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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: 107306Price: On Request
WW1 BRITISH ROYAL FLYING CORPS OTHER RANKS CAP BADGE
A very nice untouched and unpolished other ranks Royal Flying Corps cap badge, that is so age toned it appears from the front to be an officer bronze badge.
Damage free, with the reverse having the two loop other ranks fittings. Complete with fitting pin.
Code: 107304Price: 45.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH 5TH BATTALION ESSEX REGT. FORMATION SIGN
Bi-coloured triangular formation sign divided in to two, being red & black in colour
Moth and damage free, and appears removed from a tunic.
A simple form of formation sign, but like them all of this vintage, a rare piece of insignia.
Code: 107303Price: 150.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH 3 BLUE OVERSEAS SERVICE CHEVRONS (OFFICER QUALITY)
A little different these stripes. They are 2/3rds the size of the stripe that is most common, and are of a superior manufacture quality, hence my titling as officer.
The three blue chevrons are faded, and are showing on two of them a backing card, again which is in-common to this type of stripe.
Code: 107302Price: 45.00 GBP
WW2 BRITISH ARMY EARLY ‘TOMMY’ SERVICE HELMET
A very fine, early (1938) example of the British pre WW2 ‘Tommy’ field service helmet.
Helmet is in excellent damage free condition, showing only very light use.
Shell is dent free with 98% of its original mid green textured camouflage finish remaining. Their are a couple of areas of surface ‘orange’ rust staining/blistering due to storage to the crown of the helmet (see images).
The interior is in matching condition with a very nice condition liner, complimenting the helmet.
Chin strap in matching condition to the rest of the helmet.
Liner is with the early ‘oval’ shaped upper inner cushion pad and is clearly sized, maker marked and dated ‘7 1/2 VERO I 1938’
I can see no markings to the helmet shell.
Complete with its original ‘open weave’ camouflage netting cover.
A superb helmet that would enhance an early WW2/Dunkirk vintage representation of a British soldier.
Early helmets in this condition are now something of a rarity !
Code: 107300Price: 275.00 GBP
WW2 BRITISH HOME FRONT REPAIR PARTY/WATER (RP/W) CIVIL DEFENCE SERVICE HELMET
A very nice untouched example of a ‘white top’ section leaders RP/W (Repair Party/Water) ‘Tommy’ service helmet.
Dent and damage free shell with wear/abrasions to the paint finish in keeping with its intended use.
The white finish has been carefully period applied covering the exterior and inner rim only of the shell. The white finish now appears as the ‘lovely’ cream colour associated with its age and yellowing to the finish.
RP/W painted detail to the front and rear of the helmet as was common.
Liner in matching condition to the shell with very clear size, maker details and date detail ‘7 1/4 B,S & W Ltd 1939’
Helmet shell dated 1938 at the chin strap brackets.
Original chin strap is present but is now with fragility due to storage (see images).
Home front helmets in good condition are now like other period helmets becoming a hard commodity to find in ‘nice’ condition.
Many home front helmets have a ‘round’ storage mark on their crown, this example is no different. This is due to stacked storage from the wars end until the end of the 1950’s when they were disposed of, from council stores.
RP/W were water repair party ‘flying squads’, used to repair or at ‘worst’ stem water main damage due to enemy action.
(Their is a superb reference work nearly due for publication on the various Home Front/Civil Defence WW2 service helmets.....I hope to stock some copies).
Code: 107299Price: 145.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH 38TH (WELSH) DIVISION FORMATION SIGN
A used, removed from a tunic 38th (Welsh) Division sleeve formation sign.
Very good overall condition with some fading to the red detail.
Moth free with a slight snag to the detail on the dragons head.
A nice untouched item.
Code: 107297Price: 155.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH TANK CORPS OFFICER CAP BADGE
A fine example of a WW1 officer service dress Tank Corps cap badge.
Virtually all chocolate bronze finish remaining to obverse and reverse. Damage free.
Two blade fitting to the reverse !
Becoming a ‘harder’ badge to now find.
Code: 107295Price: 85.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH/EARLY VINTAGE PISTOL LANYARD
A very nice condition, early, ‘heavy duty’ pistol lanyard as used with .445 calibre pistols.
Damage free with some slight staining to a couple of areas.
A perfect item to complete a uniform representation.
Code: 107293Price: 55.00 GBP
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
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