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.
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.
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.
Dark blue wool Navy cap.These caps usually have a strap however the Engine Room Personnel on Japanese submarines did not have a chinstrap and we believe this cap to be one of those.Gilt anchor badge stitched to front .Ventilation grommets on each side.Inside has stitched maker label with owners name in Kanji.Sackcloth lining and leather sweatband.Tie strings and eyelets to reverse.Nice item.
A superb example of the standard pattern winter cap as issued to Japanese troops for cold weather conditions. Yellow wool five pointed national star stitched to front.The ear flaps are complete with all bakelite buttons present.Full rabbit fur exterior with all fur present.The wool is in excellent condition throughout the cap.
Interior of cap has two tie strings for fastening under the chin.Inside lining is stamped and in excellent condition with all stitching intact.
Dated 1941. Red Army soldier's side-cap or "pilotka". Rare as made from the early cotton fabric of the short lived pea-green coloured issue tunics and breeches. Nice enamel badge to front.Maker stamp inside.
Army Officers Visor Cap.Details stitched to interior.Medium olive drab wool body and crown. The one-piece crown is piped in red wool to its edge. The Imperial brass star is affixed to the front of the center band. The cap has its original black patent finished chinstrap, with dual adjustment sliders, fixed by alloy officer’s buttons with embossed chrysanthemums. Black patent finished visor. The silk liner is complete. The sweatband is complete but has some wear to the stitching at the rear. Shows the expected period use and wear but overall nice condition.
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.
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.
Used in Tanks and Armoured Vehicles.Rare lend lease example for delivery to the Soviet Union.Has Russian cyrillic script lettering to front panels alongside English. Training Notes Manual stamped to the 1st Training Regiment Royal Signals included.All controls and switches move.Dated 1942 and 'Zenith Radio Corporation' plate to front with serial numbers.
Type B brass buckle with nickel silver front plate.The front plate has been heavily polished to extent that the Ottoman script 'Asakir-Sahane'(pronounced Asakry Shahanah-Sultans Ottoman Army) is very faint.The front plate has at some point been repaired and unusually there is an anomaly in that the belt prongs are on the left side as opposed to the standard right hand side.Perhaps the front plate was during repair reattached upside down or the owner requested the prongs left side as possibly left handed and easier to buckle belt this way.We will never know but makes an interesting slant to an otherwise standard EM's buckle.
Rare armband for a Air Defence Chief in the Danish Women's Preparedness Group in Hobro a small town in Northern Denmark on the Jutland Peninsula.This Organisation helped with refugees and taking care of children after air raids and providing food assistance.Printed armband on cotton.Some staining
The Gallipoli Star or Iron Crescent was instituted by the Sultan Mehmed Reshad V in 1915 for bravery in battle. Some enamel has come away to upper part of star and to lower right. To the reverse is maker marked for "B.B. & Co.".
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.
Issued by the French Government in 1917 to civilians for services in aid of wounded,refugees or performed exceptional acts in the face of the enemy.Silver version.Maker and designer stamps.
WW2 Swiss issue zeltbahn pattern bag almost identical to the German ones.Has the Swiss shield stamp and maker stamped 'W.HAAS BLACKEN & DECKEN ,BIEL 1941.3 wooden poles and 3 alloy pegs with rope come with the bag.Two alloy buttons hold the closure flap in place.