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Mons' :- Winter/spring 2018
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: 107145Price: On Request
GERMAN:- THIRD REICH DEUTSCHE ARBIETSFRONT DAF BUILDING SIGN
A recently found war-bring-back enamel sign for a branch headquarters of the German Labour Front (Deutsche Arbietsfront DAF).
Domed white and black enamel sign with what we expect now to see, enamel chipping to the sign obverse, commensurate with its period use and building removal.
A nice untouched item in relation to any repairs. (The chipping has been treated with a rust stabilising agent to prevent further degeneration).
The obverse enamel chipping is self evident and speaks for itself.
A ‘nice’ moment in time item !
Many Third Reich party buildings of the various ministries were identified with their own enamel entrance sign. Such signs were used in major cities down to smaller towns. The larger offices were locally named, or as in this case a generic multi-local usable item.
The enamel damage to these signs that are now collector items, is attributable to varying reasons:- Being hit by masonry if the area the sign was used in was fought over. Anti-Nazi feeling at the wars end, being pelted with stones etc. or simply due to rough handling when the signs were taken down.
Many signs on being taken down were stored at small engineering works with a view to being recycled....some survived as souvenirs by occupying troops or local residents....
(This is a heavy, ‘bulky’ item).
Code: 107144Price: 395.00 GBP
FRENCH FASCIST WW2 PUBLICATION (VETERAN PICK-UP)
A large format magazine ‘celebrating’ the first anniversary of ‘The French Legion’ and its support/collaboration with the Nazi regime ‘now’ in place in France.
In essence a pictorial magazine showing various celebrations throughout the various regions of France, related to the new right wing order.
Produced in 1941 under the title ‘Resurrection Francaise’.
Very good damage free condition, with one small cover tear to bottom left corner.
A rare publication, saved from post war destruction by being a veteran pick up.
Code: 107142Price: 68.00 GBP
WW1 WATER COLOUR NURSING INTEREST
I think its fair to say that this is no masterpiece, but none-the-less a very nice period amateur artist water colour of a Canadian nurse from the No. 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital.
Well executed, and best described as a ‘delightful work’.
To the reverse are various signatures of nurses serving with the unit, all signed in ink.
Their is some chipping to the period frame ‘filigree’ work.
Sadly the work appears to be unsigned....
Original WW1 Art-Works are now becoming very sought after, because of their affordability.
(No. 7 Canadian Stationary Hospital was organized by Dalhousie University. Dalhousie initially sought federal authority to establish a Casualty Clearing Station but in September 1915 the university received authorisation for a Stationary hospital.
The unit, comprising 17 officers, 26 nursing sisters and 173 NCOs and men.
By the wars end, the Dalhousie unit had treated 60,000 sick and wounded troops, 50,000 in France and the remainder in England.
Twelve members of the unit were killed in action during the war.)
Code: 107140Price: 450.00 GBP
WW2 AMERICAN FRAGMENTATION GRENADE, DISPOSABLE TRANSIT ‘BOX’
‘One of those items’ not intended for longevity !
A card-board tube transit case for a MK II fragmentation grenade.
Made to carry a single grenade with tin retaining ends.
Tin lids impress marked ‘Hand Grenade MKII Container M41’ with painted detail “FRAG”.
Damage free, but a little grubby with some minor surface rusting to one of the tin ends.
Contained are a few chards of fragmentation material, presumably from ‘practice throws’.
A nice item for the Ordnance collector, completing a grenade !
No indication as to the vintage of manufacture.
Code: 107138Price: 65.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH .455 AMMUNITION LEATHER CARTRIDGE POUCH
A belt cartridge pouch intended to carry .455 pistol rounds and worn with both leather and webbing field equipment.
As with most leather products of this vintage its extremely well made, and highly serviceable.
Front flap is with six loops, for six ‘ready to hand’ cartridges.
All fittings present, with the leather having some slight surface scuffing only.
Reverse with two loop belt fitting, and maker mark ‘H.G.R.’ And date 1916.
Used by many formations but most associated with the Naval Divisions of WW1.
The pouch is untouched. As with most items of this type I would say it would benefit from a treatment with ‘hide food’.
Code: 107137Price: 145.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH 1908 PATTERN WEBBING EQUIPMENT 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).
Pouches have been period pea green blancoed, with much of it worn off, with one being blancoed more than the other giving a slightly ‘greener’ appearance.
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.
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).
WANTED:- WW1 British leather and webbing field equipment !
WW1 BRITISH ROYAL INNISKILLING FUSILIERS CAP BADGE & FORMATION SIGN COMBINATION
A superb 1st Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers cap badge mounted on a 29th Division 87th Brigade cloth formation sign combination.
Combination is cut from a cap, an dis presented as worn.
Badge is with some spotting and the cloth ‘work’ is grubby, but overall moth and damage free.
When the badge is slide out of place, it leaves a ‘clean shadow’ where in situe for ‘many years’.
A very nice combination.
Code: 107133Price: 275.00 GBP
WW1 (LATE & POST WAR) 2nd LONDON ROYAL FUSILIERS CLOTH SHOULDER TITLE
A very nice red on white cloth shoulder title for the 2nd London Royal Fusiliers.
Title has been worn and removed from a tunic, but is moth and damage free.
Reverse with black heavy calico cotton backing.
Code: 107131Price: 168.00 GBP
WW1 BRITISH WAAC CLOTH SHOULDER TITLES
A matched pair of Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) cloth shoulder titles.
Very good overall condition with wear to the khaki wool backing and one area of one of the ‘C’s.
Grey heavy calico cotton backing.
Nice to find as a matched pair.
(Usually these tiles were worn in conjunction with the coloured branch of service shoulder boards).
Code: 107130Price: 110.00 GBP
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