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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.
'B' CLASS TRADESMAN BADGE (R) 'B' CLASS TRADESMAN BADGEremoved from uniform . Good condition.
'C' CLASS TRADESMAN BADGE (R) 'C' CLASS TRADESMAN BADGE . Good condition. ...
'NAVAL SWORDS - BRITISH & AMERICAN NAVAL EDGED WEAPONS' 'NAVAL SWORDS - BRITISH & AMERICAN NAVAL EDGED WEAPONS 1660 - 1815' by Annis . Published 1970 . Hardback 80 pages with 57 weapons illustrated . Very good condition apart from chips to dustwrapper.
'OLD MASAI' broad headed SPEAR A very good example of the rare 'OLD MASAI' type spear with massive spearhead ... as opposed to the more familiar 'lion' spears of the Masai sen commonly. It is 165 cm long overall with a 60 x 9 cm spearhead . There is a wire wrapped tail section which acts a counterweight. This is a very scarce and sought after type.
'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.
10th Royal Hussars cap badge Officers’ Silver gilt example with lugs. Heavy and fine quality.
10th Royal Hussars cap badge Officers’ Silver gilt example worn on the tent hat. Marked S to reverse.
10th Royal Hussars cord boss badge Gilt XRH cord boss badge with post type fixing.
11th Hussars cap badge Brass cap badge with slider. Firmin London stamped.
11th Hussars collar badges Matching pair of brass collar badges with one post type lug to each.
12th Yorkshire Battalion Parachute Regiment plaque Vintage plaque for 12th Batt. Maker label to reverse.
12th Yorkshire Battalion Parachute Regiment sculpture Bronze resin statue with plaque to front. Marked or signed Elton and ‘89.
13th Hussars collar badge Bi Metal collar badge with lugs.
13th Hussars collar badge Bi Metal collar badge with lugs.
14/20 King’s Hussars collar badges Matching pair of brass collar badges with lugs.
14th Hussars cap badge Small cartwheel pattern worn on the field service cap.
14th King’s Hussars cap badge Brass cartwheel pattern cap badge.
14th King’s Hussars collar badge Single brass collar badge with lugs.
15/19 Hussars cap badge QE2 Officers’ gilt and enamel example with lugs.
15/19 King’s Hussars cap badge Bi Metal cap badge with slider and red backing.
15th King’s Hussars NCO arm badge White metal arm badge with lugs and red backing.
18th Hussars cap badge QVC Bi Metal example with lugs.
18th Hussars collar badge QVC Bi Metal collar badge with lugs.
18th QMO Hussars cap badge Officers’ bronze cap badge. Blades broken hence price.
18th QMO Hussars collar badge White metal collar badge with lugs.
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,
1903 PATTERN LEE ENFIELD LEATHER BANDOLIER 1903 PATTERN LEE ENFIELD LEATHER BANDOLIER . In excellent condition. Maker marked Leibowitz .Johannesburg and stamped with the S African broad arrow in 'U'.
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 .
1945 dated Special Air Service battledress blouse with history An important SAS battledress blouse to Keith Kitley Parkes. Late war padded SAS wing to right sleeve and embroidered Special Air Service titles to both sleeves. Numbered 1876661. Very good used condition. Blouse issued May 1945 but was no doubt also used later. Keith Kitley Parkes was born at Temple Bassall, Warwickshire in February 1924 and enlisted in the Royal Engineers as a boy recruit in March 1939. In August 1943, he qualified as a parachutist and joined No. 3 Parachute Squadron, R.E., in which unit, as part of 6th Airborne Division, he was deployed on D-Day 6 June 1944. He was posted missing on the same date and was confirmed as a P.O.W. a few weeks later. On his liberation and repatriation from Stalag IVB in late April 1945, he was admitted to Botley’s Park War Hospital. Remaining in the Army after the War, Parkes was advanced to Sergeant and witnessed active service in 9 A/B Squadron R.E. in Palestine from September 1946 until being invalided home in April 1948 (Medal & clasp); so, too, in Malaya in the period July 1951 to November 1953 (clasp), latterly as a member of the Malayan Scouts (afterwards 22 Special Air Service Regiment). Having then transferred to the Royal Army Reserve in February 1954, Parkes re-enlisted in the 23 S.A.S. Regiment (Territorials) in Birmingham in May 1962, in which unit he gained appointment as Regimental Quarter-Master Sergeant in January 1965. His subsequent postings included Belgium, Germany and Kenya and he was finally discharged in May 1974. He died at Warwick Hospital in February 2004. Provenance DNW
19th c Indo Persian all steel axe 19th c Indo Persian all steel axe with spiked head . 20 inches overall.
1st Battalion Northamptonshire Yeomanry cap badge Left facing collar badge worn on the black beret in WW2 by 1 NY.
1st Cameronians pipers’ badge With tartan backing.
1st Monmouthshire Regiment collar badges Matching pair of Officers’ Silver plated collar badges with lugs. Very high quality.
1st Royal Dragoons cap badge Bi Metal cap badge with slider.
1st VB Highland Light Infantry collar badges White metal Victorian collar badges.
20th Battalion Imperial Yeomanry / Rough Riders badge Boer War period locally made brass badge with two lugs.
20th Hussars cap badge Brass cap badge with lugs.
20th Hussars collar badges Brass collar badges with lugs.
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.
23rd London Armoured Car Company cap badge Bi Metal cap badge with lugs.
23rd London Armoured Car Company cap/collar badge Rare Officers’ bronze collar size badge worn on the field service cap. Existed in the Interwar period.
26th Hussars cap badge Bronzed metal example with lugs. Unusual as usually encountered in brass.
26th Hussars cap badge Very high quality Officers gilt example.
2nd Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife J Nowill & Sons example. Well made and profusely marked including WD arrow and in very good clean condition.
3/4 County of London Yeomanry collar badge Brass collar badge with lugs.
3/4 County of London Yeomanry collar badge Officers’ bronze collar badge with lugs.
3rd Carabiniers NCO arm badge Bi metal arm badge with 2 loops to reverse. Formed in 1922 from the 3rd Dragoon Guards and the 6th Dragoon Guards. Crisp and clean example save for one very small area of discolouration.
3rd County of London Imperial Yeomanry cap badge Rare Officers’ Silver gilt cap badge worn on the field service cap. Very high quality.
3rd County of London Yeomanry cap badge Bi Metal cap badge with slider. Gaunt London stamped.
3rd County of London Yeomanry cap badge Brass cap badge with slider.
3rd King’s Own Hussars collar badge Officers’ Silver collar badge with one post type lug. Firmin made.
3rd Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife J Nowill & Sons example with manufacturer details etched on blade. Interesting leg straps on sheath.
3rd Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife Interesting example with painted black rings in handle. Cross guard appears to be aluminium. No markings.
4th Black Watch collar badge Victorian era brass collar badge with lugs.
4th Black Watch Officers collar badge Victorian era silver plated (now worn) collar badge with lugs.
4th Cheshire Regiment collar badges White metal collar badges.
4th City of London Yeomanry cap badge Scarce cast locally made white metal cap badge worn on the field service cap or beret. Black cloth backing. Note The cast locally made examples should always be all white metal or all brass and not bi metal The only bi metal examples I like are the Walker & Hall Sheffield examples. Email or what’s app me for more information and pictures.
4th Queen’s Own Hussars cap badge Bi Metal cap badge with slider.
4th Queen’s Own Hussars collar badges Matching pair of Bi Metal collar badges with lugs.
5/7/8 Battalions Highland Light Infantry cap badge Short blank scroll white metal cap badge with tartan cloth backing.
52nd Lowland Division formation sign Two part printed formation sign.
5th Royal Irish Lancers / 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars NCO’s arm badge White metal arm badge worn by NCO’s of both Regiments. Two lugs to reverse.
5th Royal Irish Lancers cap badge Scarce bi metal cap badge with slider. Blow holes behind pennons and 5.
5th Seaforth Highlanders cap badge White metal post 1916 example.
5th Seaforth Highlanders Officers’ cap badge Three feathers for Major.
5th Seaforth Highlanders Officers’ cap badge Two feathers for Captain.
6th Black Watch collar badges Slightly mismatched pair of collar badges affects lugs only.
6th Inniskilling Dragoons cap badge Nice used example with slider and two blow holes to reverse.
7th Battalion Notts & Derby Regiment collar badges Officers’ bronze The Robin Hoods pair of collar badges.
7th Queen’s Own Hussars cap badge Bi Metal cap badge with slider.
7th Queen’s Own Hussars collar badges Matching pair of Bi Metal collar badges with lugs.
8 x WINTER HILFS WERK BIRD PIN BADGES 8 x WINTER HILFS WERK BIRD PIN BADGES , badges sold in aid of the poor in Nazi Germany to raise money to provide fuel and food in the wintertime. All in good condition with intact pins.
8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars cap badge Very clean and crisp KC example with slider.
8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars collar badges Matching pair of Bi Metal collar badges with lugs.
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.
Aden Levies Protectorate cap badge Silver gilt example with original pin fitting.
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 BEADWORK BELT AFRICAN BEADWORK & COWRIE SHELL BELT with cloth backing . Probably East African . Belt length ( excluding ties ) 31 inches x 2 inches wide .
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 RIFLES by Hiller enlarged 4th ed. 1985 AIR RIFLES by Hiller enlarged 4th ed. 1985 Pbk 278 pages , profusely illustrated
AIRBORNE SHOT GLASS 'AIRBORNE' etched SHOT GLASS .
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.
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders cap badge Nice non voided example with pin fitting.
Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders collar badges White metal pair of collar badges.
Army Air Corps collar badges Silvered collar badges.
Army Apprentices School cap badge KC brass cap badge with slider. Gaunt London made.
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 CATERING CORPS DINING FORK DINING FORK , stamped : 'THE PROPERTY OF THE A.C.C'. and 'T.TURNER'S HYGIENIC' .
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 .
Ayrshire Imperial Yeomanry cap badge Brass cap badge with lugs.
Ayrshire Yeomanry cap badge Brass cap badge with slider.
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 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 1820-1960 by Wilkinson BADGES OF THE BRITISH ARMY 1820-1960 by Wilkinson . 4th edition published 1980 . Hardback good used condition . 416 badges illustrated.
Beaded Zulu Sangoma WHISK Early 20th C Zulu sangoma's whisk . Overall length 24 inches. Beaded handle , grass whisk beads a little loose but intact. A good example.
Bedfordshire Yeomanry cap badge Officers’ Silver gilt cap badge with lugs.
Bedfordshire Yeomanry collar badge Officers’ bronze collar badge with lugs.
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
Berkshire Yeomanry collar badge Officers’ bronze collar badge with lugs.
Berkshire Yeomanry collar badge White metal collar badge with lugs.
Black Watch / Royal Highlanders cap badge QVC White Metal cap badge with lugs.
Black Watch Royal Highlanders cap badge WW1 era white metal cap badge.
Black Watch Royal Highlanders cap badge WW2 era white metal cap badge.
Black Watch Royal Highlanders collar badges Pair of white metal collar badges with lugs.
Black Watch Royal Highlanders Officers’ cap badge Post 1901 silver and gilt multi piece cap badge.
Black Watch Royal Highlanders Officers’ cap badge QE2 Officers’ silver and gilt example.
BOER WAR ZULU BEADWORK with CANADIAN SILVER COINS Unusual BOER WAR item , a ZULU BEADWORK strand with 3 CANADIAN SILVER 5 cent COINS dated 1890 , 1900 & 1901 .
Border Regiment cap badge White metal cap badge with slider.
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 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 .
Cameron Highlanders cap badge White metal cap badge with tartan cloth backing.
Cameron Highlanders Officers collar badge Bronze collar badge with lugs.
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.
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. Good condition.
CHART OF WAR GASES 1942 CHART OF WAR GASES . Issued by Ministry of Home Security 1942 . Fold out card chart.
Cheshire Regiment cap badge WW1 era bi metal cap badge with slider and brazing hole.
Cheshire Regiment collar badges Officers’ silver and gilt pair of collar badges.
Cheshire Regiment Officers’ cap badge Silver and gilt small size cap or beret badge. Very high quality.
CHOCOLATE / BOILED SWEETS TIN dated March 1944 CHOCOLATE & BOILED SWEETS TIN by J L & Co Ltd dated March 1944 . Some dings , some wear to finish ... see pics.
City of London Yeomanry cap badge Bi Metal cap badge with lugs.
City of London Yeomanry collar badges Matching pair of Bi Metal collar badges with lugs. Right facing spur collar also worn on the field service cap / beret.
City of London Yeomanry Rough Riders cap badge Bi Metal cap badge. Fixings repaired hence price.
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 ,
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.
DAYAK HEADHUNTER SPEAR . DAYAK HEADHUNTER SPEAR .... 36 inches long overall
DAYAK HEADHUNTER SWORD DAYAK HEADHUNTER SWORD .... 26 inches long overall
DERBYSHIRE AIR RAID WELFARE ENAMEL PIN BADGE DERBYSHIRE AIR RAID WELFARE ENAMEL PIN BADGE . 25 mm diameter .
Derbyshire Imperial Yeomanry collar badge Officers’ Silver gilt example Gaunt marked and stamped S. Worn 1902-1908.
Devonshire Regiment collar badge KC Officers’ Silver gilt multi piece example.
Devonshire Regiment Officers collar badge Silver and gilt high quality piece.
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.
Earl of Chester’s Yeomanry Officers’ cap badge Scarce bronze issue cap badge with blades.
Early 19th CENTURY BRITISH REGIMENTAL BADGES REGIMENTAL BADGES WORN IN THE BRITISH ARMY 100 YEARS AGO by Almack . This is a facsimile edition of the 1900 1st edition. 92 pages and profusely illustrated with line drawings. Hardback , in very good used condition.
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.
EASTERN COMMAND CLOTH BADGE EASTERN COMMAND CLOTH BADGE
ELEMENTARY FLYING TRAINING 1942 - INSTRUCTORS HANDBOOK ELEMENTARY FLYING TRAINING 1942 - INSTRUCTORS HANDBOOK . 156 pages . Very good condition.
English PERCUSSION BOXLOCK PISTOL PERCUSSION BOXLOCK TURNOFF BARREL PISTOL with English proofmarks and initials to escutcheon . Very good condition .
Essex Yeomanry cap badge Brass example with slider. Flat top Crown type.
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 .
Fife & Forfar Yeomanry cap badge Heavy white metal example with brass strengthening bars behind sword and legs of horse. Best white metal example I’ve seen of this badge.
Fincastle’s Horse cap badge Bi Metal cap badge to 31st Imperial Yeomanry.
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 Napoleonic SABRE DE BORD Rare French Napoleonic SABRE DE BORD , inscribed to the blade 'VINCRE OU MOURIR' ( Victory or Death' ) overall length 31 inches. Some of the leather covering to the grip is missing , o/w good condition
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.
George V North Somerset Yeomanry Officers’ cap badge Scarce bronze issue George V cap badge with blades.
GERMAN MILITARY FIGHTING KNIVES 1914-1945 by Hughes GERMAN MILITARY FIGHTING KNIVES 1914-1945 by Hughes . This edition published 2006 , softback, 61 pages, profusely illustrated. Very good condition with a slight crease to cover
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
GERMAN WW1 WURTTEMBURG BELT & BUCKLE GERMAN WW1 WURTTEMBURG BELT & BUCKLE some wear to buckle commensurate with usage and age , o/w good. Belt is complete and leather is in good condition .
Glasgow Highlanders 9th Battalion HLI cap badge White metal cap badge with lugs.
Glasgow Highlanders Highland Light Infantry cap badge With tartan cloth backing.
Glasgow Yeomanry cap badge High quality Officers’ gilt cap badge with lugs.
Glider Pilot Regiment collar badges King’s Crown white metal examples.
Gold coloured ROYAL TANK REGIMENT SWEETHEART BADGE Gold coloured King's Crown ROYAL TANK REGIMENT SWEETHEART BADGE in very good condition ...
Gordon Highlanders cap badge White metal cap badge with tartan cloth backing.
Gordon Highlanders collar badges White metal collar badges with lugs.
Gordon Highlanders Officers collar badge Bronze collar badge with lugs.
Gordon Highlanders Officers’ cap badge Very fine quality 3D silver example stamped Ludlow London and with tartan cloth backing.
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.
GREENSLEEVES - THE STORY OF THE WVS / WRVS GREENSLEEVES - THE STORY OF THE WVS / WRVS by K Beauman 1977. Hardback 193 pages , illustrated. Very good condition.
Hampshire Yeomanry cap badge Brass cap badge with slider.
HARRISON LINE OFFICERS CAP BADGE HARRISON LINE OFFICERS CAP BADGE , padded , gold wire example in very good condition.
Hertfordshire Yeomanry cap badge Officers’ Silver plated example fine quality with two sturdy lugs.
Highland Light Infantry collar badges White metal KC collar badges.
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.
Huntingdonshire Cyclist Battalion cap badge Good example with slider, maker marked Gaunt London.
IAIDO - THE WAY OF THE SWORD by Finn IAIDO - THE WAY OF THE SWORD by Finn . 1994. 1033 pages , illus, pb. good condition.
Imperial Yeomanry Hospital cap badge Bi Metal cap badge with three lugs. Brazing holes.
Imperial Yeomanry slouch hat badge and rosette The best condition example I’ve ever owned.
Imperial Yeomanry slouch hat badge and rosette Very nice example in good but used condition. Prince of Wales feathers on loops above IY on blades.
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 DHAL INDIAN SHIELD (DHAL) , all metal , 27 cm diameter .
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.
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.
King Edward’s Horse collar badge Spiky Pattern collar badge with lugs.
King’s Colonials Imperial Yeomanry collar badges Rare matching pair of Officers’ gilt collar badges with lugs. Very high quality.
King’s Crown Parachute Regiment cap badge Scarce King’s Crown example with slider and Gaunt markings. Heavily reproduced type and made in the years 1947-1953.
King’s Crown RAF Pilots’ wings Fantastic locally made wings. Very good quality and attractive piece with poppers on dark blue material backing. Interestingly the wings have been stitched onto a piece of battledress blouse material and then the backing material has been sewn onto this, to give the effect of a sandwich, which I have done my best to picture. A very fine set and probably one of best I’ve sold.
King’s Crown RAF Pilots’ wings A very interesting locally made example of the Interwar period. Padded with pin fixing to reverse.
KOSB cap badge With tartan backing.
KOSB cap badge White metal cap badge with lugs.
KOSB cap badge QE2 unmarked silver fully fretted example with lugs .
KOSB Officers collar badge Bronze collar badge with two lugs.
KSLI cap badge Officers’ bronze example with lugs.
Lanarkshire Yeomanry cap badge Brass cap badge with strengthening bars behind Crown and slider.
Lanarkshire Yeomanry cap badge Officers’ gilt and blackened cap badge with lugs.
Lancashire Hussars Imperial Yeomanry cap badge Brass cap badge with lugs.
LEWIS GUNNER TRADE BADGE (R) LEWIS GUNNER TRADE BADGE good condition , ink stain to back.
Lincolnshire Imperial Yeomanry cord boss badge Cord boss badge complete with nut and washer type fitting.
Liverpool College CCF cap badge Brass cap badge with two lugs.
Liverpool Pals / 17-20th King’s Liverpool Regiment cap badge Hallmarked Silver example in good complete used condition with two lugs to reverse
Liverpool Pals / 17-20th King’s Liverpool Regiment cap badge Hallmarked Silver example in good complete used condition with two lugs to reverse.
Liverpool Scottish cap badge White metal cap badge with lugs and cloth backing.
Liverpool Scottish sporran badge Long screw post type fixings with Gaunt tablet.
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 .
London Scottish collar badges White metal collar badges with lugs.
London Scottish sporran badge White metal small size badge with two long heavy lugs.
LONGBOW - A SOCIAL & MILITARY HISTORY by Hardy LONGBOW - A SOCIAL & MILITARY HISTORY by Hardy 1995 . hB 244 pages , profusely illustrated.
Lothians & Border Horse cap badge Brass cap badge with slider and light blue backing.
Lovat’s Scouts cap badge White metal cap badge with lugs. Pre 1922.
Lovat’s Scouts cap badge White metal cap badge with lugs. Post 1922.
Lowland Regiment cap badge White metal cap badge. Correct 4 lugs and note how L...L...D of Lowland touches top of scroll.
Loyal Suffolk Hussars Yeomanry collar badges White metal collar badges with lugs.
MACHINE GUN TRAINING 1915 Scarce original Imperial Army Series manual 'MACHINE GUN TRAINING' published 1915 , pocket size , 116 pages , 49 illustrations .
Major Toler’s 2 pounder Anti-Tank shell case and recovered round 1940 dated 2 pounder shell case with spent round recovered maybe from battle maybe from a training exercise? Nice display piece and talking point. This is from a large lot of items belonging to the late Major Thomas Ian Jodrell Toler. He served with distinction throughout WW2 being evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940, then becoming Battery Commander of No 1 Air Landing Anti Tank Battery in 1942 and then commanding B Squadron No 1 Wing Glider Pilot Regiment in the Normandy, Arnhem and Rhine campaigns. He successfully swam the Rhine after escaping from Arnhem and was awarded the DFC for his actions. An excellent opportunity to own a real piece of our military history.
Major Toler’s printed Airborne insignia from his working / combat BD blouse Rare set of printed Airborne strips. Very hard to find especially with such historically significant provenance. Might have been used on his Arnhem DFC blouse! Impossible to upgrade. Sold with my original auction invoice. This is from a large lot of items belonging to the late Major Thomas Ian Jodrell Toler. He served with distinction throughout WW2 being evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940, then becoming Battery Commander of No 1 Air Landing Anti Tank Battery in 1942 and then commanding B Squadron No 1 Wing Glider Pilot Regiment in the Normandy, Arnhem and Rhine campaigns. He successfully swam the Rhine after escaping from Arnhem and was awarded the DFC for his actions. An excellent opportunity to own a real piece of our military history. Previously offered with mismatching Pegasus. Now offered alone for a discounted price.
Major Toler’s Shell Dressing from his Arnhem Denison Smock Unused but dirty and battered Shell Dressing dated 1940 removed from the Denison Smock that Major Toler wore at Arnhem. In his personal account of the Battle he describes damage to his Smock after being hit by German mortars which matches perfectly the damage on the Smock I acquired from his estate recently. This Shell Dressing pouch having been removed from this same Smock. A rare chance to acquire a Battle Of Arnhem relic. This is from a large lot of items belonging to the late Major Thomas Ian Jodrell Toler. He served with distinction throughout WW2 being evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940, then becoming Battery Commander of No 1 Air Landing Anti Tank Battery in 1942 and then commanding B Squadron No 1 Wing Glider Pilot Regiment in the Normandy, Arnhem and Rhine campaigns. He successfully swam the Rhine after escaping from Arnhem and was awarded the DFC for his actions. An excellent opportunity to own a real piece of our military history.
Major Toler’s WW2 No 36 Mills hand grenade In rough shape having a section cut from it and missing lever, spring and striker. In Major Toler’s account of the Battle Of Arnhem he states that he still had a hand grenade in his possession. Maybe this was the one? I can’t prove it but it is likely to be a relic of the Battle. This is from a large lot of items belonging to the late Major Thomas Ian Jodrell Toler. He served with distinction throughout WW2 being evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940, then becoming Battery Commander of No 1 Air Landing Anti Tank Battery in 1942 and then commanding B Squadron No 1 Wing Glider Pilot Regiment in the Normandy, Arnhem and Rhine campaigns. He successfully swam the Rhine after escaping from Arnhem and was awarded the DFC for his actions. An excellent opportunity to own a real piece of our military history.
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.
Massive SHEFFIELD BOWIE KNIFE Massive BOWIE KNIFE ... blade engraved with a steam engine and 'SHEFFIELD' probably an exhibition piece or a cutlers shop window display item , 18 inches long o/a , with a blade which is 11 inches x over 3 inches at the widest ! . Weighs 1.7 kg ! A very impressive addition to any knife collection.
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.
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.
Middlesex Imperial Yeomanry cap badge EVIIR white metal cap badge with slider.
Middlesex Yeomanry cap badge GVIR white metal cap badge with lugs.
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 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 1987 , 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.
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 .
Natal Mounted Rifles cap badge White metal cap badge with lugs.
Natal Mounted Rifles shoulder titles Pair of white metal shoulder titles with lugs.
NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE CAP BADGE & BIRKENHEAD BUTTONS WW2 King's crown NATIONAL FIRE SERVICE CAP BADGE & 4 BIRKENHEAD FIRE SERVICE BUTTONS .
NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 2 NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 2 . 2005 7th edition . 485 pages , profusely illustrated . Spiral bound , very good condition
NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 3 NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 3 . 2005 7th edition . 425 pages , profusely illustrated . Spiral bound , very good condition.
NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 4 NAZI DAGGER MAKER TRADEMARKS by Fisher Volume 4 . 2005 7th edition . 386 pages , profusely illustrated . Spiral bound , very good condition.
NAZI DAGGER TRADEMARKS ANNIVERSARY EDITION by Fisher. 2003 NAZI DAGGER TRADEMARKS - ANNIVERSARY EDITION. 2003 5th edition .590 pages , profusely illustrated . Spiral bound , very good condition.
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 SHIPPING Co OFFICERS CAP BADGE NEW ZEALAND SHIPPING Co OFFICERS CAP BADGE . Padded gold wire type , in very good condition.
Norfolk Yeomanry cap badge GVIR brass cap badge with lugs.
North Irish Horse cap badge Officers’ Silver plated example fine quality with two sturdy lugs.
North Somerset Yeomanry cap badge Edward VII example worn 1908-11.
North Somerset Yeomanry collar badges George V white metal collar badges.
North Somerset Yeomanry NCO arm badge George V white metal arm badge with two lugs.
North Staffordshire collar badge Victorian era bi metal collar badge.
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.
Northumberland Hussars collar badges Pair of white metal collar badges with lugs.
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 152 Parachute Battalion cap badge White parachute embroidered on maroon cloth diamond, worn on the bush hat.
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
Original SNIPING (SMALL ARMS TRAINING Pamphlet No 28 Very scarce original British Army SNIPING MANUAL (SMALL ARMS TRAINING MANUAL No 28') Although it was not published until 1946 , it was a project begun during the was & is based on wartime experience, 65 pages with profuse illustrations both photos and line drawings. Some marks and creases to the covers o/w very good used condition..
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.
P08 LUGER MAGAZINE IMPERIAL GERMAN. P08 LUGER MAGAZINE IMPERIAL GERMAN. Operates well. Note : Available only for delivery to UK addresses.
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.
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.
Pair scarce WW2 printed ARMY EDUCATIONAL CORPS cloth titles Pair scarce WW2 printed ARMY EDUCATIONAL CORPS cloth titles . The AEC changed its name to Royal A E C immediately after the war in 1946 .Nice removed from BD 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 HARNESS RELEASE / RESCUE KNIFE Unmarked but made by Hopkinsons for an MOD contract . Unissued condition .
Parachute Jump Instructor / Parachute Training School group Small lot to Flight Sergeant Cownie including two PJI wings, printed PTS badge, and two documents. Nice to have provenance with these badges and worthy of further research.
PARACHUTE REGIMENT SIDE DRUM Curious old military side drum , bearing the Parachute Regiment colours of pale blue and maroon but no regimental blazon . Brass body , 15 inch diameter , 16 inches tall. Some wear to paint finish etc but generally very good with skins in good condition. Great display piece .
Pattern 1913 BAYONET for the P14 RIFLE Pattern 1913 BAYONET for the P14 RIFLE in good but uncleaned condition.
Pattern 1939 LEATHER EQUIPMENT 'L' STRAP Very rare Pattern 1939 LEATHER EQUIPMENT 'L' STRAP . Dusty from long term military storage but in good condition .
Pembroke Yeomanry collar badge Bi Metal collar badge with lugs.
PHYSICAL & RECREATIONAL TRAINING 1940 PHYSICAL & RECREATIONAL TRAINING 1940 . 74 pages , many illustrations. Very 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.
Queen's Rifle Volunteer Brigade Royal Scots cap badge Pre 1902 example.
Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry cap badge An excellent example of the post 1902 two part cap badge complete and in good condition.
Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry cap badge King’s Crown post 1920 cap badge with slider.
Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry collar badges George V Officers’ bronze collar badges.
Queen’s Own Highlanders Officers’ cap badge QE2 unmarked silver 3D cap badge.
Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars cap badge White metal cap badge with lugs.
Queen’s Own Royal Hussars cap badge High quality Officers’ embroidered cap badge.
Queen’s Own Worcestershire Hussars cap badge KC Bi Metal example with slider. Some verdigris.
Queen’s Own Worcestershire Hussars collar badge Officers’ bronze collar badge with lugs.
RAF Medical Sevices collar badges Silver gilt pair of collar badges.
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,
Rare JAPANESE ARMY Dutch 1895 bayonet conversion Rare JAPANESE ARMY Dutch 1895 bayonet conversion in very 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 .
Reconnaissance Corps collar badge Officers’ bronze example with lugs.
REVOLVING ARMS by Taylorson 1967 REVOLVING ARMS by Taylorson 1967 . Hb no dustwrapper , boards slightly warped . 123 pages , illustrated.
Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry cap badge Bronze cap badge with lugs.
Royal Army Chaplains Department collar badges Pair of Barrack dress collar badges with pins.
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 Artillery pagri badge Pagri badge with pin fixing.
Royal East Kent Yeomanry cap badge Bronze metal cap badge with slider.
Royal East Kent Yeomanry Officers collar badge Bronze collar badge with two lugs.
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 Fusiliers fur cap grenade badge Brass with one lug and slider.
Royal Gloucestershire Hussars arm badge White metal NCO arm badge on red cloth backing.
Royal Gloucestershire Hussars cap badge Brass cap badge with slider.
Royal Gloucestershire Hussars cap badge All brass example with slider. Gaunt London marked in correct font.
Royal Gloucestershire Hussars IY cap badge One lug broken, one repaired hence price. Gaunt London Tablet.
Royal Jersey Light Infantry cap badge Brass cap badge with slider.
ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS SWORD ROYAL NAVY OFFICERS SWORD & scabbard . King's crown , c/w sword knot. Marked 'BATSON , LONDON' on ricasso and has the numbers '2437' on back edge . Very good condition
ROYAL NAVY WARRANT OFFICERS SWORD Scarce ROYAL NAVY WARRANT OFFICERS SWORD & scabbard . King's crown , c/w sword knot. Marked 'E W CRACKNELL, NAVAL OUTFITTERS, PORTSMOUTH' on ricasso and has the numbers '03090' on back edge . Plain blade . Very good condition.
Royal Regiment of Scotland cap badge How on Earth are the excellent quality badges so inexpensive?
Royal Regiment of Wales’ Officers’ cap badge Silver and gilt example.
Royal Scots Pipers’ collar badges White metal collar badges.
ROYAL TANK REGIMENT SWEETHEART BADGE King's Crown ROYAL TANK REGIMENT SWEETHEART BADGE in very good condition
Royal Welch Fusiliers cap badge Bi metal cap badge with slider and brazing holes.
Royal Welsh Fusiliers fur cap grenade badge Brass example with two long lugs.
Royal West African Frontier Force cap badge Brass cap badge with lugs on cloth backing.
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.
Scots Guards cap badge Warrant Officers’ silver gilt example. Very high quality made. Maker marked Andersons to reverse.
Scottish Horse cap badge White metal cap badge with lugs.
Scottish Horse collar badge Officers’ gilt example with lugs. Gaunt London made.
Scottish Horse collar badge Officers’ bronze example with lugs. Gaunt London made.
Scottish Horse collar badge Brass example. Gaunt London made.
Scottish Rifles / Cameronians cap badge With tartan backing.
Scottish Rifles Cameronians collar badges Blackened brass collar badges.
SERVICE IN HOT CLIMATES - FOR OFFICERS 1943 SERVICE IN HOT CLIMATES A PAMPHLET FOR OFFICERS 1943 . 17 pages , good used condition .
Sherwood Foresters Notts & Derby Officers collar badge Silver and gilt high quality piece.
Sherwood Foresters Notts & Derby Officers collar badge Bronze collar badge with two lugs.
Sherwood Rangers cap badge Brass cap badge with long slider. I always prefer this type with separate bugle tassels.
Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry NCO arm badge Silvered SRY arm badge.
Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Officers’ cord boss Gilt device with green cord boss.
Shortened GARAND BAYONET SCABBARD Shortened GARAND BAYONET SCABBARD . Metal tip , many dings , well used . Marked 'E-US' on chape.
Shropshire Yeomanry cap badge Brass cap badge with slider.
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.
South Irish Horse Yeomanry cap badge Scarce brass cap badge with two lugs to reverse.
South Staffordshire collar badges White metal pair of Volunteer Battalion collar badges.
South Staffordshire collar badges Officers’ bronze matching pair.
South Staffordshire Regiment cap badge QVC white metal Volunteer Battalion cap badge.
South Staffordshire Regiment cap badge Bi metal cap badge with slider.
SOUTH STAFFS BRASS STAFFORDSHIRE KNOT SOUTH STAFFS BRASS STAFFORDSHIRE KNOT ..possibly a bed plate . 4.5 x 3 inches .
South Wales Borderers collar badges Officers’ bronze pair of collar badges.
South Wales Borderers Officers collar badge Silver plated example with lugs.
Special Air Service beret Kangol made example, size 7, 1964 dated. Overall condition is good but used. Leather is supple, slider pocket for beret, leather backed grommets. Hard to find an official issued SAS beret of this period, infact of any period.
Staffordshire Yeomanry cap badge QVC brass cap badge with slider.
Staffordshire Yeomanry collar badge QVC brass collar badge.
Staffordshire Yeomanry Officers collar badge Silver plated example with red cloth backing.
STEN GUN MANUAL Interesting commercial fold out card STEN GUN MANUAL .
SUDANESE DAGGER ... Omdurman period piece ! Very scarce Sudanese dagger with acid etched Omdurman period blade , inscribed with arabic , 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.
Surrey Yeomanry cap badge Brass and enamel other ranks’ beret badge with lugs.
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 BRITISH CAVALRY SWORD from 1600 by Martyn THE BRITISH CAVALRY SWORD from 1600 by Martyn . 2004 Hb. 176 pages, illus. Very good condition.
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 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 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 IRON CROSS 1813 - 1957 by Williamson THE IRON CROSS 1813 - 1957 by Williamson . Published 1985. Hardback. 176 pages with profuse illustrations. Very good condition with slight creasing to dustwrapper.
The Leinster Regiment cap badge Bi metal cap badge with blow holes and slider to reverse.
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 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 Scottish Yeomanry cap badge Very fine Silver gilt Officers’ quality (but worn by all ranks) multi piece construction with lugs. London Badge & Button stamped.
THE STORY OF THE W.V.S By V.Graham .Published HMSO 1959. Softback , 52 pages , profusely illustrated . Good used condition
THE VISSER COLLECTION OF RARE & IMPORTANT ARMS Vols I & II THE VISSER COLLECTION OF RARE & IMPORTANT ARMS Vols I & II SOTHEBY CATALOGUES . Hardback , very good used condition. Approx 350 pages in total with hundreds of colour illustrations.
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 BOW .. probably Sepik River A good old tribal BOW .. probably Sepik River , PNG . Bamboo 'string' . Overall length 200 cm.
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 .
Trucial Oman Levies headdress badge Small silver badge with pin fitting.
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
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 ARMY WW1 1917 - 1918 BRONZE GRAVE MARKER PLAQUE US ARMY WW1 1917 - 1918 CAST BRONZE GRAVE MARKER PLAQUE diameter 6 inches . Heavy at nearly 1 kg.
US ARMY WW2 BOOTS High quality reproduction pair of US ARMY WW2 BOOTS in box. Have been worn but only twice and in near mint condition. Marked '8' on sole but seem much larger to me ..they measure 12 inches long from the back of the heel to the toes along the sole.
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 SOLDIERS TIN MUG Original Victorian SOLDIERS TIN MUG ... 3 inch diameter , 2.5 inches high, Scarce .
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 Deactivated Mk. V Sten Gun preferably with original fore grip Airborne pattern life preserver pre 1945 dated Glider Pilots' helmet used condition Denison smock first pattern small size no post war alternations or repairs. Not bothered about label Early step in smock with original parachute wings Bruneval pattern helmet (yes I’m a dreamer) Sten Gun bayonet webbing frog and loading tool frog Ammunition boots black large size pre 1945 dated. Need to be very good order Parachute XXI shoulder title or anything related to 21 or 22 IPC 2nd Parachute Battalion anything related Updated 17/04/2019
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 .
Warwickshire Yeomanry collar badges White metal collar badges.
WEBLEY REVOLVER & AUTO PISTOL CATALOGUE 1924 Rare WEBLEY REVOLVER & AUTO PISTOL CATALOGUE 1924 . 6 x 5 inches , 32 pages plus price list .
Welsh Regiment collar badges Officers’ bronze pair of collar badges.
Welsh Regiment Officers’ cord boss Silvered device with red cord boss.
West Kent Yeomanry cap badge Far nicer than the usual examples encountered as has maker details for Lambournes on slider. Numerous examples available around the £30 to £35 mark why not spend a little more and have a far better example?
West Kent Yeomanry collar badge White metal collar badge with lugs. Pre 1922 larger horse.
West Somerset Yeomanry cap badge Brass example with slider.
Westminster Dragoons collar badge Officers’ gilt collar badge with lugs.
Westminster Dragoons collar badge White metal collar badge with lugs. Firmin London made.
Westminster Dragoons Imperial Yeomanry cap badge Blackened brass cap badge with lugs.
Westmoreland & Cumberland Yeomanry cap badge Officers' bronze cap badge with blades to reverse. Hard to find.
Westmorland & Cumberland Yeomanry collar badges Brass collar badges.
Wiltshire Yeomanry cap badge Officers’ Silver gilt example with lugs.
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 .
Women’s Transport Service / FANY collar badge Officers’ bronze collar badge with lugs.
Women’s Transport Service / FANY collar badge Officers’ bronze collar badge with lugs. Firmin London made.
Worcestershire Imperial Yeomanry collar badge Brass collar badge with lugs.
WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT ASSOCIATION LAPEL BADGE WORCESTERSHIRE REGIMENT ASSOCIATION LAPEL BADGE some knocks to enamel .
Worcestershire Regiment cap badge WW1 period brass cap badge with long slider.
Worcestershire Regiment Officers collar badge Bronze collar badge with three lugs and Gaunt London tablet.
WORLD ARMY BADGES & INSIGNIA since 1939 WORLD ARMY BADGES & INSIGNIA since 1939 by Rosignoli . Hardback publish 1985. 450 pages with around 4,000 colour and 280 black & white illustrations . Very good used condition.
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 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 GERMAN M 1915 WURTTEMBERG BELT & BUCKLE WW1 GERMAN M 1915 WURTTEMBERG BELT & BUCKLE ... some marks to belt plate but belt leather is in very good order .
WW1 Liverpool Pals cap badge Bronze example with lugs.
WW1 Machine Gun Corps cap badge Very nice used example with slider. Gaunt London marked.
WW1 Machine Gun Guards Battalion cap badge White metal cap badge with brass slider.
WW1 Tank Corps cap badge Brass other ranks issue with slider.
WW1 Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Officers’ cap badge Scarce bronze issue WAAC cap badge with blades.
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 13 Corps formation signs The best pair of these I’ve ever seen. Very finely embroidered multi piece construction on battledress backing. Immaculate condition.
WW2 15th Scottish Division formation signs Perfect matching pair of embroidered formation signs.
WW2 1st Airborne Division Provost Company shoulder title Buy this one for £100 cheaper than the one that sold at C&T on 08/05/2019.
WW2 1st Airlanding Light Anti Aircraft Battery RA beret badge Bi Metal Rough Riders badge on purple backing worn on the red beret 1942-1944.
WW2 3rd INFANTRY DIVISION CLOTH BADGE Nice original THIRD INFANTRY DIVISION CLOTH BADGE in superb condition
WW2 3rd Infantry Division formation signs Early multipiece type. Removed from uniform. The best set I’ve offered in memory.
WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife Hand forged blade, B2 marked on crossguard for Wilkinson, number 1 mould mark in handle, leather sheath. Used condition as per pictures.
WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife Hand forged blade, WD arrow only 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 43rd Wessex Division formation sign A nice painted example removed from uniform.
WW2 43rd Wessex Division formation signs Matching pair of embroidered formation signs.
WW2 43rd Wessex Reconnaissance Regiment insignia Pair of painted type 43rd Wessex Division formation signs above Recce Corps arm of service strips. Removed from uniform still on battledress blouse material. Moth nip to one arm of service strip. Very hard pair to find and undoubtedly put together during the war and not a modern construction. Fought with distinction in Normandy and NW Europe.
WW2 49th West Riding Division formation signs Perfect embroidered matching pair of 49th West Riding Division cloth formation signs. UK made glue back type.
WW2 49th West Riding Division formation signs Perfect embroidered matching pair of 49th West Riding Division cloth formation signs. Removed from uniform.
WW2 49th West Riding Infantry Division / Iceland Force formation signs Printed matching pair of 1st pattern printed cloth formation signs with Polar Bear’s head facing downwards. Removed from uniform. Very hard to find as a matching removed from uniform pair!
WW2 50th Northumbrian Infantry Division formation signs Matching pair of embroidered cloth formation signs, removed from uniform. Reserved for JF
WW2 56 Anti Tank Regiment RA cap badge King’s Own cap badge with RA backing cloth stiffened with cardboard.
WW2 82nd Airborne formation sign Embroidered wartime patch.
WW2 97 (Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA formation sign Embroidered cloth formation sign in very good condition.
WW2 AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS WHISTLE Very clean WW2 AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS WHISTLE .
WW2 Airborne Divisions combination Printed matching set 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 insignia set Excellent printed set of Pegasus formation signs and Airborne strips. Edges of each item have been folded. Very hard to find, one similar set sold recently by me, this is my last one left.
WW2 Ammo boots 1942 Absolutely fantastic condition size 12 well marked ammo boots WD marked and 1942 dated. Made by Barratts. Surely the best example I’ve ever seen. No damage at all and in very good order.
WW2 Army Air Corps cap badge As worn by Parachute Regiment in the early days and Glider Pilot Regiment throughout the war. Non voided type.
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 early pattern A pristine, unmarked and undamaged example. Large size 16, 1942 dated and issued. All brass buttons and fastenings present. More pictures available on request as I can only upload 5 images here. One of the best I’ve seen!
WW2 Battledress Trousers early pattern A very good pair of early pattern trousers. Size is approximately 34 inch waist and 30 inch leg. Overall very good condition with no damage, marks or tears. All buttons and fastenings present. One 10p size period repair to front near fly. WD marked. Additional pictures on request as I can only upload 5 images here.
WW2 Battledress Trousers early pattern Very hard to find 1937 pattern trousers true to their original form having belt loops, spinning button on first aid pocket and tabs to the bottom of each leg. Large 36 inch waist with 32 inch leg. Contemporary replaced buttons (three) and tiny (less than 5p size) hole to front. WD issue marks for 1942. These are used and a little dirty in places but still very good for display or even use.
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 Belgium shoulder title Large red on dark blue serifs example worn by Belgian Naval and Marine units serving with UK forces.
WW2 Border Regiment plastic economy cap badge A good crisp example in used condition. Blades to reverse. Maker marked Stanley & Sons.
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 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 a period waterproof brown textile carrier WW2 CIVILIAN GAS MASK in ISSUE CARDBOARD BOX contained in a period waterproof brown textile carrier Dated 1937 & maker marked 'L & B B Co' Strap stamped 'LARGE' Good condition with no rubber perishing.. Owners name Morrison , Hoylake , written on inside of mask .
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 / Commando formation sign Just how I like them! This more desirable circular printed matching pair has seen lots of use and wear and are removed from uniform.
WW2 Combined Operations / Commando formation signs Matching pair of embroidered cloth formation signs. Glue back type.
WW2 Commando green beret A very nice used and worn example of the famous green beret. This example is 1944 dated and made by Kangol. M date issue letter for 1944. Grommets and leather backing present; leather sweatband supple; ribbon neatly tied at back; issue tag inside complete; and two holes in front for a cap badge with lugs. Overall condition is good and displayable but this does have one or two areas of wear and has had a hole/period repair just under where the cap badge was once present. This isn’t an example that has been stuck in storage for 70 years!
WW2 CORPORAL'S RANK ARMBAND - JUNGLE GREEN (R) Jungle issue corporal's rank armband .... good condition.
WW2 D-Day Eisenhower letter Very nice original D-Day letter and SHAEF patch framed and ready to hang in frame and UV protective glass.
WW2 Dorsetshire Regiment plastic economy cap badge Very good clean condition with two blades.
WW2 Dutch Troops in Exile cap badge Very nice example in excellent condition. Gaunt London made.
WW2 EMERGENCY RATION TIN WW2 EMERGENCY RATION TIN , measures 10 x 8 x 2.5 cm.
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 FIBRE BUTTON STICK named to S.L. FORSYTH WW2 FIBRE BUTTON STICK named to S.L. FORSYTH
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 Green Howards Yorkshire Regiment shoulder titles Matching printed pair of shoulder title removed from uniform.
WW2 Highland Regiment shoulder titles Scarce pair of slip on cloth shoulder titles for Highland Regiment. Very short-lived unit.
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 Home Guard Auxiliary Unit lapel badge Rare lapel badge in good but worn condition. Chrome and enamel badge with half moon button hole fixing.
WW2 India Airborne formation signs Matching pair of printed cloth formation signs removed from uniform.
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 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 Long Strap Tankers holster Perfect example British made and dated 1943 with matching British made leg strap dated 1942. Not the usually encountered Canadian made examples or examples missing their leg strap.
WW2 Master Parachute Jump Instructor qualification badge Rare embroidered cloth qualification badge. Very good condition save for one very minor moth nip.
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 North Somerset Yeomanry Officers’ silver cap badge Scarce silver Officers’ cap badge for North Somerset Yeomanry in silver, stamped P to reverse. Two intact silver lugs.
WW2 Northumberland Fusiliers cloth insignia set Lovely set of embroidered shoulder titles and formation signs removed from uniform still attached to battledress material.
WW2 Northumberland Fusiliers Officers’ Cap Badge Gaunt marked with ‘P’ silver and gilt very high quality example. Very good condition.
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 Scarce example white parachute and blue wings on black background. Often associated with 2 Commando and SOE, different theories exist. Removed from uniform in good used condition.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Very nice UK made variation with four poppers to reverse.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Early UK made parachute lightbulb qualification badge. Nice embroidery.
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 Scarce type with red thread to reverse. Associated with the Parachute Regiment Battalions of the 6th Airborne Division
WW2 parachute qualification badge Came with Military Police shoulder title of 1st Airborne Division Provost Company.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type removed from uniform. Very nice example.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Early UK made parachute lightbulb qualification badge. This example being particularly desirable as it has been trimmed and is removed from uniform unlike the majority of these encountered which come unused.
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 Scarce type with red thread to reverse. Associated with the Parachute Regiment Battalions of the 6th Airborne Division.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made type. Very good order, removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Early type on khaki cloth oblong usually seen sewn directly on to the early step in smock in this manner.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made example with khaki backing. Nicely removed from uniform having been machine stitched previously.
WW2 Parachute Regiment / Glider Pilot Regiment / SAS rank pips Correct wartime light blue padded pips with paper backing. Six available, priced at £10 each.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Standard white metal King’s Crown cap badge with lugs and split pin fixing. Nice patina.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Standard white metal cap badge with lugs.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Standard white metal King’s Crown cap badge with lugs.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Scarce variant giving a heavier and better quality feel.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Rare all brass issue cap badge. Lugs to reverse.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Standard King’s Crown white metal example with lugs.
WW2 Parachute Regiment collar badges White metal collar badges with lugs.
WW2 Parachute Regiment Officers’ cap badge Beautiful silver example with voided Crown, marked Firmin London to reverse. Front has tarnished with use. Two silver lugs to reverse.
WW2 Parachute shoulder title Embroidered serifs shoulder title. Reserved JF
WW2 Parachute shoulder title Embroidered serifs shoulder title. Reserved JF
WW2 RAF cap badge Good brass example with lugs and split pin.
WW2 RAF Officers cap badge Bullion embroidered cloth badge with gilt metal eagle worn on the peaked cap.
WW2 RAF Officers’ side cap insignia Two piece metal insignia set on brown leather backing with 2/3 nuts present to reverse.
WW2 RAF Pilots’ wing Nice early issue padded example in very good 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 Corps arm of service strips Excellent matching pair removed from uniform on battledress backing. Nice worn and used condition. Impossible to upgrade from these.
WW2 Reconnaissance Corps beret Correct colour beret with brass cap badge and green cloth backing. Unfortunately 1946 dated but this unit only existed between 1941-1946 so is identical to the wartime pattern.
WW2 Reconnaissance shoulder titles Rare matching pair of printed cloth shoulder titles.
WW2 Royal Armoured Corps cap badge Very attractive used example showing lots of wear and character with red cloth backing.
WW2 Royal Corps of Signals shoulder titles Scarce matching pair of unofficial printed cloth shoulder titles. Removed from uniform.
WW2 Royal Ulster Rifles plastic economy cap badge Very good condition clean crisp example with no distortion. Blades to reverse.
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 Special Air Service beret badge Attractive mid War SAS beret badge. Good quality embroidery, tan coloured hessian type backing. Back mirrors front perfectly. Not to be confused with the 1944 pattern.
WW2 Special Air Service qualification badge A hard to find pattern pre dating the 1944 pattern.
WW2 Special Air Service qualification badge Wartime padded 1944 Pattern SAS wings in very good removed from uniform condition.
WW2 Special Air Service qualification badge Wartime padded SAS wings in good used removed from uniform condition. A desirable piece that has seen use and not been sat in stores.
WW2 Special Air Service qualification badge Very nice early Egyptian made wartime padded SAS wing. Heavily used and worn condition. If only these things could talk!
WW2 Special Air Service qualification badge Late war padded SAS wing also associated with the Malayan Emergency Era. Slight moth nip to bottom left edge. Note: proven by myself to have been worn in 1945. Contact me for photographic evidence.
WW2 Special Air Service qualification badge Wartime padded SAS wings in good used removed from uniform condition. A desirable piece that has seen use and not been sat in stores.
WW2 Special Air Service qualification badge Wartime padded 1944 Pattern SAS wings in pristine condition. Paper residue to reverse which could be removed.
WW2 West Yorkshire Regiment shoulder titles Matched pair of printed shoulder titles removed from uniform.
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.
X TROOP - No 10 Commando - THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR by Leasor THE UNKNOWN WARRIOR by Leasor . 1980 . 264 pages . Good used condition.
Yorkshire Dragoons cap badge Bronzed metal example with slider. FN Birmingham.
Yorkshire Dragoons collar badges Brass collar badges.
Yorkshire Hussars collar badge Bi Metal collar badge.
Yorkshire Hussars collar badge Officers’ Silver gilt collar badge.
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