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WW2 Casualty group Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.

WW2 Casualty group Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.

Group of four to 2984651 Pvt. John Lamont Spiers Penman of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders KIA 01/08/1943 and buried in Catania War Cemetry, Sicily. Grouping indicates service in Africa with the award of the 1st Army Bar to the Africa Star. Brief research, but not confirmed, that Penman might have been with the 8th Battalion who sustained casualties on 31/07 and 01/08 in the Battle of Centu...  read more

Code: 6173

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1915 RNAS Training Manual.

1915 RNAS Training Manual.

338pg 1915ed RNAS Training Manual 1914. Thorough coverage of all aspects of aeronautics from flying, engines, stowage, handling etc. Large section on airships and balloons and seaplanes with large numbers of b/w illustrations, sketches, diagrams and fold-out plates. In good, used condition with bumped spines and some marking.  read more

Code: 6172

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15ct Gold RAF sweetheart pin.

15ct Gold RAF sweetheart pin.

A superb RAF enamel and gold sweeheart pin badge. Featuring fine enamel work to wing and bar marked to the reverse 15ct with safety clip to pin. Contained in it's original box from Gieves of London, box with loose lid, sweetheart badge in superb undamaged condition. ( see also item 6161 ).  read more

Code: 6171

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Escape and Evasion Razor Blade.

Escape and Evasion Razor Blade.

An individually wrapped razor blade that has been magnetized so that when suspended by a thread in a glass of water it would act as a compass for escape and evasion purposes. These were issued in escape packs and comforts parcels with other blades but only one blade per pack was magnetized. Various different brands were used this one made by The Fleet Safety Razor Blade by The Dominion Steel ...  read more

Code: 6168

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Japanese Good Luck Flag.

Japanese Good Luck Flag.

Japanese yosegaki hinomaru or good luck flag. Approx 83 x 68cms printed on silk with two leather reinforced corners and cotton ties. This example is covered in a profusion of characters with prominent larger characters forming the exhortation ' Ki Buun Chokyu ' translating as ' I pray that your military fortunes are long lasting.'
Both leather corner reinforcements are intact with some...  read more

Code: 6167

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WW2 Italian officer's insignia grouping.

WW2 Italian officer's insignia grouping.

Comprising a set of insignia that was souvenired by a Military Police officer during his service in Italy. Includes shoulder boards, cap insignia for both the peaked cap and bustina, rank devices for the sleeve, sword knot and brocade cross belt strap. The insignia would appear to be for a Captain on the Staff of a Divisional Artillery unit and is in excellent condition through out with no moth...  read more

Code: 6166

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WW1 British ' Remedy for Poisonous Gas '.

WW1 British ' Remedy for Poisonous Gas '.

One of the numerous products which were produced during WW1 to sell to families, who would then post to loved ones serving at the front line. This small tin retains the original paper label to the lid. Complete with two of the linen wrapped capsules which were intended to be crushed and inhaled in the event of gas poisoning. Good overall condition with some rust bleed to label.

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Code: 6165

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No.5 Commando shoulder title and Combined Ops badge.

No.5 Commando shoulder title and Combined Ops badge.

Embroidered No.5 Commando shoulder title and Combined Ops badge. Typical later war red on blue insignia. Good used examples, clearly having been removed from a uniform . In excellent used condition, moth free.
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Code: 6164

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US WW2 Converter M-209 cipher machine.

US WW2 Converter M-209 cipher machine.

A rare opportunity to acquire a mint example of a US M-209 Converter with it's special pouch and all of the accessories including spare tapes, manual, message clips, ink containers, scewdriver and tweezers . The M-209 was a hand operated machine for converting individual letters into or from a cipher using a daily setting. Thus it was possible to encode or decipher a message prior to or when in...  read more

Code: 6163

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WW2 German M44 Breast Eagle.

WW2 German M44 Breast Eagle.

Unissued example of the M44 breast eagle that was introduced to make savings at the manufacturing stage. Characteristic subdued mouse grey BeVo weave on triangular backing. In good condition with some glue marks to reverse where it was removed from an album.  read more

Code: 6162

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