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1909
Australia: WWI BRING BACK SOUVENIR PACK OF WOOD AND LEATHER CLOGS. A carved design to the upper wooden toe section of each clog. The leather sections have an embossed floral design. Written inside the left clog is "ST-ROMAINE. FRANCE. 1-3-19" Wear to the leather section of the left clog. A Rhineland manufactured style of clog. A small foot size, approx a size "5". Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
1910
Great Britain: A RARE GREAT WAR ROYAL FLYING CORPS SOUVENIR PROPELLER BLADE COMMEMORATING NO.18 SQUADRON RFC. A British made laminated propeller blade with original brass bullet deflection capping and 'Boulton and Paul Ltd' makers decal to the centre, cut from the centre hub measuring 109cm with wall mounting bracket. To the top a large hand colour painted RFC set of wings above 'No. 18 Squadron RFC'. Hand painted in white below are 41 names of officers from HQ Flight, B-Flight and C-Flight. Among the names included at the top of the list as commanding officer is Major (Later Air Vice Marshal Sir) G R M Reid KCB DSO MC and Bar who commanded the squadron from 30th March 1917-25th July 1918. A very rare and highly desirable piece of Great War Memorabilia. The squadron was formed on 11 May 1915 at Northold as part of the Royal Flying Corps. It was posted to France in November 1915, equipped with the Vickers FB5 'Gunbus'. In April 1916 the squadron re-equipped with FE2bs; Victor Huston became a flying ace piloting one of these. They then re-equipped with De Havilland DH-4s in May 1917. George Darvill became an ace on DH.4s, scoring nine victories. The squadron disbanded at Western - on- the - Greenon, 31st December 1919. Grade II-
 NO LONGER AVAILABLE
1911
Germany: WW2 1941 DATED BEER OR WINE BOTTLE WITH WEHRMACHT STAMP. Interesting item of history from WW2. Green-blue glass bottle approx the size and shape of a standard wine bottle. Fade label now a light brown/tan colour. All the details of the maker, his coat of arms, the date (1941) is still clearly visible. Label indicated that the maker was "Georg Schmitt's vineyard and wine estates Nierstein on the Rhine". Faint ink eagle and swastika stamp still visible, indicating that this item was most likely issued from stores, possibly as a personal ration. Large chip to the bottom of the bottle that does not detract from display. Not something we often see for sale. Would make a fine display item with some personal items of the WW2 German soldier. Grade II-
 SOLD at A$40
1912
Germany: WW2 1936 OLYMPICK GAMES COMMEMORATIVE WHITE PORCELAIN BELL SHAPED MONEY BOX. Stands approx. 110mm high and 98mm across the diameter of the base. One side features a stylised Third Reich eagle clutching the Olympic Rings. The opposite side shows an image of the Brandenburg Gate. All in raised detail. Across the circumference of the bell's ring is '1-16 August 1936 11. Olympic Spiele Berlin'. Also features two small swastika and oak leaves within the text. Once again, all in raised detail. Small circular lockable w/m door to the base (no key). Manufacturers details in green wording to the base 'Erzeugnis der Porzellanstadt selb Bayer Ostmark'. There is a small chip off the very top of the bell, where the slot for money is. It appears that at some stage someone has attempted to repair the damage. Regardless, this is a delicate and attractive item for display. Grade II
 SOLD at A$275
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