A boxed example of the very rare Silver Spanish Cross without swords attributed to Rudolf Wachtler & Lange complete with LDO box. This rare award without swords was awarded to non combatants and is much rarer than the version with swords.
Only 327 were awarded.
Scare German brass ships clock made by Kieninger & Obergfell. Also used on U boats, featuring a closed front hinged water tight glass door. Clock dial features painted numbers and eagle and swastika with serial number N9322. Brass in good condition with no dents. Serial number to reverse. Locking/Winding key is unfortunately missing.
Private purchase field-grey wool construction M35 dress tunic with eight button front closure and double metal hook and eye closure . The tunic is roughly a size 36" chest. Shows the expect light age and usage but overall very nice tunic.
Shoulder insignia is rank of Oberfeldwebel and cypher for Panzer Reconaissance Unit 8.NCO silver aluminium tress with pink piping for Panzer. The collar tabs are hand embroidered litzen in bright silver/aluminum wire threads on pink wool base.Small moth hole beneath right side insignia.Machine woven breast eagle in excellent condition.Eastern Front ribbon bar to left breast.
Cuff litzen and tress in good condition on both sleeves.A button on left sleeve has a chip out of the silver button and small moth nip below this.Interior lining shows some wear but from period use.Interior belt intact.
There is a small hole to front bottom of tunic and some moth damage to lining edge.Front and rear lower partof tunic has some staining.There are several very small holes to rear of tunic and two on rear of right sleeve.
Very rare ARG 1 Celestial Computer used for extremely accurate navigational readings by the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine particularly the U-Boat arm.The body is aluminium and bakelite construction with glass screen that is illuminated when plugged in.There is an azimuth with microscope eyepiece and cross hairs. To front of instrument around glass are four information plates in luminous yellow.Reverse has switch with words 'Dunkel Aus Hell'(Dark From Light). Connecting wire included and wooden storage box in good condition with all parts intact and original information labels included.
A rare item.
Police green wool six button tunic with 1941 pattern machine embroidered police eagle in orange rayon truppenfarbe on green, wool base.Nice second pattern slip on shoulder boards. The shoulder boards feature matte silver/aluminum braid with interwoven "V"s, encompassing inner brown braids mounted on orange rayon truppenfarbe base. The shoulder boards have narrow orange rayon slip on tongues. Rank of Wachtmeister serving with the Gendarmerie. Machine woven collar tabs with silver rayon base with machine woven litzen in bright orange thread.
Internal collar attached to tunic all buttons intact.Interior rayon lining with size stamping ,maker and dated 1944.Belt hooks present to front and rear.Bottom corner of right waist pocket has two moth holes and also beside second button from top.
A very nice quality, private purchase field-grey wool/tricot blend construction M35 dress tunic with eight button front closure . Hand embroidered eagle sewn in flat silver wire. Sew on should straps for the 24th Artillery Rgt. The collar liner studs are present to the interior or the collar.Maker label to interior. The tunic is roughly a size 36'' chest.Several small holes to left hand cuff.
Nice quality private purchased Luftwaffe wool/rayon blend construction NCO's visor cap features a black centreband, and brown wool waffenfarbe piping to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. The front center of the cap has a second pattern silver washed alloy Luftwaffe eagle and silver washed alloy wreath with painted national tri-color cockade.Black patent leather chinstrap with two black painted metal retaining clips and two black painted metal, sliding adjustment buckles. The chinstrap is secured to the cap by two black painted metal buttons. The cap has a black lacquered ersatz cardstock visor. The interior of the cap is fully lined in brown rayon. Celluloid centre diamond remains with maker beneath of 'CARL HALFAR, UNIFORM-MUTZENFABRIK, BERLIN N.20 Prinzenallee 74'. The interior of the cap has a tan leather sweatband. Excellent unit marking 'IL/Ln.R.2' and date stamp 'APR 1938' .
Framed and signed print by Mike Aspinall depicting Wing Commander Guy Gibson's Lancaster attacking the Mohne dam on the night of 16-17 May 1943 . The print is signed by four 617 Squadron crew who flew in the raid and by two crucial members of the 617 Squadron ground crew.
Collection only due to glass in frame.We have other signed prints in stock too, please contact us for details.
A very nice and rare M16 Helmet , stamped sheet steel construction helmet retains high amounts of its original paint. The interior of the helmet has three pad leather liner with alloy retaining band in good condition.. Chinstrap is complete and in excellent condition.
The interior crown of the helmet has a maker label 'OSKAR SOMMER DORTMUND'. The helmet has all three liner retaining rivets and both chinstrap retaining rivets and both of the M16/18 style ventilation side lugs all intact. One liner pad has 'Maa 13' written on it in ink.Front of the helmet has a silver Luftschutz decal.Part of the oakleaf and one leg of the swastika has come away and upper right of Luftschutz is minus the oakleaf. V.G.C.
Reich War Flag used by the German U-Boat forces and other smaller suface craft.Size is marked 50x80 and 'Kr.Fl'. Eagle and Swastika with 'M' stamped in ink on the white hoist.Reverse of hoist is maker stamped.Hoist and rope attachments in excellent condition.Centre of swastika has approximately a two inch vertical hole.Bottom right corner has a one inch vertical and there are some other smaller holes
private purchase regimental kilt of the Seaforth Highlanders.Complete with all metal buttons which are maker marked Dugald Maclachlan Oban. Correct course material which is in very good condition despite it's age with no mothing which is usually found on these type of kilts.
WW2 German Tricot tunic - field grey. This Tunic is made from fine field grey tricot and is fully lined, the tunic comes with all insignia which are very high quality and professionally sewn on by a trained tailor, description as follows: Heer GFM shoulder boards featuring the post April 1941 regulation construction of all three cords in gold bullion over a red underlay, with crossed baton devices in the 2nd pattern design.In 1941 Collar Insignia was created specifically for Heer Generalfeldmarschalls to set them apart from the other General officers by elongating the tab with the addition of a third prong in the middle of the design, this pair is based on Rommels! The Premium quality gold wire Hand Embroidered Breast Eagle over afield green backing for General Officers in the German Army. This eagle is modelled after an eagle design worn by several of the field marshals.
The Ribbon Bar is a reproduction of Erwin Rommel’s, and sewn on the sleeves are the Krim Shield, and the Mountain Troop Badge. Also included is the EK 1914 2nd class Ribbon and 1939 Spange worn in the buttonhole, and on the Breast pocket the 1914 EK 1st Class, and 1939 Spange, and the War Order of the German Cross in Gold. To finish of the Tunic comes with a heavy Single piece construction of the Knights Cross, and Solid Silver replica Oakleaves marked 900 and 21 for Godet.Also included is a presentation case for the Silver Oakleaves.Size 42’’ Chest.
Presentation bust to a Panzer Unteroffizier. Marble base with silver washed bronze bust of German Panzer crewman. Inscribed with 'In treuer Kameradschaft Uffz. Korps 1/S.E.B.4'. 7 inches high.
A very nice early prewar stamped sheet steel helmet in excellent condition with very high percentage of original black paint.Original aluminium comb to crown .Interior M31 light brown leather liner complete with grey crown leather panel and internal padding.Liner is size 57.Owners initials A.R. to liner in faded ink.Chinstrap complete and in good condition.Rear skirt of helmet is stamped 'D.R.P. Thale' for Deutsches Reich Patent and Thale where it was made.
Rare Leather neck guard is in lovely condition all complete with attachment holes for liner straps.
Very nice tunic that came with other tunic and trousers belonging to Capt Bridge of the Indian 7th Light Cavalry.With all original insignia and minus ribbon bar but retaining Oak Leaf cluster for mentioning in despathes. One small moth hole present.Inside label present and dated March 1942 and maker details 'Prices Tailors Limited Proprietor of The Fifty Shilling Tailors'. This tunic came with the other cavalry tunic (Code: 2188) and trousers (Code: 1585) all belonged to Capt Bridge. V.G.C.
Named to Capt J.C Bridge. Blouse dated 1942 size 10.Maker 'SINDALL BROS & CO LTD'. War Dept stamp.Insignia all original and present to the 7th Light Cavalry .There has been a ribbon bar present on tunic but has been removed.This tunic came in with the Battledress trousers (Code: 1585) and the other Cavalry tunic (Code: 1929) all belonged to Capt Bridge.
A miniature suit of Japanese Samurai armour which measures approximately 15 inches in height and 14 inches in width. It is made from metal and held together with lace. The helmet is also metal with brass fittings and features what appears to be small spikes covering the crown of the helmet, these appear to be made from clay and some have snapped off, complete with modern wooden stand. Brought back by a British officer who served in Japan where he was stationed in 1946 as part of the British Occupation Force.
Very nice Feuerschutzpolizei NCO Cap with navy blue wool doeskin body and black velvet centreband with carmine wool tress.Front of cap has three piece national cockade and beneath an alloy second pattern Police eagle and wreath.Black patent leather chinstrap with two black painted sheet metal length adjustment sliders.Two black sheet metal buttons secure chinstrap in place.Interior of cap lined with light brown oilcloth and sweatband and with clear celluloid diamond stitched in place and printed with 'PREISGEKRONTE (Prize Winning) Pekuro Mutze (Manufacturer) STIRNDRUCKFREI (Forehead Pressure Free) Deutsches Reichs- Patent.' Paper size tag '60cm' attached to rear of sweatband.
Nice grey wool Deutsches Rotes Kreuz NCO Visor cap.Light grey piping to crown.Some fraying to piping at front.Grey centre band with light grey piping to edges.Vulcanfibre visor.Second pattern enamelled eagle badge with red enamelled cross to cap front and beneath a three piece and rare Red Cross cockade.A small moth nip to side of cap badge.Chin cord and buttons all present.Interior Brown leather sweatband in good condition with just a small tear.Interior lining is excellent and complete with its celluloid diamond.Number 5 stamped to lining.
Very high quality SS Officer's Tunic for Brigadefuhrer (Major General ) .As worn by Reinhard Heydrich when he held this rank.Complete with bullion wire shoulder,collar and arm eagle insignia. Pilots badge included.High quality interior lining with maker label 'G. ASSMANN ,UNIFORM-WERKSTATTEN, HALLE .d.d. SAALE'
Rare example of the German M42 helmet issued to early Austrian Gendamerie units in the postwar period up to 1955.Thereafter the Austrians used the American M1 helmet. The M42 is with its original German liner and size stamped 56.Drawstring present.There is a faint stamp to liner that appears to be Third Reich era and also the owners name written in ink 'Gorekor'.The chinstrap is Austrian issue and the helmet shell is painted in Austrian grey with a metal Gendarmerie flaming grenade device badge attached to the left hand side.Rear interior of helmet neck guard has number stamp.
Beaded rim helmet of stamped sheet steel construction M35 style helmet with the addition of an embossed horizontal "bead" positioned at front and rear visors and crown. The helmet retains about 90% of its original dark blue satin finish. The front center of the helmet has a Luftschutz emblem decal in place. The black detailed, silver decal features stylized spread wings with a central oak-leaf sprig and a swastika positioned below "Luftschutz". The decal is retained about 95%. The interior of the helmet has a tan leather construction nine finger liner with air vents. Liner is size marked 56. Shell is stamped with the manufacturers code and size, "E.F.66" for maker 'Emaillierwerke A.G. Fulda' size 66. Liner has owners name marked in ink.Chinstrap complete and in good condition. V.G.C.
WW2 German Feuerwehr Fire police tunic with Eltville/Rhein eagle and shoulder straps for the rank of Obertruppmann. Pre-1938 Feuerwehr issue tunic with two white service stripes to the lower left sleeve. Carmine pink piping to collar with some wear and damage to rear of the collar and a couple of small holes to rear of left shoulder otherwise good condition.
M34 Helmet complete with liner and the rarer chinstrap.Liner stamped '56' size and rear of neck guard has maker stamp.Decal has been denazified with the swastika scratched out.
Approximately 1840s-50s this helmet was worn by Egyptian Cuirassier regiments who were bodyguards to the Khedive of Egypt Muhammed Ali Pasha.He was Khedive or Viceroy/Governor of Egypt and Sudan, a vassal of the Ottoman Empire.
These helmets were made in France and also by Henry Wilkinson of London.The Cuirassier Uniforms of the Khedives regiments followed European military styles of the time particularly France.There is much rust throughout the surface and interior of helmet but this could be cleaned up and removed and improve the appearance.
Crown is missing its dome and half moon spike and there is no chainmail aventail present to rear.Interior liner is also absent.Left side of chinstrap chainmail is present however the right side is missing a part of its attachment.Interior rear neck guard has the aventail chainmail attachment hooks present. Brass helmet centre band and round brass side discs in reasonable condition.There are three dents to the upper crown at front,side and rear.
The front arrow shaped visor guard is rusted but intact.To front right side of helmet crown is white paint that appears to be an accidental occurence at some time.
An unusual and rare helmet.
White cotton pullover complete with breast eagle. Inner tunic has makers stamp Schaffer & Vogel and owners name tag Rolf Faber to inside. Shirt is approximately a 36 inch chest and 34 inch waist, two small holes to front of shirt otherwise good condition.
Nice presentation award to a Staff Unteroffizier in commemoration of his army 12 years service.Features bronze relief of a German Soldier wearing a steel helmet.Helmet has decals to both sides.His shoulders are bare and his head tilted to side.Marble base with brass plaque which is inscribed with ' Uffz-Korps Stab J.R. 17 15.4.25-30.4.37
Excellent condition and complete with gas cape in bag,leather strap and lenses and filters.The gas cape has clearly never been removed from its bag.Lense compartment dated 28.3.41. and owners name printed but not able to decipher name.
Filter marked FE42.Strap for attaching gas cape bag is stamped 'P.Schmaltz Stuttgart'
Two photographs one that is signed by Gustavsson on 10.2.1975 and another photograph that he has written details on the back and its location of Hamburg in 1944. Included is a hand written letter by Gustavsson written on 13.1.1987
Gustavsson was Commander of 3rd SS Flak Battalion of the 2nd SS Panzer Division 'Das Reich' in March 1945. On 3rd March he was allegedly awarded the Knights Cross but there was no official award documentation to support this. However this was common this late in the war. Modern historians and reference works tend to state he was not awarded the Knights Cross but some argue he was,he was however a highly decorated Officer .
Published in 1939 in English by Hutchison and Co Plublishers Ltd in association with Hurst and Blackett Ltd, London.An unexpurgated edition with many illustrations throughout.Hardback.Burgandy leather Spine has crack to bottom corner.Gilt lettering and a gilt eagle with swastika to upper spine.Several pages inside have repairs to tears.Rare version.
Very rare periscope made for enabling the firing of a machine gun from the safety of a trench.Developed from the earlier Type 30.Brass made with cross hair sights.Maker stamped 'Periscope 31 A.Kershaw & Son Ltd Leeds 1918 No 221.War Department stamp is present.
Edwardian pre WWI era HLI doublet in nice condition.Collar,Shoulder insignia and HLI buttons all present .Rear of collar shows wear with some of the lining and bullion tresse coming away.Rear of tunic in good condition with all buttons and tresse intact .Small stitched repair to rear above white braiding.The buttons to cuffs on left sleeve have been repaired with stitching.Interior lining all in good order and stitching intact.Number 42 and faint label to collar.Name of 'Green' in ink to inside right lining.
Included are correct tartan trews, these are modern but complement the tunic.
Feuerwehr M34 helmet complete with liner, chinstrap and neck guard. Helmet features a Heinkel decal, although these factory decals did exist we are not 100% comfortable with it so are selling the decal as a post war addition to be on the safe side. Liner has owners name written inside 'Brockmann'. Also other initials 'W.H.'
German Polizei grey/green wool construction cap with brown rabbit fur front. The side ear lugs and back panel of the cap are held in the upright position by rayon tie strings. The reverse of the fold down side ear lugs and back panel are lined in ribbed grey/green rayon. The central front fur panel can be folded downward to act as a visor if required. No insignia. The interior of the cap is fully lined in quilted, ribbed, grey green rayon material. There are no visible markings.
To the front of the cap is an alloy silver washed die stamped 2nd pattern Police eagle .The fur shows some nips and wear to edges otherwise in excellent condition.
Original 1930's horse and figure by Lineol .Horse in good condition with most paint intact and just a crack to front right leg.This is quite stable and not likely to deteriorate.Mussolini figure is excellent condition with nearly all paint intact .Base of horse is marked 'LINEOL GERMANY'