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** Early WW2 Very large Size 7** British WD Airborne Paratrooper’s Camouflaged Denison Smock With Correct 'Half Zip' Fastener By C.W.S Ltd. Sn 18774 - 18774
This is an original early WW2 British Camouflaged Denison Smock with tail flap and correct half zip (see pages 74 & 75 of Denison published by Wilson & Military Mode where a similar Denison dated 1943 is illustrated ). It has its original clean and undamaged white cotton label inside ' Smock Denison (Airborne Troops) Size No.7 Height 6ft to 6ft 2in Breast 39” to 41 C.W.S Ltd and War Dept arrow'. The inside of the smock has WD ink stamps (all illustrated). All material is clean with no mothing. The cuffs have tears and service wear and there is a small hole in the front midsection of the smock. It's half zip works perfectly and it has correct ‘monkey tail’ & 'Newhey' marked stud fasteners. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18774
£1,275.00

Ancient Japanese Samurai Clan Edo Period Armour With Early Edo Battle Weight Suji Bashi Kabuto Helmet, Removable Family Mon Crest/ Badge, Wooden Display Stand & Ornately Carved Antique Oriental Table. Sn 18468 - 18468
The Edo period is the period between 1603 and 1868 in the history of Japan, when Japanese society was under the rule of the Tokugawa shogunate and the country's 300 regional daimyo. Armour in Japan has a history that goes back as far as the 4th century. Japanese armour developed enormously over the centuries since its introduction to the battlefield. It was worn to varying degrees by numerous classes and was seen on the battlefield both on mounted and foot troops. Clans / Families had their own styles of armour and often adorned their armour with their clan or family crest. Suits of armour were expensive to produce and were held in high esteem by Japanese families. Japanese armour was generally constructed from many small iron (tetsu) and/or leather (nerigawa) scales (kozane) and/or plates (ita-mono), connected to each other by rivets and macrame cords (odoshi) made from leather and/or braided silk and/or chain armour (kusari). This is an original early Edo period set of Japanese Samurai battle armour. The armour has been assessed by UK Japanese arms expert Bill Tagg, a copy of his assessment notes accompanies the armour. In extracts from his notes he observes: “The helmet is a multi plate Suji Bashi they usually have 16 to 18 plates. The term suji is the flange folded over the rim of the next plate thus locking all the plates together to form the bowl of the kabuto / helmet (quality battle weight, early Edo). This is a highly skilled job and labour intensive which means expensive to do. Complete with side wings which have a brass mon badge of the Samurai family this helmet was originally made for. It also has a Maedate slide on crest (arrow fletching) which I think was made later. Unsigned still with original damaged liner. Th Do (breast & back plates) is multi plate which is lacquered. The high quality sleeves (Oda Gote) which have gourd shapes fixed to them match the shoulder guards (Ko-Sode) & skirts (Gessan & Haidate). Also matching are the shin guards (suneate). This armour is sitting / displayed on an antique dark wood carved oriental table.(included) It looks well suited to the armour. All together a fine looking display piece of antique Japanese armour”. The armour also comes with a purpose made wooden display stand. The oriental table measures 19”x19”x26 ¼”. The armour when displayed on the stand seated on the table is 5 feet 6” height. The price for this impressive Japanese piece with expert assessment includes UK delivery. Sn 18468
£6,950.00

WW2 Japanese Soldier's Uniform Khaki Quilted Winter Tunic. Sn 18554. - Sn 18554
This is an original WW2 Japanese Soldier's Uniform Khaki winter Tunic. The small Uniform tunic which is approx. UK size 34" chest, length from collar to base is 27”. All bar one of it's original brass buttons and the collar hooks are intact. It has 2 Chest pockets with flaps, and two waist pockets and all material is relatively clean. The body of the tunic has some service wear, and there appears to be two belt hooks which are missing. The inside of the tunic has original Japanese ink script stamps (illustrated). Price for this nice WW2 Japanese piece includes UK delivery. Sn 18554
£375.00

A Type 3 WWII Japanese Army Tunic. Sn 18555 - Sn 18555
A Type 3 (3 Shiki-Gun-i) WWII Japanese Army tunic. The Type 3 was introduced in 1943 and was similar to the Type 98 but was made of cheaper materials. Type 3 uniforms for enlisted men also consisted of only 3 size options compared to the 6 size options for the Type 98. It was produced in various shades of green. Officers could wear the uniform tunic open over a white or light green shirt with or without a black or green tie. Inside on one of the two buttoned internal breast pockets there is a badge with the maker ‘Tailor Koizumi & Co. Kanazawa’. There is a secret pocket with a Japanese symbol embroidered on it. There are two side pockets and two breast pockets to the front. Collar 16”, length 26” and armpit to armpit is 17”. There are a number of old ‘stable’ moth holes to the rear of the tunic. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn 18555.
£400.00

WWII Japanese Late War khaki Hemp Summer Material Tunic and Trousers. Sn 18553 - Sn 18553
WWII Japanese Late War Hemp Material Tunic and trousers. Super coarse woven body, reminds me of a thick hemp material. One chest pocket. It has 5 black buttons with a cloverleaf design imprinted. It has been worn. Trousers 26” waist and 23” inside leg with a button fly and one front pocket. The tunic is 13” armpit to armpit, 14” collar and 23” in length with one front pocket. This is the type of uniform that was used for the last defence and home front units. The price includes U.K. delivery. Sn 18553
£375.00

**VERY RARE**COMPLETE & ORIGINAL**C1650 English Civil War Era Cromwell’s New Model Army ‘Ironsides’ Cavalry Horseman’s Lobster Tailed Helmet, Breast Plate & Back Armour With Correct Commonwealth Markings & Left Arm Gauntlet / Guard With Display Stand - 18572
The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of civil wars and political machinations between Parliamentarians & Royalists. The Parliamentary forces New Model Army was created in February 1645 as it was felt that a professional army would be more successful against the king’s army. It was a military unit that was to transform the English Civil War. The New Model Army's elite troops were its Regiments of Horse. They were armed and equipped in the style known at the time as harquebusiers, rather than as heavily armoured cuirassiers. They wore a back-and-front breastplate over a buff leather coat, which itself gave some protection against sword cuts, and normally a "lobster-tailed pot" helmet with a movable bar visor, and a bridle gauntlet on the left hand. Prince Rupert, the most respected officer fighting for the King, nick-named them the Ironsides as they seemed to cut through the enemy with ease. This is an original, complete and very rare set of C1650 ‘Ironsides’ armour consisting of Cavalry Horseman’s Lobster Tailed Helmet, Breast Plate & Back Armour With Correct Commonwealth Markings & Left Arm Gauntlet / Guard Complete With Wood Display Stand. The iron helmet has the correct dome skull with combe, riveted plate lobster tail neck guard. It also has riveted and vented steel cheek guards and adjustable central bar face guard. The helmet is approx. UK size 6. The chest and back armour made of thick iron are linked by riveted steel plates mounted on the shoulders of the back armour. The plates have adjustment holes which fasten to lugs on the breast plate. The armour is 15” tall (to the shoulder). It would fit approx 38” chest (over a coat as it would have been worn). The breast armour is curved with vertical ridge to provide strength and has a flared waist. A 2 piece leather belt riveted to the back armour has a brass buckle and secures the breast plate and back armour together when worn. The breast plate & back armour have correct period Commonwealth markings (illustrated). The Iron left arm guantlet / guard has the correct riveted edges and hinged riveted plate hand / knuckle guard. The gauntlet is 17” overall length. All metal of the helmet & armour has even patina consistent with age. This historic Cromwellian armour set is accompanied by the wooden display stand on which it was found. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18572
£8,750.00

**RECENT HOUSE FIND**Victorian Cavalry Officer's Un-Dress' Leather Sabretache Pouch With Large Brass Queens Crown 16th The Queen's Lancers Badge. Sn 18227 - 18227
This is a scarce, original, Leather Sabretache Pouch With Large Brass Queens Crown 16th The Queen's Lancers Badge recently found in a Lake District house. A Sabretache is a flat bag or pouch, which was worn suspended from the belt of a Cavalry Officer together with the sabre. This Sabretache was found together with an original sepia photograph of the Lancer’s Officer. The name of the Officer is unknown but the card that the image is mounted on has a period hand written signature which is indistinct (the photograph is reproduced in image 3). In the image, the Officer is seen wearing his Lance cap which was found at the same time as the sword and is available separately on this website stock number Sn 18224. Also found was the Officer’s 1821 pattern sword and Pair of Lances with pennants available separately on this website Sn 18225 & 18226. The 16th The Queen's Lancers was a Cavalry Regiment of the British Army, first raised in 1759. It saw service for two centuries, before being amalgamated with the 5th Royal Irish Lancers to form the 16th/5th Lancers) in 1922. The Regiment was raised in 1759 by Colonel John Burgoyne as the 16th Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, being the second of the new Regiments of Light Dragoons; it was also known as Burgoyne's Light Horse. The Regiment was closely involved, undertaking several cavalry charges, in the action leading up to the capture of the French Garrison of Belle Île in April 1761 during the Seven Years' War. It also made a major contribution to the British victories against the Spaniards at the Battle of Valencia de Alcántara in August 1762 and at the Battle of Vila Velha in October 1762 during the Anglo-Spanish War. In 1766 the Regiment was renamed after Queen Charlotte as the 2nd (or The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons, the number being an attempt to create a new numbering system for the Light Dragoon Regiments. However, the old system was quickly re-established, with the Regiment returning as the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons in 1769. The Regiment arrived in New York in October 1776 for service in the American Revolutionary War. It was involved in fighting at the Battle of White Plains in October 1776, the Battle of Brandywine in September 1777 and the Battle of Germantown in October 1777 before seeing more action at the Battle of Crooked Billet in May 1778, the Battle of Barren Hill later that month and the Battle of Monmouth in June 1778. The Regiment returned to England in spring 1779. The Regiment next landed at Ostend in April 1793 for service in the Flanders Campaign and was present at the Siege of Valenciennes in June 1793, the Siege of Dunkirk in August 1793 and the Siege of Landrecies in April 1794. It also took part in the Battle of Beaumont in April 1794, the Battle of Willems in May 1794 and the Battle of Tournay in later that month before returning to England in February 1796. The Regiment was then based in Ireland between autumn 1802 and 1805. During the Napoleonic Wars the Regiment were ordered to support Sir Arthur Wellesley's Army on the Iberian Peninsula and landed at Lisbon in April 1809. The Regiment fought at the Second Battle of Porto in May 1809, the Battle of Talavera in July 1809 and the Siege of Ciudad Rodrigo in April 1810. The Regiment also saw action at the Battle of Bussaco in September 1810 the Battle of Sabugal in April 1811 and the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro in May 1811. It next fought at the Battle of Salamanca in July 1812, the Siege of Burgos in September 1812 and the Battle of Vitoria in June 1813. It was next in action at the Siege of San Sebastián in August 1813 and having advanced into France, at the Battle of Nivelle in November 1813. The regiment took part in the Hundred Days landing at Ostend in May 1815. It charged with John Vandeleur's Cavalry Brigade at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. After the battle, their commander, Lieutenant-colonel James Hay, lay so badly injured that he could not be moved from the field for eight days. The Regiment had been the sole British Cavalry Regiment to serve throughout the Peninsular War and at the Hundred Days. In the Victorian era, the Regiment was dispatched to Ireland in March 1816 where it was re-designated as a Lancer Regiment in September 1816, becoming the 16th (The Queen's) Regiment of (Light) Dragoons (Lancers). It returned from Ireland in June 1819 and was sent to India in 1822 where it saw action, using lances, against the Marathas at the Siege of Bharatpur in January 1826. It saw action again at the capture of Ghuznee in July 1839 during the First Anglo-Afghan War and at the Battle of Maharajpore in December 1843 during the Gwalior Campaign. It also took part in the Battle of Aliwal in January 1846, when the Regiment charged and dispersed a body of Sikhs ten times its size, and also fought at the Battle of Sobraon in February 1846 during the First Anglo-Sikh War. The Regiment’s title was simplified to the 16th (The Queen's) Lancers in 1861. It served in India between 1865 and 1876 and again between 1890 and 1899. Prior to the Boer Wars 1899-1902 the Regiment was awarded Battle Honours: Talavera, Fuentes d'Onor, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nive, Peninsula, Waterloo, Bhurtpore, Ghuznee 1839, Afghanistan 1839, Maharajpore, Aliwal, Sobraon. This 16th Lancer’s Sabretache is all original and as found and un-messed with. The sabretache measures 12” x 10 ½” at its widest point (closed). The front is made of hard boiled black leather which has scuffs and service wear to be expected. It has a retaining strap with eyelet that fastens to a brass stud on the body of the pouch (the tip of the retaining strap has become detached at one end but could easily be replaced). It has a hinged lid which reveals a large pocket, with integral smaller pocket with flap cover secured by leather strip with eyelet and brass stud . The top of the Sabretache has 2 brass belt rings and the rear has a large pocket with full flap cover and brass stud fastener. The front cover of the sabretache is mounted with large brass Queens Crown and Royal Cypher ‘VR’ (Victoria Regina) 16th Lancer’s badge with battle honours. The badge is secured to the cover by a series of brass screw bolts. The price for this Sabretache worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 18227
£1,495.00

WW2 1945 RAF Sergeant's Tunic With Embroidered Air Gunner Badge, Rank Insignia RAF Eagle & Air Gunner & Radio Operator / Mechanic Patch Size 8. U 378 - U 378
This is an excellent, original, WW2, 1945 dated, RAF Sergeant's Tunic. The Airforce Blue, Serge Tunic has 2 external pockets the top 2 pockets are buttoned and the lower are the correct flap covered pockets with no buttons. All of the Tunic's brass buttons with embossed ‘King’s Crown and Eagle in Flight' are present as it's original belt hooks and belt with large brass buckle. The Tunic is in excellent clean undamaged condition with all stitching in tact. The arms bear 'RAF Eagle' patches and Sergeant Stripes insignia. The left sleeve also has a cloth patch issued to Radio Operator / Mechanics. The breast has the correct original winged ‘AG’ Air Gunners embroidered badge. The inside of the Tunic has a nice white cotton label printed 'WD Arrow Jackets O.A. Size No. 8 Height 5’7” to 5’8” breast 37” to 38” Waist 34” Verner & Baxter Ltd 1945’ there is also a June 1945 ink stamp. The price for this excellent WW2 dated RAF Tunic includes UK delivery. U 378
£275.00

British WD 1963 Paratrooper / Airborne Troops Camouflaged Denison Smock By Windsmoor (Macc) L' Size 3. U 377 - U 377
This is an original, British Camouflaged Denison Smock with elasticated cuffs, tail flap and full zip. It has a white cotton label marked Original label inside, stamped 'Smock Airborne Troops War Dept Arrow, 'Size 3', ' Breast 36" - 38", Height 5'6"-5'8"'and Dated 1963. It also has the manufacturer detail ' Windsmoor (Macc) L'. All material is clean The left sleeve has a small patch of old stable bergan - service wear near to the shoulder which can be seen in the 1st image and the zip although fully functioning has become detached fronm the Denison at the bottom edge, this could easily be re-stitched. One press stud on the back of the smock for the monkey tail is absent. The Price includes UK delivery. U 377
£345.00

MINT, Victorian British Army, Scottish Black Watch Regiment 5 Tassel Horse Hair Sporran With Leather Pouch & Regiment Device Cantle. Sn 18029 - 18029
The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 SCOTS) is an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. The regiment was created as part of the Childers Reforms in 1881, when the 42nd (Royal Highland) Regiment of Foot (The Black Watch) was amalgamated with the 73rd (Perthshire) Regiment of Foot. It was known as The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) from 1881 to 1931 and The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) from 1931 to 2006. This is a near mint, Victorian era five tassel Sporran to the Cameron Highlanders. The white horse hair sporran has 5 black horse hair tassels, with copper gilt cantle with thistle border and centred Regimental motif on a stippled ground. It has its red leather pouch with flap covered pocket and 2 belt loops. There are no visible date or manufacturer marks. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 18029
£375.00
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