Mounted British World War 1 ‘British War Medal’ and ‘Victory Medal’ named to Private Charles F. Miles of the Army Veterinary Corps. Service number SE-23849. See photographs for condition. Could do with a bit more researching for war records.
This Corps was responsible for the medical care of animals used by the army predominantly horses, mules and pigeons.
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..
British wartime ‘Ministry of Works’ ARP (Air Raid Protection) Warning plates, as placed on factory machinery etc. Slightly worn but readable. ‘MAIN LIGHTING SWITCH (CUTTING OFF ALL ELECTRICAL LIGHTING)’ Measures 6x4 inch.
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.
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.
WW1 British Issue Brass Princess Mary Christmas ‘Gift’ Tin. Tobacco Tin. 1914. Excellent condition and with crisp detail on the lid. No contents. Nice usable piece of history. Measures 13x8.5x2.7cm.
WW2 Royal Air Force C-Type Flying Helmet Set, consisting of 2nd pattern C-Type leather flying helmet fitted with Gosport tubes. Webbing chinstrap and chamois lining to the interior. Accompanied by a pair of Mk VIII flying goggles. Some slight damage to the leather (top front) but otherwise very good set.
British Rare Early Issue ‘BUF’ Enamel Membership Badge in good clean condition and serial numbered for member 21588. Stamped with the ‘Birmingham Medal Co’. For King and Country. The British Union of Fascists (BUF) was a fascist political party in the United Kingdom formed in 1932 by Oswald Mosley. It changed its name to the British Union of Fascists and National Socialists in 1936 and, in 1937, to British Union. It was disbanded in 1940, after it was proscribed by the British government following the start of the Second World War.
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
Rare German very early brass shell casing. Good clean condition. Dated September 1908. Marked with the maker ‘AWS’ (Artillerie Werstatt Spandau). St. (Strengthened Case). Measures 9 x 3 inches.
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
French 'M1874' Gras Bayonet. Henry Entrepreneur. Good condition. Bayonet has brass and wooden Hilt, serial number 80337. Scabbard serial number J 53582. Bayonet measures approx. 64cm long.
29 de-activated / inert 7.62 brass rounds, with bullet tops. Ideal for display.
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.
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.
Hard to find nowadays in this condition. Hutchinson & Co.'s Complete 18 Editions of 'Hitler's Mein Kampf' in 18 weekly parts printed in London 1939. Hitler's Mein Kampf, illustrated by 200 full-page plates. The original edition entirely. Unexpurgated. Complete with many original news inserts and order form. All 18 editions have very good covers and are in excellent reading condition.
Scarce Boar War (1902) ‘POM POM’ Canon Shell 1899 dated. In very clean condition. Lots of base stampings and markings. Patronenfabrik Karlsruhe ‘99’. Very nice, seldom seen item.
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