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A pair of Indian made KD trousers as issued to UK forces & worn by a British soldier .
All of their front fly buttons are intact with Indian broad arrow inspection mark & April 1945 date.
Waist measures an approx 32 inch waist with an approx 31.5 inch inside leg. A few grubby marks & general wear throughout.
An iconic No.36 grenade with all matching maker marks to lever & body ' JP & S' .
Bottom screw cap marked ' JP & S '44' .
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A 1943 dated example of the 'Shell Dressings' haversack which has been overstencilled to top flap with ' PACK MEDICAL NCO ' .
WW2 US magazine pouch holding five magazines for the Thompson submachine gun .
In excellent condition.
Late WW2 British army issue green enamel mug .
in very good order.
Classic German bringback flag recently discovered as part of a deceased estate given as a present to the vendors father , a Police Special Constable , by the American GIs that he had billeted with him in Wiltshire during the latter stages of WW2.
There is a name or property tag to one corner with part of it appearing to be an abbreviation for the SS rank of 'Unterscharfuhrer' ( See images ). Certainly a flag that has ' been there ' with all of the weathering one would expect from one that had hung from a building . The flag is generally grubby with some very slight paint splatters from shed storage which I have photographed. There are also a couple of tears to corners .
A 'zuckerman' Senior Ranks Fire Guard helmet overpainted in white & with double black rank band & 'FG' initials to front & back.
Marked with a date stamp '8/41' to underside of rim & ' CC & S Ltd , Size 7 , 1941 ' to liner. The white stencilled initials of what appear to be ' EGUDC' for a place or department to rear . There is a pencil written ' S/C Betts ' to one side which is more likely to be the owner ' Senior Controller Betts ' .
A pair of the Jungle green trousers which are British issue with broad arrow mark & February 1945 dated.
Excellent almost unworn condition with all buttons to front fly & turnups to hem.
An approx 35 inch waist with 28 inch inside leg.
Scarce British gas cape with tape ties so that it can be fastened to the webbing belt.
Boiled and washed out to eradicate its impractical stickiness, this can be restored with the application of linseed oil if one so desired.
A magnificent Imperial German M1886 Bavarian officers helmet having six ridged spike with clover leaf base & a squared visor as was worn by an officer of the Bavarian Chevaulegers Reserve.
This impressive piece has the prewar high quality laurel wreathed helmet plate with domes chin scales , square cut front peak & removeable spike which could be removed & replaced with a horse hair plume on parade. Both of its original & correct officer cockades remain to either side of the helmet. I have made no attempt to undo the chinstrap catch this appearing not to have been disturbed for a very long time. Interior maroon satin & dark brown leather lining is intact with typically high quality apparent.
In overall excellent condition the high gilt finish remains impressively striking throughout with crazing to the undamaged leather caused by earlier fitment of a cover at some point of its WW1 service.
A top shelf piece & formerly of the legendary Michael Baldwin collection.
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