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.
A first quarter of the 20th century hand-made mahogany cigarette box bearing hand carved RFC or early RAF wings with crown above, originally there may have been a central device fitted but I am unable to confirm this as no old marks or impressions evident.
The typical of the period velvet liner shows signs of age related wear in places but still retains a certain charm about it.
The overall length measures 6 1/2 inches.
Width 4 inches.
Depth 4 inches.
An untouched, all original WW2 South African MKII variant combat helmet that still retains all of its heavy texture camouflage paint finish.
This pattern helmet was worn by S.African, British and Commonwealth troops during the Western desert and Italian campaigns.
This helmet differs to its British made counter-part by having three holes in the rear skirt, used for attaching a protective neck flap to avoid direct heat from the sun, the metal rim edging is joined on the side and not at the rear and the chinstrap bales are attached using the WW1 split pin method.
There are storage stacking marks present (black marks) on the outer shell and paper remnants to the rim of the liner, again from long term stacking.
The liner cradle bears the Jager-Rand company mark as well as a year date 1943, unfortunately one of the cradle arms has become unattached near the rim but the liner remains firm, the black Rexene tongues are now stiff with age but flexible enough to mount onto a display head, original sprung sided webbing chinstrap, now with some stain marks.
Even with damage to the one cradle arm this still remains a most pleasing desert camo MKII and would make a wonderful display piece.
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A late Victorian/early Edwardian officer's silver wash side cap badge with early style four prong fixings.
This light weight badge with Prince of Wales feathers remains a bit of a mystery as unable to pinpoint which regiment it belongs too, could be one of several with P.o.W feathers, but slightly leaning towards the Denbighshire Hussars Yeomanry with its all silver colouring.
Acquired with other Welsh regimental badges.
An excellent, very lightly used pair of US enlisted mans M1944 pattern wool trousers, this is the pattern with one flap on rear left side pocket opposed to the later M1945 variant with dual flaps.
The trousers are in wonderful condition and still with its gas flap, no moth damage at all, the label is missing but the measurements are - waist 31/32 inch x inside leg 34/35 inch, a tall GI or USAAF serviceman.
Retains good colour, near same shade as M37 pattern.
A good size WW2 US enlisted man's wool serge shirt that remains in good used condition.
Chest approx. 42 inch.
Underarm 20 inch.
Neck 14 1/2 - 15 inch
The label is present but washed out, gas flap removed, one small nip under collar which is totally out of sight, retains good colour.
A correct, Monmouth school officer training corps brass cap badge with rear slider.
An untouched early 2nd pattern S98/05 'butcher` bayonet from the un-common maker- Deutsche Maschinen Fabrik, A-G Duisburg.
The deep fullered blade is in good order and retains a good profile, no signs of sharpening, some minor staining present but the steel now has a nice age related patina.
There is a lightly stamped acceptance mark on the spine being the letter W with Imperial crown above and the year date below (15).
The 9 grooved wooden grips are also in good order and held firm with two undisturbed dome head bolts, one slab bears the initials A M, this early 2nd model bayonet has a flash guard now with some minor dings (as most do) , good working catch.
The steel scabbard is in original condition with no later applied over paint, a very light peppering present along with minor blistering, one ding present.
The leather frog though looking well worn is an original pairing, undisturbed as heavy build up of old dirt is visible around tear shaped lug, all stitching intact.
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