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One of the best examples of the tank mask we have obtained in the last few years. Excellent supple leather, very minor rusting to the nasal area of the chain mail, good original colour to the white chamois leather on the face section, with its original full length tapes. Viewers should be aware that excellent copies have appeared in auctions in the last two years, please buy with confidence, we have fully evaluated this mask and with over 40 years experience we can guarantee its originality, as explained in our YouTube video this was worn with the all leather tank helmet. Tankers helmet in these images is NOT included in the sale of the mask!
A very nice German made set of Busch binoculars used by a British officer in WWI. Excellent condition, fine optics, marked ‘Terlux 9X’. number ‘87439’ complete with neck strap in its British made brown leather carrying box with shoulder strap. Inlaid to the upper inner lid a presentation oval plaque ‘The Ian Hamilton Prize Egypt Command Rifle Meeting 1914’.
A nice condition Brodie helmet having virtually all of its original rough dark sand finish remaining. The liner is intact, some light moth to the felt to the inner lining. The oilskin liner is marked 'Brodie Pattern', complete with its original leather chinstrap. Marked inside the front rim the name 'Bower', applied to the very front of the helmet is a small red lozenge, we have carried out extensive research to try and find the antecedence of this insignia, the most likely candidate is The Dorset Regiment.
French 75mm shell case in brass with raised floriated work with the town of St.Die in raised relief over a raised Cross of Lorraine.
An excellent example, very well restored and repainted in horizon blue paint with original brass element to the top.
A virtually unused single ammunition pouch, part of the 1903 infantry equipment, Australian made and used. Grained leather, fully stamped on the reverse side with broad arrow 'WM Australia' maker marked 'W.T.Weeks, Sydney' with a clear date of '1916'. Any Australian equipment is considered rare.
A scarce French aviation item of WWI comprising a membership card of the Aviators National League with subscription stamps dated '1914', named and original photograph, accompanied by a very early single stamped French Pilot's badge and a small badge of the National Aviation League.
A stunning example of a unit related sign from WWI. Painted on a roughly cut piece of ration or petrol tin, the sign depicts a red bearded devil type face on a black and white background. The paint itself is beautifully patinated and has the cracking overall associated with old oil paints. There are two holes to either side where it was presumably attached to either a vehicle or a sign, unfortunately we have not been able to identify the unit that this sign belonged to however extensive research could prove fruitful.
The very light tan strap, mint unissued condition, for the Wolsey pattern helmet, complete with its brass buckle, both ends already pierced for fitting to the hooks that are provided on the inside of the Wolsey pattern helmet.
The very rare push dagger from Robbins of Dudley. The normally encountered example is with the steel knuckle and flat blade, this is the aluminium knuckleduster with short unfullered blade, as shown on page 35 of the excellent work British & Commonwealth Military Knives by Ron Flook. Complete with its original scabbard and belt loop, the blade with very slight surface rust, which could be cleaned if so desired. The blade has not been abused or re-profiled.
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