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Reference Stock Item   Description
5295
Fleet Air Arm C type Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldFleet Air Arm C type Flying Helmet - This pattern differs from the RAF version in having zip receiver cups fitted and as a result is often mis-identified as an RAF B type. This example is in average + issued condition with the leather shell showing some age wear. It is fully wired and interestingly the receivers fitted are USN/USAAF model ANB-H-1, manufactured by Western Electric and we speculate the helmet may have found its way to a US airman in WWII. The receiver cups also have Gosport tube attachments fitted. The wiring loom shows some fraying. The inside is good issued condition. No size markings but we believe this helmet corresponds to a decent RAF size 3. Not mint but a very decent disply example on offer at a realistic price.
6100
RAF Bino Prism U-Boat Spotting Mk IV Binoculars - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Bino Prism U-Boat Spotting Mk IV Binoculars - A very clean set marked with stores ref. 6E/383, featuring 5 x 40 cemented prisms and were the very first wartime binoculars to use coated lenses. This design is fixed focus and intended for aerial spotting and maritime reconnaissance. The same pattern was also used by Fleet Air Arm crews. The serial number on these is 5084 which seem to date them to a WWII manufacture. The rubber face guard was designed to help the user maintain night vision. The Mk IV's were made by Ross for the RAF and first entered service in 1941. The optics are still crisp and this set benefits from being complete with it transit case. The neck strap is not original.
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

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.
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.
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.
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.
5038
Wellington Parachute Drill Air Safety Poster - Click for the bigger picture SoldWellington Parachute Drill Air Safety Poster - This is an original WWII issue safety poster marked IOU/13189 RAF Restricted and would have been used to familiarise Wellington aircrew how to correctly stow parachute packs in their aircraft. On the reverse side are further drawings illustrating bail out procedures from the various crew positions. This is the first example of this type of poster that we have had and suspect very few have survived. In excellent crisp condition with one minor tear to the right edge but this does not detract and would look wonderful framed and glazed. We will no doubt wait a long time to find another. 38" X 26" (97 cm x 66 cm)
2762
Surrey Flying Services Scales - Click for the bigger picture SoldSurrey Flying Services Scales - A super item! Manufactured in pressed metal with a dial recording weghts up to 5 lbs. An alluminium tray is used for weighing purposes and the scale is marked "British Make Surrey Flying Services Ltd." We have no idea on the date of manufacture, but these scales have the classic look of the 1930's. We can only speculate on their original use - perhaps to weigh the passengers' personal pocessions before boarding their Dragon Rapide flight! Appear to be in good working order, but we cannot guarantee their accuracy.
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.
5298
RAF Propeller Tip Picture Frame - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Propeller Tip Picture Frame - A fine example of WWII trenchart with a picture frame insert featuring an RAF airman in great coat and forage cap. Mounted above is an RAF other ranks cap badge. The reverse has a hand crafted alloy support for desk use. We checked inside in case the picture was identified but sadly it is not. We did find, however, a further photograph most probably of the same airman which was marked La Rue Suliman Pacha, La Caire, so our frame appears to have originated from Egypt and would have been made from a propeller taken from a crashed British, German or Italian aircraft. La Rue Suliman Pacha, Cairo was renamed in 1964.
5243
Propeller Tip Souvenir from 41 Fighter Reconnaissance Wing Hawarden - Click for the bigger picture SoldPropeller Tip Souvenir from 41 Fighter Reconnaissance Wing Hawarden - We were told when we purchased this item that it was recovered from a Gladiator propeller. On close inspection we noticed scratched into the propeller is 41 OTU 7.03.45 Hawarden, Chester. It would appear therefore this tip was recovered from a crash at Hawarden on this date. If any visitors can provide further information, we would be happy to add details to our listing. In late 1944 41 OTU was operating Hurricanes, Spitfires, Harvard, Martinet, Proctor and Dominie aircraft. 6.5" (17 cm)
4683
Auer 302 Neophan Glider Pilot's Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldAuer 302 Neophan Glider Pilot's Goggles - These were designed for both motorcycle and aircrew use and date from the pre-war and WWII period. The frame is nickel plated with leather face cushions and sprung elastic back strap. This pattern had the advantage of providing a wide field of view. This set is fitted with Perspex lenses which we believe to be replacements but an excellent display example of a scarce NSFK issue goggles.
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!
PC146
Jacket Flyers CWU-45/P - Click for the bigger picture SoldJacket Flyers CWU-45/P - With German national flags and rank tabs to shoulders and finished in olive green aramid polymide. Badge to right breast Air Training Command and further squadron badges to right and left arms. The jacket is manufactured by Isratex Inc. The label is marked large to fit chest size 42-44" (107-112 cm).
4628
Wing Generator Propeller type 183 - Click for the bigger picture SoldWing Generator Propeller type 183 - This type were used on RAF Auster aircraft. Fully marked with AM reference 5U/4528, broad arrow property mark and Marconi Newton constant speed windmill. A very tactile item, beautifully engineered and offered for sale as an aviation collectable only. Measures 22" (56 cm).
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 & G√ľnther, 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 WWII. 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.
PC154
Blue Angels Blast Off Tie - Click for the bigger picture SoldBlue Angels Blast Off Tie - An impressive item featuring four US Navy blue angels display aircraft with a blue angels shield badge below named to Navy Air Training Command. The tie has a maker's label Ralph Marlin. The tie is dated 1997.
4747
Luftwaffe Fliegerbrille Flying Goggles DR352 - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Fliegerbrille Flying Goggles DR352 - A near text book example in original issue box indicating manufactured by Phillipp M. Winter werk no. 1597. The goggles are fitted with clear lenses and the nose bridge is dated (19)42. The back strap is in near perfect condition and a spare set of tinted lenses in cloth pouches marked umbral 75% complete the set. The issue box shows some age wear but otherwise would be hard to improve upon.
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