SALES August 2022

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De Havilland aircraft factory worker's lapel badge.

Superb De Havilland factory worker's pinback badge, 1" x 0.625" (25mm x 15mm) in light blue enamel on polished white metal. During WWII many factories gave these small pins to their employees because they took pride in their jobs and the fact that they were contributing to the war effort. De Havilland of course designed and built several front line aircraft, most famously the all wooden Mosquito, but also the Tiger Moth trainer, Dragon Rapide, Hornet and many others besides. Lovely badge in great condition.

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De Havilland aircraft factory worker's lapel badge

De Havilland aircraft factory worker's lapel badge

De Havilland aircraft factory worker's lapel badge

De Havilland aircraft factory worker's lapel badge

De Havilland aircraft factory worker's lapel badge

De Havilland aircraft factory worker's lapel badge

RAF unwired Type D flying helmet, second/intermediate style in a rare large size.

Introduced in 1942 for use in hot desert and tropical regions, the first version (unwired pattern) Type D – like its cousin the Type C – went through a few rounds of changes in its short service life. While early production examples had the "up/down fore-and-aft" goggle straps to accommodate Mk IV goggles, the front straps were omitted from this secondary version; the leather chin strap was replaced with elastic webbing, and the oval rubber noise-attenuating earcup mouldings were moved to between the cotton outer shell and the satin/chamois lining. It still was not internally wired (that did not happen until December 1944) and had press stud/snap fastenings for the D, E, E* and G Type oxygen masks or microphone carriers. A lovely example showing light use, with a crisp WD broad arrow stampop and stores ref. number 22c/583, indicating a large size 3. A scarce helmet.

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RAF unwired intermediate pattern  Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern  Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern  Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern  Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern  Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern  Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern  Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern  Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern  Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF unwired intermediate pattern Type D flying helmet, large size 3.

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers.

Becoming extremely difficult to find these days; this is a complete Type 26 microphone assembly fitted with type 16 receivers. Essentially what is known as an "external wiring loom" for the Type B and unwired Type C, D and E flying helmets. It comprises the Type 32 cord, Type 25 microphone, Type 119 bell-shaped plug and a pair of Type 16 receivers. All parts are in very good, used  condition, though the Type 25 microphone lacks its rubber cover and has some chips out of the bakelite backing plate. A rare opportunity to complete an early RAF flying helmet.

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RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers

RAF Type 26 microphone assembly complete with Type 16 receivers