QARANC Recruiting poster.
1950's recruiting poster. Printed on card by Fosh & Cross for HMSO, 25cms x 38cms featuring a classic 50's beauty of the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. In very good condition with punched holes to the top and pin holes to the bottom with a couple of minor scuffs read more
Luftwaffe Cap Eagle and Wreath.
Luftwaffe O/Rs or NCO's alloy eagle and wreath for the schirmutze. Clearly having been removed from a cap with the wreath being bent to the shape of the cap and with the eagle having some minor distortion. Pins to both items present and intact. The eagle is smaller than the normal type with fine detail and a style similar to the early droop tail pattern. Good clean condition. read more
WW1 34th Div MkI Steel Helmet.
Steel helmet Mk I or 'Brodie'. This particular example is marked to the front with the chequerboard device of the 34th Division, a device that was adopted after the Division's arrival in France in early 1916.
This example is interesting for showing clear signs of having been refurbished by the AOC Salvage Supply Depot indicating that it was probably retrieved from the battlefield. The l... read more
WW1 Iron Cross Ist Class.
A quality WW1 EK1. In vaulted or convex form with a thin flattened needle type fixing, this cross is of a high quality three piece construction. To underline this quality, this cross is quite light. In excellent condition overall, with light patination to frame and reverse and very minor marks to centre. read more
WW2 Calthrop or Tyreburster.
WW2 'Christmas Tree' pattern, steel calthrop or tyreburster. Probably of American design, this type was airdropped over Luftwaffe airfields and roads from late1944 and was designed to present a point or cutting edge whichever way it landed. This example has approx. 65% original green finish with an impressed 'L' on one face with some minor confusion. read more
Gold Fleet Air Arm sweetheart brooch.
Delightful 9ct gold and enamel sweetheart brooch for the Fleet Air Arm. Finely detailed, intracately worked example with undamaged enamel marked 9ct to reverse. Contained in it's original retailers box - James Walker Ltd - 'watchmakers to the Admiralty'. Superb example. read more
Arnhem Lift-Diary of a Glider Pilot.
96pgs 1945 'Arnhem Lift, the Diary of a Glider Pilot'. Published anonymously in 1945 by Louis Hagen a glider pilot of Jewish extraction who fought under the nom de guerre Lewis Haig. One of the few pilots who returned in the aftermath of the battle, Hagen's account of the nine day battle went on to become a best seller, this is a 5th ed. published under wartime conditions. Good overall conditio... read more
WW2 British Army Jungle pullover
Superb condition example of the British Army Jungle pullover that was designed as part of the improved scale of equipment issue from 1944. Complete and undamaged with a 1945 dated manufacturer's label, in this case 'Warnorm' by J.B.L.& Sons. In a good large size (Size 3). Some minor storage stains that look that they might well wash out. read more