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1918 - 1952 RAF Chamber PotA wonderful example of an Air Ministry issue chamber pot bearing the RAF logo with King`s crown above, this logo is more commonly encountered on mugs and table wear but rarely seen on chamber pots.
The pot is in excellent condition with no chips or faults, light internal crazing to the glaze as found in most period china wear.
The base bears the makers mark of the Ashworth Brothers company who still continued using the early company stamp with a Queen Victoria crown so possibly an early RAF pot.
Sorry UK sale only and shall be despatched via the Royal mail.
Code: 50719Price: 55.00 GBP
RAF Cape Leather Pilots Flying GlovesAn unissued pair of early post-war RAF pilots cape leather flying gloves that remain in excellent soft/supple condition, the white/cream coloured gloves are unlined and bear the Air Ministry store reference number/code 22c/1124 along with a size stamp 9.
This pattern of flying glove were worn by wartime pilots who were still in service just after the wars end (WW2).
Stunning condition and still stitched together.
Code: 50720Price: 55.00 GBP
Victorian Officer`s Pill Box HatA well worn but totally original Victorian regular army officer`s pill box hat from the late Victorian period, the gilt bullion work remains intact but now heavily tarnished.
The silk liner is also intact and bears the makers name of Hawkes & Co, Piccadilly, London, the inner sweatband & chinstrap are now missing.
Please study the photographs as they are part of the description in regards to condition etc.
Code: 50718Price: 120.00 GBP
WW2 78th Infantry Div/49th field Company RE Formation Sign & Unit History Book (Named to Officer)A recently discovered 78th Inf Div/49th field company Royal Engineers printed combination formation sign that was found between the pages of the 78th Div history book `Algiers to Austria' written by Cyril Ray in 1952.
Within the front pages of the book is the name of the owner Mr J.F.W. Adams (Major Joscelin Francis Whieldon Adams) who was commissioned to the Territorial Army Royal Engineers 46th (N.Midland) Divisional Engineers on the 28th May 1937 (London Gazette).
Also found between the pages are post-war (modern) photographs taken by Major Adams whilst revisiting his old campaign ground in Tunisia, to the reverse side of the photographs are the handwritten names of villages, roads, areas of conflict etc, Medjel el Bab, Toukabeur, Chaouach, Oued Zaga.
Also present is a 1987 dated letter addressed to Major Adams from the long standing honorary secretary of the 78th Div Victory club Mr Ian McKee (Capt), McKee is acknowledged in the front of the book by the author for his contribution/memoirs/ war diaries etc.
The printed 78th (battle axe) formation sign along with the cobalt blue backed 49 retain good strong colour and are still firmly attached to the KD backing , a single RA slip was also found inside the book and is also included.
The 78th Division fought with distinction throughout all their campaigns during WW2 starting from Algiers to the battlefields of Tunisia, Sicily , Italy (Monte Cassino) and finally Austria.
WW2 German Tan Dienstglas 6x30 BinocularsA very pleasing pair of WW2 German Dienstglas 6x30 binoculars that still retain much of their original ordnance tan colour paint finish, the makers code (ddx) is evident along with the serial number 332925.
The Bakelite oculars are in good working order and have no damage/chips, there is a small internal dirt spec present to one lens but can only be seen when looking through the binoculars the wrong way around (during inspection) and is not visible when in normal use, the optics remain in good condition apart from some minuscule amount of haze/cloudiness in one lens.
WW2 Unissued Officer`s Record of Service Book (AB439)An unissued Officer`s Record of Service book (Army book 439) which is in wonderful clean condition, small corner fold on the first page.
This example bears a 11/44 (1944) issue/print date.
Code: 50716Price: 22.00 GBP
Scarce WW1 Officer`s Private Purchase Wire Cutters (Lt.Col.Sir W.E.Jaffray 1st KDG,RFC)Scarce WW1 private purchase wire cutters that belonged to Lt.Colonel Sir William Edmund Jaffray Bt (Baronet),1st Kings Dragoon Guards and later 24 Squadron Royal Flying Corps.
Jaffray was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 1st KDG in May 1915, then whilst in France (1916) transferred to 24 Sq RFC where he was later promoted to Lieutenant (1917), Jaffray served with the RFC and the newly formed RAFuntil the end of the war, according to records he was put on the half pay list due to ill health caused by wounds, post war joined the Warwickshire Yeomanry reaching the rank of Lt.Colonel 1935 - 39.
The cutters were made by Beauchamp`s of London and patented by the company in 1914, both the cutters & case bear the Officer`s name & regiment.
The leather case is in fantastic condition apart from some light surface cracking to the lower end cap due to usage (shown in images).
Jaffray`s Medals sold at DNW`s auction house on 8th December 2016, his medal index card still exists.
A stunning item.
Code: 50713Price: 165.00 GBP
WW1 British Officer`s Youlten`s No.2 Trench PeriscopeA most pleasing WW1 British Officer`s private purchase trench periscope made by Youlten`s of London.
The periscope measures 9 inches in length and extends to 13 1/2 inches when drawn, you simply pull apart and twist both end caps to reveal the mirror lenses (still in good order).
The original leather case is in very good condition apart from some age related wear/weakness to the fold down flap & tab (shown in images).
The Youlten company produced various visual aids for the private purchase market which included the rifle butt periscope that turned out to be far more costly than the rifle it was attached too .
Code: 50714Price: 150.00 GBP
Rare Gallipoli `07 Pattern Hook Quillon Bayonet (8th Bn WELSH Regt)Manufactured by Enfield (marked EFD) in 1912 and unit-marked to the 8th Battalion (Pioneers) Welsh Regiment who saw much action during the Dardanelles campaign of WW1, the Battalion was evacuated from Gallipoli in December 1915 and then moved to Helles where they encountered major attacks from Turkish troops, in February 1916 they moved to Mesopotamia where they once again took part in fierce fighting against Ottoman forces especially at the battle of Kut al Amara.
The ricasso bears good clear acceptance/inspection stamps with no additional re-issue marks, the pommel is stamped 8 WEL along with the bayonet number 436, the pommel button is in good working order and retains a strong, spring action.
The blade is in very good condition with no pitting or issues, the 2nd pattern scabbard with its tear drop frog stud bears a faint 15 (1915) stamp to the blackened leather body , the leatherwork has a few light dings and scuffs along with a repair which is shown in the images.
A nice example and marked to a famous Regiment, Battalion.
Sorry UK sale ONLY and proof of age will be required (18+)
Extra Images `07 Hook Quillon Bayonet (Code 50711)
Code: 50712Price: On Request
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