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Scarce WW2 British & US Airborne Recognition Scarf/Panel (11 found in old closed down shop)Please see item 50768 for a full description & history on these stunning unissued and very scarce WW2 British & US airborne recognition scarves / panels all dated 1941.
The single panel seen in the images is the second of eleven being offered for sale and will be the actual one that you will receive.
The panel is in amazing, untouched condition.
Code: 50770Price: 140.00 GBP
Scarce WW2 British & US Airborne Recognition Scarf/ Panel (eleven found in old closed down shop)Eleven unissued WW2 British & US Airborne yellow recognition panels recently discovered and acquired directly (by myself) from an old knitwear / clothing shop that ceased trading many years ago, this amazing shop still retains old stock and fittings from the 1930's through to the 70's, I believe that the panels were originally acquired to be cut up to make bunting or pieces for children's clothing etc.
These trapezoid shape panels are in excellent condition (couple with very slight foxing) with each one bearing the makers name of Courtaulds Ltd 1941.
Courtaulds textile company were contracted by the Air Ministry to manufacture & supply acetate rayon yellow coloured recognition panels for the RAF survival kits (hence early date), these kits were then stored and carried on board heavy aircraft, the panels were later adopted and worn by British & American Airborne troops from mid 1944 on whilst in frontline areas ( Operation Market Garden & Operation Varsity).
The cotton edging / binding is also in excellent condition and totally different to the reproduction examples made for the re-enactment market.
All eleven were found together in an old cardboard knitwear box within a wooden drawer (box seen in images) and remain in stunning condition.
Each panel will be described and sold separately due to some having bold ink stampings and some less so as well as some having light foxing.
Another original example sold at C&T auctions on the 24th October 2018 Lot 319 for £180 (hammer price) so I am offering the first one for sale at £(sold).
The single panel seen in images will be the actual one received.
A rare opportunity to acquire an original example.
WW2 Polish Air Gunners Wings by J.R.Gaunt of LondonA very pleasing example of WW2 British made Polish Air Force air gunners wings (circa 1944) that bear the makers name of J.R.Gaunt of London.
An identical pair with a white metal threaded retaining post can be observed on the Warrelics forum posted by the nephew of a wartime Polish airman and now guardian of his uncles awards, badges & ephemera.
Wire hook and retaining nut missing so priced accordingly.
Code: 50769Price: 100.00 GBP
Victorian British Army Water Bottle (Italian Pattern)A good clean example of a late Victorian British Army issue wooden water bottle, stamped on upper rim with a number 93.
WW2 Canadian Airborne Cloth Shoulder TitlesAn original uniform removed pair of early Canadian Airborne shoulder titles, this pattern was worn on battledress prior to the introduction of the more commonly encountered 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion shoulder patch, this early type continued to be worn throughout the war at parachute training wings at camp Shilo & Manitoba amongst others.
Tear on top edge of one patch possibly from time of removal.
Code: 50767Price: 155.00 GBP
1943 British 4lb Spring BalanceA clean example in good working order.
Code: 50766Price: 26.00 GBP
Scarce Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry 1871 Pattern Dress HelmetA scarce and fresh to the market 1871 pattern Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry trooper`s white metal dress helmet, this pattern was first introduced to the regiment in 1882 and remained unchanged until 1902 when only the wording/title on the badge was altered from Yeomanry to Imperial, the MIC saw active service during the 2nd Boer War.
The helmet has been left as found and is now missing its horsehair plume (replacements still obtainable), the white metal skull is in good order apart from some light crimping especially to the edge of the front peak which is quite common on this pattern helmet, the star shaped front badge bears the Welsh dragon and early title of MYC and remains in excellent condition.
There is a very slight forward lean to the spike but this would not be noticeable when plume is fitted, the original leather liner is present but now showing age related wear, all external fittings are present being the rose head bosses, acanthus leaf decoration and interlinked chain chin strap with leather protective lining (unattached stitching in places, again common on these helmets).
I have encountered a few of these helmets over the years and it would appear that they were made in three different sizes, this one being a smaller example.
A quick polish and a plume would transform this helmet into a wonderful display piece and especially when it is from a highly sought after regiment.
Please study images as they are part of the description.
Code: 50763Price: 785.00 GBP
Additional Images of Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Trooper's Helmet (Code 50763)
Code: 50764Price: On Request
Rare WW2 British Field Telephones Type M1A rare pair of WW2 British issue field telephones that were manufactured by STC (Standard Telephones and Cables Ltd) of London, the company ceased all civilian production for the duration of the war.
The factory took a direct hit during a Luftwaffe bombing raid but managed to get back to full production in a short period of time.
The handsets are fresh to the collecting world and remain in untouched condition, the green painted bodies with hinged mouthpieces do have some loss of finish and some very light surface rust bleeding through the paintwork.
The speak and morse signalling buttons still compress but are not tested, the back plates are removable and reveal the original printed wiring layout .
A rarely encountered field telephone.
Code: 50762Price: 135.00 GBP
Late WW2 German Heer Other Ranks Belt & BuckleA good late war combat used Heer other ranks belt & buckle that was recently acquired from a gentleman who undertakes general house clearance, the steel buckle has lost its original paintwork finish due to service wear but does display a nice age related patina.
The buckle bears a RZM stamp along with the makers code M4 44 (1944) indicating the manufacturer as Paul Cramer & Cie, Ludenschied, the leather belt with its aluminium keeper is in good combat used condition with all stitching still intact.
Measures approx. 33 inches.
A nice unmolested bring back item.
Code: 50761Price: 130.00 GBP
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