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WW2 British 5th Battalion HQ , Herefordshire Home Guard Sign



A rare WW2 Home Guard painted wooden sign from the ' 5th Battalion , Herefordshire Home Guard ' .
This battalion were based at Ledbury under the command of Lt Col JL Pearson CMG (Late RN) duties included mounting a road block on the Gloucester Road at Underdown & providing guards at both ends of Ledbury Tunnel and the viaduct, and manning an observation post in Churchill’s Meadow (now the Churchill Meadow estate – then a field!).
Sign has red lettering on dark green paint on a typically wartime plywood type base. Measures 66.5cm in length by 51cm in height. Some overall wear & tear to paint with a couple of small holes however not detracting from what is a very rare piece of Home Guard history.

Code: 9376

345.00 GBP


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WW2 British ' Woodwork Find ' Netted Camouflage Helmet 1939



I was recently fortunate enough to pick up two totally untouched ' out of the woodwork ' British camouflage netted MkII helmets this being the first & the other listed seperately.
In the early rough khaki brown finish issued to British combat troops in the early stages of WW2 the liner is of the Mk1 pattern with early oval crash pad soon replaced later in 1939 with the MkII liner system. The maker name of ' J.C.S & W Ltd & size 6 3/4 plus the clear date of 1939 can be seen to cradle & so this is one of the last productions before the switchover later that same year. Undisturbed & totally original to the helmet the net is securely tied to the helmet with chinstrap intact.
With wear overall these untouched non messed with examples have now become extremely hard to find .

Code: 9372

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WW2 British 'Battle Of The Bulge' Snow Suit ( Used By American Troops In Ardennes )



A British snow suit smock & trousers in heavy weight white cotton as issued to troops in winter snow terrain. These were also issued to American troops in N.W Europe during the winter of 1944 as they suffered from a severe shortage of white camouflage garments & obtained 15,000 suits from the British.
With four buttoned pockets to the front & an integral hood there is also a drawcord to the bottom hem.
Smock is dated 1942 &a very desirable large size 4. It still has its label intact reading ' Smock,Snow Suits' & is made by Denham Ltd. TRousers have had label removed.
A super condition example it is ideal for an Ardennes or Germany mannequin setup. These heavyweight versions are very difficult to obtain today .

Code: 9373

375.00 GBP


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WW2 German Luftwaffe Gas Mask Set Named & Field Post Number To A Luftwaffe Unit



An excellent German gas mask set with flyers name & Field Post number to long strap of ' Flg Gerhard ' ( Flieger Gerhard L37744 ) typed & stitched onto the masks long strap . The yellow material on which it is typed appears to be a piece of the yellow silk survival flag carried in the designated pocket of the flight trousers. Thje Field Post number comes back to ' Nachschub-Kompanie der Luftwaffe 9/1V' which was a Luftwaffe supply column.
In very good condition this complete set comes with original long & short wartime carrying straps , spare lenses , cleaning cloth & cloth retaining spring. Marked & dated 'EBU42' for the year 1942 to spare lense compartment the same name as that on the mask appears handwritten onto here also. On the gas mask itself there are waffenamt markings to inside edge with a clear waffenamt to its Fe37 1940 dated filter. The date '41' can be seen to snout.
In overall excellent condition with only minimal paint loss to canister .

Code: 9380

185.00 GBP


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WW2 German Mg Gunners Pouch 1942

An excellent 1942 dated example of the WW2 German Machine Gunners pouch. Carried by all MG gunners it contained accessories & spares that may be required to keep the MG operational in the field.
This particular piece is three letter ' hjh' coded for the firm ' Karl Ackva , Lederfabrik, Bad Kreuznach ' .
All stitching is intact & original with no damage.

Code: 9389

175.00 GBP


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WW1 French M15 Artillery Helmet ( Large Sized )



A very appealing colossal sized WW1 French Adrian helmet with crossed cannons badge of artillery troops to front.
This helmet is still in its early 1915 factory blue paint with first pattern one piece black leather liner. It is complete with its original chinstrap & liner tongue lace fastener . The M15 artillery badge is totally original to it. Anchor & CC marking for manufacturer ' La Compagnie Coloniale ' .
A very striking piece there are some dull rust patches however this helmet has a certain character that I find somewhat very appealing.

Code: 9386

225.00 GBP


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WW2 British ' Woodwork Find ' Netted Camouflage Helmet 1939



I was recently fortunate enough to pick up two totally untouched ' out of the woodwork ' British camouflage netted MkII helmets this being the first & the other listed seperately.
In the early rough khaki brown finish issued to British combat troops in the early stages of WW2 the liner is of the Mk1 pattern with early oval crash pad soon replaced later in 1939 with the MkII liner system. The maker name of VERO & size 7 1/2 plus the clear date of 1939 can be seen to cradle & so one of the last productions before the switchover later that same year. Undisturbed & totally original to the helmet the net is securely tied to the helmet with chinstrap intact. A soldiers name has been written on the liner in hand which appears to be 'Candy' or similar.
With wear overall these untouched non messed with examples have now become extremely hard to find .

Code: 9381

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WW1 French M15 Adrian 'Colonial' Infantry Overpaint Helmet



This interesting M15 Adrian helmet has actually had three coats of paint & was first issued to Colonial troops with the mustard colour paint for these troops evident to its underside.
Having first left the factory in the standard ' Horizon' blue finish it then received the mustard coating for Colonial issue before receiving a final khaki brown finish at a later date. The original flaming grenade 'RF' badge remains firm to the front of the helmet with a small movement of the badge revealing the first early blue finish at one edge of the badge. The original brown chinstrap remains intact with one small repair to right side & a midwar onwards multi construction brown leather liner in excellent condition. The numbers '55' & an indechiperable name can be seen written on the leather.
A very nice display example.

Code: 9377

225.00 GBP


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WW2 British Royal Marine Officers Service Cap



Rare officers service cap for the Royal Marines with browned bronze two piece cap insignia.
The same as used by officers of the army these service dress caps of the Royal Marines are very hard to find as they were soon phased out in favour of the beret. A classic private purchase cap made by 'Flights Ltd' the brown bronzed insignia is totally original to the cap with the correct distinctive side buttons for Royal Marines. Leather chinstrap intact & of the early war period. Careful lifting of the leather sweatband reveals a quality silk lining with full celluloid sweatshield covering the maker logo. There is clear natural age to the rear pins of the RM insignia giving firm evidence of the originality of this Royal Marines officer cap.
In excellent condition with the hardly noticeable odd tiny pin prick hole moth hole in places. Fabulous cap.

Code: 9375

275.00 GBP


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WW2 US American Webbing Equipment Set



An American belt equipment set such as would have been worn by a Squad leader armed with automatic pistol & M1 carbine.
Set comprises :

1. Pistol belt 1942
2. M1 Carbine Magazine Pouch 1943
3. First Aid Pouch 1942
4. Canteen carrier , Canteen (1943) & Cup ( 194*)
5. Auotomatic Pistol Holster 1944

A very nice set of the US combat soldier.


Code: 9387

220.00 GBP


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