with the helmet having a good amount of its original grey/green finish to the outside and the stencilled lettering to the front being over 90% complete. Inside lining in nice used supple condition, dated 41 and marked Large.

WW1 Brodie Helmet with Black Lion Frontal Badge.

WW1 Brodie Helmet with Black Lion Frontal Badge.

This has been an anomaly to me since i purchased it, still cannot make out the use. Anyway this is what i do know, its a WW1 british brodie helmet thats been over painted in black and had a very nicely rendered black lion in a yellow and red oval surrounded in an outer of green. The inside liner is complete but in used condition, chinstrap again complete but has is fragile in one area. The black finish is 95% complete, one small dink, the inside rim has been painted black but the original factory green finish can be found under the liner,appears to have a Belgium/French name to this rim. The best i can find on the frontal badge is the black lion of Flanders in Belgium.

The ''Mespot'' Pith Helmet.

The ''Mespot'' Pith Helmet.

A super condition example of quite a scarce pith helmet as used by British officers on overseas duty. The only issue i can find is the loss of its chinstarp. Clear Port Said makers label to the crown and and interesting naming above, The Mespot Pith. Great display piece. Oh! just spotted in the photo that theres an added bonus of having the owners name written inside on the label.

WW1 South Wales Borderers Officers Peaked Cap.

WW1 South Wales Borderers Officers Peaked Cap.

What can i say that the photos can't, yep its well used but still in my opinion has a certain charm, yes it was found recently on a waste tip in my local area , no i wasnt that lucky but the Antique dealer who sold it to me was. What i find really interesting are the very rare Regimental Dragon side buttons and of course its survived the ravages of time.

British First Pattern ''Pulp'' Dispatch Riders Cra

British First Pattern ''Pulp'' Dispatch Riders Cra

In very nice condition with most of its original green finish intact to its outer body, minimal surface scratching only. The leather neck flap is again in very nice supple condition with no damage just some slight scuffing were the leather meets the bottom of the helmet, both ear poppers are working and the snaps are marked ''Newey''. The inside is very clean with the leather sweat band in supple condition, band has a factory paper label with a clear 1940 date but i cannot make out the factory, underneath is a clear WD mark. These ''pulp'' helmets were introduced in 1939, this example is the very first pattern without added protection for the liner fixing string as expected with a 1940 date.

WW2 Royal Navy Officers White Topped Visor Cap.

WW2 Royal Navy Officers White Topped Visor Cap.

In really nice untouched condition with a very nice metal economy badge to the front. The white top has not been removed and is fastened at the back with a single button. Inside liner is clean and named, clear makers label, only damage is some loose stitching to the front leather sweat band, 3 inches, were its held to the body.asy to remedy.

WW1 Period British Pith Helmet with Regimental Fla

WW1 Period British Pith Helmet with Regimental Fla

In used condition but still looking very nice is this WW1 period example with Regimental flash attatched to the eight fold cloth puggaree. The overall body has taken on a lot of patina and has lost its top cone, the cork crown has been crushed but its kept its shape.The inside liner is complete and supple but stained from use. The WD inspection stamp is clear and the owner has written some of his details to the crown in pencil. His service number is H/47515 and his initials appear to be W.R.M. A quick search brings up Sgt W.R.Mitchel who is entitled to a trio, his service number changed after units emalginated.

WW1 Welsh Regiment Officers Trench Cap.

WW1 Welsh Regiment Officers Trench Cap.

One of the many types of trench caps worn by British officers during WW1 on the front line. Condition is very used and tired, material is good but some loss of nap to the top and a couple of moth nips, one side has come adrift. The leather chinstrap is complete but one section is broken, still attatched to the Officers bronzed GS buttons. Front bronze officers cap badge is very nice with patina. The inside has lossed its sweatband and some of the liner. As mentioned its a bit tired but still displays nicely and would be a great restoration project. This has been lanquishing in my mates loft for 15 years, he purchased it with the idea of restoring it but he never got round to it, time for a new home.

MKII British Combat Helmet, RA Division Insignia a

MKII British Combat Helmet, RA Division Insignia a

Helmet has had a considerable service life with paint lose to the top half of the helmet, plenty of patina and a well used liner. The very rough applied dark green paint has been ''slopped'' over the original factory finish, this over paint was applied over a frontal decal to the Leicstershire Yeomanry, this decal can be made out as the sloppy over paint has not adhered propley to the area. To the side is a nice thick painted RA Div sign. The helmet is dated 1938 or 39, the liner has its top pad adrift and held in by a wire, i cannot find a date or makers mark.

1942 Dated Indian Military Shirt.

1942 Dated Indian Military Shirt.

Appears to be in unissued condition with no damage, good large size, all buttons present and a clear 42 date stamped to the inside neck area.

Allied Burma Campaign Monsoon Cape.

Allied Burma Campaign Monsoon Cape.

In good condition with no holes or loose stitching, both internal straps are present, some staining to the material, date and size stamping to the inside,date appears to be 1943 or 45. Quite a scarse item to find. Missing 3 buttons to the front, well 2 and a half actually.

WW1 Military Ephemera, 1915 Dated Letter, South St

WW1 Military Ephemera, 1915 Dated Letter, South St

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 French Renault ''FT'' Table Model/ Souvenir In

WW1 French Renault ''FT'' Table Model/ Souvenir In

A very nice detailed pot metal model of a Renault tank rising above a German trench. The top turret swivels, the only damage i can see on the tank is a split to one of the tracks. The model is signed by the artist and has a small plaque to the side with the words ''VIMEY''. The French tankers helmet that covers the inkwell has come adrift but in my opinion will be an easy fix.

WW1 M15 French Combat Helmet. Adrian.

WW1 M15 French Combat Helmet. Adrian.

Nice condition with over 85% of its original finish to the outside, one minor knock to the right side, front badge is the period example. Inside shell with nearly all its finish with the inside crown having that ''flat'' colour as expected. The liner is supple and the string tie never opened from what i can see so not going to have a look for marks to the inside. Chinstrap complete and supple. Untouched WW1 lid.

Mills Web Equipment Khaki Cleaner No.700.

Mills Web Equipment Khaki Cleaner No.700.

Well this is a new one to me, ive never come across an example myself and id say its a great display item with any Mills webbing collection. Condition is very nice with all its paper label intact, from the weight id say its full but i have no intention of trying to loosen the top screw to sprinkle any of the powder inside, sorry but i cant see a need too myself. Anyway as mentioned its a nice item.

1941 Kreigsweihnachten Plate, Quimper.

1941 Kreigsweihnachten Plate, Quimper.

A very nice ceramic plate produced by the Dutch firm Quimper to sell as a 1941 Christmas souvenir to Occupying German forces. Condition is very good with no chips or cracks. Dinner plate size.

SS Tropical Sleeve Eagle

SS Tropical Sleeve Eagle

In nice used condition, would appear to be uniform removed, rear has its paper makers label. Found recently amongst a small lot of items brought back by a local British 78th veteran.

German 6X30 Ordnance Tan Binoculars.

German 6X30 Ordnance Tan Binoculars.

In nice used condition with a very nice amount of its tan finish remaining. No knocks or dents to the body, both eye cups without damage, clear maker and details stamped to one side. Optics are clear, two minor fungus marks to one lens but cannot be seen when using, focus is sharp.

 Named Heer ''Walking Out'' Belt and Buckle, OLC.

Named Heer ''Walking Out'' Belt and Buckle, OLC.

A very nice set that has the owners name label glue to the inside. The aluminium buckle is maker marked OLC and appears to have had little use, have a look at the pics, i cant fault it. The walking out pattern belt is the type found made from thin leather with a layer to the top, i belive known as ''patent leather'', its in nice condition with no major cracks, even though i found it in a straight state this is pliable and will fit around a uniform, under the thin adjusting tounge can be found the owners name tag. Its size marked 86. This example has it all.

HJ Tinnie, 1934 Bann-Aufmarsch 66.

HJ Tinnie, 1934 Bann-Aufmarsch 66.

In very nice crisp condition, rear has its period fixing pin.

High Seas Fleet Award, S&L.

High Seas Fleet Award, S&L.

Non maker marked zink badge with a good amount of finish remaining, rear has its period hardware. This award was made by the firm S&L.

WW2 Iron Cross First Class Screw Back, L59, Alois

WW2 Iron Cross First Class Screw Back, L59, Alois

A nice well used example with tight frame and a nice amount of period factory paint to the core, frame has nice patina. The rear has at one point had the post resoldered, perhaps over tightening but thats a guess, IMO this is a period repair. The fastening disk is in sound condition and screws in tight. The rear has the L59 code, just make it out and the symbol used by Rettenmaier on his cross from time to time. Still retains its small pin to stop the cross from rotating when worn.

Boxed Iron Cross First Class, MM7, Paul Meybauer.

Boxed Iron Cross First Class, MM7, Paul Meybauer.

Cross has a nice used look with around 85% of its factory finish to the iron centre, frame has a certain amount of patina. The rear has an early Meybauer set up thats complete with a clear ''7'' stamped to the pin. The box is unmarked but appears to be the type found by this firm, its complete with good finish to the outside, no knocks or dents, rear hinge and opening button are fine. Inside is clean with just minor wear to the cloth hinge.

 Iron Cross, 2nd Class, MM/100. Wachtler and Lange

Iron Cross, 2nd Class, MM/100. Wachtler and Lange

Super clean example with all its matt factory finish to the iton core, two piecs frame has its burnished sides and nice frosting to the beading, ring also frosted and a clear 100 stamp for the firm W&L. Nice clean length of period ribbon.

Boer War, 1901 Dated Presentation Silver Match Sti

Boer War, 1901 Dated Presentation Silver Match Sti

Presented by the Mayor of Bradford to a Private J.E.Brown for service in South Africa. Hallmarks date the piece to 1901.

German BGS M42 Helmet Shell.

German BGS M42 Helmet Shell.

Now here is quite a scarce postwar helmet being a reused wartime M42 helmet shell repurposed for the BGS. Early postwar M42 shells had the liner pin holes welded over, chinstrap bales added to the sides and a new top nut for liner suspension. This example has nearly all its period early rough BGS finish to the outside and its slate grey finish to the inside. The markings have been scratched at the rear of the shell, appears to be CLK but not 100% clear. Its a large shell. This would be a great opportunity to finish off a scarce BGS helmet with the addition of a liner.

French Adrian M26 Helmet and Cover. Algiers/Indo C

French Adrian M26 Helmet and Cover. Algiers/Indo C

A very well preserved super condition French M26 and cover with the helmet having all its period finish intact, stackinjg ring around the shell. The inside paint again at 100% with the liner in supple condition as is the chinstrap. Found with the helmet is its original cloth cover.

Turkish WW1 Ottoman-Empire Belt Buckle and Leather

Turkish WW1 Ottoman-Empire Belt Buckle and Leather

In very nice untouched condition with only one minor knock to the central plate, brass body has not been polished, the rear has a ''period'' repair to the catch. This buckle still has its leather tab stitched to the cross bar at the rear, no markings. A very nice example and even better with its period tab.

Imperial Infantry Regiment 56 Shoulder Board and S

Imperial Infantry Regiment 56 Shoulder Board and S

Nice souvenir to Regiment 56 in the form of a glass paperweight and the veterans period 56 shouder board. The paperweight is in very nice condition, no cracks or chips. The board is nice condition having discoloured over the years but no moth nips or tracking.

ARP Wardens Lot, Merthyr Tydfil.

ARP Wardens Lot, Merthyr Tydfil.

Small lot that belonged to an ARP warden from the Merthyr Tydfil area . All items are in very nice condition .

B.A. and Co, ARP Rescue Arm Band.

B.A. and Co, ARP Rescue Arm Band.

Scarce Home Front, ARP, cloth arm band that's in very nice condition.

Ranked Womens Land Army Arm Band.

Ranked Womens Land Army Arm Band.

In super condition with one button coming adrift only. This example has what appears to be two added pips pinned to its material.

WW1 Durham Light Infantry Brodie Helmet Shell.

WW1 Durham Light Infantry Brodie Helmet Shell.

Relic? Well its had a hard life and has seen some action but the outside shell has a good amount of its original rough finish intact, lets say 70%, the inside has lost its finish to the crown but most has survived around the rim. The front stencilled DLI badge is very clear with slight damage to the crown area, appears this area has had a slight wipe with a damp cloth to clear away some of the build up of verdigri on top of the stencil. This is a late war pattern brodie with added rim. This was recently found by a freind in a North German flee market on the Dutch border, souvenired by a German veteran? Who knows, still nice to find a Regimentally marked Brodie. The money shots folks are numbers 8 and 9 in the photo section.

1945 Dated British Dispatch Riders Helmet. Unissue

1945 Dated British Dispatch Riders Helmet. Unissue

Rough dark brown paint finish is nearly 100% complete, liner is in super condition and there is a very clear maker and date stamp to the inside. Not much i can say about this wartime lid, except, it would be hard to upgrade.

Welsh Regiment Pith Helmet and Cover.

Welsh Regiment Pith Helmet and Cover.

Welsh Regiment Wolseley pith helmet thats in super condition. The outside material is still strong with no sun fading, no snags and no crushing, only the slightest of storage marks. The cloth edgeing is again in very good order with only one very small fray to the front centre area, lets say under 2mm. The leather chinstrap is complete and in supple condition. The Welsh Reg flash as expected with the condition of the helmet is very good. Inside leather sweat band is named to the firm Linnely of London and has a faint owners name written on the other side, undeneath there is a faint stamping but cannot make it out, its still supple and in very nice order. Inside dome silver linning is in complete condition. With this helmet came a WD marked Cover that again is in very nice condition, i belive it dates from 1942/43. There is no date stamp to the helmet itself but from the construction i would place this example being made and issued around 1943.

British Airborne Maroon Para Beret.

British Airborne Maroon Para Beret.

1945 dated Artillery Officers para beret thats in good displayable condition, the only issues are the moth nips to the beret body along the bottom just above the leather band, looks as if this was done due to the beret being laid flat for a number of years. The inside has a clear 1945 date and makers details. Beret itself appears to have little use. This item came from the same source as the marron beret listed previously having belonged to Captain John Marshal, details of this veteran can be found in its description.

WW2 Artillery Officers Maroon Para Beret.

WW2 Artillery Officers Maroon Para Beret.

This was brought into me by the veterans son, his father just having passed away in the Cowbridge area near Cardiff, there is some history which will be mentioned at the end. The beret itself is of classic WW2 manufacture, all components as seen from the pictures are from the period. The condition is very good concidering it was used in the far east. The body has a couple of tiny moth nips to the front area and the nap of the cloth is worn but no thinning to the material. The bottom leather band is in well used condition as you might expect from use in hotter climes, back cloth ''tie'' is present. Both brass grommets to the side are still tight in the fabric and are not pulled through.The front officers bullion Artillery badge is in used but complete condition. The inside lining is dirty from usage and has a couple of small frays to the edging, the leather backing to the grommet area is still attatched. Im afraid that all markings have gone thru use, pity but its no suprise with such a heavely used cap. Displays very well. The beret is priced as a nice used WW2 example without the veterans details below. I have also listed his 1945 dated beret which appears to have little use, unlike this example that he obviously used during his wartime service Now for some details on the veteran, the son told me his name and a couple of stories from his dad, including a story his father allways talked about, being an attack he had to make on an allied ship in India were the troops had mutinied. The veterans name was Captain John Marshal, part of 159 Parachute Regiment Light artillery, who was shipped to Burma late in the war, his regiment was being readied for the invasion of Japan. Shortly after the end of the war he was sent to Karachi as an officer of 15th para C troop, were they were used for security. His unit was charged in putting down a mutiny on an Indian warship called HMIS Hindastan, he was in command of this unit when it attacked the ship for 20 minutes before the Indian soldiers surrendered. A few of his command were injured and a couple of the soldiers on the ship were killed. A quick google search of the ship Hindastan and the whole story can be found including an eyewitness account from Captain Marshal, including having to observe the ship from a clock tower were he was open to fire from the mutinous soldiers, something his son said his dad was allways annoyed about. The son said he would return with more details and perhaps his dads medals if the rest of the family agreed, im afraid this has not happend to date, so as mentioned the beret is being sold on its own merit. By the way i do have his American military binoculrs he used during this raid on the ship.

1940 Dated MKII Combat Helmet, Ex POW.

1940 Dated MKII Combat Helmet, Ex POW.

A very fine MKII combat lid that was issued to an ex British POW. The helmet is dated 1940 and once had the early choc brown finish, this can be seen to the inside and certain areas on the outside. At one point the outside was repainted in the late war rough finish with a regimental flash to the side, this was scrapped off at some point. The inside second pattern liner is again dated 1940 and sized 7 1/2, a good large size. The liner is in very good supple condition. Chinstrap is again in good condition and is named to a member of the signal corps who was once a POW. The helmet is in untouched condition. When i purchased this helmet over the weekend i managed to see a small grouping to the same man, His paybook was a replacement dated 1945, he recived his last training in 1942 and had 3 days ex POW leave in January 1945 . His medal goup included the 39, Africa and Italy star. My humble conclusion, he was captured after 1942 perhaps in Italy and after being released managed to do some wartime service just before the end of WW2, the helmet IMHO was most probably the one issued to him after his release from the POW camp. Im sure some research can be done on finding more info on this veteran.

The Welch Regiment Shoulder Insignia.

The Welch Regiment Shoulder Insignia.

Cut off the sleeve of Battle Dress, both title and printed insignia have been machine stitched to the material, the stripes have been hand sewn but interesting is the machine stitch to the underside were he removed his previous stripes after promotion.

WW1 Boxed RAF Medal Pair, Lieut H.L.Smith.

WW1 Boxed RAF Medal Pair, Lieut H.L.Smith.

Still contained in the boxes of issue and found in the original envelope these medals are in very nice condition. Recent purchase from a local solicitor handling the estate of a deceased family member of Smiths.

Flanders XX Division 1916 Dated Almanack.

Flanders XX Division 1916 Dated Almanack.

A cartoon Almanack dated 1916 and printed in Paris. Condition is good, cartoon is hand painted.

Paris Panther Tank Photo.

Paris Panther Tank Photo.

Large period photo taken at the end of the war of a Panther tank that was knocked out on display in Paris.

Italian 4th Blackshirt Division, Divisione CCNN 4

Italian 4th Blackshirt Division, Divisione CCNN 4

A very nice cigarette case that belonged to a member of the 4th Blackshirt Division who fought in Lybia.Owners initials to the right hand corner. Condition is very good with no dents or knocks, front opening clasp and back hinge in working order. Found recently in the Cardiff area during a house clearance.

South Staffs 1916 Dated Wooden Pipe Rack.

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 British Trench Lantern, 1915 Dated.

WW1 British Trench Lantern, 1915 Dated.

Made by the firm Hinks & Sons and dated 1915 this lantern appears to have never been used. All the glass is complete without damage and no wax residue can be found inside. The metal carry box is complete and dated only damage being the leather carry strap. The lantern is marked with a broad arrow and letter''U'', perhaps issued to a South African unit.

WW2 British Magnetized Escape Button.

WW2 British Magnetized Escape Button.

As worn on the battle dress trousers this button has been magnetized, when the button is held by a length of cotton the two holes on the back point north. Over time the luminous paint has gone from the holes.

WW1 British Officers Leather Webley Ammo Pouch, Na

WW1 British Officers Leather Webley Ammo Pouch, Na

In very nice condition with supple leather, more of a square shape than usually found but the same dimensions. To the inside is the owners details stamped in ink to an officer in the Naval Division.

British Torches Pocket,No1.

British Torches Pocket,No1.

I myself have never come across these before so cannot give you any info on them, would appear to be of use map reading going by the small apeture and orange colour to the lens. Anyway here you have a boxed example, one side has some slight rust bleed to the body, on/off switch in working order.

British 1940 Dated Ammo Boots.

British 1940 Dated Ammo Boots.

Very nice early dated ammo boots in very nice condition, supple leather body, complete leather soles with hob nails, the lose of the front cleet to one boot only, size marked. The only small issue is the wear to one side going thru the top leather only, perhaps motorbike rider, vehicle crewman or a soldier who really did like to salute on the parade ground. To the inside is a very clear makers mark and large 1940 date. The size is 7.

Indian BD and Trousers, Military Goverment, SEAC S

Indian BD and Trousers, Military Goverment, SEAC S

Uniform set to an NCO in the RAMC who was attatched to the Military Goverment Singapore District. From the theatre made SEAC titles incorporated with the lion formation patch suggest this BD being used around 1946/7 when No 2 Area SEAC was transfered over to the Singapore District Command. The indian made jacket is dated 1942 and has been tailored at the back, condition is very good with a couple of moth nips and a small hole to the back, enough to stick t my small finger in. All insignia has been machine sewn to a backing of BD material and then machine stitched onto the battle dress. The trousers again are of Indian manufacture and are in very nice condition except for another small hole to the crotch area, these are dated 1943, a matching set in my opinion. The only name has been blacked out which is a pity as i would suggest the owner was a veteran of WW2 before being attatched to the General Goverment.

RAF Officers Ranked  KD Tunic and Trousers.

RAF Officers Ranked KD Tunic and Trousers.

A very nice clean example with both trousers and tunic in matching colour. The tunic has ranked shoulder boards and a very nice set of pilots wings stitched above the left pocket, wings are a nice silk type with neat detail. Tunic has bottom bellow pockets and a black stamping to the inside. The trousers are again in very clean condition with a red stamping to the inside. No damage to either garment, all buttons present.

York and Lancaster General Headquarters India Batt

York and Lancaster General Headquarters India Batt

In super clean condition with very nice and scarce embroided Y&L titles to the shoulder boards, the crowns are locally made examples and the formation patch again appear to be hand made example. The BD jacket has numerous Indian stamps to the inside. Again the BD trousers are in mint condition with a number of Indian stamps. Both are a good large size. May i add that there is no eveidence of any moth damage to either the jacket or trousers.

1943 Dated Camo Wind Proof Trousers.

1943 Dated Camo Wind Proof Trousers.

I doubt if these were ever issued, cannot find any problems with them, colour is still bright, clear wartime Size 5 label , WD stamping to the inside.

Parachute Regiment Plastic Economy Cap Badge.

Parachute Regiment Plastic Economy Cap Badge.

The body of the badge is in very nice condition, great colour, no bending and sharp detail, but its such a pity that both rear fixing prongs have gone.

WW2 Polish Medal Group.

WW2 Polish Medal Group.

Nice to find a Polish medal group that has just come into me from a family member, its well used and would appear to have been worn on many occasions. So there is plenty of wear to all and a couple of chips to the enamel merit cross. The three Polish medals relate to Polands freedom wars of the 1920's and this individual earned the Polish Independence medal for his service. . As with quite a few Polish soldiers fighting with the British he must have been a good age when going thru Germany.

British Medal, 1880 Kabul To Kandahar Star.

British Medal, 1880 Kabul To Kandahar Star.

Medal is in very nice condition with nice tone to the bronze body, original ribbon again in nice but slightly faded condition.

American M1, Medical, Helmet Liner Shell.

American M1, Medical, Helmet Liner Shell.

Westinghouse produced liner with the fittings dating from around 1943/44. Webbing straps are in perfect condition, neck band is maker marked. The shell at one point had three large Red Crosses painted to the outside , one to the front and two to the sides, these have been painted over with a drab green overcoat. The crosses are very visible as there is a good amount cracking to the paint. Someone at one point tried to remove the overcoat but decided to stop.

WW2 Belgium Miniature Medal Group.

WW2 Belgium Miniature Medal Group.

A very nice mounted group of miniature medals to a well decorated Belgium WW2 veteran. Condition is very good.

Japanese Flag, 42x27 Inches.

Japanese Flag, 42x27 Inches.

Signed meatball thats in very nice condition, silk body has survived without moth damage, the leather tie corners are complete with the strings, the silk is fragile around the leather so i doubt you can fly this in a strong wind off a palm tree!!

Bulgarian Infantry Badge of Honour.

Bulgarian Infantry Badge of Honour.

Other ranks version with good detail and all its finish, top enamel has no damage. The rear has lost its plate but still has its rear fastening washer.

Stalag 18 British POW,Royal Armoured Corps, Captur

Stalag 18 British POW,Royal Armoured Corps, Captur

Interesting little group of items that belonged to a former POW who was captured at Dunkirk and spent time at Stalag 18, Nickelsdorf. Included in this grouping is his pay book thats in very nice condition but as expected from a POW there are not many detailed enteries, also a very nice Christmas menu for room 12 dated 1942, his name is one of many going around the outside of the menu, the back has all his mates names written in pencil. A letter from his local School Comforts Fund in Quakers Yard dated 43 to his mother with a donation of money for her son. His two entitlement medals and a good quantity of photos taken during his time at Stalag18.

WW1 Nurses Hospital Patients Autograph Book.

WW1 Nurses Hospital Patients Autograph Book.

Compiled for a Nurse Jones in Salisbury infirmary Radnor wing and filled with well over a hundred sentiments from recovering soldiers from all over the commonwealth. Some great drawings and paintings and of course some saucy and racist notes, this has to be the best example ive managed to offer. Condition is complete and in very nice condition. May i add that ive uploaded 20 images of the content but thats nowhere near the history you will find amongst these pages.

1916 Comic Book, An Alphabet From The Trenches.

1916 Comic Book, An Alphabet From The Trenches.

Produced by two officers from the 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. All pages are present and the front cover is complete with some damage running across the top spine, other than that its in nice condition.

WW1 Nurses Hospital Patients Autograph Book.

WW1 Nurses Hospital Patients Autograph Book.

Large book,over 70 pages, filled with autographs,sentiments,ditties, drawings and poems done by recovering soldiers for a nurse Dolly Fawcett who worked at Greylingwell hospital. Very interesting piece of WW1 history with research possible on the wounded from diffrent regiments and from diffrent corners of the world. A very interesting capture of a slice of time with the soldiers writtings and sentiments being funny, saucy,poignant and sometimes racist. This example has had some damage over time with the front cover adrift but the inside pages have survived intact and in good condition.

1917 Dated Childs Book, Tanks In Action. Tank Corp

1917 Dated Childs Book, Tanks In Action. Tank Corp

The books condition is used, complete, with the central pages coming adrift from the spine staples, one page has some child scribbles. The sentiment to the inside is quite poignant as the details relate to a tank corps member who was KIA in 1917, the father of the child this book was given to. So the condition of the book is not ''just of the shelf'' but if wanting one you know was given out and loved by a child of the Great War then this might well fit the bill. I have not researched Cpl W.G.Haynes having just picked this up in my local flee market last week.

HMS Glorious KIA Paperwork and Medals. Newport ,So

HMS Glorious KIA Paperwork and Medals. Newport ,So

Small lot that relates to the death of Ordinary Seaman Bernard Rowan who went down with the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious in 1940, sunk during action in the North Sea against the German Battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. The papers include the 1940 dated telegram sent to his mother stating he is missing perhaps a POW, a 1950 dated telegram relating sympathy to his mother on the death of her son, a 1948 dated document on medal entitlment and how to claim, a 1942 document from the Inspector of Naval Wills and Rowans medal slip and two medals i pressume the one missing is the War Medal. During the action quite a few Newport lads lost there lives, British ships apparently had no time to pick up survivors, the authorities presumed that the German navy might well have tried and if so the survivors would be held in a POW camp, by 1950 it was evident they were lost at sea.

Fallschirmjager Reg.13 Document Grouping.

Fallschirmjager Reg.13 Document Grouping.

Nice grouping of documents relating to the service of Gefreiten Helmut Meyer in FJR,13. The three award documents are in nice condition but have been folded, they all relate to action during his time in Normandy as does his paper wound tag. The dog tag is from service in his first unit, nice condition. Button hole enamel glider badge in very clean condition and has clear issue number to the back,32833. The four booklets are in very nice condition, three are NSFK related with two having nice HJ photos of Meyer inside, fourth is his Luftwaffe shooting book. Lastly are two nice photos of Meyer in blouse and wearing his cloth para badge. Two of the award documents are signed by KC holders. I recently bought this groupng from a friend who posted this grouping on Axis History Forum in 2004 with some really interesting information and observations coming from a forum member ''Paddy Keating'' and others, also my friends photos are much better than mine. I would suggest popping in my full title to this listing found above into Google Search to find much more information on this nice grouping.

HJ 1934 Gebietsaufmarsch Teilnehmerausweiss.

HJ 1934 Gebietsaufmarsch Teilnehmerausweiss.

Nice document given out to a member of the HJ for participation in an event held in the Frankfurt area in 1934. to the front is an image of the tinnie he would have had for this event. Condition is very good.

Luftwaffe Film Reel.

Luftwaffe Film Reel.

Large aluminium film reel used by the German airforce, really nice Luftwaffe eagle with droop tail found the the centre.

German POW, Camp 194, Wooden Love Plaque.

German POW, Camp 194, Wooden Love Plaque.

Here's an interesting wooden plaque made by a German POW for his loved one, only damage appears to be the window box missing from under the portrait. Camp 194 was situated in Penkridge, Staffordshire. Just to add there is a faint name written in pencil on the back.

1940 Dated Bronze Hungarian Gothic Dagger Letter O

1940 Dated Bronze Hungarian Gothic Dagger Letter O

Recently found in a German flee market by a freind of mine is this Hungarian letter opener cast as one piece in bronze having the blade ground down to shape. The inside of the box has German writting stating this is a christmas present and dated 1940. I cannot find any info on this intriguing item, perhaps a one off. As seen in the pictures the condition of the dagger and box are very nice.

British Airborne Pegasus Patch.

British Airborne Pegasus Patch.

Glue back example with the Pegasus being in a very light blue/white with the rear having light blue highlights. Condition is very good and uniform removed.

Metal Polish Cap Badge.

Metal Polish Cap Badge.

In very nice condition with a crisp strike with nice detail, rear fixing pins have gone.

Polish Beret/Cap Badge.

Polish Beret/Cap Badge.

Machine woven example in unissued condition.

49th Infantry Division Durham Light Infantry Insig

49th Infantry Division Durham Light Infantry Insig

Small group found in a Cigarette Ration box that belong to a member of the DLI and 49th ID. The pair of 49th patches have been uniform removed and are the early examples with bowed head, also found is a printed DLI title with slip on and cap badge, there is also his ribbon bars as used on his BD during WW2 , three signals patches, a set of yellow stripes and two green with red strip cloth patches.

British First Division Officers slip on Combinatio

British First Division Officers slip on Combinatio

Nice condition shoulder slip ons, condition is very nice but at some point the red titles have been removed. Nice resoration for someone wishing to add to an Italian campaign theme.

HJ/BDM Landjahr Uniform Sleeve Triangle.

HJ/BDM Landjahr Uniform Sleeve Triangle.

In unissued condition with its RZM paper label to the rear.

Heer '' Cut Off '' M43 Cap Insignia.

Heer '' Cut Off '' M43 Cap Insignia.

The set is in very nice condition with two different insignia sewn directly to the remains of the cap, this vet decided that he didnt want the cap so he got his knife out and cut around the insignia , the bit he wanted to keep. Its a gorgeous example of the type of items brought home by British troops.

Early Nickle SS Belt Buckle, O&C.

Early Nickle SS Belt Buckle, O&C.

A good example, produced around 1932/34 in nickle silver, face has some wear but the details are still sharp with clear Gothic skript motto along the bottom of the central cirular design. The rear has its period fastening catch and rear fixing prongs. Manufacture stamp to the front near the bar for the firm Overhoff and Cie of Ludenscheid, ges gesch is the type without capital ''G''.

SS Belt Buckle, RZM 55/43 SS.

SS Belt Buckle, RZM 55/43 SS.

Steel buckle is in nice condition with some silver wash remaining mainly around the centra motif and the rear. The dtail to the front is still quite sharp with no knocks, buckle body has not suffered from rust bleed. The back as mentioned has most of the silver wash remaining, both catch and fastening prongs are period. The markings can be found running under the back prong area and is quite hard to photograph. A good all round example.

 Early Half Size Deutsche Jungvolk Buckle and Drum

Early Half Size Deutsche Jungvolk Buckle and Drum

Super example of a DJ buckle and hanger that were produced during the early years of the organisation, pre 33 perhaps. The buckle i have not seen myself before and its what i would call the American type with rear clutch for fastening to the belt, buckle has no akers marks but is in nice condition with surface scratches only,the original leather belt is still attached to the back but has lost some of its length and is well secured to the rear cluth, i cannot move the clutch and will leave this to the new owner if they wish to free it. Found with the belt and buckle is a half size drum hanger thats again in very nice condition, last picture is to compare a normal drum hanger size next to this example. A very njice early set.

SS Steel Belt Buckle, RODO.

SS Steel Belt Buckle, RODO.

In nice condition with a fair amount of its period green finish to the front and the majority of its finish to the back, Front detail is sharp, no major knocks just a couple of scratches across the eagle. The rear has both fixing pins intact, good fastening catch and clear makers stamp for the firm Rodo.

Droop Tail Aluminium Buckle and Belt Set, 1937, II

Droop Tail Aluminium Buckle and Belt Set, 1937, II

This set has never been messed with or been apart since the end of WW2. The buckle tab and belt are both dated 1937, tab also marked to a flak unit. The aluminium droop tail buckle has seen some use with loss of detail to the eagle only, highest point. Both fixing prongs present as is the dated and maker marked leather tab. The belt again has a matching date and is maker marked but i cannot make out the details, leather is supple but never cleaned. If you like untouched items then this would certainly fit the bill.

German Officers Fire Defence/Feuerwehr Belt, Buckl

German Officers Fire Defence/Feuerwehr Belt, Buckl

Here is a full rig to an officer in the German wartime fire brigade, as seen from the pictures its been untouched for many years. The buckle has a good amount of its period silver finish, both metal belt keepers are in need of a clean, buckle is unmarked. The belt is a good length as is the cross strap, belt is marked to one end. The leather has gone hard but is undamaged and in need of some leather feed to bring it back to supple condition. Again if untouched period items are your thing then this is a good example.

Edelweiss Over Stamped Luftwaffe Belt and Buckle.

Edelweiss Over Stamped Luftwaffe Belt and Buckle.

A very rare postwar over stamped buckle that apparently were used by the Bavarian Police during the early postwar years. Most examples ive seen are WW2 German Army buckles, this example has made use of a late war steel Luftwaffe buckle, the wing tips can clearly be seen pocking out from behind the edelweiss motiff. Buckle retains over 80% of its original wartime paint, its an unmarked example. The leather belt again an original WW2 example and from the condition i would say these two ave never been apart. These buckles do not turn up very often.

RZM Marked Political Leaders Belt & Crossstrap

RZM Marked Political Leaders Belt & Crossstrap

Brown leather double open claw political leaders belt, RZM and maker coded, also marked ''Kenstuck'' for high grade leather. Gold washed buckle and crossstrap fittings, crossstrap clips are ''A'' marked for the Assmann firm. I belive this is an example of the 1939 pattern. Condition is V.Good +. THIS ITEM HAS BEEN REDUCED IN PRICE, IT WAS £200.

NSDAP Membership Badge, Ges Gesch. Small Size.

NSDAP Membership Badge, Ges Gesch. Small Size.

Know by some as a ''Lilliput'' sized example this badge is in very nice condition with clear Ges Gesch mark and period working pin to the rear. Last picture shows a comparison against a normal sized badge.

1933 Sportfest Borghorst Tinnie.

1933 Sportfest Borghorst Tinnie.

In very nice condition with 99% of its original finish intact, rear has its period fixing pin intact.

Hitler Youth 1938 Aufmarsch, Hein Godenwind Tinnie

Hitler Youth 1938 Aufmarsch, Hein Godenwind Tinnie

In very nice condition with a very nice amount of its finish intact, rear has a good period fixing pin.

Early DLV Plastic Tinnie.

Early DLV Plastic Tinnie.

Well its just a super little badge and one ive not seen before, condition is very nice, rear has its period fixing pin, and a badge ive enjoyed for many years.

Hitler Youth, DJH Opfertag Tinnie with Makers Pape

Hitler Youth, DJH Opfertag Tinnie with Makers Pape

Very nice DJH event badge with nearly 100% of its period finish and nice period rear pin, this example has a very nice makers label with the name of the maker from Munich.

1937 Kriestag Koln Event Badge/Tinnie.

1937 Kriestag Koln Event Badge/Tinnie.

In very nice condition, id say all its gold finish intact, some verdigris to the bottom right, sharp detail to the design, rear has a good period pin.

1934 Gau Jugend Treffen, Wolfsberg, Austria.

1934 Gau Jugend Treffen, Wolfsberg, Austria.

A nice early Austrian tinnie for an event held by the militarised section of the Austrian youth, condition is very good with a good amount of original finish intact. The rear has a good working pin. These events were held yearly in the Wolfsberg area.

Early NSDAP Membership Badge, Ges Gesch Marked.

Early NSDAP Membership Badge, Ges Gesch Marked.

In very nice condition with very nice enamel work to the front, the rear has a good strong working pin and a clear early Ges Gesch mark to the pin keeper.

Baltic Cross Medal and Document Grouping.

Baltic Cross Medal and Document Grouping.

Nice document grouping to a former WW1 veteran including his Iron Cross, Hindenburg cross and Baltic Cross award certificates, all are in used but complete condition having been folded etc. His Military pass book has all is service details, its complete but does have some loose pages. The three pink documents seem to relate to May 1945, perhaps Russian occupation. The last document dated 1919 and i belive is related to his Baltic cross service. The two piece cross is in nice condition with two small domed rivets underneath the fixing pin,one near the catch the other just by the hinge. The catch has been bent over the pin and i have not tried to open.

Dr Fritz Todt Award.

Dr Fritz Todt Award.

In very nice condition with all its finish intact with just minimal wear to the high points of the eagle. The rear has a heavy fixing pin and catch and the finish to the back has numerous horizontal lines as found on original examples, i've hopefully captured this in one of the photos. The letters are factory burnished but i had a problem trying to capture this in a photo. A super example.

Mini Mothers Cross, Silver. L/21.

Mini Mothers Cross, Silver. L/21.

In super condition with no issues, period ribbon bow intact with fixing pin. Clear L/21 makers code to the bottom arm.

WW1 ''Hindenburg'' Honour Cross and Cellophane Pac

WW1 ''Hindenburg'' Honour Cross and Cellophane Pac

Still held in its blue issued cellophane packet the cross and ribbon are in unissued condition. Packet has a couple of small tears, cross is maker marked to the firm Glaser & Sohne of Dresden.

Mint Iron Cross Second Class, W&L.

Mint Iron Cross Second Class, W&L.

I was lucky to purchase two of these what i would call close to mint examples, this one being the best of the two. Just cant fault it and from what im told its produced by the firm W&L.

Hessen Military Medical Cross and Photo in Wear.

Hessen Military Medical Cross and Photo in Wear.

The medal is in very fine condition with nice finish, ribbon has a retaining pin to the top. The photo, which came with the medal, is not the recipient but nice to find a period picture with the medal in wear.

Luftwaffe GAB , Hammer and Sohn.

Luftwaffe GAB , Hammer and Sohn.

A very nice unmarked Ground Assault Badge attributed to the firm Hammer and Sohn. Badge has the majority of its factory finish and original rear hardwear.

Relic SA Dagger.

Relic SA Dagger.

Super SA relic dagger thats had a hard time to say the least, its even been denazified after being found. The blade still shows a clear SA motto but i cannot find the maker. Cross guard is stamped for Saxony.

Luftwaffe Gravity Knife.

Luftwaffe Gravity Knife.

Good wooden slab grips with some bruising and plenty of patin but no chips or cracks, owners initials scratched onto one side. Metal ring in sound condition as is the front spring catch which is in working order and nicely marked with numbers. Side spike has a clear Luftwaffe mark and is tight to the body. The blade has clear SMF makers marks but as seen from the pictures the blade has lost a good length and been reground, when done who can say, post war i would guess but we will never know as the blade would still be useful in the field. Damb pity but there you have it, good display item or nice restoration project.

Victorian Yeomanry ''Torin'' Field Service Cap.

Victorian Yeomanry ''Torin'' Field Service Cap.

An early pattern,1890's, field service cap to the Yeomanry, condition is well used with the body material having good nap with only a couple of nips, bullion pipping complete with no holes, bullion cap badge again in good condition. Inside liner has been well used but complete. Interestingly it would appear that the cap was worn backwards with the cloth edging towards the back were it should be along the brow, for some reason the badge was sewn on the wrong side. This is a period mistake looking at the damage to the area were the cap was worn and taken of the front of the head.

Royal Navy Square Point Clasp Knife. Harrison Brot

Royal Navy Square Point Clasp Knife. Harrison Brot

Nice early clasp knife as issued to the Royal Navy. Condition is very good with clear makers mark to the bottom of the blade. UK SALES AND OVER 18's ONLY.

Unwin Rodgers Knife Pistol.

Unwin Rodgers Knife Pistol.

This is sold to be used as spares or for restoration, its had a hard life. The barrel is complete, in good order and has clear stamps, rear percussion nipple attatched, hammer is missing. One slab grip plate is complete with no damage, the other has a small piece missing from the end were the tools were held. Trigger is complete as is the trigger spring. Rear percussion cap door still opens and closes. The main blade is complete and has staining only, never been sharpened, faint stamps to one side,spring gone.The smaller blade has lost its tip but has clear Rodgers markings.

Gold Iraq Gulf War Combat Helmet and Divisional Si

Gold Iraq Gulf War Combat Helmet and Divisional Si

Ive had a number of these over the years but ive never seen a gold painted example and one with what looks like a divisional sign to the front. The condition is complete but well used and there is a burn mark to one side.

French Officers M26 Combat Helmet.

French Officers M26 Combat Helmet.

In very nice clean condition with id say over 99% of its original finish intact, just the slightest of rust bleed to certain areas, shell is free from any knocks. Front infantry badge has been drilled to add the two stars for i belive a unit Brigadier. The inside has a nice clean supple liner that is dated 58. The leather officers braided chinstrap again in nice supple condition.

Control Commision Germany Officers Visor Cap.

Control Commision Germany Officers Visor Cap.

In very nice condition with only two moth nips to the top of the material on one side of the cap under the piping. The CCG badge is a very nice example with nice patina, side buttons are bronze versions. The cap is made by Moss Bros , the inside has had use and the leather sweat band has come adrift, around 3 inches in length, this cannot be seen when unless pulled.

Experimental/Trails Pattern Bundeswehr Paratrooper

Experimental/Trails Pattern Bundeswehr Paratrooper

An example of one of the short run of BW para helmets tested during the 1950's. As with quite a few of these the condition would appear to be lightly used with nearly 100% of its light blue/grey finish intact. The inside leather is supple bit has a tear to the back, no markings . Chinstrap bolts are all present and tight but im afraid to say that the leather chinstrap has had its fastening popper removed, cut off and the buckle end has been repaired. Damb pity about the damage but this still have quite a scarse helmet to find.

Webley Black Leather Pistol Rig, RUC Issue?

Webley Black Leather Pistol Rig, RUC Issue?

Nice leather rig which includes the leather snake buckle belt, open top pistol holster and ammo pouch. The holster and pouch appear to be close to the early 14 pattern but has some diffrences, what i find interesting are the date stamps to both holster, pouch and belt, they are dated from the 1950's and made by the same London firm. All components are in very nice supple condition. Im pressuming this would have been issued to a Police unit and would make a nice display item for an ''Irish troubles'' display or collection.

RAF Helicopter Flying Helmet and Carry Bag.

RAF Helicopter Flying Helmet and Carry Bag.

Recent purchase from an ex RAF helicopter crewman is this very nice pilots helmet, condition is very good indeed with no damage, cracks etc. Both shields are also very clean. Only the slightest sprinkle of dust too certain areas. This example comes with its original carry bag. I cannot find any designation label to the inside but i have not gone routing for it.

East German DDR M56, Second Model, Steel Liner Fra

East German DDR M56, Second Model, Steel Liner Fra

Perhaps in unissed condition, but lets say its not been on someones ''bonce'' for long. The outer factory finish is nearly 100% complete but with a couple of scratches from storage, rough finish intact, The pins are tight. The liner has that blond colour with just a tiny discolouring around the front edge, the leather chinstrap is supple and complete. Very nice unissued liner string tied to one of the liner tounges. This is what i call the second pattern as it has the ''Y'' type chinstraps but the WW2 pattern liner with steel band before plastic fiitings came into use.The helmet shell is tamped a size II and has a date stamp 63. So its nice to find a second pattern and one in such nice condition.

Russian SVT-40 Bayonet.

Russian SVT-40 Bayonet.

In nice condition with clear markings to the blued blade, no pitting the metal handle parts and top press button in working order. The cross guard is numberd having the same number stamped to each wooded grip, one knock to the wood. Metal scabbard with nice blueing and without damage. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!

1942 Dated ''Fort Capuzzo'' Souvenir Italian Water

1942 Dated ''Fort Capuzzo'' Souvenir Italian Water

This Italian cup, going by the date and the word ''Fort'' would suggest that its a British souvenir of the final battle that captured the fort during the second battle of El Alamein in 1942. The details are stamped to the underside. The initials ''BA'' are chiseled to one side, perhaps the original Italian owner. Its a nice African souvenir.

German Army, 5th Company ,Inf-Regiment-29, Bone So

German Army, 5th Company ,Inf-Regiment-29, Bone So

Made from the shoulder bone of a cow this souvenir was given to a member of Infantry Regiment 29 and signed by his fellow comrades. Someone scratched to the last two numbers from the date on the back, i pressume trying to fool someone into beliving this dates from WW2 but i belive it was given in the 1950's. Wax seal has an Imperial style eagle impressed front and back.

Federal Republic of Germany Order of Merit, comman

Federal Republic of Germany Order of Merit, comman

Both orders are in great condition with no damage to the enamel or knocks to the metal work, ribbon is complete and has both fastening buckles to the back, the star order has a Silver 800 mark to the rear under the catch. The boxes are in good condition, complete with only the minimal of wear, both have the makers stamp to the rear for the firm Steinhauer and Luck. Nice examples of the highest awards bestowed by the Federal Goverment.

Prussian Imperial Marksmanship Lanyard.

Prussian Imperial Marksmanship Lanyard.

Second grade shooting lanyard thats in very nice condition with no damage to the braid,hanging loop and acorn.Only slight wear to the red cloth on the back of the braided disk.

Imperial German Low Cut Leather Marching Boots.

Imperial German Low Cut Leather Marching Boots.

Considering the age of these boots, 100 years, then they have survived in very good condition with supple leather and with only a couple of field repairs near the ankles. The leather soles are inj nice condition with the heels being repaired at one time with thick rubber type material and four interesting cleats. The size is a guess as they measure around 12 inches from front to back along the sole and id say 4 inches across. A nice set to finish off a German unifrom.

Prussian Belt and Buckle, Named and Regimental Mar

Prussian Belt and Buckle, Named and Regimental Mar

This is in very nice condition and has not been messed with over the years. The buckle is in super condition, in my opinion i doubt if its been polished in nearly 100 years. The belt i would class as his parade or walking out example, its again in untouched condition, sized to the front in pen. The owners paper name tag can be found to the inside which has suffered from the buckles fixing prongs rubbing against it, the name has gone but the mark for the 11th company, Regiment 93 is clear enough.

Prussian WW1 Belt and Buckle, ''Hate'' Belt, RFC I

Prussian WW1 Belt and Buckle, ''Hate'' Belt, RFC I

Very nice British souvenir, sometimes referred too as a hate belt. The late war steel buckle has nice finish remaining retaining part of its marked leather tab, the belt is supple having lost its buckle retaining strap, buckle prongs have been pushed through the belt body. To the belt has been added a number of badges, one has been lost. The RFC reference in the title is due to the addition of the cap badge, two buttons and the very scarce RFC shoulder title to the belt. Also to note is the Isle of Man Police button added.

Imperial German Veterans Regimental Decorated Chin

Imperial German Veterans Regimental Decorated Chin

In very nice condition with no damage and clear decoration around the body of the pipe, it has the veterans name to the bottom and is dated 1910. The top of the bowl has a very nice metal Pickelhaube which flips over when lighting the pipe.

LDV Circular Distributors Side Bag, RAF 1925 Patte

LDV Circular Distributors Side Bag, RAF 1925 Patte

A 1925 pattern rucksack bottom thats been used by a messenger attached to an early LDV unit. Condition is complete and in used condition, various markings including the RAF number and wording ''back'', carry strap machine sewn to the sides. Interesting use of old pattern equipment.

1941 Cheltenham Warship Week Celluloid Badge.

1941 Cheltenham Warship Week Celluloid Badge.

Fundraising badge thats in very nice condition, Fattorini makers details around the rim.

1941 Dated Presentation Silver Cigarette Case. Lan

1941 Dated Presentation Silver Cigarette Case. Lan

Very nice presentation silver case given to a B.Perry in 1941 by the Edward Curran factory for his service in displosing of a Land Mine dropped on the factory in the bombing raids on that took place on Cardiff from Febuary up till May 41.

British 1903 Pattern Bayonet in Naval Frog.

British 1903 Pattern Bayonet in Naval Frog.

Condition is very good with the wood slab grips having only the slightest briusing and knocks, no chips. The pommel and cross guard have a nice amount of original bluing, some slight pitting to one side of the pommel near the top only, fixing button works freely. The blade again in very nice condition with no pitting and a good amount of its factory finish, numerous markings including the Wilkinson makers mark. Letter ''J'' stamped along one side of the metal running behind the grips. The top of the pommel is stamped EDF for the firm Enfield who during the years 1903 to 07 had a contract to convert the 1888 pattern over to the 1903, apparently this was done to just over 66,000 bayonets. The leather scabbard is supple and is dated 04, all stitching tight with the naval type frog again in supple condition, does have the remains of a three digit number stamped to one side. A very nice and rare example. p.s. May i thank Dane for the above info on these converstions. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.

No4,MK1,Cruciform Bayonet.

No4,MK1,Cruciform Bayonet.

In very nice condition with nearly all its factory finish intact, clear markings to the bayonet and a scabbard thats numbered and broad arrow marked. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's, INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS PLEASE BE ADVICED DUE TO THERE OWN CUSTOMS REGULATIONS THIS ITEM WILL BE SENT OUT AT THE PURCHASERS OWN RISK ONLY, PAYMENT BY PAYPAL FRIENDS OR BANK TRANSFER ONLY. ALL TRACKING INFO WILL BE FORWARDED.

Third Pattern, B2, Commando Dagger.

Third Pattern, B2, Commando Dagger.

In nice condition with its period scabbard. The grip has a number 4 to the top near the pommel. Scabbard has lost its top elastic and there is loose stitching to the top area were the pommel sits. For some reason this example has been painted black all over except the blade point area, appears this lack of paint is were the dagger was pushed into something to hold it when the paint was added. Why someone would paint the dagger black is anyones guess but it has been suggested to me that this might have been done at unit level. NOT FOR SALE TO UNDER 18's , OVERSEAS CLIENTS WITH THERE OWN CUSTOMS REGULATIONS PURCHASE AT THERE OWN RISK, PAYPAL FRIENDS AND BANK TRANSFER WILL BE THE ONLY METHOD OF PAYMENT, FULL TRACKING DETAILS WILL BE FORWARDED WHEN ITEM POSTED.

Leather Bayonet Frog, British, 1914 Pattern, 1916

Leather Bayonet Frog, British, 1914 Pattern, 1916

In very nice supple condition with helve carrier strap and clear 1916 date to the rear.

British Middle East Commando Knuckle Dagger.

British Middle East Commando Knuckle Dagger.

An original example thats in very good condition, no cracks to the brass knuckle bow and minimal knocking to the body, the blade is full length with no pitting but has stained from age. This one is the rarer version with a stamp to the handle being a broad arrow with the letters ''M'' and ''E'' either side. Sorry but this one didnt come with a leather scabbard.

Robbins Dudley Push Dagger.

Robbins Dudley Push Dagger.

Neat example of the famous Robbins Push Dagger as used in the trenches of WW1. This is a well used example with plenty of patina. The aluminium handle has no chips or ''dinks'' and the bottom has the Robbins name stamped into it. The steel guard is complet without damage. The blade has some staining and at some point has been reground, this is not new as there is patina to the front blade area. This is not suprising considering the use of such a weapon. Anyway this period used example is priced accordingly and much cheaper than those found on the open market.

Third Pattern Commando Dagger.

Third Pattern Commando Dagger.

This is an untouched example with its original scabbard. The bronze handle still has a good amount of period finish, its marked with a number 3 to the pommel area, top nut has never been tampered with. The blade is a hand forged example and retains most of its dark finish, it has its original tip and has not been sharpened. The leather scabbard is supple and has lost its ''wings'', the top securing elastic has broken but whats nice is the hole to the top leather area for what looks like securing with a button, perhaps for the trouser leg. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.

SOE Lock Knife.

SOE Lock Knife.

This example is the type produced without the tyre slasher at the back, its in used condition with a well used blade and a crack at the rear of the slab grips, this crack has not gone completely thru and is well attatched. Makers marks to the blade cannot be made out.

RAF ''G'' Type Flying Helmet Inner and ''H'' Type

RAF ''G'' Type Flying Helmet Inner and ''H'' Type

Both mask and helmet are in very good condition, both are clean and not had much use, helmet has its loom with jack present, mask is dated 65 hand has not ''brittled'' over time.

Named British WW1 PH Helmet Carry Pouch.

Named British WW1 PH Helmet Carry Pouch.

In very good conition with the only damage being a half inch split to the material to one corner, both brass front buttons are maker marked to the button company. I belive its the first pattern without internal pocket. Named to a member of the RAMC .

British WW2 Economy Pattern Rifle Sling.

British WW2 Economy Pattern Rifle Sling.

As found still wrapped and fastened by its period string, condition is very good.

1940 Dated British Army Torch.

1940 Dated British Army Torch.

In very nice condition with around 85% of its period factory finish intact, front glass dome is undamaged and the end has clear makers mark and 1940 stamp. Inside appears clean and complete.

WW1 British Private Purchase Periscope, The Lifegu

WW1 British Private Purchase Periscope, The Lifegu

With all private purchase items you just dont know whats going to turn up next. This periscope is called the Lifeguard and has survived in very nice condition with nearly all its black finish to both end caps and both mirrors without damage, concertina body works smoothly. The carry case again in very nice condition. Of interest is that the material and clouser snaps on the carry case match the private purchase water bottle ive listed, item number 55049!

Cloth German Army Tropical Breast Eagle.

Cloth German Army Tropical Breast Eagle.

Uniform removed example thats in nice condition, one small tear just under the wing on the left side, some original thread remaining.

Kriegsmarine Cap Eagle and Roundal.

Kriegsmarine Cap Eagle and Roundal.

As used on the naval ratings ''Donald Duck'' cap, this is a very nice example with nearly all the gold finish to the eagle. black and res finish to the roundal is also in very nice condition, original fixing pin to the rear, item has slight toneing from age .

Waffen SS Overseas/ M43 Cap Insignia.

Waffen SS Overseas/ M43 Cap Insignia.

Both appear to have been removed from the same cap, the machine woven insignia on its rayon backing have survived in very nice condition, the back fold to the material would be expected from a set that has been used. They both appear to have been pasted into an album at one point. These were brought to me by the son of the British veteran who brought them back, he had numerous bits of German insignia which he wanted to mount in a frame with his fathers medals and photos but didnt want a set of SS cloth in the frame.

Mint Un-Issued RZM Tagged Hitler Youth Leaders Lan

Mint Un-Issued RZM Tagged Hitler Youth Leaders Lan

Mint, Un-issiued and a super paper RZM label attatched. Im sure this is cannot be upgraded.

NSBO Cap Badge

NSBO Cap Badge

Good condition early nazi NSBO cap badge, one fixing pin missing from the back.

WW2 RAF C Type Flying Helmet, 1st Pattern.

WW2 RAF C Type Flying Helmet, 1st Pattern.

This C type leather helmet is the first pattern with Bennet Buckle, condition is very good with no damage or snags to the leather body, all four leather goggle straps are complete and all press snaps are in working condition. The beenet buckle has nearly all its leather finish and the clouser strap is in very nice and strong condition, just underneath the Bennet buckle is a slight hole to the leather.Both reciver cups are supple and strong with no issues. The inside is again in very nice condition but has seen service, named to the inside.

 WW2 British Female Side Cap, American Ambulance G

WW2 British Female Side Cap, American Ambulance G

A very rare find is this very nice condition female side cap to a member of the AAGB, this organisation was put together by American civilians who were resident in the UK, there donations provided a number of ambulances for use on the Homefront. The staff were usually ''Fanny'' and ATS recruits.The cap is in very nice condition, body and red edging has no damage, the inside lining is again in very nice condition. The front has one ''football'' type button, one is missing.The bronze cap badge is sewn down to the cap itself, this is period done as seen by the cotton used, reason for this is that one fixing prong has gone. There were only around 400 members of this unit so this example could be classed as a very scarce survivor.

British Wardens Helmet, No14 W 4A.

British Wardens Helmet, No14 W 4A.

A very nice variant of the WW2 British Wardens helmet. Black outer paint is well over 90% complete with just a small rust bleed coming thru on the front left hand side of the large ''W'' on the front. The inside is as found, the first pattern liner is in complete condition with storage issues, i belive this will clean up, liner is quite supple and not over brittle. Chinstrap again complete but dirty. Liner and helmet are both dated 1939, never been apart. I picked this one up this morning only giving the outer a slight wipe with a damp cloth.

British Para Beret and  Indian Made Sorbo Training

British Para Beret and Indian Made Sorbo Training

These two items recently came into my shop from the estate of local veteran who recently passed away, they were both found in his garage. The beret has seen better days, the nap to the body has worn down from use and it has some holes, the front badge is a collar example but this has been on the beret for many years, nap of the material is much stronger behind the badge and lots of verdigris can be found under the retaining prongs at the back of the badge. The inside liner has lost its makers stamp but the Z prefix above the broad arrow dates this to 1945, inside is in used condition but complete. The Sorbo training helmet is an Indian made example as seen by the hand stiched grommets and the ''I'' prefix under the broad arrow stamping to the centre. Its in very nice condition, one repair to a side skirt near the fastening strap. This one has a very clear name to the inside skirt. Even with the beret in very used condition, its original and being found with the Indian made sorbo helmet, will be a great display item. As for the sorbo helmet, these Indian made examples rarely turn up for sale and a search of the inernet will show photos of these helmets actually been used to drop paras into action in Burma. Of course these have never been in a collection before.

British MKII Police Helmet, 1939 Dated. Super Cond

British MKII Police Helmet, 1939 Dated. Super Cond

I cannot over state the condition on this example. The paint work rates at nearly 100% , inside and out, just a couple of scratches to the outside and to the rim. The Police markings to the front are the stencilled type and has survived again in nearly 100%.There is some sort of staining to the crown area, allmost like the markings found on British helmets that have been stacked over the years, i have not tried to remove this. The inside of the helmet is maker marked and dated 1939. The second pattern liner is maker marked and dated 1939, the condition of the liner is the best ive seen just some minor cracking to the material. The chinstrap is in perfect condition. This helmet was brought into my shop this morning, its never been in any collection.

British MKII Army Helmet and Netting. 1940.

British MKII Army Helmet and Netting. 1940.

Sound example of a MKII British army helmet with its original period net. The helmet has over 80% of its original matt green finish, the crown area has some rust bleed poking thru, the net is in very good order with jus two small holes. The inside has good paint finish and rust bleed . The shell is maker marked and dated 1940. The inside MK2 liner is still supple with no damage, its maker marked and dated 1939, the helmet and liner have never been apart. Chinstrap is complete and in very nice condition. Nice to find one of these thats been kept together and having a nice early date.

British Ranked White Police Officers Steel Helmet.

British Ranked White Police Officers Steel Helmet.

Condition is very nice with most of its original white finish to the outside shell, the Police title has survived with only the usual crazing and toneing from age, the pip has a couple of knocks. The top screw is original to the helmet and tight. The inside shell has over 50% of its original police blue finish, the liner is complete and supple if not some what dirty from being found in a Garden shed, i have not tried to clean any of it, i will leave this to the new owner if they wish, this means that i cannot see a size, date or maker to the liner but its the first patter with donut top pad indicating an early war item, again no date to be found on the shell. The chinstrap is strong and supple, owners initials found on one side.

SS 4 Year Long Service Medal.

SS 4 Year Long Service Medal.

Die struck with nearly all its black finish intact, tear drop hanging loop is the period original but its been bent out of shape. Details to the front and back are sharp. No ribbon.

Minty Iron Cross Second Class, W&L.

Minty Iron Cross Second Class, W&L.

Pretty close to being a minty unissed example with nearly all its frosting to the beaded inner frame and top ring, iron centre has 100% of its factory finish, nice length of period ribbon. I belive its a W&L made example.

Imperial German Medal Bar, Order of Zahringen.

Imperial German Medal Bar, Order of Zahringen.

Found in what appears to be its original cardboard box is this nice four place bar which includes the second class order of the Lion of Zahringen. The iron cross is in very nice condition with nice finish to its iron centre , ring is stamped with a letter ''K''. The order has no chips or damage to the green glass arms or central enamel motiffs, nice finish to the swords and back design. Baden meirt medal again in very nice condition, the last ribbon is missing its veterans WW1 service medal, easy to replace. The back of the bar has its full felt backing and period fixing bar. Nice example.

Imperial Iron Cross First Class, 900 and Maker Mar

Imperial Iron Cross First Class, 900 and Maker Mar

Very nice example with 97% of its original balck factory finish to the central core , slight rust bleed to the crown only. The silver frame has crisp beading and the two piece frame is tight with no splits, its convex. The rear has its original hardware and has some patina , just above the bottom catch there is a clear crisp 900 and Meybauer makers stamp.

1939 Bar To The Iron Cross 2nd Class. Prinzen.

1939 Bar To The Iron Cross 2nd Class. Prinzen.

In very nice condition with its burnish highlights to the factory finish, details are crisp, both fixing prongs present. Comes with a length of ribbon that someone has added.

Rare WW1 5th Glamorgan V.T. Corps Arm Band.

Rare WW1 5th Glamorgan V.T. Corps Arm Band.

The band has a red wool outer thats in very good condition, a few of moth nips with a good sized chunck out near the fastening strap, well its wool and over 100 years old, what moth wouldnt want a good chomp. The black frontal letters are machine stitched thru the red wool and into the hessian type backing, buckle is in sound condition. The inside has clear black stampings to the 5th battalion, regimental number 25. There is an added bonus here with the owner having added his name and address to the inside, he was from the Cardiff area.

4th Indian Division Baluch Rifles Officers Service

4th Indian Division Baluch Rifles Officers Service

This example appears to be Indian made with the usual hand sewn button holes etc, insid ehas a tailors label. Its badged up for thr 4th Indian Division and has a nice pair of black Baluch titles, officers pips are on top of red material, tunic has black rifle buttons and a silver buckle as expected. The only issue i can see is some slight moth to a bottom corner. A very nice tunic to a vet who served in Africa and then went up the boot of Italy.

WW2 RAF Flight Sergeant Tunic, Bomb Aimer.

WW2 RAF Flight Sergeant Tunic, Bomb Aimer.

Very nice condition tunic badged up to a flight seargeant who served as a bomb aimer. One very small moth nip to the lower skirt only. The stripes and printed albatross are machine sewn, the BA wings are hand sewn. The inside lining is again in nice condition, it has the wound dressing pocket to the left side, the label is dirty and has the owners name and number going over the top details, the date looks to be 1940 or 42, anyway its a nice badged wartime example and its not a bad size, No12.

1914 Dated Leather Bayonet Frog.

1914 Dated Leather Bayonet Frog.

Model appears to be a brown version of the 1882 pattern, condition is very good with the cross strap being complete and supple. The back at the bottom has the makers stamp and clear 1914 date.

Panzer Officers Shoulder Boards.

Panzer Officers Shoulder Boards.

A nice used set of sew in shoulder boards in pink for a panzer officer. The boards have had there pips removed. Nice pair of ''P'' letter to each board.

1901 Dated British Knee Length Leather Leggings.

1901 Dated British Knee Length Leather Leggings.

Well ive never come across a set of these before and the early date makes them quite interesting. They measure around 23 inches from top to bottom and would be used i pressume to protect the legs from rough ground, vegitation or on horseback. The condition is very good considering the age, leather is supple with just a couple of tiny holes to the outside, the inside has a sort of wool lining that has suffered some moth damage, a few of the side fastening metal hooks are missing as is one bottom fastening buckle. Both have clear black stamp markings to the inside including clear WD markings. As expected from the age these are very small at the bottom were they wrap around the boot.

Boer War Presentation Clasp Knife. Imperial Yeoman

Boer War Presentation Clasp Knife. Imperial Yeoman

Well i do like my pocket knives and this must be one of the best ive been able to offer in some time and thats without the dedicated info running along the body. The knife is made by Joseph Haywood, all blades and tools on the knife are so marked with the extra trademark of a kettle. All blades and tools are present and all are tightly ''sprung'', minimal staining from age. Too the side of the metal grip is the name of a soldier, ERNEST.J.HORWOOD, of the 58th company of the Imperial Yeomanry, a quick search brings up Horwood as having served in Africa during the Boer war from 1900 till 1901. Why he was presented with the knife is anyones guess but from the condition he certainly didnt use it a lot. Perhaps more research is possible. RESERVED FOR DAVE!

Victorian Miltary Square Point Clasp Knife.

Victorian Miltary Square Point Clasp Knife.

I was lucky enough to find this scarce example of the square point folding knife as described in Ron Flook's book on British military knives, pages 125 to 127. He quotes that these were issued to both army and naval personnel. This knife has had a hard life but considering its age its still a nice example. The stag scale handle is in very nice undamaged condition, the blade has seen a lot of service use and has been sharpened, the makers details are faint but i can make out the name for the firm Thomas Turner. It has lost it copper staple.

British Waistbelt with Sword Carriages, Staff Serg

British Waistbelt with Sword Carriages, Staff Serg

I belive its of the 1890 pattern in heavy brown leather, the condition is very good with supple leather, both sword straps are present and the front buckle has sharp detail.

1919/20 Officers Riding School Badge, Poland.

1919/20 Officers Riding School Badge, Poland.

In very nice condition , plenty of patina and the only damage is a sligh chip above the letter ''M'', rear has no makers mark and im afraid its missing its fastening disk.

Large Personal Cleaning Kit.

Large Personal Cleaning Kit.

Just love this sort of personal kit. Its in very nice condition with all buttons present and no damage to the maretial. The bottom compartments hold two shoe brushes, one is dated 1941. The large top compartment holds a full tin of of leather treatment and two tablets of leather wax/waterproofer. The side pocket has some twine and two different field grey cottons. I would usually class this sort of quirky item as WW1 produced, type sent to the front lines by friends and family but with one brush being dated 41 then ive placed it here in the WW2 section. Anyway folks its an interesting item.

WW2 German Luftwaffe Sword, Paul Weyersberg. Veter

WW2 German Luftwaffe Sword, Paul Weyersberg. Veter

The leather to the handle has some minor scuffing but the wire is complete, metal nickle fittings are stained from patina but have no damage. The blade has a nice clear makers stamp and a luftwaffe acceptance stamp, blade is quite clean and bright, just two very small nicks to the edge and a slight kink near the tip, tip is original to the blade.There is a letter mark to the underside of the cross guard. The scabbard has lost its leather cover but has no knocks, the leather hanger is complete but one end has come adrift from loose stitching. Having been stored in an attic till this last month the sword has survived in good original condition, the gent who brough this in to the shop told me it belonged to his father who was a dispatch rider for the RAF during WW2, he remembered playing with it as a child and has decided it was time to sell it on.

6 Piece Imperial Medal Bar, NSDAP Long Service.

6 Piece Imperial Medal Bar, NSDAP Long Service.

In very clean condition with minimal sun fade to the front ribbons, all medals are very clean with full finish. The rear again in clean condition, ribbons have no fade and the only damage are a couple of moth nips to the grey felt backing. The medals include the NSDAP long service, Austrian service, Rumanian medal and a scarce 1938 Mussolini Berlin visit commemorative medal.

Feuerschutzpolizei Officers Uniform Grouping and I

Feuerschutzpolizei Officers Uniform Grouping and I

A really nice set that was recently found in a house clearence in Germany. I was lucky enough to purchase the cap, tunic, belt and the owners ID card with a very clear picture of him wearing this exact uniform. The jacket i would date to the early 30's from the cut with 3 neck hooks to the collar, no insignia was worn on the arm from what i can see. The uniform material is without moth holes and has survived in super condition, perhaps his ''walking out'' set. The clear makers label to the inside is the very same found in the cap, now thats a nice touch! The cap is again in super condition with a nice variant chinstrap with buckle and clouser holes, and yes its the same cap as seen in the picture. The first pattern cap badge has been sewn on to the cap, i could have removed and added a replacement with pins but i belive this was period done, well thats my honest opinion. The cap as mentioned has the same makers label as the uniform. The belt is in unissued condition with supple leather and the two part steel buckle again in the same condition , it was also found with the group, its not an officers example as seen in the picture , perhaps an earlier belt of his. Lastly is his ID book with clear photo of the owner in this uniform, its dated 1934. I was not lucky enought to purchase his WW1 ID book and dog tags but he was awarded the iron cross second class and black wound badge. Great to find a uniform grouping with an ID.

German Bundeswehr BGS,GSG-9 Para Helmet.

German Bundeswehr BGS,GSG-9 Para Helmet.

In very clean, id say close to unissued condition with the only lose of finish to the outside being on the liner pins and along the bottom rim. Inside liner again in very clean condition as is the chinstrap, size markings indicates a size 62. A very nice example.

South African SAS Cloth Wings. 1960's.

South African SAS Cloth Wings. 1960's.

In very nice condition, appears to have been uniform removed.

British Home Front Helmet, A.R.T.

British Home Front Helmet, A.R.T.

A very nice MK2 steel helmet with early brown finish inside and out with a first pattern liner. Shell has a clear maker and date stamp for 1939 , liner is also dated 1939. The front has nice clear hand painted letters to the front, A.R.T. The shell has one blister to the top and it would appear to have had numerous helmets stacked on it during its time. Chinstrap is a clean example. The owners name is written to the inside of the shell.

RAF, RCAF, MKIII Flying Goggles, 1940 Dated.

RAF, RCAF, MKIII Flying Goggles, 1940 Dated.

These goggles are in very nice condition with supple leather and undamaged fur around the inner frame, the frames have nearly all the blue factory finish and the lenses are very clear with minimal scatches. The head straps are again in very nice condition with good elastic and are clearly marked 1940. The only down side to these Battle of Britain period pair of goggles is the lose of one of the stoppers to the front and the internal front peg holding the two side together has lost its top screw, so the peg is loose, other than that they are a great example.

Royal Naval 1919 Pattern Webbed Pack.

Royal Naval 1919 Pattern Webbed Pack.

In good but used condition, all straps complete with the only issue being the front mess tin stap coming adrift at one point, all buckles present a number being number coded . The inside is dated 1923 and has a naval broad arrow mark as well. Scarce bit of kit.

WW1 Trench Club.

WW1 Trench Club.

In very nice condition with the wooden shaft being in solid condition with the only damage being to one side of the front section. The iron nails have been bent over and only a couple are missing, the front has been weighted with having moulten lead poured into the top.Faint traces of mud can be found over the front area. If you wanted an example that looks as if its done its job then this would be it.

8TH Army Metal Sign.

8TH Army Metal Sign.

Metal sign with painted 8th army formation sign and the letters A.D.M.S. underneath. Found recently amongst a grouping of items belonging to a medical officer who fought through North Africa. Around the A3 size.

German Helmeted Soldier Bust, Dedicated Panel, 193

German Helmeted Soldier Bust, Dedicated Panel, 193

In very nice condition with the only issue being some scratches to the throat area, finish id put at 99% complete. The marbel plinth has no chips or cracks but has a couple of small knocks to the surface. The front dedicated plaque has clear detail. Bust with plinth stands just under 9 inches in height.

1935 DRL Gau-Turnfest Winners Oak Leaf Wreath/Garl

1935 DRL Gau-Turnfest Winners Oak Leaf Wreath/Garl

In very nice condition, just a couple of the oak leaves have come adrift, all acorns present, both fabric ties are bright and complete. Given as a prize in 1935 during a Saar turnfest event.

Kriegsmarine Ships Bulk Head Clock.

Kriegsmarine Ships Bulk Head Clock.

In very nice working condition with no damage to the brass body, all hinges complete and marked 20 as is the locking mount, the rear has a five digit serial number,16620. The back has its full original black finish, some of the black can be seen to certain arears on the outside of the brass body. The front glass has no damage. The front dial has all bright clean silver finish with only a couple of minor blemishes, clear black eagle and a clear serial number to the other side, movement arms are period and undamaged. The clock is in working order and keeps good time, i have not wound it fully, i've given peg just a couple of turns and it ticks away without problems. Not sure if the large key is the original but this is what came with the clock and it fits and does the job.

SA/SS Flag Bearers Gorget / Kornet.

SA/SS Flag Bearers Gorget / Kornet.

First pattern gorget thats in ''as found '' condition that has recently surfaced in a house clearence in Germany. It does appear to have languished for a number of years in an attic or shed, the body has lost quite a bit of its finish but has not suffered from pitting to the metal, the knickle finish has as expected suffered from staining. The starburst has a good amount of its gold wash remaining with the central Political eagle still having some silver finish, niether has suffered from any dents or knocks. The top left button is missing. The back has all its fittings present but has lost its cloth backing, tiny remnant can be found around the chain securing lug. The hanging chain appears to be complet and again has suffered from age and has lots of patina.

WW2 German Artillery Marked Mounted Metal Eagle Sc

WW2 German Artillery Marked Mounted Metal Eagle Sc

Nice sized Third Reich metal eagle standing on a stone outcrop, eagle is nicely designed with outstreached wings and open beak. i would rate the original finish as being over 95% intact. The sculpture is mounted on a squre marble base, couple of nocks, and has a metal plaque to an Artillery regiment. The picture with the Iron Cross is to show its scale and of course to show how it might well have been used for.

1930's French Leather Bike Jacket/ Luftwaffe Pilot

1930's French Leather Bike Jacket/ Luftwaffe Pilot

As seen in many period pictures of Luftwaffe personnel including pilots. This example is in very nice supple condition with no holes or tears, seams are tight, all football buttons are present, top pocket button found in the pocket, one inside pocket has come adfrift slightly. The suede inside lining again in nice condition, i cannot find a makers tag. There is no evidence of this being worn by a member of the Luftwaffe, hey its not priced at over a grand, its for sale as a cheaper display item if you cannot find a documented period German pilots used one. Hope you dont mind the one picture with the Lufty peak cap, it looks sexier!!!

Kitsch Nazi Maypole Decoration, Sommerfest.

Kitsch Nazi Maypole Decoration, Sommerfest.

Thisexample still has the remnants of its cellophane wrapping, its never been pulled apart and appears in perfect condition. There are two metal rings, five Swastika flags on wooden poles with ball tops and a large number of paper oak leafs. No, sorry i havent tried to put this together as i might not ge it back in one piece. The last photo is a period advert for such decorations and this type can be seen top right of the first page. I belive these were to be placed as Maypole decorations.

1934 RAD Beer Krug, Stein.

1934 RAD Beer Krug, Stein.

In very nice condition with no damage and bright colour to the info on the front, its dated 1934 and unit marked 6/251.

RAD ''Work Service'' Beer Krug. 1936. Rein.

RAD ''Work Service'' Beer Krug. 1936. Rein.

Nice beer krug to a member of the RAD orginisation for his service, dated 1936 and from the Rein area of Germany. The condition is like new with no issues, the printed central details still have strong colour and detail as does the hand rendered name and area. Its the half litre version.

Early SA Standarte, Group Patch 11/74, Static Swas

Early SA Standarte, Group Patch 11/74, Static Swas

A very early large SA Group flag with unit corner patch 11/74 for the Hochland, Nienburg area. The multi piece stitched swastika is in Static form dating this example to very early 1930's production. This flag was once attatched to a flag pole by means of a sewn side sleeve, still there, at some point the flag was upgraded by having SA unit patches added and metal rings sewn to the side, two remain, all this points to the very early production date. The unit patch is in green and edged in bullion, the numbers are chain stitched. There was another patch underneath but it was period removed perhaps when two groups combined.Condition is in very nice with only a couple of small repairs to the red material and some staining from storage otherwise this is a super display item from an early NSDAP time frame.

Early NSDAP Pole Top.

Early NSDAP Pole Top.

Made of brass and covered in very nice patina , no makers mark or date but from the design and construction id say quite an early example.

6 x German WW2 Photo Post Cards.

6 x German WW2 Photo Post Cards.

All six are in very good condition and show nice uniform detail.

WW2 Japanese Rabbit Ear Optics and Canvas Carry Ba

WW2 Japanese Rabbit Ear Optics and Canvas Carry Ba

The ''rabbit ears'' has most of its factory black finish, most of the missing paint is too the top section, the body is marked in numerous places including the maker Nikko, the body is dent free. The tripod again in very nice condition. The original webbed case is complete with carry strap, and has clear Japanese script running up the front. This set would make a very nice display item but i should mention that the optics are in need of some attention, one set does focus but has some verdigris, the other set appears to have moved inside and cannot be focused.

Named RFC Loose Leaf Note Book, 1918 Practical Fly

Named RFC Loose Leaf Note Book, 1918 Practical Fly

This nice RFC grouping belonged to 2/Lieut C.O.Thompson which includes his personal RFC loose leaf note book full of hand written notations by Thompson during his training with No 2 squadron in Hastings. Book has some nice detailed diagrams rendered in pen and pencil, notes include flyng, observation, cameras, ammo, machine guns etc, book is full. With this came a nice 1918 dated hard back book written by a serving flying officer , printed by ''War Service Manuals'' before hostilities ceased. Book is complete and a very interesting read. Seven large black and white photos of France, buildings and trenches ,all wartime, were also found with the grouping also included are his his 2 medal boxes and the envelope they were sent in, alas no medals. Interesting and rare RFC paperwork.

WW1 Bovril Booklet, Handy-Book & Diary Of The War.

WW1 Bovril Booklet, Handy-Book & Diary Of The War.

Small booklet prodused by the Bovril company to advertise there product in a magazine which places the major events of WW1 from 1914 till July 1917, no events after July so booklet produced prior to the end of the conflict. Condition is very good with the only damage being a tiny corner missing from one page.

British 1944 Dated Map, Cassino.

British 1944 Dated Map, Cassino.

A well used 1944 dated map of the Cassino area with markings drawn on showing the operational areas were certain forces were on the morning of May 11th, including Polish,British and French. The back has a certain amount of gum strip which has kept the map together over the years. Interesting bit of history.

WW2 Boxed Hitler Youth Maching Compass, Marsch-Kom

WW2 Boxed Hitler Youth Maching Compass, Marsch-Kom

In very nice lightly used condition this compass still has its original lanyard with complete titled carton, full markings to the bottom of the compass and the expected DRGM mark. Of interest is that the boy scratched his name, town , area and date to the bottom.

Kriegsmarine Dagger, Horster.

Kriegsmarine Dagger, Horster.

This is an untouched example recently brought into the shop by a 70 year old gent, more on that later. The dagger has all the hallmarks of never been ''pimped'' by anyone. The handle has lost most of its wire but there are no cracks or chips,the brass pommel and crossguard have most of its factory finish, its taken on patina from age, the original knott has bedded itself in with no chance of removal, some fraying but complete and strong. The blade has a clear Horster makers mark to the tang and a very nice sailing ship design running down its length, it has some minor spotting near the tang, it has its original tip. The scabbard has it original wash with some rubbing down to the brass body, no knocks and both hanging loops are present. Now for the story! The gents parents use to run a boarding house on Cardiff docks during the 40's, this dagger was found left in one of the rooms after a sailor had left. This has not been in a collection before and im sure the ''look'' of ths dagger will confirm this. Ive been told to rewire the handle but i like it as it is, well thats just me! FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY!

WW1 German Field Post Box, Iron Cross Motif.

WW1 German Field Post Box, Iron Cross Motif.

In very nice condition with clear printed Iron Cross and a clear field post label. All corners secure and the box has not been damaged in any way.

1916 Official Map, Battle of the Somme.

1916 Official Map, Battle of the Somme.

Still held in its original paper sleeve, this paper map has survived in nice condition considering its nearly 100 years old. The paper sleeve has some damage but the map is in complete condition, as expected the fold middles have some tears. The map is dated 1916 and shows the front line ending on November 30, it appears to have been printed by the General Staff War Office. Its my opinion that these maps were used to train the many new Officers being rushed thru training for the next bloody phase of the Somme battle.

WW1 9th Scottish Division Solingen Souvenir Cut Th

WW1 9th Scottish Division Solingen Souvenir Cut Th

Very nice Souvenir from the occupation forces in Germany at the end of WW1, blade has a gold inscription to a T, Somerville 6th,Ko B5, 9th Sottish Div , souvenir from Soligen, Germany. The razor itself is in very nice condition with some very slight staining, its very, very , very sharp!!!! The melamine handle is in perfect condition. Storage box again in very nice condition. It would appear this razor was made for the Australian market before the war but the stocks were re-used post WW1 to sell to the occupation forces. Sweet item!

Argentinian Combat Helmet, Falklands Bring Back.

Argentinian Combat Helmet, Falklands Bring Back.

A very nice Argentine combat helmet brought back from the Falklands conflict by a serving member of the British forces. The camouflage cover is a field made item as seen by the button hole to the top, its in good bright colours with some wear to the fabric, colour is stronger to the inside were its been hidden from the sun light. The shell appears to have good finish but i have not removed the cover from the helmet itself, its a rear seam American M1, the liner is an Argentine composite example, its in good all round condition with its leather sweat band and neck nape strap. The chinstrap is complete with both ends kept under the rubber band, ive not removed these as this is the way i found it. Found inside is a label which states the lid was found on Two Sisters in a trench. The goggles came with the helmet, there in good used condition and have an Argentine makers details to the front.

Luxemburg M26 Police Adrian Helmet.

Luxemburg M26 Police Adrian Helmet.

Here's quite a scarce helmet thats in very nice condition, id say its factory paint finish,dark blue/black,is 99% complete inside and out. The silver coloured front emblem has no damage.The inside liner is complete and in supple condition as is the very clean leather chinstrap.

British Operational Combat Helmet and Tactical Sco

British Operational Combat Helmet and Tactical Sco

Now this one has a lot going for it as this soldier wanted to look his best. The camo cover is a private tailored example, perhaps one of those RV3 ones made in Brecon, anyway it has lots of extras including velcro patches stitched to the material , extra loops and cloth fixing straps to attatche the cover securely to the lid. The scope mount has beem camouflaged in what i can only call ''Leopard'' pattern so with the added scrip this looks a treat. The inside is complete with nice liner, good webbed strapping and to finish it off a rear metal ring for hanging off the belt. A well ''guccied'' example.

RAF Malaya, Jet Fighters Log Books and Paperwork G

RAF Malaya, Jet Fighters Log Books and Paperwork G

A very nice grouping to a SGT/PLT Millington who served during WW2 as an engine fitter who then went on to become a pilot flying various fighter planes including Mosquito,Hornets,Meteors, Venom and Vampires. Millington served in Squadron 45, Tengah during the conflict in Malaya and Borneo and also in 80 squadron Kai tak. The group has his two flying log books that are full with all his service recorded, no missing pages, lots of other various papers found inside, also part of the grouping is his Service paybook, condition is good but falling apart,found inside are various papers related to his service, his certificate of service and his RAF ID card with photo and having his rank as squadron leader. A couple of large RAF maps of Britain, large photo group in front of a jet fighter, medical card and two squadron patches, 125 and 80. Anyway its a very nice and quite complete record of an RAF pilot who worked his way up to be a pilot in early jet fighters.

British Para Helmet Conversion, MK7 Liner System.

British Para Helmet Conversion, MK7 Liner System.

It turns out that this has helmet has the body of the light weight para helmet with a liner system from a MK7 lid added. It would appear to have been used at some point with velcro pads to the outside and the camo spray finish as found on many Brit lids. Its still a bit of a mystery but i purchased this from a serving soldier who told me that they are popular with serving soldiers as the weight is a lot litter that there issued helmets and with camo covers they cannot be identified as such, para lids are not balistic enough for front line duty.

Imperial German Regiment Marked Bugle.

Imperial German Regiment Marked Bugle.

Its had a life and has some bruises, well a perhaps more than a few bruises but it complete and has a regimental mark to the bottom under the frontal disk. Again found recently and the same source as the mask and other Imperial items.

WW1 Iron Cross ''Memory'' Box.

WW1 Iron Cross ''Memory'' Box.

Box measures around 5x3 inches across the top, condition is good with some minor staining and scuffs to the finish, the lid is still secured to the top with its cloth hinge intact. The nice thing about this box is the metal ,tin, iron cross secured to the front with its cloth ribbon attatched to the ring. I would say its the size of a period original.

Imperial German Iron Cross Silver Tea Spoon. 800 S

Imperial German Iron Cross Silver Tea Spoon. 800 S

Neat item with a very nice iron cross motif to the spoon and Imperial eagle to the top, the rear has clear silver content and makers stamps.

Imperial German M1917 Gasmask.

Imperial German M1917 Gasmask.

Condition is good and complete except one small length of back tie. The boddy is supple, both eyes are complete as all straps are, no holes to the filter, bottom of the filter comes adrift whith a little knock only. This and much of the Imperial selection ive just added came from the same Belgium source recently apparently from a farmers barn.

Imperial German M1895 Backpack.

Imperial German M1895 Backpack.

In very good condition with the canvas front with minimal staining and no holes, all leather fittings and metal rings are present, the back animal skin is again in nice condition, the bacl top leather is maker marked and dated 1917. Inside pockets are complete with the only damage is a loose leather ring , this can be found inside. The only issue is the missing back straps which can be an easy find as WW2 examples fit fine and would finish this example off for display on your mannequin or display area.

Kaiser Wilhem II Commemorative China Cup.

Kaiser Wilhem II Commemorative China Cup.

Large china cup with an image of the Kaiser to the front, the material is quite transparent too light and reminds me of china called vasaline. Condition is very good with no chips or cracks.

German M42 Combat Helmet.

German M42 Combat Helmet.

Super paint finish on this no decal late war M42 with the makers stamp HKP64 stamped to the rear skirt. I d say there is over 95% of its original flat coloured rough paint finish to the outside and inside of the shell. Pins are original to the helmet, there tight, liner has had some use as seen in the pics, one slight tear to the crown area , liner is slightley sweat stained but the blonde colour is still strong. There is the remains of a dome stamp to the inside crown. Just a couple of paint drops to the crown. A very nice untouched example and one im sorry to let go of.

M35 Reissue Combat Helmet, Ex Rubber Banded.

M35 Reissue Combat Helmet, Ex Rubber Banded.

A super combat helmet that shouts out ''been there done that''. It started out as an apple green double decal helmet that at some point has had a field applied coat of paint to tone down the original finish, the paint went over the two decals, both decals can be seen under the paint.The really neat bit is that the soldier applied a rubber band onto the lid whilst the paint was still wet leaving a really nice indentation were the band once was. The outer paint has well over 80% remaining with many chips and surface scratches from its long life in combat. The inside skirt was also painted leaving a finger print in the paint and lots of paint on the early single banded alu liner frame and square chiinstrap bales, inside crown has the first apple green finish. Liner is in very good condition with only one tounge tip pulled thru, the liner string is the original and is well stained from use over the years. Chinstrap i would say is original to the helmet but has broken near the end of the long strap, its maker marked and dated 1942. Helmet is maker marked SE62 and has a lot number of 3607. This helmet is from my collection, im having to thin out due to certain circumstances, IMHO the lid has had two coats of reissue paint, i belive its also had 2 army decals applied, its difficult to see but under a good loop im sure you will agree, the area around the decals have not been ''dug'' at, it just the reaction between the coats and decals, i have not looked for a date or maker on the liner band as IMO there is no need to. What your looking at here is a super ex band M35 thats seen plenty of action and one that reminds me of the early photos from Stalingrad, sorry for going over board here but this is one has been with me a long time.

German M42 Steel Combat Helmet. EF.

German M42 Steel Combat Helmet. EF.

EF produced M42 lid thats in very nice condition, its a size 62 and has over 95% of its original factory paint to te outside and inside of the shell, some minor abrasions as expected from combat usage. The shel is lot numbered to the rear 1387, not sur if this puts it into the decal area, under a loop im sure i can see just the smallest amount of decal, this one has not been scrapped due to late war regulations , M42 EF's are well know for poor decal adhesion, if so then the decal on tis example must have just fallen off. Inside has its original liner thats never been removed, condition matches the overall appearence with the shell, it has two intials to one tounge, RF. The chinstrap is a late war pig skin example thats had a repair to the centre, steel buckle has a good amount of its original grey paint. The shell has one bullet strike to the bottom right hand skirt, there appears to be some small droplets of blood to the liner. This is a very nice late war example of a German combat helmet.

Home Front, Civil Defence Steel Helmet, ''Mushrooo

Home Front, Civil Defence Steel Helmet, ''Mushrooo

Well it does look like three mushrooms to the front folks!! Now for the helmet. The shell has nearly all its factory grey finish inside and out, some minor wear to the outside paint,no evidence of another colour underneath, its dated 1940. The inside has a very clean 1938 dated first pattern liner, the chinstrap is also very clean, all components match in condition. The front has had three symbols stencilled in an off white/cream colour, i have no idea of what the symbols mean im afarid to say.

WW2 Polish Regimental Badge, Odznaka Szturmowa 3rd

WW2 Polish Regimental Badge, Odznaka Szturmowa 3rd

Bronze version of the 3DSK assault badge with its original cellophane bag with factory details for the Milan firm of Lorioli. The badge is in perfect condition with maker marked clutch fasterner. The bag again in nice condition but with one hole to the rear from the badge poking thru. WAS PRICED AT £120

WW2 British ARP German Incendiary Bomb Instruction

WW2 British ARP German Incendiary Bomb Instruction

A super ARP Instructional poster of the German Incendiary Bomb dropped on British cities during WW2. Size is 30x37 inches and is in very good condition, nothing ripped, corners are ther but covered by items while holding the poster flat for the photos. Item is not wrinkled but the shadows produced from the poster being storred wrapped around the top wooden hanger. A very nice and rare Homefront poster.The original incendiary pictured is for sale in another listing.. Was priced at £85

Rabbit Fur Flying Gloves, WW1?

Rabbit Fur Flying Gloves, WW1?

A super pair of leather gloves that have rabbit skins hand sewn to the outside. the condition is very good but a couple areas of the hand stitching has come loose from the finger area. These look identical to WW1 and WW2 military issued gloves that have been field modified perhaps for the RFC. This pair have no markings at all so i cannot claim that these are WW1 RFC issued items but lots of these were private purchase or field made items as seen in lots of photgraphs from the time, im not going to be selling them for £300 plus either as some sites. A nice example that would look great on any WW1 RFC display. Was priced at £145

Hanseatic Imperial Medal Bar , Hamburg.

Hanseatic Imperial Medal Bar , Hamburg.

A really clean example with all three medals in very good, undamage condition.

WW2 Iron Cross, 1st Class. L/11 , Deumer.

WW2 Iron Cross, 1st Class. L/11 , Deumer.

L/11 marked example with plenty of patina, came from the same source as the 2nd class previously listed underneath. Iron core has nearly all its black factory finish, slight brush will clean this up a treat. The rear has its period fittings, slight knock to the top of the frame has just split the seam. L/11 is the number mark for the firm Wilhelm Deumer of Ludenscheid, the mark can just be made out under the bottom catch.

Late War Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge.

Late War Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge.

Maker for this type of award is not known, its the cast type with hinge and catch done in one piece, detail is very good and the fixing pin is original.

Third Reich Luftwaffe Court Mounted Pair, Long Ser

Third Reich Luftwaffe Court Mounted Pair, Long Ser

A very nice condition Luftwaffe court mounted pair of medals, the long service medal has most of its original finish and an original eagle to the ribbon, the Sudatenland medal is in perfect condition. The rear has moth damage to the red felt only with no moth nips to the rear of the ribbons.

Black Wound Badge, Nr 65 and Paper Packet of Issue

Black Wound Badge, Nr 65 and Paper Packet of Issue

Well theres the only word i can say about the condition of this 65 marked badge, its exceptional, you will not upgrade this example. The paper packet is maker marked and complete but in used condition.

German Italian Africa Campaign Medal.

German Italian Africa Campaign Medal.

Condition of the medal is very good indeed with the majority of its finish remaining and little wear to the medal itself, the ribbon is period but not full length.

RAF Suede ''Mosquito'' Flying Boots.

RAF Suede ''Mosquito'' Flying Boots.

A size 9 example of the green suede flying boots known by the name Mosquito, used in hot climates by ground and air crew as they were very comfortable, they have a cloth tie to the top to protect against insects. The condition is very good, they have been worn but as seen from the pictures not that often. The inside has clear WD stamp and size marking with an Air Ministry crown. The leather soles are also stamped with a size 9.

Brass ME 110 Aircraft Model.

Brass ME 110 Aircraft Model.

A very nice and detailed model made of brass to represent the German ME110. Model measures just under 8 inches from tip to tail and is mounted on a wooden plinth. The gent who brought this into my shop stated his father made this and others at the begging of WW2 , he was an AA gunnery instructor in South Wales area and had no ID models at hand.

British 1903 Pattern Leather Pistol Ammo Pouch. 19

British 1903 Pattern Leather Pistol Ammo Pouch. 19

Would appear to be in unissued condition, clear maker and date stamp to the rear.

British 1914 Pattern Leather Ammo Pouch.

British 1914 Pattern Leather Ammo Pouch.

In such nice condition that i would have to say its never been issued, clear makers stamp and 1915 date to the back strap. Its recently been polished to the outside so there is slight colour change to the leather.

1917 Dated British Webley Pistol Ammo Pouch. RFA O

1917 Dated British Webley Pistol Ammo Pouch. RFA O

In very nice condition, supple leather and no loose stitching. The pouch has a clear makers stamp and 1917 date, extra bonus of the officers name to the back.

Kriegsmarine Minesweepers Award Certificate. KC Si

Kriegsmarine Minesweepers Award Certificate. KC Si

Issued in 1943 and signed by a future Knights Cross winner Mauchenheim, awarded the KC on 3/7/44. Document measures around 8 inches in height.

German 1934 Dated Brown Leather Luger Holster.

German 1934 Dated Brown Leather Luger Holster.

In very nice untouched condition with supple leather and tight stitching, faint 1934 date to the rear and unreadable makers details. The holster has not only its great condition going for it but to find a brown coloured example is very hard as the majority of these were dyed black after a change of regualtions.

M38 Gasmask , Canister, Anit Gas Cape and Pouch. U

M38 Gasmask , Canister, Anit Gas Cape and Pouch. U

Something i find a bit special is this recent find from North Germany, its untouched since 1945 and never been apart. The canister has suffered from storage as seen in the pics but when the cape pouch is moved around the original factory finish has survived hidden behind it. The inside has suffered very lttle from this storage, cannot find a date under the paint and in not going ''digging'', the top still contains the original spare lenses for the mask, the compartment is named twice. The mask is in very nice condition with no hard or brittle areas, mask still supple and the head straps still have there elasticity, various stamps and a nice clear 1944 date to the lens. Mask filter again in very good order with a clear May 1945 stamp to it,and lastly its original rare gas cleaning cloth in the bottom with various stamps to it. Im amazed these were still being issued two months before the war ended. The gas cape and pouch have been attatched to the canister since the end of the war, i have no doubt about this! The pouch has markings to the inside but i can only open one popper and do not wish to damage the pouch by forcing the popper open, clear eveidence of the cape being held in place by the pouch and leather strap, its a pity but a mouse tried to make a meal of one corner, its must have been hungry!! So ,we have a semi relic time machine here, and if untouched artifacts are your thing then here you are!

1943 Dated German Water Bottle, Unissed Condition.

1943 Dated German Water Bottle, Unissed Condition.

Bottle and all components do appear to be in unissed condition, i cannot find a fault with this rig except for some slight paint finish lose to the aluminium cup. All snaps are in working condition and the felt body has the same date and makers stamps as found on the neck of the water bottle itself , leather straps are supple and free of damage and as mentioned the cup has only the smallest of paint lose. Would be very hard to upgrade this example.

British Camo, French Made, Vietnamese Para Smock.

British Camo, French Made, Vietnamese Para Smock.

Yep its a mouth full but this is what ive learnt on this item. I bought it from someone who thought it was a Belgium smock, i could'nt find the pattern and after some time on the web a Knowledgeable camo collector informed me of the following. The material is British made and supplied after WW2 to the French military, the French were then fighting in Indo China were they produced these para smocks for there Vietnam paratroopers fighting with them against the communist forces. Now to the jacket. The colours are strong leading me to belive its not had much use, there are no holes or snags, one shoulder board at some point had white paint splatter that the collector penned over, the rear tail is present as are all poppers, inside neck material is complete but i belive the zip has been replaced. There is no size label but i would put it at a 42. An interesting para smock with loads of interesting history!

RAF Pattern KD Forage Cap, Middlesex Reg Cap Badge

RAF Pattern KD Forage Cap, Middlesex Reg Cap Badge

A well used 1950's RAF KD forage cap used by a member of the Middlesex Regiment. The cap badge would appear to have been on this cap for many years and i have no issues with an RAF cap being utilised by lots of diffrent British units,especially one that would be useful in the field. It has been suggested that the SAS also used these but as an old ex miltray mate of mine noted the SAS would be given any old gear to use during this period after WW2.

US Military Combat Helmet.MICH.

US Military Combat Helmet.MICH.

Helmet is in very nice condition with a rough textured paint to the outside, i pressume this one has had a number of over paints at some point, holes to the front for taking night vision goggles with velcro pads for taking insignia. The inside has its original strapping and head pads, all in very good condition. This was recently brought in by a british veteran who now does close protection work and has upgraded his headgear, this was surplus to requirement.

British Operational Combat Helmet and Tactical Sco

British Operational Combat Helmet and Tactical Sco

Just as if its just come off the plane is this MK VII combat lid with field camo cover and tactical mount for night vision optics. Overall condition is very good with pleanty of dust and sand. Its a super piece with plenty of combat usage. Cannot find a size but fits my fat head with space for more.

Trousers Drill, SCC Green, 1950 Pattern.

Trousers Drill, SCC Green, 1950 Pattern.

These 1951 dated trousers are in very nice condition and are part of a large grouping of uniforms i was lucky to purchase from 85 year old Major Brooks who served from 1948 till the 80's, Korea eing one of his tours.

British Post War Para Smock, ''Old Pattern''.

British Post War Para Smock, ''Old Pattern''.

Smock is in very nice condition with bright colour to the camo pattern, all fastening snaps are present and in working condition, front zip again in working condition; rear tails is present. Clear tailors label to the inside , made by the firm James Smith of Derby, sized at a medium. There is aname written to the inside collar area. Now why would a postwar firm make a second pattern para smock example is anyones guess as postwar smocks are usually the first pattern type with sock cuffs, perhaps just a run over of WW2 pattern?

WW1 German Dog Tag and Two Tone Neck Chord. ''GGR2

WW1 German Dog Tag and Two Tone Neck Chord. ''GGR2

Earlier version thats in nice condition with clear details, attached is its period black and white chord.

WW1 German Shoulder Board. Oberschlesisches Infant

WW1 German Shoulder Board. Oberschlesisches Infant

In very nice condition with a couple of moth nips only, metal button held on by a pin to the rear. One of a few Regiments given the use of both crowns on there boards for prior successfull actions with Austrian forces.

WW1 German Boxed Service Glasses, Brille.

WW1 German Boxed Service Glasses, Brille.

A rather scarce set of WW1 glasses still held in there original carry tin. The tin itself is in good condition with some rust but whats nice is its original paper instructions to the inside, still in nice shape. The glasses again in good condition with no damage to the lenses and the metal frame is complete but its missing one pin to the side. The elastic strapping is there and still attatched to the frames and i would say still in strongish condition. Great display piece and over a hundred years old.

WW1 German White Fatigue Trousers.

WW1 German White Fatigue Trousers.

In good allround condition with no holes just some staining from storage/use. owners name hand stitched to the front, buttons are a crude lead type. No markings found but fit regulation pattern. May i add the metal buckles and black straping is my attachment for taking photos no part of the trousers.

Blue Imperial Service Jacket.

Blue Imperial Service Jacket.

Dates from the late 1880's i belive, condition is nice but its in need of some shoulder boards and one button for the bottom cuff, material colour is strong with only a couple of tiny scuffs, a couple of bottom button holes have streched from either a stout gent or stout mannequin. Inside lining again in good used condition with a couple of tears, internal belt with buckles present, faint markings.

Imperial German Heavy Horse Eagle Mounted Bell.

Imperial German Heavy Horse Eagle Mounted Bell.

I know theres a special name for this item but cannot fathom what it is, anyway i do belive it fits onto the neck brace of a heavy horse as a bell, it has a nice Imperial eagle to the top ball and two colour horse hair to either side, bottom brackets have a hole for mounting. Ive not attempted to clean this item so i have no idea what finish lays underneath. Large item standing over 12 inches in height. p.s. yep it makes a noise when moved.

1917 German Wound Dressing.

1917 German Wound Dressing.

A very nice example with clear details stamped to the dressing, no issues when it come to condition.

Named WW1 Iron Cross Award Souvenir.

Named WW1 Iron Cross Award Souvenir.

Nice present given to an officer who was awarded the Iron Cross. The glass paper weight has no damage and the inner paper design has clear detail. Perfect display with your Iron Cross.

Imperial Bavarian ''OR's'' Picklehaube. Transition

Imperial Bavarian ''OR's'' Picklehaube. Transition

A very nice example thats never been clean or restored, the body has minor crazing to the leather, both front and back peak are strong withouth repair, chinstrap is an original example. The front steel helmet plate again without damage, front visor steel edge has one crimp to the front, top spike is a mixture of brass and steel fittings. All steel metal fittings at one point were covered with a wash to resemble an all brass version this is the reason i call it a transitional piece before the all steel versions were produced. The inside liner is again in very nice condition. its supple and has taken on a nice dark patina , the original owner has marked it twice with his name, inside dome has a very nice depot stamp and is dated 1915. The cockades are a bit difficult as im not sure if original to this helmet, national cockade might well have a chance but i belive the white and blue Bavarian cockade is a replacement. Ive never attempted to clean the item as i do not touch any item that i add to my collection, i just love Patina folks!!! Time for this Pickle for a new home.

1917 German Field Dressing.

1917 German Field Dressing.

In very nice condition with clear makers marks and 1917 date.

Late War Prussian Painted  Belt Buckle and 1917 Da

Late War Prussian Painted Belt Buckle and 1917 Da

Steel buckle has over 90% of its original factory finish with no dents or knocks, the rear has both its fixing prongs and catch. The belt is in supple condition with a clear amkers and date stamp, 1917. It also has a very clear BAXIV stores stamping above the date. Its was originally stamped for a size 102 but has a number 86 scratched near it for some reason, this cannot have been period shortened as the 102 mark would have been cut off? A very nice complete set.

Imperial Bavarian Buckle with Dated Leather Belt.

Imperial Bavarian Buckle with Dated Leather Belt.

Buckle is in very nice condition having no damage to the nickle centre with Bavarian crest, rear has both its fixing prongs and catch. The leather belt is in supple condition with a very a clear Berlin makers mark and dated 1913, its size stamped 100. A nice complete set.

WW1 German M18 Camo Helmet.

WW1 German M18 Camo Helmet.

A very nice example of quite a rare camo M18 German helmet finished in a typical paint scheme. The camo finish rates at well over 95% intact with three diffrent colours applied, green, dark brown and and ocher .This typical pattern differs only from not having the black lines added, making the pattern less distinctive. The inside has its three white leather pads intact with all pillows, there is slight damage to one pad on the outside and two fingers reinforced by leather at some point, all liner end holes have been reinforced, only two have actually gone thru. The three pads are securely held to the side by the tight metal liner band. All three liner pins are tight and have not been tanpered with.The boot lace was there when i found the helmet and can be removed if you wish. The shell is stamped to the side BF64 and has numeous numbers stamped to the inside crown. Paint rates at over 75% of its original factory finish. The remains of the carbine clip end can be found still attatched to one bale. A sweet and rare lid.

Imperial German Vetrans Painted Tobacco Pipe.

Imperial German Vetrans Painted Tobacco Pipe.

Good solid 1911/1913 dated pipe to a German vetran. The china bowl is decorated with the life of a soldier,with wife, cavalry, artilley, drinking etc. I belive the art work is a transfer then the uniforms and highlights are hand painted., Top metal pipe lid is working but has some corrosion. The wooden stem is 29 inches long, has horn fittings to the top, no damage. A good example.

1941 Dated Womens NSFK Segelfliegerausweis ''C''.

1941 Dated Womens NSFK Segelfliegerausweis ''C''.

A nice clean example with a very nice photo portrait of the female recipient. Interesting to note the 41 date, perhaps being trained for a role in service of the Reich.

Heer Soldbuch and Cover, 342 Infantry Division. EK

Heer Soldbuch and Cover, 342 Infantry Division. EK

This set is in very nice condition with a clear photo to the front and the same shot found loose in the back of the book. Gorgen was part of the 342 Division. This Division was formed in Koblenz, same area stamp found on the back of the loose photo. In 1941 this division had occupation duty in France then in June 41 it took part in anti partisan activity in Yugoslavia/Croatia, Feb 42 the Division was part of Army group centre fighting in Russia were it was nearly destroyed fighting on the Vistula front, ending activity with the 4th Panzer Army at Cottbus and the Halbe pocket May 45. It would appear Gorgen recived a number of wounds including shrapnel and freezing related in 45. Both medals awarded during his service in Russia. The book has plenty of detail to go thru with may i add two pages missing but these relate to ''recording valuables when in hospital, page 15 and recording dental history, page 16. The red leatherette cover is in very nice condition.

Luftwaffe Navigation ''Fliegerausgabe'' Vinyl / Oi

Luftwaffe Navigation ''Fliegerausgabe'' Vinyl / Oi

Nice large map of France thats dated 1939 and shows detail of Brest and surrounding area. Condition is very good but appears to have been folded as found for a number of years.

Mein Kampf, 1934 Edition.

Mein Kampf, 1934 Edition.

In very good complete condition.

BDM Photo Portrait.

BDM Photo Portrait.

Good clear photo of a BDM girl in uniform, whats interesting here is the amount of badges she is wearing, not only a party badge, tinnie on the pocket but a hammered rune brooch on her black neck scarf.

Kreigsmarine KIA Death Certificate/Picture In Orig

Kreigsmarine KIA Death Certificate/Picture In Orig

Large size printed painting sent to the family hosuehold of a Kreigsmarine member who lost his life at sea. The picture comes with a death notice from the goverment. The original cradboard tube has the family name and address and is dated 1943. Perhaps research is possible.

Panzer Crewman Studio Photo Postcard.

Panzer Crewman Studio Photo Postcard.

A very nice detailed studio photo of a Panzer crewman in complete black Panzer Wrap uniform and insignia, clear studio stamp to the bottom right corner. My photo does not do justice to the actual sharpness of the original.

1936 Reichsparteitag Nurnberg Hardback Photo Book.

1936 Reichsparteitag Nurnberg Hardback Photo Book.

Souvenir photo book of the 1936 event held in Nurnberg, its in good allround condition, some damage to the spine but its complete and not falling apart. Inside has numerous large detailed photo plates of the groups and personalities taking part and the surrounding area inside Nurnberg. This book would appear to have been held in a libary during the period.

Boxed Olympic Medal .

Boxed Olympic Medal .

The box is in good condition, its lost its bottom press stud but box still closes tight as the inner catch is still present, inside is in fine condition with the cloth hinge intact. The medal has all of its finish, some minor spotting, the period ribbon still has its fixing pin.

WW2  German Medal Bar of Three.

WW2 German Medal Bar of Three.

The complete set is in very nice condition with the three medals having nearly all there period factory finish, there is even a small amount of frosting to the iron cross and its a super looking piece. The ribbons are very bright and the back felt has no damage, nice strong working pin.

Imperial / German Medal Bar with Romanian Order of

Imperial / German Medal Bar with Romanian Order of

A lovely condition bar of two to a WW1 veteran. The iron cross has all its factory finish to the iron centre and the outer edge has taken on a near black finish from patination. The Romanian order is just a great looking award with no damage to the very red and white enamel, front and back, again the surrounding metalwork has dark patina. Both ribbons are in bright and undamaged condition. The rear felt backng is without damage and the fixing pin is in working condition. With this set is the original box for the Romanian order, quite a scarse find, complete and in very nice condition. The ribbon bar has the added Hindenburg cross, awarded after this bar was mounted, extra length of period Iron cross ribbon was found in the box. The age of the mounted pair would probably date from the late 1920's early 30's as its mounted without the Hindy Cross and the Romainian order is the civil type dating before 1932 . Its been mentioned to me that the owner might well have been a diplomat if you put the above all together. Anyway its a super grouping.

Boxed War Merit Cross with Swords, MM L/15, Otto S

Boxed War Merit Cross with Swords, MM L/15, Otto S

Box is complete with the rear cloth seam intact, so the lid is still attatched to the box, small knock to one corner, top of the lid has some wear from storage. The zink made badge has around 70% of its original finish to the front and around 40% to the rear. The rear hardwear, catch and pin ,are in nice condition with the pin having a clear makers number stamped to it, L15, for the firm Schickle.

Iron Cross First Class Screwback, Wiedmann.

Iron Cross First Class Screwback, Wiedmann.

Produced by the firm Wiedmann this screwback version is in nice condition with paint missing to the highlights of the iron core and patina to the outer frame.The uniform fixing prong is present and the srew disk and rear thread mount have no issues.

Mint Boxed German Pilots Badge, GWL.

Mint Boxed German Pilots Badge, GWL.

Is this a mint award? Well im not sure this could be upraded! The medal has nearly all its flat silver wash to the wreath and its burnished highlights, the eagle has that GWL dark brown finish with some burnishing showing the gold underneath. The back has a very nice clear makers mark and the original period hardware. The box again in super condition which i belive is a mid war example. Brought in last week by the niece of the British veteran who brought it back after the war, she had four uncles in the forces during WW2 so could not give details of which uncle brought it back.

German Cross , MM 21, Godet, Post War Use.

German Cross , MM 21, Godet, Post War Use.

Well here is one that without being modified would be well in the four figure sum being a Godet produced award, this one at some point had the swastika removed and two crossed swords added so he could wear it after the war, perhaps a POW modification. The disc behind the hand made swords has been hand etched with a sunray effect, the swords as mentioned been hand cut and added, the holes were the enamel swastika was held were filled in before the etching. The rest of the medal is as it was when first produced, clear number 21 to the pin, i belive this is a heavy version. The back has some sort of lettering scratched into the metal but i have no idea what it might mean.

Luftwaffen Pilots Badge, FLL.

Luftwaffen Pilots Badge, FLL.

Unmarked pilots badge that has gone thru repair at one point. The wreath and eagle are produced by the firm FLL, the eagle has the hand cut wings to the left as expected by this producer, the rear hinge and catch are as expected from FLL. The pin i have been told is a replacement and of course the pins holding the eagle too the wreath have not been ''pinned'' over as expected, so these might well have been replaced to add to the wreath. Im pricing this one accordingly with the above mentioned oddities. We all know the price for a perfect one!

Gold Wound Badge, L53.

Gold Wound Badge, L53.

A very nice tombak LDO marked gold wound badge, with a good amount of gold finish remaining to the front and nearly 100% to the rear. The back has its original pin and catch and a clear L/53 stamp. From the condition to the rear id say this has never been issued but the front finish has sunk into the front body.

 Silver Infantry Assault Badge, RS mm.

Silver Infantry Assault Badge, RS mm.

Original period manufactured IAB made by the Austrian firm Souval, the condition is good with sharp detail and original hardwear to the rear, this is the silver version but finish has gone.

Boxed Entry Into Czechoslovakia Medal and Castle B

Boxed Entry Into Czechoslovakia Medal and Castle B

Well i cannot find any issues with this example, super box with no damage and the inside cloth hinge is complete. Again the medal and bar are crisp and bright with no loss of finish just a couple of very small areas of tarnish, period ribbon has its top fastening pin.

Krim Arm Shield. Army Backing.

Krim Arm Shield. Army Backing.

Army backed Krim shield thats in very nice condition with a good amount of its original finish, no dinks or scrapes. The rear still has its original paper backing and all four prongs can be seen. The arm cloth surrounding the shield has good knapp and only a few moth nips to the top right hand corner.

1934 Nurnberg Reichsparteitag SA Colour Post Card.

1934 Nurnberg Reichsparteitag SA Colour Post Card.

A very nicely designed post card from the Reichsparteitag of 1934, the back has a Nurnberg stamp and parteitag cancellation stamp, both 34 dated. This example has been sent with a pencil sentiment on the back finished with a Heil Hitler.

Hitler Youth Photo Album, Fahrten Mit Der Hitler J

Hitler Youth Photo Album, Fahrten Mit Der Hitler J

Now im sure this is the last of my HJ photo albums i use to collect. This one has a mix of period photos and the usual post cards picked up along his journey, all pags are captioned. There are over 85 period photographs, most are camp related and show some very nice uniform detail from the early years, the post cards number over 33. A very nice example.

12 X 1930's German Film Stars Autographed Photo Ca

12 X 1930's German Film Stars Autographed Photo Ca

All of the autographs are from film stars who were active in Third Reich movies from 1933 till 1945, some more active than others. I did spend a couple of interesting hours looking at the careers of these stars and movies they stared in. Hermann Braun for instance was the first choice to take the leading role in the movie Hitler Quex, he apparently showed little sympathy with the Third Reich and left film work to join the army, later becoming an officer , he was KIA in 1945. Another interesting story is that of Austrian born Lizzi Waldmuller who was killed in an allied bombing raid. All cards are in very nice condition with clear autographs to the front, one has a little sentiment written on the back to the young girl who collected these during those ''TR'' years. This German lady i met over 20 years ago when she ran a local militaria shop in the same antique centre i work in now, here name is on the back. A nice instant collection. There are actually 13 cards but one is not autographed, she must have missed this one!!

Kreigsmarine Officers Photo Portrait.

Kreigsmarine Officers Photo Portrait.

Large photo portrait of a Kreigsmarine officer in visor cap. Card has a studio stamp for the Flensburg , thats the area were Donitz became the last leader of the TR and surrendered.

Wehrpass, Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, KIA Russia.

Wehrpass, Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, KIA Russia.

Very nice clean wehrpass to a young Luftwaffe lad who was transfered to the LAH and killed in Russia in 1943. In the back are some photos of the lad, one in HJ uniform , one in his SS uniform and a nice SS group shot in the field. Also included is a photocopy of a letter sent by his company commander to his mother explaining how and when he was killed, this comes with a translation of the letter. A very nice example.

Totenkopf Photo Album, Poland.

Totenkopf Photo Album, Poland.

A good period photo album for a member of the Totenkopf Regiment. The beginning starts with what appears to be training in Poland, a few really nice photos of MG08 training . Good uniform detail including the use of vertical Totenkopf collar patches. The album then changes , still in Poland, Warsaw i belive,this series of photos have what appear to be postmen and Police. There are also a couple of clear shots of two TK members on motorcycles , i belive the original owner must have had duty in protecting Polish postal workers in Poland, anyway thats my guess. Lastly there is 1946 dated hand written letter from a US zone camp, lucky fella not only survived his time with the Totenkopf but also escaped the Russians. Total of 50 pics.

Cruise Liner Wilhelm Gustloff Luggage Sticker, Ita

Cruise Liner Wilhelm Gustloff Luggage Sticker, Ita

Minty luggage sticker for an ''Strength thru joy'' Italian cruise in 1938 on the ill fated cruiser Gustloff. We all know how things ended in 1945, still being the biggest loss of civilian life at sea.

German Italian Translation Booklet.

German Italian Translation Booklet.

1941 dated booklet with quite a nice front cover, booklet is complete. From the design to the front i belive this was produced for the large Italian German events of 41.

German Cross in Gold, No20, Zimmerman.

German Cross in Gold, No20, Zimmerman.

Classic 4 rivet Zimmerman Gold Cross with a really nice patina and no damage. Its definitely seen service wear as can be seen by the numerous small marks to the enamel swastika, silver plate behind has some minor loss, gold wreath has most of its original gold finish. the back has nice patina and the catch and hinge is in very good order, the pin is marked to the rear number 20. A very nice example thats never been in a collection before. This was brought into my shop recently, the young gent was given it by his Grandmother , his Grandfather had brought it back after the war as a momento. Good job i only collect German combat lids as this would have sat in my collection cabinet for some time.

Panzer NCO Waffenrock and Visor.

Panzer NCO Waffenrock and Visor.

In very nice matching condition is a Waffenrock and NCO Visor piped for a Panzer Man. The tunic is in very nice condition with just a couple of moth nips, not really noticable, the piping has all round strong colour with minimal fade. The flat wire breast eagle is factory sewn with the sleeve trade badge being hand sewn, the two loops for an award is the chorded type as expected, period applied. Shoulder boards have a single NCO pip and metal ''15's''. The inside liner is again in very nice condition with clear makers label, inside the pocket is a very clear label dated 1938 with the owners rank and name. Shooting lanyard is in sound condition with no issues. The cap again in nice condition with some fading to the crown and just a couple of moth nips, piping colour strong. Inside lining and sweat band has had good use but no tears just some staining, crown has a tailors makers mark. Chinstrap is in supple strong condition.

Helmet, Combat, Northan Ireland Pattern.

Helmet, Combat, Northan Ireland Pattern.

Produced by the Thetford company for use by the British forces in Northen Ireland, this example is in used condition with damage to the visor, interesting that the chinstrap and liner are the type found in early para lids.

British AC900, SF/CCT, Helmet and Cover.

British AC900, SF/CCT, Helmet and Cover.

In very nice used condition with no damage to the body or inner liner system this is a really early 1999 dated example, its the first pattern with rubber pegs holding the liner in place. Both the liner and helmet shell are clearly marked and dated.With this comes a very nice field made desert camo cover, the tie string is present but will need to be dug out of the edge, ive done this but to place the cover back on the helmet the string pops back into the fold. Cover has nice wear pattern to the edge showing that both have been together for some time. These helmets are described as being used by Special Forces , have a quick ''butchers'' on the internet folks.

South African Airborne M83 Helmet and Camo Cover.

South African Airborne M83 Helmet and Camo Cover.

Nice South African made para helmet thats in very nice used condition, its complete and has a very nice cover with integral sun visor. Good looking lid.

United Nations  Kevlar Combat Helmet.

United Nations Kevlar Combat Helmet.

Kevlar helmet used by a member of the UN forces, this particular helmet was made in Germany. Condition is very good, size is large.

Jodhpur City Volunteers Corps Princess Wedding Knu

Jodhpur City Volunteers Corps Princess Wedding Knu

In very nice complete condition with only the slightest of rubbing to the nickle finish, blade has not been sharpened.Both sides ahve clear stampings. Leather scabbard complete and again in very nice condition, retains its original shoulder strapping.

Victorian Bowie Knife, Horse Head Pommel.

Victorian Bowie Knife, Horse Head Pommel.

Made by the firm Edward Barne and Sons of Sheffield , stamped details to the top of the blade under the cross guard, the knife measures from tip to horses head just under 15 inches, the blade is 8.5 inches. The blade has been cleaned and has suffered from some slight surface pitting, tip is sharp and blade has not been repointed. The horse head pommel and crossguard are in very nice condition, no damage.The antler handle again in very nice, undamaged. The original scabbard has lost it covering which might have been leather or paper but the original card body remains with its original metal mounts. Its a well balanced fighting knife when in hand.

Victorian 1st East York Volunteer Artillery Light

Victorian 1st East York Volunteer Artillery Light

In very nice condition with crisp etching to both sides of the blade, retailed by the London firm of Hobson and Sons. The shark skin bound grip has no damage, same with the Hilt. Still attatched is the period leather knot with bullion acorn. As mentioned the blade has crisp etching to both sides with a Victorian coat of arms. There is minor staining to a very small percentage of the blade with one lift of finish just below one scroll which i have photographed. I have not cleaned or touched the blade. The scabbard again in tip top condition with no issues. Just to add, there appears to be scrolled initials to the bottom of the blade which i cannot decipher, i pressume this is the officers name, so reaserch might well be possible.

Large Edwardian Pocket Knife, Cardiff Cutler.

Large Edwardian Pocket Knife, Cardiff Cutler.

A scarse example by a Cardiff cutler called Staniforth, its in very nice condition with no knocks to the metal grips, blade is clean with clear makers details. Staniforth made surgical instruments and the usual knives and forks, i have seen only one other item for sale that being a naval clasp knife, perhaps being the size it is this might well be another naval pocket knife. For size comparison i have taken a shot of this knife with a normal clasp knife.

Middlton & Sons Spear Point Bowie Knife.

Middlton & Sons Spear Point Bowie Knife.

Condition appears perfect with no issues that i can see, its stamped RM to the scabbard for one of the brothers. Clear makers details to the blade. FOR SALE TO OVER 18'S AND UK ONLY.

Pocket Knife Shop Display, Richards Souvenirs. Wel

Pocket Knife Shop Display, Richards Souvenirs. Wel

Shop display board with its original pocket knives, board is in very nice condition with no staining, the knives are all in good condition with minimal rust bleed to the blades, A very nice display item. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.

Polish WZ-55 Paratroopers Fighting Knife.

Polish WZ-55 Paratroopers Fighting Knife.

In very clean condition, dated 1955 on one side of the blade and the other has its issue number, does not match the number on the scabbard. Only small issue is the factory edge on the blade was rather sloppy and ran across the clip point.

WW1 Combat Helmet.

WW1 Combat Helmet.

The outer shell retains a very good amount of its original factory finish with the patina having toned and blended into the finish, id say well over 80% remaining. The inside has more patina with a good mix of original finish. Shell is dent free. The all leather liner system has seen better days with the band being complete as are two of the liner tounges, one has come adrift from the leather ring, no pads present. The chistrap is present but broken from one end and missing its fixing bail, both buckles present. The helmet is maker marked Si 62 to the side and has a number stamp to the crown. Displays very well from all angles.

RAF First Aid Outfit For Air Crew, Royal Navy Issu

RAF First Aid Outfit For Air Crew, Royal Navy Issu

This example has been opened but all contents are intact except for the safety pin. The gloves packet is complete as is the field dressing, the burn jelly is full and kept in its original cardboard sleeve. The box containing the ampules syringes is again in very nice original condition with both inside syringes intact, the morphia tubes have been emptied of there contents. This is a Royal Navy example and contents are dated 1944.

RAF B Type Flying Helmet, 1938 Dated.

RAF B Type Flying Helmet, 1938 Dated.

Condition is good ''used'' with no rips to the leather body, its supple and has the back strap with bennet buckle, thought this is missing its leather covering, all snaps are present but has verdigris, long strap present but the clouser buckle is missing, this has been cut off. The ear cups have both zips, one has been sewn down at the zip end, the other is complete but i have not tried to open, no recivers present, i have filled both ear cups with news paper. The inside again in good condition with one small rip to the material, clear large makers label to the inside crown area with a 1938 date, this has a mark going thru it and a very faint 1941 date added, it has a clear size mark. So its in good condition with pleanty of display appeal and priced accordingly.

Bavarian Cavalry Military Stein

Bavarian Cavalry Military Stein

Bavarian cavalry service stein in very good+ condition, has no damage to the body or paint loss. The body has a very nice detailed image of cavalry troopers on the attack and during patrols, has the names of the unit members down each side and the Bavarian coat of arms to the front, inside at the bottom when held to the light an image can be seen. This Stein measure 14 inches in height. The only issue found is the missing lead cavalry man to the top lid, pity but this is reflected in the price. ITEM WAS £235......

WW2 Uniform Grouping, Royal Armored Corps, Gordon

WW2 Uniform Grouping, Royal Armored Corps, Gordon

This lot was found recently in the loft of a Cardiff house that was recently purchased by the owner who brought his into the shop. The name of the officer is R.L.Surrell who past out of officer training at Sandhurst in 1943. Going by his ribbon bars he served in Italy and Tripoli ending a long service as Lietenant Colonel in the 90's. He was awarded the OBE in 1975. This group has his RAC service jacket, named and dated 1943, couple of moth holes. Both Battle Dress are wartime, one has been stripped, signs of this can be seen on the arms, of course its been tailored for an officer, condition is very good with no moth. The second BD has a Gordons flash across the top arms, its an Australian made item thats been tailored by having the neck opened, pleats down the back and shortened. It also looks as if certain Div signs have been removed, its has some moth damage. The khaki trousers and shorts are in good condtion with no moth. The 3 large photos show Spurrell as a boy in 39 in his school cricket team, passing out of training in the RAC and lastly as a member of the Gordons. There are well over 150 photos of his time in Tripoli, mainly military themed. Aslo present are his two cricket caps, one dated 38 the other 37, a fox head pennant and a red arm band. Im sure research is possible on this long serving member of the British army.

BDM / Jungmadel White Shirt Top.

BDM / Jungmadel White Shirt Top.

Quite a rare item of uniform gear to find is this small white top shirt for a member of the girls HJ group known as the Jungmadel or JM. It is the correct pattern for JM use as there are no buttons running along the bottom as found on BDM shirts. Condition is very good with all buttons present, they are wooden construction with the BDM/JM markings with some period white paint remaining. Cloth is undamaged with one spot mark to the rear only. Not sure when you might see another example of this rare shirt.

German Officers Field Tailored Summer Jacket.

German Officers Field Tailored Summer Jacket.

Stripped summer jacket made up by a field tailor with some alterations as there are two types of coloured cotton used. The condition is very good with strong colour to the material, some staining from use or storage. Some of the button holes have been torn but non have gone all the way thru, as this has a couple of Russian inventory markings and most likely used during some production postwar the stretched holes make sence. The dark green collar at one point appears to have been a covering of black material, remains can be seen,evidence of removed collar patches also seen. The pocket flaps are lined in a light blue/grey material ,there are two pulls thru the jacket were the two shoulder tab buttons once were. Jacket has faulse French cuffs. Worthy of some time spent in restoration as the condition is very nice.

DRK EM Tunic.

DRK EM Tunic.

Enlisted mans tunic for the German Red Cross thats in very nice condition , only moth damage is to the one bottom corner the rest is perfect with no tracking and good nap to the material. One small chip to the enamel cross on one collar. Lining is perfect, owners initials to a cloth tag to the inside.

Large size German Military Jack Boots.

Large size German Military Jack Boots.

Very nice, low cut, leather jack boots that are in very nice condition. The leather is mostly supple with just minor hard points, thats in the foot area and im sure some leather feed would work if you really wanted to wear them. There are no loose stitching to the seams and no repairs. The leather soles have nearly all there hob nails and are in strong complete condition, these are a very large size and measure 12 inches from toe to heal.

1942 Dated ATS Service Cap.

1942 Dated ATS Service Cap.

Made in Glasgow in 1942 this example has survived in very nice condition, this OR's version has no moth nips or tracking, nap to the cloth is in sound condition, original brass ATS cap badge to the front, both original palstic chinstrap buttons present, inside liner is in used condition but makers details and date are very clear, former owners name label sewn to the inside.

WW2 British White Medical Helmet.

WW2 British White Medical Helmet.

Stunning example with around 80% of its white finish to the outside remaining, the red cross to the front of the helmet only is 100% complete. The inside has an early brown army finish with the white paint just being painted to the skirt. The liner is in used supple condition but im afraid its lost its top pad, chinstrap is complete and in very good condition. No makers or date markings can be made out to the helmet because of the white overpaint but the liner is size stamped 7 and has a small number 465 with a broadarrow but i cannot find a makers mark or date. At first i thought this might have been a winter camo army helmet with red cross added but with the thickness of the white finish i now belive that this is a Home Front medics helmet, the first i have every managed to find in my years as a collector.

WW2 British Army Helmet. Super Condition.

WW2 British Army Helmet. Super Condition.

One of the better conditioned examples that i have found in a long time. Out side has a rough finish olive drab paint job, id say nearly 98% with some scratches from storage. Inside has all its original finish with the owners initials in pencil. The liner is in very nice supple condition, just some of the finish has lifted from the outer edges were i belive this was stacked onto another lid, top squre pad is perfect. Helmet date is faint from the paint finish but looks like 1940, liner is dated 1940. Chinstrap is in perfect unissued condition. If you want one example that would be very hard to upgrade then this is the one.

British Wrist Compass.

British Wrist Compass.

Based on the type of pocket compass often purchased privately by officers during WW1 and WW2, no date or marking to be found and in need of wrist strap. Dail in working order.

British 1942 Forces Bible with Wooden Cover.

British 1942 Forces Bible with Wooden Cover.

I myself have never come across one of these forces bibles with a hard wood cover, condition is very good.

WW2 British Wallet, Tank Corps.

WW2 British Wallet, Tank Corps.

Waterproof wallet with a nice clear printed Tank Corps badge to the front. Image found inside, no details im afraid. Condition is used but very good. This item might well be a cover for his paybook!

British Military Cap comforter.

British Military Cap comforter.

Very nice comforter as knitted by family members for there relatives who served in the military. This one has survived in very nice condition just a couple of small moth nips.

British Cigarette Ration Tin with Contents.

British Cigarette Ration Tin with Contents.

WW2 ration tin with some cigarettes remaining, ciggies are Navy Cut.

British WW2 War Emergency Englands Glory Match Box

British WW2 War Emergency Englands Glory Match Box

These boxes are full and never been out of the wrapper till i opened it this evening, all are in fantastic condition and of course full. A neat find and perfect for any watime personal item collector or for your home front collection. Price is for one box only, or if you wish the lot including the outer wrap then please feel free to contact me. 6 packets have been sold!!!

WW2 Indian Div Patch, 202nd ASSAM L of C Area.

WW2 Indian Div Patch, 202nd ASSAM L of C Area.

Condition is very nice, its has a had a backing sewn on to take the usual hooks to add to a uniform but by the condition it was never finished or issued.

DRK Nurses Service Book.

DRK Nurses Service Book.

In very nice and complete condition with a very nice photo of the nurse to the inside sleeve.

Dachau KZ Addressed Envelope.

Dachau KZ Addressed Envelope.

No letter but the envelope has details of the detainee to the front.

German Childs Knights Cross Winners Scrap Book.

German Childs Knights Cross Winners Scrap Book.

What appears to be a school book that a child has used to fill full of newspaper cuttings of Knights Cross winners including 3 original Willrich post cards, included is a bunch of cuttings that he didnt have time to use.

Two Large Early SS Photos, 3-Der Fuhrer .

Two Large Early SS Photos, 3-Der Fuhrer .

The two large period photos are in very good condition, some staining and chips to the emulsion but still clear and with some outstanding uniform detail, the last photo in the gallery with the postacard is for scale only. I have had these now for a couple of months under weight and its kept the photos in a flat condition, of course the corners can be repasted to the cardboard backing if you wish but framed behind glass will do the trick, size is 9.5 x 6.5 inches.

Adolf Hitler Cigarette Card Photo Album with Orign

Adolf Hitler Cigarette Card Photo Album with Orign

In very nice condition with its orignal paper cover, the album is complete and all cards have been pasted in cleanly. Spine to both cover and book are sound, two very small cellotape repairs to the back of the cover only, were talking mm's.

Hitler Youth Photo Album, 1935.

Hitler Youth Photo Album, 1935.

A very nice and early photo album to a member of the HJ, there are 80 images , most of which are HJ related, some shots from a HJ trip, i belive Denmark, and some family. All are annodated and the beginning is dated 1935, last date being 1938. Some very interested uniform details including some nice shots of the HJ streifendienst cuff title being worn. No images are missing and no torn pages. ON HOLD FOR RYAN.

HJ/DJ Leaders Document Group, KIA First Day of Ope

HJ/DJ Leaders Document Group, KIA First Day of Ope

A very nice group of pre-war documents to a DJ leader Armin Barkman. Member of DJ unit 188, Hamburg area. 1/ Early pattern Leistungsbuch, HJ proficency booklet....Has his date of birth as 19/6/20, joining the DJ in 1933. Number of pages filled in with his sports record for the proficency badge, he was awarded the Bronze grade in 9/9/1938, first entery in the book dated 12/7/1935. This book has no photograph and it does not look as if one was ever pasted in. 2/ Mitglieds Ausweis fur das Deutsche Jungvolk in der Hitler Jugend, Outside cover is in very nice condition with Gebiet 6 stamp, inside has an early younger photo of Barkmann wearing his brown DJ shirt, full details to the inside including his DJ service number, to the rear there is a full page of payment stamps. 3/ Versicherungskarte (Health Insurance Card) , named and the back has a full issue of payment stamps. 4/ Two promotion Documents, one from 1936 promoting him to ''Jungenschaftsfuhrer'' and the second dated 1937 promoting him to ''Jungzugfuhrer'', both with Gebiet 6 stamps. 5/ Large original photograph of Barkmann and friend as DJ leaders during a stay at a ''Lager'', camp. Barkmann is the large fellow on the left. Nice uniform detail of what a DJ leader would wear, including the black cap as held by his friend. Photo is larger that postcard size. 6/ Two very nice and quite scarse Lagerausweis to eventsheld in Tahlenburg, Cuxhaven, 1935 and 1936. 7/ Confirmation document for the recipt of his Bronze Sports badge, dated 9/9/1938. Interestingly there is a list of badges etc and there prices, Barkmann paid for 3 items. Looks as if the HJ members had to pay for there awards!!! 8/ Last document seems to be his Reichspost Identity card, again giving a very full and detailed discription of the lad. 9/ To finish this grouping ther is his original DJ Fahnlein 188 early chain stitched shoulder board as seen in the photo, this has the nice addition of being monted for wear on his shirt b a large ''popper'', easy to remove from uniform shirt for washing. Some research by the previous collector has found out that Barkmann was killed in action during the first day of operation Barbarose, 22/6/41, the invasion of Russia. He is buried near Greiszohnen, Tilsit. More research also found his name on a memorial stone at his local High school that was erected for local lads who never returned from the War. Super little grouping too one boy who never made it back from fighting for his country.

Mein Kampf, Feldpost Version.

Mein Kampf, Feldpost Version.

This printing of Hitler ''Mein Kampf'' is know as a field post version and was produced in such a size that it could be posted and carried by German Military persons on the front line. The cardboard outer is in very good but used condition, its complete. However the copy of the book itself looks to have never been handled, super condition with no issues, printed in 1940. Did front line troops ever read these ?? well if not then the paper would of course be very handy in an emergency.

1934 Dated Hitler Youth Sports Certificate.

1934 Dated Hitler Youth Sports Certificate.

Very nice image to this cert with a 1935 sports badge added to the bottom, this is the way i found it when i added it to my collection many years back, cert is in good, used condition. Added bonus is the lads document on the competions he entered.

German Souvenir Shrapnel Letter Opener, 1942 Krim.

German Souvenir Shrapnel Letter Opener, 1942 Krim.

Super field made letter opener fashioned from a large piece of shrapnel, the blade being ground out from the main body. The letters AH have been inlaid to the handle area in a very professional manner. The blade has the legend ' 'KRIM 1942 '' etched to one side. Just the type of item produced at the rear areas, perhaps for an officer.

First Pattern Denison Smock.

First Pattern Denison Smock.

1942 dated example thats in very nice condition with bright colours and no damage to the material, no snags, pulls or moth. The cuffs again in very nice condition with no moth damage. All brass Newey poppers are present and in working order and the neck area has not suffered from over use. Clear label to the inside dated 1942 and to the firm CWS Ltd, a good large size7. Now for a couple of issues, the tail has been removed, quite a few eamples found this way as the tail on first patters could not be fied to the inside, the zip is a replacement, looks like a 70 military one thats been fied in a sloppy manner. So it needs a new zip only and with the condition and bright colour its not a bad smock fro anyones collection.

WW2 Royal Engineers 1940 Pattern Battle Dress.

WW2 Royal Engineers 1940 Pattern Battle Dress.

A very nice originally badged BD to a member of the RE who served in France. All insignis are machine sewn , and ''sink'' in well to the material. The brass flaming bombs to the arms have 7 flames as expected from RE insignia. Ive been over the whole item and i cannot find any moth nips or tracking, the inside label is dirty but the date looks like 1941 but to me its 1944. Nice to find an unmessed with example these days.

WW1 British Officers Trench Boots.

WW1 British Officers Trench Boots.

These have survived in very nice condition with only one leather strap missing . The leather bottoms are in very supple condition with hob nailed leather soles, there are no cracks to the soles, both cross over leather straps are present and in very nice condition.No size markings but they measure 12 inches from heel to toe. The canvas uppers are again in sound condition without any tears or scuffs. The canvas is quite supple with only minor hardening to the centre but there are no cracks or holes to the creases, the left boot has lost its top leather strap. The inside cloth pulls are present and both have a 4 digit service number to the inside. I have managed to find a period photo of a British officer wearing such an example in France , check the last photo please.

1944 Dated Denison Smock.

1944 Dated Denison Smock.

This example has come back in to me this week. Its a very nice and clean 1944 dated smock, super bright colours with very little ware to the material. All brass newely poppers are in working condition, both bottom adjusting straps are complete, minor fray to the material underneath from both straps having been closed over for many years.The zip is in working condition but is frail, some teeth missing, i have managed, since selling this item, to purchase a full WW2 ''swift'' zip with camo backing material, this will be sent out with the smock . There is minor fraying to the sleeve areas, i mean minor and just a couple of stains from storage. The tail has been period removed as is sometimes found on these examples, dont forget, not only Paras were issued these smocks! Inside has a very clear makers label for the firm Henry Brown and of course has the great dated 1944 and its a large size 6. As mentioned in my previous listing of this garment, it was found locally by a young couple when they purchased there first house in Cardiff last year.

 British 1919 Pattern Haversack.

British 1919 Pattern Haversack.

Condition as expected from what appears to be an unissued item is very nice indeed, no damage just the usual storage marks, and i mean minimal, its dated 1934 and MECo marked to the inside flap, added bonus is the remaining one strap fastened to the underneath. I doubt if you will be able to upgrade this item.

British Home Comforts Made Tank Top Jumper.

British Home Comforts Made Tank Top Jumper.

As produced by women on the Homefront for there troops at the front, this jumper is in very nice condition, no moth or snags, id say its a size medium. One of the scarcer ''comforts'' items.

1944 Dated Airfield Construction Group Battle Dres

1944 Dated Airfield Construction Group Battle Dres

This Battle Dress is a nice find being patched to a member of the units that were sent into the forwrd areas to rebuild airfields that had been captured from the Germans during the push thru Europe. The BD is in very good condition, it has 5 small match head size moth nips and some small areas of moth ''grazing'', as seen from the pics these do not detract from the overall look of the BD. I would say that this item was part of the original owners ''coming home'' uniform as the back is pleated , the printed ACG patches are in such good condition, i have taken a shot of one patch were a moth went eating up to the patch then moved around it, a good sign that the patches are period applied. The corporals stripes are tacked on only, perhaps he didnt think he would have them long. Inside again in very good condition.

1944 Dated RAF Observer Battledress Blouse.

1944 Dated RAF Observer Battledress Blouse.

Neat find this week from the Cardiff area, a super untouched BD to an Observer in the RAF. the lable is dated 1944 and reads a size 7. This example is in used condition and has a certain amount of staining, mainly to the inside collar and lining, one moth nip to the front under the pocket, knap to the cloth is very good ,one button missing to the shoulder strap. The Observer wing, a flat type, and rank pipping to the boards have not been added postwar, this is an untouched example.

WW2 Nazi Paper Flags.

WW2 Nazi Paper Flags.

From the same source as the nazi bunting a complete bundle of Nazi paper flags as used by crowds during Nazi celebrations, marches etc. You are purchasing one flag only. Condition is very good. More can be bought if you wish, just mail or phone me.

Two original Monmouthshire Regiment Mortar Team Ph

Two original Monmouthshire Regiment Mortar Team Ph

Both photos measure arounsd 5x6 inches and both have good detail, on the back of both photos the veteran has written ''Ardennes 1945''. Of interest you can just make out his battle insignia on his BD ,53rd Welsh Mon. These two photos were brought in this week by the family of the veteran, i recently sold his medals and 53 Welsh division Battle insignia, this can be seen in the Archive section of the website.

British Wartime Publication, German Uniforms, Badg

British Wartime Publication, German Uniforms, Badg

Produced for Service personnel and the home guard, numerous diagrams and info, booklet is comlete and in very nice condition.

WW2 Canadian Military Jacknife.

WW2 Canadian Military Jacknife.

In very nice condition with the alloy body having no major knocks, the remains of a faint Canadian broad arrow can be seen to the rear , see picture 3. The blade, marlin spike and can operner are in working condition and are dark with heavy patina, the blade is marked for the American company ''Case''.

WW2 British Bovril Emergency Ration Tin, Complete.

WW2 British Bovril Emergency Ration Tin, Complete.

This tin is complete and in good order and has the extra bonus of a nice early date.

British Mills Practice Grenade.

British Mills Practice Grenade.

Constructed from aluminium in one piece, solid pug to the bottom marked PRAC 10, central screw looks like it can be removed, clear maker markes stamped to the body and a very good amount of its factory green paint finish remaining. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.

WW1 WD Marked Truck Lantern / Light.

WW1 WD Marked Truck Lantern / Light.

In very nice condition with all components present, clear WD stamp to the top and the brass plaque is marked to the firm Miller, Two slight knocks to the front lens, rear red lens is in undamaged condition, inside burner has been used to burn a candle at one point, both side fixing nuts present and in working order.

No 5, Mk1 1916 Dated Mills Grenade.

No 5, Mk1 1916 Dated Mills Grenade.

In very good condition with a brass end cap dated 1916 and quite a scarse example having a maker marked body. The spring has come adrift from the plunger as i could not get it back in due to the tension but its included. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.

WW1 British Trench Diggers Boot Protector.

WW1 British Trench Diggers Boot Protector.

Not seen one of these for same time, as used by British troops to attatche to the underside of there boots to protect the foot when using a shovel digging trenches etc. Condition is very good indeed.

British WW2 Webbed Shower Bag.

British WW2 Webbed Shower Bag.

Something for everyone after a hard day in the field, well if your an officer maybe . Nice quirky item that i do not see come on the marked that often, condition is very good with the shower head being removable, no holes or fraying to the material and rope handle in strong condition. Yes i pressume its still usable but its too cold outside for me to try it out.

WW2 Canadian Anti Gas Hood.

WW2 Canadian Anti Gas Hood.

No rips or tears and material is in supple condition, Canadian broad arrow markings and a faint makers stamp to the inside.

British Officers Private Purchase Map Case, Airbor

British Officers Private Purchase Map Case, Airbor

It would appear this example has had little service wear, condition is ''Tip Top''. The inside still retains its Newport retail label, all poppers are working and both plastic sleeves are clear. The rear leather ''Y'' strap is complete and the case still has its original cross strap present. Inside is found a short letter from the son of the veteran stating case was purchased by his father. You might remember the large grouping of items i recently listed belonging to Major Brooks, this case belonged to his father.

British Military Leather Attache Case with ID.

British Military Leather Attache Case with ID.

Nice to find a leather attatche case with known military use and having the original ownwers details present. The case is in good condition with supple body, one small row of stitching has come adrift but the case is complete and locks are in working condition, no key im afraid. The owners card to the front is for an officer in the Indian Air Formation. The officer in question is F.G.L.Phillips and another calling card has him down as an auctioneer so perhaps still part of the Phillips auction house.

British Wireless Set No.46.

British Wireless Set No.46.

In very nice condition with all its original finish and as show in the pics the interior components are complete. All top top switches are working and the webbed outer carrier is again in very nice condition. These 46 sets were initially produced for beach landings and its nice to find such a complete example. Weighs in at over 5 kilos so postage will be costly folks.

Japanese Flag and KIA Photos.

Japanese Flag and KIA Photos.

Small ''Meat Ball'' flag thats in used condition, no holes but has staining, both top ties are there. With this comes three photos of some Japanese KIA and POW's, photos look like the type given out the USMC.

British Victorian Artillery Military Buckle .

British Victorian Artillery Military Buckle .

Nice Victorian Buckle with separatley applied central design, buckle has no issues and would clean up a treat. The term '' Ubique'' was used by Artillery and Engineer Regiments, not quite sure which regiment used this buckle?

German POW  Personalised Aluminium Cigarette Case.

German POW Personalised Aluminium Cigarette Case.

Type of cigarette case produced by POW's either for themselves or for trade etc. This one has a naval theme as seen by the hand work to the front, all sides are nicely tooled.

Original WW2 German Fat Dish, Orange Colour.

Original WW2 German Fat Dish, Orange Colour.

This is an original WW2 produced item not a plastic copy, opens up on a quater of a turn as expected, lid and bottom both same makers mark, no chips, cracks etc.

 Carboard Tube of German 1940 Dated  ''VIM'' Powde

Carboard Tube of German 1940 Dated ''VIM'' Powde

1940 dated carboard tube containing its original contents of VIM powder, the tube has all the printed information on the outside including the date 1940, the tube has never been opened for use. Perfect display item for your personal items collection.

 German WW2 Period Packet Of Ersatz Coffee

German WW2 Period Packet Of Ersatz Coffee

Unopened packet of German Ersatz coffee, condition is very good exept for the lable at the top coming away but the package is unopened and contents still inside.

 Polish Commemorative Badge Reserve NCO School of

Polish Commemorative Badge Reserve NCO School of

Badge is in very nice condition, cardboard washer is present but missing fastening screw.

WW2 American M1 Combat Helmet. Super Condition. Un

WW2 American M1 Combat Helmet. Super Condition. Un

As mentioned this one is very close to being unissued, its close to mint. Its a front seam, swivel bale M1 with a Westinghouse liner. The paint to the shell, inside and out is very close to 100%, outside cork finish has just a couple of tiny knocks ,say the size of a match head, the colour is a nice flat green, the inside has the heat stamp which reads 1064E. Chinstrap is in perfect condition.The inside liner once again has nearly 100% of its original matt finish, the inside strapping is in perfect condition as is the leather chinstrap, various stampings to the neck area webbing, no cracks or other damage. The helmet net is a WW2 example and is in very good condition. It would be very hard indeed to upgrade this example.

French WW2  Infantry M26 Adrian Helmet.

French WW2 Infantry M26 Adrian Helmet.

A good all round example with nearly 90% of its original wartime finish, the colour looks green but in certain light its brown, so perhaps a pre war or at least a early war colour and the M15 front badge would also be a good indicator of early manufacture. The inside has the early black leather liner, its size marked in white to the inside 56 and has the makers name printed to the inside crown, Carpentier. The top spine is aluminium and the rivets are brass, the only issue i can find is that the leather chinstrap has been sewn at one end.

Wosteholm Royal Navy Deck Knife/Hunting Knife.

Wosteholm Royal Navy Deck Knife/Hunting Knife.

Condition is very good with no damage to the black handle, clear makers stamping to the blade , the blade has some staining but has kept its original shape. The brown leather scabbard appears to be the original and a nice sign is the way the leather has taken the handle pattern into the leather. R.Flook describes this in his fighting book as a WW2 Royal Navy deck knife, ive also seen a 1930's period sales page advertising this example as a hunting Knife, either way its a nice example. FPR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.

WW1 German Ersatz Bayonet, 90% Original Finish.

WW1 German Ersatz Bayonet, 90% Original Finish.

A super example which retains over 90% of its orignal factory green finish. Steel handle has some paint loss but has not suffered from any dents or rust, pommel button in working order, steel crossguard has some paint remaining, The blade is quite clean with some minor staining, no pitting and has a crown mark stamped to the spine near the guard. The steel scabbard has nearly all its finish remaining, no splits or loose weld but has a couple of small dents. One of the better examples ive seen in many a year.

Eickhorn Etched Luftwaffe Walking Out Bayonet.

Eickhorn Etched Luftwaffe Walking Out Bayonet.

This example is in lovely condition, the grips are strong and have no chips or other damage, the blade again in super condition with crisp etching, this Luftwaffe version is quite a scarse pattern to find and even more so on the shorter sized bayonets. Yellow Luftwaffe felt to the bayonet securing mortise. The scabbard has most of its original finish but has been rubbed quite a bit at the top from a leather frog, gone from this example. Sorry but not for sale outside the UK and to only over 18's please.

Early Numbered RAD Hewer.

Early Numbered RAD Hewer.

Nice condition numbered RAD Hewer thats made by the firm Carl Eickhorn. The dagger has a nice undamaged chunky grips and early metal mounts. The blade has a good clear motto and clear makers mark, blade has not been sharpened, has some minimal staining, most i belive from packing grease so will clean up a treat. No chips etc. The scabbard has over 80% of its original finish remaining with all four screws present, they do not look to have been removed. Metal fittings again in original condition with some staining. Both the dagger and scabbard are marked ''Br 74''. Nice to find a rare early numbered example.

Second Pattern German ''Take down'' Gravity Knife

Second Pattern German ''Take down'' Gravity Knife

Second pattern German Para gravity knife, the blade is in good condition, has been sharpened but not too much, has some staining and is unmarked. The wooden handle is complete and in used condition , it has the usual knocks and dinks but has no splits or chips. The side spike is ''RB'' numbered and has the luffty eagle mark to the other side, the blade on closer inspection has a number stamped into the back tang, not seen until opening the handle. A very good example thats in used but not abused condition.

Hitler Youth Trumpet and Drummer Photo Postcard.

Hitler Youth Trumpet and Drummer Photo Postcard.

Neat image postcard of a group of HJ musicians, one blowing the fanfare trumpet, the two others banging away on there ''kettle'' drums. The back has a 1938 dated Cezch cancellation mark and stamp. Condition is very good with no issues.

Super Condition Iron Cross 2nd Class.

Super Condition Iron Cross 2nd Class.

If you wanted one with nearly 100% original frosting to the beading then this is the one, id say it has 90% of its burnished sides , the iron centre has all its flat black finish, it comes with a very good lenght of original period ribbon. I hope i managed to pick out the frosting on the pictures for you.

Russian Front Medal and Paper Packet of Issue, Deu

Russian Front Medal and Paper Packet of Issue, Deu

A very nice example with a very nice condition paper packet with makers details to the rear. The medal has survived in super condition with slight oxidation to the rear and nearly all its grey finish to the helmet and edge, the ring is stamped number 3 for the Deumer firm. Good length of period ribbon.

West Wall Medal and Paper Packet of Issue.

West Wall Medal and Paper Packet of Issue.

Paper packet is in very good complete condition with makers details to the back, the medal is again in very nice condition with complete finish with just a couple of marks to the front, good length of original ribbon.

WW2 Miniture Silver Mothers Cross, L/11 Marked.

WW2 Miniture Silver Mothers Cross, L/11 Marked.

Condition is very good with no damage to the enamel and a very nice amount of its original silver wash remaining, original length of ribbon attatched to the top loop.

Silver Panzer Assault Badge, S&L Maker.

Silver Panzer Assault Badge, S&L Maker.

Unmarked award thats been confirmed as being made by the wartime firm of S&L. Condition is very good with over 75% of its silver finish remaining to the front, rear has all its original hardware, pin and catch, A nice example.

WW2 German Webbed Belt and Buckle, ST&L MM.

WW2 German Webbed Belt and Buckle, ST&L MM.

A super set with the buckle having well over 90% of its original factory finish to front and back, the buckle is maker marked to the firm Steinhauer & Luck, would be very hard to upgrade this example. The webbed belt again in very nice condition wth the only issues being some slight rust spots to the inside, size marked 95. Both the belt and buckle were found together.

NSDAP Enamel OPFER-RING Badge.

NSDAP Enamel OPFER-RING Badge.

A very nice original example with good original working pin to the rear.

Mini NSDAP Members Stickpin.

Mini NSDAP Members Stickpin.

A very nice and rare mini memebrship stickpin example, the condition is very good with strong clear enamel.As found on these early pieces there are no RZM markings just the ''Ges Gesch'' patent pending mark.

Late War NSDAP Painted Membership Badge, Button Ho

Late War NSDAP Painted Membership Badge, Button Ho

Nice scarce button hole example with a good amount of original paint to the front, the rear is RZM and maker coded.

Super Condition 1933 Dated Duisburg Tinnie.

Super Condition 1933 Dated Duisburg Tinnie.

Yep this example has survived in super condition with nearly 100% of its original gold finish to the front and copper type finish to the back. The front finish even has a darker tone added to highlight the raised features, its not patina from age. A great piece.

Super Condition 1933 Dated Duisburg Tinnie.

Super Condition 1933 Dated Duisburg Tinnie.

Yep this example has survived in super condition with nearly 100% of its original gold finish to the front and copper type finish to the back. The front finish even has a darker tone added to highlight the raised features, its not patina from age. A great piece.

Large HJ Tinnie, Zeitz Werner Gerhardt Tag, 1934.

Large HJ Tinnie, Zeitz Werner Gerhardt Tag, 1934.

Super designed badge for an event held in 1934 for Bann 203 of the Hitler Youth. Condition is very good with most of its period finish remainimg, no knocks to the front design and the back has a good strong working pin. One of the more sizeable HJ tinnies to collect, around twice the size of a usual example.

WW1 German Hand / Pocket Warmer and Charcoal Fuel

WW1 German Hand / Pocket Warmer and Charcoal Fuel

Now here is something you dont see every day, and the condition is just smashing! The private purchase metal hand warmer is held in its original cloth bag with very nice Iron cross buttons with motto, it has only the slightest damage to a corner were the owner put the tin back when it was too hot, both poppers in working condition. Inside the metal warmer is again in super condition with its gauze charcoal container, no issues, owner has scratched his name to the outside. When i saw this item come out of a box wasi insantly drawn too it but when the original box of charcoal fuel popped onto the table , well i just had to have it. The box is quite full and the owner again has written his name on the outside. I really dont belive you will find another one of these, well not in this condition and still with the original fuel tablets. An very nice example of the sort of private purchase items sent to the front line trooper by there loving relatives during WW1.

Imperial German, M.1910, Mannschaften Kratzchen, E

Imperial German, M.1910, Mannschaften Kratzchen, E

WW1 German mutze to a member of the railway troops. Condition is issued but hardly any service life. I cannot find any damage, moth nips or tracking to the cloth body. Both cockades to the front have toned wth age, both added before the cap was factroy finished. The inside heavy , low quality tan cloth liner, again with little sevice wear and has the added bonus of an owners name tag stitched to it. Issue date 1917 and stamped ER for Eisenbahn Regiment. Very hard cap to upgrade.

Imperial German Ammunition Factory Ceramic Adverti

Imperial German Ammunition Factory Ceramic Adverti

A very nice and scrace factory advertisment being in the form of an ashtray with Germanic eagle and large 42cm artillery shell. Condition is very good with no damage. Factory details and patriotic slogans found all over the ceramic body. Interesting item.

1914 Dated German Army Bread Bag.

1914 Dated German Army Bread Bag.

Earliest dated example ive had for some time and its survived in very nice condition with just one button missing, it has a couple of minor stains but no holes or loose stitching. The middle hanging strap has a clear maker and 1914 date stamp. A quite scarce bit of WW1 kit.

Gold for Steel Iron Cross Souvenir.

Gold for Steel Iron Cross Souvenir.

A nicely cast steel representation of an Imperial Iron Cross, it measures around 5x5 inches and is in very nice condition. I belive this is the sort of item given to persons who donated there Gold valuables to the military cause during WW1.

WW1 German Camo Helmet, Battle Damaged.

WW1 German Camo Helmet, Battle Damaged.

A sweet battle field pick up being a camoufage German helmet with severe battle damage, concussion fractures. The outside finish is nearly 75% of its original brushed applied camouflage finish with black outline, were the camo finish has gone the original green factory paint can be seen, two areas of metal work showing are around both fractures, front peak and right hand side near the brow plate lug. It would appear that the explosion concussion has crushed the shell, and the two front liner retaining pins have been lost. The inside has nearly all its factory finish, it has the remains of the owners name to the rear in pencil, i cannot make out the name, its stamped ET66. The first pattern liner is still attatched to the helmet by the rear liner pin, its quite strong and supple but one pad has been torn half way thru. Sorry to see this one going as im a great fan of brushed camo finishes but ive added another helmet to the collection so needs must, im sure you will not be disappointed.

Semi Relic Other Ranks Imperial Pickelhaube. 1915.

Semi Relic Other Ranks Imperial Pickelhaube. 1915.

The helmet is in what i would call a semi relic state, the leather body has lots of surface crazing and lumps and bumps with a peak thats only held on by the two round side pins, the metal fittings are all in pretty good shape and the front eagle plate is complete with no damage or missing areas. The inside has lost its liner and there is a clear 1915 stamp to the inside. This pickelhaube recently turned up in the Cardiff area once belonging to a member of the RA who won the MM, i did see the whole grouping but was too late to purchase the complete lot , but was lucky enought to get my hands on the haube.

WW1 German 1916 Dated Leather Pencil Case.

WW1 German 1916 Dated Leather Pencil Case.

Condiition is very good with supple leather with all internal straps complete, maker and date stamp to the inside, pencils are a mix of British and unmarked examples, Would be a very nice addition to nay Imperial map case or trench display.

1915 Dated Police Truncheon, Hit Hard and True.

1915 Dated Police Truncheon, Hit Hard and True.

Marked to the pommel area for the firm Hiat, this truncheon has no knocks or bruises to the wooden body, leather strap is in supple condition. Running down the lenght to one side is the date 1915 and the words, '' Hit Hard and True ''. Super piece.

Small Cailibre Revolver Leather Holster.

Small Cailibre Revolver Leather Holster.

A really sweet little leather holster for a small revolver, condition is very good with no issues. A 1905 model Smith and Wesson 32 cal fits perfectly, the last photo shows this holster next to a couple of vintage webley types for size comparison.

1940 Dated British Gas Detection Brassard.

1940 Dated British Gas Detection Brassard.

In very nice complete condition.

 TEL,SIG, MKVII, Military 3 Draw Telescope.

TEL,SIG, MKVII, Military 3 Draw Telescope.

In very nice condition with super clear optics, no dents to the body, leather work is again without damage and still having its extra lens in leather case attatched to the strap. Details are stamped to the bottom draw, maker marked to the firm B.C.Ltd. I belive this example dates from the 1920's, seeing much use during WW2.

WW1 British Officers ''Orilux'' Trench Torch.

WW1 British Officers ''Orilux'' Trench Torch.

This example has survived in wonderfull condition, the leather case has no damage with just the slightest ware to wear the leather rubbs against the torches bulb and the side retaining strap. The torch itself is again in ver good condition with slight ware to the leather cover at the sides, the bulb is undamage and there is no rust to the metal parts, it would not suprise me if with a bulb this would work, mind you i have not tried this myself.

WW2 British Everest Carrier, Airborne.

WW2 British Everest Carrier, Airborne.

Very nice untouched condition Everest carrier as used by Airborne troops to strap to the front of there Bikes. This one has recently surfaced from a Garage in the Cardiff area and has all straps, none missing, straps still have there white colour, the cloth seat area does have a couple of period repairs to the bottom, metal work has its original finish. A good example.

1915 Dated Collins Boxed Trench Lantern.

1915 Dated Collins Boxed Trench Lantern.

A very nice 1915 dated British Trench lantern still in its original metal carry case. The case is in sound condition with a good amount of its original finish remaining, leather strap has gone. The lanterns condition is in very good condition, its been used and has lots of wax splatter and the remains of a small candle inside. One pane of glass is missing, easy to restore and one pane has a chip to one corner, the metal frame is in very good condition and all brass fixing loops are in working order. Dated brass plate found on the lantern and case. This item recently brought into my shop having been found in a local flee market, i have not tried to clean the item as i like that '' just found'' look.Super example thats even better still contained in its travel case. May i add that postage will be tad higher due to the weight, it comes in at over 3 likos.

Officers Home Guard Battle Dress. F7 District Patc

Officers Home Guard Battle Dress. F7 District Patc

1940 pattern example thats in very nice condition, i cannot find any moth damage, its been used but well taken care off., no fraying to the collar. The period applied insignia is hand sewn as usual with HG uniforms , patches have the embedded look which i do like, same with the twin WW1 ribbons to the left side. A very nice tunic.

1941 Battledress Trousers, Size 18, Unissued Condi

1941 Battledress Trousers, Size 18, Unissued Condi

Best condition pair of BD trousers i have owned, these early pattern trousers have a very clear back lable with an ink stamp for Feb 1941, all copper dished buttons are present including those to the bottom of the legs, they have not had the early straps removed as later regs insited. One match head size moth hole only, knap to the cloth is very nice indeed. Inside material is again in pefect condition and is bright as you would expect from an unissued garment. A super example not only for condition but the large size.

British 1944 Dated Bren Gun Ammo Skeleton Jerkin.

British 1944 Dated Bren Gun Ammo Skeleton Jerkin.

Rig produced to carry Bren gun magazines, this one is dated 1944, good D-day date and is sized small. Condition is very good with no issues.

1943 Dated RAF Battle Dress Blouse, Sergeant.

1943 Dated RAF Battle Dress Blouse, Sergeant.

This example is in good condition with some wear to the nap and moth nips to the front, material is still strong. Label is 1943 dated and its a size 9. To me it looks like an single wing has been removed from the front above the pocket, air gunner, radio operator etc. Nice addition is the way this person been promoted from a lance corpral with the addition of corpals stripes making him a sergeant. A sound displayed item. Worthy of addint the wings back.

British RA Madagascar Uniform Grouping.

British RA Madagascar Uniform Grouping.

Group has a wartime manufactured KD jacket which in my opinion was African produced item, hand stitched button holes etc, its also quite nice to find one with the large spine panel to the back, a precaution taken during the time against sunstroke. Kacket is in used condition with some storage marks; all buttons are RA marked. The Slouch hat is dated 1941 and an Australian made item, condition is very good. Paper work has the vets paybook, front page gone, he joined in 1940, and was a telephonist. He was trained in Swahili which would be usefull in madagascar, there is a 1943 dated madagascar news paper and some french francs, aslo included are some documents for travelling back to the UK dated 1945. Two photos of a section of soldiers marching on parade wearing slouch hats and short sleeve KD's, im pressuming he is one of the fellas in the photos. A good group from the east African vetran. Ibelive he was part of a costal artillery unit.

WW2 British Khaki Drill, DRAB , Naval Ratings ''Ac

WW2 British Khaki Drill, DRAB , Naval Ratings ''Ac

Something that does not turn up everyday is this pair of naval trousers in a Mediteranian, drab , colour. Its such a pity that the label has washed our, good clear WD mark to the inside. You can see such naval trousers being worn in wartime films on naval action in the Med. Condition is very good, no moth or tracking, no staining. Medium in size.

British Naval ''Trousers Drill'' 1944 Dated.

British Naval ''Trousers Drill'' 1944 Dated.

Very good condition Admiralty pattern naval drill trousers. By the look of the label these have never been worn.

British 1915 ''On War Service'' Enamel Badge.

British 1915 ''On War Service'' Enamel Badge.

Badge is in good condition with some surface scratching to the front and one air bubble to the blue enamel, the back button hole fixing pin has a makers stamp to it.

1917 Indian Made Military Kukri.

1917 Indian Made Military Kukri.

Super Indian made military Kukri with numerous detailed stamping to the blade, The blade is in very nice condition with some age staining but no over sharpening or chips. Wooden handle, again in very nice condition. The leather scabbard is in super condition with Indian stamping to one side, scabbard has some staining from age but no damage, Brass tip is again marked, combat type frog is once again in super condition for its age with no damage . The 42 under the date 1917 may indicate being reused for the later conflict. A super example and its original!!.

WW2 Chindit Clip Point Bowie Dagger.

WW2 Chindit Clip Point Bowie Dagger.

A rare example thats survived in very nice condition. The horn handle has only one small chip , no other damage, the blade has not been sharpened but is slightly dirty, ive not tried but looks as if some warm soapy water would work well, lots of the dirt does appear to be old grease. The steel oval cross guard again in good order, dagger is unmarked. The leather scabbard is in very nice condition with the only damage being to lose from the tip of the clouser strap, again its unmarked. Even with the rough workmanship to the horn handle, Indian manufacture, the blade would be of no suprise made and exported by the UK, again the scabbard looks imported due to the workmaship, perhaps Australian. This example has not been in a collection before and is a rare find.

British 2ND Pattern Commando Dagger, Broad Arrow '

British 2ND Pattern Commando Dagger, Broad Arrow '

2nd pattern commando dagger with an inspection marked brass handle. Blade is in very nice condition with original tip. The leather scabbard is free from damage and the top elastic fasterner is in supple, strong, condition.

1907 Hooked Quillion Bayonet, Wiltshire Regiment.

1907 Hooked Quillion Bayonet, Wiltshire Regiment.

Double marked bayonet that was issued firstly to the Royal Irish Regiment then re-issued to the Wiltshire's. The overall condition is good, the blade has had some water damage from storage which has been cleaned in the past, blade edge is good with no chips etc, tip again in nice condition, markings to both sides of the blade are clear. The regimental stampings are clear and strong to the pommel, some minor pitting , wooden handles have some bruising , again these appear to have been cleaned. The scabbard is the early type with steel button bottom, no chape. Its marked and dated 08 and is the original to this bayonet as it has both reimental numbers to the top of the throat. So we have a used condition bayonet thats still in a nice collectable condition with the added bonus of matching numbered scabbard. Priced accordingly.

Australian Owen SMG Bayonet, 1945.

Australian Owen SMG Bayonet, 1945.

Well i dont like to use the word mint but im certain that an upgrade will be very hard indeed when it comes to this Owen bayonet. 99% finish on everything, blade, scabbard all metal fittings. The wooden grips are perfect, one small sratch only.The blade is marked MA,1907, 1,45,1, the other side is marked with a broad arrow over...X OA, i belive this is orange factory, Lithgo. One wooden slab grip is marked Slaz,44. The wonderfull condition leather scabbard is marked Mangrovite 44. As allready mentioned, a wonderfull example. UK and over 18's only.

Very Rare British No6 Bayonet.

Very Rare British No6 Bayonet.

Here we have a super conditon Number 6 bayonet. Basic design is as the Jungle bayonet but with a smaller muzzel ring. I belive these were a trails made item and were proposed to replace the number 4 bayonet, it would appear that Israel place an order for some, this is what i belive this one is. You wont be dissapointed with this very rare bayonet that does not turn up very often. UK and over 18's only.

Early  German NS Flieger Tinnie, 1933 Dated.

Early German NS Flieger Tinnie, 1933 Dated.

Super design and super condition event badge for an early Flieger day in the Pfingsten area of Germany, good strong working pin and makers details to the rear.

  Boxed German Police 8 Year Long Service Medal.

Boxed German Police 8 Year Long Service Medal.

The medal has nearly a 100% original finish to the body, no knocks or scapes, ribbon is in very fine condition and has its fixing pin to the rear. The box is in nice condition except for a black ink stain to the top just above the number 8 ON HOLD FOR RYAN!!

Panzer Assault Badge , Silver.

Panzer Assault Badge , Silver.

This unmarked PAB is a known variant by an unknown maker, it has sharp details but has lost its original silver wash, original harware to the rear.

Bronze Infantry Assault Award.

Bronze Infantry Assault Award.

Super condition bronze IAB, nearly 100% original bronze finish to front and back, rear hardware is strong and original to the piece. Allthough unmarked i have been told on the WAF forum that this is an example made by the firm ''Funke & Bruninghaus''. Not sure if this one could be upgraded.

Boxed Silver Wound Badge, Maker Marked 30.

Boxed Silver Wound Badge, Maker Marked 30.

Condition of the box is very good indeed, one small knock to the front right side, one small stain to the satin interior hinge. The cross again is in super condition, id say 98% of its original silver finish remaining, the swastika has lost the finish, in my opinion this is from being against the satin top pad since year dot. Badge is marked 30. A very good example.

Iron Cross 2nd Class, Ring Stamp 25.

Iron Cross 2nd Class, Ring Stamp 25.

Very nice condition EK2 with a ring stamp number 25. The iron core has 98% of its original matt finish, front and back, the frame has sone tone from age, good clear stamp to the ring and a fine full length ribbon. A very nice example. One of three i purchased from the brother of the vet who brought them back from Germay.

WW2 German Silver Wound Badge and Matching Makers

WW2 German Silver Wound Badge and Matching Makers

THIS ITEM IS BEING RE-LISTED DUE TO NO-PAYMENT. Unissued condition Silver Wound Badge that has the number 30 on the rear under the pin, this is for the maker Hauptmunzamt of Wien, Austria. The paper issue bag has the same makers details the the bottom rear and is in very good condition. As for the badge itself this is in unissued condition and is a late war zinc made item, the silver finish is complete but has dulled down over the years, no scratches or damage, best one ive found. This item was sold recently to a coin dealer by the elderly wife of a WW2 British vetran, found in a drawer. This has never been in a collection before, Super example badge and very nice to have its original paper bag.

German Naval Destroyer Award, S.H.u.C.o

German Naval Destroyer Award, S.H.u.C.o

WW2 German naval Destroyer Award made by the firm S.H.u.C.o. The badge is in very good condition with a good amount od its original gold wash to the outer wreath, it has a goosd amount of patina from age. The rear has a good original working pin and catch with surviving top hook. A very nice example.

NSADP Long Service Award, 10 Years.

NSADP Long Service Award, 10 Years.

Bronze, 10 year NSDAP long service award thats in stunning condition, id say at least 98% of its bronze wash remains , the ring is number stamped ''7''. This is a zing made medal so the amount of finish remaining is indeed a nice suprise. The medal will come with a ribbon but i do not belive its original. This example has been given glowing reviews on the WAF military forum, 100% correct and in near mint condition.

Late War German M42 Combat Helmet

Late War German M42 Combat Helmet

This example is in very nice , never messed with, combat helmet. This late war M42 helmet was nevr issued with a decal and is maker marked to the rear of the shell, hkp62 and has a lot numer 3477. The shell has over 80% of its original paint finish with the missing paint being on the outer skirt, the paint has lots of its rought finish, the shell has not been cleaned, the usual skuff markings to the crown. The liner pins are tight and have never been re-bent or touched , the liner is in very supple condition with a nice cream colour, liner tie is original to the helmet, it has the initial M written on one tounge. The chinstrap appears to be original to the helmet, its in supple condition but missing its tip to the long section. The remains of a dome stamp can bee seen to the inside crown area. Purchased this week and one that nearly went into my collection due to the very nice condition but im afraid you cant keep them all.

German Lkp W100 Leather Flying Helmet.

German Lkp W100 Leather Flying Helmet.

Recent ''walk in'' to my shop is this nice and quite scarce Luftwaffe headger being a Lkp W100 helmet as used during the Battle od Britain. This was found in a garage and has some minor damage. The leather is in good supple condition but has suffered from some moth damage to the inside sheep skin making it thru to the leather leaving one small match head size hole and some weak surrounding leather, nothing major and does not detract from the overall look, its my belief that this would come back to life with just a little care. All buckles and straps are present but have rusted from age, i have not tried to move them, the upper steel buckle on the front has sufferd from rust and has been period sewn down with one stitch by the original owner.Bakelite ear cups have no issues. The throat mike is again in sound condition but the straps that hold the mike around the throat has some fraying around the loom area, but still usable. The long loom area has again frayed but has a long length, no jack. Inside sheep skin lining is in very nice condition except for one area as mentioned, this has damaged the inside label , this is the result of the moth damage to one small area when the cap was laid down flat over the years. The size stamping says 57. A good all round example that has never been in any collection before and one thats getting hard to find.

  NS Manufactured Heer SD M42 Combat Helmet.

NS Manufactured Heer SD M42 Combat Helmet.

This example has around 97% of its original rough finish, colour is still matt with very little patina from handleing. The NS decal is again in very good condition, id say 95% remaining. All liner pins are present and tight, all original to the helmet, one pin has lost its head to the back, slight ring of rust surrounding this pin. The crown has had what appears to be some white paint, its been wiped off, some of this paint can be seen on the inside crown, nothing new to see when these lids were around during the vet painting his house. The liner is marked size 58 and is still cream in colour, some wear to the outer edges and one small cut, half inch, to the front. Original liner tie in place. Sorry but cannot see a maker or date to the zinc liner frame, i do not try and pry the liners for details on my helmets in my collection. NS makers stamp is faint to the side and lot number is stamped to the rear, D314. A very nice example that has to find a new home due to my hemet addiction ''forceing'' me to add two new camos to my collection. ON HOLD FOR GARY......

Luftwaffe Other Ranks Side Cap.

Luftwaffe Other Ranks Side Cap.

Nice original Luftwaffe side ap thats in very nice condition, some wear the the outside nap to the material, one small moth hole to the side. The insignia is hand stitched with the roundel just being held on by a couple of threads. Inside liner again in used condition, makers details are there but unreadable. A sound used example.

Opferring Elsass Members Badge.

Opferring Elsass Members Badge.

Zinc made badge thats in very nice condition, sharp detail to the front and good strong working pin and makers details to the rear.

Hitler Youth Membership Cap Badge.

Hitler Youth Membership Cap Badge.

Very nice and clean condition HJ membership badge for use by members on there caps, both fixing prongs are intact and there is a strong RZM and makers code to the back.

Early Hitler Youth, DJ, Membership Badge.

Early Hitler Youth, DJ, Membership Badge.

This is the second pattern of this first type DJ membership badge, condition is very good with no damage to the enamel and just some minor ware to the silver finish, good strong working pin, RZM and makers code 6 to the rear.

Late War Painted NSDAP Party Badge.

Late War Painted NSDAP Party Badge.

Button hole type NSDAP party badge, this one is the late war painted type with most of its original paint finish remaining, it has no makers details on the back, Condition is super.

Cloth SA Standarte Aufmarsch Day Badge.

Cloth SA Standarte Aufmarsch Day Badge.

Quite a rare cloth event badge for an SA event held in 1937 for the 259 Standarte, condition is very good, couple of small pin holes to the material, original working pin to the top.

Pre RZM Made NSDAP Party Badge.

Pre RZM Made NSDAP Party Badge.

Very early nice enamel party pin thats has a fine detailed front, the back is maker and Ges.Gesch marked, the pin has a repair to the rear but this looks period in my opinion. Anyway its a nice early one, priced according to the rear.

Early 1932 Hitlertag Gottinggen Tinnie

Early 1932 Hitlertag Gottinggen Tinnie

A very early and well designed tinnie for a Hitler event in the Gottinggen area of Germany. 95% of its original finish remains to the front and back and the original pin is in strong working order.

Hitler Youth Tinnie. Aus Wernigen Wurden Viele.

Hitler Youth Tinnie. Aus Wernigen Wurden Viele.

Quite a scarse example thats in very good condition, some of the original finish remains, good strong working pin to the rear. Very happy to purchase this one last week for my own collection of HJ tinnies, well ive got it allready!!!

Early Nazi Sympathiser Enamel Badge.

Early Nazi Sympathiser Enamel Badge.

Early Nazi badge thats in the shape of a flying nazi flag, the enamel is in perfect condition and there is a good ''strong'' working pin the the rear.

AM 1940 Marked Large Brush for Cleaning the Sole o

AM 1940 Marked Large Brush for Cleaning the Sole o

For the collector who has everything and needs to add a quirky item into the mix. Here is a large wooden brush that is AM marked and dated 1940. I pressume the four holes are to take screws for fitting to a doorway, the brush then being used to clean the soles of a dirty boot or shoe, size id say is around 10 to 12 inches long.

WW2 Navigators Sight Log Book, Canadian Mosquito S

WW2 Navigators Sight Log Book, Canadian Mosquito S

Sight log book named to an navigator who flew Mosquitos for Canadian squadron W/418 during WW2. The book is in very nice condition, no pages missing and starts on the date 6.4.43. there are 8 pages filled ending on 3.6.43 , signed off by a F/Lt. Inside the log book i found a 1944 dated Evening Standard with a write up on two mosquitos from ADGB who managed to destroy some german JU87 aircraft the day before, the picture on the front includes Flying officer T.Rees, navigator of the plane that shot down two aircraft. After a little search it would appear that less than a month after the write up in the paper the mosquito he was flying in was shot down by flak over Belgium after destroying more JU 87's on the ground, his Canadian pilot, F/Lt W.J.Harper was also lost. Rees was from Tregaron in Cardiganshire. This has never been in a collection before and im sure more research can be done.

RAF  Parachute Seat Cushion, Spitfire Etc.

RAF Parachute Seat Cushion, Spitfire Etc.

This seat cushion to be used with the parachute is in used but complete condition, just a couple of small holes and some staining. No makers details or date to be found.

RAF Air Officers Bullion Field Service Cap Badge.

RAF Air Officers Bullion Field Service Cap Badge.

Kings crown example thats in good condition, some oxidisation to the bullion and metal eagle, this would clean up a treat. This came together with the two pilots wings listed below, brought into my shop by a person clearing out there grandfathers house.

RAF Pilots Wings.

RAF Pilots Wings.

WW2 or earlier produced example that are the paded type, condition is very good.

WW2 RAF Flying Boots

WW2 RAF Flying Boots

A very nice pair of Air Ministry flying boots that are in super condition, the only damage is a small hole tapped nto each side of the heal, Top leather outer skin is like new, no stains, holes or snags and in very supple condition, inside sheep skin again in very nice condition. The rubber type uppers to the boot has no damage and again is in supple condition, no cracking etc. Soles have some ware but are in sound condition. I belive these are a size 7 but look slightly bigger to me. Both tounges are AM marked as are both zips. These came into my shop yesterday by a spritly 84 year old gent who joined the RAF in 1945, he use to mountain climb for the RAF and wore these on his long trips into Scotland adding leather straps to make them fit better on his feet, it would be easy to fill the holes if you wished.

2 x WW2 British Homefront Medical Unit Photographs

2 x WW2 British Homefront Medical Unit Photographs

These two ive had for a number of years and ive allways found the items displayed and the uniform detail of interest, there both in nice condition and measure 8x6 inches.

1939 Civilian Gas Mask and Up Market Carry Box. Mi

1939 Civilian Gas Mask and Up Market Carry Box. Mi

Both the box and gas mask are in very nice, i would say close to unissued condition, even the box carry strap is complete and strong. Named to the inside. Would make a super display piece with any Homefront collection.

Boxed ARP Sealing Outfit.

Boxed ARP Sealing Outfit.

Interesting Home Front item being a box with contents for sealing windows, doors etc. The box has suffered from bad storage but the contents are as new, one item missing, the roll of glass reinforcing kraft paper. Tins are sealed and have contents. Found this morning at my local farmers market.

WW1 German Luger Magazine Pouch and Two Magazines

WW1 German Luger Magazine Pouch and Two Magazines

Very nice condition brown leather magazine pouch for the Luger Pistol, there is a 1917 date and makers mark for a firm from Dresden on the inside flap. Both magazine found inside are WW1 examples with wooden toggles to the bottom, one is numbered, both appear to be a matching pair and both ave very strong springs, you will not be able to push them to the bottom. A very nice set for any Imperial collection.

WW1 Turkish Buckle and Belt.

WW1 Turkish Buckle and Belt.

Buckle is in very nice condition, brass body has no significant scratches and the nickle frontal plate is dent free and has sharp detail, both fixing prongs to the rear, its unmarked. The original WW1 leather belt is again in very nice condition, it has a faint date stamp, it looks like 1915. A very nice set.

Imperial German Battle Flag.

Imperial German Battle Flag.

A very nice surviving example, colours are still very strong, no moth nips and only slightly age stained, full lanyard to the top. This has no markings but the construction is correct, its the right sort of weave to the material and the printing is the correct thin and detailed type, the period repair to the bottom corner also adds to the correct period of the flag. Size is 21 x 34 inches. The flag has numerous pin holes along one side were it has been hung up over many years, recently found in an old canteen of an Austrian heavy haulage firm thats been cleaned out by a friend of mine, same place as the very rare WW2 German Panzer trailer was seen on the program ''combat dealers''.

WW1 German Jack Boots.

WW1 German Jack Boots.

These have the side seam running down each boot, i belive they are the 1866 pattern used thru WW1 and into the 1920's by German military forces. The boots are in very nice supple condition, they will need a good polish and have a small period repair, the stepped heels are original as are the soles including the hob nails, the boot pulls are also in good condition. These have in the past been used for a mannequin having a hole thru the sole of one boot, Measures nearly 11 inches from heel to toe. Still a very nice displayable item.

Late War German Water Bottle. 1915 Pattern.

Late War German Water Bottle. 1915 Pattern.

Super condition late war water bottle , as seen in the pics there is nothing missing, Cover has no loose stitching , faded date and makers to the rear, The cork stopper still attatched to ist canvas strap and retaining metal hanger. Whats an extra bonus is the original tie cord going thru the eyelets on the cover, usually missing or replaced. I have not removed the cover to take pictures of the enamel water bottle itself, this has never been apart , thought id leave it as is, from what i can see it looks like a dull green enamel. A hard to find example in this condition. ON HOLD FOR PETE.

WW1 German Gas Mask and Cannister.

WW1 German Gas Mask and Cannister.

The mask is in very supple condition, no cracks or ''hard'' areas, straps are still strong and both lenses are clear. The bottom metal filter has nearly all its finish intact with stamped details and previous owners name, ther is a small amount of rust coming thru the top edge only. The canister has lost most of its finish but is strong with no knocks or dinks, inside top still has its original set of spare lenses, the strap has im afraid seen better days but nice to find an original example even though its broken in several places.

 Imperial German 1905 Dated Bread Bag, Super Condi

Imperial German 1905 Dated Bread Bag, Super Condi

Well this must be the best conditioned bread bag i have every had and its an early pre WW1 item which is just outstanding!!! Clear Regimental markings and date to the inside , the inside central strap also maker marked, all componenets are in very strong condition with nothing missing no staining to the cotton body, buttons and hanging loop are made of brass. Doubt you will find a better one.

WW1 Imperial German G98 Ammo Pouches.

WW1 Imperial German G98 Ammo Pouches.

This is as close as you can get to a matching pair of WW1 ammo pouches. Both pebbled finish in a nearly same brown colour, both have brass fittings and are of riveted construction, brass ''D'' bales to the rear are the same but one has turned. Both pouches have all there dividers intact and both are in very good condition with no damage, leather is strong and supple, and are a matching size. Both are maker marked, one is dated 1914 the other is 1915, the 15 dated pouch has a name to the inside. Sorry for the pictures but at the moment there is no light and ive taken these under a lamp.

WW1 German Imperial Belt and Buckle, Both Dated 19

WW1 German Imperial Belt and Buckle, Both Dated 19

Nice matching set with both the leather tab on the buckle and the leather belt being dated 1915, the brass buckle is in very good condition, some staining to the brass body, would clean up a treat if you wish, the leather tab is supple and well attatched to the buckle, its also maker marked. The leather belt has a size code of 86 and a regimental stamp 105, its also maker marked and dated 1915. A very nice example.

WW1 German Helmet.

WW1 German Helmet.

Recently found in the loft of a house in South Wales is this very good example of a WW1 German steel lid. The outside has around 60% of its original paint finish with a good amount of light surface rust, some pitting is just started to appear thru the paint but not the metal.One small knock to the top, left hand side. The inside is in much better condition with id say over 90% of its original finish, steel liner frame is held in place with all its original liner pins, these have never been apart. As seen im afraid its lost its leather liner. Cannot make out the maker but its a size 66. A good example that with a bit of TLC would come up a treat.

Imperial German Patriotic Flag Pin Back Badge.

Imperial German Patriotic Flag Pin Back Badge.

Very well made Imperial enamel pin badge showing the WW1 German battle flag to the front, the enamel work is very well done and has no damage, the back has its original working pin, this item has no issues.

Victorian Dirk, Fighting Knife.

Victorian Dirk, Fighting Knife.

Victorian/Edwardian Dirk thats in very good condition, the blade is clean, the metal cross guard has lost most of its gold wash as has the pommel head. The handle is in good condition, cannot make out whats its made of but no cracks etc. Matching leather scabbard is without issues.

British Trails Pattern FAL Bayonet.

British Trails Pattern FAL Bayonet.

Trails pattern FAL bayonet that was trailed in the late 50;s for the SLR rifle. Its has the trails code to the metal tang along the handle, X2 E1 9161 and has its original scabbard marked X1 E1. As seen in the pics this example is in un-used condition, fantastic original finish to the blade and metal work, super wood grip, one small problem is the small repair to the handle, hardly noticable. Scabbard has good finish and has webbed frog attatched, looks as if the frog has been on this example for ages. Ive seen a few on the net but not in this condition, would be very hard to upgrade this rare example. Priced according to the small repair to the handle. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.

ITN British Mk6 Combat Helmet .

ITN British Mk6 Combat Helmet .

A very interesting helmet being a British MK6 combat lid thats had a coat of blue paint and an ITN sticker to the front, the rear has tape with the owners name, same name is also marked to the inside. Condition is very good with a nice finish to the outside and a nice used liner to the inside.

Osama Bin Laden Reward Matches.

Osama Bin Laden Reward Matches.

Matchbook with reward details for the capture of Bin Laden in Afganistan, written in Urdu and in very good condition. These were produced when it was found that the ''Wanted'' posters first produced would vanish from the walls during the night, Managed to get a few of these from an Australian veteran.

United Nations Helmet.

United Nations Helmet.

UN helmet which i belive is the inner system from a Dutch M53 lid, the condition is very good with nearly all its outer blue finish, some lose under the cloth chinstrap. The three UN transfers ae in complete condition. Inside has all componets and in very nice condition, stamped details to the crown.

British Turtle MK5 Camo Helmet, 1978. Falklands.

British Turtle MK5 Camo Helmet, 1978. Falklands.

Perfect display item for a Falklands collection , this one is in used condition with some minor paint loss to the body, the camo netting and material appear to have allways been on this helmet, its dated 1978 to the inside liner which would fit in nicely to a lid being worn by a British soldier during the Falklands campaign.

Variant British Vintage Leather Holster and Strap.

Variant British Vintage Leather Holster and Strap.

Never seen this type of before with an ammunition pocket attatched to the holster body itself. The condition is very good with the leather in supple condition, no loose stitching to the body work, leather strap is complete. At some point a previous owner has cut his enitials into the front. There are 3 small circular cut marks to the flap, would say that they were produced by the barrel? No makers mark or date but i would guess this has to be a Victorian example. When i purchased this i was told it was found in New Zealand. Dimensions are in the last picture ive added to the listing.

Victorian Officers Sword Belt and Buckle.

Victorian Officers Sword Belt and Buckle.

A very nice set thats in very nice condition, the brass buckle plate is maker marked to the rear and the front silver scroll work is complete without damage. The leather ranked sword belt is again in very nice original condition with just some minor storage wear., both hanging straps complete.

British Naval Pattern 1901 MkI Bayonet Frog.

British Naval Pattern 1901 MkI Bayonet Frog.

Shiffting loop leather frog as issused with either the sword bayonet or cutlass, condition is very good.

Victorian Hereford Police Whistle. P.C.6..

Victorian Hereford Police Whistle. P.C.6..

Rare early Police whistle marked to PC6 Hereford Police, condition is very good with no knocks or cracks. I would think that PC 6 could be researched.

 Pre WW1 Imperial German Artillery Visor.

Pre WW1 Imperial German Artillery Visor.

Cap is in Super condition, only a couple of small areas were the moths have had a nibble, and only one actual moth nip, smaller than a match head, the rest of the material is very nice with ggod nap to the material and strong colours. The visor has a small amount of crazing.Again the inside is in very nice condition, just two areas of moth damage near the sweat band, sweat band is complet and free from staining as is the top lining, maker marked for the firm Peter Kochan, Tries, has paper tissue inside between the top of the cap and sides, original? i cannot say but likley from the condition of the cap. The cap has a two colour pipping which according to some domates an artillery vetrans issued example, cockade has the date 1813 and some wording which is hard for me to make out.The cap is a very small size, perhpas the reason its survived in such wonderfull condition. These caps are not well documented by collectors, but opinions have them dating pre WW1.

1901 Pattern Naval Belt

1901 Pattern Naval Belt

Very good condition 1901 leather naval belt, condition is very good and is a very large size, no marking found.

Hitler Youth Membership Badge

Hitler Youth Membership Badge

Very nice condition HJ members badge, no damage to the enamel and a good working pin, this one is un-marked and its my belife its an early made badge.

1934 Dortmund Hitler Youth Tinnie

1934 Dortmund Hitler Youth Tinnie

Very nice designed Hj tinnie for an event held in the Dortmund area in 1934, condition is very good front and back, pin works fine. Maker marked to the rear.

Heer Tropical Belt and Buckle, Untouched Sleeper.

Heer Tropical Belt and Buckle, Untouched Sleeper.

Super example that have never been apart, well untill i took the pics, this one has survived in very nice condition. The buckle has over 80% of its original green finish to the front and more to the rear, its webbed tab is in perfect condition, the buckle does seem to have a faint makers stamp to the front near the catch.,you can see were the two prong tips are not discoloured due to having been attatched to the webbed belt for so many years. The webbed belt is again in very nice condition with a faint size to one end, nice green paint to the metal end, size of the belt is small. This was found last weekend at a local bootsale, not by me im afraid but nice to see that such items can still turn up in this untouched condition.

Hitler Youth Leather Belt, RZM Marked.

Hitler Youth Leather Belt, RZM Marked.

Condition is very good, strong supple leather to the body, leather buckle retaining strap has some cracking from use but is strong, the steel buckle fasterner is the type found on HJ belts. This one is RZM and makers coded to the inside front. Size is 35 inches .

WW2 German Tropical Belt and Buckle. Afrika Korps.

WW2 German Tropical Belt and Buckle. Afrika Korps.

Buckle has over 80% of its original finish remaining to the front and nearly all finish to the rear, slight rust to the top right hand corner, buckle is marked R.S.&S. Leather tab is very strong and has the same maker as the buckle, dated 1942. The webbed belt is also in very nice condition with no fraying or holes, the leather belt retainer strap is missing the slightest corner on the tip only. faded makers details and good paint to the steel clasp.

 Red Cross Belt Buckle, Super Condition.

Red Cross Belt Buckle, Super Condition.

This is not a mint example but its very nice indeed. The details are very crisp with no knocks, dings or scuffing, the orignal colour is still strong, only the top highlights being worn. The back of the buckle has most of its finish intact, the rear is marked Ges,Gesch1. A super piece.

Mint First Pattern Droop Tail Luftwaffe Belt Buckl

Mint First Pattern Droop Tail Luftwaffe Belt Buckl

1935 Pattern buckle , i dont like to use the word mint but this is as close as your gong to get unless its wrapped in its orignal paper wrapping, so lets say near mint, i cannot find a knock, scrape or blemish. Its an aluminium two piece construction and un marked as expected. You would take a long tme to upgrade from this one.

WW2 German Belt and Buckle,  Both Regimental Marke

WW2 German Belt and Buckle, Both Regimental Marke

Here's a nice find just out of Cardiff, this early aluminium buckle and original leather belt are both marked 6./J.R.53 I, the belt to the inside and the buckle marked to its leather tab. I have not tried to remove the buckle as these as seen from the pics have never been apart. The buckle is dated 1937 and maker marked to the aluminium , this example has never been cleaned and i will leave this up to you if you wish to clean. You will take some time to find a regimentally marked belt and buckle set.

WW2 German Leather  PP Pistol Holster.

WW2 German Leather PP Pistol Holster.

Holster is in very nice supple condition with no loose stitching or damage to the body, the fastening strap is solid as is the steel retaining lug.Holster is most probably a private purchase item as i cannot find any markings. Measures just under 7.5 inches on the right hand side, 5 inches across the top.

Super Condition German WW2 6x30 Dienstglas and Cas

Super Condition German WW2 6x30 Dienstglas and Cas

Yep, a super condition set, the glasses have nearly all its original finish to the body and ends with clear stamped details. The optics are very clear with sharp focus, they have the graticule.Leather hanging strap is complete and in strong condition. The leather case is again in super condition with no issues, no stamps to be found, the leather hanging strap is complete and in strong condition. Brought into me this afternoon by an elderly lady cleaning out her fathers house.

6 x 30 German Binocular Leather Fittings. Strap, B

6 x 30 German Binocular Leather Fittings. Strap, B

I took these recently off a wartime pair of German 6 x 30 Deinstglass that had seen better days and were only good for there lenses. All components are in very good ,used, condition and would finish off a nice pair of wartime military binos. May i add that all metal fastening grommets are present.

Hitler Youth Marching Compass

Hitler Youth Marching Compass

Marked to the bottom ''Marsch Kompass Jugend'' with the patent mark D.R.G.M. this example is in very nice condition, body has no damage exept one corner has rounded slightly from use. Original hanging chord present.

Political Visor Eagle Badge.

Political Visor Eagle Badge.

This example is close to mint, ts never been used and still retains 99% of its original finish. The rear has all its fixing prongs and has nice markings. I belive this is a Political leaders type

DRK Bullion District Arm Triangle Patch.

DRK Bullion District Arm Triangle Patch.

Quite a scarce item to find and in very nice condition, appears never to have been worn as i cannot find any stitch holes to the material. This one still has a price tag to the rear.

N.S.Reichs Kriegerbund Flag Pole Top. ## PRICE RED

N.S.Reichs Kriegerbund Flag Pole Top. ## PRICE RED

A great looking example thats in very nice condition, 0ver 95% of its original finish and no chips to the bakelite body. Stands just under 10 inches.

1930's Nazi Sympathisers Childs Wooden School Case

1930's Nazi Sympathisers Childs Wooden School Case

Nice wooden case as used in school by a child during the 1930's, condition is very good considering its age.

SIEG HEIL Cardboard Banner , Sealed in its Origina

SIEG HEIL Cardboard Banner , Sealed in its Origina

As with the two lanterns found in my previous listings this one was agin found amongts a large grouping of such items in Austria. The folding letters when hung reveal the wording Sieg Heil, i pressume to be used during certain celebrations. What you purchase is in unopened example still sealed in its original celophane packet.

NSDAP Paper Lantern.

NSDAP Paper Lantern.

As used during certain events by party supporters, lantern is in very nice condition with a holder to the bottom to take a candle. Recently found amongst a large grouping of such items in Austria.

NSDAP Paper Lantern.

NSDAP Paper Lantern.

As used during events by party supporters , this paper lantern is in very nice condition , has a holder in the bottom to take a candle, recently found amongst a large grouping of such items in Austria.

WW2 German DJ Pennant.

WW2 German DJ Pennant.

Nice hunting pennant that is complete but well used, the outer rope border has come adrift at the bottom, say just over a couple of inches, there are a couple of nips also to the outer edgeing , overall colour to the body is stained from age. Flag still has a good length of rope to its back edge. Still a nice scarce pennant with that been there look.

Baldur Von Schirach Bakerlite Plaque

Baldur Von Schirach Bakerlite Plaque

Super Bakerlite plaque of the Hj leader Von Shirach, the portrait is raised, it measures 5 inches across and has no damage or any issues. To the rear it has the makers name and a raised plug i pressume to fasten to something.

German Infantry Photo Album, Russian Front Combat.

German Infantry Photo Album, Russian Front Combat.

A really nice detailed photo album to an infantry unit fighting in Russia. The front has the usual German army helmet badge with a dedication to the lower left side. Inside contains over 160 photos, all taken in the field during combat and after, Russian prisoners of war and destroyed Russian equipment are show as is the stress of battle on the faces of the German soldiers.From the pics of some graves the unit in the photos are from JR 301. All photos are clear with no damage, none are loose or missing. A very nice album.

 Hitler Youth Photo Postcard, Rifle Inspection.

Hitler Youth Photo Postcard, Rifle Inspection.

Very detailed photo of a group of HJ members inspecting there K98 traing rifles, super uniform detail here and again quite a scarse image to find. Condition is very good but appears to have been removed from a photo album.

10 X German WW2 Combat Photos, Russian Front,Russi

10 X German WW2 Combat Photos, Russian Front,Russi

Ten very nice and detailed original combat photographs from the Russian Front. All are just under postcard size and in good condition except the one of the destroyed tank and KIA crew.

Super Hitler Youth Photo Album. 1937.

Super Hitler Youth Photo Album. 1937.

Wooden bound HJ album put together from original photographs and some very nice little catoon pictures, they all relate to a journey undertaken by the boys unit. The only thing missing is waht looks like a cloth HJ diamond to the front, i pressume it was taken off due to the swaztika. There are over 45 pages, 40 very nice clear and detailed photos of the journey, most are of the boys, there are 19 of the hand drwn and coloured pictures, at the end thee are four pages of news paper articles i belive to due with the journey, one page dedicated to early nazi celebrity Dietrich Eckart.. A super full Hitler Youth photo album.

NSDAP Magazine, AUFBRUCH und KAMPF der PARTEI, 193

NSDAP Magazine, AUFBRUCH und KAMPF der PARTEI, 193

NSDAP magazine produced in 1938 on the early history of the Nazi Party, the front has a great wood cut image but im afraid the front and back pages have come adrift. The inside has numerous photos and drawing of early party members and a great double spread on Gauleiters. A very nice early magazine and priced according to the damage to the spine.

  Russian Front German WW2 Gren,Reg.308 Photo Albu

Russian Front German WW2 Gren,Reg.308 Photo Albu

A very nice and complete photo album to an nco on the Russian Front. There are picture of the vet on most of the pages, some good combat type picks and the units travel thru Russia, some pages are annoteted, for some reason most have been removed, couple of shots of dead Russian soldiers and couple of SS graves, well over 200 detailed photos with only a few local shots. Inside the album i found 4 wartime pages titled 12.MGK Gren.Reg.308 and appears to be the names of 292 members of his company, many with an X mark for KIA. Album is in very nice condition.

Landjahr Hitler Youth Group Photo.

Landjahr Hitler Youth Group Photo.

Large detailed photo of some HJ members with family, of interest is the green Landjahr sleeve trangles worn by the HJ members.

Early Nazi Patriotic Postcard, 1933.

Early Nazi Patriotic Postcard, 1933.

1933 dated nazi postcard showing a rising sun swastika over a German City, this one has been posted and has a full dedication to the back , the cancellation mark is dated 1933. Im a big fan of these rising sun swastikas that were used early on during the rise of the NSDAP. Condition is very good, slight stain to the top left from the rear cancellation stamp on the back.

Hitler Youth Leaders Portrait Photograph

Hitler Youth Leaders Portrait Photograph

Wonderfull large sepia portrait of an early Hitler Youth leader, outstanding uniform detail which includes the early shoulder boards, leaders lanyard , hj leaders badge and traditional gold braid to the area triangle. An outstanding image. Size is approx 230x210mm

1930's Austrian Produced Bakelite Petrol Lighter.

1930's Austrian Produced Bakelite Petrol Lighter.

A very nice petrol lighter with bakelite body, no damage to the bakelite and all fittings present. Stamped to the bottom of one end is an Austrian maker. A very nice period item to fit in with your Army personal equipment.

Hitler Youth Winter Uniform.

Hitler Youth Winter Uniform.

Complete set that has recently been found in a house clearence in Germany. The set comprises of the blouse, trousers and cap, the belt, dagger and armband i have added for display only. The blouse is in very nice condition with only a couple of very small moth nips, not noticeable, its HJ regulation pattern as expected, there is no evidence of boards or insignia. The buttons are RZM marked, all buttons present. The trousers again are in very nice condition with a couple of very small moth nips, again regulation HJ pattern with all buttons present. A couple of the ankle ties have gone. The winter cap follows regulation pattern and is in very nice condition, lining complete and maker marked to the center. There are no markings or labels to any of the items that i can find. All three items are in the same used condition and appear to have been together since the end of the war and all are a good size, not a toddler!! Great display piece.

Feuerschutzpolizei Service Tunic with Belt and Buc

Feuerschutzpolizei Service Tunic with Belt and Buc

This set was recently found in a North German fllee market by a friend of mine and it does look as if its just come out of a cuboard or attic. The tunic is complete with all buttons and insignia except for the Nazi period arm badge to the left side, were it once was can clearly be seen. The material to the body has a couple of moth nips and the nap has some damage, this can be seen mainly on the front top left and has a hole to the inside of the collar were it appears to have rubbed up against the coat hanger. The inside lining is complete and in much better condition, one inside pocket. The ribbon above the pocket is for WW1 service and the badge has something to do with a Musical band. The coat hanger appears to be the one found with the tunic as is the belt and buckle. The NCO buckle is in very nice condition with plenty of patina and as seen in the pictures i have not removed from the belt, belt is not marked but its complete and quite supple. Not a bad find!

Rare Green SA Sports Shirt.

Rare Green SA Sports Shirt.

A very rare complete SA sports shirt that has survived in very good condition, one tiny moth hole to the rear near the side seam, size of a match head , no tracking/grazing, colours are strong and not washed out. RZM cloth tag sewn to the inside neck area. The white band is machine sewn to the garment, white area runs under the side seams, done during the construction in the factory, SA roundel was then sewn onto the shirt, some stitching is loose to the white band , nothing major and does not detract from this example. Top still has all its elasticity. A super example.

Hitler Youth Corduroy Black Shorts.

Hitler Youth Corduroy Black Shorts.

Very good condition pair of HJ shorts, these are the regulation pattern made of heavy black corduroy with two front slanted and one watch pocket, the back have two flapped pockets and fastening straps. Inside has the remains of the original label, washed out im afraid, buttons are HJ/DJ marked. Size is very good and perfect for display.

Black Leather U-Boat Jacket as worn by the SS at N

Black Leather U-Boat Jacket as worn by the SS at N

Not a bad example of a WW2 German U-Boat made jacket , these were issued at one point to the Italians then taken back after the Italians surrendered and issued to HJ and LAH SS panzer units ready for Normandy. The condition of this example is used, one small tear to the side at the back,please see the photo, the front left has some lifting to the material but this has not gone thru. The remaing buttons to the front and arm straps are the pebbled army style replacing the original KM ones, two are missing. Inside blancket lining is in very good order with just a couple of small moth nips. I cannot find any markings or size but would put this one as a medium and fits my dress dummy fine. Allthough in used condition this is a well displayable jacket and perfect for your Normandy SS display. Due to the used condition this one is priced accordingly.

1917/18 Austrian Military Italian Campaign Badge.

1917/18 Austrian Military Italian Campaign Badge.

There are many examples of these badges produced by different Austrian regiments fighting against the Italians during WW1, Lots of example seen on period photographs being worn on the caps. Condition is very good and a straong working pin to the rear.

WW1 Imperial German Commemorative Hindenburg, Iron

WW1 Imperial German Commemorative Hindenburg, Iron

Plate is in very good condition with the central motif surviving in very good condition, some guilding has gone thru time to the outer ring of the plate.

WW1 Trench Made Bullet Crucifix.

WW1 Trench Made Bullet Crucifix.

As found in many trenches during WW1 , these crucifix were simply made by brazing a number of bullets together. No details on the make of bullet im afarid. Condition is very good and a perfect trench display item.

Allied 1945 Berlin Victory Parade Souvenir.

Allied 1945 Berlin Victory Parade Souvenir.

Wooden turned pot with an artists impression of the four major allies marching in the Victory parade in Berlin in 1945. The detail to the central paper is in good condition but some areas have been worn from age. The wooden body and top is in complete and undamaged condition. Inside the bowl at the bottom is a red ink stamp for a German fiem of Curt Panzer. A nice quirky item and the first example ive come across. Stands around 8 inches.

The Volunteer Civil Forces Marked Whistle.

The Volunteer Civil Forces Marked Whistle.

Metropolitan made whistle marked up to the VCF, condition is very good with the silver finish gone and down to the brass body. A scarse whistle to find.

British ATS Handbag, Bagcraft 1945.

British ATS Handbag, Bagcraft 1945.

Condition is very good with no holes or other damage, couple of small stains on the body, good working zip and strong leaqther carry strap. This example has the makers and date stampng on both sides to the inside.

British Boer War/ WW1 ''Brew up'' Stove.

British Boer War/ WW1 ''Brew up'' Stove.

No date or markings im afraid but would be a nice display item with either a Boer war or WW1 Trench display, i pressume this would be a private purchase item.

1944 Dated Un-issued Shaving Brush in Cellophane.

1944 Dated Un-issued Shaving Brush in Cellophane.

This example is maker marked and 1944 dated, as seen in the pics its in un=issued condition and still wraped in its cellophane covering. Its a late war example as the binding is string rather that a metal loop.

British Army Tin marked Sewing Kit.

British Army Tin marked Sewing Kit.

Tin is in very good condition with 100% of its original finish and top title, would have contained room for needles and thread.

WW1 Officers Private Purchase Knife Fork Spoon Set

WW1 Officers Private Purchase Knife Fork Spoon Set

Neat little set of eating utencils thats in very good condition. The set is housed in an aluminium cup , all being held in a cloth bag/pouch. All items fold down to be neatly packed away. This came in from a small RFC officers lot.

British Wartime ATS Leather Purse.

British Wartime ATS Leather Purse.

Very nice leather purse as used by ATS members, condition is very good, buttons are adrift but on artillery button found inside with a wartime letter from soldier which mentions a purse as a present to a girlfriend. A very nice example.

 British H.M.Forces Naffi Stores ''Marcovitch'' Ci

British H.M.Forces Naffi Stores ''Marcovitch'' Ci

Super condition 1930's period Naffi stores cigarette tin by the firm Marcovitich, no issues here.

Royal Marine ''Gibraltar'' Swagger Stick

Royal Marine ''Gibraltar'' Swagger Stick

Very nice swagger stick to the Royal Marines with the RM globe with motto underneath and the word Gibraltar to the top. Condition is very good with no issues.

FLEET British Escape Razor Blade.

FLEET British Escape Razor Blade.

WW2 example of a magnetised razor blade made byt the firm Fleet, as seen from the pictures this one is in perfect condition.

Rare Indian Made 37 Pattern Battle Dress.

Rare Indian Made 37 Pattern Battle Dress.

Condition is very good with just a couple of small moth nips to the body, no staining or repairs. There are two indian stamps to the inside, one looks like a date 1943 or 1942. All button holes are hand stitched and the lining is made of a very rough material. This one is badge to an officer in the R.E.M.E. with arms of service stripes and anti aircraft flash all machine sewn. Pips are Indian made ones. The buttons have been re-done using what looks like canadian examples, i pressume the coconut types being lost, or falling apart.No size markings but would say its a medium to large. Nice example thats survived in very good condition.

D.C.L.I. 1940 Pattern Battle Dress.

D.C.L.I. 1940 Pattern Battle Dress.

Blouse is in very good condition, no moth nips or tracking to the material, the inside label is dated 1943. This officers BD is badged up to the D.C.I.L. with the pre 1944 ''CORNWALL'' printed titles with infantry arms of service stripe. Frome the ribbon bar the vetran did service in Africa and Europe. This example from the perfect condition and pleats to the back must have been his ''walking out'' uniform blouse. A very nice example.

1945 Dated Ammo Boots, ATS.

1945 Dated Ammo Boots, ATS.

A pair of war time ammo boots that are dated 1945 and a size 5, condition is very good with supple leather body, one stud missing and still have there original leather laces. Due to the small size id say these would have been for a female member of the military forces, ATS etc.

WW2 British 1942 Dated Pullover.

WW2 British 1942 Dated Pullover.

Label at the inside bottom of this pullover is dated 1942 and a size1, condition is good only, some tugs and holes to the sleeves and some fraying to the front, back is fine. Quite a scarse uniform item and still good for display under a uniform.

 Indian Made 1944 Dated British Jungle Green Jumpe

Indian Made 1944 Dated British Jungle Green Jumpe

Jungle green jumper dated 1944 Indian Woolen Mill, condition is unissed with a couple of small moth nips which you do not notice. Size is number 2. Quite a scarce bit of British Far East Uniform .

RASC Utility Pattern Battle Dress

RASC Utility Pattern Battle Dress

Very good condition WW2 Utility Battle Dress for an officer in the RASC, this is free from moth with no holes,good nap to the cloth, all buttons present as is the bottom buckle, the only issue i can see is the washed out lable. Id say its a small to medium size. A good example.

British 1915 ''On Government Work'' Enamel Bagde.

British 1915 ''On Government Work'' Enamel Bagde.

A very nice example with very clean enamel to the front, button hole fixing to the rear, this one is not maker marked.

British Minesweepers Anti Submarine Arm Badge.

British Minesweepers Anti Submarine Arm Badge.

As issued for wear on the sleeve is this first pattern badge with vertical pin to the rear. The badge is in very good condition with numbers code to the rear, i belive a pre 1940 issued example. Also has two small initialls to the back ''CK'', makers?The pin is in working condition but the bottom catch has some damage but still ''keeps'' the pin solid.

WW1 Factory Workers Enamel Button Hole Badge.

WW1 Factory Workers Enamel Button Hole Badge.

OHMS enamel badge for the Wallsend Slipway Engineering Co Ltd factory, as worn by the factory workers. Condition is very good, workers number 1124 samped to the rear.

The Black Watch Plastic Economy Cap Badge.

The Black Watch Plastic Economy Cap Badge.

In very good condition with only the slightest of bending to the body, good sharp detail to the front, both rear fixing prongs to the back.

WW2 Bronze Officers Welsh Regiment Cap Badge, Guan

WW2 Bronze Officers Welsh Regiment Cap Badge, Guan

Badge is in very nice condition with makers details to the rear.

WW2 British ENSA Bronzed Cap Badge.

WW2 British ENSA Bronzed Cap Badge.

Very nice condition with both fixing prongs to the rear.

Plastic Economy Female Home Guard Badge.

Plastic Economy Female Home Guard Badge.

Badge is in super condition, makers details to the rear and a good working brooch fitting.

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry Cap Badge

First Aid Nursing Yeomanry Cap Badge

A very good condition ''FANY'' cap badge, this is an original wartime produced item.

White Head Wardens Helmet.

White Head Wardens Helmet.

Helmet has all its original white finish to the outside, crazed from age, and most of the original black Wardens insignia painted on top, the black line over the crown has worn down from use. Inside has the original early military brown paint as found in most of these early Home Front helmets, apparently reissued from the stocks brought back after Dunkirk. The liner is in very nice supple condition as is the round liner pad which has been protected by a wool type top covering, only the second time ive found such an example. Date to the helmet is mostly under the chinstrap fixing bale but looks like 1939, liner has a clear 1939 date, chinstrap is again in very good condition.

RAF Officers Kings Crown Peaked Cap.

RAF Officers Kings Crown Peaked Cap.

A very nice condition example with no issues exept a couple of stains to the top, no moth holes or tracking, inside liner and crown double stamped with makers details and in very good condition. The front RAF insignia is again in very nice and bright condition with a nice large Kings crown to the top. No size marking but would say small to medium.

1940 Dated Black Wardens Helmet.

1940 Dated Black Wardens Helmet.

Both the shell and liner to this example is dated 1940, the outside has over 90% of the black finish remaining, surface has numerous scratches from use, the white painted ''W'' to the front is in perfect condition. The inside has a very nice condition liner and chinstrap, the helmet at one point was gery in colour, with the black over coat added, this can be clearly seen to the inside were the black paint was only added to the skirt.

WW1 British Brodie Helmet.

WW1 British Brodie Helmet.

This example has only recently come to light and never been in a collection before. Its a second pattern with outer rim, outside paint work is quite chunky and has id say well over 78% of its original finish remaining, one small period dent to the top, crown is down to metal but has patina from years of being in a shed. The liner is in very good all round condition, no rips or tugs, still quite supply but in need of a clean if wishing, it is maker marked with details in red to the underside. Leather liner retaining crown cross strap is in good strong condition, the original leather chinstrap is present with buckle but has broken on one side. Shell has some stamps, hard to make out. A very nice example that would with time clean up a treat, and as mentioned new to the market, getting on for 100 years old.

 British 1942 Dated RA Side Cap.

British 1942 Dated RA Side Cap.

This example is in very good condition, no moth or moth tracking, the inside liner again in very good condition, maker marked and dated 1942, the previuos owners service number stamped to the inside. Seems to have been used twice as a lugged cap badge has been used previously.

Irish Model 1927 Vickers Steel Helmet.

Irish Model 1927 Vickers Steel Helmet.

This Vickers made helmet for the Irish Free State has survived in very good shape. The shell is in very sound condition with only a couple of small knocks to the crown area, the white 1940's civil paint finish remains around 30% intact, the original first military grey finish looks to be over 90% remaining. The inside skirt again has a good amount of white and underneath a good amount of original gey, the inside crown has over 70% of its original finish with ofcourse some surface rust. The original leather liner is somewhat dry but the liner tounges are still supple and contain the original horse hair pads. The liner itself is stamped with the maker ''T.S.SMITH, DUBLIN, 1927. The Vickers stamp with date and manufacture number at the rear of the helmet is covered with white paint and i cannot make it out. This example has enough original grey finish that with some time and effort could be revealed by removing the white finish, again the liner if cleaned and treated would come up a treat. I belive only 10,000 of these were produced.

WW2 Bullion Chindit Formation Patch.

WW2 Bullion Chindit Formation Patch.

Silver bullion has tarnished over time but as seen in the pictures its all in very nice and complete condition as is the blue backing material, Patch does appear to be uniform removed. Super item.

WW2 British ENSA Uniform Cloth Patch.

WW2 British ENSA Uniform Cloth Patch.

Patch has seen better days, part of the white material to one arm has suffered from moth as has the centre, still the colours are bright and one item of insignia which does not turn up that often.

WW2 RAF Air Gunners Wing.

WW2 RAF Air Gunners Wing.

Flat produced example, condition is very good.

53rd Welsh Division, Monmouthsire Regiment Battle

53rd Welsh Division, Monmouthsire Regiment Battle

Small grouping that belong to a Monmouthshire veteran who was at one point attatched to the 53rd Welsh Division. The medals are mounted on two seperate bars as worn by him, the beret is a postwar German military one, worn i pressume during postwar events, the cap badge i would say is his original WW2 badge as he has nearly worn away the detail by polishing over the years. To finish the small grouping are his wartime formation patches for the 53rd Welsh as worn on his battle dress, They are both tunic removed and have very little damage, jsu a couple of nips out of the backing material. Recently brought in by a family member.

WW1 Welsh Regiment Death Plaque.

WW1 Welsh Regiment Death Plaque.

Death plaque to a Jeremiah Ahern, private in the Welsh Regiment, soldiers number 38953, KIA on the 15/11/1916, his name is on the Thiepval memorial. He was from the Cardiff area. Condition of the plaque is untouched, no polishing and never mounted. Brought into my shop this weekend.

WW1  British Trio and Silver ''Wound'' Badge Group

WW1 British Trio and Silver ''Wound'' Badge Group

Recent find from the Cardiff area is a 1914/15 trio to a member of the ASC, A.Donaldson, included in the grouping is his silver wound badge, numbered and checks out to Donaldson, there is his cap badge that has had a pin device to the rear added and his dogtag. All items are in very nice condition, Included in the group is a German cigarette tin that the items were in when they came into the shop. With a bit of research it would appear that he was in France in less than a month after signing up, perhaps he had an occupation much needed at the front.

1914/15 Star to McClafferty, DCM, KIA Somme Action

1914/15 Star to McClafferty, DCM, KIA Somme Action

Recent walk in to my shop is this single star to Edward McClafferty of the Northumberland Fusiliers who during an action on the Somme was awarded the DCM. Edwards killed a German officer and then wiped out the MG squad with the dead officers own pistol, quite an heroic effort. Edwards was killed in action on 22/09/1916. The medal is in very good condition with clear details to the back. Im afraid there is no info on how this one medal happened to end up in the Cardiff area. A friend printed off some info found on the internet , this will be supplied with the medal.

Large Period Photograph, Spitfire Pilot.

Large Period Photograph, Spitfire Pilot.

This perid photo measures 15 x 12 inches and has survived in quite nice condition, just one small tear to the bottom and one or two small cracks to the paper plate itself. Nice detal to the officer just before climbing itno his aircraft, This one needs a good home and to be framed before i ruin it.

1914 Field Service Pocket Book, Named.

1914 Field Service Pocket Book, Named.

This example is very interesting as it has been sent to France during WW1, the owners details can still be found on the remains of the postal label to the front, condition is very good with no missing pages. With these books being printed for Officer use its interesting that this one was posted to a corporal.

WW1, ''The Soldiers Own Diary''. 1918.

WW1, ''The Soldiers Own Diary''. 1918.

Neat little pocket diary given out by the London firm of ''Hargreaves'' to staff members who enlisted to fight in France during WW1. The owners details written in pencil cannot be made ot im afraid, book is well used but well preserved considering the age. Whats even more neat is the remains of a four leaf clover wrapped and found in the pages, every one needed a bit of luck at the front.

Stag Horn F-S Knife. Commando Dagger.

Stag Horn F-S Knife. Commando Dagger.

As described in Ron Flooks F-S fighting knife book, page 140, this example is in very nice used condition. The stag handle is in perfect condition with a flat knickle metal pommel, the brass cross guard is in good order as is the nickle mount above it. The blade is hand ground and is slightly stained, it might well have had a stone up and down its sides but it has not been over sharpened, the tip is complete. The brown leather scabbard is complete, supple and marked Sheffield. FOR SALE TO UK AND OVER 18's ONLY.

Rare No4 Mk1 Cruciform Bayonet.

Rare No4 Mk1 Cruciform Bayonet.

Super condition MK1 bayonet, 90% of its original blueing remaining to the blade and scabbard,marked with details to the top shank ,drain hole to the bottom of the scabbard, nice original webbed frog. Would be hard to upgrade this example. UK and over 18's only.

British Lee Metford Bayonet and 1882 Pattern Frog.

British Lee Metford Bayonet and 1882 Pattern Frog.

Just picked up this super example of the Metford baynet, the condition is above very good. The wooden handle has only one bruise and knock, it has a very crisp Victorian crown over a number and the letter ''w''. The blade is one of the cleanest ive had, no sharpening or sanding, cross grain to the tang area. Wilkinson makers mark with a Victorian crown over ''VR'' stamping to one side and broad arrow marked to the other side. Pommel has the number 742 stamped into it. The scabbard again in great condition, no rot or weakening, there are various sharp stampings into the body of the scabbard, EFD, O1 and two Vicky crowns. The bottom chape again with no issues. Lastly this is housed in a Pattern 1882 leather frog thats maker marked to the back, these frogs were used with the 1903 pattern equipment. A very nice example indeed.

Third Pattern B2 Commando Dagger

Third Pattern B2 Commando Dagger

Third pattern commando dagger with the cross guard stamped ''B2'', the pommel is also marked ''3''. The bade still has 50% of its original blueing and has been sharpened, it has never been re-tipped, handle has most of its original finish, one dink to 2 ribbs, pommel screw has never been re-turned. Scabbard tip has 100% finish remaining and the leather body has both leather wings but im afarid its missing the top half. A good sound condition commando dagger which is priced accordingly with the scabbard missing its top half.

WW2 Polish Regimental Beret Badge, 5th Battalion 2

WW2 Polish Regimental Beret Badge, 5th Battalion 2

Badge is in very good condition, no makers marks to the badge or clutch. Original green felt backing suggest a beret badge.

WW2 American Army Garrison Visor Cap.

WW2 American Army Garrison Visor Cap.

Cap displays very well with a nice condition olive drab outer body with one or two tiny moth nips, say the size of a pin head. The leather peak is in sound condition as is the chinstrap and rear neck strap, only damage is to the left hand side chinstrap retaining loop. Nice die struck national emblem to the front. The inside lining is in sound condition with cap details printed to the centre underneath the sweat shield, the liner as seen in the photos has suffered and one part is missing but as mentioned it displays very well.

American M1 Front Seam, Fixed Bail ,Netted Combat

American M1 Front Seam, Fixed Bail ,Netted Combat

Ive had this one on my shelf for some time but with some new additions to my German combat lids it needs a new home. The front seam fixed bail shell has nearly all its original rough drab green finish exept for the crown area were the net has a hole, most probably from being placed on the ground throught its combat life. The rest of the net is in very nice condition.No fracture stress cracks to the shell. The Westinghouse marked liner has most of its original paint finish and the inside webbing is in used but complete condition, webbed straps have slight wear around the bales from use.Leather liner chinstrap is loose as i didnt want to damage it from being over the front lip. This example would appear to have never been messed with and in what i would call ''sleeper'' condition.

US Army M3 Colt Auto Shoulder Holster.

US Army M3 Colt Auto Shoulder Holster.

A decent M3 shoulder holster, condition is very good, supple leather, makers details and 1943 date stamped to the rear, the usual large ''US'' to the front can just be made out on this well used example. Its missing its bottom belt loop, appears to have been cut under close inspection, full length shoulder strap with a neat bonus of bullet loops professionally added. Perfect display item.

Japanese Naval Vehicle Brass Anchor Plate.

Japanese Naval Vehicle Brass Anchor Plate.

Neat find last week from the Cardiff area is this Brass plate used to identify vehicles from the Japanese navy, these were bolted to the front of tanks, trucks and motorcycles around the area of the licence plate. This example is in very good condition with no issues, ive added a couple of pictures of such plates being used by the Jap navy, on the motorcycle picture you can see the anchor just behind the fender licence plate.

WW2 Japanese Meat Ball Flag.

WW2 Japanese Meat Ball Flag.

Nice WW2 period cotton made example thats survived in very nice condition, both corner reinforcement corners are present, string ties have been shortened. No holes or moth damage, minimal staining from storage. Sixe is 36x28 inches.

Japanese Military Ear Plugs in Wooden Box.

Japanese Military Ear Plugs in Wooden Box.

Neat little set of Japanese ear plugs held in there original wooden box, recently found with some medals and other gear relating to his Burma service.

Luftwaffe Cloth Qualification Badge, Air Gunner.

Luftwaffe Cloth Qualification Badge, Air Gunner.

Nice scarce example of a cloth Air Gunners Qualification badge, condition is very nice indeed with most of its black paper backing remaining, the missing paper reveals the padding used in the centre of the badge. This was brought into me, with more Lufty insignia, by the grandson of a British veteran who brought the items back home. Never been in a collection before.

 Rare Sawback German KS98 Extrawaffen Bayonet and

Rare Sawback German KS98 Extrawaffen Bayonet and

Sawback version of the 'extrawaffen' bayonet in very good condition, no makers mark. This is the long version for enlisted men, Handle has two steel rivets, no damage to the grip. Finish to the blade, pommel and quillion in very good bright condition but does have some service ware. The frog is i belive Austrian or Czech which would fit as thousands of these were reissued during WW2. Rare bayonet that dont turn up very often. Was priced at £325

Rare British WW2 ''BREECHES CLIMBING'' 1945 Date

Rare British WW2 ''BREECHES CLIMBING'' 1945 Date

Very rare pair of nearly mint condition WW2 British climbing breeches, these are dated 1945 and are a size No5. These have been adapted at the bottom of the legs for a tighter fit around the climbing socks worn with such trousers. These do not turn up very often and in this condition are a perfect addition to any British uniform collection. Was priced at £235

WW2  German Chaplins Stole

WW2 German Chaplins Stole

Very nice and quite rare German wartime chaplins stole, its in good condition but has a number of areas were the stitching holding the front and back material coming loose, the two wnd swastica are in heavy bullion thread and as seen from the pictures provided some of this is again loose the same with the central cross which when worn would be around the chaplins neck. If your into german ''hiemat werk'', or traditional design used by the Third Reich then you will notice the motifs found on the blue backing of this stole. So all in all a rare and interesting item of Third Reich memrobilia. It measures around 95 inches long. Was priced at £140

Boxed Blut und Boden Table Award. 1938

Boxed Blut und Boden Table Award. 1938

This example was awarded in 1938 for Wine making, the medal has most of its original finish to fron and back, no knocks or scrapes, the box again is in very good condition with no damage, near perfect; as is the inside. Was priced at £180

Waffen SS Fez.

Waffen SS Fez.

Red fez that has survived in very nice condition, no moth holes but just a couple of nips, nap to the material is in very good order, the inside has an area of the lining coming adrift, its dated 1940 by the looks of it, the tassels are again in very nice condition and still stitched to the top of the cap. The front has some change to the nap were the insignia once was, whats nice is to see some remaining machine stitch from were the original insgnia was stitched in the factory. When i purchased this cap i removed a skull and eagle whch were cheap copies and lighlty stitched to the front. A nice original Waffen SS fez in need of restoration. The item is priced accordingly. Was priced at £220

British Vetrans Leather Wallet

British Vetrans Leather Wallet

Small German made wallet that a British soldier picked up during his tome in Europe and added a couple of German badges to the front, condition of the wallet is good, the two German eagles have lost there wings over the years, the two 8 numbers are intact. Inside is a number od wartime tram/rail tickets, i pressume the vet used the local transport at some time during his stay and they would have used up the Wartime tickets just after the end of WW2. A nice and simple item of personal kit.

British WW1 Field Service Writing Kit Tin.

British WW1 Field Service Writing Kit Tin.

Here is something that we do not see everyday, in fact its the first time for me. A very rare box , titled to the front, Writing Kit, For Field use Only. Issued to front line British troops who were fighting in the trenches of Europe during WW1. Dated 1914 with goverment stores number and a really nice image of a British ''Tommy'' writing a letter home. The box is in fantastic condition given that its nearly 100 years old. Lid still connected to the body, inside still has its gold finish. Im afarid the contents have gone. A really nice example of a very rare item of British WW1 personal kit.

WW2 RAF  China Mug.

WW2 RAF China Mug.

Large china mug as used by RAF members during WW2 in canteens etc, this one is in very good condition with no damage, it has a diffrent makers stamp the the bottom than the one i previously posted. Large size for that needed cup of tea. If you fancy both mugs posted then contact me for a better price!!!

WW1 British  Trench Watch

WW1 British Trench Watch

A well used 1916 dated trench watch as used in the trenches of WW1. Tis one has a european 925 mark to the inside with its london import stamp and 1916 date stamp. The inside face numbers and hands have a thick illuminous paint as expected.As mentioned this one has seen use, body has a couple of very small knocks to the back and the screen is scratched but looks a lot better than the pictures show. Ive managed to get this one to work and so far it runs for 20 hours at a time, im no watch maker , the winder will only need a couple of turns in a clockwise direction to wind the watch up. If this watch was perfect id be asking more for it, it works and will display perfectly with any ww1 collection and dont forget the 1916 date stamp, perhaps on of many that were imported to use by officers and men in France.

WW1 1917  Dated British Field Wound Dressing

WW1 1917 Dated British Field Wound Dressing

A very rare 1917 dated War Office Medical Division British wound field dressing which has survived in outstanding condition, all details printed to the outside including the date, 1917. This dressing still contains both water proof covered dressings and the rare Iodine Ampoule.

British WW1 Wrist Watch Cage/Cover

British WW1 Wrist Watch Cage/Cover

British WW1 metal protector/cage for a wrist watch, no damage or issues.

4 British WW2 Map Case Pencils

4 British WW2 Map Case Pencils

Four WW2 British pencils for use with the Military map case, one red, one blue and two normal lead. Coloured pencils are marked ''Wolffs Chinograph'' , the two normal leaded pencils are ''utillity'' marked. Postage and Packing will be £3.

WW2 British Morphine Ampule Syringe Tin

WW2 British Morphine Ampule Syringe Tin

Small tin for the medical satchel, this one is labled ''morphine Ampule syringe''. Condition is very good. Postage and packing will be £3.

WW1 British 1915 Dated Officers Whistle

WW1 British 1915 Dated Officers Whistle

WW1 officers trench whistle dated 1915 with its original leather strap. Maker is J.Hudson, Birmingham. Whistle has some slight knocks to the body but still a sound example.

 Complete Luftwaffe Flight/Paratroopers Insignia L

Complete Luftwaffe Flight/Paratroopers Insignia L

Found together is this complete set of Luftwaffe insignia to either a flight or paratrooper Regiment. Condition of this lot is very good with no issues.

Political Leaders  Peaked Cap Oak Wreath  and Swas

Political Leaders Peaked Cap Oak Wreath and Swas

Very nice condition with no damage to the aluminium Oak wreath, all attatching prongs present and the central Swastika roundel has no damage to the enamel.

US Army Military Helmet, ACH with Australian Helme

US Army Military Helmet, ACH with Australian Helme

Very nice helmet recently brought back from Afghanistan by a British squaddie, the outside shell have nearly all its rought textured finish, inside has all pads and the chinstrap system is complete. The scarse camo cover is an Australian issued item with broad arrow marked tag and soldiers number penned to the front. At some time a joker has drawn a small ''prick'' to the top of the shell, soldier humour? Anyway this will come off with some hot water or paraffin if you wish. A very nice modern combat lid.

Irish Military Police Tactical Combat Helmet.

Irish Military Police Tactical Combat Helmet.

An Israeli produced combat helmet thats been reissued to the Irish military forces serving in Lebanon. Condition is very good with no damage to the outer lid or inside liner system. The painted red band and MP letters have survived in nearly complete condition with strong colour. Quite a scarse helmet to find on the market.

Falklands Argentine M1 Combat Helmet.

Falklands Argentine M1 Combat Helmet.

A very nice Falklands bring back Argentine M1 combat lid with cloth camo cover. This cover is a camo is not a standard type , it looks as if its made from a fragment of furniture or curtain that had a camo/leaf type design, its in nice used condition and has never been off this helmet. The helmet itself has had the usual Argentine upgrade with green type sweatband and numbered to the inside rim, it has the number 14 to the crown. As with all these bring back lids they are all in really used condition and have a certain smell to them. This is one of a few i have in my collection that i purchased from Welsh vetrans of the campaign and as seen in the pictures its never been messed with.

Post War U Boat Plaque, H.Ewerth.

Post War U Boat Plaque, H.Ewerth.

Plaque is made from some sort of resin, its suffered from damage quite a bit but still together mounted on a solid bit of wood. H.Ewerth ended up being the commander of a post war U Boat flottila after serving many years in the German navy, he was also a major author on WW2 German U Boats and the son of a well known WW2 U Boat captain. Plaque measures around 10 inches by 12.

 American 1968 Dated Camouflage Bush Hat. Vietnam

American 1968 Dated Camouflage Bush Hat. Vietnam

This example is unissued still held in its original plastic bag with details printed to the outside, the top of the bag was allready opened so i removed the cap to take a photo fully opened. Vietnam dated item that cannot be upgraded.

Boxed Webley Air Pistol, Juniour.

Boxed Webley Air Pistol, Juniour.

A very nice ''walk in '' to my shop is this boxed Webley air pistol, the box is in super condition, no knocks, snags, scuffs or sellotape, its in very strong condition, very bright colours, there is a couple of pen marks to the bottom and one hole, perhaps the size of a slug!!!! The pistol is again in very nice condition with well over 95% of its original finish, this has not been re-blued etc, there is no pitting just some very minor rust spotting, its so small that i was not going to mention it but there you are, the spring is as strong as the day it was made and the makers details stamped to the body are strong and clear. No damage to the grips. With this set came a period box of slugs, half full. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.

RAF Pilots Flying Log Books, Tirpitz and 1000 Bome

RAF Pilots Flying Log Books, Tirpitz and 1000 Bome

Pair of log books to a W/O Lloyd, E. starting with his first instructions on March 1938 in a Tiger Moth, this book is complete with the usual trainging notes, training on various aircraft, 14 in all including the Swordfish and Witney Bomber, i belive he finished traning in 1941, at the back are his first operational flights beginning Sept 1941. The second log book, flying Whitley and Halifax bombers is far more interesting as he notes 17 Opps which are all marked with Targets including St , Nazaire, Uboat pens, 2 missions on Trondhiem, Tirpitz action and the first 1000 bomber raid over Germany, Cologne. There are numerous missions over the rest of Germany and the last one dated July 1942 is an Opps over Tobruk, 4 pages are neatly cut after away after this entry, the rest of the book has not been filled. I should add that on Feb 16, St.Nazaire Opps he noted that he and his crew had to bail out over Appleby due to Fuel shortage, and another interesting note that on his second mission on the Tirpitz his rear gunner was wounded. So a very neat pair of books to a Pilot with some very interesting mssions, why the book finishes after July 1941 i couldnt tell you as i have not researched the pilot. Now for the down side, these books have also been scribbled in by a child on numerous pages in the books, the first book has some writting withing his actual notes, not many and i would say they do not ditract from hs training notes, the second his opps book is fine except for some markings to the free pages in the back, again these do not detract from the opperational notes and i belive these two books are well worth adding to any collection and would be a great research project.

WW2 RAF Engineer Wing, Pinback.

WW2 RAF Engineer Wing, Pinback.

Used example of an Engineers half wing with the addition of being made with a pin back fasterner. This appears not to have been added privatley but manufacture for purpose, this i myself have not seen before, my gues would be for tropical uniform use.

WW2 Air Ministry Recognition Handbook.

WW2 Air Ministry Recognition Handbook.

Large hardback issued recognition book on British aircraft, well over 100 aircraft to the inside, also a neat section in colour on aircraft national colours from around the world, italian section has note to call them friendly and not fascist. Dates range from 1942 to 43. Book is in good but used condition.

Ranked White Police Officers Helmet.

Ranked White Police Officers Helmet.

Helmet has over 95% of its original white finish remaining, the pip and Police decals are well near 100% complete, inside Police blue has over 90% of its original finish. The inside early type1 liner is again in very good condition as is the chinstrap. The helmet is dated 1939, the liner has an earlier date of 1938. A fine example.

 WW1 Vetrans Old Contemptibles Donation Tin.

WW1 Vetrans Old Contemptibles Donation Tin.

Tin used in 1944 to collect donations to send the WW1 vetran ''Old Contemptibles'' on short breaks at the seaside. Tin has survived in very nice condition, its has had one knock to the body and there are just two small tears to the paper label, the bottom has a receipt label thats filled in and dated 1944. I was well chuffed when i found this over the weekend and i hope the new owner will be too.

WW2 Plastic Economy WLA Proficiency Badge.

WW2 Plastic Economy WLA Proficiency Badge.

Rare badge issued from 1943 to the Womens Land Army, maker mark and coded to the rear, good strong working pin to the rear, no distortion to the badge.

1944 Home Guard Unarmed Combat Booklet.

1944 Home Guard Unarmed Combat Booklet.

Interesting 1944 dated booklet on unarmed combat, numerous instructions with some very nice cartoon figures, condition is very good.

WW2 British Dried Whole Eggs Ration Tin, Un-opened

WW2 British Dried Whole Eggs Ration Tin, Un-opened

American produced powdered eggs for the British Home Front. This is an un-opened tin with full contents.

WW2 American M1 Combat Helmet, USMC Cover.

WW2 American M1 Combat Helmet, USMC Cover.

This is a front seam fixed bail example with a second pattern USMC camo cover. The cover is in very good condition with bright colour, some staining from storage and two repairs to the area were it fits around the chinstrap bales. The helmet cork finish is nearly 100% complete, and the chinstrap is in very nice undamaged condition, the front heat stamp 335B. The liner is made by the firm Firestone, its complete with no damage, numerous markings to the webbing at the back, the leather chinstrap again in very good condition, the outside colour is nearly 100% complete. There is a name written on what looks like medical tape to the front, Pearman, J.L. This is again from my collection but having sold my Japanese combat lids my Yank ones are feeling lonely! Ive never taken the cover off the helmet in all the years ive had it but as seen from the picture provided its has a great cork finish, you will not be disapointed. Its a super display piece.

Burma, South East Asia WW2 RAF Blood Chit.

Burma, South East Asia WW2 RAF Blood Chit.

This example is in used condition with some fading and print run from being wet, it has a couple of folds from being behind a glass frame for many years but is complete. A nice used example.

Early British Brown Leather Snake Buckle Belt.

Early British Brown Leather Snake Buckle Belt.

Im not sure what pattern this belt is, looks as if it should be part of the 14 pattern kit, the condition is very good with just a couple of extra holes for changing size, cannot find any maker or date stamp.

Admiralty Pattern Stop Watch.

Admiralty Pattern Stop Watch.

This example is still contained in its original cardboard box, there are no marking to the back of the watch, it still works but timing hand does not return to the top, i have not opened the watch as i do not wish to scratch the case. Condition of the watch is very good, the box has seen better days but is complete.

1945 Dated Canadian Full Ration Tin.

1945 Dated Canadian Full Ration Tin.

Condition is very good with no holes or rust, contents still inside as this is an unopened tin, good clear details to the front.

WW1 British  Military Protarctor,1915 Dated.

WW1 British Military Protarctor,1915 Dated.

Super early WW1 military protractor thats broad arrow marked and dated 1915, made of wood and in perfect condition. Perfect addition to any WW1 British officers map case set.

British WW2 Sun Glasses, Variant Pattern.

British WW2 Sun Glasses, Variant Pattern.

Very nice sun glasses that are in very good condition, lenses are not scratched, spring loaded arms and elastic strap. Box has all its original brown finish but has some dents to the top. Nice example.

 Green Canvas British Assault Pack, 1944 Dated

Green Canvas British Assault Pack, 1944 Dated

Really good condition 1944 dated British Assault pack as used by British special forces during the Normandy landings. All straps are present, green canvas cloth with no holes or rips, the original owner has added a horse hair padded strip the the carry straps on the rear for better comfort when wearing, i belive these are period done, but if wishing these can be removed with no damage to the bag, some slight staining fro mud but these will clean off with a damp cloth. A very nice example thats not been messed with.

Complete British Officers Sam Brown Rig.

Complete British Officers Sam Brown Rig.

Full set of British officers brown leather sam brown setup, includes the belt with cross strap, webley holster, ammo pouch and sword hanger. Every item is in very good condition, no issues with any of the items, the belt is named to adams and the holster has the letter 'A' sratched on it. A nice complete set thats all been together for years.

SS Veterinary Sleeve Triangle Patch

SS Veterinary Sleeve Triangle Patch

WW2 example of an SS vetrinary arm patch, condition is very good, top half of the backing material is loose. Purchased with a small grouping of vet aquired items i will be listing. ON HOLD FOR HENNING.

WW2 German Police Sports Shirt Patch.

WW2 German Police Sports Shirt Patch.

This is the smaller version of the green sports shirt insignia, as seen this is in top condition and never used.

Original  WW2 German Esbit fuel packet.

Original WW2 German Esbit fuel packet.

Unopened packet of 'Esbit' fuel blocks in its original packaging, the outside has all details printed that are in very good condition, inside has its original unopened fuel tablets. Perfect item for your German soldiers breadbag.

Silver Mothers Cross and Paper Packet of Issue.

Silver Mothers Cross and Paper Packet of Issue.

Paper packet is in nice complete condition with makers details to the rear just under the fold. The medal is very nice with super clean enamel and a heavy dark patina, good length of original ribbon, appears to have been worn at least once.

WW1 Imperial Saxon Enlisted Helmet Pickelhaube Pla

WW1 Imperial Saxon Enlisted Helmet Pickelhaube Pla

Two piece construction of a late war painted version with both fixing loops to the rear. This one has around 95% of its original painted finish.

German Produced Third Reich Tin Globe.

German Produced Third Reich Tin Globe.

Kirky little German made item being a tin globe produced after 1936 and before the out break of WW2, 1939. There is no date or makers details but Austria is not marked on the map , only Germany, so after the ''anschluss''.Czechoslovakia is on the globe so its before 1939, hope that makes sense? Condition is good with only a couple of small knocks to the globe itself. If you wanted a globe produced during the Third Reich period then this one fits the bill! Item stands around 9 inches tall.

1930's British Fascist BUF Membership Badge.

1930's British Fascist BUF Membership Badge.

Perfect condition membership badge for the BUF, no damage to the enamel or top fasces, gilt finish is still strong, makers details to the rear.

Kriegsmarine Battle Flag, 150x250, Sudetenland Mad

Kriegsmarine Battle Flag, 150x250, Sudetenland Mad

This exampls is stamped across the header with the details of the firm Johann Liebieg & Comp, Reichenberg Sudetenland, its size stamped 150x250 and has a very clear Kriegsmarine acceptance stamp to one corner. The colours are very strong and the material has only a couple of match head size moth nips and a couple of drops from what looks like ink from the printing.,The complete header rope is in very nice condition on both the long and looped area. I would be happy to say that an upgrade would not be needed.

Large Italian Made NSDAP Banner, Napoli.

Large Italian Made NSDAP Banner, Napoli.

This example was made in Italy and as usual the central swastika was sewn around a hole in the center of the red field making the swastika reversed on one side,. the material has a Napoli stamp to the top and is in perfect condition, no holes , moth or tracking, one small stain to the central circle.The flag measures 39x63 inches and has all four tie tapes to the top. The vetran who brought this back has signed his name under one arm of the swastika. Quite a rae example.

NSDAP Podium Banner.

NSDAP Podium Banner.

Large cotton Nazi podium banner, machine stitched white square to the red field around the central Swastika, this is printed and machine stitched to the flag, white fringe to the bottom. Interestingly the item was a two sided nazi flag that was converted to a podium banner, two lead weights were added to the bottom corners to hold the flag steady when using on a podium, the item is very clean with no damage. Size is 32x42 inches.

WW2 German Glass Smoke Grenade.

WW2 German Glass Smoke Grenade.

Rare example and in very good condition, no damage or repairs to the two glass pieces or black palstic cap.

Boxed Hitler Youth Marching Compass

Boxed Hitler Youth Marching Compass

Original marching compass as issued/bought by members of the HJ during the 1930's/40's, there is no damage to the compass and it has clear markings to the rear, the lanyard is the original one. The compass is housed in its original cardboard box with details to the top.

German MG34/42 Leather Machine Gun Sling.

German MG34/42 Leather Machine Gun Sling.

This example is in very strong, supple condition, one metal end has a very clear and crisp waffenampt stamp. Condition is very good.

SA Brigade 94 Wehrwettkampfe 1939 Tinnie.

SA Brigade 94 Wehrwettkampfe 1939 Tinnie.

Super design to this SA tinnie with a very nice copper finish to the front,also has the artists initials to one side. Rear has a large strong working pin and faint makers details.

SS Cap Skull, Deschler Marked.

SS Cap Skull, Deschler Marked.

Very nice and rare aluminium struck cap skull thats maker marked for the firm Deschler. Condition is very good but im afraid both prongs have gone, still a very nice collectable item.

Heer Green Painted Buckle and Leather Belt, Both D

Heer Green Painted Buckle and Leather Belt, Both D

This is an untouched set, buckle has around 705 of its original green finish, mainly to the front and 90% to the rear, the leather tab is dated 1940 and maker marked for the firm B, HAARMANN, tab is in very nice condition. The leather belt is again in very good condition, supple with no damage, its also dated 1940 and maker marked, size stamp 92 to the front tip, catch is maker marked ''OLC''. A fine set thats never been apart.

Heer Belt and Buckle, E S and L Marked, 1943.

Heer Belt and Buckle, E S and L Marked, 1943.

A very nice untouched example of a mid war German Army buckle and leather belt. The buckle has well over 80% of its original dark Blue/Grey finish, front and back, buckle is maker marked to the inside front, ES over L with a 43 to the centre. The belt is in supple condition and is a large size, 102 marked to the tip. Belt was found recently during a house clearence and has a couple of paint marks to both , i quite like this as its a good sign that its been together for some time ofcourse this will clean up if you wish.

'''Jagdgeschwader Udet''' Cuff Title

'''Jagdgeschwader Udet''' Cuff Title

Lufftwaffe cuff title bearing the legend ''Jagdgeschwader Udet'', this example is in very good condition with only couple match head moth nips to the body, just under the right hand side of the word ''Udet'', there are a couple more near the end , you will have to really look closley to see. The cuff title measures just over 19 inches and appears never to have been worn. A very good example.

Rare HJ Firefighter Uniform  photograph

Rare HJ Firefighter Uniform photograph

Not a photograph that turns up that often, this HJ member is wearing the special HJ firefighters uniform, jacket and trousers, also of interest is the double political ''Y'' straps with his HJ belt and buckle. This is the only photo i myself was able to get of this special uniform when i collected HJ photos.

WW2 German ''SA'' Ausweis

WW2 German ''SA'' Ausweis

1934 dated SA /Brown Shirt Ausweis , seems to have joined the NSDAP in 1930 and the SA in 1933, yep sorry the ''ID'' photo has been ripped out, well who would like there photo found in one of these after the war, price reflects the damage.

Motor HJ Photo Postcard

Motor HJ Photo Postcard

Very good detailed photo postcard of a group of German DJ members working on a pertrol engine. Condition is very good.

British WW2  MKIII Combat Helmet.

British WW2 MKIII Combat Helmet.

A very nice example with over 90% of its original green textured paint remaining and foilage net. The helmet itself is stamped MKIII 1945 with the screw fitted liner being dated 1944, size 7, and is in very nice condition The webbed chinstrap is in very nice condition. The helmet does have what looks like a staking ring but the net looks as if its been on this lid for a very long time, check the fraying and wear to the net .

WW2 German  Luftwaffe Pilots Award

WW2 German Luftwaffe Pilots Award

Here we have a mid war example of a WW2 German airforce pilots award, its an unmarked example and has a very good amount of its original silver wash to the wreath. This one has had the Swastika removed postwar, its been nicley done so this one could be an example used as a 57 pattern .

Iron Cross 2nd Class, Ring Stamp 40.

Iron Cross 2nd Class, Ring Stamp 40.

Last of the three EK2's that i purchased from the brother of the vetran who brought them back from Germany. This one has 99% of its original finish to the iron core and the frame has some frosting remaining to front and back, the ring stamp is clear under a loop, number 40 for the Berg and Nolte firm, the ribbon again is one for the war merit cross but im selling as i found the item.

WW2 German Boxed NSDAP Long Service Award, 10 Year

WW2 German Boxed NSDAP Long Service Award, 10 Year

This boxed award is in very nice condition, its an unmarked zinc made example and as usual the finish has sunk into the body, the medal has no knocks or marks. The ribbon is the original example from the box. The box itself is again in nice condition but the bottom corner has come loose, quite an easy repair, its RZM and maker coded to the back. A good all round example.

Imperial German Iron Cross Watch Fob.

Imperial German Iron Cross Watch Fob.

Nice detailed watch fob with an Imperial Iron cross to the front, this also could have been a pendant for around the neck, sweetheart? Condition is very good with no issues.

Boxed RAD 4 Year Service Medal.

Boxed RAD 4 Year Service Medal.

An original example thats in very nice condition indeed, the box is in near perfect condition except for some markings from storage, the medal has 100% of its original finish, ribbon again perfect and still has its fixing pin to the top. It would take you a very long time to upgrade this one.

WW1  Imperial Boxed Iron Cross 2nd Class.

WW1 Imperial Boxed Iron Cross 2nd Class.

Very nice example iron cross with original ribbon and medal bar version added to the ribbon. The medal is in very good condition with over 95% of its original black paint to the iron center, frame again in sound condition, ribbon has some storage wear. The inside of the box is in very nice condition, some staining to the inside top. Now we come to the box itself, it has at some point been covered with a black waterproof type material, not a bad job but its a re-cover, this covering does appear to have age, perhaps it could be removed but i was not going to have a go myself as it looks just fine.

Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge, Arno Wallpach.

Luftwaffe Ground Assault Badge, Arno Wallpach.

Another unmarked Assault badge by the firm Arno Wallpach, this is a better example with a good most of the blue paint remaining to the clouds and lightning strike, most of the silver finish to the oakleaf surround has dissapeared into the metal, back has a good working pin and catch.

Fallschirmjager Clasp, 57 type, Assmann Marked.

Fallschirmjager Clasp, 57 type, Assmann Marked.

Not strictly a 57 pattern award but worn by WW2 vetrans serving in the military early postwar years. The clasp is in very good condition, sharp detail to the front, missing its retaining pin to the rear, maker marked to the Assmann firm.

WW2 German War Merit Cross with Swords and Packet

WW2 German War Merit Cross with Swords and Packet

Neat example thats in all round very nice condition, nearly 100% of its original finish to the medal remaining, the packet has some damage were it was opened . Ring stamped 135.

WW2 First Class Iron Cross Field Conversion.

WW2 First Class Iron Cross Field Conversion.

Neat field converted 2nd class iron cross made into a screw back made into a first class screw back example. The cross has had a srew post added to the back with a washer and brass retaining nut. At one point the cross has had two small holes punched thru the front then soldered closed . There seems to be two reasons for this, it was either sewn to a tunic or the hole were used to attatch two small posts to stop the cross from turning when being worn. Its an interesting item and worthy IMO of adding to a collection.

2nd Class War Merit Cross and Paper Packet. Deschl

2nd Class War Merit Cross and Paper Packet. Deschl

Another super example of a Deschler made War Merit Cross without swords. Cross is in very good condition as is the ribbon, cross still wrapped in its original tissue. The paper packet is in very good condition.

German WW2 West Wall Medal and Packet.Ferb/Bonn.

German WW2 West Wall Medal and Packet.Ferb/Bonn.

Early produced West Wall medal contained in its original paper packet. Medal is in very good condition, the paper packet is in used but complete condition, maker marked to the rear.

WW2 American M1 Front Seam Helmet Shell.

WW2 American M1 Front Seam Helmet Shell.

This example has had a good amount of use but still retains over 75% of its original cork finish to the outside and nearly 90% of its finish to the inside. The shell has a good knock to the crown area and a couple of fractures to the body as seen on a lot of well used examples. The original tan chinstrap is in very strong condition with both brass fittings intact and in working condition, on end has some markings stamped to it . The heat stamp to the inside front is strong and clear, looks like 275B. No liner im afraid to say but a perfect display piece.

WW2 American M1 Helmet Shell. Super Condition.

WW2 American M1 Helmet Shell. Super Condition.

A very nice M1 rear seam swivel bail helmet shell with over 97% of its original olive drab, cork finish. The shell has its heat stamp to the inside front, 1071B. The finish inside is even better than the outside, Both original tan webbed chinstraps are in very good and strong condition, both brass fittings have there original black finish. Im afraid this helmet does not come with a liner, but when you find one to add you will have an outstanding example.

Free French, FFI Armband and Large Photographs.

Free French, FFI Armband and Large Photographs.

This small grouping came from the estate of a local Antique dealer recently, he had been collection this type of collectable since the 1970's, the drop leaflets added to this update also came from his estate. The armband is a home made example as you would expect and is in very good condition, made from local material, there are also 5 original large FFI related black and white photos, all anodated in black ink to the rear. The best in my opinion is the FFI march in Paris showing armed male and female members marching behind the FFI flag, one photo i must warn you shows the aftermath of an execution of French patriots, an armed FFI member can be seen in the background. I have decide to sell this lot as a group as they do appear to be related. Condition is very good.

WW2 American Aircrew Photo and Post Card. Named Fl

WW2 American Aircrew Photo and Post Card. Named Fl

Nice detailed original postacrd sized photo of an American bomber grew by the side of there Bomber named ''DREAM'', with this came a post card with a flying fortress sent from one of the crew in the photo to his parents, i belive he is the third one right on the bottom.

WW2 U.S. Cap, Service, Enlisted Mans.

WW2 U.S. Cap, Service, Enlisted Mans.

Cap is in very good condition with no moth holes or nips to the brown body, liner has minimal service wear, the leather visor has one small mark to the outside right but nothing major, russet chinstrap again in perfect condition. This example also retains the extra leather back strap which i belive would be place around the back nape of the the wearer to secure to the head. These caps were replaced in 1941 by the Garrison cap.

Rare Hitler Youth Treffen 1933 Tinnie

Rare Hitler Youth Treffen 1933 Tinnie

Here we have a very hard to find HJ tinnie for a march that took place in 1933, May day. The front design is super nice with the first pattern HJ members badge to the right hand side. Its in top condition with all its original finish remaining and a good strong original working pin. As a collector of HJ tinnies it took me a number of years to find one of these examples but i have recently picked up a small collection of HJ daybadges. Im selling this example for the same price i paid for mine 4 years ago.

Hitler Youth Wurzburg 1934 Tinnie.

Hitler Youth Wurzburg 1934 Tinnie.

Another rare Hj tinnie, this one is for an event held in the Wurzburg area in 1934, again the condition is very good with a strong working pin. There are 3 versions to find, i was hoping this was one i needed but i have this example.

 Rare 1933 Dated SA / SS Tinnie

Rare 1933 Dated SA / SS Tinnie

A 1933 dated tinnie struck for an event held by the SA and SS in Schlesingen area with early rising swastica design .Condition is very good + with no issues to the front and back

Nazi Sympathisers Enamel Stick Pin.

Nazi Sympathisers Enamel Stick Pin.

Nice little Swastika sympathisers badge from the early years of the NSDAP. Enamel has some surface wear but does not detract from this rare item, its not maker marked on the back as expect.

Italian/Germany Facist Badge

Italian/Germany Facist Badge

WW2 Facist friendship badge, this is an Italian made badge with makers details on the back of the button hole fastener, very nice designed badge with both the nazi and italian facist symbols present.

Hitler Youth Members Cap Badge.

Hitler Youth Members Cap Badge.

Condition is very good with no issues, maker coded and RZM marked to the back, both fixing prongs present.

Mini NSDAP Badge

Mini NSDAP Badge

Quite a rare example of the smaller version of the Nazi Party badge, id say its a third smaller than the norman sized NSDAP badges found. Its a pity that the front enamel has damage as seen in the pics, marked to the rear and pin in working order. Price reflects the damage.

Dutch SS  Supporters Badge, SSBL.

Dutch SS Supporters Badge, SSBL.

Extemely scarce Dutch SS supporters pinback badge. Condition of this badge is very good ++, pin works fine and this one has the former owners number on the back.

 German 215 Division Officers Silver Cuff Links.

German 215 Division Officers Silver Cuff Links.

Nice cuff links with an enamel Divisional sign and number 215 underneath, the other end being etched ''Weihnacht 1940,these are German silver stamped 835 to each arm. This Division saw action in Poland and then thru France in 1940.Nice Officers personal item. No damage or issues.

WW2 German Officers Summer Tunic.

WW2 German Officers Summer Tunic.

Jacket appears to be a field upgrade from NCO to officer, bullion breast eagle is hand sewn , underneath this you can see were a machine sewn bevo type eagle once was. The infantry officers shoulder boards are again hand sewn and these travel under the shoulder seam, the collar insignia again hand sewn and are white pipped for infantry. The body of the uniform is in very good condition except for one stain which runs down from the front right side shoulder to the pocket, you can see this in the pictures, can it be cleaned? im not sure but it does not detract from the overall look to the uniform, hanging loops for three medals to the pocket, nice original iron cross ribbon to the top button hole,all original buttons present. Inside has no linning as expected , the shoulder area is padded for a better look. A very nice example.

German Infanrty MG Machine Gunner Photo Postcard.

German Infanrty MG Machine Gunner Photo Postcard.

Really nice photo postcard of a German machinegunner using his MG on the battlefield, added extra is the camo used on his combat helmet. Condition is very good with no issues.

Good Early HJ Members Photo

Good Early HJ Members Photo

Godd early portrait of a HJ member, nice shot of the early uniform shoulder boards, stern looking lad ready for leadership, note the white cord to the shoulder boards. Condition is very good.

1936 German Vetrans Magazine, Super SS Cover.

1936 German Vetrans Magazine, Super SS Cover.

Printed in 1936, numerous political photos and articels, codition is very good.

WW2 German Death Card to Four Brothers.

WW2 German Death Card to Four Brothers.

Sad card indeed relating to the death of four brothers, two of the sons each side, condition is very good.

Large Naval Marked Reichs Kriegs Flag.

Large Naval Marked Reichs Kriegs Flag.

This one and the NSDAP example below came from America recently , i belive from the same veteran, again this one is in used condition, i would not say relic, it displays very well. It has numerous holes throught but the material is quite strong , but hey dont go throwing it about please, once its on the wall it will be fine, hanging lanyard is still present, strong and this area has a very nice strong naval stamping. Size stamp states 1.5x2.5 meters. The condition is reflected in the price of course.

WW2 German Vetrans Organisation 2nd Pattern Gorget

WW2 German Vetrans Organisation 2nd Pattern Gorget

This example of a second pattern NSRKB, vetrans association, gorget is in super condition, there is no damage at all and shines like new, no loss of finish to any aprt of the metal and the chain retains 100% of its fire gilt colour. This one has an extra bonus of being marked up to a group from the Austrian capital of WIEN. This example would be very hard indeed to upgrade.

WW2 Ceramic Plaque, Stukas Over Tower Bridge.

WW2 Ceramic Plaque, Stukas Over Tower Bridge.

Small Meissen ceramic plaque showing in very nice detail a squadron of Stuka dive bombers over Tower Bridge. I belive some of it translates as The Luftwaffe declaration that the world is no longer an Island. Condition is very nice indeed.

WW2 German ''Seig Heil'' Bunting.

WW2 German ''Seig Heil'' Bunting.

Recently found in an old paper shop in Ausrtia, these are German Nazi patriotic bunting as found during Party functions and other Nazi celebrations. Made from carboard and all pinned together to form the words ''SEIG HEIL''. I managed to get three complete sets, the one you are purchasing is an un-opened packet.

Post War Ladel made from Gasmask Filter.

Post War Ladel made from Gasmask Filter.

Produced around 1946 in postwar German, this green enamelled ladel was made using the bottom of a WW2 German filter, condition is very good.

1Kg German Incendiary Bomb.

1Kg German Incendiary Bomb.

Very good condition 1kg Incendiary bomb, im not sure if the fins have been repainted, the magnesium body has no issues and the stamped information can be clearly seen on the body, i cannot unscrew the bottom. A very good example. Not for sale to under 18's and UK sales only.

British 1945 Dated Mills Grenade No36.

British 1945 Dated Mills Grenade No36.

Condition is very good with all original parts, end cap and inside marked 1945.

WW2 British Silk Escape Map, France Germany.

WW2 British Silk Escape Map, France Germany.

Large escape map, sheets ''C'' and ''D'', France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium. Condition is very good with no holes or snags. This one is hemned and has a female name tag to one corner.

WW2 British Escape Compass

WW2 British Escape Compass

Perfect condition miniture escape compass, compass is in working order and a great escape and evasion collectable.

Two Period Cups Made From British WW2  Ration Tins

Two Period Cups Made From British WW2 Ration Tins

Two very interesting cups made from a couple of British ration tins, you can just make out some info on one of the tins. These were found recently in an area of western germany near Holland were there was once a displacment camp.

Boxed 1944 Pattern Folding Saw.

Boxed 1944 Pattern Folding Saw.

First time ive seen a 44 pattern folding saw and this one is still in its stores box. The canvas carry pouch is maker marked and dated 1944, the box is dated Sept 45. All the contents are present inside the pouch. Id be guessing but there cannot be many of these to be found.

British WW2 Headset and Chest Microphone.

British WW2 Headset and Chest Microphone.

Nice original set as used by many wartime personnel, ATS,ARP, RAF etc. Condition is very good and complete, couple of small white paint spots, would clean up with a wipe. Set includes the original jack. This set has only one headphone reciver and was made as such.

WW1 British Officers Sam Brown Side Pack.

WW1 British Officers Sam Brown Side Pack.

Condition is very good, all buttons present, the body has a couple of storage stains only, one corner to the back pouch has come adrift, perhaps one inch long. The body material is supple with no stiffness. A very good example.

WW2 British Infrared Monocular, TABBY, Mk1 and Car

WW2 British Infrared Monocular, TABBY, Mk1 and Car

As used by allied special forces, landing parties etc this example is in very good condition. The instrument has its original drab covering and brown drab paint to both ends, both have numerous stamps and markings. Top focus ring moves up and down and has no damage, side button works, it still has its original leather carry strap. The leather case is again in very good condition with relative markings stamped in ink to the top, carry strap is complete and in good order. Heres a chance to add a quite rare item to your special forces collection. May i add that the set weighs in at over two and a half kilos so postage will be more than normal costs.

WW2 British Binoculars, Paratrooper/Special Forces

WW2 British Binoculars, Paratrooper/Special Forces

Nice condition military issued binos with its original leatherett cover, optics are in fine condition as is the plastic type body. Nice to find an example that has been broad arrow stamped. Also has its original black webbed carry strap

WW2 British Tank Map Box.

WW2 British Tank Map Box.

Very scarse box of maps to go with all British Tank equipment. The Leatherette type box which measures around 20x15x15 inches, contains a number of maps of of South Britian, dated 1941. Index shows that two types of map are contained in the box. 6 large scale and 89 smaller scale maps with 1 larger version of Salisbury plain. Thru the years a number of these maps have vanished, 5 large ones and numbers 93 to 135 of the small ones and the Salisbury plain remain, all in very good if un-used condition. These boxes do not turn up that often even with early British training maps and would be a great addition to any Tankers collection. Item weighs in at around 3 kilos so please expect a higher postage cost, or i can bring with me to the Stoneligh fair at the end of January.

WW1 Trench Periscope And Webbed Case.

WW1 Trench Periscope And Webbed Case.

WW1 produced ''Trenscope'' made by the British firm of Negretti & Zambra of London, i belive the code dates this one to 1915, now the bad news, both lenses are missing, mirrors are intact and the body has no dents and id say 96% of its original matt green finish, this is well worth the effort to re-condition. The good news is that this scope comes with its rare webbed carry sleeve thats in great condition, one tear that measures around an inch, material in strong condition, all straps present and a good working clouser snap. This example is well worth the effort and priced accordingly.

British Wartime Ross No6 Mk1 Binoculars

British Wartime Ross No6 Mk1 Binoculars

Quite a rare issued set of binoculars by the Ross firm.These No6 were apparently produced for female members of anti-aircraft units, i belive less than 5000 were produced. This set is in used condition, the broad arrows have been filed away for some reason, they focus well but one lens is chipped, this does not hinder them being used. With this set comes a field made canvas carry case made from the sort of matrial as found on officers camp equipment, chairs, wash basins etc. Not a bad example and as mentioned quite a scarse set. Priced accordingly with the chipped lens.

Pattern 1903 Greatcoat Carrier.

Pattern 1903 Greatcoat Carrier.

Mark 2 greatcoat carrier that was part of the pattern 1903 equipment, this is in very good, looks in un-issued condition,maker marked Wilson-Browne and sons, date to me looks like 1910, also broad arrow marked. As mentioned this one is in super condition with no issues.

NSDAP Party Book

NSDAP Party Book

Good conditioned Nazi party book with all pages present, this man joined like a lot of Germans on May1 ,1933. Party payment stamps in the rear of the book from 1937 to end of 1944.

SS Photo/ Post Card.

SS Photo/ Post Card.

Good detailed portrait of an SS trooper with side cap, condition is good, mark on the back says ''agfa''.

 German Naval High Seas Fleet Award

German Naval High Seas Fleet Award

Non maker marked High Seas Fleet award that in very good condition, the bronze wash has gone from the surrounding wreath but a good amount remains to the central battleship. The rear has a good working , strong pin and a good catch to the bottom. I cannot remember the maker from the back design but its one that doesnt turn up often. A nice example.

 WW2 Canadian Pilots Log Book

WW2 Canadian Pilots Log Book

Wartime logbook for a pilot who trained in America from April 1943 Passing around October 1944, seems to have managed to enter the war and done service Ops on Wellingtons with Squadron 621 moving onto Squadron 525 flying Dakotas, serving Africa and far east, book ends in 1946 when he was flying for Squadron 46. Looks like half thr book is filled. His name was D.Myatt, service number-1684755..

2nd Class War Merit Cross With Swords and Paper Pa

2nd Class War Merit Cross With Swords and Paper Pa

Super example of a ring stamped 2nd class KVK still in its original tissue and paper packet. Packet has the makers details to the rear. Cross is in very good condition as is the ribbon, paper packet again in good condition with no rips etc

All Brass, Deumer Made,  WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class.

All Brass, Deumer Made, WW1 Iron Cross 2nd Class.

1920's produced iron cross made by the firm of ''Deumer'', this three part constructed cross is made of brass, thats the frame and core. As seen from the pictures there is a good amount of the original black finish to the core and a good amount of silver wash remaining to the frame, i belive the ring is a replacment. An attractive example and a good addition to any iron cross collection.

8 Year SS  Long Service Medal.

8 Year SS Long Service Medal.

SS long service medal for 8 years with its original full length of blue ribbon, the condition is just wonderfull, a super amount of its original dark finish remains with most of its original gold highlights. Medal has a couple of tiny edge knocks, seen under a loop, this i would expect from an item of this age. Tear drop hanging loop is undamaged as is the recessed top ring. From the stipple pattern to the body of the medal id say this is a 'Deschler' made item. As mentioned this item is in super condition and would be very hard to upgrade.

Boxed  WW2 Iron Cross First Class.

Boxed WW2 Iron Cross First Class.

Very nice boxed iron cross, the cross has a toned frame with an iron centre that has 99% of its black finish remaining, some spidering. The rear hardware is strong and working, the cross is unmarked, some of the original finish still found to the rear frame. The box is also in very good condition, good working hing and round front opening button, one slight mark to the front, left off the central cross. A very nice example.

British 1930's BUF Membership Badge.

British 1930's BUF Membership Badge.

Super condition British Fascist members badge, button hole type with makers details to the rear.

WW2 British Home Guard Side Bag

WW2 British Home Guard Side Bag

Homeguard side bag produced in a waterproof material, this one is in used condition, all there but has one repair and the material is cracking but no holes, a good example non the less.

Norwegian Double Decal M42 Combat Helmet.

Norwegian Double Decal M42 Combat Helmet.

German M42 model helmet , makers details stamped to the rear. The helmet has been refurbished by the Norwegian army by having a green colour painted inside and out, the original German leather liner has had the usual coating of brown and sized stamped, one end of a broken chinstrap remains. The paint i would rate at over 80% to the outside and inside, it has a nice patina over the entire helmet. The decals i would say are nearly 90% complete. The liner pins are tight but do not have there washers, this is something i have found with these reissued lids. A sound example.

Cezch Paratroopers Dagger.

Cezch Paratroopers Dagger.

Dagger as isuued to Cezch paratroopers from the 1950's , this one is in very good condition still retaining both tools which would be fitted into a slot in the back of the handle, im afraid the fixing pin has gone, blade and handle again in very good condition.

 Rare Bundes Trails Fallschirmjager Helmet.

Rare Bundes Trails Fallschirmjager Helmet.

This is the scarse trails pattern para helmet produced from 1955 til 67 for the postwar german forces, do not confuse this one with the German special forces GSG9 version. Condition is very good indeed, paint is 99% to inside and out, the outside has one small lnock but does not detract from overall appearence. The liner again in very good condition, no damage just some slight sweat stainng to the brow area, straps are strong and working, all liner bolts are strong and tight. These were produced in limited quantaties. Just added a couple of WW2 german camos to my collection so this one needs a new home. ON HOLD FOR JOHN,

First Iraq War, DESERT STORM, Vet Bring Back Helme

First Iraq War, DESERT STORM, Vet Bring Back Helme

Small vetrans bring back items from the first Iraq war,''Desert Storm'', including helmet, flag, medal and unissued ID card. The helmet has painted around the outside all the major battles fought by the vetran and his units tactical sign, condition of the lid is very good with slight battle damage to the rear, original Iraq owners name to the inside crown. The flag is the usual nylon type with no holes, small Iraq medal and unissued ID card also came with the helmet. The vetran who brought the items back was a colour sergent in the Coldstream Guards and has sadly passed away recently, his name will be given to the new owner of this grouping.

USAF  Type B2 Sheepskin Cap

USAF Type B2 Sheepskin Cap

An original example of an American B2 sheepskin cap, as used by American WW2 Bomber and ground crew. The cap is in very good condition, no holes no moth and the sheepskin body is strong with no issues exept the slight scuffing as seen in the photos. Makers lable dates this one to 1943. A sound example and one that doesnt turn up here in the U.K. very often. THIS ITEM HAS BEEN REDUCED IN PRICE, WAS £150

 1939 Dated Royal Engineers Helmet.

1939 Dated Royal Engineers Helmet.

This early dated helmet, 1939 dated lid with a 1938 dated liner, has a very nice RE flash painted to the front. The shell has a very good amount of its original field green paint remaining, id say around 80%, whilst the inside has nearly all its earlier brown finish and as expected from a 38 dated liner, the early top pad. The chinstrap is complete but i have not removed from the peak as it looks to have been there for a number of years and do not wish to damage it. Owners initials are scratched to the inside.

British WW2 National Fire Service Helmet, 1938.

British WW2 National Fire Service Helmet, 1938.

Very nice example of a wartime fire service helmet. The shell has had at least 2 coats of paint, the bottom layer being a black colour, then a green over coat for the fire service, the inner green is a silker colour than the outside so i belive a 3rd matt coat was added to the outer shell, or is this matt tone from wear and time. The super condition liner is dated 1938. Front decal is 98% complete.

Russian Order of the Red Star.

Russian Order of the Red Star.

This one is has a 7 digit number that seems to fall in the 1945 date range, made by Monetny Dvor. Condition is very good with a deep red enamel.

American Paratroopers  Folding Stock Carbine Drop

American Paratroopers Folding Stock Carbine Drop

Drop bag as used by WW2 American paras, this one for the folding stock carbine. Dated 1944 and in very good condition, difficult to up-grade. Colour is darker in hand, sorry flash keeps kicking in.

 WW2 Australian ANZAC Slouch Hat With Div Sign

WW2 Australian ANZAC Slouch Hat With Div Sign

A very good example of a very scarce ANZAC slouch which is dated 1942 and maker marked ''N.121, WOOL FEL. The body of the cap is in very good condition, it has no moth holes or tracking, just minimal usage marks, the sweatband is complete but in used condition, loose from body in a couple of places, no chinstrap. Very nice div patch machine sewn to the side, it had at one time a badge going thru this patch. A very good example and a rare one at that.

 Boxed Japanese High Rank  Officers Shoulder Board

Boxed Japanese High Rank Officers Shoulder Board

Pair of Japanese officers shoulder boards still in there original metal box,I belive these are for a lieutenant colonel. Condition of the boards is stunning with no issues, box has some storage marks from age, small written lable on the top.

British 50 Round 1897 Bandolier.

British 50 Round 1897 Bandolier.

As used by mounted infantry this bandolier is in very good condition with no damage and supple leather, would be hard to upgrade this example. No markings or date.

William IV Police Truncheon

William IV Police Truncheon

Wooden truncheon made for a British bobby during the reign of William the fourth. Condition is good but used condition, most of the black finish remains and the Royal cypher and monogram are in very good condition, paint has crazing from age, the end has numerous dents to the tip. A good early example of a police truncheon.

Victorian White Buffed Belt

Victorian White Buffed Belt

Slade Wallis example with Victorian belt buckle, belt and buckle are in good condition, belt has regimental numbers stapmed in ink to the rear.

Complete Militia Volunteers Sam Brown RIg

Complete Militia Volunteers Sam Brown RIg

Rare complete officers sam brown rig for a volunteer militia unit, the belt is dated 1907 and all metal fittings are nickle or nickle plated, thats all metal fittings, belt, ammo pouch, holster and sword hanger. The whistle is undated. All items are in very good condition with no issues. A very nice complete set that has been together since 1907.

1911 Dated British Officers Leather Ammo Pouch

1911 Dated British Officers Leather Ammo Pouch

Very good quality officers ammo pouch in brown leather, dated 1911 to the inside flap and makers marked ''Hobsons & Son, London'' ,Condition is V.Good +.

WW2 German Eastern Front Medal and Packet.

WW2 German Eastern Front Medal and Packet.

Medal is in very nice condition from being in the packet,I would say over 95% of its original finish remains, ribbon again in very nice condition, never mounted onto the medal, paper packet has the makers details to the rear, its been sliced on one side to open and remove the medal. Super example.

Rare German American Bund Membership Lapel Badge.

Rare German American Bund Membership Lapel Badge.

Rare example of a 1930's American Nazi party badge, thats in very good condition. No damage to the front enamel and the back has a makers mark and good strong working pin.

1933 Dated Nazi Patriotic Walking Stick Badge.

1933 Dated Nazi Patriotic Walking Stick Badge.

Heres a neat little find and something thats does'nt turn up very often, this badge would have been pinned to a nazi sympathiser walking stick. Condition is very good.

1933 Woven Tinnie, Luther Feier.

1933 Woven Tinnie, Luther Feier.

Early bevo type weave cloth tinnie for an event in 1933, condition is very good with a fixing pin to the top. Colours are still very strong.

Hannover Gautag 1939 Tinnie with Volkswagen Image,

Hannover Gautag 1939 Tinnie with Volkswagen Image,

A really super designed tinnie this one for the Hannover Gautag of 1939, the top having a really nice military style eagle over a really nice image of a Volkswagen, named to the centre, KdF Wagen. Under the car is a deep sea trawler and its finished of with a very nice stone burial chamber, as mentioned its really a super designed piece. The reverse has its card type backing and pin, the pin looks to have been repaired. Aluminium construction.

Boxed RAF MK VIII Goggles.

Boxed RAF MK VIII Goggles.

Super condition boxed example, the goggles appear to be in un-issued condition, supple leather with a crisp painted metal frame, the leather is clearly AM and stores number stamped to the top, both lenses are unchipped with just the slightest delamination and i mean slight. Elastic is in very good order and has plenty of stretch. The box is again in very good condition still containing two plain lenses and the usual anti mist cloth containor.

Canadian ''B'' Type Flying Cap.

Canadian ''B'' Type Flying Cap.

Very nice original example thats Canadian marked to the inside and has the vetrans name and number. The outside leather is in perfect condition with all straps present and in working condition as is the friction buckle and strap. Both zips in working condition with no rust, one zip pull is marked DOT the other TU WAY, both originally fiited to this example. Inside is complete with a certain amount of usage, no rips or tugs. A very nice wartime used item.

British 1940 Dated Ammo Boots. Size 11.

British 1940 Dated Ammo Boots. Size 11.

This pair is in very good condition, supple leather body and a very good condition leather studded bottoms. The size is very good as well, size 11. A very clear date and makers mark to the inside with the extra bonus of WD marks to the outer top part of the boots. This is a very early wartime boot that is very hard to find these days.

Early DJ Uniform Photo.

Early DJ Uniform Photo.

Nice photo of a German boy in the young branch of the Hitler Youth, details are good including the black DJ side cap and the mini sized Party buckle and belt. Postage and Packing will be £3.

Early Hj Leaders Photo

Early Hj Leaders Photo

Good photo of an early member with good uniform detail. Has early shoulder boards, lanyard and black summer light weight shorts, also of interest is the shoes and not boots in wear and two pair s of socks. Postage and Packing will be £3.

Hitler Youth Group Photo, Marching And Singing.

Hitler Youth Group Photo, Marching And Singing.

Good photo shot of a group of HJ members marching and singing thru a town, escorted by Lufftwaffe members. Looks like it has been taken out of a photo album. Postage and Packing will be £3.

Hitler Youth Photo , Boy Carving With His HJ Knife

Hitler Youth Photo , Boy Carving With His HJ Knife

Original photo of a HJ lad using his Hj Dagger to whittle at what looks like a walking stick, cant quite make out the name he's carved, also interesting is the jumper with HJ diamond on the sleve, perhaps a sports jumper. Dated on the back 1937. Postage and Packing is £3.

Hitler Youth Zelt Lager Photo

Hitler Youth Zelt Lager Photo

Photograph of two HJ members standing to attention outside there tent, i presume during a lager event. Quite stern looking lads and an early shot looking at ther uniforms. Postage and Packing will be £3.

WW2 Hitler Youth Flak Helpers Photo Post Card

WW2 Hitler Youth Flak Helpers Photo Post Card

Good photo post card to a HJ flakelper, gives good detail of uniform including belt buckle. No damage.

Hoffman Knights Cross Winner Korvettenkapitan Prie

Hoffman Knights Cross Winner Korvettenkapitan Prie

WW2 postcard from a Hoffman photo of Knights cross winner Prien. Condition is Very good +.

Panzers In Africa Song Post Card

Panzers In Africa Song Post Card

WW2 German song postcard titled ''PANZER ROLLEN IN AFRIKA VOR'', has a nice image of a panzer to the front and the song lyrics underneath, this item is unsent and in good condition but has some storage marks to the rear. Postage for postcards will be £3's.

Early Horst Wessel Photo Postcard

Early Horst Wessel Photo Postcard

Hoffmann made postcard of the early SA member Hort Wessel who was killed during a brawl in the early 30's. Condition is very good.

DJ ''Pimpf''  Youth Photo Postcard

DJ ''Pimpf'' Youth Photo Postcard

WW2 postcard with a good photo image of a German ''DJ'' member on the front .''EAS'' and Berlin makers mark to the rear Condition is very good.

Rifle Brigade Officers Trench Coat.

Rifle Brigade Officers Trench Coat.

A really nice condition trench coat for an officer in the Rifle Brigade, original nap to the body is in very good conition with the slightest of moth tracking and one moth nip, nothing to detract from the overall look of the coat. Makers label to the inside pocket. All rifle brigade buttons are black in colour. A nice addition is the arms of service strip to each arm.

Rare Indian Made Prisoner Of War Tunic.

Rare Indian Made Prisoner Of War Tunic.

Indian made tunic, usual Indian manufacture, hand sewn button holes, dished metal buttons and three diffrent Indian stamps. Black diamond shape cloth sewn to the back over a corresponding hole thru the material so an escapee could not remove the black target. Condition is very good with no issues except one rust bleed shown in the pics, no holes or mothing, in need of a good ironing.

1941 Dated British Dispatch Riders Leggings

1941 Dated British Dispatch Riders Leggings

Unissued pair of waterproof leggings as worn by British Military Dispatch riders. The inside lable states size1 and made by the firm Levine, also ink stamped Manchester and dateed 1941. As mentioned these are unissued so are in perfect condition with no issues.

WW1 British Officers Puttees, 1909 Pat.

WW1 British Officers Puttees, 1909 Pat.

Fine pair of British Officers Puttees, made by the firm FOX of Somerset and marked as a 1909 Patent. Both in very good condition.

WW2 British Medics Armband

WW2 British Medics Armband

Armband as issued to Medics during WW2, condition is very good, slight storage marks.

1942 British Naval Ammo Boots, Landing Party Etc

1942 British Naval Ammo Boots, Landing Party Etc

Really nice pair of size 8 naval ammo boots as worn by naval landing parties and commando groups , condition is very good with no issues, every hob nail in place, these are dated 1942 to the inside and other various stampings.

Royal Naval KD Jacket

Royal Naval KD Jacket

Very good condition Royal naval KD jacket, all buttons are naval and the jacket has no issues, has a 1942/WD ink stamp to the inside flap, appears to have the former owners name to the collar, one button to the lower pocket is missing.

WW2 RAF Uniform Grouping, Vet Purchase

WW2 RAF Uniform Grouping, Vet Purchase

Small uniform grouping to a leading aircraft man who served in Iceland servicing Liberator bombers. Group consist of his RAF side cap, wartime dated and wartime service jacket. Cap is in very good condition no moth etc, the jacket has 3 or 4 small moth nips, nothing major. All insignia is original to the jacket. We also have his medals, War and Defence with medal slip showing entitlement, box is named to the vet. Some photos of the former owner in Iceland, one were he is wearing a RAF battledress with matching insignia found on his service dress, one postcard from early in the war sent to his mother. Some items were found in the pocket of the jacket, bus and naffi tickets , a pencil and the 1940 dated lable from this service jacket. Lable is the original from the jacket. I purchased this little group from the son of the vetran last year, After his mothers death the suitcase was found at the bottom of a cubord,he has written some info on the back of the photos. Lastly the suitcase is the vetrans original one, named lable the same as his medal box and postcard. This group is priced with the fact that the service dress lable has been found in the jacket pocket, my opinion is that its original to the group, there is no other reason for it being found in the pocket, a lable would have been of no concern to the son i purchased this grouping from.

1945 Dated British Ammo Boots

1945 Dated British Ammo Boots

Good solid example of a pair of army ammo boots dated 1945, still have the original leather boot laces. Size ''M'' 5. Hope you can see the date in the picture, hard to get a clear image, both boots are dated. No splits or holes. Small size but perfect for display .

RAF 1925 Pattern Waterbottle and Carrier

RAF 1925 Pattern Waterbottle and Carrier

25 pattern 1939 dated aluminium water bottle as used by the RAF. Maker marked and dated to the underneath of the bottle, cannot find markings to the webbing. Condition is very good.

British WW2 National Fire Service Helmet, 1938.

British WW2 National Fire Service Helmet, 1938.

Very nice example of a wartime fire service helmet. The shell has had at least 2 coats of paint, the bottom layer being a black colour, then a green over coat for the fire service, the inner green is a silker colour than the outside so i belive a 3rd matt coat was added to the outer shell, or is this matt tone from wear and time. The super condition liner is dated 1938. Front decal is 98% complete.

Super Condition Named Intelligence Corps Officers

Super Condition Named Intelligence Corps Officers

A very rare find being a very good example of a named Intellegence corps officers peaked cap, as mentioned in the title the condition is super, no damage to the body and just a small amount of service wear to the inside. Nice makers label to the inside crown and named twice to an officer C.H.CRAKER. The front has a very nice officers bronze cap badge and two nice matching side buttons. A very nice and rare cap.

WW2 Royal West Surrey Reg Side Cap. 1940 Dated.

WW2 Royal West Surrey Reg Side Cap. 1940 Dated.

Cap in very nice condition, no damage to the body, no moths or staining. Inside lining is in used but good condition, its maker and date stamped to the inside, size appears to be a 7. Original ''The Queens'' cap badge to the side, from what i can see this is original to the cap.

WW2 British Officers Field Service Cap.

WW2 British Officers Field Service Cap.

Condition is very good, no moth holes or tracking to the caps body, peak is sturdy and the leather chinstrap is in good working condition, The inside is in used condition but no holes or fraying to the sweatband. The front signals cap badge is original to the cap and in good order. Size id say is medium.

British MK11 Police Helmet.

British MK11 Police Helmet.

Good example in used but complete condition Police MK2 steel hemet. The shell has 80% of its original blue finish to the outside shell, 95% finish to the inside. The Police stencil is 100% present but a bit stained, would clean . The interior liner is in good but used condition, its 1939 dated, its in supple condition, chinstrap has no issues.

WW2 Argyll and Sutherland Glengarry.

WW2 Argyll and Sutherland Glengarry.

Very nice condition Glengarry issued to the Argyll and Sutherland Regiment, the badge has allways been on this cap by the looks of it, good shadow to the black silk backing, couple of small moth nips ti the red and white anding, inside liner in good but used condition. A good example.

WHW Germanic Swastika Badge.

WHW Germanic Swastika Badge.

Plastic badge produced by the WHW during WW2 to show how Nazi symbols were used by the ancient Germanic tribes. Maker marked to the rear with a good strong working pin.

WHW Germanic Swastika Badge.

WHW Germanic Swastika Badge.

Plastic badge produced by the WHW to show NSDAP ideology thru ancient Germanic design. Maker marked to the rear, no pin ever on the rear so this one must have at one point had a small string for hanging from clothing.

Collection of WHW Flowers And Lables

Collection of WHW Flowers And Lables

Very nice collection of flowers made for the Winter Hilf Fund organisation, these are made from various materials, paper ,wax etc and have survived in wonderfull condition considering how fragile they are, 8 of the 12 still retain there paper lables.

 Enamel Welsh Guards Car Badge

Enamel Welsh Guards Car Badge

Large car badge for a member of the Welsh Guards, super condition with no damage to the enamel work , metal body also in good order, maker marked to the bottom.

Gulf War Iraqi Helmet , Flag and Booklet, Vetrans

Gulf War Iraqi Helmet , Flag and Booklet, Vetrans

Very nice Gulf War vetrans bring back, this includes a very nice Iraqi fiber helmet in the shape of an American M1 helmet, good finish with one end of the chinstrap missing, owners details written on the inside webbing, also there is a home made Iraqi flag, sewn together from 3 pieces with printed green stars and writting to the middle, flag is in used and distrest condition. Lastly there is a used RPG manual in Iraqi of course.

1940 RAF ''Meteorology for Aviators'' Book.

1940 RAF ''Meteorology for Aviators'' Book.

Condition is in good/used condition, spine in fragile condition, over 250 pages. 1950 reprint.

WW2 RAF Boxed Bubble Sextant.

WW2 RAF Boxed Bubble Sextant.

Box is dated 1943 and the sextant is a MK IX. Both the box and sextant are in very good condition, i can see no issues. This is the second type sextant with wind up motor, the winding handle is attatched to the inside box. This is a heavy item folks, weighs in at over 11 kilos, i will find the cheapest method and not go thru royal mail as we all know that they have doubled there postal charges a couple of weeks ago.

British RAF  Aircraft Urine Bladder.

British RAF Aircraft Urine Bladder.

Yep you heard it right, portable urine bladder for the pilot that needs to go when flying his fighter plane. Condition is good , no damage to the metal cup or rubber bladder, info printed on the rubber has faded but yoy can just make out the stroes code. In good working condition, but may i add that i have not tried it!!! Just spotted a small hole in the bladder so ''NOT IN WORKING ORDER''

WW2 MK8 Pilots  Flying Goggles

WW2 MK8 Pilots Flying Goggles

Good clean pair of WW2 RAF Mk8 goggles, brass body has 80% of its original blue paint, leather body is in nice supple condition with no lose stitching, code marked to the middle top part of the leather under the middle hinge. The glass lenses are in undamaged condition with slight lamination discoluring, nothing major but need to be mentioned. Perfect set waiting for the elasic strap to be added. Name to the top right inside to a P.COOK.

Super Condition Luftwaffe Belt and Buckle.

Super Condition Luftwaffe Belt and Buckle.

As mentioned in the title this is in wonderfull condition, the aluminium buckle front is very crisp with no damage, its maker marked to the front rear and the leather tab is maker marked, dated 1940 and has the luftwaffe LBA stamping as well. Leather belt again in super condition that has a rare makers mark and date of 1942 to one end. Hard to upgrade this one.

 Hitler Youth, NS-Studentenbund Belt Buckle.

Hitler Youth, NS-Studentenbund Belt Buckle.

Nice rare aluminium made bauckle for the Nazi students league, this one is maker coded and RZM marked to the front and has its original belt prongs attatched, front detail is still crisp with minimal surface scratches. A nice rare item and one that would fit nicely in any collection.

Early Nickle Hitler Youth Buckle

Early Nickle Hitler Youth Buckle

This was found recently with a couple of American GI bits and bobs in a barn here in the UK. It looks like an early stamped nickle made buckle, i belive a makers mark would be found under the leather and nail to the front but im not going to remove to find out, the rear prongs have rusted through. The buckle itself is in very good condition front and back, its toned to a brown colour but has no dents or dinks, i belive it would polish up to its original finish if wished but i would be inclined to leave as is. A good vet bring back.

Tropical/Dak Heer Belt Buckle and Leather Tab 1940

Tropical/Dak Heer Belt Buckle and Leather Tab 1940

Very nice condition Heer buckle with 90% of its original green finish remaining. Original leather tab is maker marked and dated 1940. Maker of the buckle is stamped to the front rear ''RS&S'' , same maker is on the leather tab. A very good example.

Pot Metal Hitler Youth Buckle

Pot Metal Hitler Youth Buckle

One of the best examples ive seen of a injection molded pot metal HJ buckle. RZM [double circle] M4/38 marked near the catch. Slight toneing to the body of the buckle , no damage to the front or rear, the detail to the front eagle and legend is as crisp as day it was made. As mentioned this is a top HJ buckle, Hard ti upgrade.

WW2 German Incendiary Bomb

WW2 German Incendiary Bomb

A good example of a German Incendiary bomb that would have been dropped during the German airforce bombing of British cities during WW2. Its in complete condition, stamped details can still be seen to the alloy body of the bomb even though it has suffered from slight corrosion, i belive this would become even clearer with a slight clean, id say 75% of its original finish remains.The fin is complete and well attatched to the body, colour has gone to time, again will clean up. A good example. Over 18 and UK sales only.

1930's  Ladies Swastika Purse.

1930's Ladies Swastika Purse.

Here we have a 1930's ladies ''Kid'' leather purse that has a Swastika closing button in Bakerlite to the front, inside has a red silk lining. Just above the bottom metal snap is a leather stoke code. The Swastika is the mobile type as used by the party in Germany and not the static Swastika as found on good luck 20's items. A nice German Homefront item thats in very good condition.

WW2 German  Boxed Tooth Powder , ROSODONT

WW2 German Boxed Tooth Powder , ROSODONT

Mint unopened box of WW2 period tooth paste/powder, priced in RM's. The image of the inside is an opened example, you will get one that is not opened. Very good condition indeed and a perfect item for your breadbag.

RB.Nr Marked WW2 German Wrist Watch Strap

RB.Nr Marked WW2 German Wrist Watch Strap

Period German Military leather watch strap, item is RB. numbered to the inside of the strap. Nice period item.

Complete  Packet Of WW2 German Ciggies

Complete Packet Of WW2 German Ciggies

Un-opened packet of period WW2 ciggies with its original national emblem tax stamp intact, condition is very good.

WW2 Period German Boxed Shaver

WW2 Period German Boxed Shaver

Boxed period German shaver, the box is D.R.P. marked , no damage, the shaver itself is brown bakerlight and has no damage, this item as never been used by the looks of it.

WW2 Period  German Shaving Kit in Case

WW2 Period German Shaving Kit in Case

Period German shaving kit in its original leatheret case. Popper is 'prym' marked, a good indication of 1930 production. Condition is very good +. Great addition to any German personal field gear.

British Knuckle Dagger

British Knuckle Dagger

British made Knuckle Duster knife thats in very good condition, the knuckle bow is made of aluminium with a plastic/ bakerlite checkered grips held together with two brass rivets. The scabbard is tan leather with the retaining strap fitting over the top knuckle and fastened with a press stud. Blade length is approx 5.5 inches, overall length ia approx 10 inches. Unmarked blade. UK and over 18 sale only.

British Lee Metford Bayonet and 1882 Pat Frog.

British Lee Metford Bayonet and 1882 Pat Frog.

Nice untouched example of a Victorian Lee Metford bayonet, the bayonet is in very good condition, great blade that has various stampings on the tang, pommel is number stamped 534, wooden handle is in good order but is bruised in a couple of places, no chips. Scabbard has no issues, metal tip has lost its finish, top throat has a number 512 stamped into it, ive decided not to check the metal top of the scabbard for az number as the leather strap on the frog has not been moved in years. This good example bayonet is housed in a very nice and scarce 1882 pattern leather frog that has a London maker stamping to the rear, also has various regiment stampings but i cannot make them out. This type of frog was also used with the 1903 pattern webbing by the British army. Over 18, UK only sale.

Etched Commando Dagger With Ivorine Handle

Etched Commando Dagger With Ivorine Handle

Quite a scarce commando dagger with an etched blade and what appears to be an Ivorine/melomine handle. The etching has a Kings crown and the blade has a very good tip. The Ivorine hand has one crack to the top were a past owner has tightened the top bolt to far. Aluminium cross guard. The scabbard is what you see, its had a hard life and some additions. Ive been unable to find any refrence to this pattern dagger on the net.

Theater Made Dagger, Plexi Glass Handle

Theater Made Dagger, Plexi Glass Handle

Dagger has been made from a German K98 bayonet blade, the handle has been fashioned out of aircraft plexi glass and copper banding, no chips to the plexi glass. The scabbard is scratch bulit out of leather, strap has two rivet fasterners, the long end of the strap has lost its tip, this scabbard is the original for the dagger . A good theatre made example. Not for sale to anybody under 18 yrs of age.

8th USAAF Sweetheart Brooch

8th USAAF Sweetheart Brooch

Very nice British made sweetheart for the American 8th Army Airforce that was based in the UK. Condition is very good with no damage to the enamel. One you dont come across very often.

WW2 Japanese  Military Saki Cup

WW2 Japanese Military Saki Cup

Japanese saki cup thats in very good condition,ceramic body has no issues, slight rubbing to the gold painted rim, from the hand painted interior id say this was used by an artillery unit.

Italian Fascist Enamel Badge

Italian Fascist Enamel Badge

1930's Italian Fascist button hole badge thats maker marked to the rear, the badge is in very good condition with no damage. A very attractive design.

WW2 Italian Fascist Fighter Wing Badge

WW2 Italian Fascist Fighter Wing Badge

Small enamel badge for the fascist 4th fighter wing. The badge has survived in very good condition exept for a small chip to the bottom right hand side. Rear pin in good working condition.

Italian  ''GIL'' Youth  Members Gilt Wolfs Head Co

Italian ''GIL'' Youth Members Gilt Wolfs Head Co

Very nice Gold coloured Wolfs head collar badge as used by certain members of the Italian youth ''G.I.L'' orginisation.

WW2 Italian G.I.L. Youth Badge

WW2 Italian G.I.L. Youth Badge

WW2 example of an Italian youth badge showing a bust of Mussolini. Maker marked to the rear and in very good condition and toned from age.

SA Sports Badge.

SA Sports Badge.

Bronze grade SA sprts badge thats in nice untouched condition, the front has toned to a nearly chocolate colour, super patina. Traces of the original bronze wash can be found on the back, Redo makers marked. The pin and catch are in very good working order.

Cased War Merit With Swords Boxed Award, LDO, Numb

Cased War Merit With Swords Boxed Award, LDO, Numb

The war merit cross itself is in very good condition with the front having gained a slight tone/ patina thru the years, the rear has good solid hardware and is number stamped ''3'' to the body of the medal under the pin. The box has storage marks , the top lid is still solidly attatched to the bottom by its silk type hinge, the inside ''LDO'' marked top has come adrift but will be easy to reglue if you wished. A good solid example.

Mini Mothers Cross, L11 Marked.

Mini Mothers Cross, L11 Marked.

Maker marked example of a WW2 miniture mothers cross, nice finish to the cross itself with no damage, nice original ribbon. This one has the makers code L11 to the bottom rear of the medal.

Russian Front Medal , Ring Stamp 1

Russian Front Medal , Ring Stamp 1

German WW2 Russian front medal with 95% of its original finish intact and a good length of original ribbon. This one has a ring stamp wich to me looks like the number 1. A very nice example.

WW1 German Black Wound Award, DRGM Marked

WW1 German Black Wound Award, DRGM Marked

Super example of an Imperial black wound badge with 99% of its original finish remaining, no issues with the hardware on the rear and this one is DRGM marked.

L/122 Marked Iron Cross 2nd Class

L/122 Marked Iron Cross 2nd Class

Ek2 made by the firm L/122,quite a scarce maker. The cross is in very good condition, frame has toned and the iron core has most of its original black finish, the central swastica has some paint loss, the ribbon is original. The ring mark has not struck propley so the last didgit is not so clear but i have identified this thru the WAF forum.

Wehrmacht 12 Year Service Medal

Wehrmacht 12 Year Service Medal

12 Year German Army service medal in very good condition, medal itself has 95% of its original gold finish, some loss around the 12 on the rear, medal is in good order but is missing the smaller Wehrmacht device, all in all a very nice example.

WW2 German  Silver Infantry Assault Badge, BSW Mak

WW2 German Silver Infantry Assault Badge, BSW Mak

Very nice condition infanrty assault badge by the maker BSW, the catch and pin assembly are in good order with no issues.

German Made Spanish Volunteer In Russia Medal

German Made Spanish Volunteer In Russia Medal

Quite a good example of the medal awarded to Spanish volunteers fighting in Russia. This one is a WW2 German made example, zinc body with a gilt wash which as usual has sunk into the zinc, but still a nice scarce German example and priced accordingly with the lack of finish and no ribbon.

Boxed 4 Year RAD Service Medal

Boxed 4 Year RAD Service Medal

RAD 4 year service medal in its original box of issue. The medal is in very good condition with original finish intact, some patina, the box is also in very good condition but has slight storage marks.Ribbon intact.

1st Class Bar To The Iron Cross ''S&L''

1st Class Bar To The Iron Cross ''S&L''

''S&L'' made spang, this one is an early unflawed beak example, most of the finish has sunk into the zinc body. Catch and pin in good order.

 German WW1 Hanseatic Hamburg Cross Medal Group

German WW1 Hanseatic Hamburg Cross Medal Group

Very nice group of three mounted WW1 medals with its original ribbon bar. The medals include a super condition Hamburg cross, no damage to the enamel, slight loss of silver finish to the reverse. The iron cross is also in very good condition, slight toneing to the frame, Hindenburg cross is maker marked. A very nice group.

 LDO  Boxed L55 Screwback Iron Coss 1st Class

LDO Boxed L55 Screwback Iron Coss 1st Class

A really fine example of a boxed screwback iron cross , maker marked L55 and contained in its original LDO box. The condition of both cross and box is Very Good +, I cannot fault this example and it will IMO be very hard to up-grade. The cross still has its original burnished area. The LDO box is a generic issued box as used for screwback awards so the retaining pin on the back of the cross has been pushed thru the velvet area holding the disc.

Infantry Assault Badge FZ Marked

Infantry Assault Badge FZ Marked

Silver class, zinc ''Fritz Zimmermann'' made Infantry Assault Badge with a good amount of silver wash remaining. Condition is V.Good with the hinge,pin and catch in good order

1917 Dated British Webley Holster

1917 Dated British Webley Holster

Super condition Officers webley holster, this one is makers marked and date 1917 on the rear, i dont belive this has seen much use as the tan colour remains to the leather, some storage staining for sure. No damage.

British 44 Pattern Map Case

British 44 Pattern Map Case

Very good condition 44 patterm map case that is 1945 dated, no damage or fading to the material, all poppers in working order, unless you come across an unissued example then this one will be hard to upgrade, One pencil found with the case.

Indian Made Military  Wound Dressing 1941

Indian Made Military Wound Dressing 1941

Very nice Indian made Shell dressing, this one is dated Oct 41 and made in Madras. Condition is very good with no issues.

British WW2 Leather Compass Pouch, Variant.

British WW2 Leather Compass Pouch, Variant.

Very nice condition leather officers compass pouch, this one is dated 1937 and makers name''Timber''. This one i would class as a variant as all others ive found have a hanging strap, this one has a belt loop. No issues.

British WW2 Home Guard Binocular Leather Case

British WW2 Home Guard Binocular Leather Case

Very good condition leather bino case as issued to Home Guard officers, this one named both on top of the case and the bottom, no issues.

1925 Pattern RAF Officers Belt Rig

1925 Pattern RAF Officers Belt Rig

Very nice and scarce 1925 pattern RAF officers belt set, included is a 25 pattern 1941 dated holster, ''AM'' marked. The holster has two metal belt fittings to the rear, not the 3 usually found on the 37 pattern. A 1940 dated 25 pattern ammo pouch again ''AM'' marked. The belt is unmarked exept for former owners name, its the 3 part 25 pattern. Lastly is the pair of RAF shoulder strap fittings. Only thing missing is the cross strap to finish off this officers rig. Belt measures at the moment 38 inches with id say another 3 inches left to play with.

Indian Made 1945 Dated Economy Map Case

Indian Made 1945 Dated Economy Map Case

Very good condition, 1945 dated Indian made map case in what has to be an economy version looking at the construction and diffrent coloured material, its in un-issued condition, but with some storage marks to the front flap.

 British No69 Mk2  Grenade

British No69 Mk2 Grenade

British grenade No69 Mk2 grenade, all components are present and are in very good condition, dated 1940.

 WW1 Dated No 23 Mk1 British Mills Grenade

WW1 Dated No 23 Mk1 British Mills Grenade

Very nice condition No 23 , Mk1 grenade, dated 1916 and made by the Glasgow firm of Elmbank. Inside contains a dummy firing charge. All in all a very nice example.

British Breast Transmitter No1 in Box

British Breast Transmitter No1 in Box

Britsh WW2 Breast Transmitter as used with british wireless sets, this one came with a 46 set. Boxed in its original transit box and has a spare microphone.

WW1 Officers Private Purchase Sam Brown Water Bott

WW1 Officers Private Purchase Sam Brown Water Bott

Very good example of a WW1 British officers Sam Brown water bottle, there are no issues with this item , condition is very good+.

1908 Pattern Water Bottle Carrier

1908 Pattern Water Bottle Carrier

Example of a 1908 pattern waterbottle carrier in used condition, this is MECo Maker marked and i belive its dated 1918, but it could be 1919, the stamping is very faint, anyway this is priced accordingly. Condition is still good and the snap works fine. The water bottle is undated and comes with the carrier.

1908 Patt ''Economy'' Waist Belt 1918 Dated

1908 Patt ''Economy'' Waist Belt 1918 Dated

Late war economy version of the 1908 pattern waist belt as used by the WW1 British trooper in the trenches. This example is makers marked and dated 1918, also has a large letter ''M'' for size medium. Condition of this belt leads me to belive its an unissed item.

British 1940 Open Topped Webley  Leather Holster

British 1940 Open Topped Webley Leather Holster

A very good condition leather webley open top holster, stamped on the back ''BLG 1940''. Nice to see a WW2 example as most i see are WW1. As mentioned this item has no issues.

WW1 British  Shoulder Title , 17/21L Lancers

WW1 British Shoulder Title , 17/21L Lancers

Condition is very good, no issues.

WW2 Printed South Stafford Shoulder Title.

WW2 Printed South Stafford Shoulder Title.

Condition is very good with no issues.

Cyrenaica District Division Patch, MELF.

Cyrenaica District Division Patch, MELF.

Patch is in very good condition with no issues.

Reconnaissance Corps Cap Badge.

Reconnaissance Corps Cap Badge.

Original cap badge thats in very good condition, no issues.

Glouster Regiment Cap Badge/ Front And Back

Glouster Regiment Cap Badge/ Front And Back

Both original front and back cap badges to the Glouster Regiment, both are in very good condition and have no issues. The front badge has been shaped by putting a slight curve to the item. Postage and Packing will be £3.

1st Volunteer Battalion The Leicestershire Glenger

1st Volunteer Battalion The Leicestershire Glenger

Original example of a Glengerry cap badge to the Leicestershire Volunteer Battalion. Badge has no issues and is in very good condition.

South Wales Borderers Bi Metal Cap Badge

South Wales Borderers Bi Metal Cap Badge

Good condition bi-metal 'SWB' cap badge. Postage and packing is £3.

1917 British Made Belgian Propaganda Leaflet/Bookl

1917 British Made Belgian Propaganda Leaflet/Bookl

Produced in Britian in 1917 for distribution in Belgian , this leaflet/booklet shows numerous proclamations used by the German occuping forces during the previous years in Belgium. From what i can gather each proclamation has a tanslation and what it meant to the population, this would stir up resentment against the German forces. Condition is very good considering its age, size is 14x11 inches.

3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regimental  Mess Cutle

3rd Battalion Monmouthshire Regimental Mess Cutle

Nicely marked knife, fork and spoon to the 3rd battalion Brecknocks, condition is good but has knocks from age, made by Mappin and Webb. I belive these items are from WW1 or before.

Rodgers ''Thistle'' Handle Dagger

Rodgers ''Thistle'' Handle Dagger

Rodgers of Sheffield made dagger with a bowie blade and a very nice bakerlite handle that appears to be shaped like a thistle. the blade is maker marked to one side of the tang and has the Rodgers symbols on the other side, G&R marked. The handle is in very good condition with no damage . Leather scabbard is in good used condition. Length of the dagger is 8 inches.

Cutlery Handle Bowie Knife

Cutlery Handle Bowie Knife

Very nice Edwardian bowie dagger with its original leather scabbard, the handle is the cutlery type and has no damage, free from dents and has a nice uncleaned patina. the blade is in outstanding condition with some slight staining. No makers mark. The scabbard is in a very good untouched condition. total length of the dagger is 12 inches the blade being just over 7 inches long. A very nice example.

WW1 Period  German Bone Handle Trench Knife

WW1 Period German Bone Handle Trench Knife

Small bone handle knife, type carried by German troops in the trenches of WW1. This one probably dates from the early 1900's and would look good with an imperial display. Total length is just under 8 inches.

WW2 WHW Wooden VDA Figure Badge

WW2 WHW Wooden VDA Figure Badge

Sweet wooden figure produced for the WHW , this one appears to be of a little girl holding VDA donations can. Rear fixing pin in working order, also ink stamped under the pin.

WHW Glass VDA Badge

WHW Glass VDA Badge

Very good condition glass WHW donations badge for the VDA. As mentioned the item is in very good condition with no issues.

German WHW Party Song Booklet

German WHW Party Song Booklet

Little period song book produced for the Winter Hilf effort, great front cover with diffrent nazi flags, inside there are various patriotic sheet music and futher text, condition is very good.

WHW Knights Cross Winners Booklet

WHW Knights Cross Winners Booklet

Small paper booklets sold for donations for the Winter Hilf, these booklets, a series of 20 i belive, are about diffrent Knights Cross winners. Condition is very good with no issues.

Five  ''Kampf im Osten'' WHW Booklets

Five ''Kampf im Osten'' WHW Booklets

Five small picture booklets produced for the WHW about the battle for Russia, all are in good condition, no pages missing or stuck together, and i belive this is the five to collect.

WHW Paper Flower

WHW Paper Flower

Very nice WHW flower made of waxed paper and in very good condition, these flowers are quite hard to find as they are quite fragile , amazing the amount of work put into these items and they are quite lifelike.

German WW2 Period Pack Of Skat Cards

German WW2 Period Pack Of Skat Cards

A very good example of a pack of playing cards for the German ''Skat'' game, all 32 cards are present and in good order.

 German WW2 Box For Rationed Margarine

German WW2 Box For Rationed Margarine

Large carboard box once used for holding Rationed margarine, box is in very good condition considering its age. Perfect for any German WW2 food display. Measures around 14 inches long. I managed to aquire a number of these from an area in German named Goch, story told by the locals is at the end of the war when the Allied forces were crossing the Rhine , the local Margarine factory was hit several times by Allied forces and looted by the locals.

 Aircraft Pexi Glass Made Luftwaffe Cigarette Case

Aircraft Pexi Glass Made Luftwaffe Cigarette Case

A very nice ''Trench Art'' type cigarette case made of aircraft aluminium and Aircraft Pexi glass. This item is marked to the inside cover in Gothic script the legend...GROVE, DANEMARK, 1945. Grove in Denmark was a major airfield for a Luftwaffe night fighter outfit, hundreds of aircraft were captured intact in 1945 as were the Axis forces, lots of material for making personal items. This case is well constructed and crafted with no damage.

WW2 Lufftwaffe Aluminium Drinking Cup

WW2 Lufftwaffe Aluminium Drinking Cup

Lufftwaffe drinking cup in aluminium, marked with an eagle stamp on the bottom. Perhaps these were used by bomber crews during Ops. Condition is very good +.

WW2 German Period Shoe Polish ''OSUL''

WW2 German Period Shoe Polish ''OSUL''

Period WW2 German shoe polish in its original Bakerlight/plastic containor. The polish brand is called ''OSUL'' as can be seen on top of the tin. Some of the original contents still remains. Condition is very good and perfect to add to your breadbag items.

German Helmet Made Into a Ladle.

German Helmet Made Into a Ladle.

Here we have a ladle made postwar from a German helmet, the body of the helmet has been cut down and a rough coat of enamel applied, the helmet airvent can be clearly seen. Condition is very good but a few patches of the enamel has fallen off. I've been told that a free ladle was given out after the war for 10 helmets handed in to the factory, what a pity!!!! As a helmet collector it makes me weep somewhat!!!

Tag Der SA-Gruppe Nordsee In Bremen 1936 Tinnie

Tag Der SA-Gruppe Nordsee In Bremen 1936 Tinnie

Lovely crisp stamped SA tinnie for an SA event in the Bremen area on the 6-7th of June , 1936. Maker marked to the rear. Detail to the front is very fine indeed.

HJ Aufmarsch Gebiet13 Tinnie 1934

HJ Aufmarsch Gebiet13 Tinnie 1934

Day badge for the HJ march in the Hessen-Nassau area held in 1934. The badge is in very good condition with id say 60% of its original silver wash, has the original pin fitted to the back. There are two diffrent coloured badges for this event , this silver example and a gold wash version. Remains of some bluetack on the reverse were this one has been in an album of sorts.

Dutch SS  Supporters Badge, SSBL.

Dutch SS Supporters Badge, SSBL.

Extemely scarce Dutch SS supporters pinback badge. Condition of this badge is very good ++, pin works fine and this one has the former owners number on the back.

SA Garrison Cap

SA Garrison Cap

Unissued condition SA garrison cap, machine stitched green backed political eagle to one side, pebbled button to the front is RZM marked. Inside has a mint lining and has a RZM lable stiched to it. As mentioned this cap is in what i would call unissued condition and would be very hard to upgrade.

German Infantry Officers  Visor Cap

German Infantry Officers Visor Cap

Infantry pipped German Officers cap, body is in very good condition exept for a couple of little moth nips on the right side which you will see in one of the photographs, the inside is in used but sound condition , all in all a very good example.

Lufftwaffe Other Ranks Side Cap

Lufftwaffe Other Ranks Side Cap

A very good++ condition lufftwaffe 'OR' side cap with original insignia stitched to the front, RBNr and size 54 stamped to the inside material. Nap to the outer body is very good indeed, no moth holes or tracking to be found. A sound example and difficult to upgrade.

Lufftwaffe Single Decal M42 Combat helmet

Lufftwaffe Single Decal M42 Combat helmet

Single decal Lufftwaffe helmet which has 85% of of its original rough finish coat of paint, the decal has wear but id rate it to be 70% complete. Its maker marked and coded at the rear, size62. The original liner is in very good condition still having its original liner string, all pins are tight and have not been messed with . A good solid example.

Hitler Youth Flak Helpers Cap

Hitler Youth Flak Helpers Cap

HJ Flak helpers cap in very good condition , its been used but has no damage, HJ insignia is machine stitched to the body, stitching does not come thru the inside linning. Its is maker coded to the inside,0/200940004, size marked 57 and dated 44, former HJ owner has stamped his name to the inside linning, GURT DEKER. A good all round example.

 Auxiliary Police Shako '' EREL'' Made, Berlin. 19

Auxiliary Police Shako '' EREL'' Made, Berlin. 19

Third Reich produced Police Tschako in Very Good+ condition.This is a Robert Lubstein made example , marked EREL/Berlin to the inside crown. These Auxiliary Police examples were either re-issued Weimer Republic or Third Reich produced, this one is dated 1937 to the inside liner. Condition the the outerbody is sound , some storage sratches and a stacking ring mark which im sure you'll see in the photos, no dents or cracks. The liner is in very good condition with slight wear, no heavy sweat stains. Chinstrap is original and in good condition as is the alumimium frontal plate. Please do not confuse this item with the postwar produced shakos, there are diffrences, no rubber sweatband and no plastic construction to the liner and dont forget about this one being marked 'ges gesch'' . A very fine example.

1st Pattern 1st Armoured Division Formation Patch

1st Pattern 1st Armoured Division Formation Patch

Patch in good but used condition.

British Made 1st Allied Airborne Patch.

British Made 1st Allied Airborne Patch.

Very nice condition felt backed 1st Allied Airborne patch, this is a British made item and quite a scarse patch.

Combined Operations Bullion Arm Badge.

Combined Operations Bullion Arm Badge.

Gold Bullion wire example of the Combined Operations arm badge, this one is in very good condition. Same size as all Royal Naval qualification arm badges.

WW1 Slip on Shoulder Titles, ''BORDER''

WW1 Slip on Shoulder Titles, ''BORDER''

Good condition pair of WW1 cloth shoulder titles, some wear the the nap of the body otherwise a good solid example.

WW2 British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Officers Bullion

WW2 British Royal Fleet Auxiliary Officers Bullion

This bullion officers naval cap badge is in very good condition and is still attatched to its original naval cap band, colours are still strong and the gols bullion has tarnished over time.

''COVENANTS OF DEATH''  Book

''COVENANTS OF DEATH'' Book

Pre WW2 , 1934, book published to show the horrors of war, pictures in the book show some very disturbing images of the true cost of war from the battle fields of WW1. Nearly 100 images with very little text, hardback cover is in good used condition, spine in good condition, just the slightest of storgage ware. Not for the faint hearted.

 WW1 Welsh Regiment Officers Death Notice and King

WW1 Welsh Regiment Officers Death Notice and King

Straight from a house clearence here in South Wales is a framed death notice to an officer in the Welsh Regiment, as seen from the pictures its lost the glass front and has suffered from storage, most of the staining is on the grey board, the certs have survived very well. Never on the market or been in a collection before.

WW1 39th Division Xmas Card

WW1 39th Division Xmas Card

Nice 39th division Xmas card with an image of a British Tommy giving the thumbs up surronded by Boxes , barbed wire and the usual rats, im quit amazed by how many of these private postcards allways have rats on the front!! The front image Designed by a rifleman Vernon. Card opens up to reveal another image of a British soldier with the words ''Keep smiling'' this one designed by pioneer Brealy. Signed on the inside in pencil..George. Card in very good condition but has been sent.

WW1 British Salonika Army Cartoon Postcard

WW1 British Salonika Army Cartoon Postcard

Nice cartoon Xmas postcard printed for the ''8th field survey coy'' from Salonika. Has an image of a British Tommy with what looks like a coulpe of Turkish types in his hands. On the back the sender has written'' To Clara from Uncle George wishing a merry xmas,, Card is in used condition.

SS Cap Skull, Deschler Marked.

SS Cap Skull, Deschler Marked.

Very nice and rare aluminium struck cap skull thats maker marked for the firm Deschler. Condition is very good but im afraid both prongs have gone, still a very nice collectable item.

WW2 German Ratings naval Cap Insignia.

WW2 German Ratings naval Cap Insignia.

Cap insignia as used on the ''Donald Duck'' type cap, this example has lost the rear fixing pin, easy job to replace; priced accordingly.

Early Jawless Pattern SS Cap Skull

Early Jawless Pattern SS Cap Skull

Made of brass/tombak this is the early pattern skull used on SS headgear, this example has lost both back prongs and has a small hole drilled to the top of the skull, most likley to attatch to a cap by thread. Priced accordingly.

Gebirgsjager Edelweiss Sleeve Patch

Gebirgsjager Edelweiss Sleeve Patch

Very nice condition, tunic removed, German WW2 mountain troopers arm patch.

German Panzer Beret Cloth Oakleaf Cockade

German Panzer Beret Cloth Oakleaf Cockade

Item is in good used condition, looks like it was pinned to an album at some point, even though its in used condition it is complete with one snag to the top right, this has been removed from the original Beret.

Kriegsmarine Breast Eagle.

Kriegsmarine Breast Eagle.

Very good example of a WW2 German Naval breast eagle, this one has no moth damage and can clearly be seen its a tunic removed item. A nice example.

Hitler Youth Arm Band

Hitler Youth Arm Band

Early multi stitched HJ armband, white stripe, white diamond and black swastika are machine stitched to the red band indicating an early produced item. The condition is very good, no moth or colour fading,some staining to the back, this particular band has been stitched at the back to make it smaller and fit the boys arm, a nice touch and as expected.

Lufftwaffe Metal Tunic  Breast Eagle

Lufftwaffe Metal Tunic Breast Eagle

Lufftwaffe metal breast eagle as used on summer tunics, this one is in very good condition with no damage , rear pin and catch in working order with no repairs.

WW2 German Heer Bevo Cap Insignia

WW2 German Heer Bevo Cap Insignia

Very good condition Bevo Cap insignia for a Heer sidecap, again this one is in un-issued condition , one fold in the material.

German WW2 Customs Cufftitle

German WW2 Customs Cufftitle

Very good condition WW2 German Customs Bevo cufftitle with no issues and looks to be un-issued.

Aluminium Lufftwaffe Cap Eagle FLL Marked

Aluminium Lufftwaffe Cap Eagle FLL Marked

Perfect condition cap eagle for the Lufftwaffe Nco/Officers cap, both original pins are intact and is maker marked FLL. Hard to upgrade. Postage and Packing will be £3.

Einheitsfeldmutze 1943 Pattern Bevo cap badge

Einheitsfeldmutze 1943 Pattern Bevo cap badge

Bevo made insignia as used with the M43 general issue field cap , this example has been used and removed , the eagle head is still there but when applied to the cap it was sewn behind the insignia itself. Nice original item in very good condition.

WW2 German Leather Binocular Button Hole Carrier.

WW2 German Leather Binocular Button Hole Carrier.

1938 dated leather strap to fasten a pair of combat binos to the tunic button, this on is dated 1938 and is in very good strong condition.

 German Late War, 6x30, Ordanance Tan Binoculars.

German Late War, 6x30, Ordanance Tan Binoculars.

A good example of a late war 6x30 German binos painted in ordanance tan colour, the body has a good amount of original tan paint remaining, the left side of the body has much more ware pattern showing how the owner used these mostly one handed, a nice touch in my opinion. The lenses are in good working order with not much dust build up, still usable. These still have there original leather hanging strap. No makers mark/code.

Hitler Youth / Political Backpack.

Hitler Youth / Political Backpack.

Super condition m34 type backpack as used by the Hitler Youth and other Paramilitary units. This one has a light green body and brown leather harness and trim, as mentioned this one is in un-issued condition with the added extra of a pair of matching brown leather carry straps for the mess tin. One again from when i had a HJ uniform dummy in ''marching order, perfect display item that will be very hard to upgrade.

 Unissued German WW2 Bread Bag

Unissued German WW2 Bread Bag

German WW2 bread bag in what i would say is in unissued condition, no damage or staining, all components present, numbered to the central hanging strap. This one will be hard to upgrade.

MP40 Leather Sling

MP40 Leather Sling

Good condition MP40 sling, all components present and in working order, the leather has a faint waffenampt stamping present, sling is in plyable condition.

1941 German Army Cased Ohm Meter

1941 German Army Cased Ohm Meter

Very good condition Ohm meter as usd by the German army in WW2. Dated 1941 and maker marked to the leather case which has no issues , carry strap strong with no faults. The actual meter is also in very good condition and has an eagle and swastica stamped in white the front of the case. Not the sexiest bit of Third Reich gear, but somehting that would have been carried at the front for all sorts of problems, and in top condition.

1941 Dated M31 German Mess Tin

1941 Dated M31 German Mess Tin

German infantry mess tin with a very good amount of original green finish remaining, id say 90%. Both the body and lid are ''AWF/41'' marked. Someones initials are scratch to the front body and lid. Condition is V.Good.

Enamel Coffee Pot made from Panzerfaust Warhead

Enamel Coffee Pot made from Panzerfaust Warhead

Enamel coffee pot produced in around 1946 in Germany from the rear of a WW2 Panzerfaust warhead. Condition is very good, one small chip out of the enamel to the handle. Quirk and interesting item.

Hitler Youth Bicycle Pennant.

Hitler Youth Bicycle Pennant.

Small sized HJ flag usually described as a Bicycle pennant, this one measures 10.5 x 5.5 inches. The cloth pennant is of a multi piece construction and the colours are very strong, a couple of small stains, no rips, or moth. I have see/had photos in the past of HJ members flying such pennants from there bicycle fenders, just a pity i cannot show you an example.

Lufftwaffe Metal Helmet Device For A Photo Album

Lufftwaffe Metal Helmet Device For A Photo Album

I belive this device would have been used on the front of a photo album, the helmet looks like an early transitional type with first pattern droop tail eagle. Its in used condition and one pin has come adrift. Postage and Packing is £3.

 WW2 German Packet Of Esbit Fuel Blocks

WW2 German Packet Of Esbit Fuel Blocks

Esbit fuel blocks for the german cooker still in its original packaging, original fuel blocks still in the celophane wrapper. Condition is very good.

WW2 British ''Welsh Regiment'' Side Cap. 1940.

WW2 British ''Welsh Regiment'' Side Cap. 1940.

Really nice condition WW2 British other ranks side cap to the W elsh Regiment, inside has a nice early date of 1940 and made by the Glasgow firm A&J.GELEER. The cap badge has toned nicley over the years and natch the two GS buttons perfectly. A very nice example of an early British cap.

WW2 Naval British MKII Helmet.

WW2 Naval British MKII Helmet.

Grey painted MKII helmet thats in very good condition, the shell is dated 1939 but its hard to make anything else out due to the thick overpaint, the liner is in veru good but used condition and is a Vero made item and again dated 1939. The paint finish i belive is the sort of paint used on WW2 ships, its not modern gloss!!! The top fastening screw was painted seperatly and the inner fastening nut is nicely toned from age and not been moved in years. Im afraid no chinstrap. Original naval MkII do not turn up that often. Diffrent colour stripes on the helmet photos are from sunlight only just to clarify.

ATS Officers Service Dress Cap

ATS Officers Service Dress Cap

WW2 ATS Officers cap thats in very good condition, has a bronze officers cap badge to the front and two bronze officers buttons to the side. The inside has the makers lable to ''Austin Reed'' of Regent street. Condition of the cap as mentioned is very good, one small moth nip to the inside neck flap only, the inside liner is a bit grubby from being worn, expected but its not frayed or sun damaged. This cap should not get confused with an up-graded other ranks model, its made from an officers service dress type material.

WW2 Captains Merchant Navy Cap

WW2 Captains Merchant Navy Cap

Scarce WW2 peaked cap for a captain in the merchant navy. The cap is in perfect condition exept for one snag on the insignia banding which you can see in the photos, other than that there is no moth tracking or holes, peak bullion has toned but has no damage. The inside sweat band has little wear , its a size 7.

 WW2 Canadian ''B'' Type Flying Helmet

WW2 Canadian ''B'' Type Flying Helmet

Good solid example of the Canadian B tpe flying helmet, this item has been used but the condition is very good, it has no damage, all straps ,zips and poppers complete and in working order. Zips are marked Lightning, Canada. No other marking that i can find, no size mark but i would say a medium.

WW2 Merchant Navy Petty Officer Service Cap

WW2 Merchant Navy Petty Officer Service Cap

Good example Petty Officers cap for the Merchant Navy, this one has good shape and in V.good condition, it has service wear but no moth tracking or holes. Sweat band has sweat staining and has come loose from a small area at the front, expected really from use. Has a paper size lable, size 7. Sweat band also marked '' Real Calf Leather''. Good makers/outfitters lable printed to the inside crown, cant quite make out the name, looks like ''Grifeson''.

WW1 Memorial Plaque with Sleeve and Letter, Welsh

WW1 Memorial Plaque with Sleeve and Letter, Welsh

Very nice memorial plaque to a British soldier killed during WW1, this one is still contained in its cream paper sleeve and the condolance message with its original brown cardboard outer sleeve. Condition of the ''death penny'' as expected being in its packaging is perfect as are the other items. The name according to the CWGC has four casualties, one being a Cardiff born man who died in 1918, a member of the Welsh Regiment, i belive that this must be the man named on the penny as this item came from a house clearence last week in the Cardiff area. This item has never been in a collection before.

WW1 Welsh Regiment Medals

WW1 Welsh Regiment Medals

Pair of Welsh regiment medals to private G.HALE, regimental number ..2284. Condition of both medals is very good, one ribbon missing.

 Boxed British Royal Observer Corp Medal

Boxed British Royal Observer Corp Medal

Boxed medal to the Observer corps for long service,I belive this is an Elizabeth type two Award, medal has never been worn/mounted . Comes with his Observer Corps ID and a letter from his unit informing him that his medal has been awarded. Medal is in very good condition with no damage. Medal , box and paperwork all named to the same man, the ID dated was issued in 1949. Name is R.S.Clench.

WW2 American Jacket, Coat, Wool, Serge, OD.

WW2 American Jacket, Coat, Wool, Serge, OD.

This very nice condition example is badged up to a Tecnician 5th class,Ordnance Dept, 3rd Army. This Army group went in at Normandy and fought at the Battle of the Bulge, ribbon bar for european action is present. Also has four year overseas chevrons and one 3 year service stripe. No issues with the condition and a label to the inside pocket looks like 1943 or 42. Size is 37S. A fine WW2 example.

WW2 American Herringbone Twill Fatigue Uniform.

WW2 American Herringbone Twill Fatigue Uniform.

1942 Pattern thats in very good condition. The jacket has faded from use and has a couple of small satins, nothing major. The cuffs have frayed slightly, all buttons are present. The original owners number is stamped to the inside neck area, and is size marked 38. The reousers again have faded with use, no stains, all buttons and belt loops present. Inside has a size tag, W34L33. A good matching set and perfect for a european theater display.

American WW2 Un-opened ''B1'' Ration tin

American WW2 Un-opened ''B1'' Ration tin

Very nice condition American B1 ration tin, info on the top reads...B1-UNIT...CRACKERS,COCOA,JAM...NATURAL STORAGE ,Co,INC. Very good amount of the original finish to the tin and as stated this is an un-opened item

WW2 Russian Order of the Red Star

WW2 Russian Order of the Red Star

Very good condition Russian Order with no damage to the medal at all, Frame has slight toneing and is numbered 1496051, it still retains its original disc. I belive the number here dated this one to late WW2.

German Imperial Naval Tankard, Ship Went Down At J

German Imperial Naval Tankard, Ship Went Down At J

Great looking tankard to crew members of the Imperial Battleship, S.M.S. POMMERN, this ship was lost a few years later during the famous WW1 naval battle of Jutland . Tankard has some wonderfull design fetures such as the naval persons in 2D relife ,as is the head on the handle. Around the printed ship design the tankard is hand painted, names of the crew are on both sides, makes me wonder how many did re-enlisted when WW1 began to be back with there ship. Going all around the metal lid are naval battle picture, but im afraid the top feature has gone to time, a gun perhaps? No other damage to this item, rest is in wonderfull condition, maker marked impressed to the china bottom.

Minty WW1 German Water Bottle

Minty WW1 German Water Bottle

A very good condition German military water bottle with no issues, maker and dated to the rear cover, all leather is in supple working order, cloth cover with no moth holes or tracking, the only issue i can see is a slight blister to the enamel top of the waterbottle itself. date seems to be 1918 but hard to make out. Very hard to upgrade this one.

WW1 German G98  Leather Rifle Sling

WW1 German G98 Leather Rifle Sling

Quite a scarce example of a WW1 marked G98 rifle sling. The condition is very good, the leather is supple but i belive it has been ''fed'' in the past. The leather is strong, some cracking seen in the pictures but this is only surface cracking, nothing deep. Leather has the cross hatching seen on originals and is regiment marked JR164. All in all a fine example of a rifle sling that does not turn up often.

WW1 German 1915/16  Dog Tag

WW1 German 1915/16 Dog Tag

Very nice condition WW1 German dog tag with the remaining black and white neckcord. I belive this is a middle war issued type.

WW1 1914-16 German Iron Cross Bracelet.

WW1 1914-16 German Iron Cross Bracelet.

Very nice Imperial bracelet made from an artillery shell banding with a super detailed enamel iron cross to the front and the dates 1914, 1916. Craftsmaship is very good with a nice working catch and safety chain. These items were produced behind the front lines from the scraps of war and sent home by frontline troops to there girlfriends, mothers etc. No damage or issues with this piece.

WW1 German Trench Map.

WW1 German Trench Map.

WW1 German made trench map with the title area of Beaumont to the top, scale of the map is quite large, defesive postions marked in red. Condition is very good. Perfect display item with a map case.

British WW2 Metal Carry Tin and Gas Mask.

British WW2 Metal Carry Tin and Gas Mask.

White metal carry tin thats in very good condition, 95% of its original white finish remaining , one splash of pink plaster to the side, it hsa numerous area for fastening a strap, sides or top,the inside has its original gasmask which is wrapped in a sheet of ww2 magazine . The gas mask is in perfect condition with no rot to the body, strong rear strap, the mask is dated 1937. This example is much sturdier than other examples which make me think that perhaps its an issue item, ARP/FIREWATCHER maybe?

Home Guard Haversack, 1940 Date.

Home Guard Haversack, 1940 Date.

Quite a rare bit of Homefront kit being an example of the Home Guard haversack, this one is in very good condition indeed, no holes ,cracking or stiffness to the body, a couple of small stains to the corners from use. The only major staining is to the strap itself, again no stiffness. Maker and Dated to the inside 1940. A very good example.

Unissued Air Ministry Marked Boxed Compass 1943 Da

Unissued Air Ministry Marked Boxed Compass 1943 Da

Really nice boxed air ministry compass in unissued condition, the box and compass are both dated 1943, slight crack the one end of the box but nothing major, hopefully you will see this in one of the pics.

 Boxed 25 Year Gold Police Service Cross

Boxed 25 Year Gold Police Service Cross

Police service medal in gold for 25 years service, cross is in excellent near mint condition with its blue unmounted ribbon. The Box is in good condition, outside has storage marks and the inside cloth hinge is frayed as seen in the picture.

Boxed 2nd Class Luftschutz Medal

Boxed 2nd Class Luftschutz Medal

2nd clas Luftschutz medal in unissued condition with its original pin fixing. The medal is in super condition , the box is very good+.

Boxed 1st Class War Merit Cross With Swords

Boxed 1st Class War Merit Cross With Swords

Very nice boxed first class WMC with swords, this one is maker marke '1' and has 85% of its original finish remaining to the front, the condition is very good+. the titled box is also in very good+++ condition with no issues/damage and is the type with a square catch. A very good example indeed.

L/53 Marked Black Wound Badge And LDO Paper Packet

L/53 Marked Black Wound Badge And LDO Paper Packet

German WW2 Black wound badge maker coded L/53 with its original LDO packet, both items are in very good condition, badge has 90% of original finish remaining.

Third Reich Naval Destroyers Award, S.H.u.C.o.

Third Reich Naval Destroyers Award, S.H.u.C.o.

Naval Destroyers badge made by the firm SHuCo, marked on the rear. Good amount of the original gilt wash to the outer border , has patina from age. Original catch, pin and uniform retaining hook in good order.

German WW2 Mini  Silver Mothers Cross, Variant.

German WW2 Mini Silver Mothers Cross, Variant.

Silver version of the brooch WW2 German Mothers Cross. Condition of the cross is perfect with no issues, the rear fixing pin in good working order, the ribbon has frayed edges. This model is a variant example from the ones usually encountered, check the back and ring fastener.

HJ Student ''DEM SIEGER'' Non Portable Sports Awar

HJ Student ''DEM SIEGER'' Non Portable Sports Awar

Large metal non portable sports award , condition is very good but has lost some finish as seen in the pictures, couple of knocks to the edge.Measures 3.5 inches across. As a one time collector of all things HJ i can tell you that National Socialist Student awards do not turn up as often as Hj related ones.

Rare L/56 Spange to the iron cross 2nd Class

Rare L/56 Spange to the iron cross 2nd Class

Very nice condition 2nd war german spange and ribbon, this one is a very rare L/56 maker marked one. Very good amount of its original finish remaining and still attatched to its original 2nd class ribbon. The medal is maker marked to the rear, pulling back the ribbon slightly will show this mark, i have not and will not take the ribbon off and bend the pins back, ill leave this to the new owner if they wish to take some photos of the code.

Luftwaffe 4 Year Long Service Award.

Luftwaffe 4 Year Long Service Award.

Nice original Luftwaffe 4 year long service award, corn blue ribbon is in good condition, slight stains, the Medal itself has all its siver finish with some toneing from age, the small luftwaffe eagle retains most of its silver wash. Good working pin to the rear parade mount.

German  Russian Front Anti Semetic Leaflet

German Russian Front Anti Semetic Leaflet

Printed on very thin stock paper this leaflet i pressume was meant to be dropped behind enemy lines by the German airforce, i have no idea whats written but from the anti semetic drawing to the front it doesnt take much imagination to work out the sentiment. Its in very good condition and measures 6x4 inches.

NSDAP Party book

NSDAP Party book

Very good condition Nazi party book to a man from the ''Ostengruppe Liezen, party number 6126479. Good clear phot of the owner with swept back hair and Hitler tash, he is also wearing a party badge and another enamel badge but i cannot make it out. As mentioned the book is in very good order with no issues, to the front secured with a paperclip is a second photo of the man with a postwar paper document with an Austrian stamp from the city of Graz, dated 1947. Most interesting is that he paid his full NSDAP donation stamps from April 1940 till March 1945!!!! Dont think this fella could see the writing on the wall.

SS Theodor Eicke Killed in Action Wehrpas

SS Theodor Eicke Killed in Action Wehrpas

A very nice wehrpas to an Austrian member of the SS regiment ''Theodor Eicke'', he was killed fighting with the SS-Pz Gren Reg 6 on the 3.4.1944. His first unit was the ''Deutschland'' and appears to have fought actions with the 3./SS=Pz.Div. Totenkopf. Condition is very good with no missing or loose pages.

Bronze Anti Partisan Document Group

Bronze Anti Partisan Document Group

Super group of documents to a member of the Jager Regiment 749 including the rare Anti Partisan award in Bronze. This unit is know for fighting Anti Partisan actions and being awarded a number of these awards, Formans guide to Third Reich documents has a picture of such an award to the same unit awarded a month later. Documents are in good condition, they have been folded and the Partisan document has faded. Also comes with a postwar document concerning change of address These documents have been posted on the WAF forum and all comments were positive.

German Luftwaffe Flieger Map, Sheltland, 1941.

German Luftwaffe Flieger Map, Sheltland, 1941.

Waterproof, 1941 dated, Luftwaffe map of the Shetland area of Scotland, a small area of The Orkneys shows to the bottom left. The back is marked Fliegerkart, the grid area on the back is marked out for this cetain map. Condition is very good, and its dated 1941, good ''Battle of Britian'' era map.

Named Polish WW2 Service Dress Tunic.

Named Polish WW2 Service Dress Tunic.

Tunic is badged up to the Polish medical corps, as seen with the purple collar insignia, the shoulder straps stars are to a rank of leutenant and both top sleeves carry nice original applied Polish titles. The British tunic was made in Savile Row, London, and has a name tag sewn to the inside pocket with the Polish officers name and date 1943. The buttons are again British made, one has come adrift but is in one of the pockets. The tunic is in very good condition, one very small hole to the collar, both brass belt ramps still attatched. Has its laundry paper tag tacked to the bottom sleeve. A very nice a rare uniform to the Polish forces fighting with the British, and i belive with the name a researchable item.

WW1 Officers Tunic, Medals, Belt and Whistle.

WW1 Officers Tunic, Medals, Belt and Whistle.

This tunic has survived in wonderfull condition, named to S.L.Jones and dated 1918. There are around 4 small moth nips to the cloth body, no moth tracking. The sleeve has its original 4 year overseas srtipes to the right hand sleeve. The collar dogs have gone, most probably taken off by the original owner.The shoulder straps have there original rank pips and are sleeved with green felt, rifle regiment? There is a watch pocket under the waist band and two brass belt loops to the rear. All buttons are marked to the Prince of Wales Own West Yorkshire Regiment. The lining has has 3 small field repairs other than that its in very good condition, both the bottom of the sleeves are finished off in leather as usual for a combat worn tunic.. The 1915 trio is named LCpl..S.L.Jones, 10880, Devon R, to the star and both other medals named to ..2nd LIEUT, S.L.Jones. The medals are in super condition, no edge knocks etc and the War medal has toned to a nearly black colour, these medals are sewn around the original ribbon bar. With this group comes his original Sam Brown belt and cross strap and large ammo pouch, no date or markings, found in one pocket is a boy scouts whistle and lanyard, whistle again toned to a nearly black colour. This gouping recently found after a relative died and sold by the family to me, so this has never been in a collection before. From some research it appears that S.L.Jones landed in France in 1915 and was commisioned two weeks after the date on the jacket label, he was from the Rhondda, South Wales. This is a super example as im sure you will agree and one thats never been on the market before.

SS Tag der NSADP Kreis Limburg/Lahn Tinnie

SS Tag der NSADP Kreis Limburg/Lahn Tinnie

1935 dated tinnie for an event held in 1935 in the Limburg area. As seen this one has both the SS and SA badges to the front. still retains 95% of its bronze wash and retains its original fixing pin to the rear.

1933 Munster ''Heimat und Reich'' Tinnie

1933 Munster ''Heimat und Reich'' Tinnie

Top condition 1933 dated Tinnie for an event held in Munster in 1933. Original pin to the rear. Not much else i can say about this item exept for the great graphics and exeptional condition.

1933 SA  Nordsee Gruppe, Kampsporttage Bremen Even

1933 SA Nordsee Gruppe, Kampsporttage Bremen Even

Scarce ''SA'' tinnie for the sports day event held at Bremen, in 1933, 18 to 20th of August. Great detail and the condition is V.Good and of course this one has an early issue date

Aluminum Heer Buckle ,1938 Dated Tab

Aluminum Heer Buckle ,1938 Dated Tab

Molded Aluminum Heer buckle and leather tab, buckle has a makers mark underneath the retaining prongs, the leather tab is 1938 dated and maker marked ''Friedrich Turck''. Condition is V.Good , one hit to the buckle face above the letter '' I '' and the eagle has wear from use.

Lufftwaffe Arm Compass

Lufftwaffe Arm Compass

WW2 lufftwaffe arm compass, ''Armbandkompas'', made in Prag . Compass is in V.good condition, no chips to the body, the usual wear marks from use, leather strap is also in very good order. The compass still rotates perfectly. A great example with no issues.

 25 Year Veterans Association Badge.

25 Year Veterans Association Badge.

Very nice badge thats in super condition just a small chip to the top area were the 25 is. Rear is ges, gesch and number 2 marked, pin in working order.

WW1 German Full Clip of Ammo.

WW1 German Full Clip of Ammo.

Full clip of Mauser rifle ammunition, various WW1 dates, 3x 1915, 1x1918 and 1x1916 and the original brass clip itself, as ssen from the pics the condition is very good. For sale to over 18's and UK only.

British ''C'' Type Flying Helmet

British ''C'' Type Flying Helmet

Very good condition RAF ''C'' type leather flying helmet, outside leather is in very good order, all straps and poppers in working order, inside is also very good but has service wear. One ear cup has a repaired split, both recivers are Air Ministry marked, loom is a bit frayed in areas and beel jack missing. Very nice example that displays very well.

WW2 Air Ministry  Marked Air Crew Escape Whistle

WW2 Air Ministry Marked Air Crew Escape Whistle

Escape whistle as isuued to WW2 British bomber crew in case of having to ditch aircraft in the sea. ''AM'' and store code marked. Condition is very good.

Full Officers 1919 Naval Pattern Webbing Webbing

Full Officers 1919 Naval Pattern Webbing Webbing

Very nice officers set of 1919 naval Pat webbing, pistol holster, belt , ammo pouch and rare cutlass frog. Condition is very good indeed, hard to upgrade. All items are naval marked, belt dated 1939, holster dated 1938, ammo pouch dated 1923 and the frog dated 1923. This is the way i found this a number of years back so will sell as a comlete set for now, if there is no interest then i will split in the future.

German Party Type Cap Eagle. Left Facer.

German Party Type Cap Eagle. Left Facer.

Aluminium produced example that has the head of the eagle facing left instead of right. RZM and makers code stamped to the rear, both original fixing pins present.

Hitler Youth , BDM, Cloth Arm Insignia with RZM La

Hitler Youth , BDM, Cloth Arm Insignia with RZM La

As used by the female branch of the Hitler Youth, the BDM, this cloth badge was used on the arm of the brown jacket and girls sport kit. Condition is very good but has some slight staining, very nice paper RZM label glued to the rear.

Hitler Youth Bevo Armband.

Hitler Youth Bevo Armband.

Very good condition Hitler Youth armband done in what they call the bevo style, slightly crumpled from storage.

French 1874 Pattern Cuirassier Cavalry Helmet

French 1874 Pattern Cuirassier Cavalry Helmet

Nice original example of a metal body French 19th Century cavalry helmet, its survived in good order with a couple of small knocks to the body, im sure you can see then in the photos, the brass front plate has one ding and a small hole from over polishing, chinstrap is very good, plume is sound but has lost some red colour from age, the horse hair crown is in very good condition. The Medussa head has no issues. The liner is in fine but used condition, looks like the inner peak and tail have had a coat of brown paint.

Victorian Royal Irish Rifles Norfolk Style Patrol

Victorian Royal Irish Rifles Norfolk Style Patrol

Lovely example of a Royal Irish Rifles Norfolk style Patrol jacket, this jacket has no moth or moth tracking, all buttons are blacked Bone, marked to the RIR with Victorian Crown. Cuffs, shoulder boards and under the collar are light green, body is a very dark green. Front has a pleat from top to the bottom front, running thru top and bottom pockets, there is also a pleat running down the middle of the back,stiff collar has two clouser hooks and a hook device just under the left shoulder board, i belive to take the headgear chords .The shoulder boards have two holes to the bottom, i belive for a rank pip. Inside linning is again in very good condition with no damage, no inside pocket. Inside the pocket i found a leather tab which i blive fits behind the neck clouser hooks to protect the uniform. As mentioned this jacket has survived in wonderfull condition, nap to the cloth is very good with minimal wear. These Norfolk patrol type jackets were found to be practical field jacket and these were the first combat type jackets worn by the British Army, id date this one around mid 1890's. [Thanks Pat for the info]

British ladies WVS Armband.

British ladies WVS Armband.

Original WVS armband with a 2 year long service stripe added, condition is very good.

Early Photo HJ/DJ Members Giving Nazi Salute

Early Photo HJ/DJ Members Giving Nazi Salute

Interetsing early photo of some HJ/DJ members standing in front of a monument doing the nazi salute. The leader of this pack on the right seems to be wearing the early cloth peaked HJ cap. Has an Aachen area stamp to the rear. Postage and Packing will be £3.

SS Soldbuch ,Pol.Ausb.Kompanie Wien

SS Soldbuch ,Pol.Ausb.Kompanie Wien

SS soldbuch to a member of a training police unit in the Austrian capital, first date in the book seems to be Dec 1944, perhaps this is a reissued item. With this came an extra photo of an SS soldier, i myself did belive it was the same person, younger and a bit more weight, but after posting on the ''WAF'' forum the opinions seem to be a relative, this comes of course with the book. This is not a full combat Soldbuch but as mentioned perhaps a second one , so the pages with info are posted here. This will be reflected in the price not forgeting that this is an SS soldbuch even with the SS scratched out on the front cover.

 Rare Austrian Anti-Semitic Postcard. 1938.

Rare Austrian Anti-Semitic Postcard. 1938.

Anti-Semitic postcard produced in 1938 in Austria, i belive this was produced before the Annexation and was used as propoganda to vote ''yes'' to the Anschluss with Germany. The card has been sent and has 1938 dated cancellation marks. The condition is very good, some slight storage marks, and the cancellation mark can just be seen coming thru the front, a rare survivor of its time. The writing on the left side i cannot translate and have no idea its meaning.

Knights Cross, 1957 Pattern, Steinhaure and Luck.

Knights Cross, 1957 Pattern, Steinhaure and Luck.

This is a three piece 1957 pattern Knights Cross made by the firm Steinhaure and Luck, it has the usual press faults associated with this maker. The condition is really nice with id say nearly 100% black finish to the iron centre, the frame again is in super condition. Suspension ring to the top of the cross is slightly recessed as you would expect to find with an S&L made piece.The ribbon is an original 57 pattern item, seems to have been used to wear the medal at some point .With this cross comes a S&L oakleaf and swords, again this found with the usual faults found with this maker, i have been told this is a cast copy, its marked 800. Also included with this lot is a copy box to keep the item in.The items were together when i found them so im selling as a set, so the price is for the medal and ribbon the other items are a bonus.

 Cloth German Cross in Gold.

Cloth German Cross in Gold.

Luftwaffe version of the German Cross in Gold, this example is in used condition and appears to have been tunic removed. Item recently purchased from a person who said he remembered playing with this item when a child, i should have asked if he was the one who tried to colour in the white centre!! Never in a collection before and one that has character and 100% original.

R.K. Marked  Silver Panzer Award  Badge

R.K. Marked Silver Panzer Award Badge

Silver version Panzer battle badge with a very good amount of its original silver finish , 80% id say if not more. This one R.K. marked. Ball hinge, pin and catch in perfect order. A very good example.

 Early  Black ''DJ''/ Pimpf / Youth Side Cap.

Early Black ''DJ''/ Pimpf / Youth Side Cap.

Example of an German DJ side cap with HJ badge to the front and edelweiss to the side, both pinned through the material. Cap has no makers details, no rzm tag. This is the model worn by youth members before WW2, has three poppers along the top and one either side , poppers are unmarked. Balck twill/cotton type material to the inside , there does seem to be the remains of stitch holes in this lining were a lable once was , gone to time. Body of the cap seems to be of a felt type material and has suffered some moth damage but nothing to detract from the overall appearance of this scarce cap. Moth and no RZM lable is reflected in the price.

Kriegsmarine Other Ranks Blue Side Cap.

Kriegsmarine Other Ranks Blue Side Cap.

French made Kriegsmarien side cap in blue , has a Paris makers mark to the inside and is sized 60. Original Bevo insignia applied to the front. This example has been re-tailored to make it larger. It is known that a certain amount of these French produced caps were made too small in the factory as a protest by the factory workers, this is one of the those that was sent back to be re-sized. The condition of the cap is V.Good + and has the added extra of being quite a rare variant with the re-tailoring.

Lufftwaffe M42 Combat Helmet

Lufftwaffe M42 Combat Helmet

This m42 helmet is maker marked ET66 and has a lot number at the rear of the shell which looks like 2458, its a light stamping. The shell has a lufftwaffe blue paint and has had the decal removed during the war due to late war regulations, the decal ''scrape'' has been done to follow the outline of the decal, the scraped area has toned nicely with age. The outside paintwork rates at over 90% and the inside the same. The crown has a ''stacking'' ring mark in the paint, a good indication of an authentic paint job . The liner is in very good order , no holes or damage and is very supple, sized 59. The liner still has its original liner string. Liner pins have never been bent and are tight against the shell, liner is original to this helmet. This helmet has seen service life and is a very good example of a ww2 german helmet. Helmet is priced accordingly with the decal having been removed.

German Infantry NCO Walking Out Visor Cap

German Infantry NCO Walking Out Visor Cap

Super nice conditioned NCO visor, white pipped for infantry and regimental stampings to the inside sweatband, its date 1936. As mentioned this cap has survived in wonderfull condition, the only slight damage is a small tracking mark to the front, just right , underneath the eagle and a couple of nipes right at the back, its seen in one of the photos. Body still has original shape as does the peak and the liner and sweatband is in very good condition +.

WW1 German Felt Pickelhaube

WW1 German Felt Pickelhaube

Imperial German Ersatz Felt body Pickelhaube thats in good condition, the body has at one time been crushed slightly leaving two splits to the body, one to the front peak and a smaller are to the rear on the other side. There is a slight mark running across the right hand side but this is not a crack or anything major, the larger crack has at some time been repaired but this has not held. The liner is in very good condition and has no issues. The top brass spike has no issues and the pickelhaube still retains its original frontal Prussian eagle plate thats in very good condition with no issues, both back retaining loops attatched. The chinstrap is of a thin gauge leather, may i add im not sure if this is an original chinstrap, i do know that both cockades are reproductions. So what im selling is a scarce felt ersatz example that has a couple of issues to the body, these i belive can be repaired, with some TLC this will be a very nice example, the condition is reflected in the price.

WW1 Era German Map Case Protractor.

WW1 Era German Map Case Protractor.

Perfect item to add to your Imperial WW1 map case, condition is very good, name scratched to the back, also light blue stamp to the rear but is very faint.

Imperial German Officers Leather Auto Pistol Holst

Imperial German Officers Leather Auto Pistol Holst

1915 dated leather holster for a medium sized automatic pistol, also maker marked above the date. Condition is very good.

WW1 German Trench/Fighting Knife

WW1 German Trench/Fighting Knife

WW1 German Trench dagger with its original scabbard. Dagger is in very good condition , its been sharpened , expected with used trench knives. Makers marked on the blade under the cross guard.

German Imperial WW1 '''Iron Cross'' Commemorative

German Imperial WW1 '''Iron Cross'' Commemorative

Commemorative plate for Service during WW1, the image to the front has survived in very good condition, some detail has rubbed thru time. Plate has no chips or cracks.

German WW1 Dated Food Sack. 1915.

German WW1 Dated Food Sack. 1915.

Very nice sack that was used by German forces to transport food items such as bread and grain etc. The bag measures 25x55 inches and is in very good condition, some staining only. Perfect for any WW1 display.

RAF MK1A  Bone Dome Helmet, G Type Flying Inner an

RAF MK1A Bone Dome Helmet, G Type Flying Inner an

Really neat full set of flying gear thats all in very good condition. The Dome Bone has its original silver finish, some marks from use, the inside has all its green webbing and is marked MK1A[M] Size 3, it has a stores ref' number and i belive a 1970's date. The visor is in good working condition with little surface wear. No chinstrap. The G type cloth flying helmet again in very good condition with only 2 small moth nips that have not gone thru the material, leather inner ear pads are in perfect condition as is the wiring loom. Inside cloth tag is broad arrow marked and again it looks like a 1970 code date. The black plastic oxygen mask is very good supple condition and the inner mic has varoius marks, made by the firm ''normalair'', cannot find a date. A super complete set and ready for display.

 WW2 Air Ministry Chart Board Lamp.

WW2 Air Ministry Chart Board Lamp.

Very nice lamp as used by navigators in WW2 bombers. Condition is very good with only the slightest of verdigree, would come up even better if you wish to clean it.

 WW1 1914 Dated British Union Jack.

WW1 1914 Dated British Union Jack.

Nice dated multi stitched Union Jack, its survived in very good condition but it does have numerous moth nips to the material but nothing that makes the flag fragile and unusable, the material is still strong. The top is clearly marked 1914 and has a London makers mark, the strong hanging lanyard is in very good condition complete with both heavy brass hooks. Its front door size as seen in my picture.

1907 Hooked Quillion Bayonet, CLL Marked Pommel.

1907 Hooked Quillion Bayonet, CLL Marked Pommel.

1909 dated quillion 1907 bayonet thats in super condition, the pommel is marked to the Duke of Cornwal Light Infantry and is bayonet number 615 matches the number to the throat of the scabbard. Blade has a slight staining but not much, same goes for the other metal fittings. Blade is marker marked for the ENFIELD maker. Edward crown above the date 1907, produced in March. Wooden slab grips in very good condition, no chips or knocks. Leather scabbard is again in very good condition and is Enfield marked. This is a very rare bayonet to get in this condition and all the better for having its original issued scabbard and matching numbers to bayonet and scabbard. Sorry , UK and over 18's sale only.

Rare 1907 Quillion Bayonet, 3rd Welsh Regiment.

Rare 1907 Quillion Bayonet, 3rd Welsh Regiment.

Super condition and rare example of the 1907 quillon bayonet, this one is dated 1910 and marked to the pommel top to the 3rd Welsh regiment, the regimental number 751 is one digit down from the number on the scabbard throat. The scabbard has a matching date of 1910. It would be very hard to up grade this bayonet. FOR SALE TO OVER 18's AND UK ONLY.

British SOE Tyre Slasher Type Knife.

British SOE Tyre Slasher Type Knife.

Same type as the SOE knife exept for no tyre slasher, i have checked the internet for these examples and they do seem to be sold as such, even one site puts these down as Norweigan issued examples, this one is unmarked as expected. Anyway , condition is good but well used, blade will not lock , no damage to the grips.

WW2 British MK1 Cruciform Bayonet.

WW2 British MK1 Cruciform Bayonet.

Rare example of an original MK1 cruciform bayonet thats in very good condition, makers details to the top, blade covered in packing grease, scabbard also in very good condition.

Adolf Hitler Tapestry

Adolf Hitler Tapestry

Original WW2 Adolf Hitler Portrait done as a tapestry, condition is perfect with no issues. These come in two sizes this one being the smaller one, size is 16x14 inches. This item i pressume is a early 1930's period patriotic piece and the actual portrait has been executed with very nice detail.

P38 Pistol, Matching Numbers.

P38 Pistol, Matching Numbers.

Deactivated P38 pistol in very good condition indeed, most of its original blueing remaining. The body has a number of WW2 waffenampt stamps and the pistol parts are all with matching numbers, it has late war metal grips. Has the makers code of ''cyq'', the magazine is maker coded ''jvd''. Pistol can be broken down if wished. You wont be disapointed with this item. Comes with its deact cert ' im afraid not for sale to anyone under 18 and can only be sold to UK residents.

Fallschirm-Jager-Reg.1. Vetrans Pennant

Fallschirm-Jager-Reg.1. Vetrans Pennant

Large Vetrans pennant for German Para regiment No1, made of a rubber type material with silk screened design to the front, fringed with yellow cloth tassles. Condition is very good with no issues. Size approx is 15x13 inches

Hitler Youth Training Model 33 Haenel Air Rifle.

Hitler Youth Training Model 33 Haenel Air Rifle.

1930's Schmeiseer patent Haenel, sports model 33, air rifle . These were shaped very much like the K98 German military rifle and used by the younger members of the hitler youth, the DJ, for training purpose. This one is in very good condition, though the woodwork has a few blemishes/ sratches but no chips or missing woodwork. The bolt works fine and the rifle itself is in working order though the spring might be a bit weak, i pressume if you wish this could be tightened. The rare bit with these is the brass magazine which holds around 6 pellets, these are quite often found to be missing, here you have the original one which works fine. The only issue that i can find is that one modern screw nut has been used at the bottom which holds the bolt for use. Maker and model details run across the top of the barrel, has a safety catch at the rear of the barrel. Again this comes from my now shrinking Hj collection and a nice example to add to any weapons or HJ collection. Not for sale to under 18's and im afraid UK sales only.

 Rare WW2 German made SS Doll.

Rare WW2 German made SS Doll.

This is a very rare example of a childs doll in SS uniform, condition is very good with no moth or tracking to the wool /felt uniform. The only damage is the crushed peak to the first pattern SS cap. The arms and legs are movable, the head and hands are made from plastic. From the early SS uniform pattern that the doll is wearing i belive this would date from the very early 1930's. This one is from my private collection which now needs a new home. Not something that comes on the market that often.

Large Adolf Hitler Plaque.

Large Adolf Hitler Plaque.

Large plaque of Adolf Hitler thats made from plaster. The plaque itself has very little damage to the front, some small paint loss from the plaster, nothing major and no chips, the back has one large chip from the right hand top, this does not go any were near the front of the plaque. There is a small hanging loop fixed to the top of the rear side. The Hitler head is executed with skill, this one looks like hitler, it has a bronze wash over the head, the rest of the plaque is green with gold letters. The artist has signed his name under the neck area, GOSSER, GRAZ, fits in nice since i bought this from a friend of mine who lives in Austria. The plaque is over 12 x18 inches and around 2 inches thick. A good sound example. This is a heavy item and comes in at 3 kilos. International postage will be very expencive IMO, last week i had an item to send to Belgium, it was 3 grams over 2 kilos, item postage cost at 2 kilos was £18, an extra 3 grams cost £44.

First Pattern British Para Denison Smock

First Pattern British Para Denison Smock

First pattern denison smock which is dated 1943 . Colours are still very strong and there are no rips or moth to the jacket, i belive it might have been re-zipped, the zip pull is definetly a post war added item, the rear tail has been strengthened by the previous owner and the bottom left pocket popper has been replaced. The lable is dated 1943 and is made by the London firm of Hoffman and sons, its a size 3. I belive the para badge on the arm is a post war one.

Large Named WW2 Eighth Army RASC Officers Uniform

Large Named WW2 Eighth Army RASC Officers Uniform

Complete set of uniform items to one officer in the RASC who served with the 8th Army in North Africa and up thru Italy. This '' time capsule'' grouping has the following items- Service dress uniform jacket and trousers, Battle dress jacket and trousers, service dress Officers cap, KD officers jacket, Officers Trench coat and WW2 tobacco tin with insignia, all contained in its original wartime metal ammo crate. Service dress jacket is in very good condition with no stains, moth nips or moth tracking, it has bronze officers RASC collar dogs and RASC buttons,original ribbon bar, green lanyard and Italian theatre made 8th Army arm insignia. It is named to the inside pocket to Gane and dated 1941. Trousers are again in very good condition with no moth etc. Service dress cap is in very good condition but has seen service use, the body has no moth nips or tracking, Officers bronze cap badge to the front. The inside has some staining from use but is complete with no damage, cannot find a name. Nice touch in my opinion is that the front peak is no longer stiff but soft from being worn in the field, i presume with his Battle Dress. Officers Trech coat is in very good condition with no moth nips or tracking, RASC buttons and arms of srvice stipes to the arms, again its named to Gane and dated 1941. Battle dress jacket and trousers are American war aid items both dated January 1943. The jacket is in very good condition with one match head sized moth nip the back. It has its original ribbon bar and green lanyard and arms of service strip to the arms. The original Italian made insignia has been removed but these were found in a tobacco tin with the grouping, exact size shadow to be found on the arm were these insignia were removed, easy job to re-attatch if wished. The trousers are other ranks version with map and wound dressing pocket, again in very good condition but has sufferd slightly from moth nips, these being around six or seven match ead and smaller size around the crotch area and right side leg, one larger one under fly area around the size of two match heads. KD Officers jacket is in very good condition with no damage and bronze RASC collar dogs, cannot find a name Wartime tobacco tin contains the two BD theatre patches, 2 bronze RASC collar dogs, a number of RASC buttons and yellow backed cloth officer rank pips, also found inside are two pairs of wodden made ear plugs. 1943 dated large metal box for ammo charges is named and addressed to A.G.GANE in Newcastle, also MFO marked. So heres a complete as mentioned ''time capsule'' uniform grouping to long serving Officer who saw action thur the territorials , North Africa with the First Army and into Italy, and the condition of everything is just outstanding. I must add that the complete lot will be very heavy indeed for posting, i am attending the Stonleigh Militaria Fair at the end of January so can deliver, and will be stalling out at future fairs so we can meet up for delivery, or i will send thru the post but will have to find a diffrent postal service than royal mail as there charges will be higher, just give us a call or email and we will sort it out.

Rare Home Guard Cape, Serge.1940.

Rare Home Guard Cape, Serge.1940.

This would have been one hell of a find but for the wartime dye used for clothing German POW's. The item itself is in very good condition with no holes or snags, nice clear label with a 1940 date. Even though the dye is part of its history i have been told that ther is a fabric cleaner that will remove dye from clothing, anyway it is what it is folks and of course priced accordingly.

SS  Officers Medical Shoulder Straps

SS Officers Medical Shoulder Straps

Good set of medical branch Officers shoulder straps, they are a matching set, they have been used but id have to say that the condition is very good+.

Unissued NSDAP Armband With RZM Tag

Unissued NSDAP Armband With RZM Tag

This example has never been issued, its never been completed and is in very good condition, still retains its paper RZM lable.

Hitler Youth Firefighters Uniform Jacket

Hitler Youth Firefighters Uniform Jacket

Scarce pattern jacket produced late war for the Hitler Youth who were in service with the Fire Brigade fighting fires in cities during Allied bombing . Jacket body is in very good condition, a couple of very small moth tracks, not noticed till closer inspection, one nip to the the front, match head size if that. Black collar has im afraid suffered from moth damage, looks like 5 smallish holes and a few track marks, please check the photos for details. Inside has a rayon type lining with two military type belt ramp straps and the usual wartime stripe lining to the sleeves. All metal buttons to the pockets are present, the fastening buttons looks like some sort of composit and one is missing. Two HJ shoulder boards are sewn into the shoulders, the HJ armband is the bevo type and is loose, found in the jacket pocket when i bought it for my collection many years back. Jacket could do with someone putting an iron over it.The belts are for display only, firefighters belt and axe are for sale if the next owner wishes. Nice and scarce jacket for the HJ and Third Reich uniform collector.

Unissued Hitler Youth Shirt

Unissued Hitler Youth Shirt

Hitler Youth shirt in unissued condition, this still retains its stores lable attatched to one button hole. This is the pullover type with the turn back cuffs as expected, stamped markings to the rear of the collar, buttons are HJ/DJ marked.

Kriegsmarine Leather U Boat Jacket

Kriegsmarine Leather U Boat Jacket

French made brown leather WW2 Kriegsmarine leather jacket in good condition, the leather is a bit worn on on side at the back with two repairable holes to the bottom, the front having no issues . The buttons are brown naval types and the jacket has a washed out lable , you can just make out that its a French lable with the German word Grossser for size at the bottom. Lining is a dark charcoal matrial with no damage. All in all a good displable item that has seen service .

Panzer Grenadier Officers Tunic

Panzer Grenadier Officers Tunic

Original M36 tunic thats been modified for an officer in the Panzer Grenadiers, the belt ramps have been removed and the tunic tailored for a tighter fit, cuffs have been added and i belive the bottom pockets moved. The uniform matrial is in very good condition, nap is very good and there is no moth nips or tracking, there are a couple of issues though wich will be reflected in the price, someone at some point wishing to wear the jacket has slit the button holes and un picked two pleats at the rear to make the item fit them, goodness knows why they would do this to an origianl item, well the pleats can be re sewn, very easy job and the button holes can be repaired, as mentioned this is reflected in the price not forgeting the scarce PzGr insignia.

Hitler Youth Rain Cape

Hitler Youth Rain Cape

Very nice bit of HJ uniform item being an early period {1936} HJ rain cape. The outer material is in fine condition as is the waterproof inside, all buttons are present ,they are number and RZM marked. Inside neck strap for a tighter fit still present , back buttoned flap is in perfect condition, this could be opened and the cape worn over the Tonister during ''marchine order''. Perfect label to the inside. Condition is very good with just a small fraying along the bottom edge of the cape, and the hanging strap above the collar label broken. From the back photo, the bottom has been folded during storage only, will need an iron , no damage!!

Early Multi Stitch NSDAP Arm Band.

Early Multi Stitch NSDAP Arm Band.

Very nice early multi stitched cotton Party arm band thats in very good condition, no damage from moth or staining, the Swastika is the folded ''ribbon '' type found on early arm bands. This one i purchased recently from a gent who's brother brought it back from Germany after the war, never in a collection before.

Un-issued NSDAP Arm Band with RZM Label.

Un-issued NSDAP Arm Band with RZM Label.

Mint WW2 Nazi Party armband that has never been issued, made of cotton so would be a later war produced item, light blue paper RZM label still attatched to the back. Very hard to upgrade this one.

Early SS Armbad with Cloth RZM Label.

Early SS Armbad with Cloth RZM Label.

Used condition SS armband, front has one moth nip and a repair to the white circle, the rear has four small moth nips, the inside of the band has its original cloth RZM tag. A good example that displays very well indeed.

Hitler Youth  Musicians Swallow Nests.

Hitler Youth Musicians Swallow Nests.

Condition is good , a couple of moth nips to the red material, nothing major, the vertical and horizontal tress has no damage. The most interesting part of these swallow nests are the imperssion left on both items were a swastika once was sewn,you can clearly see the stitch marks. This type can be seen in early period photos of HJ bandsmen.

1942 Dated German Police Trousers.

1942 Dated German Police Trousers.

Very nice example that are in very good condition indeed.no moth holes or tracking and no staining. The rear back strap buckle is made of an anodised steel and marked Prima. There are two diffrent markings to the inside rayon type lining, one has a large 1942 date with the letters 1,Hbg, the other seems to be a maker detail, Paul Werner, Hamburg36. Size markings state 76/82. A green stripe runs down both outside legs. Perfect example.

WW2 German Kriegsmarine Tropical Blouse.

WW2 German Kriegsmarine Tropical Blouse.

This example is in very good condition, as seen from the pics its been altered by shortening and having the wais elasticated. Jacket has no buttons, being a tropical version jacket would have removable buttons to be taken off for washing. Only markings i can see is a late war RF Nr stamped to the inside. Jacket also has a number of wartime blue paper/card made buttons .Why was this jacket altered, well it could have been for warservice, subs etc or perhaps a postwar alteration, i'll leave that up to the purchaser.