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EXCEPTIONAL!! WWI Royal Naval Air Service Pilot Wing - Hallmarked for 1915 in Gold


Beautifully made by Birmingham Goldsmiths 'Walter Hayes, Frank Rabone' and retailed in Plymouth (where else?)

This stunning Pilot Wing is identical in production methods to the gilt metal RNAS Pilot Wings shown on page 41 Of Warren Carroll's "Eagles Recalled". The only difference being this is jeweller made in solid gold which may denote it being commissioned by a high ranking RNAS Officer of 1915.

Code: 53220Price:


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EXCELLENT! Pair of RAF - Air Ministry stamped MkVIII Flying Goggles


These MkVIII's themselves are in almost mint condition, but because they were missing their strap I've fitted one of our replacements. Our replacement straps utilise original/refurbished MkVIII fittings.

The Goggles are fully and very clearly Air Ministry stamped.

Code: 53223Price: 140.00 GBP


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1940 ATLANTIC FERRY ORGANISATION - Research Pictures


The two badges I'm showing here are from the Atlantic Ferry Organisation - ATFERO....the predecessor of the RAF Ferry Command.

These are the only two pieces I've personally seen which relate to ATFERO and because of their scarcity I'm finding it impossible to find an answer to one question.........one of these badges appears to have had a 'gold wash' applied. Does anyone have any specific knowledge on ATFERO Ranks and Insignia to help me confirm whether it IS a 'gold wash', or is it simply a difference in tarnishing between the two badges?

It's interesting note that RAF Officer Don Bennett, a specialist in long distance flying and later Air Vice Marshall and Commander of the Pathfinder Force, led the first ATFERO delivery flight in November 1940.

Code: 53222Price: On Request


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ULTRA RARE!! Original Royal Air Force 1943 'MALTA CROSS' - 23 (Fighter) Squadron


I've searched for an example of this badge forever and have often wondered why none have ever appeared. Having now found one I know why no more than a handful seem to exist.....

.......this tiny piece of silver would look completely insignificant to anyone other than the most devout collector of RAF Memorabilia it wouldn't seem worth keeping.
Also, weighing less than one gramme it is so fragile it could be so easily damaged and therefore discarded.

It's therefore no wonder that the only other example I've seen is the 185 Squadron Malta Cross shown on page 168 of "Eagles Recalled".

This example is to 23 Squadron who flew Night Fighter Mosquito MkII's on from Malta between December 1942 - December 1943. In December 1942 the squadron was transferred to Malta, to fly intruder missions over Sicily, Italy and Tunisia. In December 1943, with the Allied armies in Italy, No.23 Squadron moved to Sardinia.

This 23 Squadron Malta Cross is in perfect condition, unpolished and as found.

Gramme for gramme this is possibly the rarest piece of silver anywhere on the planet!

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SUPERB!! Heavily padded RAF Pilot Wing - pinback


An outstanding 'ten feather' RAF Pilot Wing, with possibly heaviest padding I've ever come across.

Still has its original stitched on brass pin plate for easy removal from Battledress.

Code: 53219Price: 90.00 GBP


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OUTSTANDING!! WWI RFC/RNAS/RAF Four Blade Propeller Clock


WWI Propeller "Trench Art" takes all shapes and forms. It also comes in many styles and uses. From Prop Blade picture frames to Prop Hub clocks and barometers. The vast majority of WWI Propeller "Trench Art" was made in the aircraft workshops. However some pieces were worked on and transformed by the very best craftsmen of the early 20th Century.......we're very proud to offer not one, but three such pieces of the very highest quality examples of WWI Propeller "Trench Art".

Code: 53216Price: 650.00 GBP


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MAGNIFICENT!! WWI Royal Naval Air Service Propeller Clock #1 - PAIR?


Standing 18" tall this is the first of two very impressive, antique Propeller Clocks. I cannot say they are a pair even though the exquisite carving on both Clocks is identical in style. If they are a pair the likelihood is they would have been displayed in different rooms of an RNAS Officers Mess. Alternatively, one may have been fitted with a barometer in order to display both on one mantle.

The design and craftsmanship put into this Clock puts it at the very top of WWI Propeller Hub "Trench Art". There is no doubting it was made for a specific room, or office as it's not a 'run of the mill' piece. The Clock itself is of the very highest quality in French timepieces.

The design and craftsmanship put into this Clock puts it at the very top of WWI Propeller Hub "Trench Art". There is no doubting it was made for a specific room, or office as it's not a 'run of the mill' piece. The Clock itself is of the very highest quality in period timepieces. This Clock is French made.

The Propeller Hub is identical to that shown below but is not so heavily marked. The only legible (just) marking I can see, is "SOUPEARE" on the hub itself.

I'm afraid no pictures can show these Clocks in their full beauty. They are quite stunning when seen close-up.

Code: 53214Price: 1950.00 GBP


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EXQUISITE!! WWI Royal Naval Air Service Propeller Clock #2 - PAIR?


Standing 18" tall this is the second of two very impressive, antique Propeller Clocks. I cannot say they are a pair even though the exquisite carving on both Clocks is identical. If they are a pair the likelihood is they would have been displayed in different rooms of an RNAS Officers Mess. Alternatively, one may have been fitted with a barometer in order to display both on one mantle.

The design and craftsmanship put into this Clock puts it at the very top of WWI Propeller Hub "Trench Art". There is no doubting it was made for a specific room, or office as it's not a 'run of the mill' piece. The Clock itself is of the very highest quality in period timepieces. This Clock is by "Finnigans Ltd" (worth googling).

The Propeller Hub is clearly marked for use with a 100HP Gnome engine or Clerget engine and also has a British inspection stamp. So this Propeller woould have been used in a single-seat Fighter Aircraft of the Royal Naval Air Service. Indeed it is actually marked "FIGHTER".

I'm afraid no pictures can show these Clocks in their full beauty. They are quite stunning when seen close-up.

Code: 53215Price: 1950.00 GBP


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SUPERB!! WWII RAF Comforts Fund 'HARRY THE HAWK' by Norah Wellings


It would be nigh on impossible to find a better example of this rare piece of WWII RAF History.

He was introduced as a mascot for the Second World War depicting a Royal Airforce Airman and for every sale made money was donated to the R.A.F Comforts Fund to help the War effort.

I do know that the 10" version of "HARRY THE HAWK" had a small felt parachute in his harness. This is the smaller and rarer 7.5" version and doesn't have a parachute in the pack.

It does have every single label AND the original paper label. It also has the original "KIMPORI DOLLS" Label on the inside of the pack.

This rare "HARRY THE HAWK" has been well looked after, wrapped in paper and kept inside of a homemade book box.

If you wish to see just how exceptional this example is, please take the time to read the following link;-

http://norahwellingsjournal.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/norah-wellings-harry-hawk.html

Code: 53213Price: 550.00 GBP


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LARGE! - SIZE 4! RAF Coastal Command/FAA Ctype Flying Helmet


A superb large size and in excellent wearable condition!

The Air Ministry Stamp is just still visible, both zips (with pulls)work fine and the Helmet still has its original Air Ministry rubber receiver pads.

Great supple leather and a very large, comfortable size!

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