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4694
RAF B Type flying helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF B Type flying helmet - A classic example of the most desirable of the RAF WWII flying helmets. The earliest dated example we have seen is 1935 and the pattern remained the standard RAF helmet until 1941 when it was replaced by the early version of the externally wired C type. We are unable to date this example precisely as the small woven label in the inside crown has been removed, a modification often carried out in WWII to avoid giving the manufactures details to the Luftwaffe as a calling card! The helmet is however stamped on the shell 22C/65 and on the receiver covers 22C/66 so likely to have been early war issue as later helmets were stamped according to size 22C/285-22C/292.

This example features an exceptional shell with the leather in really good condition, strong stitching and none of the surface lifting as is often the case with these helmets. The snaps for a D type oxygen mask show age and service related wear as you would expect. Both the Bennett buckles are in place, the chin strap example retains all its original leather cover whilst the rear adjusting strap one has lost a part of the cover. The chin strap retains a half of the chrome plated end ; invariably these are missing completely. Both receiver zips are original and full functioning but the leather pull tabs are later replacements. Inside the receiver covers the original receiver holders are still in place as well as what appear to be the original Air Ministry foams with all the correct stampings with stores ref 22C/67. In many B helmets we see these have been later fitted with RCAF examples for display purposes.

Inside the lining is generally good with one minor hole. The bottom area of the lining below the near perfect 'doughnuts' has been replaced. This appears to be a period repair and blends in with the wear on the crown area of the helmet. A further nice period touch is one of the doughnuts carries the owners initials D.H.L.C. but we can find no name or service number so tracing him could prove a challenge. The velvet brow pad is in exceptional condition but the velvet pad beneath the chin strap buckle is now absent. The label, probably for the reasons mentioned, is missing but we would guess the size is a 1 or 2 but perfect on a display head. Whilst not a mint example it displays remarkably well and it avoids most of the pitfalls that are often seen on the few remaining B helmets that turn up these days. This one almost certainly served at the time of the Battle of Britain so grab the opportunity to add it to the collection as it won't be with us for long. It is competitively priced to reflect its current above the average condition.

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USAAF type A-5 Chest Parachute - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF type A-5 Chest Parachute - A very clean example of the quick attachable chest parachute of the Group 2 Yellow category. The A-5 was standardised on January 5th 1945 and consisted of a Type A-3 24 ft canopy to be used in conjunction with an improved harness that included a Quick Release Box. This example is lacking the canopy but is otherwise complete with metal clips fitted to the reverse, bungees and 'D' ring and release cables all hidden beneath 'lift the dot' fastenings. It is crisply stamped up and was manufacturer by the Eagle Parachute Corp of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as well as Government no 45-266573. The opposite side is stamped 43J26406 24 Ft Dia and below is dated May 1945. The pack, which is stuffed for display purposes, also carries a parachute packing log record book stamped with Serial no.44-158812. Inside the part number is shown as 43J26406 but as this however appears to relate to an A4 pack so is probably not original to the pack but still a desirable additional detail. The olive drab canvas and three loop carry handles are all in excellent condition. Measures 17" x 10" x 6" (excluding grab handles) or 43 cm x 25 cm x 15 cm.
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RAAF Trench art Spitfire Mk V - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAAF Trench art Spitfire Mk V - Just imported direct from Australia this is a unique example of Australian trench art. The brass model is beautifully crafted and the stand mount is fashioned from an Australian Eucalyptus, also known by the more common name of gum trees, because they exude copious kino from any break in the bark.

The model confused us initially as it features a distinctive 'lump' on its nose section but research indicates this is a Mk V Spit but due to the dusty conditions in Australia the aircraft were tropicalized with a Volkes filter under the nose to protect the carburettors. In service it was thought the filter affected performance but other than a few MPH being taken off the maximum airspeed it made little difference. Mk Vs Spitfires operated in Europe and Middle East by RAF, RCAF, RNZAF and RAAF squadrons from 1941 onwards; in India/Burma from late 1943, and in Australia, where 245 Supermarine Spitfire VCs and one VB were transferred from RAF to RAAF in 1942-43.

The armament on the Spitfire Vb consisted of a drum-fed Hispano 20 mm cannon plus two.303 Browning machine guns in each wing. This model is nicely detailed and clearly shows the enlarged cannon blisters over each wing as well as the canons protruding from the leading edge. The underside unusually shows the retracted undercarriage. Other modifications on this variant included strengthened undercarriage with a slight increase in forward rake, the loss of the wheel bulges on the upper surface of the wing, repositioning of the cartridge chutes beneath the wings, and a slightly deeper radiator.

The stand support strut is also fashioned in brass and gives a sculptural look to the display. All in all a fine and rather scarce example of period RAAF Spitfire trench art that would sit happily in any collection. The model's wing span is 6" (15 cm) and the aircraft stands 10" (25 cm) measured from the gum tree base to rudder tip.

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Airplane Mooring Kit Type D 1 - - Click for the bigger picture SoldAirplane Mooring Kit Type D 1 - - A genuine UK warehouse find, probably untouched since it was put into store many years ago. The canvas case is in sound condition but does have some storage marks inside and out. Stencilled on the case is Airplane Mooring Kit Type D 1 and 36G4465. The zip fastener is fully functioning and not corroded. On opening we found the full contents in near factory fresh condition and the set appears to be complete. Whilst we stand to be corrected we believe this set was manufactured in the US and was designed to tether aircraft to the ground to avoid them flipping over in a wind. The other suggestion is the kit was designed for mooring seaplanes of the USN but we tend to believe the former use is more likely. In searching on the net we found someone else who found a similar set in the US commented:- 'Turns out we stumbled on an Airplane Mooring Case and contents Type D-1 36G4465. Part of the equipment package the US Army Air Force required with the WACO aircraft specification in 1936'. Each of the 6 interior pockets contain x3 spikes and we understand the other rods and turning handles were designed to fix the spiked ends securely into the ground on an airfield to enable the aircraft (Waco or otherwise! to be tethered to the ground with the coir rope provided. We believe this kit may date from WWII although we have been informed they were also used post war. If anyone can add anymore information on date and use of this kit we would be happy to add to our description. Whilst for sale as a collectable, in view of the excellent condition, we see no reason why this kit could not be used for its intended purpose in the 21st century. The case measures 27" x 8" (69 cm x 18 cm). We have spotted a similar set which is clearly stamped USN on a US web site on offer at $275. Ours is more modestly priced! e were fortunate enough to buy a number of these kits direct from their original UK store where they have lain forgotten for many years. This is the last remaining set and when it is sold they are sold as the supply has now been exhausted.
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Airplane Mooring Kit Type D 1 - Click for the bigger picture SoldAirplane Mooring Kit Type D 1 - A genuine UK warehouse find, probably untouched since it was put into store many years ago. The canvas case is in excellent condition but does have some storage marks. Stencilled on the case is Airplane Mooring Kit Type D 1 and 36G4465. The zip fastener is fully functioning and not corroded. On opening we found the full contents in near factory fresh condition and the set appears to be complete. Whilst we stand to be corrected we believe this set was manufactured in the US and was designed to tether aircraft to the ground to avoid them flipping over in a wind. The other suggestion is the kit was designed for mooring seaplanes of the USN but we tend to believe the former use is more likely. In searching on the net we found someone else who found a similar set in the US commented:- 'Turns out we stumbled on an Airplane Mooring Case and contents Type D-1 36G4465. Part of the equipment package the US Army Air Force required with the WACO aircraft specification in 1936'. Each of the 6 interior pockets contain x3 spikes and we understand the other rods and turning handles were designed to fix the spiked ends securely into the ground on an airfield to enable the aircraft (Waco or otherwise! to be tethered to the ground with the coir rope provided. We believe this kit may date from WWII although we have been informed they were also used post war. If anyone can add anymore information on date and use of this kit we would be happy to add to our description. Whilst for sale as a collectable, in view of the excellent condition, we see no reason why this kit could not be used for its intended purpose in the 21st century. The case measures 27" x 8" (69 cm x 18 cm). We have spotted a similar set which is clearly stamped USN on a US web site on offer at $275. Ours is more modestly priced!
4988
RAF Type H Oxygen Mask - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Type H Oxygen Mask - First issued in early 1944 the H mask replaced the earlier G pattern and it remained in RAF service, with minor modifications, for the remainder of the 20th century. This example Stores Reference 6D/2244098 is broad arrow marked and was manufactured in March 1985 and has never been issued. When purchased it came complete in its original packaging with attached documentation that confirmed it was checked by RAF stores in December 1997 and subsequently declared 'Serviceable' by 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford. This example is marked 'Small' and is fitted with an Amplivox 13100 microphone and mint communication cord and female plug. A full elastic harness is fitted, again in unissued condition, with snaps and clips to use with RAF C, D & E pattern flying helmets as well as the later G. The harness also features the reversible 'quick connect' loops for use with the later metal oxygen mask hooks. If the mask is required without the elastic webbing harness please contact us for a separate price. Despite now being 32+ years old this example is effectively as good as they come. Like all items offered on the site this is for sale as a collectable only, although subject to the correct checks we feel it is highly likely it is still in working condition but we can't guarantee this. These masks are no longer in production so grab the opportunity now to purchase one of the last examples whilst our very limited stocks remain.
PC206
RAF Dinghy Inflator Mk II Stores Reference 27C/2083 - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Dinghy Inflator Mk II Stores Reference 27C/2083 - manufactured from orange rubber these concertina style hand bellows were issued as part of the dinghy pack for keeping it 'topped-up' once inflated with the integral CO2 cartridge. Fitted with integral rubberized fabric handles both ends and clearly marked with the stores reference number making this the Mk II pattern. Like all our kit this is on offer as a collectable only and whilst we can't guarantee its original use, but in a non scientific test it appears in excellent condition and in good working order.
6233
B-17 Flying Fortress Crash Relics - Click for the bigger picture SoldB-17 Flying Fortress Crash Relics - An entry level assortment of crash relics recovered from a B-17 crash site. In this instance whilst we have no details of the actual aircraft loss we do know these were recovered from a Fortress from the 398th bomb Group based at Nuthampstead Hertfordshire in WWII.

Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London but was first occupied from September 1943 by the 55th Fighter Group, equipped with P-38s. The 398th Bomb Group, equipped with B-17s took over the station in April 1944 and remained until June 1945 after which it was returned to the RAF in July of 1945.

These assorted relics have all been conserved and are described as 'airframe fragments, exploded oxygen tank part, a bomb splinter, cockpit Perspex and tufnol fragments, section of fuel pipe and an inner wing part'. Some of the relics show traces of original olive drab paint. Due to their small size these relics would exhibit well on a display board but we will leave that decision to the new owner. Modestly priced.

OC412
OC412 Assorted Wreck Recovered Relics - Click for the bigger picture SoldOC412 Assorted Wreck Recovered Relics - A further mixed lot from our relic collection. Firstly we have an unidentified aircraft component; this is broad arrow marked and carries the reference number 27N/43. It shows some crash damage but has been conserved to display condition. This is accompanied by and RAF aircrew communication jack plug ; the Bakelite case is damaged but again it has been conserved. In addition we are offering a section of B-17 aircraft skin and a section of fuel line, both recovered from a Fortress belonging to the 398th bomb Group based at Nuthampstead. This mixed lot concludes with the end cap from a Luftwaffe incendiary bomb which is completely inert and is also conserved. An interesting mixed lot which would display well on a board at an entry level price.

4963
RAF Type H Oxygen Mask - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Type H Oxygen Mask - First issued in early 1944 the H mask replaced the earlier G pattern and it remained in RAF service, with minor modifications, for the remainder of the 20th century. This example Stores Reference 6D/2244098 is broad arrow marked and was manufactured in March 1985 and has never been issued. When purchased it came complete in its original packaging with attached documentation that confirmed it was checked by RAF stores in December 1997 and subsequently declared 'Serviceable' by 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford. This example is marked 'Small' and is fitted with an Amplivox 13100 microphone and mint communication cord and female plug. A full elastic harness is fitted, again in unissued condition, with snaps and clips to use with RAF C, D & E pattern flying helmets as well as the later G. The harness also features the reversible 'quick connect' loops for use with the later metal oxygen mask hooks. If the mask is required without the elastic webbing harness please contact us for a separate price. Despite now being 32+ years old this example is effectively as good as they come. Like all items offered on the site this is for sale as a collectable only, although subject to the correct checks we feel it is highly likely it is still in working condition but we can't guarantee this. These masks are no longer in production so grab the opportunity now to purchase one of the last examples whilst our very limited stocks remain.
OC314
Aircraft Control Grip AH 2242 - Click for the bigger picture SoldAircraft Control Grip AH 2242 - On offer is an aircraft grip in exceptionally good condition. The stamping to identify it are not very crisp but having taken expert advice we are told this is an AH2242, made by Dunlop and was fitted to the Hawker Sea Fury IV and the Harvard Mk I and II. The side of the grip is stamped CGF 9477. The brass gun button is fully functional with the fire and lock controls working perfectly and the pneumatic brake pipes are still in place and these are marked 'In' and 'Out'. The grip cover is in perfect condition as is the grip itself and the only issue is a little corrosion to the alloy casting on the top of the grip adjacent to the gun button and a little of the original paint is chipped away. This style of this grip is classic WWII fighter and could well be mistaken for an early Spitfire or Hurricane grip with the main difference being the lack or a brake lever as the Harvard had foot brakes fitted. And of course the price!
4943
RAF Silver Hair Brush - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Silver Hair Brush - A fine example with engine turned top which features a finely engraved RAF Pilot's wing, surmounted by a Kings Crown to one corner. The silver is fully hallmarked with anchor, lion and is date coded P. It also carries a somewhat indistinct makers mark reading W.G.S Ltd who we have traced to W.G.Sothers Ltd of Birmingham who were first registered in July 1920 and operated until 1955. The 'P' manufacturers coding dates the brush to 1939. The wooden bristle board is also stamped Made in England. Sadly we have no provenance with this item although being solid silver it was clearly a quality item in its day and must have served throughout WWII. Despite its 76 years it is in top condition and whilst on offer as a collectors item it could just as well be used for its intended purpose. Measures 4.25" (11 cm.)
4944
RAF WWII Silver Hair Brush - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF WWII Silver Hair Brush - A top quality example with engine turned top which features a finely engraved RAF Pilot's wing surmounted by a Kings Crown to one corner. The silver is fully hallmarked with anchor, lion and is date coded P. It also carries a somewhat indistinct makers mark reading W.G.S Ltd who we have traced to W.G.Sothers Ltd of Birmingham who were first registered in July 1920 and operated until 1955. The 'P' manufacturers coding dates the brush to 1939; the wooden bristle board is also stamped 'Made in England'.

Sadly we have no provenance with this item although being solid silver it was clearly a quality item in its day and must have served throughout the war including the Battle of Britain period. Despite now being 78 years it remains in nice issued condition with one minor bump to the front corner edge and a tiny scratch to the top surface. We believe the bristles are natural and whilst on offer as a collectors item it could just as well be used for its intended purpose today. We were lucky enough to purchase a pair of these but the other is already sold and when this is gone they are gone. It measures 4.25" x 2.75" x 1 1/2" (11 cm x 7 cm x 4 cm). An ideal Christmas present for the RAF collector in your life and one that is not available on the High Street or via Amazon. com!
4990
RAF Type H Oxygen Mask - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Type H Oxygen Mask - First issued in early 1944 the H mask replaced the earlier G pattern and it remained in RAF service, with minor modifications, for the remainder of the 20th century. This example Stores Reference 6D/2244098 is broad arrow marked and was manufactured in January 1983 and has never been issued. When purchased it came complete in its original packaging with attached documentation that confirmed it was checked by RAF stores in December 1997 and subsequently declared 'Serviceable' by 16 Maintenance Unit Stafford. This example is marked 'Small' and is fitted with an Amplivox 13100 microphone and mint communication cord and female plug. A full elastic harness is fitted, again in unissued condition, with snaps and clips to use with RAF C, D & E pattern flying helmets as well as the later G. The harness also features the reversible 'quick connect' loops for use with the later metal oxygen mask hooks. If the mask is required without the elastic webbing harness please contact us for a separate price. Despite now being 34 years old this example is effectively as good as they come and only point to mention is very minor age staining the inner chamois lining. Like all items offered on the site this is for sale as a collectable only, although subject to the correct checks we feel it is highly likely it is still in working condition but we can't guarantee this. These masks are no longer in production so grab the opportunity now to purchase one of the last examples whilst our very limited stocks remain.
6528
USAAF A-9 Summer Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF A-9 Summer Flying Helmet - mint and probably unissued example. The A-9 was virtually identical to the factory modified A-8 and was essentially an emergency procurement item first issued just 17 days after the USA entered WWII.

This example is fitted with 5 hooks to take the A-10 oxygen mask. No communication equipment is fitted and the helmet remains exactly as it left the factory in 1942 against order no 42-19386 P. The draw strings for adjusting the fit are still in place and the goggle snaps are perfect. The leather chin strap is shearling lined for added comfort and stamped on the inside AN. The interior of the helmet carries a woven label and the size is a Medium;'powder puff' pads are fitted for ear comfort but can be easily removed if communication equipment was added.

This is a text book example of this modest but important Army Air Force summer flying helmet from WWII which would be impossible to upgrade
4760
RAF Trench Art Napkin Ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Trench Art Napkin Ring - A fine example that has been fashioned using aircraft canopy plexiglass. It carries a small brass Kings Crown and below an RAF eagle. Whilst we have no specific history with this piece it would almost certainly date to WWII and is made from material salvaged from a crashed aircraft. This serviette ring comes complete with a period linen napkin and would make a fine display item in a collection or could be used as intended and would make an ideal present, at a modest price, for the RAF or trench art collector in your life!
6220
Avro Lancaster Crash Relics - Click for the bigger picture SoldAvro Lancaster Crash Relics - Another small but interesting collection of crash relics from an un named Lancaster dig crash site. The centrepiece is clearly P4A master compass. Whilst clearly in relic condition it has been nicely conserved and remains a great display item. The glass and compass card are long gone but the bezel, engraved with the points of the compass, still rotates and the instrument is marked with the 'Type 4A and numbered 1866T. Much of the original slate grey paint is intact and the sprung suspension is still functioning. This is accompanied by a polished brass Lancaster fuel gauge bezel and the set is completed with an inert cartridge case.

6225
Hawker Hurricane Crash Relics - Click for the bigger picture SoldHawker Hurricane Crash Relics - A rather interesting selection of clearly identifiable crash recovered Hurricane aircraft parts although sadly the details of the wreck from which they were salvaged has not been recorded. Perhaps most impressive is the Rolls Royce Merlin engine compressor type A.V.A.M. which was used on both the Spitfire and Hurricanes to facilitate the use of the flaps and also for cocking the machine guns mounted in each wing. It is profusely stamped with various numbers as well as an A.I.D mark. Despite being in semi relic condition it has been nicely conserved and is very stable. The large rectangular item is a section recovered from the aircrafts TR9D radio transmitter/ receiver. We can only speculate the last messages that were transmitted through it but we hope the pilot was able to bail out before the aircraft crashed. This piece measures 12" x 8"x 4.5" (30 cm x 20 cm 12 cm) This, like all the pieces in this collection, has been professionally conserved. We also offer a section of alloy tubing, which would have formed part of the Hurricane's airframe and the group is completed by what we believe a part of a Rolls Royce Merlin engine block stud. In summary an identifiable grouping relating to one of the iconic fighters of the Battle and Britain and WWII, which would benefit from being display mounted.

6221
Assorted WWII Aircraft Crash Relics - Click for the bigger picture SoldAssorted WWII Aircraft Crash Relics - On offer is a mixed lot which forms a part of the small relic collection that we have just taken in. Firstly top left in our picture are a pair of piston rings from a Pratt & Whitney R2800 radial engine recover from a P-47 Thunderbolt; these are 6" in diameter (15 cm). Below them is a cast air frame section recovered from a JU 88 crash site. Shown on the bottom left are several pieces of wreckage, including a section of the rudder from a Halifax B Mk 7 that crashed in 1944; these show some of the original black paint. Finally to the right of the picture is a section of Bristol Beaufighter skin together with a reflector gun sight locking ring, which were both recovered from the same dig. The skin section again carries much of its original green paint. All these items have been nicely conserved and are ready for display. Sadly the actual details of the individual crash sites has not been recorded but an interesting lot nonetheless.
6216
De Havilland: DH 98 Mosquito Engine Mount - Click for the bigger picture SoldDe Havilland: DH 98 Mosquito Engine Mount - Another significant crash relic described by the previous owner as 'forward section of wreck recovered engine mounting from a late mark DH Mosquito'. Like the other relics from this collection it has been restored and to a good display condition as shown in our picture.

In checking on line the mount is clearly identifiable and it still has alloy and rubber tubing and other components attached, some of which are profusely stamped. The engine mount shows some corrosion but having been conserved and restored by the previous owner it seems stable and would make an impressive display item alongside other Mosquito related artefacts. Sadly we again have no information on the airframe it originated from. It is a sizeable piece at 40" long and 16" at the wide end (102 cm x 41 cm) and it weighs 8.1 kilos without packing so please check delivery costs with us before ordering!

If Mosquito's are your thing we have another impressive lump from the same collection which we will be listing shortly!

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