Blue grey wool construction double breasted greatcoat with six double row front closure pebbled buttons.Faint markings to inside label.Golden yellow wool construction collar tabs with NCO tress machine stitched and silver washed rank 'gulls'.Size approx '38'' chest.
Plaque commemorating the Orientation trip by Motor Group Westmark on 27-28 August 1938 to the Taunus mountain region in Hesse .
One of the smaller enamel shields is missing in bottom right corner.Maker stamped to back 'ADAM DONNER, ELBERFELD'
Only minute traces of gilt wash remain to the edge of the badge around 10 o'clock on the badge which can be seen the photograph. Maker marked '30' for 'Hauptmunzampt ,Wien' with gold pin. Many think these '30' badges with gold pins are actually silver wounds badges with gold pins as stocks had ran out of silver pins. However this is the first '30' badge I have encountered with small traces of gold still remaining. The gilt finish is very minute and you need a magnifying glass to see it, however I think it does prove the fact these are indeed gold badges with the finish absorbed into the zinc rather than a silver with gold pin. Either way it is a rare gold wound badge or a nice example of a silver.
Leather with brass and copper fittings flask made by 'G & J.W. HAWKSLEY,SHEFFIELD' .Has hunting scene of men on horses with one blowing horn.Maker is stamped below. Approximately 1830's to 1860's .
Issued by the government of the former country of South Vietnam in 1966 to members of American ,Australian and New Zealand forces engaged in military operations for six months or more.Issued with the 1960 bar with a dash after the year 1960 leaving blank space with the intention of entering the final date of when the military campaign was won.This was never realized as the South Vietnam Government fell and the war with the North was lost.
Fully working and lenses good. War Dept stamp.Dated 1940.Black paint worn away wear markings are. Stamped 'BINO PRISM No.2 MKII No 35123' and 'GRATICULES 1/2' APART ,A.KERSHAW & SONS LEEDS 1940'