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BRITISH WWI COLT 1902 LONG MODEL AUTOMATIC PISTOL HOLSTER.

BRITISH WWI COLT 1902 LONG MODEL AUTOMATIC PISTOL HOLSTER.

A scarce British made brown leather holster for the U.S. imported Colt model 1902 semi automatic pistol, which was the forerunner for the famous Colt 1911. Lovely condition, good stitching, complete with its post construction added British Sam Browne belt loops. The name of ‘Lyte’ hand inscribed to the interior of the holster flap.

Code: 81371

395.00 GBP


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BRITISH WWI LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS OFFICERS TRENCH CAP.

BRITISH WWI LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS OFFICERS TRENCH CAP.

A rare example of an officers trench cap ( Gor Blimey style ) from WWI, standard khaki construction, minor moth nips to the crown otherwise generally free of moth or any other damage, fitted with the bronze Royal Fusilier officers flaming grenade badge, complete with its double strap system, one strap being decorative the other utilised as a chinstrap, when the side curtains of the cap are pulled down. Cross hatched style interior stitch lining with standard wide brown leather sweatband. A good size of approximately 56 or 57.

Code: 81518

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BRITISH WWI 1902 PATTERN STIFF TOP CAP.

BRITISH WWI 1902 PATTERN STIFF TOP CAP.

A rare headdress from the early part of WWI being the stiff top cap worn by all enlisted men. This cap has seen serious service wear, slight shredding to the crown material in one place and heavily stained, other minor areas of shredding, one to the right hand side of the Royal Artillery cap badge, with its original side buttons and correct period narrow chinstrap. The oilskin sweatband all complete, the oilskin inner crown lining has cracked and shredded but still clearly visible is the name of ‘Johnson Limited size 7½’ with a clear date of ‘1917’.

Code: 81519

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BRITISH WWI 2 INCH MORTAR ROUND KNOWN AS THE PLUM PUDDING.

BRITISH WWI 2 INCH MORTAR ROUND KNOWN AS THE PLUM PUDDING.

A scarce artefact of the trenches of WWI being a 2 inch trench mortar round with huge spherical head, which is 9 inches, approximately 230mm in diameter. Extremely heavy weighting 19kg the round alone. This has been dug and does suffer from minor corrosion and has been repainted.

Code: 81520

265.00 GBP


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BRITISH WWI 1ST PATTERN RAF TUNIC AND CAP.

BRITISH WWI 1ST PATTERN RAF TUNIC AND CAP.

An extremely rare 1st pattern RAF tunic with Paris maker, four pocket construction, the two upper pockets with scalloped pocket flaps and central pleats, the two lower pockets of the large bellow type with straight pocket flaps, five button closure. All of the tunic buttons both closure and pockets are the rope ringed 1st pattern RAF style in bronze. Closed high collar. To each shoulder is the red albatross, below the albatross is sergeant’s stripes. To the upper right breast is a beautiful set of embroidered RAF early pattern wings, below the wings there are dual ribbons of the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal. To the lower left sleeve three blue overseas stripes. The label reads ‘A.D.Godchas Paris’ with a Paris address. To the interior of the fixed belt the number ‘1429’ is printed to a linen label. The tunic has some age damage, to the lower right hand sleeve there is an area of what appears to be light moth with minor staining, otherwise the complete tunic is free of any other damage or stains. The interior lining all complete and in good condition with its matching RAF 1st pattern cap that has a very nice French gilded maker’s logo into the crown, which is marked ‘Marque Deposse’, standard canvas construction with black centre band, red velvet RAF insignia with standard small strap, sweatband all intact, the cap is of an unusually large size for a WWI item, no moth to the cap. This uniform has been consigned to us from an old customer of ours, he states that by research carried out by himself the awards, rank of number ‘1429’ to the inside of the integral belt points to Sergeant Ernest John Elton a late war NCO ace.

Code: 81522

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BRITISH WWI 1ST PATTERN RAF TUNIC AND CAP.

BRITISH WWI 1ST PATTERN RAF TUNIC AND CAP.

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Code: 81521

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BRITISH WWI 5 PUBLICATIONS.

BRITISH WWI 5 PUBLICATIONS.

3 excellent soft back publications, The Liverpool Pals by Graham Maddox. The Manchester Pals by Michael Stedman. The Salford Pals also by Michael Stedman. Accompanied by Frederick J. Stevens The Collectors Pictorial book of bayonets and a period hard cover folder with coloured images of the King of the Belgium's, Field Marshall Earl Kitchener, French General Joffre, British General Sir John French, British Admiral Sir John Jellicoe and the Russian His Imperial Highness the Grand Duke Nicholas.

Code: 81553

55.00 GBP


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BRITISH WWI REGIMENTALLY MARKED BRODIE HELMET.

BRITISH WWI REGIMENTALLY MARKED BRODIE HELMET.

An excellent example of an early Brodie helmet, rimless model. Much apple green paint to the interior, the exterior with apple green paint showing over the later hand painted darker brown covering. Yellow over black or regimental insignia to either side. The liner is the standard oilskin type with its felt crown pad, which has suffered somewhat from moth. Chinstrap all present. We believe it to be from the Hampshire Regiment. There is what appears to be a soldier’s numbers written to the section of leather that runs to the inner crown.

Code: 81372

995.00 GBP


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BRITISH WWI 1ST PATTERN BRODIE HELMET.

BRITISH WWI 1ST PATTERN BRODIE HELMET.

Magnetic shell, faint traces to the inner crown area of its original apple green paint, the exterior covered in a mixture of a darker over-paint coupled with a rough sand finish, the majority of which is missing. To the interior a standard oilskin liner with all its chinstrap complete.

Code: 81373

850.00 GBP


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BRITISH WWI 3 ROYAL FLYING CORPS ITEMS OF HEADDRESS TO ONE WEARER.

BRITISH WWI 3 ROYAL FLYING CORPS ITEMS OF HEADDRESS TO ONE WEARER.

A very nice condition stitched top Royal Flying Corps officers visor cap complete with correct bronze RFC badge, narrow chinstrap and twin RFC side buttons. The cap is in a large size, either English size 7 or metric 57 or 58. No moth damage. Complete with interior mid brown sweatband. Full maker’s logo of ‘Tress & Company, London’ underneath the centre celluloid section. Officers matching size overseas cap, again bronze officers badge, slight moth nip to one of the side curtains. Twin RFC buttons to the front. Velvet sweatband, multi stitched interior lining with matching maker’s name to the visor cap ‘Tress & Company, London’ in faded gilt. A leather flying helmet with side deflector rolls with matching ‘Tress & Company, London’ maker’s lozenge shape label to the upper inner crown. The fur lining to the interior lower part of the helmet has been eaten away by moth. The upper inner lining all intact. The group of three obviously worn by the same flyer, unfortunately unnamed.

Code: 80994

850.00 GBP


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