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4798
WWII Fighter Aircraft Antenna Radio Mast - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWII Fighter Aircraft Antenna Radio Mast - This is particularly nice example and clearly untouched since coming out of service. Surprisingly it has no data marks on it to help with an ID but our research indicates this to be a model AN-104-A of the type fitted to the P-51 Mustang. The hardwood body is enclosed in the original aluminium sheaf which carries much of the black paint showing service wear particularly to the leading edge. The mast is drilled at the top with a small hole to carry the aerial wire, whilst at the bottom is a female connector for a coax plug to carry the signal to the aircraft radio. The only damage to it is a split in the aluminium sheath on one side only but all in all it is an extremely impressive display item. Sadly the provenance of the aerial has been lost but it must certainly have a story to tell! Measures 32" (81 cm)
6378
Splitterschutzbrille Pattern Anti Splinter Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldSplitterschutzbrille Pattern Anti Splinter Flying Goggles - These came in with a small Luftwaffe collection we have recently purchased. The previous owner was sadly sold this set of second pattern Nitsche and Gunther pattern goggles as originals by an unscrupulous dealer and unfortunately this has proved an expensive exercise for him. Sadly many 'replicas' of this pattern are available on the market (some less generous would call them fakes) and when purchasing it is very much a case of 'Caveat Emptor' when considering parting with a large chunk of the collecting budget and even more so if you don't have the goggles in your hand. Many of these replicas originated from the Czech Republic although we are told by our contacts in that country the gentleman who made them is no longer with us and production has (currently) ceased. We have no idea of the origins of this set but they have been decently executed but are let down by a less than convincing back strap. The rigid frames are excellent and on reverse they are indistinctly marked "NiGuRa" and on the opposite side is stamped a '2'. Excellent tinted glass convex lenses are fitted and displayed with the 'Netzkopfhaube' flying helmet we have just listed they look the business. So an ideal purchase for a film company or reenactor who would not want to risk using an original but equally appealing to a collector to set off a Luftwaffe flying helmet display- for the fraction of the price of the real thing. We were advised the last of the Czech production was being offered in 2012 at EU 500 so grab a bargain whilst you can!
3417
RFC Trench Art Shell case - Click for the bigger picture SoldRFC Trench Art Shell case - This example, like the match box case we have listed today, carries a Royal Flying Corps NCO and Other Ranks cap badge engraving with laurel leaves, Kings Crown and RFC monogram to the front. The reverse is engraved with a four bladed propeller in somewhat naïve form with the dates 1912-18 below. The shell case, has been fired, is fully numbered on the base with P.D.P.s 190 and dated 9.16; it is also marked 37-85 and carries a logo of a small round bomb with flames above. We understand the P.D.Ps indicate it was made by Pinchart Denys, Paris (the largest manufacturer of shell casings in France), 37 confirms a 37 mm calibre, 85 represents 1885, the year this type of shell was first introduced, 190 the manufacturing lot number and the date of production is September 1916. We have priced this and the match box cover separately but we can offer a 10% discount if both items are purchased together. Measures 3.75" (9.5 cm)
3416
Royal Flying Corps Trench Art matchbox holder - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Flying Corps Trench Art matchbox holder - Small but beautifully formed! Fashioned from battlefield brass scrap the font is engraved with a Royal Flying Corps NCO and Other Ranks cap badge with laurel leaves, Kings Crown and RFC monogram. The reverse side is egraved with a WWI Iron Cross with an imperial crown, 'W' and the date 1914. Both front back and spine area carry incised lines to highlight the engraving. Sadly no history although this item came with the engraved trench art shell case we are also listing today. Measures 2.5" x 1.25" (6 cm x 4 cm)
1027
Flight Map - Click for the bigger picture SoldFlight Map - from the Battle of Britain period, of South East England (sheet 12). Various hand written observations, by pilot, relating to balloon obstructions, gunnery ranges, etc. with dates 1937, '38 and '39. Good issued condition. (Other similar maps available – please ask for details).
1541
RAF Syringe Petrol stores Reference 1C/5251 - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Syringe Petrol stores Reference 1C/5251 - Anther great instrument from the very early days of the RAF. It appears never to have been issued and comes in its original card box still marked with the stores reference details shown above. The top plate is marked 'Tested R & L 3'and below AM (Air Ministry) and a Kings Crown and 1928 which we assume to be the date of manufacture. We believe these tools were used for priming aircraft engines and whilst for sale as a collectable it seems to be in perfect condition and comes with a removable brass spout. Measures 11.5" with spout fitted (29 cm)
6344
Air Ministry Tyre Pressure Gauge by Kismet - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Tyre Pressure Gauge by Kismet - Here we have another very fine RAF instrument in its original leather case marked 'Tyre Gauge Kismet Special 20-120 LBS'. The gauge itself is engraved with a crisp AM (Air Ministry) and Kings Crown property mark and 'Kesmet Special Giant Model ' although being quite a modest size we feel this description is a bit of a misnomer! We checked the the patent nos 532760 and this was applied for on 7th September 1939 and this was granted on 30 January 1941 so like other items listed on the site today this instrument almost certainly has a Battle of Britain period provenance. The maker is shown as William Turner & Brothers Ltd of Sheffield. The extending pressure scale covers tyre pressures from 10-120 P.S.I. Whilst this may be in working order for sale here as an RAF collectable only. Measures 5.5" (13.5 cm)
2656
Superb 60 Squadron Trench Art Tobacco Barrel - Click for the bigger picture SoldSuperb 60 Squadron Trench Art Tobacco Barrel - Made from laminated timber almost certainly obtained from a propeller hub from a squadron aircraft, complete with a close fitting lid surmounted by a brass knob. When lifted the interior retains strong and aromatic smell that exudes history! To the front is a hand made copper shield engraved 'No 60 Squadron' and below a detailed image of what we believe to be an SE5/SE5A with which 60 Squadron was equipped with from July 1917 onwards. In March 1918 the assigned markings were changed to 2 white bands painted on the fuselage immediately in front of tailplane. 'A' flight also carried A to F painted behind the fuselage cockade so it reasonable to assume the original owner was with 'A' flight. The shield engraving features these bands, an 'A' flight code and on the tail fin serial nos A 190 so research may reveal the actual aircraft depicted. Below the aircraft engraving is 'RAF' and 'France 1918'. Seeing the RAF were formed on 1 April 1918 this, and the fuselage markings, would indicate this barrel is from or after this date. It also comes with some intriguing provenance. When we purchased it in 2005 we were told it was captured as a war souvenir by a German soldier when Moreuil airfield near Amiens in the Somme region was overrun, having only been abandoned hours before after anything of use to the enemy had been set on fire. 60 Squadron had an illustrious war with Captain W.A. Bishop receiving the Victoria Cross for his solo attack on a German aerodrome and of course Ace Albert Ball VC, DSO, MC, served with 'A Flight' of 60 Squadron in 1916. I have owned this unique artefact in my collection but now after 8 years it is time to find it a new custodian. Measures 7" tall (18 cm) and is 5.5" diameter (14 cm)
6349
Luftwaffe LKu 4 Gyro Kompass by Siemens - Click for the bigger picture SoldLuftwaffe LKu 4 Gyro Kompass by Siemens - Whilst no data plate is attached we believe the model number is FL22561 and could have been fitted to the instrument panel of a range of WWII Luftwaffe aircraft including JU-88, He-111 and Me110. This instrument, whilst for sale as a collectors item, seems to be in good clean condition. K 126 is painted on the facia plate with makers details below and on the base it is marked 'Bei eingedrucktem Knopf' and 'Kurssteuerung ausgekuppelt.' The control knob bottom left operates the lower gyro compass card whilst the knob bottom right operates the top card. Below the compass card is a clear window containing a ball bearing which we assume is a turn and bank indicator. The ball moves freely but suspect this window would have originally contained damper oil which is now missing. The back of the instrument shows access for a power source as well as a multi pin male plug connecting point with terminals marked 1-12. The instrument measures 5.25" x 4.75" x 6.75" (14 cm x 12 cm x 16 cm deep.)
6001
RAF School of P.T. Uxbridge Course Notebook - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF School of P.T. Uxbridge Course Notebook - Despite its somewhat lacklustre cover the contents of this notebook are superb! It covers the course notes taken by J.S.Wilkinson RAF service nos 542282 who attended number 32 Qualifying Course from 2 August 1938 to 7 October. His Commander is listed as F/Lt A.F.Ingram and Chief instructor is F/O E.J.Bradbury. The course notes, that cover 117 pages, are written in a very neat copperplate script. The notes cover elementary anatomy and physiology and are interspaced with numerous drawings and diagrams including many anatomical drawings, bone structures,, muscles and circulatory system. Part 2 commences with notes relating to Athletics including further sections on Hockey, Athletics, Football, Tennis, Rugby, Pass ball, and comprehensive notes on Boxing. The final two pages, we suspect drawn when the course was over, show a pastoral scene and we guess Pupil Wilkinson was in need of some R & R after a gruelling 2 months hard graft! The Royal Air Force School of Physical Training was formed on the same day as the RAF, 1st April 1918, at RAF College Cranwell. The School of PTI's one of only 2 schools ofthe same age as the RAF still in existence, the other being the Central Flying School. In 1920, the School moved to RAF Uxbridge where it remained until the Second World War. Early in the War the School was closed down - presumably because everyone thought the War would be over by Christmas and there was no need to train more PTI's! Would make a unique gift for any modern day PTI trainee and a reminder of how things were run in the RAF 76 years ago!
1476
Trench Art Cigarette case - Click for the bigger picture SoldTrench Art Cigarette case - This example appears to have been made from aircraft alloy and has been finely worked by hand. One side features stylised flowers with a very 1930's deco feel. The reverse carries another flower related pattern with a cartouche in the centre which may have been designed for initials or a name to be inserted but on this one it is blank. The hand made spring catch allows the case to open. Inside is an elastic strip to hold the cigarettes in place. Our feeling is this may have originated in North Africa and made by locals from wartime scrap for sale to the forces as a souvenir but it could also be an example of POW work. Either way it is an excellent example of the genre. Measures 5" x 3" (13 cm x 7.5 cm). Please also check out the other military cigarette cases we are listing today
5481
City of London 600 Squadron Plaque - Click for the bigger picture SoldCity of London 600 Squadron Plaque - Formed at Northolt in 1925 as a light bomber squadron in the Auxiliary Air Force. Blenheims arrived in January 1939 and was originally intended to operate both in the day and night role. However, the squadron soon adapted to the night fighter role and was one of the first units to use Airborne Interception radar. 600 Squadron served throughout the Battle of Britain flying from Manston, Hornchurch and Redhill. Beaufighters replaced the Blenheims in September 1940 and it continued to operate this type until 1945. With the reactivation of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, 600 was reformed on 10 May 1946 at Biggin Hill as a day fighter squadron. It was initially equipped with Spitfires followed by Meteors. It was disbanded again on 10 March 1957. 600 is the only squadron in the RAF to have two official badges, this being one of them! The plaque is mounted on a hardwood shield. Some age fading to paint but generally good used condition. Mounting screw hole to font as shown. Shield measures 7" (17 cm)
4721
RAF Staff Car Pennant - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Staff Car Pennant - These were flown from official RAF staff cars of station commanders of the rank of Wing Commander and above. It is made from woven fabric in RAF blue with an embroidered RAF roundel to the centre The left side has a reinforced loop section for the flag to be fitted on the flag pole. We are told on RAF owned staff cars the flag pole was fitted by means of a screw in base plate that was permanently attached to the vehicle. On lease cars the flag pole was attached via a magnetic base. In generally good flown condition with minor age wear. The pennant is double sided and measures 12.5" x 5.75" (32 cm x 14.5 cm) and the roundel is about 4" diameter (10 cm).
2660
Air Ministry Oil Can by T.E. Bladon - Click for the bigger picture SoldAir Ministry Oil Can by T.E. Bladon - A brass example with a curved spout with a threaded tip. The base of the spout is clearly stamped with the makers name T.E.Baldon (who also made oil lamps for the railways). This example carries an impressive Kings Crown and AM (Air Ministry) property mark and is dated 1938 so was clearly used in the RAF and would have served throughout WWII. The reservoir of the can is accessed by a removable threaded plug on the base. On removing this we could still smell traces of the original contents. No doubt this was an essential piece of kit in an RAF 'Erk's' tool box. Sadly no history with this one but no doubt it has a story to tell! Measures 9" (23 cm)
2403
RAF Bomb Armourers Tool No7 Mk I - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Bomb Armourers Tool No7 Mk I - This is the first example of this scarce instrument that we have had here. It is marked on the grip 'Gauge Cavity Detr. A/C Bomb no 7 Mk I', dated 3/41 and also marked C.E.Co. It is also stamped with GN 12 contained within a circle. These tools were used in the arming sheds prior to fitting the fuses and detonators by the armourers to check the cavity in the nose of bombs and also pistol in tail to make sure correct fuse is fitted prior to the ordinance being armed and loaded prior to an 'Op.' Made from solid brass (we assume to avoid sparks) and this would have formed an essential part of an armourer kit. We can supply a period image of the tool in use on request. Measures 8" (20 cm)
5642
Royal Flying Corps Map Board Mk I - Click for the bigger picture SoldRoyal Flying Corps Map Board Mk I - Manufactured by The General Instrument and Engineering Co. Ltd, London. The back is also stamped with the RFC property mark of an arrow with an 'A' above thus confirming its early provenance. The manufacturer appears to have held a creditors meeting on 7th April 1921 so seems likely our board pre dates the meeting although we understand these continued to be used by the RAF during the 1930's and looking at the design it clearly influenced the far more common WWII map board stores reference 6B/137. The instrument is in excellent original condition and carries a translucent acetate sheet under which the chart would have been retained. Above is a combined protractor and parallel rule, which has a minor crack in it and the set is completed by an alternative end fitting with a different scale. This is the only Mk I board we have been fortunate enough to purchase and like all Flying Corps instruments is both scarce and desirable. Measures 14" x14" (36 cm x 36 cm)
4336
WAAF WWII Airwoman's Other Ranks Cap - Click for the bigger picture SoldWAAF WWII Airwoman's Other Ranks Cap - A very crisp and increasingly hard to find example in a large 7 1/8th size and dated 1942. The cloth is in generally very good condition with just a few very minor darns and fitted with a good kings Crown brass OR badge to the front. The leather peak shows a small amount of general service wear. Inside the crown head lining is missing (as is often the case) but this does not detract. Interestingly under the green inside of the peak is written ACW Bolan as well as a further name ACW Allen and the number 26. Whilst no provenance was included when we purchased this cap we have found on line an ACW Boland who in 1946 stayed at her post when working as a switch girl when the building in which she was working caught fire on her base at Crosby Park, Albion. Having calmly phoned the fire brigade she returned to the blazing hut to save some office files from the inferno. We have a copy of a relating newspaper report headlined 'WAAF Defies flames to call Brigade' with a picture of ACW Bolan wearing her cap. This may or may not be the same one but it would be nice to think it was! With the re enactment season just getting underway this would be a great addition but it would also sit very happily within a serious WWII RAF/WAAF collection. First WAAF cap we have had here for ages so grab it whilst you can!
4860
RAF 61 (B) Squadron Presentation Samavar - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF 61 (B) Squadron Presentation Samavar - This is the second example of an RAF presentation samovar of this design we have had in. This one is finely engraved 'No 61 (B) Squadron Presented by Squadron Leader J.G.Macintyre 1939'. No. 61 Squadron was reformed in 1937 as a bomber squadron. In the two years before the war it was equipped with four different types of aircraft, starting with the Hawker Audax, then the Avro Anson, followed by the Bristol Blenheim and finally the Handley Page Hampden, the same aircraft flown by my late Father. The squadron went to war with the Hampden, with the first operation over Germany coming on 24 February 1940. The squadron would spend the rest of the war operating as a night bomber squadron with Bomber Command. We suspect Macintyre presented this item when he left the squadron having been posted to 44 Squadron at Helmswell. Sadly on an Op to Hamburg on 29 July 1940 his aircraft was flying at 8, 000 ft over Hamburg and collided with a barrage balloon cable crashing in the target area. Whilst his crew got out and were captured he died in the crash and it is likely by staying with his crippled aircraft he enabled the crew to live;we will never know. The samovar is made from silver plate and whilst this shows a little wear it is generally in very nice condition and is complete with spirit burner and interior fittings. Measures 12" high (31 cm)
PC190
RAF 13 Squadron Badge Panel - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF 13 Squadron Badge Panel - 13 Squadron was formed in 1915 and took part in both World Wars as well as the first Gulf War. The squadron badge, as painted on this panel, carries the legend "Adjuvamus Tuendo" (We assist by watching.) 13 Squadron have operated a variety of aircraft over the years including the Martinsyde G.100, F.E.2, SPAD VII and XIII, the Sopwith Dolphin, Lysander, Mosquito, Meteor and Canberra. From 1990 it operated the Panavia Tornado but the Squadron was disbanded in 2011 but reformed 2012 flying the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle from RAF Waddington. Whilst we have no specific history with it we were advised by a previous owner the panel had been cut from a Mosquito but we have so far been unable to categorically identify the aircraft type. The panel is constructed from wood with linen doped to the outer side. The varnished interior shows some original framing and numerous construction numbers and we would be happy to supply detailed photographs if anyone can assist us with a firm identification. In the mean time it is offered for sale as an unidentified panel featuring a fine painted badge of RAF 13 Squadron. The panel measures approximately 30"x 24" (76 cm x 61 cm) and would make a superb addition to an aviation collection but would look equally at home on the Mess wall!
6141
Lunkenheimer Primer - Click for the bigger picture SoldLunkenheimer Primer - We believe these were used to prime the engine before starting on aircraft such as Aeronca 7EC, but believe it should fit aircraft such as Luscombe, Cessna, Taylorcraft, Aeroncas and Piper Cubs. The design dates back to the 1940's although we have no idea of the age of ours. This is offered for sale a a collectable but it may be possible to get it back into airworthy condition or could be used for a static rebuild. What you see is what you get with this one! Measures 6" (pump only) 15 cm
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