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4760
RAF Trench Art Napkin Ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Trench Art Napkin Ring - A fine example that has been fashioned using aircraft canopy plexiglass. It carries a small brass Kings Crown and below an RAF eagle. Whilst we have no specific history with this piece it would almost certainly date to WWII and is made from material salvaged from a crashed aircraft. This serviette ring comes complete with a period linen napkin and would make a fine display item in a collection or could be used as intended and would make an ideal present, at a modest price, for the RAF or trench art collector in your life!
6220
Avro Lancaster Crash Relics - Click for the bigger picture SoldAvro Lancaster Crash Relics - Another small but interesting collection of crash relics from an un named Lancaster dig crash site. The centrepiece is clearly P4A master compass. Whilst clearly in relic condition it has been nicely conserved and remains a great display item. The glass and compass card are long gone but the bezel, engraved with the points of the compass, still rotates and the instrument is marked with the 'Type 4A and numbered 1866T. Much of the original slate grey paint is intact and the sprung suspension is still functioning. This is accompanied by a polished brass Lancaster fuel gauge bezel and the set is completed with an inert cartridge case.

6225
Hawker Hurricane Crash Relics - Click for the bigger picture SoldHawker Hurricane Crash Relics - A rather interesting selection of clearly identifiable crash recovered Hurricane aircraft parts although sadly the details of the wreck from which they were salvaged has not been recorded. Perhaps most impressive is the Rolls Royce Merlin engine compressor type A.V.A.M. which was used on both the Spitfire and Hurricanes to facilitate the use of the flaps and also for cocking the machine guns mounted in each wing. It is profusely stamped with various numbers as well as an A.I.D mark. Despite being in semi relic condition it has been nicely conserved and is very stable. The large rectangular item is a section recovered from the aircrafts TR9D radio transmitter/ receiver. We can only speculate the last messages that were transmitted through it but we hope the pilot was able to bail out before the aircraft crashed. This piece measures 12" x 8"x 4.5" (30 cm x 20 cm 12 cm) This, like all the pieces in this collection, has been professionally conserved. We also offer a section of alloy tubing, which would have formed part of the Hurricane's airframe and the group is completed by what we believe a part of a Rolls Royce Merlin engine block stud. In summary an identifiable grouping relating to one of the iconic fighters of the Battle and Britain and WWII, which would benefit from being display mounted.

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Assorted WWII Aircraft Crash Relics - Click for the bigger picture SoldAssorted WWII Aircraft Crash Relics - On offer is a mixed lot which forms a part of the small relic collection that we have just taken in. Firstly top left in our picture are a pair of piston rings from a Pratt & Whitney R2800 radial engine recover from a P-47 Thunderbolt; these are 6" in diameter (15 cm). Below them is a cast air frame section recovered from a JU 88 crash site. Shown on the bottom left are several pieces of wreckage, including a section of the rudder from a Halifax B Mk 7 that crashed in 1944; these show some of the original black paint. Finally to the right of the picture is a section of Bristol Beaufighter skin together with a reflector gun sight locking ring, which were both recovered from the same dig. The skin section again carries much of its original green paint. All these items have been nicely conserved and are ready for display. Sadly the actual details of the individual crash sites has not been recorded but an interesting lot nonetheless.
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De Havilland: DH 98 Mosquito Engine Mount - Click for the bigger picture SoldDe Havilland: DH 98 Mosquito Engine Mount - Another significant crash relic described by the previous owner as 'forward section of wreck recovered engine mounting from a late mark DH Mosquito'. Like the other relics from this collection it has been restored and to a good display condition as shown in our picture.

In checking on line the mount is clearly identifiable and it still has alloy and rubber tubing and other components attached, some of which are profusely stamped. The engine mount shows some corrosion but having been conserved and restored by the previous owner it seems stable and would make an impressive display item alongside other Mosquito related artefacts. Sadly we again have no information on the airframe it originated from. It is a sizeable piece at 40" long and 16" at the wide end (102 cm x 41 cm) and it weighs 8.1 kilos without packing so please check delivery costs with us before ordering!

If Mosquito's are your thing we have another impressive lump from the same collection which we will be listing shortly!

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DH Mosquito Flight Control Surface - Click for the bigger picture SoldDH Mosquito Flight Control Surface - Another impressive item from our crash relic collection. This was described by the previous owner as ' a DH98 elevator relic'. We have not been able to identify if this is an aileron, rudder or elevator part but if any visitors to the site can give us a positive identification we will add it to our description. It is certainly one of the three and still has significant areas of olive drab and brown camouflage paint remaining. The reverse side, not shown in our listing picture, is missing a good proportion of the aluminium skin and shows the internal framing and the original control bar, which has been severed in the crash. The item measures about 19"x 16" (49 cm x 41 cm) so am impressive piece but also a good display size. It has been conserved, is stable and is ready for display in your collection! Like all items listed more detailed pictures are available on request.
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Adler M34 Factory Fire Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldAdler M34 Factory Fire Helmet - An excellent example that would have been issued to firemen working in the Adler factory prior to and during WWII in case of fire or air raids. Adler were pre-war and wartime military vehicle manufacturers of utility types or 'Kubels', light cars and personnel carriers. In addition they also made civilian cars too like the initial VW Beetle. The helmet is in great shape and is clearly dated 3.05.34 and made by Vorschriftsmassig Lt. Gertz. The M 34 code represents the year this pattern of helmet was introduced so impossible to find an earlier example. Nice clear painted factory logo to front and two ventilation holes either side. This one had provision for the comb but the holes have been plugged. On either side of the helmet you can make out evidence where the national shield decals were once applied. The original paint is excellent with just minor service marks and in view off the decal evidence safe to say it has not been repainted. The leather chin strap is in excellent condition and the leather liner is clearly marked Linnenbrugger & Ellermann Belfield. Below is another ink stamp with writing but we are unable to decipher. The size is marked 56. The original owners name is also written on the liner but again not possible to decipher. All in all a nice original example in good sleepy condition!
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RAF Type H Oxygen Mask - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Type H Oxygen Mask - First issued in early 1944 the H mask replaced the earlier G pattern and it remained in RAF service, with minor modifications, for the remainder of the 20th century. This example Stores Reference 6D/2244098 is broad arrow marked and was manufactured in March 1985 and has never been issued. When purchased it came complete in its original packaging with attached documentation that confirmed it was checked by RAF stores in November 1985 and subsequently declared 'Serviceable' by 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford when last checked on 6th December 1997! This example is marked 'Small' and is fitted with an Amplivox 13100 microphone and mint communication cord and female plug. A full elastic harness is fitted, again in unissued condition, with snaps and clips to use with RAF C, D & E pattern flying helmets as well as the later G. The harness also features the reversible 'quick connect' loops for use with the later metal oxygen mask hooks. If the mask is required without the elastic webbing harness please contact us for a separate price. Despite now being 32 years old this example is effectively as good as they come, both inside and out! Like all items offered on the site this is for sale as a collectable only, although subject to the correct checks we feel it is highly likely it is still in working condition but we can't guarantee this. These masks are no longer in production so grab the opportunity now to purchase one of the last examples whilst our very limited stocks remain.
4992
RAF Type H Oxygen Mask - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Type H Oxygen Mask - First issued in early 1944 the H mask replaced the earlier G pattern and it remained in RAF service, with minor modifications, for the remainder of the 20th century. This example Stores Reference 6D/2244098 is broad arrow marked and was manufactured in March 1985 and has never been issued. When purchased it came complete in its original packaging with attached documentation that confirmed it was checked by RAF stores in November 1985 and subsequently declared 'Serviceable' by 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford when last checked on 6th December 1997! This example is marked 'Small' and is fitted with an Amplivox 13100 microphone and mint communication cord and female plug. A full elastic harness is fitted, again in unissued condition, with snaps and clips to use with RAF C, D & E pattern flying helmets as well as the later G. The harness also features the reversible 'quick connect' loops for use with the later metal oxygen mask hooks. If the mask is required without the elastic webbing harness please contact us for a separate price. Despite now being 32 years old this example is effectively as good as they come, both inside and out! Like all items offered on the site this is for sale as a collectable only, although subject to the correct checks we feel it is highly likely it is still in working condition but we can't guarantee this. These masks are no longer in production so grab the opportunity now to purchase one of the last examples whilst our very limited stocks remain.
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This is a Used Book
Aeronautica An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors - Click for the bigger picture SoldAeronautica An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors

A small, but useful, guide covering Military and Naval Air Force collectables from 1914 to 1984. The book is written by A.J.Marriott-Smith and was published in 1989. It provides 64 pages of information and is interesting in providing a guide to the values current a quarter of a century ago! The book is fully illustrated with a mass of photographs and covers everything from flight clothing and equipment, escape items, ephemera, badges, aircraft parts and even an RAF Fire Streak missile! This copy is in excellent condition and despite its age is a good general guide to anyone setting out on collecting aviation memorabilia.

Pages: 64
Cover: Hard
Author: A.J.Marriott-Smith

5582
AN 5732-1 Magnetic Compass - Click for the bigger picture SoldAN 5732-1 Magnetic Compass - An original example still fitted to it's anti vibration mounting bar. Basic research indicates possible PBY Catalina origins for standby use. The standby compass may have been mounted above, not on top of, the main instrument panels just ahead of the overhead throttles. The screws to mount it would come up from the bottom of the ears on the mounting bracket securing it to the overhead structure. The PBY's, depending on the model, had either a remote compass or a directional gyro on the main instrument panels but you would would still have a standby magnetic compass in view. Another theory is it could be a Stearman, as this compass will fit exactly in the factory cut out for a compass in the Navy Stearman instrument panel. If any visitors to the site can add any information on this please let us know and we can update our description.

Condition is as shown. The interior lamp hatch cover is missing but it otherwise it looks complete. The compass oil remains clear and the compass swings freely. Below the compass is a compass magnetic deviation card. A data plaque above the compass confirms it was manufactured by the Bendix Aviation Corporation of New Jersey against serial nos Z-709. How this instrument ended up here in the UK is unknown but we feel sure it has a story to tell! Mounting bar measures 16" (41 cm) and it stands 5.25" high (13 cm)

4947
RAF Type H Oxygen Mask - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Type H Oxygen Mask - First issued in early 1944 the H mask replaced the earlier G pattern and it remained in RAF service, with minor modifications, for the remainder of the 20th century. This example Stores Reference 6D/2244098 is broad arrow marked and was manufactured in March 1985 and has never been issued. When purchased it came complete in its original packaging with attached documentation that confirmed it was checked by RAF stores in November 1985 and subsequently declared 'Serviceable' by 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford when last checked on 6th December 1997! This example is marked 'Small' and is fitted with an Amplivox 13100 microphone and mint communication cord and female plug. A full elastic harness is fitted, again in unissued condition, with snaps and clips to use with RAF C, D & E pattern flying helmets as well as the later G. The harness also features the reversible 'quick connect' loops for use with the later metal oxygen mask hooks. If the mask is required without the elastic webbing harness please contact us for a separate price. Despite now being 32 years old this example is effectively as good as they come, both inside and out! Like all items offered on the site this is for sale as a collectable only, although subject to the correct checks we feel it is highly likely it is still in working condition but we can't guarantee this. These masks are no longer in production so grab the opportunity now to purchase one of the last examples whilst our very limited stocks remain.
OC410
Wooden Model of Major Glenn Miller U.S.A.A.F. - Click for the bigger picture SoldWooden Model of Major Glenn Miller U.S.A.A.F. - Major Glenn Miller was an evocative American big band musician, arranger, composer and bandleader of the swing era. He was born in 1904 at Clarinda, Iowa and he enjoyed great success back home and as well as his music he became a movie star. In 1942, at the peak of his civilian career, Miller decided to join the war effort.

Then aged 38, Miller was too old to be drafted and first volunteered for the Navy but was told that they did not need him. He then persuaded the United States Army to accept him so he could, in his own words, "be placed in charge of a modernized Army band". He became a huge success and did much to help the moral of service personnel posted overseas that he entertained but all this ended on the night of December 15, 1944. Miller was to fly from the United Kingdom to Paris on a UC-64 Norseman, USAAF serial 44-70285, which departed from RAF Twinwood Farm in Clapham, on the outskirts of Bedford. The aircraft never arrived at destination and was thought to be lost over the English Channel. No trace of any of the occupants have ever been found.

Our model is an imposing 14" tall (36 cm) and came from a defunct aviation museum display. It is made from wood, is hand painted and is marked to the base 'Major Glenn Miller U.S.A.A.F' and is signed to the rear 'Jones'. We have no idea of the origins of this piece but it looks to be a one off model hand worked rather than a commercially produced kit and is certainly not a new piece. He does show some age related wear and tear but is generally in good display condition and really deserves to be back on public display in an appropriate museum. This is certainly not the sort of article that turns up on E Bay and could well be a unique piece. A one off opportunity to own an iconic image of the best known band leader of WWII.

4985
RAF Type H Oxygen Mask - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Type H Oxygen Mask - First issued in early 1944 the H mask replaced the earlier G pattern and it remained in RAF service, with minor modifications, for the remainder of the 20th century. This example Stores Reference 6D/2244098 is broad arrow marked and was manufactured in March 1985 and has never been issued. When purchased it came complete in its original packaging with attached documentation that confirmed it was checked by RAF stores in November 1985 and subsequently declared 'Serviceable' by 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford when last checked on 6th December 1997! This example is marked 'Small' and is fitted with an Amplivox 13100 microphone and mint communication cord and female plug. A full elastic harness is fitted, again in unissued condition, with snaps and clips to use with RAF C, D & E pattern flying helmets as well as the later G. The harness also features the reversible 'quick connect' loops for use with the later metal oxygen mask hooks. If the mask is required without the elastic webbing harness please contact us for a separate price. Despite now being 32 years old this example is effectively as good as they come, both inside and out! Like all items offered on the site this is for sale as a collectable only, although subject to the correct checks we feel it is highly likely it is still in working condition but we can't guarantee this. These masks are no longer in production so grab the opportunity now to purchase one of the last examples whilst our very limited stocks remain.
4968
RAF Type H Oxygen Mask - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Type H Oxygen Mask - First issued in early 1944 the H mask replaced the earlier G pattern and it remained in RAF service, with minor modifications, for the remainder of the 20th century. This example Stores Reference 6D/2244098 is broad arrow marked and was manufactured in March 1985 and has never been issued. When purchased it came complete in its original packaging with attached documentation that confirmed it was checked by RAF stores in November 1985 and subsequently declared 'Serviceable' by 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford when last checked on 6th December 1997! This example is marked 'Small' and is fitted with an Amplivox 13100 microphone and mint communication cord and female plug. A full elastic harness is fitted, again in unissued condition, with snaps and clips to use with RAF C, D & E pattern flying helmets as well as the later G. The harness also features the reversible 'quick connect' loops for use with the later metal oxygen mask hooks. If the mask is required without the elastic webbing harness please contact us for a separate price. Despite now being 32 years old this example is effectively as good as they come, both inside and out! Like all items offered on the site this is for sale as a collectable only, although subject to the correct checks we feel it is highly likely it is still in working condition but we can't guarantee this. These masks are no longer in production so grab the opportunity now to purchase one of the last examples whilst our very limited stocks remain.
5320
German WWII Bakelite Flare Cartridge Case with Contents - Click for the bigger picture SoldGerman WWII Bakelite Flare Cartridge Case with Contents - the lid carries the original label reading 'Sternsignalpatronen' with a red star indicating the cartridges were star code red and a rating number of 117. The label is dated September 1941 with further wording 'dag Untersucht' indicating the examination date ; this has not been filled in. The screw top reveals 5 red flare cartridges which are all deactivated/inert. The cartridge cases are stamped 'Rauchspurpatrone rot' meaning smoke streamer red. The calibre of the aluminium cartridges is 26.5 mm and would have been used in conjunction with the leuchpistole. Some of the cartridge stamping is now faded but we can decipher various manufacturing dates including 1940, 1941and 1944. Some also carry expiry dates that are 4 years later. An identical case is illustrated in Mick Prodger's Flying Equipment excellent reference book on page 82 although these cases were used by all branches of the the German Wehrmacht in WWII. The inside of the cases carries various manufacturers marks. An excellent display example and scarce to find with contents and entirely safe to own in a collection within the UK.Case measures 4. 75" high by 4" diameter. (11.5 cm x 10.5 cm)
3482
AAF B-15 Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldAAF B-15 Flying Jacket - The B-15 jacket was first introduced in late 1944 to replace the B-10 and remained in service until replaced by the B-15A.The arrival of the jet age in military aviation prompted the need for a new, more modern flight jacket. The B-15 was the lightweight USAF replacement for the previously bulky, leather flight jackets of the WWII era and was the precursor to the MA-1. The B-15 was the first of the USAF synthetic flight jackets. They were an instant success with aviators, as they were far less bulk and considerably more comfortable in the cramped cockpits of the emerging jet fighters. The design of the B-15 introduced many new features including, a pen pocket on the arm, diagonal slash pockets, and with the derivative B-15A a place to clip the oxygen mask when not in use.

This jacket came from a serious UK collector and although we have no way of authenticating the provenance we were told it was purchased from the family of a US Liberator crew member but that is as much as we have got. The fabric shell is in generally good issued condition with just the odd minor snag and light stains. An 8th AF cloth patch is sewn to the left shoulder whilst their in no evidence of a name tag ever being fitted. The classic dark brown mouton collar is in great shape and no sign of moth damage and the fur lined collar strap is still in place. The lining is the classic Alpaca-wool mix and again is in great condition with just minor wear in the shoulder area. The cuffs and waistband appears original to the jacket. The waist knit has some very minor moth nips whilst the cuffs show normal wear and signs of period stitch repairs. The original Conmar brand zip is fitted and runs freely. All the slash pocket snaps are in place and working and is fitted with two interior pockets. No size is marked but we would estimate this jacket is about a 40" chest (102 cm) but like all B-15's is cut short in the waist.

This jacket has clearly only had light use in service and is strong enough for further wear today but would also display very well in an appropriate collection. Like all current stock more detailed pictures are here and available on request.

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HS-18 Headset Receivers - Click for the bigger picture SoldHS-18 Headset Receivers - A good set of the standard AAF receivers, often seen used in conjunction with the 50 Mission Crusher cap and dating from WWII. The receivers are marked R-14 Made by Murdock MFG Co, for Signal Corps US Army. They also carry and ink stamp SC 380. The aluminium framed headband is embossed HB-7. The tan leather headband is also in good shape as are the rubber ear covers that are marked MC-162-A. The only issue with this set is the communication cord and jack plug has been cut off so this set could provide a source of donor parts to upgrade your own set or alternatively would provide an entry level set that still displays well despite the missing communication cord.
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U.S. AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldU.S. AN-H-16 Winter Flying Helmet - The AN-H-16 is described by Jon A. Maguire in his excellent 'Gear Up' as 'one of the more difficult WWII flying helmets to locate today' and that was written back in 1995! It is scarce simply because it was not produced or issued on a wide scale. The US Navy had its own version (despite the AN designation of this helmet) the AN6543 which is much more common. This example appears to have had minimal service use and is in close to perfect display condition. The leather shell is very soft with all its original finish in place with the seams tight and is set off nicely with a large AAF logo stamp to the front brow. The helmet is fully wired with ANB-H-1 receivers by Roanwell fitted and attached to a classic Y loom and finished with a PL-354 jack plug. The leather chin strap retains a shearling rubbing strip and the silk laces are still in place. The snaps for an oxygen mask are correctly spaced for an A-14 with the left side fitted with two single straps, one high and one low, and the right side positioned for the clip. The only issue with this helmet is both the snaps for the Y loom rear straps are a little tender, a fault common with shearling lined helmets. To ensure these are secure we have cemented the end of each strap in place so they are no longer operative yet on display this restoration is virtually undetectable. Inside the helmet is close to mint. The shearling is again stamped with the AAF logo and the woven label confirms this is a desirable Large size and the helmet was manufacturer by Bradley Goodrich Inc to an order nos. (33-038)44-3755 which we assume to be a 1944 contract. In conclusion a hard to find fully wired helmet in excellent display condition in a large size that would sit happily in a specialist helmet collection. Many thanks to Mick Prodger for his assistance in preparing this description.
OC384
RAF Group Captain Pennant - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Group Captain Pennant - A good flown example made from stitched cotton panels. In generally very good condition and only issue being the central red segment has become thin in a couple of places. In addition it has a couple of minor moth nips but despite this the pennant is in sound display condition and measuring 19"x 19"x 12.5" (47 cm x47 cm x 32 cm) it is an ideal size for an RAF (or flag) collection. It comes complete with the original bound and looped rope for attachment to an appropriate flag mast. Identification marks have been washed out but the pennant is named to 'Harding' who we assume to be the Group Captain to whom it was originally issued. Sadly any specific provenance has been lost down the years.
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