The First World War (1914-1918)
Excellent bronze framed telescope, finished in leather. The optics remain fully intact with no visible cracks or clouding. Made by Marchand of Paris and engraved "Signal Glass", it was likely a private purchase.
Constructed of non-magnetic meganese and a steel rim, this second pattern Mk. I retains most of the exterior finish. Inside, the liner remains largely intact though missing the chinstrap.
The naval badge retains it's original velvet and hand embroidered gilt wire which display a central anchor under an immaculate king's crown. Unlike Second World War examples, the crown consists of strictly red and green crown jewels rather than a central blue.
A large black and white photograph of Number 9 Platoon, C Company of the 126th Canadian Expeditionary Force. The surrounding
Considered rare due to the "small 43" below the lion and white metal. This cap badge is considered to be the Officer variant and highly coveted.
Hand painted in a distinct red, an oval form can be found on the front facing portion of the helmet representative of the Australian 3rd Division 10th Brigade Headquarters and Trench Mortars.
A period painted gold diamond over black square is proudly displayed on the front facing portion of the helmet representative of the New Zealand 2nd Battalion Wellington Regiment.
The remains of the original manufacturer paper tag remain largely in tact. Produced by the "Royal Army Clothing Factory" and dated August of 1914. Sized as an "11", the breast measures approximately 38 inches and waist 33 inches.
Constructed of hardened brown leather, a regimental sporran with accompanying belt. The sporran is assembled from multi-piece leather by running stitches, and rivets. Firmly stamped into the flap, the number 42 suggests issue to the 42nd Battalion CEF (Royal Highlanders of Canada).
Constructed of non-magnetic meganese and a steel rim, this second pattern Mk. I retains the majority of exterior finish. Inside, the liner remains largely intact including the rarely seen paper tag.
Constructed of drab wool, the cap features a single piece crown and four piece body stitched to the main band. The band is flanked by two period "Canada" brass buttons that hold a doubled over supple leather chinstrap in excellent condition.
Constructed of non-magnetic meganese and a steel rim, this second pattern Mk. I retains the majority of exterior finish. Inside, the liner remains beautifully preserved.