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Allied Uniform & Equipment

RICHMOND MILITARY ANTIQUES

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North Yorkshire - England

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WALL PLAQUE - WAR SAVINGS
 


£375
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ref: br-thplaquef-0916



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  • Wall Plaque War Savings Campaign 1944 - Bakelite - maker marked "DE LA RUE PLASTICS" (now 'De La Rue PLC' manufacturer of UK banknotes) -
    Produced in two sizes this one being the larger

    Original undamaged condition - awarded to Towns with successful contribution of War Bonds, displayed in Town Halls - here in Richmond Town Hall their plaque awarded in 1944 is still proudly displayed to this day (see 'More Images')

    Height 58cm (22.75ins)
    Width 35cm (13.75ins)
    Weight 3.17kg


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  • WW2 RAF OFFICER'S MESS SIGN SQUADRON No 242 - BIGGIN HILL
     


    £2750
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    ref: bru-242sign-8140



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  • WW2 RAF Plaque 242 Squadron - Squadron Leader Douglas Bader - "Officer's Mess" pencilled on back

    original condition - aged patina

    Width: 56cm
    Height: 46cm


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  • RAF 1941 SHEEPSKIN FLYING BOOTS
     


    £295
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    ref: br-rafbootsf-1115



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  • RAF Sheepskin Flying Boots 1941 pattern - with AM marks and original internal tags (Air Ministry) dropped in 1944 dating the boots to 1941 to 1944 - the original leather ankle straps to prevent falling off were an addition to the earlier design as during Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain experience when bailing out taught pilots the earlier boot had a tendancy to fall off - "ITSHIDE" trademark and "ITS Rubber Co Ltd"

    The 1941 pattern boot later became the prefered choice of US aircrews in preference to their own supplied boots (check out period photos of the crew of the Memphis Belle!).

    In excellent undamaged original condition.


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  • WW2 RAF SIDE CAP & CIGARETTE BOX - BLENHEIM CREW OF SQUADRON No 110 DATED (1941 to 1943)
     


    £325
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    ref: bru-hyderabad-8130


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  • WW2 RAF Side Cap and solid silver cigarette box belonging to Air Gunner F. J. Andrew - Squadron No 110 (Hyderabad Squadron)

    Cap has label from maker E. Pearson and bearing F. J. Andrew's name - solid silver cigarette box marked "silver" and bearing the squadron's badge to lid and dates 4-9-1941 to 15-12-1943 and names of the 3 crew of the Blenheim MkIV Bomber "E. S. Hobbis, E. F. Page and F. J. Andrew"

    Squadron No.110 led the first RAF raids of WW2 on Wilhelmshaven along with Squadron No.107 on 4 Sept 1939 and later numerous campaigns including Dunkirk - finally posted to India March 1942

    Both cap and cigarette box in used original condition the box having a lovely aged patina both to the exterior and interior.


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  • RAF AIR GUNNER'S SGT. BASSETT COMPLETE WW2 FLYING KIT - 280 SQUDRON COASTAL COMMAND
     


    £1850 SOLD

    ref: br-rafgroupf-1217



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  • WW2 RAF complete kit - Air Gunner NCO Sargent James Bassett 1597369 (from Billingham) with 280 Squadron Coastal Command - Aircraft: Vickers-Armstrong Warwick heavy bomber (larger counterpart to the Wellimgton bomber using the same geodesic duralumin construction with fabric skin) - Born 16:9:1923 height 5ft 7ins -

    Dates from November 1943 with call up papers and assigment to air crew, training until July 44 when qualified as Air Gunner - to 1945 and beyond - complete with original Irvin Flying Jacket 1942 pattern in superb condition, measuring 46ins at chest, suitable for chest size 42, long sleeves, unusually retaining original chain hanger - Leather Flying Helmet C Type fully wired - Air Ministry Leather Goggles - remains of oxygen mask - Sidcot Flying Suit 1941 model - Side Cap with original badge - "Battle Dress" short jacket still with whistle for ditching attached to collar (often left attached by aircrew for kudos)

    Including all his unused awards still in their original tissue paper: for details see "Allied Medals"

    Menu fom VE Day celebrations 6 May 1945 signed by members of the Squadron

    Flying Log Book containing details of flights including crash landing through running out of fuel - References to flying in and out of RAF Thornaby were the Squadron was based from October 1943 to May 1944 and finally being disbanded there on 21 June 1946 - Photos of crew & aircraft - numerous other photos and annoted navigation maps - Idenity Card - Pilot's notes for the Warick - discharge papers and letter complaining of treatment by authorities - kit bag named "Bassett 1597367 RAF VR" - silk RAF emblem

    Also includes an essential piece of equipment considering the lack of toilet facilities onboard (we've resisted the temptation to check for leaks). Nicknamed by the Americans as "Blimp Bombs", we will leave it to your imaginations as to why?



    WW2 ARP (AIR RAID PRECAUTION) RED CROSS NURSE GROUP - DATED (1941 to 1942)
     


    £150
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    ref: br-nursegroupf-1217


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  • WW2 ARP (Air Raid Precaution) Red Cross Nurse group to Nora Marie Swift - Uniform, certificate, cased medals with award certificates, epaulet studs - 26inch waist - dates for 1941 during the Blitz and 1942

    Used undamaged original condition - uniform clean but still bearing blood stains


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  • WW2 ROYAL SIGNALS BATTLEFIELD JACKET
     


    £125 SOLD

    ref: br-signalsjktf-1117


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  • WW2 Royal Signals Battlefield Jacket - NCO rank of Junior Corporal

    Used condition complete with all of its original badges



    WWW "DIRTY DOZEN" WW2 MILITARY WATCH - LONGINES
     


    SOLD

    ref: br-longinesf-1116



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  • WW2 WWW Longines British Army Military Watch - One of the 12 watches affectionately known as the "Dirty Dozen" the first wrist watches specially commissioned by the M.O.D. from neutral Swiss watch makers for the British Army during the 1940'. Feeling that civilian watches were not up to the mark, specifications for waterproof, luminous, reugulated to chronometer level, rugged case, black dial and sub seconds watches were submitted.

    War Deptartment Military issue 'Crow's Foot' to face and back

    internal serial number: 6948028 dates the watch 1940 to 1945

    Case: Stainless Steel - 37.5mm Dia

    marked "W.W.W." (Wrist Watch Waterproof) to the rear - Correct replacement genuine leather military watchstrap (these watches were not fitted with webbing straps during this period)



    WWW "DIRTY DOZEN" WW2 OMEGA BRITISH ARMY MILITARY WATCH - DATED 1944
     


    £1500
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    ref: bru-wwwomegaf-0118



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  • WW2 WWW (Watch Wrist Waterproof) Omega British Army Military Watch - One of the 12 watches affectionately known as the "Dirty Dozen" the first wrist watches specially commissioned by the M.O.D. from neutral Swiss watch makers for the British Army during the 1940'. Feeling that civilian watches were not up to the mark, specifications for waterproof, luminous, reugulated to chronometer level, rugged case, black dial and sub seconds watches were submitted.

    War Deptartment Military issue 'Crow's Foot' to face and back

    internal movement serial number: 10302237 dates the watch to 1944

    Case: Stainless Steel - 35mm Dia

    Calibre: 30T2

    Number Produced: 25,000

    Original unrestored Face

    Correct replacement genuine leather military watchstrap (these watches were not fitted with webbing straps during this period)

    Condition - Newly serviced and tested and keeps excellent time


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  • ROYAL ENGINEERS WW2 OFFICER'S PEAKED CAP
     


    £45 SOLD

    ref: br-recapf-0917



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  • Royal Engineers WW2 Officer's peaked cap - original Kings Crown - wool - original brown leather chin strap

    Interior beige satin lining with maker's lozenge in the centre displaying "Austin Reed"

    The lower picture showing the actual cap being worn during WW2 by Captain Patrick Brennan in charge of a Royal Engineers training camp near Cairo in 1945

    Complete undamaged aged condition.



    ROYAL ARTILLARY WW2 OFFICER'S DRESS & FIELD PEAKED CAPS
     


    £55 SOLD

    ref: br-artillerycapsf-1217



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  • Royal Artillary WW2 Officer's Dress & Field Peaked Caps, both belonging to the same officer - with original Kings Crown - wool - original brown leather chin strap and black

    Field cap has interior beige satin lining with maker's lozenge in the centre displaying "Herbert Johnson 38 New Bond Street" and the dress cap "L. Fulton & Son, Frances St. Woolwich"

    Complete aged condition - field cap has moth damage to top - no damage to dress cap.

    Size: small



    ROYAL ARTILLARY WW2 OFFICER'S FIELD PEAKED CAP
     


    £45 : RESERVED \ B.M. 29/9/18

    ref: br-royartcapf-0917



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  • Royal Artillary WW2 Officer's Field Peaked Cap - with original Kings Crown - wool - original brown leather chin strap

    Cap has interior beige satin lining

    Aged condition

    Size: Large



    ROYAL NAVY WW2 SENIOR OFFICER'S PEAKED CAP - COMMANDER ROOPER
     


    £350
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    ref: br-rncapf-1216



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  • Royal Navy WW2 Senior Officer's peaked cap, worn by officers of the rank of Commodore, Captain and Commander - sweatband with name "ROOPER" written. records show only one senior officer serving with the surname "Rooper"
    :- Commander John Bonfoy Rooper OBE, MD
    1939-44 HMS Cleopatra (cruiser) - 1944 HMS Malaya (battleship) - post war appointed to the Admiralty


    complete with original impressive Kings Crowm embroidered raised bullion Cockade with silver anchor at centre - blue wool, with woven mohair centreband - black patent peak with gold embroidered laurel reath trim - original chin strap

    Interior has blue satin lining with maker's lozenge in the centre displaying "Gieves Ltd"

    A rare piece of history in excellent, undamaged condition, complete and with a lovely aged patina


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  • FRENCH INFANTRY OFFICER/NCO KEPI CAP - WW2
     


    £55
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    ref: ep-pkcapf-0917



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  • WW2 French Infantry Officer/NCO Kepi peaked cap - Black with Red Crown and Gold Insignia/Braid indicating an Officer/NCO in the Infantry, Zouaves or Chasseurs (later Paratroopers)

    This model, firm and straight sided used from the 1930s onwards - originally a lightweight cap designed to be comfortable in heat.

    Original undamaged used condition.


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  • RAF NAVIGATOR'S BUBBLE SEXTANT
     


    £125
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    ref: br-sextantf-0116



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  • WW2 RAF Navigator's Bubble Sextant - used in Lancasters, Sunderland Flying Boats and Halifax Bombers - with AM marks (Air Ministry)

    original Bakelite carrying case/box - Co Ltd"


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  • TRENCHING TOOL - DATED 1944
     


    £55
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    ref: br-trenchtoolf-1217



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  • WW2 Trenching Tool

    Original undamaged condition


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  • BRODIE HELMET - Dated 1940
     


    £80 SOLD

    ref: br-brodie2f-1116



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  • Brodie Steel Helmet - dated 1940 - original condition including the Air Force blue finish.



    FIREMAN'S BRODIE HELMET MKI - Dated 1939
     


    £85
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    ref: br-firebrodief-0317



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  • Fireman's Brodie Steel Helmet MKI - Dated 1939 both on the steel shell and the liner - maker 'BMB' (Briggs Motor Bodies, manufacturers of Brodie Helmets 1939-1945)

    Original used condition.


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  • BRODIE HELMET MKI - Dated 1939
     


    £95 SOLD

    ref: br-dcbrodief-0417



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  • Army Khaki Brodie Steel Helmet MKI - Dated 1939 both on the steel shell and the liner - maker marked 'R.O. Co.' (Rubery & Owen & Co. Ltd of Leeds, manufacturers of Brodie Helmets 1939-1943)

    Stencilled "D C 3" there is some debate over the meaning of this, but the consensus is stands for "Decontamination" a WW2 unit intended to cleanse areas affected by Mustard Gas used by the Germans, fortunately they never needed to be deployed

    Original paint finish - used aged condition.

    Size: 6 3/4



    BRODIE HELMET MKII - (Dated 1941)
     


    £125
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    ref: bru-brodie3-8170



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  • Brodie Steel Helmet MKII -

    Helmet date stamped "***** 1941" - maker marked "*****" for ********* (manufactures of Brodie Helmets 1938-1941)

    condition


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  • ARP (AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS) WARDEN'S STEEL BRODIE HELMET MKI, WHISTLE AND BADGE
     


    £175
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    ref: br-arpsetf-1116



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  • ARP (Air Raid Precautions) Warden's Brodie Steel Helmet MKI - ARP Hooded Torch in it's original carboard box - Silver Hall Marked ARP Badge and ARP Whistle with lanyard

    Helmet date stamped ISB 1939 - maker marked "J.S.S." for Joseph Sankey & Sons Ltd of Bilston (manufactures of Brodie Helmets 1938-1941)

    Whistle by "J. HUDSON & Co" of Barr Street, Hockly, Birmingham.

    All 4 items complete and in original used condition - Helmet and torch have the original, period, applied black paint finish.


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  • ARP (AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS) PORTABLE WARDEN'S FIRST AID CASE AND SHELL DRESSING
     


    £65
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    ref: br-arpmedf-1117



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  • WW2 ARP Warden's First Aid Case - Black with gold lettering - has side fastenings for carrying straps - includes ARP Shell dressing dated November 1938 - Steel constuction, painted finish

    Excellent used, aged and undamaged condition.

    Length: 11ins (28cm)
    Width: 7ins (17.5cm)
    Height: 5ins (13cm)


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  • ARP (AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS) AIR RAID WARNING RATTLE - Dated 1942
     


    £75 SOLD

    ref: br-arprattlef-0617



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  • WW2 ARP very large Air Raid Warning Rattle - Common enough in the 1940s but a rare survivor these days, dated 1942 Marked "SS 1942 IV" pressumably SS is the maker and Mark 4 - unbelievably loud!

    original condition and paint.



    ARP (AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS) AIR RAID WARNING BELL - Dated 1939
     


    £90
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    ref: bru-arpbell-8130



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  • WW2 ARP Air Raid Warning Bell - maker marked "J. B." for bell maker James Barwell of Great Hampton Street Birmingham and dated 1939

    Original undamaged condition with aged patina.


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  • ARP (AIR RAID PRECAUTIONS) BAG, WHISTLE & HALL MARKED SILVER BADGE - Dated 1943
     


    £95
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    ref: br-arpbagf-0417



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  • WW2 ARP Bag, Whistle & Hallmarked Silver Badge - The bag an unusual and rare survivor, dated 1943 in excellent, undamaged, original condition and bearing the crow's foot War Department Stamp - Maker's mark "BADLER"

    Whistle by J. Hudson & Co. Barr St. Hockley, Birmingham - both whistle and badge also in excellent undamaged condition, the whistle bearing Silver Hallmarks


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  • WW2 FIELD DRESSINGS - Dated 1941 to 1944
     


    £45
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    ref: br-dressingsf-1217



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  • WW2 Fiels Dressings - unused - 3 Dated 1941, 1942 & 1944 - 3 different manufactures "S. Maw, Son & Sons Ltd, London" "Vernon & Co Ltd. Preston" and Arthur Berton, Ltd. Leeds"

    All in unopened, unused and aged condition


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  • BRITISH ARMY SMALL PACK - BOTH CARRYING & SHOULDER STAPS - Dated 1943
     


    SOLD

    ref: br-bagf-1116



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  • WW2 British Army Small Pack - includes both the carrying straps and a shoulder straps - difficult to make out but dated 1943 - owner's initials "A.F.S."



    BRITISH ARMY SMALL PACK - BOTH CARRYING & SHOULDER STAPS - Dated 1944
     


    £50
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    ref: bru-smallpk28110



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  • WW2 British Army Small Pack - includes both the carrying straps and a shoulder straps - Bag and all straps clearly dated 1944

    Condition complete and undamaged - aged [10-2.5D-81]


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  • AUXILLARY TERRITORIAL SERVICE - WOMEN'S OFFICER'S BAG - DATED 1940
     


    £45
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    ref: br-atsbagf-0817



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  • WW2 Auxillary Territorial Service women's Officer's bag - dated 1940 - War Dept stamped

    190,000 women served in supporting roles with the British Army in the Auxillary Territorial Service formed on 9th September 1938, some conscripted in after 1941

    Good, nicely aged and used but undamaged condition


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  • ROYAL ENGINEER'S SIDE CAP - WW2
     


    £45

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    ref: br-sidecapf-0516



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  • WW2 British Army Royal Engineer's Side Cap - original Kings Crown buttons

    excellent, undamaged, original condition.


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  • WW2 CHESHIRE REGIMENT SIDE CAP - Dated 1940
     


    £65

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    ref: br-cheshirecapf-0317



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  • WW2 British Army Cheshire Regiment Side Cap - Dated 1940 - Maker's stamp "A & J GELFER" - War Department Stamped - original Kings Crown buttons and badge

    Excellent, undamaged, original condition.

    Size: 6-7/8


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  • DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY SIDE CAP - WW2
     


    £45 SOLD

    ref: br-dlicapf-0916



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  • Durham Light Infantry WW2 Side Cap - original Kings Crown buttons and white metal badge (1902 to 1953) - original condition some wear to the fabric, no holes.



    RAF SIDE CAP - 1945 DATED - RARE BLACK BAKELITE BADGE AND BUTTONS
     


    £75 SOLD

    ref: br-rafsidecapf-0317



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  • RAF Side Cap - Later black badge and black buttoned War period cap 1944 onwards, discontinued post war - original Kings Crown buttons and RAF badge in black bakelite - War Department Stamp and dated 1945 - maker's mark "L. SILBERSTON & SONS LIMITED" manufacturers of woolen and other clothing for military service from 1899, now disolved, originally of 21 Regent Place, Regent Street, London

    Unusually original with both buttons and badge intact and all in superb condition - rare for these bakelite examples to survive so well.

    Size:- 6 7/8



    WW2 WD BINOCULARS by BARR & STROUD - Dates for 1940/41
     


    £150
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    ref: br-bigbinsf-0717



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  • WWII Binoculars - powerful x7 magnification - Maker marked "Barr & Stroud of Glasgow & London" - War Department Stamps - Patent dated 1940 serial no for 1941 - Original leather hanging strap - Original leather case also with hanging strap

    Barr & Stroud were leaders in the field of modern optics, producing binoculars, rangefinders and periscopes for the British Armed Forces and Navy among others, operating independently until 1977. The name still exists but was eventually bought by an importing company who now utilise the tradename on binoculars made in China

    In full working order and nice condition. If these had Third Reich markings they would be many many times more expensive to buy!

    Length in case: 10.5ins (27cm)
    Length of glasses: 9.75ins (24.75cm)


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  • WW2 RAF BINOCULARS
     


    £55
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    ref: ep-ambinf-0615



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  • WWII RAF Binoculars - Air Ministry Stamp - Leather strap - Leather case marked "BINOCULAR PRISMATIC No2 CASE Mk1 OS.13687 FLTD

    In full working order.


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  • WW2 GAS MASK USED BY BBC - DATED 1939/1940
     


    £125 SOLD

    ref: br-bbcgasmaskf-0717



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  • WWII Gas Mask/Respirator used by the BBC - Dated 1939/40 - marked "POST 16" & the initails "F A E" - maker "W W P Ltd" not many of these masks now survive

    A great piece of WW2 history, but not to be warn.



    WW2 GAS MASK - WITH CANVAS CARRYING CASE
     


    £45

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    ref: bru-gmask818004



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  • WW2 British Civilian Gas Mask - named "John Ayre" - Government property label

    - The cardboard box has preseserved and protected the mask keeping it in excellent condition - everybody was issued with one of these masks but not many now survive with the original cardboard box they were issued in or yhe carrying case - nicely named

    An evocative piece of WW2 memorabilia, but not to be warn.


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  • WW2 MICKEY MOUSE GAS MASK - WITH CANISTER
     


    £55 SOLD

    ref: br-mickymousef-0416



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  • WWII 'Mickey Mouse' British Child's Gas Mask/Respirator - intended for 2 to 5yr olds - universally known as "Mickey Mouse" since the outlet valve in the lower-central "face" gave it a resemblance to the famous character - the filter case was painted blue with the idea of making it more appealing to children - period canister with original paint finish in good condition - not many of these masks now survive

    A great piece of WW2 and the evacuation of chidren memorabilia, but not to be warn.



    WW2 GAS MASK - CIVILIAN ADULT (LARGE) - WITH LEATHER BOX
     


    £45

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    ref: br-adultgasmaskf-0416



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  • WW2 British Civilian Gas Mask/Respirator - Adult (Large) - - Mask in unused condition, the leather and cardboard boxes wich have preseserved and protected the mask have had much handling but are nicely aged - everybody was issued with one of these masks but not many now survive with the original cardboard box they were issued in, nicely named

    An evocative piece of WW2 memorabilia, but not to be warn.


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  • WW2 BRITISH ARMY WATER BOTTLE DATED 1943
     


    £40
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    ref: br-britwbf-1115



    British Army Water Bottle dated 1943 and marked with War Dept Crow's Foot and 'NORMAL'


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  • USA ARMY WATER BOTTLE AND BILLY CAN - 1944
     


    £40
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    ref: br-usawbotf-1115



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  • United States Army Water Bottle and Billy Can dated 1944 and marked 'US' and maker 'S.M. CO.'


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  • WW2 KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY SWAGGER STICK
     


    £30
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    ref: br-swaggerstickf-0116



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  • Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Swagger Stick displaying the White Rose of York emblem - Difficult to date, although the KOYLI existed from 1881 to 1968 they adopted the title "KINGS OWN YORKSHIRE LIGHT INFANTRY" in it's entirity from 1921 to 1948 so we think it dates from the WWII era, during which they served in France, Norway and Italy.


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  • WW2 RAF ESCAPE DINGHY LIGHTWEIGHT CANVAS HAND PADDLES
     


    £35

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    ref: ep-acpadf-0615



    WW2 RAF Light Weight Canvas Hand Paddles for use in air crew escape dinghies
    - stamped "27/1906" and encircled "B.I. 2"


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  • WW2 MINE PENDANT
     


    £25 : RESERVED W. >13/11/18

    ref: ep-minemark-0615



    WW2 Mine Pendant- folding tent form - white canvas stenciled "H.&S. 1944 CAT. No W.A.10764
    Used in liberated territory to mark enemy mines.




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