WW2 British issue hold-all complete with contents, comprising of the sewing kit with contents, 1943 dated mirror in holder, 1943 dated razor, tin of foot powder, 1944 dated shaving brush, 1944 dated cutlery set, 1943 dated Marlin knife, button stick, tooth brush, shoelaces, and 1944 dated soap tin with soap. A very nice complete set all in very good to excellent condition.
Brunswick IR92 Reserve, 1896 NCO Pickelhaube. Leather body Picklehaube with side cockades and brass lobster tail chinstrap in place, with the leather chinstrap with brass buckle laying underneath. Brass and nickel silver helmet plate in very good condition, and original to the helmet. When the plate is removed, no extra holes showing. Mounting bolts are in very good condition with a nice even patina to them, as well as to the back of the plate. Brass band on front peak is also in very good condition showing a nice even finish. Interior of the helmet shows minor wear ad discolouration, as does the sweatband. Material skirting that covers the liner is replacement but of the correct style. Exterior shows a nice even black finish with slight surface crackling showing in the finish. Brass finial is complete and solid with no damage. Full horsehair top is in very good condition sweeping to the sides and back of the helmet. Very good condition overall.
First Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. Nickel silver 11 and 3/4″ blade maker marked “Emil Voos Solingen”. Blade is very bright and clean showing minor drag wear from the scabbard. Crossguard is in very good condition showing some wear from age. National symbol on the crossguard and top of pommel has wear to the finish with minor traces of the original finish remaining. Blue Moroccan leather and wire wrapped grip shows wear spots in the leather in some areas. The dagger is complete with its blue Moroccan leather cover scabbard, which is in very good condition with bright nickel silver fitting. Chain hanger is complete and shows approximately 75% of it’s original finish. Hanger is maker marked.
WW1 Universal Pattern Cavalry Saddle, marked to the C.L.H. and C.F.A. Saddle is complete with all parts with the leather being soft and pliable and retaining a nice even original finish. Solid tree with the under padding also being complete and in very good condition. The metal cantle is marked with a British Broadarrow and the letter”M”, with the metal showing a nice even patina from age. Fender is marked with a C-Broadarrow, and “C.L.H., for “Canadian Light Horse”. The number above not legible. Back left leather cover of the tree shows a makers mark, with “Montreal” following. The leather is also stamped “A 142″, also with the stamp “C.F.A.”, Canadian Field Artillery. Leather is soft and pliable showing it’s original age and use, with all brass fixtures being in place. Metal stirrups have had a silver paint applied at sometime in the past. A very nice saddle in solid and rideable condition.
WW2 British soldier’s personal kit comprising of hold-all with contents that include the sewing kit, cutlery, shaving brush, razor, button stick, tooth brush, comb and a tin of dubbin. Also includes the razor strop in case and hand towel. The effects also include the pillow case cover, netting scarf, his v-neck sweater and knitted scarf. The set is contained in his issue small pack. All is in very good to excellent condition.
WW2 Royal Canadian Corps Of Signals battle tunic. Closed collar with pleated back. All buttons in place. Cloth R.C.C.S. , “Canada” titles, and Division patch. Remanence of hand written naming and number to the inside of the collar. Large C-Broadarrow mark on the interior. No other markings or date. Ribbon bar in place over front pocket.