Eickhorn Catalogue - Swords for the British Empire.
Original 12pg, large format catalogue entitled 'Swords for the British Empire - Carl Eickhorn, Solingen'. Probably published in the late 1920s or early 1930s the catalogue shows detailed illustrations of all the major military and masonic pattern swords available to Britain and her Dominions. In excellent ,clean condition with lightly rusted staples. read more
1942 Colt 1911A1 .45
Probably unissued Colt 1911A1 .45 Auto leather holster. Clearly stamped to the reverse 'Milwaukee Saddlery Co. 1942'. In excellent condition complete with leg thong. Some verdigris around the copper rivets (easily removed) and minor scratches and stains (again easily treated), this example still retains much of it's original leather dressing and condition from new. Excellent example read more
4th Panzer Army Surgeon's Wehrpass.
Wehrpass to Officer Surgeon Wilhelm Kannappel who served with 4th Panzer Army. A First World War veteran, Kannappel saw service on the 'Westfront' and then in the invasion of France. He then went on to serve in Russia, Desna, Jelnja-Bogen, Brjansk and finally Moscow. He was awarded the EKII and silver service medal (probably Wuttermberg) in WW1 and then the KVKII and the Ostmedaille in WW2. He ... read more
Medical Service Soldbuch and dogtag.
Soldbuch,15/06/40 to Friedrich Konig, Corporal Army Medical Service with Dogtag marked '5./San.Ers.Abt.5'. Konig served the whole of the war with San.Kp.1/5 of the 5.Inf.Div. based in France until Mar 41 then into Russia with the now renamed 5.Jag.Div. serving at Staraja Russa, Witebsk, Kowel, and Narew. The unit finally withdrew into Eastern Germany to the Oder in 1945. Konig was entitled to t... read more
OSS Detachment 101 Burma Campaign Bar.
Originally designated U.S. Experimental Station, Detachment 101, OSS, and activated in September of 1942, the organization was formed to conduct intelligence and paramilitary operations in China with many of the operations taking place in Burma.The Campaign Bars—awarded to Kachins who had distinguished themselves in combat—were manufactured in reasonable numbers, allowing many of the American ... read more
1938 Air Force List.
April 1938 Air Force List giving information of all officers, squadrons and airfields in the RAF at that point. Invaluable reference including much information concerning pilots who went on to fly during the Battle of Britain, Tuck, Malan, Bader amongst others. Contents tight and clean with chipped and torn paper covers. read more
WW II Blenheim crash trophy.
Propeller tip trophy from the crash of a Blenheim IV of 110(Hyderabad) Squadron. This particular aircraft crashed on take off on 30/08/1941 at Wattisham piloted by a Sgt.Noseda. The propeller tip displays clear signs of the crash and appears to have broken off. The tip retains 50% of it's original paint finish with the details of the crash scratched into the paint. Item is accompanied by a copy... read more
OSS Tyre spike or Caltrop.
Based on a medieval design to stop horses this WW II OSS designed Caltrop was intended to puncture tyres with the intention of bringing a vehicle to a halt enabling it to be ambushed. Designed so one of the four chisel edged prongs always faced upwards. In good condition with some very minor areas of surface corrosion ( easily removeable ). Scarce item. read more
WW1 Official casualty photographs.
15 Official photographs depicting both British and German dead where they fell on the battlefield. Most appear to be unpublished images, all annotated to the reverse, some in considerable detail with map coordinates, dates, locations and nearest British unit. Images are all clear with average size being approx. 16cm x 11cm. Highly unusual and uncommon archive.
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