RFC groundcrew grouping.
An unusual grouping to an RFC groundcrew member. 1st Air Mechanic Cecil Hinde originally enlisted in the 2/4th Battalion the Queens Cameron Highlanders in April 1915 transferring to the RFC in January 1916 as 14459. Grouping comes with a rarely seen 'Soldiers' Small Book' to the RFC, certificate of service indicating cessation of service in the RAF in Malta in 1919 based at the Seaplane base wh... read more
Princess Mary Gift Fund tin and contents.
Princess Mary 1914 gift fund brass tin with contents. The smokers pack with tobacco and cigarettes and 1914 greeting card in it's envelope. Tin has much original lacquered finish with a small dent to inner lip of tin and minor abrasions to outer lid, tobacco unopened with minor loss of foil packing. The cigarette pack has been opened with one cigarette missing, card in clean condition, envelope... read more
IMPERIAL GERMAN 925 SILVER SHOOTING MEDAL/AWARD.
Shooting was and is a very popular past-time in Germany. There are 100's of local shooting clubs all over the country, many have existed from before WW1. This is a beautiful shooting award or prize, in solid 925 marked silver. Awarded in the town of Ottersberg. Englaved inscription reads ' EHRENMITGLIED- Schutzenverrin Ottersberg' . Quite a large medallion, measures approx 8cm x 5cm overall. G... read more
HUNTING/FORESTRY ASSOCIATION HUNTING HORN.
A pre-war German Hunting horn in excellent condition, complete with original green leather shoulder srap etc. All brass construction, with no damage at all. Horn is trimmed with green leather and has an oval brass label FURST PLESS on the bell of the bugle.Complete and plays well!! read more
OSS booby trap firing device.
OSS M1 pull fuze with firing device attachment. This particular device was used to intiate a booby trap where a gun is designed to fire along fixed lines intiated by a trip wire. The M1 pull fuze has a locking attachment to fix the device to a gun and then an arm which would depress a trigger when the pull fuze was tripped. In excellent condition and strippable.
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9th Kabul Bty R.A. Wolseley helmet.
Superb example of a British Wolseley helmet with a pagri flash to the 9th (Kabul 1842) Light How. Bty. Originally a mountain battery the honour title was granted in commemoration of the ancestor battery's part in the 1st Afghan War.
With a 'Vero's patent' detachable headband the interior has the original owners name '4030740 Sgt.R.Davies' written in several places. The helmet dates from ... read more
Manual for 2-inch Mortar MkII.
1940ed of 'Handbook for Ordnance,M.L.2-inch Mortar, MkII Land Service 1939'. 46 pgs with extensive descriptions of the weapon and ammunition and it's use. Illustrated throughout with diagrams photographs and fold out colour plates. In excellent, clean condition with some rusting of staples and very minor foxing. read more
L21 Zeppelin souvenir photograph brochure.
14pg souvenir brochure of the 'wrecked Zeppelin L21' and ' the great air raid on England - Sept.3rd 1916' with a photograph of Lieut.William Leefe Robinson VC. Published by St.James's Press, London, the booklet contains various photographs showing the shooting down of the Zeppelin and various views of the wreckage. In slightly foxed and marked condition with folded corners and some creasing, o... read more