An un-touched, fresh to the market, British MkIV special 'T' Mic service respirator with its original haversack and un-touched accessories, this includes a full tin of tubed anti-gas no.3 ointment (undisturbed since issue), a rarely encountered wad of cotton waste to clean the lens, eye shields and tin of anti-dimming compound (light rusting on eye shield rivets).
Designated the Special 'T' due to having a microphone port fitted on the wearers left-side.
All components on the gas mask are 1941 dated, even on the early stockinette face covering, the rubber backed face mask, corrugated hose & harness pad remain very pliable/supple, still with elasticity in cradle straps.
The ointment tin has some minor indentations after being housed in the external pocket for 80 years, an impression of the tin is evident on the haversack pocket, totally undisturbed till now, some dirt marks present on the haversack but still in very good condition.
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Sorry, UK sale only, display piece only.
A fresh to the market, early 1950's Royal West African Frontier Forces Khaki Drill jacket, this large size example is in very good condition and retains wonderful 'Nigeria District' formation signs along with its original black coloured lanyard, now frayed in places from usage.
The short sleeved jacket is attributed to (then) Major Clifford Herbert Williams who became a career soldier with the British army after his wartime service (1942-45) with the British Indian army.
The jacket is very clean apart from a couple of small blemishes that may wash out, but hardly noticeable, no labels or ink stamps present so a private purchase item, all the ring backed buttons had been removed prior to been stored in a trunk and are now missing.
Approx. size 42 - 44 inch chest (have other uniform items belonging to Williams so taking measurements of their labels).
A good condition, large size, Indian-made example attributed to (then) Lt. Clifford Herbert Williams.
Lt. Williams was commissioned into the British Indian Army in February 1942 and served in India throughout the war years.
The webbing is lightly blanco'd and in good service used condition, typical Indian brass fittings, there is a very faint makers ink stamp present and I believe it to be 'CO.1943' with the letter L (large) above.
Approx. size 40 waist.
A well worn, moth eaten example that was recently discovered in a shed but is still worthy of saving.
The 1942 dated label is in wonderful condition and clearly displays the makers name 'Stark Brothers' of Salford, one button missing on epaulette.
There is much moth tracking present, numerous holes and plenty of service wear, especially inside the collar.
This BD would make an ideal prop or could be used in a diorama setting or simply used for parts.
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An exceptionally rare and recently discovered late Victorian Montgomeryshire Yeomanry Cavalry horse bit.
This wonderful example is in good order and has been left as found, un-cleaned, the curved cheeks, shackle bar and low raised port are all solid, with no distortion.
The matching gilt on brass cheek bosses bear a Welsh dragon within the full MYC title, some rubbing and loss to the gilt finish.
The port is embossed with 'BEST STEEL' , remnants of plating still present.
An incredibly rare piece of MYC equipment.
Sorry, UK sale only.
Wonderful condition 44 dated British-made jungle boots in a desirable size 10 large, with matching War Department acceptance marks and crisp internal makers details - Wm. Mason Ltd, Leicester, 1944, 10 L.
The brown leather uppers remain supple and just require a little polish to further enhance them, some light scratches on toe caps from usage but only superficial.
The soles, studs & cleats do show signs of light service wear but remain in good order.
Overseas customers please check Customs regulations in regards to item being leather.
Scarce wartime publications both belonging to Captain R.Gill, 'A' Branch, Special Duties, 30 Corps.
The larger, 80 page hardback book 'Short History of 30 Corps' was a limited edition of 2000 copies only, this actual copy is numbered 10, all of its 46 fold- out coloured maps are intact and illustrate every significant operation starting with the Normandy Landings, Market Garden and then onto the final thrust through Germany to the River Elbe.
The smaller booklet was handed out to officer's & troops as a helpful guide to 'who we are, where we are, why we're here and what happens next.
Both publications are complete but with some age related wear, especially to edges of covers, some foxing/discolouration to outer edges of the pages, slight curl to book.
A must for any 'Arnhem' Market Garden researcher/collector.
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Will be dispatched via special delivery within the UK.
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