A very rare and good condition tunic for a Harbour Master with ribbon bar for WWI War Medal, Mercantile Marine Medal, and the rare Lloyd's Life Saving Medal. All eight gilt buttons present with Harbour Master insignia. Sleeves have four gilt embroidered rank stripes denoting Harbour Master. Interior lining has stitched makers label for 'WOOD'S, NORTH & SOUTH SHIELD'S' to the inside and the outside of the pocket. Blue silk lining.
Comprises tunic.cap,shirt,tie and Sam Browne belt and cross strap.No labels to tunic,shirt or cap. Silk lining to tunic.Officer quality badge insignia to collars and cap.Green tropical shirt and tie both excellent condition.Shoulder boards are minus metal R.A.O.C. insignia,Officer crowns present.All brass buttons present are R.A.O.C. with waist button beneath belt having 'ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORP' along edge of button.All buttons are maker stamped.Cap minus interior maker label otherwise in excellent condition with owners initials ' DHK ' stamped to sweatband.Sam Browne leather good with no cracking.
A very rare photo print of Edward Prince Of Wales signed by him in bottom corner.The print is taken from a photo of him in Nova Scotia Canada in 1919. Edward VIII of course later abdicated the throne.In bottom right corner of mounting board is written in ink 'Cheerio Everybody' ! Frame has some wear and small chips to frame.To reverse is framers label 'HUGH A.BROWN, CHARING CROSS GALLERY, 482 SAUCHIEHALL ST GLASGOW'. A rare item
48 Star multi piece construction American Flag . 150 cm x 300 cm . A bit of light age staining and some small holes.
Brass Binnacle with enclosed working compass set in liquid on gimbaled support for stable balance with movement of ship. Kerosene lamp for illumination to side with a brass hinged door. Dated 43 on compass. Sestrel made marine compasses throughout WW2 .
Diameter at base 20cm
With Sam Browne belt and cross strap. Ribbon bar for 39-45 Star, France & Germany Star, War Medal. Maker's label to inside collar with owner's name in ink 'Capt D.H. Ross 25451 B. March 1942' . Since he aquired the tunic he had been promoted twice from Captain to Lieutenant Colonel. The 1916 Pattern tunic was used from 1916 to mid 1940's. Lanyard has been cut away at pocket.
WW2 MKII Brodie helmet used by the National Fire Service ,Western No.1 branch in Glasgow. Helmet with nice bright clear decals to front. Complete with original liner and chinstrap, both in excellent condition. Liner is dated 1940 and stamped TTC for ''Teddy Toy Company'' who made helmet liners during the war. Size stamped 6 3/4. The helmet under the rim is faintly stamped 'BMB 41' for maker ''Briggs Motor Bodies of Dagenham'' .The rear of the helmet rim interior has owner's name etched to paint 'J.DONNACHIE 969024' .Canvas chinstrap with springs to each side and markings written in ink but hard to decipher. Original green paint remains over nearly all of helmet with the exception of the rear left hand side where three sections of paint are missing down to the bare metal, and one section under the rim. Possibly due to contact with extreme heat . Otherwise good condition.
A very nice group with historic connection to a Mrs S.H. Richmond of 5 Ruskin Terr Glasgow. Interestingly this address was believed to be the base for Winston Churchill on his visits to Glasgow and was used on several occasions for War Cabinet Meetings in the former Private Member's Club. Above the entrance to 5 Ruskin Terr are engraved the words ''CHURCHILL ROOMS''. In January 41 Churchill met President Roosevelt's Special Envoy Harry Hopkins at the North British Hotel in George Sq to discuss Britain's Wartime Resolve.
Possibly Mrs Richmond was based at 5 Ruskin Terr when Churchill visited ,we will never know for sure ,however we know that she was at this historic address certainly for receiving her Defence Medal so it may have been at the end of the war she was quartered here or indeed lived here . Included is her Transit box, Entitlement Slip, W.V.S. Enamel Badge, Defence Medal , War Service Chevrons cloth badge, Three embroidered WVS Cloth badges and a 'GLASGOW ' cloth title. The War Service Chevron was worn from February 1944 and with five chevrons shows that Mrs Richmond had five years service. The WVS badges were introduced in Dec 1939 and worn on the lower right sleeve of the tweed jacket and overcoat, and in summer on the left breast of the summer dress. One inch beneath this badge would be worn the 'GLASGOW' title.
Very rare and in lovely condition Air Ministry Telephone. Brass Bell candle stick receiver in black oxide finish. Dial button is black oxide on copper and relied on connection from the base or Ministry operator. The ear and mouth pieces are both bakelite. There are various stamps including A.M. stamp to bakelite plug socket. Full length wire complete.
Period children's toy tank from WW2. Made of wood and tin, with tracks that turn and rotating turret. These tanks were made by returning soldiers and those often on home leave for their children. This is a lovely example in excellent condition .Green painted with cloth storage bags to rear. 9 inches length x 7 inches across and 7 inches height.
Nice tan cotton tunic for the tropical climate.Name of Maxwell to neck interior.Marines collar insignia and shoulder boards for rank of Lieutenant.Four brass button front closure.Officers aigullette to left shoulder and breast pocket.Two small holes to left hip pocket.Interior label for maker 'MOSS BROS COVENT GARDEN'. Stamped Feb 1944.
Naval group with diaries and personal photographs ,paper clippings. Diaries well filled in. With Uniform insignia .France and Germany bar with rosette underneath. Included but not pictured is his Certificate Of Royal Navy Service paperwork and some letters.
Beautiful embroidered work on a silk base named to 2819269 L/CPL E BAKER 1st Battalion 72nd Seaforth Highlanders .Photograph of the soldier is in centre of embroidered work.He was part of the Shanghai Defence Force 1938-39. Various national flags are also embroidered.In black frame with glass. 20 x 16 inches
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Comprises tunic cap and trousers.Tunic has six gilt buttons to front and left sleeve has rank badge and one year service stripe.Bullion embroidered.Inside tunic has label 'Le Cooper ,Harwich'
Trousers in good condition of dark navy wool ,several small holes to side of one leg otherwise good condition.Cap is dark navy wool with black centre band .Bullion embroidered crown and anchor badge.Leather chinstrap is perished to one side and detached from retaining button.Inside blue canvas lining with stitched owner's label name of 'G.CHUBB' Brown sweatband and leather stitched visor.The visor has some staining to upper surface.Rear crown of cap has some signs of wear and several small moth nips to edges.The crown edge to front has wear with thin hole along edge and also the stitched material where crown and upper cap meets the material has come away.
Black painted steel helmet for use by ARP and Police motorcyclist's. Brown liner and sweatband intact and in excellent condition with canvas liner rigging and string tie present.Brown leather ear flaps amd felt inside lining.Sweatband is dated and maker stamped 'B.M.B. 1943' '63/4' size marking.BMB maker is for 'Briggs Motor Bodies'.Brown leather chinstrap.Several dents across helmet crown
WW2 produced and used to practice coordinating the firing of members of a section to a specific targets.Very rare as few of these remain.Printed by J.Weiner Ltd London.From a War Office design and Crown Copyrighted.These details are to bottom left corner,printed on bottom right corner is 'Middle East Fig 3'. Foldlines throughout and some tears.Very rare.
Defence,39-45,War Medals.Medals and documents to Captain Stanley Thomas Garner.Documents are Soldiers Service Paybook,Officer's Record Of Service Book,Release And Resettlement Book and a photograph of him and his fellow officers.