Escape saw in it's original cardboard sleeve. The saw was a component of escape packs and was also included, covertly, in Red Cross parcels and gifts sent into the Camps.
One end of the sleeve ripped to show saw, and another example shown alongside for comparison ( not included ). read more
DASV stickpin and photographs.
Uncommon brass and enamel stickpin for the Deutscher Athletiksportverband - DASV . In good overall condition and maker marked to the reverse, the stickpin is accompanied by two photographs showing a robust ! member of the DASV posing with other equally robust friends and family. read more
Luftwaffe flight shoulder straps.
Pair of sew in Luftwaffe shoulder straps piped in yellow for flight or paratroops for the rank of Unteroffizier.
Both in excellent condition with two very minor moth tracks to the reverse of one strap and a cut to the same strap. Clean pair of straps. read more
1942 Dieppe Raid photographs.
20 German souvenir photos taken in the aftermath of the August 1942 attack on Dieppe. Various views of tanks, landing craft, prisoners and damage taken by German war correspondents in the hours after the raid,some are annotated in German. All photos are contemporary copies and are approx 9cms x 6cms. These views were popular souvenirs of the Dieppe garrison and this particular set was liberate... read more
WW2 Kriegsmarine flotation vest.
1941 dated Kriegsmarine basic chest pneumatic flotation vest. Inflated by mouth, vest has a central inflation tube and cloth ties to secure at the back. Various plugs allow deflation of individual cells. Manufacturer marked, dated and numbered, vest is in good bright, clean condition and still holds air.
Standard Kriegsmarine issue and often found issued to Wehrmacht occupants of landing... read more
Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry Mess plate.
9" (230mm) china plate by Wedgewood that formed part of the Officer's Mess service for the Queens Own Dorset Yeomanry. Features a gold edge with decoration in relief to the rim and a Dorset Yeomanry device to the centre. Wedgewood backstamp and manufacturing codes to the reverse and painted number (presumably a museum or collection number). In excellent condition with firing damage at the 7 O'... read more
ww2 Japanese good luck vest.
Unusual Japanese senninbari vest. Apparently a commercially available padded vest - 'menci' trade mark label - the vest has been embroidered with a thousand stitches split between the front and the back. The stitches are arranged around two hanko or shrine seals and below one seal a good luck coin has been stitched to the vest.
In good condition with some minor fraying of the lining and ... read more
German Imperial Navy Reefer jacket.
Good quality woolen naval reefer jacket of the German Imperial Navy issued from the Wilhelmshaven Clothing Depot in 1910. Labelled as per regulations with the proof stamp of the Navy Clothing Depot, serial number stamp and wearer's name tab. One yellow chevron, Obermatrose rank to left sleeve and all gilt buttons present and bright.
In excellent condition with some minor moth tracking an... read more