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Extremely rare English Officers' Plug Bayonet, circa 1690-1710

Having a piqué-worked ivory handle and high quality silver mounts, the blade bearing cutler's struck marks in the form of kings' heads, complete original silver-mounted scabbard. The best I have seen.

Code: 25751Price: 3250.00 GBP


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Extremely rare English Officers' Plug Bayonet, circa 1690-1710

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Code: 25752Price: On Request


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Prussian M 1809 Socket Bayonet

As used with the so-called Potsdam Musket. These were later purchased by Union forces during the American Civil War

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Rare WWII Royal Marine Commando Beret and Medal Group


That of Ex/1189, T A M Cooke

[Thomas Alexander Menin COOKE, born in Ryde, Isle of Wight, 15 January 1919. Educated at Erith County School and the City of London School before joining Westminster Bank as a Junior Clerk in 1936.
During WWII served with the 1st Royal Marines Battalion and after completing Commando training at Achnacarry in October 1943, with 42 RM Commando (3 Commando Brigade).
In November 1943, sailed from Gourock aboard HMT Ranchi. At the end of November 1943, the convoy of which the Ranchi was part, came under attack from a formation of Luftwaffe bombers. A bomb hit the Ranchi's forecastle, penetrated the deck and then exited through the vessel's other side before exploding in the water. The vessel subsequently diverted to Alexandria for repairs.
42 RM Commando re-joined 3rd Commando Brigade at Kedgaon in January 1944. The unit then underwent training near Belgaum before moving to Cocanada. From there sent to Trincomalee, Chittagong and then to Maungdaw where they relieved the 1st Ox and Bucks. In January 1945, they took part in an unopposed landing at Akyab Island. Later that same month, joined the assault on the Myebon peninsula and Kangaw, culminating in the battle for Hill 170. In late 1945, the Brigade was sent to Hong Kong to carry out policing duties. Marine Cooke was released from service on 27 February 1946.
After the war, he worked for the Standard Bank of South Africa in Nyasaland. He died in Ipswich in 2001.]

Code: 25749Price: 750.00 GBP


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Rare WWII Royal Marine Commando Beret and Medal Group

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Code: 25750Price: On Request


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WWII GQ Parachute Badge

These pretty little badges were unofficial parachute qualification wings issued to paratroops and others by the parachute manufacturer Gregory Quilter

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WWII Escape & Evasion Kit Miniature Compass

Code: 25732Price: 35.00 GBP


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WWII Escape & Evasion Kit Saw

As issued as part of a standard escape kit with silk map and miniature compass

Code: 25730Price: 85.00 GBP


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WWII Escape & Evasion Kit Miniature Compass

Code: 25731Price: 35.00 GBP


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Rare 1939 RAF Aircrew Aircraft Escape Axe

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