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GERMAN REICHSWEHR BELT BUCKLE
Post WW1 and Pre Third Reich Reichswehr Belt Buckle
One piece stamped buckle
In good if not slightly rubbed / worn condition
Not often seen collectible item
Code: 50680Price: 60.00 GBP
PAIR CALF LENGTH BLACK RIDING BOOTS
Pair of good quality Black Riding boots,
Not necessarily military
These came with a mixed amount of Full Dress items
They display well and would set off any suitable uniform
Size 7 1/2 in good clean condition
No splits or damage to stitching
Heels and soles have some wear but not excessive
The inner surface of each boot has rub / wear marks
This is just because they have been worn,
No doubt rubbed on a the sides of a horse
For some considerable period of time
Code: 50665Price: 40.00 GBP
YUGO MG42/53 DRUM MAGAZINE
Yugoslavian ? MG 42/53 Drum magazine
No markings at all that I can see
No Waffenampt or Yugoslav markings at all
Good display item
Code: 50666Price: 35.00 GBP
NAMED 1915 DATED DERBY SCHEME ARMBAND
1915 Dated Khaki Derby Scheme armband
With Applied Red Crown
Issue number & Army Council stamp inside
With what appear to be very some old fixing buttons
These do turn up and are in no means rare
(Though getting harder to pick up in decent condition)
What makes this one "Special"
Is the Original owner has inked in both his name and address
To the inner lining (along with the date of issue)
It belonged to -
16 LAVINGHAM AVENUE
A couple of minor moth nibbles as can be seen in the photo's
Otherwise in good condition
A real opportunity to research who Walter Brooks was
Where did he serve & did he survive the Great War ?
ITALIAN BERSAGLIERI MORETTO HAT
Iconic Italian Bersaglieri "Vaira" or "Moretto"
Black wide brimmed hat decorated with a flowing plume
Of Black Capercaillie or Grouse feathers
Mounted with the badge of the 26th Bersaglieri regiment
Crossed rifles against a flaming grenade (With 26 Central)
Against a rosette of the Italian National colours
Hard to date but I'd guess its post war
There's no real difference between wartime / Postwar caps
A hard felt body with a thin leather covering
Leather chin strap etc.
This example has some wear commensurate with age
Silk centre boss on the plume has partially worn away
An extra hole was made in the brim, to accept a plume
(Not being used and closed up as well as possible)
The internal chin strap suspension mount / loop
Has detached one end,
The helmet still sits well & the chin strap is still firmly attached
Little things that could be improved upon
Without too much difficulty at all.
A striking piece of Headgear
Would make a nice addition to any collection
(The website photo's do not do this item justice !! )
Code: 50668Price: 150.00 GBP
PAIR OF WW1 TRENCH ART PAPER KNIVES
Two WWI period trench art paper knives
Both with applied GS buttons
One with the smaller "Blade"
Cartridge is head stamped 1915
Blade marked "ARRAS 1917" (with some discolouration)
Second one with flamboyant blade
Has a GRV Royal Engineers button to the cartridge base
With two small GS buttons to the body
Nice collectable items
Typical of wartime production
Code: 50669Price: 28.00 GBP
UNUSUAL WW1 BATTLEFIELD PICK UP BEER SHEEBA
A Very strange battlefield pick up !
Framed fragment of a newspaper article or photo
Showing Police officers from -
"Woodford Sub Division "
With a hand written inscription -
"This photograph was picked up in the desert
Just before the British Attack on Beer-Sheeba
Presented to "Our art gallery"
By JC Pattison 27/11/17"
I will be perfectly honest with you -
It may not say that at all !
Have spent for ever trying to work it out,
My "Translation" is the best we can come up with !
It really begs the question -
How did a scrap of paper with Met Police Officers
From Woodford (Essex)
End up on a Battlefield in what's now Modern day Israel !
Who was the man who picked it up and WHY ?
I've had this many years in my own collection of oddments
It's crying out for some sort of research to be done.
Must be a story in it somewhere
Old period frame approx. 7.5" X 5.5" in size
WW2 BRITISH MILITARY WASH ROLL & PART KIT
Genuine unissued wash roll with partial kit
I have said partial -
I think there should be a soap dish but I'm not 100% sure !
1941 dated canvas roll with the following items-
1945 Dated Shaving brush (WD Stamped)
Packet of Howard Razor blades
Stick of Shaving soap
Two part metal Razor in remains of Brown paper wrappings
Tried to unwrap it but the paper started to fall apart
As such I've just put it back in the roll and left it alone
Unissued collectable condition
Code: 50672Price: 50.00 GBP
GOOD QUALITY FILIPINO BARONG & SCABBARD
Good Old Filipino Barong & Scabbard
12" leaf shaped blade with a copper collar
Two piece bulbous dark wood grips (Teak or Mahogany ?)
Contained in a two piece shaped wooden scabbard
The throat of which is shaped to fit the grips
(Held together by copper pins / nails)
With a simple (Added) leather belt loop / frog
Similar in what is seen on Kukri's
Not a tourist piece possibly a wartime bring back
In good used condition.
Some old damage to the grip and scabbard (Both wood)
Splits and cracks -nothing more
They are all stable , have been well repaired
In truth hardly noticeable
Unusual & Collectable item not often seen in the UK
In as already said nice clean condition.
Code: 50673Price: 80.00 GBP
WW2 1944 BRITISH CHOCOLATE & BOILED SWEET TIN
WW2 British Army Chocolate & Boiled Sweets Ration tin
Makers stencil to the lid
J.L & Co Ltd
All still readable but has a cup ring mark to the lid.
This may or may not clean up a tad
Still a nice tin in what is in reality good condition
These were never meant to survive 75+ years !
Code: 50671Price: 40.00 GBP
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