1939 dated British Naval Red Ensign in very nice clean condition with no holes or rips. Flag measures 178 x 88cm. Ideal display size flag. The Red Ensign or "Red Duster" is one of the British ensigns, and it is used either plain, or adorned/embellished with a badge or other emblem in the bottom right quarter. It is the flag flown by British merchant or passenger ships since 1707.
Greek Commemorative War Medal 1940-1941. Very good condition and complete with ribbon. The Greek Commemorative War Medal 1940-1941 was instituted by Royal Decree of August 19th 1947. It was instituted to recognise the actions of the Royal Greek Armed Forces who took part in the war efforts from the outbreak of the war in Greece in 1940 until the fall of Crete in 1941. It was also awarded to foreign forces that fought on Greek soil.
Schmidt-Rubin Model 1889 Bayonet & Scabbard. Serial number 449971. Rarer model with ‘blood groove’. Blade Length - 11.73" (298mm). Handle Length - 4.37" (111mm). Total Length - 16.5" (420mm). Muzzle Ring Diameter - .59" (15mm). Issued with : Schmidt-Rubin Models 1889, 1896/11. Manufacturers: Waffenfabrik Neuhausen, SIG Neuhausen
Brass 'Auxiliary Territorial Service' Cap Badge in very good condition.
The Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) was the women's branch of the British Army during the Second World War. It was formed on 9 September 1938, initially as a women's voluntary service, and existed until 1 February 1949, when it was merged into the Women's Royal Army Corps.
German ‘Leipziger frühjahrsmesse 1930’ (Leipzig Spring Fair 1930). Nicely stamped on the back with issue number 37678. ‘Herbstmesse 1930 Beginn 31 August’ (Autumn Fair 1930 Beginning 31 August). Quality badge made by the famous maker: Steinnauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid.
WW2 French 'Croix de Guerre' Cross of War (Foreign Operational Theatres). Excellent condition and complete with ribbon and 2 Bronze Palms (Mentioned in Despatches: a bronze palm for those who had been mentioned at the army level), and Bronze Star (Mentioned in Despatches: a bronze star for those who had been mentioned at the regiment or brigade level). The Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) is a military decoration of France. It was first created in 1915 and consists of a square-cross medal on two crossed swords, hanging from a ribbon with various degree pins. The decoration was awarded during World War I, again in World War II, and in other conflicts.
WW1 German Imperial Army ‘Gott Mit Uns’ (God With Us) brass quality made belt buckle in very good condition and complete with its D.R.G.M. mark stamped on the bar which stands for ‘Deutsches Reich’s Gebrauchs’, an early German 20th Century Patent or Copyright. Buckle measures approx. 6.2 x 4.6cm. Very nice and usable item..
Brass British Royal Army Ordnance Corp Cap Badge in very good condition.
The Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) was a corps of the British Army. At its renaming as a Royal Corps in 1918 it was both a supply and repair corps. In the supply area it had responsibility for weapons, armoured vehicles and other military equipment, ammunition and clothing and certain minor functions such as laundry, mobile baths and photography. The RAOC was also responsible for a major element of the repair of Army equipment.
Kriegsdenkmünze 1914/18 des Kyffhäuserbundes (War Commemorative Medal 1914/1918 of the Kyffhäuser Union). Excellent 'un-issued' condition and complete with ribbon and packet of issue. War Commemorative Medal of the Kyffhäuser Union was instituted on June 18, 1921 by the Kyffhäuser Bund, an umbrella organisation of German veterans’ and reservists’ associations, in conjunction with the 25th jubilee of the erection of the Kyffhäuser monument (Kyffhäuser-Denkmal) in Thuringia. An obverse showed a diagonally-located war-torn banner and an inscription at the upper part: “To arms with an honour intact” (“Blank die Wehr – Rein die Ehr”) made in Gothic letters. Dates of the World War (1914-1918) were situated on the left while four lightning bolts – across the lower part of an obverse. Designer’s name in capital letters was struck at the bottom.
Scarce Model ‘1914’ Schmidt Rubin Saw-tooth Pioneer Bayonet. Very clean blade and with maker’s stamps ‘HS’ and serial numbered 64283. Scabbard also clean with makers details stamped into leather.
Blade Length - 18.9" (480mm)
Handle Length - 4.9" (124mm)
Total Length - 24" (610mm)
Muzzle Ring Diameter - .56" (14.2mm)
Issued with : Schmidt-Rubin Models 1911 Carbine, K31
Manufacturers: Elsener Schwyz, H.S., H.St., Waffenfabrik Neuhausen
(4) deactivated 9mm Luger Parabellum Brass Rounds in good clean condition. All have different markings: 9mm RG 98, 9mm RG 88, 9mm RG 85 & 9mm Luger FG. The Pistol Parabellum, commonly known as just Luger or Luger P08 is a toggle-locked recoil-operated semi-automatic pistol. The Luger was produced in several models and by several nations from 1898 to 1948.
World War 1 issued quality made and crisply detailed World War 1 issued 'WV' (Women's Voluntary) War Work brass Badge. Excellent condition. Stamped on the rear with the famous wartime badge maker J. R. Gaunt of London. Also issue numbered 48913.
French 'Croix de Guerre' Cross of War (Vichy France). Excellent condition and complete with ribbon and bronze palm (Mentioned in Despatches: a bronze palm for those who had been mentioned at the army level). The Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) is a military decoration of France. It was first created in 1915 and consists of a square-cross medal on two crossed swords, hanging from a ribbon with various degree pins. The decoration was awarded during World War I, again in World War II, and in other conflicts
Daily Express Special! Publication. The Politics of Hate. From John Kennedy to Bobby Kennedy.
A memorial to two brothers compiled and produced by the editorial department of the Daily Express. June 8th. 1968. Fascinating read full of powerful photographs of the time. Very good clean condition.
Large World War 1 British issued 'Comrades of the Great War' members lapel badge in very good clean condition and complete with pin. Stamped on the rear with the issue number 105239 and made by the famous wartime badge maker J.R. Gaunt of London.
French 'M1874' Gras Bayonet. Henry Entrepreneur. Blade slightly pitted but good condition. Bayonet has brass and wooden hilt, serial number 80337. Scabbard serial number J 53582. Bayonet measures approx. 64cm long.
Excellent book called Front Line 1940-41. The Official Story of the Civil Defence of Britain. Issued for the Ministry of Home Security by the Ministry of Information. Published in London by His Majesty’s Stationery Office 1942. Over 160 pages of photographs and information.
Excellent condition, and crisply detailed ‘1937–45 China Incident War Medal’, complete with its pin fitting to rear of the ribbon. The China Incident Medal (Sina jihen jūgun kishō) Medal was created on July 27, 1939, and was awarded for service in China at any time from the 12th through the 20th years of the Shōwa period. Although the Japanese government still uses "China Incident" in formal documents, media in Japan often paraphrase it with other expressions like Japan-China Incident (Nikka jihen) or (Nisshi jihen). The word Shina is now construed by China as a derogatory term.
British ‘ILLUSTRATED WAR SPECIAL EXTRA’ Dated September 16th 1939. 31 page magazine full of information and pictures of the time. Excellent historical source. Lots of photographs including King & Queen, Bombing of Poland and London, Civil Defence and Hitler etc. Dog-eared and some small rips but complete and intact..
World War 2 Greek 'Medal for the War of 1941–1945' in excellent condition and complete with ribbon. The medal was bestowed upon Royal Hellenic Armed Forces personnel for operational services to the Army in North Africa, the South Aegean Sea and Italy. Several thousands of Army personnel, the majority of the Fleet and the remaining aeroplanes escaped to Turkey or were evacuated to Egypt after the capitulation of the Continental Greece and the battle of Crete respectively.
World War One issue 'On War Service' Buttonhole Badge. 26mm diameter. Excellent quality made badge. Numbered 4227. Maker stamped D.G. Collins, London. 'A'. These small, metal pin badges were worn by civilians during the First World War in order to indicate that the person wearing it was on engaged in important war-work. Several of these badges were officially produced and distributed nationally but many more were produced privately by employing companies to support their employees.
World War 2 British issued quality made brass and enamel 'F.G.I.C.' (Fire Guard Instructors Course) Badge. Very good condition and complete with rear pin. Stamped on the rear with the famous wartime badge maker J. R. Gaunt of London.
World War 1 British brass 'Home Counties Reserve Regiment' Cap Badge in very nice condition and complete with clip, usually snapped off and missing. Seldom seen cap badge.
2 editions of ‘The Illustrated London News’. Dated Saturday December 16th 1944 & Saturday October 5th 1946. Centre pages have become detached from staples but in excellent and complete clean readable condition. Lovely snapshot of two dates in history. Both editions packed full of period photographs of current events. 28 pages/sides each. Large format 37x26cm