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3757 Luftwaffe Grey Leather Flight Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Grey Leather Flight Jacket - This example features a so far unidentified cloth patch to the left breast, showing a prancing horse and the number 72. On the left shoulder is a further badge embroidered 1/151 and Baren Stark and an image of a helicopter which we believe to represent a Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion. A winged badge as well as a name tag have been removed from the jacket. It also carries rank tabs and the national flag. Inside the zip pocket an original issue label indicates the size as a GR 9 which we estimate would comfortable fit chest size 40-41" (100-104cm). The jacket was manufactured in May 1988. Knits and zips all in good shape and a very practical and wearable flight jacket.
5584 RAF Coastal Command Irvin Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Coastal Command Irvin Flying Jacket - A very clean example of the increasingly rare hooded jacket with so many having had the high visibility yellow hood cut away post war to facilitate motor cycle use. This jacket has original zips fitted; the most zip is an early specification Dot, while the sleeve zips are AM Lightning. Inside the leather hanger is in place, although there is no sign of a label having ever been fitted. The leather panels are all in good shape with just one small repair patch to the rear of the left armpit but this has been very neatly applied. Minor wear to waist and cuff fur, whilst the belt is good with all the orignal eyelets in place. Having no label, we have estimated the size to be a good fit on a 38-40" chest. This would display well with item 6109, the thermally insulated trousers we have also listed today.
6109 RAF Irvin Flying Suit Thermally Insulated Trousers - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Irvin Flying Suit Thermally Insulated Trousers - Designed to be worn in conjunction with the insulated flying jacket and much favoured by bomber aircrew in WWII. This example carries a label indicating a size 3 example, stores ref. 22C/319. These came from a aviation museum display depicting a Wellington crew member. The leather is in generally excellent issued condition and the fur lining is exceptional. The original brasses are fitted and remain elastic. The only issue with this set is that one zip is missing the puller while the other is missing the puller arm. Both zips are therefore sewn closed but this does not detract from a display point of view. These would pair up nicely with the Coastal Command Irvin flying jacket we have also listed today. Competitively priced.
6106 RAF C Type Flying Helmet 2nd Pattern - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF C Type Flying Helmet 2nd Pattern - Classic example of the internally wired helmet which entered service in 1944. This helmet was displayed in an aviation museum for many years and is of museum quality. The leather shell is exceptional with no damage or flaking. The stores ref. no. 22C/880 is clearly embossed in the leather confirming this is a size 4, making it the largest size offered. This is a fully wired helmet with receivers, loom and a bell plug fitted. We have no idea if the avionics are working, so like all items on offer for sale as a collectable. Inside the lining shows signs of service use and for an issued helmet, this example would be hard to improve upon, particularly in this desirable large size.
6089 RAF King's Crown Match Box Cover - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF King's Crown Match Box Cover - Manufactured from metal, the cover carries RAF wings logo to the front and an edited version of Winston Churchill's "Never in the field of human conflict..." speech to the reverse with a 1940 date. Inside is an empty Bryant and May match box showing some age wear. These covers were first issued in 1941. In excellent original condition and would complement the RAF cigarette case we have also listed today, item 6119. Measures 2.25" x 1.5" (6cm x 4 cm)
6092
This is a Used Book
Aircraft Recognition - Click for the bigger picture SoldAircraft Recognition

First published in 1941, this is a revised edition of 1943. Interestingly on the opening page a note states "Leave this book at a post office when you have finished it, so men and women of the services may enjoy it too!" No mention is made of enemy agents who clearly would have gleaned much from the 192 pages which are packed full of illustrations and line drawings. The volume covers both allied and axis aircraft types current in the mid years of WWII. Minor age wear.

Pages: 192
Cover: Soft
Author: R. A. Saville-Sneath

6093 Supermarine Swift 1/72 Scale Balsa Model by Bateman - Click for the bigger picture SoldSupermarine Swift 1/72 Scale Balsa Model by Bateman - On offer is a completed painted model with Royal Navy decals together with a part made similar model in its original packaging and complete with building instructions. We estimate these models date from the 1950's so contemporary with the full size aircraft which while pretty, did not have the most illustrious service career and was replaced with the far more successful Hawker Hunter in 1961. Wing span of model 5.5" (14cm)
6090 Air Ministry Issue Carpenter's Rule - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Issue Carpenter's Rule - A fine early example made from warranted boxwood by the quality Birmingham manufacturer J. Rabone & Sons, Birmingham. The rule is clearly embossed with A.M., King's Crown and is dated 1931. The rule extends, utilising solid brass hinges and while showing minor age wear, is in remarkable condition. Extended length 24" (61cm)
6119 RAF Silver Plate Cigarette Case - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Silver Plate Cigarette Case - A very clean example which carries a finely engraved RAF King's Crown Pilot's brevet to the front of the case. Inside it is simply marked Made in England. Sadly the original owner did not add his name so we can only speculate on its provenance but would have been an essential bit of off duty kit for aircrew of the time. Hinge and catch both in good working order. Measures 3.75" x 3.5" (10cm x 9cm)
6088 RAF 79 Squadron Stoneware Tankard by Royal Doulton - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF 79 Squadron Stoneware Tankard by Royal Doulton - 79 Squadron were formed in 1917, disbanded in 1919 and reformed in 1937. The squadron received Hawker Hurricanes prior to WWII and took part in the Battle of France. In August 1940 they moved to Biggin Hill and subsequently to Pembry and fought with distinction in the Battle of Britain and throughout WWII. The squadron were disbanded again in 1945. Our tankard is embossed with a Royal Doulton maker's mark to the base which indicates the date of manufacture was sometime between 1923 and 1956. The front carries the RAF crest which is surmounted by a King's Crown and with 79 squadron below. While impossible to give an exact date of manufacture, we believe this to be a period item dating from WWII and would form a fine addition to an RAF or Battle of Britain collection. If only it could talk! Capacity 1 pint.
1670 U.S. Army Air Force Tyndall Field Cushion Cover - Click for the bigger picture SoldU.S. Army Air Force Tyndall Field Cushion Cover - In WWII USAAF gunners were trained as part of the flexible gunnery training program devised in 1941 and Tyndall Field in Florida received its first recruits in December 1941 as about the same time as the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbour. Our cover was clearly purchased as a souvenir by a gunner who trained at Tyndall and probable sent it home as a gift to a loved one. It is embossed with naive pictures of fighter aircraft and at the bottom gunners in action operating.50 cal Brownings, the work horse of choice in many USAAF heavies. In fine original condition and a rare survivor. Measures 20" x 20" (50cm x 50cm)
6125 Air Ministry Stereoscope Viewer Type D - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Stereoscope Viewer Type D - In original canvas issue pouch (part popper missing). The viewer would have been used by an RAF Intellegence Officer for analysing aerial photographs from photo reconnaissance ops (PR) or after bombing raids in WWII. The instrument is in a good issued condition and is marked on the frame type D and W10/V.C7447 and with a Broad Arrow property mark. A small but important piece of RAF kit. Case measures 7" x 3.5" (17cm x 9cm).
PC181 USAAF D-1 Mechanics Shearling Jacket by H.Bernstein & Co - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF D-1 Mechanics Shearling Jacket by H.Bernstein & Co - This example is complete with its original label and dates from a 1942 contract and is a medium size. While it has clearly had a tough war it comes with an interesting history. We are selling on behalf of the current owner who’s Uncle Maurice served in Burma with the Chindits and in mid 1945 was on the wrong end of a Japanese grenade and took severe shrapnel wounds. Added to this he was suffering from malaria, dysentery and a tropical ulcer and weighing just 7 stone he was invalided back home. He was sent by hospital ship to North Africa but in declining health the crew of a B- 24 took pity on him and offered him a ferry ride home. Due to bad weather they landed at Thorpe Abbotts, where the 100th Bomb Group were serving flying the B-17. While awaiting a lift he was spotted shivering with malaria by a passing USAAF flight mechanic who placed his D-1 over Maurice for the final part of his journey by ambulance. When he finally recovered he tried to return the jacket but found out the owner had been shipped back to the US and was told to keep it. Maurice tried un successfully to contact the GI to thank him for his kindness but failed. The only clue we have to this owner is the name ‘Jeep’ written in yellow aircraft paint on the left breast, we assume the owners nickname. Post war the jacket was used by the current owner for motorcycle use. The zip is a replacement Lightning and a storm flap has been added at some stage and could be a period modification. It has stitch repairs to the right arm and a seam repair to the left shoulder. While it might be possible to restore as a wearer we feel it is better for the new owner to add to a collection and treasure for its remarkable provenance!
PC180 Luftwaffe Model 10-6701 Two point oxygen mask - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Model 10-6701 Two point oxygen mask - To complement the other Luftwaffe items we have listed today is this incredibly scarce two point oxygen mask. Almost all that surface on the collectors market today have been lake recovered or are largely rebuilt with non original parts and harness fitted. This example is 100% original and is clearly early production using green rubber with a chamois leather face apron. Later in the war supplies of masks to this specification dried up as all rubber production was at that time controlled by the allies and the Luftwaffe had then to rely on black synthetic manufactured masks. It does not carry any makers marks or codes but it is embossed 2 indicating the size. The harness is in top condition with the green rubber of the mask below it showing close to the original shade. The mask features a double strap harness arrangement and is located on a central lug. The straps terminate with large retaining clips. The oxygen tube is again in very crisp condition with the bulldog clip being clearly marked AB confirming the maker Auer. These masks were favoured by fighter pilots; please check out the how good this example looks when displayed with the LKpN 101 helmet we have listed today. We make no apology for the price we are asking. This is a fine example of a fighter pilots oxygen mask that would be hard to better and therefore attracts the same, if not more interest, than the RAF D mask that now regularly achieve a similar or greater price.
PC178 Nitsche & Gunther Splitterschutzbrille Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldNitsche & Gunther Splitterschutzbrille Flying Goggles - Designed by the Luftwaffe medical expert Dr Knothe to provide eye protection to aircrew and reduce the chances of injury from splinter damage caused by shrapnel. This was achieved by the curvature of the lenses. This is a late war example, introduced into service in 1944 with the frame being moulded in three sections with a hinged bridge over the nose. The inside of the is embossed 'Nigura.' This stands for Nitsche & Günther, Rathenow, the town in Germany where the goggles were manufactured. The silken finish elastic back strap is in good shape with minor rust to the buckle and the set comes complete with issue tin, which shows minor age wear and Luftwaffe stores code Fl 30550. While some good copies of these goggles manufactured in Czechoslovakia are available on the market we have checked these in detail and believe them to be an original issue item. However please feel free to ask for more detailed pictures prior to purchasing to check out the detail and don't just take our word for it! Please check out the other Luftwaffe flying headgear we are listing today!
PC177 Luftwaffe Model LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Model LKpN101 Netzkopfhaube Flying Helmet - A near text book example of the classic mesh flying helmet which has become synonymous with Luftwaffe fighter pilots in WW11. This example has a manufacturers label coded hdc indicating it was made by Luftwahrtgeratewerk Hakenfelde, Berlin-Spandau. The size stamp is not clear but it is a large example and would correspond to an RAF size 4 so possibly a 58 or 59 European size. The helmet is near perfect inside and out, featuring tan leather receiver cups and provision for the Luftwaffe three point oxygen mask. The helmet is fully wired with receivers and throat microphones and also carries the short communication cord favoured by fighter pilots. The netting is also faultless and we would say impossible to find a crisper example and fully satisfies the collectors criteria 'always buy the best you can afford'. Please note the oxygen mask and splinter goggles illustrated are for display purposes only and this sale is for the helmet alone although both items are available and are being listed separately.
6059 40th Anniversary D Day Tie signed by Major John Howard - Click for the bigger picture Sold40th Anniversary D Day Tie signed by Major John Howard - This tie, which is number 6 of a limited edition of 1, 000, was issued in 1984 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the D Day Landings and the invasion of Europe. The diagonal stripes signify the D Day invasion stripes while the burning sword is the insignia Shaef, the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. What makes this example particularly special is that the label is autographed by the late Major John Howard who landed by Horsa glider at Ranville Benouville and led the capture of Pegasus Bridge, thus playing a vital part in the success of the D Day landings. The tie is in perfect condition but would benefit from mounting and framing for display purposes.
5290 617 Dambuster Squadron Gold Bullion Badge - Click for the bigger picture Sold617 Dambuster Squadron Gold Bullion Badge - This is a high quality item with a King's Crown and with Dam's logo to the centre showing a lightning bolt striking the dam with water flowing from the breach. Below this is the squadron motto “Après moi le déluge”, which translated means "After me the flood." The badge has clear stitch marks to the reverse where it has been unpicked and we are confident this is an original item rather than a modern repro. Measures 4.25" (11cm) Please checkout other 617 related items we have just listed.
5255 617 Dambusters Squadron Napkin Ring - Click for the bigger picture Sold617 Dambusters Squadron Napkin Ring - If only this could talk! We purchased locally in S.W. England and it is an original ring probably from the officers' mess at RAF Scampton. It is fun to speculate that it could possibly have been used by one of the crews on operation Chastise. The ring is engraved 617 Squadron to the front and 4 on the reverse, which we assume was the owner's ID mark. The item exhibits some wear to the chrome plate with the brass beneath showing through. No maker's marks or date but looking at the wear, it could well be from the early days of 617 which was formed on 21 March, 1943. This one is for the serious Dambusters/617 collector. Grab this piece of history while you can! Please see other Dambuster related items which we have just listed.
3493 Wing Commander Guy Gibson D.F.C. Flying Log book No2 - Click for the bigger picture SoldWing Commander Guy Gibson D.F.C. Flying Log book No2 - This exacting facsimile was copied from the original held in the Public Records Office, London and published in 1976. The print run has long since sold out, copies very rarely appear on the market and it has become a collectors' item in its own right. The detail and authenticity is amazing with the first and last pages stuck together, as in the original. On 16 May 1943 Gibson records "Led attack on Mohne and Eder Dams. Successful." On the following page he records "Awarded V.C. 23.05.43." The final entry is written on September 16 1944. Just three days later Gibson piloted a Mosquito, acting as Master Bomber, on a raid to Rheydt. He crashed on his return at Steenbergen, Holland in mysterious circumstances with recent reports indicating this may have been the result of a "friendly fire" incident with a Lancaster rear gunner mistaking the Mosquito for a JU 88. With the continued interest in 617 Squadron and with the remake of the Dam Busters film, these replicas can only appreciate so grab a copy while you can! This example has minor foxing to the cover (which actually adds to the authentic look of the log!) but otherwise in near perfect condition inside. Please also see other 617 Sqd related items we have just listed.
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