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 World War 2 issue brass & enamel 'F.W' (Fire Watchers) small lapel badge. Good clean condition and stamped on the rear with issue number 70464. Many thousands of fires were prevented or outbreaks extinguished by members of the public, serving as Fire Watchers and Fire Guards, organised and co-ordinated by Local Authorities and working in liaison with Air Raid Wardens and the Fire Service.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
British Wartime ‘Girl's Own Paper' or small Magazines Dated October 1944 & June 1943. Packed full of information, articles and adverts of the wartime period. A very interesting snapshot of history of that time. Both in good clean and readable condition. Slight rust on the staples but other than that very good.
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
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.
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.
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..
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.