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Mons' :- Spring 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 and Twitter 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 & follow, Richard Archer@DICKY61ARW
....'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: 107201Price: On Request
GERMAN:-THIRD REICH M42 SINGLE DECAL ARMY HELMET (ATTIC FOUND)
Recently attic found by a veterans son, a superb untouched M42 single decal army (Heer) steel field service helmet.
This helmet is untouched in any way from the time it was taken.
The shell is in dent and damage free condition with 90% plus of its original field grey finish remaining. The underside rim is to its centre reverse marked ‘24 4’ and to left inner flank ‘??66’ (the first two markings are in distinct).
The exterior left flank is with an army decal which is in matching condition to the shells exterior finish, being 90% present with what is missing being service wear use.
The liner is complete and again untouched, but in this instance as suffered a little from the environment in which it has been storied.....the leather work has dried out and is in need of treatment.
One of the liner leather ‘fingers has the end torn but is still present on the original tie cord.
The chin strap is present, but broken due to drying. (See images).
The helmet is wearer named to the liner right flank, in what appears to be pencil......this is very faint and needs very careful studying to determine exactly what is detailed.
A truly stunning helmet in absolute untouched condition.
(I have quickly searched the net for a similar condition helmet and been unable to find an example to compare).
Code: 107200Price: 875.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH 1908 PATTERN WEBBING SHOVEL HEAD COVER
Again an item of. ‘08 webbing becoming harder to now find.
This example has been field used, and as such is with wear associated with said field use.
The obverse is a little frayed at the point the shovel centre would contact this area, otherwise the item is damage free.
The closing strap is of the buckle rather than popper type.
Interior with faint maker details and date I believe to be 1918.
A good used item!
Code: 107197Price: 225.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH ‘08 WEBBING AMMUNITION/CARTRIDGE POUCHES
A very good condition pair, of ‘08 pattern webbing field used cartridge pouches.
All fittings are present and in working order (popper studs should be treated with respect and care & one belt securing tab is missing its brass finishing tab).
Pouches have been period ‘pea/mid’ green blancoed, with much of it worn off.
Both are maker marked to the rear strap and dated 1918. (The maker and date marks are faint and need to be viewed with care to appreciate them).
Left pouch is the later pattern with securing straps.
A nice pair of items (with some wear, see images) on which a set of equipment could be based/built.
One ‘diagonal’ strap is stores fitted with an eyelet......this being an army stores modification to facilitate the wear of ‘hybrid’ ‘14 leather packs.
Becoming harder to find in this condition.
(The pouches are an integral part of most equipment builds and as such are needed to complete a representation).
Code: 107196Price: 375.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH CANVAS OFFICER SIDE HOLD-ALL
A very good condition officer’s private purchase side hold-all.
Made from heavy cotton/canvas material with a re-enforced leather bottom and trimmed with leather edging.
Grubby used condition, but damage free with all fittings in working order.
The metal fittings are in steel rather than brass, indicating a late war manufacture.
Un-marked as is correct.
WW1 BRITISH 1918 DATED ACTIVE SERVICE TESTERMENT
The last of the issued ‘Active Service’ testaments dated to the cover 1918.
Excellent overall damage free condition, and personalised to a Grenadier Guardsman, serving with the reserve as of October 1918.
Good pocket filler, and in this instance worthy of further research.
Code: 107193Price: 28.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH TANK CORPS OTHER RANKS CAP BADGE
A superb, unissued condition Tank Corps other ranks cap badge. Un-polished/un-touched in any way.
reverse with correct single blade slider cap fitting.
Could not be bettered.
Code: 107191Price: 38.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH MARKSMANS TRADE/QUALIFICTION BADGE
A very nice post 1909 ‘Best Shot Section’ infantry and engineers best shooting company qualification/trade badge as worn by section commanders and sergeants.
Moth and damage free, with slight traces of ‘blue tac’ remains to reverse, were removed from an album.
An un-common qualification badge...
Code: 107190Price: 65.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH 1917 DATED DeCOURCY & Co. ‘TRENCH’ WHISTLE
A very nice, damage free condition tube/flute whistle as manufactured by DeCourcey.
Clearly 1917 dated with full maker details above the date.
This manufacture of whistle was in my opinion slightly more robust in construction than their Hudson counter part. They were however produced and issued in far fewer numbers than Hudson manufactured items.
Code: 107188Price: 75.00 GBP
WW1/WW2 PEA & FLUTE WHISTLE COMBINED
A hard to find combined pea and flute whistle by ‘Hudson’ as used in the main by torpedo crew members, either on torpedo boats or larger ships with torpedo firing capabilities.
Excellent damage free, un-cleaned condition, with good clear maker details.....no date as is correct.
Underside of whistle with cord loop.
Pea present, so both utilities in good working orders.
Code: 107187Price: 65.00 GBP
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