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Current Catalogue - WWI Allied

This catalogue is updated quarterly, however new items often arrive between updates. If there is something specific that you are looking for please email me with your 'wants list'. I will let you know as soon as anything interesting comes in.

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M8057 - WW1 PERSIAN SILVER CAP BADGE.   £150
A first war period, Persian silver military cap or hat badge, being a sew-on type with a number of small holes around the edge for stitching. The badge portrays the Persian lion & sun and is highly detailed. I think british forces were involved in Persia during the first war, which was at the time split into a number of states like germany, each having different uniforms & badges and so this could be a soldiers bring back item, would be interesting to know.

M8447 - SOLDIERS LOYAL SERVICE LAPEL BADGE.   £25
A bright metal lapel badge marked "For Loyal Service" issued to soldiers as silver wound badges, also known as "The Kings Badge" and was for use on civilian dress and not uniforms.

M8882 - RUSSIAN IMPERIAL ARMY BELT BUCKLE.   £80
An original imperial russian army belt buckle, the heavy steel buckle has the russian two headed eagle embossed to the front, the rear has its complete belt fittings and a russian makers logo. The buckles original green paint finish has mostly worn away but traces of it are still visible.

M8838 - ROAL FUSILIERS OFFICERS CAP AND FRAMED PHOTO.   £475
A fine, private purchase officers cap, with "Banglore Works" indian tailors label inside and Fusiliers badge to the front. The cap was owned by Capt.Robert Deane Johnson, of the 23rd Batt. The Royal Fusiliers (1st Sportsmans) who was killed in action on 6th July 1916 at the age of 36, during the Battle of the Somme and is buried in Caberet-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez. Together with the cap is a portrait photo of the captain, framed in a leather wallet, his details are on the reverse of the photo, which is a little faded but still good, the cap would be regarded as excellent, if not for a couple of moth nips, but these hardly show, nice personal items.

M7276 - RFC CLOTH PILOTS WINGS.   £185
A pair of cloth RFC pilots wings, being the more unusual type, in having black cloth background, rather than the more usual khaki colour.

M8538 - RELIC FRENCH LEBEL FROM VERDUN.   £105
A relic french Lebel rifle with all the woodwork missing, recovered from a bunker outpost to one of the french forts around Verdun, makes a good relic display item.

M7274 - PAIR OF BRONZE MGC OFFICERS COLLAR BADGES.   £145
A very good matched pair of bronze officers collar badges for the Machine Gun Corps, with all fittings & pins to the rear.

M5435 - OFFICERS SAM BROWNE BELT.   £65
A good officers Sam Browne belt & cross strap, well worn but with the leather and brass fittings in good order.

M8565 - MEDICAL OFFICERS DRESS UNIFORM.   £100
The blue dress uniform of tunic & trousers of a medical officer, with ribbons for the first war but also the Boer War, uniform is complete with all insignia, buttons etc and has a tailors label with the owners name, so can be researched.

M9030 - M1917 DOUGHBOY HELMET, BIG RED 1 DIV.   £200
An american version of the Brodie helmet, this is the M1917 "Doughboy" helmet with beaded edge, has most of its pale grey finish intact and to the front, hand painted in red is a large numer 1 inside a shield, this being the divisional sign for the 1st Infantry Div, or "Big Red 1" the helmet is missing its liner & chinstrap but is otherwise in good shape.

M8773 - LUSITANIA GERMAN MEDAL IN CASE.   £85
A good example of the Lusitania (german) medal in its original card case, this being the british copy of the original german item, created by Karl Goetz in 1915 after the ship was sunk by a U-Boat and was designed to have a go at the british, with its depiction of the ship sinking with military contraband on deck and on the reverse showing death selling tickets to passengers in full knowledge of the threat. Only this propaganda item backfired big time, as it was copied here in 1916 in the thousands and sold in aid of St,Dunstans, as an item which showed the germans were gloating at our loss. The large medallion is of iron and copies the german original in detail and comes in the attractive coloured card case it was sold in.

M8053 - INSCRIBED FLOOR TILE FROM VIMY RIDGE.   £75
A very interesting trench art item, a french house, patterned floor tile, complete with its cement layer to the reverse, which has been inscribed as follows " A Bas les Boch. Vimy Ridge. Only perfect remains of one house" Possibly one of very few items a soldier could find to bring back as a reminder, if only it could tell its story.

M6406 - GILT & ENAMEL ROYAL ENGINEERS SWEETHEART BROOCH.   £45
Excellent gilt metal and coloured enamel "sweetheart" brooch in the form of the cap badge of the Royal Engineers, with pin back fittings and in almost mint condition.

M8977 - FRENCH TRENCH CLUB.   £250
A fairly crude but large, french made trench club, being a thick section of slightly curving branch, the head of which has been studded with nails and the base area. Scored with lines, giving it a firm hand grip, has a hole for a wrist cord, above the grip area it has inscribed a 1 and four X's, which may be a regimental number ? The club was found with a couple of others in france, contained in an old ammo box.

M8976 - FRENCH TRENCH CLUB.   £275
Interesting french trench club, made of a tree branch, with the thicker end having a large, tapered, squared nail driven through it, giving it the option of use with the pointed nail side, or the thick, square shaft head side. The hand grip area has carved, kriss-cross lines and half way along the shaft is carved what looks like "Tuer le Boche" or kill the boche and further up are five carved lines, possible five missions the club was used on ? Or could be five notches for five kills. Wood has dried out and split but is still solid. Club was found in france, contained with a couple of other clubs in an old french ammo box from the first war.

M8881 - FRENCH OFFICERS KEPI.   £380
A french and I think, infantry officers Kepi, first war or possibly earlier. Kepi has a soft bright red top section, lower side section in pale grey, a black leather peak and a gold/yellow chinstrap, has not badge but has gold cord pattern to the top, twin vertical gold cords to the front and twin cords around the head, condition is very good. Inside is lined with brown silk like material and has a leather sweatband which is pretty worn, the liner has a faint french maker stamp which has been slight obscured and another stamp added in recent times for the "Torbay Costume Company" so appears the cap has been taken onboard for theatre use at some time in its life but it is without doubt an original cap that has survived many changes.

M7157 - FRENCH ARTILLERY ADRIAN HELMET.   £165
A large size, french Adrian combat helmet, with most of blue finish remaining, has artillery badge to the front of crossed cannon, has good leather liner assembly and part of chinstrap still in place.

M6485 - FRENCH ARMY SIDE CAP.   £28
A french army soldiers side cap in pale blue uniform material with the side panels edged in black, cap is unlined but has a leather sweatband which has a paper label with 57 on for the size, no other markings or insignia, in very good, clean & undamaged condition.

M8760 - DEATH PLAQUE IN CARVED WOOD FRAME.   £125
A well mounted bronze death plaque, in a carved wooden frame, having a ebony finish and with rear stand support. Named to a James.Cunnington Plumpton. He was a private in the 2nd Batt. Kings Royal Rifle Corps and died on the 19th Nov 1917, possibly as a result of the 2nd battle of Passchendaele in which the 2nd Battalion took part.

M8877 - BRODIE MK1 HELMET WITH FORMATION SIGN.   Sold
Interesting british Mk1 Brodie helmet of 1915 raw edge pattern but having a 1917 pattern liner with rubber ring pad (possibly a reissue helmet) and having most of its rough texture, khaki paint finish intact, also has a formation sign to the front of a hand painted black circle with dark or cream colour cross, similar in design to the medics red cross. The liner & chinstrap assembly is complete and in good condition, nice helmet.

M9032 - BRODIE MK1 HELMET SHELL.   £85
A Mk1 Brodie helmet shell of 1915 pattern with raw edge, shell has traces of its original khaki & green paint finish, is rusty but not pitted, inside with the liner removed, it looks like it has been used as a paint pot, with evidence of black paint or pitch remains, still retains its chinstrap rings to either side and could easily have another liner fitted.

M9036 - BRITISH NO1. MK3. STICK GRENADE   £750
A very nice original condition british No1. Mk3, early stick grenade, brass casing with iron segmented ring around it and a wooden handle to aid throwing, would have had fabric tails attached to aid flight but these are missing, though the light area of wood on the handle shows where they were attached and it has a brass belt clip. The body which would be filled with a Ammonal & Amatol mixture has a separate brass end cap that can be turned and locked into three different places, marked "Fire" "Travel" and "Remove" with travel being to make it safe and fire to arm it for throwing. The brasswork is in a natural finish and the fragmentaion ring is painted red, the wood shaft is groved to aid grip and is in excellent condition. Altogether a fine display item of a rare early grenade of 1915 period.

M8878 - BRITISH BRODIE MK1 HELMET.   Sold
A 1915 pattern, Mk1 Brodie helmet with raw edge to the shell, with good, dark and smooth texture paint finish, with little wear. Helmet has its complete oilskin liner & chinstrap assembly intact and in good order, a very nice original helmet.

M8861 - BRITISH BRODIE HELMET.   £250
A very nice condition british Brodie Mk1 helmet of 1916 pattern, with beaded edging, has good rough finish, dark khaki paint and on the top of the crown, a splash of yellow paint that could be simple formation flash, this is period to the helmet. It has a good liner & chinstrap assembly and is alround pretty untouched.

M9055 - A.E.F. 1918 NAMED ENGINEERS CANVAS BAG.   £145
What looks to be a british made, tan canvas & leather shoulder bag, complete with wide webbing strap, marked to the closure flap with the badge of the 20th Engineer Regiment and having a number 309 for the 309th Quarter Master Battilion, this is held by single leather, buckled strap. The bag itself is canvas with a leather bottom, with map pocket to the rear, one side pocket and compartments inside, also the body of the bag, under the flap is very nicely marked "Edwin.A.Jacobi. Master Engineer. U.S.A. and A.E.F." for the american forces sent to france in 1917. On the underside of the flap its marked with a very faint maker name and date 1918, there are two british style broad arrow stamps and also a large US stamp (possibly made in england for american forces). Lastly, inside the bag is what looks like a canvas tool roll and this is also marked with name of Jacobi. Very good quality and for the age in very good condition with a little wear to the leather base.

M6434 - 9 CARAT GOLD A.S.C. SWEETHEART.   £80
Army Service Corps sweetheart brooch in the miniture form of the A.S.C. cap badge with pinback all in 9 carat gold and fine condition.

M8862 - 1916 DATED FLARE PISTOL WITH LARGE TRIGGER GUARD.   Sold
A good 1916 dated, Mk3 brass flare pistol, maker marked to Webley & Scott Ltd. London & Birmingham. Has curved wood grips and lanyard ring and the interesting feature of an exra large trigger guard which would allow gloved hands to operate it.

M8358 - 1915 FRENCH INFANTRY OFFICERS SWORD.   £120
A rather fine french officers sword, dated 1915 and bearing the owners monogram to the pommel, hilt fittings are in nickle metal finish with some denting to the guard, the finely tapered blade is of bright steel finish, sadly missing its scabard.

M8366 - 1915 FE2B PROPELLOR BOSS CLOCK.   £145
A well made propellor boss clock, the prop used being from a 1915 period FE2B of 120HP, the "pusher" aircraft enabled the pilot to sit in front of the propellor and hence fire forward. Introduced into service in 1915, this was the aircraft that ended the so called "Fokker scourge" when Kokker had invented the interuptor gear to enable machine guns to fire through the porpellor and had created mayhem amongst the RFC, though it was soon outclassed by other aircraft. The boss retains one prop stem, used to mount it to a wood base and a large 8 day car clock has been fitted in the centre, which works well, rear of the boss has all its stamps to show what it is from and its maker Tibbenham Ltd.

M8072 - 1914 DATED BINOCULARS, NAMED TO OWNER IN Y AND L.   £85
A pair of 6x binoculars with textured black leather covering to the casings and leather neck strap, maker marked W.Watsons & Sons Ltd. London. Dated 1914 and Prismatic No2. (Mk11) and also having large broad arrow marks to front plates. Binoculars also marked to the owner ( W.E.A.Smith. Y&L) the last part relating to the York & Lancaster Regt. A little research has shown this man was a 2nd Lt. in the 8th Service Batt in 1915 but could do with much more research. The optics have suffered and have a chip to the right lense and paint finish to front and rear covers is worn but to have gone right through the war they are not bad.

M8879 - BRODIE MK1 HELMET MISSING CHINSTRAP.   £200
A Mk1 british Brodie helmet, 1916 pattern with beaded edging, has its dark khaki paint finish with some rough texture added (they used sand, sawdust etc) and has been dented by something to the crown, leaving a shallow depression. The helmet has its original oilskin liner assembly, though the chinstrap assembly which runs right round the liner and under the chin, is missing the chin section, a very good condition helmet for its age.

M6555 - BAYONET & RIFLE RELICS FROM THE SOMME.   £65
A very nice set of relics from the Somme battlefield, they consist of the muzzle end metalwork of a S.M.L.E. rifle, the standard enfield rifle used by all british soldiers, this still has attached the remains of its bayonet, the pattern 1907 type issued with this rifle, together with these are the battered brass butt plate from the rifle and one of the brass bands that held the rifles woodwork in place, complete with its steel sling ring. This all makes a good display of a rifle with bayonet fixed, lost in action during one of the Somme battles.


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