Moth Market

Adverts placed on the Moth Market are accepted in good faith only from members of the de Havilland Moth Club. The Club tries to exclude misleading advertisements but can take no responsibility for the accuracy or quality of the goods and services offered. If you wish to include an advertisement here, please send it to the de Havilland Moth Club using the ‘Contact’ form.

These advertisements were first published in The Moth 196 on 09 December 2021. To avoid abuse of the system the website contains only items offered for sale.

For sale in England. DH.82C Tiger Moth DHC 883, G-FCTK (displays RCAF serial 5084). Black and yellow colour scheme. Built in Toronto July 1941. Struck off RCAF charge March 1945 at 1,786 hours. Used privately in Canada from 1946 until 1954. Remodelled to DH.82A configuration by owner in the USA. Bought by the current owner in 2012, incomplete and fuselage rebuilt. New wings built by Aero Antiques. History available. The aeroplane retains DH.82C brakes, tailwheel, silencer, cabin heater, oil tank, wing grab handles, luggage locker. I have installed a starter, wind powered alternator and battery, Trig radio and mode S transponder. If the hangar floor is flat the aircraft can be operated single handed with ease. Approximately 60hrs since Gipsy Major 1C engine rebuilt. New Hercules Lang LA604 propeller, less than 20hrs. Airframe total about 2,400hrs. Conversion training available. Based East Sussex. £68,500.

For further information ring Tony. Tel. +44 (0)7790 669163. (GB.)


Aero Vintage Spares. Tiger Moth engine frame tube kits, or complete frames supplied, fixed price. Also, Mk IV pitot heads, replacement magneto switches, tens of 1,000s of Air Ministry electrical parts: wing tip and tail lamp units and glasses, push and toggle switches, some instruments, rev counter cables, Fairey Fasteners and much besides. At Retrotec, our associated company, proper magneto reconditioning, Accles and Pollack tube shapes; we have over 500 of their original aircraft section dies from 1914 and, of course, the necessary draw bench. Retrotec has CAA Approvals for manufacturing, welding, proper magneto overhauls, testing and certifying electrical parts, and even engine overhauls.


For sale. Cirrus II engine. complete from firewall forward. 116 hours since zero timed by Norvic Engines in 1990. Dry stored since last run in 2001, Log book included. Offers over £7,500. Contact Mike.


Now available in thin vinyl peel-off style, a small number of the large multi-coloured DH.60 Moth star. Waterslide style still available. Details from the Stockbox.


For sale. Collection of Gipsy Major I engine parts, includes crankshaft with Form 1, serviceable block and top cover, 4+ cylinder barrels, camshaft, 3 carburettors, 2 x 43mm choke and 1 x 41mm choke. Many more items too numerous to list. All items situated in Cheshire. Offers in the region of £10,000. Contact Mike.


For sale. DH 60M Gipsy Moth project, homebuilt category. Gipsy Major 1C engine, upright conversion. Serious Enquiries only, please. Contact Les Balla, Canada. Tel. 416 417 3959. (Canada.)


For sale. DH.82A Tiger Moth. Excellent condition, ready to fly away. Based in the South of England. Details from Michael Souch. Tel. +44 (0)1489 789829 or +44 (0)7792 772730. (GB.)


For sale. Two brand new distributor heads for BTH four-cylinder magneto. £80.00 each. deHMC Stockbox.


Available. I have a number of small jigs used by the late Ed Clark in the manufacture of base units for exterior navigation lights. Is there someone in the Moth world who could utilise them? I also have surplus bags of Gipsy Major miscellaneous engine nuts, engine lifting nuts and valve cover nuts. Harry Schoning, California, USA.


For sale or trade. DHC.1 Chipmunk control stick tube mechanisms, stick bases, bellcranks etc, £450.00. Chipmunk tailwheel £250.00. Neil Butler. Tel. +44 (0)1674 840380. (GB.)


For sale. Sheepskin/leather flying jacket, USAAF model B3 by Aviation Leathercraft of Thruxton, ideal for an open cockpit, less bulky than an Irving. Bought for use in a vintage car but hardly used. In first class condition. Size 40. Current price is around £850 so on offer at £400. For further details please contact John Baxter, Sheffield, England.


Hangarage, suitable for a Moth type aircraft, situated in an all-grass field near Upavon in Wiltshire, expected to be available soon. This is not a fixed direction strip so operations can always be into wind! Enquiries to Jeff Milsom.


For sale. 1940 DH.82A Tiger Moth G-EMSY (83666). Airframe rebuilt/engine zero timed 2000 by Cliff Lovell/Vintech. 895hrs since. Top overhaul 60 flying hours ago (May 2020). Permit valid to July 2022. Trig 8.33 radio. Lynx intercom/headsets. Installed Pilotaware plus Skyecho. Manuals and a few spares. Sound, reliable aircraft with comprehensive maintenance history. Always hangared. Now based at Compton Abbas. £68,000. Details from Malcolm Rogan. Tel. +(0)7836 252634. (GB.)


For sale. A selection of flying helmets.

  1. RAF E pattern helmet late war or probably early post war specification, partially wired. Poor condition. RAF jackplug.
  2. RAF 1950s/60s cloth G helmet inner designed to be used in conjunction with Mk1A bone dome. Lacking all wiring.
  3. Similar to 2 above, civilian version based on G helmet but leather and wired. Same period. RAF jackplug.
  4. Fleet Air Arm C type, internally wired, late war/early post war spec. In poor condition. Fitted with H type oxygen mask.
  5. Another RAF E pattern helmet similar to 1 above. NATO jackplug.

For further details and photographs please contact Roland Van Hill, London.


For sale. DHC-1 Chipmunk tailwheel. Tyre and tube are worthless. Wheel, axle and spacers are airworthy. Offers invited. Email for pictures and specifics. Danny Linkous, North Carolina, USA.


For sale. DH.82A Tiger Moth G-ANOD. The aircraft is part way through a complete rebuild. Good wings, mid-life engine. Contact Michael Souch, Southampton, GB. Tel. +44 (0)1489 789829 or +44 (0)7792 772730. (GB.)


For sale. Short tacho drive suitable for Leopard Moth or Hornet Moth installation. Need to check compatibility with receiving instrument head. £85 plus postage. No VAT. Available from the Stockbox.


For sale. An easy reference Schedule of Spare Parts for the DH.82A Tiger Moth compiled by Joan Goosey, originally published in January 2003 and available during the Woburn Rallies. A small stock is still available. All entries are cross referenced by part number description in alphabetical sequence, by maker’s part number in numerical sequence, by RAF store’s reference 26TT in numerical sequence and by DH identified sub-assembly title in alphabetical sequence. Spiral bound. Soft covers. £15.00 per copy plus postage. Details from Mrs Joan Goosey, Top Farm, Wootton, Eccleshall, Staffordshire ST21 6JF, England. Tel. +44 (0)1785 850285. (GB.)


For sale. Rebuilt Gipsy Major 1H engine No 86895. 14mm spark plugs. Minus magnetos and carburettor. No log book. Details from Harry Schoning, California, USA.


A new item in the Stockbox. New production hinge bush Pt No H20335. Tiger Moth requirement is aileron x 8, fin x 2 and elevator x 6. A supply of 20 bushes available at £41.00 plus postage. Order from the Stockbox.


For sale. Tiger Moth with C of A, Tiger Moth with Permit and a second Tiger Moth with Permit, all British registered. Prices from £70,000 to £45,000. For further information please call during working hours. Tel. +44 (0)1328 830003. (GB.)


For sale. New manufacture top corner clips, undrilled, for Tiger Moth windscreen frame. Two clips and screw set £42.00. One set only remaining from the current order. Available from the Stockbox.


For sale. Gipsy Major 1C conversion kit for DH.60G and DH.60M. Kit includes cast/machined oil sump, cast machined oil filter housing and filters, oil pump and special gear, oil manifold, modified tappet guides, modified rockers, oil dipstick, filler neck. Serious enquiries only, please. Contact Les Balla, Canada. Tel. 416 417 3959. (Canada.)


For sale. A new book by Moth Club member Alf Jenks: Warwickshire Aviation. (ISBN 978-1-5272-7216-3). 534 pages. 297mm x 207mm. Hardback. £25 plus £7 p&p GB only. (The book weighs over 2kg). Covering 75 airfields, military and civil, plus landing grounds used by the Flying Circuses in the 1930s. The main aero clubs in Birmingham, Coventry and Leamington Spa are covered in detail. Gliding clubs along with twelve aircraft manufacturers are mentioned together with a list of all the aircraft they built with records of all the surviving machines where known. The “Around & About” section comprises 100 pages of First and Second World War accidents along with ballooning and other related aviation items not taking place on established airfields. The final chapter includes personalities, home-built aircraft, museums, 14 EFTS, 605 Sqdn, ATC units and scrap yards. Contact Alf Jenks at 62 Glascote Close, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 2TA.


For sale. Brass hinges for Tiger Moth doors. Drilled and countersunk. Available ex stock. £9.95 each. Details from The Stockbox. deHMC HQ.


For sale or trade. Dismantled Gipsy Major 1 engine removed from a Tiger Moth. The engine has been stripped, cleaned, dimensionally checked and subjected to NDT. Bronze heads not overhauled. Crankshaft requires sleeve modification. £12,500. Neil Butler. Tel. +44 (0)1674 840380. (GB.)


If you need a part for your airframe or engine or somebody to paint it or fit it or modify it or inspect it, and then provide pilot equipment, teach you to fly and maintain your ratings or take you for an air experience flight, the chances are you will find what you need in the Moth Service Register (MSR), which is updated regularly and is an integral part of the Club’s website.


Slick magneto kits. The late Ed Clark of Moth Aircraft Company, California, engineered Slick kits as a way to have new magnetos for Gipsy Major engines. The kit includes two new Slick magnetos, wiring harnesses for either British or American spark plugs, all hardware for installation, installation instructions and a copy of the STC. US$5,996, price subject to change. Please add US$50 if the wiring harness is to be provided with connectors for British spark plugs. Further details from Connie Clark, Moth Aircraft Company, California, USA.


For sale. Correct Reynolds profile WWII NOS 7/8in x 20g square tube,1in x 0.4in x 17g and 1 3/4in x 0.7in x 17g oval tube. Also, Safety Improvement 'Raised Shoulder Harness' DH.82A Approved Mod., steel tie down plates, fuel cock shims. DH.60X and DH.60G parts to trade for DH.60M parts. Contact Glenn Thompson, Thompson Aero Engineering, New Zealand.


Funding. The de Havilland Educational Trust is anxious to support young engineers who are interested in furthering their careers in the field of vintage aviation. What can the Trust do to assist? Please tell us.


For sale. DH.82A Tiger Moth G-DHZF. The aircraft is in need of a good home following the death of her previous owner. Based at Sywell. Further details from Matthew Boddington.


Airfield available in North Pembrokeshire. 800m grass strip with hangar and workshop. Planning permission granted in 1991 for 3,000 movements per year. New off-grid solar electricity system installed in 2021. Small woodland, orchard, pumped spring water. Owner has a lifetime of taildragging experience with Tiger Moths and Piper classics looking to share with like-minded nuts. Contact Dave Williams, Carmarthen. Tel. +44 (0)1267 221007 or +44 (0)7870 290968. (GB.)


For sale. Copies of the book “The Man who Created the Largest Aircraft Manufacturing Enterprise in the World. The story of George Holt Thomas.” His company, The Aircraft Manufacturing Company (AIRCO), designed and built aeroplanes, flying boats, airships, aero-engines and propellers. Captain Geoffrey de Havilland was employed as Chief Designer 1914-1920. Available from co-author David Scott at 21, Ellsworth Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 2TU, England. £13 per copy (incl p&p GB only). Cheques to D. Scott. All profits from book sales will be donated to the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.


For sale. Tailskid hook H24505, new supplies now available at £18.50 each. Available from the Stockbox. deHMC HQ.


Available from stock. One complete set of Tiger Moth rigging wires, new manufacture in stainless steel, polished finish, complete with fork ends, Clevis and Cotter pins and brass locknuts. Certificate of Conformity. Further details from the Stockbox, deHMC HQ.


For sale. New supplies of ‘DH’ interplane strut symbols. Peel-off vinyl or waterslide. £1.50 each or a set of 8 symbols at £11.00. No VAT for export but all plus postage.  Available from the deHMC Stockbox.


For sale. Miscellaneous Tiger Moth parts. Two new elevators, fabriced, tip damage to one. Two ailerons. Numerous ribs, rib capping, some fittings. Used spars: port upper rear, starboard lower rear, starboard upper rear. New spars: port upper rear and port upper front. New starboard lower front in Douglas fir. New leading and trailing edge sections. Various other wooden sections. Further details from Tim Moore, Skysport Engineering, Bedfordshire, England. Tel. +44 (0)7866 031149. (GB.)


Available. The Club has been asked to dispose of the following flying helmets:

  1. RAF B type, possibly pre-war. Leather. Size 4. Excellent condition. No electrics. Zip type ear pouches (no internals).
  2. RAF C type. Leather. Medium size. Good condition. Original wiring with RAF jackplug. Mk VIII tinted lens goggles used in desert operations.
  3. RAF blue cloth helmet. Size 2. 1959 vintage. Facemask. Electrics with NATO jackplug.

Offers are invited. Proceeds to Club funds.