Orders, Decorations, Medals and Militaria (17 & 18 May 2016)
French Military Items, comprising the front only section of a French Artillery Officer’s flap pouch mounted with gilt brass badge comprising a fused grenade over crossed cannon barrels, a brass copy French gorget (mounted with a Grenadier Guards other ranks cap badge) and a pewter medal commemorating the Duke of Wellington’s funeral, sold as viewed not subject to return (3) £60-80
Germany, Third Reich, Cloth arm badges (5) ‘POA’ volunteers (’R.O.A.’ ‘Russkaia Osvoboditelnaia Armiia’ [Russian Liberation Army]); another, for ‘Aserbaidschan’ volunteers; another, S.S. Estonia arm shield; another, S.S. Croatia arm shield; another, S.S. Langemarck Division (Belgian/Flemish) arm shield, generally good condition, sold as found (5) £150-200
Sold for £140
Polish Air Force Commemorative Plaque, a large shield in plated brass 15 x 13 cms, featuring the Polish Eagle, the reverse engraved ‘To Eddie Mazur from Officers and Men of 2nd Pol. Arm. Rgt. as Memory of Shooting Range Kirkcudbright 17.6.43.’, some plating loss to the eagle otherwise good condition £50-70
Sold for £140
United States of America 45-Star National Flag (1896-1908), a very fine silk example measuring 56 inches x 62 inches. A previous owner’s letter accompanies the flag stating that it was bought by him 1969-70 and most probably came from the estate of the third and last Viscount Ypres when the contents of his home Attleborough, Norfolk, were sold. It is possible that the flag was presented to the then Lord French when he was Chief of the Imperial...
Sold for £320