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Stunning RA Officers Home Service Helmet in Tin. Near Mint.

A truly stunning Edwardian Royal Artillery Officers Home Service or Blue Cloth helmet which comes in its original tin with original padlock and key.
The helmet belonged to Captain S. M. Gully RA. He is listed in the army lists from 1882 as Captain; he served in India from 1898 to 1912. So, it looks like he only wore his home service helmet but a few times.
The helmet and all of its fittings, Ball spike, plate, side bosses and chinstrap, are all in mint condition, you will not find an original helmet in better order. It is complete, totally untouched and unpolished; the inside of the helmet is clean and looks like it has been worn no more than just two or three times. It came locked in its tin with the key still attached to the carrying handle at the top. It bears a brass nameplate which reads ‘Captn S. M. Gully’. The nameplate is toned and has never been polished. The tin itself is also in good order and it still retains much of its original black paint.it is quite a large size, larger than a size 7.
A fabulous piece of Edwardian Home Service Uniform, if you are stickler for condition, then this one is the best you will find. Please see pictures.

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Code: 22965Price: 650.00 GBP


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Stunning RA Officers Home Service Helmet in Tin. Near Mint.

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Code: 22964Price: On Request


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Rare Victorian 44th Reg Officers Cross Belt Plate.

A stunning quality cross belt plate worn by an officer in the 44th regiment of foot, 1st battalion the Essex regiment.
It is of all brass three-part construction, the badge is removable from its solid brass backing plate for cleaning. It has a wreath around the outside with two circular straps on the inside naming the regiments battle honours of; Salamanca. Bladensburg. Peninsula. Ava. Waterloo and Badajoz. Above all this is Queen Victoria’s crown and below the Egypt Sphinx.
As all the battle orders are pre the Crimean war, It must be circa that period of 1850’s.
The 44th (East Essex) Regiment of Foot served in the War of 1812 (1812–1815) which was a 32-month military conflict between Britain and the United States resolving many issues which remained from the American War of Independence. During the Napoleonic Wars (1792-1815) the Regiment fought at the Battles of Fuentes de Onoro, Salamanca, Quatre Bras, the Siege of Badajoz and the Battle of Waterloo (1815). The 44th also served during the First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-1826) as part of the Honourable East India Company Regiments fighting at Arakan. There were very few casualties incurred through fighting but during the rainy season barely a single man was fit for duty due to illness. The Regiment also served during the disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-1842), famously fighting down at the village of Gandamak with very few survivors.
The condition is just amazing, the detailing on the individual pieces are crisp and clean. There is just a small amount of wear to the very high points on the crown and the Sphinx. One corner of the backing plate is slightly bent over, but this is minimal and I’m just being fussy. Plus there are no repairs or restoration anywhere on this plate.

In this original condition, it is a very rare plate. I doubt very much you will find better. This cross belt plate along with all my other items, come with a 100% money back guarantee of authenticity. A beautiful piece of Victorian militaria.

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Rare TFWM to McKay RAMC Very Low No, The Lowest!!

A rare Territorial Force War Medal correctly named to 1. T. W. O. CL. 1 W. McKay. R.A.M.C.
This is a rare medal in two respects, the first is quite remarkable, this mans service number, is number one (1). The second is that only 1,030 TFWM’s were awarded to Royal Army Medical Corps OR’s and NCO’s.
Apart from a copy of this man’s medal index card, no other research has been done. William McKay was awarded the British war and victory medal along with the TFWM. His mic confirms this entitlement and his service number of number one. As with all territorials, he was renumbered in 1917, his later number was 392 001, again a very unusual number using the 001 in later numbering. The naming on his medal has his rank as Warrant officer 1st class, but on his pair, this would have been made out to the rank of Serjeant, all confirmed on his mic.
I have has a very quick look online for this man’s service documents, there is a William McKay who served with the 1st Scottish General Hospital in France, but I couldn’t confirm his number.
This medal is in superb condition, on its original ribbon and mounted on card for display, with an engraved brass plaque beneath the medal.
This will prove a very interesting research project, I’m sure; a scarce and unique WW1 medal to a Medical NCO.

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Very Rare Victorian Norfolk Rifle Volunteers Officers Tunic.

A very rare tunic, worn by an officer of the Norfolk Rifle Volunteers (1872-83) around the late 1870’s. it is now quite faded but it is made of sand coloured Mohair with gold bullion braiding. In its day this would have been a very impressive piece of uniform, dark sand colour with dark gold bullion. The inside of the tunic is lined with cream coloured silk.
The condition for its age is very good but as already mentioned it has faded, looking at the inside, some of the silk has perished, but this could be tidied up considerably.
It measures ??????
Please note; the photograph of the officers of the Norfolk Rifles Volunteers at the Hunstanton Camp 1878. Is NOT included.

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19th Century Percussion Musket by Barnett of London.

A lovely old percussion musket, with a 30.25 inch barrel, the Lock is stamped ''Barnett, London''. It has two steel barrel bands, underslung ramrod and two steel sling swivels. It has a three-quarter walnut stock with oval stamp ''Barnett Gun makers London'' and finishing with a brass butt plate.
It comes in very good condition with the odd knock to the woodwork, no more than what you would expect of a gun of this age. It cocks and dry fires very well, the lock is still good and tight.
Barnett of London was a very good gun makers of their day, supplying weapons to the military and East India company.
The overall length is 47 inches long.
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Code: 22960Price:


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Superb WW1 1895 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword.

A very good WW1 era 1895 Pattern infantry officers sword.
It has a nickel-plated sheet steel, half-basket style, Guard with a Ray-skin-grip, wrapped with twisted brass wire and a hatched nickel back strap; the pierced basket bears the royal cypher of King George V. The pommel has a single ball which is really the nut that holds the whole sword together.
it has a straight, single-edged, single-fullered blade on both sides which is beautifully etched with scrolland foliage and the royal cypher of George V.
This sword is in excellent original condition. the guard still retains its original nickel plating with just one area of very light pitting, this is not really that bad, but better mentioned. The inside of guard has an area where the nickel has worn, mainly due to use.
The ray skin covered grip is perfect, no loss to the skin and all brass wire is in tacked, although now heavily toned.
The blade is also in very good order, it has suffered no rust or pitting and the etching is still good and clear and free from wear. It has a sunburst circle where the proof button should be to one side and the makers mark of ‘Armfield Ltd. Birmingham’ on the other. This company was a small engineering firm who won a large WD contract during WW1 to make buttons and some badges but diversified into weapons later on during the war. an interesting story of a small company making good.
This sword has its original brown leather covered scabbard, this is in good order with the odd knock and scrape and small areas of loss to the surface finish, but its all original and untouched.
A great example of this type of sword, a mid range sword, not the very best quality but in no way the worst I’ve seen. Swords were made to fit all budgets, the battle field commissioned tommy couldn’t afford a top quality Wilkinson sword, so there gap in the market was filled by such manufacturers such as this.
It measures 40.5 inches long in its scabbard.
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Code: 22959Price: 225.00 GBP


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1915 Star Trio to; Brinley Thomas RAMC.

A good 1914/15 star trio all correctly named to; 2247 private Brinley Thomas of the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Apart from a copy of this man’s MIC and his medal roll, no research has been done. Private Thomas first entered the theatre of war on 11th December 1915 in Egypt. He survived the war and he was discharged on 8th March 1919.
This trio of WW1 medal comes mounted as worn and in very good original condition, showing very little wear, the victory medal still retains all of its original gilt finish.
A super lot for research.

Code: 22958Price: 75.00 GBP


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Scarce 1930’s Italian Black Shirts Leaders Dagger Captured at Cassino.

A rare Italian dagger worn by section leaders of the Milizia Voluntaria Sicurezza Nazionale, Volunteers National Security Militia, or commonly known as ‘The Black Shirts’. This was originally the paramilitary wing of the National Fascist Party and, after 1923, an all-volunteer militia of the Kingdom of Italy. Its members were distinguished by their black uniforms designed on those worn by the ‘Arditi’, Italy's elite troops of World War I. They swore allegiance to their ‘Duce’ Benito Mussolini, the leader of Italy’s Fascist party. They served in the Spanish Civil war and in WW II, In 1943 the MVSN was integrated into the Italian regular armed forces.
This dagger was taken from an Italian officer after the battle of Monte Cassino, May 1944, by 43864015 Corporal Ed Winter.
Along with the dagger comes a selection of items and souvenir’s belonging to Corporal Winter. His original Italy Star, a piece of marble taken from the ruin of Abbey, a couple of photographs, a poem believed to have been written by Winter and Pte H Juniper about the attack, and a few pieces of original paperwork and other bits and pieces, please see pictures.
The dagger is in excellent original condition, showing very little wear and no damage. It comes with the scarcer chrome plated dress scabbard and it has been very well looked after while it has been in the hands of the Winter family. I purchased the dagger and the other items from Winter’s daughter. She stated, her father spoke very little about the war and she could not be entirely sure what regiment he was in. so a little research is needed here.
A superb lot with provenance leading directly to the battle of Monte Cassino, this was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by Axis forces during the Italian Campaign of World War II. It was the intention of the 20 divisions of Allied force to breakthrough to Rome. It involved the German and Italian forces against an Allied force of British, American, Australian, New Zealand, Canadian, South African, Poland and France and it also included men from the Italian Royalist army.
The capture of Monte Cassino resulted in 55,000 Allied casualties, with German losses estimated at around 20,000 killed and wounded.
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WW1 era Italian 1888 Pat Grenadier Officers Sword.

WW1 Italian Grenadier Officers sword, a scarce sword worn by the officers of Italy’s oldest regiments dating back to before the Napoleonic wars.
During the first world war they were very active fighting the Austrian army along the Italian-Austrian border and the conquest of Monfalcone on the Adriatic coast. And towards the end of the war became part of Italy’s mechanized infantry.
This sword has a bowel/basket guard made of good quality steel, a ebonised wooden grip, cut with finger slots, so it is very comfortable to hold and it will not slip from the hand. The back strap is made of solid nickel and half hatched.
It has a very good blade, long and straight which has been beautifully etched with scrolls, foliage and military devices along with Italy’s royal coat of arms. Please see pictures. The blade slips into a steel scabbard fitted with two hanger rings with nickel straps.
The condition of this sword is excellent and totally untouched. The hilt is well patinated to a good deep chocolate colour which matches the scabbard. The blade is just as good, no rust or pitting and the etching is still clear and clean. A really nice sword, something a little unusual from a very active WW1 regiment.
It measures 38.5 inches long.
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Code: 22956Price: 165.00 GBP

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