WW2 British Home Front 'Bilston Steel Works' Factory Helmet ( Zuckerman )
From a private British helmet collection recently purchased many of which will be offered on the collectors market for the first time in the forthcoming updates.
A British Home Front Zuckerman helmet with factory initials of the West Midlands based 'Bilston Steel Works' to front .
Painted in grey & with 1941 date to underside of rim these were worn by the Fire Watchers & Fire Pa... read more
WW2 British Aertex Shirt 1943
A broad arrow marked & 1943 dated British army Aertex shirt in excellent condition.
Two pleated breast pockets to chest with all of its brown buttons to front fly & collar . Comes with shoulder straps for the addition of rank insignia & maker initials 'WLD' with broad arrow mark & '43 date to reverse of collar.
An approx 40 inch chest. read more
WW2 Royal Navy Officers Peaked Cap
Very nice example of the RN officers cap with high quality bullion insignia to front & leather sweatband .
As worn by officers of the Royal Navy in the WW2 period this piece also has its original WW2 period chinstrap with leather sweatband intact to interior.
In excellent condition . read more
WW2 British Officers Private Purchase Mapcase
Private purchase officers mapcase from the WW2 period in tan canvas with dark brown carrying strap & brass fastening clip.
Internal compartments are present for stowage of pencils & related items , closure by pop studs.
Excellent condition piece. read more
WW1 British Webbing Gas Mask Bag Conversion
A British WW1 webbing gas mask bag officially converted from the mounted troops haversack for issue to troops serving in the field.
Dating from the 1916/17 period these were issued at some time between the switch over from the Gas helmet to the large box respirator & with snap fasteners allowed it to be ripped open for fast access in the event of an attack.
Broad arrow... read more
WW1 British '08 Pattern Webbing Waterbottle Cradle 1918
Green blancoed '08 waterbottle cradle with broad arrow marking, MECO manufacturer & date 1918. read more
WW1 British '08 Pattern Bayonet Frog With Helve Strap
A good used condition 08 pattern bayonet frog with rare helve strap still present. These were ordered removed in the early 1920s & thus surviving examples are rare.
Markings to rear. read more
WW2 Royal Signals , 8th Army/ 8 Indian Division Paperwork Grouping of Service
A large grouping of Paybook , Release book & other assorted ephemera to a British Signalman who was serving with the 8th Army then 8th Indian Division.
Paybook & Soldiers Release Book are the main items with paybook showing enlistment on 16/4/42 at Prestatyn , North Wales. Prior to this he appears to have served in the RAF Volunteer Reserve as there is a Recruiting Office letter from t... read more