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.
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.
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!