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Original WW2 Era British Officers Private Purchase East Yorkshire Regiment Worsley Pattern, Cawnpore Style, Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet By Cherag Din Ghulam Mohamed of Khartoum. - HE 837
This is an original WW2 era superior quality British officer’s private purchase, Worsley Pattern, Cawnpore Style, Overseas Service Tropical Solar Topee Helmet. This is an excellent original solar Worsley pattern topee helmet of the Cawnpore style with a brass cap badge to the East Yorkshire Regiment to the front in the . there is a decorative leather strap over the top of the helmet with 4 air vents and a leather chinstrap. The topee has a quilted red cloth lining with a sweat proof red top with the maders details embossed in gold EXPRESSLY STYLED FOR CHERAG DIN GHULAM MOHAMMED REL PITH SUN PROOF Made in India. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband leather sweatband with plaited bamboo to the inside where the hat touches the head. The khaki canvas cover is undamaged and has its original khaki head band 'Pagri' & vented top mount. All other material and stitching of the helmet & sweatband are clean and undamaged. The price for this helmet includes UK delivery. HE 837

WWII ‘M43-Luftwaffe’ Field Cap. 19432. - 19432
The ‘M43’ field cap (Feldmütze) was introduced for wear by all ranks on June 11th 1943 as a replacement cap for the older field caps then in use. It was based on the earlier ‘M42’and the Mountain troopers ‘Bérgmütze’ with only minor adjustments. Constructed of field grey material, officers ranks were distinguished by piping on the crown of the cap with silver piping for the ranks of Lieutenant to Oberst, and gilt piping for General officers ranks of General Major, to General Filed marshal, while EM/NCO’S caps were not piped. Sized at Continental 58 (7 1/4 – L) With the German Eagle over Swastika and embroidered badge of the ‘Luftwaffe’. The cap is in remarkably good condition, only showing minor age related wear to the top. The price for this piece of history includes UK delivery. 19432.

German Nazi Old Comrades Association Visor Cap. - HE 30
This is a dark blue peaked cap of the Nazi Old Comrades Association Kyfffhauserbund). The cap has a metal eagle with an Imperial Iron Cross of WW1 and the Veterans and enamel badge in a wreath underneath. There is a makers name etc inside the cap but it is difficult to read. The price includes UK delivery. HE 30

German Nazi Fire Police Visor Cap - HE 26
This is a very nice, original German, Nazi period Peaked cap of the Fire Police. The cap has acelluloid diamnod label, H. Baumann, size 57. The cap has the correct metal badges to front. There is no mothing or damage to the cap. The price includes UK delivery. HE 26

WW2 Era British Royal Navy Locker To Capt Jones DSO DSC HMS Walpole Containing A Collection Of Uniform, Dress Sword With Scabbard & Foul Weather Cover, 2 Large Ensign Flags & Ephemera . Sn 19345 - 19345
WW2 Era British Royal Navy Locker To Captain B. Jones DSO DSC HMS Walpole Containing A Collection Of Uniform, Dress Sword With Scabbard & Foul Weather Cover, 2 Large Ensign Flags, Cigarette Lighter, Smoking Pipe, Original Photographs Of Naval Officer’s & Of HMS Walpole. Sn 19345 HMS Walpole was a W-class destroyer of the Royal Navy. The ship was built under the 1916–17 programme in the 10th Destroyer order. Walpole was assigned to the 13th Destroyer Flotilla in the Grand Fleet after completion. she was assigned to the 11th Destroyer Flotilla in September 1939 and served until almost the end of the Second World War. Her role was mostly convoy escort duties, but she took part in two combined arms operations (Operations Amsterdam and Jubilee) and the D-day landings (Operation Neptune). She hit a mine on 6 January 1945 and was subsequently declared a constructive total loss and broken up at Thos. W. Ward Grays, Essex in March 1945. This is a collection of British Naval officer’s dress uniform consisting of dress jacket, trousers & duffle Coat, dress sword, 2 large Ensign flags, cigarette lighter smoking pipe & contemporary original photographs all contained in a Transit locker marked to Captain B. Jones DSO DSC Who Captained HMS Walpole Circa early 1938 – 22 Nov, 1938. The silk lined dress jacket has bullion insignia and all original brass Kings crown fouled anchor buttons. The lining has tears and service wear and minor old stable mothing. It is approx. UK size 38” chest. There are no labels or markings on the jacket. The dress trousers have no tears and are clean. They are approx. UK size 31” leg 38” waist. There are no labels or markings on the trousers. The hooded duffle coat is excellent made of heavy serge material it has a large hood, all of its wood toggle fasteners and neck strap secured by buttons. The inside of the jacket has 2 cloth labels 1 in good condition ‘Bentalls’ a retailer or manufacturer and remnants of another label marked ‘showerproof’ and ‘Medium’ (size approx. UK size 38” chest). The 2 large period RN ensign flags measure approx. 63” x 32”. They both have staining and minor holes consistent with being flown and stored. Their hems have original rope cords with hanging rings. The photographs consist of an original group photo of RN Officers in uniform with some original indistinct ink signatures, a portrait photo of an RN Officer who features in the front centre of the group photo with indistinct ink signature (we do not know if Captain Bond features in either of the photos), a small photo of a seated woman in contemporary dress most likely a wife or relative of one of the Officers & a contemporary photo of HMS Walpole mounted on card. There is also a used wooden smoking pipe and a Novelty gas lighter in the form of a lifebuoy ring with central Dolphin devices. The lever operated lighter has no gas and we have not fuelled it to test it. The RN dress sword has a clean single edged straight blade which is 31½” in length with central fuller (37 ½” overall). The blade is crisply etched with Naval fouled anchor & foliate panels on both sides together with King’s crown The riccaso is marked on one side by the manufacturer or retailer Whittaker (illustrated), the reverse has the ordnance acceptance proof star with inlaid roundel. It has a gilt brass Lion’s head with mane pommel and grip strap & full knuckle guard with the Royal Navy Kings Crown and fouled anchor motif. The sword’s fish skin grip with bullion wire binding is undamaged. The guard has a folding langet which has an indistinct engraved stylised monogram, the langet functions as it should, holding the sword securely in the scabbard. Attached to the guard is its bullion cord and portepee. The sword is complete with its black leather scabbard which has brass mounts and 2 hanging rings. The sword is accompanied by its original black patent leather cover which is worn & has shrunk with age. All are contained in the original Naval officer’s painted pine wood transit locker. The locker with a hinged lid and lock (key absent). The left and right aspects have heavy duty iron carry handles. The top of the lid has white paint lettering ‘Capt B. Jones RN’ and remnants of an original indistinct transit label. Due to size & weight delivery will be by arrangement and at cost. Sn 19345

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

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.

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

**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

**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
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