Georgian Leather Shot Bag
A Georgian leather and horn shot bag. The bag is primarily made of an elongated stitched leather with a carved horn neck. One side of the bag is marked with the initials ‘G.A.’.
The overall condition of the shot bag is good with a couple of minor holes toward the bottom on the initialled side.
The bag measures 17” long and a touch over 3” at its widest point. read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Paratrooper Training Belt
A WW2 Imperial Japanese paratroopers weighted training belt. The Imperial Japanese Army developed an airborne paratroop force in the late 1930s, but the program did not receive much attention by the Imperial General Headquarters until review of the success of similar German paratroop units during the Blitzkrieg of 1940. They were first deployed in combat during the Battle of Palembang, on Sumat... read more
Imperial Japanese Army Manchuria Incident Smoking Set
A pre WW2 Imperial Japanese Army smoking set. The set commemorates the ‘Triumphant Return Memorial’ for the Manchuria incident.
The Manchurian Incident was an event staged by the Japanese military as a pretext for the 1931 Japanese invasion of Manchuria. The Japanese invasion of Manchuria began on 18th September 1931 and the occupation lasted until August 1945.
The... read more
Imperial Japanese 1930 Capital Rehabilitation Medal
A very good Imperial Japanese Capital Rehabilitation Medal. The medal was awarded to military personnel and civilians who assisted in rebuilding of Tokyo after the devastating 1923 Great Kanto earthquake that left most of the city in ruins.
Records show that only 35,000 of these solid silver medals were struck and awarded.
The medal is complete with its original p... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy Napkin Rings
A very uncommon pair of Imperial Japanese Navy napkin rings. The silver plate metal rings are each engraved with the IJN anchor and cherry blossom. There would have been used exclusively in the officers mess, both aboard ship and at the naval bases.
The rings measure 4.5 cm wide and 2.8 cm tall.
Please note, I have 6 these and they are being sold in pairs.
... read more
Pre WW1 Health Memoranda For Soldiers 1906 Group
A fantastic surviving 1906 edition of ‘Health Memoranda For Soldiers’ by Lieutenant Colonel H. K. Allport.
The cloth covered and thread bound booklet was printed for His Majesty’s Stationery Office in September 1906.
The booklet measures 13 cm tall by 10.6 cm wide and is in good condition with no damage.
Interestingly, folded inside the booklet is... read more
WW2 USAAF Tunic 1944
A WW2 USAAF tunic. The 1944 dated tunic or ‘Ike’ jacket is complete with all its original insignia. The tunic is for the rank of Corporal as indicated by the 2 blue and green wool stripes on each of the arms. The left arm has the original USAAF wool patch along with 5 metal overseas service bars.
The collars each have a metal 2 piece screw back USAAF insignia and the chest has t... read more
Imperial Japanese Army Sake Tray
An Imperial Japanese Army sake tray. The black lacquered tray shows a war flag of Japan amongst cherry blossoms and a plaque which reads ’Patriotism and Loyalty’.
The raised sides of the tray are finished with a gold paint. The tray also reads ‘Retirement Commemoration’ for a soldier named ‘Sato’ from the 29th Infantry Regiment.
The 29th Infantry Regiment was part... read more
WW2 US Army M3 Binoculars
A pair of WW2 US army M3 6 x 30 binoculars. The binoculars are complete with their M17 leather carrying case. Both the binoculars and the case have the leather carry straps. The 1942 dated binoculars are marked:
Both eyepiece focus adjustments work well, with the left eyep... read more
WW2 Imperial Japanese Army Officers Mess Tin
A good complete WW2 Japanese Army Officers ‘Hango’ or mess / rice cooker set. The aluminium set comprises of the main mess tin, small tray insert and lid. The main container has its metal carry handle.
Some of the original khaki paint is visible on the lid while most of the body is blackened from field use.
The set is dated for Showa 18 (1943).
A ... read more