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MILITARIA : GREAT BRITAIN
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4036
WWI Fragments from France magazine Vol 1-5 by Capt Bruce Bairnsfather, British humour at the expense of the troops. Souvenir First Exhibition of British WWI Battle Photographs in Colour. Alleged humour by Will Owen 1917. Plus Punch 3 May & 12 July 1950. Some wear/age faults, mostly GF. Scarce. (9)
 AVAILABLE at A$75
4037
WWI Commemorative Whiskey Jug. Bust of Lord Kitchener & an oval supported by flags, soldiers & sailors. The opposite side is a WWI airplane & fighting ship. The cork stopper is a soldier's helmet (cork repaired). Copeland Spode by James Green & nephew, 250mm high. VGC. (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$120
4038
WWII: Carton lot Special Services Respirator issued to Civilian Services, Firemen, Ambulance, Civil Defence etc Dated Oct 1939. M38 Steel helmet relic example introduced in 1938 & remained throughout the war extensive overall rust. Wartime Web belts 1937 pattern (2), 1944 (1) in jungle green. Selection of Military badges & small arms castings Inc brass kit 'D' ring, WWI hat badges inc Machine gun Corp (3). WWII & post buttons. Royal artillery Lapel Badges (2). WWII RAF Badge. (Lot).
 AVAILABLE at A$100
4039
Badges: WWI Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Pioneers, shoulder titles, South African General Service Cap & collar badges & others (13), shoulder pips (12), crowns (2), flaming grenades (11). Buttons inc Royal Marines Light Infantry (2), Canada, Medical Corp, Crowns German (5) etc (34). (72)
 SOLD at A$50
4040
Badges: WWI Leather Stable trophy belt with mixed WWI British & Commonwealth regiment & Corp metal hat badges, collar badges, shoulder titles & buttons. Of special interest among them is a Royal Flying Corp hat badge & nice small enamelled Australian Rising Sun badge. 42 Badges, titles & buttons plus books. Russian Orders, Decorations & Medals inc those of Imperial Russia, The provisional Government & Soviet Union by Robert Werlich 1968, 139pgs. Insignia, Decorations & Badges of the Third Reich & Occupied Countries by R Kahl, 1970, 134pgs. (1 belt & 2 books)
 SOLD at A$200
4041
Uniform - Hussar Attila Tunic. A fine late Victorian period attributed 4th Hussars Officers laced 'Attila' tunic. A fine & highly elaborate example of fine black melton wool with full guilt bullion Austrian knots & toggles to the chest & gilt bullion lace to the reverse. Full gilt bullion lace facings to the collar & cuffs appropriate to the field. Complete with guilt bullion officers cap lines. The Shoulder boards each with a QVC for the rank of Major. Original tailors label in collar with name & rank of owner Major Starkey. There are 3 or 4 small moth holes at back that are hard to see on the black wool, gold silken interior lining intact but tattered needing repair, leather interior waist belt needs resewing. Alternating hook front closures all remain. In remarkable condition overall. Major Lewis Edward Starkey. Lewis Edward Starkey was commissioned into the 4th Hussars in 1881. A summary of his service is: 23 Apr 1881 Cornet, 01 Jul 1881 Lieutenant, 17 Dec 1887 Captain, 13 May 1896 Major, 02 Mar 1898 Retires on retired pay, (LG 01 Mar 1898 pg1872), 03 Feb 1900 Lieutenant (LG 02 Feb 1900 pg692), 03 Feb 1900 Captain 3rd Imperial Yeomanry (LG 28 Dec 1900 pg8755), 10 Sep 1901 MID, 3rd Bn Imperial Yeomanry (LG 10 Sep 1901 pg5963), 27 Sep 1901 Lt-Col in Reserve of Officers (LG 27 Sep 1901 pg6306), 1918 Re-employed Ministry of National Serv (Army List Nov 1918 pg2743). War Service Egypt 1882: Battle of Tel el Kebir attached to 4th Dragoon Guards, (medal with clasp, bronze star), Boer War: Served with Imperial Yeomanry, slightly wounded, mentioned in despatches (LG 10 Sep 1901), promoted Lieutenant Colonel in Reserve of Officers. WW1: Re-employed Ministry of National Service (no medals). (P)
 AVAILABLE at A$1000
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