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|12th. Lancers Tchapka A late Victorian / early Edwardian 12th. Lancers Tchapka (Lance Cap) in fine condition.
W^D marked and dated 1902 on the inside of the crown.
Repair to inside sweat band, probobly in service, not affecting appearance.
Plume is a good quality replacement.|
|6th. Bengal Lancers Officers Cross Belt & Pouch.
An extremely rare Cross Belt & Pouch to an Officer in the 6th, Bengal Lancers (Duke of Connaults Own).
All metal parts being silver, bearing matching hallmarks for Birmingham 1900.
The rear of the pouch being covered in red morroco leather.
The Belt being made correctly of blus material with gilt braid facings.
Indian Army Cavalry full dress accoutrements like this rarely turn up on the open market.|
|A Gentleman in Khaki. A 6 in. high brass statuette of Caton Woodville's "A Gentleman in Khaki", dating from the period between 1900 and 1910.
Condition is good if a little over polished. The rifle that the figure originally held is missing.|
|American Civil War Percussion Cap Pouch. Black leather pouch with flap closed by a brass stud and having two belt loops to the rear.
Manufacturers stamp of "A. Crossman & Co. Newark. N.J. on flap.
U.S. Ordnance Dept. inspector, J. Conan's stamp also on flap.
Pouch contains the original nipple pricker.
Used by Officers, some NCO's and Cavalrymen during the American Civil War, mainly to hold percussion caps for the service revolvers of the time.
Good condition, pouch leather surface good, some wear to belt loops. Internal chamois lining removed.|
|Boer War Foreign Service Helmet. By Christys London (Stamped onto sweat band).
Kahki Helmet, blancoed white (removable with brushing).
Marked inside in heavy ink "3-1-490", the 490 crossed out and replaced with "511". This may be from theatrical or film use.
Original owners name "Surg. Maj. Turner" in faded pencil on inside front of hemet body.
Surgeon Major Turner: Surgeon, afterwards Surgeon Captain 31st. Jan. 1885, Surgeon Major 31st. Jan. 1897, RAMC Major 31st. Jan. 1897, Lt. Col. 31st.Jan. 1905. Soudan 1885, Isaazai 1892, South Africa 1900-1902. C.M.G. 1917. Born at Newhouse, 25th. Feb. 1859. Re-employed during Great War of 1914-18, from 12th.Feb. 1915, at first as D.A.D.M.S.,Welsh Division,Territorial Force, and afterwards at Aldershot.
Very good condition, some service wear on edge binding of body and on the edge of the sweat band.|
|Boer War, Webbing Waist Bandolier. By Mills and Orndorf.
This pattern of waist bandolier was in widespread use by the British Mounted Infantry and Imperial Yeomanry during the Boer War.
Makers name and patent information stamped into brass buckle fittings.
Good condition, some fraying and minor repairs along the bottom edge of the belt.|
|British Military Telescope. Victorian with black leather covered five draw, blackened brass body, having two black leather lens caps.
Body maked "N 294 ^ J. Lizars Glasgow, Edinburgh Ftc. S1"
Very good condition both optically and finish. Some minor wear to the leather lens caps and strap loops on the leather body cover.|
|British World War Two Pattern Dispatch Riders Helmet. The correct pattern for World War Two but this example has a lining dated 1955.
Overall the condition is very good. The size 7 lining is in excellent condition. The steel shell has a textured green painted finish (some overpainting of paint chips on the original surface).|
|Compass to the 5th. Lancers. Late 19th. Century, in blackenned brass, having a lift up lid with sighting slot. The interior having a simple dial with no figures This was to allow a cavalry soldier to fix a bearing quickly when on horseback, even on the move.
The outside of the lid engraved "5th. Lancers" and the makers name "P.Barker and Son, maker London".
The inside of the lid bearing a small mark in the form of the words "Trade Mark London" formed into the three sides of a triangle.
The case has a landyard ring on the top.|
|Enniskillin Fusilier, Carved Coconut. Early 19th. century, carved with the regimental badge, a crown, battle honours and the soldiers name.
Battles Honours: Egypt, Maida,Nivelle, Oythes, Vittoria, Pyrennes, Salamanca, Badajos, Toulouse, Peninsula and Waterloo.
Soldiers name: G Thompson.
The whole coconutt carved with panels of cross hatching. One end carved utilising the natural features of the coconut with the face of a creature.|
|Heliograph Mirror. The polished metal mirror is contained in a fabric case, having the content in French and English on the front. The mirror itself has full instructions printed on its reverse in French and English.
This item was made by the famous Sheffield knife manufacturer George Ibberson around 1954 and is typical of the emergencey signalling devices issued to pilots and airmen in survival kits, in case of crashes in remote or hostlie areas.|
|Hitler Youth Medical Pouch. In black leather measuring 20cm by 15cm by 8cm, the pouch opens revealing a bellows type interior, the lid having a metal stay to prevent the spillage of contents. Large interior cavity to contain dressings, antiseptic, drugs etc. The interior of the flap having a brown pigskin panel with loops for holding medical instruments.
The face of the pouch bears the symbol of the Hitler Youth. The interior of the flap has a clear original Hitler Youth stamp and the faded hand written name "Nies".
The flap has two tabs which close onto two buttons on the main body of the pouch. The rear of the pouch has two D rings near the top to allow suspension from a shoulder strap or belt.
Overall condition is very good, with minor crazing to the leather surface of the flap.|
|Home Service Helmet to the 1st. Cardigan R. Garrison Artillary Volenteers. White metal (Silver?) mounted.
Unit annotated helmet plate with Kings Crown.
By Samuel Brothers, Naval and Military Outfitters, 65 & 67 Ludgate Hill, London.
Old round paper label, approx 1" in diameter, inside marked "9800 / 7".
Two separate ink names on sweat band "G.Raikes" and
Excellent condition, badge slightly dull. No moth, damage or obvious wear.|
|Scottish Pipers Brogues, Spats, Hose and Hose Tops. Black size 9 Brogues by Sanders. White canvas Highland gaiters size 8 by Hobson and Sons dated 1964. White woollen hose size 9/10. Tartan hose tops of a size to suit the above sized items.
Brogues are worn but in good condition. All other items in good condition.|
|Scout Regiment (Sniper) Telescope. By B.C. & Co. Ltd.
Marked: "TEL.SCT. REGT. MK.11s. 7472 O.S.126.G.A."
Standard configuration. Three draw with sun shade. Blacked brass body with brown leather covering. Separate leather case.
Together with tripod made from lacquered brass.
The telescope is almost certainly World War Two period, the tripod is probably Edwardian or World War One.
Superb condition both optically and with maximum original finish, tiny stud on eyepiece shutter missing. Case in excellent condition. Tripod excellent, some minor marking to lacquer, clamp lining replaced.|
|Victorian British Cavalry Officers Compass. Made in blackened brass with an open face with a bold rotatable dial to allow for bearing setting. The needle can be locked for transit by use of a catch under the landyard ring. The face itself set out with bold lettering indicating north,south, east, west etc. The rear of the body having a broad arrow and the no. 806.
The whole containted in what appears to be an original carton for this type of compass. The carton made of cardboard covered in pink paper having an applied paper label on the lid bearing the no. 203. It is likely that these compasses although issued in their numbered boxes, became mixed up during regimental use or their subsequent disposal.
Condition is excellent with minor wear to the finish on the base of the compass and a small stain to one corner of the carton.
|Victorian British Soldiers Entrenching Tool. Originally designed for inclusion with the 1882 pattern leather equipment, they were also used with the 1888 pattern "Slade-Wallace" leather equipment. It remained the individual soldiers issue digging tool until 1908 when it was replaced with the entrencher designed for the 1908 pattern webbing equipment.
In good condition for type and age, the wooden shaft in very good condition, the metalwork is sound with surface rust appearing through a black japanned finish.
Remnants of the makers name is visable on the surface of the shovel blade.|
|Victorian British Soldiers Leggings. Similar to item no.1012. These leggings are probably unissued but have suffered from years of storage.
Both are WD marked on the inside seam.
Condition is fairly good with some damage where rust on the buckles has eaten into the leather. Overall they have a rather soapy feel caused by the application of leather conditioner.|
|World War One Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Glengarry. Regulation type, made from wool with a glazed linen lining.
Diced red and white band with regimental badge appiled on black silk patch. Black silk tails to rear of cap.
Lining marked "X W^D 17" indicating an acceptance date of 1917.
Note: These items were worn by highland troops in the trenches in preference to other soft forms of headgear.
Good condition with only minor service wear.|
|World War One British Box Respirator. A 1917 dated box respirator (gas mask) by Gale and Polden. This pattern of box respirator was used by the British during the second half of The Great War and was the first truly effective defence against gas issued to the Tommies.
The bag is in very good condition having the makers name and the date plus a Broad Arrow and the number 436 stamped inside the flap. All parts are present including the waist string and the leather tab for shortening the strap. The back of the bag has the hand written number 3802818 and the name Fred Moore? (Surname handwriting unclear).
Face mask in good condition, a little stiff but very sound. The small rubber valve from the nose is missing.
The connecting hose is stiff and perished inside, the outer covering is present but split.
The filter box is in exceptional condition for the type having much original brown metallic paint.|
|World War One Period German Telescopic Sight. This sight is one of a number of types used by German snipers in the trenches during the Great War. They were often fitted to adapted hunting rifles rather than the standard Gew 98 Infantry rifle.
Marked on body: "Voigtlander Braunschweig No.11535." and "Skopar 5". Additionally a trade mark in the form of a stags head.
Together with an old home made pair of lens caps in thick, soft leather, joined together with a thong of the same leather.
Very good condition, excellent optically, with light rust speckling to the body.|
|World War One period, 1903 Pattern Bandolier. Marked: M. Harvey & Co. Ltd. Walsall. G & M 1918.
In brown pigskin with brass furniture.
This type of bandolier was in widespread use during the Great War by both Infantry and Cavalry.
Excellent condition, little wear, original finish, supple and usable.|