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WW2 1940 Leather & Webbing Air Drop Valise To Leiut CoL A.C. Newman VC No 2. Commando, Irvine. MISC 871 - MISC 871
This is an original British WW2 1940 dated air drop Valise constructed from hide & webbing. The valise has a leather carrying handle and a padlock staple on the rear of the bag to secure it. The bag is stamped on the back of the top leather 1940 (1940 date) and a large WD crowfoot. There is also a large black WD crowfoot stencilled in black on the front of the canvas bag. The bag has contemporary painted grey square on the front named to LIEUT. COL A.C. NEWMAN No 2. COMMANDO IRVINE. The bag also has a red painted AE near the top flap on the front. This type of bag was used in air drops due to the ruggedness of its construction to carry maps, plans and other essential kit. Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Charles Newman attached to No. 2 Commando during the Second World War and on the 28 March 1942 in the attack on St. Nazaire, France, Lieutenant Colonel Newman was in charge of the military forces and he was one of the first ashore, leading his men and directing operations quite regardless of his own safety. Under his inspiring leadership the troops fought magnificently and held vastly superior numbers of the enemy at bay until the demolition parties had done their work. The colonel then attempted to fight through into open country and not until all the ammunition was spent were he and his men overwhelmed and taken prisoner. Newman was later awarded the Victoria Cross for his part. This bag is worthy of further research and the price includes U.K delivery. MISC 871

COMPLETE, ORIGINAL, Transit Cased, Early WW2 1940 Dated British Air Ministry 52 Piece Brass Letters & Numbers Stencil Set For Aircraft, Vehicles & Signage By John Meerlo & Sons London. Sn 15980:4 - 15980:4
This is an original and complete Air ministry brass plate stencil set. These stencils were used for marking aircraft, vehicles, equipment & signage. Each brass letter and number stencil plate is 10 ¼” height. One side of each plate has a ridge which allows it to be joined to another letter or number to form words or series of numbers . The 52 piece set is contained in its original wood transit case with hinged lid. The inside of the case has slots with paint letter and number marks to allow the user to store the letters and numbers in order. The inside of the lid has Air Ministry ‘Crown AM’ ink stamp together with ‘1940’ date and reference number. The lid also has its original illustrated instruction for use label, contents list and manufacturer detail ‘John Meerlo & Sons London E.1’ (all illustrated). The case measures 23 ¼” x 12 ¼” x 9 ¼”. The case has a single hook fastener (the tip of the hook is absent). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15980:4

1910 - 1912 Imperial German Field Artillery Trooper / Reservist’s Porcelain Bier Stein To A Named Trooper With large Ornate Pewter / White Metal Hinged Cover With Dopp Zc/96 Time Fuse, Cast Figure Depicting A WW1 77mm ‘Whiz Bang’ Field Gun & Lithopane P - MISC 870
This is a splendid Imperial German field artillery trooper / reservist’s personalised Bier Stein. The porcelain has no damage or chips and its colourful art work depicting mounted artillery Officers and Troopers & horse driven field gun trains in action together with a town scene with Zeppelin in the skies above.The rim of the base is named ‘Sefrieter Michael Klein’. The centre has portait panels of Prince Luipold & Prince Rupert. The top rim has ‘10 Feldart Regt 3 Batt Erlangen 1910 1912’ on a field of blue. The imagery in the central panels of the stein have passages of German text which would be worthy of translation. The top of the stein has a large pewter / white metal hinged cover fixed to the top of the stein’s handle. The cover has crisp embossed decoration depicting Artillery & & Troopers socialising. The top also has a cast figure of Lion with heraldic shield and Dopp Zc/96 Time Fuse, Cast Figure Depicting A WW1 77mm ‘Whiz Bang’ Field Gun (a novel feature of the cannon is that it screws off from the top). Interestingly the base of the stein has a concealed lithopane panel which can only be viewed when held up to the light and viewed from the open end i.e when drinking the last dregs of the beer content . The crisp colourful panel depicts a ‘Cavalry Officer and his lady’. The stein is 12” height overall and the base is 4 ¼” diameter. The stein is clean and untarnished both inside and out and would make a superb display / conversation piece. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 870

RARE, WW1 Era German Army Model 1915 Feldfernsprecher Field / Trench Telephone With Original Wood Case & Crank Handle. Sn 15703:58 - 15703:58
The Model 1915 Feldfernsprecher (Field Telephone) is an early telephone used by the Imperial German army during WW1. The phone connects with wires. The user would turn a crank, the field telephone of your counterpart rings and you can talk to them. The telephones could connect troops at the front line to an outpost with the platoon/ company HQ thus avoid using wireless (if you had any). This is a rare to find example. It is complete with its original nickel plated brass handset wired with communication cord, Bakelite ear piece & mouth piece. The fitted case has the correct terminals for attaching communication wires. A terminal block is marked ‘W Ausg’. It also has its original steel crank handle which slots into a winding hole on the side of the case. The hole has a sliding steel cover. The wooden case is well made with its original hinges and steel button catch. The corners of the case have reinforced steel plates. The inside of the lid has remnants of its original instruction label adhered to it. The case measures It measures 8” x 9” x 3 ½”. The case has service wear to be expected and old stable worm holes. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15703:58

German Rare WW2 20mm Magazines (2 off) For The 2cm Solothurn (20x138B) Flak 30 And The KwK 30 L/55 used in the light tank PzKpfw II In Their Original Transit Container. O 1377 - O 1377
This is a rare and original WW2 German 20mm (20x138B) Solothurn Flak 30 and KwK 30 L/55 e light tank PzKpfw II gun transit container containing two original 20 round magazines. The Flak 30 was made in single, twin or quadruple mountings, the four barrelled being the famous 2cm Flak Vierling 38. The pressed steel transit container measures 40 x 25 x 13 cm, has a hinged lid with a secure clamp and two fold flat carrying handles, one on the top and another on one side. The transit container has internal divisions to protect the loaded magazines. The container retains much of its original green paint and the white stencil 25kg (the net weigh of the container, 2 magazines and 40 rounds of ammunition). The two magazines have a perspex window under a stamping 20 used to check if the magazine is full. The magazines have a stylised G manufacturers and waffenampt marks. One magazine is numbered 207444 and the other 215597. The bases of the magazines bear a waffenampt and the number 3. The price for these impressive items includes U.K. delivery. O 1377

WW2 Era U.S. Navy Bakelite Ship’s Bulkhead Clock By Chelsea Clock Company Boston USA With Key. Sn 15752 - 15752
This is a very good original WW2 era US Navy bulkhead Clock. It has a 5 ½” diameter circular matt black dial with luminus hands, centre sweep seconds hand and numerals enclosing the detail 'US NAVY SER No. 46326E’ & Manufacturer name ‘CHELSEA CLOCK CO BOSTON’. The face has an ‘F’ ‘S’ Fast Slow selector lever and key hole for winding (the clock has its steel key). The clock is contained in its original black Bakelite case with brass rimmed glazed Bakelite hinged cover. The cover is secured to the casing by a Bakelite topped brass screw which is attached to the cover. The casing & glass are undamaged. The rim of the casing has holes for bulkhead or wall mounting. The rear is embossed by the manufacturer ‘CHELSEA CLOCK CO BOSTON’. The clock is in full working order. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15752

WW2 1944 American Made British Tank / Armoured Vehicle Wireless Set No. 19 MK II Mobile Radio Transceiver With Correct 1944 Wireless Set No. 19 MK II Aerial Variometer Signal Booster. Sn 15703:45 - 15703:45
The Wireless Set No. 19 was developed in 1940 by the British War Office's Signals Experimental Establishment and by Pye Radio. The Pye model was replaced with the MK II model in 1941. The sets proved valuable for armoured fighting in the Western Desert. In 1942, the No. 19 Mk II was produced in America & Canada by Northern Electric Co, Canadian Marconi Co. and RCA Victor. The British design was improved and interchangeability of components such as the valves, was instituted. A majority of American / Canadian sets used English/Cyrillic front panel lettering, the result of a Lend-Lease contract to the Soviet Red Army. The WW2 mobile radio transceiver was designed for use by Tank / armoured troops of the British Army. The radio provided 3 communication channels: The A set provided longer range communications within the squadron or regiment: The B set or "troop set" provided short range communication between tanks in a troop. The IC channel provided internal communication between crewmembers inside the tank. A rear-link tank in the HQ unit would join its A-set to a wider network, and relay relevant messages to the commander on the B set. This would extend a squadron net to the regiment, or a regimental net to the wider brigade. In normal use the three channels were mixed onto the IC for monitoring. The commander or operator could then select the A or B sets to remove them from the IC and allow push-to-talk. A warning lamp would light if both were on the B set, leaving the A set unmonitored. The other crew members could only use the IC. This is an excellent complete original American made Signal Corps Wireless Set No. 19 MK II. The set has been examined internally and all component parts are present but we have not had it working. It is sold as seen and we cannot give any guarantee regarding functionality. The set has the correct English/Cyrillic front panel lettering and all of its original knobs, dials and gauges. The steel casing is undamaged and without dents. The front of the control panel has a plate with crisp model designation / Manufacturer codes and ‘44’ (1944) date (illustrated). The set measures 17” width x12” depth (including 2 small carry handles on the front panel) x8” height. The steel casing retains all of its original green paint finish. The set is accompanied by its original Aerial Variometer signal booster. The top of the steel canister shaped instrument has an indicator gauge and the case has a plate with crisp model designation / Manufacturer codes and ‘44’ (1944) date (illustrated). The casing is undamaged and retains its original green paint. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15703:45

Victorian Era British Model 1888 Naval Boarding Pike With Ash Wood Shaft And Steel Spear Point. Sn 15714 - 15714
This is an original British Model 1888 Naval boarding pike with Ash shaft & square section steel spear point. These pikes were used in the Victorian Era for boarding enemy vessels and repelling attacks by enemy boarders. The pike has an overall length of 7 ½ feet with a tapering 6" pyramid shaped spear head fixed to its 1 ¼” diameter Ash shaft by two 28” extended tangs secured by single rows of nails. The tangs were extended to this length to prevent the spear point being hacked off by cutlasses during combat. The spear head is securely attached the shaft which has no damage. There are no visible manufacturer, WD or date marks on the pike which may be on the underside the tangs. The price for this piece of British Naval history which would make a great display items includes UK delivery. Sn 15714

Large, Royal Doulton England Winston Churchill Toby Jug. Sn 15547 - 15547
This Toby jug is in the colourful form of Winston Churchill dressed in his iconic attire, smoking his signature cigar stub. The jug has no damage, cracks or chips and retains its vivid colour. The jug stands 9” tall and is 4 ½” base diameter at its widest. The base is stamped by the manufacturer Royal Doulton Made In England together with trademark, title ‘Winston Churchill’ and number 80 which is either an issue number or 1980 date (Winston Churchill themed Toby Jugs were produced by Royal Doulton from C1941 through to the early 1990’s). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15547

C1964 – 1994 Collection of 3 Admiral Nelson Royal Doulton & Tony Wood Staffordshire Porcelain Figures / Jugs. Sn 15548 - 15548
A collection of 3 pieces commemorating Admiral Nelson. From left to right in the images is a Royal Doulton pot featuring the bust of Nelson. The base has the title 'Nelson', Royal Doulton International Collector’s club mark and 1994 Doulton copyright together with other numbers. The next is a figure of Nelson in Uniform standing at a map table. The base is named ‘The Captain’ and has Doulton 1964 copyright information. The 3rd piece is a small jug in the form of a bust of Nelson. The base of this piece is marked ‘Tony Wood Staffordshire England’ and titled ‘Lord Admiral Nelson’. All markings are illustrated. All of the pieces have vivid original colour and no damage, cracks or chips. The price for this collection includes UK delivery. Sn 15548
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