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Specialising in WW2 Home Front And Aviation Collectables. We have over 25 years experience in selling and collecting the above, we offer a wide range of items which includes uniforms, ephemera, insignia, ceramics etc to suit the novice or established collector.

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1940 A.M Spanner Set. Small set of 3 spanners clearly A.M marked and dated 1940. Spanner size 2 - 4 - 6 B.A. In good condition with some surface rust. Stock no 6639
1941 R.A.F Parallel Ruler. Parallel ruler used for plotting directions on maps and charts manufactured by Aston & Mander & Co London used by navigators, wood with brass fixings with clear A.M stamp and dated 1941. In good condition with some lose of varnish finish to ends. Stock no 7719
1942 Dated Polish Air Force O/R Side Cap. A good example of an 1942 dated Polish Air Force other ranks side cap. Printed makers label to inner edge J.Collett Ltd and dated 1942. Very little wear to cap, possible unissued just a couple of small marks, good quality Polish buttons to front and cap badge to side. Stock No 7454
1942 Dated R.C.A.F Officers Four Pocket Tunic. Named DFC. 10 Squadron. R.C.A.F four pocket jacket belonging to Fl/Lt J. Skolnick DFC, Lovely jacket in used condition, with no visable moth damage, Canada shoulder titles, Navigators wing, medals ribbon and RCAF brass buttons. Good makers label Mac Silver Co Montreal, named label to inside pocket - J Skolnick dated November 18th 1942. Skolnick flew Halifax's with 10 Squadron based at Melbourne Yorkshire and was awarded the DFC 17th October 1944. A excellent jacket with history in need of further research. Stock no 7328
9th USAAF Printed Shoulder Patch. An excellent original used example of a 9th USAAF printed shoulder patch, retains good colour with only slight age colour fade. The patch shows signs of being removed from uniform. Stock no CC586
A.R.P - 1942 - Beret. 1942 Air Raid Precautions Blue Beret (Reference No A.R.P 68) manufactured by Kangol Wear Limited. Blue wool material with clear markings in good condition with one very small hole to top easily repaired if required (see photo) and some general wear. Stock no 6146
A.R.P - Damper - Enamel Sign. Small enamel sign 15 x 11 cm, Ministry of Works "Damper" Controlling Air Supply - A.R.P. In good / excellent condition with just some slight damage around the screw fixing holes. Stock no 6170.
A.R.P Badge - Nurses Overall Embroidered A.R.P badge for use on the ARP nursing overall. In good clean unused condition. Stock no T506.
A.R.P Clasp Knife. Scarce A.R.P clasp knife dated 1939, maker marked D.C.C (Davenport Cutlery Company). Single blade and spike. In good used condition, blade show sign of being sharpened. C56894
A.R.P Gas Rattle. 1939 dated wooden A.R.P gas alarm rattle, in good working order and maker marked to top edge A.R.P - W. Clements & Sons 1939. Stock No 85947
A.R.P Lamp. No 68 A.R.P Lamp with hood manufactured by Joseph Lucas Ltd. In unused condition with some storage damage to paint. A good early example. Stock no CC87496
A.R.P Tie Pin Badge. Small A.R.P tie pin style badge on its original display card. Manufactured by J.R. Gaunt & Sons Ltd. Badge is in good uncleaned condition, makers card has a little damage (see photo) but is still sound. Unusual and difficult to find with display card. Stock no CC556
A.T.A Jacket Button Rare original Air Transport Auxiliary jacket uniform button (approx 25mm). Black plastic button is in excellent condition. Stock no 87264
Air Crew Europe Casualty Group. Casualty medal group to Sergeant Ronald Joseph Austin 82 Squadron who was killed on operations 27nd May 1941 and he is recorded on the Malta Memorial. During the period May to July 1941 82 Sqdn sent a detachment of Blenheims to Malta from its base at RAF Watton. 27 May 1941 Report from the Malta Dairy. Two Blenheims of 82 Squadron were shot down today while engaging in an offensive operation in the southern Mediterranean. The Blenheims were among six sent to attack a large convoy escorted by destroyers as it headed for Tripoli in Libya. Early this afternoon they reached the six merchant vessels with their escort of eight destroyers and launched their attack. The bombers flew in low over the ships to release their bombs in the midst of very heavy anti-aircraft fire. Two of the merchant ships were hit but two of the Blenheims were also destroyed as they dived down towards the vessels. It has been suggested that the resulting explosions destroyed two of the Blenheims. The pilots of the two bombers have been named as Flt/Lt G M Fairbairn and Sgt E B Inman. Their crews were Sgt R J Austin, Sgt K P Collins (1), P/O P J Higgins and Sgt S W Kemp. Group includes - 39/45 Star, Air crew Europe Star, 39/45 War Medal all in excellent condition, Named award slip, Original named issue box (poor condition). Memorial scroll has some creasing. An excellent early casualty group in need of research into his earlier service. Stock no 7739
Air Raid Precautions Sealing Tape. Small tin (appox 6cm dia) of Butterfly Brand specially prepared air raid precaution sealing tape, still sealed with its original contents. Used for sealing cracks and openings around windows and doors etc. In good condition with some slight rust bleed to the paper label.
Air Raid Warden Shoulder Titles. A good matched pair of wartime "Wardens" shoulder titles, yellow embroidered lettering on blue / black background they show signs of being removed from uniform. Stock no 7576
Air Training Corps Chaplains Badge. A good quality Air Training Corps chaplains badge, pinback fixing in good used condition, chrome cross with ATC emblem superimposed in gilt metal. ATC squadrons encouraged local clergymen to become squadron chaplain. Stock no 7391
American Ambulance Great Britain Arm Badge. Scarce embroidered arm badge for the American Ambulance Great Britain. Formed from member of the MTC and FANY the ambulances were a gift from Americans living in UK. The badge is in excellent used condition retains its original paper backing and has been removed from uniform.
Anderson Shelter Spanner Anderson Shelter spanner supplied and used to build the anderson shelter, 1/2 inch whitworth size spanner at one end and pointer at other to aid alignment when locating bolts. In good used condition. Stock no 7717
Anderson Shelter Spanner. Anderson Shelter spanner supplied and used to build the anderson shelter, 1/2 inch whitworth size spanner at one end and pointer at other to aid alignment when locating bolts. In good used condition. Stock no S8987
Bakelite Air Raid Warden Sign. Small (approx 15 x 7 cm) Bakelite "Air Raid Warden" sign in good condition with just some very slight lose of white lettering. (see photo) Stock no 51159
Berkshire Home Guard Designation Title. Printed BRX 1 Berkshire Home Guard shoulder designation title for the Abingdon Battalion. In good used condition removed from uniform. Stock no 7601
Buckinghamshire Home Guard Grouping. Buckinghamshire Beaconsfield Battalion Home Guard grouping - 1. pair of printed Home Guard shoulder title. 2. BUX - 5 printed county designation title. 3. Cap Badge 4. L/Cpl rank Stripes 5. Uniform buttons x 4 All items are in good used condition insignia show signs of being removed from uniform. Stock no CC85791
Churchill Ashtray Made By De Havilland Workers. Rare large Churchill ashtray (approx. 18 cm dia and 14 cm high) these were produced by workers at the De Havilland aircraft company reputedly made using surplus aluminium from the Mosquito fighter. In good used condition with some light scratching possible from cleaning, a rare and desirable large item of Churchilliana, a super display piece. Stock no 5830
Civil Defence Armband Wartime Civil Defence armband, yellow printed lettering on blue cotton armband. This example has been modified with the fitting of a small piece of elastic in the back presumable to make it smaller. A nice used example. Stock no T437
Civil Defence Breast Badge. Civil Defence breast badge introduced in 1941 as standard badge for uniforms, yellow embroidered lettering on a blue wool background. In good used condition has been removed from uniform. Stock no T1792
Civil Defence Long Service Medal. Cased Civil Defence Long Service Medal in excellent near mint condition, these medals were issued un-named to members of the civil defence forces who had completed 15 years service. Stock no 6792
Complete R.A.F MkII Emergency Flying Ration. A rare complete with all contents Emergency Flying Ration MkII being the earlier A.M marked (Stores Ref 27P/7. Dated 6/42. Tin in good clean condition with printed instruction and some rusting typical of wartime metal. All contents are in good condition and include - Barley Sugar, Chewing Gum, Malted Milk Tablets and Energy Tablets. Stock no 7718
Crested China Sundial Model with RAF Crest. A unusual piece of crested china produced by Carlton China a model of a sundial with early R.A.F crest. In good condition with no damage and stands approx 8 cm. Stock no 7457
Crested China Zeppelin Model WW1 crested china Zeppelin model with City of London Crest. Produced by The Corona China company Stoke on Trent.In good condition with no visible damage Stock no 5866
DLV Donation Collection Tin. A scarce original Deutscher Luftsport Verband (DLV) donation collection tin. Approx 13cm in height still retains bright colour with just some minor paint damage and lose of finish to base and handle (see photo). Front bears emblem of the DLV and rear illustrates early powered aircraft / glider. The German Air Sports Association (DLV) was formed by the Nazi Party in 1933 as a training base for military pilots it was dissolved in 1937 and replace by the NSFK. An excellent display item. Stock no CC4298
Double Sided Fire Guard Enamel Sign. Double sided Fire Guard Assembly Point enamel sign, measures approx 51 x 35 cm. In good used uncleaned condition (see photos) some wear to edges.. Stock no 7453.
Early R.A.F Officiers Mess Serving Fork. Nice quality early R.A.F officers mess serving fork (salad / meat) approx. 22cm long. In good used condition with some slight distortion to fork ends see photo, heavy quality item with R.A.F lettering to handle. Stock no 6872
Early RAF Air Gunners A good original scarce R.A.F air gunners "Winged Bullet" badge, issued between 1923 to 1939 before being replace by the AG brevet. Brass with three lug fixings to rear complete with backing plate. A excellent original used example of this scarce badge. Stock no 6641.
Embroidered ARP Armband Good used original A.R.P (air raid precautions) armband, has been nicely embroidered over the normal printed lettering. Elastic straps to rear and is in a fairly used grubby but sound condition. Good possible be cleaned but looks good and displays well in this original condition. Stock no 7455
Fire Guard / SFP Armband. Printed blue cotton SFP (Street Fire Party) armband, with the renaming to the Fire Guard in 1941 and to save on material due to wartime shortage the armband was reprinted on the other side with Fire Guard in yellow lettering. Stock no T427
Fire Guard Armband. Fire Guard armband in good unissued condition, yellow lettering on blue background, this yellow lettering was the 1st issue type after the organisation changed name from the SFP, later wartime issue had white lettering. Stock no T1821
Gloucester Aircraft Factory Workers Badge. Gloucester Aircraft factory workers badge, buttonhole type fixing, numbered to reverse 3444. Maker marked Thomas Fattorini Ltd Birmingham. In good used condition with no damage to enamel. Stock no CC591
Home Guard Armlet. Sew - On type Home Guard armlet (15 x 9 cm), black printed lettering on khaki background. In good used condition some staining and shows signs of being removed from uniform. Stock no 50852
Home Guard Shoulder Titles. A pair of original printed un-cut Home Guard shoulder titles as issued. In excellent un-issued condition. Stock no 55648
Home Guard Spoon. Small Home Guard tea spoon in good condition marked on handle E.P.N.S with Home Guard emblem to handle. Stock no 7758
Horlicks Tablets Emergency Ration Tin Horlicks Tablets - Emergency 24 Hour Ration Tin (no contents) as supplied to the Air Ministry. In good overall used condition with some slight surface rusting. Approx 11x8x3cm. Stock no 6625
Important Notice. We now have completed the transfer of all printed items to our sister online shop War Years Ephemera and Printed Collectibles so if you are looking for Aviation, Home Front or General Military printed items please go to www.waryearsephemera.com or follow the link on our home page.
John Woods P.O.W Cigarettes Box. Unusual cigarette box (no contents) issued by John Wood & Son ltd for H.M Forces and Prisoners Of War. Printed on the inside of the box - John Wood And Son Ltd will be pleased to forward these cigarettes duty free as follows 200 for 6/6 post free to British POW, 200 for 6/6 plus postage 9d to H.M Forces Overseas. Box is in very good clean sound condition. Rare item. Stock no 6464
Leicestershire Civil Defence Area Title. Good used example of a Leicestershire wartime Civil Defence area title. Yellow embroidered lettering on dark blue wool background. In good used condition. Stock no 7519
Luftwaffe Belt Buckle. Luftwaffe enlisted men belt buckle, this is a good but well used original example (see photo for condition) retains little of its original finish and the eagle has lost some of its definition through wear. Buckle is marked R.S&S. A worn but 100% original buckle which has been there! Stock no 7564
Luftwaffe Geschwader Hindenburg Cuff Title. A rare original wartime Luftwaffe "Geschwader Hindenburg" cuff title, blue / black cloth band with inscription embroidered in silver grey thread. The title is in good used condition with a very small amount of possible wear or moth damage which does not distract from the overall excellent appearance, shows signs of being removed from uniform. The cuff title would have been worn by all members of Fliegergeschwader Greifswald later renamed Kampfgeschwader 52 and finally Kampfgeschwader 1. A very nice original example. Stock no 7451
Luftwaffe Schwimmweste. (Mae West) Luftwaffe Schwimmweste model 10-30, this being the later B-2 version introduced in 1941 and our example being a late war production having the coarser canvas weave material and the ink stamp nomenclature. The mae west is in what would appear un-issued complete condition, with some rust staining from the metal fixing and general storage marks. A nice example of the scarce piece of Luftwaffe flying gear. Stock no N581247
Medal Group to Flight Lieutenant A.Scott, R.A.F.V.R. Group of six medals mounted as worn with corresponding miniatures to Flt. Lt. A.Scott R.A.F.V.R. consisting of his 1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal and named Air Efficiency Adward, G.VI.R. All medal are in very good condition. Interesting group in need of further research. Stock no 6719.
Metropolitan Vickers Factory A.R.P Badge. A rare wartime Metropolitan Vickers Factory A.R.P lapel badge. Chromium plated body with white and red enamel in excellent condition with only minor wear. Pin back fixing.
N.F.S Button - Sealed Pattern. Small National Fire Service button sealed pattern, chief inspectorate of clothing card dated 6th November 1943 and described as Button N.F.S resin small vertical shank, wax seal to reverse. In good condition with small damage to edge of card. Stock no T456
N.F.S Steel Helmet - Cheadle. N.F.S Mk II steel helmet with 1939 dated liner, N.F.S transfer to front and area marking 27 to outer rim, inner rim has painted serial number and initial. Area 27 = Cheadle Cheshire. Helmet is in good used condition and retains most of its original finish, strap and liner are sound but in used condition. Stock no N528
National Fire Service Identity Disc. National Fire Service Identity Disc issued to 951131 E. Lawrenson for area 31 Brighton. Produced in the standard pressed fibre board with embossed personal details. Stock no T453
National Fire Service Matchbox Cover Wartime National Fire Service matchbox cover. Tin and celluloid construction in very good condition. N.F.S emblem to front and rear. A good clean example. Stock no 7575
No 601 Squadron Book Matches. Wartime Bryant & May book matches - No 601 (County of London) Squadron, Royal Auxiliary Air Force. In excellent unused condition. Stock no 6929.
Northumberland Home Guard Designation Title. Printed ND6 Northumberland Home Guard shoulder designation title for the Blyth Battalion. In good used condition removed from uniform. Stock no S5987
Patriotic Churchill Souvenir Handkerchief. Colourful wartime printed patriotic souvenir handkerchief measures approx 33 x 33 cm featuring Churchill and images of the three armed forces. In good condition for its age,retains good colour with just a few small stain marks (see photo ). Stock no 18795
Printed Civil Defence Rescue Shoulder Title. Printed yellow lettering on blue background "Rescue" shoulder title. In good used condition shows signs of being removed from uniform. Stock no 4330
Printed Warden Shoulder Title. Yellow printed lettering on blue background "Warden" shoulder title. In good used condition. Stock no 4032
R.A. F 1941 Pattern Mae West Whistle Good used example of a R.A.F aircrew whistle, Ref No 23/230, Air Ministry stamped. Overall good sound condition with just some wear to chrome finish. Stock no 65822
R.A.A.F Pilots Wings. Super pair of wartime R.A.A.F padded pilots wings sewn to a metal backing plate, this would originally had a pin fixing which has come detached over the years. They are of excellent used quality and have slight discolouration from use. Stock no 6887
R.A.F - G - Type Oxygen Mask Wartime Royal Air Force G-Type oxygen mask, Large size, main rubber body is in very good condition with wire nose piece in good undamaged condition, the rubber sealing ring around the type 48 microphone has hardened and cracked (see photo). The brown suede lining is in clean sound condition, harness is complete but lacks a little elasticity. Overall an above average mask with an excellent main body and displays well. Stock no 7502
R.A.F 1936 Pattern Flying Boots. A good pair of size 8 RAF 1936 Pattern flying boots, leather is in good supple condition, fur lining is sound with only some slight moulting and wear mainly in the heel area. The boots have been re-heeled but soles would appear to be original. Clear A.M markings. These are a good sound used pair of these hard to find Battle of Britain pattern boots. Stock no 5739
R.A.F Aircrew Spectacles Mark VIII Wartime R.A.F aircrew flying spectacles MkVIII stores ref no 22C/961.First issued in 1943 they were standard issues to all aircrew. Similar in design to standard spectacles with tinted lenses and steel frames, arms are stamped with stores ref no 22C/961 and are in good order. Case in sound but well used condition and marked stores ref 22C/1072. Stock no 7506
R.A.F B-Type Flying Helmet. A nearly mint example of an unissued R.A.F B-Type Flying Helmet. The dark brown leather and chamois lining are in excellent condition, both front and rear buckle fixing are in working order, some leather covering has been lost from the buckles. The helmet is as issued without the ear pieces fitted. A.M - 22C/64 stamped into leather on L/H side of the helmet, good clear label to inside - Size 2- 6 7/8 to 7. A.M. Stock no 7456
R.A.F Boxing Trophy Adward "The Wakefield R.A.F Boxing Trophy" medallion (approx 4 cm dia). Started in 1921 the boxing competition still takes place today. In good used condition with some signs of wear. Stock no 7533
R.A.F C-Type Flying Helmet. Late Pattern R.A.F C-Type flying helmet late pattern stores ref 22C 880 size 4 large. Brown leather is in good used condition and is still nice and supple and retains good colour with only slight wear marks, chamois lining is sound with some slight staining. Elastic strap and fixings are all in good order, helmet shows signs of the internal wiring being removed. Overall a very good large size helmet. Stock no 5924.
R.A.F Cuff Links. Good quality pair of wartime or prewar R.A.F cuff links, oval with good detailed Kings Crown pilots wings, in good uncleaned used condition. Stock no 7458
R.A.F Cuff Links. A good pair of wartime R.A.F cuff link. Blue and red enamel with RAF eagle. In very good condition. Stock no T874521
R.A.F Escape Button Compass (reproduction) R.A.F escape button compass (reproduction) in good working order. the button is extremely well made and the small compass is in working order. In our opinion this is a modern reproduction made using original button and compass, we are selling this as a fraction of the price of an original and is an excellent display item. Stock no CC349257
R.A.F Escape Swinger Type Compass RAF escape compass "Swinger Type" due to their small size and shape they were to be hidden inside uniform collars etc. When requires they were hung from a small piece of thread and the two dots would indicate north. Stock no CC218
R.A.F General Service Medal - Malaya. R.A.F General Service Medal - Malaya to 2457385 LAC D.A Arnold. Medal is in good condition and is clearly named. Stock no 7394
R.A.F Invalid Feeder. Unusual piece of R.A.F ceramic ware being an R.A.F feeder for invalid / hospital use. In excellent condition with no visible damage blue R.A.F emblem and maker marked to base W.Adams & Sons. Stock no 7015
R.A.F Malcolm Clubs Side Cap. Rare R.A.F Malcolm Clubs side cap, similar in design and material to a RAF Officers side cap with a super quality bullion RAF Malcolm Clubs badge to one side. Cap has some very slight moth damage with Mayfair tailors label. Malcolm Clubs were opened in 1943 and were places were aircrew could relax they were located at many RAF Stations. Stock no 6916
R.A.F Medal Group - GSM & LSGC. R.A.F Medal pair to J3517817 CHF TECH F.DUTY R.A.F. General Service Medal with Radfan and South Arabia clasps and Long service and Good Conduct medal. Both are in good condition, clearly named and with original issue boxes. Stock no 7155
R.A.F Officer Mess Sugar Shaker. Very nice good quality R.A.F officers mess sugar shaker in good used condition with RAF crest to body and maker marked to base Walker and Hall Sheffield. Nice display item. Stock no wyc
R.A.F Officers Dog Tags. Pair of dog tags to Flight Lieutenant 21047 Athol George Stratford -Tuck. Supplied with photo copy of 1936 flight magazine showing promotion F/lt, and some detail of his M.I.D June 1945. Good research project. Stock no TH69547
R.A.F Other Ranks Side Cap Wartime R.A.F Other Ranks Side Cap in good original used condition Size 7, 1943? dated complete with its original brass cap badge. Stock no 64267
R.A.F Oval Plate. R.A.F airmans small oval plate (approx 25cm) manufactured by Crescent & Sons. In good used condition. Stock no 589421
R.A.F Perspex Sweetheart Wings. A lovely pair of R.A.F perspex sweetheart wings, excellent detailed gold wings on perspex with a blue background. Pin fixing in working order. Stock no S587941
R.A.F Regiment Shoulder Titles. A excellent pair of mint unissued wartime printed R.A.F Regiment shoulder titles. Stock no 6888
R.A.F Regognition Model - Botha. Wartime R.A.F recognition model of the Blackburn Botha four seat reconnaissance and torpedo bomber which saw service between 1939 - 1944. The 1/72 scale model produced in bakelite is in very good condition with just a few chips to the wing edges which does not distract from the overall condition. A scarce model. Stock no 7224
R.A.F Shaving Brush. An excellent un-issued R.A.F shaving brush, clearly A.M marked and the date although faded would appear to be 1939. A nice piece of early R.A.F personal kit. Stock no MW58743
R.A.F Type A Pattern Flying Helmet. A very rare example of this inter war Type A ( 22C/13) flying helmet. Used mainly in the 1920s but remained on the RAF inventory until 1942. The helmet is cork based with a light khaki cloth covering. The interior retains its leather sweatband, the cloth chamois lined straps have fixings to take gosport tubes. The helmet is in sound well used uncleaned condition and retains a good shape. The helmet is a little grubby in as found condition may be able to clean if required. This very rare helmet although not in mint condition displays well. Stock no 6922
R.C.A.F Operational Tour wings. An excellent pair of Royal Canadian Air Force operational tour wings with one bar, issued to aircrews on completion of a tour of operations normally 30 sorties on completion of a second tour a bar was awarded. Screw back fixing in very good condition. Stock no 7755
RAF / USAAF Small original box approx 9x9 cm containing a roll of "Window" used by the RAF and USAAF to block German Radar, the roll of aluminum would have been dropped by aircraft and the attached parachute would float the aluminum strip to the ground confusing the German Radar. In excellent unused condition. Stock no 7749
RAF 1941 Pattern Flying Gauntlets. Good used pair of R.A.F 1941 pattern flying gauntlets named and issued to 1605755 E. Maggs. Zips in good working order, leather still supple and sound,leather to palms show signs of being well used, may be improved by cleaning. Clear A.M stamps, size 9/10. A good pair of sound issued honest gloves. Stock no 6164.
RAF 211 Bomber Squadron Pewter Tankard. Good quality engraved tankard with R.A.F 211 Bomber Squadron crest to front. Tankard is in good conditon with glass base and retains good a shape. Stock no 6412
RAF Cigarette Case R.A.F cigarette case - chrome plated case with laminated R.A.F kings crown crest inlaid to front. Retains elastic cigarette retainer and is in overall clean condition. "Made in England" stamped on inner edge. A good unusual pattern cigarette case. ST5986
RAF Flight Lieutenant Tropical Shoulder Boards. Pair of wartime R.A.F Flight Lieutenant tropical issue shoulder boards in excellent used condition. Stock no 5947899
RAF Medal Group F/L Kelly - 518 Squadron R.A.F medal group and Squadron Plaque to F/L C.L. Kelly of 518 Squadron. Medals in their original named box of issue with compliments slip, Kelly was awarded the 1939 - 45 Star, The Atlantic Star, Defence Medal and War Medal and comes with his period Squadron Plaque. All medals are in excellent condition plaque shows some wear and age. 518 Squadron was part of Coastal Command on U-Boat observation flying Handley Page Halifax. A good group in need of research. Stock no 7409
RAF Mustard Spoon 1939. Unusual item of RAF tableware, small mustard spoon dated 1939 with AM mark and stores reference number 21c/541. In good used condition measures approx. 9cm. Stock no 6455.
Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB) Belt and Buckle An original early Reichsluftschutzbund (RLB) (National Air Defense League) leather belt and buckle. Belt is approx 81cm in length and in good condition, buckle is in good used condition and shows signs of wear due to use. Stock no 6866
Rolls Royce Merlin Piston Ashtray. R.A.F Scarce ashtray made from a Rolls Royce Merlin engine piston ' as used in the Battle of Britain - August - October 1940, also has an extract from Churchill's famous speech about ' the Few ' with R.A.F. crest to centre. Stock no N53001
Royal Air Force - Armoured Car Company Sweetheart Badge. Scarce mother of pearl Royal Air Force Armoured Car Company sweetheart badge (approx 4 cm), pinback fixing. Badge is in good used condition, inscribed on reverse - Bethlehem. An excellent detailed badge. Stock no 7795
Royal Air Force Matchbox Cover. Wartime R.A.F Matchbox cover. tin and celluloid construction in good condition with just some slight rust bleed. RAF wings to front and Churchill famous speech to reverse. Stock no 889574
Royal Auxiliary Air Force 602 Squadron Car Badge. Good quality car badge (10 x 7 cm) for Royal Auxiliary Air Force 602 Squadron - City of Glasgow. The enamel and chrome finish is in good condition. 602 Squadron 1925 - 1957 took part in the Battle of Britain and George Pinkerton was credited with firing the first combat shots of the war 16/10/40. Stock no 7160
Royal Flying Corps Medal Group. World War One War and Victory medal to 43173 - A.M. Arthur William Beadle R.A.F. comes with a good cased photograph of Beadle and his wife. He enlisted in the Royal Flying Corps on 12th August 1916 (transferred to R.A.F 1st April 1918) and served in France through out the war as part of the B.E.F as an aircraft fitter. Medals are in good condition and clearly named, the photograph is in good clear condition the case is sound but well worn (see photo). Stock no 7377
Royal Flying Corps Mk.V Aircraft Watch. Nice example of a Royal Flying Corps Mk V Aircraft Watch circa 1916. Nice clear British military markings to back case being the war department arrow and letter "A" (Aviation). The matt black watch dial is marked "30 Hour, Non Luminous, Mark V, and B.D 3478. These watches were mounted to the aircraft instrument panel by a variety of methods. The watch is in excellent clean working order and keeps good time. (no warranty implied) Stock no 6915
Royal Flying Corps Shoulder Title. A single original Royal Flying Corps embroidered shoulder title, in good used condition with some slight damage to edges shows signs of being removed from uniform, slight discolouring to oatmeal embroidered R.F.C retains most of its original backing, a good used original example. Stock no 5205
Royal Flying Corps Swagger Stick. Royal Flying Corps Swagger Stick in very good condition this example being slightly longer than normal ( approx 82 cm ). Embossed RFC wings to end cap (some very slight dents) Cane and bottom tip cap in excellent condition, still retains its original price label. Stock no 7423
Royal New Zealand Air Force Pilots Wings A excellent quality and detailed pair of wartime Royal New Zealand Air Force pilots wings (Flat Type) possible British made. Good detailed oatmeal embroidery on black background have been removed from uniform. Stock no 7518
S.F.P Armband With Fire Guard Overlay. S.F.P (Street Fire Party) blue cotton armband with red printed lettering, due to the change of name to Fire Guard in 1941 and to save on material with wartime shortage a printed overlay was produced this version has been glue on (has been removed to reveal SFP lettering). Stock no 4349
SAAF POW Compact.
Salute The Soldier Plaque - Small Size. Salute The Soldier Week, War Savings Campaign 1944 - Presented by the War Office to the Local Savings Committee in Appreciation of their Success in Salute the Soldier Week. Plaque measures approx 40 x 24 cm produced by De La Rue Plastics this rarer smaller size version is in good clean undamaged condition. Stock no 5210
Tate Of Leeds Aircraft Factory Workers Badge. "Tate Of Leeds" Aircraft Department factory workers lapel badge number 236. Badge in excellent condition with no damage to the enamel, pinback fixing manufactured by Thomas Fattorini. Tate of Leeds were motor dealers who during the war years carried out work for the War Dept and the Air Ministry and work as sub contractors for Blackburn Aircraft Co. Stock No 7756
U.S.A.A.F HS-33 Headset Wartime USAAF HS-33 headset, this example uses the HB-7 headband with ANB-H-1 receivers with the smaller style of foam / rubber ear cushions complete with wiring loom and jack plug. Condition is good used and would benefit from a clean. A good example most often worn over the "crusher" service cap. Stock no CC 53874
Upper Thames Patrol Cap Badge. Good original example of the scarce Upper Thames Patrol cap badge. The badge is in good used condition has some slight distortion and the slider has been shortened. Stock No 6631
USAAF Pilots Sweetheart Bracelet. USAAF sweetheart bracelet, oval disc marked to reverse Sterling and "With Love" to front small pilots wings (approx 3cm), original chain with working catch. Nice wartime sweetheart item in uncleaned condition. Stock no 5491
USAAF Type AN-6530 Goggles. Wartime USAAF AN-6530 Goggles, maker marked Chas. Fischer Spring Co, New York. Clear lenses are in good condition, the one piece face rubber cushion is sound and retains the chamois backing. The elastic strap is in good condition. An excellent pair of goggles. Stock no 7618
USAF Fishing Kit , Survival. Scarce complete and unopened U.S Air Force Fishing Kit - For Fishing In Survival Conditions. The pocket size plastic container measures approx 11 x 7 x 3 cm and is in excellent unopened condition all contents are intact and contains fishing instructions and contents list. Contents include - assorted flies, hooks, needles, line, spoons, razor blades etc. Stock no S94752
V.J Day 1945 Commemorative Beaker. Scarce plastic VJ Day 1945 commemorative beaker named to Doreen - Spring Gardens. Marked to base "British Ware". In good condition with some lose of paint to inscription and to flag transfer. (See photographs) Stock no 7335
Victory Bell. "Victory" bell produced for the R.A.F Benevolent Fund and cast in metal from German aircraft shot down over Britain 1939 - 1945. In very good condition and retains most of its original finish. Stock no 7264
Voluntary Land Club Badge. Scarce brass and blue and white enamel pinback badge for the V.L.C - Voluntary Land Club. In excellent bright condition with no damage to enamel. Stock no 7340
W.L.A Shoulder Title. Single Womens Land Army slip on embroidered shoulder title for use on the epaulette of the great coat. In good used condition. Stock no 32847
W.V.S Civil Defence Car Badge. Rare W.V.S Civil Defence car badge, unusually made from a plastic material which has some slight distortion a scarce W.V.S item in good used condition.
Warden Arm Band Warden arm band, blue printed lettering on linen background. In good sound used condition a little faded and some staining see photograph. Stock no N428
Wartime "Glitto" Kitchen Cleaner. An unopened wartime packet of "Glitto" household cleaner, in excellent condition for its age with some very slight damage to cardboard carton and small amount of surface rust to metal base. Clearly marked at top - Save this canister for waste paper collection. Stock no 6550
Wartime Civil Air Guard Lapel Badge A wartime Civil Air Guard lapel badge, chrome badge with blue enamel lettering maker marked to reverse W.O.Lewis Ltd Birmingham. Button hole fixing and is in excellent condition. Stock no 7577
Wartime Escape Map - France / Germany. An excellent condition double sided wartime silk / rayon escape map covering major parts of France, Germany Switzerland, Belgium and Holland. This being sheets C and D in the 1943 series of escape maps. Measures approx 73 x 73 cm and retains excellent colour and is in near mint condition. This is one of the best examples of this sort after area we have had in a long time.
Wartime Oxygen Hose for G - Type Mask. Wartime R.A.F oxygen mask hose complete with clip for use with the G-Type oxygen mask. Hose is in good condition with no visible cracks. Clip has some loss of finish but is in good working order. Stock N8478
Wartime R.A.F Shirt Collar Stud Escape Compass. A good condition WW2 R.A.F aircrew shirt collar stud escape compass. A compass disguised within the collar stud which the glass would have been painted white to appear as a normal stud, worn on the neck fixing of a RAF aircrew collar less shirt. In good working order with some wear to stud plated finish. Stock no 6897
Wartime Services Matchbox Cover. Matchbox cover - V for Victory, Our Deepest Gratitude and admiration to them all. Front and reverse shows portraits of men and women from the 3 services. Tin and celluloid construction in good to average condition with some rust bleed see photo. Stock no 6860
Wings For Victory Week Plaque. Wings For Victory Week, War Savings Campaign 1943 - Presented by the Air Ministry in recognition of successful achievement in Wings For Victory Week. Plaque measures approx 58 x 35 cm (full size version) produced by De La Rue Plastics this example of the harder to find RAF version is in good clean undamaged condition. Stock no 7612
Womens Land Army Armband. Good original Womens Land Army armband with two additional 6 month service insignia sewn to armband. Green felt band with red embroidered lettering in good original condition with just a couple of small area of moth damage. Stock no 7757
Womens Land Army Badge Womens Land Army brass and enamel pin fixing badge in excellent condition, no damage to enamel and retains good bright colour. Maker marked to reverse H.W.M. Stock no 7602
Womens Land Army Letter Rack. An attractive period local I suspect hand made Womens Land Army letter rack stands approx 16cm in height, wood construction with large hand painted WLA emblem to front. Makes an excellent WLA display item. Stock no C79587
WW1 R.N.A.S Propeller Tip Picture Frame. An excellent quality World War One Royal Navel Air Service propeller tip picture frame (approx 30 cm) with carved RNAS wings to lower half and good clear original photograph. A super display item in very good condition for its age. Stock no 7613
WW2 USAAF "Blood Chit" Late war circa 1945 USAAF double sided blood chit issued to American airman who were to take part in Operation Frantic, the shuttle bombing of Germany by Allied air forces. The aircraft refueled and re-armed in the Soviet Union, then bombed Germany again on the homeward flight. The chit is in good condition with just some slight staining and retains good colour. Stock No M3147
WW2 USAAF Winged Collar Insignia. A fine pair of WW2 USAAF Officers winged propeller collar insignia on their original "Amico" makers display card. Stock no 7517