These pages display a number of the rare items that I have had the pleasure of selling. To view more details and a larger photograph please click on the thumbnail picture.
WW2 FANY Beret.
A good example of a beret worn by a FANY Officer. Fine serge with bronzed badge with a silk style lining sporting a Scott & Co label announcing ' Official W.T.S. ( F.A.N.Y ) '. Name tag ' Rita Mackillop ' to interior with a number in stitches applied to the headband. In excellent, clean condition with only very light wear.
RAF Operations Room Raid Block Markers.
Very scarce, original RAF Plotting Room markers for use in the ' raid Block ' and the plotting table.This displayed all mid raid information when used with plotting arrows on an Ops room plotting table and gave the controller all current information at a glance. This grouping includes raid identifiers and direction indicators. ( SEE last images for explanation of these ).
THIRD REICH DEATHS HEAD RING.
As part of an original souvenir/bring back selection of items. This original nickel silver Deaths Head ring was amongst the bunch. Well defined details, and well made this has been worn a lot and is quite worn. Looking at it carefully it could have once had precious stones inserted into the eye sockets, but am not certain. These types of rings were very popular with members of the SS and many versions existed. Good display item with insignia etc.
WW1 Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officer\'s u
1916 Dated, undress tunic to an officer in the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders who was killed in 1917. Tunic named to Alwyn Ronald Macfarlane-Grieve from Toft Manor Cambridge who served with 1/8th Territorial Battalion. Appointed as a temporary Lt in June 1916 Macfarlane-Grieve was subsequently killed in action at Roclincourt near Arras on 17/03/1917 aged 28, ' he was killed on the forefront of the German front line, whilst encouraging his men, like the good soldier he was ' wrote his CO. He is buried in the Highland Cemetery at Roclincourt . Good quality tunic, with silver buttons, white lanyard, and rank with ' T ' devices is in excellent, moth free condition with prominent tailors label and was originally acquired from the auction of his old home Toft Manor. Inexpensive tunic to a WW1 officer casualty
Pre - WW1 British Sword Pattern Bayonet 1907 ( Qui
An uncommon pre WW1 British Sword Pattern Bayonet 1907 with quill ion removed. Manufactured by Enfield in June 1913 with clear markings and inspection marks to ricasso. Inspection marks still present to the clean, wood grips with bright, sharpened blade. Contained in solid, clean scabbard with inspection marks to reverse. Above average condition example. UK 18+ SALES ONLY
WWII U.S.Mk.2A1 Fragmentation grenade.
The definitive U.S. grenade, the Mk.2A1 Fragmentation grenade was introduced in 1944 being used through to the end of the War, Korea and to the early part of the Vietnam conflict. Fitted with a 1944 dated M10A3 igniter set used with grenades having fillers that do not require a detonator. Body marked with manufacturer's casting marks. This example is in excellent, above average condition. INERT Available within UK only