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.
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.
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.
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!
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''.