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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.".
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.