Haileybury and the Imperial Service College Cap Badge.
A scare and original cap badge
In 1942, Haileybury and the Imperial Service College (which had itself subsumed the United Services College) merged to become Haileybury and Imperial Service College, now often referred to simply as Haileybury. read more
Shooting To Live, W.E. Fairbairn & A.E. Sykes
First and only contemporary edition, uncommon. Written by two leading experts in irregular warfare, best known as the inventors of the Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. Both had formative experiences in Shanghai, Fairbairn as assistant commissioner, Shanghai Municipal Police, Sykes leading their snipers unit. The book "describes methods developed and practised during an eventful quarter of a cent... read more
Aboriginal Digging Club
Aboriginal club that is most commonly known as a Digging Club, ￼these were used to root around for grubs but also delivered a hefty blow to an aggressor if needed. Made from Mulga (Acacia Aneura) a small tree or shrub that is native to the outback areas of Australia. read more
French POW Tooth Pick/Ear a wax Scoop
Made in the UK by French Napoleonic prisoners of war from cattle bone that was left over from their food. Circa1800
A good example of these multi tools, consisting of a toothpick and ear wax scoop.
Decorated as facing bog eyed fish
In very good sound condition. French POWs in Dartmoor developed a cottage industry making carved working models and toys including ships and wo... read more