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Mons' :- Approaching winter 2017 - 2018
Autumn / Winter 2017-18
Mons Military Antiques tries to add to its site sales pages a diverse range of 1914 - 1945 military antiques and collectables, where all spend capabilities are catered for; allowing beginners as well as advanced collectors to enjoy listed items.
Not all stocked items are detailed / site listed. Many items are awaiting description, photography and subsequent listing.
All listed prices, unlike auction houses, are as stated and are with-out buyer premiums. Easy payment terms are also without surcharges making a purchase as easy as possible.
Mons' is always happy to receive the offer of surplus to collection items, either as part exchanges or direct purchase. (As long as a seller is happy / can comply with my buy in regime, see terms 'Buying In').
The 'house-keeping chores' I have started to carry out are on going, with some being a little more time consuming than I would have liked / expected; the organisation of new stock being the worst offender in this respect.
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Code: 107060Price: On Request
WW1 BRITISH ‘FIELD CAMPAIGN’ TEA & SUGAR CONTAINER
A nice example of a double ended tin to contain tea and sugar.
A good kit bag item bought in the UK and sent out to the Front as part of probably a bigger gift parcel.
Tinned steel, with some loss to the plating in places.
Few minor dents, but other-wise damage fee.
Contained in one end are some ‘rust stained’ sugar granule remnants....WW1 sugar ?
Code: 107059Price: 85.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH ‘TRENCH’ WATCH FACE GUARD
A lattice faced guard to protect the glass of a wrist watch, while in the trenches.
Excellent damage free condition, with simple top and bottom fitting loops.
These were advertised and sold in various publications with the paper wrapper showing the wrist of a cuff ranked officer
Code: 107058Price: 60.00 GBP
WW1/WW2 BRITISH SAM BROWN CROSS STRAP WHISTLE & WHISTLE HOLSTER
A rare whistle and leather holster as used to attach to the Sam Brown leather equipment cross strap.
Finely made leather holster with a tailor made whistle for the holster.
Two fitting loops to the holster with some stitching fragility too the lower loop (easily rectified).
The whistle is marked to the famous London tailor ‘Flights’ and as such is made specifically for this out-fitter. It is slightly small than a Hudson whistle of similar manufacture.
Good untouched condition, and something of a rarity for the Sam Brown equipment.
Code: 107057Price: 110.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH VINTAGE PISTOL LANYARD
A very nice heavy construction lanyard in keeping with WW1 vintage items.
Khaki cover material in excellent damage and wear free condition. Toggle knots in matching condition.
A nice pistol accessory now becoming a harder vintage item to find,
Code: 107056Price: 55.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH 2nd PATTERN V.T.C. ARMBAND
A good used condition 2nd pattern Volunteer Training Corps (V.T.C.) armband.
Khaki heavy wool band with red felt Cowan & lettering.
Calico liner material with good issue stamping and a faint inked/indelible pencil name.
Securing buttons present.
Some moth to band ‘front’ and a small satin to the central red crown.
Code: 107055Price: 45.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH KIT BAG CANDLE LAMP
A super kit bag item of the type sent to troops at the front as part of probably a bigger gift parcel.
Commercially produced in the UK, and bought by a family member or comforts committee.
Tin is the size of a ‘pencil box’ with painted pictorial hinged lid. When opened it springs forth a candle stand. Used as a source of light to write home by etc. thus making life at the front a little more tolerable.
Original dirt and dust to the box base where untouched for many years.
Stored well with some light surface rusting to tin lid and pictorial detail. Some paint charing to the tin ‘base’ by the candle where period used (see images).
A very nice ‘been there’ item of some rarity....only the second I have ever encountered in 40 years.
WW1 BRITISH TINNED MUG
A very nice condition ‘tinned’ mug as used by all ranks at the front.
Excellent overall condition with some wear to tinned finish.
Dent and damage free....Unmarked as in common (Don’t think I have ever encountered a marked or dated mug of the period....If you have one, love to see an image of it).
PRINCESS MARY 1914 GIFT FUND:- ASPREY ‘TRENCH’ LIGHTER
A fine example of the Asprey of London produced ‘Trench’ lighter, for the 1914 Gift set range.
Lighter is in very good damage free condition, with some wear to the plating finish, and with minor surface denting
Wick is virtually full length, and is now grubby.
I have been lucky enough to offer two or three of these lighters over the years, this is the only one I have ever seen with the striker flint still in situe....just a nice little ‘complete touch’.
Code: 107050Price: 395.00 GBP
PRINCESS MARY 1914 GIFT FUND:- WRITING SET WALLET
An outstanding example of of the 1914 gift fund writing wallet.
Canvas covered wallet with the front flap containing the press stud popper and gift fund detail in red detail.
The wallet has been well stored, and is very clean, with the popper and keeper in good firm condition, with slight rust discolouration around the outer stud.
Complete with the wallet divider, but sadly (in my own experience of these items) the content, of paper and envelopes, are long gone and used.
A rare item in the gift fund range, especially in this fine condition.
Code: 107049Price: 375.00 GBP
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