Very nice Type 90 Infantry combat helmet. The helmet shell retains about 60% of its original olive drab paint.The Imperial metal star is present to the front. The three pad liner is complete to the interior with no cracking and two of the liner pads have their original cloth padding bags with the original padding inside. Helmet has original cloth chinstrap. A kanji character for size indication is stamped to the front interior liner. Shell has number '49' stencilled to the rear interior.The helmet has attached its rare original helmet net complete with drawstring and sack cloth camouflage strips inserted in net.
Japanese naval enlisted mans late model side cap.Olive drab canvas cap with machine embroidered yellow anchor to front.Complete with canvas chin strap and tie strings to back.Inside of cap has a rectangular ink stamp with Japanese characters.Excellent condition.
White canvas construction side cap used by naval ratings in the Japanese navy.Machine embroidered black anchor on oval patch sewn to front.White canvas chin strap complete with two adjustment loops.Visor is of the same material as the body. The cap has two reinforced ventilation holes to either side of the crown all showing rust. Two reinforced eyelets are on either side of a slit to the rear and these are also quite heavily rusted.Some staining to interior particulary around the visor. Sweatband is of brown leather material.
Olive Drab Officers cap made of Hessian type material.Leather officer chinstrap with two Chrysanthemum brass buttons.Brass star to front of cap.Interior sweatband has some wear.Rear leather fastener complete.Kanji character stamped to interior.One small tear to upper middle right side of cap.
WW2 era American M1 Swivel Bail Helmet with front seam.Has Vietnam era M1C Airborne Paratrooper Type II fiber liner dated 7 Dec 65.Rear of helmet has single painted white 'I' denoting Lieutenant. Right hand strap attached to helmet shell has been cut with only an inch remaining.
Silk Nisshoki 'Sun Mark flag' or commonly known as Hinomaru 'Circle of the Sun' flag.Kanji characters to top of flag.Tie strings complete. Approximate size 35 x 48cm.
Imperial Japanese army officers visor cap worn by all officer ranks up to General.Red piped with red wool band and gold star to front ,complete with black leather chinstrap which is held in place by two chrysanthemum buttons.Silk liner has the owners name stitched in Japanese characters.About twenty small holes to the cap.The simulated leather sweatband has some cracking and a small section has become detached however is still present.Chinstrap is quite fragile.Fair condition.
Zipper is still present but no longer fastens, one shoulder strap button missing and some fraying to cuffs and a little to rear of lower jacket , a well worn combat item.GC.
Commemorates the design and building of Ypres Prison 1873-75,it was commissioned as a prison in 1876.Coin designed by C.Jehotte and features on the front map layout of prison and 'Regne De Leopold II' and 'Roi Des Belges' and dates 1873 and 1875.Obverse is inscribed with 'Maison D'Arret Cellulaire A Ypres' and below an image of the Prison.Beneath this is named the Minister for Justice,the administrator for prisons ,the inspector of construction and the chief Architect. Six cm's in diameter.
WW2 U.S. Grimes signal light or Aldis lamp used on many planes including the tail gunners of B17 bombers to signal to the other planes in the formation, heavily used during D Day. Lamp in good condition however the box has seen better days with rusting to metal parts , top strap broken and base of box has large hole in it, the felt lining covers most of the hole.One metal corner plate is missing from bottom left side of box however it is lying loose inside the box and could be reattached.
Dated 1996,very nice Russian hand painted wooden trinket box with portrait of Count Matvei Ivanovich Platov (1751-1818) commander of the Don Cossacks during the Napoleonic Wars.Above portrait in Russian cyrillic script his name and birth and death dates however the death 1818 is painted 1881.Artist oversight no doubt. In 1806 commanded a Cossack Corp at the battles of Eylau,Guttstadt and Friedland.In 1812 supported General Bagration with a Cossack Corp at Korelichi,Mir and Romanovo.At Borodino he faced the French left flank and conducted a cavalry assault which while not having an immediate effect on the French made Napoleon hold back his Imperial Guard.During Napoleons retreat from Moscow he persistently harassed the French in their rear for which he was awarded the title of Count Of The Russian Empire.
After the war he accompanied Tsar Alexander to London where he was awarded an honorary degree from Oxford University
Instituted in 1971 by the Polish Communist government to honour individuals who contributed to maintaining public order or showed bravery in their duties in public order.Mainly for members of the police and security services.