Case in excellent condition and stamp date 1942 and maker/waffenampt stamps.Metal closure stamp is maker stamped.All stitching to case intact.Binoculars are stamped in white 'BRIGADIER M.P. BOGERT' obviously captured during campaign. .Maker stamp beh KF Dienstglas 10x50 388801.Tongue leather on binos stamped beh 1941.Optics are good..
Brigadier Bogert commanded West Nova Scotia Regt 1942-43 in the Canadian Infantry attached to the British Army in Italy Monte Cassino and Anzio.Also Greece.Awarded DSO for service at Jelsi in Italy,Order Of Valour from Greece and Legion Of Merit for service in Korea as well as MBE and CBE.
The case has Enclosure tags for Horse Racing from the 1960's at Sandown and Epsom.
Also known as the Himmler helmet as same as the style he wore with the exception of his having lugs as opposed to vents.
Worn by the Hermann Goring Police unit,S.A.,SS and other Police units.Light tan liner to interior with liner pad complete including drawstring.One side of chinstrap is broken.Liner stamped size 57 and 'R.R.' Nearly all black paint present and ventilation holes to each side.
16 '' x 14 '' silk National flag.. Taken from Japanese soldier by U.S. Soldier on Okinawa. His name 'MIMS' and 'OKINAWA' has been written on flag.Corner tabs intact. Several holes in sun area and some smaller ones throughout.
German made M38 Luftschutz helmet issued to the Bulgarian Army Anti-Air and Chemical Defence( Protivovazdushna i himimicheska Zashtita) .Number 3 painted to front.Nearly all green paint remaining.Liner and chinstrap present. Paper number stamp to interior and size maker stamp to inside rear of neck guard.
French 75mm shells with hammered Allied flags and details. One shell is stamped USA with French markings for a 75mm artillery shell. It features the British flag with US and French flags on either side and AMIENS above with Victory 1918 below. The other shell is again French 75mm artillery with similar flags and the word 'BOVES' to top and 'PEACE JUNE 1919' to bottom. Very rare to find WW1 trench art with US flags.
Excellent condition helmet of the German Federal Border Guard Police from the 1950's. Liner and chin complete and near mint condition.Liner stamped '57-61'. Shell is size stamped '66' and maker stamp LS for 'LINNEMANN & SCHNETZER, AHLEN '. Rare to find this helmet in this condition.
Brown leather holster from WW1 with U.S. stamped to front and maker stamp 'HOYT 1918 J.J.M.' Hoyt was the 'F.M. Hoyt Shoe Co of Manchester,New Hampshire. JJM is the inspectors stamp.
Awarded in 1947 on the 30th Anniversary of the battle of Zborov.Front features first President of Czechoslovakia T.G. Masaryk.Reverse features the flags of the three regiments who fought in the battle.
Belgian made Brodie helmet MKII clone 1949 used by Belgian forces after WWII.Maker stamp 'COMET ABL( ARMEE BELGE/BELGISCHE LEGER)' to liner base.Liner is brown leather.
Silver and enamel badge made by Georg Jensen in 1940 celebrating the King's 70th Birthday.It was worn as a sign of patriotism and support for the King during the German occupation in WWII.Field Marshal Montgomery also wore one.The original pinback has been replaced with a stick pin to the reverse.