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1936 Adolf Hitler Picture Book

1936 Adolf Hitler Picture Book

These photo books with about 200 pictures and 133 pages was published in 1936 as a propaganda work to give the general public an insight into the life of Adolf Hitler as a chancellor after his first three years in office.
The book possibly appealed mainly to a younger generation who liked to collect and trade the more than 200 collectable photos. A single photo came with each purchase of... read more

Code: 55135

125.00 GBP

WW2 Telecoms Cap Badge

WW2 Telecoms Cap Badge

WW2 TELCOM Units Cap Badge to the unit formed in 1943
A silvered cap badge made by J R Gaunt, London with maker's name raise to the reverse and with post fittings. Very good undamaged condition
Worn by men and women of Telecom units of Cable & Wireless serving overseas who were consequently protected under the rules of the Geneva Convention if wearing a recognised military uniform... read more

Code: 55134

125.00 GBP

Radio SEAC (South East Asia Command) Cloth Slider

Radio SEAC (South East Asia Command) Cloth Slider

An unofficial and scarce Radio SEAC (South East Asia Command) Cloth Slider in a pale green wool with lettering and border in machine embroidered yellow thread. Very good condition and free from damage
SEAC began broadcasting on 25th April 1945 to help boost the morale of troops in the area and claimed coverage across Burma Bengal and Assam. read more

Code: 55133

125.00 GBP

British Crown Film Unit Cap Badge

British Crown Film Unit Cap Badge

An extremely rare wartime British Crown Film Unit Cap Badge constructed in bronze with two horizontal fixing pins to the reverse.
Excellent undamaged condition. Provenance Bosley’s Auction 2007
The Crown Film Unit was an organisation within the British Government's Ministry of Information during the Second World War. Formerly the GPO Film Unit it became the Crown Film Unit in 1940... read more

Code: 55132

405.00 GBP

Cap / Beret Badge for British War Correspondents

Cap / Beret Badge for British War Correspondents

War Office supplied Cap / Beret Badge for British War Correspondents constructed with a circular green cloth disc surrounded by an endless chain chain in white cotton.
Under the terms of the Geneva Convention War Correspondents and other civilians serving alongside the armed services were to be treated as officers if they wore a recognised uniform.
Very good condition perhaps uni... read more

Code: 55131

85.00 GBP

ENSA Shoulder Strap Slip

ENSA Shoulder Strap Slip

An unissued and open ended example of an ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) Shoulder strap slip in black wool with machine embroidered lettering..
Very good condition but with adhesive marked on the reverse from display.
These were locally made and intended for wear with the Khaki Drill or Jungle Green uniforms. read more

Code: 55130

Reserved

ENSA Shoulder Title

ENSA Shoulder Title

An unissued and excellent example of the smaller size curved ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) Shoulder Title in black wool with white machine embroidered lettering.
Intended to be worn on the so called “Basil Dress”, named after Basil Dean the creator of ENSA, this actual piece is shown on page 331 of "Badges on Battledress" by Jon Mills read more

Code: 55129

44.00 GBP

ENSA Shoulder Title

ENSA Shoulder Title

A small size ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) Shoulder Title in black cotton with white hand embroidered lettering.
Just 50mm in length the Title is perhaps theatre made in India or the Far East and is in very good service used condition read more

Code: 55128

44.00 GBP

ENSA Shoulder Title

ENSA Shoulder Title

An unissued and excellent example of the larger size ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) Shoulder Title in black wool with white machine embroidered lettering and border.
Intended to be worn on the so called “Basil Dress”, named after Basil Dean the creator of ENSA, this actual piece is shown on page 331 of "Badges on Battledress" by Jon Mills  read more

Code: 55127

44.00 GBP

ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) Cap or Beret Badge

ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) Cap or Beret Badge

A quite beautiful example of an ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) Cap or Beret Badge in silver wire with the letters in a golden wire, all on a black woollen backing measuring just 20mm from the centre to the extremity of each arm.
The last image shows Vera Lynn wearing the metal version of the badge
A very rare badge in excellent unissued condition read more

Code: 55126

190.00 GBP

British War Correspondent Cap / Beret Badge

British War Correspondent Cap / Beret Badge

A War Office supplied Cap / Beret Badge for British War Correspondents constructed with a gilt C in relief on a half dome surrounded by endless cable backed with a green cloth discs.
Under the terms of the Geneva Convention War Correspondents and other civilians serving alongside the armed services were to be treated as officers if they wore a recognised uniform.
Very good conditi... read more

Code: 55125

Reserved

British War Correspondent Shoulder Slip

British War Correspondent Shoulder Slip

Under the terms of the Geneva Convention War Correspondents and other civilians serving alongside the armed services were to be treated as officers if they wore a recognised uniform.
Worn as a slip on the shoulder strap this British War Correspondent slip is embroidered in white cotton thread on a green cotton sleeve and would have been locally made in either India or the Far East
... read more

Code: 55124

Reserved

British War Correspondent Shoulder Slip

British War Correspondent Shoulder Slip

Under the terms of the Geneva Convention War Correspondents and other civilians serving alongside the armed services were to be treated as officers if they wore a recognised uniform.
Worn as a slip on the shoulder strap this British War Correspondent slip is embroidered in gold wire on a black wool backing.
Very good condition with no damage read more

Code: 55123

Reserved

"The Way Ahead" Two Original Shoulder Titles from the 1944 Film

Two original Cloth Shoulder Titles, one D.G.R.I (Duke of Glendon's Light Infantry) the other D.G.R (Duke of Glendon's Regiment)
The Duke of Glendon's Light infantry nicknamed, the Dogs was the fictional regiment featured in the 1944 film “The Way Ahead” which followed a group of recruits through training until they went into action in North Africa.
David Niven, then serving with ... read more

Code: 55122

Reserved

Full ground SS Röhm Dagger” by Gottlieb Hammesfahr.

Full ground SS Röhm Dagger” by Gottlieb Hammesfahr.

A good example of the rare and so called “Full ground SS Röhm Dagger” by Gottlieb Hammesfahr.
After the "Night of the Long Knives" Adolf Hitler branded Ernst Röhm a traitor and ordered his name and anything associated with him to be destroyed. Rather than purchase new daggers many SS, and SA men simply had the dedication bearing Röhm's name ground from the dagger’s blade. This is just su... read more

Code: 55121

2895.00 GBP

K98 Rifle Single Ammunition Pouch

K98 Rifle Single Ammunition Pouch

A single ammunition pouch for ten cartridges for the K98 Rifle.
In my view cut for purpose from an original set of three, albeit no doubt at the time, these Pouches remain something of an enigma. I have seen several over the years and popular opinion seems to be that they were intended for perhaps guard duties where a reduction in weight was useful and the need to carry sixty rounds of a... read more

Code: 54757

30.00 GBP

Die RITTERKREUZTRÄGER der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger

Die RITTERKREUZTRÄGER der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945 Teil II: Fallschirmjäger

German language hard back reference work listing all Fallschirmjäger recipients of the Knight’s Cross during World War Two.
By Franz Thomas and Gunter Wegmann this now out of print work was published in 1986 with 442 profusely illustrated pages and is a well respected and sort after work. Measures 310 x 210 mm
Protected with a clear plastic cover the book is in as new conditionread more

Code: 52770

Reserved

Chaplain’s Shoulder Straps in Khaki Drill

Chaplain’s Shoulder Straps in Khaki Drill

A scarce matched pair of army Chaplain’s Shoulder Straps in Khaki Drill, each with three rank pips and curved “Chaplain” Title.
Overall condition is very good, one title with a slight bend read more

Code: 55120

195.00 GBP

Tropical Shoulder Slide to a Chaplain

Tropical Shoulder Slide to a Chaplain

A Chaplains Tropical Shoulder Slide to a Captain in Aertex material with three cloth applied subdued pips and "Chaplain" strip.
Overall condition is very good, the single slide perhaps never used. read more

Code: 55118

Reserved

Royal Army Chaplains Department Shoulder titles  & Branch of Service Strip

Royal Army Chaplains Department Shoulder titles & Branch of Service Strip

A very good matched pair of Royal Army Chaplains Department Shoulder titles in machine embroidered white cotton thread on a purple cloth backing.
The Titles are accompanied by a Branch of Service strip in purple on a serge backing for wear on the Battledress Blouse.
All in very good condition (one title showing signs of adhesive from display) and free from damage. read more

Code: 55117

120.00 GBP

Kriegsmarine Neckerchief

Kriegsmarine Neckerchief

A very scarce example of a Kriegsmarine sailor’s Silk Neckerchief in black with diagonal blue stripe.
Worn with the service dress, parade dress, tropical dress and when otherwise ordered these were originally a square but were cut in half from September 1939 to preserve material, dating this piece to a wartime production.
Overall condition is very good with no damage but does not ... read more

Code: 55115

120.00 GBP

German Heer Walking out or Dress Belt

German Heer Walking out or Dress Belt

An exceptional example of a German army Belt and Buckle for wear with the parade or walking out dress.
Probably dating from the early 1936 period the Buckle is constructed in two parts in a pebbled aluminium with the face plate held in place with folded tabs with a slotted depress to hold the belt catch. The Buckle is in very good with some light surface scratches but with all detail cle... read more

Code: 55114

220.00 GBP

Hitler Youth Belt Cross Strap

Hitler Youth Belt Cross Strap

So often missing and seldom found are the black Cross Straps worn with the belt by member of the SS, Hitler Jugend and other political organisations. I take this example to have belonged to an HJ member and would be an ideal addition to any belt.
Overall condition is very good, the leather shows very little signs of use but measuring only about 79 cms in length with the clips. The adjust... read more

Code: 55113

Reserved

‘Gurttrommeltrager' Carrier  with two MG34 / MG42 50 Round Drum Magazines.

‘Gurttrommeltrager' Carrier with two MG34 / MG42 50 Round Drum Magazines.

Original double ‘Gurttrommeltrager' carrier with two MG34 / MG42 50 roundt drum magazines.
All in very good condition the carrying frame with matt grey paint over ordnance tan. No markings remain visible beneath the paint. The release catch and hinge for the locking arm work perfectly
Both Drum Magazines are in very good condition, without rust or damage but both appear to have be... read more

Code: 55112

350.00 GBP

“Chaplain” Shoulder Strap Slip

“Chaplain” Shoulder Strap Slip

“Chaplain” Shoulder Strap Slip in purple cloth with white hand embroidered lettering.
Presumably theatre made for wear with the Khaki Drill uniform the slip is in very good condition but with the remains of two spots of Blue-Tack on the reverse from display mounting. read more

Code: 55110

Reserved

Army

Army "Chaplain" Shoulder Title

A uniform removed example of an Army Chaplain Shoulder Title embroidered in white cotton onto a purple cloth backing.
Overall condition is very good with no moth or other damage. read more

Code: 55109

105.00 GBP

Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment Cap Badge

Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment Cap Badge

Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment Cap Badge in blackened brass with two fixing posts to the reverse.
Very good condition with slight loss to the blackening.
Cross with a five pointed start with the letters IEE all surmounted with a King’s Crown and with scroll with “Heaven’s Light Our Guide” read more

Code: 55107

40.00 GBP

A  George VI Honorary Chaplain to the King badge in silver

A George VI Honorary Chaplain to the King badge in silver

Royal cypher surrounded by a wreath of oak and laurel leaves and measuring approximately 50mm x 30mm.
In virtually mint condition, completely free from damage and with its horizontal pin and bar in place on the reverse read more

Code: 55106

195.00 GBP

RAF Chaplain C of E Shoulder Title

RAF Chaplain C of E Shoulder Title

RAF Chaplain C of E Shoulder Title with light blue machine embroidered lettering on a blue grey wool backing.
Very good unissued condition free from damage read more

Code: 55105

30.00 GBP

Royal Army Chaplain's Department (RAChD) Cap Badge

Royal Army Chaplain's Department (RAChD) Cap Badge

Royal Army Chaplain's Department (RAChD) cap badge in blackened brass with King’s Crown, the reverse with folded blades.
In very good perhaps unused condition. read more

Code: 55101

38.00 GBP

WW1 1914 Dated British Military Whistle

WW1 1914 Dated British Military Whistle

A fine example of a British Military “snail” type Whistle by Hudson& Co. Birmingham, boldly dated 1914.
Constructed in brass and nickel plated the Whistle is in very good condition and complete with its hanging ring read more

Code: 55100

100.00 GBP

Wartime Plastic Economy Badge - The Hampshire Regiment

Wartime Plastic Economy Badge - The Hampshire Regiment

One of the least often encountered Regiments in the wartime economy badge range.
Very good undamaged condition on blades by A Stanley and Sons, Walsall.
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Code: 50399

30.00 GBP

1940 Dated RAF Pattern 25 Pistol Holster

1940 Dated RAF Pattern 25 Pistol Holster

A very good example of the RAF Patt. '25 Holster, pistol, without the wooden base plug, and with a sleeve sewn on the rear to hold a cleaning rod.
This particular Holster was intended to be used with a Pistol, revolver, No. 2, Mk. I. and has only two vertical hooks to attach it to the belt. This, together with the external cleaning rod sleeve, distinguishes it from the otherwise identica... read more

Code: 53507

45.00 GBP

Luftwaffe Geheime Feldpolizei  Shoulder Strap

Luftwaffe Geheime Feldpolizei Shoulder Strap

The Luftwaffe gained its own Geheime Feldpolizei in 1943, so it was a much shorter lived and smaller organisation than its army equivalent and accordingly Luftwaffe GFP material is much rarer.
As with the army, the Waffenfarbe of the Luftwaffenbeamte was dark green and the base of the shoulder strap is covered with dark green wool. The Nebenfarbe or secondary piping of the Luftwaffe GFP ... read more

Code: 55099

Reserved

Luftwaffe Camouflaged Jacket

Luftwaffe Camouflaged Jacket

An impressive “Theatre” made Luftwaffe camouflaged Jacket, nicely tailored from a Zeltbahn no doubt as the only suitable material available in local stores.
Growing up in Jersey I recall seeing several jackets made from Zeltbahns, following a number of patterns from quite crude to nicely executed as is this example.
The front is closed with six buttons, the top button arranged top... read more

Code: 55096

700.00 GBP

Spanish Civil War Combatant’s Medal

Spanish Civil War Combatant’s Medal

A virtually mint condition example of the Spanish Civil War Combatant’s medal complete with the original wrapping and box.
Constructed in die struck alloy with black and gilt washed finished to both sides, ribbed rayon ribbon and gilt washed open bar with pin.
A very nice example. read more

Code: 55097

58.00 GBP

Spitfire Armoured Windscreen

Spitfire Armoured Windscreen

Recently refurbished to a near excellent non airworthy condition by the engineers at Kennet Aviation, Biggin Hill, this Spitfire Armoured (Bullet proof) Windscreen once formed part of my own collection and now perhaps represents the only complete example available on the market today.
Carrying part numbers VA-1066, VA – 924 and what appears to be 38030-67 although this number is not clea... read more

Code: 55094

Reserved

M34 Panzer Field Cap

M34 Panzer Field Cap

A very good if a little unusual example of a Panzer M34 Field Cap.
The cap is in very good condition and constructed in a wool / rayon mix with absolutely no moth or other damage. The eagle is machine embroidered BeVo weave hand applied while the cockade appears to have been cut down from a trapezoid and is perhaps a replacement.
The soutache is originally applied with the “tuck i... read more

Code: 55093

425.00 GBP

Yorkshire Units Reconnaissance Corps Beret Badge

Yorkshire Units Reconnaissance Corps Beret Badge

Yorkshire Units Reconnaissance Corps WW2 beret badge in white metal
Two part construction, upward pointing spear with White Rose of York superimposed on the spear, lightning bolts and scroll with inscribed Reconnaissance Corps.
Very good condition with fixing posts. read more

Code: 55091

160.00 GBP

Scottish Units Reconnaissance Corps WW2 Officer’s Beret Badge.

Scottish Units Reconnaissance Corps WW2 Officer’s Beret Badge.

An extremely rare and desirable Scottish Units Reconnaissance Corps WW2 Officer’s beret badge with chromed finish and with a central disc with rampant Lion in red enamel. Two part construction, upward pointing spear with lightning bolts and scroll with inscribed Reconnaissance Corps.
Very good condition with fixing posts.
Provenance, Bosleys auction read more

Code: 55090

1250.00 GBP

Reconnaissance Corps Officer’s Beret Badge in silvered white  and gilded metal

Reconnaissance Corps Officer’s Beret Badge in silvered white and gilded metal

A quite beautiful example of a Reconnaissance Corps Officer’s Beret Badge in silvered white and gilded metal in a two part construction.
Vertical spear with the point uppermost, lightning bolts and scroll inscribed Reconnaissance Corps. Two fixing posts.
In excellent unissued condition this pattern was sealed in August 1942.
Provenence, Bosley's auction read more

Code: 55089

275.00 GBP

Reconnaissance Corps Officer’s Beret Badge in silvered white  and gilded metal

Reconnaissance Corps Officer’s Beret Badge in silvered white and gilded metal

A quite beautiful example of a Reconnaissance Corps Officer’s Beret Badge in silvered white and gilded metal in a two part construction.
Vertical spear with the point uppermost, lightning bolts and scroll inscribed Reconnaissance Corps. Two fixing posts.
In excellent unissued condition this pattern was sealed in August 1942.
Provenence, Bosley's auction read more

Code: 55088

295.00 GBP

Canadian 8th Reconnaissance Regiment WW2 Cap Badge

Canadian 8th Reconnaissance Regiment WW2 Cap Badge

A rare and impressive Cap Badge for the 8th. Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment which was formed in the UK during 1941 under Lt. Col. Churchill C. Mann who was also responsible for the design of the Badge.
Measuring approximately 52mm x 50mm the Badge is constructed in a plated white metal maple leaf with brass scrolls with V111 Recce.
Excellent perhaps unissued condition. read more

Code: 55086

350.00 GBP

Hitler Youth Belt with Cross Strap and Rare Assmann Buckle

Hitler Youth Belt with Cross Strap and Rare Assmann Buckle

A very nice example of a Hitler Youth Belt and Buckle complete with the seldom seen Cross strap.
Of particular note is the scarce stamped steel Buckle by Assmann with a notched hook bar. Most of the original aluminium paint has now gone but the reverse of the Buckle is well stamed RZM within a double ring circle, M3/39 and the Assmann logo.
The Belt remains supple and is without d... read more

Code: 55083

Reserved

Spanish

Spanish "Blue Division" Medal for Volunteers in Russia

During the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), Soviet Russia intervened on the side of the Republic, sending volunteers (which included very competent experienced aviators), to fight the Nationalist forces led by General Francisco Franco. Although the Nationalists emerged victorious, Franco remained an implacable foe of all Communists, especially hating the Soviet Union. Therefore, Hitler’s invasion... read more

Code: 55082

Reserved

WW1 Russian M1909 Mess Tin

WW1 Russian M1909 Mess Tin

A scarce Imperial Russian Issue Cooking Pot (mess tin)
This is the standard issue M1909 Mess Tin provided to each Russian soldier in WW1. It was worn held at the end of the soldier's blanket "horseshoe roll" and can be seen in numerous period photographs.
The Mess Tin is made of copper alloy and would originally have had a steel carrying handle/loop which is now missing. It is i... read more

Code: 55081

60.00 GBP

A WW1 French M2 Gas Mask

A WW1 French M2 Gas Mask "Alarm" Bag

A rare WW1 French M2 Gas Mask "Alarm" Bag in surprisingly good condition.
The M2 Gas Mask was the main gas protection used by the French Army during the mid-War period and as such it played a key role in France's most famous battle Verdun, because of this the M2 Mask is the gas item most associated with the WW1 French Soldier. The M2 Gas Mask was issued with a carrying tin, an example of... read more

Code: 55079

190.00 GBP

WW1 French M2 Gas Mask Tin

WW1 French M2 Gas Mask Tin

A scarce WW1 French M2 Gas Mask Tin in very good condition.
The M2 Gas Mask was the main gas protection used by the French Army during the mid-War period and as such it played a key role in France's most famous battle, Verdun. Because of this the M2 Mask is the gas item most associated with the WW1 French Soldier and thus these tins form an indelible part of the French Soldier's classic ... read more

Code: 55077

160.00 GBP

WW1 Marked German Army Bread Bag Strap

WW1 Marked German Army Bread Bag Strap

A scarce WW1 German Bread Bag Strap in exceptionally good condition.
WW1 Bread Bag Straps in good condition are really rather difficult to find today, they are however an important piece of kit as during that War they were used by all Infantry in the assault to support the weight of the cartridge Pouches. This was because German Infantry did not have "Y straps" in WW1. The cartridge Pouc... read more

Code: 55076

Reserved

RAF Levies Cap Badge

RAF Levies Cap Badge

A vaulted RAF Levies Cap Badge in gilded bronze with slider in very good condition
The Iraq Levies was the first Iraqi military force established by the British in British controlled Iraq.
The Iraq Levies were a noteworthy feature of the Kingdom of Iraq, and especially of northern Iraq during the years of the mandate. They distinguished themselves in May 1941 during the Anglo-Ira... read more

Code: 55073

Reserved