Canadian Hartzell propeller, with maker marks on bottom.
Canadian Hartzell propeller, with maker marks on bottom.
WWI French artillery telescope produced by “E. Krauss Paris”.
WW2 Canadian Sherman tank sight. These were frequently reissued and used until the 1970’s.
WW2 Canadian dated binoculars, with original C-> markings.
World War Two 1943 dated Kriegsmarine binoculars with original case, produced by Ernst Leitz Wetzlar. Both the binoculars and the case have the “Beh” production code, with the case being dated. The binocular optics are still clear, and the original strap and bakilight eyepiece cover is intact. Also not large swastika and Kriegsmarine “M” on top of case. These were captured by a Canadian R.C.A.F. member in 1945 who also brought back a early pattern Kriegsmarine dagger.
WW1 British 1917 dated compass, with original marked leather case and strap.
World War One Canadian entrenching tool.
WW2 British flare gun, broad arrow marked with original shells- Note various types of flares.
City of Lethbridge WW2 era police badge, 1950s police badge and shoulder patch insignia.
A Selection of NWMP, RNWMP and RCMP Kings Crown pre 1952 buttons.
RCMP post 1952 Queen Elizabeth II cap badges.
RCMP(Royal Canadian Mounted Police) Kings Crown WW2 era cap badge, collars and shoulders. Shoulder badges likely produced in the late 1920’s-1930’s.
“K” Division Post RCMP Lethbridge 1924
RNWMP(Royal North West Mounted Police) constables manual, rules and regulations book, and notebook.
North West Mounted Police marked 1880’s binoculars.
NWMP(North West Mounted Police) tower handcuffs with original key.
RNWMP(Royal North West Mounted Police) stamp for letters and documents, metal on wood.
RNWMP(Royal North West Mounted Police) cap badge, collars, and shoulders with sweetheart pin. Note maker markings on disk attached to reverse of RNWMP cap badge.
NWMP(North West Mounted Police) shoulder badge, “J.R.G. & S.L.d.B” marked.
NWMP(North West Mounted Police) NCO Officers Badge: Original metal buffalo remaining with reproduction cloth backing. Like many early cloth items this one was eaten by moths.
WW1 British Lusitania sinking medal, in box with documentation.
Canadian South West Asia General Service Medal, impressed to SAYED BAKHTARI. Purchased on the infamous Chicken Street, Kabul Afghanistan, this medal was given to servicemen as well as helpful locals. Medal comes in original box.
WW2, Korean and Vietnam Canadian Medal Group to Major J.G. Mimms. This group includes his Defence, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp (CVSM), and 1939-1945 War medal. Included is his Korean service medal (named ZB 4525 J.G. MIMMS) and Korea U.N. medal, his C.D. medal (named Captain J.G. Mimms) and finally his rare “International Commission for Supervision and Control” Vietnam medal. Very few of these medals were named to Canadians, making this a unique grouping. His medal ribbon bar and miniatures (not pictured) are also part of the group.
WW2 British medal group to Ballonist to CPL R.K. RENDALL 874720 AUX. A.F. This group comes with his 1939-1945 and Burma Stars, as well as his Defence and 1939-1945 War medal. His Air Efficiency Award medal is impressed with his name. His Air Force Service Book, dog tags and personal items are not pictured.
Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service and Good Conduct medal, awarded to “J. 36088 (CH. B. 20463) G.W. IVES A.B.R.F.R.” Name impressed on rim of medal.
Three cased Canadian Memorial Cross medals, issued in WW1, WW2 and post 1952. Note different designs on each medal.
WW2 British Naval group belonging to Edward William Shefferd. Group includes his defence medal and his 1939-1945 war medal, his Certificate of Service and Seamans Record Book as well as his Identity Card. An interesting group as it not only contains his photo and finger prints, but records of the vessels he served on.
WW2 photo grouping belonging to Petty Officer Fred Bird of the Royal Canadian Navy. This extensive group includes hundreds of WW2 and Korean naval photographs spanning the career of Officer Bird. No medals or insignias were included in the group.
WW2 Canadian First Nations Native group belonging to “M102922 A. Cheechoo”. The group includes some of his WW2 medals, his silver identification bracelet, several photos and his blueprints for “Planegraph attachment for X-Ray machine” which he designed and tested in his lab with the R.C.E.M.E. Note X-Ray example in bottom right of photo.
WW2 Canadian medal group belonging to Peter Cameron Banks of the “Saskatchewan Light Infantry Machine Gun”. The group includes his medals, various insignia’s and photo ID, as well as his army service book, and an extensive photo album consisting of war time pictures overseas and training.
WW2 Canadian group belonging to Native Veteran James Lavalley. The group includes his 5 WW2 service medals, two 1995 Native veterans medals, his legion beret, several photos, Native veterans pins, and his 2004 obituary. Not included in the picture is his large unit photo.
WW1 and WW2 grouping to A/S/SGT ALCIDE BOUDREA C.I., of the Royal 22nd Regiment. This group includes his Defence, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp (CVSM), and 1939-1945 War medal, along with his WW1 pair (Impressed 660925 PTE. A. BOUDREAU. 22 CAN INF), Canadian Long Service and Good Conduct medal and Meritorious Service medal. The group comes with his original regimental cap badge.
WW1 Canadian medal pair to 10th Battalion C.E.F. from Calgary. This group is named to “Pte. W.W. Parker” and comes with his ww1 medal pair, 10th Battalion C.E.F. cap badge, original dog tags and metal identification bracelet.
WW1 Military Cross Gallantry group to Canadian Lieut. Warren R. Skey. Group is complete with his 1914-1918 War / Victory medals and Military Cross, and comes with documentation, newspaper clippings, Skey’s silver identification bracelet as well as his CEF service pin and other related items.
WW1 Military Medal Gallantry group to Canadian W.H. SCHEIDEGGER, from Alberta. Group is complete with his WW1 Canadian Military Medal award, and the WW1 Victory and 1914-1918 pair. These are impressed: “624795 A.CPL. W.G. SCHEIDEGGER. 50-CAN INF.”
Boer War and WW1 Military Cross Canadian Gallantry group to Lieutenant Fred Campbell Young. Young served in Canada, England and France with the 31st Battalion, the Canadian Remount Depot, Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade, Headquarters 1st Canadian Division, 1st Motor Machine Gun Brigade, & Canadian Machine Gun Depot. This group comes with his Queen South Africa Boer War medal with South Africa 1902, TransVaal and Cape Colony clasps: His QSA is impressed “874 PTE F.C. YOUNG CANADIAN M.R.”. His WW1 Victory and 1914-1918 pair are impressed “Lieut .F.C. Young.” and his 1914-1915 star has his identification number (49536) on reverse. This outstanding group also comes with his photos, certificate of service and funeral card. Most importantly the group includes three CD’s full of audio material, where Young gave an interview detailing his military story from the Boer War to World War One.
1887 Metropolitan Police Queen Victoria Jubilee medal, rim of medal impressed to “PC J. WILLIAMS. S.DIV:”
South Africa Medal with 1879 clasp, awarded to “1689. SERGT. W. MATTHEWS. 99TH FOOT.” Name impressed on rim of medal.
1849 Punjab medal with “CHILIANWALA” and “GOOJERAT” clasps, awarded to J.C. STUART 9TH LANCERS. Name impressed on rim of medal.
Canadian made ash tray celebrating the Liberation of Holland by Canadian and Allied troops.
Hand painted Liberation of Holland wooden wall plaque, dated May 8th, 1945.
WW2 liberation of Holland Dutch poster. Note various Allied insignias (including multiple Canadian units) bordering the poster.
Canadian WWII cushion cover depicting Canadian soldier in front of Union Jack surrounded by maple leaf and other symbols.
1943 German propoganda document.
WW2 German Anti French propaganda book, dated 1940. Note design criticising French Colonial troops.
R.C.A.F. (Royal Canadian Air Force) late 1940’s French Canadian recruitment poster.
An original World War 2 Canadian war bonds poster.
WW2 Canadian Navy “FOR FREEDOM” movie poster
World War One Canadian 1915 recruitment poster, made in Montreal.
WW1 Canadian 1918 made propaganda poster: “Faith in Canada: Use it all for VICTORY BONDS”.
British naval flag- produced during late 1950’s to early 1970s.
1950s -1960s British Commonwealth Naval insignia flag, “The Drunk Skunk”.
WW2 Canadian Red ensign flag, cloth construction.
WW2 Canadian Sten Mark 2 submachine gun, produced in Canada during the Second World War. This gun has been welded shut and deactivated with a plugged barrel, and is completely inert and unusable as a weapon.
WW2 1942 No 4. Mark 1 Longbranch Enfield rifle, R.C.M.P issued. C-> marked with the “MP” mark on wood stock. Complete with leather “bucket” saddle rifle holster.
North West Mounted Police Enfield MKII Revolver serial number “A2331”. NWMP marked on wood handle. This belonged to RCMP Officer Const. J.C. Sewell and comes with the holster, riding crop, hat band, leather belt, RNWMP collars, and a variety of other personal effects. A very nice and rare group.
1920’s Canadian police “billy club” made of wood.
1920’s Canadian police “Billy Club” made of pressed leather.
WW1 Imperial German “Egg Grenade”. This item is 100% deactivated and can in no way be used- note screw on top for activating grenade.
WW2 Japanese relic condition Japanese sword, with ray skin exposed on handle. This sword was brought back from a British Veteran and is almost completely destroyed, missing various parts including the scabbard.
World War Two Kriegsmarine “WKC” early pattern engraved officers dagger in fine condition. The blade is highly detailed and engraved with sailing ships, and the scabbard is a harder to find pattern used on early production daggers. This dagger was captured by a Canadian R.C.A.F member in 1945 who also brought back a pair of Kreigsmarine binoculars produced by Ernst Leitz Wetzlar.
Set of two WW2 era American KABAR/Camillius fighting knives belonging to and used in the Pacific Theatre by Sgt Maj Eugene J. Chesser. A photo of Chesser is included dated August 8th 1966 – Not pictured are his various medals from WW2 onwards.
WW2 Canadian Wilkinson Commando dagger 2nd pattern with scabbard, produced by Fairburn and Sykes. This dagger is named and complete with photo of owner, who took part in the Dieppe raid in 1942 and Liberation of Holland. Other captured items by this soldier, including a German Officers Red Cross dagger and Red Cross flag, can be seen posted in the museum section as well.
British Enfield No.5 Jungle Carbine Bayonet with Scabbard.
WW1 German 1916 Ersatz bayonet.
WW1 German “Butcher Blade” bayonet. Made in Berlin.
German Mauser Model 1898 “Seitengewehr” Bayonet
WW2 Canadian pair of navy pocket knives (also used for military). Used for various purposes from rigging sales to opening cans.
WW1 Canadian Ross Rifle Bayonet, produced in Quebec.
WW1 American Remington 1917 dated bayonet. Note attachment to scabbard.
WW1 American Remington bayonet, very similar to 1907 pattern Enfield bayonet. This example is C-> Marked and likely used by Canadian forces during the First World War.
WW1 British Wilkinson made Enfield Bayonet, 1907 pattern.
1856 British Enfield bayonet.
British or Canadian 1880’s three sided bayonet.
United States 1873 Trapdoor Springfield Bayonet and scabbard. Note “U.S.” tab on scabbard.
1887 French Bayonet without scabbard. Bayonets such as these were marked with the date made and area of manufacture on one side of the blade.
1881 French bayonet.
British 19th century “Baker” sword bayonet.
French 1840’s era “Gladius” Artillery officers short sword, modeled after Roman era roman sword of same name.
British 1796 Pattern Infantry Officer’s Sword, with gold designs on both sides of blade. Note that the only part of the leather scabbard remaining is a small metal section. This was found in a Welsh barn in 1910.
Original WW2 MP40 “Schmeisser” Sub Machine Gun. Marked 1943 BZN, all matching numbers “71379” with appropriate Waffen marks stamped on gun complete with original wartime sling and 1941, 1942 dated magazines. 100% deactivated gun that cannot fire with pinned magazines.
WW2 German Mein Kampf, 1941 dated edition in German.
Hand made wooden pistol brought back by Canadian WW2 P.O.W. from German camp. This gun was painted in the camp and may have been designed for a possible escape that never happened. The owner and maker of this item have been lost to history.
WW2 German Prisoner Of War (P.O.W.) art: Ships in bottle with model train, lighthouse and P-51 Mustang plane. This Ship was produced by a prisoner located in a camp near Calgary, and there is a small “Calgary” railroad sign located in the bottle. This bottle is unmarked with no camp release stamp. German prisoners would often craft intricate art pieces to trade for cigarettes and other luxury items.
WW2 German Prisoner Of War (P.O.W.) art: Ship in bottle with intricate detailing, Ship was produced by a prisoner at the Lethbridge camp number 133, bottle is unmarked. German prisoners would often craft intricate art pieces to trade for cigarettes and other luxury items.
WW2 German Prisoner Of War (P.O.W.) art: Bismarck ship made of wood, with multiple movable turrets and flags (not pictured.) This ship was made by a prisoner from the Medicine Hat Prisoner of War Camp number 132, and the ship has the original camp release stamp on the bottom of the ship. Only three of these are known to have been produced by the prisoner. German prisoners would often craft intricate art pieces to trade for cigarettes and other luxury items.
WW2 German P.O.W. photograph album, belonging to Kriegsmarine U-boat U593 Junior Sub-Lieutenant Kurt Heinemann from camp 135 in Wainwright, Alberta. This album is unique as it includes many drawings of the camp and camp life, newspaper clippings and documents as well as a copy of his U-boat interrogation papers. Not pictured is his Kriegsmarine U-boat badge and insignias. U593 was sunk on 13 December 1943 in the Mediterranean Sea by the USS Wainwright and HMS Calpe.
WW1 German Zeppelin relic fashioned into a cross, in velvet box with glass cover. This piece of a Zeppelin is marked “L21 SEPT 2 1916”, and the interior has “Cross made from Zeppelin L21 Wrecked 2nd Sept 1916.” Many Zeppelins that crashed over England were salvaged and turned into tourist pieces like this one, which resided in a pub for 30 years under glass before coming to Canada.
Named WW2 German photo album. There are hundreds of photos showing the invasion of France, destroyed buildings and bridges, military training and equipment, tanks and family life. Note a photo of Adolf Hitler getting out of jail in the early 1920’s!
WW1 Imperial German binoculars.
WW2 German Red Cross flag, Came with Red Cross dagger which was also captured by Canadian Dieppe and Liberation of Holland veteran (who owned commando dagger also pictured.)
Hitler Jugend (Hitler Youth) large size flag with maker tag on corner.
WW2 German Afrika Korps tank identification flag, captured by British “Desert Rat” veteran. Included with the flag are the British veterans original Desert Rat cloth insignia.
WW2 German Hitler Youth flag, framed with a selection of Hitler Youth cloth insignia, documents, armbands and identification patches.
WW2 German Battle flag. Manufactures markings present on top of flag (not pictured).
WW2 Nazi Deutscher Bund Canada flag- made in Alberta for one of several bunds that were started by pro National Socialist Party Germans residing in Canada and the United States. This extremely rare flag would have been locally produced and would have been used between 1934 and 1939-1940: by 1939 the RCMP had begun to round up members and put them in camps.
WW2 German officers Red Cross Dagger, no makers mark on blade. Came with Red Cross Flag which was also captured by Canadian Dieppe and Liberation of Holland veteran (who owned commando dagger also pictured.)
WW2 German Hitler Youth dagger with scabbard and frog. Early manufacture.
WW2 German 1st pattern Lufttwaffe dagger with metal hanger, produced by “PUMA”.
WW2 German Naval Dagger with pumpkin orange handle. Produced by manufacturer “WKC”.