SPANISH CIVIL WAR WOUND BADGE
Nice example of a “Spanish Civil War “ wound badge
Identical to a Imperial Issue wound badge
Except for the impressed central Swastika .
Black grade (1-2 wounds received in combat)
With some paint wear to the high points and pin
Exposing the brass body underneath.
A good example in nice collectable condition
Instituted in May 19... read more
GOLD GRADE WW2 GERMAN WOUND BADGE
Nice Solid backed Gold Grade wound badge
Unfortunately not a lot of the gold is left .
Most has absorbed into the zinc of the badges body.
There’s a smidgen left on the back and edge
(Can be seen in good light)
But the pin and hook retain almost 100% finish.
I have been told these can be re finished
With Gold leaf I expect, but it’s sold... read more
WW1 FRENCH M2 GAS MASK & CARRY BAG
Very scarce French M2 Gas mask,
Along with its original shoulder / carry bag.
Mask is fairly stiff (But still pliable)
Made of heavily padded impregnated oil cloth.
Second type with two eye pieces
Made out of cellophane glass
Held in place by metal rings
One eye piece has cracked / split but is still complete
All the original hea... read more
FRENCH 1886/93/16 LEBEL BAYONET & SCABBARD
Standard mid war produced French Lebel bayonet
Simplified design with Brass hilt & without quillion
Working push button locking ring
20.5” tapered Cruciform blade .
Clearly marked C & P
A recognised but unknown private contractor.
With blackened tubular scabbard.
(A couple of small dents but nothing horrendous)
Good honest bayonet .
CUSTOM MADE AUSTRALIAN LEATHER REVOLVER HOLSTER
Nice quality tooled Brown Leather holster.
For a 9 - 9.5” revolver.
Makers details impressed to the front.
A quick internet search comes up with -
PERCIVAL CUSTOM LEATHER
Late of Bairnsdale Victoria.
The holster is called a “Gallatin Pattern “
And priced at $160 Australian
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P.O.W (GOLD COAST) ALUMINIUM CIGARETTE CASE
Well made Aluminium cigarette case
Approximately 5.5” x 3” closed
Unusual concealed push button opening
Seems to work- though case can be opened by hand
It also remains closed until opened.
The catches were made with very thin metal springs
Often just “Go” as in don’t work at all .
Leaving them with no locking mechanism at all.
Case i... read more
IMPERIAL GERMAN MINIATURE MEDAL TRIO TIE PIN
Unusual boxed Imperial German “Tie Pin”
Consisting of -
An Iron Cross, Hamburg Cross & 14/18 Honour Cross
Iron Cross appears to be 1st Class
Hamburg Hanseatic Cross is in Red Enamel
14/18 Cross is Combatants with Swords
All mounted on a bar which in turn,
Is fitted to a white metal pin with twisted shank.
Contained in a (Modern?) Black l... read more
IMPERIAL GERMAN COMMEMORATIVE PLATE
A very nice Imperial German White Porcelain plate
With a Black and Red painted line edging
Green acanthus leaf wreath to the top,
With 1914-1915 in the middle tied with a bow.
Acanthus leaf decoration to the central plate are.
With German Script that roughly translates to
To Commemorate the Great War,
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PAIR NAMED WW1 OFFICERS BINOCULARS
Private purchase pair of binoculars.
Named to -
J.M. Moore 3rd Dorset Regiment
The fitted leather carrying case marked on the top
J.M.M 3rd DORSET REGT
Binoculars are in good to fair condition
Lenses are dirty but un damaged
As can be seen from the photos,
There’s some chipping to the black paint on the body
The original leather ... read more
CASED JAPANESE “CHINA INCIDENT “ MEDAL
Boxed Japanese Medal
Issued for service in China anytime between 1937-45
Bronze medal / bar with swivel suspender
Obverse showing -
Crossed Flags Imperial Japanese Mum crest & Crow
Reverse showing -
Mountains,Clouds & Waves with Japanese inscription
Original silk ribbon with hook & eye suspension
Complete with ... read more
UNUSUAL WW1 (?) US OPEN TOPPED HOLSTER
Unusual Tooled Leather open topped holster
It appears to be for a revolver possibly a .38
The belt loop is integral to the holster.
It’s flapped over and then sown riveted
(The two leather straps seen in the pictures)
Appears to have once had a retaining strap
Top right hand “corner” of the leather is missing
And as can be seen there’s a stu... read more
EARLY WWI FRENCH GREATCOAT (1887 PATTERN)
Excellent quality French dark blue greatcoat.
Double breasted with red collar tabs
(one of which has the No.7 attached)
Two false pockets to the front
With two slit pockets to the back
(Open ended as to access trousers etc )
Inside half lined with a white cotton material.
(Some speckling- Foxing to it)
There’s also a label insid... read more
VICHY FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE & PALM
Original Vichy French Croix De Guerre
With 1939-1940 reverses
Green & Black striped silk ribbon
With additional Bronze “Palm”
(Mentioned in Dispatches at Army Group level)
Complete with its original double pin fixing.
A nice untouched medal
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KNIGHTS CROSS MEMORIAL CARD EWALD TOST 1945
Double sided printed “Memorial Card”
Dedicated to -
Grenadier Lt Ewald Tost,
Killed in action in East Prussia March 1945
A highly decorated soldier
Holder of the following awards -
Knights Cross of the Iron Cross
(27th August 1944 - 507th Grenadier Rgt )
German Cross in Gold
(19th December 1943 - 507th Grenadier Rgt)
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MAP READING & FIELD TRAINING FOR HOME DEFENCE
Printed by “ The Guardian Press” (London E17)
Revised fourth edition of-
MAP READING AND FIELD TRAINING
FOR HOME DEFENCE
No date of publication
But reading the text I’d guess 1939-1940
As the possibility of invasion and guerilla war is noted
Front cover a little grubby with rusted staples
But a bookl... read more
DANISH SABRETACHE FREDERICK IX (1947-1972)
A very impressive Danish Sabretache
Bearing the Royal cypher of -
King Frederick 9th who reigned from 1947-1972.
Red Morocco Leather body
With a light Blue material covering to the front face
Edged with heavy silver wire decoration
Central Royal cypher topped with the Danish crown
Three white metal suspension loops
With internal pocket ... read more
1940 DATED LUFTWAFFE ALLIED PLANE BOOKLET
Unusual Luftwaffe plane identification booklet
In a pull out concertina form - February 1940
Identifying Planes in service with the RAF at the time
Including the following-
Gloucester Gladia... read more
WW2 GERMAN RED CROSS GROUPING
Nice original German Red Cross group.
Consisting of the following-
German Red Cross Membership card (No.25)
Dated from 1937 till 1941
Filled out with personal details etc
Small Black and White photo of woman in RC uniform
Excellent quality embroidered German Red Cross Armband
“Silver” & Enamel German Red Cross he... read more
1916 DATED RMA ID TAG ON 400 Reis BRAZILIAN COIN
Unusual personalised identity disk - tag.
Made using a Brazilian 400 Reis coin
With one side totally erased and engraved with -
Bdr G.C WILLIAMSON
A quick internet search shows
Bdr Williamson on the crew list for HMS Malaya
During the Battle of Jutland (1916)
I’ve done nothing el... read more