1943 US Flare Parachute
A small size 1943 dated silk/rayon flare parachute manufactured by the North American company ''National Automotive Fibres, Inc.'' that were based in Detroit, Michigan. The 24 inch diameter canopy is quite grubby in appearance especially on the crown but remains in good firm condition, all the panels are intact but there are a few very small pulls/holes present but nothing really noticeable, b... read more
1942 British Shell Dressing Satchel
A good condition 1942 dated shell dressing satchel, the handwritten numbering to the front appears to be a post-war addition so priced accordingly. read more
Vintage British Legion Standard Bearer's Hat Badge
A vintage bi-metal & blue enamel British Legion (pre- Royal) standard bearer's cap/hat badge with lugs, nicely stamped on the reverse with the letter ''H'' being a reference for ''Hat'' along with an issue number.
51mm high. read more
1942 Western Desert Afrika Korps Vehicle Graveyard Photo Group (EL Daba)
A framed group of original photographs of Afrika Korps battle damaged tanks and planes at EL Daba, North Africa in 1942, EL Daba was a pre-war RAF airfield located just N. West of EL Alamein in the western desert and became a graveyard for knocked out Axis vehicles & aircraft, this being a wonderful photo opportunity for Allied troops in the area.
The subject matter is simply wonderful ... read more
1912 Early RFC Flight Sergt's Ephemera Group No.194 (Killed in the Field 1915)
A small but most interesting ephemera group relating to No.194 Flight Sergeant Joseph Lester Costigan, an early entrant into the fledgling Royal Flying Corps in June of 1912.
Costigan originally enlisted in 1909 for the Royal Field Artillery and after 3 years service decided to make the move to the RFC, he was promoted to Sergt. in July 1912 and then in early January 1915 promoted to Fli... read more
British 1856 Pattern Yataghan Sword Bayonet
A nice un-messed with, British ordnance issue 1856 model Yataghan sword bayonet with excellent condition chequered leather grip scales and working press stud, the 23 inch long blade is in very good order with only light staining which is commonly found on blades of this age,
All the external/exposed steel components such as the pommel, cross guard etc now have a nice age related patina... read more
WW2 Japanese 'Last Ditch' Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet With Rubberised Frog
An excellent example of a late war Japanese Arisaka Type 30 bayonet with straight bar cross guard and rubber frog, the 40cm long unfullered blade is in wonderful condition and retains much of its blued finish, just usual rubbing lines along its length, the ricasso bears a crisp arsenal mark for the Matsushita Kinzoku company.
The hardwood slab grips are in excellent condition and retain ... read more
WW1 1st Vol. Batt. Worcestershire Regiment Canteen Tickets
Now here is an uncommon little trio, 3 x pre-1919 1st Volunteer Battalion Worcestershire Regiment canteen tickets, rare survivors and in excellent condition for their age. read more