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Early 8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry ( DLI ) Blazer Badge
Looking at the age of this I would date this to between the wars. Really nice to get a battalion number. The 8th Territorial Battalion had there HQ in Durham. Some ragging to the edges but a nicely woven white on black backing cloth badge.
Code: 58972Price: 35.00 GBP
WW2 Porcelain Toggle fuse of German Stiel Hand Grenade Stick Bomb
Excavated condition ( label claims from Norway in 1988), inert, intact but a bit grubby/dirty. Circa 2cm across. Unusual.
Code: 58970Price: 3.00 GBP
WW1 4th Highland Light Infantry ( TF ) unit marked Brass Button Stick - Bodill Parker Birmingham
A scarce unit-marked Brass Button Stick in good condition with maker's details stamped on it Bodill Parker & Co. Limited Birmingham, with various regimental stamps and numbers including 4 HLI and Bute ( a town in Scotland).
Code: 58934Price: 35.00 GBP
Infantry of the Line Section Button Stock Updated
New large pattern officer's buttons added for:
East Yorkshire Regiment (silver rose to centre)
Royal Irish Regiment
Cheshire Regiment (Herbert & Co)
Royal Irish Rifles
Royal Munster Fusiliers
Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Code: 58741Price: On Request
Isle of Man TT Motor Cycle Racing Enamel Lapel Pin Badge
Enamel intact but with minor crazing and some surface scratches from wear. Original pin, fully functional. Maker marked Collins London. Overall in good condition.
Code: 58641Price: 25.00 GBP
WW2 Special Forces - Long Range Desert Group LRDG stamped Desert Sun Tinted Glasses in Original 1941 Dated Case of Issue
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Circa WW1 Tin of Soldiers Friend Metal Polish Un-used
Circa WW1 tin of metal polish sold to troops to help keep their equipment in good order. The tin is for “The Soldiers Friend Pearl Plate Paste” and is approximately 6cm in diameter. The lid is printed in black and red. the lid describes the paste as being “for polishing the metallic parts of a soldier’s clothing and equipment”. The soldier is instructed to “rub the paste well on with damp sponge or finger and polish with brass brush”. The rear of the tin has the same instructions printed in black, but has suffered more damage over the years. Inside the tins was a pale pink paste. This paste is virtually dry, and the soldier spat on it to moisten it before using it on his badge and buttons. The paste is similar to the very fine polishes used by jewellers and apparently is of excellent quality. The brand name crept into the slang of the WW1 Tommy and a satirical 1917 book on the subject of language in the trenches recorded it thus:
“Soldiers’ Friend” Metal polish costing three ha’ pence which Tommy uses to polish his buttons. Tommy wonders why it is called “Soldier’s Friend”.
I have not attempted to open it, the vacuum seal is tight and I do not want to damage the tin. It is up to you whether you wish to open it.
BBC DVD - NORMANDY 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: 58416Price: 5.00 GBP
WW1 Army Gun Barrel Bore Brass Inspection Tool With Mirror - Firmin
Scarce armourers tool (or even an over zealous RSM!) for inspecting the bore of rifles, bren guns, etc. This one is complete and nicely stamped " F&S " and with a W.D. arrow on the barrel and handle. Mirror good . A very rare bit of kit, especially complete and in this condition.
Code: 58367Price: 125.00 GBP
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