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WW2 Ulster ' Red Hand' Flashed Home Guard Helmet 1940
A 1940 dated MkII steel combat helmet with red hand of Ulster symbol to side denoting use by the Ulster Home Guard . The Red Hand of Ulster is an Irish symbol used in heraldry to denote the province of Ulster.
Helmet has a thick khaki outer overpaint on top of its first factory issue paint with the insignia mounted by transfer to left side. Much of the thick outer paint has chipped away with service use however the maker of 'JSS' for Joseph Sankey & date of 1940 can be seen to underside.
Early oval pad to crown. Chinstrap intact.
WW2 German Luftwaffe Y Straps 1941
A very good 1941 dated pair of black leather Y straps much used by luftwaffe ground troops such as Field Division, Paratroopers & Flak crews.
Totally untouched , these have maker name & clear 1941 date to rear of back strap.
WW2 German Rare Kriegsmarine Marked Matching Maker K98 Pouches
A rare maker matched pair of Kriegsmarine marked K98 pouches in good untouched condition.
Matching maker K98 pouches have always been hard to source however to find a Kriegsmarine marked pair as well would be nearly impossible. This pair were found together many years ago in France & have been in private hands until now.
To the rear of both pouches is the maker 'Franz Brehme,Walsrode' with respective dates 1940 & 41 . The Kriegsmarine marking is clear to the rear of both being in the form of an 'M' surmounted by eagle & ringed swastika. Both pouches are matching in construction with aluminium fittings , one has a handwritten name to its middle compartment.
A very hard to find pair of pouches.
Code: 8445Price: 295.00 GBP
WW1 Imperial German Fernglas '08 Binocular Case
An early production brown leather case for the 'Fernglas 08' binoculars.
Maker marked to 'C.P.GOERZ ,BERLIN' with brass fittings.
All intact used condition case with a well weathered original instruction label to the underside of its lid.
Code: 8446Price: 95.00 GBP
WW1 British '08 Pattern '8th West Yorkshire Regiment' Marked Webbing Waistbelt 1915 ( A scarce 1915 dated unblancoed 08 pattern belt regimentally marked to the '8.W YORK.R' ( 8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment ) who fought continually in France in WW1.
A good used example intact & with no damage.
Based at Carlton Barracks, Leeds in 1914 they departed for France In March 1915 landing at Boulogne with the 146th Brigade , 49th Division. They served on the Western Front throughout the Great war being in action at Aubers Ridge,the Somme, the Third Battle Of Ypres & Picardy amongst others.
Code: 8463Price: 145.00 GBP
WW1 French Officers 'New' Tunic
A WW1 French Officers tunic of the 264th Infantry Regiment in the 'New' style which appeared in service after the Spring of 1915.
In light blue gabardine , this example displays the rank of Sous-Lieutenant as denoted by the single horizontal rank braid on each sleeve as used after Autumn 1914. The collar tabs are of the 1917 style . Tunic has the typical turn down collar with shoulder straps as well as concealed buttoned pockets & French cuffs. Its nine button front is a carry over from the earlier days this being much left to the discretion of the officer.
A service used tunic , there is overall wear to the nap of the cloth & some moth repair to the front lower skirt & sleeves.
Code: 8451Price: 275.00 GBP
WW1 Imperial German Ersatz Waterbottle
A classic late war WW1 German waterbottle with dark grey wool cloth cover & D ring belt hanger still attached as it came.
One of many manufacturing variations of the WW1 German waterbottle ingeniously invented to meet the demand & shortfall in materials.
Straight out of the trenches of WW1 !
Code: 8457Price: 125.00 GBP
WW2 US D-Day Assault Waterproof Rubber Equipment Bag
Very rare US Army amphibious invasion rubber equipment bag of the model number BG-164. This was one of the smaller sizes , used to carry ammunition & radio equipment etc onto the landing beaches.
This extremely rare bag is complete with all of its straps & stencilled designation markings to top flap as well as instructions to inner bag.
WW2 German Stick Grenade Carrying Case
Excellent example of an early 1935 dated 'RR' made Stick Grenade carrying case with most of its original stencilling intact.
These cases contained 15 Model 24 grenades & 15 X 4 1/2 second detonators & are a truly iconic item of German fighting equipment used in all theatres. With perfectly working hinges & latch fastening the wood handle is undamaged & free from moth.
Original stencilling of maker, date & contents to inside of case in fantastic crisp condition !
Becoming harder to find than ever now in good condition much of its original green paint remains overall.
Code: 8458Price: 225.00 GBP
WW1 British 1908 Pattern Entrenching Tool Carrier
WW1 British '08 pattern entrenching tool carrier in good used unblancoed condition.
Maker & broad arrow marked & dated ' M.E.CO 1918 /I '
There is a very faint unit or issue stamping to the main body of the carrier & a spill mark mark to the other side which may well wash out although adds to its WW1 used character.
Code: 8461Price: 325.00 GBP
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