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Reference Stock Item   Description
4336
WAAF WW11 Airwoman's Other Ranks Cap - Click for the bigger picture SoldWAAF WW11 Airwoman's Other Ranks Cap - A very crisp and increasingly hard to find example in a large 7 1/8th size and dated 1942. The cloth is in generally very good condition with just a few very minor darns and fitted with a good kings Crown brass OR badge to the front. The leather peak shows a small amount of general service wear. Inside the crown head lining is missing (as is often the case) but this does not detract. Interestingly under the green inside of the peak is written ACW Bolan as well as a further name ACW Allen and the number 26. Whilst no provenance was included when we purchased this cap we have found on line an ACW Boland who in 1946 stayed at her post when working as a switch girl when the building in which she was working caught fire on her base at Crosby Park, Albion. Having calmly phoned the fire brigade she returned to the blazing hut to save some office files from the inferno. We have a copy of a relating newspaper report headlined ‘WAAF Defies flames to call Brigade’ with a picture of ACW Bolan wearing her cap. This may or may not be the same one but it would be nice to think it was! With the re enactment season just getting underway this would be a great addition but it would also sit very happily within a serious WW11 RAF/WAAF collection. First WAAF cap we have had here for ages so grab it whilst you can!
4860
RAF 61 (B) Squadron Presentation Samavar - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF 61 (B) Squadron Presentation Samavar - This is the second example of an RAF presentation samovar of this design we have had in. This one is finely engraved ‘No 61 (B) Squadron Presented by Squadron Leader J.G.Macintyre 1939'. No. 61 Squadron was reformed in 1937 as a bomber squadron. In the two years before the war it was equipped with four different types of aircraft, starting with the Hawker Audax, then the Avro Anson, followed by the Bristol Blenheim and finally the Handley Page Hampden, the same aircraft flown by my late Father. The squadron went to war with the Hampden, with the first operation over Germany coming on 24 February 1940. The squadron would spend the rest of the war operating as a night bomber squadron with Bomber Command. We suspect Macintyre presented this item when he left the squadron having been posted to 44 Squadron at Helmswell. Sadly on an Op to Hamburg on 29 July 1940 his aircraft was flying at 8, 000 ft over Hamburg and collided with a barrage balloon cable crashing in the target area. Whilst his crew got out and were captured he died in the crash and it is likely by staying with his crippled aircraft he enabled the crew to live;we will never know. The samovar is made from silver plate and whilst this shows a little wear it is generally in very nice condition and is complete with spirit burner and interior fittings. Measures 12” high (31 cm)
PC190
RAF 13 Squadron Badge Panel - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF 13 Squadron Badge Panel - 13 Squadron was formed in 1915 and took part in both World Wars as well as the first Gulf War. The squadron badge, as painted on this panel, carries the legend "Adjuvamus Tuendo"(We assist by watching.) 13 Squadron have operated a variety of aircraft over the years including the Martinsyde G.100, F.E.2, SPAD VII and XIII, the Sopwith Dolphin, Lysander, Mosquito, Meteor and Canberra. From 1990 it operated the Panavia Tornado but the Squadron was disbanded in 2011 but reformed 2012 flying the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle from RAF Waddington. Whilst we have no specific history with it we were advised by a previous owner the panel had been cut from a Mosquito but we have so far been unable to categorically identify the aircraft type. The panel is constructed from wood with linen doped to the outer side. The varnished interior shows some original framing and numerous construction numbers and we would be happy to supply detailed photographs if anyone can assist us with a firm identification. In the mean time it is offered for sale as an unidentified panel featuring a fine painted badge of RAF 13 Squadron. The panel measures approximately 30"x 24" (76cm x 61cm) and would make a superb addition to an aviation collection but would look equally at home on the Mess wall!
6141
Lunkenheimer Primer - Click for the bigger picture SoldLunkenheimer Primer - We believe these were used to prime the engine before starting on aircraft such as Aeronca 7EC, but believe it should fit aircraft such as Luscombe, Cessna, Taylorcraft, Aeroncas and Piper Cubs. The design dates back to the 1940’s although we have no idea of the age of ours. This is offered for sale a a collectable but it may be possible to get it back into airworthy condition or could be used for a static rebuild. What you see is what you get with this one! Measures 6" (pump only) 15cm
6250
Trench Art Model Aircraft on oak base - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Model Aircraft on oak base - This rather portly model is a mystery and we have to date been unable to ID, so any help welcome! Ideas to date have been a French Moraine or a Russian Yak but neither seem to quite line up. It has been suggested this is a fantasy aircraft but we feel it unlikely not to be based on a real airframe. The model carries 4 gun ports to the leading edge of the wing so clearly a fighter and likely to be WW11. It is very nicely fashioned from aircraft alloy and an unusual detail is the small piece of perspex set into the cockpit. The base is oak and measures 4.5” square (12cm) and the model stands 3.5” high (9cm). The wingspan is 6” (14cm).
PC145
Jacket Flyers Cold Weather MIL-J-83388E - Click for the bigger picture SoldJacket Flyers Cold Weather MIL-J-83388E - Featuring a velcro badge to left breast marked with an insignia and below OC and MCWL. Manufactured from 100% Aramid by Alpha Industries Inc. Size is marked Large and we estimate this would fit chest size 42" (107cm)
5557
RAF First Aid Outfit for Air Crews - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF First Aid Outfit for Air Crews - This example is in near mint condition and is as issued and has never been opened, so is complete with it’s original contents. These packs were specifically issued to Aircrew and designed to slip into the field dressing leg pocket of RAF Battledress or flying suit. They were designed primarily to provide emergency treatment for burns and the contents, which is clearly detailed on the rubberised khaki fabric, includes anti- burn mittens, anti-burn jelly, wound dressings, safety pins together with instructions for use. The pack also carries a warning message stating ‘Do not use anti-burn jelly with the mittens’. The package had to be torn to open from any of the four corners. Fortunately the owner of this example never had cause to make use of it and unlike many has not been opened post war by inquisitive hands! An identical outfit is illustrated in Mick Prodger’s excellent 'Flying Equipment of the Air War 1939-45' on page 108. Nicely stamped with Red Cross and AM and Kings Crown property marks. Slight fading and minor stains but a scarce and complete example. Clearly for sale as a collectors item and not to be used for its original purpose. This example would grace any serious RAF collection.
PC196
RAF 1943 Pattern Escape Boots with a twist! - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF 1943 Pattern Escape Boots with a twist! - This pair was recently purchased in Normandy and show how the 1943 pattern flying boot can be transformed as the designer Major Clayton Hutton of MI9 intended. The leg section has been carefully cut away leaving in place of an obvious pair of aircrew flying boots a 5 eyelet cap Oxford shoe that would not have been out of place in Oxford Street or in the then German occupied Avenue des Champs-Élysées thus giving the downed airman a much better chance of avoiding capture. Clearly we can only speculate on the provenance of this pair but lets hope the owner managed to link up with La Résistance Française and he was able to make a home run leaving only his footwear behind in Normandy! The shoes show signs of wear and interestingly the original leather soles have been repaired with rubber that have hand cut grooves cut into them to give better grip. This could indicate post war civilian use under new ownership! The interior still features the lambs wool lining that would have extended up the original leg to keep the airman warm in flight. It seems the escape knife having performed its intended role was then discarded and is now sadly missing. In line with all 1943 pattern boots no size is marked but we would estimate these to be around a UK size 10-11 (45-46).Few collectors would mutilate an original set of escape boots but here you have the chance to display this set in the ‘escape mode’ perhaps alongside an 'as issued' pair. The shoe fillers are for display purposes only and are not included in the sale.
PC199
RAF Type 'D' Flying Gauntlets - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Type 'D' Flying Gauntlets - a really top quality matched pair carrying broad arrow marked labels confirming stores reference nos 22C/769 for the left glove and 22C/772 for the right. They also both carry the same code 10440 indicating unlike many RAF wartime flying gloves they have never been mismatched. These are a large size 10 and whilst they were designed to be worn as part of the D heated system with electrically wired inners they were often used alone or with unheated silk inners. This set would be impossible to upgrade with very soft light tan leather in virtually unmarked condition.
2440
Trench Art Plexiglas Table Lamp - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Plexiglas Table Lamp - A most unusual, decorative and useful item. The base and stem are all made from material salvaged from aircraft canopy acrylic. The base is in octagonal form and has a King's Crown RAF sweetheart badge applied to it with a matching octagonal fitting to the top of the stem. The lamp has just been rewired with modern braided cable together with a new lamp holder. The lampshade fitted is for photographic purposes only and is not included in the sale. Height 15" (38cm)
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.
1179
This is a New Book
Luftwaffe vs. RAF Flying Equipment of the Air War 1939-45 - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe vs. RAF Flying Equipment of the Air War 1939-45

The companion volume to the above examining the development and use of personal flying equipment in WWII. Covers a wide variety of equipment including parachutes, life preservers, escape equipment and weapons of self defence. Superbly illustrated throughout and another reference book we use on a daily basis. Thoroughly recommended.

Pages: 144
Cover: Hard
Author: Mick J. Prodger

1178
This is a New Book
Luftwaffe vs. RAF Flying Clothing of the Air War 1939-45 - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe vs. RAF Flying Clothing of the Air War 1939-45

This is our bible in the office! Detailed examination of RAF and Luftwaffe flight jackets, suits, headgear and other items worn by the opposing sides in WWII. Superbly illustrated, mainly in full colour with many period photographs. An indispensable reference book for all aviation enthusiasts.

Pages: 160
Cover: Hard
Author: Mick J. Prodger

6357
Battle of Britain period Air Ministry Spanner - Click for the bigger picture SoldBattle of Britain period Air Ministry Spanner - An excellent issued example nicely marked with a large AM (Air Ministry) and Kings Crown property mark and dated 1940. The reverse confirms the dual size in BSW (British Standard Whitworth) in the old Imperial measurement scale devised in 1841. Interestingly one end has been damaged in use and skilfully braised so it safe to assume this spanner served its time back in the summer of 1940! measures 6.5” (17 cm)
5647
Royal Flying Corps Trench Art Walking Stick - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Flying Corps Trench Art Walking Stick - a really superb WW1 example in untouched original condition. The tapering shaft is made of polished ash and riveted to the top is an aluminium knob with a turned top, possibly from a cockpit control and below it a red composite spacer which has also been riveted to the shaft. The original owners initials are then carved in the top of the shaft I.H. and below a propeller motif which is inlaid into the stick, which also appears to be cut from aircraft alloy and below this R.F.C. The opposite end of the stick is fitted with a rubber tip which is attached to what we believe to be a horn ferrule. When purchased the previous owner, who bought from the family, had been told the stick was made entirely from WW1 period aircraft parts and we can only concur with this analysis. Sadly the exact provenance and name of the original owner has now been lost down the years, but luckily his stick remains in remarkable condition and represents a fine example of period trench art. Measures 35” (88cm)
4835
Royal Flying Corps Cigarette Case - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Flying Corps Cigarette Case - a superb solid silver example in the classic curved shape, designed to sit well in a tunic pocket and carrying a finely engraved RFC pilots brevet to the front as well as the campaigns the original owner served in. Above the RFC wings we have France, with the engraving slightly worn and below is Egypt and Salonica. Immediately beneath the wings Macedonia with the dates 1916-17-18, with final campaigns listed as Malta, Crete and Italy. Sadly no name or even initials have been added so like the RFC walking stick we have just listed we have no way of ascertaining who the original owner was but on the assumption he was aircrew he must have been either highly skilled or highly lucky(or most likely both!) to have survived what appears to be nearly every major theatre of World War 1 when the life expectancy of RFC aircrew was often numbered in weeks if not days. The inside of the case is clearly hallmarked with an anchor and lion motif and date letter 'W' confirming the case was manufactured in Birmingham in 1921. We have however been unable to decipher the makers mark. We can only assume it was purchased by or presented to the owner after serving and surviving WW1 as a reminder of his service in the Royal Flying Corps. The case is in generally good used condition commensurate with its age and was clearly used for the purpose it was intended and was not just a decorative piece sitting in a draw or display cabinet. The hinge and latch mechanism are in good working order and it still retains the original elastic to hold a single row of Woodies, or dare I say it, perhaps Senior Service, in place? Measures 4.5” x 3.25”(11.5 cm x 8.5 cm.)
PC188
RAF Dinghy Seat Pack Type A Mark 3* - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Dinghy Seat Pack Type A Mark 3* - stores reference 27C/2088 and designed to carry the single-man fighter pilot Type K dinghy was carried folded within the pack attached to the seat type parachute in place of the usual Sorbo rubber seat cushion. Manufactured in heavy olive drab cotton canvas, broadly rectangular in shape with a separate cover attached with press-studs. These packs have internal stowage pockets to house the accessories not carried within the dinghy itself. This example benefits from being fitted with an emergency rubber water cushion for drinking purposes stamped 27C/2138 and enclosed within a canvas zipped cover marked 27C/2138 and Jecco. The exterior of the pack carries a multi-lingual label stitched to the cover in we believe English, French, Czech and Polish. The pack is complete withy lanyard and connectors to attach to the '41 pattern Mae West. The whole set is in virtually mint faultless condition and would be impossible to improve upon.
PC195
RAF Dinghy Seat Pack Type A Mark 3* - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Dinghy Seat Pack Type A Mark 3* - stores reference 27C/2445 and designed to carry the single-man fighter pilot Type K dinghy which was carried folded within the pack attached to the seat type parachute in place of the usual Sorbo rubber seat cushion. Manufactured in heavy olive drab cotton canvas, broadly rectangular in shape with a separate cover attached with press-studs. These packs have internal stowage pockets to house the accessories not carried within the dinghy itself. This example benefits from being fitted with an emergency rubber water cushion for drinking purposes stamped 27C/2134 and enclosed within a purple canvas zipped cover marked V.D.The exterior of the pack carries a multi-lingual label stitched to the cover in we believe English, French, Czech and Polish. The pack is complete with lanyard and quick release connectors to attach to the '41 pattern Mae West. The whole set is in virtually mint faultless condition and would be impossible to improve upon.
4548
Battle of Britain period Luftwaffe Mess Plate - Click for the bigger picture SoldBattle of Britain period Luftwaffe Mess Plate - very crisply marked on reverse with Luftwaffe Eagle and Fl. U.V. Below it has a crest which confirms the German Military Reichwaffenamt. It is also dated 1940 so certainly would have served through the Battle of Britain. It is in good used condition and measures 9.5” (24cm)
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)
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