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Rare 1900 Imperial German Navy (Kaiserliche) 8.8cm Shell Case (Inert)A very rare 1900 dated Kaiserliche 8.8cm brass shell case that would have been carried & used aboard an Imperial German Navy river/coastal gunboat.
The 8.8cm Ubts L/30 Schelladekanone was developed by Krupps in the late 19th century (1898) but bears no resemblance or connection to the 88mm anti-aircraft gun of WW2.
This example bears the marines letter stamping (M with Imperial crown above) and later WW1 re-issue dates for 1914.17 & 18.
This brass case has not been polished for many years and now has an age related patina.
Length 15 1/4 inches.
Sorry UK sale only.
Code: 50732Price: 95.00 GBP
WW1 British Army Folding Trench LanternA fresh to the market WW1 British army folding trench lantern in original untouched condition, the lantern and case are both dated 1915 and bear Birmingham makers names + War Department broad arrows stampings.
The original thin gauge glass panes/panels are all intact and in good order apart from one edge chip (shown in the images), the external leather strap that would have been on the case is now missing apart from a short section that is still attached to the main body.
A wonderful and iconic piece of trench warfare equipment.
Sorry UK sale only.
This item shall be dispatched via the Royal mail/Parcel force service and not by courier.
Code: 50730Price: 120.00 GBP
Extra Images of WW1 Trench Lantern (Code 50730)
Code: 50731Price: On Request
WW2 US Navy Type J-I-S Battle LanternA WW2 US Navy Type J-I-S battery operated battle lantern that was manufactured by the S-G company of New York, this unit is in good condition with no damage to the lens, there is some very light surface rusting present which is understandable for a steel ships lamp.
This lantern has not been tested but may still work as I removed two large modern cylindrical batteries (dead) to reduce the weight.
Height 10 inches, width 8 inches.
Code: 50729Price: 48.00 GBP
WW2 Women`s Land Army ArmbandAn original WLA armband that was discovered in a house clearance along with other Land army items, this example indicates 1 1/2 years service and was obviously worn by the land girl due to being slightly misshaped.
In good clean condition with no moth issues, buttons missing.
Code: 50727Price: 45.00 GBP
WW2 Women`s Land Army Bib & Brace (Dungarees)A good size original pair of WLA Bib & Brace that are in good used condition, this pair was discovered in a house clearance along with other WLA items.
The original label is missing and this is due to usage and not from later removal, inside one of the pockets is the original owners handkerchief still neatly folded and shall be left as found.
The inside leg measures 28 inches and the waist an approximate 34 - 35 inches, there are a few small paint marks present which can be seen in the images.
All the original buttons remain in good order,
Code: 50728Price: 60.00 GBP
WW1 Cloth Map of Europe (Gifted to Troops from Manchester Guardian)A WW1 cloth map of Europe that was gifted by readers of the Manchester Guardian to (I assume) the troops, the map measures 24 x 19 inches and remains in good condition but now with age related yellowing/discolouration to the backing material and a few minor stain marks.
Code: 50726Price: 35.00 GBP
Extremely Rare WW2 SOE No.2 Hand Generator Battery Charger (For B2 Radio)An exceptional and extremely rare WW2 SOE No.2 Hoover hand generator battery charger that was used in conjunction with the SOE B2 suitcase radio ( both items illustrated in the SOE equipment catalogue), the charger along with its components are housed in its original and correctly marked `F' storage container with original 1944/5 dated webbing harness (last digit partially hidden by the stitching).
The components consist of the excellent condition rubber gripped winding handle and the often missing 2 x clamp assembly, also present is the extremely rare packing list (dated May 1945) with corresponding letter `F' ink stamp and the equally rare instruction leaflet + spare bushes.
The charger has not been tested for output but the gearing sounds sweet and rotates perfectly.
The handle + clamp assembly screws are missing but alternatives could easily be found.
An essential piece of SOE equipment that would have been used during clandestine operations.
The carriage costs for UK customers (UK address) shall be fully refunded upon receipt of the item.
Overseas customers please note that this item will be dispatched via the Royal Mail Parcel Force so please be aware of slightly higher carriage/insurance costs compared to using other courier companies.
RESERVED for B.S.
Extra Images of SOE Hand Generator (Code 50723)
Code: 50724Price: On Request
Early Issue Wilkinson RAF/Army Type D Survival KnifeAn early pre-NATO Wilkinson sword company Type - D survival knife which bears the 1B prefix indicating use for both the RAF and British Army.
The 7 1/4 inch (185mm) long blade with its heavy duty 7mm thick spine is in very good order apart from some staining on one face, the walnut grips are also in very good condition and held firm with two screw bolts.
Nicely marked 1B/4594 with broad arrow & Wilkinson logo.
Sorry UK sale ONLY and proof of age will be required (18+)
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