British WW1 No 101 Mark II fuze.
British WW1 No 101 Mark II fuze manufactured in April 1917. The No 101 percussion fuze was introduced in 1916 and represented an attempt to overcome the No 100 fuze's weak points. The 101 did away with the ' cocked pellet ', used a fixed needle, and placed the detonator in the graze pellet. Good, condition.
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A CASED SILVER WAR MERIT CROSS 1st CLASS WITHOUT SWORDS.
A very nice example of this award.KVK 1. As it is without swords was not given for combat duties etc. The cross itself is in near mint condition. No damage and full silver plating throughout. Has ‘coke bottle’ style pin to the reverse with small retaining hook. There is no maker mark as far as I can see. The black case is also in near perfect condition. Black flock lining bed with faux silk in... read more
A CASED AWARD OF WAR MERIT CROSS 1st CLASS WITH SWORDS.
A very nice complete award, contained inside the original issue case. KVK 1 with swords. The award is of heavier construction and retains all of the silver finish throughout.It would have been awarded for military combat duties etc Reverse has the ‘coke bottle’ style pin with hook. The pin is stamped with the number ‘1’ for Deschler & Sohn of Munich. Case is in good condition. Interior black f... read more
WW1 No.36M MkI Grenade.
A 1918 dated No.36M MkI Grenade. This example,a souvenir, recently removed from a mantlepiece, has a body marked ' JMD&SL 1918 ' indicating manufacture by J.M. Doughty & Sons Ltd. London. The base plug is similarly marked but is dated 1917. In good, clean condition with some minor pitting to lever.
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WW1 Vernier's Compass - Royal Munster Fusiliers.
WW1 British Vernier's pattern Mk VII compass contained in its original leather case. The leather case is impressed with the name ' I.G.Matterson R.M.F. ' - a quick search reveals this to be Lt.I.G.Matterson of the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Compass in good working condition with case in undamaged condition accompanied by copy medal entitlement. read more
Free French F.F.I. (Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur) Badge.
Original WWII Free French F.F.I. (Forces Françaises de l'Intérieur) Badge .Silver plated metal with blue white and red paint detailing .
Marked: A.Bertrand, Edit and numbered 47597 to reverse. Good, condition with slight wear to paint finish with original steel retaining pin. read more
WW1 British Red Cross Working Party Grouping.
The Red Cross like numerous other groups organised committees and groups to make comforts and clothing requisites to be used by the forces. This 1915 grouping includes paper patterns for the manufacture of various hospital garments, a 44pg book of instructions for numerous garments, information for working parties and various notes. Unusual aspect to the First World War. read more
RASC Officer's Coloured Dress Cap.
Pre-War RASC Officer's coloured dress cap. Black body with white piping with a bullion mounted patent leather peak surmounted by a gilt and enamel RASC badge. Cap manufactured by Bernard Weatherhill Ltd of Conduit St, London W1 whose details appear to the interior. Silk lined with leather headband approx. size 7. Generally good + condition with some moth tracking to top and crazing of the paten... read more
WW1 City of London Volunteer Corps VTC badge.
A scarce original WW1 City of London Volunteer Corps ' lapel badge; large gilt oval bearing blue enamel title surround 'City of London Volunteer Corps' the centre with embossed 'City of London Coat of Arms' with ' Domine Dirige Nos ' ( O Lord Direct us ) scroll, the flag picked out in red and white enamel, the reverse with maker's details ' W.O.Lewis, B'ham '. Excellent, clean and bright condi... read more