WW2 - British and Allies
BRITISH GENERALS FULL DRESS MESS UNIFORM.
A three part uniform of a British Major General being the mess jacket, waistcoat and trousers, the waistcoat having all of the small size Generals buttons, larger size General buttons to the beautifully constructed epaulettes with their cross sword and baton motifs and a Major Generals rank star, all in bullion. Non maker marked, no moth damage. read more
BRITISH WWII 2ND PATTERN FIGHTING KNIFE, IDENTIFIED GROUP.
An extremely rare item in virtually mint unissued condition, 2nd pattern Fairbairn Sykes knife, totally untouched piece, the blade is full length and bright in its original profile. It has not been sharpened or re-tipped. Absolutely clear logos of the FS Fighting Knife to one side and Wilkinson Sword Company, London to the opposite side, still covered in original grease. The machine turned grip... read more
WOMEN IN AIR FORCE BLUE BY SQUADRON LEADER BERYL ESCOTT.
Excellent condition work on the history of women in the RAF from 1918 to the present day, complete with original fly cover. Published 1989, 1st edition. read more
AMERICAN FLIGHT JACKETS, AIRMEN AND AIRCRAFT BY MAGUIRE & CONWAY.
An excellent large format Schiffer publication on the history of U.S. flyers jackets from WWI to Desert Storm. 246 pages, fully colour illustrated and black and white photographs of wonderful collections of U.S. painted and insignia flying jackets with personal histories of the flyers that wore them. A classic Schiffer high quality publication with its original flyleaf. 1st edition, 1994. read more
BRITISH POST WAR UNUSUAL FLAG.
A 90 x 50 cms one-piece printed flag, which encompasses pre printed Union flag to the top left hand side and to the lower right a set of crossed swords. Still with its canvas selvage edge and toggle. Some minor distress in areas of the flag. The flag was introduced prior to the Suez operations for Her Majestys armoured vessels. Good colours. Many printed abbreviations to the selvage edge, which... read more
BRITISH WWII JUNGLE BOOTS.
A super pair of WD Government issue enlisted mans boots specifically designed for the jungle uniform. Standard configuration with strengthened toe, marked WD size 10 to the soles and heels, both of which are fully studded. Maker marked Lotus with clear date 1944? Generally excellent condition, one discoloration stain to the left hand side of the left hand boot. The exterior of the boots are als... read more
BRITISH INDIAN MANUFACTURED FLYING GAUNTLETS.
A scarce pair of the gauntlets issued for both air crew and driver use in India, they have excellent ?Delhi maker stamps of 1943 and a good size 9. The gloves are excellent to the exterior with only light patination and a few areas of surface staining. The whole colour is in a good light oak. The interiors are lined in a soft fine velvet-like material throughout. Any item of Indian produced clo... read more
USMC UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT 1941-45.
Excellent work by Bruno Alberti and Laurent Pradier, a history and collections publication, large format, published 2007 showing all the uniforms and equipment used by the US Marine Corps in WWII, both in full colour and black and white. A very in-depth publication for the USMC collector researcher. read more