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WW2 London Irish Officer's 56th Division BD Blouse.1943 Dated '40 patt battledress blouse bearing the insignia of the 167th ( London ) Infantry Brigade, 56th Division, the London Irish Rifles. Size 15 BD ( Height 5' 11" - 6' 0" Chest 42" - 43", Waist 37" - 38" ), label indicating manufacture by Buckley & Sons Ltd. Rifle green backed, black Major's rank crowns, black horn LIR buttons and blackened brass LIR collar badges. BD has extensive tailoring with collar tailored ' open ' and lining to the reverse of the collar with the reverse having extensive pleats.
The 167th Brigade left the UK in 1942 and saw fighting in Tunisia and then going on to land at Salerno and was involved in actions on the Volturno and against the Gustav Line.
Uniform in excellent, clean and moth free condition with a small section of the lower seam of the left sleeve having come unstitched,
Webley Bentley Style DA Percussion Revolver.C1850 DA, 5 shot percussion revolver borrowing heavily from the Webley Bentley pattern. Probably retailed by ' Lummis, London ' whose details are hand engraved to the top of the barrel, the pistol is a .40 calibre open-top revolver, with a 5-shot percussion cylinder and a hexagonal barrel. On the left side of the pistol is a James Kerr-style rammer for loading and a flag spring, push-through safety device which enables the hammer to be set at half cock, for loading. Proof marks to underside of barrel and to each cylinder with ' patent 1859 ' engraved to the side of the action. The grips are walnut and chequered with a plain butt cap. Good, crisp action with a large proportion of original bluing to cylinder and barrel.
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WW2 German Shoulder Strap Unit Slip-Ons.A pair of slip-on unit identity sleeves to go over shoulder straps. Wool with chain stitch ' 115 ' in green indicating 115 Motorized Rifle Regiment. Good, clean condition.
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Code: 8792Price: 28.00 GBP
WW1 Caton Woodville Cigarette Box.Silver plated cigarette box mounted on claw feet featuring a WW1 scene by the artist R.Caton Woodville in relief to the lid. The sides have plaques of the Allied leaders surrounded by flags and honours framed by wreaths, again all in relief. to the top of the panel of the lid is a patriotic line ' Who stands if Freedom Fall ? Who Dies if England Live ? ' taken from Kipling's 1914 poem ' For All We Have And Are '. Originally plated all over, decades of care have revealed the copper base leaving a patinated silver finish to the low points of the panels. Attractive item.
Wehrmacht O/R's Cap Eagle.Die-struck alloy cap eagle to be worn on a Wehrmacht o/r's or NCO's schirmutze. Later war production that replaced the aluminium varieties, this example retains approx 45% of it's silvered finish, both pins present to rear showing signs of having been originally fitted to a cap.
Code: 8790Price: 35.00 GBP
WW2 British Hampshire Regt. Officer's Cap.WW2 SD Officer's cap by Thomas & Stone, Jermyn St., London for wear by an officer of the Hampshire Regt. Bronzed G.S. button s to side with leather chinstrap and bronzed officer's Hampshire Regt. cap badge. Soft leather headband with a waxed cotton protector with manufacturer's details underneath. Good, clean condition with good shape, protector now a little sticky, approx size 6 3/4.
Code: 8789Price: 85.00 GBP
Gorgets of the Third Reich.1977 Gorgets of the Third Reich - Deeter, Richard E., and Warren W. Odegard. 176pp/illus. Comprehensive look at the protective neck plate worn for ceremonial purposes by soldiers of the Third Reich. Over 150 photographs and illustrations, 5 in colour and still the only guide to this subject. Good, clean condition, slight sunning to spine.
Code: 8788Price: 28.00 GBP
WW2 Japanese Silk Flag.34cms x 24cms silk flag, a red sun on a white background - the so-called ' meatball '. Obtained with a group of Axis flags and bunting ( see item 8768 & 8766 ) that was discovered recently, ' unused '.
Code: 8787Price: 20.00 GBP
WW1 8th Battalion Notts & Derby Regiment Shoulder Title. WW1 8th Territorial Battalion Notts and Derby Regiment Shoulder Title. The Battalion saw extensive service on the Western Front and during the Easter Rising in Dublin. Original brass title, maker marked ' J.R. Gaunt, London ' to the reverse with three loops. Good, used condition with some patination and slightly mis-happen.
Code: 8786Price: 30.00 GBP
1939 Reichskriegertag Kassel Day Badge.Alloy day badge issued in celebration of the ' 1939 Grossdeutscher Reich Kriegertag Kassel '. Pinback with manufacturer details ' E.Ferd.Wiedmann, Frankfurt ' to reverse. Darkened finish with rubbing to highlights.
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Code: 8785Price: 24.00 GBP
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