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Reference Stock Item   Description
PC99
RAF Flying Boots - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Flying Boots - Post war example, finished in black leather and in excellent issued condion. Marked with a broad arrow, these boots are UK size 8 and are named to A. W. Henry. This pattern dates to the 1950's and they conform to the WWII escape boots with the leg section designed to be cut away converting the boots to conventional shoes if downed over enemy territory. The soles have been repaired but generally an excellent example from the Cold War period.
19
USAAF B-3 Flying Jacket by H L B Corp - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF B-3 Flying Jacket by H L B Corp - An orginal example with a 1942 contract date and woven label indicating size 36" regular. The jacket has a nice patina and is in generally good issued condition but some old repairs mainly to left arm. Correct waist and collar straps fitted and fur lining in good condition. We have had the zip professionally repaired with the correct specification Talon example. Hanging strap is absent.
3804
Trench Art Plaque named to 50 Bomber Squadron - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Plaque named to 50 Bomber Squadron - Skillfully worked in brushed alluminium with a black mount. The alluminium has been finely engraved and painted with a King's Crown, 50 Squadron Crest and below F/S R. Stansfield, who we imagine was responsible for creating this piece. 50 Squadron was reformed in 1937 flying Hampdens from RAF Waddington and they were responsible for dropping the first bombs in anger in WWII. Minor wear to paint, but generally excellent condition. 10.25" x 8.75" (26 cm x 23 cm)
71
Air Ministry Hand Bell 1940 - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Hand Bell 1940 - As used on RAF stations throughout WWII. This one comes from my own collection and is a text book example with a good clear King's Crown and AM property mark as well as contract number B 66777-40 and below C22C. The bell is made from brass with a hardwood handle and original clapper and still produces a good clear ring. Measures 10" (25 cm).
3789
Luftwaffe Grey Leather Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe Grey Leather Flying Jacket - This example is in excellent issued condition. Zip closure to front as well as on chest pocket and arm and all in good working order. NATO woven AWAC badge to front and German flags on both shoulders. There is evidence of pilot's wings and other badges which have been removed. The jacket is fitted with a bright orange lining and was designed to be reversible as an aid to rescue in an emergency. The lining is marked with a large letter A. The knitted waist band, cuffs and collar show signs of wear, but are in generally good condition. An original label is fitted indicating GR14 186-100 and the manufacturing date of 11/89. This jacket is a generous size and has a further label indicating 14, but we would estimate it would comfortably fit up to a 44" chest (112 cm). I own one of these jackets myself and can pass on my personal recommendation!
2682
Battle of Britain period Luftwaffe Mess Hall Teaspoons - Click for the bigger picture SoldBattle of Britain period Luftwaffe Mess Hall Teaspoons - We now have just 3 remaining from the original set. All featuring the early droop tail Luftwaffe national emblem on the handles. The reverse of the spoons is clearly marked H.M.Z.39 and the Luftwaffe property mark code FL.U.V. H.M.Z. indicates the manufacturing code for Arbeitsgemeinschaft Holz Des Klingensthaler Bezirkes Brunndoebra. Manufactured in 1939, we sadly have no provenance with them, but they would have served throughout the war and no doubt have a story to tell! Made from aluminium, they measure 15 cm (5.75").
3976
US Army Air Corp no. 1A Flying Helmet by Western Electric - Click for the bigger picture SoldUS Army Air Corp no. 1A Flying Helmet by Western Electric - A very scarce and early example, this represents the very first US helmet to incorporate radio telephone equipment and saw limited use in the final years of WWII. The earliest examples laced up the back and over the crown of the head, while this is a slightly later version with lacing in the neck area, but the crown is fitted with an adjustment strap. The tan leather receiver covers are marked H8 and both the wiring snaps are present and working, although the helmet is unwired and receivers are not fitted. Due to problems with the development of a suitable oxygen mask to accompany the 1A helmet, its issue and use was restriced. The tan leather is in exceptional condition, as is the blanket lined interior, which is fitted with a woven label to Western Electric. The helmet is marked medium, but appears to fit somewhat larger.
2111
Air Ministry Handbell 1939 - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Handbell 1939 - As used on wartime RAF stations. Stamped with King's Crown, AM and on reverse contract no. B16956-39 C22(B). Brass with turned wood handle and with original clapper fitted. This bell probably saw service throughout WWII. In excellent condition. 25 cm.
1321
Newman Industries Ltd. Yate Presentation Ashtray - Click for the bigger picture SoldNewman Industries Ltd. Yate Presentation Ashtray - Mounted above is a fine brass model of a Hurricane fighter on a painted metal stand. Newmans of Yate, nr. Bristol were contracted by the Air Ministry in WWII to fabicate aircraft parts and we assume this included components for the Hurricane. The factory was clearly considered a threat by the German High Command and was bombed by the Luftwaffe in 1941. The ashtray base, which could be made from Bakelite, has a minor chip to the lower edge, but this does obviously detract and is a fine example which was no doubt presented by Newmans to their corporate customers at the time. Diameter 7" (17 cm)
PC39
US WWI Enlisted Man's Winter Tunic - Click for the bigger picture SoldUS WWI Enlisted Man's Winter Tunic - Dark olive green wool of standard pattern with stand up collar and black and copper buttons. Left shoulder has red, white and blue roundel insignia. Sadly, both the collar dogs and insignia from above the breast pocket have been removed, although the original stitching remains. The jacket is in exceptional condition with just a couple of small moth holes. The interior is equally clean with tan polish cotton lining and the manufacturer's label to Henry Sonneborn Baltimore and contract no. 4274 B-L dated July 3rd, 1918. Chest size approx. 36" (92 cm).
2338
RAAF Wing Commander's Tropical Tunic - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAAF Wing Commander's Tropical Tunic - Complete with King's Crown RAAF Pilot's brevet, Wing Commander's lace and complete with belt. Correct King's Crown buttons, maker's label named to E. J. Howard Pty Ltd. and clearly dated 1940. Appears to have the initials R.N.L., so could be researched. Chest size c.38" (92 cm.)
2800
Trench Art Picture Frame - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Picture Frame - Manufactured from an original mahogany propeller tip with brass leading edge and with a cut out frame to the centre, complete with a black and white photograph of an aviator. He appears to be wearing Luxor goggles, so would seem to date from the 1930's, although this pattern was popular up until the Battle of Britain. The perspex picture cover is somewhat opaque, but this gives the item a period feel. It would easily be replaced in required. Mounted on a wooden base, this is a very aesthetically pleasing item and the picture would easily be changed to feature the aviator in your life! Measures 8" (20 cm) high including base.
1785
Ladies' 'CC41' Flying Boots - Click for the bigger picture SoldLadies' 'CC41' Flying Boots - We have been unable to reference these boots, but they are very similar in design to the RAF 1936 pattern and feature a black polished leather upper with a suede leg and leather strap fastening. From studying contemporary photographs, we believe these may have been used by female pilots in the Air Transport Auxillary (ATA), who played an important part in WWII delivering all manner of aircraft from the manufacturers to the operational stations. Sewn into the fleece lining is a government standard stamp "CC41", together with reference B/M1 8 A52. The boots exhibit some service wear and the original leather soles appear to have been repaired, but a nice display example of an extremely rare flying boot. They are about a size 7, Continental 41, US 7 1/2.
3847
WWII Tissue Paper Escape Map Sheet C - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWII Tissue Paper Escape Map Sheet C - A single sided example printed in colour covering Northern France, Belgium and Holland. Interestingly, only a fraction of England is shown - a wartime precaution in case the map should be captured and used by the enemy for his own purposes! An identical example is featured on page 102 of Mick Prodger's excellent Luftwaffe v. RAF Flight Equipment book. 21" x 16" (53 cm x 41 cm)
3844
WWII Escape Map Sheets K3/H2 - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWII Escape Map Sheets K3/H2 - A double sided example covering North Africa, Spain and parts of the Mediterranean. In excellent original condition. 23" x 18" (58 cm x 46 cm)
3054
RAF Brogue Waders - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Brogue Waders - An incredibly rare pair of ankle boots made of leather and canvas with hob nail leather soles, which were issued to men of the RAF for use when wading into the water to bring sea planes to moorings or the shore. The holes in the sides of the canvas uppers were designed to allow the boots to empty when the wearer left the water! The only other pair we have ever seen are in our own collection (not for sale! and neither have we found an illustration in any of the specialist collectors' books. We will supply with this pair a scan of the original Air Ministry specificaiton sheet number 729/NA/1, which is dated 1942 and was issued to the contractor. This pair is in UK size 12, Continental 47, US 12 1/2, and other than slight scuffing, appear to be in unissued condition. Grab yourself a piece of RAF wartime history while you can, as we are unlikely ever to turn up another pair.
3530
Model Spitfire and Hurricane - Click for the bigger picture SoldModel Spitfire and Hurricane - A fine example of trench art with each fighter fashioned out of aircraft alloy and mounted on a turned pine base. A most unusual pair with the Spitfire dominating and the smaller Hurricane sweeping below its port wing. Spitfire wing span 6" (15 cm).
3842
Double Sided Escape Compass - Click for the bigger picture SoldDouble Sided Escape Compass - An unusual pattern with glass viewing panels top and bottom. The card is marked with 8 compass directions and features blue writing on one side and red on the other. This is the first example like this we have seen and looking at the built quality, could well date to the 1930's. In excellent original working condition. 0.5" (1.3 cm.)
710
USAAF, Gunner's Face Mask - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF, Gunner's Face Mask - WWII, for frost protection in open gun ports, dated August 1942.
2144
Stalag Luft III Commemorative Jug - Click for the bigger picture SoldStalag Luft III Commemorative Jug - Manufactured in Cincinnati, Ohio and made from hand crafted crystal. Edged to front is a USAAF Pilot's clipped wing (symbolising POW's can't fly) and below Stalag Luft III and dated 1945-1980. Below the lip is etched KEIN TRINK WASSER (not for drinking water! . We assume the jug was issued on the 35th anniversary of the liberation of the prisoners from the camp which was situated at Sagan in Poland. Fine condition. 20 cm.
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