COMMONWEALTH WWI AND EARLIER PERIODS

PAPER ITEMS

#CD1002 Assembling and Fitting the Pattern 1916 Dismounted Equipment Manual
Assembling and Fitting the Pattern 1916 Dismounted Equipment original manual. Extremely rare. Overall excellent condition given its age. $325
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#CD1003 The Pattern 1908 Web Infantry Equipment Manual
The Pattern 1908 Web Infantry Equipment original manual. Extremely rare. Overall excellent condition given its age. $325
#CD1006 WARNER OBJECTIVE SIGHTING SYSTEM - Special Regard to the Ross Rifle
Warner objective sighting system book with special regard to the Ross Canadian Military Service Rifle.  Includes information on the Warner sight and the Canadian sight, with illustrations. Incredibly rare and important publication in near mint condition. Bound with a suede cover. Number 9 presented to Mr. C.B. Published in 1915. Probably will never see another one, and as far as I know there is no other known surviving example of this particular publication. $450

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#CD1007 Secret XIII. Corps Barrage Map 1918 Landrecies and Sambre-Oise Canal
1918 XIII. Corps barrage map showing some famous battle sites including where the 25th Division crossed the Sambre-Oise Canal to capture Landrecies. This map actually shows what appears to be creeping barrage strategy.  This is a genuine map used on combat operations, it has 'been there'. The map has been folded and well used, with some notes and markings period applied in pencil.  This sort of genuine combat map is rarely seen outside of national archives or museums, RARE!  $200
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#CD1008 NORTH WEST of CAPE COLONY - Original Boer War Map
Extremely rare original map NORTH WEST of CAPE COLONY.  This map shows many of the famous battle sites that appear on medal bars from the Boer War including Transvaal, Orange Free State, and Cape Colony.  The map is in excellent condition but is fragile given its age and it has been stored folded.  I would consider having this map framed in museum archival grade glass and materials. This is a great historically important map that would be the centrepiece of a Boer War collection and would look great with the medals corresponding to the battle sites. $150

EQUIPMENT

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#BS48 Private Purchase 1911 Canvas Covered Holster and Spare Magazine Pouch
Private purchase canvas covered 1911 holster and spare magazine pouch in leather.  This is one of the style holsters and pouches attributed to having been sold by London Armoury during WWI to Canadian and British soldiers privately purchase side arms prior to debarking for France.  This would be correct for a 'Canadian Contract' or other Government Model 1911 from the WWI era.  $400
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#BS49 Private Purchase 1911 Leather Holser
Private purchase 1911 holster and single spare magazine pouch in leather.  This style holster is attributed to having been sold by London Armoury during WWI to Canadian and British soldiers privately purchase side arms prior to debarking for France.  This would be correct for a 'Canadian Contract' or other Government Model 1911 from the WWI era. $250
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#CD1013 British Army Foot Powder
British Army foot powder.  An appealing variation of the ever necessary foot powder container for troops who faced trench foot if they didn't have enough of it. Nice condition, still has some contents. $20 *On Hold*

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#BS44 Auger Tool with Broad Arrow
WWI auger tool possibly for installing posts for barbed wire and other trench construction duties.  Manufactured by W.N. Ridoway & Sons Ltd. in 1918 with British broad arrow applied. Excellent condition, possibly never used or used only lightly. $25 *On Hold*
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#BS18 WWI Canadian Wool Blanket
Impressive WWI Canadian issue wool blanket in mint condition.  These blankets are scarce in any condition but this one is superb. Constructed of grey wool with appealing red and blank stripes and chain stitched red C broad arrow.  Impossible to upgrade, we have never seen another in this condition. $400

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#CD1012 WWI Canadian Ross Rifle or Lee Enfield Leather Sling
Scarce WWI Canadian Ross Rifle or Enfield sling.  Not many of these have survived in excellent condition like this. Still complete with the original leather string. Perfect to complete a nice Ross Rifle or Lee Enfield.  Appears to be unit marked as well.  Excellent condition, would be nearly impossible to find better. Nice! $165
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#CD1010 WWI Canadian / British Pistol Lanyard
WWI Canadian (Also used by the British) pistol lanyard.  Excellent condition without any blemishes $65
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#CD1011 WWI Canadian Match Cover with Cardboard Box of Matches
WWI Canadian match box cover to keep a package of matches protected.  Graphics for The Canadian Military Forces in "The Great European War".  Contains an original package of matches.  Excellent condition.  $65
#CD1009 WWI Canadian Contract Mills 1914 Pistol Belt
WWI Canadian Contract Mills 1914 pistol belt for the 1914 Mills holster and web gear.  The holsters are still somewhat common to find, but these belts almost never come around.  The belt is named to a Canadian officer Lt Johnston CFA.  The condition is worn, and would match up well with a used Mills 1914 holster and Canadian Contract pistol.  If you look closely you can see where the C broad arrow stamp was applied.  $150
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SILK AND PAPER ITEMS

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#CD1001 1834-1934 Canadian Centennial Reunion Pin with Reunion Invitations 
1834-1934 Canadian Corps reunion pin for the centennial in Toronto.  Also features the dates 1914-1934 as this reunion put together by the association would have been primarily WWI veterans.  Included with the pin, and found with almost certainly from the same veteran are invitations to varios 156th battalion re-unions for WWI veterans.  Interesting group found at an antique barn and never in a collection before. $30
#CD1005 WWI Christmas Greetings Silk for a Sweetheart from France
Very nice Christmas Greetings silk. These were 'Sweetheart' items the soldiers would send home to their girlfriends or wives.  This is a really nice example for your WWI collection, although undated it could be from around the time of the famous Christmas Truce.  $20
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#CD1004 WWI 1917 Silk for a Sweetheart from France
Very nice early silk from 1917 with French, English, and American flags. These were 'Sweetheart' items the soldiers would send home to their girlfriends or wives.  This is a really nice example for your WWI collection. $20

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Trench Map of Beaumont Hamel
This is a genuine trench map of Beaumont Hamel where the Newfoundland regiment was almost entirely wiped out. The map came out of an old collection, it has been folded and carried in combat.  This is a true trench map with trench positions marked and use for actual combat operations. This is a very desirable map showing a very tragic section of land.  This sort of genuine combat map is rarely seen outside of national archives or museums, RARE! *Sold*
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WWI Canadian / British Brodie Helmet - Mint! 
WWI Canadian / British Brodie helmet.  Appears to be unissued and possibly never worn.  There is a faint name written in pencil on the chinstrap indicating who it may have belonged to, I have not made any attempt to research it. WWI Brodie helmets are often in extremely poor condition, this is the absolute best exampled I've ever seen.  Still even has the original tag with instructions. *Sold*