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Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to All My Customers - Large Boxing Day List Coming!

Wishing you all a wonderful Xmas. A large listing is being prepared for Boxing Day with a good selection of items! Orders are still being taken in the meantime but postage deliveries are definitely slowing up with both the Xmas mail and all this snow!

The Quartermaster!

Code: 57719Price: On Request

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The Cub ( Scouts ) Book by Lord Baden - Powell ( 1947 imprint )

A small pocket sized booklet with card covers a touch grubby to outside and staples rusted otherwise a good tight clean copy as regards the contents (64 pp). I love that they have a collector's proficiency badge. We should all have one of those!

Comm FB

Code: 57718Price: 15.00 GBP

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1940s Scouting Items - Unused Scout Xmas Card with two Card covered books - Things to Make for the Clubroom and Games for Camp and Club - Room

As the Flames Point Upward Xmas card, unused, of 1940s vintage produced by the Scout Shop and with some water stain damage to inside but does not impact the front image and otherwise in good condition, together with two card cover publications aimed at Boy Scouts " Things to Make in the Club Room " by Henry Bramford ( 1937) 115 pp, slight foxing and small stain to reverse cover, owners name to inside otherwise in good condition and " Games for Camp and Club-Room" 86pp, sixty new games for cubs, scouts and guides collected by Vera Barclay (1947). A good clean copy. Both books are tight with no shaken pages.

Comm FB

Code: 57717Price: 25.00 GBP

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Early Boy Scout Woven Wolf Head Badge with Bob-a-job week Card and Stickers

Badge is red on dark green backing, an early oval Boy Scout badge which has been glued to a hessian oval circle. In reasonable good condition. Circa 4cm tall, together with a Job Card to G. Whittaker of the 1st Ferryhill Group, County Durham dating to April 1956 and a sheet of six bob-a-job week red and yellow stickers designed for display in a window to stop the whole troop trooping by and knocking on your door! Boy, these take me back. Paperwork in 'as found; condition.

Comm FB

Code: 57716Price: 45.00 GBP

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BBC DVD - D-Day 6.6.44 (2004) Regions 2 + 4 PAL UK - A well produced BBC documentary with interviews with D-Day veterans from both sides

Watched once, in case of issue. 118 minutes running time, a well produced drama/ biographical documentary as one would expect from the BBC. I guess the most surprising statistic for me was the 20,000 French people who died that day, a casualty statistic which was greater than the Allied and German fatalities combined. All too often they are forgotten in our celebrations of D-Day. In good condition.

Classified as suitable for persons aged 15 and over. Contains scenes of blood and violence.


Code: 57715Price: 6.00 GBP

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Skill in Driving Steering Wheel Prize Proficiency Trade Arm Badge - Mechanised Units

Introduced in the early 1930s and abolished in 1950, this steering wheel brass badge was awarded to Mechanised Batteries of the Royal Artillery and from 1936 to Royal Engineer and Royal Signals also, at the rate of one prize per unit and were also worn in WW2 to signify driving instructors. Circa 3.5cm in diameter, die cast brass metal and with cotter pin and two original lugs to the reverse. In good condition.

Edwards & Langley No 71A refers.

Code: 57714Price: 12.00 GBP

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The Fifth Fusiliers and Its Badges - Fantastic New 2nd Edition by Col Denis Wood

"The Fifth Fusiliers" is an updated and enlarged version of the first edition published in 1988. This edition is also divided into two parts. The first part describes the origins and composition of the Regiment from its raising in Holland in 1674 until it was absorbed into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers on St George's Day, 23rd April, 1968. As well as covering the regular Battalions and the Depot, this part gives details of the Regiment's other components, the militia, volunteer, territorial and war raised units. It also lists the Regiment's Battle Honours.

The second and largest part of the book describes the badges and various items of insignia known or thought to have been worn in the Regiment. These comprise some 750 pieces of which 550 are illustrated, mostly at full size and in colour, including items from the Imperial War Museum, and from the Regimental Museum in Alnwick.

With a Foreword by Field Marshal Sir John Chapple, this is the most comprehensive coverage of the insignia of the Northumberland Fusiliers. It will serve as an example for other Regiments to follow.

PRICE is 95 including P & P in the UK. Available direct from the author. Tel +44 (0)20 72268866, email: deniswood37@yahoo.co.uk
( ISBN 978-0-9513285-2-1 )

I can personally recommend this book. As the proud owner of the 1st Edition, which Denis kindly signed for me way back when in 1988, I was completely blown away by the 2nd Edition: large format, hard bound, running to over 200 pages and splendidly presented in its dust jacket of gosling green, the facing colour used by the Fifth throughout much of its life. It is in my view such an extensive revision it is really a new book. No self respecting Northumberland Fusilier collector can afford to be without it - numbers are limited so get your copy now - The Quartermaster.

Code: 57713Price: On Request

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WW1 Regular Cavalry Badges Section Updated

New stock added as follows:

55293 - 1st Royal Dragoons unofficial brass eagle
54743 - 4th Queen 's Own Hussars

Code: 57712Price: On Request

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WW2 M. E. Commando 50 Middle East Commando Embroidered Shoulder Title

A scarce large woven yellow thread on black cloth background shoulder title. See Peter Taylor's book " Allied Special Forces Insignia 1929 - 1948" p68 for a similar example. In very good condition with no moth. Circa 13cm wide and 2.1cm tall.

Comm GrH

Code: 57710Price: 225.00 GBP

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WW2 Special Forces Paratroop Regiment Matched Pair of Straight Embroidered Cloth Titles

A matched pair of embroidered dark blue on sky blue felt cloth shoulder titles. In very good condition; one with white paper stuck to reverse. A good colour match and of similar size. Peter Taylor, who illustrates this version on p116 of his book " Allied Special Forces Insignia 1939- 1948 ", Paratroop as opposed to Parachute Regiment first appeared in 1942, but there is a question mark over whether they were ever worn. Rare.

Comm GrH

Code: 57708Price: 345.00 GBP

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