The type 90 was the standard WWII Japanese infantry combat helmet. The shell retains about 60% of its original matt finish olive drab paint. The IJA metal star is present to the front. The three pad pigskin liner and band is complete to the interior, with no cracking or tearing. The liner pads each have their original cloth padding bags and tie tapes attached, with the original padding inside. Helmet is minus chinstrap.Kanji characters are stamped to the liner pads and also to the liner band. A nice worn and used example
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.
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.
A fully lined NCO tunic for a Veterinary Sergeant Major constructed from a heavy, mustard colored wool, which features four exterior pockets, a five button, single-breasted front closure, and a hook and eye closure at the neck. The horizontal slash breast pockets have scalloped flaps with buttons and hip pockets have straight-edged flaps. A bayonet support strap, with a buttonhole and button, is to the left hip. The interior of the tunic is lined in white cotton, with a white cotton vertical slash pocket to the interior left breast, and a white cotton horizontal slash wound dressing pocket beneath that. Nice issue markings. Roughly a size 38. Rear of tunic shows some period wear otherwise in excellent condition.
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.
Untouched Turkish Ottoman flintlock holster pistol.Heavy rust throughout
lock ,plate and barrel.Brass tang to front of barrel missing.Brass
baseplate to butt missing.Maker mark to lock side plate and stamp to
brass trigger guard plate.Numerous chips and dents throughout wood
furniture.Barrel is slightly loose from furniture.Flintlock mechanism
and hammer v stiff and hammer does not lock into position.Trigger is
seized tight.Some cleaning and maintenance should resolve these issues.
These type of pistols were used extensively in the conflicts in the Balkans including the Greek Uprisings
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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.
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
Standard wool construction olive drab field cap used by the Japanese army until the end of the war. Above visor to front of cap is sewn a yellow wool five-pointed star.Three ventilation holes to either side of cap.Rear has fastening canvas tie string with six metal eyelets intact.Interior brown leather sweatband and soft Hessian cloth lining.Some light wear to outer wool of cap. Nice worn and used example.
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.
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.
The Italian Eastern Front medal.Some paint loss to centre.To reverse top is inscription 'DNJEPR DONETZ'. To bottom is dates 'LUGIO 941 LUGIO 942'. Centre of cross has letters CSIR with BUG and DON on either side.Beneath date to bottom is manufacturers name and address 'LORIOLI MILANO ROMA,A PICOZZI MILANO'
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.
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.".
Bring back souvenir from a member of the Dorsetshire Regiment to his parents on his return in 1946.Marked with the theatres he served in including India 1946,Singapore,Bombay,Yokohama and others.Original tie chords and reinforcement tabs intact.
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.
WW2 Era veterans medal ribbons mounted on postwar rack.Comprises Navy Battle Efficiency Award,U.S. Navy Good Conduct Medal,Navy-M.C. China Service 37-39 Medal,American Defence Medal,European/African/Middle East Medal,WWII Victory Medal,National Defence Medal,Korea Medal,Korea U.N. Medal. Reverse has label of well known military dealer Ken Nolan of Irvine California who was a big militaria and medal dealer in the 60's up until 2005.