Wharton Militaria
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A very rare pair of WW2 special forces - SAS/LRDG Commando - knuckle dusters, lovely condition, made of solid silver - silver was a very easily 'traded' precious metal in the desert (and still is) - a number of LRDG personal items were manufactured in silver as part of the escape and evasion kit - came with a number of silver Theresias, the currency of the desert. Quite a few marks and dents - manufactured by Gaunt, first pair I have ever had that are maker marked. Simply scarce.
     £550.00
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WW2 special forces - SAS/LRDG Commando - knuckle duster, lovely condition, made of bronze, quite a few marks and dents. Simply scarce.

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BE0003
A nice condition example of a WW2 homefront issue gasmask. Excellent overall condition, the face piece and canister both war time dated.

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WW2 Coventry Climax Godiva FSM 500 gpm Fire Pump, complete and ready for the fun of restoration, this is the early pre-WW2 into WW2 FSM model, with the early Austin type engine, lovely machine, painted Auxiliary Fire Service red on the outside however the original Civil Service grey on the underside, rare to find, suit a re-enactor group ideally, open to offers.

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BE0005
Military Police mounted officer's riot stick in excellent though used condition, no markings, retains the leather hand guard and wrist strap which are both in excellent condition. The riot stick is approx 3 feet in length, these are very rare and from a day when the Red Caps meant business!
     £100.00
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A very scarce wartime issue 6oz boiled sweet tin, tin is dated June 1943 and maker marked B&Co. These are scarce to find as not many came back home. Just the thing for the vehicles and living history displays.

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BE0007
A very scarce wartime issue chocolate and boiled sweet tin, tin is dated May 1943 and maker marked LBPSL. These are scarce to find as not many came back home. Just the thing for the vehicles and living history displays.

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Royal Marines other ranks brass belt buckle, excellent condition, Queens Crown, circ 1960s plus.

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BE0009
A very nice surviving regimental banner to the Leicestershire Regiment circ 1918. In excellent condition throughout, see photographs, a scarce regimental item with fine embroidery in both cottons and bullion wire. Design includes the regimental lineage from the 17th Regiment of Foot through to the battle honours of the regiment to 1918 with Palestine being the last recorded honour. It measures approx 22 x 20.5 inches (56 x 53 cms). A nice central piece to a Leicestershire Regiment collection.
     £225.00
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Three regimental wall plaques to the 17/21st Lancers, circ 1980s, powder coated background with hand painted motto and letters, nice interesting plaques, approx size about 18 inches across the front, fairly heavy and nicely made, price each.
     £125.00
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An exceptional solid silver regimental frame to the 4th Royal Welch Fusiliers. Frame shows the regimental battle honours to each side, the ram and the large crossbelt type badge of the dragon within the wreath, similar to the Monmouthshire badge, with other regimental badges either side of the centre, was made by Hawkes & Son of London, it measures 12 x 10 inches and is very heavy, inner picture area is approx 7x 4 3/4 inches, in absolutely beautiful condition for its age, circ 1900. A stunning piece of craftsmanship.
     £2,450.00
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A fine surviving Officers Mess wall plaque to The Royal Lowland Fusiliers, engraved brass plaque on a wooden back frame, lovely regimental sign. Heavy but pure quality as you would expect for an officers mess wall.
     £100.00
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RSA (R S Aldridge of London) Mk IV Abney level B2152 dated 1940. A military model Abney level made for the British Army during WW2. The vernier is divided to 10 minutes and it is adjusted by the thumb wheel at the top, it has degree and gradient scales for measuring height, slopes and angles of elevation. Having a square base the Abney level can be mounted to any plane surface. Complete with its war time leather case, case dated 1941. A fine wartime instrument in excellent useable condition.

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Wartime 'Vidor' pocket hand torch in excellent condition, no corrosion or loss of finish, approx size just over 4 inches in length, approx beam diameter at glass 1.5 inches, nice item for the vehicle folk or re-enactors.

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Wartime 6v military generator, runs though would benefit from somebody servicing or renovating it to achieve its former glory, ideal for the small engine interest or for the vehicle collecting folk. I believe its origin is for starting vehicles and/or charging batteries. A nice project for somebody who enjoys these little engines. Also have a WW2 German Auto Union generator in Luftwaffe colours to list.
     £260.00
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A fine pair of wartime officers field binoculars within their case, possibly Officers private purchase item, optics are good, marked as 8x26, no damage to the eye cups, a really nice pair of binoculars for use or re-enactment.

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Recently found in France, a batch of wartime US aerial pennents, approx 10 x 14 inches, which had been used to celebrate the liberation of Lyon. Pennents are printed on silk. Flag is printed slightly off center though I guess that didn't matter at the time. Perfect for vehicles and jeeps, collectors or Veterans to display. Excellent condition, unmarked and unused, a nice useable pennent for the jeep aerial. Price each pennent.

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BE0018
A very nice surviving wartime British Union Jack flag, multi-piece construction, approx 53 x 28 inches, some fraying in both corner ends otherwise in excellent condition overall, colours rich and unfaded, rope still attached, a nice period flag.

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A lovely condition British Red Ensign flag, unused as far as I can see, multi-piece cotton construction so older that the modern nylon type flags. A high quality flag, approx size 6x3ft (183x91 cm). Excellent flag, circ WW2 onward. Excuse colour variation, its my camera and the sun, the colours are bright and clean.

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An excellent example of a veteran's campaign belt ~ many Allied soldiers kept momentos of their campaign service by pinning badges to their belts. These are quite intimate to the individual soldier, some have military keepsakes, others have things from the area that the soldier passed through whilst others are simply random items whose meaning are sadly only known to that soldier ~ this example is a most likely a medic, being on a medics belt, with badges of those servicemen that he either fought with, treated or both. A nice example mainly comprising British badges though there are a couple of Canadian and American sweethearts, some wartime Italian stars etc . A nice personal item in excellent condition.

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BE0021
A nice regimental flag to the Royal Army Air Corps, circ 1970s, has been flown and shows signs of wear, some minor holes and edge damage, see pictures, that aside it is nice to find an original issue regimental flag.
     £100.00
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A fine quality multi-piece construction St. George flag, 9x4 ft, beautifully made, circ WW2 onwards, ex-MoD hence quality, lovely flag that could be used as a drape, bedspread etc - I have a couple more St. George flags to list including some quite large flags, various sizes, in the meantime simply email for further details.

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BE0023
A fine quality multi-piece construction British Union Jack flag, 5x3 ft, beautifully made, circ WW2 onwards, ex-MoD hence quality, lovely flag that could be used as a drape, bedspread etc - I have a couple more Union Jack flags to list, various sizes including some quite large flags, in the meantime simply email for further details.

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BE0024
A fine quality multi-piece construction St. Andrew flag, 6x3 ft, beautifully made, circ WW2 onwards, ex-MoD hence quality, lovely flag that could be used as a drape, bedspread etc - I have a couple more St. Andrew flags to list, various sizes, in the meantime simply email for further details.

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BE0025
An unused military vehicle recognition panel for Australian services, ex-Mod, excellent quality, approx size 36 x 18 inches

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BE0026
A fine quality multi-piece construction Canadian flag, 6x3 ft, beautifully made, circ late 50s-60s, ex-MoD hence quality, lovely flag that could be used as a drape, bedspread etc.

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BE0027
A scarce George III Police and Magistrates tip staff for Edinburgh City Police, Midlothian district, with George III Crown and cypher. The tip staff is one of the earliest forms of Police authority, carried by the early Constables, Magistrates and watchmen as signs of their authority and right to enforce the law. The decoration at the top of the staff has the crown of George III with ‘GRIII’ cypher together with ‘ML’ (Midlothian District, Edinburgh, Scotland), the 7th District and stick number ‘20’. The staff retains its original decoration and colouring, measures approx 30 inches in length with a diameter of 1 ¼ inches and is holed for a lanyard. A extremely scare and difficult to acquire tip staff, circ 1810.
     £450.00
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A 1978 dated, pre & Falklands War/Conflict period, British Army 57 pattern webbing holster for the military 9mm Browning High Power automatic pistol. In excellent condition and complete with all straps and clips, complimented by the appropriate issue lanyard. A nice item to house a Browning pistol.

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BE0029
A scare original pair of issued Hiatts handcuffs, serial numbered, complete with key and in excellent full working condition. Genuine handcuffs are especially sought after and difficult to find. Very noticeable high quality in comparison with modern commercially available handcuffs.

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A fine surviving 50s-70s issue British Army Bardic lamp, has the 3 coloured lens and is in excellent condition, no battery, signs of minor corrosion from age and most likely an early battery, wiring appears to be in excellent condition. Often used by the Military Police, REME and other support units. These military issue lamps are getting scarce.

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BE0031
WWII anti gas eye shields by C. Ltd, dated 1939, as found in an original untouched respirator set. Original envelope packing is present in various states of preservation. Each pair with readable dates are all 1939. All good condition as per image, more photographs to follow shortly, priced each.

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Military specification Land Rover lockable transit cases for securing within the rear of the vehicle, suitable for weapons and high value equipment, most likely for Land Rovers 1980s onwards. Hard to find such cases outside of the military. Available as a pair or individually.