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Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining.

 

The standard issue winter flying helmet for the Luftwaffe throughout WWII in exceptional condition, this particular model having the extremely rare rabbit fur lining. Though not an uncommon helmet, the fur lined variety is seldom encountered, and this example is in absolutely first class condition; the leather is superb with none of the usual scuffing on the hard ear pieces, and the woven interior label bears the full manufacturer's name, dating it at 1940 or earlier. It is a size 56 and fits a standard display head comfortably. Fur lining is excellent, and the helmet has not been "butchered" by removing one set of the snap fasteners on the strap of the Mi4c carbon throat microphones, a common practice after 1941. Fitted with receivers and undamaged acetate inserts, and an interesting mid-length cord and plug. A lovely example of a rare variant of this iconic Luftwaffe helmet.

$625 / £450 / €530

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Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

Luftwaffe LKpW101 flying helmet complete with rare fur lining

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggle tabs and 2 fasteners for the mask, fitted with a complete Type 35 microphone assembly/external wiring loom.

 

Very early Type C helmet, fully wired with a scarce Type 35 microphone assembly, comprising a maroon external wiring loom (Type Q cord) with low/high impedance switch box, Type 25 microphone, bell plug and RCAF marked Type C-3 receivers (equivalent of Type 16). Helmet is in excellent condition, the leather clean and supple. It is one of the first production Type C helmets, with "up and down" fore and aft goggle strap tabs and just 2 snap fasteners each side for attaching a Type E mask. Helmet has 2 names (or rather one name and one set of initials) inked inside the chamois lining. It shows light use but is cleaner than most. Bennett buckle is complete and chin strap retains metal tip to end. Microphone is fitted with its correct rubber gasket/ring. Receiver cups on helmet are so perfect and pliable I believe they might be Sefton replacements. If so, they have been professionally installed and almost impossible to tell. Helmet is a size 3 (large), indicated by the perfect embossed Air Ministry crown and stores ref. number on the left hand side. An absolutely superb example of the very scarce first production Type C with a rare external wiring loom. This pattern Type C is probably more scarce than a Type B helmet.

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RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

RAF first pattern Type C helmet, with "up and down" goggles straps and 2 fasteners for the mask, fit

Incredibly rare US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask, complete with rubber tubes and internal deflector.

 

The first example of one of these I have ever come across - and it was worth the wait! The Type A-5 oxygen mask was introduced in 1932 and was produced in limited numbers even though it remained in AAF inventory until 1943. Full-face leather mask, lined with chamois, features an inlet and outlet pipe, with a rubber "deflector" system to prevent oxygen going directly into the mouth. The tubes and deflector are still in place. Leather is perfect, chamois lining has a couple of tears and worn spots. Elastic straps still have some stretch in them. Rubber is still pliable. A fantastic find and an ultra-rare early US Air Corps oxygen mask.

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US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

US Army Air Corps Type A-5 Oxygen Mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask.

 

This pattern began its service life in WWII as the A-13A pressure demand mask, and remained in use until the1990s, redesignated as MS22001 c.1950. This is an example from the Vietnam war era. Made by Acushnet, who made far fewer than MSA, the mask is in good condition. The rubber is pliable, with no signs of perishing. There is a small nick in the folded down facial seal and the integral strap that fits under the nose has separated, as is common. The exoskeletal stiffener has had the two outer edges removed (this may have been deliberate?) however it wouldn't affect the functionality of the mask. Unusually it has been fitted with a full head harness, intended for wear with a headset rather than a helmet - so perhaps for a heavy bomber or reconnaissance aircraft (maybe a B-52?). Covers for the valves are missing but replacements can be found.  Microphone installed. Good hose and connector. Overall a great display piece for any Vietnam aviation display. Moulded date of 1969. Quite a scarce mask, especially from this maker and in this configuration.

$200 / £145 / €170

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Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

Vietnam era USAF MS22001 pressure breathing oxygen mask

WWII RCAF flying boots in great condition and a huge size 12.

 

Excellent pair of Canadian made and issued flying boots. Similar in design to the USAAF A-6  boots, but made to a much higher quality. Leather uppers with fully enclosed rubber shoe section and fleece lined throughout. Front zip fastener by Lightning in good working order. Leather is in very good condition, rubber is totally pliable. These are in a massive size 12! Maker marked on the rubber soles to Miner Rubbers. Show only light use, though there is a name hand inked in red on the tongue of both boots (can't quite make it out). 

$325 / £235 / €275

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RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RCAF flying boots in huge size 12

RAF MAPS ONLY escape/evasion purse containing double-sided escape map, compass and hacksaw.

 

Becoming very hard to find with all components. Waterproof purse is in excellent condition, carefully opened but no tears, marked "MAPS ONLY" to front (this indicates that it contained no currency). Contains double-sided silk escape/evasion map 43C (Holland  Belgium  France  Germany) and 43D (France  Germany  Switzerland Belgium) together with the miniature compass and hacksaw blade wrapped in paper. Compass in good working order, blade with some minor surface oxidation but a very good example. These were issued to all RAF and AAF flyers flying over occupied Europe.

$550 / £395 / €465

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RAF MAPS ONLY escape/evasion purse with map, compass and hacksaw

RAF MAPS ONLY escape/evasion purse with map, compass and hacksaw

RAF MAPS ONLY escape/evasion purse with map, compass and hacksaw

RAF MAPS ONLY escape/evasion purse with map, compass and hacksaw

RAF MAPS ONLY escape/evasion purse with map, compass and hacksaw

RAF MAPS ONLY escape/evasion purse with map, compass and hacksaw

RAF MAPS ONLY escape/evasion purse with map, compass and hacksaw

RAF MAPS ONLY escape/evasion purse with map, compass and hacksaw

RAF MAPS ONLY escape/evasion purse with map, compass and hacksaw

RAF MAPS ONLY escape/evasion purse with map, compass and hacksaw

WWI Royal Naval Air Service Chief Petty Officer's cap.

 

Any RNAS uniform items are scarce, and visor/peaked caps are among the most prized uniform items. Here is a really excellent example of a CPO service dress cap. Dark blue/black wool top, with patent leather peak and chin strap, mohair band and bullion/velvet padded badge. Red silk lining with maker's crest and leather sweatband. Shows use but overall very good condition. there is one tiny nip/separation on the top at the edge which is difficult to see. Patent leather has aged and lost its sheen, but a great example of this rare cap.

$450 / £325 / €380

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WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

WWI RNAS Chief Petty Officer's cap

Stunning Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap.

 

This Luftwaffe officer's white top summer cap is simply stunning.  Fabulous shape, showing the crushed look by removing the stiffeners from inside, and showing just enough use and wear to have "been there" - but no damage or excessive wear. Well padded white top is detachable for washing. Beautiful, heavy aluminium bullion wire wreath and cockade, with wire eagle on white backing. Correct twisted aluminium wire chin cords. Grey leather sweatband, white satin lining and good diamond sweat-shield with maker's information. Made in Berlin and most likely cost a fortune. Highly desirable - an absolute beauty.

$1,950 / £1,405 / €1,645

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Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Luftwaffe officer's summer white top visor cap

Rare Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control.

 

One of the most rare and difficult to find Luftwaffe enlisted ranks uniform variations: the Air Traffic Control division with green piping or waffenfarbe.  This cap is in excellent conditon (presumably Air Traffic Controllers did not wear their caps too much!). A well made, high quality cap, grey wool with no signs of damage; leather sweatband, white satin lining with sweat-shied displaying maker. Ersatz/fibreboard peak, patent leather chin strap, stamped aluminium insignia. A rare cap.

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Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's visor cap with green waffenfarbe for Air Traffic Control

Luftwaffe enlisted man's belt and buckle.

 

Very good example of a Luftwaffe enlisted man's belt and belt buckle. Blackened leather belt shows use but no wear or damage - marked size 95. Buckle with eagle/wreath retains 90% original dark painted finish, with minor wear on the high spots. Oddly no tab on buckle (either removed or never there) but doesn't affect functionality. ​ It might be a Heer (Army) belt modified for Luftwaffe use, but if so, this was done a long time ago.

$200 / £145 / €170

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Luftwaffe enlisted man's belt and buckle

Luftwaffe enlisted man's belt and buckle

Luftwaffe enlisted man's belt and buckle

Luftwaffe enlisted man's belt and buckle

Luftwaffe enlisted man's belt and buckle

Luftwaffe enlisted man's belt and buckle

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges.

 

Excellent WWII AAF enlisted man's service dress jacket with Air Corps collar devices, master sergeant's chevrons, 5 overseas stripes, WWI wound stripe and 7 hash marks, plus a beautiful felt AAF shoulder patch which appears to be overseas made. Jacket has stencil marking inside and is in great condition. 

$90 / £65 / €75

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AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

AAF enlisted mans service dress tunic with badges

Luftwaffe flight log book to aircrewman with  II/KG27.

 

Excellent and very complete flight log book to Gefreiter Rudi Ulmer (later Unteroffizier). Presumably he was an air gunner or radio operator - he wasn't a pilot. The log begins with training in 1940 and follows Ulmer to the Eastern front where he flew He III aircraft with II/KG27. There is a quite a lot of operational combat up to June 1942 and then he transfers to 4 Fliegerkorps Transportstaffel flying in Ju52 aircraft.  In addition to the log book entries, Ulmer completed a highly detailed 4-page fold-out (found tucked inside the log book) detailing flights which also bears an official stamp. Perhaps his log book was lost for a period of time? Definitely needs some research. KG27 was one of the most active units on the Eastern Front.

$500 / £360 / €425

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Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

Luftwaffe flight log book to KG27

WWII RAF corporals stripes on shoulder slides, locally/rigger made.

 

Matching pair of locally/rigger made shoulder rank slides for a RAF corporal. These have been carefully made by cutting down 2 sets of corporal stripes and sewing them to a khaki canvas backing. Very good example of wartime improvisation.

$50 / £36 / €43

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RAF corporals stripes on shoulder slides, rigger made

RAF corporals stripes on shoulder slides, rigger made

RAF corporals stripes on shoulder slides, rigger made

RAF corporals stripes on shoulder slides, rigger made