Very rare WW2 British army issue 1941 dated toothbrush.
Marked to its bone handle ' C LTD 1941 /I ' with broad arrow & ' Warranted Pure Bristle Sterilised ' .
Almost impossible to find & probably one of the rarest components of the WW2 Tommy small kit.
Introduced in 1915 this rare item of headdress is a totally correct WW1 period Tam O' Shanter of the Royal Scots which has survived in excellent condition.
Its WW1 period construction can be immediately ascertained by the large top & overlapping double eyelet adjustment at rear . Adjustment tape still present. The tuft on top is made from khaki wool . A well worn two pronged Royal Scots cap badge is still affixed to front with khaki material backing fringed at the edges to represent tartan. Interior has a quilted lining & although one can see where they were the markings are now well worn away.
In excellent condition there are a couple of small moth nips only visible upon close inspection & in no way detracting from what is a very rare item.
WW1 US Officers cap In very good condition.
An original Royal Navy officers summer topped cap with single row of oakleaves to peak signifying Captain . This could also be Commodore 2nd Class or Commander rank.
A high quality Gieves made example of Old Bond Street , London with bullion quality Queens crown insignia. An appoximate size 56.
A British army 1950s 'Middle Parka' complete with hood & as worn during the Korean war. These were designed to be issued to troops in Korea who had initially deployed in thin inadequate jungle green uniforms.
An excellent condition example it has four large buttoned pockets , two skirt & two chest with a zip up front & buttoned flap . Inside is fur lined with waist adjustment cord & tightening buckles to sleeves for insulation. Complete with the totally correct rare hood this has a tie cord & is wire reinforced around its opening for practicality. Parka has two labels one reading ' PARKAS , MIDDLE SIZE 5 ' with sizes ( See pictures ) & the second label giving instructions for wear & use of the wired hood & crutch strap. Hood has label giving nomenclature & maker name & date 1953 with broad arrow.
Overall in excellent condition with a a couple of small holes to right sleeve & a small ink mark to left waist area .
A 1942 dated pair of underpants for British issue made by the 'VICTORIAN MFG' Company .
A size 42 & in very good condition.
British boot brush war arrow marked & dated 1940.
A WW1 US canteen that has 1917 dated cover with infantry identification equipment disc to front.
The tan canvas cover shows signs of much use with disc affixed to front reading ' 48G6' . Inside of cover has date 1917 with maker initials 'R.I.A' for the Rock Island Arsenal . Canteen marked ' US AGMCo 1918'.
Well used with staining & dirt to cover .
Made in Australia for Britain under the Lend Lease agreement this pair of underpants are dated 1943 & a size 42".
Very good condition.
A WW2 British pistol lanyard in good used condition.
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