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These are some of the SOLD items that have been listed on our website

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Reference Stock Item   Description
3431
RFC Message Streamer - Click for the bigger picture SoldRFC Message Streamer - An original and scarce example in first class condition. The streamer features a small pouch to one end in which a lead weight would have been placed together with a message and this would have been dropped from early aircraft to allied troops to pass on messages. Prior to the age of radio signals, this was the only way airmen could communicate with ground based personnel and used extensively during WWI to pass on information such as enemy troop positions, strength or activity. The blue, yellow and red coloured segments are still vibrant with no sign of moth or other damage. An extremely attractive item from the very early days of aviation. Measures 58" (147 cm)
589
WWII Trailing Weights - Click for the bigger picture SoldWWII Trailing Weights - designed to assist in rolling out and retrieving external radio transmitter wire. A.M. stamped 6D/526 Mk IV. This item is in mint condition and is the first time we have been able to offer for sale.
1188
USAAF B3 Flight Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF B3 Flight Jacket - WWII. This original jacket has a great patina and original label confirming contract date 1942. Interestingly, it has a period replacement zip manufactured by Dot and A.M. stamped! Size marked at 36" (92 cm) but seems to fit significantly bigger. We are told this jacket was used on the Monte Carlo Rally in the early 1950's.
3801
LKp N101 'Netzkopfhaube' Flying helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldLKp N101 'Netzkopfhaube' Flying helmet - A classic helmet favoured by Luftwaffe fighter pilots and this is the desirable first pattern wih provision for attaching the two point oxygen mask. The net section is in exceptional condition and the dark brown leather receiver housings exhibit just minor service wear. A long wiring loom and 4 pin plug is fitted together with early round Bakelite covered throat microphones. Inside is as you would expect and reflects the condition of the exterior. Original manufacturer's label with code bxo, indicating the helmet was made by Deutsche Telephonwerke und Kabelindustrie AG, Berlin. It is complete with ink stamp Gr59. The interior perspex receiver covers are still in place and in good condition. In summary, a desirable early example that would sit happily in any collection.
83
USAAF B3/A3 Flying Suit - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF B3/A3 Flying Suit - An interesting modified set with the jacket having an additional left zip pocket. Aluminium eyelets have been added to the collar and waist straps. The label has been cut in half, probably done when the jacket came out of service. The original zip has been replaced by a period Lightning example. The jacket and B3 trousers both have a leather tab with painted name R.E.Benedict, who we assume was the original wartime owner and could not doubt be researched. The A-3 flight trousers are nicely labelled to Perry Sportswear Inc. Newburgh, New York. They are fitted with original braces and the leather is in good condition with a period reinforcement patch fitted in the seat area. The main zips are in poor condition and have been sewn closed to enable the suit to be displayed realistically in a collection. We estimate the jacket to be around a 38" chest (97 cm), whilst the trousers are marked 40R.
2978
2nd Tactical Air Force BLA Tankard - Click for the bigger picture Sold2nd Tactical Air Force BLA Tankard - Solid silver tankard with fine engraved crest named to 83 Group Main and below an eagle flying above a shield featuring a sword, a bee and a reverse swastika. Below the shield is the legent 2nd Tactical Air Force BLA. While the hallmarks are slightly rubbed, they appear to date the tankard to 1944. It has received a few knocks over the last 64 years but this is more than made up for by the fine engraving to the front. We have not had the opportunity to research this item.
3828
RFC Napkin Ring - Click for the bigger picture SoldRFC Napkin Ring - A scarce and extremely decorative silver Royal Flying Corp napkin ring. This is engraved to the front with the RFC initials and above No. 1 Squadron April 1912. This squadron was formed on 13th April, 1912 at Farnborough by redesignating 1 (Airship) Company, Air Battalion and Royal Engineers and represents the first squadron in the newly formed Royal Flying Corp. The inside of the ring is feintly stamped silver but no hallmarks are present.
3332
Negretti & Zambra Vane Anemometer - Click for the bigger picture SoldNegretti & Zambra Vane Anemometer - Numbered on the silvered dial 6352 and below Air Meter to 100, 000 feet. The main scale reads from 0 to 100 with the 3 subsidiary dials counting hundreds, thousands and ten thousands. These fine instruments were designed to measure air speed by operating the fan for a timed period and the linear reading on the dials multiplied by the area of the duct will give the cubic measurement. The instrument is supplied with a Lowne Instruments London fitted leather case and comes complete with a recalibration certificate dated 1982. The instrument appears to be in good working order, although we are selling as a collector's item only. A beautifully engineered instrument by one of the most famous names in scientific instruments who sadly are now no longer in business. Fan diameter 2.75" (7 cm)
3684
RAF Irvin Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Irvin Flying Jacket - On offer is an original RAF jacket dating to 1945. We purchased it directly from the family of the original wartime owner and it has never been offered on the collectors' market before. Despite the late war date, this is a high quality large panel example as opposed to most later examples which were a bit like a patchwork quilt! The reason for this is that it was originally a heated jacket issued to bomber crews. The wiring loom and plugs were removed post war like so many but this has been extremely well done. We have had the main zip replaced due to damage with a replica Lightning example while the sleeve zips are the original Dot manufacture. The exterior leather has normal service wear and a very nice patina. The collar details are all correct as is the waist belt and of course no pockets are fitted! Inside the jacket carries an original broad arrow marked and dated label and while the size is no longer discernable, it appears to be a 40"-42" chest. It features the characteristic short fur lining of an early jacket and other than one repair patch to the inner storm flap, is really in top condition. While we hesitate to offer originals for regular wear, this one used with care, could well be strong enough for the occasional outing
3939
Skyway Flight Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldSkyway Flight Goggles - A classic example of US made American Optical flight goggles, named on the nose bridge to the manufacturers Skyway. These would be commercial flying goggles dating to the inter war period 1920 -1940. The black painted frames are in exceptional condition as are the rubber face pads which show no sign of the normal perishing. These are stamped 6885021-2. The black painted frame indicates the goggles were manufactured by Ficher Spring Co. and were patented. The clear perspex lenses are in clear condition as is the back strap which retains good elasticity. An excellent display set of pre war commercial flying goggles which were designed to accept standard Air Corps lenses. This set was recently worn by actor Martin Kemp for a photo shoot to tie in with his recent appearance on the TV show 'Dangerous Adventures for Boys'.
1289
RCAF Ensign - Click for the bigger picture SoldRCAF Ensign - A similar example to the RAF version we have just listed but this one features the Canadian Maple Leaf within the roundel. This is also in a good flown condition with a few minor moth nips and the odd small stain. It comes complete with a coir rope and carries a stamp which appears to read 1.48 which could be the manufacturing date. Certainly being manufactured from laid on panels, it is certainly not a modern screen printed example. Measures 53" x 24" (135 cm x 65 cm), so an excellent size for display.
3884
USAAF A11 Flying Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF A11 Flying Helmet - A complete and fully wired example of one of the classic US Army Air Force flying helmets of WWII. Everything is as it should be including a clear AAF deckal to the left brow and a similar stamp to the inside lining. Receivers are pattern ANB-H-1. The original manufacturer's woven label is attached confirming size medium, a 1944 contract date and made by Consolidated Slipper Corp. It is fully wired with loom and jack plug marked PL.-354. This helmet has just been returned from a photo shoot and was worn by actor Martin Kemp to tie in with his recent TV appearance in'Dangerous Adventures for Boys!
4361
RAF Mk VIII Flying Goggles - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Mk VIII Flying Goggles - Perhaps the most common of RAF WWII goggles, first issued in October 1943 and subsequently became a design classic remaining on the inventory until the 1970's. This set is in good issued condition with most of the RAF blue paint intact on the brass frames. The leather section is also sound but the interior shows normal service wear. Clear lenses are fitted which do not exhibit the fogging often seen. The original back strap has all the correct adjustments although it has lost much of its elasticity over the years. This set would make a good display example at an entry level price.
1868
RAF Spectacles Anti Glare Mk 14 - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Spectacles Anti Glare Mk 14 - We purchased these directly from the officer to whom they were issued and as they were a spare pair, have never been used in anger. They come complete with the RAF hard case and embossed to the lid is the writing "Spectacles Mk 14 22C/2432 medium" with the government broad arrow property mark. These are extremely high quality glasses and while for sale as a collectable, would also be eminently usable for flying, driving or posing as Top Gun!
265
RAF Silk Escape Map - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Silk Escape Map - from the "Far East Theater" to assist downed airmen to navigate through enemy territory.
25
USAAF B-3 Flying Jacket - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF B-3 Flying Jacket - An original example with woven label confirming a 1943 contract date and size 40" regular. While this jacket does not have a maker's name on the label, the front pocket shows evidence of a label having been fitted which was a unique feature of Rough Wear produced jackets. This example has clearly had a hard working life and the back panel has numerous repair patches fitted but from the front the jacket displays very well with a good vintage patina. The zip has been professionally replaced with a correct specification Talon. Some repairs to collar but correct straps and buckles fitted. Some thinning to fur lining.
3399
RAF Canvas Training Helmet - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Canvas Training Helmet - Manufactured in tan twill cloth with blanket lining. The rear of the helmet is fitted with elastic to ensure a close fitting, helped by an adjustable head band. No provision for Gosport tubes or receivers, the helmet features roll back ear covers similar to those used on RFC helmets. This example is in very good issued condition inside and out. The lining is stamped with Q, W.D. and a broad arrow, together with the number 221. Whilst no size is marked, it appears to correspond to an RAF size 3. An extremely scarce and often overlooked flying helmet which should form an integral part of any RAF collection.
2375
USAAF A-10A Oxygen Mask - Click for the bigger picture SoldUSAAF A-10A Oxygen Mask - An excellent example manufactured by Acushmet with serial no. 3134A and in a medium size. Also stamped Property Air Force US Army. The rubber is in excellent condition and the mask if complete with the original oxygent tube. The harness is in place and has all the correct hooks and snaps and displays extremely well with the A-11 flight helmet we have also recently listed.
4438
RAF Wing Commander's Pennant - Click for the bigger picture SoldRAF Wing Commander's Pennant - A scarce large example in excellent flown condition. The cotton does not have any of the normal moth nips, the stitching is firm and the colours are vibrant. The edge of the pennant carries feint original stamping including the broad arrow property mark and manufacture's details showing it was made by Plant & Co. Ltd. Richmond Factory. It is possibly dated 1943 but this is not entirely clear. Measures 36" (92 cm) long.
4249
Officer's Mess RAF Cranwell Menu Holder - Click for the bigger picture SoldOfficer's Mess RAF Cranwell Menu Holder - One of the famous bases in the RAF, Cranwell was established in 1916 as a RNAS training establishment for aircraft, kite balloons and airships but became an RAF base in 1918 and remains the center for training, both air and ground crew, up to the present day. One of the most recent graduates was HRH Prince William. The menu holder is heavily made from Elkington plate and is stamped to the base "29057" as well as various other manufacturing marks. The circular menu holder is surrounded by laurel leaves and is engraved "Officers' Mess RAF Cranwell". The item is hard to date but no doubt it could tell many stories of Cranwell mess dinners in days gone by. An ideal Christmas gift for the aviation collector in your life? Height 2" (5 cm)
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