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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.
19th C stiletto in its original scabbard . Very nice old 19th C stiletto in its original scabbard .BL 5.25'' , O/A length 9.75'' . Full length tang, very high quality steel diamond cross section blade , curved ricasso . No makers name unfortunately. Hairline crack to the grips on one side only.
Original OGDEN'S TAB BOER WAR CIGARETTE CARD Collection OGDEN'S TAB BOER WAR CIGARETTE CARD Collection . There are 500 - 600 cards in all .. ALL different ! There are a very few non Boer War cards eg Boxer Rebellion as well. The reason that there are as many different cards from this series is because the collection includes many of the different issues of the basic set including many rare variants . All complete in a modern album .At £200 for the lot this works out at less than 40p per card !
RED CROSS PRISONER OR WAR documentation Large quantity of official RED CROSS PRISONER OR WAR documentation regarding what can be sent out to POWs etc all to one woman whose husband died whilst a POW of the Germans
'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.
1945 Commando Group formation signs Embroidered matching pair.
1950 8th Royal Tank Regiment Battle Dress blouse A very nice original post WW2 1950 dated 8 RTR blouse. Scarce red/dark blue shoulder loops (identical to wartime pattern), 11th Armoured Divison formation signs, tank crew arm badge and rank insignia. Good order, no damage.
1970s ROYAL NAVY DIVERS KNIFE with COPPER-BERYLLIUM BLADE Incredibly rare 1970s ROYAL NAVY DIVERS KNIFE with non magnetic COPPER-BERYLLIUM BLADE , only 250 NSN coded knives of this design were supplied to the RN by Life Support in 1970 for mine clearance divers . Superb condition except that the rubber pommel retaining loop on the scabbard is broken .
21 (Artists) Special Air Service formation sign Worn on the Battledress blouse post 1956. Scarce.
27th Independent Infantry Brigade formation signs Matching embroidered pair, removed from uniform.
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.
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.
ANCIENT GREEK HORSE HEAD KOPIS ... quality reproduction quality reproduction of an ANCIENT GREEK KOPIS with HORSE HEAD grip , complete with scabbard & by-knife . Overall length 28 inches.
antique 22 inch KRIS HOLDER Superb antique 22 inch KRIS HOLDER good used condition commensurate with age ( see pics ) crack to top of headdress
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 NATIVE AMERICAN BUFFALO LANCE Superb antique NATIVE AMERICAN BUFFALO LANCE , length 70 inches overall , blade very heavy iron , 9 in x 2.5 in , good used condition commensurate with age ( see pics ) some of the leather ties holding the feathers have become brittle and snapped , so some feathers are loose
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.
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.
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 .
AUSTRO HUNGARIAN M17 DOLCHMESSER FIGHTING KNIFE A classic AUSTRO HUNGARIAN M17 DOLCHMESSER FIGHTING KNIFE . Many of these were captured by the Italians towards the end of WWI and saw service in WW2 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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 .
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
Falklands War worn Denison Smock Falklands War 148 (Meiktila) Commando (AO) Battery RA, Denison smock. This smock is a great example not only because it belonged to a member of 148 Commando RA but also because it is a genuine Falklands War worn Denison which are fairly few and far between with provenance. This Denison is featured in the 'British Airborne Insignia' book by Military Mode Publishing. In an email written by the original owner Stuart Fidler an ex-Royal Naval Officer he states that the smock was first issued to him in 1965 when he was with 148 (Meiktila) Commando (AO) Battery Royal Artillery. He did multiple jumps wearing this smock in both the Far East and also here in the UK. The camouflage print in the images of the veteran clearly matches the smock for sale identically. (I’m not entirely positive whether this date corresponds with the contract number on the smock, perhaps this was issued later) Visible are the early type Royal Navy pattern wings, you'll notice also the earlier style of manufacture/stitching with the horizontal weave to the feathers. What follows is an extract from the original email Stuart sent: "Pleased find attached a couple of pictures of me wearing the Denison smock. The first picture shows me on board a ship (I can’t recall which one) on the way to the Falklands. (I travelled there on the QEII and transhipped at Grytviken to the SS Canberra but the ship I am on in the picture is a warship – I do know that I moved between ships on various occasions although my duties were ashore with 5 Infantry Brigade). I think the second picture was taken on 7th June Darwin and would have been just before embarking on Motor Vessel ARA Monsunen which then sailed at night for Fitzroy arriving the morning following the Skyhawk attacks on RFA Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram." Actually the photograph of Fidler leaning against the railings doesn’t look like a Warship to me but as he suggests he moved a lot, perhaps he is referring to another photograph. HMS Antrim can be seen here in the background in the photographs, she was the flagship of Operation Paraquet, the recovery of South Georgia in April 1982. Also included in the sale are two bring back British 105mm Howitzer shell casings and the SLR bayonet. "The story behind the shells is that a colleague of mine, a Squadron Leader who had been a test pilot on helicopters “found” an abandoned Huey – details can be found at http://www.huey.co.uk/rob_tierney.php One day we decided to take a trip around the battlefields and that was then I picked up the 105 shells. I am afraid I can’t remember where that was but it would have been in the vicinity of Mount Tumbledown . These shells were fired by either 4 Field Regiment or 29 Regiment during the assaults on Mount Tumbledown , Mount William and Sapper 13/14 June 1982." Great opportunity to own a Falklands War worn Denison, I've seen a few photographs of them worn by Royal Marines and Journalists plus heard some of the old sweat Para lads wore them under their windproof smocks but I think even by that time they were few and far between. The zip has broken from the smock but is contained within the pocket. The age and wear of the garment is consistent with an everyday working / combat worn piece.
Falklands War worn Denison Smock More images.
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
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.
HQ LAND FORCES HONG KONG CLOTH BADGE HQ LAND FORCES HONG KONG CLOTH BADGE
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.
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.
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.
King’s Crown RAF Pilots’ bullion wings Pre WW2 / WW2 period high quality large example with pin fixing to reverse. Showing wear and age.
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 .
LEE ENFIELD No 4 MAGAZINE LEE ENFIELD No 4 MAGAZINE by Stevens . Good working condition but loss of paint finish to shell.
LEWIS GUNNER TRADE BADGE (R) LEWIS GUNNER TRADE BADGE good condition , ink stain to back.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 BADGES & INSIGNIA OF SOUTHERN AFRICA by Owen For sale a scarce example of MILITARY BADGES & INSIGNIA OF SOUTHERN AFRICA by Owen . With over 5,000 badges illustrated , all at life size.
MILITARY INSIGNIA by Avery MILITARY INSIGNIA by Avery . Publish 1995 , paperback. 96 pages of world modern insignia. 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 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 .
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 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.
No 23 Mk III Mills Bomb 1917 dated instructional sectioned example with base plate for display. Lovely condition.
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.
Original 19th C SUDANESE SHIELD rare original 19th C SUDANESE SHIELD . Diameter 22 inches.
ORIGINAL DUTCH FASCIST PROPAGANDA BOOKLET ORIGINAL DUTCH NSB PROPAGANDA BOOKLET dated 1941 'De Veertiende December 1941 beslissend voor de Toekomst van ons Volk' Published Utrecht, 1941. Dutch Nazi Party logo on cover. 46 pages. 6 captioned full-page illustrations showing portraits of dutch and german nazi leaders, 1 illustrating dutch nazi-youths (Jeugdstorm) on the move, 8 captioned monochrome illustrations in text showing mass-meetings, portraits of dutch nazi leaders, incl. one illustrating the Mussert-Hitler meeting. Dutch language Nazi propaganda booklet, incorporating the commemmoration of the first decade of the dutch nazi party N.S.B . It includes biographies of foremost dutch and german nazi leaders such as Seyss Inquart, van Geelkerken, Anton Mussert, etc. . Some spotting to covers o/w very good condition
Original Pattern 1939 LEATHER BINO CASE with STRAP Original Pattern 1939 LEATHER BINO CASE with STRAP , according to Karkee Web this is probably an RAF modification .
Original Pattern 1939 LEATHER PISTOL AMMO POUCH Original Pattern 1939 LEATHER EQUIPMENT PISTOL AMMO POUCH
Original US ARMY 1870s SOCKET BAYONET SCABBARD Original US ARMY 1870s SOCKET BAYONET SCABBARD
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
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.
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 Engineers Territorial Army badge Rare 1950s era lapel badge by Gaunt, for Parachute Engineers TA.
POCKET KNIVES by Levine POCKET KNIVES by Levine 2002 . Paperback . 80 pages , profuse illustrations .Good condition.
Post WW2 Border Regiment Battledress Blouse Commemorative Glider pattern shoulder titles approved in 1955, printed 3rd Division formation signs, company colour slip ons. 1949 pattern, named and numbered inside. A hard to find and desirable blouse.
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.
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 paperwork to F/Lt W F Knott DFM 1940s/50s Massive quantity of paperwork associated with F/Lt W F Knott DFM mostly from the 1950s but also includes much WW2 documentation. This has all been immaculately kept filed according to subject and date by the late RAF officer and charts his whole career in detail . He joined up in 1940 & and as well as the DFM was entitled to the Aircrew Europe Star . Literally hundreds of items here , a researchers dream . Just a sample is shown in the pics.
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.
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.
REGIMENTAL BADGES & SERVICE CAPS , 1941 REGIMENTAL BADGES & SERVICE CAPS , 1941 , 32 pages , with over 400 colour illustrations , pb . Very good condition .
Repro SCABBARD FOR SHORT GARAND BAYONET Repro SCABBARD FOR SHORT GARAND BAYONET
REVOLVING ARMS by Taylorson 1967 REVOLVING ARMS by Taylorson 1967 . Hb no dustwrapper , boards slightly warped . 123 pages , illustrated.
Rommel: The Desert Fox Author Desmond Young’s belongings Description to follow
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 1891 Pattern other ranks 9 button TUNIC ROYAL ARTILLERY 1891 Pattern other ranks 9 button TUNIC , with King's Crown buttons . Insignia : FITTER, SMITH ; 1st PRIZE BATTERY BADGE ; GOOD CONDUCT CHEVRON . Nicely stamped inside . Extensive moth holes on right arm , and to a lesser extent some to the back and front with additional grazing and tracking . The liner badly mothed. Additional photos if required , on request .
ROYAL ARTILLERY BANDSMAN'S TUNIC Edwardian ROYAL ARTILLERY BANDSMAN'S TUNIC . 8 button . Near perfect condition.
ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS 1891 Pattern TUNIC ROYAL ARTILLERY OFFICERS 1891 Pattern TUNIC with King's Crown buttons . Generally very good but with a large motheaten patch to the front left shoulder and another 2 inch long narrow moth eaten slit to the rear above the tail vents . Further moth damage in a small patch on the left of the collar and a very few individual small holes. There is evidence of light tracking in addition.
Royal Artillery Officers 1911 Pattern Greatcoat very rare 1911 Pattern Royal Artillery Officers Greatcoat . It is in very good condition apart from a patch of small moth holes to the bottom edge of the front skirts , a large single hole to the collar , and some other occasional very small isolated holes and tracking . I have illustrated the worst faults , but as I say , in general very good shape .
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
S.AFRICAN No9 BAYONET for the Lee Enfield No 4 RIFLE S.AFRICAN No9 BAYONET for the Lee Enfield No 4 RIFLE c/w correct leather frog.
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
SCOTTISH OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE SCOTTISH OFFICERS BELT BUCKLE , 'male' half only . Similar to London Scottish in design.
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 .
Set of 5 MILITARY PRINTS - WWI MESOPOTAMIA 5 humorous military prints from WW1 or earlier , possibly Mesopotamia . They seem to have been cut out from a contemporary newspaper or magazine then hand coloured & mounted . Each measures 11 x 9 inches inc the mount .
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 GRENADE 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 13 GRENADE 1942 . 48 pages , illustrated . Good condition.
SMALL ARMS TRAINING No.21 THE MACHINE CARBINE 1944 SMALL ARMS TRAINING No.21 THE MACHINE CARBINE 1944
SMALL ARMS TRAINING RANGE COURSES ( WAR ) 1942 SMALL ARMS TRAINING Vol 1 No 18 RANGE COURSES ( WAR ) 1942 . 52 pages , illustrated . Good condition...
SOUTH STAFFS BRASS STAFFORDSHIRE KNOT SOUTH STAFFS BRASS STAFFORDSHIRE KNOT ..possibly a bed plate . 4.5 x 3 inches .
Special Air Service Officers cap badge 1950s era bullion cloth beret badge worn by Officers. Original issued shape. Scarce.
Special Air Service Officers cap badge 1950s era wire cloth beret badge worn by Officers. Scarce.
Special Air Service Officers cap badge 1950s era bullion cloth beret badge worn by Officers. Original issued shape. Scarce.
Special Air Service Officers cap badge Silver gilt high quality cap badge worn on the No 1 Dress cap.
Special Air Service Regiment Australia shoulder title Scarce early post war 1960s shoulder title.
Special pattern ARP GAS MASK TIN with GAS MASK Special pattern ARP GAS MASK TIN with its original civilian GAS MASK , named to a LIVERPOOL resident. Gas mask in very good condition , tin has some loss of finish and rust . See pics
SPIKE BAYONET BOOK - SPIRIT OF THE PIKE SPIRIT OF THE PIKE by G. Priest , the definitve book on the British pig sticker or spike bayonet. Privately published and now extremely rare , this example is in superb condition
STONES GLOSSARY OF ARMS & ARMOUR 1961. STONES GLOSSARY 1961. 694 pages , 875 illustrated and 3,500 weapons described.
Superb antique 15 inch KRIS HOLDER Superb antique 15 inch KRIS HOLDER
Superb antique 21 inch KRIS HOLDER Superb antique 21 inch KRIS HOLDER
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 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 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 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 PLUG BAYONET by Evans THE PLUG BAYONET by Evans , published 2002 , signed by author. Hardback 263 pages , profusely illustrated. Some marks to boards o/w 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 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
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
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
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 .
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.
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.
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.
WW1 Army Pay Corps shoulder titles Scarce pair of Great War era embroidered shoulder titles.
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 Overseas Service stripes 5 stripes for Overseas Service 1914-1918. Hard to find a full run like this. Removed from uniform.
WW1 Royal Flying Corps Observer brevet A very nice, high quality WW1 era RFC Observer wing. Typical white type backing. Removed from uniform.
WW1 Royal Flying Corps shoulder titles Perfect embroidered matching pair, removed from uniform. Army number to reverse of each.
WW2 1 Corps Royal Signals insignia Rare 1 Corps set comprising of formation sign and Wireless Mechanic badge. I’ve not encountered this pattern before.
WW2 10th Battalion Parachute Regiment epaulette loop Rare distinctive insignia worn by 10 Para on the Battledress blouse.
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 142 Field Regiment RA shoulder titles Matching pair of embroidered shoulder titles for Royal Devon Yeomanry.
WW2 17th Indian Infantry Division formation signs Printed matching pair, uncut.
WW2 1944 SAS beret badge Perfect late war example as worn on the beige and maroon berets.
WW2 1st Airlanding Light Regiment shoulder titles Unofficial shoulder titles worn by this RA unit during their time in a Glider role. Most famous for their part in Operation Market Garden. Perfect matching used pair removed from uniform.
WW2 1st Armoured Brigade formation signs Wartime printed pattern. Very good order.
WW2 21st Independent Parachute Company shoulder title Extremely rare embroidered cloth shoulder title. Numeral is separate from shoulder title but attached for the purposes of display.
WW2 2nd Oxf & Bucks LI cap badge White metal collar badge facing the correct way mounted on rifle green cloth. Worn on the maroon beret by the Airlanding Battalion in WW2. Cloth backing later addition.
WW2 3rd Reconnaissance Regiment formation signs Scarce high quality early matching pair removed from uniform. These aren’t the usually encountered felt type or reproduction ones!
WW2 43rd Wessex Division formation signs A good quality embroidered pair. Well used and removed from uniform.
WW2 44th Indian Airborne REME Officers’ group More images.
WW2 44th Indian Airborne REME Officers’ group Stunning 1942 Airborne Troops Denison Smock. Bright unfaded colours, clean complete example. Not post war modified. Desirable size 3, N WD issue stamp. Indian / Far East made parachute qualification badge to right arm. The only example of a smock I’ve ever seen with one on. Service Dress jacket and trousers, with belt. Name and date details to label. Parachute qualification badge to right arm. India Service medal 1939-45. Jodhpurs and cane. Price £2800.
WW2 48 Royal Tank Regiment KIA Medal Group Interesting North West Europe KIA medal group to Trooper 6148356 Trooper Knight died 29th August 1944. Partially researched with a quantity of official service records. Original paperwork as pictured together with France & Germany star group of four.
WW2 53rd Welsh Division MkII helmet One of two identical helmets acquired recently both with the same maker and date, painted green with a Welsh Division formation sign to front. I highly doubt this was a combat helmet, but possibly worn around camp or by someone in a training role etc. This could even be post war. Paint shows age and wear. Liner 1940 dated, size 7. Shell 1943 dated.
WW2 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders combination Khaki drill slip on worn in the Mediterranean theatre. Printed 51st Highland Division formation sign and Cameron Highlanders tartan flash.
WW2 5th Infantry Division formation signs Printed matching pair on Battledress material with poppers to reverse. Italian theatre examples.
WW2 78th Infantry Division formation signs Printed unissued pair.
WW2 AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS WHISTLE Very clean WW2 AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS WHISTLE .
WW2 Airborne Forces Denison Smock A lovely CWS made first pattern example. Very good complete condition. The label is worn but reads size 6 CWS. Camouflage is bright. The cuffs and Lightning zip are in great working in original order. Newey buttons are all there. Smock has been used by an Officer as there are outlines of where pips have been removed. I have plenty of images available. I can send these easily via what’s app or iMessage, or even email if you still party like it’s 1999.
WW2 Airborne Forces fibre rim helmet HSAT (Helmet Steel Airborne Troops), British Paratrooper Fibre Rim Helmet 1942. This was the second generation steel helmet for Airborne troops. This HSAT fibre rim helmet has been period over-painted in a rough/coarse textured chocolate brown paint, you can make out the original light olive paintwork under the textured paint. The helmet has nice wear to the textured paintwork around the fibre rim itself. the yellow sorbo rubber is in good and supple condition. The leather chinstrap is still strong, these earlier production HSAT's had stitched construction chinstraps. The Chamois leather is still present albeit lifting away very slightly from the leather chin cup. As you can see the chinstrap bolts have not been tampered with at all, the alloy helmet bands has no distortion and fits well within the helmet. Manufactured by BMB 'Briggs Motor Bodies' of Dagenham and dated 1942, size 6 and 5/8, the dome pad has degraded slightly over the years and only the under lying padding remains but still in place. A lovely piece of early WWII British Airborne history, the HSAT (Helmet Steel Airborne Troops) is a must for any Airborne collection and this one is particularly desirable with its colour and texture. It appears to be completely untouched. I have plenty of images available. I can send these easily via what’s app or iMessage, or even email if you still party like it’s 1999.
WW2 Army Flying badge / Glider Pilot wing Large full size wartime pattern.
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 CIVILIAN DUTY RESPIRATOR in WEBBING CARRIER WW2 CIVILIAN DUTY RESPIRATOR in WEBBING CARRIER Carrier dated 1941 . Gas mask dated 1941 and maker marked 'L & BR' . Very good condition with no perishing of the rubber,
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Printed, perfect order.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Embroidered yellow on black.
WW2 Combined Operations formation signs Uncut printed pair.
WW2 Commando insignia Combination worn together, possibly removed from same uniform. Would look very good in a frame or display case.
WW2 Corps of Military Police shoulder titles Printed matching pair. Removed from uniform.
WW2 Denim Blouse 1944 dated and issued, size 6. Absolutely mint condition.
WW2 Devonshire Regiment shoulder titles Matching printed pair, removed from uniform.
WW2 FIBRE BUTTON STICK named to S.L. FORSYTH WW2 FIBRE BUTTON STICK named to S.L. FORSYTH
WW2 German Luftwaffe belt and buckle Very good order. Lots of finish on buckle and belt supple and useable. 30-32 inch waist. Buckle stamped 42 on reverse.
WW2 Glider Pilots’ Denison Smock and Helmet Images of helmet.
WW2 Glider Pilots’ Denison Smock and Helmet More images of smock.
WW2 Glider Pilots’ Denison Smock and Helmet PUBLISHED IN 'DENISON' BY BRUCE WILSON PAGES 82 & 83 Very rare opportunity to purchase an original Glider Pilots' first pattern Denison smock and C Type flying helmet named and numbered to Matthew Leighton-Hall who served as a Glider Pilot from 1942 to 1944. Smock is made by Hoffman & Sons, size 3, dated 1942 with various interesting additions and modifications including: - Sidcot flying suit detachable collar - yellow epaulette tape to left shoulder strap - Army Flying badge/Glider Pilots' wing to breast This very well preserved example being made by Hoffman & Sons is in my opinion superior to smocks of many other manufacturers being of a much finer and tighter weave material. It has a semi polished appearance and its water repellant qualities are a little better than your average smock. The smock was originally purchased from the family and comes with Leighton-Hall's C Type flying helmet, which was often favoured by Glider Pilots. The overall condition of the smock is very good and complete with intact tail, buttons, cuffs and zip. The colours are bright and the smock is very much a piece ideal for a mannequin or display. There is a little service wear/damage to the lower left sleeve which appears to be an oil like burn, typical of an item of clothing worn in the field of aviation.
WW2 GQ parachutist badge Perfect condition.
WW2 GQ Parachutist badge Very good example. Marked to reverse. Working pin.
WW2 GQ Parachutist badge Lovely early example, silvered stamped back with working pin and undamaged enamel.
WW2 Home Front VEHICLE CHECK POINT SIGN Scarce original card VEHICLE CHECK POINT SIGN with handwritten instructions on back . 8 x 4 inches .
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 Irvin parachute badge Maker marked to reverse. Perfect condition.
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 Jewish Brigade Group formation sign Scarce. Removed from uniform example.
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 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 Leicestershire Regiment Staff Sergeant rank insignia Came with Lincolnshire Regiment items. Crowns are backed in green which is associated with this Regiment. Matching set all removed from the same uniform.
WW2 Leicestershire Regiment Staff Sergeant rank insignia Came with Lincolnshire Regiment items. Crowns are backed in green which is associated with this Regiment. Matching set all removed from the same uniform.
WW2 No 6 Commando shoulder titles Matching pair of embroidered shoulder titles.
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 Northamptonshire Regiment shoulder titles Matching pair of printed shoulder titles, removed from uniform.
WW2 Notts & Derby Sherwood Foresters formation signs Worn by certain battalions in WW2. Matching pair, removed from uniform.
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 Padded “Officers” U.K. made example. Minor moth nips.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard UK made example removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard U.K. made example, removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard U.K. made example.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Standard U.K. made example.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Very nice example removed from uniform. Scarcer red back type.
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 Standard U.K. made example.
WW2 parachute qualification badge Light bulb badge for those parachute trained troops not serving in a parachute unit nor having previously served in a parachute unit. Nice early type, removed from uniform.
WW2 parachute qualification badge High quality silver and enamel sweetheart badge. Perfect working condition.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Nickel plated brass example. Worn example.
WW2 Parachute Regiment cap badge Standard white metal example.
WW2 Parachute Regiment Officers silver sweetheart badge Small solid silver sweetheart badge. Pin fixing.
WW2 Parachute Regiment Old Comrades Association badge Silvered example. Gaunt made.
WW2 Parachutists Oversmock Very good clean condition, large size 4, 1945 dated and WD stamped, REME colours to front. All complete and in original working condition. Zip is very good.
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 RA Anti-Tank shoulder title Rare unofficial cloth shoulder title.
WW2 RAAF Wireless Air Gunner wing A very unusual example having a blue wreath, presumably for Royal Australian Air Force, but also being in silver wire and with poppers to reverse.
WW2 RAF Officers cap Size 7, very good clean condition no damage. Named but hard to read. Complete with RAF blue scarf from same Officer.
WW2 RAF Officers Issue Side Cap Official issue side cap 1944 dated, size 6 3/4. One tiny nip above badge otherwise very good order.
WW2 RAF Parachute Jump Instructor qualification badge Stop press, this isn’t your usual U.K. made type often described as wartime! This is an Indian made 1945 issue example. Lovely embroidery and construction. Padded. Removed from uniform.
WW2 RAF Pilots’ wing Large flat example with poppers to reverse.
WW2 RAF Pilots’ wing Padded, removed from uniform.
WW2 RAF Pilots’ wings Large padded example, removed from uniform.
WW2 RAF Radio Operator wing Padded example in good order.
WW2 RAF Regiment shoulder titles Scarce matching pair of printed cloth shoulder titles.
WW2 RAF Wireless Air Gunner wing Harder to find, removed from uniform.
WW2 RASC Middle East Command Officer Motorcyclists’ helmet A fantastic original painted Motorcyclists’ helmet with Second Lieutenant / RASC / Middle East Command markings. 1942 dated, size 7 1/8. The formation sign version of the Camel wasn’t used until after WW2 on uniforms but during the war it was used on vehicles, signs etc.
WW2 RASC Middle East Command Officer Motorcyclists’ helmet More images.
WW2 Royal Armoured Corps group Lot of cloth and metal items to one man. No name unfortunately.
WW2 Royal Army Chaplains Department slip on shoulder titles Rare slip on Chaplain shoulder titles. Matching pair.
WW2 Royal Artillery 14th Army Burma group Nice complete group to 1147369 Timms Royal Artillery. Items include Burma star medal group, shoulder titles, dog tags, and locally made 14th Army formation signs.
WW2 Royal Australian Air Force Pilots’ wings Lovely wartime RAAF Pilots’ wing showing wear and use. Removed from uniform.
WW2 Royal Irish Fusiliers shoulder titles Matching pair of printed shoulder titles, removed from uniform.
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 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 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 Sergeant stripes Hard to find printed pattern. Perfect matching pair.
WW2 South Staffordshire Officers Service Dress cap Immaculate example. Bronze cap badge with blades to front and correct pattern buttons to sides.
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 Staff Sergeant rank crowns Scarce pair of printed rank Crowns.
WW2 Staff Sergeant rank insignia Perfect matching set ideal for your Glider Pilot impression as these large Crowns were often preferred by S/Sgt pilots. This set has been removed from the same uniform and has had the details highlighted with white blanco. Hard to find as a set like this.
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 York & Lancaster Regiment shoulder titles Perfect printed matching pair. Hard to find.
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