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1'' NORDENFELT / AIMING RIFLE ROUND inert Inert 1'' NORDENFELT / AIMING RIFLE ROUND . 2 available , priced at £35 each or £60 for the pair. PLEASE NOTE : Only available for delivery to UK addresses.
a scarce 19th C British Officers campaign mirror A scarce 19th C British Officers campaign mirror . The leatherwork appears to be West African in style and may have been done during one of the Ashanti campaigns . It measures , when closed, 7.5 x 9.5 inches. Some damage to the silvering of the mirror . Very faintly written in ink is a name which is largely illegible ... 'Lt A (?) H . E???? ?? th ( ? ) ' .
ANTI AIRCRAFT CARTWHEEL SIGHT 1943 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 6 ANTI AIRCRAFT CARTWHEEL SIGHT ( EYE SHOOTING ) 1943 . 28 pages , illustrated . Very good condition....
COLLECTING THIRD REICH BELT BUCKLES by Ulyanov COLLECTING THIRD REICH BELT BUCKLES by Ulyanov . 2002. Pb. 131 pages , profuse illustrations. Very good condition.
WW2 50-52 Commando cap badge Brass cast example. Lugs show nice age and toning.
'B' CLASS TRADESMAN BADGE (R) 'B' CLASS TRADESMAN BADGEremoved from uniform . Good condition.
'C' CLASS TRADESMAN BADGE (R) 'C' CLASS TRADESMAN BADGE . Good condition. ...
'Holiday in South Africa' by R W Leyland 1st edition 1881 Very rare book 'Holiday in South Africa' by R W Leyland 1st edition 1881 , in superb condition.
'JAGDGESCHWADER 27' by Ring & Girbig 'JAGDGESCHWADER 27' by Ring & Girbig , 1979 . 367 pages , many illustrations, dustwrapper chipped and some loose pages but NO missing pages, hence low price. German text.
'USE OF TOGGLE ROPES' This is a facsimile which has been done from a very rare possibly unique 1944 manual : 'USE OF TOGGLE ROPES' by Sgt John Liddle , Royal Marines . Published 1st Feb 1944 for the 22nd Training Battalion Royal Marines. It is a unit level production clearly done with the Invasion of France in mind .The 1944 original appears to have been done on a mimeograph ( roneo machine ) and unfortunately many of the diagrams are now faint . This means that in this reproduction the diagrams are also faint ( but legible ) though I have done my best to improve the contrast when printing them. It gives full details of the potential usage of the toggle rope along with chapters on knots etc . 33 pages inc 12 full page diagrams / line drawings
( MERRILL'S ) MARAUDERS by Ogburn MARAUDERS by Ogburn . 1960 . 319 pages , illustrated , well used condition.
162nd Independent Infantry Brigade formation signs Matching printed pair.
1903 / 08 Pattern OTHER SERVICES (MOUNTED) HAVERSACK Rare1903 / 08 Pattern OTHER SERVICES (MOUNTED) HAVERSACK. Some marks and split to stitching at bottom of side pocket o/w very good,
1905 Pattern British Army JACK KNIFE Good used condition , undated but maker marked CLEGG or GREGG . Soldiers number to marlin spike.
1939 PATTERN LEATHER EQUIPMENT BINOCULAR CASE 1939 PATTERN LEATHER EQUIPMENT BINOCULAR CASE . A very scarce example of a 1939 PATTERN LEATHER EQUIPMENT BINOCULAR CASE . The belt loops and buckle have been removed , o/w intact and in good condition .
1942 dated OSTERMILK BABY MILK TIN 1942 dated OSTERMILK BABY MILK TIN .Top has surface rust covering and label has some rust speckling , but the tin is sound and the label is clear. A rare Home Front item .
1946 2nd Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment insignia From an old album. Badges glued down.
23 PARACHUTE FIELD AMBULANCE PHOTO ... named 23 PARACHUTE FIELD AMBULANCE FOOTBALL TEAM 1957-58 PHOTOGRAPH ... all named . 16 x 14 inches, framed but not glazed . Some marks to margins , photo in very good condition.
303 inch MACHINE GUN CLINOMETER & BAR FORESIGHT 1940 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 7 303 inch MACHINE GUN Pt II TRAINING SUPPLEMENT CLINOMETER & BAR FORESIGHT 1940 . 28 pages , well used condition
303 inch MACHINE GUN Pt III FIRE CONTROL 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 7 303 inch MACHINE GUN Pt III FIRE CONTROL 1942 . 112 pages , illustrated . Very good condition....
303 MACHINE GUN RADIAL TWIN VICKERS AA MOUNTING 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 7 303 inch MACHINE GUN Pt II TRAINING SUPPLEMENT No 1 RADIAL TWIN VICKERS AA MOUNTING 1942 . 12 pages , illustrated . Text & 1st plate in good condition the last 6 plates are badly damaged , hence price .
3rd Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife Interesting example with painted black rings in handle. Cross guard appears to be aluminium. No markings.
40 original ROYAL FLYING CORPS PHOTOGRAPHS A collection of 40 original ROYAL FLYING CORPS PHOTOGRAPHS contained in an envelope on which is written 'RFC Training Mission to Canada 1917' . These came from a house clearance and have been together in the family since WW1.
82nd AIRBORNE DIVISION by Francois 82nd AIRBORNE DIVISION 1917-2005 by Francois 2006 . 341 pages , profusely illustrated . Hardback very good condition .
A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO JAPANESE SWORDS by Dale A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO JAPANESE SWORDS by Dale . Large format papaerback from the To-ken Soc of GB . 69 pages , good condition.
A HISTORY OF THE SAS REGIMENT by Strawson A HISTORY OF THE SAS REGIMENT by Strawson . 1984 . 292 pages , well illustrated . Good condition.
A-Z of ROYAL NAVAL SHIPS BADGES 1919-1989 Vol 2 A-Z of ROYAL NAVAL SHIPS BADGES 1919-1989 Vol 2 HMS BACCANTE - HMS BUZZARD by Wilkinson, Stopford & Taylor . Softback , A4 format , published 1988 . 99 pages plus 99 colour illustrations of badges . Very good used condition.
Accuracy International 7.62 mm / .308 10 Shot Magazine Accuracy International 7.62 mm / .308 10 Shot Magazine (0726) Type: Double stack, staggered feed. Compatibility: AW & AT Rifles In very good condition Delivery to UK addresses only
AERONAUTICA - ILLUS GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS AERONAUTICA - AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS 1914-1984 by A J Marriot-Smith . Published Arms & Armour 1989 . 64 pages with profuse illustrations .
AFRICAN ARMS & ARMOUR by Spring. 1993 AFRICAN ARMS & ARMOUR by Spring. 1993 British Museum . 144 pages, with over 130 illustrations. Very good condition .
AFRICAN ARMS & ARMOUR by Spring. 1993 AFRICAN ARMS & ARMOUR by Spring. 1993 British Museum . 144 pages, with over 130 illustrations. Very good condition .
AFRICAN TRIBAL CARVED FACE AFRICAN TRIBAL CARVED FACE 27 cm tall . Appears to have some age ..
AIR COMMANDO by Vaculik 1954 AIR COMMANDO by Vaculik 1954 . 303 pages many illustrations . No dustwrapper , faded bumped boards, contents good .
AIR FORCE BADGES & INSIGNIA OF WW2 by Rosignoli AIR FORCE BADGES & INSIGNIA OF WW2 by Rosignoli . 1976 1st ed. Hb. 200 pages with profuse illustrations . Very good condition though a tear to the dustwrapper.
AIR RIFLES by Hiller enlarged 4th ed. 1985 AIR RIFLES by Hiller enlarged 4th ed. 1985 Pbk 278 pages , profusely illustrated
AIRPISTOLS by Hiller 3rd ed. 1993 AIRPISTOLS by Hiller 3rd ed. 1993. Pbk 285 pages , profusely illustrated.
ALLIED AIRBORNE ASSAULT OVER THE RHINE 1945 STORMING HITLER'S RHINE - THE ALLIED ASSAULT FEB - MARCH 1945 - THE STORY OF THE LARGEST SINGLE AIRBORNE OPERATION IN HISTORY by Breuer 1985 . 308 pages , some illustations. Good condition.
AMERICAN BADGES & INSIGNIA by Kerrigan AMERICAN BADGES & INSIGNIA by Kerrigan . Published 1967 . Hardback 286 pages with over 1,100 illustrations . Covers Revolutionary War to Vietnam . Very good contents in worn dustwrapper.
AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY SPONTOON Good example of a scarce WAR OF INDEPENDENCE / AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY SPONTOON . Overall length c 190 cm , blade length inc socket 56 cm . Blacksmith made iron head and pointed shoe , with wooden pole covered in animal skin probably buckskin. Head pitted overall and some bending to the blade esp near to tip. Stitching missing in some places to the buckskin covering and some weathering and wear to same. One section of skin covering is missing for about 22 cm just above the shoe A good early example of this scarce sought after weapon. For similar examples see Newman , Swords & Blades of the American Revolution.
AMERICAN SWORDS & SWORD MAKERS by Bezdec AMERICAN SWORDS & SWORD MAKERS by Bezdec . 1994 . 627 pages with more than 70 pages of plates . Good condition but some nicks to dustwrapper.
AN EXHIBITION OF ARMS & ARMOUR FROM THE TOWER OF LONDON AN EXHIBITION OF ARMS & ARMOUR FROM THE TOWER OF LONDON 1982 . Paperback . 131 pages , profuse illustrations ( c 120 ) .Good condition some knocks to the covers .
antique 30 round BANDOLIER ... will take MARTINI HENRY ROUNDS antique 30 round BANDOLIER , leather with spring clip cartridge holders . Will hold both 12 g and Martini Henry cartridges. Very good condition except that 4 of the holders have lost their retaining step. Please note , only the bandolier is for sale , NOT the cartridges.
Antique JAPANESE SWORD CHAIN Antique JAPANESE SWORD CHAIN , 10 inches long . Very good condition.
Antique KUKRI Good full size antique KUKRI , bone handled , scabbard decorated with brass leaf motifs .
ARMY BADGES & INSIGNIA OF WW2 by Rosignoli ARMY BADGES & INSIGNIA OF WW2 by Rosignoli . 1974 2nd ed. . 228 pages , profuse illus. Hb. Very good condition with some tears to dustwrapper. . ..
ARMY BADGES & INSIGNIA since 1945 by Rosignoli ARMY BADGES & INSIGNIA since 1945 by Rosignoli . Hardback , published 1973 . 218 pages with 93 pages of illustrations. Very good used condition.
ARMY BADGES & INSIGNIA since 1945 by Rosignoli ARMY BADGES & INSIGNIA since 1945 by Rosignoli . 1976 reprint. 218 pages , profuse illus. Very good condition.
ARMY TRAINING MEMORANDUM No.50 1944 ARMY TRAINING MEMORANDUM No.50 1944 , 34 pages, rather tatty .
ARMY TRAINING MEMORANDUM No.52 1945 ARMY TRAINING MEMORANDUM No.52 1945 , 34 pages, rather tatty .
ARNHEM - A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS by Harclerode ARNHEM - A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS by Harclerode published 2000 . 192 pages with many illustrations & maps. Very good but some nicks to dustwrapper
ARNHEM 1944 - A REAPPRAISAL by Buckingham 2002 'ARNHEM 1944 - A REAPPRAISAL' by Buckingham . published 2002 , paperback , 223 pages , 23 photo illustrations & 7 maps. Very good used condition.
ARNHEM 1944 by Piekalkiewicz ARNHEM 1944 by Piekalkiewicz . 1976. 112 pages , profusely illustrated . Very good condition.
ARP & CIVIL DEFENCE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR ARP & CIVIL DEFENCE IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR by P Doyle 2011. 64 pages with profuse illustrations . Softback. Very good condition.
ARP HANDBOOK No 1 PERSONAL PROTECTION AGAINST GAS 1939 ARP HANDBOOK No 1 PERSONAL PROTECTION AGAINST GAS 1939 . 124 pages , many photo illustrations . Good used condition.
ARP HANDBOOK No 2 1st AID & NURSING FOR GAS 1938 ARP HANDBOOK No 2 1st AID & NURSING FOR GAS CASUALTIES 1938 . 47 pages . Good used conditions.
ARP HANDBOOK No 3 PASSIVE AIR DEFENCE 1939 ARP HANDBOOK No 3 PASSIVE AIR DEFENCE 1939 . 139 pages with illustrations. Good used condition , some nicks to rear cover.
ARP HANDBOOK No 4 DECONTAMINATION OF MATERIALS 1939 ARP HANDBOOK No 4 DECONTAMINATION OF MATERIALS . 1939 . 69 pages . Very good condition.
ARP RESPIRATOR IN ISSUE TIN Civilian type gas mask in its issue cardboard box contained in its ARP issue red tin printed with instructions . Scarce. The gas mask is marked 'MEDIUM' and the cardboard box is named to 'J EVANS , ORREL PARK , LIVERPOOL' . The gas mask is in good condition with no perishing , the tin is good with some rubbing to finish and rust speckling. .
ARP STIRRUP PUMP WW2 ARP STIRRUP PUMP in superb condition .
ASSAULT BOAT EMERGENCY REPAIR KIT BOX Tin box ( empty ) for the ASSAULT BOAT Mk 4 EMERGENCY REPAIR KIT . Measures 12 x 6 x 6 inches. Some paint splashes, some surface rust and scratches but generally very good with around 90% original finish remaining.
ATLAS OF GAS POISONING ARP 1938 ATLAS OF GAS POISONING ARP 1938 . 15 pages of text plus 15 colour plates .
AUSTRALIAN MACHETE BAYONET SCABBARD A scarce genuine AUSTRALIAN MACHETE BAYONET SCABBARD dated 1944 .Very good condition with some superficial mildew and mud stains .
BADEN POWELL BOER WAR PLATE BADEN POWELL BOER WAR PLATE. 10 inch diameter
BADGES & INSIGNIA OF WW2 - AIR FORCE - NAVAL - MARINE BADGES & INSIGNIA OF WW2 - AIR FORCE - NAVAL - MARINE by Rosignoli . Hardback published 1980 . 363 pages with 2,500 colour illustrations. Very good used condition.
BADGES & INSIGNIA OF WW2 - AIR FORCE - NAVAL - MARINE 1983 BADGES & INSIGNIA OF WW2 - AIR FORCE - NAVAL - MARINE by Rosignoli . Hardback published 1983 . 363 pages with 2,500 colour illustrations. Good used condition internally , though boards are rubbed and dustwrapper is missing .
BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1820- Present by Wilkinson BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1820- Present by Wilkinson. 7th edition published 1992 . Hardback in very good used condition . 95 pages with 436 badges illustrated.
BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1820- Present by Wilkinson 1984 BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1820- Present by Wilkinson. Published 1984 . Hardback .Good used condition . Unpaginated with 416 badges illustrated.
BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1820- Present by Wilkinson 1997 BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1820- Present by Wilkinson. Published 1997 . Hardback .Very good used condition . 95 pages with 436 badges illustrated
BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1820- Present by Wilkinson. 1989 BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1820- Present by Wilkinson. Published 1989 . Hardback .Good used condition . 84 pages with 436 badges illustrated
BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1820-1960 by Wilkinson BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1820-1960 by Wilkinson . 4th edition published 1980 . Hardback good used condition . 416 badges illustrated.
BELGIAN 'VICTORY' CLOGS + NAMUR NAPKIN RING Pair of BELGIAN 'VICTORY' CLOGS dated 1945... miniature / child's ... length 6 inches together with a 'NAMUR' napkin ring.
Belgian SOCKET BAYONET SCABBARD Belgian SOCKET BAYONET SCABBARD
BOOK OF EDGED WEAPONS - ASAC BOOK OF EDGED WEAPONS - AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ARMS COLLECTORS 2004. 351 pages , profuse illustrations, for contents see pics. Very good condition.
Border Regiment Battledress Blouse Nice 1950s Border Regiment BD blouse. Glider role tribute shoulder titles, printed 3rd Infantry Division formation signs, light blue epaulette loops. 1949 pattern size 7 blouse, dated 1949.
BOUNCE THE RHINE by Whiting. BOUNCE THE RHINE - THE GREATEST AIRBORNE OPERATION IN HISTORY by Whiting 1985 . 191 PAGES MANY ILLUSTRATIONS . Very good used condition.
BRITAINS CIVIL DEFENCE SERVICES AT WAR 1939-45 PUT THAT LIGHT OUT - BRITAINS CIVIL DEFENCE SERVICES AT WAR 1939-45 by M Brown 1999 . Softback , 122 pages, many illustrations. Very good condition.
BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH SPECIAL FORCES INSIGNIA BRITISH & COMMONWEALTH SPECIAL FORCES INSIGNIA - AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS by Shortt. 1988. 68 pages, 300 badges illustrated in b & w. .Very good condition.
BRITISH ARMY CLOTH INSIGNIA 1940 - Present . BRITISH ARMY CLOTH INSIGNIA 1940 - Present by Davis . 1985 . 600 badges illustrated and described. Ex library but a very clean copy.
BRITISH ARMY CLOTH INSIGNIA 1940 - Present by Davis BRITISH ARMY CLOTH INSIGNIA 1940 - Present by Davis . 1985 . 600 badges illustrated and described. Hb. Very good condition.
BRITISH ARMY COLLAR BADGES 1881 to the Present BRITISH ARMY COLLAR BADGES 1881 to the Present by Churchill & Westlake 1st ed 1986 , hb. 68 pages with 426 badges illustrated. Good condition.
British Army FIELD ALMANAC 1917 British Army FIELD ALMANAC 1917 . 48 pages ...Filled with useful info and practical advice for British Officers .. see contents Complete and good but well used .
British Army waterproof poncho 1950s dated British Army waterproof poncho ... very good condition but 1950s dated ,
BUTTONS OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1855-1970 by Ripley 1979 BUTTONS OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1855-1970 by Ripley 1979 . Hb. 64 pages with 670 buttons illustrated. Good condition
Can you help me? Does anyone know where this frame of insignia is located? Reward for information leading to the discovery of this frame of insignia. It was sold to me and paid for using a bank transfer. Subsequently the seller has disappeared leaving me without my purchase and money!
CANADIAN ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS PILL BOX CAP CANADIAN ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS PILL BOX CAP in very good condition.
CANADIAN WW2 BD TROUSERS dated 1945 CANADIAN WW2 Battle Dress TROUSERS dated 1945 .Correct front pocket , very good condition , no mothing. Waist 28 inches, inside leg 28 inches.
CAP BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-1945 by Alderson CAP BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1939-1945 by Alderson . 2nd edition 1998 . 270 pages , paperback , profuse illustrations . Very good condition
CARBINE SLEEVE / HOLSTER CARBINE SLEEVE / HOLSTER . Total length 14 inches. Not sure what it was designed for but certainly fits a Winchester .
Cast brass HURRICANE Very old and heavily patinated cast brass HURRICANE . Probably WW2 vintage . Not to be confused with the nasty lightweight modern pieces . Weighs c 1kg and has a wingspan of 9.5 inches and a length of 7.5 inches. The best of its type I have encountered.
CATERPILLAR CLUB - JUMP FOR IT by Bowman JUMP FOR IT - STORIES OF THE CATERPILLAR CLUB by Bowman . 1st 1955 , 198 pages . illustrated. Ex library , reading copy only.
CAVALRY & YEOMANRY BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1914 CAVALRY & YEOMANRY BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1914 by Wilkinson. 1973. 64 pages with 286 badges illustrated. Contents in good used condition , dustwrapper badly damaged . Hardback.
CAVALRY & YEOMANRY BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1914 CAVALRY & YEOMANRY BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1914 by Wilkinson. 1973. 64 pages with 286 badges illustrated. Contents in good used condition , no dustwrapper . Hardback.
CHART OF WAR GASES 1942 CHART OF WAR GASES . Issued by Ministry of Home Security 1942 . Fold out card chart.
CHOCOLATE & BOILED SWEETS TIN 1943 dated. CHOCOLATE & BOILED SWEETS TIN by CWC Ltd December 1943 dated. Good condition with only minor scuffing and edge wear.
CIVILIAN DUTY GAS MASK dated 1938 CIVILIAN DUTY GAS MASK dated 1938 in good condition . Rubber & straps still soft and undamaged.
CO2 PISTOLS & RIFLES by House 2003 CO2 PISTOLS & RIFLES by House 2003 . Large format pbk . 224 pages , profusely illustrated . Very good condition ,
COLLECTING METAL SHOULDER TITLES by Westlake 1980 COLLECTING METAL SHOULDER TITLES by Westlake 1980 . 187 pages , profuse illustrations.
COLLECTING METAL SHOULDER TITLES by Westlake 1996 COLLECTING METAL SHOULDER TITLES by Westlake 1996 revised edition . 199 pages , 1,858 illustrations .Very good condition. Hb.
COLLECTING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH COLLECTING THE EDGED WEAPONS OF THE THIRD REICH Volume 1 by Johnson 1977. Softback. 343 pages , profusely illustrated.
COMBINED OPERATIONS TIE Jermyn St London COMBINED OPERATIONS TIE from Jermyn St London .Although this will have been owned and worn by a WW2 Combined Ops veteran , it is made of Crimplene so the tie itself dates to the 1960s .
COMBINED OPS MANUAL No.14b LANDING CRAFT SIGNALS'' 1942 Very scarce COMBINED OPS MANUAL No.14b LANDING CRAFT SIGNALS'' 1942 . 28 pages with illustrations....
COMBINED OPS TRAINING MANUAL 'SMOKE' 1943 Very scarce COMBINED OPS TRAINING MANUAL No.5 'SMOKE' 1943 . 32 pages, illustrated.
COMBINED OPS TRAINING MANUAL No.42 'TRAINING AT HOME STATIONS' 1943 Very scarce COMBINED OPS TRAINING MANUAL No.42 'TRAINING AT HOME STATIONS' 1943 . 10 pages of text PLUS 14 pages of fold out illustrations.
CRIMEAN WAR PATRIOTIC ROLLING PIN Rolling Pins of BRISTOL BLUE COBALT GLASS were a token of fidelity and a kind of talisman made in Bristol in the 19thC & purchased by sailors to remind a girl of her fiance' or husband, sailing on the high seas, or in this case off to war against the Russians . They were often decorated with portraits of ships and rhymes. This one has the crossed flags of France and Britain along with the patriotic slogans 'MAY THEY EVER BE UNITED' , 'VIVE 'EMPEREUR' and 'GOD SAVE THE QUEEN', & with the motto 'LOVE & BE TRUE' . There is wear to the pictures but the glass is not cracked or damaged but at the open end , the cork is missing . The 'cork' end is always rough finished but to me it looks as though it could have been chipped here too ... not sure. Length 14.5 inches , with the greatest diameter being 2.5 inches. The open end was to allow you to pour iced water into the rolling pin to give weight and cool the pastry.
DAVID STERLING - THE PHANTOM MAJOR by Cowles THE PHANTOM MAJOR by Cowles . 1985. 320 pages . Small slit to the back of the dustwrapper o/w very good used condition.
DER SIEG IM NORDEN 1942 DER SIEG IM NORDEN 1942 . Original German WW2 publication. Hardback c 200 pages , profusely illustrated. Some rubbing to boards but generally good condition.
DERBYSHIRE AIR RAID WELFARE ENAMEL PIN BADGE DERBYSHIRE AIR RAID WELFARE ENAMEL PIN BADGE . 25 mm diameter .
DOING THEIR BIT - HOME FRONT LAPEL BADGES 1939-45 DOING THEIR BIT - HOME FRONT LAPEL BADGES 1939-45 by Jon Mills . 1996. Soft back , spiral bound. 259 pages , profusely illustrated. Very good condition.
DORSET REGIMENT CARVED WOODEN BOX Very nice DORSET REGIMENT CARVED WOODEN BOX with Japanese or Chinese characters stamped on the base ...Measures 5 x 4 x 1.5 inches.
DRESS REGULATIONS FOR THE ARMY 1934 A very good hardback reprint of the rare DRESS REGULATIONS FOR THE ARMY 1934 , published by Ray Westlake in 1986 . 192 pages with some line drawings . No dustwrapper but good condition inside.
Early 1979 contract DPM Parachutists Smock More images.
Early 1979 contract DPM Parachutists Smock A scarce Falklands Era Parachutists Smock sized in 170/104 and made by H E Textiles. Parachute qualification badge to right arm and Canadian parachute qualification badge to breast. Condition is very good, clean and wearable. No damage.
Early pattern SIGNALS SATCHEL dated 1943 Early pattern SIGNALS SATCHEL dated 1943 . Khaki coloured with white linen lining .Marked 'DJSC 1943' . Virtually mint . Excellent example and scarce to find in this condition.
Early Sealed Pattern KHAKI DRILL JACKET Late 19th / early 20th century Crown Agents Sealed Pattern KHAKI DRILL JACKET in almost perfect condition. Marked on label to a BECHUANALAND unit . This is the best early KD I have ever seen .
EASTERN COMMAND CLOTH BADGE EASTERN COMMAND CLOTH BADGE
EDGED WEAPONS & FIREARMS by Gohlke 1912 Very scarce original book : Die blanken Waffen und die Schutzwaffen ihre Entwicklung von der Zeit der Landsknechte bis heute . mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Waffen in Deutschland, Österreich-Ungarn und Frankreich (EDGED WEAPONS & FIREARMS FROM THE LANDSKNECHTS TO THE PRESENT - IN GERMANY , AUSTRO-HUNGARY & FRANCE etc ) by W.GOHLKE 1912 original and in very good condition . 165 pages with over 120 illustrations. GERMAN text.
ELEMENTARY FLYING TRAINING 1942 - INSTRUCTORS HANDBOOK ELEMENTARY FLYING TRAINING 1942 - INSTRUCTORS HANDBOOK . 156 pages . Very good condition.
ENDURANCE TRAINING 1945 PHYSICAL & BATTLE TRAINING Part IV ENDURANCE TRAINING 1945 . 24 pages . Good condition minor stains to covers.
EUROPEAN ARMS & ARMOUR - THE WALLACE COLLECTION , 2 vols . EUROPEAN ARMS & ARMOUR - THE WALLACE COLLECTION , 2 volumes . 1962 edition. 700 pages PLUS 208 plates . Good condition but no dustwrapper
Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife Wartime issue 3rd pattern stamped I on cross guard. Number 1 on handle. Hand forged blade. Complete with original sheath.
Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife Wartime issue 3rd pattern. Number 2 on handle. Machined blade. Commercial sheath.
FIELD GUNNERY - A PRACTICAL MANUAL 1917 FIELD GUNNERY - A PRACTICAL MANUAL by D Macalister published Murray 1917 . 153 pages with many illustrations , plus pages of interesting and informative advertisements .
Field Radio handset Receiver Watch ITE No.1 Mk.II YA7225 Field Radio handset Receiver Watch ITE No.1 Mk.II YA7225. The ear piece are marked ITE No.1 Mk.II YA7225 and Rec Watch ITE No.1 on the outer bakelite rim. The plug is a 3 PIN flexo
FIRST WORLD WAR CANADIAN INFANTRY BADGES by Cross Very scarce : FIRST WORLD WAR CANADIAN INFANTRY BADGES by Cross 1991 1st . Pb. 375 pages , profuse illustrations. Good condition .
FRANCOTTE-MARTINI CADET RIFLE BAYONET Scarce FRANCOTTE-MARTINI CADET RIFLE BAYONET .Total length 415 mm . Socket length 60 mm. MRD 14 mm. Light surface pitting overall , locking ring operates fine.
French WW1 FIGHTING KNIFE Interesting stiletto FIGHTING KNIFE .. probably French , WW1 period overall 12 inches, blade 8 inches. Hardwood grip . Blade slightly pitted , but generally good condition.
GERMAN MILITARY HANDGUNS 1879-1918 by Walter GERMAN MILITARY HANDGUNS 1879-1918 by Walter . 1980 . Hb. 80 pages . 240 illus. Good
GERMAN PARATROOPERS in WW2 GERMAN PARATROOPERS - THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE FALLSCHIRMJAGER in WW2 . Published 2000 . 176 pages with over 200 previously unpublished photographs. Very good used condition
Gold coloured ROYAL TANK REGIMENT SWEETHEART BADGE Gold coloured King's Crown ROYAL TANK REGIMENT SWEETHEART BADGE in very good condition ...
GREAT BRITISH GUNMAKERS 1540-1740 by Neal & Back GREAT BRITISH GUNMAKERS 1540-1740 by Neal & Back . Hardback.First edition (hardback), limited to 750 copies, of which this is copy number 361.( 30cm by 23cm ), 479pp. Illustrated throughout, mainly in black & white, but including 24 pages in colour. ,Dustwrapper edge rubbed but contenets very good.
HARRISON LINE OFFICERS CAP BADGE HARRISON LINE OFFICERS CAP BADGE , padded , gold wire example in very good condition.
HEAD DRESS BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY Vol 1 Kipling & King HEAD DRESS BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY Vol 1 Kipling & King 1980 reprint . Hb 479 pages . 1,872 badges illustrated . No dustwrapper and cracked inner board hinge . The book is complete but I would describe it as a reference copy hence the low price.
HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY COLLAR BADGE by Churchill. HISTORY OF THE BRITISH ARMY COLLAR BADGE by Churchill. 2001. 332 pages with over 2000 b&w illustrations. Very good condition.
HM PRISON SERVICE DOG SECTION N IRELAND BADGE HM PRISON SERVICE DOG SECTION N IRELAND BADGE Very small enamel ( lapel ? ) badge c 1 cm high.
HOME GUARD GOINGS ON from PUNCH 1941 Rather nice original book published 1941 : 'HOME GUARD GOINGS ON from PUNCH 1940 - 1941' by Basil Boothroyd , illus Maurice McLoughlin . 130 pages. Good condition internally but no dustwrapper and boards slightly rubbed and faded.
HQ LAND FORCES HONG KONG CLOTH BADGE HQ LAND FORCES HONG KONG CLOTH BADGE
HUNTERS FROM THE SKY - GERMAN WW2 FALLSCIRMJAEGER HUNTERS FROM THE SKY - THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN PARACHUTE REGIMENT 1940-45 by C Whiting 1975. 231 pages with many illustrations. Good used condition.
HUNTING WEAPONS by Blackmore HUNTING WEAPONS by Blackmore . 1971. 401 pages PLUS 151 plates . Very good condition with minor nicks and bruises to dustwrapper.
IAIDO - THE WAY OF THE SWORD by Finn IAIDO - THE WAY OF THE SWORD by Finn . 1994. 1033 pages , illus, pb. good condition.
INDIA COMMAND 'VICTORY' magazine with PARA ARTICLE etc INDIA COMMAND 'VICTORY' magazine June 11 1944 with PARA ARTICLE etc . 75 pages, profusely illustrated . Minor rubbing to covers, internally very good.
INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE COLLARS & TITLES Nice pairs of INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE officers bronzed COLLARS & TITLES .
INSIGNIA OF US ARTILLERY , CAVALRY & INFANTRY by Laframboise HISTORY OF THE ARTILLERY , CAVALRY & INFANTRY BRANCH OF SERVICE INSIGNIA by Laframboise 1976 . Hb. 194 pages with profuse illustrations.
Interesting ZULU STABBING ASSEGAI 'IKLWA' Interesting old ZULU STABBING ASSEGAI 'IKLWA' . Overall length is 56 inches , blade is 13 inches long and 2.5 inches wide at the widest .Copper wire wrapped . Unusual carved butt to the spear. . The blade is somewhat relic .
ITALIAN PATTERN 19th C MILITARY WOODEN WATER BOTTLE Scarce ITALIAN PATTERN 19th C MILITARY WOODEN WATER BOTTLE , good condition.
IXL MEANS I EXCEL by Williamson IXL MEANS I EXCEL by Williamson. History of the Wostenholm bowie knife . 33 pages with 42 knives illustrated. Very rare . Very good condition.
J-37 MORSE KEY with leg straps J-37 MORSE KEY with leg straps in good condition but untested. US design but used but both British & US forces in WW2 and Korea.
JAPANESE ARMY WW2 CANVAS SADDLE BAGS JAPANESE ARMY WW2 CANVAS SADDLE BAGS in very good clean condition
JAPANESE MILITARY CAP JAPANESE MILITARY CAP by Monarch . Good used condition.
K98 BAYONET SCABBARD dated 1943 K98 BAYONET SCABBARD dated 1943 by 'cof'' . Some dings and mouthpiece insert missing.
LEAD WEIGHTED MANUAL FOR BRITISH MERCHANT SHIPS 1917 WAR INSTRUCTIONS FOR BRITISH MERCHANT SHIPS 1917 .... LEAD WEIGHTED . This example was presented in 1919 by the Admiralty to Capt. Proudfoot of SS Derwent as a memento of his war service . This manual coverss GERMAN SUBS, MINES , SMOKE PRODUCING APPARATUS , RAIDERS , TRADE ROUTES, DEFENSIVE ARMAMENT , AIRCRAFT SPOTTING, ZIG ZAG TECHNIQUES , etc etc all in lead lined covers so that in event of capture it can be thrown overboard and denied the enemy. Well used condition , with rubbed and faded boards and some childish scribbles to a few pages , not obscuring text. A rare manual. If you require pics of the scribble pages then please message me .
LEWIS GUNNER TRADE BADGE (R) LEWIS GUNNER TRADE BADGE good condition , ink stain to back.
LIGHT DIVISION 1808 - 1908 CENTENARY MEDAL LIGHT DIVISION 1808 - 1908 CENTENARY MEDAL in bronze . Diameter 4 cm.
Liverpool College CCF cap badge Brass cap badge with two lugs.
LIVERPOOL TRANSPORT HOME GUARD INK STAMPER An extremely rare ink stamper plate for the 90th Bn. ( LANCS ) HOME GUARD ( LIVERPOOL CORPORATION PASSENGER TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT ). Metal type face mounted on wooden block . Measures 6 x 5 x 1 inch .
LONGBOW - A SOCIAL & MILITARY HISTORY by Hardy LONGBOW - A SOCIAL & MILITARY HISTORY by Hardy 1995 . hB 244 pages , profusely illustrated.
LUFTWAFFE SECRET PROJECTS by SCHICK & MEYER LUFTWAFFE SECRET PROJECTS by SCHICK & MEYER . 176 pages , profuse illus. Hardback. Very good condition .
Malayan musical photograph album with military photos Malayan musical photograph album with 13 photos .inside . Wind up musical photo album , plays a tune when you open it . Looks like it belonged to a soldier who served in Malaya either later in WW2 or during the 'Emergency' of 1948. Very attractive and in good condition . Measures 16 x 10 x 2 inches.
MANDING QUIVER and 8 ARROWS A very good MANDING QUIVER complete with 8 ARROWS .
MARINE BADGES & INSIGNIA OF THE WORLD MARINE BADGES & INSIGNIA OF THE WORLD by Campbell & Reynolds .1983 . 191 pages with 51 pages of colour plates . Very good condition though a few small nicks to dustwrapper.
MAUSER TYPE SCABBARD All metal MAUSER TYPE SCABBARD , length from mouth to tip of 'bobble' 10.5 inches. Not sure what it is for , but is too narrow for a K98 type bayonet.
Me 163 ROCKET INTERCEPTOR Vol II by Ransom & Cammann Me 163 ROCKET INTERCEPTOR Vol II by Ransom & Cammann 2003 . 213 pages profuse illus. . Hardback . Very good condition.
MEN OF THE RED BERET by M Arthur . MEN OF THE RED BERET - AIRBORNE FORCES 1940-1990 by M Arthur. 1990 . 430 pages , many illustrations . Very god used condition.
MERCHANT NAVY BADGE with 'GC' in star. Unknown MERCHANT NAVY BADGE with 'GC' in star. ... good quality example with gold wire and padding.
MERCHANT NAVY CAP BADGE WW1/WW2 Good quality old Merchant Navy padded , gold wire officers cap badge of the type used in WW1 & WW2 . Good condition though some wear to the purple velvet cushion supporting the anchor.
MERVILLE BATTERY ASSAULT June 1944 THE BIG DROP - THE GUNS OF MERVILLE JUNE 1944 - Golley . Published 1982 , 174 pages plus profuse illustrations. Very good condition.
MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109 by Green MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109 by Green 1980 . 144 pages , profuse illus. Hardback. Very good condition.
MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109 by Price MESSERSCHMITT Bf 109 by Price 1992 . 46 pages , profuse illus . Very good condition. Hardback.
METAL INSIGNIA OF THE US ARMY 1846-1902 METAL UNIFORM INSIGNIA OF THE FRONTIER US ARMY 1846-1902 by Brinckerhoff . 1975 2nd ed. Pb. 39 pages with 42 illustrations. Very good condition.
MILITARY BADGE COLLECTING by Gaylor MILITARY BADGE COLLECTING by Gaylor . Published 1973 . Hardback , very good used condition. 150 pages with photos of over 600 British Army badges from 1881 - 1971.
MILITARY BADGE COLLECTING by Gaylor 3rd ed. 1983 MILITARY BADGE COLLECTING by Gaylor 3rd ed. 1983. 163 pages , with profuse illustrations. Good condition but small tear to dustwrapper . Hb.
MILITARY INSIGNIA by Avery MILITARY INSIGNIA by Avery . Publish 1995 , paperback. 96 pages of world modern insignia. Good used condition
MILITARY INSIGNIA OF THE 20th CENTURY by Rosignoli MILITARY INSIGNIA OF THE 20th CENTURY by Rosignoli .Published 1997 , hardback. 224 pages , profusely illustrated. Very good used condition.
MILITARY METAL SHOULDER TITLES Vol 1 INFANTRY MILITARY METAL SHOULDER TITLES Vol 1 INFANTRY by Westlake. Hardback published 1977 . 166 pages with over 500 titles illustrated. Very good used condition.
MILITARY OPERATIONS IN THE DESERT MILITARY OPERATIONS IN THE DESERT 1950 . 41 pages, generally very good but some rust staining to covers near the staples.
MILITARY SHOULDER-BELT PLATES & BUTTONS by Parkyn MILITARY SHOULDER-BELT PLATES & BUTTONS by Parkyn. 1956 . Hb. 341 pages, 566 illustrations . Very good condition.
Mk 2 CHARGER CLIP for the LEE ENFIELD rifle . Rare First World War Mk 2 CHARGER CLIP for the LEE ENFIELD rifle .
MORTAR MAN TRADE BADGE (R ) MORTAR MAN TRADE BADGE in good used condition.
Named WW1 RNR OFFICERS CAP TIN WW1 RNR OFFICERS CAP TIN named to R.B Ayers who served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy Reserve during WW1 and came from Liverpool. Tin is in good condition but with some scratches to paintwork and some minor rust..
Named WW2 MEDICAL OFFICER'S S.O 136 NOTEBOOK WW2 MEDICAL OFFICER'S S.O 136 NOTEBOOK named . Most pages have handwritten notes & diagrams .
NARVIK IM BILD 1941 NARVIK IM BILD 1941. Original German publication. 151 pages , profusely illustrated . Hardback some wear to boards , crack to inner hinge , contents good .
NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE CAP BADGE & BIRKENHEAD BUTTONS WW2 King's crown NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE CAP BADGE & 4 BIRKENHEAD FIRE SERVICE BUTTONS .
NEW ZEALAND PATTERN WATERBOTTLE Scarce NEW ZEALAND PATTERN WATERBOTTLE . Special pattern hard rubber stopper, drawstring cover and makers label to base . The felt cover has much mothing.
NEW ZEALAND PATTERN WATERBOTTLE Scarce NEW ZEALAND PATTERN WATERBOTTLE in superb condition. Special pattern hard rubber stopper, drawstring felt cover and makers label to base
NEW ZEALAND REINFORCEMENT BADGES 1914-1918 by Lowe Very scarce : NEW ZEALAND REINFORCEMENT BADGES 1914-1918 by Lowe 1987 . Pb . 56 pages with profuse illustrations . VERY GOOD CONDITION.
NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING Co OFFICERS CAP BADGE NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING Co OFFICERS CAP BADGE . Padded gold wire type , in very good condition.
NORTHOVER PROJECTOR MANUAL Facsimile of HANDBOOK FOR THE 2.5 inch NORTHOVER PROJECTOR 1941 & the 29 m SPIGOT MORTAR 1942 bound together in this volume. Very good condition. Around 160 pages , profuse illustrations , fold outs to rear. Softback.
Notice re German PARATROOP INTERFERENCE WITH RAILWAYS Original and very scarce WW2 LONDON MIDLAND STEAM notice warning of possible interference with railway communications by enemy parachute troops. Measures 7 x 11 inches .
O Force Jordan formation sign Very good example.
ON TO BERLIN - BATTLES OF AN AIRBORNE COMMANDER 1943-46 ON TO BERLIN - BATTLES OF AN AIRBORNE COMMANDER 1943-46 by J Gavin . Personal a/c by Gen Gavin of the 82nd Airborne . 1979. 336 pages many maps and illustrations. Ex library but good used condition.
ON WAR SERVICE BADGE 'NORTH WALES POWER & TRACTION Co' WW1 ON WAR SERVICE BADGE 'NORTH WALES POWER & TRACTION Co' enamel badge . Maker marked Vaughton and Sons , Birmingham
OPERATION TONGA - ONE NIGHT IN JUNE by Shannon & Wright ONE NIGHT IN JUNE THE STORY OF OPERATION TONGA , THE INITIAL PHASE OF THE INVASION OF NORMANDY by Shannon & Wright 2000 . 208 pages , many illustrations . Very good condition .
OPERATIONS - MILITARY TRAINING No.23 1942 OPERATIONS - MILITARY TRAINING PAMPHLET No.23 . 1942 . 28 pages with fold out chart to rear. Good used condition.
Original 19th C SUDANESE SHIELD rare original 19th C SUDANESE SHIELD . Diameter 22 inches.
Original set HOME GUARD WEBBING EQUIPMENT Astonishingly rare set of HOME GUARD WEBBING , comprising Pattern 1903 leather belt ( showing marks where badges have been pinned to it ), actual pair of Pattern 1937 shoulder straps , pair of rare Home Guard utility pouches by MW&S dated 1942 and an ultra rare Home Guard webbing belt adapter with broad arrow & inspection marks. This is a complete set which has clearly always been together and a it represents a scarce opportunity to acquire some of the rarest pieces of WW2 British webbing in one go
OTTO SKORZENY - COMMANDO EXTRAORDINARY by Foley COMMANDO EXTRAORDINARY by Foley 1954 . 232 pages , illustrated. Good used condition.
OUT OF THE SKY - A HISTORY OF AIRBORNE WARFARE OUT OF THE SKY - A HISTORY OF AIRBORNE WARFARE by Hickey . 286 pages , profuse illustrations . Generally very good condition
OWEN SMG BAYONET SCABBARD OWEN SMG BAYONET SCABBARD , marked 'MANGROVITE 44' on the back. Very good condition.
PACIFIC ISLANDS WOODEN FISHING SPEAR A good antique PACIFIC ISLANDS WOODEN FISHING SPEAR probably from Fiji ( an old label attached states 'Fishing Spear - Fiji' . Overall length 135 cm.
PACKET OF PRICE'S WARTIME NIGHT LIGHT CANDLES PACKET OF PRICE'S WARTIME NIGHT LIGHT CANDLES as seen , in the original box. Box is all there but missing tab at one of the corner seams. Rare to find in this good condition.
PADDY BLAIR MAYNE LAPEL BADGE Vintage PADDY BLAIR MAYNE LAPEL BADGE ...0.75 inches high.
Pair NORTH WEST DISTRICT CLOTH BADGES Pair NORTH WEST DISTRICT CLOTH BADGES
Pair of CAP size K.C GENERAL SERVICE BUTTONS Very hard to find pair of the very small King's Crown GENERAL SERVICE BUTTONS for the British Army field service cap and the Officers Service Dress cap.
Pair of ROYAL ARTILLERY ARM BADGES (R) Pair of ROYAL ARTILLERY ARM BADGES some moth nibbles to edges.
Pair of SAM BROWNE BRACE ATTACHMENTS Pair of original SAM BROWNE BRACE ATTACHMENTS , used but good condition.
PARA ! FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT by Harclerode PARA ! FIFTY YEARS OF THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT by Harclerode 1999. 415 pages many illustrations. Very good condition.
Parachute Regiment cap badge Scarce post war King’s Crown issue with slider.
Pattern 1939 LEATHER EQUIPMENT 'L' STRAP Very rare Pattern 1939 LEATHER EQUIPMENT 'L' STRAP . Dusty from long term military storage but in good condition .
PHYSICAL & RECREATIONAL TRAINING 1940 PHYSICAL & RECREATIONAL TRAINING 1940 . 74 pages , many illustrations. Very good condition.
POCKET KNIVES by Levine POCKET KNIVES by Levine 2002 . Paperback . 80 pages , profuse illustrations .Good condition.
POTTERY DUTCH SOUVENIR CLOGS dated 1944 Pair of POTTERY DUTCH SOUVENIR CLOGS dated 1944 . c 3 inches long.
PRACTICAL FLYING MANUAL 1918 Very scarce early original manual : PRACTICAL FLYING - COMPLETE COURSE OF FLYING INSTRUCTION by Maj W McMinnies RAF published 1918 by Temple Press. 237 pages plus profuse illustrations. Boards in poor condition but internally the manual is used but good.
PROPAGANDA POSTCARDS OF LUFTWAFFE by Wilson PROPAGANDA POSTCARDS OF LUFTWAFFE by Wilson. 2007 . Hardback. 224 pages, Over 300 illustrations. Very good condition.
RAF 1941 Pattern 'MAE WEST' A genuine example of the very rare RAF 1941 Pattern 'MAE WEST' , label marked with Air Ministry code 22C 447 .. In poor condition having suffered from some tears and possible mouse nibbling ( see pics ) but priced reasonably and a great display item nevertheless .
RAF BIGGIN HILL - THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BUMP by Osborne 2015 RAF BIGGIN HILL - THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BUMP by Osborne 2015 , hardback , 352 pages , profusely illustrated . The story of the AIR DEFENCE EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENT . Excellent condition .
RAF MK II Type 22C / 826 Tinted Pilot Flying Goggles RAF MK II Type 22C / 826 Tinted Pilot Flying Goggles in well used condition. No markings,
RANDALL KNIVES - A REFERENCE BOOK by Wickersham RANDALL KNIVES - A REFERENCE BOOK by Wickersham . Published 2007. 251 pages , profuse illustrations. AUTHOR SIGNED . Very scarce . Very good condition.
RANDALL MADE KNIVES - a Rhett Stidham catalogue RANDALL MADE KNIVES - a Rhett Stidham catalogue of Randall knives for sale ... undated , 48 pages , profusely illustrated, and a useful reference of values etc. Paperback. Good condition.
RANGE FINDER FALSIFICATION TABLES 1941 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 10 RANGE FINDER FALSIFICATION TABLES 1941 . 8 pages , illustrated . Good condition.
Rare WW2 Polish 1st Rifle Brigade 1942 fighting knife Very unusual fighting knife made from a Fairbairn Sykes blade by a Polish soldier serving with 1st Rifle Brigade. Antler grip with metal badge of 1st Rifle Brigade attached. Very nicely made unique item.
READY FOR ANYTHING - THE PARACHUTE REGT AT WAR 1940-82 READY FOR ANYTHING - THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT AT WAR 1940-1982 by J Thompson 1989 . 365 pages , many illustrations . Good used condition .
REGIMENTAL BADGES & SERVICE CAPS , 1941 REGIMENTAL BADGES & SERVICE CAPS , 1941 , 32 pages , with over 400 colour illustrations , pb . Very good condition .
REVOLVING ARMS by Taylorson 1967 REVOLVING ARMS by Taylorson 1967 . Hb no dustwrapper , boards slightly warped . 123 pages , illustrated.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS SWEETHEART BADGE ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS SWEETHEART BADGE
ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS COLOURED SERVICE CAP ROYAL ARMY SERVICE CORPS COLOURED SERVICE CAP . No moth to the blue sides of the cap , but extensive holing to the white top ... none of which is visible when the cap is flat.
ROYAL FLYING CORPS OFFICERS SWAGGER STICK Good example of the scarcer 'mushroom' top ROYAL FLYING CORPS OFFICERS SWAGGER STICK . Diameter of top 1.5 inches, total length 30 inches. Minor dings to top , o/w very good condition .
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT SWEETHEART BADGE King's Crown ROYAL TANK REGIMENT SWEETHEART BADGE in very good condition
SAND GOGGLES in original tin , by J G Andon & Son ,Calcutta 1942 SAND GOGGLES in original tin , by J G Andon & Son ,Calcutta 1942. Blackened frames marked JGA 1942 , clear glass lenses. Tape head ties and small leather strap between eyepieces. Tin has some scuffing o/w all in very good condition
SBS PERSONAL ACCOUNT by Falconer FIRST INTO ACTION by Falconer . 1998 . 338 pages. Very good condition.
SCOTTISH REGIMENTAL BADGES 1793-1971 by Bloomer SCOTTISH REGIMENTAL BADGES 1793-1971 by Bloomer & Bloomer with 1986/87 price guide . 73 pages of plates in b&w. No dustwrapper and annotated throughout in pen and pencil
SCOTTISH REGIMENTAL BADGES 1793-1971 by Bloomer & Bloomer SCOTTISH REGIMENTAL BADGES 1793-1971 by Bloomer & Bloomer with 1986/87 price guide . 73 pages of plates in b&w. Very good used condition
SERVICE IN HOT CLIMATES - FOR OFFICERS 1943 SERVICE IN HOT CLIMATES A PAMPHLET FOR OFFICERS 1943 . 17 pages , good used condition .
SERVICE MEDALS , RIBBONS, BADGES & FLAGS 1917 Scarce copy of SERVICE MEDALS , RIBBONS, BADGES & FLAGS 1917 by Taprell Dorling . Over 200 pages and with profuse colour illustrations . Written in 1917 it gives a great insight into insignia of the First World War . Especially good on rank insignia of the services etc . Well worn boards but good inside .
Shortened GARAND BAYONET SCABBARD Shortened GARAND BAYONET SCABBARD . Metal tip , many dings , well used . Marked 'E-US' on chape.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING ANTI AIRCRAFT 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 6 ANTI AIRCRAFT 1942 . 12 pages , illustrated . Very good condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING ANTI TANK RIFLE 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 5 ANTI TANK RIFLE 1942 . 12 pages , illustrated . Very good condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING GRENADE 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 13 GRENADE 1942 . 48 pages , illustrated . Good condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING LIGHT MACHINE GUN 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 4 LIGHT MACHINE GUN 1942 . 42 pages , illustrated . Very good condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING MORTAR ( 2 inch ) 1939 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 8 MORTAR ( 2 inch ) 1939 . 16 pages , illustrated . Good condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING INDIVIDUAL BATTLE PRACTICES 1943 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 18 SUPPLEMENT No 1 INDIVIDUAL BATTLE PRACTICES 1943 . 4 pages , illustrated . Good condition
SMALL ARMS TRAINING MORTAR (4.2 inch) 1943 Very scarce : SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 26 MORTAR (4.2 inch) 1943 . 95 pages , illustrated . Good condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING No. 12 - BAYONET 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING No. 12 - BAYONET 1942 . 15 pages , illustrated. Very good used condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING No. 2 - APPLICATION OF FIRE 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING No. 2 - APPLICATION OF FIRE 1942 . 20 pages , . Good used condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING No. 6 - ANTI AIRCRAFT 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING No. 6 - ANTI AIRCRAFT 1942 . 59 pages , illustrated. Very good used condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING PISTOL ( .38 inch ) 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 11 PISTOL ( .38 inch ) 1942 . 14 pages , illustrated . Good condition....
SMALL ARMS TRAINING RANGE COURSES ( WAR ) 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 18 RANGE COURSES ( WAR ) 1942 . 52 pages , illustrated . Good condition...
SMALL ARMS TRAINING RANGE FINDER No 12 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 10 RANGE FINDER No 12 1942 . 72 pages , illustrated . Good condition..
SMALL ARMS TRAINING RIFLE 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 3 RIFLE 1942 . 44 pages , illustrated . Very good condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING THOMPSON MACHINE CARBINE 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 21 THE THOMPSON MACHINE CARBINE 1942 . 12 pages , illustrated . Good condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 12 BAYONET 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 12 BAYONET 1942 . 15 pages , illustrated . Good condition....
Somerset Light Infantry anodised cap badge Rare anodised example. Smith & Wright made.
SOUTH STAFFS BRASS STAFFORDSHIRE KNOT SOUTH STAFFS BRASS STAFFORDSHIRE KNOT ..possibly a bed plate . 4.5 x 3 inches .
SS REGALIA by Lumsden SS REGALIA by Lumsden . 1995 . 159 pages , with profuse illustrations. Large format hardback.
SS STEEL - PARADE & COMBAT HELMETS OF GERMANY by Hicks SS STEEL - PARADE & COMBAT HELMETS OF GERMANY'S THIRD REICH ELITE by Hicks . 2004 . Hb . 240 pages, profuse illustrations. with bibliography and glossary of terms. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of black and white and color photos, including period as well as modern images. Numerous full exterior and interior photos, as well as closeup detail shots. Topics covered include Decals, Transitional SS Helmets, M-34, SS-RZM, M-35, Wartime SS Helmets, Foreign Volunteer, Variants, Personalized, Detecting Fakes. Appendices include WWI Producers, WWII Producers, Post-War SS Decals, German Decal Manufacturers, and Related Documents.Very good condition.
STEN GUN MANUAL Interesting commercial fold out card STEN GUN MANUAL .
STONES GLOSSARY OF ARMS & ARMOUR 1961. STONES GLOSSARY 1961. 694 pages , 875 illustrated and 3,500 weapons described.
SUDANESE DAGGER ... Omdurman period piece ! Very scarce Sudanese dagger with acid etched Omdurman period blade , inscribed with arabic thuluth script , in an unusual beaded scabbard . Bone handle . Overall length of dagger measured across the curve 11 inches The writing etched on the blade is known as thuluth script which was applied to Sudanese weapons during the rule of the Khalifa in the Mahdiyya post 1885, and up to the Battle of Omdurman (1898). These inscriptions were acid etched invocations and Quranic phrases which were applied repetitively to various tribal edged weapons.
SURGERY OF MODERN WARFARE 1941 SURGERY OF MODERN WARFARE 1941 ed Hamilton Bailey . Comprising 2 sections WOUNDS OF BONES & JOINTS and WOUNDS OF THE FACE & NECK, Published Edinburgh 1941 . 159 pages with 180 illustrations . Covers tatty but contents very good . Paperback.
SWORDS DAGGERS & CUTLASSES by Weland SWORDS DAGGERS & CUTLASSES by Weland 1995 . 128 pages , profuse illustrations . Very good condition
SWORDS OF THE SAMURAI by Harris & Ogasawara SWORDS OF THE SAMURAI by Harris & Ogasawara 1990 . Paperback . 176 pages , profuse illustrations ( c 180 ) .Good condition.
THE AMERICAN SWORD 1775 - 1945 by Peterson THE AMERICAN SWORD 1775 - 1945 by Peterson.1965 rev edition. 285 pages with over 200 illustrations PLUS A 60 page addendum on AMERICAN SILVER HILTED SWORDS 1700 - 1815 with 81 illustrations. . Very good condition contents some wear to the dustcover
THE ART OF THE SAMURAI by Baird & Smith THE ART OF THE SAMURAI by Baird & Smith . National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside, 1996 . 32 pages, profuse illustrations , softback. As new condition.
THE BOOK OF THE SWORD by R F Burton THE BOOK OF THE SWORD by R F Burton , 1972 reprint of the 1884 1st. 299 pages with 293 illustrations. This covers the early evolution of the sword up to the time of the first iron swords . Very good condition in slightly faded and worn dustwrapper.
THE BRUNEVAL RAID by Millar 1974 THE BRUNEVAL RAID - FLASHPOINT OF THE RADAR WAR by Millar 1974 . 206 pages , many illustrations . Good condition with some marks .
THE BULLET CROSSBOW by Higson 1923 Very rare original of THE BULLET CROSSBOW by Higson . Published in 1923 ie NOT the recent reprint . This is a former library book which has been rebound. 47 pages , many illustrations .
THE COMMANDOS D-DAY & AFTER by Gilchrist DONT CRY FOR ME - THE COMMANDOS D-DAY & AFTER by Gilchrist . 1982 . 192 pages , illustrated. Ex library well used .
THE DEFENCE - MILITARY TRAINING PAMPHLET No.3 THE DEFENCE - MILITARY TRAINING PAMPHLET No.3 , 46 pages , very good condition .
THE DEVILS BIRTHDAY - THE BRIDGES TO ARNHEM 1944 by Powell THE DEVILS BIRTHDAY - THE BRIDGES TO ARNHEM 1944 by Powell . 1984 . 276 pages many illustrations . Very good condition.
THE DUEL - A HISTORY OF DUELLING by Baldick THE DUEL - A HISTORY OF DUELLING by Baldick 1965 . 212 pages plus 32 plates , and with many illustrations in text.
THE FLYING REFERENCE BOOK by F J Camm 1939 THE FLYING REFERENCE BOOK by F J Camm 1939 1st edition. . 208 pages , profusely illustrated. Together with a contemporary bookmark advertising National Service.
THE GREAT WARBOW by Strickland & Hardy THE GREAT WARBOW - FROM HASTINGS TO THE MARY ROSE by Strickland & Hardy 2005 . Hb 538 pages with profuse illustrations.. Very good condition.
THE GREY GOOSE OF ARNHEM by Heaps THE GREY GOOSE OF ARNHEM by Heaps . 245 pages , many illustrations . Ex library , well used condition.
THE HISTORY OF CHIVALRY & ARMOUR by Rottenkamp . THE HISTORY OF CHIVALRY & ARMOUR by Rottenkamp . 1988. 110 pages of text PLUS 59 fabulous full page colour plates
THE LUGER PISTOL by F Datig THE LUGER PISTOL - ITS HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT FROM 1893 - 1945 by F Datig . 1962 revised & enlarged edition of this classic work. 328 pages profusely illustrated. Some wear and chips to dustwrapper o/w in good used condition.
THE MILITARY BADGES & INSIGNIA OF SOUTHERN AFRICA by Owen Rare : THE MILITARY BADGES & INSIGNIA OF SOUTHERN AFRICA by Owen 1990 . Hb. Unpaginated but over 5,000 badges illustrated and described.
THE PARAS by J Parker 2000 THE PARAS by J Parker 2000 . A general history . Very good used condition.
THE PLUG BAYONET by Evans THE PLUG BAYONET by Evans , published 2002 , signed by author. Hardback 263 pages , profusely illustrated. Very good unused condition.
THE RED DEVILS - BRUNEVAL TO THE FALKLANDS by G G Norton THE RED DEVILS - BRUNEVAL TO THE FALKLANDS by G G Norton . 1984. 310 pages , many illustrations. Very good used condition.
THE REGIMENTAL BADGES OF NEW ZEALAND by Corbett THE REGIMENTAL BADGES OF NEW ZEALAND by Corbett rev enlarged 1980 edition. Hb. 320 pages with over 1,000 illustrated . Very good condition.
THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN PICTURES 1941 THE ROYAL AIR FORCE IN PICTURES 1941 , hardback , over 100 pages , profusely illustrated . Dustwrapper rubbed and chipped o/w contents in good used condition
THE SMALL-SWORD IN ENGLAND by Aylward THE SMALL-SWORD IN ENGLAND- ITS HISTORY, ITS FORMS , ITS MAKERS & ITS MASTERS by AYLWARD 1945. . 132 pages of text plus 55 plates , and many diagrams in text . Good condition but NO dustwrapper and with worn boards.
THE STORY OF THE W.V.S By V.Graham .Published HMSO 1959. Softback , 52 pages , profusely illustrated . Good used condition
THE SWORD & THE CENTURIES by Hutton THE SWORD & THE CENTURIES by Hutton . 2003 reprint of the Victorian original. 367 pages with 47 illustrations . Very good condition
THE VISSER COLLECTION - Volume 1 Part 3 THE VISSER COLLECTION - ARMS OF THE NETHERLANDS IN THE COLLECTION OF H.L VISSER . FIREARMS , SWORDS & RELATED ITEMS Volume 1 Part 3 - 735 pages , profuse photographic illustrations ( c. 1000 ) The book focuses on 16th - 18th C weaponry of the Netherlands . It is in near mint condition .
THE VISSER COLLECTION Volume 1 Part 2 THE VISSER COLLECTION - ARMS OF THE NETHERLANDS IN THE COLLECTION OF H.L VISSER . FIREARMS , SWORDS & RELATED ITEMS Volume 1 Part 2 - 751 pages , profuse photographic illustrations ( c. 1000 ) . The book focuses on 16th - 18th C weaponry of the Netherlands . It is in near mint condition
THE WEATHER & THE ART OF INSTRUMENT FLYING by Jordanoff 1940 THROUGH THE OVERCAST - THE WEATHER & THE ART OF INSTRUMENT FLYING by Jordanoff 1940 . 356 pages , profuse illus. Hardback. Interesting book as it was presented to LAC Taylor by the CO of No 11 EFTS for being first on course for Tiger Moth flights in April 1942 ( see pics ) . Book in good condition , the remains of a very tatty dustwrapper are enclosed with the book .
THE WORK OF THE FLEET AIR ARM by Horsley 1945 FIND FIX & STRIKE - THE WORK OF THE FLEET AIR ARM by Horsley 1945 . 144 pages , many illus. Hardback. Book in good condition but dustwrapper is tatty .
Tribal ARROW QUIVER Antique QUIVER , not sure where in the world it originates ... 36 cm long , 6 cm diameter . Wooden body , lid and base from leather as is the carrying strap . Very good old example,
Tribal QUIVER containing 8 ARROWS Tribal QUIVER containing 8 ARROWS . Probably western Sahel region of Africa . Quiver length 60 cm , arrows 75 cm. In very good condition generally with some minor damage to some arrows .
TUAREG TAKOUBA SWORD TUAREG TAKOUBA BROADSWORD is the traditional weapon of the Tuaregs and other peoples of the Sahel region . This one is in good condition in its correct scabbard. Overall length 37 inches . Blade length 32 inches . Armourers marks to blade . A nice example
TYPE VII U BOATS by Stern TYPE VII U BOATS by Stern . 1998 . 160 pages with profuse illustrations . Very good condition. Hardback.
UNITED STATES NAVY PATCHES by Roberts UNITED STATES NAVY PATCHES by Roberts . Hardback published 1996 . 157 pages with 1,150 illustrations . Covers WW2 to 1990s. Very good used condition with bumps to board corners.
Unusual enamelled ON NATIONAL SERVICE PHOENIX BADGE Unusual numbered 'ON NATIONAL SERVICE' PHOENIX badge , 25 mm diameter enamelled badge , Very good condition .. By Fattorini
Unusual SORBO LINED TOMMY HELMET Unusual SORBO LINED TOMMY HELMET .It is complete with its correct chinstrap but one half is missing ( see pics ). These helmets were sold to factory ARP units during WW2 and are rather scarce . It has its original wartime paint finish . Note the unique folding under of the rim .
US ARMY 30 CAL M1 AMMO BOX US ARMY 30 CAL M1 AMMO BOX ... good condition , some light rust but 80% finish remains.
US MARINE CORPS SCOUT SNIPER - WW2 & KOREA US MARINE CORPS SCOUT SNIPER - WW2 & KOREA' The definitive book on the subject. 'US MARINE CORPS SCOUT SNIPER - WW2 & KOREA' by Peter R Senich . Large format 230 pages, profusely illustrated . Published in 1993 by Paladin Press and now long out of print , this is a very difficult book to find .. especially in this MINT condition .... the example you will receive is still in in its shrink wrapper . Covers : SHARPSHOOTERS BETWEEN THE WARS ; SNIPER EQUIPMENT ; TARGET SCOPES FOR SNIPERS ; SNIPER ISSUE - MATCH GRADE SYSTEM ; RIFLESCOPES IN ACTION - PROBLEMS IN THE FIELD ; THE BOLT ACTION SNIPER RIFLE - END OF AN ERA ; THE TARGET TELESCOPE ; TELESCOPIC SIGHTS - THE M1 RIFLES ; SCOUT SNIPER TRAINING ; THE JAPANESE APPROACH TO SNIPING ; SCOUT SNIPER COMBAT EXPERIENCES ; SPECIAL EQUIPMENT etc etc
USE OF GAS IN THE FIELD - MILITARY TRAINING No.5. 1943 USE OF GAS IN THE FIELD - MILITARY TRAINING PAMPHLET No.5. 1943 12 pages . Very good used condition.
USE OF TOGGLE ROPES Feb 1944 A facsimile of a very rare WW2 ' unit produced ' training manual : USE OF TOGGLE ROPES by Sgt J Liddle , 22nd Training Bn Royal Marines Feb 1944 .The original was a poorly produced item done on a Roneo duplicating machine and hence this facsimile taken directly from an original , also suffers from poor reproduction quality ... neverthess it is readable though faint in places . 33 pages and many illustrations .
Victorian WEBLEY REVOLVER CATALOGUE Exceptionally rare Victorian WEBLEY REVOLVER CATALOGUE c late 1890s and probably a gun dealers catalogue , with all revolvers depicted with life size illustrations . 12.5 x 10 inches , 10 pages.
Wanted! I'm after the following for my own collection so will consider trades for any of the following. Or if you don't want to trade there's always cash waiting. Deactivated No. 4 Mk. I (T) sniper rifle with correct No. 32 Mk III scope Airborne pattern life preserver pre 1945 dated Glider Pilots' helmet used condition Early step in smock with original parachute wings Bruneval pattern helmet Long strap tank holster with leg strap, must be used and British made Parachute XXI shoulder title or anything related to 21 or 22 IPC 2nd Parachute Battalion anything related Special Air Service anything wartime or 1950s considered. Top money paid for original uniforms, groups, insignia, paperwork etc
WAR TIME HOUSEHOLD REPAIRS WAR TIME HOUSEHOLD REPAIRS published by the Daily Express 1940. 168 pages, profusely illustrated . Cracked hinges internally and wear to spine, but complete in well used condition.
WARRANT OFFICER 2 PADDED CLOTH BADGE (R) WARRANT OFFICER 2 CLOTH BADGE - interesting as it has been customised by padding it with the tip of a shoulder strap from a BD .
WEAPON TRAINING 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 1 WEAPON TRAINING 1942 . 59 pages , illustrated . Very good condition.
WEBLEY REVOLVER & AUTO PISTOL CATALOGUE 1924 Rare WEBLEY REVOLVER & AUTO PISTOL CATALOGUE 1924 . 6 x 5 inches , 32 pages plus price list .
WEBLEY REVOLVERS by Bruce & Reinhart 1988 Very scarce WEBLEY REVOLVERS by Bruce & Reinhart 1988 . 256 pages , profusely illustrated . Very good condition.
WOMAN & HOME MAGAZINE Aug 1944 - WVS FRONT COVER An original and complete WOMAN & HOME MAGAZINE issue Aug 1944 - with a superb picture of a WVS woman on a bicycle depicted on the front cover . Mounted in a modern clip frame .
WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT ASSOCIATION LAPEL BADGE WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT ASSOCIATION LAPEL BADGE some knocks to enamel .
WORLD SPECIAL FORCES INSIGNIA by Rottman WORLD SPECIAL FORCES INSIGNIA by Rottman . Published 1989. Softback. 64 pages, profusely illustrated.
WRITINGS OF LADY READING FOUNDER OF THE WVS ITS THE JOB THAT COUNTS - SPEECHES & WRITINGS OF LADY READING 1939-1953 . Private circulation so limited number produced . Hardback 155 pages . Boards a little faded , contents very good.
WVS OVERALL & BERET PURCHASE CHIT + WVS EPHEMERA A WVS OVERALL & BERET PURCHASE AUTHORITY plus 2 other pieces of WVS EPHEMERA comprising a letter donating a copy of WOMEN IN GREEN to a WVS Centre,and a photograph showing 2 WVS members .
WVS HOUSEWIVES SERVICE WINDOW CARD WVS HOUSEWIVES SERVICE WINDOW CARD ... marked to back 'PROPERTY OF KINGSTON WVS' . These were placed in the windows of volunteers to indicate they were available to assist ARP and Civil Defence personnel. Measures 7.5 x 7.55 inches. Very good condition. The W.V.S Housewives Service was first formed in Ilford in 1938in the early 1940's and quickly spread throughout the country, These on-call local women volunteers who had detailed knowledge of the residents of their streets, could be called upon to assist ARP Wardens with the care of the casualties after an Air Raid attack and before the arrival of the first aid services.
WVS IDENTITY CARD & PHOTO WVS HOSPITAL SUPPLY IDENTITY CARD dated 1939 & a PHOTO showing the member in her hospital uniform .
WVS IN KENT 1939-45 by J D Lewis Very scarce .... 'WVS IN KENT 1939-45' by J D Lewis . Hardback published by the Kent Messenger , 115 pages and many illustrations ... done to War Economy standards so probably a wartime or early post war publication. Includes various rolls of honour inc KIA list . Very good condition in dustwrapper.
WVS OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH WVS OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH showing Lady Reading presenting service medals.
WW1 52nd Lowland Division formation sign Scarce early embroidered cloth formation sign.
WW1 FARRIERS TOOL SATCHEL dated 1916 Very scarce WW1 FARRIERS TOOL SATCHEL dated 1916 , former property of Major Toler’s father who served in the cavalry in WW1. It is stamped with the initials T.C.T. ... and is maker marked. These satchels contained all the tools required for shoeing horses in the field. It measures 15 x 8 x 1.5 inches and is empty.
WW1 German Granatenwerfer mortar bomb INERT WW1 German Granatenwerfer mortar bomb with fragmentation body. This bomb was fired from the portable "Granatenwerfer 16" . Introduced in 1916, this was a German grenade thrower which bridged the gap between hand-thrown grenades and the light mortar. It was small and ideally suited for trench warfare. This mortar round is still in great condition with complete flight wings but w/o nose fuze . NOTE - AVAILABLE ONLY FOR DELIVERY TO UK ADDRESSES .
WW1 KHAKI DRILL JACKET - ROYAL ARTILLERY Scarce WW1 ROYAL ARTILLERY KHAKI DRILL JACKET ..
WW1 RAMC Medical Orderly badge Large well used embroidered cloth badge.
WW1 Royal Flying Corps Observer brevet A very nice, high quality WW1 era RFC Observer wing. Typical white type backing. Removed from uniform.
WW2 WVS ARMBAND Original WW2 WVS armband. Embroidered cotton on wool WVS armband. Introduced in 1943 for members of the WVS not in possession of uniform who were engaged on work where 'recognition of status is desirable'. In excellent, used condition
WW2 'VACUATION' CARD GAME Original contemporary WW2 card game about evacuation of children from the cities to the countryside. Not complete ... only 21 cards present and no box.
WW2 12th Yorkshire Battalion Parachute Regiment slip on badges Very rare printed slip on shoulder titles for the epaulette. Two available. Price is for one.
WW2 13th Squadron Air Formation Signals formation sign Scarce example, painted type. Fought in NW Europe campaign.
WW2 15 Indian Corps formation sign Single embroidered formation sign.
WW2 15th Scottish Infantry Division formation signs Matching embroidered pair, removed from uniform.
WW2 18th Infantry Division formation sign Printed example removed from uniform.
WW2 1942 Denison Smock Airborne Troops Sniper Modified More images.
WW2 1942 Denison Smock Airborne Troops Sniper Modified PUBLISHED IN 'DENISON' BY BRUCE WILSON PAGE 77 Rare sniper modification and wartime pattern parachute qualification badge Forget your post war converted half zip examples or ones with their tails missing, or sold out of service! This is the type you want dating from 1942. Perfect for your Normandy or Arnhem displays. - Robert Hirst label showing desirable smaller size 3 with 1942 date - half zip configuration with fully working Lightning zipper - tail intact - original knitted cuffs in good condition - camouflage print colours have remained strong with little fading - collar area modified with buttons and poppers to accommodate camouflage hood. The only other example of a smock like this I have seen, I own myself. The hoods were made from camouflage sleeping bags - one period repair size pictured - wartime pattern parachute qualification badge to right arm A cracking example that has seen use during the war
WW2 1944 Glider Pilot Regiment Battledress Blouse More images.
WW2 1944 Glider Pilot Regiment Battledress Blouse PUBLISHED IN 'DENISON' BY BRUCE WILSON PAGE 112/113 A very rare opportunity to own a battledress blouse to a Glider Pilot with original wartime applied insignia. This example is dated 1944, size 4 and is an everyday or working piece. Printed Glider Pilot Regiment shoulder titles, printed Pegasus formation signs, Sergeant stripes, 2nd Glider Pilots' qualification badge. Named in collar to R Dunning. Perfect for your Normandy, Arnhem or later displays. Price £3000
WW2 1944 Glider Pilot Regiment Smock Airborne Troops PUBLISHED IN 'DENISON' BY BRUCE WILSON PAGE 112/113 An almost impossible to find Glider Pilots' Denison Smock with its original wartime applied insignia. This example is dated 1944, size 4 and has insignia for 2nd Glider Pilot to breast with single Sergeant stripes to right arm. Not named. Perfect for your Normandy, Arnhem or later displays. Price £4000
WW2 1944 Glider Pilot Regiment Smock Airborne Troops More images.
WW2 1945 Denison Smock Airborne Troops 1945 dated 2nd pattern Denison Smock, manufactured by John Gordon & Co. Half length subdued 'DOT' zipper and the standard brass PAT. 201430-22 NEWEY press stud fasteners. Size 3. One of the best I’ve ever seen, excellent clean condition and colours very bright. All fixings, buttons etc present and working. No damage whatsoever.
WW2 1945 Denison Smock Airborne Troops More images.
WW2 1st Armoured Division group Charging rhino 1st Armoured Division formation sign on epaulette slip being the pattern worn in Italy 1943-44 together with dog tags for 14132919 Thompson D. Both items came together.
WW2 1st Battalion Suffolk Regiment group Small group of insignia dating from their NW Europe campaign which commenced on 6th June 1944, serving with 3rd Infantry Division.
WW2 21st Armoured Brigade formation sign Nice removed from uniform example.
WW2 22nd Beach Brigade formation signs Printed on oil skin like material. Matching pair, removed from uniform. Hard to find as a pair especially when removed from uniform.
WW2 237 Field Company 78th Infantry Division combination Slip on printed insignia for 237 Field Company RE worn in the Mediterranean theatre of operations when attached to 78th Infantry Division.
WW2 237 Field Company Royal Engineers formation sign Printed cloth formation sign.
WW2 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment shoulder title Rare shoulder title unique to this battalion but also worn by 70th Battalion during WW2. Many soldiers from the 2nd Battalion were murdered by the SS in the Wormhoudt massacre of May 1940.
WW2 2nd Independent Belgian Brigade formation sign Printed cloth formation sign on BD material.
WW2 33 Indian Corps formation sign Single embroidered cloth formation sign.
WW2 3rd Corps formation signs Matching embroidered pair removed from uniform.
WW2 3rd Corps formation signs Matching pair of large printed formation signs.
WW2 3rd Infantry Division formation signs Printed matching pair.
WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife WD arrow to cross guard. Sharpened but nicely done and in very good used condition. No sheath.
WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife Hand forged blade, number 4 mould mark to handle. Sharpened but nicely done and in good used condition. Interesting sheath with initials.
WW2 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry shoulder titles Scarce matching pair of embroidered cloth Sharpshooters shoulder titles. Removed from uniform. Fought N Africa, Sicily and Italy. Landed on D Day with Cromwells and Fireflys. Fought throughout NW Europe.
WW2 43rd Wessex Division formation signs Matching pair of embroidered formation signs.
WW2 49th West Riding Division car pennant Very nice car pennant with formation signs to both sides.
WW2 4th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment Officers’ insignia Very attractive Captains’ shoulder boards. Pips backed in yellow for cavalry, blue strip at bottom for 4th RTR and stiffened with card to give shape. Captured at Tobruk in June 1942 but later reformed from 144th RTR. Ferried the 51st Highland Division across the Rhine in March 1945.
WW2 4th Indian Infantry Division formation signs Matching printed pair removed from uniform.
WW2 4th Royal Tank Regiment shoulder designations Matching used pair. See Jon Mills BoBD for an identical example.
WW2 50-52 Commando cap badge Brass cast example. Lugs show nice age and toning.
WW2 52nd Lowland Division formation signs Early matching pair. Maker marked to reverse.
WW2 53rd Welch Division Royal Artillery units formation sign Scarce printed one piece cloth formation sign.
WW2 5th Gordon Highlanders insignia combination Beautiful mixed embroidered and printed insignia combination. Landed on D Day, fought NW Europe.
WW2 7th Armoured Brigade formation signs Matching pair of embroidered formation signs.
WW2 7th Armoured Division formation signs Unissued embroidered pair in perfect condition.
WW2 8th Armoured Brigade formation sign Printed removed from uniform example.
WW2 9th Battalion Scottish Rifles Cameronians combination Original embroidered set on Battledress material. The 15th Scottish Division is especially nicely embroidered. Took part in Normandy landings and fought throughout NW Europe campaign 1944-45.
WW2 AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS WHISTLE Very clean WW2 AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS WHISTLE .
WW2 Airborne Division insignia combination Matching embroidered set of Pegasus formation sign and Airborne strip removed from the same uniform.
WW2 Airborne Divisions formation sign Came with Military Police shoulder title of 1st Airborne Division Provost Company.
WW2 Airborne Divisions formation signs Very nice used matching printed pair, removed from uniform with threads remaining. Three sets sold at this price within last 6 weeks.
WW2 Airborne Divisions formation signs Absolutely superb printed matching pair sewn to battledress material. Used and showing character. Very desirable like this, they don’t get any better.
WW2 Airborne shoulder titles Embroidered cloth light blue on maroon shoulder titles. Matching pair with rounded edges.
WW2 Airborne strip Scarce printed example stiffened with old piece of card.
WW2 Airborne Troops Denison Smock with exceptional provenance PUBLISHED IN 'DENISON' BY BRUCE WILSON PAGES 74 & 75 A pristine example of a 1943 dated CWS Ltd. manufactured first pattern Denison smock. It is nice to see the sizing stamps still visible inside the smock, in this case a Size 4 so the panels/components would be stamped with a '4' making it easy to assemble the right sized components I would imagine. Perhaps the purple stamp on the label could be a Quality Control inspection stamp or perhaps a gas treatment stamp I'm not sure which. There is a name label sewn into the neck 'Mark D Dykes' along with Lieutenant pips. NEWEY half zipper on this smock, stockinette cuff in fantastic condition as is the entire smock inside and out. LIEUTENANT M D DYKES GLASGOW HIGHLANDERS Mark Durward Dykes, who was born in 1919 and who died in May this year, (2000) grew up in Glasgow and was educated at Moray House School and The Glasgow Academy. He joined the Territorial Army in the spring of 1939, enlisting in the 2nd Battalion The Glasgow Highlanders, and was called up to Maryhill Barracks on the 1st of September. Following fieldtraining with the newly-introduced Bren gun, he was selected for the 162nd OCTU at Bulford, Wiltshire. After a period of training in trench-warfare (!), he was commissioned in March 1940 and rejoined 2 Glas H. In May 1940 he briefly went to France to deliver 100 men as reinforcements in the Rouen area. In June 1940 he was transferred to 1 Glas H to command 15 Pl (C Coy). Following an inspection by HM the King, the Battalion went to Cherbourg with 52 Div. This expeditionary force was intended by Churchill to bolster the morale of the retreating French forces but almost resulted in the loss of the Division. When the French forces on either flank surrendered 52 Div was hopelessly exposed. Permission to withdraw was only secured following two calls by General Alanbrooke to Churchill himself. The bulk of the Division’s equipment was lost in the evacuation. (Mark felt unhappy at the risk Churchill had been willing to run and was also unhappy that this episode was largely overlooked in accounts of the early war years. He drew it to the attention of the press near the 50th anniversary of Dunkirk with the result that a significant article on the topic was published in the Scotsman.) In July 1940 Mark’s unit was deployed in defence of East Anglia and Mark’s platoon was stationed at Shudy Camps guarding an ammunition dump. In November the Battalion moved to St Fillans as part of the forces defending Scotland. A highlight of this station during November was the guarding of a crashed bomber carrying sensitive equipment on a training flight from Aldergrove. In June 1941, Mark, now full Lieutenant, took command of the Carrier Platoon, a very mobile force which, armed with Bren guns, was the Battalion’s machine-gun platoon. In an exercise in August the Battalion mounted an attack on Rosyth dockyard and the Combined Operations Headquarters at Pitreavie. “Whilst attention was focussed on Rosyth the carrier platoon executed a coup-de-main on Pitreavie, ‘capturing’ the Admiral and Air Vice Marshal.” The later reward for this notable success was that the entire Battalion was ordered to guard the Pitreavie Headquarters. There it was to remain until the CO of the Glasgow Highlanders, Lieutenant Colonel H M Curteis MC, had designed a new defence scheme for the Headquarters. This scheme was above all to ensure that there could be no enemy coup-de-main even half as successful as Mark’s. But immediately after the assault on Rosyth and Pitreavie the Battalion had been recalled to its billets at Comrie. It was not (as a few assumed) under disgrace. Shortly afterwards Mark’s platoon, together with the rest of the Battalion, was ordered to move under sealed orders. HM the Queen and the two princesses were about to stay at Glamis Castle for a brief rest from the “blitz” being launched on London, and the Glasgow Highlanders had been chosen to guard the Royal party. (During her visit the Queen not only invited the CO, 2IC and Adjutant to tea but decreed that the Battalion’s officers could have hot baths in the Castle. That was not all. Before the Queen left she asked to see the whole battalion on parade. HM the Queen and the two princesses then inspected the Battalion and took the salute as the companies marched past.) In the following months the Battalion made various moves round Scotland. In Perthshire on one occasion Mark was returning to his billet in Crieff Hydro late one evening when his car backfired. The guard was swiftly turned out. In mid-1942 Mark became Bn IO, this in between various types of training - on carriers and machine-gunnery; on the role of the messing officer; at battle school; and in mountain training. Indeed, the Battalion trained for a mountain warfare role throughout 1943, culminating that winter in how to operate on snowshoes. Near D-day however, 52 Div shed some of its kit: and instead prepared for an “air-transportable” role. In the autumn of 1944 the Division were in position on an airfield in Spilsby, Lincolnshire being briefed to go to Arnhem. Unfortunately it could not be sent to reinforce Roy Urquhart’s First Airborne: the intended landing-area, the airfield at Deelen, had not been captured. Thereupon, the somewhat disappointed (and still lightly-equipped) Division assumed a “conventional” infantry role. Not only that; after landing at Ostend the mountain-trained Division went into action below sea-level. It was not very long after the landing that Mark took temporary shelter in a village bistro, and there his CO, the late Lieutenant Colonel W I French, noted that he was improperly dressed. “Mr Dykes,” commanded Colonel Willie, “put your steel helmet on. There is hostile shell-fire outside.” Soon 52 Div advanced into the Netherlands - to take part in the Battle of the Scheldt. 1 Glas H was part of the forces sent to attack the Island of Walcheren. The Battalion was initially ordered to advance along a narrow and heavily-defended causeway - the Sloedam - leading to the town of Arnemuiden. The battle for the Causeway, which had already resulted in considerable Canadian casualties, continued to be a costly venture but nevertheless the Battalion established a bridgehead. Eventually the 6th Cameronians and the 5th HLI crossed the Sloe Channel in assault boats and tied up with 1 Glas H. On the 5th of November the Germans in Arnemuiden surrendered. The Battle for the Rhineland followed, and then the Rhine Crossings. The Glasgow Highlander’s final objective was Bremen. It was captured on the 25th of April 1945. The War in Europe ended a week later. Sheltering in a basement during the liberation of Arnemuiden was a three-year-old boy named Frans de Nooijer. As he grew up, Frans became interested in the history of the Liberation and, noticing that the memorial of the 52nd Division’s marsh crossing had been moved, he personally restored it to its original site. Frans was also prominent in the activities of the local Liberation Committee. This body organised annual remembrance ceremonies and also hospitality for visiting representatives of the liberating forces. Mark became acquainted with Frans in the course of attending some of these ceremonies from about 1985 onwards, and ten years later he lent his weight to a campaign for recognition for Frans. Mark did not do things by halves. He wrote to, amongst others, HM the Queen, HM the Queen of the Netherlands, HM the Queen Mother, HRH the Princess Margaret, the Prime Minister, the Dutch Ambassador, the British Ambassador to the Netherlands, the Secretary of State for Defence and the GOC Army in Scotland. The result was that Frans was awarded an Honorary MBE. Frans was present at Mark’s 80th birthday party in 1999, and astonished the company (and the band) by bringing out no less than three verses of “By yon bonny banks” - picked up through regular contact with Scottish veterans. Demobbed in 1945, Mark had returned to the family business which was successfully developed over the years. He married Marguerite in 1950 and had a son and daughter. A social man, Mark was involved throughout his life in a variety of activities. He was for many years treasurer of his church and was in the Glasgow Trades House a member of the Hammermen. In addition, he was for some years a director of the Ironmongery and Steel Trades Benevolent Association, an office-bearer in the National Association of Steel Stockholders and President of the Govan Rotary Club. In 1980 Mark married a second time. He spent the last years of his business life in Nottingham but in his retirement, and after the death of Lillian his wife, returned to Glasgow - where from time to time he attended the Wednesday Luncheons at RHQ. He also loved travel, classical culture, golf and powerful cars, and he had a strong sense of history and tradition. Particularly in his later years he was keen to re-kindle past friendships, organising an association for retired steel stockholders and re-unions for his primary school class of 1928. A generous man, and an enthusiast for life, Mark readily inspired affection in his many friends and acquaintances. In 1985 Mark gifted a plaque to hang in the Town Hall at Arnemuiden. Between the badges of the Division and the Battalion it bears an inscription in Dutch and in English: “Presented to the Town of Arnemuiden To commemorate its liberation on 5th November 1944 By 1st Battalion the Glasgow Highlanders Following the Battle of the Causeway As a token of lasting friendship On the fortieth anniversary of the ending of the war in Europe And in everlasting memory of those who gave their lives for Freedom” Mark was fortunately not one of those that gave their lives for Freedom, but he spent six long years of his life fighting for it and he spent many more ensuring that those who paid the ultimate price for Freedom were not forgotten. We shall miss him.
WW2 Airborne Troops Steel Helmet Price £950.00.
WW2 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Tam O’Shanter 1944 A beautiful worn day to day / working / combat use Tam with scarce plastic Argyll’s cap badge, which is original to this example. Harris of Glasgow made, 1944 dated, size 6 3/4.
WW2 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Tam O’Shanter 1944 More images.
WW2 Army Air Corps cap badge Non voided type. Worn by Glider Pilot Regiment and in the early days of the Parachute Battalions.
WW2 Battledress Blouse Absolutely pristine example. Very large size 16 example dated March 1945. No damage at all and very clean. All buttons and fixings present.
WW2 Battledress Trousers Probably the most desirable pair I’ve ever owned. Early pattern, very large size 18, label dated 1942, absolutely perfect untouched storage condition. All parts complete and intact. These are absolutely immaculate with no damage, marks, holes etc.
WW2 Beach Groups formation sign Printed cloth formation sign.
WW2 Beach Groups formation sign Scarce embroidered pattern.
WW2 Beach Groups formation sign Printed cloth formation sign.
WW2 Beach Groups formation sign Printed cloth formation sign.
WW2 Beach Groups formation sign Rare painted type on rubberised material. Could be ground sheet?
WW2 Beach Signals armband and shoulder title Armband and shoulder title came together. Named on the inside.
WW2 Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire OFFICERS SD JACKET 1940 Superb unmessed with 1940 dated Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire OFFICERS Service Dress JACKET . Named to R Poole Esq and c/w London tailors label. All regimental buttons present but missing the collar insignia and the rank pips ( which indicate he was a Captain ) . Very good used condition and I can find no moth damage or tears. A very good example.
WW2 Bolton Home Guard insignia From an old album. Badges glued down.
WW2 Bomb Disposal qualification badge Embroidered removed from uniform example.
WW2 Camouflaged Windproof Trousers 1944 More images.
WW2 CANADIAN P '37 COMPASS POUCH WW2 CANADIAN P '37 COMPASS POUCH in very good condition . Dated 1940 maker marked 'Z.L & T Ltd' . Clearly stamp to back with Canadian broad arrow.
WW2 Canadian Parachute Corps cap badge Rare plastic economy issue cap badge. Very good crisp condition with correct two square shaped lugs to reverse.
WW2 Canadian Tam O’Shanter Very nice 1942 dated large size 7 1/2 example. Good complete condition. One very minor nip to Crown.
WW2 CIVILIAN DUTY RESPIRATOR in WEBBING CARRIER WW2 CIVILIAN DUTY RESPIRATOR in WEBBING CARRIER Carrier dated 1941 . Gas mask marked 'NORMAL' , dated 1941 and maker marked 'L & BR' . Very good condition with no perishing of the rubber, The carrier however is split along one seam for about 4 inches.
WW2 CIVILIAN GAS MASK in ISSUE CARDBOARD BOX Dated 1939 & maker marked 'A B Ltd' Strap stamped 'MEDIUM' .Box stamped 'M' and inked on top is 'CIVILIAN RESPIRATOR 1940'. Good condition with no rubber perishing .
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Printed, perfect order.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Embroidered tombstone pattern matching pair, removed from uniform. Hard to find in nice used condition these days.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Embroidered yellow on black.
WW2 Commando insignia Combination worn together, possibly removed from same uniform. Would look very good in a frame or display case.
WW2 CORPORAL'S RANK ARMBAND - JUNGLE GREEN (R) Jungle issue corporal's rank armband .... good condition.
WW2 DCLI shoulder titles Printed matching used pair.
WW2 Despatch Riders helmet 1943 BMB made, size 7, dated 1943. Mint unissued condition. Two patches of surface rust / staining on outer which isn’t deep and might clean off.
WW2 Drab Trousers 1942 Early beige lightweight trousers worn with the smock of the same colour. Worn in North Africa/Mediterranean theatre by troops including SAS and LRDG. Size 3, 1942 dated.
WW2 Durham Light Infantry shoulder titles Printed matching pair of shoulder titles.
WW2 Escape Maps Set of 4 silk escape maps in Mark II / F pouch. Some have original annotations. Maps included K1/K2, J3/J4, K3/H2, C/D.
WW2 Escape Maps More images.
WW2 Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife Rare opportunity to purchase an all nickel plated second pattern example with etchings to both sides in an original modified first pattern sheath. These are without doubt harder to find than first pattern examples. A carried and used example showing plenty of wear. Price £1200.00.
WW2 Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife More images.
WW2 Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife Wartime issue 2nd pattern. B2 on cross guard. Hand forged blade. Later customised sheath with 1937 bayonet frog.
WW2 Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife One piece cast hilt example. Looks like one side of cross guard has been removed to give thumb a better grip when holding the knife? Pitted blade.
WW2 Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife Wartime 3rd pattern with machined blade. Pommel mould number 2. Very good clean condition. Commercial leather sheath. All parts tight, not loose.
WW2 FIBRE BUTTON STICK named to S.L. FORSYTH WW2 FIBRE BUTTON STICK named to S.L. FORSYTH
WW2 Free French parachutist cap badge Nickel plated brass Parachute Regiment cap badge clipped in usual fashion. This is the voided Crown pattern of cap badge. This example came with an SAS membership badge. This is the not the same as the other example I have listed here.
WW2 GERMAN TORNISTER BACKPACK dated 1939 Very clean condition WW2 GERMAN TORNISTER BACKPACK dated 1939 by CARL VOM FELD of Solingen . . Complete with all straps etc . Outstanding condition.
WW2 Glider Pilot Regiment grouping PUBLISHED IN 'DENISON' BY BRUCE WILSON PAGE 112/113 A good selection of items belonging to 14865464 2nd Glider Pilot Sergeant R Dunning. - 1945 dated and issued red beret with AAC cap badge - 1940 pattern flying boots named to R Dunning - brown leather flying gloves - G type mask and comms cable - named / addressed letter envelope - rare oxygen bottle attachment Price £2000
WW2 Glider Pilot Regiment shoulder title Perfect embroidered shoulder title.
WW2 Glider Pilot Regiment shoulder titles Perfect matching embroidered pair.
WW2 Glider Troops qualification badge Early example, nice embroidery.
WW2 GQ Parachutists badge Very good example. Enamel completely intact. Pin working. Marked on reverse.
WW2 Green Howards shoulder titles Attractive matching pair of tropical theatre Captain’s rank slides with integral Green Howards shoulder title.
WW2 Green Howards shoulder titles Slip on cloth shoulder titles to Green Howards. Perfect matching pair.
WW2 Hammer & Pincers trade badge Scarce printed example for Smith, Artificer, Armourer, Fitter, Vehicle Mechanic, Toolmaker and others.
WW2 Hampshire Regiment shoulder titles A well worn matching pair of printed shoulder titles.
WW2 Helmet Steel Airborne Troops More images.
WW2 Herefordshire Regiment General Service Beret A lovely original badged GS beret to the Herefordshire Regiment. No markings to interior of beret. Badge and badge backing contemporary to beret, showing the type of wear and ageing one would expect from being on a beret for 75 years. Served with 53rd Welch Division in NW Europe campaign.
WW2 Hitler Youth Marksmanship badge Marked M1/63 with pin fixing. Finish to front is 95% intact.
WW2 HOME FRONT VEHICLES A useful article on Home Front service vehicles in WW2 Britain , contained in the magazine 'Vintage Roadscene' of of Feb 2012 . Very good condition. 6 page article , mostly pictorial.
WW2 HQ Special Services Brigade Signals Section bergen As used by Commando and Airborne troops as well as SAS etc. This particular example has solid provenance to a Normandy veteran Commando Signaller who landed in the early hours of D Day. Copies of paperwork and letter of provenance to buyer. This item is named. Veteran served France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. These do turn up frequently for a lot cheaper, but never with such good provenance and history. This might well have been carried into action on D Day!
WW2 HQ Special Services Brigade Signals Section formation signs Printed Combined Operations formation signs issued to a Commando Signaller who landed in the early hours of D Day. Copies of paperwork and letter of provenance to buyer. These do turn up from time to time, but never with such good provenance and history.
WW2 Irvin Parachute Company badge Well marked example.
WW2 Irvin Parachute Company lapel badge Well marked on reverse with pin fixing.
WW2 JAPANESE OFFICERS WINTER JACKET & TROUSERS Scarce find : WW2 JAPANESE OFFICERS WINTER JACKET & JODPHUR type TROUSERS . Jacket in good used condition , trousers showing much repair ( see pics ) . no moth. Composition buttons . Chest size 34 inches, trouser waist 32 inches, inside leg 23 inches.
WW2 KOYLI KIT BAG WW2 KOYLI ( KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY ) KIT BAG . 27 inches tall and 11 inches diameter . In superb condition . £30 inc UK postage.
WW2 KOYLI shoulder titles Printed matching pair of shoulder titles.
WW2 KOYLI shoulder titles Slip on cloth shoulder titles to King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Perfect matching pair.
WW2 LAMP SPOT ELECTRIC with HELMET CLIP Very rare WW2 LAMP SPOT ELECTRIC with HELMET CLIP ... used by ARP etc . Complete in its issue cardboard box , and in unused condition,, never seemingly to have been assembled. The paintwork is crisp ... you will not find a better example.
WW2 LEE ENFIELD No4 / SMLE WEBBING SLIP CASE Original WW2 LEE ENFIELD No4 / SMLE WEBBING SLIP CASE in very good used condition .
WW2 Luftwaffe Breast Eagle Good condition, removed from uniform.
WW2 Marksman qualification badge Embroidered crossed rifles. Hooks to back to remove from uniform.
WW2 Middlesex Regiment formation signs Embroidered matching pair.
WW2 No 1 Commando shoulder title Much harder to find than some of the others.
WW2 No 2 Commando cap badge A typical early other ranks’ example made from a piece of cutlery. This is well made, heavy and has a lovely polished patina showing age and use. One lug has become detached but this is included in the sale. Fresh to the market.
WW2 No 5 Commando shoulder titles Printed No 5 Commando shoulder titles. Price is for one single shoulder title and will be cut from sheet. Only one now remaining.
WW2 No 6 Commando push dagger group More pictures.
WW2 No 6 Commando push dagger group This group of items are the former property of Private Harold Ernest Nethersole of 6 Commando. Items included what is pictured - Robbins of Dudley unmarked push dagger in sheath - No 6 Commando shoulder titles and Combined Operations formation signs, all removed from uniform - veterans type green beret with Buffs cap badge (Harry’s former unit) - Commando 50th anniversary Medal - Egypt cigarette case ‘From Harry To Dad Egypt 1947’ - Commando Veteran Association scarf My research so far has found that his parent unit was The Buffs and he served in Normandy in 1944. Harry died in 2018. I have a number of photographs of him at reunions in Normandy. These Robbins of Dudley type punch daggers have always fascinated me because little is known about them compared to say FS knives. I do have a few books on them but it doesn’t answer whether these unmarked ones were made during WW1 or WW2, or both. I’ve seen in a couple of places references to this same unmarked knife being made in WW2. What is interesting is that the IWM has an identical knife with No 4 Commando provenance https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30003239
WW2 No 6 Commando push dagger group More pictures.
WW2 No 9 Commando shoulder titles Embroidered matching pair.
WW2 No. 9 Commando black hackle No. 9 Commando was initially formed with 11 Commando in 1940 from Scottish Command. It became part of 2nd Special Service Battalion. The unit did not wear a cap badge as such but while serving in 2nd Special Service Battalion they wore a black hackle in a khaki Balmoral hat. When the Special Service Battalions were re-organized in March 1941, the unit reverted to its 9 Commando title, retaining the Balmoral and black hackle. The hackle was transferred to the green beret when the latter was adopted in 1942. These are genuine old WW2 stock and NOT more modern examples! Very small number available (three now left).
WW2 PARA PERSONAL A/C BRIGADIER PEARSON A FIERCE QUALITY - THE FIGHTING LIFE OF BRIGADIER ALISTAIR PEARSON DSO, MC by Julian James 1989 . 134 pages 12 illustrations .3 maps. Very good condition
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard U.K. made example with split feathers.
WW2 parachute qualification badge UK made Officers pattern, thickly padded and superior design.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Padded “Officers” U.K. made example. Minor moth nips.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Officers’ high quality padded example, removed from uniform. A very attractive wing.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Scarce example white parachute and blue wings on light khaki oval. Most likely an early type. Removed from uniform in good used condition.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made example removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard U.K. made type removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Scarce type with red thread to reverse. Associated with the Parachute Regiment Battalions of the 6th Airborne Division
WW2 parachute qualification badge Very nice example removed from uniform. Scarcer red back type.
WW2 parachute qualification badge U.K. made example with red reverse stitching.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard U.K. made example, removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Came with Military Police shoulder title of 1st Airborne Division Provost Company.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Scarce example on black backing. Associated with 2 Commando and SOE.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard U.K. made example with split feathers.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made example.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Unusual U.K. made variant.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Early type cut in typical half oval shape. Removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard U.K. made example.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard U.K. made type. Removed from uniform.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Rare all brass issue cap badge. Lugs to reverse.
WW2 Parachute Regiment Officers silver sweetheart badge Small solid silver sweetheart badge. Pin fixing.
WW2 Parachutists Life Vest 1944 A great opportunity to own a 1944 dated example perfect for your Normandy or Arnhem displays. This one is used and has had a couple of the cloth tapes damaged which could be repaired. But the good news is that this is half the price of the majority of 1944 dated examples on the market.
WW2 Parachutists Life Vest 1944 More images.
WW2 Parachutists Over Smock 1943 A desirable size 2 example, dated 1943. Replaced working zipper. Affordable piece realistically priced.
WW2 Poland 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division insignia combination Italy theatre plastic Poland shoulder title and plastic Christmas tree badge on khaki drill epaulette / arm brassard.
WW2 Poland cap badge Economy issue plastic cap badge. Maker marked with blades.
WW2 Poland cap badge Interesting locally made piece. Wire fixing to reverse.
WW2 Polish 2nd Armoured Brigade insignia Very nice group of insignia to Polish 2nd Armoured Brigade. Silver wire shoulder titles, cloth beret badge, 8th Army formation sign, printed and silver wire formation signs and collar kites.
WW2 Polish 7th Battalion 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division group Very nice original group of insignia together with unnamed image of soldier and ribbon bar.
WW2 Polish Officers rank star Aluminium star rank badge with screw fitting to reverse. These are Italian made. Large size, measuring the correct 2cm across. I have a quantity of these.
WW2 Polish rank insignia Senior private matching pair of slip on badges. Khaki drill material.
WW2 RA Anti-Tank shoulder title Rare unofficial cloth shoulder title.
WW2 RAF Bomb Disposal qualification badge Large light blue on dark blue example.
WW2 RAF Officers’ side cap insignia Pristine gilt finished Crown and eagle device on brass backing plate.
WW2 RAF Pilots wing Early thickly padded example with pin fixing. An excellent example.
WW2 RAF Pilots' wings Large padded example with buff coloured backing.
WW2 RAF Pilots’ wing Nicely made King’s Crown wartime flat pattern. Excellent condition.
WW2 RAF Pilots’ wing Large padded example with pin fixing. Showing nice age and use.
WW2 RAF Pilots’ wing A large early padded example with tan backing. Very good clean condition.
WW2 RATION CARD IN SPECIAL COVER WW2 RATION CARD IN SCARCE SPECIAL COVER . Ration card part used , cover made from an oilcloth type material.
WW2 Reconnaissance shoulder title Standard embroidered glue back type.
WW2 Reconnaissance shoulder titles Rare matching pair of printed cloth shoulder titles, unworn.
WW2 Royal Artillery arm of service strips Matching uncut pair.
WW2 Royal Engineers shoulder titles Printed matching pair with good provenance to 3rd Parachute Squadron RE. Information and letter to buyer.
WW2 Royal Irish Fusiliers shoulder titles Rare pair of slip on type shoulder titles.
WW2 Royal Signals shoulder titles Matching pair of used printed shoulder titles.
WW2 Royal Signals slouch hat 1943 More images.
WW2 Royal Signals slouch hat 1943 Lovely example with pagri flash and Indian made cap badge. Size 6 7/8 and dated 1943.
WW2 Royal Tank Regiment arm badge Private purchase example maker marked and dated, yes dated! 1944. Lovely quality.
WW2 Royal Ulster Rifles shoulder title Very rare light blue on black unofficial shoulder title. Worn only for a short time by the Airlanding Battalion of 6th Airborne Division.
WW2 SAS Regimental Association booklet October 1945 issue Regimental Association booklet. Issued to 466 R S Evans. Not researched.
WW2 SAS Regimental Association pin badge October 1945 issue Regimental Association pin badge. Issued to 114 Les Cooper who was a member of the REME (armourer) attached to 2 SAS. His service number was 14506110 and he served on Op Archway where he was MID’d.
WW2 Scots Guards shoulder titles Matching pair of embroidered shoulder titles.
WW2 SEAC magazine 'PHOENIX' Oct 6 1945 Scarce original WW2 SEAC magazine 'PHOENIX' Oct 6 1945 , large format paperback 14 x 10 inches , approx 23 pages , many illustrations . Produced for troops in S E Asia and India .
WW2 SEAC magazine 'PHOENIX' Sept 1 1945 Scarce original WW2 SEAC magazine 'PHOENIX' Sept 1 1945 , large format paperback 14 x 10 inches , approx 23 pages , many illustrations . Produced for troops in S E Asia and India .
WW2 South Africa Battledress Blouse More images.
WW2 South Africa Battledress Blouse A very interesting private purchase Ike style battledress blouse. South Africa serifs red on black shoulder titles, printed Airborne Division formation signs, parachute qualification badge, post war pattern Army flying badge and post war pattern rank insignia. Has had collar badges at some point but these are no longer present. I guess whoever owned this blouse saw service over a number of year wartime and into the post war years.
WW2 Special Air Service insignia Very rare early North African made cap badge and parachute qualification badge. Both items came together and believed made in the same place and worn together.
WW2 US Airborne Jump Wing Scarce silvered British made example by Gaunt. Very good complete and working condition.
WW2 US Airborne Jump Wing Unmarked silver example. Very good complete and working condition.
WW2 US Airborne Jump Wing Scarce silvered British made example by Ludlow. Very good complete and working condition.
WW2 US Airborne Troop Carrier formation sign Embroidered cloth patch.
WW2 US EMERGENCY SIGNALLING MIRROR by GEC GEC EMERGENCY SIGNALLING MIRROR Such mirrors were issued to members of the military, merchant seamen, and others, like OSS personnel, serving abroad. This mirror is model 40653, manufactured by General Electric. Small and compact, it could be used to signal for assistance over a 10-mile distance. Instructions for using the mirror are provided on the device . Present is also the original braided lanyard for wearing around the neck. Made by General Electric Company of glass (overall material) Measures approx: 13 cm x 10 cm x 1 cm .Some black spots to mirror o/w very good.
WW2 V Force cap badge Locally made with pagri-like long slider. Very elegant example.
WW2 WVS ARMBAND - EARLY SCREEN PRINTED TYPE Rare early screen printed WVS armband. Red on white cotton material which would have had safety pin fixing to reverse. In excellent, clean condition a good example of an early armband before standardised patterns were introduced.
WW2 WVS CIVIL DEFENCE ENAMELLED SIGN Exceptionally rare original enamelled sign , measuring 17 x 13 inches . Some chips and rust as shown on pics.
WW2 Yorkshire Hussars beret 1945 dated and issued beret with Yorkshire Hussars cap badge. Badge firmly in place and has never been removed.
X TROOP - No 10 Commando - THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR by Leasor THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR by Leasor . 1980 . 264 pages . Good used condition.
ZULU / SWAZI STABBING SPEAR A 19th C ZULU or SWAZI STABBING SPEAR with unusually carved butt , the massive spearhead in rather relic condition . Typical brass or copper wirework to haft . Overall length is 56 inches , blade is 13 inches long and 2.5 inches wide at the widest