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MONS NEWS:- Spring 2017

Site News:- Spring 2017
I'm making regular 'new' listings, 'Little & Often' to my site sales pages !
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. It is something that I MUST however do before stock becomes unmanageable.
I have a good number of 'interesting' items to list, so continued site viewing is as ever encouraged.
Site promotion via social media and attendance at militaria fairs is bringing to Mons' new site viewers, buyers and sellers alike.
(Since Christmas 2016, my parents (both now elderly) have developed health issues. I am of course helping with hospital visits and overall care. This is impinging slightly on site listing and post. It is however business as usual, but please do bare with me on this matter especially !)
...."Busy times-ahead, and much too do'....and its only me doing it, so in 'all' matters please do bare with me.....

'Hope to hear from you soon' !

Regards....Richard

Code: 106745Price: On Request


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WW2 PRESS PHOTOGRAPH 'D. DAY' BRITISH ASSAULT LANDING SCENE INTEREST

A stunning image of British / Commonwealth beach landings at the height of the 'D. Day' assault.
Image shows troops coming ashore from row upon row of landing craft (in the back-ground) with the injured being assisted by medical staff and fellow comrades.
The image has everything a 'Press-man' wants in an expressive image, foreground, centre and hinter ground perspectives. The foreground of the two men moving toward the camera is with period censorship, with the man on the right having his shoulder uniform insignia obliterated.
Excellent damage free image with the 'usual' edge 'creases / knocks'.
Reverse with information 'flimsy'.
A stunning 'moment in time', image first published in the Sunday Express of 18th June 1944.

(The milky / shinny effect in this image is just reflection of my own photograph of it. The image is clear and mark free when viewed 'in the flesh').

Code: 106744Price:


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WW2 PRESS PHOTOGRAPH 'D. DAY' BRITISH BEACH LANDING SCENE INTEREST

A superb, iconic image of British forces coming ashore from landing craft and supplied by heavy freighters (while the tied is out), with the Royal Navy White Ensign seen flying from a beach 'landing station'.
Image date is not detailed, but appears from the 'casual' nature' to be after the landing beach is secured.
Reverse with printed detail, giving the brief outline of the image with no significant intelligence information supplied as to exact local of the forces pictured.
(The milky / shinny effect in this image is just reflection of my own photograph of it. The image is clear and mark free when viewed 'in the flesh').

(The milky / shinny effect in this image is just reflection of my own photograph of it. The image is clear and mark free when viewed 'in the flesh').

Code: 106743Price:


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WW2 PRESS PHOTOGRAPH U.S. FORCES 'D. DAY' INTEREST

An image of U.S. American forces taken on the 'D Day' assault and released for issue four days after the landings.
Image shows U.S. 'Infantry' crossing a beach wall and embankment.
The image is officially, period censored with the uniform insignia visible in the photograph obliterated and no details of the exact local released with the photograph.
Excellent damage free image.
Reverse with information 'flimsy'.

Code: 106742Price: 20.00 GBP


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WW2 PRESS PHOTOGRAPH 'D. DAY' SUPPLY D.U.K.W.S. TRANSPORT INTEREST

A super image of D.U.K.W.S. amphibious vehicles running back and forth from the beaches to bring ashore essential supplies of petrol and ammunition.
The image is described as 'vehicles passing through a Normandy village'.
No exact details of units pictured, the local or interestingly the date are supplied with the image.
Excellent damage free image with the 'usual' edge 'creases / knocks'.
Reverse with information 'flimsy'.

(The milky / shinny effect in this image is just reflection of my own photograph of it. The image is clear and mark free when viewed 'in the flesh').

Code: 106741Price: 24.00 GBP


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WW2 PRESS (AIR MINISTRY) PHOTOGRAPH(S) TOURS AIRFIELD BOMBING INTEREST

A pair of Air Ministry press photographs (before and after) of Tours Airfield.
The two photographs show areal images of the airfield before and after air attack by Fighter and Bomber Command.
The main areas of attack are on the airfield hangers and workshops as seen to the the top of the image.
As can be seen the attack was 'reasonably successful' !
Excellent damage free images with the 'usual' edge 'creases / knocks'.
Reverse with information 'flimsies'.

Code: 106740Price: 12.00 GBP


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IMPERIAL GERMAN M.16 COMBAT HELMET

A very nice condition, M.16 field grey combat helmet.
Helmet is in excellent dent and damage free condition, with the interior and exterior in matching condition.
Exterior has 75% - 80% original field grey finish remaining with traces of autumn red camouflage to the helmet 'neck guard' in two places (see images).
Interior is in similar condition with the leather head band in excellent damage free, 'strong' condition. All three head cushions are present and again in damage free condition with their original padding.
I can find no size details, or dome marking, their is however a shell maker mark to the inner front - left (as worn) shell underside....It appears E.T. and two extra characters that are in distinct, the whole thing being not easy to read even under an eye glass.
Chin strap is absent as is common.
A very nice helmet, now difficult it seems to find in this fine, interior and exterior condition.

Code: 106738Price: 525.00 GBP


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Mike Wells

Mike Wells (right) with Nick Broughton in better times !....Bless you my friend....safe journey!

Code: 106737Price: On Request


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WW1 BRITISH LATE / END OF WAR 1902 PATTERN OTHER RANKS TUNIC 26th DIVISION

A very nice, late / end of war used 1902 pattern tunic, as worn by a Lance Bombardier in the Royal Garrison Artillery, serving with 26th Division.
The tunic has light honest wear, and is in excellent condition, now considering its age of approximately 100 years.
The tunic is mostly wear and damage free, with a couple of period repairs to the tunic reverse (see images).
Interior and exterior with matching wear, with the interior white lining re-enforcing seams and pockets now grubby. Shell dressing pocket is un-used and still stitched closed. Area on inside right breast pocket were paper issue label was present is quite easily visible.
Exterior, again is in the main moth free and in good strong condition, with all matching G.S buttons.
Tunic insignia consists of L.B. rank stripes, three blue O.S. Chevrons (1915 onward), a single wound stripe, 1914-15 star ribbon to the left breast, 21st Division blue shoulder strap formation signs surmounted by R.G.A. Matching titles.
Size in keeping with builds of the vintage.
A good untouched tunic representing this late period of the war.

21st Division was formed in September 1914 as the third phase of the Kitchener New Armies.
After training, the Division embarked for France a year later in September 1915, but was not destined to stay in France for the duration of the war.
The Divisions heavy RGA units were the 131st Heavy Battery and the IV Highland Mountain Brigade (attached August 1918). The 131st being raised with the unit and moving to France accordingly, joined the XXIII Heavy Artillery Brigade on 12th March 1916.

Code: 106735Price: 1495.00 GBP


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VINTAGE APOLLO XI MOON LANDING COMMEMORATIVE BADGE (2)

A very nice vintage Apollo XI July 29th 1969 moon landing commemorative badge, depicting the three astronauts, with the rounding slogan 'America Salutes - First Men on the Moon, with the addition of the satin / silk printed streamer.
Mint, damage free condition.
Complete with lapel pin fitting.
Maker mark to rear face off the badge.

(I have other vintage space flight badges coming into stock soon)

Code: 106733Price: 30.00 GBP

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