Very nice Type 90 Infantry combat helmet. The helmet shell retains about 60% of its original olive drab paint.The Imperial metal star is present to the front. The three pad liner is complete to the interior with no cracking and two of the liner pads have their original cloth padding bags with the original padding inside. Helmet has original cloth chinstrap. A kanji character for size indication is stamped to the front interior liner. Shell has number '49' stenciled to the rear interior. The helmet has attached its rare original helmet net complete with drawstring and sack cloth camouflage strips inserted in net.
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.
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'
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
Gilt-bronze medal with obverse with a radiant rising sun bearing the date ‘1912' and the Monastery of Gračanica in background, a field gun and limber below, encircled by a laurel wreath and the inscription ‘Kosovo Avenged’, signed maker mark.Reverse with royal Serbian eagle and coat of arms encircled by a laurel wreath, the leaves inscribed with the fields of battle of the War ‘Kumanovo, Skopje, Prilep, Jedrene, Veles, N. Pazar, Debar, Shtip, Prizren, Mrdare’ and ‘Bitol, Skadar, Ochrid, Sjeniza Dojran, Ljesh, Tetovo, Drach, Elbasan and Prishtina’; . The medal was instituted on 31 October 1913 to be awarded to military and civilians who had participated in the First Balkan War of 1912-13. The War was an alliance of Serbia, Montenegro, Greece and Bulgaria against the Ottoman Empire.The Medal is becoming hard to find. V.G.C.
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.