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WW1 Essen 1918 German Military Alpine ‘A’ Frame Leather Trimmed Waxed Khaki Canvas Bergen Rucksack. Sn 12281 - 12281
This is an original WW1 dated German Military Alpine ‘A’ Frame Bergen Rucksack. The steel ‘A’ frame has traces of original green paint. The frame has a webbing waist belt with buckle (too small to fit our mannequin) and leather shoulder straps. The Bergen has reinforced rear leather top and bottom edges. The top edging is dated ‘1918’ together with ‘Essen’ and other indistinct letters. The Bergen is made of khaki waxed canvas suitable for Alpine use and it’s main body flap and 2 large side pocket flaps are leather trimmed. The body and pocket flaps have leather straps which fasten to buckles on the body and pockets of the Bergen. The mouth of the body has brass rings for draw cord (absent). Packed the Bergen measures 19” height and is 22” wide. The sides of the Bergen has additional leather tabs for additional strap / equipment carry attachments. The top of the flap and body have contemporary hand written names which are indistinct (illustrated). The inside of the Bergen has indistinct contemporary ink stamped letters and numbers (illustrated). The leather has wear and scuffs to be expected with age but is intact. The material is clean with no damage or mothing. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 12281
£275.00

Cased, Early WW1 1914 British Officer's WD Verner’s Pattern Military Compass By Short & Mason London With Original Leather Case. Sn 15122:5 - 15122:5
This is an excellent fully functioning Cased, WW1 British WD Officer's Military Compass By Short & Mason London. It has a brass case and is mounted with lanyard ring. The glass face and numbered brass outer ring are perfectly intact. The rear of the compass is nicely marked by the manufacturer 'Short & Mason London' together with 'No.8264’, WD arrow and '1914' date. The rim of the case is stamped ‘Verner’s Pattern’. It is complete with its original brown leather case with buckle faster, hinged lid and carry strap. The case has no visible manufacturer or date marks. The price for this early WW1 dated cased compass includes UK delivery. Sn 15122:5
£195.00

WW1 1918 British Army Officer's Leather Cased Marching War Department Verner's Patent MK VIII Compass By 'E. Koehn'. Sn 14430 - 14430
Military Marching Compass By Koehn Switzerland With WW1 1918 Brown Leather Case and shoulder strap by 'T. J. Butfield Ltd' also date stamped '1918' with hand written name "E. Smith" on the front. Colonel William Willoughby Cole Verner was born in 1852 and commissioned into The Rifle Brigade in 1874, retiring in 1904. He served on the staff in the Egyptian campaign of 1884-85 and during the Boer War. He died in 1922. During his career Verner patented several marching Compass designs. Whilst the basic prismatic compass design has its origins in Schmalcalder's patent of 1812 (Patent No 3545), Verner's Pattern is a significant development. Verner's Patents were all pocket compasses. Model numbers were issued to his compasses starting with a Verner's Pattern V with developments through to the VII, VIII and the IX of WW2. Verner's Pattern compasses are both incredibly popular with collectors as well being a compass that can still be practically and easily used today. The most common models are the Verner's Pattern VII and Verner's Pattern VIII which were mainly used during WW1. Their basic construction is a prismatic dry card compass with a both a momentary bearing lock and transit lock. This is an excellent original example of the MK VIII. It is fully functioning. It has a brass case and is mounted with lanyard ring. The glass face and numbered brass outer ring are perfectly in tact. The lid is stamped 'Verner's Patent VIII'. The rear of the case is stamped with WD arrows and by the manufacturer 'E, Koehn Geneve Swisse' together with '1918' date and 'no. 114476'. It is complete with brown leather case with hinged top and buckle fastener. The case is impressed with 'T. J. Butfield Ltd' and dated '1918'. The case also has contemporaneous hand written name "E. Smith". All leather and stitching of the case are intact. Price for this WW1 cased piece of equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 14430
£345.00

RESERVED RESERVED 1974 dated Brish Parachutists Life Jacket Pack By Frankenstein Manchester Complete With Original Khaki Quick Release Pack. Sn 7947. - 7947
This is a complete original Military issue British Parachutists Life jacket dated 1974. The jacket has a green cotton waistcoat with webbing straps and steel buckles. The lower strap has a manufacturer's label Frankenstein & Sons (illustrated). All webbing straps and pull cords are present & undamaged. It is contained in it's khaki quick release pack with carry handle. The pack has it's original inspection label attached which reads 'Exam Packed Bicester COD NBCEMO/ RSG' with 'Sept 1974' date. The pack which would be attached to the parachute rig is stamped 'Life jacket Parachutist Pack Complete With Life Jacket Parachutist PT A4/AD 1378, Stole Gas Inflatable Co2 Cylinder 86 Grams Operating Head'. The inside of the pack is stamped with War Dept arrow and it contains it's original instruction leaflet. When packed the carry case measures 13 x 9 x 3 inches. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7947.
£225.00

WWI Imperial German Army Back Pack Reg't Markings 'III.A.9.H'. Sn 7877. - 7877
After WWI German weapons were destroyed at a great scale, but the field equipment remained. Some of the remaining WW1 equipment was re used by the Wehrmacht during the first years of WWII. This is a rare to find original Imperial German Army WW1 Era backpack Haversack. It is made of leather and canvas & in good condition for its age. The pack when closed measures Size: 15" x 13" x 3" when empty & closed. It opens to reveal several compartments with leather straps and buckles all intact. The top of the backpack has a leather carry handle and the backpack is complete with all of it's corect shoulder straps and buckle fasteners. The exterior rear of the pack is mounted with animal skin which is complete but does have some service wear to be expected. The interior of the pack is nicely ink stamped with Regimental & inter War date markings 'III A 9 H', ' H. Lobert' Fahndern 36/75' , R-AIX 1919, 'S.P.Br., '1920'. This is scarce and highly collectable original item. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 7877.
£275.00

WW2 Imperial Japanese Army, Arsenal Marked, Alloy Water Bottle Canteen With Stopper & Webbing Carrier. Sn 7452. - 7452
This is a rare original WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Alloy Water Bottle. It measures 7" in diameter and has a flat bottom. It retains a lot of it's original khaki paint and original alloy stopper with lanyard loop. The base of the Canteen is crisply stamped with an Arsenal mark (unknown) and Japanese script ( illustrated). It is complete with original webbing carrier with shoulder strap. Price for this rare WW2 Japanese piece of equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 7452.
£195.00

Attributed U.S. Bulova Military -W- 3818A wrist watch - 2546
A fully working, Korean War period United States military Bulova wrist watch model, Mil-W-3818A. 24 hour luminous numerals, second hand, winder and new strap. Fully stamped on the rear. Original glass. Owners name "R. Bell" scratched on the back. Price includes UK delivery. ( sn. 2546 )
£295.00

Selection of British Military Button Sticks - EQ 32
Various available including WW1 dated, Brass, Air Ministry, WW2 and fibre. Prices from £12
£0.00

German MG13 Machine Gun Single Barrel Protector - EQ 30
A very nice green painted metal, single MG 13 machine gun barrel protector with leather closing straps and webbing sling. Price includes UK delivery.
£95.00
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