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Black Side Cap with Gilt cord piping to the crown
Front has 2x General Service buttons
With a Gilt badge of the “Liverpool Pals”
(North South rear lugg fixings)
Looks to be silk lined with a material sweat band
No markings that I can see ,
Except a circular mark where a size label one was
I assume this is an Officers or Private purchase item
Sold “As is” I can’t give any guarantee of authenticity
(I can’t find anything to compare it too )
But in my opinion it appears to have definite age .
A very nice & unusual Side Cap
Very clean , in almost mint condition.
Price Reduction £175-140
Unusual find ,
Spanish DAGSA Gas mask and carry tin
Very similar to the German M30
Made under a licence in Spain from the Drager Co.
(German company based in Lubeck)
Spanish version designed by an Artillery officer
(Captain Antonio Blanco Garcia circa 1936/37)
Mask is made of Green rubberised canvas
With a 5 x point head fixing system
The eye pieces are plastic or celluloid (+Spares in tin)
Equipped with an unused Drager Blanco filter
(Unused as in it still has its end plug in place)
Filter marked DAGSA
Defensa Anti Gas Sociedad Anonima
Or “Anti Gas Defence Corporation “
White paper label in Spanish still attached to the filter
Believed to be either instruction or inspection
Possibly a later Blue Division re issue
As a very small Eagle & swastika stamp is visible
Blue division Spanish Volunteers in the German Army
Who primarily fought on the Russian Front .
With green painted fluted carrying tin.
Complete with original straps etc.
Good overall condition
Minor crazing to the mask though still fully flexible
Some rust bleeding on the filter label
Still readable and intact, no holes or major damage .
Nice bit of kit and not often seen anymore.
Price Reduction £110-£90
Totally untouched MK2 British steel helmet
A cellar find and not cleaned in any way
(Still has a couple of dead spiders in the lining !)
Black blue in colour with FP in white to the front
No visible dates on the inner shell
Though they may be there under the rust / grime
Early pattern liner with central felt cushion
Again I can’t see a date on the frame
Probably there but I don’t want to disturb it at all
With original webbing chinstrap and buckle
As can be seen from the pictures it’s as is
Untouched , not restored , played with etc
I very much doubt it’s seen the light of day in years
Careful conservation could bring this up really well
It’s 100% solid with most of its original paint
With a smattering of rust to the outside
Slight pitting in places both inside & out
But still a cracking piece
Just a gentle clean should bring it up a treat
Limited edition wall plate / plaque
Made by Royal Doulton & numbered 4306A
Front depicting various scenes of RAF life
Around the picture of two RAF Spitfires In flight
Mounted in a circular dark wooden frame.
Nice looking item and collectable in its own right
Good honest wartime 1940 pattern Battle Dress
In exceptionally clean condition
(If it wasn’t named inside I’d have said unissued)
It may have been stripped but I can’t see anything -
That would indicate this is the case.
Label reads Size No.9
Made by J Compton Sons & Webb Ltd - London
Minor wear to the button holes and belt
No major moth damage or holes that I can see
Stitching all appears to be in White cotton
A nice example ready to be badged if desired
Unworn WW2 medal pair
In their named Air Ministry box of issue
“Miss E.A Beardsall,”
Complete with Air Ministry issue slip
Original ribbons and grease proof envelopes
Unusually being the -
1939/45 Star and War Medal
(Confirmed on the medal slip)
Some basic research done via “Forces War Records “
E.A Beardsall’s service details are as follows-
Assistant Section Officer WAAF
Service number 2516
Seniority date 02/08/1941
Section Officer WAAF
Department of the Chief of the Air Staff
Directorate of Signals
With a 1939/45 Star and War Medal entitlement .
As such I’m assuming she saw overseas service?
Further research could find an interesting story .
Good project in excellent condition
WW1 Belgian medal & Document group
Victory & War Medals
With Victory Medal certificate & leave paper’s
(Documents have been folder but are not damaged)
Armand Joseph Billen
1st Regiment of Carabiners
He was also allowed to wear a unit Lanyard
Of the Belgian Croix de Guerre .
Nice WW1 Belgian grouping ,
In honest collectable condition
A truly Unique Battle of Britain Spitfire “Relic”
Crash site recovered Prop / Engine bearing
From Supermarine Spitfire MK1 X4559
41 Squadron RAF
Flown by Pilot Officer George Bennions
The plane went down on 1st October 1940
At Heatenthorn Farm , Henfield Sussex
The pilot having bailed out after being badly wounded
Whilst engaging two Messerschmitt Bf109’s
Details of the action are included
Further information is also available on line.
This relic was recovered by a well known “Digger “
The late Pat Burgess and formed part of his collection
The crash details etc
Have been engraved by Mr Burgess on the inside
Of this item.
A classic BoB crash relic
With an excellent pedigree.
Price Reduction £150-125.00
Scare Siebe Gorman divers knife
(500 were produced for the firms 175th Anniversary)
7.5” blade with a very fine saw back top edge
Blade marked with the Company Anniversary logo
Along with the serial number 037
Turned wooden grip with Brass / Bronze pommel
Contained in its Brass / Bronze scabbard
With buff leather belt loop.
Very good over all condition
Some very light contact marks to the blade
These could no doubt be removed quite easily
Blade has just had a wipe over with mineral oil
As already said a scarce item only 500 produced
A very collectable item
This can only go up in price
(One sold in auction in 2018 for £310)
Price Reduction £295 - £250.00
RAF Speed & Course calculator
Used by Navigators to calculate flight routes etc.
Metal construction with sliding section
Marked with scales for speed, drift and distance etc.
Stores reference marked AM 6B/125 to the rear
Shows use and wear but in sound condition .
A little dusty but would clean up very well.
Unusual piece of kit not often seen
Good collectable bit for the collection.
Spanish Sword 1893/13 Bayonet
For use on the 7mm Mauser short rifle.
Single edged blade approximately 15.75” long
One side marked D58620 at the ricasso
The other side has a very worn / erased marking ?
Partially visible Artilleria & TOLEDO
Chequered wooden grips held by 2 x screw bolts
Some very light rust marking to cross guard & hilt .
With original steel mounted leather scabbard.
Some crazing to the leather
Unusually the leather is rigid (Normally soft leather)
The stitching is in good condition
There has been a repair near the end mount
Possibly with a black wax or resin ?
Whatever it is it’s solid and permanent.
An honest bayonet in good collectable condition .
A good honest pair of MK VIII flying goggles.
Grey painted brass framed body
Mounted on a brown leather face piece.
No markings I can see -
Except for a circular stamp to the inner leather
(Bridge of the nose as per photo)
Named to “SGT DUGGAN” in ink again as per photo
Original elastic strap (Still retaining elasticity)
Some minor rust staining to the strap
With its Original leather tabs and sliding adjuster
Some minor surface rust to strap loops
Otherwise a very good pair of goggles.
In good collectable ,clean condition.
Genuine WW2 Home Guard Enamelled sign
Originally fixed to the inner lid of “AW Bombs”
A type phosphorus incendiary grenades
Made of glass (Molotov cocktails)
Issued to the Home Guard in WW2
Packed 24 to a box (Wooden crate)
These were a highly volatile weapon
So much so HG units had to collect them themselves
(They were banned from being transported by train )
As can be seen the sign is chipped and rusted
The back being quite pitted
But totally original with 2x fixing holes still in place
A good honest item ,though a tad “Rough”
Still a nice addition to any HG collection
Nice original Kent Constabulary Helmet plate
Kings crown (Pre 1953) as worn in WW2
Original Black finish -issued for “Night Duty”
As opposed to the white metal “Daytime “ plate
With central WM Invica Horse
All rear fixings intact and original
Nice “Home Front” police helmet plate
Bronze Metropolitan Police lapel badge
WW1 period with Kings Crown
Issued to and worn by the Special Constabulary
Circular rear fitting with makers name etc
Good clean condition.
Very unusual WW1 matchbox cover
Made of tin with a celluloid covering
Front shows the picture a RN sailor in uniform
The back the flags of the Allies,with the legend “THERE COLOURS WILL NOT RUN”
The spine printed with the word “MATCHES “
Original paper label inside the front cover reads -
The Arcade Studio
Also has a faded ink number
(Possibly would have identified the sailor
On the front of the cover with it )
A very nice if not unique item
Excellent quality decorated Aluminium bell
Handle cast with V for victory
Body of the bell -
Showing the heads of Churchill Roosevelt & Stalin
“Cast with metal from German “
“Aircraft shot down over Britain”
“1939-45 RAF Benevolent fund”
Better quality than normally seen.
A very nice collectable item
Price Reduction £75-£65.00
Excellent quality Aluminium ashtray
Sold for the RAF Benevolent Fund
Engraved with a central RAF Eagle
As well as Winston Churchill’s speech -
“Never in the field of human conflict”
Along with the following information-
“MADE FROM A ROLLS ROYCE MERLIN ENGINE PISTON,
AS USED DURING THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 1940”
The underside marked “MADE IN ENGLAND “
Better quality than normally seen.
A very nice collectable item
4 x Old Glass bottles
All moulded with a manufacturer / retailers name etc
Obtained from a long standing collection
2 x with paper labels that state -
“WW1 TRENCH FINDS / TRENCH FINDS”
All showing age and discolouration
But no major chips or cracks / bits missing
Very unusual helmet plate
Made of a thin stamped brass or copper metal
With a central Crowned Double Headed Eagle
Holding a Sword in one claw and Orb in the other
With flaming grenade decoration.
Punched attachment holes to the edges
Some minute traces of a gilt finish still remain
Internet searches indicate this is -
An Imperial Russian Grenadiers helmet plate
That would have been worn on a bearskin
Impressive looking item with obvious age & patina
Very nice bit of kit and not often seen
Price Reduction £175 -£150
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