1943 Indian-Made Khaki Drill Field Service Cap
An excellent condition Indian-made khaki drill FS cap for Far-East use, nicely dated 1943.
Appears to have never been worn as the sweatband is immaculate, a badge removed example leaving an imprint of an RAF officer's gilt metal eagle & crown device, size 6 3/4.
Now becoming very difficult to source.. read more
Late Victorian/Boer War Period British Officer's Hotclimate Canvas Gaiters
An interesting pair of private purchase lightweight webbing/canvas gaiters commonly seen being worn by British officer's in period photographs from the Zulu war through to WW1.
The 12 1/2 inch high gaiters bear an unusual handwritten makers name ''Jackson'' Maker 128 Jermyn St S.W.1, still to this day Jermyn Street in London is world famous for its gentlemen's outfitters & shirt makers... read more
WW2 Silk Escape Map K3/K4 (North Africa)
An early double sided Bartholomew,s silk escape map issued to allied aircrews, this example has a hemmed edge which indicates earlier manufacture over the later sealed/glued edge variant.
One side of the K3/K4 map covers North Africa containing Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Italian Libya, the other side the French Sudan, Ivory & Gold coast.
Good clean condition, very slight yellowin... read more
Extremely Rare Home Guard Officer's Uniform Group
A recently acquired and fresh to the market uniform group attributed to an officer in "U" Company 7th Worcs (Malvern) Home Guard, with much of the private purchase items supplied by the same Malvern outfitter.
An incredibly rare group.
Reserved for NB. read more
WW2 British Red Cross Pattern Water Bottle & Harness
A good used example that still retains its cork stopper, a nice condition blue enamel bottle with dark blue woollen cover, some moth tracking present.
The leather harness/cradle is in good strong order, all stitching intact.
please study images in regards to condition. read more
WW2 Era Air Ministry / RAF Op's Room Candlestick Microphone
An Air Ministry desk top candlestick microphone being the type used in control towers & operation rooms.
In good untouched condition and still retaining the A.M stores reference number 10A/9597 on the base plate, the Bakelite head/mouthpiece is in excellent order, some age related wear/loss to the paint finish on the metal base .
The wiring has been removed, heavy little item. read more
Victorian Rifle Volunteer Field Service Side Cap
A scarce example, with deep blue body, red piping, QVC blackened buttons and stunning embroidered device, unable to confirm which Rifle Volunteer's but possibly 1st Lanarkshire, somebody will know.
There is much moth tracking & nips to the main body but only a couple of minor holes near the crown, couple of nips to piping, all seen in the images.
The internal velvet sweatband appe... read more
Early WW2 Civil Defence MkII No.2C Steel Helmet
A fresh to the market example, retaining much of its original factory-applied grey paintwork finish and with typical 3 hole configuration to rim, this denoting manufacture with a lesser grade steel and not for frontline combat use, the underside of the rim is maker marked J.S.S for Joseph Sankey & Son.
The 1940 dated liner is in very good,clean condition with the Rexene tongues remaining... read more