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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)
6121 Pegasus Carved Winged Horse marked Arnhem 1944 - Click for the bigger picture SoldPegasus Carved Winged Horse marked Arnhem 1944 - The winged horse depicted relates to Greek mythology and it was thought it had magical powers. In 1941 this image was adopted by the British Airborne Forces who will be remembered not least for their actions in operation Market Garden and in particular the capture of the bridge at Benouville which has now been renamed Pegasus Bridge. We have no provenance with this item, although it looks to be hand carved and certainly has some age to it. The mount dedication details an unusual spelling of "airborn" and we can only speculate on who worked this unique example of trench art. An impressive display item that would provide a focal point in any airborne related collection. Sculpture stands 9" (22cm)high.
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.
PC176 USAAF Polaroid Variable Density Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF Polaroid Variable Density Goggles - This set are in mint unissued condition and come complete with the original tin marked American Optical Company Contract N.X.S.S. 27918. The front of the goggles are embossed AO (for American Optical) and Polaroid. The variable density red lenses operate using the central knob. This pattern of flight goggles was designed for use by Air Gunners to aid spotting tracer in different light conditions. Rubber is in perfect condition as is the elastic back strap. It would be hard to find a crisper example.
PC173 WWII French Air Force Mechanic's Wings - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWII French Air Force Mechanic's Wings - Corresponding to the RAF Flight engineer 1936 specification. Issued to mechanics after 200 hours flying service. Gold bullion wire with engineer's motif below and set on a dark blue felt background. Minor wear but a 100% genuine period example with evidence of stitching where it has been removed from a uniform tunic. Good issued condition. Measures 4” (10.5cm)
PC172 French Airforce Gueneau & Cie Hard Shell Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldFrench Airforce Gueneau & Cie Hard Shell Flying Helmet - These are becoming very scarce and this is an excellent original example of the type. The design is reminiscent of the WW1 Roold helmet but despite its looks it remained an issue item into WW11. Features a dark brown leather covered hard shell with soft leather lined ear flaps designed to hold radio receivers. Inside the original E.Gueneau, Paris label and confirms the pattern as as ‘Casque Airele’ (Airele 11 type) and dated October 1939 so could well have swerved before the fall of France in 1940. It also has an ink acceptance stamp which we understand to be similar to the RAF AID embossing. When France was overrun escaping flyers formed Free French units with he RAF and the days of the Gueneau were over with the FF pilots being issued with RAF kit although a few of them were treasured by crew members & fitted with RAF G masks, especially in bombing squadrons (Lorraine, Tunisie, Guyenne).Our helmet is probably one of the last produced before the Vichy and postwar types 14, 15 and 18 and scarce to find in this condition. Size is marked at 58 (medium).
4773 RAF Air Ministry Marked Navigator's Parallel Rule - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Air Ministry Marked Navigator's Parallel Rule - These were issued to RAF navigators in the early part of WWII, prior to the introduction of the Douglas Combined Protractor. This example is AM marked and dated 1942 as well as Captain Fields Improved Apparatus. It is in good issued condition but with a small chip to the top left section of the rule as is often the case with a working instrument of this type. Measures 18" (45cm)
5402 Luftwaffe 1KG Incendiary Bomb (Brandbomb) Type B1E - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe 1KG Incendiary Bomb (Brandbomb) Type B1E - This example was picked up having failed to ignite after one of the many raids on Coventry in WWII. It has subsequently been defused to make a display item. This type of incendiary was dropped by the Luftwaffe in clusters and was used throughout the war. ARP's were taught to neutralise them by placing in a bucket and filling with sand. It has various stamps on the body and cap, including 306 DL 145 and has a further mark AZ8312. Body retains much original silver paint, whilst the fins show a little rust and pitting. Measures 13" (35cm)
848 P-51 Mustang Trench Art Model - Click for the bigger picture SoldP-51 Mustang Trench Art Model - This is a really stunning example. The base is made from a section of wooden propeller embossed no. 2 and inset in the top is a small steel ashtray. The model is resting on a point 303 bullet. The P-51 is finely crafted from aircraft alloy and the set has clearly been worked by skilled hands. Almost certainly dating from WWII, this is as nice an example of trench art as we are likely to find. P-51 wingspan 6" (15cm)
4113 RAF Spectacles Flying Aircrew Mk. VIII - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Spectacles Flying Aircrew Mk. VIII - This pattern was first issued in 1943 to all crew members for glare protection in flight. This example is in the original case with a broad arrow property mark with stores ref. 22C/962 indicating a small size. They are fitted with convex grey tinted lenses, steel frame and folding arms. All in excellent issued condition and becoming increasingly hard to find.
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