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3943 RAAF Mk.IIIA Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAAF Mk.IIIA Flying Goggles - An excellent example of these classic goggles which were issued to both RAF, RAAF and RNZAF flight crews in the early part of WWII. These are near unissued condition with nearly all the black paint in place, hinge in good working order and goggle stops and ventilation trumpets just as they should be. The clear perspex lenses exhibit minor scratching but far above average and the black velvet face pads and black leather nose cover are also near perfect. The interior padding has hardened over the years. The back strap features red spring coverings (which helps identify Australian issue goggles) are in good condition with springs intact. The leather section has the correct adjustment buckle but is unmarked although could well have been manufactured by Stokes.
4230 RAF C type Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF C type Flying Helmet - This is a second pattern internally wired helmet, introduced into service in 1944. It is fully wired with excellent receivers housings, loom and jack plug fitted. All snaps and buckles are in place. The leather outer shell is generally sound but exhibits some flaking to the surface and the oxygen snaps are a little tender. The helmet is stamped with the broad arrow property mark and stores ref. no. 22C/880, making it the largest size 4. Inside the leather lining is in excellent issued condition and the helmet has had several owners, the last appearing to be James. This helmet, despite its faults, stll makes a good and complete example for display purposes only and has been priced accordingly.
3801 LKp N101 'Netzkopfhaube' Flying helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldLKp N101 'Netzkopfhaube' Flying helmet - A classic helmet favoured by Luftwaffe fighter pilots and this is the desirable first pattern wih provision for attaching the two point oxygen mask. The net section is in exceptional condition and the dark brown leather receiver housings exhibit just minor service wear. A long wiring loom and 4 pin plug is fitted together with early round Bakelite covered throat microphones. Inside is as you would expect and reflects the condition of the exterior. Original manufacturer's label with code bxo, indicating the helmet was made by Deutsche Telephonwerke und Kabelindustrie AG, Berlin. It is complete with ink stamp Gr59. The interior perspex receiver covers are still in place and in good condition. In summary, a desirable early example that would sit happily in any collection.
3780 LKp S101 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldLKp S101 Flying Helmet - First introduced in 1938, this is the Summer Luftwaffe flying helmet made from the salt and pepper material as used for the Fliegerkombi. The helmet is in very clean condition and is fitted with a wiring loom and throat microphones, although the receivers and perspex covers have been removed. While originally having provision for a 3 point oxygen mask, the top attachment loop and strap have been removed at some stage. This could well be a field modification if the helmet was only used with a 2 point attachment mask. The silk lining is in good clean condition and carries a maker's label named to Siemens and stamped GR57, so is a small size. Despite the modifications, it makes an excellent display helmet at an entry level price.
4451 RAFFC B Type Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAFFC B Type Flying Helmet - A fine late example of the classic RAF flying helmet synonymous with the Battle of Britain. The leather is in exceptional condition with original finish and no scuffs or repairs. Receiver housings are fitted with original zips in working order. The Bennett buckles and the leather covering, which is often damaged or missing, are perfect. The helmet is interesting in that the original D oxygen mask snaps have been removed and replaced with appropriate fastenings for the later E* and G masks. The helmet is clearly dated 1941, so this represents a theatre made modification, as by this stage the D was more or less obsolete. The chin strap is mint and complete with the chrome end fitting which is often missing. Inside the lining and doughnuts are excellent with just minor service wear. The helmet, which is a size 2, benefits by having a large woven label which is unusual for such a late production example and is made by G. Waddington & Son Ltd. Written in ink is R.F.Oair and separately RAFFC Dorayl, although this is not 100% clear. In addition, the lining is stamped RAFFC which we believe indicates the helmet was used by Royal Air Force Ferry Command which was formed 15th July, 1941 but was changed to RAF Transport Command in April 1943. All in all, a most interesting variant on the standard B helmet and would sit happily in any specialist collection. RCAF ear foams are included but no receivers or loom.
560 Luftwaffe LKpW101 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe LKpW101 Flying Helmet - An example of the Winter pattern with a leather shell and sheepskin lining. Generally in excellent issued condition with all correct snaps and buckles in place, together with provision for attaching a 3 point oxygen mask. It does, however, lack a wiring loom or throat microphones but the attachment point for these is in place, so with the correct spares, could be upgraded to original condition. Inside the label is in place confirming it was made by Hersteller and various other stamps including Gr57.
3884 USAAF A11 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF A11 Flying Helmet - A complete and fully wired example of one of the classic US Army Air Force flying helmets of WWII. Everything is as it should be including a clear AAF deckal to the left brow and a similar stamp to the inside lining. Receivers are pattern ANB-H-1. The original manufacturer's woven label is attached confirming size medium, a 1944 contract date and made by Consolidated Slipper Corp. It is fully wired with loom and jack plug marked PL.-354. This helmet has just been returned from a photo shoot and was worn by actor Martin Kemp to tie in with his recent TV appearance in'Dangerous Adventures for Boys!'
2810 RCAF B Type Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldRCAF B Type Flying Helmet - A very well presented example as issued to RCAF air crew in the early part of WWII. The leather is soft and supple with no repairs or other damage. The snaps and buckles are in place and working. The receiver housings have been fitted with one carrying a Canadian made lightning zip and the other a dot. Both look original to the helmet. Interestingly, snaps have been added to the front of the helmet - a feature not normally seen on RCAF B types, as the appropriate oxygen mask carried an integral harness. These were actually fitted to this helmet to attach a leather face mask which could well be theater made to protect crew members in open positions. The mask that came with the helmet is included in the sale. Inside the lining shows normal service wear but is in generally excellent condition. No stamps or labels are fitted and the helmet is a good size, probably equating to an RAF size 3. We have had a few of these over the years but this is probably the best example of date.
4291 Bristol Beaufort Model Aircraft - Click for the bigger picture SoldBristol Beaufort Model Aircraft - This item came from the same source as the B-24 Liberator which we have also just listed and looks as though it was made by the same hand. It is fashioned from brass with static propellers and mounted on a substantial mahogany and brass base. The model is very well executed and it is the first time we have seen a Beaufort which was probably not one of the most glamorous aircraft of WWII. Wing span 7" (18.5 cm)
4215 RAF Faygate Presentation Cigarette Case - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Faygate Presentation Cigarette Case - Featuring finely engraved RAF King's Crown wings to lid and a dedication below "To F/Lt J Edwards from Officers, NCO's, Airman & Airwomen of Salvage Section 49 MU RAF Faygate 1945". Faygate, situation in West Sussex, was where crashed German aircraft were recovered to for evaluation with some being restored to flying condition. Subsequently, they were reprocessed for scrap wth many continuing to serve with the RAF! We presume this box was presented to Fl/Lt Edwards perhaps on leaving RAF Faygate in 1945. The silver is hallmarked London and dates to 1944. Some minor knocks but in generally in very nice original condition with a teak fitted interior. Measures 7" x 3.5" (18 cm x 9 cm)
4244 No. 7 Bomber Squadron Cigarette Box - Click for the bigger picture SoldNo. 7 Bomber Squadron Cigarette Box - Made from Birmingham hallmarked silver dating to 1923. The lid carries an engraving "From the Officers NCO's & Men of B Flight No. 7 Bomber Squadron August 1936". The squadron was formed for the RFC in 1914 and Sqd Ldr Portal was CO for some time (later becoming C in C Bomber Command in 1940). In 1936 B flight converted to Heyford III's and in September moved from the base at Worthy Down to Finningley and this box dates to this time. Some knocks and creases to the silver and repairs to the teak lining but an unusual item named to one of the earliest RFC/RAF squadrons. Later in WWII, equipped with Lancasters, number 7 took part in the Peenemunde Raid and 580 decorations were awarded during the war to the squadron personnel. Measure 3.25" x 3.25" (8 cm x 8 cm)
3406 WWI dated Wristlet - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWI dated Wristlet - Featuring a black dial with Roman numerals picked out in gold with a subsidiary second hand. A leather strap is fitted which shows some wear and could well be original to the watch. This is attached by hinged lugs and has an oversized extended brass winder at the 3 o'clock position. This watch has a snap back and is engraved CPL Firth 1917. We are assuming the CPL were the original owner's initials, rather than his rank. Unfortunately we have no provenance with this item, it seems likely it was a gift to Mr. Firth in 1917 and the probability is he served in one of the armed forces. The gilt movement is marked B & C Co. Swiss Made 15 jewels. The condition of the watch is exactly as it came in and appears to be in good running order. It is on offer as a collectable but after 91 years, may benefit from a clean and service, so we will leave this decision to the new owner. Diameter 1.25" (3.5 cm)
3332 Negretti & Zambra Vane Anemometer - Click for the bigger picture SoldNegretti & Zambra Vane Anemometer - Numbered on the silvered dial 6352 and below Air Meter to 100, 000 feet. The main scale reads from 0 to 100 with the 3 subsidiary dials counting hundreds, thousands and ten thousands. These fine instruments were designed to measure air speed by operating the fan for a timed period and the linear reading on the dials multiplied by the area of the duct will give the cubic measurement. The instrument is supplied with a Lowne Instruments London fitted leather case and comes complete with a recalibration certificate dated 1982. The instrument appears to be in good working order, although we are selling as a collector's item only. A beautifully engineered instrument by one of the most famous names in scientific instruments who sadly are now no longer in business. Fan diameter 2.75" (7 cm)
PC101 BOAC Giro Direction Indicator - Click for the bigger picture SoldBOAC Giro Direction Indicator - Manufactured by Sperry and marked on dial serial no. B1143-37, so we are assuming it takes back to 1937. The 0-360 degree scale is operated by a control to the front and interestingly the transfer applied to the top of the case states BOAC Croydon Repair, so it appears was originally fitted to a pre-war airliner. The front of the dial has been repainted and it is sold as a collector's item. Width of dial 4.5" (12 cm)
4225 Trench Art Model of deHavilland Mosquito - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Model of deHavilland Mosquito - This example, unlike the original "wooden wonder" is fashioned from aircraft alloy on a turned allow base. The model reflects the classic lines of this famous fighter bomber which was much loved by its pilots and served with distinction in WWII. Wing span 8.5" (22 cm)
2365 Trench Art Model of a Fairey Firefly - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Model of a Fairey Firefly - Skillfully fashioned from polished aircraft alloy with nice canopy detail. This is another unusual model subject of a somewhat underated WWII aircraft which served with distinction. Mounted on a steel stand with Firefly engraved on the base. Measures 7.5" (19 cm)
4214 RAF Trench Art Cigarette Lighter - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Trench Art Cigarette Lighter - Manufactured from an inert Hispanol 20mm cannon shell mounted on a base cut from a 40mm Bofurs Gun shell case which is dated 1938. The shell head is removable revealing the lighter section and while the striker wheel does create a spark, we have not tested the item and it is therefore for sale for decorative purposes only. Measures 9" (23 cm)
4249 Officer's Mess RAF Cranwell Menu Holder - Click for the bigger picture SoldOfficer's Mess RAF Cranwell Menu Holder - One of the famous bases in the RAF, Cranwell was established in 1916 as a RNAS training establishment for aircraft, kite balloons and airships but became an RAF base in 1918 and remains the center for training, both air and ground crew, up to the present day. One of the most recent graduates was HRH Prince William. The menu holder is heavily made from Elkington plate and is stamped to the base "29057" as well as various other manufacturing marks. The circular menu holder is surrounded by laurel leaves and is engraved "Officers' Mess RAF Cranwell". The item is hard to date but no doubt it could tell many stories of Cranwell mess dinners in days gone by. An ideal Christmas gift for the aviation collector in your life? Height 2" (5 cm)
443 Air Ministry Chobert Riveter Type A No. 6563 - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Chobert Riveter Type A No. 6563 - This is only the second example we have had and is nicely marked with A.M., King's Crown and dated 1943. It was supplied by Aviation Developments Ltd. and comes in a fitted pine box. The external property plaque has been removed, possibly when the item was "acquired" from the Air Ministry! Interestingly, the box is marked with a military broad arrow and with the letters RN, so we speculate this example could have served with the FAA. The box contains a sealed tin and a further three wooden boxes with slide lids containing rivets, rods and assorted spare parts. While offered for sale as a collector's item, the rivet gun has a strong spring and may well still function as intended if you have a Spitfire project in your garden shed! Box measures 15" x 12" (38 cm x 30 cm)
3781 Battle of Britain Officer's Presentation Lamp - Click for the bigger picture SoldBattle of Britain Officer's Presentation Lamp - This unusual decorative oil lamp is engraved to the front "Presented by Group Captain N. C. Odbert Wyton October 1948. The lamp which is solid silver carries a Birmingham hallmark and is in generally good condition, although it has a small ding to the front. Norman Cyril Odbert joined the RAF in 1927 and in May 1940 took command of 64 Squadron at Kenley flying Spitfires and is recorded as "One of the Few". He survived the war and remained as a regular in the RAF retiring as a Group Captain in 1957. RAF Wyton in Cambridgeshire was a bomber base in WWII and we understand Group Captain Odbert was the CO at this station and perhaps presented the lamp to the officers' mess as a retirement gift. Original items directly relating to B of B pilots very rarely come on the market and it was touch and go if this lamp joined our own modest collection! Length 6" (14 cm).
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