SALES January 2022

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RAF Type B flying helmet in a size 2 (medium) in very good condition.

A well above average condition Type B flying helmet in a good displayable size 2. The leather is in very good shape, with no damage or peeling, just light scuffing on the earcups (from storage without the sponge pads - remedied by including a pair of NOS pads). Reasonably clean chamois lining. Earcups and helmet nape embossed with A-crown-M marks. In keeping with Air Ministry orders, maker's label has been removed and helmet is stamped with A-crown-M  mark inside neck. Also has AID stamp and is named to Diamond, which is worth researching.  Makers label could be Frank Bryan or Sterling (both used small rectangular tags) and judging by construction I would say this is a Sterling. Retains rubber telephone holders, leather zip pullers and covering on Bennet buckle neck strap. Leather covering on chin strap buckle lacking. Retains metal "V" tip on chin strap. Overall a very nice example. Type B helmets are becoming incredibly difficult to source these days, and this is a lovely example with honest use.

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RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF Type B Flying Helmet, named in very good condition.

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask.

Excellent complete set of headgear for a late 1950s-early 1960s RAF pilot, typically of the early V-bombers: Valiant, Victor and Vulcan. Set comprises a Type  G inner helmet, size 2 (medium) dated 1966 with receivers and wiring loom - very clean showing only very light use; Mk Ia bonedome size 2 (broad), dated 1969; and a Type A-13A-2 pressure demand oxygen mask with exoskeleton mounting for quick attach/detach. Mask is unissued and comes with original cardboard packing box. Also fitted with the rare triangular helmet attachments with fine adjustment setting screws. All items are in excellent condition: the bone-dome with light scratches to visor and shell but nothing serious. A brilliant display and a very attractive set up. 

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RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia  bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

RAF V-bomber pilot's headgear: Mk Ia bone-dome, Type G helmet and Type A-13A-2 mask

WWII RAF officer's shirt collar size 15-1/2.

Excellent RAF officer's shirt collar, size 15-1/2, for the private purchase officer's shirt. Nicely marked as "Tuberized" and in very good, clean condition.

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RAF officer's shirt collar size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collar size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collar size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collar size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collar size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collar size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collar size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collar size 15-1/2

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made.

 

Beautiful early RAF officer's cap badge, circa 1920 and shows characteristics of being middle eastern made. Nice heavy bullion embroidery with velvet inlaid in the crown, gilt eagle and fine woven wool background, padded with stiff card and a cotton backing. A lovely badge which was sewn on and has clearly seen a great deal of service, the velvet faded and the wool backing showing wear but no damage.

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RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RAF officer's cap badge, 1920s, middle eastern made

RAF Type 27 mask microphone housing only, no "guts."

 

The housing for a Type 27 "golf ball" style carbon microphone as used with the Type E, E* and G oxygen mask. This is just the alloy housing and bakelite backing plate - the actual electronic "guts" of the microphone are absent. Good for a restoration project or for setting up a display, since when fitted to a mask, the inner working parts are not seen anyway. Good switch and clear stores ref. number engraved on front.

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RAF Type 27 mask microphone housing

RAF Type 27 mask microphone housing

RAF Type 27 mask microphone housing

RAF Type 27 mask microphone housing

RAF Type 27 mask microphone housing

RAF Type 27 mask microphone housing

RAF Type 27 mask microphone housing

RAF Type 27 mask microphone housing

RAF Type 27 mask microphone housing

RAF Type 27 mask microphone housing

Interesting RAF Observer flight training photo album. 

 

Named and with many places / units identified, this album has all high quality, large format photos (postcard size) including a menu from Christmas dinner, 1942. 16 images total show life at training school but not your "run-of-the-mill" type photos. All are military and include many group / unit photos. Last photos show owner in sergeant uniform with Observer wing and a newspaper clipping indicating he had "passed out." A nice album, well annotated with names and places.

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RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

RAF observer training photo album

WWII RAF VR collar tabs, matched pair for SD uniform.

Excellent matched pair of brass VR collar tabs for a Volunteer Reserve officer in the RAF. Use of these tabs was discontinued in 1941 although they were still worn by many officers. This is the size for the SD uniform.

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RAF VR collar tabs, matched pair for SD uniform

RAF VR collar tabs, matched pair for SD uniform

RAF VR collar tabs, matched pair for SD uniform

RAF VR collar tabs, matched pair for SD uniform

RAF navigator's Douglas Combined Protractor and Parallel Rule 

Another invaluable tool for the navigator of the heavy bomber but also used by fighter pilots. This example is identical to the above, but shows a little more use; the clear acetate has yellowed slightly and it is a bit more rubbed / scratched. Slightly different Air Ministry A-crown-M mark and 6B/47 (no asterisk). 

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RAF Douglas Protractor 2

RAF Douglas Protractor 2

RAF Douglas Protractor 2

RAF Douglas Protractor 2

WWII Royal Navy or Fleet Air Arm officer's working dress trousers.

 

The Royal Navy working dress was the equivalent of Battledress in the Army / War Service Dress in the RAF. It was introduced in 1944 largely at the insistence of the Fleet Air Arm whose aircrews were tired of tearing up their uniforms climbing in and out of aircraft. These trousers are dated 1945 and appear unworn. The rear seam has been split to the waist (probably to enable the trousers to be put on a mannequin) but without damage and could easily be resewn. Excellent condition. 

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WWII Royal Navy or Fleet Air Arm officer's working dress trousers.

WWII Royal Navy or Fleet Air Arm officer's working dress trousers.

WWII Royal Navy or Fleet Air Arm officer's working dress trousers.

WWII Royal Navy or Fleet Air Arm officer's working dress trousers.

WWII Royal Navy or Fleet Air Arm officer's working dress trousers.

WWII Royal Navy or Fleet Air Arm officer's working dress trousers.

WWII Royal Navy or Fleet Air Arm officer's working dress trousers.

WWII Royal Navy or Fleet Air Arm officer's working dress trousers.

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked.

 

Scarce early unwired Type D flying helmet in a generous size 3 (Large). Shows use but no excessive wear or damage; a very good example. Fabric is slightly soiled inside and out from use. Fitted with elastic webbing chin strap and with press stud fasteners for both the Type D and E, E* or G oxygen mask. Great Air Ministry A-crown-M ink stamp to left chin area along with 22C number. Acceptance stamps and size markings inside. Rubber ear-cups are soft and pliable (I believe these are Sefton replacements). Overall a great looking helmet in a very good size and very difficult to find these days. 

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RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF Type D flying helmet, later first pattern/unwired and Air Ministry marked

RAF officer's collarless shirt.

 

RAF officer's collarless shirt, identical to WWII pattern but dated 1967. Full button front opening, which, though less common than the pull-over type half-button front, was available in WWII for officers who purchased their uniforms privately and therefore had more choices. In colour and cotton fabric quality, this would be perfect for display or re-enactment purposes. Appears unused/unworn. Wartime examples are now extremely difficult to source. This example is priced significantly lower in price - a nice shirt.

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RAF officer's collarless shirt

RAF officer's collarless shirt

RAF officer's collarless shirt

RAF officer's collarless shirt

RAF officer's collarless shirt

RAF officer's collarless shirt

RAF officer's collarless shirt

RAF officer's collarless shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt.

 

RAF other ranks collarless shirt. Very similar to the WWII pattern but with a full button front opening. Wartime issue shirts for other ranks were half-button front, pull-over-the-head type (6B/74). The full-opening pattern was introduced after the war (6B/135-136-137 etc. denoting collar size). Other ranks shirts are of a duller, darker blue grey to officer's. This example is identical in colour and weave to wartime issue and of a very high quality, heavy cotton. Well marked with correct nomenclature inside the collar, but sadly a previous seller has attempted to "enhance" its appearance by adding a false Air Ministry stamp and wartime date inside the front. This is a postwar shirt but would certainly looks the part for a uniform display or re-enactor. Appears unused/unworn. Wartime examples are now extremely difficult to source and this later example is priced significantly lower in price. It is however a very good quality shirt.

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RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF other ranks collarless uniform shirt

RAF officer's shirt collars x 2  size 15-1/2.

 

Set of 2 RAF officer's shirt collars in a good large size 15-1/2. Privately purchased detachable shirt collars (as were most worn by officers) of the type and style available in wartime in "Tuberised" cotton. Excellent condition and appear unworn, though one has a few marks, probably from storage, which I believe would clean up fairly easily. Price for both:

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RAF officer's shirt collars x 2 size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collars x 2 size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collars x 2 size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collars x 2 size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collars x 2 size 15-1/2

RAF officer's shirt collars x 2 size 15-1/2

RAF other ranks detachable shirt collar, wartime issue, Air Ministry marked.

 

Superb early wartime issue pattern detachable shirt collar for other ranks. Duller, darker blue grey cotton than officer's  type. Excellent condition, appears unused.

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RAF other ranks detachable shirt collar, wartime issue, Air Ministry marked

RAF other ranks detachable shirt collar, wartime issue, Air Ministry marked

RAF other ranks detachable shirt collar, wartime issue, Air Ministry marked

RAF other ranks detachable shirt collar, wartime issue, Air Ministry marked

RAF other ranks detachable shirt collar, wartime issue, Air Ministry marked

RAF other ranks detachable shirt collar, wartime issue, Air Ministry marked

RAAF other ranks detachable shirt collar, wartime issue, size 14 and dated 1944.

 

Australian made  other ranks detachable shirt collar. Identical to RAF issue, in excellent condition, unused and well marked. Size 14. Very hard to find Commonwealth made uniform accessories.

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RAAF other ranks detachable shirt collar dated 1944

RAAF other ranks detachable shirt collar dated 1944

RAAF other ranks detachable shirt collar dated 1944

RAAF other ranks detachable shirt collar dated 1944

RAAF other ranks detachable shirt collar dated 1944

RAAF other ranks detachable shirt collar dated 1944

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping belonging to Vice Admiral Sir Michael Frampton Fell.

Two huge and incredible photo albums plus documents, citations, loose photos and newspaper clippings belonging to Vice-Admiral Sir Michael Frampton Fell, Royal Navy, K.C.B., D.S.O., D.S.C. and Bar. One of the most distinguished and decorated pilots in the history of British naval aviation. Red album (12" x 10") contains over 100 photographs of his WWII days, many large images, plus multiple documents and clippings including notifications of his awards. Blue album (16" x 12") contains over 200 photos of his late war and Korean war combat, test flying, rocket firing.  See images for a selection - these are stunning albums with lots of aircraft and flying kit. 

Fell was an Ace - first ‘kill’ in a Gladiator in April 1940 ; 4 shared destroyed and 2 probables over the Mediterranean in Skuas from Ark Royal, 2 more in Hurricanes over the Western Desert. MID for gallantry in operations during the Sicily and Italy landings; Immediate D.S.O. for leading the Fleet Air Arm’s second strike on the Tirpitz. MID for leading strikes in support of the landings in the South of France in August 1944; D.S.C. for the Aegean in October; King’s Commendation for Valuable Services in the Air for his experimental work at the Empire Flying School in 1947. Combat in Sea Fury in Korea; Bar to D.S.C. for supporting a helicopter rescue operation behind enemy lines . C.B. for services as Flag Officer Carriers and Amphibious Ships in the late 1960s and K.C.B. in 1974 for like services as Flag Officer Naval Air Command, the most senior appointment in Naval Aviation. His medal grouping sold at auction in 2016 for £26,000.

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Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

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Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

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Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

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Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

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Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

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Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Important RN FAA Photo Album and Document grouping

Extremely rare Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit "Channel" jacket in outstanding condition.

 

Absolutely fantastic Luftwaffe "Channel" suit jacket in the early Mediterranean pattern: tan cotton cloth with satin lining and all metal zips. Shows no wear and no rust to the metal fittings.  Full length metal ZIPP front zip, RAPID sleeve zips, all in perfect working order; clean PRYM snaps on neck, sleeves and waistband. Leather tabs for attaching oxygen mask. Clear stitch holes where the LW breast eagle was machine sewn in place. Grey satin lining and inner sleeves which retain elasticity. Incredible condition - would be virtually impossible to upgrade. 

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Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

Luftwaffe Mediterranean summer flying suit jacket

RCAF service dress uniform jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer.

 

A very interesting Service Dress uniform jacket because though clearly of wartime pattern and dated 1942, it clearly shows evolution, with the addition of a second row of lace for promotion to flight lieutenant and the buttons have been replaced post war by the "new" style (would be a simple matter to replace them with wartime buttons if desired). Nice tailor's label with what appears to be the name  "Tynan", who was an Observer and completed at least one full tour of ops, because the Tunic has a nice sterling "Ops" wing on the pleat of the left breast pocket.  There is also a full compliment of medal ribbons. A good tunic, unmessed with and worthy of research.

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RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

RCAF late war service dress jacket to a Flt. Lieutenant observer

Wartime photo of 256 Squadron (Mosquito nightfighter unit) dated 1943.

 

Excellent wartime period b/w photo of 256 squadron posing in front of one of their Mosquito XII aircraft. 256 squadron moved to Malta soon after converting to Mosquitoes, but since this photo shows them in RAF blue uniforms, it must have been taken shortly before they moved. Photo measures 8" x 5" (20cm x 13cm) and has a crease through the middle, but this doesn't detract from the high quality of the image.

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Period photo of 256 Squadron dated 1943. Mosquito, nightfighter unit.

Period photo of 256 Squadron dated 1943. Mosquito, nightfighter unit.

Period photo of 256 Squadron dated 1943. Mosquito, nightfighter unit.

Period photo of 256 Squadron dated 1943. Mosquito, nightfighter unit.

Period photo of 256 Squadron dated 1943. Mosquito, nightfighter unit.

Period photo of 256 Squadron dated 1943. Mosquito, nightfighter unit.

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941.

 

Rare and outstanding grouping of personal items to one RAF aircrew member,  tragically killed flying combat operations with  244 squadron in Iraq in 1941. AC1 Tommy Goodsell was a mechanic who flew as a flight engineer before flight engineers were officially recognized, and therefore had no substantive rank nor a brevet, and wasn't even issued a log book, so he made his own log book, and recorded every mission in detail. He decorated the log book with such things as beer bottle labels, local event tickets and programs and added personal notes and poems. With the log book are several photographs, including 2 in flying kit, his medals (sent to his father after his death and never mounted), 

passport, his father's driving license and birth certificate, and several well-written letters home in which he talks about his day-to-day service and how much he looks forward to coming home and marrying his sweetheart, Anita. Very sad and poignant. There are also two cigarette cases: one, a gift from Anita with the RAF crest  containing a lock of her hair. The second is magnificent piece of folk art: a solid silver (though unmarked) cigarette case, inlaid and etched with pictures of a camel and a scenic view of Habbaniya. Grouping comes with well-researched history regarding Tommy Goodsell's RAF service, crash and grave site, including copies from 244 Squadron's operational record book. A tremendous log book/medal grouping, even if  the log book itself is "unofficial."

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RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF personal log, medals, photos and effects to airman killed in 1941

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask.

Very scarce Type C carbon microphone for the Type D oxygen mask. When completed with an early Type F cord, this becomes the Type E microphone assembly and was used by RAF fighter pilots  during the Battle of France and the early stages of the Battle of Britain, and by all aircrews until the middle of the war. Microphone is in very good condition, with the switch intact and fully operative - the switches are so often broken. There is a small worn spot to the chamois at the front and a little chamois is worn away on the left hand edge, consistent with holding the microphone in order to operate the switch - but it retains approximately 90% of its original chamois covering, which has stiffened but would most likely soften up with careful brushing with a soft wire brush. No damage to the metal body and still good shape for attaching to a mask. A very difficult item to find.

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RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF Type C carbon microphone for Type D oxygen mask

RAF bell plug for helmet wiring loom / communications cord.

Standard bell-shaped single pin plug for all RAF WWII flying helmet wiring cords. Nice early example in brown bakelite. Excellent used condition, with all internal components including the spring.

 

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RAF bell plug for helmet wiring loom / communications cord.

RAF bell plug for helmet wiring loom / communications cord.

RAF bell plug for helmet wiring loom / communications cord.

RAF bell plug for helmet wiring loom / communications cord.

RAF bell plug for helmet wiring loom / communications cord.

RAF bell plug for helmet wiring loom / communications cord.

WWI US Army Air Service issue tunic for an enlisted man.

 

Wool tunic for an enlisted private. 105th Aero Squadron patch on right sleeve and 1st Aero Squadron patch on left sleeve with overseas chevron. Enlisted bronze collar devices in place. Issue type tunic in very good condition. One button missing from top pocket - main button detached but inside pocket.

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WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic

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WWI US Air Service sergeant's tunic708

Unknown WWI fur backed leather mittens - possible aviation use.

 

Lovely pair of fur backed leather mittens, possibly seal fur. Old, probably WWI era, not any issue that I recognize but could be aviation use in cold weather conditions. Certainly fill a place in a collection. Priced accordingly.

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WWI era fur mittens

WWI era fur mittens

WWI era fur mittens

WWI era fur mittens

WWI era fur mittens

WWI era fur mittens

RAF Flying Boot Insoles, unissued pair.

Unissued, untouched pair of leather and fleece flying boots insoles, as worn with all RAF issue fling boots. These are unmarked, but in every way identical to the issue pattern, and still tied together with original string, so it's possible they were produced in the factory but never made it as far as the stamping stage. No idea of actual size, but they are quite large, I would guess at least a UK10 US11. Clean, thick pile fleece and strong, flexible leather. Impossible to upgrade.

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RAF Flying Boot Insoles, unissued pair

RAF Flying Boot Insoles, unissued pair

RAF Flying Boot Insoles, unissued pair

RAF Flying Boot Insoles, unissued pair

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M.

Scarce flying clothing accessory, issued to RCAF aircrews and RAF crews stationed in Canada while training. These bootee inserts are not electrically heated (have no wires or plugs) but were issued for wear over the socks and inside the flying boots for extra warmth at altitude. Blue grey cotton exterior with a blanket/flannelette lining. Well marked on the bottom and with the Broad Arrow "C" on the inside. Excellent condition, appear unworn. Size Medium.

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RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

RCAF Bootee inserts by Deacon Brothers, size M

Historically important log book  to a RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadrons, killed during the last big attack of German nightfighters in March 1945.

Very significant log book to a RAF bomber pilot Arthur Thomas who flew ops with 37 Squadron on Wellingtons before surviving a crash following a mission over Tripoli. He returned to fly as an instructor, and eventually returned to operational flying with 12 squadron on Halifaxes, but was sadly killed, along with entire crew, after just 3 days with 12 squadron. They were a victim of Operation Gisela - the last mass attack of Luftwaffe nighfighters on RAF bombers returning home from their missions. Of note is that he was actually on a night training exercise and the LW nightfighter was hunting over Britain for returning bombers. Most of his crew were RAAF. The log book comes in its original brown paper wrapping as sent to his mother, together with history and copies from squadron operational log books and details of his grave. A very interesting read.

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Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Outstanding log book with history to a KIA RAF bomber pilot with 37 and 12 squadron.

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased, flying  branch.

 

A lovely example of a privately purchased other ranks / enlisted visor cap, most likely worn by a senior NCO / flight crew or pilot. Officer grade material with a cream satin lining, leather sweatband, ersatz visor with green checkerboard pattern underneath and ersatz chin strap. Good insignia and lovely high front with gentle back slope appearance. There is a very small amount of surface wear at the back/top of the cap, no holes but a couple of very, small, light tracks, however is doesn't show and is not a detraction. Sweatshield is intact and light staining inside, but overall very good+ condition. 

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Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

Luftwaffe other ranks visor cap, privately purchased

AAF Airway Goggles by American Optical.

Sold commercially in the 1930s and during WWII, but often worn by AAF pilots and aircrews, the Airway and Skyway goggles could be fitted with the same AO lenses as the B-7 and AN6530, but were often fitted with celluloid lenses for safety (as this pair is).  They essentially used the same components as the B-7, but in a blackened brass frame instead of nickel plating. The rubber cushions were exactly the same as those used in the B-7. This set is in excellent condition, the rubber soft and supple and the plastic lenses are clean. Strap has full elasticity. Complete with their classically styled "coffin" tin as originally sold.

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AAF Airway Goggles by American Optical

AAF Airway Goggles by American Optical

AAF Airway Goggles by American Optical

AAF Airway Goggles by American Optical

AAF Airway Goggles by American Optical

AAF Airway Goggles by American Optical

AAF Airway Goggles by American Optical

AAF Airway Goggles by American Optical

AAF Airway Goggles by American Optical

AAF Airway Goggles by American Optical

RAF Mk IVB Flying Goggles with flip-up sun shield attached.

A very good example of the Mk IVB goggles - the more successful of 3 variants  (IV, IVA and IVB) which were all introduced simultaneously in July 1940. Brass frames are excellent, with no dings or damage and about 95% of original painted finish. Rubber pads have typically melted and hardened, but that in no way detracts from their appearance. The large loops and leather strap are in great condition. Strap is crisply marked with A-crown-M and stores ref. no. Lenses are clear, with minor delamination at the edges. The best feature of all, of course, is the flip-up sun screen, fitted with most difficult to find mechanism: a large spring which allows the screen to be placed in any position. Screen has some surface scratching but very little warping. The leather nose pad has been custom adjusted to integrate with the oxygen mask by sewing it neatly together, and the nut securing the screen mechanism has been painted white - a feature I have never seen on Mk IV goggles before, only on Mk VIIs. A great pair of Battle of Britain era goggles, now extremely difficult to find.

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RAF Mk IVB Flying Goggles with flip-up sun shield attached

RAF Mk IVB Flying Goggles with flip-up sun shield attached

RAF Mk IVB Flying Goggles with flip-up sun shield attached

RAF Mk IVB Flying Goggles with flip-up sun shield attached

RAF Mk IVB Flying Goggles with flip-up sun shield attached

RAF Mk IVB Flying Goggles with flip-up sun shield attached

RAF Mk IVB Flying Goggles with flip-up sun shield attached

RAF Mk IVB Flying Goggles with flip-up sun shield attached

RAF Mk IVB Flying Goggles with flip-up sun shield attached

RAF Mk IVB Flying Goggles with flip-up sun shield attached

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training before and during the early war years.

Lovely example of an early D. Lewis flying helmet in black leather, often preferred by RAF pilots in the Auxiliaries when learning to fly - and even worn by some Battle of Britain pilots. Leather is soft and supple, with chamois lining showing typical "Brylcreme" staining. Pockets either side for Gosport receivers, brow strap for a snug fit. Great D. Lewis label and a name written in red ink which has bled and is difficult to read. Large size. Displays very well.

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D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

D. Lewis commercial flying helmet as worn by RAF pilots in training

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry, complete and in very good condition.

 

Mk II Brodie steel helmet as issued to the National Fire Service, most probably repainted and reissued (evidence of paint underneath the dark green finish and the letter "A" - possibly for ARP?). Dark green finish with NFS decal and region 24 which was Coventry. Coventry was one of the most heavily targeted cities during the blitz, due to the fact there was so much industry in the city (aircraft, munitions etc) and took a beating, hence this helmet has great significance to the Blitz. Excellent condition, with 95% decals intact, 90%+ paint finish, retaining original liner and chin strap. I cannot find a date but it is named and with a serial number. Great memento of the Blitz  and the Home Front from a city which took a severe beating.

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National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

National Fire Service Mk II Brodie steel helmet, City of Coventry

AAF Type  SW-141 aircrew Push-to-Talk switch in unissued, unused condition.

 

Superb AAF Type  SW-141 aircrew Push-to-Talk switch, as worn by pilots and  all crew positions in both fighters and heavy bombers, whether using a mask mounted microphone or throat mic. (which plugs into the 2-pin socket). This example is unused, the coiled cable still bound with cloth ties, and retains its leather neck lanyard, which is usually missing. Label on cable reads "Fungus Proofed June 1945. Clean connections before resoldering." Impossible to find a better example.

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AAF Type  SW-141 aircrew Push-to-Talk switch

AAF Type SW-141 aircrew Push-to-Talk switch

AAF Type  SW-141 aircrew Push-to-Talk switch

AAF Type SW-141 aircrew Push-to-Talk switch

AAF Type  SW-141 aircrew Push-to-Talk switch

AAF Type SW-141 aircrew Push-to-Talk switch

AAF Type  SW-141 aircrew Push-to-Talk switch

AAF Type SW-141 aircrew Push-to-Talk switch

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket in green/khaki, named and dated but stripped of all insignia.

The first official uniform of the newly formed Royal Air Force, comprising a khaki/green wool tunic with integral belt. Sadly this tunic, Canadian made and named to a J.W. Reid, has seen better days, but could, with some effort, be restored to make a decent display. All insignia have been removed, except for the remnant of a bullion "Canada" shoulder title; however the imprint and stitching clearly remains where sleeve eagles, cuff rank lace and a pilot wing were once present. All buttons have also been removed. There is some damage, and holes in the wool, mostly to the left sleeve and shoulders, with some smaller holes at the front. With careful tailoring this could be repaired. An extremely rare uniform jacket which would be well worth restoring and researching.

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1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

1918 Pattern RAF officer's service dress jacket, named and dated but stripped of all insignia

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large.

Lovely example of the AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, in a good size, appears to be unissued. Shearling is soft and strong with no signs of dry rot, only minor surface cracks to the polyacrylate coating. Retains hooks for the Types A-9 and A-10 oxygen mask, leather chin strap and good label. Never had ear cups for telephone receivers fitted. 

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AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

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AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size LargeDSCN2464

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

AAF Type B-6 flying helmet, size Large

Scarce and interesting near complete set of 24 WWII Royal Navy Admiralty charts of the Mediterranean plus 4 additional charts including Spain, Portugal and North Africa.

The first time I have ever seen these. From the estate of a Fleet Air Arm Observer who flew in Swordfish, Albacore and Avenger aircraft from various carriers. This is a near complete set of charts (numbered sheets 1 to 26 with only sheets 18 and 24 missing). Each sheet is printed on very heavy paper, single sided, approx. 17" x 17" (43cm x 43cm). In additon, there are 4 additional sheets: Spain and Portugal, N. Africa (2) and a different scale Mediterranean (Italy). 28 total sheets. All are dated from 1939-42 with some annotations. Very good condition overall, one or two are grubby from storage but no damage. Excellent for a table top or wall display. If no one buys as a set I will consider selling separately.

 

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RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RN WWII Admiralty charts (27) $200

RAF silk Goolie chit / Blood chit with celluloid case and lanyard, for USSR flights.

 

Rare RAF issue "Goolie" chit (or Blood chit) issued to pilots and aircrews engaged in combat flights over Soviet territory. Specifically introduced for the "Mission to Moscow"  in 1942, when RAF pilots and technicians were shipped into Russia to instruct and lead Soviet fighter pilots into combat, and provide flight instruction on tactics as well as how to fly the Hurricane aircraft also being shipped in. The chit contains a message, in Russian, promising a reward for the safe return of any lost of injured RAF crewmen. Printed on silk and still contained in its celluloid holder with lanyard attached, this example is in near mint. perfect condition, the celluloid slightly scratched and separated along one edge.

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RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF Goolie chit / Blood chit for USSR flights

RAF large size Heliograph (4") for dinghy survival kit.

Very good example of the larger size RAF signal mirror or Heliograph, used for directing the sun's rays towards rescue boats and aircraft. One small area of rust on the sighting tool (should clean up easily). The polished steel "mirror" is in excellent condition as is the cotton pouch. The 4" version was issued as part of the survival kit with all dinghies, including the K Type one-man boat, as it was felt to be more effective than the smaller 2" version which was carried on the person.

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RAF large size Heliograph (4") for dinghy survival kit

RAF large size Heliograph (4") for dinghy survival kit

RAF large size Heliograph (4") for dinghy survival kit

RAF large size Heliograph (4") for dinghy survival kit

RAF large size Heliograph (4") for dinghy survival kit

RAF large size Heliograph (4") for dinghy survival kit

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration.

Unissued Type G oxygen mask, but it can only be described as fair condition at best, although it will complete a reasonable display with goggles and helmet. The edge of the mask has perished, becoming brittle with some loss to the rubber. The deterioration has halted and stabilized and the rest of the rubber is actually strong and pliable. The grey suede lining shows no use or wear and is intact. The harness is good, still has elasticity, and the mask is fitted with its transit/blanking cap. Could be displayed as is or possibly the edge rebuilt with modern rubber filler. Lacks nosewire and one of the holding lugs is absent. Priced according to condition.

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RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

RAF Type G oxygen mask. Unissued - but with age deterioration

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.

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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

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, second pattern designed for an internal wiring loom, in very good condition showing light use but no undue wear. Size 2 (medium) with excellent rubber ear cups, good chin strap, clean inside and named inside the left ear pad to Kenneth Bewley. Has no wiring loom installed and the leather tail for attaching the cord has been trimmed. I am curious if it was therefore used by a USAAF flyer - since the HS-38 headset would easily fit? Worth researching the name. A lovely example of a helmet that, like most headgear, is getting harder to find. Introduced in December 1944, this version of the Type E was intended for tropical and jungle use, being constructed of lightweight Airtex cotton fabric and unlined.

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RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF Type E flying helmet, wired pattern, named.

RAF blue grey Brodie steel helmet.

Issued to all RAF personnel but seldom seen in photos of aircrew (except in the early days of the blitz on RAF airfields) examples of the ubiquitous Brodie Mk II helmet in RAF grey are not often found these days.  This is a very good example, with heavy textured paint and one small area of paint loss, probably from stacking, to the top front. Liner and chin strap are complete and in great condition. Maker marked JSS.

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RAF blue grey Brodie steel helmet.

RAF blue grey Brodie steel helmet.

RAF blue grey Brodie steel helmet.

RAF blue grey Brodie steel helmet.

RAF blue grey Brodie steel helmet.

RAF blue grey Brodie steel helmet.

RAF blue grey Brodie steel helmet.

RAF blue grey Brodie steel helmet.

RAF blue grey Brodie steel helmet.

RAF blue grey Brodie steel helmet.

RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "Other ranks, simplified pattern" with wings, medal ribbons and rank insignia, dated 1942.

Superb example of a RAF Other Ranks' Service Dress uniform jacket to a Flight Sergeant pilot, complete with its original belt, correct period insignia and a lovely pilot wing with medal ribbons. Condition is very good indeed, with no wear or damage and still retains the knap to the serge wool. Great printed label with a bold date of 1942. All insignia appear to be original to the tunic.

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RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal ribbons and

RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal ribbons and

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DSCN2568RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal rib

DSCN2568RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal rib

RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal ribbons and

RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal ribbons and

RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal ribbons and

RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal ribbons and

RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal ribbons and

RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal ribbons and

RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal ribbons and

RAF Flight Sergeant pilot's Service Dress jacket, "simplified pattern" with wings, medal ribbons and

AAF Type A-8 navigator's stopwatch, named.

15 jewel  Elgin movement model 582 and serial number 41096742 which dates the watch to 1941-42. The owner, P.E. Yankwich has scrached his name on the back, which is also marked Type A-8, Sec. no. 94-27749, Ser. no. AC42-21178; MFRS part no. 1778, Old no. W535AC-28071, Elgin. It is also stamped with the AN acceptance mark. All this is legible when held at an angle in the light but I could not get a decent photo! Crystal is a replacement but all other parts are original and the hands and dial are superb. Watch is NOT currently running, though vendor states it was in good working order prior to shipping. It winds just fine - I would guess it needs a good clean. Priced accordingly. A really nice example.

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AAF Type A-8 navigator's stopwatch, named

AAF Type A-8 navigator's stopwatch, named

AAF Type A-8 navigator's stopwatch, named

AAF Type A-8 navigator's stopwatch, named

AAF Type A-8 navigator's stopwatch, named

AAF Type A-8 navigator's stopwatch, named

AAF Type A-8 navigator's stopwatch, named

AAF Type A-8 navigator's stopwatch, named

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2).

 

While not rare at all, both examples available are in perfect, unissued condition (one still having its stores inspection attached). Type 25 microphone fitted with the short cord for the internally wired flying helmets. Fit the E, E* and G masks (or a Type D if you are lucky enough to own one with a Type 54 adaptor!).  If your mask microphone needs upgrading, this is your chance.​

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RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

RAF mask microphone Type 48 (x2)

WWII US Navy aviator push-to-talk  switch assembly for oxygen mask-mounted microphone or throat mic.

 

In unissued condition, the rubber coating perfect. Cord features spring-loaded button with a two-pronged connector at one end and an aircraft jack plug at the other. A rubber loop is built is for attaching to a lanyard worn around the neck or hanging at a nearby station. Naval Aircraft factory ref. number on plug

 

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USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

USN push-to-talk assembly

AAF headset receiver pads.

 

Hard black rubber noise-attenuating ​earcups lined with chamois donuts, for attaching to the ANB-H-1 receivers when fitted to the HB-7 headband. Matched pair.

(A few pairs available).

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AAF receiver headset pads, pair

AAF receiver headset pads, pair

AAF receiver headset pads, pair

AAF receiver headset pads, pair