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Mons' :- Summer 2018
Mons Military Antiques adds 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 items are available for immediate purchase unlike auction houses, and prices again like auction houses are as stated and without buyer premiums and VAT on the buyer premiums.
Easy payment plans are available on many purchases again without surcharges making a more expensive or group purchases ‘easier on the pocket’.
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 regarding the site itself and stocked items seems to be a never ending task and coming a poor third in order of preference too site listing and stock purchasing.
I have over the past 3-6 months been on many trips within the UK and Europe viewing and buying in stock; hence site listing has been on the ‘lite-side’. This I now hope to rectify as I have planned more time at ‘base’.
My social media pages are used to give a 'heads up' and prior warning on some future listings, so my Face-Book, Twitter & Instagram pages are worth a look.
My LI page tries to promote the need to value our uniformed services and medical personnel.
Mons Military Antiques can be followed via ‘Twitter', search Richard Archer, on ‘Instagram’ search Mons Military Antiques and Face book search Mons Military Antiques....
....'Busy times-ahead (as ever), and much too do’,....please remember its only me doing it all!
'Looking forward to hearing from you soon' !
Code: 107292Price: On Request
IMPERIAL GERMAN:- WOUND BADGE IN BLACK UN-ISSUED IN ORIGINAL TISSUE WRAPPING
A mint un-issued wound badge III grade in black still in its original tissue wrapping.
100% original finish reaming. Thick needle pin fitting.
Could not be bettered for condition.
Code: 107291Price: 40.00 GBP
BRITISH WW1 VINTAGE RAF WARRANT OFFICER CAP, CONVERTED TO OFFICER USE.
A WW1 vintage RAF warrant officer cap badge that has been user converted to represent an officer badge in appearance.
Brass badge that has been backed with RAF blue cloth and red crown detail, giving the appearance of an officer badge.
(This badge has been recently found in a house clearance along with three of the owners flying helmets. Two relate to WW1 and the other the inter war years. I have the helmets and all three will be listed in the coming days).
Code: 107288Price: 85.00 GBP
BRITISH RAF/AM PRE 1953 FULL DRESS PILOT BREVET
A magnificent example of an RAF pre 1953 full dress bullion wire pilot brevet.
Bullion wire is bright and undamaged. RAF backing in matching damage and moth free condition.
Multi colour wire and detail making this a very attractive looking brevet.
Backed with heavy duty canvas cotton.
Code: 107286Price: 110.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH RED CROSS FIELD SERVICE CAP BADGE
A superb example of a Red Cross field service personnel cap badge in gilt & enamel.
Enamel is in excellent damage free condition with slight surface marking.
Gilt finish 98% intact. Reverse with two loop cap fitting and maker details ‘Gaunt’ with issue number marking to top right when viewing the reverse (see images).
Badge worn on the khaki field service cap.
Code: 107285Price: 125.00 GBP
WW2 FREE POLISH FORCES ‘TOMMY’ HELMET
A rare, Free Polish forces, serving with the British Army ‘Tommy’ helmet.
Helmet is dent and damage free with its textured paint finish in dark khaki/green.
The helmet has been attic stored for many years and as such the surface is interspersed with light surface rusting throughout the exterior and interior.
Interior liner in matching condition, with some age hardening.
Liner maker marked ‘Vero’ II with size detail 7 1/4 and date 1943.
Chin strap is absent. (Could be easily replaced with a period strap).
To the helmet ‘front’ is the Free Polish cap badge in faint yellow paint detail.
Painted badge detailing with some wear but is 90% present.
A rare helmet to this comparatively small, but well thought of and respected force !
(The Free Polish forces served with the British Army with distinction throughout the war in most of the major campaigns in the Desert and North West Europe.)
WW2 BRITISH ‘TOMMY’ HELMET (ROYAL ARTILLERY FORMATION SIGN) 2
A good mid-war British ‘Tommy’ helmet with sand textured finish and Royal Artillery formation colours to the left flank.
Helmet is dent and damage free, with approx 70% of its original early khaki/green finish remaining to both exterior and interior.
Their are areas of storage surface rusting to the exterior and interior, it now being art of the helmets ‘make up’.
Interior is with its original liner, being in matching condition with slight age hardening to it.
Maker marked ‘CCL’ II with date 1943.
Elasticated chin strap appears original to the helmet and is fitted in situe across the brim.
Formation sign in heavy blue and red paint, with some rusting and ‘wear’.
A nice formation marked helmet in un-touched condition !
Code: 107282Price: 225.00 GBP
WW2 RAF/AM TYPE 20/21 MICROPHONE
A very good condition Type 20/21 microphone, with much original black paint finish, and all front detail in white hi-light.
Switch in good working order.
Interior with a now age hardened and shrivelled rubber ‘dounut’ (see images).
The Type 21 replaced the Type 19 in October 1940, so an early microphone just post Battle of Britain.
Code: 107280Price: 165.00 GBP
WW2 RAF/AM TYPE 27/28 CARBON MICROPHONE, RECIEVERS AND LOOM
A superb condition, type 27/28 microphone with 95% finish remaining, connected to a wiring loom complete with ear recievers.
All elements of this assembly are in very, very good condition and would fit straight into an appropriate oxygen mask.
WW2 BRITISH ROYAL NAVY AVIATION PERSONAL FIRST AID PACK
A very good, un-opened personal First Aid kit as carried by Royal Navy aviators.
Smaller in size and content than the RAF/AM equivalent, but effectively serving the same purpose, and primarily used in conjunction with burn injuries.
The canvas cover is a little grubby but is undamaged.
My experience of these pouches is that the medicines contained are degenerated/evaporated. That said this is a display item only and is not intended to serve its original purpose.
Overseas buyers be aware that your own customs my take extra interest in this import.....If buying from overseas, it is done so at the buyers own risk.
Code: 107278Price: 200.00 GBP
A Concept500 Special