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Militaria - Mandate & Yishuv

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a60573
Transjordan Frontier Force (TJFF) member's personal effects: collection of uniform accessories, acoutrements, knife and mess-kit items belonging to Captain B. S. Hall, TJFF. Articl
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Transjordan Frontier Force (TJFF) member's personal effects: collection of uniform accessories, acoutrements, knife and mess-kit items belonging to Captain B. S. Hall, TJFF. Articles include: a) personalized combat knife with sheath & "TJFF" etched into the leather; reminiscent of British commando knife, here with modified bayonet, hardened leather & white metal sheath, customised by attachment to khaki bayonet frog by hand stitching (dagger size: 290 x 73 mm; weight: 125g); b) mint condition, heavy HM Silver TJFF presentation sugar spoon in box, hallmarked Birmingham 1938 (this very rare); c) collar badge & ranks set: 1931 issue mirrored collar badge set of Captain’s set of 6 bronze service dress rank pips (2x3 large [regular] & small [mess]) + Captain’s set of 6x brass and enamel (red & green) tropical dress rank pips (2x3 large [regular] & small [mess]; d) 2x Officers buttons (large & small); e) brass ‘T’ mess insignia (1pc) - "Territorial"(?); e) small blue headcloth (Arab keffiyeh/desert neck scarf) with scout badge on; the presence of the Lindisfarne Scout badge may be explained as one of the public-school idiosyncrasies of the officer class -?; f) private purchase braces for ceremonial dress TJFF ceremonial pantaloons; g) 2x stocking braces; h) bakelite container. Capt. Hall was awarded, for wartime service, the 1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, British War Service Medal 1939–45 (with Dispatches Oak Leaves); the General Service Medal (1918) for small conflicts 1918-1962 (for TJFF service in Middle East) & Territorial Force Efficiency Medal (after 12 years’ service in Territorial Force) - these not included in this lot. For illustrative purposes an image of another TJFF officer of Captain's rank dressed in tropical Regiment Dress is included in this description - hard to find such portraits in detail but it reveals much of the regalia worn. Note: as this lot includes a knife the lot will be shipped from the UK to the winning bidder (that person is responsible to ensure that he/she can receive this item in the mail).
Post-Auction Direct Sale $1,250.00
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a60574
Transjordan Frontier Force mid-sized metal hat badge, circa. 1930's-40's; maker-marked "W Dowler & Sons" [Birmingham]; size: 21.5 x 33mm; weight: 3.8g. With 2-prong reverse. Formed
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Transjordan Frontier Force mid-sized metal hat badge, circa. 1930's-40's; maker-marked "W Dowler & Sons" [Birmingham]; size: 21.5 x 33mm; weight: 3.8g. With 2-prong reverse. Formed 1926 by the Mandate as territorial battalion of British Army, with 800 soldiers reaching up to 3000; the TJFF included variously between 19 to 150 Jews (1942 peak); it replaced the mounted police & Palestine Gendermerie.
SOLD $120.00
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:00
a60575
Hat badge of the Mandatory Palestine Police force with slider-back, circa. 1930's, by William Dowler of Birmingham; size: 28.5 x 48mm; weight: 10.15g. This is a better manufactured
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Hat badge of the Mandatory Palestine Police force with slider-back, circa. 1930's, by William Dowler of Birmingham; size: 28.5 x 48mm; weight: 10.15g. This is a better manufactured version - heaver & slighly curved, than the lighter-weight 1940's war-economy type.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $65.00
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a60576
Palestine Police Force silver finished cap badge with 2-lugged back; size: 29.5 x 44mm; weight: 7.2g. Maker-marked ("Dowler" of Birmingham -?).
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Palestine Police Force silver finished cap badge with 2-lugged back; size: 29.5 x 44mm; weight: 7.2g. Maker-marked ("Dowler" of Birmingham -?).
Post-Auction Direct Sale $65.00
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a60577
Rare Palestine Police Force copper cap badge with 2-pronged back (one missing); size: 29.5 x 43.5mm; weight: 6.8g. Maker marked "Dowler Birming[ham]".
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Rare Palestine Police Force copper cap badge with 2-pronged back (one missing); size: 29.5 x 43.5mm; weight: 6.8g. Maker marked "Dowler Birming[ham]".
Post-Auction Direct Sale $125.00
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a60578
Palestine Police Force blackened nickel-brass(?) cap badge with 2-pronged back; size: 30 x 44mm; weight: 8.5g. Heavier than the standard badge, possibly worn at night. Not maker ma
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Palestine Police Force blackened nickel-brass(?) cap badge with 2-pronged back; size: 30 x 44mm; weight: 8.5g. Heavier than the standard badge, possibly worn at night. Not maker marked.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $65.00
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a60579
Hat badge of the Mandatory Palestine Police force with slider-back, circa. 1940's, not maker-marked; size: 30 x 47.5mm; weight: 7.7g. This is a very shiney, lightweight and flat is
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Hat badge of the Mandatory Palestine Police force with slider-back, circa. 1940's, not maker-marked; size: 30 x 47.5mm; weight: 7.7g. This is a very shiney, lightweight and flat issue of the Second War War/postwar period.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $40.00
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a60580
Palestine Police insignia & accessories: set of 2x metal shoulder-strap tags with PP name (by W. Dowler & Sons Birmingham) and twin-lug backs + 4x metal buttons by Firmin of London
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Palestine Police insignia & accessories: set of 2x metal shoulder-strap tags with PP name (by W. Dowler & Sons Birmingham) and twin-lug backs + 4x metal buttons by Firmin of London (2 large & 2 small, one for each end of the shoulder strap) + 1x black bakelite button with the "PP" insignia, by James Groves & Sons of Halesowen - reverse partly scratched/corroded (7pc in total).
SOLD $80.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:00
a60581
Rare Palestine Police Kolpak wool hat, 1947 by M and J Goldstein Limited. The hat is in mint condition and aparently unused. The piece does not come with the standard white-metal P
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Rare Palestine Police Kolpak wool hat, 1947 by M and J Goldstein Limited. The hat is in mint condition and aparently unused. The piece does not come with the standard white-metal Palestine Police hat badge (easy to aquire), but the hat does sport the ornamental "PP" button on its left side. Well made, with thick external layer of wool and interior leather sweat-band lining. Inside, the hat is maker-marked on 3 lines in yellow: "M. & J. Goldstein Ltd. 1947 [size] 7". This was a British (possibly Jewish) firm which produced headwear throughout the British Empire, at least into the 1950's but as of today is defunct.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $2,000.00
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a60582
Palestine: Palestine Police garter, c. 1947; fastened by two silver colored Palestine Police "PP" buttons. This accoutrement would have been worn over the dark blue uniform of the
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Palestine: Palestine Police garter, c. 1947; fastened by two silver colored Palestine Police "PP" buttons. This accoutrement would have been worn over the dark blue uniform of the Police for dress parade presentation, and on the garter would be affixed a larged silver colored emblem of the Palestine Police (identical in design to the force's hat badge). Estimated date is 1947 as this was originally received together with other Police items dated to that year. Scarce and unusual, in excellent condition.
SOLD $145.00
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:00
a60583
Palestine Police Old Comrades Association (OCA) member's pin, circa. 1950's; not maker-marked; size: 13 x 20mm; weight: 3.85g. The design depicts the Palestine Police emblem with R
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Palestine Police Old Comrades Association (OCA) member's pin, circa. 1950's; not maker-marked; size: 13 x 20mm; weight: 3.85g. The design depicts the Palestine Police emblem with Royal Crown above & initials OCA in ribbon device at base. The OCA was formed from a merge with the Palestine Police Association and the Old Comrades Association following the end of the Mandate in 1948; the OCA existed until 2014 when it superseded by the British Palestine Police Association (BPPA).
SOLD $30.00
2 bids
The auction closed on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:00
a60584
Black cloth shoulder patch of the Palestine Police force bearing the organization's name, circa. 1930's-40's; size: 11.7 x 2cm. Probably worn on summer-time uniforms (shirts, not t
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Black cloth shoulder patch of the Palestine Police force bearing the organization's name, circa. 1930's-40's; size: 11.7 x 2cm. Probably worn on summer-time uniforms (shirts, not tunics). Cloth insignia of the Palestine Police is scarce.
SOLD $100.00
1 bid
The auction closed on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:00
a60585
Eretz Israel/Yishuv undocumented military organization emblem pin, c. 1920s-30s; 2.45g, 3.2 x 1.5cm: Star of David w/"Zion" in Bezalel style writing surmounted on crossed swords -
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Eretz Israel/Yishuv undocumented military organization emblem pin, c. 1920s-30s; 2.45g, 3.2 x 1.5cm: Star of David w/"Zion" in Bezalel style writing surmounted on crossed swords - reminiscent of WWI German veterans' medals. Probably belongs to either the "Association of Jewish Officers in Eretz Israel" (אגודת הקצינים העבריים), founded in Tel Aviv in 1935, or "Union of Jewish Combatants" (התאחדות לוחמי החזית העברים בארץ–ישראל) whose emblems used a similar motif. Other possible organizations are "Association of Veterans of the Jewish Battalions in E.I." (איגוד החיילים המשוחררים מהגדודים העבריים בארץ–ישראל) and the "E.I. Association of Jewish War Particiants" (האיגוד הארץ–ישראלי של משתתפי המלחמה היהודים). For a similar pin without "Zion" in center & possibly related to Holocaust-era Jewish partisans or "nokmim", see Lot #a60569.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $200.00
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a60586
Yishuv/Palestine Mandate Ghaffir hat badge of the Jewish "Notrim" (guardsmen) forces with 2-lug reverse, c.1936-1940s; not maker-marked; size: 34 x 33.5mm; weight: 7.65g. Although
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Yishuv/Palestine Mandate Ghaffir hat badge of the Jewish "Notrim" (guardsmen) forces with 2-lug reverse, c.1936-1940s; not maker-marked; size: 34 x 33.5mm; weight: 7.65g. Although the term "Ghaffir" ('Guard' in Arabic) was widely used throughout the British Empire, this badge is unofficially associated uniquely with the pre-State Jewish auxiliary defense force called the Notrim, and worn on brown or black woolen kolpak hats. One of the most sought-after Mandate-era pieces of militaria among Israeli collectors.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $200.00
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a60587
Lot x20 original photos of Notrim in training, dated 29/10/1938, with dedication on back of one photo as a "momento from Yitzhak Nagman" at Kfar Brandes 29 X 38; a few shots are ei
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Lot x20 original photos of Notrim in training, dated 29/10/1938, with dedication on back of one photo as a "momento from Yitzhak Nagman" at Kfar Brandes 29 X 38; a few shots are either identical or re-taken.
SOLD $60.00
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:00
a60588
Palestine/Yishuv: 'Tower & Stockade' settlement initiative "Meguyas" ('recruited') pin, circa. 1936-1939; not maker-marked. Depicts image of Tower & Stockade settlement with Hebrew
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Palestine/Yishuv: 'Tower & Stockade' settlement initiative "Meguyas" ('recruited') pin, circa. 1936-1939; not maker-marked. Depicts image of Tower & Stockade settlement with Hebrew legend "Recruited". Tower & Stockade was a quick structual erection system devised by Shlomo Gur & Yochanan Ratner, enabling quick transport & erection of settlements, bypassing British restriction on new Jewish settlements in Palestine: mobility enabled securing hold of remote regions, to strenthen Jewish settlement contiguity and fortified protection to inhabitants & surroundings. Pin was issued to volunteers who assisted with transport & erection of Tower & Stockade settlements; here numbered per label on back 43931.
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a60589
Palestine Volunteer Force metal hat badge, circa. 1940-1943; not maker-marked; with slider back; weight: 4.95g; size: 31.5 x 48mm. Depicts patron saint St. George slaying a dragon
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Palestine Volunteer Force metal hat badge, circa. 1940-1943; not maker-marked; with slider back; weight: 4.95g; size: 31.5 x 48mm. Depicts patron saint St. George slaying a dragon (i.e. Nazi Germany); known in Hebrew as "Kheyl Mitnadvim Ha'Eretz-Israeli", it numbered 2,000 men as home guard force. Formed in Aug. 1940, funded by the Mandate, and based in the 3 main cities, it was open to all British subjects in Palestine & local citizens, tasked with assisting the regular British Army in preparation for war and protecting internal security; there were 2 companies in Jerusalem. In excellent condition, slight bend in field; rare.
SOLD $220.00
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:00
a60590
Palestine Volunteer Force silver collar insignia pin, circa. 1940-1943; not maker-marked, stamped "sterling"; missing pin; size: 16.5 x 17mm; weight: 2.4g. A miniature version of t
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Palestine Volunteer Force silver collar insignia pin, circa. 1940-1943; not maker-marked, stamped "sterling"; missing pin; size: 16.5 x 17mm; weight: 2.4g. A miniature version of the bronze metal hat badge, excellently made with stunning detail. Rare.
SOLD $145.00
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:00
a60591
Palestine/Yishuv: helmet of the Tel Aviv "Mishmar Ezrachi" ('Civil Guard'), 1938- early '40's; by Pleese Ltd. of Holon. The helmet shell is in blue-gray color, bearing the 1st vers
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Palestine/Yishuv: helmet of the Tel Aviv "Mishmar Ezrachi" ('Civil Guard'), 1938- early '40's; by Pleese Ltd. of Holon. The helmet shell is in blue-gray color, bearing the 1st version of the force's emblem on front with unit number. As with other period Pleese-made helmets, this made from a single metal sheet with a thick liner (leather lining & padded base) held by 2 rivets. The leather chin strap has broken off & liner a little wobbly. The guard was established by the Tel Aviv municipality in 1938 as a volunteer force for maintaining order at public events & assisting new/illegal immigrants; in WWII it was active in civil air-defense and given powers identical to municipal inspectors, and given identity cards, ranks & work procedures. It was under municipal control until its reassignment to the Haganah in 1941-42.
Post-Auction Direct Sale $400.00
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a60592
Palestine: rare original version metal hat badge of the Palestine Regiment, 1942-1943: slightly curved with two pronged loop backing; smooth reverse; not maker marked (probably J.R
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Palestine: rare original version metal hat badge of the Palestine Regiment, 1942-1943: slightly curved with two pronged loop backing; smooth reverse; not maker marked (probably J.R.Gaunt as a sketch from it exists); weight: 9.85g. A short-lived Arab-Jewish formation based on the existing "Buffs" infantry companies, whose emblem was unpopular with the Jews. The uniqueness of this specific piece is that it does belong to the Palestine Regiment: crude gold-gilt versions with rough lumpy surfaces and improvised slider backings are more often encountered - these probably being those worn by the Jewish Brigade's 2nd battalion (as seen in period photographs).
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a60593
Palestine/Yishuv: "First Aid and Movement of Wounded: Handbook for Supplementary Police", training manual by Dr. V. Nisel; Hebrew edition by Dr. Yehuda Matot, published by Lifshitz
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Palestine/Yishuv: "First Aid and Movement of Wounded: Handbook for Supplementary Police", training manual by Dr. V. Nisel; Hebrew edition by Dr. Yehuda Matot, published by Lifshitz Press, Jerusalem, 1939; 72 pages. Published under the auspicies of "Organization for National Associations of the Magen David Adom for Rapid Assistance (in Tel Aviv)", and intended for use by the "Supplementary Police" ('Notrim') of Eretz Israel. Heavily illustrated guide with photos of Notrim performing 1st aid procedures. In good condition though spill marks. Dr. Matot considered pioneer of childrens' health in Israel, among wounded in 1948 Arab attack on Hadassah convoy.
SOLD $60.00
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a60594
Palestine/Yishuv: early Charles de Gaulle publicity coverage - in Hebrew, 1941: a 61-page paperback booklet, number 4 of the then wartime series of booklets on personalities and le
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Palestine/Yishuv: early Charles de Gaulle publicity coverage - in Hebrew, 1941: a 61-page paperback booklet, number 4 of the then wartime series of booklets on personalities and leaders called "People and Events", entitled "General Charles de-Gaulle", written by Dr. David Shochat and published by Din press in Tel Aviv with the assistance of the "Association for Free France in Eretz Israel", whose chairman, Mordechai (Mark) L. Gorodisky wrote the preface. The book covers De-Gaulle's childhood, military background and experience, the fall of France and his positions regarding the need to create a new army and liberate Europe. A fascinating Jewish-Israeli perspective on De Gaulle and his image as a fighter for liberty early in World War II. Worn cover with some edge crumbles, but otherwise intact. Gorodisky served as the chairman of the Association of the Friends of Belgium in Eretz Israel and also as the president of the Committee for France in Eretz Israel, until 1947.
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a60595
Palestine/Yishuv: "For Recruitment and For Defense" pamphlet of 4 speeches by Yitzhak Tabenkin; published by Kibbutz Ha'Meuchad Press in Ein Harod, May 1942; 28 pages; a "special p
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Palestine/Yishuv: "For Recruitment and For Defense" pamphlet of 4 speeches by Yitzhak Tabenkin; published by Kibbutz Ha'Meuchad Press in Ein Harod, May 1942; 28 pages; a "special printing from the booklet 'From Within', due to be released shortly". The speeches call for Jewish activism in labor & defense of the country in the face of the coming German Army; a mixture of concern for safety of socialist homeland (USSR) & need to protect the Jewish homeland; calls for strengthening the Workers Party and for enlistment in national defense. Tabenkin's politics were mixture of beliefs from the left and from the right.
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a60596
Palestine Regiment momento booklet: titled "From the 'Buffs' Companies - to the Hebrew [Jewish] Battalions | Journal of Company 2 - First Hebrew Battalion, Eretz Israel [Palestine]
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Palestine Regiment momento booklet: titled "From the 'Buffs' Companies - to the Hebrew [Jewish] Battalions | Journal of Company 2 - First Hebrew Battalion, Eretz Israel [Palestine] Regiment | 19 of the month of Tevet 5703 | 27.12.42 | Booklet 4 Dedicated to Two Years of the Hebrew Comp- anies of the [British] Infantry Corps"; cover illustration with title "Infantry Corps" appears 'Nachum Guttman'; issue 4, 27 Dec. 1942, 56 pp; printed by Gestetner of Tel Aviv. Two-tone mimeograph w/articles by soldiers, greetings & exhortations by Zionist leadership: Dov Yosef, Berl Katzenelson, Eliyahu Golomb, Nahum Guttman with his illustration. Frayed cvr, pgs mint.
SOLD $75.00
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The auction closed on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 19:00
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