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1950’s \"LONE STAR SCOUT\" Repeating Toy Cap Gun with Original Holster - MADE IN ENGLAND Here on offer is a great example of a vintage, 1950’s period "LONE STAR SCOUT" repeating toy cap gun with its original holster. Sadly I am old enough to remember these when I was a young boy! The main body of the gun is made from a metal alloy that has been chrome plated. Some of the plating has worn off through use. The sides have an ornate raised design and on one side have the lettering: SCOUT MADE IN ENGLAND OIL HERE and on the other side: SCOUT LONE STAR The trigger mechanism is still in good working order and I have recently oiled, to endure it keeps working. Both of the red and black plastic grips are in perfect condition, no cracks or splits. What is unusual with this example is that is still has its original red and cream coloured leatherette holster. It displays the word DEPUTY and has a pressed metal plaque with the image of a cowboy on his horse and a large inset red plastic gemstone. It is hard to find these cap guns in such good condition these days and even rarer tio find one with its holster. The gun measures approximately 7” (17.7cm) long and with the holster, weighs 155g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
1959 British L1A3 SLR Knife Bayonet attributed to Major D. C. BUCKNALL of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Here on offer is an excellent example of a SLR L1A3 bayonet and scabbard as fitted to the British issued SLR rifles and dated to 1959. This example comes with a label attached that states it is attributed to: Major D. C. BUCKNALL of the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. He served during WW2 1939-1945 and again in the 1960’s. There is some paint loss to the grip due to service use and you can just make out the military NATO reference on both of the steel riveted grips, which seems to read L1A3 960-0257 B. It appears to have the transitional “waisted” crossguard making it an early L1A3 variant. There is an excellent edge and point to the blackened/parkarised steel blade, which shows some scabbard wear marks. One side of the ricasso is stamped with B59, which I believe dates its manufacture to 1959. It is complete with its original black painted scabbard, which has an unusual polished brass throat. The blade measures 7.7” (19.5cm) long and the bayonet is 11.6” (29.5cm) in total length. It weighs 445g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
1960’s Vintage Clip Point Bowie Knife with Embossed Floral Leather Sheath Here on offer is a lovely example of a Clip Point vintage Bowie Knife with a deeply embossed floral pattern leather scabbard, from the 1960’s. The metal smooth topped pommel looks to be made from aluminium. The “Stag Handle” is actually made from a very hard plastic but has been so well shaped and coloured it really looks like real stag horn. The top and bottom sections of the handle are fitted with rings of leather, coloured plastic or Bakelite? The cross guard is made from brass, with a protective lip to protect the fingers sliding up the handle onto the blade. The Clip Point blade is made from high quality Stainless Steel and the cutting edge shows signs of sharpening during its life. The ricasso has STAINLESS STEEL JAPAN stamped into it. The thick brown leather sheath has leather stitching and three brass screws holding the front and rear sections together. The front has a deeply embossed floral pattern worked into it and it has the standard “Slit” leather section at the top to allow a belt to be fitted through it for wear. The blade measures 5.1” (13cm) long and the knife is 9.1” (23.3cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 11” (28cm) long. It weighs 200g. Overall the knife is in excellent condition with just some edge sharpening to the blade. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
19th Century Black Irish Bog Oak Truncheon with Carved Shamrock Pattern Here on offer is a 19th century Black Irish Bog Oak Truncheon with a hand carved a spiral of shamrocks around the shaft, in low relief. There is also a shamrock carved into the top and it has a skilfully knotted suspension cord attached. It is in lovely original condition with no cracks, splits or damage that I can see. Bog wood also known as Bog Oak, is created from the trunks of trees that have lain in bogs, and bog-like conditions such as lakes, river bottoms and swamps, for centuries and even millennia. Deprived of oxygen, the wood undergoes the process of fossilization and morta formation. Water flow and depth play a special role in the creation of morta. Currents bind the minerals and iron in the water with tannins in the wood, naturally staining the wood in the process. This centuries-long process, often termed "maturation," turns the wood from golden-brown to completely black, while increasing its hardness to such a level that it can only be carved with the use of specialty cutting tools. During the nineteenth century bog oak was used to make carved decorative items such as jewellery, ornaments and truncheons like this one. The Truncheon (without the cord) measures 12.2” (30.8cm) long It weighs 252g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
1st Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger by ALCOSO Here on offer is an untouched 1st Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger by ALCOSO in excellent condition. As with all ALCOSO produced edged weapons, the quality of this dagger is exceptional. It seems to have nickel silver fittings throughout, which all show some loss of plating and dark patination to the remaining plating. The pommel and crossguard have the early-stylised gilt swastikas, that have loss most of the gilt finish. The dark blue leather grip is in great condition with a dark patina with just some tiny scuffs. It retains its original triple twist wire wrap, which is still held tightly in place. The blade is in excellent condition, no pitting, greying or nicks and is complete with its blue leather buffer pad. It has what I think is a late 1930’s ALCOSO makers maker, with the name and scales, with the letters A W S. There are signs of light runner marks where it has been inserted into the scabbard. The blade is that mirror bright it was really hard to get some clear photos. The dark blue leather scabbard has just a couple of slithers missing on the bottom edges and just minor light age/usage bruising. All three-scabbard fittings are undamaged and all 5 retaining screws are in place. It original chain and spring clasp are still in place and in excellent condition. The clip has GES.GESCH. and the makers stamp OLC in a diamond. The short chain has 8 rings and the long chain 10 rings, with no repairs or damage. The blade measures 12.2” (30.7cm) and the Dagger itself 17.9” (45.5cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 19.25” (49cm) long. It weighs 580g. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with Dark Orange Grip and Original Portepee by Rare Maker - RICH. Abr. HERDER Here on offer is an untouched 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with its original silver portepee by the seldom seen maker of Luftwaffe daggers, RICH. Abr. HERDER. The Pommel is in excellent condition, retaining some of the original factory darkening and the hand-enhanced oak leaves on the swastikas remain crisp. The Grip is a lovely dark orange coloured trolon/celluloid type and is complete with a twisted brass wire, which is secure, but has a dark aged patina, that will clean off if required. The grip is in excellent condition and there are no cracks or splits to the finish. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The plated Blade measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in really excellent condition, no rust, just some very light pitting, to a 2cm section near the tip on one side. You can still see some of the original cross graining on the flat surface and there are some slight runner marks, but I am being really picky! The leather buffer pad is still in place inside the crossguard. On the reverse it has the later version of their trademark, being the name “RICH. A. HERDER” and their four pointed STAR, with the word “SOLINGEN” underneath. The plated metal Scabbard is in great condition, with just a slight dent near the bottom oak leaf on one side. It has an overall bright finish and the edges and lower faces, show plating loss. The throat is held in place by a pair of slightly round-headed screws. It still retains what looks to be its original short Luftwaffe silver thread portepee, which is in worn/fraid condition but is correctly tide around the base of the grip. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 17.1” (43.5cm) long and weighs a heavy 390g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with White Grip and Original Portepee by E. & F. HORSTER Here on offer is an untouched 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger by E. & F. Horster and still with its original silver portepee. The Pommel is in excellent condition, but has lost most of the original factory darkening. The hand-enhanced oak leaves on the swastikas remain crisp. The Grip is a beautiful white coloured trolon/celluloid type and is complete with a twisted brass wire, which is secure, but has some aged patina, that will clean off if required. The grip is in excellent condition and there are no cracks or splits to the finish. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The fine guard eagle faces to the viewers left and retains very fine detailing to the wing feathers, talons and the swastika it is clutching. The reverse of the guard has the pebbled pattern surface and just shows slight signs of rubbing. The upper quillion arms have panels set with finely engraved oak leaves and acorns. The plated Blade measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in near mint condition, no rust or pitting. You can still see some of the original cross graining on the flat surface and there are some slight runner marks, but I am being really picky! The brown leather buffer pad is still in place inside the crossguard. On the reverse it has the clear and crisp double oval trademark for E.& F. Horster. The plated metal Scabbard is in great condition, with just a slight dent near the bottom oak leaf on one side. It has an overall bright finish and the edges and lower faces, show plating loss. There is only one round-headed throat screw still in place. It still retains what looks to be its original short Luftwaffe silver thread portepee, which is in slightly worn condition but is correctly tide around the base of the grip. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 17.1” (43.5cm) long and weighs a heavy 390g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
2nd Model RLB Officers Dagger with Leather Hangers and Rare Maker Here on offer is a beautiful example of a 1938 RLB 2nd Model Officers Dagger with its original leather hangers, by the rare maker, KRONECK, ERNST ERICH WITTE, SOLINGEN. All the metal fitting appear to be nickel silver plated and have a dark aged patina finish, that would clean to a bright finish if required. The grip is made of a two-piece leather covered wood construction. The leather has a beautiful grain finish in a very dark blue, almost black colour. Set on the front of the grip is a silver metal sunburst symbol set with a black enamel swastika, both in excellent condition. The oval pommel has only some tiny pin-prick marks on the top and I don’t think it has been removed since the dagger was made. The unique RLB style crossguard has the “stubby winged eagle” clutching a plain wreath with an open swastika in the centre. The guards are triangular and decorated with lines on both sides. The blade is an excellent example, mirror bright through with nearly all its gross graining in place. There are just some light slider marks and some light greying on the reverse, near the dark blue leather throat buffer pad. The point is still needle sharp! The reverse of the ricasso is marked lightly with the diamond shaped makers mark for KRONECK with a crown and ERNST ERICH WITTE, SOLINGEN below the trade mark. The scabbard is straight and covered with a matching dark blue almost black-grained leather, in-between the nickel mounts and ferrule. There are some minor dings and a small piece (just under 1cm) of leather missing or the top surface has been worn off on the reverse, just by the ferrule. The scabbard mounts and rings are of solid nickel and have a patinated silver finish and still have their original retaining flat head screws in place. The rare original leather hangers are in great condition, with the dark blue/black leather matching the scabbard and grip leather. They have a set of decorative stitches that run the length of each strap. The leather shows some slight age cracking and is ‘firm’, would no doubt soften up with some leather balm treatment if required. The silver plated light weight cast metal snap clip at the top has a pebble finish and on the reverse is marked with DRGM and an RZM mark of M5/10. The oval buckles and slides have an oak leaf design. The hanger clips are the deluxe ‘push up’ version, with oak leaves on the front and DRGM on the reverse. The RLB, R (Reich) L (Luftschutz) B (Bund) was actually a civilian organization subdivided into two separate formations: 1)… the Luftschutz (Air Raid Protection) 2)… the Warndienst (Air Raid Warning Service). After 1943, the Warndiest became a part of the German Order Police although it still functioned as the Air Raid Warning Service of the Reich. By 1939 over 15 million men had joined the RLB as volunteers. Volunteers had to purchase their own steel helmets and had no uniform. These volunteers mainly managed the air raid shelters on a street by street basis. The small cadre of career officers carried out training and management of the volunteer force. As the war progressed the role of the RLB was expanded to include search and rescue, fire fighting, decontamination, demolition of damaged buildings etc. A great opportunity to acquire a really great complete RLB set in excellent condition, by a rare maker of these daggers. The blade measures 9.6” (24.5cm) and the dagger itself 14.4” (36cm). Inserted in the scabbard it measures 15.5” (39.4cm). The set weighs 580g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife by William Rodgers Personalised to Major D. P. EARLAM of the Royal Artillery Here on offer is an excellent example of a 1970’s period, 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife by William Rodgers of Sheffield. This knife has been personalised to Major D. P. EARLAM of the Royal Artillery and dated to 1972-1973. This beautiful double-edged dagger blade measures 6.76” (17.4cm) in length and retains its original bright nickel-plated finish. There are a few tiny areas of greying and what looks like a very light watermark that may polish out. It also retains its original edge that hasn’t been sharpened. On one side it has been etched impressed with the owners details: MAJ. D.P.EARLAM, R.A. 1972-73 I have not been able to find out much information that relates to Major Earlam, but I do think he served in the Royal Artillery until 1996, when he seems to have retired. He clearly warrants further researching. The thicker style hilt of the knife is constricted from a cast zinc alloy and is gun metal in colour with the usual 3rd Pattern concentric ring grip. The pommel cap is made of brass and shows the flattened tang end at the very top. The oval shaped finger guard is nickel-plated and carries an impressed WILLIAM RODGERS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND mark to the underside. It is complete with original 3rd Pattern dark brown leather sheath with black painted chape. This is the type where the chape is fixed by a rivet and the belt flap by two nickel rivets. The font shows a couple of light scuff marks on the section that covers the blade, but there are no splits or damage to the leather. The top still has its original wide elastic retainer in place which is not overstretched or damaged. On the reverse, it still retains its two original and unused horizontal leather tabs or ‘wings’. This knife is in near mint condition and it comes from my private collection of FS Knifes. The blade measures 6.76” (17.4cm) long and the knife is 11.5” (29.3cm) in total length. It weighs 265g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
5 INERT Relic WW1 British Brass Fuse Heads from the SOMME Battlefields Mounted on an Oak Base Here on offer is a great display of 5 INERT Relic WW1 British brass fuse heads, mounted on an oak base. I was told these where recovered from the battlefields of the SOMME battlefields many years ago. All 5 of the fuses look to be British from the markings that I can make out. They all show signs of being fired in anger and some are in better condition than others. Please see my photos. They have all been securely fitted to the oak base and can’t be easily removed. Each fuse measures about 2.4” (6cm) diameter and is approximately 2” (5.1cm) high from the base to the top of the cone, where the cone is still in place. The wooden base is 12” (30.5cm) by 5.7” (14.4cm) by 1” (2.5cm) thick. It weighs a very heavy 5.25 Kg, so postage will be high! It makes a great WW1 desk display item of real items recovered from the battlefields of France. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Adolf Hitler Cast Metal Wall Plaque Here on offer is a detailed cast metal (aluminium) wall plaque portraying the image of the profile of Adolf Hitler. To be honest I can’t tell if this is an original period piece or a reproduction? Therefore I am selling it at a reproduction price, but it could be a genuine period piece and either way makes an impressive display piece. I understand these where made in their hundreds, in different styles and basically every German home who supported Hitler, would have one hanging on the wall. It appears to be made from aluminium and has a slight nibble to the top of his forehead but is in overall excellent condition. It still retains what looks to be a period style metal loop on the reverse, but I can’t see any maker’s mark anywhere. It measures 7.7” (19.5cm) high and 5.5” (14cm) wi. It weighs 230g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
An Untouched 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with Original Bullion Portepee by ALCOSO Here on offer is an untouched 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with its original silver bullion portepee by ALCOSO. The Pommel is in excellent condition, retaining some of the original factory darkening and the hand-enhanced oak leaves on the swastikas remain very crisp. The Grip is a lovely ivory/cream coloured trolon/celluloid type and is complete with a twisted brass wire, which is secure, but slightly loose near the top. The grip is in excellent condition and there are no cracks or splits to the finish. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The plated Blade measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in very clean condition, no rust or pitting, just bizarrely some scratch marks to all the chamfered flat surfaces? They don’t appear to be sharpening marks as the blade edges are blunt and look to be in original condition. I am sure some or most of these scratches would polish out with a good metal polish. The leather buffer pad is now missing and you can see where it was originally held in place inside the crossguard. On the reverse it has an ALCOSO, ‘ACS Scales’ makers trademark with the word SOLINGEN underneath. The plated metal Scabbard is dent free and in great condition. It has an overall dark patina and the edges and lower faces, show plating loss. The throat is held in place by a pair of round-headed screws. It still retains what looks to be its original short Luftwaffe silver thread portepee, which is in excellent condition and is correctly tide around the base of the grip. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 17” (43.2cm) long and weighs a heavy 385g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique 19th Century Dark Brown Leather Shot Flask by BARTRAM & Co Here on offer is a lovely example of an antique 19th century dark brown leather shot flask by BARTRAM & Co. The soft leather pouch still retains its metal hanging loop and the leather shows signs of wear and some minor age related stitching repairs to the edge seam. The pouch has been filled with soft cloth to keep the shape of the pouch as if it is full. The white metal spout still retains its working release ‘cut-off’ mechanism, which is stamped on one edge with: EXTRA BARTRAM & Co The spout is also stamped with the measure cut-off values, which are 1 and 1¼. This is just a genuine untouched example of a 19th century shot flash, that will make a great addition to any antique pistol or black powder gun collection. The flask measures 8.3” (21cm) long and weighs 95g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Antique 19th Century Ornately Carved Coquilla or Tagua Nut - Hinged Snuff Box Here on offer is an antique ornately carved Coquilla or Tagua Nut snuffbox with beautifully carved detail, dating to the 19th century. The box is finely carved on all its surfaces. The top lid has scenes of archery, with a bow, quivers and arrows. The bottom depicts various musical instruments, such as a harp, violin, trumpets and horns. The ends show flower motifs. The snuffbox is in excellent condition and the lid clicks very firmly in place. There are tiny chips to the front edge of the lid and on the back edge near the brass hinge. The hinge looks to have been glued in place at some point in its life, but it is pined and held in place very securely. It measures 2.7” (6.8cm) by 1.2” (3cm) and weighs 24.5g. Here is some information about the Tagua nut: The Tagua has a lot of names, such as The Rain Forest Ivory or Vegetable Ivory. Other names are Corozo (also spelled Corrozzo), Binroji Nut (Japanese), Steinnuss (German), and Coquilla Nut. The tagua nut is the fruit of a palm tree, Phytelephasmacrocarpa, which flourishes in tropical rain forests from Paraguay to Panama. The "palm ivory" from the Amazon rainforest bear fruit whose pulpit inner (endosperm) becomes very hard when dry and texture very similar to ivory. It is this which is called vegetable ivory or tagua. The tagua nut carves, turns and polishes easily like ivory. The Tagua nut were worked on by skilled sailors or convicts who created such beautifully carved boxes as this one. Please see my pictures for the details of the excellent condition. Many thanks for Looking and I am happy to combine postage.
Antique Black Forest Carved expanding book shelf
Antique Black Forest Carved Pocket Watch Holder
Antique Bone & Silver Cased Tibetan or Chinese Eating Utensil Kit –Trousse c1820 Here on offer is a rare and beautiful example of an antique Tibetan or North Chinese set of encased eating utensils, consisting of a cow bone handled knife or carving utensil, two cow bone chopsticks, all in a silver over bamboo carrying case. Another name for a set of these eating utensils is called a \"TROUSSE\" or Kit. I understand that similar sets were used in Tibet and were also popular with the equestrian cultures of North China and Mongolia. The designs in the silver casing appear to be of Tibetan origin but I have no expertise in this area and have drawn this conclusion only from comparing this set to other sets available on line. There is an outer sheathing on the case and a cap on the knife, that appear to be \"Tibetan silver\" a lower grade silver than we find in England. There is a ring attached to the case to attach to the owners belt when he is traveling or mounted on horseback. The handle of the knife is made of cow bone held onto the shaft of the blade with copper pins. This trousse is in great antique used condition, please see all my pictures. The kit measures 12.5” (31.8cm) long and 0.9” (2.1cm) wide. It weighs 170g. This is a wonderful survivor from another century....circa 1820. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched
Antique Buffalo Horn Scout Utility Knife by Johnson Western Works Sheffield Here on offer is a great example of an antique Scout multi function utility Knife made by Johnson Western Works of Sheffield. The Utility Knife has four functions, which are a main blade, can opener, spike and cork screw. They still retain an excellent ‘snap’ as each tool is closed. All the main components are made of steel, which show some light overall age darkening and pitting. The main steel blade has “SCOUT KNIFE” faintly etched on one surface and the makers name and logo stamped on the ricasso. The blade edge has been sharped during its life JOHNSON WESTERN WORKS SHEFFIELD The stamped logo is a flag with the initials \"C J\", which stands for Christopher Johnson. As it does not include “& CO”, I believe this knife to be pre-partners, so dates it to the 1880s-90s. It appears that Johnson is well known for Straight Razors and Silver Plated Flatware but pocketknives were produced at the start of his business. The steel can opener is in excellent condition and also has the makers name and logo stamped on the ricasso. The steel spike is in full working condition, as is the corkscrew. The knife side slabs are made from real buffalo horn and are in excellent original condition. It still retains its large steel belt clip/lanyard loop, for attaching to a scout belt. The knife with all the functions closed measures 4.75” (11.3cm) including the loop and weighs 158g. The blade measures 3.1” (7.5cm), the spike 2.8” (7.2cm), the corkscrew 2.6” (6.5cm) and the can opener 2.7” (6.8cm). It would appear this knife is a rare example and would make a great addition to any Scout collection. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Children’s Rattle and Whistle in the Form of Mr PUNCH Here on offer is a lovely example of an antique children’s rattle and whistle in the form of Mr PUNCH from the Punch and Judy puppet show. I believe it was made around the turn of the century, circa 1910. The metal used appears to be nickel silver and the main body depicts PUNCH with his jester’s hat, the top of which has a tube, which is actually a whistle that still works. The handle is made from a blackened wood with an ornate nickel silver base. The top and bottom sections are pinned to the wooden handle and are slightly loose. Attached to the top section are to metal balls that act as the rattle. This example is in excellent working condition, with slight age wear to the raised metal surfaces. The join on the metal base of the handle can also be seen with a slight crack to the metal. It measures 5” (12.7cm) long and weighs 44g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Antique Clip Point Bowie Knife with Stag Horn Grips by George Butler & Co. used as a WW2 Fighting Knife. Here on offer is an antique stag horn clip point Bowie Knife by the English knife maker, George Butler & Co. Interestingly, the lady I acquired the knife from many years ago, stated it had been used by her father, who was a British soldier serving in Burma during WW2. I just loved the fact the knife was a “beauty” and by a great Victorian period English maker, so I gave the WW2 statement “lip service”. I have recently got the knife out of long-term storage and whilst cleaning the leather sheath I removed an old piece of tape from the back of the loop, which revealed a makers name and date, being LEES 1941. On closer inspection, I could see that the maker of the possibly custom-made leather sheath had used part of a WW2 leather belt as the hanging strap on the sheath. LEES appear to have been a leather goods manufacturer supplying the British military items during WW2. So the story of a British soldier using the knife during WW2 has some real credibility! The knife has clearly had the original crossguard carefully removed without damaging the fine stag handle slabs, at some point in its life. This would fit with a solider using it almost as a “FS style fighting knife” for close combat. I have seen other knifes with the crossguards either cut down or removed to avoid the knife catching on any clothing. The knife grip also fits perfectly in the hand and would still avoid your finger running up the blade when used in combat. Now for the knife itself; The grip is made up from two beautiful dark coloured slabs of genuine stag horn, that are held in place on a central flat blade tang by three hand made steel pins. Over the years the stag horn has developed a very smooth finish and nice sheen to its finish. There is a hairline crack in the horn at the top of the reverse slab, from the top steel pin. The original crossguard has been removed at some point in its life as explained earlier. The Clip Point blade is made from a high quality Steel and has the maker’s logo (a key) and words; GEORGE BUTLER & Co. TRINITY WORKS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND clearly stamped on one side of the blade. The blade itself has a very slightly rounded tip and now has an overall greying to the finish, but it still retains a sharp cutting edge. The dark brown leather sheath has some real age and may have been made from the original, with a more recent (1941) belt loop professionally fitted to the blade cover section? The blade measures 6” (15.3cm) long and the knife is 9.9” (25.2`cm) in total length. With the scabbard, it weighs 182g. This knife clearly has a story to tell and is still a fine example of what is now a rare knife to find by this English maker, as well as a great example of a customised WW2 fighting knife! Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Clip Point Bowie Knife with Stag Horn Grips by H.G. LONG & Co - CROSS DAGGERS – SHEFFIELD c1860 Here on offer is an early example of an antique stag horn clip point Bowie Knife by the famous English knife and cutlery maker, H.G Long & Co, circa 1860. They are also famous for making a range of WW2 SOE knives. I believe this knife is a very early example of an H.G. Long knife as it only has the CROSS DAGGERS logo and the words CROSS DAGGRS SHEFFIELD on the blade. From my limited research it appears this was only used for a short period at the start of their penknife and hunting knife production, back in 1841. Therefore this knife could be even earlier than my estimate of 1860. The markings then changed to include their name sometimes with or without the Cross Dagger logo. The handle is made up from two beautiful light coloured slabs of genuine stag horn, that are held in place on a central flat blade tang by three handmade steel pins. Over the years the stag horn has developed a very smooth finish and nice sheen to its finish. There are hairline cracks in the horn on both sides where the central steel pin is situated, but both slabs are still held very securely in place. The oval crossguard is made from solid brass and is in excellent order and retains its tight fit to the handle and blade ricasso. The Clip Point blade is made from a high quality Steel and has the maker’s logo (crossed daggers in a shield) and words; CROSS DAGGERS, SHEFFIELD stamped on one side of the ricasso. The blade itself has a slightly rounded tip and now has an overall greying to the finish and overall light scratch marks to the metal. There is no scabbard or sheath with this example. The blade measures 5.6” (14.2cm) long and the knife is 9.4” (24cm) in total length. It weighs 135g. The knife is in great condition for its age and a rare example of an early H.G. Long & Co knife. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Corn Knife by R. Kelly & Sons Liverpool Here on offer is an excellent antique Corn Knife by R. Kelly & Sons of Liverpool. From what research I have done, R. Kelly & Sons where in business from 1760 through to 1914. They where a supplier of metal processing and engineering services and seem to have produced a small range of knifes such as folding fruit knives, butter knives, razors etc. Information about a Corn Blade: Back in the 18th and 19th century, shoes seldom fitted well and as a result people often had corns on their feet that needed to be trimmed! This was the blade that was used for that purpose, so basically it was like a surgical instrument. This knife has waterfall celluloid handle slabs that look like ivory that are held in place with three steel pins. The front is etched with the words CORN KNIFE, inside a circular emblem topped with a crown. The Corn Knife has a high carbon steel Corn Blade with nail pull. One side of the blade is stamped with the name: R. KELLY & SONS LIVERPOOL There are some minor areas of dark age patina to the finish of the blade, that may clean off with metal cleaner. The blade measures 2.4” (6cm) long and the knife is 5.5” (14cm) in total length when open. It weighs 23g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Edwardian Hallmarked English Silver Fronted Clock Tower Pocket Watch Stand c1904 Here on offer is a top quality antique Edwardian hallmarked English silver pocket watch stand dated to 1903/04. This beautiful silver fronted pocket watch stand is in the form of a clock tower and is finished with a detailed scrolled design. On the front edge it has a clear set of English silver hallmarks, the Lion Passant for English silver (925), an Anchor for the assay office of Birmingham and the date letter “e” for the year 1904. It also displays an Rd number 396813, which also dates it to around 1903/4. There is also a maker’s mark but the letters are rubbed and I can only make out a possible H.L at the end of the three letters. The clock tower cover opens at the back to insert a pocket watch but it will only take a thin type of pocket watch up to about two inches in diameter. Inside the opening it is lined with a rich blue silk lining and the front “glass” is actually an early from of plastic, with some slight age yellowing to its finish, commiserate with its age. The piece comes in excellent order for its age but there are a few light dings to the silver finish on the front. It measures 4.25” (10.8cm) high and 3.75” (9.5cm) wide at its base. It weighs 152g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Edwardian Japanese Bamboo Cane Sword Stick with German Blade and English Hallmarked Silver Mounts 1908 Here on offer is a fine antique Edwardian Japanese Bamboo Cane Sword Stick with English Hallmarked Silver Mounts, dated 1908. The square sectioned German steel blade is 20” (51cm) long and 0.3” (0.9cm) wide at the base and still retains a sharp point. On opposite sides of the square blade is stamped a maker’s symbol and “A-Solingen”. I can’t find a reference to this maker’s symbol but feel this blade is a 19th century blade, possibly even an old fencing sword blade, that has then been used to make this Japanese Bamboo Sword Cane. This quality blade is rust free and just has some minimal greying on the blade but these would clean off and the blade would polish up bright, if so required. At the top it has been with what looks like very old sticking paper, to make it wider and a snug fit into the cane scabbard. The handle is made from the slightly curved root ball of the bamboo shaft/cane and has a hole drilled through it with metal eyelets, which retains an original platted leather strap. The bottom of the handle has a solid silver unmarked collar. The blade fits snugly into the top of the bamboo scabbard, which is also finished with a silver collar and has some English Hallmarks, the LION Passat for English Sterling Silver and the London date letter “n” for the year 1908. The bamboo cane itself is in excellent condition and has a beautiful dark brown coloured patina finish. There is no damage or cracks that I can see. The tip has a large fitted brass ferrule that has a slight split at the top. It is just a fine quality Edwardian Sword Stick/Cane that also acts perfectly as a walking stick. With the blade inserted, it measures 36.6” (93cm) long and about 0.8” (2.3cm) diameter at the top. It weighs 230g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Edwardian Malacca Sword Stick with Ornate English Silver Top - Hallmarked Chester 1902 Here on offer is a beautiful antique early Edwardian Malacca Sword Stick or Sword Cane, with an ornately scrolled English silver top, hallmarked Chester 1902. The long ‘V’ shaped steel blade is 23.75” (60.4cm) long and 0.3” (0.9cm) wide at the base and still retains its very sharp point! There are no maker’s marks on the blade but given its truly excellent quality and condition, I believe it was made by one of the many sword smiths in Solingen, Germany. The top of the handle has an English silver domed cap taht has been beautifully engraved with scrolls around the sides. The domed top remains plain. It is in excellent condition with just some slight indentations around the top edge. There is also a full set of clear English Hallmarks, which show the Lion Passant for English silver, along with Three Towers, indicating it was assayed in Chester and the date letter B for 1902. There is also a maker’s mark which looks like the letters ‘EMC’, but they have been slightly rubbed, so the E may be a B? I can’t find a reference to this English maker either EMC or BMC, so they where probably a small provincial maker, in the Chester area. The top section and blade fit really snugly into the main section of cane, and it closes tightly, just leaving a thin line where the two sections join. The Malacca cane itself is very thick and solid and has a beautiful golden patina finish. There are some slight knocks to the finish and age cracks, as one would expect for something that is 116 years old. The tip has a large fitted brass ferrule. It is just a really top quality Edwardian Sword Stick/Cane that also acts perfectly as a walking stick. With the blade inserted, it measures 33.1” (84.2cm) long and about 1.4” (3.5cm) diameter at the top. It weighs 290g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique English Silver Spoon made to Commemorate the Mayflower Ship in its Original Case, by Martin Hall & Co. 1893 Here on offer is a rare and unusual example of an antique solid silver spoon that has been made to commemorate the Mayflower ship that took the Pilgrims from Plymouth to America back in 1620. The bowl of the spoon depicts the Mayflower ship in relief with the name of the ship below it. The top of the spoon is formed in the shape of the early Victorian crest for the city of Plymouth. On the front of the stem it is stamped with the word PLYMOUTH. On the reverse of the stem are a clear set of English silver hallmarks, the Lion Passant for English silver (925), a Crown for the assay office of Sheffield and the date letter “a” for the year 1893. There is a maker’s mark, but it is rubbed but you can just make out the mark for the top quality silversmiths, Martin, Hall & Co, of Sheffield, England. It is also stamped with an Rd No. 204342, which refers the years 1892/3. The spoon comes with its original brown snake skin effect, silk lined case that is in excellent condition case. There is just some slight oxidisation to the gilt finish on the catch of the case. The spoon measures 5.5” (14cm) long and the bowl is 1.4” (3.7cm) wide. The spoon weighs 23.5g of sterling silver. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique English “Queen of Hearts Gamblers” or Prostitutes Dagger with Scabbard c1870 Here on offer is a rare and beautiful antique English made, Queen of Hearts gamblers or Prostitutes Dagger, with its leather scabbard, circa 1870. These discreetly hidden small Prostitute Daggers where used as a form of self-defence in the late 19th century. The old ivory handle has been skilfully worked and grooved with a lovely ornate relief pattern on both sides. The old ivory has gone a gorgeous cream colour and slightly darker is some areas. The handle is fitted to an ornate nickel plated ferrule which intern sits on top of a plain oval shaped plated cross guard. The lovely double-edged blade still retains some original blueing near the cross guard and has a makers name and stamp by the throat, which reads: J CLARKE & SON “NEVA” SHEFFIELD John Clarke & Son were a famous manufacturer and in business in Sheffield, England from 1848 to 1983, making cutlery, pocket knives, daggers etc. Apparently they used the marks, NEVA, THE RING, EXPRESS (acquired from Henry Hobson) and I CUT MY WAY (from William Rodgers). It still retains its brown leather scabbard, which has a belt loop on one side and is in excellent condition. In its scabbard it measures 7.75” (19.8cm) long and weighs 41g. The knife blade measures 4” (10.2cm). Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Antique F. NEWTON Stag Handled Sheepsfoot Folding Knife circa 1850 Here on offer is an early antique F. NEWTON stag handled “Sheepsfoot” folding knife, circa 1850. Francis Newton was born in about 1776, the son of a well-known grocer. He launched his cutlery business in 1838 in Sheffield, selling cutlery, pen and pocketknives, etc. He became Master Cutler in 1844. He died in 1864, aged 68, when the business passed to his sons and the firms name was amended accordingly. As this knife is only stamped with the name F. NEWTON, it must pre date 1864, before the name changed to F. Newton and Sons. This type of folding pocket knife with a somewhat blunted tip, is called a Sheepfoot, not only because it resembles, in a way, an ovine hoof, but also because it’s a shape that has historically been used for farm work. However it appears that Sheepsfoot knifes where used in the 19th Century by sailors embarking from England, with a similar looking tool called The London. Characterized by a straight cutting edge and a spine that curves down to meet it at the point, sheepsfoot blades were ideal for seamen because the wide angle of the point helps prevent accidental puncture while, say, working on rigging while floating on an undulating ocean. The flat edge is ideal for slicing and straightforward cutting tasks. Sheepsfoot knives are practical by design, a fact that hasn’t changed in over two hundred years — today, the shape is often favoured by emergency response teams. The knife itself has been heavily used and shows a lot of sharping to the curved blade, but it still retains a sharp edge. There is some aged “greying” and scratch marks to the blade finish, but I think this would clean up a bit brighter, if that was preferred? On one side of the ricasso is stamped: F. NEWTON SHEFFIELD Blade has no snap opening and closing, just a smooth action, with very little side to side play. The bolsters pins and liners all appear to be made from iron. The knife has two slices of stag horn that have been shaped to form the tight fit of the grip to the blade liners. The finish of the stag horn grips have been worn to just a beautiful smooth glass like finish through years of use, which I personally love! One grip slab is in perfect condition and the other has a small section at the top missing The blade measures 3.5” (9cm) long and the knife itself is a total of 8.1” (20.5cm) long when opened. It weighs 120g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
ANTIQUE FRENCH PALAIS ROYAL - EGG SHAPED MOTHER OF PEARL - SEWING ETUI c1840 Here on offer is a rare antique French Palais Royal, large egg shaped, mother of pearl sewing etui, circa 1840. Palais Royal is a term used to describe, not a single manufacturer, but to a name given to a small area around the Royal Palace that specialized in producing small elaborate works of art and gifts in the 18th and 19th centuries. Often they produced sewing tools and the etuis to hold them. This gorgeous etui has a large egg shaped case carved in iridescent mother of pearl with gilt metal fittings. The exterior is in good condition, it has some minor wear to the gilt and there is a minor crack in the mother of pearl, on the lower section, just under the opening plate, which is stable and secure. The etui opens by pushing on the thumb plates. It has a pad with cream silk velvet on the upper surface and silk on the lower, it was designed to lift out to provide a small storage space below. The pad has looped fittings, they hold scissors, a bodkin, thimble, needle case and a small scent bottle, one is empty and would have held a large eyed needle for threading ribbon or cord through clothes, shoes etc. The interior is in good order. I believe the tools are all gold plated on a metal base with delightful classical designs in shallow relief, but I can’t see any maker’s marks? The bottle retains the original glass stopper (which I haven’t removed) beneath the hinged lid, the glass body is without damage. The hinge on the bottle has split and still works but can be repaired if required. The scissors are missing the tip on one blade. The needle case is stunning, but has a small spilt to the seam on the side. Please see my pictures. The bodkin has a beautiful faceted body fitted to the cut steel handle. This very rare etui is being offered in great used antique condition. The etui measures 5.6” (14.2cm) long by 3.25” (8.5cm) high. It weighs 258g. A rare find and a wonderful collectable needlework piece. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Georgian Carved Horn Oval Snuffbox – Named to OWEN JONES c.1830 Here on offer is an excellent example of an antique Georgian horn oval shaped snuffbox, carved with a dog’s head and the owner’s name, circa 1830. The top lid has the lovely image of a hunting dogs head and above is the name: O. JONES Carved into the bottom of the base is the owner’s full name: OWEN JONES The snuffbox has been beautifully made and has no cracks or splits to the horn, just a lovely polished aged patina to its finish. There is a small-drilled hole at the tip of the top cover that I have seen on other similar examples. It measures 2.75” (7cm) long, 1.5” (3.8cm) wide and is 0.6” (1.5cm) thick. It weighs 18.2g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
ANTIQUE GEORGIAN ENGLISH HALLMARKED SILVER SNUFFBOX BY JOHN SHAW c1819 Here on offer is a beautiful antique Georgian English hallmarked silver Snuffbox by John Shaw circa 1819. This pocket Snuffbox is a finely made quality piece and has a crosshatched pattern over the centrally raised lid and a slightly different cross hatch pattern on the central section of the base. There is a small rectangular cartouche in the centre of the lid, which appears to have the initials CB in a gothic font. The sides have a dot and central wave pattern applied by hand. The inside still retains all of its original generously applied gilt finish and the lid hinge is in fine working order. On the inside base of the Snuffbox are stamped the English silver hallmarks, being the Anchor for Birmingham, the maker’s mark IS and the date letter “V” for the year 1819. Inside the lid are three further marks, being the profile image of King George III, the maker’s mark IS and the Lion Passant for English silver. The maker’s mark IS, relates to the fine English silversmith, John Shaw (1803 to 1825), whose snuffboxes command a high premium. This handsome example is in excellent condition, no splits or cracks, no solder repairs, just a couple of slight bruises to the base that are hard to see. The hinged cover is tight and shuts firmly, when pushed down firmly. Would make a great addition to any Snuffbox collection. The Snuffbox measures 1.9” (4.8cm) wide by 1.2” (3cm) deep and 0.6” (1.6cm) high. It weighs 25.1g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
ANTIQUE GEORGIAN PERIOD GILT METAL TEA CADDY INSET WITH SCOTTISH AGATE STONES Here on offer is a beautiful example of an antique English Georgian Period Gilt Metal Tea Caddy, inset with polished Scottish Agate stones. This fine quality piece has a large square base that is topped with a twisted rope pattern surround. The square hinged lid also has the same rope patterned surround along with four small round polished Scottish agate stones. The central sunken finial is fitted in a semi-circular dish in the top of the lid and also set with a beautiful polished domed agate stone. Each of the fours sides are set in the centre with a large domed Scottish agate stone, surrounded with symmetrical engraved patterns. There is a working lock fitted but unfortunately I don’t have the key. The hinge works perfectly and reveals the zinc lined caddy walls, with some of the lining still in place. There is a dark blue velvet covering to the base. This is a really fine and rare example of an Early Georgian period Tea Caddy, finished with a fine gilt finish that has mellowed in colour over the years. It is in excellent condition and the only damage I can see is a slight crack to one of the small stones on the lid. Please see my pictures. The Tea Caddy measures 6.25” (16cm) square at the base and is 6” (15.3cm) high. The lid measures 4.5” (11.4cm) square and it weighs a heavy 1.7Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Heart Shaped Hallmarked Silver Vesta Case by Rolason Brothers 1897 Here on offer is a charming Heart Shaped antique solid silver Vesta Case by Rolason Brothers and dating to 1897. The Vesta Case is has an ornate Victorian pattern chiseled over most of the outer surface, apart from a small area on the front lower section that remains plain, as a cartouche that could be used to engrave the owners name or initials. It has the strike plate embedded into the front lower edge. There is a ring attached to the lid to allow the owner to fix the Vesta to their watch chain or chatelaine. The lid hinges up with the spring hinge working well to firmly hold the lid open. When the lid is closed the spring doesn’t hold it closed tightly and it eases open very slightly. The interior has the remains of a gilt finish in the lid which is a true sign of quality. The Vesta Case itself, has on one side of the inner lip, a full set of English hallmarks and the Englsih makers mark, “R.Bs” in an oblong which is that of Rolason Brothers of Vyse Street in Birmingham, England. The hallmarks are the Anchor for Birmingham, the Lion tells us that the case is made from English sterling silver and is followed by the year mark ‘X’ for 1897. This Vesta is in excellent antique condition, for a example that is over 120 years old! There is no damaged, just some light wear to the ornate engraving. It measures 1.3” (3.5cm) by 1.5” (3.8cm) by 0.4” (0.8cm) and weighs 19g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Japanese Bamboo Cane Sword Stick with Early 19th Century Square Sectioned Blue Steel Blade Here on offer is an antique Japanese Bamboo Cane Sword Stick with an early square sectioned blue steel blade, probably of German ‘Solingen’ origin, circa 19th century. The square sectioned blue steel blade is 24.1” (61.2cm) long and 0.3” (0.9cm) wide at the base and still retains its point that is slightly blunted. I can’t see any maker’s marks on this blade but feel this blade is an 18th or 19th century blade, possibly even an old fencing sword blade, which has then been used to make this Japanese Bamboo Sword Cane? This quality blade still retains a lot of its original ‘blueing’ to the steel and has some light surface rust, which would clean off if so required. I prefer to leave the blades as I find them, it helps support the age of the blade and this one is old! The handle is made from the nicely curved root ball of the bamboo, which makes it look like just a real walking stick! The blade fits snugly into the top of the bamboo scabbard. There are marks where a collar has been fitted in the past but has now sadly been lost to time. This has left a crack at the top of the main section that would close up if a new collar was fitted, which if I had the time I would do myself. The bamboo cane itself is in good condition, with the crack at the top of the large section and has a beautiful brown coloured patina finish. The tip is missing its brass ferrule, but a new one could be fitted easily if it was to be used as a cane. It is a good Sword Stick/Cane, with an early blade that would look very impressive with a new collar and ferrule fitted. It also acts perfectly as a walking stick; with no indication it’s a Sword Stick! With the blade inserted, it measures 32.5” (82.5cm) long. It weighs 250g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Japanese Bamboo Cane Sword Stick with Early 19th Century Square Sectioned Steel Blade Here on offer is a lovely antique Japanese Bamboo Cane Sword Stick with an early square sectioned steel blade, probably of German ‘Solingen’ origin, circa 19th century. The square sectioned steel blade is 20” (51cm) long and 0.2” (0.5cm) wide at the base and still retains a sharp point. I can’t see any maker’s marks on this blade but feel this blade is an 18th or 19th century blade, possibly even an old fencing sword blade, which has then been used to make this Japanese Bamboo Sword Cane? This quality blade has some light surface rust and some greying on the blade but this would clean off and the blade would polish up bright, if so required. I prefer to leave the blades as I find them, it helps support the age of the blade and this one is very old! The handle is made from the slightly curved root ball of the bamboo. The blade fits snugly into the top of the bamboo scabbard and there is no collar fitted to this example so the join just blends into the cane, disguising it very well! The bamboo cane itself is in excellent condition, no cracks that I can see and has a beautiful dark brown coloured patina finish. The tip is missing its brass ferrule, but a new one could be fitted easily if it was to be used as a cane. It is a fine Sword Stick/Cane, with a very early blade that would make a great addition to any edged weapon collection. It also acts perfectly as a walking stick, with no indication it’s a Sword Stick! With the blade inserted, it measures 35” (89cm) long and about 1” (2.5cm) diameter at the top. It weighs 170g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Japanese Bamboo Cane Sword Stick with rare 17th Century German Blade Here on offer is a fine and rare antique Japanese Bamboo Cane Sword Stick with a 17th century German “Solingen” blade, probably made circa 1900. The square sectioned German steel blade is 19.75” (50.3cm) long and 0.3” (0.9cm) wide at the base and still retains a sharp point. On opposite sides of the square blade is stamped with the maker’s symbols either side of the word “SOLINGEN”, the famous area in Germany for steel/weapon manufacture from the 15th Century. I can’t find a reference to these exact maker’s symbols but feel this blade is an 18th or even 17th century blade, possibly even an old fencing sword blade, which has then been used to make this Japanese Bamboo Sword Cane? This quality blade has some light surface rust and some greying on the blade but this would clean off and the blade would polish up bright, if so required. I prefer to leave the blades as I find them, it helps support the age of the blade and this one is very old! The handle is made from the slightly curved root ball of the bamboo shaft/cane and has a brass collar fitted at the bottom, which matches with a similar brass collar on the long section of the shaft. The blade fits snugly into the top of the bamboo scabbard. The bamboo cane itself is in excellent condition and has a beautiful dark brown coloured patina finish. There are just a couple of small age cracks on the main section. The tip has a fitted brass ferrule to protect the tip. It is a fine Sword Stick/Cane, with a very early SOLINGEN blade that would make a great addition to any edged weapon collection. It also acts perfectly as a walking stick! With the blade inserted, it measures 34.8” (88.5cm) long and about 1.2” (3cm) diameter at the top. It weighs 250g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Military Plaited Brown Leather Cosh with Leather Strap Here on offer is an antique Military brown leather plaited Cosh, with a leather strap. There is an old repair using threaded tape that has been applied to the tip of the Cosh many years ago., so it has been priced accordingly. The plaited work has been beautifully worked on the shaft of the Cosh and the original brown leather strap is still inplace. The Cosh measures 7.3” (18.5cm) long and 1.4” (3.5cm) diameter at the heavy end. The leather strap measures 6.1” (15.5cm) long and it weighs 165g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Navy Folding Rope Knife with Stag Horn Grips by Thomas Turner & Co. Circa 1850 Here on offer is a fine example of an early version of a folding navy or whaler type Rope Knife with Stag Horn Grips by the English maker, Thomas Turner & Co, Sheffield, England, circa 1850. Even though there are no military markings, I believe these knifes where used by both the British and American Navy’s during the American Civil War and through to the Boer War period. The grip is made up from two beautiful dark coloured slabs of genuine stag horn, that are held in place by four hand made steel pins and the lanyard bale copper pin. There is a hairline crack in the horn by one of the pins near the blade pivot. At the top of the grip is a solid copper lanyard bale, which still retains a tight fit, but does swivel with a little force. The Square Pointed blade, that was designed to avoid stabbing on a ship, has the maker’s trademark and name stamped on the ricasso; ENCORE T.TURNER & Co. BEST STEEL The blade now has an overall aged greying to the finish and some light pitting. The knife is in excellent working order with firm full and half stops, when opened. The blade measures 3.75” (9.5cm) long and the knife is 9” (22.8cm) long when open, including the lanyard bale. It weighs 157g. I also believe this is an early and rare version of the knife and as such probably dates from the 1850’s, possibly earlier. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Rhythm Bones Carved from Whalebone circa early 1800’s Here on offer are a rare pair of antique Rhythm Bones that have been carved from whalebone back in the early 1800’s when the whaling industry was operating at its commercial peak. The bones measure just over 6" in length and some researching they appear to be shorter than what are known as minstrel style bones, which usually measure around 6.5” to 7.5” long. I understand that shorter musical bones were prevalent among Irish and seafaring players and these where most probably made by seamen working in the whaling trade. The bones look and feel like ivory, but close inspection reveals a grain confirming they are genuine whalebone. They actually came with a small collection of antique whaling memorabilia in a seaman's box that I will be listing over time, The bones have a slight curve, which is correct for these types of musical sticks. They have a wonderful smooth aged patina finish and show no signs of damage. This is a great opportunity to obtain a rare set of these rhythm bones that still produce a loud click and are now over 200 years old! They each measures approximately 6.2” (15.7cm) long and 1” (2.5cm) wide. Together they weigh 85g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Scottish Silver Mounted Horn Spoon with an Ornate Silver Whistle Tip circa 1890 Here on offer is a fine example of what I believe is an antique Scottish silver mounted horn spoon with an ornate silver whistle set on the top of the handle, circa 1890. I acquired it in a jewellery box that contained a whole range of antique Scottish brooches and pins. The long spoon has been made from a beautiful dark piece of horn that shows stunning colouring to its polished finish. There is no damage to the finish or bowl edges. It may look like there is a tiny crack to the tip of the bowl but this is just the natural makeup of the horn itself. Set into the shaft is a blank shield shaped silver escutcheon with a detailed edge and fitted to the tip is an ornately engraved silver whistle that still works. I cant see any hallmarks on the silver fittings but it does test positive for 925 grade sterling silver and I believe it is an example of some Scottish provincial silver that wasn’t hallmarked back in the 19th century. The beautifully engraved whistle really lifts this piece apart from the plain examples that I have seen in the past. The spoon is in just excellent condition with just one slight “tooth” dent to the underside of the whistle. It measures 9.2” (23.4cm) long and the bowl is 1.7” (4.3cm) wide. It weighs 23g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Antique Silver Plated NAPOLEON Medallion by Louis Armand Rault Here on offer is an excellent example of an antique silver plated NAPOLEON medallion by Louis Armand Rault. Louis Armand Rault (1847 to 1903), was a French jeweller, sculptor and medallist who worked during the 2nd half of the 19th century. This fine silver plated medallion has on one side, the classic portrait of Napoleon I with the “LR” monogram for Louis Rault in raised letters and NAPOLEON I in raised letters around the edge. On the reverse is a stunning raised image of the Imperial French Eagle. There is also a fixed ring on the top edge to allow it to be hung from a chain. Nearly all the silver plate remains, with just a slight loss to the raised edges of the eagles wings and chest. It measures 1.4” (3.7cm) diameter (without the top suspension ring) and weighs 31g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
ANTIQUE SILVER PLATED STILTON CHEESE SCOOP WITH JAPANESE CARVED HANDLE 1860 Here on offer is a rare antique silver plated Stilton Cheese Scoop with a stunning Japanese carved cow bone handle, circa 1860. The metal scoop and twisted stem are silver plated and are connected securely in place to the handle, by an ornate silver ferrule. The very old bone handle is just a work of art, with various shaped leaves, including water lily, skilfully carved, with their stems making an arch to the handle wear it fits in the palm of the hand. On the top you can see the very fine holes that confirm it is cow bone, and they have been shaped into the shell of a snail that looks like it is moving down the side of the handle. There are various other natural tiny aged holes in the bone and a small age crack near the ferrule. It is just a really rare and wonderful carved piece that fits perfectly in your hand. There is also some loss of plating to the scoop and stem. The Scoop is 10” (25.5cm) long and the scoop itself is 1” (2.5cm) wide. It weighs 92.2g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Silver Pocket Watch Outer Case - Patch Case with Bevelled Mirror circa 1750 Here on offer is a very rare and unusual antique silver Pocket Watch Case that has been converted to Patch Case, with a circular bevelled mirror top, from circa 1750. Pair-cased pocket watches were common throughout the 1700’s. Basically they where made up of an inner case to hold the watch movement, with an additional outer case that enclosed and protected the inner case. The outer case would provide protection from dirt and dust, since the inner cases of key-wound watches lacked such coverage. I believe this silver repoussé case is French and is decorated in relief with a central classical scene of Diana the Huntress with dogs and Cupid within a surround of rococo scrolls. It is signed just below the huntress 'D. Cochin F'. This case has been expertly converted to a patch box with the watch winding stem gap filled and decorated to hide it. The front of the case has had a circular bevelled mirror fitted and the reverse has a gilt finish. This is the only example of such a patch box that I have seen and is probably a unique commissioned pierce. I think it is a valuable example of the expert silver smithing work of the 1700’s, but if someone needed a genuine period outer pocket watch case, then this could easily be restored back to a pocket watch case, by a skilled silversmith. The case itself is in excellent condition, no dents or splits and just has some rubbing wear to the silver highlighted features and the mirror has one tiny area of age foxing on the outer edge. This is a very rare piece that would make a great addition to any pocket watch or period jewellery collection. The case measures 2” (5.1cm) diameter and is 0.9” (2.4cm) thick. It weighs 49g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Antique Solid Brass Vesta/Match Holder made from part of the Rochdale Mitchell Hey Beam Engine, circa 1909 Here on offer is a beautifully made antique Solid Brass Vesta/Match Holder that has was made from part of the Rochdale “Mitchell Hey” Beam Engine in around 1909. The whole thing has been made from the brass from the beam engine after it was stopped and scrapped in 1909. The front of the cup has been professionally engraved with the details of the engine and when it started and stopped, by the then chairman of the company. The details read as follows: THIS METAL IS PART OF THE ROCHDALE MITCHELL HEY BEAM ENGINES No 2 MILL WHICH WERE STARTED AUGUST 1865 & WERE STOPPED BY JAMES KERSHAW ESQ. CHAIRMAN ON APRIL 2nd 1909. The cup shaped match holder is securely fixed to a square base by a large screw. The base has a knurled face on each side that act as the striker plates for the matches. It is finished with small brass circular feet, fitted to each corner. It measures 3.2” (8cm) high including the feet and the base is 3” (7.7cm) square. It weighs a heavy 548g. This is a wonderful original piece from the Victorian industrial revolution period when beam engines where the work horses of British industry. It makes an excellent desk display. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Antique Stag Horn Royal Navy “NON-XLL” Clasp Knife by Joseph Allen & Sons Circa circa 1880 Here on offer is a fine example of an antique folding Royal Navy Clasp or Rigging Knife with stag horn grips by the famous English maker, Joseph Allen & Sons, Sheffield, England, circa 1880. Joseph Allen started business in Nursery Street, Sheffield in 1870 initially producing fine hollow ground razors then soon expanded into quality pocketknives. I believe the lack of ENGLAND on the blade, dates this fine example to the mid or early 1880s, but I am aware that they are also known as a British Admiralty Pattern 301, Royal Navy knife that were also issued and used during WW1. The grip is made up from two beautiful dark coloured slabs of genuine stag horn, that are held in place by three hand made steel pins and the lanyard bale pin. I can’t see any cracks or splits to the stag horn, which is really unusual for knives or this size and age. At the top of the grip is a hand made solid copper lanyard bale, which still retains a tight fit, but does swivel freely. The Sheepsfoot style blade was designed to avoid stabbing with a point, whilst working on a rolling ship. It has the maker’s trademark and name that can be just made out, stamped on the ricasso; NON-XLL JOSEPH ALLEN & SONS SHEFFIELD The blade now has an overall aged greying to the finish and shows signs of only light sharpening during its life. The Marlin Spike also has a greying patina to its finish and seems to have an undamaged point. Both the blade and the spike has very strong springs and are stiff to open. The blade measures 3.5” (9cm) long and the knife is 9” (22.8cm) long when open, including the lanyard bale. The Marlin Spike measures 3.25” (8.3cm) long. It weighs 236g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique Traditional Tribal Dagger by the MANDING People of the Western Sudan Region of Africa Here on offer is a beautifully made example of a traditional tribal dagger that I believe was made and used by the MANDING people who are indigenous to the Western Sudan region of Africa. The dagger has a double-edged steel blade that is actually much better made than I have seen with other African tribal knives/daggers. The blade has darkened grinding marks on both sides and blunt edges. It has been very well fitted into the leather-covered grip and pommel and actually makes a well-balanced dagger. The centre of the grip has an ornate woven leather pattern that is repeated at the top of the scabbard. The original matching scabbard has traditionally woven worked leather decoration with a lattice work belt loop and long ornate tassels at the tip. These daggers are hard to date, but many are really old, effectively antiques and I think this is a very well preserved example. This example is in excellent condition and displays amazing weaving and leatherwork that makes this a great collectors piece. The exposed blade measures 5.25” (13.3cm) long and the dagger is 10” (25.4cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 13” (33cm) long and weighs 135g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Antique Vertical Boiler Model Steam Engine Here on offer is a great example of an antique vertical boiler model Steam Engine. I believe this example has been professionally “hand made” as I can’t find any makers mark or label. It looks very similar to antique German made examples by Ernst Plank of this type of vertical boiler steam engine. The main cylindrical boiler is made from copper and the main wheel/shaft and single piston are both in good order and move freely. The flat metal base plate has been fixed to a solid square piece of wood that has some writing on the bottom that seems to read: BRAYL RIX It is missing its burner tray and wick. I am selling this as a display item only! I don’t know if the engine still works but the main flywheel and piston turn and the safety valve and filler cap undo. It measures 8” (20cm) high including the base and the wooden base is 3.75” (9cm) square. It weighs 655g. The copper boiler has a wonderful age patina finish to it and the two wheels still retain their original red paint. It makes an excellent desk display model. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Antique Victorian Malacca & Stag Horn Handled Sword Stick with Silver Mounts c1880 Here on offer is a beautiful antique Malacca and Stag Horn handled Sword Stick or Sword Cane, with Silver mounts, c1880. The long fullered steel blade is 27” (68.5cm) long and 0.3” (0.9cm) wide at the base and still retains its very sharp point! There are no maker’s marks on the blade but given its quality, I believe it was made by one of the many sword smiths in Solingen, Germany. There are some light surface rust patches on the blade but these would clean off and the blade would polish up bright, if so required. The angled handle is made from a solid piece of Stag Horn and has been skilfully carved to leave the two sides with the rough finish, which make a perfect grip for your hand. The handle fits tightly into the top of the Malacca cane section and is finished with a thick silver collar, which is stamped “SILVER”. It is not uncommon for pieces of Victorian silver to not carry hallmarks and marks of any description. All post-Victorian pieces had to carry a hallmark or continental grade of silver. The top section and blade fit really snugly into the main section of cane which is topped with another solid silver collar, also stamped “SILVER”. The Malacca cane itself is very thick and solid and has a beautiful golden patina finish. There are some slight knocks to the finish as one would expect for something that is nearly 140 years old. The tip has a large fitted brass ferrule. It is just a fine quality Victorian Sword Stick/Cane that also acts perfectly as a walking stick. With the blade inserted, it measures 34.75” (88.3cm) long and about 1” (2.5cm) diameter at the top. It weighs 340g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique WW1 Period Sword Stick with Ornate Silver Top Set with Four Asian Deities and Silver Collar- Hallmarked Birmingham 1915 Here on offer is a beautiful antique WW1 period Sword Stick or Sword Cane. The black lacquered wooden cane is fitted with a beautifully engraved silver top that depicts four Asian Deities or God’s in fine relief work. They are framed with ornate floral scrollwork and the top dome is skilfully chiselled with the image of a circular flower, possibly a Chrysanthemum? This cane top is just a work of art on its own! I can’t see any hallmarks or maker’s marks on the top, but this heavy piece does test positive for silver. Where the sword fits into the cane shaft, there is a silver collar that has engraved scrollwork and an over cartouche that is still plain. The pinned collar does have a full set of clear English Hallmarks, which show the Lion Passant for English silver, along with Anchor, indicating it was assayed in Birmingham and the date letter ‘q’ for 1915. There is also a maker’s mark that is the letters ‘J.H’, which I believe indicate the maker was the English silversmith, JOHN HUNTER. The very long ‘Square’ shaped steel blade is 29.8” (76cm) long and 0.3” (0.9cm) wide at the base and still retains its very sharp point! There are no maker’s marks on the blade but given its truly excellent quality and condition, I believe it was made by one of the many sword smiths in Solingen, Germany. The top section and blade fit really snugly into the main section of cane, and it closes tightly, just leaving a thin line where the two sections join at the top of the silver collar. The cane shaft has a metal lining for the blade, which is a true sign of quality, and the black lacquer outside finish is in excellent condition. There are some slight light knocks to the finish, as one would expect for something that is 103 years old. The tip has a fitted brass ferrule. This is a very unusual and high quality Sword Stick, made during WW1 possibly for an Officer based out in the far east? If only it could talk!! With the blade inserted, it measures 35.5” (90.2cm) long and about 1.5” (3.8cm) diameter at the top. It weighs a heavy 370g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique ‘Duke of Wellington’ Staffordshire Pottery Character Jug, circa 1830 Here on offer is a fine example of an antique ‘Duke of Wellington’ Staffordshire Pottery Character Jug, circa 1830. After the Duke of Wellington’s victory at Waterloo in 1815, a number of commemorative souvenir items where made and these finely detailed character jugs where made depicting the Duke in his uniform. They where all hand painted in a number of different coloured finishes, this example being made with a white hat, blue uniform and coloured epaulettes. There are no maker marks but it’s made out of finely glazed English Staffordshire Pottery. It is excellent condition for its age, with just a couple of minor hairline cracks, one to the rear of the hat and one to the front. (please see my pictures). There is also a tiny section of black paint missing from his left eye that could be easily touched in is so required. I prefer to leave it in its current naturally aged condition. The jug makes a great display piece and a great addition for any Duke of Wellington collection. The jug is 7.1” (18cm) high and 5” (12.7cm) wide at the base. It weighs a heavy 505g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Antique “Leopard Shirtings” Brass Letter Opener Advertising Horrockses Crewdson & Co Ltd c1889 with Case Here on offer is a mint example of an antique \"Leopard Shirtings\" brass letter opener advertising Horrockses Crewdson & Co Ltd, Manchester, circa 1889. This Rare Victorian brass letter opener has on the circular handle: the image of a leopard and the words “LEOPARD SHIRTINGS on one side. On the other side is the image of three mice chasing each other’s tails, and the words Horrockses Crewdson & Co Ltd, Manchester. This is the official Trade Mark for the Manchester textiles company and also shows the registration number (Rd) of 119525 which dates it to c1889. Above both images are three roses on each side. This Victorian advertising or souvenir letter opener still comes with its original lined cardboard case, which has the image of the “Horrockses Crewdson & Co Ltd” trade mark on the front lid. The letter opener is in mint unused condition and displays a beautiful 130 year old aged patina finish to the brass. The letter opener measures 6.75” (17cm) long and weighs 136g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Applegate-Fairbairn Special 1997 Commemorative Knife Set Here on offer is a Special 1997 Commemorative Limited Edition Applegate-Fairbairn knife set that was a collaboration between Boker of Solingen, Germany and Gerber of the USA to recognize Col. Rex Applegate and William Fairbairn for their contribution to design of combat knives. The set is made up of two affixed knives on a walnut Presentation Plaque and is set number 2901 of a Limited Edition run of 3000 sets. The wooden plaque measures 12" (30.5cm) x 9" (22.8cm) and including the knifes weighs 1.4Kg. The knives consist of a Gerber USA Applegate-Fairbairn foldable blade, serial number AF2901/3000 and engraved with signatures along with a Boker Solingen Applegate-Fairbairn fixed blade, serial number AF 2901/3000 and also engraved with signatures. The knife measurements are as follows: The Gerber Folder is 10" (25.4cm) open and the blade is 4.5" (11cm) long and double edged. The composite black grooved handle is 5.6" (14.2cm). The Boker Dagger is 10.9" (27.6cm) long and the double edged blade is 6" (15.3cm) long. The composite black grooved handle is 4.75" (12cm). These knives are in excellent condition and have been displayed but unfortunately the certificate, box and other related paperwork is no longer with them. They make a great wall mounted display and have a screw slot in the back of the plaque to assist with fixing. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Arcadian Crested China WW1 British Tank – Mark IV - EXETER - c1917 Here on offer is a fine example of an Arcadian (A & S) crested china model of a WW1 (Female) Mark IV British Tank, made around 1917. The Mark IV was introduced in 1917 and it benefited from significant developments of the Mark I tank. The main improvements were in armour, the re-siting of the fuel tank and ease of transport. A total of 1,220 Mk IV’s were built: 420 “Males”, 595 “Females” and 205 Tank Tenders (unarmed vehicles used to carry supplies), which made it the most numerous British tank of the war. The Mark IV was first used in mid 1917 at the Battle of Messines Ridge. It remained in British service until the end of the war, and a small number served briefly with other combatants afterwards. On the top of this model is a beautiful coloured transfer image of the shield for the City of: EXETER On the base is the printed makers mark for: Arcadian China (A & S) and the words: ARCADIAN CHINA The British Tank model is in excellent condition, no chips or cracks, just some loss of gilt to the edges of the top turret. The model measures 4.7” (11.7cm) long by 2.5” (6.4cm) wide. It weighs 110g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Army Officer Dagger by WKC with beautiful Dark Orange Grip Here on offer is a WW2 German Army Officers Dagger by WKC. The solid celluloid grip has a beautiful deep dark orange colour with a high sheen and no cracks or splits, just a tiny piece missing where the pommel touches the top swirl. The nickel-plated pommel shows loss of plating, but the oak leaf ferrule is in excellent condition. The nickel-plated crossguard shows some loss of plating to the top edges and the reverse. The front appears to have the unusual “Mark 3” type eagle, with 5 layers of feathers to each wing. The blade has the Knight’s helmet over WKC SOLINGEN trademark clearly stamped on the reverse. It has some very minor (needle point) pitting and some greying to both sides, which may clean up if required by the new owner. The edges are fine with no nicks and it still retains its tan leather blade buffer pad. The scabbard is has one very slight bruise on the reverse near the tip, which is really hard to see. It shows signs of loss of nickel-plating to the side edges and has a slightly grey/silver finish to the front and back stippled sections. It has its original single scabbard throat retention screw on the reverse of the scabbard. The blade measures 10.25” (26cm) and the Dagger itself 14.75” (37.4cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 15.5” (39.4cm) long. It weighs 320g. A really nice example of a WKC Army Dagger, with a stunning grip. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Army Officers Dagger with beautiful Dark Orange Grip Here on offer is an excellent WW2 German Army Officers Dagger. The solid celluloid grip has a beautiful deep dark orange colour with a high sheen and no cracks or splits, just a tiny slice missing where the pommel touches the top swirl. The nickel-plated pommel and ferrule show no loss of plating and the 12 oak leaves around the pommel are very well defined. The nickel-plated crossguard shows no loss of plating just some very tiny surface bubbling on the reverse. The front appears to have the ‘Tomahawk’ type eagle, with 4 layers of feathers to each wing, possibly by WKC? The blade does no have a maker’s trademark and is in excellent condition with just some very slight greying marks near the tip. The edges are fine with no nicks. The leather blade buffer pad is no longer in place. The scabbard is in just excellent condition, no bruises, dents or splits, just some slight bubbling under the plating on the edges. It has its original two scabbard throat retention screws in place on the sides. The blade measures 10.25” (26cm) and the dagger itself 14.75” (37.4cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 15.6” (39.6cm) long. It weighs 370g. A really nice example of an Army Dagger with a stunning orange coloured grip. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
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Beautiful Cased Antique Hallmarked Silver Card Case by Deakin & Francis sold by Reid & Sons 1876 Here on offer is a beautiful leather cased antique English hallmarked Silver Calling Card Case by Deakin & Francis, circa 1876. This case is in mint condition having been stored in its rich blue silk and velvet lined leather covered case since the day it was made back in 1876. Inside the top lid of the case, in gold lettering is the name of the high-end jeweller’s who sold the case, being: REID & SONS GOLDSMITHS TO THE QUEEN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Reid & Sons was established in 1778 in the heart of Newcastle and still exists today, but is now managed by Mappin & Webb. This top quality rectangular silver case has an ornate geometric and floral design finely hand engraved on the obverse and reverse. Also on the front is a vacant central shield shaped cartouche. The edges of the case are slightly curved outwards and have a smooth plain finish. The top section has a side hinge that open to allow access to the case to place calling cards, etc, back in the Victorian era. On the inside lip of the case are stamped the English silver hallmarks, being the Anchor for Birmingham, a Lion Passant for English silver, a young Queen Victoria’s head and the date letter “b” for the year 1876. Next to the hallmarks is the maker’s mark, D & F (in two conjoined circles). This relates to the fine English silversmiths, Deakin & Francis, who where founded in 1786. They still exist today, managed by the Deakin family, being James, Henry and David Deakin. Deakin & Francis silver pieces are eagerly collected and command a high premium in the silver collectors market today. This handsome example is in mint condition, no splits or cracks, no solder repairs. The hinged cover is tight and shuts firmly. Would make a great addition to any antique English silver collection and is extremely rare to find still in its original case. The case measures 3.8” (9.7cm) high by 0.25” (0.6cm) deep and 2.6” (6.5cm) wide. It weighs 53.4g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Beautiful Collector’s Folding Knife By Weidmannsheil with a Rose Pattern Damascus Blade & Mother of Pearl Grip Plates Here on offer is a truly beautiful example of a Weidmannsheil collector’s folding lock-back knife, with a rose pattern Damascus blade and Mother of Pearl grip plates. I believe that these Weidmannsheil knives were made in the late 1990’s after the late Jim Parker bought the old Weltersbach factory in Germany, along with the Weidmannsheil name. They were made in Solingen, Germany by Hartkopf using Markus Balbach pattern-welded Damascus steel. Markus Balbach is known a well-known producer of high quality carbon based steels. Some of which have been made from exotic, proprietary German steels, such as tank gun barrels, meteorites etc. I have been told that nearly all the Weidmannsheil knives were limited to 50 or 100 of each style. This knife features a 3.25” Rose pattern Damascus steel single edged blade, a blade locking device, plain nickel silver bolsters, brass liners and two perfect Mother of Pearl grip plates. On the front tang it is stamped with the words: WEIDMANNSHEIL SOLINGEN GERMANY and the Boars head logo On the reverse tang it is stamped with: GENUINE DAMASCUS This is a just a stunning knife that has been in my collection for over 30 years and is in mint condition. The knife has an approximate blade length of 3.25” (8.2cm) and a fully opened length of 6.9” (17.5cm). It weighs 110g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Beautiful English Silver Topped Cut Glass Oil Decanter by John Grinsell & Sons c1914 Here on offer is an exquisite antique English hallmarked silver topped cut glass oil decanter by John Grinsell & Sons dated 1914. This beautiful shaped small cut glass oil decanter has been professionally wheel cut to form criss-crossed patterns on both sides of the circular shaped bottle. The lipped spout is made from silver and has a clear set of English silver hallmarks, the Lion Passant for English silver (925), an Anchor for the assay office of Birmingham and the date letter “P” for the year 1914. There is also a maker’s mark, J G & S, which stands for John Grinsell & Sons of Birmingham, England. It still retains its original cut glass tight fitting stopper, which is in perfect condition. The decanter is in near mint condition and I can only find a tiny knick to the glass to one side, which is less than the size of a pinpoint! It measures 3.5” (9cm) high (with the stopper) and 2.75” (7cm) diameter. It weighs 250g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Beautiful Les ‘JASON’ Spence - Oil on Canvas Painting of a Masted Ship at Rest on the Sea at Dusk Here on offer is a genuine oil on canvas painting of a masted Ship at rest on the Sea at dusk, by Les Spence, better known as JASON. Les Spence is one of Britain’s most established marine artists. Best known for their mysterious atmosphere and their intriguing storylines within, Spence’s haunting marine scenes are admired by traditional and contemporary collectors alike. This fine example recently surfaced in Cornwall (now his home) amongst a collection of maritime paintings and has a printed-paper cutting depicting JASON and detailing who he is, slotted in the rear of the frame. (also included with the painting). The painting depicts a masted ship at rest on a calm sea in the evening at half-light. There is a small rowing boat alongside the ship and another moored in the foreground. It is signed by the artist JASON, in the lower right corner of the painting. The painting is in a excellent condition with no marks, fading or damage and is presented in a decorative wooden frame with a gilt inner edge Some reference history about Les Jason Spence. Les Jason Spence was born in Cheshire in 1934 and spent his early years growing up in Yorkshire. In 1965 at the age of 31, he gave up his job to devote his time to painting. He had trained and practised as a lettering artist, gilder and interior designer, whilst in his spare time developing the painting style, which as it matured, has made the craftsman also an artist. In 1971 Les and his family moved to Cornwall and over the years his reputation as a leading artist continually flourished. He ran his own gallery in Padstow, Cornwall during the 1980’s before concentrating on painting full time. His many exhibitions include The Royal Society of Marine Artists, The Royal Society of British Artists and had one-man shows throughout Britain. His commissions include The Royal Norwegian Navy, The Royal Marines, The Readers Digest and Westward Television. His work has also been published by six different UK publishers and marketed worldwide in 53 countries. The picture measures 13.5” (34.3cm) by 9.5” (24cm) and the frame measures 16.2” (41cm) by 12” (30.4cm). It weighs 770g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Beautiful Victorian Boer War Period Projectile Shaped Table Lighter Here on offer is a beautiful Victorian Boer War period ‘warhead’ or ‘projectile’ shaped petrol table lighter. This lighter actually came in a Boer War POW carved wooden box, along with a revolver holster and other POW trench art. To me the lighter looks to have been professionally made, possible by a jeweller and doesn’t appear to be what I would class as POW Trench Art? I could of course be wrong! Who ever made it clearly had excellent engineering skills, in order to produce such a quality piece. The main Warhead section appears to be made from chrome plated brass and has a fine thread in the centre, to which the conical top screws onto. The lower section has two beautifully engraved initials on the side, which appear to be ‘J T’. The whole Warhead section has then been securely fitted to an ornate and heavy solid brass base. With the top section removed you can see the flint wheel and exposed wick. The flint wheel section just pulls out to allow the fuel reservoir to be filled up. The flint section has a screw at the bottom that once removed you can tap out the spring that holds the flint against the knurled wheel. The table lighter is in perfect overall condition and makes a really impressive display piece in its own right. To comply with postage rulings, the lighter will be shipped without a flint or any lighter fuel inside. It measures 6” (15.3cm) high and 2.6” (6.8cm) diameter at the base. It weighs a heavy 475g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Beautiful WW2 Italian POW Made Aluminium Trench Art Cigarette Case Here on offer is a WW2 Italian POW made aluminium Trench Art Cigarette/Sweetheart Case. I have been told that these sweetheart cigarette cases where made by Italian POW\'s captured by the British Forces in North Africa in WW2. Apparently, they were traded for food and cigarettes by the Italian POW’s. The POW Camp at Fayid, Egypt was one of the last camps to have its inmates repatriated in 1948. The cases where made using the aluminium frames of downed aircraft from the North African front. Each case was then individually hand engraved and therefore each one is unique! The front of this fine example has detailed pierced images of a Mosque with red, white and blue circular windows and red doors, set against a blue sky. The back of the case has an image of Africa in the middle, beautifully engraved with a palm tree in the centre. What is unusual with this example is the back has been inset with strips of very fine black leather or possibly even fine black shagreen, which puts this case in a class of its own. The rear of the case also has a symmetrical wavy line designed boarder. Inside the case it has detailed symmetrical engravings of lines and diamond shapes, on both of the inner lids. It also retains the original lugs for an elastic strap that would have been fitted originally, to hold the cigarettes in place. The case is opened by pressing an aluminium catch at the edge of the case, which still works perfectly as does the hinge. The case itself is in excellent condition with no cracks or splits, just a few very light surface scratches through use. The aluminium has a nice smooth feel and almost shiny finish. It measures 5.4” (13.8cm) wide, 3.25” (8.3cm) high and 0.6” (1.6cm) thick. It weighs 122g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Boer War Bisque Figure of a Wounded British Soldier - “A Gentleman in Khaki” Here on offer is a Bisque Porcelain Boer War Souvenir figure of a British Wounded Soldier, embossed on the front "A Gentleman in Khaki" circa 1900. This bisque figure was one type of souvenir depicting the image of the wounded British Soldier from Richard Caton Woodville's painting "A Gentleman in Kharki". The image was a popular one for patriotic souvenirs made during the Boer War and was often combined with the verses from Rudyard Kipling's poem "The Absent Minded Beggar". His rifle is missing and so is his part of his left thumb along with part of his head bandage at the back of his head. Apart from that he is in great condition for his age. It measures 6” (15.2cm) high and weighs 115g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Boer War Officers Interlocking Campaign Cutlery Set by W. H. WRAGG circa 1890 Here on offer is a Boer War period officers campaign interlocking cutlery set, circa 1890. My understanding is that W. H. WRAGG of Sheffield, England where well known for making top quality cutlery and offered this style with either rosewood or ebony handles. These sets where a favourites of British officers of the time and appear in many original campaign kits. The wooden handles of the knife and fork are each made of two sections of rosewood that are held together with pewter bands. The handles are stamped with a number, the fork with a 6 and the knife with a 3. This means they are actually a mismatched set, as they should both have the same number. Clearly the the owner had more than one set and has accidentally crossed them over or as the knife has sloping edges to its corners, it actually makes it easier to pull them apart. Therefore this combination of knife and fork my have been intentional? The handles have a full-length slot on one side so the two utensils can slot into each other’s handles for safe and compact storage. The knife and fork themselves are made from polished Sheffield steel and have some slight age related pitting to the metal. The fork prongs are pointed and the rounded double-edged knife blade is in excellent condition with nicks. Slotted together they measure 7.25” (18.4cm) long and weigh 74g. The knife blade and fork both measure 3.25” (8.4cm) long. A rare set to find today, especially in such excellent condition. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Boer War Officers Wooden Handled Campaign Cutlery Set c1890 Here on offer is a lovely Boer War Officers Campaign Cutlery Set, circa 1900. The wooden handles of the knife and fork are each made of two sections of walnut wood that are pinned together and the throat then has a metal collar. The knife and fork blades are made from steel and have a slight greying finish to the metal that would clean up if so required. The fork prongs are still and the knife blade are still very sharp. The wooden handles have a slot on one side so the two utensils can slot into each other’s handles for safe storage. There are no maker’s marks that I can see, but these have clearly been made by a top quality Victorian cutlery manufacturer. I actual acquired this along with a small wooden chest that was from the P.O.W. camp on Bermuda, which was one of may that the British used to intern the Boer Republican fighters, during the Boer Wars. Slotted together they measure 8” (20.3cm) long and weigh 60g. The knife blade measures 3.4” (8.7cm) and the fork 3” (7.7cm). A rare set to find today in such great condition. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Boer War P.O.W. Trench Art Wooden Letter Opener – Pokerwork - Mafeking 1900 Here on offer is a Boer War hand made, Prisoner of War (P.O.W.) “Trench Art” wooden letter opener. The letter opener is made from a beautiful light coloured wood, possibly a fruitwood? The handle has MAFEKING (actually looks like MAFAKING?) on the front that has been created using a heated rod or pin, to burn the letters into the wood, known as Pokerwork. The top of the blade also has 1900 burnt into it, again using pokerwork. The slightly tapered blade does have some old nicks to the edges, but overall it is in excellent condition. I actual acquired this along with a small wooden chest that was from the P.O.W. camp on Bermuda, which was one of may that the British used to intern the Boer Republican fighters, during the Boer Wars. It measures 8” (20.3cm) long and weighs 26g. The Siege of Mafeking was a 217-day siege battle for the town of Mafeking (now called Mahikeng) in South Africa during the Second Boer War from October 1899 to May 1900. The siege received considerable attention as Lord Edward Cecil, the son of the British Prime Minister, was in the besieged town. The siege turned the British commander, Colonel Robert Baden-Powell, into a national hero. The relief of Mafeking (the lifting of the siege), while of little military significance, was a morale boost for the struggling British. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Boer War POW “Trench Art” Brass Victorian Ladies Shoe Desk Ornament on Oak Base c1903 Here on offer is a Boer War POW made “Trench Art”, lovely brass Victorian Ladies Shoe ornament on a brass and oak wooden base. This is one of two Boer War POW “Brass Shoe” items that I am selling and they both came in a beautiful wooden POW box from the island of Bermuda, dated 1903. This relates to the South African Boer soldiers that the British interned on Bermuda during the 2nd Boer War. The last prisoners where released as late as 1903. The Shoe itself has been hand cut-out from a flattened thick artillery shell base. The beautifully shaped Victorian Show has been ornately engraved and chiselled to give the effects of the pattern finish on a leather shoe. There is one copper round head rivet near the top, which acts as a stud button on a shoe. The flat shoe has two brass pins soldered on the back that slot perfectly into a thick and heavy rectangular brass plate, that has been mounted on top of an edged oak wooden base. I think this was just made as a fine display ornament, possibly a ladies desk piece? The brass has a lovely mellow tone and the wood has a rich aged patina. A wonderful piece of POW Trench Art memorabilia, from the 2nd Boer War. It measures 6.5” (15.8cm) wide at the base, 4.25” (10.8cm) high and weighs a heavy 570g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Boer War POW “Trench Art” Small Brass & Copper Victorian Ladies Shoe – Paperweight c1903 Here on offer is a Boer War POW made “Trench Art”, small brass and copper Victorian Ladies Shoe shaped Paperweight. This is one of two Boer War POW “Brass Shoe” items that I am selling and they both came in a beautiful wooden POW box from the island of Bermuda, dated 1903. This relates to the South African Boer soldiers that the British interned on Bermuda during the 2nd Boer War. The last prisoners being released as late as 1903. The Shoe itself has been made from a flattened artillery shell case that has a shaped top section copper riveted in place to look like the shoe studs and a copper toe piece soldered in place. There are some marks tapped into the brass to look like the stitching on a shoe. It has an overall age patina finish to the brass and slight watermark on the front, which could probably be polished out if required. A great piece of POW Trench Art memorabilia, from the 2nd Boer War. It measures 4.3” (11cm) wide, 2.75” (7cm) high and weighs 70g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Boer War QSA Medal to 8643 Private H. A. FUNNELL of Royal Sussex Regt with 4 Clasps TRANSVAAL - ORANGE FREE STATE – CAPE COLONY – SOUTH AFRICA 1902 Here on offer is a full size genuine Boer War Queens South Africa (QSA) medal awarded to; 8643 Private H. A. FUNNELL who served with the Royal Sussex Regiment. The medal comes with the correct ribbon, which looks to be a replacement and 4 silver clasps: Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape Colony and South Africa 1902 The solid silver medal is in excellent condition with a bright finish and just a minor ding to the edge. There is also a scratch mark just from the back of Queen Victoria\'s head to the letter \"E\" The suspension bar still swivels and all four clasps are in great condition. The following information is stamped on the lower rim of the medal: 8643 PTE H. A. FUNNELL. R.SUSSEX REGT The medal is 1.4” (3.6cm) diameter and each clasp is 1.4” (3.6cm) wide. It weighs 47g. A great addition to any Boer War or Royal Sussex Regiment collection and worth further research. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Boer War Queens South Africa Medal to Major H.C. Bulkeley – West Yorkshire Regiment with Cape Colony Clasp Here on offer is a full size Genuine Boer War Queens South Africa Medal (QSA), with one clasp, correctly named to: MAJOR H.C. BULKELEY who served with the West Yorkshire Regiment. The medal comes with one genuine silver clasp for the engagement at: CAPE COLONY The Solid Silver medal is in excellent finely detailed condition with a beautiful dark silver patina. This can be cleaned back to bright silver if required but I will leave that decision to the new owner. The suspension bar and clasps are also in perfect condition and the original ribbon is still in place. The following information is stamped on the lower rim of the medal: MAJOR H. C. BULKELEYW.YORK: RGT The Medal is in excellent original condition with NO edge dings. I have found out the following about Major Bulkeley: BULKELEY, HENRY CHARLES, Major, was born in 1860, son of Major Francis B Bulkeley and Rosanna Marie daughter of Colonel W W J Cockcraft. He served in the South African War, 1900-1; was mentioned in Despatches, and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order London Gazette, 27 September 1901 "Henry Charles Bulkeley, Captain and Honorary Major, 4th West Yorkshire Regiment. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented to him by the King 29 October 1901. Major Bulkeley retired from the Militia, but re-joined and served in the European War, 1914-18, as Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, and was created a CMG in 1918. He married Gertrude Beatrice, daughter of Admiral Hudson, RN, and they had two daughters. The Medal is 1.4’ (3.6cm) diameter and the clasp is 1.4” (3.6cm) wide. The weight of the Medal and clasp is 41g. A great addition to any Boer War or West Yorkshire Regiment collection and worth further research. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Boer War Related Lord Roberts – ‘A Silent Tribute’ Tin Medal and Ribbon Here on offer is a Boer War related, Lord Roberts, ‘A SILENT TRIBUTE’ medal in tin plate with its original ribbon. The front has the image of Lord Roberts surrounded with the words LORD ROBERTS and around the edge on the reverse is the inscription "Made in Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops B'Ham". I believe these tribute medals made in around 1915 in the Birmingham workshops for ex-servicemen and renamed after Lord Roberts died in 1914. The medal measures 1” (2.5cm) in diameter and weighs 3.4g. It is in excellent original condition with a lovely age patina to the metal finish and the coloured ribbon is in excellent condition. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Boer War Related “Trench Art” Small Copper Tray Made from a repair of HMCS NIOBE c1911 Here on offer is a Boer War related “Trench Art” small copper tray made from a repair of HMCS NIOBE back in August 1911. The ship ran aground in July 1911 and it took 18 months to repair her and this tray was made from some of the copper used on the original ship that was removed as part of the repairs. The rectangular tray is in excellent condition and has four round feet made from circular impressions and it is lightly marked on the inside of the tray with: H.M.C.S. NIOBE AUG 1911 There is also a series of decorative lines hand engraved onto the tray. HMS NIOBE was a ship of the Diadem-class of protected cruiser in the Royal Navy. She served in the Boer War and was then given to Canada as the first ship of the then newly-created Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as HMCS NIOBE. She was built by Vickers Limited, Barrow-in-Furness and launched on February 20, 1897 entering service in 1898. In her Royal Navy service, she was part of the Channel Squadron at the outbreak of the Boer War (1899-1900), and was sent to Gibraltar to escort troop transports ferrying reinforcements to the Cape. On 4 December 1899, NIOBE and HMS Doris rescued troops from the SS Ismore, which had run aground. She saw further action in the Boer War and the Queen's South Africa Medal was subsequently awarded to the crew. She returned to the English Channel, but later escorted vessels as far as Colombo in Ceylon. She and HMS Rainbow were given to the Dominion of Canada to seed the new Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). She was transferred to the RCN on September 6, 1910, commissioning at Devonport Dockyard and reaching Halifax on October 21 that year. She ran aground off Cape Sable, Nova Scotia, on the night of July 30-31 July 1911. Repairs took 18 months and she had a permanently reduced maximum speed as a result. With the outbreak of the First World War she joined the Royal Navy's 4th Cruiser Squadron on the North America and West Indies Station. She was engaged in intercepting German ships along the American coast for a year until as a result of being worn out, she was paid off on 6 September 1915 to become a depot ship in Halifax. The Halifax Explosion of 1917 caused serious damage to upper works, and the deaths of several of her crew. However she remained in use as a depot ship until disposed of in 1920, decommissioned and sold for scrap. She was broken up in 1922 in Philadelphia. A great piece of RN and RCN early Naval Ship memorabilia that served during the Boer War. It measures 6.5” (16.5cm) wide and 2.6” (6.5cm) deep. It weighs 95g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Boer War Trench Art Knife – G W Ratclife – Cape Town c1900 Here on offer is a Boer War, hand made “Trench Art” knife with its original leather scabbard, that I acquired with other Boer War memorabilia. The handle is made up of discs of Bakelite and aluminium that have been shaped and held in place by what looks like a lead alloy top and bottom fitting. The very top has a brass ring and it looks like the knife shaft has been professional rounded off into a secure domed cap. The blade looks to be steel and has been cleaned to a bright finish by its previous owner. The heavy knife fits really snuggly into its brown leather covered scabbard, which still retains its belt loop, which also has a metal stud fixed to the top. The scabbard has two aluminium bands around the main section and an aluminium chape or tip, all riveted into place. The central band has CAPE TOWN stamped on the front and the chape has the original owners name, G W RATCLIFE stamped into the metal. I can’t confirm if a Boer Republican fighter made this or if it was a British soldier serving in South Africa at the time? A rare and unusual knife, that warrants further research. It measures 9.9” (25cm) long in the scabbard and the blade is 5.5” (14cm) long. It weighs 235g. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Boker Damascus Collector\'s Folding Knife with 300 layer Ladder Damascus Blade and 3000 Year Old Bog Oak Wood Handles Here on offer is a beautiful Boker Damascus Collector's folding knife with a 300 layer, ladder Damascus blade and 3000 year old bog oak wooden handle slabs. I have owned this knife since about the year 2000 and it is in unused mint condition. This is a truly sophisticated Boker folding lock knife with captivating lines and polished nickel silver bolsters. The refined handle slabs are made from selected 3000 year old bog oak, that has a beautiful and unique pattern to the graining. Inset on the front is a small round metal Boker Tree logo. The real feature of this knife is the stunning drop point Damascus blade that I believe was made for Boker by Manfred Sachse. It is a hand forged 300 layered "Ladder Damascus" patterned blade. On the front ricasso in raised lettering is the words: BOKER DAMAST 300 LAGEN On the reverse it has: SOLINGEN GERMANY A great chance to add a truly top quality BOKER knife to your collection. This knife can only increase in value. The knife has an approximate blade length of 3.5” (8.9cm) and a fully opened length of 7.5” (19.2cm). It weighs 119g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
British Admiralty Pattern Navy Knife with Leather Sheath circa 2008 Here on offer is an issued and used British Ministry of Defence Admiralty Navy Knife with stainless steel blade, rosewood handle and black leather sheath. On the grip, the two rosewood slabs are held in place by two brass pins. Four finger notches have been carved into the front slab to help grip the knife. The polished stainless steel blade has a sharp single cutting edge, which is stamped with the NATO Stock Number: 5110 99 437 5839. It also has the Broad Arrow mark and UTD 08, where I think UTD is possibly the maker and 08 refers to the year of manufacture, 2008. It is complete with its original black leather sheath, which shows some use and has a thick piece of black tape fitted around the top section to hold the stitching in place. The blade measures 4.25” (10.8cm) long and the knife is 8” (20.5cm) in total length. It weighs 105g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
British Army Sniper Pointer Staff (TIT) for a Lee Enfield No.4(T) Sniper Rifle with Webbing Carry Case Here on offer is a rare British Army ‘Pointer Staff Mk.1’, that I am told was used with the famous Lee Enfield No.4(T) Sniper Rifle. I have also seen reference to them being used on Vickers and Bren machine guns? This excellent example still retains nearly all of its matt black paint finish and folds up perfectly to fit neatly into its original webbing carry case, with working stud button. The front of the case is faintly marked with “CASE POINTER STAFF Mk I” and the reverse has what looks like a reference number, but I can’t make it out. I can’t see any markings on the metal frame itself. I believe a Pointer Staff or Target Indication Tool (TIT) was for use between a spotter and a sniper or observer/sniper pairs. They where used to accurately and silently confirm targets prior to engagement. One observer looks through one iron sight at the target and the other person looks through the other and thus sees the same target. The Pointer Staff is one of the oldest serving pieces of equipment that is still in use today. The design was used from WW2 to the present day and has still been in use in conflicts in Iraq. The case measures 7.25” (18.5cm) long by 1.75” (4.5cm) wide. It weighs 185g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
British Military Issued Eickhorn RT III-MOD-RM Rescue Knife used in Afghanistan Here on offer is an excellent example of a British Military issued Eickhorn RT III rescue knife, which, I was told, was used by a British Special Armed Forces soldier in Afghanistan. This knife is the RT III-MOD-RM, is appears to be identical to the current Eickhorn RT III knife, except the handle is totally black. I believe this version of the Eickhorn rescue tool is not available to the general public and is a British issue item only? The knife is an excellent rescue tool and is also used in the private sector by firefighters and rescue organisations. This knifes features include: • 2 plane saw • Partly serrated blade edge • Belt and rope cutter • Glass breaker • Cross guard • Heavy duty screw driver The Blade. The whole length of the specifically rescue designed blade is 13.5cm and it is 4.7 mm thick. For reaching the highest possible effectiveness, the saw blade has been designed to be able to cut in both directions. It has been made with two lines of saw teeth, each on separate blade plate. Saw teeth on different plates are oriented in opposite directions and an additional plane is fastened on the blade with three screws. The second plate is also a part of belt/rope cutter, which is very sharp and enables fast and easy cutting at an angle of 30°. The first part of the blade has a serrated edge. The end of the blade is designed as a heavy-duty screw driver, which can open a wall hydrant (11 mm). On the blade is famous Original Eickhorn “Squirrel” logo with the words MADE IN GERMANY. It also has the specific military issue model reference on the blade: RTIII-MOD-RM The blade is made of martensitic stainless steel 1.4110 which is also known as X55CrMo14. A composition of added alloy materials in 1.4110 is approximately 0.48 – 0.6 % of Carbon, which is about a medium range, 13 – 15 % of Chromium and a content of Molybdenum is between 0.5 and 0.8 %. The blade is hardened up to surface hardness of 56 HRC. The Handle Between the handle and the blade is a very strong cross-guard, designed from protecting the hand when cutting aircraft or vehicle glass, plastics, etc. The handle and the cross-guard are made of fibre-glass reinforced polymer. The core of the cross-guard is made of stainless steel. The shape and the textured surface of the handle enables a firm grip. The side surfaces of the handle are narrow and the top and the bottom are curved with perpendicular notches. The handle has also a lanyard/sling hole. The Glass Breaker The hardened steel glass breaker is located on the top of the knife handle. On this example it has been painted black to provide full dark camouflage when the knife is in the sheath. The Sheath The black and dark military green sheath is made from military grade Cordura. The inner part of the sheath, where the knife is placed is made of steel, which is then covered in Cordura. The sheath has a safety strap with a hook and loop fastening system. The knife is fastened in to the sheath by Velcro straps. The knife inserted in the sheath measures 12.1” (30.6cm) and weighs 415g. It would appear this knife is a rare example to find for sale and would make a great addition to any British Military knife collection. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
British No9 Mk1 Bayonet with Scabbard by RSAF Enfield dated 1954 Here on offer is an issued British No9 Mk1 Bayonet with Scabbard by RSAF Enfield dated 1954. This example has an excellent condition clip point, double grooved blade that retains its original finish, with some scabbard inserting scratch marks. It also displays the Army “crow’s foot”” mark near the ricasso. The barrel fixing mechanism is in full working order and the outer finish retains most of its black finish. There is some loss on the highlighted edges on both sides. It is stamped on one side with: NO9Mk1 ED-54 (the E & D are superimposed) Some history of the No9 Mk1 Bayonet: The No9 Mk1 bayonet production started in 1947. Approximately 200,00 No9 Mk1 bayonets were produced at the Royal Ordinance Factory, Poole, from 1947 to 1949. The Poole bayonets are the earliest documented production of the No9 Mk1 bayonet. The pool’s maker mark is the letter “P” inside a circle, followed by the year of manufacture. Production was transferred to the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield in 1949. 366,902 No.9 Mk1 bayonets were made at RSAF Enfield between 1949–1956, with an additional 10,000 produced in 1962. The Enfield maker mark is a superimposed "ED", followed by a two-digit year of manufacture. Therefore given the markings on this bayonet, it was made at RSAF Enfield in 1954. The metal scabbard retains all of its black finish and is in mint condition, no dents or splits. Someone has hand painted “PW8” with red paint on one side of the scabbard, which could be the owners initials and regiment? The blade itself is 7.9” (20cm) long and the whole bayonet including the fixing is 10.1” (25.6cm) long. It weighs 475g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
British P39 Leather Frog
British WW1 Mark IV Tank - Battle of Cambrai 1917 - Trench Art Letter Opener Here on offer is a great piece of WW1 Trench Art, being an engraved Letter Opener, from the famous battle of CAMBRAI in 1917. The letter opener features a scimitar style sword blade with an angled crossguard, which have been flattened and shaped from the brass of a shell cartridge. On one side of the blade it has been hand engraved with the battle name “CAMBRAI” set in an engraved boarder. On the other side is a hand engraved floral design, set in the same engraved boarder. The handle looks to be an inert .303 bullet/cartridge, that where fired from .303 Lewis Guns on the WW1 Mark IV Tanks. From the cartridge measurements, it appears to be a type 7.7 x 56R British cartridge and it has the following markings on the bottom: R 17 W VII From research the R xx W refers to – Rudge Whitworth Ltd., Tyseley, England. This company represents the only new commercial ammunition manufacturer put into business by the Government as a result of demand in the 1914- 18 war. They received their first Government contract for the supply of Mk 7 Ball ammunition in 1915 and continued to produce until the end of 1918 at their new factory at Tyseley. Manufactured .303 cartridges from 1915 to 1918. The VII refers to Mk. VII Ball and 17 means made in 1917. Some history of the Battle of Cambrai. The World War I Battle of Cambrai marked the first large-scale use of tanks for a military offensive. Led by General Julian Byng, a British force of nine infantry divisions, five cavalry divisions and three TANKS brigades sprung a surprise attack along a 10 kilometer wide front near Cambrai, France, at 6.20am on November 20, 1917. The Tank Corps provided 476 Mark IV tanks (of which 350 were armed) to lead six infantry divisions into the field. The bombardment which accompanied the attack, was carefully timed and took the Germans by surprise. The British also used Livens projectors to shower poison gas on various parts of the front. Although the British tanks and infantry overwhelmed German defenses on the first day, the cavalry exploitation was slow to develop. On Nov. 30, the Germans counterattacked and regained most of the ground lost. Officially finished by Dec. 7, the battle decisively demonstrated the power of tanks and altered the course of future warfare. A great piece of Battle of Cambrai Trench Art that is in excellent condition. The letter opener measures 5.9” (15cm) long and weighs 35g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
British WW1 SMLE 1907 Pattern Sanderson Bayonet with Scabbard and Later Canvas Frog Here on offer is an excellent genuine British WW1 SMLE 1907 Pattern Sanderson Bayonet with Scabbard and later Frog. The Bayonet retains most of its original blue finish to all the hilt fittings. There is just some very light surface rust on the front of the pommel and inside the ring of the crossguard. The release button in the pommel still works perfectly and it still retains its original dark wood grips which have a couple of slight dents on the front, but I doubt the grip screws have ever been removed since it was made! The blade is just a beauty, still retaining all of its dark grey finish and the edge is just perfect, no nicks or sharpening. One side of the ricasso stamped with a Crown over \"G.R. 1907 (Pattern Date) 3 17\" (March 1917 Acceptance Date) and the makers name \"Sanderson\" (Sanderson Bros. & Newbold. The ‘3’ for the month is hard to make out. The other side carries the War Department \'Broad Arrow\' an ‘X’ which is the bend mark and FOUR separate Enfield inspection marks. There is also the number ‘23’ which I believe relates to 1923 when this bayonet was reissued. The scabbard is in excellent condition, the leather is firm and has no cracks or splits and all the stitching is secure. The chape/throat and frog stud all remain secure. The metalwork shows some signs of light rust. On the reverse near the top are stamped what I think is an inspection mark, being a Crown over some letters I can’t read and the numbers 77. There are also some letters: H.G.R and another Reign Mark Crown I think, but it’s hard to make out? It is also fitted with a canvas frog, but I am sure this is a later addition, from the WW2 period? This is just one of the nicest examples I have seen for a long time. The blade measures 17” (43.2cm) long and the bayonet is 21.75” (55.3cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 22.75” (57.8cm) long. It weighs a heavy 730g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
British WW1 SMLE 1907 Pattern Wilkinson Bayonet with Scabbard dated 1916 Here on offer is an excellent British WW1 SMLE 1907 Pattern Wilkinson Bayonet with its original black leather scabbard, dated to 1916. The Bayonet retains some of its original blue finish to the hilt fittings. There is just some very light surface rust on the front of the pommel and the ring of the crossguard. The release button in the pommel still works perfectly and it still retains its original dark wood grips which have a couple of slight dings on the front, but I doubt the grip screws have ever been removed since it was made! The blade is just a beauty, still retaining all of its dark grey finish. There is some very light surface pitting near the tip, which is actually hard to see. One side of the ricasso stamped with a Crown over G.R. 1907 (Pattern Date) and what looks like 12 16 for December 1916, the Acceptance Date. It is also stamped with the makers name "WILKINSON". The other side carries the War Department 'Broad Arrow' an ‘X’ which is the bend mark and TWO separate Enfield inspection marks. The scabbard is in excellent condition, the leather is firm and has no cracks or splits and all the stitching is secure. On the reverse of the scabbard leather towards the upper fitting it has been stamped with what looks to be a set of three letters, but I cant make out what they are? The black painted chape and throat fittings are in excellent condition and retain most of their black finish. All four staples are in place and there is a very slight movement with the throat fitting which is normal with these bayonets as the blade fits very snuggly into the scabbard and pulls the staples against the leather when the bayonet is removed. On the front of the throat fitting below the frog stud, it is stamped with the letters RE, which may relate to this bayonet being issued to the Royal Engineers? This is just one of the nicest examples I have seen for a long time. The blade measures 17.1” (43.5cm) long and the bayonet is 21.9” (55.5cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 22.4” (57cm) long. It weighs 695g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
British WW2 ARP Axe with Black Wooden Handle Here on offer is an excellent example of a British WW2 ARP axe. I believe this axe is an early wooden handled version that still retains all of its black paint finish. The wooden shaft is stamped on both sides with the letters A.R.P. The solid metal axe head is securely held in place with two large metal copper rivets, and retains its black finish. The axe blade still retains a good cutting edge. The ARP or Air Raid Precautions refers to a number of organisations and guidelines in the UK dedicated to the protection of civilians from the danger of air raids during WW2. Government consideration for air raid precautions increased in the 1920s and 30s, with the Raid Wardens' Service set up in 1937 to report on bombing incidents. Every local council was responsible for organising ARP wardens, messengers, ambulance drivers, rescue parties, and liaison with police and fire brigades. The axe measures 13.6” (34.5cm) long and weighs 740g. Here is a great chance to obtain a real untouched example of this type of ARP axe. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Cased Queen Elizabeth II - Long Service and Good Conduct Medal to D.G. DANIEL – Royal Navy Here on offer is a very fine example of a genuine Queen Elizabeth II version (post 1952) of a Long Service and Good Conduct medal, awarded to D G Daniel, a Petty Officer Writer in the Royal Navy. Writers were primarily clerical, being responsible for legal, pay, welfare and career issues for a crew. When a Royal Navy ship went into action, they could also be utilised with damage control parties for instance, passing vital information to combat floods and fires. The medal still retains its original blue and white stripped ribbon and fixing pin to the reverse of the ribbon. It also comes with its original dark brown leatherette covered hinged case, with a blue velvet and white silk lined interior. The medal edge is engraved with the following details: POWTR D G DANIEL D092531B The medal itself is in very fine condition and retains a slight aged patina finish to the silver, which could be cleaned to a bright finish, if so required. (Please see my photos) This example has the narrow (37mm) swivel suspender bar. This is a fine example of this type of medal and it warrants further research into his Royal Navy service number, D092531B. The medal measures approximately 1.4” (36mm) diameter and with the case, weighs 90g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Cased Royal British Legion 50th Anniversary Gold Plated Medallion by SPINK & SON Ltd Here on offer is a Royal British Legion 50th Anniversary (1921 to 1971), gold plated medallion, with its original blue case. The top of the blue leatherette covered metal hinged case has the gold lettering: BRITISH LEGION 1921 – 1971 Inside the case lid are the Royal appointment crests and details of the famous English medal maker SPINK & SON Ltd of London. The large medallion has been finely cast in what I think is copper, which has then been finished in a thick gold plating. The front depicts the British Legion badge and the reverse shows a cluster of British legion flags and poppies, with a ribbon with: 1921 – 50th ANNIVERSARY – 1971 The large medallion measures 2” (5.1cm) diameter and weighs 55.3g. The medallion is in excellent original condition with some very slight age tarnish to the finish and minor wear to the outside of the case. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Cased WW2 Miniature British Medals - Defence - War - 39 Star - Burma Star by SPINK & SON Here on offer is a superb set of FOUR ORIGINAL British WW2 miniature medals with their correct ribbons mounted on a miniature medal pin bar, supplied by SPINK & SON London. The Four medals are the: The 1939-1945 Star Burma Star Defence Medal War Medal 1939-1945 The two round medals (Defence and War) are SILVER as can been seen from the dark patina that they have. The medal bar has the following details on the back: SPINK & SON Ltd 17-18 PICADILLY LONDON W The medals and bar fit into their original black velvet and ivory silk lined leatherette case that has the SPINK name and Royal crest stamped inside the top lid. The medals are in excellent original uncleaned condition and the case does show some slight wear and staining. The case measures 4” (10.2cm) by 3.2” (8cm) by 0.9” (2.5cm) and weighs 80g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Cold War Period Soviet Army Officers Dagger Maker Marked ZIK 1950’s Here on offer is a cold war period Soviet Army Officers dagger, with leather-covered scabbard from the 1950’s. The gilt pommel shows the Russian 5 pointed star on the top and the Soviet State Seal of the pre-1956 type, with 16 scrolls for the number of republics in the Soviet Union, on the front. There is a slight scratch to the lower front face of the pommel, that’s has removed some of the thick gilt finish. It has a lovely deep orange coloured Bakelite grip that is in near mint condition, just some fine scratches to the surface. This fits perfectly into a gilt covered ferrule that has the working release button on the reverse. It has a smooth curved round quillion, gilt covered crossguard, which is again in excellent condition with all the gilt remaining. The plain plated blade measures 8.4” (21.2cm) and is in mint condition, with the maker mark \"ZIK\" (in Cyrillic lettering) on the front ricasso and a serial numbered \"NA7842K\" on the reverse. There is no date marked on the blade, but from the pommel and fine gilt fittings this one is from the early 1950’s. It still retains its brown leather scabbard buffer washer. The scabbard is covered in fine black leather, with three full gilt fittings, the large top fitting has on the front the Soviet Star and sunburst in relief and on the reverse an image of the Kremlin clock tower, also in relief. The quality is excellent; typical of Soviet daggers produced before the second half of the 50s (later, the austerity measures and high production demands called for cutting some corners and using cheaper materials - such as varnish instead of gold plating on the brass parts). This dagger is in excellent condition, best I have seen in a long time, truly an outstanding piece. The dagger measures 12.5” (31.7cm) long and weighs 280g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Commemorative FS Style Knife and Leather Sheath by Franklin Mint 1991 Here on offer is a mint example of a commemorative FS Style knife and leather sheath by Franklin Mint 1991. I believe this knife is from the WW2 Combat Knives Collection that Franklin Mint produced back in 1991. These knives are now 30+ years old and now have become collectable in their own right. I have no idea if this knife was sold separately from the WW2 collection with a sheath or whether it has been taken from a collection and had a sheath added too it? The gilt hilt and crossguard seem to be well made from a single heavy casting of metal with the gilt Crown pommel fixing the tang of the blade tightly to the hilt. The grip has a finely machined knurled finish, which retains all of its gilt finish. Under the crossguard it is stamped with: 91 FM and the Franklin Mint logo being a F inside a circle. The mint double-edged chrome plated dagger blade measures 6.76” (17.4cm) and has a central grove on the front side. There is also an etched image of a crown with ribbons and tassels on the front ricasso. This example comes with a well-made 1990’s period black leather FS sheath that has a blackened chape and still has it’s two leather “wing” tags. I think this may well be a genuine modern FS knife sheath? The retaining elastic at the top does not stretch enough to go over the pommel/grip, but the knife sits perfectly in the sheath. The blade measures 6.76” (17.4cm) long and the knife is 11.75” (30cm) in total length. It weighs 300g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Copper & Gilt Medal Token Issued to Commemorate Lord Nelson\'s Death Centenary in 1905 by the British & Foreign Sailor’s Society Here on offer is a copper & gilt medal token issued to commemorate Lord Nelson's Death centenary in 1905 by the British & foreign sailor’s society In 1905 the B.F.S.S. (British & Foreign Sailor's Society) was instrumental in the program of events for the Nelson Centennial. A fund was set up known as 'The Nelson Centenary Memorial Fund' and the King, who took a great interest in the Society, allowed his initials, E.R. VII, to be stamped on the souvenirs. The subscribers to the fund were able to acquire medals and badges, amongst other items, for the donations and collections. Copper was also used to make Nelson busts which were available for donations of £50. The remaining copper from H.M.S. FOUDROYANT was also acquired and used to provide HMS Victory souvenirs for the boys and girls of the Empire. The front of the medal token shows Lord Nelson with writing underneath 'Death of Nelson Oct.21, 1805 centenary Memento Oct. 21, 1905'. Edging reads 'Presented by British & Foreign Sailors Society - Containing Victory copper From Lords of the Admiralty'. The reverse shows a ship with writing underneath 'Victory Trafalgar Oct. 21, 1805'. Wording around edge reads 'England Expects That Everyman Will Do His Duty - Thank God I have Done My Duty'. The token is in great condition with crisp and clear images and writing to both sides. There is still a small amount of the original gilt left, please see my pictures. A small hole was drilled into these tokens to allow them to be worn as pendants. It measures 1.1” (2.8cm) diameter and weighs 11.5g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Customised Bowie Knife with Stag Antler Grip and Leather Sheath – by FAGAN Here on offer is a fine example of custom made vintage clip point Bowie Knife with a beautiful stag antler grip and brown leather sheath, circa 1950. The custom made grip is made from a beautiful solid piece of “forked” stag antler that fits the hand perfectly. Two slices of horn have been shaped to form the tight fit of the grip to the blade tang and brass finger guard. The excellent quality steel blade has a clip point edge and I believe has been taken from a normal FAGAN Bowie knife that where produced back in the post WW2 years. The blade is in great used condition and retains a sharp cutting edge with no nicks and has some overall greying and scratch marks to the finish. On one side of the ricasso is stamped: FOREIGN FAGAN MAKE I believe that these blades where made in Germany just after WW2 for W.H. FAGAN & Son of Sheffield England. Due at that time to the sensitivity of things marked with MADE IN GERMANY at the time, these blades where just marked as FOREIGN. The sheath has been made hand from a tan coloured leather that has been stitched together with thick twin. This is a great example of a customised knife that has been professionally enhanced and is more than likely over 70 year old! The blade measures 4.9” (12.3cm) long and the knife itself is a total of 11.76” (30cm) long. It weighs 140g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Deluxe WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers Here on offer is a superb set of Deluxe WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers. The oval buckles and slides have the fine oak leaf pattern and retain a lot of their original silver finish that has dulled with age. The two lower push-up spring clips are in full working order and retain most of their original silver finish on the oak leaf and stippled finish. On the reverse they have the D.R.G.M. stamped mark. The top clip has the deluxe small oak leaf and acorn pattern to the front and a plain reverse. The front retains most of the silver finish but the reverse has worn back to the base metal finish. The very top front bar shows the D.R.G.M. mark in relief. The two straps have mint condition silver brocade to the front and light green velvet backings which are also mint condition and still stiff. The longest hanger measures 10.75” (27.3cm) from the top clip to the tip of the lower clip and they weigh 70g. This is a beautiful set of Army hangers that will compliment and complete a mint dagger and portepee. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Deluxe WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers Here on offer is a superb set of Deluxe WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers. The oval buckles and slides have the fine oak leaf pattern and retain a lot of their original silver finish that has dulled with age. The two lower push-up spring clips are in full working order and retain most of their original silver finish on the oak leaf and stippled finish. On the reverse they have the D.R.G.M. stamped mark. The top clip has the deluxe small oak leaf and acorn pattern to the front and a plain reverse. The front retains most of the silver finish but the reverse has worn back to the base metal finish. The very top front bar shows the D.R.G.M. mark in relief. The two straps have mint condition silver brocade to the front and light green velvet backings which are also mint condition. The longest hanger measures 10.75” (27.3cm) from the top clip to the tip of the lower clip and they weigh 70g. This is a beautiful set of Army hangers that will compliment and complete a mint dagger and portepee. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
De–Nazified WW2 German Army Dagger with Owner’s Initials and Original Portepee Here on offer is a De–Nazified WW2 German Army Dagger with owner’s initial and original Portepee. The dagger is an excellent example of a later war period dagger, with the dulled finish to the pommel and crossguard. The scabbard retains a thick silver-plating finish to the scabbard, with minimal loss of plating. The dagger is in untouched condition and has a beautiful aged dark patina that I personally prefer to leave but could be cleaned to a bright silver finish, if so required. The 14 oak leaf pattern Pommel is in excellent condition, showing skilled hand finishing to the oak leaves. The Grip is the white solid trolon/celluloid type, with one small chip to the reverse, which is hidden by the port epee. The spread winged Army Eagle crossguard retains its crisp detailing but sadly someone has removed the Nazi swastika and wreath that the eagle would have clasped, to effectively “de-Nazify” the dagger. This was quit common after the end of WW2 and allowed ex German soldiers to still wear or display their daggers. The reverse has a dulled smooth finish and has been professionally engraved with the ‘gothic’ initials of the owner, which I think read as: F L The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design, hidden under the portepee. The nickel-plated plain Blade measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in excellent condition with just light surface runner marks and a few slightest pinhead grey spots. A lot of the original cross graining on the blade can still be seen. There is no maker mark or logo on the blade, so I am unsure which manufacture made this example. It still retains its dark brown leather buffer pad. The silver-plated metal Scabbard is dent free and again in excellent condition, with minimal plating loss. It still retains most of the dark background finish to the raised stippling. The throat is held in place by one round-headed screw on the reverse. A correct length silver finished Portepee is still correctly tied in place on the dagger. The portepee does show signs of genuine wear around the gross guard as can be seen in my pictures, but I think it has been on the dagger from the first day it was worn. This is a really good excellent of a later period Army Dagger and although de-Nazified, with the owners initials on the gross guard will still make a great addition to any collection. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 15.5” (39.5cm) long and weighs 355g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
DLV Flyers Knife – Rare Maker - Carl Julius Krebs Here on offer is a rare example of a 1935 model DLV Flyers Knife or Dagger, by Carl Julius Krebs. It has an aluminium crossguard and pommel top, with some light usage wear, along with nickel silver grip rings which are in excellent condition. The black enamel swastikas and discs on the quillion block are again in excellent condition. The dark blue leather covered grip itself is in excellent condition, with just some tiny surface scuffs. The blade is in great condition retaining most of its cross graining and very sharp point! It does have an overall light grey speckling and some light runner marks, but is still a stunning crisp blade! The blue leather throat washer is still in place under the cross-guard. The dark blue leather covered scabbard is in just excellent condition, no surface wear, rips or splits. The nickel silver upper and lower scabbard fittings show some loss of plating, but are not dented or split. The scabbard throat is perfect and the original scabbard screws are in place. It also still retains its short fixed leather hanger and nickel silver clip. The clip has some loss of plating, the spring still works and it has a maker’s “A” stamp on the reverse along with DRGM. There are no waffenamt, DLV symbols or NSFK wings on the scabbard throat or gross guard, which is unusual in its own right. If you are looking for a rare DLV Knife/Dagger, this is a beautiful crisp example. The blade measures 7” (17.7cm) and the Knife/Dagger itself 12.1” (31cm). Inserted in the scabbard it measures 13.25” (33.6cm). Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
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Double Marked SA Dagger by Anton Wingen (RZM M7/51) circa 1939 Here on offer is an excellent example of a Double Marked SA Dagger by the maker, Anton Wingen Jr. The crossguards and tang nut are of the nickel plated type, with some very light surface pitting, especially on the inner edges that touch the wood. The dark wooden grip is in excellent condition, with some very light usage bruises. There is also some slight darkening/staining to the wood where the pitting on the edge of the inner crossguards has leached into the wood. The SA runes disc is mint and retains all its original enamel. The grip eagle is the solid white metal version with some slight wear to the top edge feathers. The scabbard is in near mint condition, completely straight and has the brown painted finish. The scabbard mounts are the bright nickel-silver type and again are in near mint condition. Just some slight dark discolouration to the reverse of the top mount. The front of the top scabbard mounting has a very slight dent in the centre. The hanger loop and ring are still attached but the fixed leather hanger is missing. The lower scabbard ball isn’t dented or split and the whole mounting has a mirror bright finish. All four-scabbard screws are in place and look to be undisturbed. The blade is in near mint condition and has the deeply etched “Alles Fur Deutschland’ motto on the front and retains most of the original blacking to the letters. On the reverse there is a clear circular RZM mark, with the maker id, M7/51 and the date 1939. M7/51 relates to the maker Anton Wingen Jr. Below the date is also a crisp image of a Knight which is the trademark logo for the maker, Anton Wingen Jr. The blade is just gorgeous and in near mint condition, with the bright nickel-plating finish. There are slight scabbard runner “touch” marks on both sides. The blade measures 8.75” (22.1cm) and the dagger itself 13.75” (34.8cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 14.7” (37.3cm) long. It weighs 440g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Dutch Navy Non-Magnetic Siebe Gorman Diver’s Knife Circa 1960 Here on offer is fine example of a Dutch Navy NON-MAGNETIC SIEBE GORMAN Diver’s Knife, with its original heavy cast brass sheath. After researching on the internet, (please see the excellent information relating to these knives on Divescrap.com), I believe this version of knife is the type used by the Dutch Navy in the 1960’s. These knives had no markings on the brass sheath where the Royal Navy versions had the word “NON-MAGNETIC” cast into the sheath. The pommel is made from brass and the nut fits tightly onto the black “Ebonite” ribbed grip. The Ebonite grip is in excellent condition with very light scratches and tiny digs to its finish. The plain oval brass finger guard and ferrule, complete the hilt assembly. The really impressive 7.8” double-edged steel blade has a bright finish, with some scratches but no greying and it retains a lot of the original cross graining. There is a slight section of pitting near the tip on the front surface as shown in my photos. The maker’s name: SIEBE GORMAN & Co. * is clearly etched onto the blade and the * symbol denotes this knife is NON-MAGNETIC. Both edges have small nicks and they show signs of sharpening during its service life. The heavy sheath has been cast from brass and shows usage nicks and scratches to the finish. The top is fluted and there is a slot in the reverse to retain a leather strap, that is not present on this knife. On the reverse there is also a large copper rivet that secures the internal blade spring to hold the knife firmly in the sheath. The end of the sheath has an oval opening to allow any water to escape. This is an excellent example of a Dutch Navy Divers Knife that is not that easy to find, especially in this condition. The blade measures 7.8” (19.9cm) and the knife itself 13.25” (33.6cm) long. It weighs a heavy 855g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Early 1st Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger by rare maker F & A HELBIG STEINBACH KrM with Waffenamt Stamp Here on offer is an early-untouched 1st Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger by a rare maker of this dagger, F.A. HELBIG STEINBACH KrM. This early example has nickel silver fittings throughout, which all show some loss of plating and dark patination to the remaining plating. The pommel and crossguard have the early-stylised brass swastikas. The dark blue leather grip is in great condition with a dark patina and some brown showing through on the front, with just some tiny scuffs. It retains its original triple twist wire wrap, which is still held tightly in place. The blade is in excellent condition, no pitting, greying or nicks and is complete with its blue leather buffer pad. It has a lightly engraved early makers mark for F & A HELBIG STEINBACH KrM, without the double ovals and has the official Eagle and 5 Waffenamt stamp. There are signs of light runner marks where it has been inserted into the scabbard. The blade is that mirror bright it was really hard to get some clear photos. The dark blue leather is all in place on the scabbard, with just minor age/usage bruising. The scabbard tip has some “train door” dents on both sides but the middle and top fittings are undamaged. All three fittings show loss of plating but all 5 retaining screws are in place and they would polish up bright if required. It original chain and spring clasp are still in place and in excellent condition. The blade measures 12” (30.5cm) and the Dagger itself 17.75” (45cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 18.75” (47.6cm) long. It weighs 585g. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Early Deluxe WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers with Leather Tops in Worn Aged Condition Here on offer is a nice early set of Deluxe WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers in worn condition. Although this set is in very worn/used condition, they where clearly loved by their owner and show period stitching repairs to the straps that mean they can still be used as dagger hangers, especially on an aged Army dagger. As all the deluxe fittings are in such good aged condition, they can of course be used as “spares” or possibly remade with some period strapping material, if that can be found. This early set have the heavy metal alloy fittings that have lost some their silver finish and show a darkened aged patina. The oval buckles and slides have the fine oak leaf pattern but have lost some of their original silver finish. The two lower push-up spring clips are in full working order and also retain some of their original silver finish on the oak leaf and stippled finish. On the reverse they have the D.R.G.M. stamped mark. The top clip has the deluxe small oak leaf and acorn pattern to the front and a plain reverse. The front has lost most of the silver finish and the reverse has worn back to the base metal finish. The very top front bar shows the D.R.G.M. mark. The two straps are in really worn condition but still retain some silver brocade to the front. The tops of the straps have worn brown leather fixings, which did give the straps added strength and some officers preferred this type of fixing. The longest hanger measures 10” (25.4cm) from the top clip to the tip of the lower clip and they weigh 75g. These are a genuine early set of Army hangers that will compliment and complete any early WW2 period dagger and portepee. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Early Pre WW2 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve RAFVR Silver Lapel Badge No.4395 Here on offer is a rare early example of an original and pre WW2 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve “RAFVR”, numbered silver lapel badge. The badge is made from unmarked silver and I believe it was made by the Royal Mint. On the reverse it is impressed with an official Air Ministry issue number \'4395\'. As this is a very low issue number, it would have been issued at the start of the RAFVR in 1936/7. It is still complete with its original lapel/buttonhole fitting. It measures 0.9” (2.4cm) high. The RAFVR was formed in July 1936 to provide individuals to supplement the Auxiliary Air Force (AAF) which had been formed in 1925 by the local Territorial Associations. The AAF was organised on a Squadron basis, with local recruitment similar to the Territorial Army Regiments. Initially the RAFVR was composed of civilians recruited from the neighbourhoods of Reserve Flying Schools, which were run by civilian contractors who largely employed as instructors members of the Reserve of Air Force Officers (RAFO), who had previously completed a four year short service commission as pilots in the RAF. Navigation instructors were mainly former master mariners without any air experience. Recruits were confined to men of between 18 and 25 years of age who had been accepted for part time training as Pilots, Observers and Wireless Operators. The object was to provide a reserve of aircrew for use in the event of war. By September 1939, the RAFVR comprised 6,646 Pilots, 1,625 Observers and 1,946 Wireless Operators When war broke out in 1939 the Air Ministry employed the RAFVR as the principal means for aircrew entry to serve with the RAF. A civilian volunteer on being accepted for aircrew training took an oath of allegiance (\'attestation\') and was then inducted in to the RAFVR. Normally he returned to his civilian job for several months until he was called up for aircrew training. During this waiting period he could wear a silver RAFVR lapel badge to indicate his status. By the end of 1941 more than half of Bomber Command aircrew were members of the RAFVR. Most of the pre-war pilot and observer NCO aircrew had been commissioned and the surviving regular officers and members of the RAFO filled the posts of flight and squadron commanders. Eventually of the \"RAF\" aircrew in the Command probably more than 95% were serving members of the RAFVR. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Early SA Dagger by CLEMEN & JUNG with Wedding Day Dedication on Blade 1935 Here on offer is an early SA Dagger by CLEMEN & JUNG, that has a Wedding Day dedication on the blade dated 1935. The engraved dedication is on the reverse of the blade and is faint and hard to make out all the words, especially as they are written in a gothic font. The nickel-plated blade has the deeply etched ‘Alles Fur Deutschland’ motto on the front and a nice early oval CLEMEN & JUNG trademark, with the Z in a shield and the crown above, on the reverse. The blade is not at its best and looks to have been polished bright at some point in its life, showing the remains of pitting and oval water/grease marks where the scabbard grips have touched the blade. It has good nick free edges. Interestingly the dedication has been engraved on the blade BEFORE the CLEMEN & JUNG oval makers mark was applied. This can be observed by using a glass to view where the oval mark over stamps the number 12. So this clearly is a true and early inscription/dedication on the blade. I believe it reads as: Truppf Petersen zur Hochzeit 19/1.35 gewidmet vom Sturme 6/M12 Which translates to English as: Truppf Petersen for the wedding 19/1.35 dedicated to the Storm 6/M12 So this appears to be for an early member of the SA who was a Truppf or Truppführer, which was a Nazi Party paramilitary rank that was first created in 1930 as a rank of the Sturmabteilung (SA). Translated as "Troop Leader” the rank of Truppführer evolved from early Freikorps titles which traced their origins to WW1. As an SA rank, Truppführer was considered the equivalent of a Senior Serjeant or Serjeant First Class. A Truppführer normally served as the SA non-commissioned officer of platoon sized SA-Truppen, formed into company sized SA-Sturm. Therefore the SA members name was Petersen, he got married on the 19/01/1935 and this dedication was a show of appreciation from his SA Storm named 6/M12. The crossguards and tang nut are of the early nickel type, with crisp edges and deep accent groves. They have an aged patina finish which would polish up bright if so required. The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped with the SA Gruppe Mark, “S” for SCHLESIEN. These symbols where used to designate the appropriate regional command, division command, or defence centre. The dark brown wooden grip is in excellent condition, no cracks or repairs, just a couple of dents. The grip fits the guards perfectly and it looks as if the dagger hasn’t been apart for years, if at all. The SA runes disc has age patina but all the red enamel is in place. The early nickel grip eagle is a fine ‘crisp’ quality version. The scabbard is straight with just a very small shallow ding on the lower edge. It looks to have the brown anodised finish to the shell which no has a very fine pitting all over, a bit like sandpaper? The finish is still all in place and it does still look good, juts feels weird. The scabbard mounts are also nickel silver and show some usage marks on the surface. The hanger loop and ring are still attached but the fixed leather hanger is missing. The lower scabbard ball has been dented slightly but isn’t split. All four-scabbard screws are in place. The blade measures 8.5” (21.5cm) and the dagger itself 13.4” (34cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 14.6” (37cm) long. It weighs 455g. A really interesting early genuine example that hasn’t been played around with and with the rare dedication warrants further research. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Early SEL JUNIOR Model 1530 Steam Engine Here on offer is an early example of an S.E.L. JUNIOR steam engine model number 1530, in untouched condition. I believe these where made between 1946 and 1965. The attached nameplate on the base plate has model number details and maker’s logo that reads as S.E.L. This stands for “Signal Equipment Ltd” which was a subsidiary of J&L Randall Ltd, a toy and games maker from Potters Bar, England. The engine itself has been used but still retains a lot of its original finish. The green base is still in good condition with some light rust and paint loss. The brass boiler has a nice aged patina finish that would clean to a bright finish if so required. The pipe that feeds the gold painted piston has come away slightly and will need re-soldering if the engine is to be used again. The firebox still retains about 50% of its black crackle finish. Unusually, the brass burner is still present with an original wick. It base measures 4.1” (10.5cm) by 3.9” (9.8cm) and is 4.5” (11.4cm) high. It weighs 345g. I don’t know if the engine still works but the main flywheel and piston turn and the safety valve appears to operate. It just makes a great desk display model. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Early Silver Plated WW2 German Army Dagger with Tangerine Orange Grip by F.W. HOLLER Here on offer is a beautiful example of an early silver plated WW2 German Army Dagger with a tangerine orange coloured grip by F.W. HOLLER. The dagger is in excellent condition with a thick silver-plating finish to all the mounts and fittings, including the scabbard. There is just some minimal spidering and loss of plating on the scabbard. The 12 oak leaf pattern pommel is in excellent condition, showing quality hand finishing to the oak leaves. Just some minor usage scratch marks to the very top. The grip is the beautiful tangerine orange solid trolon/celluloid type. It is in mint condition, no cracks or chips. The spread winged army eagle crossguard retains all its crisp detailing and no loss of plating. The reverse is smooth and still has all it’s plating in place and just has some very light scratch marks. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design, but doesn’t show the deep silver plated finish that the other fittings show. The nickel-plated blade measures 10.2” (25.8cm) in length and is in excellent condition with a very light overall pinhead grey that I believe would polish off. On the reverse it has a ‘crisp’ oval F.W. HOLLER makers trademark with the correct “thermometer” image in the centre. The blade is complete with its brown leather buffer pad. The silver-plated metal scabbard is dent free and again in excellent condition. It still retains most of the dark background finish to the raised stippling. On the edges there are signs of some minor “spider web” pattern lifting to the plating. The scabbard throat is held in place by one headless screw on the reverse. The dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 15.75” (40cm) long and weighs 380g. I do love these earlier period daggers that have the thick silver plated finish they just scream quality! Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Early Third Reich Gilt Brass Navy Hangers Complete with Blue Cloth Under-Belt Here on offer is a nice early pair of hangers that came with the blue cloth under-uniform belt. The hangers are early Third Reich period and all the fittings are brass with a lovely gilt finish. There is some loss of gilt to the highlights on the lion’s faces and the sprung clips where they attach to a dagger. The short hanger has the small chain and hook fitted, but I don’t think it ever had any gilt finish, or if it did it has all gone. The blue moiré fronts are in great condition, no fraying; or additional holes. The black velvet backing on the long strap is perfect, but there is some slight edges wear on the short strap. The blue under uniform belt has one leather fixed loop and one adjustable. The leather shows some surface wear and the buckle shows some light surface pitting. The belt measures 45” (114cm) end to end. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Early Third Reich Gilt Brass “Lion Face” Kriegsmarine Dagger Hangers Here on offer is a lovely early pair of Third Reich gilt brass “Lion Face” Kriegsmarine dagger hangers that are in excellent to mint condition. The hangers are early Third Reich period and all the fittings are brass with a lovely gilt finish, with very minimal loss of gilt to the clips. The lion’s faces are the early finely detailed type and match each other on the long and short strap, but there are no maker’s marks that I can see. The short hanger has the small gilt chain and hook still fitted. The dark blue moiré fronts are in excellent condition, no edge fraying, or additional holes. The black velvet backings on both straps are also in mint condition. The long strap measures 15.5” (39.4cm) clip to clip and the short strap measures 9” (23cm) clip to clip. They weigh 145g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Early Third Reich Gilt Brass “Lion Face” Kriegsmarine Dagger Hangers Here on offer is a nice early pair of Third Reich gilt brass “Lion Face” Kriegsmarine dagger hangers that are in great condition. The hangers are early Third Reich period and all the fittings are brass with a lovely gilt finish. There is some loss of gilt, mainly to the lower lion’s face on the long strap, one assumes where it has rubbed against the inside of a coat. The lion’s faces are the early finely detailed type and match each other on the long and short strap, but there are no maker’s marks that I can see. The short hanger has the small gilt chain and hook still fitted. The dark blue moiré fronts are in great condition, no edge fraying, just three additional holes on the long strap, were it was made shorter by the original owner. The black velvet backings on both straps are in excellent condition. The long strap measures 15.5” (39.4cm) clip to clip and the short strap measures 9.5” (24cm) clip to clip. They weigh 150g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Early un-cleaned SA Dagger by Carl Eickhorn with SA Membership Number Here on offer is an early un-cleaned SA Dagger by Carl Eickhorn. The crossguards and tang nut are of the early nickel type, with crisp edges and deep accent groves, as you would expect from a premium manufacturer of the time. The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped with the Gruppe Mark, “Wf” for WESTFALEN and under the crossguard is stamped the number ‘1”. These symbols where used to designate the appropriate regional command, division command, or defence centre. The beautiful wooden grip seems to be made from a fruit wood or possibly maple? It is in excellent condition, no cracks or repairs, just a couple of dents. As would be expected with Eickhorn the grip fits the guards perfectly and it looks as if the dagger hasn’t been apart for years, if at all. The SA runes disc has age patina and the top left section of the red enamel is missing. The early nickel grip eagle is a fine ‘crisp’ quality version and it fits into the grip like a glove. The scabbard is straight with just a couple of very small shallow dings on the reverse, which are hard to see. All the surface coating has gone apart from near to the scabbard mounts, where it looks to have been the painted brown version, so could be repainted/restored as required. The scabbard mounts are also nickel silver and show some usage marks on the surface. The front of the top scabbard mounting has the numbers: 16/4270 “dot” faintly etched into it, which I believe could be the SA membership number and unit and warrant further research. The hanger loop and ring are still attached but the fixed leather hanger is missing. The lower scabbard ball has dented and the ball join has split slightly, as is the case with any daggers that where dropped. All four-scabbard screws are in place and look to be undisturbed. The blade has the deeply etched ‘Alles Fur Deutschland’ motto on the front and a clear early Eickhorn trademark, being the double ovals with, “CARL EICKHORN, SOLINGEN” and a seated squirrel inside, on the reverse. Apparently this style of trademark was first introduced in 1931. The blade has an overall greying and some fine pitting near the tip, but most of this would clean off as can be seen by the light runner marks on the blade, which show the bright steel underneath. The blade measures 8.75” (22.3cm) and the dagger itself 13.75” (35cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 14.7” (37.3cm) long. It weighs 460g. A really nice early genuine example that hasn’t been played around with and seems to have an early SA members number that can be researched. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Early Untouched WW2 Luftwaffe Officers Sword by ALCOSO with Hanger Here on offer is a beautiful original example of an early Luftwaffe Officers Sword complete with Hanger by ALCOSO. ALCOSO is known for the fine quality of its edged weapons and it appears to be a rare maker of Luftwaffe swords? I have a few of the miniatures swords by this maker but this is the only one I have come across in 40 years of collecting? The sword is in untouched condition and has a lovely patina throughout the quality nickel silver mounts. The Pommel is in excellent undamaged condition, no nicks to the rim and the Swastika Sunwheels have a lovely burnished finish to them on both sides and the top edge is engraved with the oak leaf pattern. Some of the silvering seems to have worn off between the Sunwheels. The Grip is made from wood covered with fine quality dark blue Moroccan leather, which is in excellent aged condition. There is just one rub mark to the reverse in the centre. It has a tightly wrapped twisted solid brass wire in the centre and two thinner twisted wires set either side, which are slightly loose at the base of the grip. The sweeping ‘wing’ style crossguard has the finely detailed feathering on the wings and the central Swastika Sunwheels have the same age burnished finish to them as the Pommel. The plated Blade measures 27.5” (69cm) in length and is in stunning near mint condition with just light surface runner marks. It has a ‘crisp’ ALCOSO ‘ACS Scales’ makers trade mark with the word SOLINGEN underneath. It also still retains its original dark blue leather blade washer. The metal Scabbard is perfectly straight and covered with the same high quality dark blue Moroccan leather as the Grip. The leather has weird small dimple effect on the front where the adhesive has reacted with the metal or leather and caused a reaction over time. The dimples do flatten under pressure with a flat surface, but I am selling the sword as untouched so will be up to the next owner what they want to do. There are no cuts on the front and they don’t distract from the overall finish. The reverse leather does have some dimples and a number of nicks to the leather The Scabbard mounts have a lovely aged patina to the silver finish and four scabbard screws are in place. Still attached is the original dark blue leather crescent hanger with its metal clip loop at the top. It is in near perfect condition! The blade fits very snuggly into the scabbard. Just a top quality sword in untouched condition, which could be cleaned to its original bright finish or just left with 80 years of patina, which personally I think adds to its appeal as a collector. Hard to find examples of ALCOSO Luftwaffe Swords, so missing from a lot of Luftwaffe collections! A rare example. The Sword in the scabbard measures a total of 36.2” (92cm) long and weighs a heavy 870g. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Early WW1 Trench Art Sweetheart Ring Engraved – “YPRES 1915” Here on offer is a lovely early WW1 Trench Art Sweetheart Ring that is engraved with YPRES 1915. The main body of the ring is made from aluminium and the front is set with an oval shaped brass cartouche that has been professionally engraved with: YPRES 1915 The shanks of the ring depict flowers in relief and the centre of each flower has been set with a ting copper pin. This ring has been beautifully made and is in truly excellent condition for its age. Clearly the ring was made to commemorate the famous 2nd Battle of YPRES in Belgium in 1915. The 2nd Battle of Ypres, (April 22–May 25, 1915), was the second of three costly battles in WW1 at Ypres (now Ieper), in western Flanders. The battle marked the Germans’ first use of poison gas as a weapon. Although the gas attack opened a wide hole in the Allied line, the Germans failed to exploit that advantage. It has an internal diameter of 17mm, which equates to a UK size N. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Early WW2 Deluxe German Army Officers Dagger Hangers with Leather Tops Here on offer is a great early set of Deluxe WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers. This early set have the heavy metal alloy fittings that have lost most of their silver finish. The oval buckles and slides have the fine oak leaf pattern but have lost most of their original silver finish. The two lower push-up spring clips are in full working order and retain some of their original silver finish on the oak leaf and stippled finish. On the reverse they have the D.R.G.M. stamped mark. The top clip has the deluxe small oak leaf and acorn pattern to the front and a plain reverse. The front has lost most of the silver finish and the reverse has worn back to the base metal finish. The very top front bar shows the D.R.G.M. mark. The two straps have excellent condition silver brocade to the front and dark green velvet backings that show some light wear/rub marks. The tops of the straps have dark brown leather fixings, which give the straps added strength and some officers preferred this type of fixing. The longest hanger measures 10.5” (26.6cm) from the top clip to the tip of the lower clip and they weigh 74g. These are a genuine early set of Army hangers that will compliment and complete any early WW2 period dagger and portepee. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Early WW2 German 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with Original Portepee by ALCOSO Here on offer is an untouched 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with its original silver portepee by ALCOSO. The Pommel is in excellent condition, retaining most of the original factory darkening and the hand-enhanced oak leaves on the swastikas remain very crisp. It would polish up very bright if so required. The Grip is a lovely ivory/cream coloured trolon/celluloid type and is complete with a twisted brass wire, which is held securely in place. The grip is fine example but does have a hairline crack that runs around the middle section in an un-joined up spiral loop. The Luftwaffe Eagle crossguard is the early type with excellent detail and a bright finish to the raised sections. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The beautiful plated blade measures 10” (25.5cm) in length and still retains nearly all of its original cross graining. There is the slightest small area of greying to the finish towards the tip of the blade, but I think this might even polish out. The leather buffer pad is still in place, seated inside the crossguard at the base of the blade. On the reverse it has an ALCOSO, ‘ACS Scales’ makers trademark with the word SOLINGEN underneath. The grey metal finished scabbard is dent free and in near mint condition. The scabbard throat is held in place by its original pair of round-headed screws. It still retains the original correctly tied short Luftwaffe silver thread portepee, which is in great condition, with just some slight fraying to the top section on the front. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 17” (43.2cm) long and weighs a heavy 385g. This is just a beautiful example of a Luftwaffe dagger with my personal favourite combination of scabbard and grip colour. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thank you for taking the time to look.
Early WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers Here on offer is great set of early WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers. The fittings on this set are the heavy metal alloy type. The oval buckles and slides have the fine oak leaf pattern but have lost most of their original silver finish, but they show a wonderful aged patina to their surface. The two lower “push open” spring clips are in full working order but again have lost their original silvering to the stippled finish. There are no maker marks that I can see, which is not uncommon for this type of hanger. The top suspension bar is the plain-silvered type and it has lost most of the silver finish. The two straps have good condition silver brocade to the front and dark green velvet backings. The front shows some wear especially just above the oval buckle on the shorter strap, where it has been stored folded over, probably for over 70 years! The velvet on the back shows wear and rub marks. These genuine original straps have seen service and would compliment an Army dagger with similar true service wear. The longest hanger measures 10” (25.4cm) from the top clip to the tip of the lower clip and they weigh 75g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Early WW2 German SA Dagger by Rare Maker - HUGO RADER Here on offer is a genuine example of an early WW2 German SA Dagger by the rare maker Hugo Rader. I understand that the maker Hugo Rader rates on the McSARR scale, as a 7 out of 10 for rarity. This dagger just has a real “Quality” weight and feel to it. It is not in mint condition and has clearly been worn and loved by its owner. The crossguards and tang nut are the solid nickel-silver type, with crisp edges and deep accent groves and are in excellent condition. The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped with the Gruppe Mark, “No” for Nordsee. These symbols where used to designate the appropriate regional command, division command, or defence centre. The beautiful dark wooden grip has a small crack to the reverse at the top (due to over tightening at some point in its life) and a tiny hairline at the top on the front, just down to the SA disc. There are also the light normal usage dents to the wood and some scratch marks to the front lower section that spread onto the lower crossguard itself. The SA runes disc is mint and retains all its original enamel. The nickel grip eagle is a fine ‘crisp’ early solid nickel-silver version and it fits into the grip like a glove. The blade is not the best and certainly not the worst I have seen, but has got moist at some point and shows pitting contact marks where the scabbard runners touch the blade. It still maintains a great edge and point to the tip and has a the deeply etched “Alles Fur Deutschland’ motto on the front and some of the original blacking to the letters remains. It has an overall scratched finish to it where someone looks to have cleaned it up with wire wool! God knows why, but I feel most of the light scratches would polish out with a little time and effort. (Please see my photos) On the reverse there is the oval HUGO RADER trademark, being the double ovals with two pitchers/jugs in the centre and the words HUGO RADER SOLINGEN set within the outer oval. The scabbard is in excellent condition, completely straight and has the brown painted finish. There is some chips and loss of paint mainly along the lower edge where it has rubbed against a uniform, while being worn. The scabbard mounts are the bright nickel-silver type and again are in near excellent condition. The reverse of the top scabbard mounting shows some very slight pitting. The hanger loop and ring are still attached but the fixed leather hanger is missing. The lower scabbard ball isn’t dented or split and the whole mounting has a bright finish. All four round headed scabbard screws are in place and look to be undisturbed. The blade measures 8.6” (21.8cm) and the dagger itself 13.6” (34.5cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 14.6” (37.2cm) long. It weighs 435g. This is a really great and genuine example of an early SA Dagger by an unusual and rare maker of these Daggers. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Early WW2 German SA Dagger by Rare Maker Wilh. (Wilhelm) Weltersbach Here on offer is a genuine example of an early WW2 German SA Dagger by the rare maker Wilh. (Wilhelm) Weltersbach. I understand that the maker Wilh. (Wilhelm) Weltersbach rates on the McSARR scale, as 8 out of 10 for rarity. It dagger is in far from mint condition but has clearly been worn and loved by its owner. The crossguards and tang nut are the solid nickel-silver type and have crisp edges and deep accent groves. They have overall light scratches to the finish, which I think will polish out. The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped with the Gruppe Mark, “No” for Nordsee. These symbols where used to designate the appropriate regional command, division command, or defence centre. The dark wooden grip has a small crack to the reverse at the bottom, probably due to over tightening at some point in its life. There appears to be a tiny hairline at the bottom at the front, but is hard to see. There are also the light normal usage dents to the edges. The SA runes disc is mint and retains all its original enamel. The nickel grip eagle is a fine ‘crisp’ early solid nickel-silver version and it fits into the grip like a glove. The blade is not the best and certainly not the worst I have seen. It still maintains a great edge and point to the tip and has the etched “Alles Fur Deutschland’ motto on the front and most of the original blacking to the letters has gone. There are a couple of edge nicks, mainly towards the tip. It has an overall light scratching and some light pitting to the finish. I feel most of the light scratches would polish out with a little time and effort and it would look much better after a clean. (Please see my photos) On the reverse there is the oval Wilh. Weltersbach trademark, being the double ovals with the dripping water taps in the centre and the words WILH.WELTERSBACH SOLINGEN set within the outer oval. The scabbard shell is in poor condition with some remnants of brown paint remaining but also someone has over painted it with a cream coloured paint at some point, which again has been rubbed off. For some unknown reason one edge has a number od dings along hit, like someone has used it as a hammer at some point! They may push out using a former tool or could be filled and the scabbard repainted? The dings don’t stop or affect the way the blade fits into the scabbard, which is still a great fit. The scabbard mounts look to be the nickel-silver type and currently have an aged patina to the finish and some light scratches. The hanger loop and ring are still attached but have been resoldered back on to the mount at some point. The lower scabbard mount is actually in good shaped and surprisingly the lower ball isn’t split and just has the slightest crease in the bottom. Only one of the lower chape fitting screws remains, but replacements can be easily obtained. The blade measures 8.75” (22.3cm) and the dagger itself 13.6” (34.5cm) long. This is a genuine example of an early “untouched” SA Dagger by an unusual and rare maker of these Daggers. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Early WW2 German Small Solid Bronze Desk Plaque of Adolf Hitler Here on offer is a finely detailed small solid bronze plaque that shows the profile image of Adolf Hitler. The detailed image has been finely cast from bronze but I cant see any maker’s or casting marks on the plaque. The reverse has a single pivot arm that once pull out, allows the plaque to be displayed on a desk or table top. I have been told that these where made to be given to high-ranking German Officials when Hitler came to power and was appointed as Chancellor on 30 January 1933. The plaque is in excellent condition; no damage and a nice age patina finish to the bronze. The plaque measures 3.1” (7.8cm) high and 2.4” (6cm) wide. It weighs 150g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Early WWI British Army Officer\'s Magnapole Series II Compass Thomas Armstrong & Bros Here on offer is a very early version of the WW1 British Army Officer’s “MAGNAPOLE” Series II Compass, by Short & Mason. Thomas Watling Short and William James Mason founded ‘Short & Mason Ltd’ in 1875. Their business address was at 40 Hatton Gardens, London. The company created the MAGNAPOLE compass but was also a retailer of precision instruments made by famous manufacturers This fine example is in full working order with some age and usage related paint loss. The rotating crystal face and cover glass are undamaged and clear and the inside of the cover has the black star-shaped luminous pattern in the lid This design was invented by Major Gilbert LEGH (b. April 21, 1858 - d. Dec. 23. 1939) who was a British officer (Grenadier Guards). He designed in 1896 a system making it possible to read bearings in the darkness wih a precision of one degree (patent no. 19,600 - for figs. click HERE - complete copy available). The basic principle consisted in placing a star-shaped metallic stripe with tiny holes upon a luminous paper disc. The black \"star\" having 36 branches and the V-shaped line between two branch ends comprising 10 holes, each hole represents one degree. The loop of the basic model featured a sighting notch. The compass capsule featured a bezel crystal with a radius painted on it permitting thus to set a bearing. The prismatic version, signed by Lawrence & Mayo., 87 Chancery Lane, London, featured a reticle-shaped sighting vane in the lid. This design was also used later on the MAGNAPOLE compass in a simplified version, which this compass has installed. This early version doesn’t have a patent number or makers name on the base, just the words: PATENT APPLIED FOR It measures 5.9cm diameter and 7.9cm diameter with the loop ring open. It weighs 109g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Edwardian English Hallmarked Solid Silver Full Size Playing Card Case by Henry Matthews 1902 Here on offer is a stunning Edwardian hallmarked solid silver FULL SIZE playing card case by Henry Matthews of Birmingham, England circa 1902. The case is fashioned in beautiful floral repoussé work with a fully gilded interior. There is a vacant cartouche on the hinged domed lid. It comes with two full sets of half size period playing cards by Ferd Piatnik & Sons of Vienna. Please note that it can accommodate a set of full size playing cards if that is your preference. Stamped inside the front lip is has a clear set of English silver hallmarks, the Lion Passant for English silver (925), an Anchor for the assay office of Birmingham and the date letter “C” for the year 1902. There is also a maker’s mark, H M, which stands for Henry Matthews of Birmingham, England. The case itself is in excellent condition, including hinge and lid closure. There is just the slightest ripple to the back left hand edge, which can just be made out in my photos, but no splits or damage to the finish. It measures 3.9” (10cm) wide by 3” (7.6cm) high and 1” (2.5cm) deep. It weighs 225g with the cards and 109g without the cards. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Edwardian Period 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers Silver Plated Half Pint Tankard by Mappin & Webb c1905 Here on offer is an Edwardian period, 1st Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, silver plated half pint tankard by the famous English maker’s, Mappin & Webb. The first Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers was created in 1881 and disbanded in 1922. It was stationed as follows: 1879 Ceylon, 1885 Alexandria, 1886 Mullingar, 1887 The Curragh, 1890 Newry, 1893 Sheffield, 1895 Gosport, 1897 Aldershot, 1899 The Curragh, 1899-1902 South Africa, 1902 Malta, 1905 Alexandria, 1907 Khartoum, 1908 Cairo, 1909 Ahmednagar (India), 1913 Fort St. George, Madras, 1914 Torquay, Devon, 1915 Nuneaton & Kenilworth, 1915 Gallipoli 1916-1918 Western Front, 1918 Cologne, 1919 Ponteland, Northumberland 1920 Bordon, Hampshire. The battalion was disbanded in 1922. It is not possible to accurately date this tankard, but it could have seen service in the Boer War or the later middle East and Indian campaigns. The front of the tankard as been professionally engraved with the regiments crest and motto, along with a King’s crown above it. It also has what I assume is the owners initials “S M” below it. The crest shows some signs of cleaning wear to the centre flaming orb, and the top rim has some dings and is very slightly out of shape. Around the top outer edge it has been stamped with an Edwardian period verification stamp that signifies that the measure has been inspected by an official Weights & Measures Inspector and found to be of the correct capacity. The stamp mark consists of a crown, the monarch’s initials (ie VR, ER or GR) and a number, which signifies the location. Measures were often inspected several times during their lifetime and thus can carry several verification marks. Sometimes at subsequent inspections the inspector merely stamped a two-digit number signifying the year of re-inspection. Below the stamp it is stamped with the capacity, being: HALF PINT On the base it has the early maker’s mark and name for MAPPIN & WEBB, along with a style reference number W8713. The tankard measures 3.6” (9cm) high and is 2.9” (7.5cm) diameter at the top. It weighs 267g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
English Hallmarked Silver Spoon Commemorating Admiral Nelson and HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 Here on offer is an English hallmarked silver Spoon commemorating Admiral Nelson and his ship, HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The bowl of the Spoon has an image in relief of HMS Victory in full sail, with above it the words: “HMS Victory” and below it “1805”, the date of the Battle of Trafalgar. The top of the Spoon has a detailed cut-out profile of Admiral Nelson with his naval hat and uniform. On the back of the Spoon arm are a full set of crisp English Hallmarks, the Lion Passant along with a Crown, indicating it was assayed in Sheffield and the date letter F for 1923. Next to the hallmarks is the maker’s mark T.B & S within a shield. I believe this relates to Thomas Bradbury & Sons, who were established in Sheffield as cutlers in 1736. In mid 18th century it traded under the style of Matthew Fenton & Co. Later they became silversmiths and Sheffield platers and registered their mark at the opening of the Sheffield Assay Office. In 1795 the business was sold to Thomas Watson who was joined by Thomas Bradbury (I). The firm became Thomas Bradbury & Son (1831), Thomas Bradbury & Sons (1855), Thomas Bradbury & Sons Ltd (1905). Goodwill and dies acquired by Atkin Brother in 1943. The spoon is in excellent condition, no damage or repairs and would make a great addition to any Nelson or Battle of Trafalgar collection. The Spoon measures 5.4” (13.7cm) long by 1.1” (2.8cm) wide at the bowl. It weighs 22.8g of silver. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Excellent Condition WW2 PAL RH-36 US Fighting Knife with Original Leather Scabbard Here on offer is an excellent example of a WW2 period RH-36 US Fighting Knife manufactured by the PAL Blade and Tool Company, still with its original leather scabbard. The handle has a steel crossguard, red spacer’s top and bottom between a series of compressed leather rings, topped with an aluminium pommel. It appears to be an early model with a brightly polished clip point blade, with a blood grove on both sides. There is still some of the original cross-graining visible on the cutting edge and some greying to the polished finish. It is correctly stamped on the ricasso with: RH (PAL) MADE IN USA 36 I am told that the RH-36 stands for Remington Hunting, blade style 3, length 6”. The leather scabbard is in excellent condition and still retains its six fixing rivets, 99% of its edge stitching and its leather belt loop with stud fastener. There is one tiny tear at the top lip where the blade enters the sheath. RH-36 PAL US RH-36 (Remington Hunting, blade style 3, length 6\") Some history relating to the US PAL RH 36 fighting Knife. Originally the knife was designed by “Remington Cutlery Company”, when the cutlery department of Remington was bought by PAL they kept original designation RH-36. The PAL RH-36 was one of the most used “commercial” knives during Word War 2. Before the introduction of the K-Bar there was a serious lack of fighting/utility knives and quite many Marines purchased commercial hunting knives in order to overcome this shortage. Most did so through the PX system were the RH-36 was readily available. The PAL RH-36 was not just used by Marines in the PTO, it was popular with servicemen from all branches. The blade measures 6.25” (16cm) and the knife itself 11” (28cm) long. It weighs 312g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Excellent early WW2 German SA Dagger by SMF Here on offer is an excellent example of an SA Dagger by the well-known quality maker SMF of Solingen. The crossguards and tang nut are of the solid nickel-silver type, with crisp edges and deep accent groves. The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped with the Gruppe Mark, “NS” for Niedersachen. These symbols where used to designate the appropriate SA Group regional command, division command, or defence centre to which the original owner belonged. The beautiful dark wooden grip is in excellent condition, with just a couple of very light dents that are hard to see. The SA runes disc is mint and retains all its original enamel. The nickel grip eagle is a fine ‘crisp’ early solid nickel-silver version and it fits into the grip very well. The scabbard shell is in mint condition, completely straight and has the brown painted finish. The paint has such a good undamaged/marked finish; I can’t tell if this may have been repainted at some point in its life? If it has been then it was done professionally. The scabbard mounts are the bright nickel-silver type and again are in near mint condition. The lower scabbard ball isn’t dented or split and the whole mounting has a mirror bright finish. There is a slight shallow “door closing” crease to the front of the lower mount. This could probably be pushed out to restore it to its factory condition, if so required. The top mount is in mint condition and the hanger loop and ring are still attached but the leather hanger is absent. All four-scabbard screws are in place but one of the top screws looks to be slightly cross-threaded, but is securely in place. The blade has the deeply etched “Alles Fur Deutschland’ motto on the front. On the reverse there is the clear SMF trademark, being the seated knight with a sword, with the word SOLINGEN below. The blade itself is just gorgeous and in near mint condition, with the bright nickel-plating finish. If I am being picky, there is some very slight frosting at the very base of the blade near the lower crossguard, which is hard to see. There are also the normal scabbard runner marks on both sides of the blade. The blade measures 8.7” (22.1cm) and the dagger itself 13.6” (34.5cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 14.5” (36.9cm) long. It weighs 455g. This is a really beautiful example of an early top quality SA Dagger and would make a great addition to any WW2 collection. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Excellent Original WW2 8th Army and (MID) Mentioned in Despatches Medal Group Here on offer is a truly excellent example of a WW2 8th Army and MID Medal group. The full size medal group consists of: The 1939 – 1945 Star with ribbon The Africa Star with 8th Army Bar with ribbon The France and Germany Star with ribbon Defence Medal and ribbon War medal with MID Bronze Oak Leaf and ribbon 8th Army Bar This was awarded for service with the 8th Army between 23rd October 1942, the date of the Battle of El Alamein and the 12th May, 1943. An Arabic numeral \'8\' is worn on the ribbon in undress to denote this bar. This award is controversial because Eighth Army was created in October 1941 and fought in Africa for a year before the award service requirement. Mentioned in Dispatches (MID) This relates to a member of the armed forces mentioned in dispatches is one whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which his or her gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described. After the First World War the emblem was changed to a single bronze oak leaf. Emblems granted for mentions during the Second World War were worn in the centre of the 1939–1945 War Medal. For those Mentioned in Despatches between the two world wars, or after the cessation of hostilities in the Second World War, the emblem was worn on the ribbon of an appropriate general service medal. These medals have been professionally fitted to a long chrome medal bar and pin which is also fitted with clear plastic medal mounting pocket insert. The pocket insert is stamped with the maker’s name: J&A SANDERSON REMENHAM HENLEY ON THAMES RG9 3HB UNITED KINGDOM All the medals and ribbons are in excellent untouched original condition; no nicks or dents to the medals and the Stars have a beautiful darkened age patina to their finish. The group has a combined weight of 202g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Excellent Vintage SMITHS Chrome Plated Pocket Watch - 1950’s Here on offer is an excellent example of an elegant men’s SMITHS chrome plated pocket watch, from the 1950’s. The watch has the mechanical hand wind mechanism with the smaller seconds dial set at the number 6 position. The hands are adjusted by pushing and holding down the knurled knob at the top. It is in full working order and I have had it running and its keeping good time, losing only about a minute per 24 hours, so could possibly benefit from a clean/service. The dial shows the well known British watch maker, SMITHS (Samuel Smith & Sons) name and MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN at the lower edge. It looks to have a Plexiglas front that has slightly yellowed in colour over the years. I would say this pocket watch has never been used as the condition is excellent with just very light micro-scratch’s to the chrome finish on the back. The watch measures 2” (5.1cm) diameter, excluding the crown and weighs 63g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Excellent WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers Here on offer is an excellent set of WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers. These hangers have the heavy metal alloy fittings with some silver finish remaining. The oval buckles and slides have the fine oak leaf pattern and retain a lot of their original silver finish that has dulled with age. The two lower “push-up” spring clips are in full working order but have lost most of their original silver finish on the oak leaf fronts and plain backs. There are no maker’s marks that I can see. The top clip is the plain type and retains some silver finish to the front. The silver finish to the reverse has worn back to the base metal finish. The two straps have mint condition silver brocade to the front and dark green velvet backings which are also mint condition. The longest hanger measures 10.25” (26cm) from the top clip to the tip of the lower clip and they weigh 80g. These are an excellent genuine set of Army hangers that will compliment and complete any Army dagger and portepee. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding
Excellent WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers Here on offer is an excellent set of WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers. The fittings on this set are the heavy metal alloy type. The oval buckles and slides have the fine oak leaf pattern and retain nearly all of their original silver finish that has slightly dulled with age. The two lower “push open” spring clips are in full working order and retain most of the silvering to the stippled finish. There are no maker marks that I can see, which is not uncommon for this type of hanger. The top suspension bar is the plain-silvered type and it has lost most of the silver finish. The two straps have mint condition silver brocade to the front and dark green velvet backings which show a couple of spots of staining on the shorter strap. The longest hanger measures 10.5” (26.6cm) from the top clip to the tip of the lower clip and they weigh 72g. This is a beautiful set of Army hangers that will compliment and complete any Army dagger and portepee. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Excellent WW2 German Navy Officers Kriegsmarine Dagger by WKC with Gold Toned Bullion Portepee Here on offer is an original WW2 German Kriegsmarine Dagger by WKC with a gold toned bullion portepee/knot, which is just in excellent condition. The excellent condition grip is ivory in colour and the celluloid over wood version, which still has its original twisted gilt grip wire. The lovely brass cross guard and eagle pommel, still retain some original gilt finish. The blade release button still works perfectly. The near mint blade has the crisp image of the Knight’s head maker’s mark for WKC on the ricasso. Both sides of the blade are beautifully etched with the dolphin and fouled anchor design. The nickel-plated blade is just in near mint condition, no pitting or loss of plating and it still retains its red felt scabbard buffer pad. The lightning pattern scabbard is in excellent condition, none of the classic ‘train door’ dents and still retains most of its original gilt finish. Both scabbard screws are still in place. The dagger is complete with its original silver bullion portepee, which has aged to a Gold Tone over the last 80 years. It has been tied correctly around the cross guard and looped around the base of the pommel. The blade measures 9.8” (24.9cm) and the dagger itself 16.5” (42cm) long. It weighs 411g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Extremely Rare Gold Coast Cocoa Bronze Token 1920-1921 Elephant & Castle Here on offer is a very rare Gold Coast Cocoa Elephant and Castle Bronze Token, 1920-1921. The Cocoa advertising Token from the Gold Coast, modern Ghana is 50.9mm diameter and weighs 44.3g of solid bronze. The elephant and castle emblem references the country\'s colonial heritage and expresses an uncommon appeal to the British demographic. The condition of the coin is excellent, it still retains all it fine detail. It just has a few minor rim bumps and scuffs to the raised areas. (please see my pictures) The Token is a very rare FIRST ISSUE, manufactured in bronze and was struck in 1921 by the maker, Wright & Son, Edgware, Eng. The company, Charles Wright Ltd., was established in Clerkenwell, London 1867, making Crimean war medals. Due to complaints about the noise, the company moved to Thorn Bank, Edgware in 1900. On the Obverse is an Elephant facing left in front of a castle and Coca palm tree. On the lower inner edge in raised letters is the maker’s name: WRIGHT & SON, EDGWARE, ENG. On the Reverse is a chart showing world cocoa distribution and the words around the edge: NEARLY HALF THE WORLDS COCOA SUPPLY 1920 - 1921 The British Empire Exhibition held at Wembley in 1924-5 launched the Gold Coast Cocoa campaign that boosted the sales of chocolate and cocoa. Inside the walls of the West Africa exhibit was a village of thatched huts, where people from Nigeria, the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and Sierra Leone showed how they produced woven, carved and leather crafts and grew cocoa, rubber and nuts. The British Empire Exhibition was so popular that it re-opened in 1925 with many new attractions, so that the organisers used the slogan “The Same Empire but a New Exhibition” in their advertising. It is thought that many of the aluminium issues may have been struck for the Exhibition in 1924, where the tickets would have been freely distributed to visitors. This Token is one of the very rare first issue, manufactured in bronze, struck in 1921. The Gold Coast achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1957. The name Ghana was chosen for the new nation to reflect the ancient Empire of Ghana, which once extended throughout much of West Africa. I have been told that this token is extremely rare because it the last 8 years only one token has been offered up for sale? If you are a coin collector this will make a stunning addition to your collection and a fantastic discussion piece. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Commando Knife by J. Nowill & Sons Here on offer is a Post War Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Commando Knife made by J Nowill & Sons. This type has the painted black handle and blued blade finish. There is some minor loss of black paint on the ribbed grip and this version has the hexagonal tag nut on the top. The crossguard has some loss of the black finish mainly underneath the crossguard and where exposed the steel has some light surface rust, which would easily clean off. The blued blade has some overall very light surface rust that I am sure will clean off with some oil and a cloth? It also seem that it still retains its original sharp edges and hasn’t been sharpened. It also has the maker’s name lightly etched on the blade, which states: J. NOWILL & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND ESTABLISHED A.D. 1700 It also has the Crossed Keys and the Asterik \"D\" logo. It is unusual to find examples with the makers name on the blade, most examples seem to have it stamped on the crossguard. I am thinking this may be an earlier piece, possibly late 40’s or early 50’s? It does retains its original dark brown leather scabbard, with its black metal scabbard tip and elasticated retaining strap at the top. The BRITISH F-S COMMANDO FIGHTING KNIFE was first issued during World War II to elite units such as the BRITISH COMMANDOS, AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS, U.S. RANGERS & OSS SPIES etc, and even today is still considered one of the best combat fighting knives of it\'s type. This 3rd Pattern F-S knife is still manufactured by the same company today. The blade measures 6.9” (17.4cm) and the knife itself 11.6” (29.5cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 13” (33cm) long. It weighs 300g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Commando Knife by William Rodgers Here on offer is a Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Commando Knife made by William Rodgers. This example has seen some service and would have originally had an all over black finish, including the blade. The only black finish remaining on this knife is in the recesses of the grip, the oval crossguard and to top ricasso of the blade, all the remaining finish has been worn off. The grip has some flattening to the concentric rings on one edge and the brass circular nut is still firmly in place. The crossguard has some black finish remaining and on the upper surface on one side is stamped: WILLIAM RODGERS I CUT MY WAY and on the other top side: MADE IN SHEFFIELD ENGLAND The blade itself has been sharpened over time and retains a sharp finish to both edges. Nearly all the black finish has gone, apart from near the top ricasso. It could be polished bright or recoated black if required. It does not retain its original scabbard, but has had a hand made brown leather belt loop version made to fit the knife. The hand stitching around the edges has nearly all come away, but this can easily be re-stitched. The top has another section riveted in place to provide extra support. The back has a nice buckle adjustable belt loop, as the owner obviously preferred to wear this from a belt as apposed to keep it in his boot. Also on the back of the scabbard is the owners name and a number: 1801 E.H. ALLEN This is worth further research. This is just a nice genuine untouched used FS knife. The BRITISH F-S COMMANDO FIGHTING KNIFE was first issued during World War II to elite units such as the BRITISH COMMANDOS, AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS, U.S. RANGERS & OSS SPIES etc, and even today is still considered one of the best combat fighting knives of it's type. 3rd Pattern F-S is still manufactured by the same company since 1941, WILLIAM RODGERS, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND. The blade measures 6.4” (16.3cm) and the knife itself 11.1” (28.2cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 12.25” (31.3cm) long. It weighs 290g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Fine Quality Ivory WW2 RAF “Wings” Sweetheart Brooch –made for a Lady called BETTY Here on offer is a lovely carved ivory RAF “Wings” Sweetheart Brooch that has been carved with pierced lettering from ivory, for a lady called BETTY. In the centre are pierced letters RAF. Above is the “Queens Crown” and below is the name BETTY, who was obviously the lady it was made for. The RAF eagle wings themselves are beautifully carved and the whole brooch is in excellent condition, no splits or cracks. On the reverse it still has its original long steel brooch pin and locking ‘C’ clip. The brooch measures 2.7” (6.7cm) wide by 1.25” (3.2cm) high. This is a great opportunity to obtain a rare example of what I believe is an early WW2 or late WW1 RAF Sweetheart Brooch, which can only increase in value. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Fine Quality WW2 RAF Sweetheart Brooch - Sterling Silver & Marcasite Here on offer is a top quality example of a RAF Sweetheart Brooch from the early WW2 period or possibly late WW1, that consists of an RAF Crown and Wings made from solid sterling silver and set with beautiful marcasite stones. In the centre are the letters RAF that are inlayed with marcasite’s, set beneath the “Queens Crown”. On the back of the brooch it is stamped with: SILVER And it still has its original long brooch pin and locking ‘C’ clip. There is also a small loop on the back of the crown where you can attach a safety chain. The brooch is in excellent condition with just three marcasite stones missing, which could be easily replaced if so required by any competent jeweller. I have tested the quality of the silver that shows as 925 or sterling silver grade. The brooch measures 2.4” (6cm) wide and weighs 6.2g. This is a great opportunity to obtain a rare example of an early WW2 or late WW1 RAF Sweetheart Brooch, which can only increase in value. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Finely Detailed Large Silver Plated WW2 Luftwaffe Eagle Desk Ornament/Paper Weight Here on offer is a finely detailed example of an early WW2 large silver plated metal Luftwaffe Eagle desk ornament. Sadly the swastika has been removed from the metal base to which I believe would have been attached, probably with a dedication on the side for some high-ranking Luftwaffe Officer. I have seen a similar type set on top of a plain Bakelite base and sold as an “Honor” gift? Someone also told me they thought it was a flagpole emblem, but I have not seen one with an eagle like this on the tip? The detailing on this early example is just exquisite, with fine detailing to the feathers on the wings, making the back as attractive as the front! This is a heavy cast piece which has a beautiful aged patina to the remaining silver-plating, that I personally would not clean off. The only issue I can see with this example is the left wing tip has been knocked at some point in its life, just rounding the tip off very slightly. There is some loss of silver plating to the finish, please see my pictures. I actually paid a lot of money for this and have used it as a desk paperweight for the last 20 years. It makes a great display piece, which could be easily refitted to a support base if so required? It measures 9.75” (24.7cm) wide and 4.2” (10.7cm) high. It weighs a heavy 575g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Framed Antique Hand Coloured Print of HMS MONARCH (1868) Here on offer is a large framed antique hand coloured print of the Royal Navy ship, HMS MONARCH (1868) that I recently acquired in Cornwall. These types of antique prints where coloured in by hand using coloured inks. This fine example has been professionally framed by Cornmill Picture Frames prior to 1995 as the phone code on their label is 0726, which changed in 1995. The print itself looks to be in great condition, with just a couple of very small stain marks. The frame measures 18.75” (47.6cm) wide by 14.7” (37.3cm) wide. It weighs 1.6Kg. HMS Monarch a masted turret ship was the first sea going turret ship and the first British Navy warship that was equipped with 12” guns. She was the fastest battleship of her time and was also fact under sail, but apparently difficult to handle. Built at Chatham Dockyard and laid down on 1st June 1866, launched on 25th May 1868 and completed on 12th June 1869. She was modified in 1872 to carry a barque-rig and in 1878 two torpedo launchers where fitted. More modifications were completed in 1890 and 1897. She took part in the bombardment of Alexandra before becoming a guardship in 1897. She was renamed SIMOOM in 1904 when she became a depot ship. She was sold for scrap in 1905. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Framed Coloured Print of the Battle of Tofrek Sudan on 22nd March 1885 by 49th Regiment Here on offer is a framed colour print of the Battle of Tofrek in Sudan on 22nd March 1885 by the 49th Regiment. The print is in excellent clear crisp condition and has been professionally mounted and framed with a clear glass front and thin light coloured wood edges. The Battle of Tofrek was fought on 22nd March 1885 some 5 miles inland from the port of Suakin on the Red Sea coast of Sudan. A contingent of some 3000 troops from the British and Indian “Suakin Field Force” led by Major General Sir John Carstairs was attacked by a Mahdist force under the leadership of Osman Digna. The Mahdists were heavily defeated, losing some 1000 of their 2000 fighters as compared to the loss of 70 British and Indian soldiers plus over 100 casualties. It became a hollow victory however, when two months later, the British government changed tack and withdrew the bulk of its forces from the Sudan, leaving the Mahdi’s successor, Abdallahi ibn Muhammad (the Khalifa), in control of the region for the next 13 years. The frame measures 18.25” (46.3cm) by 14.6” (37.2cm). It weighs 1.4kg. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force and please contact me via email for the international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Framed Coloured Print of the Storming of Badajoz by Duke of Wellingtons 30th Foot on 6th April 1812 Here on offer is a framed colour print of the Storming of Badajoz by Duke of Wellington’s 30th Foot on 6th April 1812. The print is in excellent clear crisp condition and has been professionally mounted and framed with a clear glass front and dark wood effect edges. The storming of Badajoz was an epic action, which involved Wellington’s infantry in some of the most savage hand-to-hand fighting of the Peninsular War. At appalling cost in a nightmare assault during the night of the 6th April 1812, Wellington’s 30th Foot regiment, hacked their way over the bodies of their dead and wounded and through the huge medieval walls of the town. These were held with great tenacity, skill and courage by the resolute French and German garrison. Having stormed the town the battle-crazed soldiers went berserk and the horrors of the sacking which followed, as much as the sublime courage of the attackers has passed into legend. The frame measures 20” (51cm) by 15.7” (40cm). It weighs 1.6kg. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force and please contact me via email for the international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Framed Edwardian Period Heart-Shaped Sweetheart Pincushion – “1909” Here on offer is a great example of an Edwardian period Heart-shaped sweetheart pincushion that’s been fitted into a glass fronted wooden display case. In the centre of the cushion, made from small white beads is the date “1909”, which clearly had some significance to the person this was made for, maybe to celebrate a wedding? This example is in excellent condition and I have left the sealed display case unopened. The pincushion looks to be made from a green felt material and it has been embellished with lots of coloured and clear pinned on glass beads. On the lower edges it has sets of beaded tassels. Inside the case the pincushion is surrounded by a fine white and red coloured lace. Small brass hearts have been fitted to each corner. I can’t actually tell how old the lovely wooden display case is, but looks to be a later period piece. This is just a beautiful example of one of these pincushions, in really excellent condition that will make a great addition to any antique collection. The heart cushion measures approximately 4.5” (11.4cm) by 4” (10.2cm) and the case is 7.5” (19cm) by 7.5” (19cm) and 2.75” (7cm) deep. It weighs 650g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Framed Heart-Shaped Sweetheart Pincushion with Unusual King George V Coronation Tin Badge-1911 Here on offer is an unusual example of a King George V coronation, heart-shaped sweetheart pincushion that’s been fitted into a glass fronted wooden display case. In the centre of the cushion is paper card that has the printed words: Greeting Sincere and all Good Wishes Pinned to the top left hand corner of the pincushion is a very unusual coloured tin badge that was issued at the time of King George V Coronation in 1911. The badge itself is in excellent original condition and still has its pin on the back. These are rare to find especially in this condition. On the other corner is a very ornate gilt metal brooch (I don’t think it is gold?) and it looks to have its pin missing as its held in place by beaded pins from the front. I think this pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign and has been reused as such to celebrate the coronation of George V with the addition of the badge and brooch? It is in excellent condition and I have left the sealed display case unopened. The pincushion looks to be made from an ivory silk material on the top that shows signs of fading and tarnishing to the gilt thread. It has been embellished with coloured pinned on beads and has a cotton ribbon edging with ball tassels. I can’t actually tell how old the lovely wooden display case is, but looks to be a period piece. This is just a beautiful and unusual example of one of these pincushions, in really good condition that will make a great addition to any antique and King George V collection. The heart cushion measures approximately 5.5” (14cm) by 5” (12.8cm) and the case is 8.5” (21.6cm) by 7.5” (18.4cm) and 3.4” (8.5cm) deep. It weighs 1Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Framed Photo of a USAF B-52 Stratofortress Bomber Taking off from RAF Fairford to Bomb Iraq April 2nd 2003 Here on offer is a professionally framed Photo of a USAF B-52 Stratofortress Bomber taking off in the dusk of the evening from RAF Fairford on 2nd April 2003, to bomb Iraq as part of the “Shock & Awe” campaign. The photo image is an awesome shot of the B-52 just lifting off of the runway with its eight engines at full power. The large photo has been professionally set in mounts and framed by a company called IMAGINE. They have set in the frame the logo image of their company as an authentication certificate. There is also a printed section that explains in words the event that this photo captured that ultimately lead to the liberation of the Iraqi people. The frame is made from wood and has a gilt coloured inner edge. The photo is fronted with a matt non-reflective glass that provides a clear image of the photo in varying light conditions. It has two brass wall fixing mounts fitted to the sides of the frame. This is just a really impressive photo image of what is now part of our recent history. A great collectors item. The photo displayed measures 11.6” (29.5cm) by 5.25” (13.3cm) and the frame is 14.5” (37cm) by 10.2” (25.7cm). It weighs 695g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Framed Photo Postcards and Silk Postcard of H.M.S. Bellerophon (1907) Here on offer is a lovely framed display of two photo postcards and a beautiful silk postcard that depict the Royal Navy battleship, H.M.S. Bellerophon (1907). The silk postcard is especially nice and displays the ships emblem, Bellerophon riding the flying horse Pegasus and the Royal Ensign flag. Both still retain their original bright colours, but there is some slight “foxing” to the background ivory coloured silk. In the glass fronted wooden frame is also a small cut out section of print from a paper or textbook, giving some brief details of the battleship. H.M.S. Bellerophon was a dreadnought battleship of the British Royal Navy. She was the lead ship of the Bellerophon class, and the fourth Royal Navy vessel to bear the name of the mythic Greek hero. A previous Bellerophon had brought Napoleon from France to England after his defeat at Waterloo. Built at the Royal Dockyard in Portsmouth and completed in 1909, Bellerophon first joined the First Division of the Home Fleet (from 1912 the First Battle Squadron of the Home Fleets), and shortly before the outbreak of WW1 in August, 1914, she joined the Fourth Battle Squadron, where she remained until 1919. She was present at the Battle of Jutland on 31 May, 1916, where she fired sixty-two 12-inch rounds and received no damage. At the end of the war she was placed in the Reserve Fleet and sold for scrap in 1921, before being taken to the breakers two years later. The frame measures 11” (28cm) by 9” (22.8cm) and weighs 470g. This is a great display piece for any WW1 Royal Navy collector. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Framed Victorian Period Heart-Shaped Sweetheart Pincushion with the Emblem for the 7th Hussars & Essex Regiment Here on offer is a beautiful example of a Victorian period Heart-shaped sweetheart pincushion with the emblem for the 7th (Queen’s Own) Hussars and the Essex Regiment that’s been fitted into a glass fronted wooden display case. In the centre of the cushion is a circular paper colour printed image of the Essex Regiment and above that is a paper printed image of the 7th Hussars emblem. On the sides there are two paper strips that the maker has written in ink, the word BEST on one and LOVE on the other. This impressive heart shaped pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign. They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member. This example is in excellent condition and I have left the sealed display case unopened to avoid damaging the decorative lace display that has been set around the edges of the heart. The pincushion looks to be made from coloured fabrics on the top that show NO signs of fading and these have been embellished with lots of clear and silver pearl pinned on beads. The edge is trimmed with a lace tassel ribbon. I can’t actually tell how old the lovely wooden display case is, but looks to be a later period piece. This is just a beautiful example of one of these pincushions, in really excellent condition that will make a great addition to any military collection. The heart cushion measures approximately 5” (12.7cm) by 5” (12.7cm) and the case is 10.75” (27.4cm) by 8.6” (22cm) and 2.25” (5.7cm) deep. It weighs 740g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Framed Victorian Period Heart-Shaped Sweetheart Pincushion with the emblem for The Dorsetshire Regiment Here on offer is a stunning example of a Victorian period heart-shaped sweetheart pincushion with the emblem for Dorsetshire Regiment (formed in 1881) that has been cased in a glass fronted wooden period display case. In the centre of the cushion is a silk colour printed image of the Devonshire Regiment emblem. Also along both sides in small red glass pinned beads are the words: FOND LOVE This beautiful “Heart” shaped pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign. They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member. This example is in just superb condition and I have left the sealed display case unopened to avoid damaging the decorative display that has been set around the edges of the heart. The pincushion looks to be made from coloured silks fabrics that have been embellished with lots of clear and colourful pinned on beads and gilt and coloured threads. The edge is trimmed with lace. I can’t actually tell how old the display case is as it has been taped up on the back and painted with black paint at some point in its life. This is just a beautiful example of one of these pincushions, in museum condition that will make a great addition to any military collection. The cushion measures approximately 5” (12.7cm) square and the case is 10” (25.4cm) by 9” (23cm) and 3.25” (8.2cm) deep. It weighs a heavy 730g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Framed Victorian Period Heart-Shaped Sweetheart Pincushion with the emblem for The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Here on offer is a stunning example of a Victorian period heart-shaped sweetheart pincushion with the emblem for The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment that has been cased in a glass fronted wooden period display case. In the centre of the cushion is a paper colour printed image of an early The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment emblem with the Lion, Crown and Elephant. Also across the top are two silk ribbons that have the words: PRESENT FROM CATTERICK This beautiful “Heart” shaped pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign. They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member. This example is in just superb condition and I have left the sealed display case unopened to avoid damaging the decorative display that has been set around the edges of the heart. The pincushion looks to be made from coloured silks fabrics that have been embellished with lots of clear and colourful pinned on beads and gilt and coloured threads. I can’t actually tell how old the display case actually is as it has been painted with gilt paint on the front and black paint on the back at some point in its life. This is just a beautiful example of one of these pincushions that will make a great addition to any military collection. The cushion measures approximately 6” (15cm) square and the case is 11” (28cm) by 9” (23cm) and 3.25” (8.2cm) deep. It weighs a heavy 910g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Framed Victorian Period Heart-Shaped Sweetheart Pincushion – “Faith Hope & Charity” Here on offer is a wonderful example of a Victorian period Heart-shaped sweetheart pincushion that’s been fitted into a glass fronted wooden display case. In the centre of the cushion is a patch of silk that has the stitched image of the holy bible, anchor, cross and heart, with the words: FAITH HOPE CHARITY Pinned to the top corners of the cushion are two silk rectangles, with the words: THINK OF ME. This impressive heart shaped pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign. They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member. This example is in excellent condition and I have left the sealed display case unopened. The pincushion looks to be made from an ivory and red silk material on the top that shows little signs of fading and it has been embellished with lots of coloured pinned on beads. I can’t actually tell how old the lovely wooden display case is, but looks to be a period piece. This is just a beautiful example of one of these pincushions, in really excellent condition that will make a great addition to any antique collection. The heart cushion measures approximately 5.5” (14cm) by 6” (15.3cm) and the case is 7.25” (18.5cm) by 7.75” (19.7cm) and 3.4” (8.5cm) deep. It weighs 940g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Framed Victorian Period Heart-Shaped Sweetheart Pincushion – “Sweet Memories” Here on offer is a wonderful example of a Victorian period Heart-shaped sweetheart pincushion that’s been fitted into a glass fronted wooden display case. In the centre of the cushion is a square of early cream coloured celluloid square, which has the embossed image of an anchor, heart and horseshoe all joined by a rope, surrounded by coloured flowers. In the centre is the words: SWEET MEMORIES Pinned to the top corners of the cushion are two silk rectangles, one shows the Union Jack with the words FORGET ME NOT and the other is a THINK OF ME poem. This impressive heart shaped pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign. They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member. This example is in excellent condition and I have left the sealed display case unopened. The pincushion looks to be made from an ivory silk material on the top that shows NO signs of fading and it has been embellished with lots of coloured pinned on beads. I can’t actually tell how old the lovely wooden display case is, but looks to be a later period piece. This is just a beautiful example of one of these pincushions, in really excellent condition that will make a great addition to any military collection. The heart cushion measures approximately 6.75” (17.2cm) by 6.25” (16cm) and the case is 10.75” (27.4cm) by 10” (25.4cm) and 3” (7.6cm) deep. It weighs 985g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Framed Victorian Period Rectangular-Shaped Sweetheart Pincushion with the emblem for the 7th (Queen’s Own) Hussars Here on offer is a beautiful example of a Victorian period rectangular-shaped sweetheart pincushion with the emblem for the 7th (Queen’s Own) Hussars that’s been cased in a glass fronted wooden display case. In the centre of the cushion is a paper colour printed image of the 7th Hussars emblem. Below the emblem the word: LOVE have been made up from small bright red beads. Also at either end there are paper printed images of what looks to be a 7th Hussars hat/cap below which are the words: HOLSTER CAP 1751 This impressive rectangular shaped pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign. They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member. This example is in excellent condition and I have left the sealed display case unopened to avoid damaging the decorative lace display that has been set around the edges of the heart. The pincushion looks to be made from coloured silks fabrics on the top that show signs of fading and these have been embellished with lots of clear and colourful pinned on beads along with gilt and coloured threads. The edge is trimmed with a lace tassel ribbon. I can’t actually tell how old the lovely wooden display case is, but looks to be a later period piece. This is just a beautiful example of one of these larger pincushions, in excellent condition that will make a great addition to any military collection. The cushion measures approximately 7.5” (19cm) square by 5.25” (13.3cm) and the case is 12.6” (32cm) by 10.75” (27.2cm) and 4.5” (11.4cm) deep. It weighs a heavy 1.75Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Framed Victorian Period Star-Shaped Sweetheart Pincushion with Seashells Here on offer is a fine example of a Victorian period Star-shaped sweetheart pincushion that’s been fitted into a glass front and side panelled wooden display case, with a display of seashells. This very large velvet covered pincushion has been set in the centre with a flower design made of coloured glass beads and small pearls. Around the outer edges is a mass of clear and coloured glass beads. This truly impressive pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign. They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member. This example is in excellent condition and the case itself is beautiful with the side glass panels and the lovely arrangement of seashells set into the base of the case I can’t actually tell how old the lovely wooden display case is, but looks to be a Victorian period piece. This is just a beautiful example of one of these pincushions, in really excellent condition that will make a great addition to any antique collection. The large star pincushion measures approximately 8.5” (21.6cm) by 8.5” (21.6cm) and the case is 10.75” (27.4cm) by 10” (25.4cm) and 4.75” (12cm) deep. It weighs a very heavy 2Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Framed Victorian Period Sweetheart Pincushion with a Floral Design Here on offer is a pretty example of a Victorian period sweetheart pincushion that’s been fitted into a glass fronted, gilt wooden framed cardboard display case. This pincushion has been set on the front with a beautiful display of flower heads made from clusters of clear and coloured glass beads. Around the edge it has been finished with a stunning blue glass bead edging. This beautiful pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign. They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member. This example is in excellent condition with no apparent loss of colour to the base cloth. The pincushion has been surrounded by a large number of silk and paper flowers along with real poppy seed heads. I can’t actually tell how old the lovely display case is, but looks to be a later period piece. This is just a fine example of one of these pincushions, in really excellent condition that will make a great addition to any antique collection. The pincushion measures approximately 6” (15.3cm) wide by 5.25” (13.4cm) high and the case is 9.4” (24cm) wide by 7.2” (18cm) high and 2.2” (5.5cm) deep. It weighs 535g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Framed Victorian Period Sweetheart Pincushion – “Home Sweet Home” Here on offer is a lovely example of a Victorian period sweetheart pincushion that’s been fitted into a glass fronted cardboard display case. This sweet pincushion has been set in the centre with the words: HOME SWEET HOME made from tiny domed metal pins. Around the outer edges is an ornate swirling pattern made from clear and coloured glass beads. This lovely pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign. They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member. This example is in excellent condition with no apparent loss of colour to the velvet green cloth. The lid of the case lifts of to allow you easy access to the pincushion itself. I can’t actually tell how old the lovely red silk lined display case is, but looks to be a Victorian period piece. This is just a beautiful example of one of these pincushions, in really excellent condition that will make a great addition to any antique collection. The pincushion measures approximately 4.5” (11.4cm) by 3.5” (9cm) and the case is 7.4” (18.7cm) by 5.25” (13.3cm) and 3.5” (8.8cm) deep. It weighs 505g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Framed Victorian Period Sweetheart Pincushion – “THINK OF ME” Here on offer is a lovely example of a Victorian period sweetheart pincushion that’s been fitted into a glass fronted wooden display case. This stunning star shaped pincushion has been set in the centre with the words: THINK OF ME made from tiny white glass beads. Around the words is a thin red boarder of beads that form the centre of a beautiful eight pronged star made from a mass of clear glass beads. Coloured beads then form a circular pattern that sit within the gaps in the star. This beautiful pincushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from wars during Queen Victoria’s reign. They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member. This example is in excellent condition with no apparent loss of colour to the velvet red base cloth. The pincushion has been surrounded by silk flowers and what look to be four large cream silk roses, inside the display case. I can’t actually tell how old the lovely display case is, but looks to be a Victorian period piece. This is just a stunning example of one of these pincushions, in really excellent condition that will make a great addition to any antique collection. The pincushion measures approximately 6” (15.3cm) round and the case is 9.25” (23.5cm) square and 2.5” (6.4cm) deep. It weighs 935g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Genuine Black & White Photo of a Member of the WW2 German RAD in uniform with his RAD Hewer Here on offer is a genuine black & white photograph of a member of the WW2 German RAD in uniform, proudly clutching his RAD Mans Hewer. The Reich Labour Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst; RAD) was a major organisation established in Nazi German as an agency to help mitigate the effects of unemployment on the German Economy, militarise the workforce and indoctrinate it with Nazi ideology. It was the official state labour service, divided into separate sections for men and women. From June 1935 onward, men aged between 18 and 25 had to serve six months before their military service. During WW2 compulsory service also included young women and the RAD developed to an auxiliary formation, which provided support for the Wehrmacht armed forces. The photo is crystal clear and shows the member with what looks like a standard RAD Hewer with normal stag grips. This will make a great addition to any RAD display, especially a RAD Hewer! It is of sufficient quality that it could be easily enlarged to make a bigger copy if required. The photo itself was developed on Agfa paper as detailed on the back and has the crinkle cut edges that where popular around the WW2 period. It measures 3.3” (8.6cm) by 2.25” (5.6cm). Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine British Burma WW2 Mk II 1945 Gurkha Kukri Knife with Leather Combat Scabbard Here on offer is a Genuine British Burma WW2 Mk II 1945 dated Kukri Knife with Leather Scabbard. The Gurkha Kukri is possibly the most recognisable and famous fighting knife ever developed. Indigenous to the mountain Kingdom of Nepal, home of the Gurkhas who were "absorbed" into the British sphere of influence with the Treaty of Seguli in 1816. These ferocious fighters were infamous for their valour and for using the kukri an amazing "Tool of Death". It is a forward leaning leaf shaped blade, which provided the user with leveraged striking power. The kukri was became an everyday tool as much as it was a deadly weapon. Introduced long before the British arrived in the early 19th century, the Kukri became standard equipment for Gurkha Regiments serving in the British Army. The Mark II Kukri was produced during WW2, each was maker marked in western script with WW2 dates and military markings. They where issued with a British WW2 dated hard leather over wood combat scabbard. I am told these Kukris are the most rare of all, as many never returned to arsenal storage after service in WW2. This Kukri knife has a fascinating story to tell: I was informed that the Gurkha Kukri knife was used against the Japanese in Burma during WW2 and saw the Japanese surrender of its 52nd division. It was then used against the Indonesians during the initial period 1945/6 of the Indonesian War of Independence. A gruesome belief is that the edges of the leather scabbard have been purposely scored with multiple period cuts that represent the number of Japanese victims it has taken during its service life! I do not have any provenience to support this story only that it was passed to me from the curator of a museum that was closing and selling off its contents. The knife itself has the traditional Kukri curved blade and this one has had the tip purposely clipped. I have seen this done on other service issued knifes that where used specifically on night manoeuvres to avoid accidentally stabbing your colleagues with the tip? On onside near the grip the blade is stamped with the British Military “Broad Arrow” and “K 45” for the year of issue 1945. The blade shows rough grinding marks on both sides where it has been cleaned and sharped in the field during its service life. The grip is made from two slabs of carved hardwood that are held in place by two massive steel rivets. There are some chips and knocks to the wood as you would expect given the life it has seen. The dark brown leather over wood scabbard is in excellent used condition and it retains its original black painted brass chape. The front of the scabbard is impressed with the year of manufacture, 1945 and what looks like C (Broad Arrow) 903? Possibly an arsenal or unit mark? The blade measures approximately 11.5” (29.3cm) long and the knife is 16” (40.6cm) in total length. With the scabbard, it weighs a heavy 780g. This knife clearly has a story to tell and is now a rare knife to find. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine Collector’s Folding Knife by Renowned Scrimshaw Artist Sam McDowell Here on offer is a genuine collector’s folding lock-back knife by renowned scrimshaw artist Sam McDowell, depicting a Bottlenose Dolphin chasing some fish. I bought this lovely little knife new, back in the 1990’s and it has been in my collection ever since and is in mint condition. It still retains the original small detailed brochure and leatherette storage pouch. These early Collectors' Knives where designed by Sam McDowell and made for him by Kai Cutlery of Seki City, Japan, an area known for making some of the best blade steels. Sam McDowell then hand-engraved his own original artwork on to the polished bone handles in a scrimshaw fashion. In this case the image on the front is of a Bottlenose Dolphin swimming after some small fish. This knife features a stainless steel clip point blade, a blade locking device, plain nickel silver bolsters, brass liners and polished bone handle scales. The front of the blade is embossed with the image of a flying Eagle with the writing: Collectors Knives by Sam McDowell. On the front tang it is also stamped with the words: COLLECTORS KNIVES BY SAM MCDOWELL On the reverse tang it is stamped with: SURGICAL STEEL Printed on the blade is the word: JAPAN Sam has also hand engraved his name at the bottom of the reverse bolster. This is a great chance to own a real Sam McDowell knife in mint condition. The knife has an approximate blade length of 2” (5cm) and a fully opened length of 4.4” (11.2cm). It weighs 34g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine Early British Military Wilkinson Sword Type D Survival Knife with Original Leather Sheath Here on offer is an early issue British Military Wilkinson Sword Type D Survival Knife with its original leather sheath. This heavy-duty survival knife has a wooden handle made up of to large wooden slabs that have been contoured to make the grip and secured in place by two large screws bolt fixings. The top pommel end of the handle has a wrist cord hole and retains an aged knotted length of rope that works well as a wrist cord. The handle is in excellent condition and has a nice age patina finish to the wood. The 7.25” (18.4cm) large and heavy oval shaped broad blade has a sharp single cutting edge. One side is stamped with the maker’s mark and name, WILKINSON SWORD LTD and ‘REGD DESIGN APP FOR’. On the other side it is stamped with 1B/4594 along with the military arrow mark. I believe this is the pre NATO marking and the 1B prefix was used by both the British Army and the RAF. There is some greying/light pitting on the blade and some small usage nicks to the edge, but the overall condition is excellent, with the signs of genuine service use. It is complete with its original leather sheath that still has a working 'lift the dot' retaining strap at the top. The sheath has an old split to the front edge and someone has really ‘loved’ this knife in the passed as they has attached leather sections to repair and strengthen the back of the sheath where the thinner leather belt loop section joins the main blade section. I think the top split could be easily repaired if so required, its just personally, I prefer to leave it in the condition I find it, as I would not be using it in anger, but enjoying it in a collection. It is becoming harder to find these early genuine examples, that where probably made in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s. The knife itself is an excellent example it’s just the sheath shows signs of wear use and repair. The blade measures 7.25” (18.4cm) long and the knife is 12.5” (31.8cm) in total length. It weighs a heavy 525g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine Issued RAF Officer\'s Bullion Cap Badge Here on offer is a genuine issued RAF Officer\'s padded bullion Cap Badge. It has the Queens Crown so I believe it is a post WW2 example. It is in overall great condition which still retains its original vibrant colour to the felt and gilt bullion. Also the solid metal RAF eagle retains all its gilt finish. There are just a couple of loose gilt strands on the lower laurel leaf. The Badge measures 2.7” (6.9cm) wide by 2.6” (6.8cm) tall. It weighs 15g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine Issued WW1 Merchant Navy Officer\'s Cap Badge Here on offer is a genuine issued WW1 Merchant Navy Officer\'s padded Cap Badge. This excellent issued example still retains all its bullion stitching and padding. It has a beautiful overall aged patina finish to all the elements of the badge, as can be seen in my photos. The Badge measures 2.7” (6.9cm) wide by 2.6” (6.8cm) tall. It weighs 15g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine Issued WW2 RAF Cloth Pilots Wings Here on offer is a genuine issued WW2 RAF cloth Pilots Wings badge. It is made of a flat embroidered pair of outstretched wings supporting a central laurel wreath encircling the RAF monogram with a King’s crown, the wings, monogram and crown in cream and the wreath in brown, all on a black fabric set on a cream backing cloth. The Wings do have moth damage to the black backing fabric, but all the other embroidery is still present. The pilot’s wings badge has been in use since 1912 with the formation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC). This pattern has been in use since 1920 with variations in the crown. The badge was worn above the left tunic pocket. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine Lignum Vitae Deadeye from the Rigging of the Cutty Sark with a book titled ‘The Cutty Sark’ by Alan Villiers 1953 Here on offer rare genuine lignum vitae Deadeye from the rigging of the Cutty Sark accompanied with a book ‘The Cutty Sark’ by Alan Villiers published in 1953. The heavy Deadeye was part of the rigging from the Cutty Sark and is believed to have been removed from the ship in 1952 as part of an overhaul and refit. It was owned by the late Captain Robert Greenland of the Merchant Navy, who’s late widow passed on this information to the previous owner Roger Grace in 2009. Her husband Captain Greenland, at the time was involved with instructing cadets on HMS Worcester, the Merchant Navy training ship, anchored at Greenhithe in Kent. The Cutty Sark was moored close by and was being used as an auxiliary training ship. In 1952 she was purchased by the Cutty Sark Preservation Society and in 1954 Captain Greenland and some cadets from HMS Worcester, crewed the Cutty Sark whilst she was towed to her permanent berth at Greenwich. He was given this Deadeye and another keepsake as mementoes of their assistance with the journey. Included with the deadeye is an excellent illustrated first edition, 96 page, reference book titled, ‘The Cutty Sark’ (Last of a Glorious Era) by Alan Villiers. Inside the front cover Roger W Grace, the previous owner, has signed it. On page 84 there is a photo showing the cadets of HMS Worcester working aboard her during the towing to Greenwich. Also on page 93 is a photo showing the Cutty Sark moored alongside HMS Worcester. There is a final item included in this group that is a Cutty Sark Preservation Society information leaflet and Dead of Covenant application form, both from circa 1954. Cutty Sark is the world's sole surviving tea clipper. She was built in 1869 for John 'Jock' Willis, whose ambition was to build a ship which could challenge the best clippers on the China tea run. On the 15th of February 1870, Cutty Sark left London on her maiden voyage, bound for Shanghai and eight months later she returned with more than 600,000kg of Chinese tea on board (enough to make more than 200 million cups of tea). Even today, when tea is more commonly available, a cargo of this size would be worth more than £1 million. This was the first of eight voyages the ship successfully made to China in pursuit of tea. The Deadeye shows some usage chips and wear from the ropes but has a fantastic patina to the wood. (Please see my photos) The book shows some loss of colour to the spin where is has been in the sun and the leaflet shows some age foxing. This is a wonderful piece of Merchant Navy memorabilia that will look good in any Naval collection or even just as a desk ornament. The Deadeye measures 6.5” (16.5cm) by 6.25” (16cm) and is 3.4” (8.5cm) thick. It weighs a heavy 1.6Kg. The book measures 8.6” (22cm) by 5.7” (14.5cm) and weighs 330g. The leaflet measures 8.5” (21.6cm) by 5.5” (14cm). The shipping will be high due to the weight of the Deadeye. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine Near Mint WW1 Princess Mary Christmas Tin 1914 Here on offer is a GENUINE WW1 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin. This tin is empty of its contents and is in excellent condition with all the fine gilt detail still present. On the outer surface, most of the original gilt finish is retained, albeit the finish has slightly tarnished over the last 100 years. The inside still has all its gilt finish remaining and is in excellent condition, with just some minor discolouration on the inside of the lid. There is also a slight discolouration on the top side edge of the base of the tin. The hinge still works as originally designed, and the tin closes snuggly. Some history relating to the creation of these tins that you may find of interest: In November 1914, an advertisement was placed in the national press inviting monetary contributions to a \'Sailors & Soldiers Christmas Fund\', which had been created by Princess Mary, the seventeen year old daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. The purpose was to provide everyone wearing the King\'s uniform and serving overseas on Christmas Day 1914 with a \'gift from the Nation\'. The response was truly overwhelming, and it was decided to spend the money on an embossed brass box, based on a design by Messrs Adshead and Ramsey. The contents varied considerably; officers and men on active service afloat or at the front received a box containing a combination of pipe, lighter, 1 oz of tobacco and twenty cigarettes in distinctive yellow monogrammed wrappers. Non-smokers and boys received a bullet pencil and a packet of sweets instead. Indian troops often got sweets and spices, and nurses were treated to chocolate. Many of these items were dispatched separately from the tins themselves, as once the standard issue of tobacco and cigarettes was placed in the tin there was little room for much else apart from the greeting card. The \'tin\' itself was approximately 5\" long by 3¼\" wide by 1¼\" deep with a double-skinned, hinged, lid. The surface of the lid depicts the head of Princess Mary in the centre, surrounded by a laurel wreath and flanked on either side by the \'M\' monogram. At the top, a decorative cartouche contains the words \'Imperium Britannicum\' with a sword and scabbard either side. On the lower edge, another cartouche contains the words \'Christmas 1914\', which is flanked by the bows of battleships forging through a heavy sea. In the corners, small roundels house the names of the Allies: Belgium, Japan, Montenegro and Servia; France and Russia are at the edges, each superimposed on three furled flags or standards. This tin measures 5.1” (13cm) wide, 3.7” (8.5cm) high, 1.2” (3cm) deep and weighs 133g. A fine example of a 1914 Queen Mary tin and a great collectable that are becoming hard to find in this condition. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine Vintage WW2 Royal Artillery Wire Embroidered Bullion Blazer Badge Here on offer is a genuine vintage, possibly WW2 period, Royal Artillery Wire Embroidered Bullion Blazer Badge. The wire-embroidered badge has been sewn directly onto the square piece of cloth, which once would have formed the front of a blazer pocket. The badge itself is in great condition, and makes a great collectors piece that still displays well. The square cloth patch measures 4” (10.2cm) square and weighs 10g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine WW1 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin with Xmas Card and Rare Officers Silver Topped Pencil Here on offer is a genuine WW1 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin that still contains its original Christmas card and rare Silver Topped pencil, retained in its slotted card. This Tin is in excellent condition retaining all its fine detail to the lid and most of its original gilt finish. The surface of the lid depicts the head of Princess Mary in the centre, surrounded by a laurel wreath and flanked on either side by the 'M' monogram. At the top, a decorative cartouche contains the words 'Imperium Britannicum' with a sword and scabbard either side. On the lower edge, another cartouche contains the words 'Christmas 1914', which is flanked by the bows of battleships forging through a heavy sea. In the corners, small roundels house the names of the Allies: Belgium, Japan, Montenegro and Servia; France and Russia are at the edges, each superimposed on three furled flags or standards. This example has a slight dent on the back lower edge as can be seen in my photos. The hinge and lid still work as originally designed. This is one of the best Christmas tins I have seen in a very long time. It comes with the original 1914 Christmas Card from Princess Mary, which shows some minor age foxing. Also within the Tin is a fine example of the officer’s “bullet” pencil, being a silver topped pencil holder that is stamped “STERLING SILVER” still with its original pencil. The Silver holder fits tightly into a brass shell casing that is etched with the Crown and “M” for Princess Mary in the same font/style as on the front of the Christmas card. What is also very unusual and rare with this Tin is the fact it still retains the slotted card insert that holds the “bullet” pencil in place within the Tin. Although not obvious at the time due to the gilding on the outside, there were two grades of brass used in the production of these tins, the higher quality brass being generally reserved for tins given to officers, which I believe this example was for. Originally, the standard tins contained a packet of cigarettes and a packet of pipe tobacco, together with a Christmas 1914 card and a photo of Princess Mary in an envelope, but there were several variations in contents including a bar of chocolate, sweets, or packets of spices (for Indian troops); and a pad of paper and a silver tipped “bullet” pencil for officers, and sometimes another card with a Christmas message and photos of King & Queen. The tin measures 13cm wide, 8.5cm high and 3cm deep, weighing 153g with contents. It is rare to find such a complete and excellent condition WW1 “Officers” Tin as this nowadays, which can only increase in value! The Silver pencils on their own are fetching over £100. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thank you for taking the time to look.
Genuine WW1 Princess Mary Christmas Tin 1914 Here on offer is a GENUINE WW1 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin. This tin is empty of its contents and is in great condition with some of the fine gilt detail still present. It only has some minor dents in the base, but the sides and top lid are in excellent undented condition. On the top surface of the lid, most of the original gilt finish has been lost on the raised images, but is still present in the recesses. The outside of the lower section still retains most of its original gilt finish. Again the inside still has most of its original gilt finish remaining and is in great condition, with just some minor discolouration on the base. The hinge still works as originally designed, and the tin closes snuggly. Some history relating to the creation of these tins that you may find of interest: In November 1914, an advertisement was placed in the national press inviting monetary contributions to a \'Sailors & Soldiers Christmas Fund\', which had been created by Princess Mary, the seventeen year old daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. The purpose was to provide everyone wearing the King\'s uniform and serving overseas on Christmas Day 1914 with a \'gift from the Nation\'. The response was truly overwhelming, and it was decided to spend the money on an embossed brass box, based on a design by Messrs Adshead and Ramsey. The contents varied considerably; officers and men on active service afloat or at the front received a box containing a combination of pipe, lighter, 1 oz of tobacco and twenty cigarettes in distinctive yellow monogrammed wrappers. Non-smokers and boys received a bullet pencil and a packet of sweets instead. Indian troops often got sweets and spices, and nurses were treated to chocolate. Many of these items were dispatched separately from the tins themselves, as once the standard issue of tobacco and cigarettes was placed in the tin there was little room for much else apart from the greeting card. The \'tin\' itself was approximately 5\" long by 3¼\" wide by 1¼\" deep with a double-skinned, hinged, lid. The surface of the lid depicts the head of Princess Mary in the centre, surrounded by a laurel wreath and flanked on either side by the \'M\' monogram. At the top, a decorative cartouche contains the words \'Imperium Britannicum\' with a sword and scabbard either side. On the lower edge, another cartouche contains the words \'Christmas 1914\', which is flanked by the bows of battleships forging through a heavy sea. In the corners, small roundels house the names of the Allies: Belgium, Japan, Montenegro and Servia; France and Russia are at the edges, each superimposed on three furled flags or standards. This tin measures 5.1” (13cm) wide, 3.7” (8.5cm) high, 1.2” (3cm) deep and weighs 133g. A great original example of a 1914 Queen Mary tin and a true collectable that are becoming hard to find in this condition. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine WW1 Trench Whistle by J Hudson & Co. of Birmingham with Original Leather Lanyard – dated 1915 Here on offer is a genuine WW1 Trench Whistle by J Hudson & Co of Birmingham, still with its original leather lanyard, dated 1915. The heavy nickel silver metal whistle is in excellent undamaged and full working condition and still retains its original cork ‘Pea’. The front is stamped with the maker’s name and date: J.HUDSON & Co BIRMINGHAM 1915 Attached to the ring is the original dark brown leather lanyard, with the buttonhole slot cut near the top, for fitting to the officer’s coat. The strap is fitted the correct way around so that when the whistle is raised to the mouth it will be the right way around to be used. It is rare to find this type of WW1 trench whistle in such good condition. The metal shows some tarnishing and the strap has some age wear, but no splits or repairs. The whistle measures 2.6” (6.6cm) long to the top of the ring and the lanyard measures 7.5” (19cm) long. It weighs 50g. This is the only one I have come across in 40 years of collecting. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Genuine WW1 ‘The Gift Of The Colonies’ Chocolate Tin Here on offer is a genuine WW1 Tin that would have contained chocolate from the British Colonies that were sent out to the serving British Military Forces on the battlefronts. On the front lid the Tin is marked in gilt lettering with: THE GIFT OF THE COLONIES OF TRINIDAD, GRANADA & ST LUCIA TO HIS MAJESTY’S NAVAL & MILITARY FORCES. And: THIS CHOCOLATE IS MADE FROM COCOA GROWN IN TRINIDAD GRANADA & ST LUCIA The tin is maker marked for B.W. & M ltd Mansfield England. It shows wear to the gilt finish but all the lettering and images can still be made out. There is a tiny split on the back edge of the lid, next to the right hand hinge. There are also a number of shallow dents over the tin. A great original used example of this rarer type of WW1 Tin. The Tin measures 9” (23cm) long by 4” (10cm) wide and 1.1” (3cm) thick. It weighs 168g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine WW1 ‘The Gift Of The Colonies’ Chocolate Tin Here on offer is a genuine WW1 tin that would have contained chocolate from the British Colonies that were sent out to the serving British Military Forces on the battlefronts. On the front lid the tin is marked in gilt lettering with: THE GIFT OF THE COLONIES OF TRINIDAD, GRANADA & ST LUCIA TO HIS MAJESTY’S NAVAL & MILITARY FORCES. and: THIS CHOCOLATE IS MADE FROM COCOA GROWN IN TRINIDAD GRANADA & ST LUCIA The tin was made by B.W. & M ltd Mansfield, England. It shows slight wear to the gilt finish but all the lettering and images can still be made out. There are just a few tiny dents to the front cover. This is an excellent original example of this rarer type of WW1 tin. The Tin measures 9” (23cm) long by 4” (10cm) wide and 1.1” (3cm) thick. It weighs 160g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine WW2 British Tank Regiment Bullion Blazer Badge Here on offer is a genuine WW2 British Tank Regiment bullion blazer pocket badge. Most of the bullion detail is still present and it has a great age patina to the finish, but most of the black backing fabric has moth damage. The badge measures 3.1" (7.8cm) by 2.4" (6.3cm). Just makes a great genuine display piece for any tank related collection. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine WW2 German Army Dinner Plate that was brought back from the Island of Jersey made by Rhenania Duisdorf Bonn 1939 Here on offer is a genuine early WW2 German Army Dinner Plate that was brought back from the Island of Jersey where I acquired it over 30 years ago. I purchased it along with some edged weapons for an old gentleman who then ran the Jersey Stamp shop and he stated that the plate was 100% genuine and had come from a local mess hall that had been “liberated” by the locals in 1945 when the Germans left the Island and it was returned to British control. The thick white chine plate itself is in excellent/near mint condition, no chips or cracks just some light scratches to the surface enamel. On the base, it has a clear under glaze, German Eagle and makers mark, along with the date 1939. The maker’s mark is for famous chine and porcelain maker, Rhenania, of Duisdorf Bonn, Germany. These genuine plates are becoming hard to locate these days especially examples like this near mint example. It measures 9.2” (23.4cm) diameter and 1.1” (2,8cm) high. It weighs 685g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine WW2 RAF Benevolent Fund Memorial Aluminium Bell c1945 Here on offer is an original WW2 RAF Benevolent Fund memorial aluminium Bell circa 1945. This Bell is hand-made by the Buckingham Die-Casting Co. of Burnham, Bucks using aluminium alloy from downed WW2 German aircraft. On the sides of the Bell are the portraits of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin in low relief. Around the bottom edge in low relief are the words: CAST WITH METAL FROM GERMAN AIRCRAFT SHOT DOWN OVER BRITAIN 1939 – 45 RAF BENEVOLENT FUND On either side of the handle is a large “V” for victory, again in low relief. The original sale proceeds went to the RAF Benevolent Fund. The Bell is in excellent condition with no cracks or restoration, its original clanger and very minimal oxidization to the aluminium finish. It measures 4.75” (11.4cm) diameter at the base and 6” (15.3cm) high. It weighs 325g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine WW2 RAF Cloth Pilots Wings Badge Here on offer is a genuine WW2 RAF cloth Pilots Wings badge. It is made of a flat embroidered pair of outstretched wings supporting a central laurel wreath encircling the RAF monogram with a King’s crown, the wings, monogram and crown in cream and the wreath in brown, all on a black fabric set on a black backing cloth. The Wings are in excellent condition, with no moth damage. The pilot’s wings badge has been in use since 1912 with the formation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC). This pattern has been in use since 1920 with variations in the crown. The badge was worn above the left tunic pocket. The badge measures 4.25” (10.8cm) wide. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Genuine WW2 RAF Padded Cloth Pilots Wings Badge Here on offer is a genuine WW2 RAF padded cloth Pilots Wings badge. It is made of a padded embroidered pair of outstretched wings supporting a central laurel wreath encircling the RAF monogram with a King’s crown, the wings, monogram and crown in cream and the wreath in brown, all on a black fabric set on a cream backing cloth. The Wings are in excellent condition, with no moth damage. The pilot’s wings badge has been in use since 1912 with the formation of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC). This pattern has been in use since 1920 with variations in the crown. The badge was worn above the left tunic pocket. The badge measures 4.5” (11.4cm) wide. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
George V - Special Constabulary Long Service Medal to George C Garrick Here on offer is an original George V - Special Constabulary Long Service Medal with its original ribbon and gilt pin bar. It was presented to GEORGE C GARRICK and his name is stamped on the lower rim. These medals where established on 30th August 1919 by King George V. The Special Constabulary Long Service Medal is a long service medal awarded in the United Kingdom to members of the Special Constabulary who have completed a specified period of service. The medal was initially established as the Special Constabulary Medal. The intent of the original warrant was to recognize the service of the members of the Special Constabulary during WW1, with further regulations to recognize nine years of service as a member of the Special Constabulary. A new Royal Warrant was promulgated in 1920 changing the name of the medal to the Special Constabulary Long Service Medal. The medal was usually awarded to all ranks in the Special Constabulary for nine years unpaid service, with more than 50 duties per annum. War service with at least 50 duties counted as double. For those Special Constables who served during WW1 the medal was awarded for three years’ service, and had performed at least 150 police duties. Recipients who received the medal under these conditions were entitled to a clasp to their medal denoting WW1 service. The bronze medal is in excellent condition and retains all its gilt finish, which now has a nice age patina to the finish. The medal measures approximately 1.4” (36mm) diameter. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
German Navy Dagger with Hammered Scabbard
Gilded Pair of WW2 German Deluxe Hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger Here on offer is a beautiful pair of WW2 German Gilded Deluxe Hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. All the deluxe metal fittings (top clip, buckles, sliders and scabbard clips) feature raised oak leaves and the top clip and lower clips have the addition of acorns. They all have a lovely dulled gilt/grey anodised finish with aged patina. A tiny bit of gilt remains on the tip clip, but the buckles and lower clips have a fair amount remaining, especially on the front, albeit dulled. On the reverse of the top clips it has the RZM image in an opened bottom circle with the reference U.E.10 and the D.R.G.M. mark. The only reference I can find to the U.E.10 mark is as follows. Apparently the “U.E.” indicates Uniformeffekten Erlaubnisschein (Uniform Accessories Licence) and the “10” indicates the maker’s numerical code. Sadly no listing of the U.E. codes is known to exist. The lower clips each have the D.R.G.M. mark on them. All the spring clips are in full working order. The fabric straps are in excellent condition with blue/grey fronts and sewn silver stripes. The reverse of the straps is blue velvet, with a slight rubbing mark to near the top of one of the straps. They are fixed to the top clip in the normal manner of being stitched over. An excellent set of hangers that can only enhance any 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. They measure 10.25” (26cm) from the top clip to the scabbard clip on the long strap and weigh 90g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Gilt Brass \"Admiral Lord Nelson\" Memorial Georgian Snuff Box circa 1805 Here on offer is a great example of a gilt brass Admiral Lord Nelson circular Georgian period snuff box. A number of variants of these pressed snuff boxes where made as commemorative items after Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. This fine example has finely detailed uniformed bare head bust of Lord Nelson in left profile relief, on the top of the circular lid Above the image are the words: Admiral Lord Nelson. The edge of the lid has a ridged finish to aid with its removal, as with all snuff boxes, it’s an airtight fit and hard to remove. There are some remnants of gilt left in the recesses of the image of Nelson and around the words. The side of the snuff box has a Greek Key pattern, with gilt remaining to the ribbed background surface. The base is plain on this example. The snuff box is in excellent no splits or repairs to the brass and it has a wonderful dark age patina finish. It measures 2.2” (5.5cm) diameter, 0.9” (2.3cm) high and weighs 54g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Hitler Youth Copy?
Hitler Youth No Emblem
Hitler Youth RZM Copy?
Impressive Large Version of a WW2 Australian made 1st Battalion Ranger Knife or Brass Knuckle Ranger Knife Here on offer is an authentic WW2 brass knuckle Ranger Knife also known as the 1st Battalion Ranger knife, of which this is the larger version. I have been informed that these knifes where identified a long time ago in Harold Peterson’s book, AMERICAN KNIVES as the "1st Battalion Ranger" knife. However they have subsequently been identified as being the product of Australia, and saw service in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. They were produced in a "small" and a "large" variant, with nominally 6.25” and 9.25” blades respectively. This fine “large” example has a 9.25” (24.2cm) long clip pointed blade with a 2.75” (7cm) false edge. The blade has a lovely dark aged patina to the finish and shows large areas of light pitting, some of which would clean off, but I like to keep the edged weapons as authentic and original as I find them. The heavy blade is 0.25” (0.6cm) thick, on the blunt side near the crossguard and has traces of a semi-circular maker’s name, but I can only make out the last four letters, being “XHAM”. On the same side near the maker’s mark, I can also just make out the number “3”. Being a theatre made piece, the Australians used whatever blades they could lay their hands on and I believe this blade may have originally been a WW2 English machete blade, that has been refinished into this fine clip pointed blade. The solid brass “knuckle duster” style hilt, grip and crossguard are all cast from one brass moulding and have been hand finished. The brass has a beautiful untouched dark aged patina that in my opinion compliments the finish on the blade. There seems to be two letters stamped into one side of the grip, which I think look like “S R”. There is also a mark on the other side but I just can’t make out what it is. The tang of the blade has been fitted through the grip and very well secured by hammering it flush with the top of the grip. Overall the knife measures 14.5" (36.8cm) long and weighs 865g. The knife would have originally come with a hand made leather scabbard, but sadly that has been lost to time. It is generally believed that while some of these knives saw use in combat in the Pacific by US GI’s, as private purchase weapons, the majority of the surviving examples probably came home as souvenirs. This really impressive looking fighting knife makes a great addition to any collection of WWII theatre and fighting knives. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Impressive Original WW2 Prisoner of War (POW) Hand Drawn Framed Image of a German Soldier Here on offer is an impressive original WW2 Prisoner of War (POW) hand drawn glass framed image of a German Soldier with a rifle slung over his shoulder. The image has been really well drawn by using a white paint or chalk on black paper. The image is slightly ‘spooky’ and you see more detail and depth the longer you gaze at it! I was told it was traded for cigarettes with a British Guard at one of the POW camps during WW2. Unfortunately there is no provenance with the picture, but I haven’t removed the backing board from the frame, so who knows what’s under it? The frame measures 13.6” (34.5cm) by 10.1” (25.7cm). It weighs 650g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Impressive Pair of WW2 Trench Art Cartridge Case and Bullet Displays Here on offer are an interesting pair of WW2 ‘Trench Art’ cartridge case and bullet displays. Each one seems to have been made from two .303 rounds that are crossed and mounted through a 50 calibre cartridge. Then this has been fitted to the top of a DUMMY M48 FUZE head, which in turn has been fitted into a large calibre shell case. The whole configuration has then been mounted onto a thick aluminium square base. Both displays are in excellent condition with a couple of the bullets showing some dings and a couple of the bullet heads are slightly loose. It is great that there are a pair of these and they will make an impressive addition to any military collection. Each one measures about 11.75” (29.8cm) high and the base is 2” (5cm) square. Combined they weigh a heavy 995g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Impressive WW1 Trench Art Crucifix made from Bullets and Cartridge Cases Here on offer is a fine piece of WW1 Trench Art, being a Crucifix made from used bullets and brass cartridge cases. From some research I have done it appears these crucifixes where probably commercially produced from two French 8mm lebel cartridge cases with three German bullet projectiles forming the cross at the top. The figure of Christ, formed from pressed brass has then been fitted to the front of the cross. In this case a further bullet has been used to mount the cross onto a really ornate brass triangular base. This piece looks to have been through WW1 as there are cleaning wear (rubbing) to the image of Christ and the bullet cross is slightly bent at the top. With its ornate base this example is a cut above the rest and makes an impressive display piece. It measures 7” (17.7cm) high and the triangular base has 4” (10.2cm) sides. It weighs 183g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Impressive WW2 Period Hand Made Wooden Scale Model of HMS Belfast Here on offer is a wonderful WW2 period, hand made wooden model of the famous British warship HMS Belfast. This skilfully made and highly detailed model of HMS Belfast must have taken hours to make. The main hull and desks seemed to be carved from a solid piece of heavy wood, then the funnels, guns, metal fittings etc, have been added and then painted with a navy grey paint. The hull has been painted black and the upper decking has been painted light brown and lines scratched into it to imitate wooden planking. Three of the four main turrets actually turn and the main mast look to have had thin cotton rigging fitted at some point in its life. It is just a really impressive model that some one has made as a “labour of love”. Built in 1936, by Messrs Harland & Wolff, it went on to be launched on St. Patrick’s Day, 1936, by Anne Chamberlain, the Prime Minister’s wife at the time. Used as part of the blockade by the British navy against Germany, the Belfast ship unfortunately struck a German mine. With two years of repairs on its extensive damage, in November 1942, it was upgraded to become on the most powerful liners of the Royal Navy. The most famous feats were its Battle of the North Cape, the destruction of German warship, as well as participation in Operation Overlord. After WW2, Belfast went on to be used in the Korean War during 1950-52. Between 1956 and 1959, it underwent modernisation, with other commissions following before entered reserve in 1963. Presently this historical warship is docked on the river Thames, open to tourists for tours and exhibitions. The model is in excellent condition and makes a great display item for any Navy enthusiast. It measures 21.75” (55.4cm) long and 3” (7.8cm) wide at its widest point. It weighs a heavy 950g. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Impressive “B17 Bomber” Award - Presented by The Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess - Army Training Regiment, Bassingbourn Here on offer is an impressive award that was presented by the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess of the Army Training Regiment, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England. The award is made up of a heavy solid nickel silver model of a B17 American Bomber, that has been mounted onto a large square wooden base and may have a connection to the famous Memphis Belle Flying Fortress? On top of the base is an etched aluminium plate that has the motto of the Army Training Regiment and a lovely image of an American long legged “pin up” model, as seen of the sides of the Memphis Bell B17 Bomber. It also has the following words on it: PRESENTED BY THE WARRANT OFFICERS’ AND SERGEANTS’ MESS ARMY TRAINING REGIMENT BASSINGBOURN On the front of the base is cast aluminium image of the Army Training Regiment’s motto. During WW2, Royal Air Force Bassingbourn served first as an RAF station and then as a B17 bomber airfield of the Eight Air force, of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). During 1943 RAF Bassingbourn was the focus of a number of media events. The station and its locality were featured in the documentary film Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. One of the Memphis Belle’s propellers stood to greet you at the gatehouse on entering the Army Training Regiment. The British Army barracks were established, on the site of the former RAF Bassingbourn airfield, in January 1970, as the new Depot for the Queen’s Division. The depot was responsible for training recruits undergoing their 19-week basic training before joining a regular battalion (adult trainees did 19 weeks of training but junior trainees did 46 weeks of training); in 1993 the Barracks were re-designated the home of the \"Army Training Regiment, Bassingbourn\" and remained as such for nearly 20 years. Bassingbourn Barracks closed as an army training location in August 2012. It remains the home of the Tower Museum Bassingbourn. The award B17 Bomber measures 8” (20.4cm) wide and 5.6” (14.2cm) long. The base measures 5.6” (14.2cm) square and 2.5” (6.3cm) high. The award weighs a heavy 1.1Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Indian War Medal
INERT British Navy Time Fuse No198 MkII dated 1942 Here on offer is an original INERT British Navy Time Fuse No198 MkII. This brass fuse was a naval star shell type adopted in 1925. It was a standard time combustion fuse and it went through only two marks, being used throughout WW2. Prior to firing, the cap is removed and the time required is set by moving the top time ring. On firing the detonator holder sets back against its spring. This action drives the detonator onto the needle, and the flash from this passes into the flash channels thus commencing the burning of the time rings. At the end of the time as set the flash from the time rings is passed into the magazine and then into the shell filling. This example is in great condition with some corrosion in the base threads that would clean out to a bright finish if required. All the ordnance and timing scales markings are visible and it is dated 1942. It measures 2.75” (7cm) high, 2.5” (6.4cm) diameter and weighs 800g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
INERT WW1 British No 80 VII Shrapnel Shell Brass Fuse Head Dated 1918 Here on offer is a fine example of an INERT WW1 British No 80 VII shrapnel shell fuse head, dated to September 1918. It makes a great desk paperweight! The fuse itself has been fired but is now INERT and was recovered from the battlefields of France. The No.80 fuse was known as a time and percussion fuse and was usually used with the British shrapnel shells of the famous 18 pounders field guns in WW1. Designed by the German company Krupp in 1905 and manufactured under license, by Vickers Armament Industries in England before and during WW1. Although the initial models were made in aluminium, this fuse was entirely made in brass. The time system is a classical rotating disk system, with a ring graduated from 0 to 22 seconds, a departure ignition caused by an axial time pellet caused by the discharge shock momentum. The percussion system, selectable by choosing the rotating disk graduation marked with a roman cross was a very classical one as well, of graze type, with a staple safety device actioned by the shell departure shock. A gunpowder load was placed at the base of the fuse to ignite the shell (with an additional detonator if needed). This type of fuse had 16 different versions and remained in service until the middle of WW2. This fuse has a small impact dent on the outer edge of the top cone and there are some small creases along the lip edge. The base has No 80 VII stamped into it along with the maker mark, VSM, the date 9/18 and various other ordnance markings. It also still retains central threaded disc cover on the base. It measures 2.4” (6cm) diameter and is 2.5” (6.4cm) high from the treaded base to the top of the cone. It weighs a heavy 715g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Inert WW1 British No 80 VII Shrapnel Shell Brass Fuse Head Dated 1918 Here on offer is a fine example of an INERT WW1 British No 80 VII shrapnel shell fuse head, dated to July 1918. It makes a great desk paperweight! The fuse itself has been fired but is now INERT and was recovered from the battlefields of France. The No.80 fuse was known as a time and percussion fuse and was usually used with the British shrapnel shells of the famous 18 pounders field guns in WW1. Designed by the German company Krupp in 1905 and manufactured under license, by Vickers Armament Industries in England before and during WW1. Although the initial models were made in aluminium, this fuse was entirely made in brass. The time system is a classical rotating disk system, with a ring graduated from 0 to 22 seconds, a departure ignition caused by an axial time pellet caused by the discharge shock momentum. The percussion system, selectable by choosing the rotating disk graduation marked with a roman cross was a very classical one as well, of graze type, with a staple safety device actioned by the shell departure shock. A gunpowder load was placed at the base of the fuse to ignite the shell (with an additional detonator if needed). This type of fuse had 16 different versions and remained in service until the middle of WW2. This fuse has some small creases along the lower lip edge. The base has No 80 VII stamped into it along with the maker mark, VSM, the date 7/18 and various other ordnance markings. It measures 2.4” (6cm) diameter and is 2.5” (6.4cm) high from the treaded base to the top of the cone. It weighs a heavy 630g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
INERT WW1 British No.102 Percussion Brass Fuse Head Dated August 1916 with Wooden Teak Mount Here on offer is a fine example of an INERT WW1 British No.102 Percussion graze fuse head, dated to August 1916, expertly set into a cylindrical shaped teak wooden mount. I haven’t been able to remove the fuse from the wooden mount and don’t feel to need too as the ordinance marks are on the outer surface of the cone. I believe the No.102 Percussion fuse was a modified No.100 fuse that had been transformed into a No.101 fuse by removing the transversal percussion mechanism and the replacement of the axial pellet by a conventional detonator cap pellet. A crimping groove was machined at the cone base. To support the transition of this fuse from a original No.100 to a No.102, you can make out BOTH of these references stamped on the side of the fuse, along with other various ordnance markings. These include the “Crows-foot” stamp and what I believe are the date/year numbers; 8 16, referring to August 1916. The fuse itself has been fired but is now INERT and was recovered from the battlefields of France. This brass fuse is in excellent condition with just a small dent on one side below the grooved rings. It fuse itself measures 2.4” (6cm) diameter and is 2” (5.1cm) high from the base to the top of the cone. The wooden mount is 3.5” (8.9cm) diameter and 1.9” (4.8cm) high. It weighs a heavy 1.2Kg. It makes a great desk paperweight or WW1 ordnance display item. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Interwar Period Chrome Plated Table Lighter for The Devonshire Regiment with early Kestrel Riley Car Mascot Here on offer is a stunning interwar period Chrome Plated Table Lighter for The Devonshire Regiment with an early rare “Kestrel” Riley Car Mascot. This unique hand made piece has a cylindrical metal frame that holds the petrol lighter mechanism that is set on a round ribbed metal base, which is in turn mounted on a circular wooden (walnut) base. The flint and fuel can be accessed via a large nut/screw under the green felted base. On the front is inset a WW1 period version of a silver “The Devonshire Regiment” badge, so clearly this was made for a high ranking officer or the officers mess? Interestingly the top removable cap that fits snuggly over the lighter has been mounted with a rare metal “Kestrel” Riley Car Badge. The car badge is hard to find and seem to sell for around £180 on its own! I believe the mascot was made back in the early 1930’s so would date this piece to that period. The lighter is in excellent condition and most of the thick chrome plating seems to be in place. There is no fuel or flint fitted in accordance with shipping restrictions. It makes a great display piece, which would make a centerpiece for military collectors of The Devonshire Regiment, or Riley Car enthusiasts. Given the mascot can fetch £180 on its own, this piece is very reasonably priced at £225. It measures 10” (25.4cm) high and 6.25” (16cm) diameter at the wooden base. It weighs a heavy 1.1Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Jodhpur City Volunteer Corps ‘Wedding 22nd April 1950’ Presentation Knuckle Knife with Leather Sheath and Decorative Sash Here on offer is a post war version of the Middle East Knuckle Knife (see page 58 of Fighting Knives By Stephens). This fine and scarce example was originally issued to the Jodhpur City Volunteer Corps and was made to commemorate the wedding of 19-year-old Prince Karam Singh, heir to the Maharaja of Kashmir and 16-year-old Princess Yashorajya Lakshmi, the granddaughter of the hereditary Premier of Nepal on 22nd April 1950. The knife grip is made from brass with a nickel plating and has two double finger knuckle guards. It is a very comfortable knife to hold (considering it is a knuckle knife). The lobe rests in the palm of the hand to absorb shock and to aid holding it when slippery from use. It is a very effective design and was intended to be used with either a bare hand or gloved fingers. On one side the hilt is stamped \'Jodhpur City Volunteer Corps with their Coat of Arms\'. It also has the provision for a serial number, however this one is not numbered. On the other side it is stamped \'Auspicious Wedding Princess Jodhpur April 22nd 1950\'. The knife has a 6.25\" (15.8cm) nickel-plated double-edged blade and is 11.1\" (28.1cm) overall. With its sheath and sash it weighs about 420g. The knife comes with its original leather sheath with its thin leather-retaining strap and nipple still in place. It also still has its long decorative cotton material coloured sash, which I think has faded slightly over time. It is rare to find one of these knives complete with their sheath and sash. The knife is in excellent condition with some minor plating loss to the grip edges and slight small patches of light pitting to the top of the blade. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Kriegsmarine Head Profile Wall Plaque of a Rating from 6th Division Marine Artillery Here on offer is an unusual Nazi “head profile” wall plaque, showing the image of a Kriegsmarine rating, wearing a hat with a cap tally for what appears to be the 6th Division of the Marine Artillery. The profile image is cast from a white metal alloy that has been silvered and shows some really fine detail of the sailors face. I can't see any makers or casting marks. In raised letters on his cap tally are: 6. Marineartill These raised letters on the cap tally and the badges on his cap, show signs of a gilt finish. The metal image has been fixed to a wooden base that looks to have been painted black, but most of the paint has worn off. The plaque measures 9.25” (23.5cm) high by 6.9” (17.5cm) wide. The plaque weighs a heavy 650g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Large and Heavy WW2 Chrome Metal Royal Engineers ‘Grenade Emblem’ Wall Mounted Shield Plaque Here on offer is an excellent WW2 chrome metal Royal Engineers ‘Grenade Emblem’ wall mounted shield plaque. This large and very heavy emblem has been made from cast chrome plated metal and the ribbon and motto at the bottom have been painted and shows some minor paint loss. The chrome on the nine flames has some minor pitting in the recesses, which might clean off? The emblem has been mounted onto a thick shield shaped wooden plaque, which has a whole on the back to enable it to be hung from a wall. It has probably been displayed in an Officers mess. The shield measures 10.75” (26.5cm) high by 7” (18cm) wide by 1” (2.5cm) thick. It weighs a heavy 1.2Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Large and Impressive Reference Book - JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS – The collection of G. H. NAUNTON Here on offer is a large and impressive reference book: JAPANESE SWORD FITTINGS A Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of G. H. NAUNTON, esq., complied and illustrated by Henri L. Joly. This fine copy is a 1973 large format reprint of the 1912 original copy of which only 300 wherever printed. The large hardcopy book itself has blue cloth boards with gilt spine inscriptions, which are covered by a red dust cover. The cover shows signs of shelf wear scuffing especially to the spine edges. The book has 317 pages and is fully illustrated throughout with 88 finely detailed black and plates, featuring over 1300 items from the collection. The book measures 12.7” (32.3cm) by 10.2” (26cm) and is 2.3” (5.7cm) thick. It weighs a heavy 2.75kg. This is a great opportunity to obtain a fine example of this reference book that is a must for any collector of Japanese Swords. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Large Antique Toasting Fork – Spiral Antelope Horn and Silver Plated Fittings c1880 Here on offer is a beautiful antique Toasting Fork, circa 1880. It has been made from a stunning buck Antelope horn that just has fascinating spiral twists and turns. The metal four-pronged fork and end cap seem to be sliver plated and are in excellent condition with just some age patina marks. It measures 18.75” (47.6cm) long and the fork is 1.75” (4.5cm) wide. It weighs 310g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Large Arcadian Crested China WW1 British Tank – Mark IV - Birmingham - c1917 Here on offer is a fine example of an Arcadian (A & S) crested china model of a WW1 (Female) Mark IV British Tank, made in 1917. The Mark IV was introduced in 1917 and it benefited from significant developments of the Mark I tank. The main improvements were in armour, the re-siting of the fuel tank and ease of transport. A total of 1,220 Mk IV’s were built: 420 “Males”, 595 “Females” and 205 Tank Tenders (unarmed vehicles used to carry supplies), which made it the most numerous British tank of the war. The Mark IV was first used in mid 1917 at the Battle of Messines Ridge. It remained in British service until the end of the war, and a small number served briefly with other combatants afterwards. On the top of this model is a beautiful coloured transfer image of the shield for the City of: BIRMINGHAM On the base is the printed makers mark for: Arcadian China (A & S) and the words: MODEL OF TANK There is also a REG No 658588, which dates it to 1916 to 1917. The British Tank model is in excellent condition, no chips or cracks, just some loss of gilt to the edges of the top turret. The large model measures 6.3” (16cm) long by 3.75” (9cm) wide. It weighs 250g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Large Bronzed Aluminium Alloy Stylised Model of a WW2 Sunderland Flying Boat Here on offer is a large bronzed aluminium alloy stylised model of a WW2 Sunderland Flying Boat. I have no real idea of how old this model is but it seems to have been created in a stylised form to represent the famous British WW2 Sunderland Flying Boat. It makes a great display piece and looks great as a aviation desk ornament. It is made from aluminium or an aluminium alloy, which has been professionally finished with a dark bronze paint. There is some slight rubbing and chipping to some of the edges, especially around the front of the base. The base has been covered in a black baize material to stop it scratching any smooth surface. It measures 12.6” (32cm) wide (wing tip to wing tip) and 9.5” (24cm) high. It weighs a heavy 1.85Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Large Royal Artillery Cup – Wood and Gilt Bronze Military Award Plaque – The Army Rifle Association Here on offer is an unusual and unique military award plaque, titled the Royal Artillery Cup. It is difficult to accurately date this award, but from researching online, smaller coin sized examples of this style of medallion seem to date from just after WW1, so possible from the 1920’s? The plaque has been made from a beautifully carved and shaped solid wooden frame that has the words ROYAL ARTILLERY CUP carved in relief as part of a ribbon displayed at the top. In the centre is a large, 4” diameter, finely detailed gilt bronze medallion, with the image of a walking lion and the words: THE ARMY RIFLE ASSOCIATION There is some age wear to the gilt on the raised areas of the lion and ground. There is no inscription on the front of the medallion and it has been very tightly set into the wooden frame, I can’t check if there are any details on the reverse. On the back of the wooden frame is an old metal hook with a piece of string, used to hang it on a wall. This is a really impressive award and makes a great and unique display item for any British military collection. The wooden frame measures 8.25” (21cm) by 7.75” (19.7cm) and the gilt medallion is 4” (10.2cm) diameter. It weighs 445g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Large Victorian Period Cross-Shaped Sweetheart Pincushion with the emblem for the Royal Marines Here on offer is a large Victorian period Royal Marines cross-shaped sweetheart Pincushion. In the centre is a colour printed paper image of the early Royal Marines emblem with the Crown and Latin motto along with the word, GIBRALTAR. There is also a Union Flag in the top left hand corner and Queen Victoria’s “VR” cypher in each of the other three corners, confirming this dates to Queen Victoria’s reign. This impressive and rare large sized “Cross” shaped pin cushion was probably made by injured and recovering soldiers from the Crimean War or even the Chinese Opium Wars that the Royal Marines where active in during Queen Victoria’s reign. They where mostly sent home to a sweetheart or family member. The upper section has been made primarily from a pale pink velvet fabric embellished with lots of clear and colourful pinned on beads. Each of the four cross arms has a red and gold coloured ribbon wrapped around the joint where they connect to the central body. They also have a silk panel pinned to each arm, two that have two Union Flags and the words: WITH BEST WISHES and two that have a lovely red coloured pansy flower depicted. The back is made from thick cotton in a cream colour and the cushion appears to be filled with sawdust and wood shavings. The cushion is in excellent condition for its age, no rips or holes that I can see. It seems to have retained its original filling, thus still keeping its shape. There is fading to the velvet colours and some light rust staining to the pinholes. Some of the pins and beads are missing as can be seen from my photos. This is a rare shape and very early example of these pincushions that will make a great and feature addition to any military collection. The cushion measures 9.75” (25cm) square and about 1.5” (4cm) thick. It weighs 565g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Large Vintage Chrome Plated Model of a Royal Navy PORPOISE Class Submarine Displayed on a Wooden Plinth Here on offer is an unusual and possibly unique example of a vintage chrome plated model of what I believe is a British PORPOISE Class submarine, displayed on a black lacquered wooden plinth. The large model is made from a heavy cast metal and has been plated with a thick coating of nickel plate. It shows some signs of light pitting to the finish but is in overall excellent condition, with no damage. It is fixed to a rectangular black lacquered wooden plinth that shows some signs of loss of the lacquer finish over the years. The Porpoise class was series of eight-diesel electric submarines that where operated by the British Royal Navy. They were the first conventional British submarines to be built after the end of WW2 and their design was, in many ways, influenced by the German WW2-era Type XXI U-boats. The first Porpoise-class boats were launched in 1958 during the ever-increasing threat of the Soviet Union's submarine fleet. They were all decommissioned by the 1980s. It submarine measures 12.25” (31.8cm) long and the plinth is 14.2” (36cm) long by 3.2” (8cm) wide. It weighs a heavy 1.3Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Large Vintage English Clip Point Bowie Knife with Stag Horn Grip – VENTURE –Sheffield England Here on offer is a MINT example of very large vintage clip point Bowie Knife with a beautiful stag horn grip and black leather sheath, circa 1960. The grip is made from a beautiful solid piece of stag horn that has been shaped to fit the hand perfectly. Each end of the grip has tapered leather, brass and coloured Bakelite spacers that are all held tightly in place with a polished aluminium pommel, secured by a recessed nut. The finger guard is made from solid brass and is held tightly in place. The large polished chrome finish steel blade is just mint and clearly has never been used. If I am being really picky there are a couple of the tiniest pin prick sized grey dots on the blade which I am sure would just polish out if so required. On one side of the ricasso is stamped: SHEFFIELD ENGLAND And on the other side the word: VENTURE Which I think is the style on name of the knife as I can’t find a maker with that name? The sheath is made from a thick black leather that has a slight stipple finish to the front and an almost suede finish to the back. Gold coloured rivets hold the sheath together and the retaining strap and press button are in perfect condition. This knife is in MINT condition and almost impossible to find like that these days, for what is most likely a 60year old knife! The blade measures 8” (20.2cm) long and the knife itself is a total of 13” (33cm) long. It weighs a heavy 417g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Large Vintage Syrian Jambiya Ornate Brass and Horn Fighting Knife Here on offer is a fine example of what I believe is a large vintage Syrian fighting knife, known as a Jambiya. I think these examples where made for the souvenir market over 50 years ago now, but actually make great display pieces and are becoming collectable in their own right. The main body of the knife and scabbard are made from ornately decorated sold brass. The handle has natural horn grip-plates on either side that are held in place by a brass rivet and oval stud. The 6” long curved steel blade is decorated on both sides with stars and red and blue coloured circles. There are also crudely cut blood groves set on both sides. The curved brass scabbard has beautifully carved ornate designs on the front and what appears to be Arabic symbols on the reverse. It also has a large brass ring fitted to both edges of the scabbard at the top, to feed a retaining belt/sash through. The knife in its scabbard measures 11” (28cm) long and weighs 365g. The knife is in overall excellent condition and has a nice aged patina finish to the brass. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Large WW1 French 105mm Trench Art Embossed Brass Shell Case Here on offer is a large example of a WW1 French 105mm Trench Art embossed brass shell case. The case has been beautifully hand embossed with the image of a flowering poppy shown against a stippled background. The smooth top lip of the case shows some age dents that could be pushed out if so required. The base shows the stamped French ordinance marks that read as: 105L Mle 1913 MAI 37 L 17 S I belief this can be interpreted as 105L Mle 1913 means it is a French 105mm Mle 1913, 105x390R shrapnel shell case. These where normally fired from a Canon de 105 mle 1913 Schneider which was a French artillery piece used in WW1 and then in WW2 by many European countries. It was made by MAI, Manufacture d\'Armes Issy-les-Moulineaux, Lot number 37 L and dated to 1917. This is really an impressive piece of WW1 Trench Art that is large enough to act as a walking stick or umbrella stand. The case measures 15.4” (39cm) tall by 4.75” (12.1cm) diameter at the base. It weighs a heavy 3Kg. As this item is so heavy the postage will be quite high, but I am happy to look at various delivery options to your area at the time to get the best solution. so just drop me an email Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Large WW2 Brass, Copper and Aluminium Trench Art Pocket Lighter Here on offer is a fine example of a large WW2 period brass, copper and aluminium trench art pocket petrol lighter. This lighter has been expertly machined by a military workshop engineer, during WW2. The lighter’s frame is made from a copper centre section with rounded cylindrical brass ends and an aluminium base and tip hinged lid. The aluminium base is held in place by two retaining screws. All the metal elements and finely machined together, such that you can’t feel the joins! The lid hinges open to reveal the thumb wheel flint holder, that pulls out of its housing and is missing its flint, spring and screw. There is also the hole for the lighter wick, which is also absent and no fuel (petrol) is retained in the lighter, to meet shipping regulations. The lighter is in excellent condition and will make an impressive and unique addition to any lighter collection. It measures 2.1” (5.3cm) wide, 2.5” (6.3cm) high and 0.8” (2.1cm) thick. It weighs a heavy 115g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Large WW2 German Kriegsmarine Ceramic Tea Pot dated 1942 Here on offer is a rare example of a large WW2 German Kriegsmarine ceramic Tea Pot dated 1942. The white ceramic Tea Pot is complete with its lid and is finished with red piping. I believe these Tea Pots where used on Kriegsmarine ships, U-boats and shore bases during WW2, but there is a picture of the inside U-505 online, with a couple of these sitting on the table in a cabin! The base is very wide so they would be very stable during rough seas. On the base is the Kriegsmarine eagle and “M” back stamp along with the maker’s mark Konigszelt Germany and it is dated 1942. Porzellanfabrik Königszelt A.G was a famous pottery manufacturer founded in 1860, in the city of Konigszelt by the businessman and master builder SILBER who chose the location due to the easy access to rich deposits of clay and coal found locally. They produced a large range of ceramic ware for the Third Reich military during WW2, finally going out of business in 1951. The pot is a great original condition, but the handle has been broken (cracked) and has an old glue repair that has been expertly undertaken. There is also a small chip to the edge of the spout. Please see my pictures. It measures 6.3” (16cm) diameter at the base and 7.5” (19cm) high. It weighs a heavy 1.3Kg. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
LESNEY MOKO – Cast Metal “Muffin The Mule” Puppet from 1950 Here on offer is a great example of a vintage Lesney – Moko - metal “Muffin The Mule” puppet from 1950. These puppets are rare to find in good condition and I believe where only made between 1949 and 1950. This fine example has no damage to the metal and it still has three of the original strings and finger rings in place. I think there was a forth that moved the tail, which is now missing, albeit easily replaced. On the inside of one leg is impressed “Made in England”. This die cast metal puppet is in good used condition and has the usual “usage” paint loss as shown the pictures. The puppet measures approx 6" (15.2cm) x 6" (15.2cm) and weighs 260g. A real collectors piece! Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.
Letter Opener made from the Timber of – H.M.S. CORNWALL - Launched in 1815 Here on offer is a genuine piece of teak wood from H.M.S. CORNWALL made into a fine tapered letter opener that is in perfect condition, no splits or chips to the edges. It has a metal plaque pinned to the front, which reads: FROM THE TIMBER OF H.M.S. CORNWALL LAUNCHED BOMBAY 1815 Some history relating to this great ship follows: H.M.S. CORNWALL H.M.S. Cornwall was built in Bombay Dockyard in 1812. She was launched in 1815 as H.M.S. Wellesley, a 74-gun 3rd rate ship of the line. She captured Karachi for the British, and participated in the First Opium War, which resulted in Britain gaining control of Hong Kong. She saw active service in the Far East and was for a time the Flag Ship of Rear-Admiral Sir Frederick Lewis-Maitland. When she returned from this service, 27 cannon balls were found embedded in her sides. In 1868 she was rebuilt as H.M.S. Cornwall. Later she was fitted out as a training ship and moored off Purfleet. In 1928 she was moved to Denton, below Gravesend. She was still there at the outbreak of war in 1939. In 1940 she was severely damaged by bombs during a German air raid on London and sank; subsequently gaining the distinction of being the last British ship of the line to be sunk by enemy action, and the only one to be sunk during an air-raid. She was raised in 1944 and beached at Tilbury-Ness. The letter opener measures 9.75” (24.7cm) long and weighs 20g. A great piece of British Naval memorabilia that can still be used today. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Limited Edition HATTORI Knife of the Year “1999” Folding Knife - 1 of 99 Here on offer is a rare opportunity to obtain a genuine Limited Edition Hattori Knife of the Year “1999”, folding knife, 1 of 99 ever made. This example is actually number 23 of the 99 produced. I have owned this knife from new and it is in mint condition, still in its original presentation wooden box. The knife fittings show a very slight 22 year age patina to the finish that would easily polish to a bright mirror finish is so required. Imprinted in gold on the lid is "Hattori 1999 Year Special Edition Knife" in Japanese Hiragana and Kanji. These knives rarely come on the knife market, as they are kept stored away in collections as indeed my collection has been, but now it is time to offer them for another collector to enjoy! Ichiro Hattori was involved with knife making at the age of 18 when he joined his father's knife company "Masahiro". In 1971, he has opened his own workshop and started producing high quality Hunting knives for export with buyers brands including Kershaw, Browning, Beretta, Tekna etc. His fine works have been quickly recognised worldwide as real custom quality knives with the detailed hand works. This reputation came from his nature to seek the finest workmanship without any compromises. In 1993, he has entered into a domestic market with his own name and line, and instantly captured Japanese knife users as the finest hunting knives ever offered in Japan. A great chance to add an early limited edition Hattori knife to your collection. This knife can only increase in value. The knife has an approximate blade length of 3.9” (9.8cm) and a total fully opened length of 8.4” (21.4cm). It weighs a heavy 231g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Limited Edition HATTORI Knife of the Year “2002” with Leather Sheath and Wooden Presentation Box - 1 of 100 Here on offer is a rare opportunity to obtain a genuine Limited Edition Hattori Knife of the Year “2002”, fixed blade knife, 1 of 100 ever made. This example is actually number 97 of the 100 produced. I have owned this knife from new and it is in mint condition, with its brown leather sheath and complete with its original presentation wooden box. It has only been taken out of its box to take photos. I believe the grip is made from two slabs of beautiful Chinese quince wood, held in place by brass pins. The small brass crossguard has the limited edition number 097 stamped into it on one side and SEKI CUT on the other side. The stunning mirror finished blade has VG-10 JAPAN stamped on the ricasso on one side and the full Hattori 2002 etching. The brown leather sheath fits snugly into the base of the wooden box. Imprinted in gold on the lid of the presentation box is "Hattori 2002 Year Special Edition Knife" in Japanese Hiragana and Kanji. These knives rarely come on the knife market, as they are kept stored away in collections as indeed my collection has been, but now it is time to offer them for another collector to enjoy! Ichiro Hattori was involved with knife making at the age of 18 when he joined his father's knife company "Masahiro". In 1971, he has opened his own workshop and started producing high quality Hunting knives for export with buyers brands including Kershaw, Browning, Beretta, Tekna etc. His fine works have been quickly recognised worldwide as real custom quality knives with the detailed hand works. This reputation came from his nature to seek the finest workmanship without any compromises. In 1993, he has entered into a domestic market with his own name and line, and instantly captured Japanese knife users as the finest hunting knives ever offered in Japan. A great chance to add an early limited edition Hattori knife to your collection. This knife can only increase in value. The knife has an approximate blade length of 3.1” (7.7cm) and a full length of 6.9” (17.5cm). It weighs 59g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Limited Edition MOKI Knife of the Year “1999” with Leather Pouch and Wooden Presentation Box - 1 of 300 Here on offer is a rare opportunity to obtain a genuine Limited Edition MOKI, Knife of the Year “1999”, folding knife, 1 of 300 ever made. Moki knives have been produced in Seki, Japan since 1907. Handmade to near perfect fit and finish, make Moki knives prized as a "gentleman's knife". I have owned this knife from new and it is in mint condition, with its black leather tooled pouch and complete with its original presentation wooden box. It has only been taken out of its box to take photos. The grip is made from satin finished stainless steel that has a beautiful ironwood slab inset into both sides. The stunning mirror finished blade has ATS-34 stamped on the ricasso on one side and MOKI on the other. The blade has the full MOKI logo in gold and 1 of 300 etched into it. ATS-34 is a Japanese stainless steel high in Carbon and Chromium for great corrosion resistance and wear resistance. It has been around since the 1990s and is a copy of the old Crucible 154cm steel. The black leather pouch fits snugly into the base of the wooden box. Imprinted in gold on the lid of the presentation box is "MOKI 1999 Year Special Edition Knife" in Japanese Hiragana and Kanji. These knives rarely come on the knife market, as they are kept stored away in collections as indeed my collection has been, but now it is time to offer them for another collector to enjoy! A great chance to add a truly top quality limited edition MOKI knife to your collection. This knife can only increase in value. The knife has an approximate blade length of 2.6” (6.7cm) and a fully opened length of 5.9” (15cm). It weighs 38g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Limited Edition MOKI Knife of the Year “2000” with Leather Pouch and Wooden Presentation Box - 1 of 300 Here on offer is a rare opportunity to obtain a genuine Limited Edition MOKI, Knife of the Year “2000”, Leaf folding knife, 1 of 300 ever made. Moki knives have been produced in Seki, Japan since 1907. Every detailed time consuming hand finish & fit is devoted to each knife, making an exceptional high standard of quality craftsmanship so called "Precision Factory Custom Knives". Moki pay careful attention to the material of the handles and produces attractive knives one at a time. They use various well-selected natural materials for knife handle inlays, such as the shell from white and black mother of pearl abalone harvested by divers from the bottom of the South Pacific. Beautiful woods are used, such as Ironwood, Red Sandalwood and Lignum vitae known as the "tree of life" for some limited models. I have owned this knife from new and it is in mint condition, with its brown leather tooled pouch and complete with its original presentation wooden box. It has only been taken out of its box to take photos. The handle has brushed stainless steel bolsters and an ironwood slab inset into both sides. The front has also been inlayed with a beautiful white pearl and abalone, stainless steel framed “leaf” design. The stunning mirror finished stainless steel blade has ATS-34 stamped on the ricasso on one side and MOKI on the other. The blade has the full MOKI logo in gold and 1 of 300 etched into it. ATS-34 is a Japanese stainless steel high in Carbon and Chromium for great corrosion resistance and wear resistance. It has been around since the 1990s and is a copy of the old Crucible 154cm steel. The brown leather pouch fits snugly into the base of the wooden box. Imprinted in gold on the lid of the presentation box is "MOKI 2000 Year Special Edition Knife" in Japanese Hiragana and Kanji. These knives rarely come on the knife market, as they are kept stored away in collections as indeed my collection has been, but now it is time to offer them for another collector to enjoy! A great chance to add a truly top quality limited edition MOKI knife to your collection. This knife can only increase in value. The knife has an approximate blade length of 2.5” (6.3cm) and a fully opened length of 5.5” (14cm). It weighs 49g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Limited Edition MOKI Knife of the Year “2001” with Wooden Presentation Box - 1 of 300 Here on offer is a rare opportunity to obtain a genuine Limited Edition MOKI, Knife of the Year “2001”, folding knife, 1 of 300 ever made. This example is actually number 297 of the 300 ever produced. Moki knives have been produced in Seki, Japan since 1907. Every detailed time consuming hand finish & fit is devoted to each knife, making an exceptional high standard of quality craftsmanship so called "Precision Factory Custom Knives". Moki pay careful attention to the material of the handles and produces attractive knives one at a time. They use various well-selected natural materials for knife handle inlays, such as the shell from white and black mother of pearl abalone harvested by divers from the bottom of the South Pacific. Beautiful woods are used, such as Ironwood, Red Sandalwood and Lignum Vitae known as the "tree of life" for some limited models. I have owned this knife from new and it is in mint condition complete with its original presentation wooden box. It has only been taken out of its box to take photos. The handle has brushed stainless steel bolsters, the front being stamped with the production number of this knife, which is 297 out of 300. The handle is also inset with what I think are Lignum Vitae wooden slabs on both sides. Inlayed at the top of these slabs, where they join the bolsters are beautiful sections of abalone shell. The front of the handle has an oval gold metal MOKI maker’s logo set into the centre of the wood. The stunning mirror finished stainless steel blade is probably VC-10 or possibly ATS-34. Stamped on the ricasso on one side is the name MOKI. The blade has the full MOKI logo in gold etched into it. This version also has a knurled thumb stud screwed to the blade for single hand operation. Imprinted in gold on the lid of the presentation box is "MOKI 2001 Year Special Edition Knife" in Japanese Hiragana and Kanji. These knives rarely come on the knife market, as they are kept stored away in collections as indeed my collection has been, but now it is time to offer them for another collector to enjoy! A great chance to add a truly top quality limited edition MOKI knife to your collection. This knife can only increase in value. The knife has an approximate blade length of 3.1” (8cm) and a fully opened length of 6.8” (17.3cm). It weighs 104g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Limited Edition MOKI Knife of the Year “2002” with Black Canvas Pouch and Wooden Presentation Box - 1 of 300 Here on offer is a rare opportunity to obtain a genuine Limited Edition MOKI, Knife of the Year “2002”, folding knife, 1 of 300 ever made. This example is actually number 005 of the 300 ever produced. Moki knives have been produced in Seki, Japan since 1907. Every detailed time consuming hand finish & fit is devoted to each knife, making an exceptional high standard of quality craftsmanship so called "Precision Factory Custom Knives". Moki pay careful attention to the material of the handles and produces attractive knives one at a time. They use various well-selected natural materials for knife handle inlays, such as the shell from white and black mother of pearl abalone harvested by divers from the bottom of the South Pacific. Beautiful woods are used, such as Ironwood, Red Sandalwood and Lignum vitae known as the "tree of life" for some limited models. I have owned this knife from new and it is in mint condition, with its black canvas pouch and complete with its original presentation wooden box. It has only been taken out of its box to take photos. The handle has brushed stainless steel bolsters, the front being stamped with the production number of this knife, which is 005 out of 300. The handle is also inset with Ironwood slabs on both sides. Inlayed into those slabs are beautiful triangular sections of white pearl and abalone. The stunning mirror finished stainless steel blade is probably VC-10 or possibly ATS-34. Stamped on the ricasso on one side is the name MOKI. The blade has the full MOKI logo in gold and 1 of 300 etched into it. The black canvas pouch with a brown leather tooled section, fits snugly into the base of the wooden box. Imprinted in gold on the lid of the presentation box is "MOKI 2002 Year Special Edition Knife" in Japanese Hiragana and Kanji. These knives rarely come on the knife market, as they are kept stored away in collections as indeed my collection has been, but now it is time to offer them for another collector to enjoy! A great chance to add a truly top quality limited edition MOKI knife to your collection. This knife can only increase in value. The knife has an approximate blade length of 2.75” (7cm) and a fully opened length of 5.9” (15cm). It weighs 57g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
M1929 “1st Pattern” Naval Depot Kriegsmarine Dagger by Carl Eickhorn with 1938 “Replacement” Eagle Pommel Here on offer is an original “untouched” condition, M1929 “1st Pattern” Naval Depot Kriegsmarine Dagger by Carl Eickhorn with 1938 style “Replacement” eagle pommel. There is a great reference to this specific type of Carl Eickhorn dagger along a photo showing the blade markings, on page 212 of Thomas Wittmann’s excellent reference book, Exploring the Dress Daggers of the German Navy. Overall this dagger has a very dark aged patina to the brass/gilt finish, which I personally think is gorgeous. Very little of the original gilt remains to the fittings or scabbard. The excellent condition grip is ivory in colour and the celluloid over wood version, which still has its original twisted grip brass wire. There is a tiny split at the base where it sits in the cross guard, but this would be covered over if a portepee was fitted. The gilt brass pommel is a well-sculptured example of the 1938 “Replacement” eagle type that where produced in large quantities and disbursed to naval garrisons, shipyards and even ships at sea, so that the old flame style pommels could be exchanged for this new Nazi version. As long as the pommel was facing outward when tight on the grip, it was deemed to be allowed. This meant that in some cases and this dagger is one such case, it would now be worn and placed in the scabbard ‘backwards’, so the back of the blade faced the front as it was drawn from the scabbard, showing the recessed blade lock and markings. The brass crossguard is the fouled anchor type, but has been made with no provision for a release button in the reverse of the crossguard. So on this model, to remove the blade from the scabbard, you just need to pull relatively hard, that’s how it was designed. The Plain Double fullered blade is in excellent condition with some light pitting/loss of plating near the tip and top of the ricasso. On the ricasso there is a hardly recognisable light impression of the early small double oval trademark for Carl Eickhorn. You can just make out the letters HORN the * and the N at the end of Solingen. It is also stamped with the Weimar “Eagle over M”, navel proof mark, which is also repeated on the top of the scabbard throat. There is also a Naval base reference number 0.770 stamped on the ricasso and the top of the reverse of the scabbard. I can’t find a reference to this particular number (I know 0.745 is Ostsee at Kiel). If anybody can help that would be appreciated. It still retains its dark blue felt scabbard buffer pad. The lightning pattern scabbard is in great condition with a couple of shallow “train door dents”.This has resulted in a very slight upwards curvature to the end of the scabbard. It still retains its two rounded scabbard screws. The blade measures 9.7” (24.5cm) and the dagger itself 14.8” (37.7cm) long. It weighs 345g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
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Mint 2019 British Army 3-Piece Jack Knife by Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield Here on offer is a mint condition 2019 British Army issued 3-piece Jack Knife, made by the famous knife manufacturers, Joseph Rodgers of Sheffield. This knife has been made from the famous robust and time proven design and features a stainless steel sheep foot blade for heavy-duty cutting, a can-opener tool and a marline spike for rope work. The handle is fitted with black plastic diamond pattern scales to aid grip and comes complete with loop for attachment to a lanyard. At the other end of the handle is the large flat screwdriver blade. The main blade has been etched with the maker’s name: JOSEPH RODGERS (SHEFFIELD) The NATO Stock Number (NSN): 5110-99-940-4297 The date of issue: 2019 followed by the Army “crows foot” and letters AXE. On the CSC Tools website the NATO number still is referred to and states it is a “knife”. Versions of this knife have been issue to servicemen in their many thousands since its introduction in the 19th century. This is a great opportunity to add a modern British Army issued version to a collection that is in mint unused condition. Please be warned that the blade is razor sharp and stiff to open! The knife (including the loop) measures 6.5” (16.5cm) long with the blade open and 4.25” (11cm) with the blade closed. It weighs 150g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Mint 2nd Boer War Commemorative Glass Plate - Marking The Arrival of Frederick Roberts in Pretoria on 5th June 1900 Here on offer is a mint example of a 2nd Boer War commemorative glass plate, marking the arrival of Frederick Roberts in Pretoria on 5th June 1900. Apparently President Kruger and his senior government officials left in a hurry, leaving behind a general state of panic! To mark event this commemorative plate was made by Jobling & Co (formally Green & Co. Glassworks, England) This impressive pressed glass plate has relief hobnail decoration on the underside. With a lovely scalloped edge, the plate has the legend \'ROBERTS PRETORIA\' with the \'VR\' for Queen Victoria and a shamrock motif on the rim. The centre features crossed British ensigns with the legend \'ENTERED JUNE 5 1900\'. The plate is in mint condition, no chips or cracks or even wear to the base rim. It measures 10.25” (26cm) diameter and is about 1” (2.5cm) high. It weighs 665g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Mint in Box Large Vintage Metal Medallion Designed for the French Ministry of Defence by FIA Here on offer is an unusual mint in box example of a vintage large heavy metal medallion designed for the French Ministry of Defence, by the French medal manufacturer, FIA. The medallion comes in its original blue card box and still has a clear support stand in its package and a manufactures card. The card reads: Cette medaille est gravee. estampee en metal noble, patinee, et fabriquee piece par piece de facon artisanle dans nos ateliers. le poincon de maitre FIA garantit saqualite et son authenticite Which roughly translates to: This medal is engraved. stamped in noble metal, patinated, and handcrafted piece by piece in our workshops. the FIA master\'s mark guarantees its quality and authenticity. The medallion itself is 2.9” (7.3cm) diameter and 0.2” (0.5cm) thick at the rim. Iy weighs a heavy 184g. It appears to be made from brass or a heavy metal alloy that has been silver coated to give a slight brushed finish. The font displays the French Ministry of Defence emblem in relief, with wording around the edge. The reverse and rim have a totally plain finish. The medallion is in mint condition and looks to have not been used or displayed. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Mint MAGNUM Stainless Steel Folding Knife with Duck Scene Handle in Original Wooden Cases Here on offer is a mint condition MAGNUM Stainless Steel Folding Knife with a Duck Scene Handle in its original wooden case. The Stainless steel blade is perfect and folds into a chrome coloured handle which has a detailed image of three wild ducks taking off from a reed bed. The knife comes in its original hinged wooden case that has a magnetic catch. Basically the knife and case are in perfect mint condition. The blade measures 2.75” (7cm) long and when extended, the knife measures a total of 5.9” (15cm) long. In the case it weighs a total of 175g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Mint MAGNUM Stainless Steel Folding Knife with Fish Scene Handle in Original Wooden Case Here on offer is a mint condition MAGNUM Stainless Steel Folding Knife with Fish Scene Handle in its original wooden case. The Stainless steel blade is perfect and folds into a gold coloured handle which has a detailed image of a large river fish chasing small fish. The knife comes in its original hinged wooden case that has a magnetic catch. Basically the knife and case are in perfect mint condition. The blade measures 2.75” (7cm) long and when extended, the knife measures a total of 5.9” (15cm) long. In the case it weighs a total of 167g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Mint MUELA Hunting Knife with Beautiful Coral Wood Handle and Leather Sheath Here on offer is a mint example of a top quality Spanish MUELA hunting knife with a Corel Wood grip and brown leather sheath. I purchased this knife and another stag horn handled version from a hunting shop in Cyprus over 20 years ago. This knife has never been used it has just been put away. MUELA is currently classed as one of the strongest firms in handcrafted knives for hunting, both in Spain and the rest of the world and its knives and penknives are highly appreciated for their top quality. The grip of this knife has been made from a beautiful section of Coral Wood with a slightly wider tapered shape towards the top, which means it fits the hand perfectly. The pommel cap and cross guard have a polished brass gilt finish, inset with an ornate scrolled pattern with a black background and are in perfect condition. This knife blade has a very sharp cutting edge and clip point top edge. It is made of a high grade stainless steel and is marked on one side with: Muela (Plus logo) MADE IN SPAIN INOX You can still see all the cross graining to the polished blade. It is complete with original thick brown leather sheath, which has the name MUELA and the makers logo embossed into the front, in black. The belt flap and retaining strap are just in mint condition. The knife is just in perfect mint unused condition. The blade measures 6.3” (16cm) long and the knife is 11.2” (28.3cm) in total length. It weighs 340g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Mint MUELA Hunting Knife with Beautiful Stag Horn Handle and Leather Sheath Here on offer is a mint example of a top quality Spanish MUELA hunting knife with a genuine stag horn grip and brown leather sheath. I purchased this knife and another wooden handled version from a hunting shop in Cyprus over 20 years ago. This knife has never been used it has just been put away. MUELA is currently classed as one of the strongest firms in handcrafted knives for hunting, both in Spain and the rest of the world and its knives and penknives are highly appreciated for their top quality. The grip of this knife has been made from a beautiful thick section of real stag horn with a slight curve, which means it fits the hand perfectly. The pommel cap, tang nut and finger guard all have a polished gilt finish and are in perfect condition. This knife blade has a very sharp cutting edge and clip point top edge. It is made of a high grade MOLYBDENUM VANADIUM stainless steel and is marked on one side with: Muela (plus logo) TEJON MOLIBDENO VANADIO MADE IN SPAIN You can still see all the cross graining to the polished blade. It is complete with original thick brown leather sheath, which has the name MUELA and the makers logo embossed into the front, in black. The belt flap and retaining strap are just in mint condition and it still has the red GENUINE STAG label fitted around the retaining strap. The knife is just in perfect mint unused condition. The blade measures 6.5” (16.5cm) long and the knife is 11.6” (29.5cm) in total length. It weighs 305g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Mint Post WW2 Swiss Army Dagger with Portepee/Knot and Officer’s Dress Belt Here on offer is MINT example of a M1943 Swiss Army Dagger with original portepee, hanger clip and Officer’s belt. All the dagger fittings, pommel, grip frame and Holbein style crossguard have a bright polished nickel finish. The grip has beautiful walnut slabs secured with three-nickel screws with countersunk taps. The dagger has a polished centre ridge, double-edged, stiletto-style plain nickel blade that is in mint condition, still retaining all its original cross graining. The blade is 8.2” (20.8cm) long. On the front of the ricasso is stamped the serial number; 199710 The maker’s name is stamped on the reverse of the flat ricasso; ELSENER SCHWYZ, VICTORIA The blade fits very snuggly into scabbard and is stiff to remove. The bayonet style metal scabbard is dent free and retains ALL of its original black enamel finish. At the top it is fitted with a polished nickel scabbard throat guard that is held in place with one round-headed screw on the reverse. Also on the reverse near the top it is stamped with the letter “S” which denotes the city of Sissach, where the company that produced the scabbards, Basler Eisnmobelfabrick A.G., is located. On the reverse is a permanently attached short black leather hanger with a polished nickel spring clip, which again is in mint condition. This dagger also has a correctly tied red and white portepee, which I believe is an officer’s version? Along with the dagger is a MINT unused example of a Swiss Army Officer’s dress belt that has is made of a green/grey material with an orange stripe. The belt buckle is made of gilt metal and depicts the Swiss Cross and Edelweiss flowers on the front. On the reverse it has the famous Swiss maker’s logo and name; Huguenin le locle The dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 14.4” (36.5cm) long and weighs 545g. For reference, examples of this dagger are shown in Kurt Glemser’s book, A Guide to Military Dress Daggers, Vol III, on pages 201 to 213. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thank you for taking the time to look.
Mint Unissued WW2 German 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Portepee in Original Maker’s Cellophane Package Here on offer is a MINT unissued WW2 German Luftwaffe portepee still with factory tie string and original maker’s clear cellophane package. This is the short version portepee that is suitable for use any 2nd pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. It is made from the slightly thinner and brighter silvered material and is in mint condition. The clear cellophane package as a split along the crease of one end, which allowed me to remove the portepee for photos. There is also a small split where the maker’s name is printed, but the remainder of the packaging just shows age related crinkling. On the front it has printed: Dolchportepee Auf Zlluminiumgefpinft The maker’s address printed at one end seems to read as: Heeres kleiderfaffe Berlin m62 Budapester strasse 28 Finding examples of these portepee’s in their original packaging is becoming impossible! This is an excellent example which can only increase in value. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Mint Unissued WW2 German Army or Navy Dagger Portepee Still with Factory Tie String Here on offer is a MINT unissued WW2 German Army or Navy Dagger Portepee or Bullion Knot that is still tied with its original factory cotton tie string. This example is the 42cm long version and is suitable to use with the Army or Navy Daggers. It has made from the slightly narrower and duller silvered material and is in mint condition. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Mint Unissued WW2 German Army or Navy Dagger Portepee Still with Factory Tie String Here on offer is a MINT unissued WW2 German Army or Navy Dagger Portepee that is still tied with its original factory cotton tie string. This example is the 43cm long version and is suitable to use with the Army or Navy Daggers. It has made from the slightly thicker and brighter silvered material and is in mint condition. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
MINT Vintage Deer’s Foot Hunting Knife Complete with Original Leather Sheath Here on offer is a MINT example of a vintage Deer’s Foot hunting knife complete with its original leather sheath. I am sure these knives where made in Solingen, Germany, possibly by W CLAUBERG, who is famous for making these types of knives. The grip is made from a large Deer’s foot/hoof that retains all its fur. A ribbed polished nickel ferrule connects the hoof to the blade. The beautiful single edged blade retains all of its original mirror finish, with just some very slight surface scratches. There is no maker’s mark on the blade. The mint condition brown leather sheath has a crosshatched metal tip; a belt loop and retaining strap and working press catch at the top. On the front, embossed into the leather, is the image of a Stag deer in the woods and two acorn leaves. The knife is in MINT unused condition and the grip fits the hand very well. The blade measures 3.9” (9.8cm) long and the knife is 9.2” (23.2cm) in total length. It weighs 90g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
MINT Vintage Stag Handled Hunting Boot Knife with Ornate Metal Fittings by Herbertz Here on offer is a MINT condition ornately decorated, stag handled hunting boot knife by Herbertz, Solingen, that still retains its original makers label/tag. I think this was made back in the 1970’s and it has been proudly displayed in my collection for years. All the metal fitting on this knife and scabbard have a dark finish and those on the scabbard seem to be cast in a white metal and those on the knife cast in brass? The handle is made from a beautiful section of stag horn and it has a stunning Boar figure mounted on an oak leaf edged pommel cap. The ferrule also has a crisp oak leaf pattern. The blade has a mint ‘mirror’ finish blade with a partly worked top edge. It has the makers name and details on the blade: HERBERTZ ROSTFREI SOLINGEN INOX The brown leather scabbard has oak leaf patterned fittings. The HERBERTZ triangular makers label/tag is connected by a cord to the ferrule. This is just in mint unused condition, with the slightest hint of brass showing through on the ferrule raised oak leaves. Just a really impressive hunting knife that can’t be ungraded. The blade measures 4” (10.2cm) long and the knife is 9.2” (23.3cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 9.75” (24.8cm) long It weighs 155g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
MINT Vintage “Boy Scouts of America” Bowie Knife with Original Leather Sheath circa 1960 Here on offer is MINT example of a vintage “Boy Scouts of America” Bowie Knife with original leather sheath. The pommel is made from polished aluminium and is pinned to the full tang that runs through the centre of the grip. The grip plates are made up of stacked leather pieces with coloured plastic spaces at either end. The finger guard is made from polished brass and fits tightly to the beautiful polished clip point Bowie blade. Onside of the ricasso is stamped with the Boy Scouts of America logo and the words: OFFICIAL BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA The other side is stamped with: WESTERN BOULDER, COLO. MADE IN USA The blade is in near mint condition with just the lightest of surface scratch marks. The knife fits snuggly into its original easy access brown leather ‘tube type’ sheath that has a large belt loop on the reverse. The front has a knotted rope design embossed the leather and the top retaining strap and stud are still in place. The stud has the raised image of the Boy Scouts of America logo. Even though large numbers of these knifes where made it is rare to come across one in such excellent condition, a real collectors piece. The blade measures 4.7” (11.2cm) and the knife itself 8.6” (21.8cm) long. It weighs 165g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Mint WW1 White Metal 1919 Peace Medal - Queen Mary & George V Here on offer is a mint and finely detailed example of a 1919 Peace Medal made from a white metal alloy. The front depicts the detailed image of the female figure of ‘Peace’ surrounded by other images and the words: TO COMMEMORATE THE ENDING OF THE GREAT WAR 1919 On the back is the profile image of Queen Mary and George V, along with a peace dove with a sprig of laurel, surrounded by the words: THE GREAT WAR 1914-19 PEACE ENDURING VICTORIOUS The medal measures 1.25” (3.2cm) diameter and weighs 32g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
MINT WW2 Dutch Navy Officers Dagger by E. & F. Horster Solingen – Marked 020 Here on offer is a mint example of a WW2 Dutch Navy Officer’s Dagger by the famous German maker E. & F. Horster, Solingen. All of the original gilding on the fittings still remains with just some very light age related patina to the finish. The circular shaped gilt pommel has a slight knurled finish to the rims at fits snuggly up against the white grip. The thin grip is in undamaged condition and appears to be made from a white composite with two join marks running from top to bottom. There are two areas on the grip that have a raised circular ribbed pattern. Below the grip is an ornately cast circular ferrule which rests up against a solid gilt brass crossguard. The centre section is rectangular in shape, with an anchor in relief on the front and an image I don’t recognise in relief on the reverse. Each of the pointed quillions have a leaf pattern cast near the tips. On the front one of the quillions has been impressed with the number 020, maybe a unit or even a serial number? The thin plated blade is in just mint condition and has a beautifully etched design of fish, anchors and a scrolled design to both sides of the blade. On one side the ricasso it is impressed with the E. & F. Horster and on the other side it is impressed with what I believe is the retailers name; \'J.W. HOUFER, SCHIEDAM\' Schiedam is a Dutch city west of the port of Rotterdam. It still retains its original white felt buffer pad. The blade fits very snuggly into the scabbard and the oval ring below the crossguard fits perfectly and covers the top edge of the scabbard. On the front of the scabbard it has been cast with the images of an anchor and some ornate floral designs, with the lower section resembling that of a German Navy dagger, the ears of corn on the lightning style scabbard. It still retains its two round hanger rings. The blade measures 9.75” (24.8cm) and the dagger in the scabbard is 14.6” (37.2cm) long. It weighs 235g. This is a beautiful dagger and you rarely find examples, especially mint, coming on the market these days. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Mint WW2 RAF “Wings” Blue Enamel Topped Compact by STRATTON in Original Box with Personal Note Here on offer is a mint condition RAF Blue enamel topped powder compact still with its box by the famous English maker, Stratton, circa 1944. This mint unused example is circular in shape and made from gold tone metal decorated with an RAF blue enamel top, which is set in the centre with a finely detained gilt raised RAF wings emblem. The base has a gilt finish to a circular pattern engine turned diamond cut base. Inside the circular mirror is in mint condition and still has the usage instruction guide, stuck to it. The unused powder puff and sifter are still in place and the hinged frame and release button work perfectly. The inner lid has a diamond cut vertical pattern and has the Stratton compact logo and name Stratton in the centre. Also found inside the compact is a sweet hand written folded note that reads; To mother with lots of love from John This was clearly a present from a serving member of the RAF to his mother, which she never used; it was just kept stored in its original box for over 70 years! This compact is just mint and would be impossible to upgrade and makes a great addition to any RAF or compact collection. The compact itself is 2.75” (7cm) diameter and weighs 82g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
MINT – 1986 - Kershaw Damascus Knife by Manfred Sachse – Serial No. 536 with Original Mahogany Case Here on offer is a mint condition limited edition, Kershaw Damascus Knife made by master blade smith and metallurgical artist Manfred Sachse, in Solingen, Germany, in 1986. He is considered to be the FATHER of the modern Damascus Steel resurgence and any of his knives or daggers are highly sought after. This mint example comes in its original beautiful mahogany display case, which has a blank gilt cartouche set into the top lid. The interior is lined with soft beige coloured velvet and the knife and sheath are neatly recessed into the lower section of the case. The knife has a stunning Damascus forged steel blade showing the wavy layered grain in the steel. Like fingerprints, no two Damascus blades are the same! Please see my photos of the amazing Damascus steel pattern on this blade. On one side of the blade, in slightly raised lettering are the following details: KERSHAW DAMASCUS SOLINGEN GERMANY 536 The blade tang fits tightly into an Indian Sambar deer stag horn handle that has been smoothly finished at both ends. The knife can be fitted into its black leather sheath, with its retaining straps, but this example has always just been displayed in the case. Also included is a folded guarantee card with cleaning/maintenance instructions. The main document is the proof of authenticity card, with shows the date of manufacture as 26/03/1986 by Manfred Sachse, with his signature in ink and the knife serial number of 536. As far as I understand not that many where made fitted in the mahogany cases, they majority where sold in a simple box. This knife actually looks even better ‘in the flesh’ and makes a very impressive display set in its case. The blade measures 5.5” (14cm) long and with the handle is 10” (25.4cm) long. With the case the total combined weight is 1Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Model 1933 SS Enlisted Man\'s Dagger with ‘Tiger Stripe’ Grip by Robert Klaas - RZM M7/37 1051/38 SS Here on offer is an original model 1933 RZM SS Dagger by Robert Klaas. What makes this dagger interesting is the fine ebony wood grip has subtle dark thick ‘Tiger Stripe’ marks running across it horizontally. These can be made out if you view it under a bright light and I believe it is very rare to see Tiger Stripes in ebony wood? The grip itself is in excellent condition with no repairs and fits into the crossguards really well. The grip eagle is of a fine quality and you can see all the detail of the birds feathering, talons, wreath and swastika, a nice early example. The SS runes button is securely in place and has a slight rubbing to the top left hand edge, which has removed a tiny part of the outer circle of black enamel. The crossguards and tang nut are the early solid nickel variety and are all in excellent order. The lower reverse crossguard is stamped with the District Roman numeral, “I”. The blade is in great condition, with just the slightest amount of grey on the surfaces. There are some light surface scratches and you can see the In and Out runner marks. The front is engraved with the SS motto, \"Meine Ehre heißt Treue\" and the reverse is marked with the RZM insignia, maker marked \"M7/37\" (Robert Klaas, Solingen-Ohligs) and marked \"RZM 1051/38\" with the SS runes. It hasn’t been sharpened and he edges are not notched and the tip is still very sharp. Most of the darkening to the motto and RZM mark has gone. It still retains its original dark leather scabbard buffer and the blade sits perfectly central in the lower crossguard. The scabbard fittings are the solid nickel type as well to match the crossguards and are in excellent condition, with just a slight flattening to the lower ball. (no splits). One of the scabbard screws is missing near the hanger ring, but this can be easily replaced as required. The metal scabbard shell still has some of its original black paint and is in great-undented condition. If this was to be professionally repainted, the dagger would make a very impressive display piece, but I like to leave the daggers as original as I can. A great original SS dagger with a very unusual and rare version of a subtle ‘Tiger Stripe” grip. The blade measures 8.75” (22.3cm) and the dagger itself 13.7” (34.8cm) long. It weighs 440g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Model 1952 Swedish Air Force Dagger in Mint Condition made by WKC Here on offer is a Model 1952 Swedish Air Force Dagger in near mint condition by WKC. All the metal fittings on this fine example retain their full gilt over brass. The Pommel is in mint condition, retaining the original factory gilt and has a rope design around the edge and the three ‘Swedish Crowns’ in relief on the top. The Grip is made of tightly wrapped twisted brass wire and is again in mint condition. The ferrule has the finely detailed with a rope design. The Crossguard is plain with a rope pattern border, again in full gilt on brass. The polished stainless steel Blade measures 9.25” (23.5cm) in length and is in just mint condition. It has the maker’s trademark for WKC, being the Knights Head, below which is etched, WKC, SOLINGEN, GERMANY, STAINLESS The leather buffer pad is still in place. The black leather covered Scabbard is in near mint condition, with just some tiny pinhead dents in the leather and I am being really picky! The upper fitting shows a winged propeller on the front, the middle fitting has the same rope design as the pommel and ferrule and the bottom fitting has three concentric circles, the rope design and what look like fish scales tapering to the tip. The dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 13.9” (35.8cm) long and weighs 200g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
MOKI Lock Back Knife with a Beautiful White Pearl & Abalone Shell Inlayed Handle with Black Canvas & Leather Pouch. Circa 1999 Here on offer is a beautiful MOKI, lock back knife with a white pearl and abalone shell inlayed handle. I have owned this knife from new and it is in mint condition, with its black canvas and leather pouch. I purchased it back on 1999 when I stared to collect the MOKI “Knife of the Year Series”. Even though it is not a limited edition knife, I had to buy it just because of its stunning handle! I am sure MOKI no longer make this particular style anymore and I can’t find another example for sale at the moment. Moki knives have been produced in Seki, Japan since 1907. Every detailed time consuming hand finish & fit is devoted to each knife, making an exceptional high standard of quality craftsmanship so called "Precision Factory Custom Knives". Moki pay careful attention to the material of the handles and produces attractive knives one at a time. They use various well-selected natural materials for knife handle inlays, such as the shell from white and black mother of pearl abalone harvested by divers from the bottom of the South Pacific. Beautiful woods are used, such as Ironwood, Red Sandalwood and Lignum vitae known as the "tree of life" for some limited models. The handle on this knife is made from polished stainless steel that has been inlayed with beautiful alternating sections of white pearl and abalone shell, on both sides. The stunning mirror finished stainless steel blade is probably VC-10 or possibly ATS-34. Stamped on the ricasso on one side is the name MOKI. It comes complete with its original black canvas and brown leather pouch. A great chance to add a truly top quality MOKI knife to your collection. This knife can only increase in value. The knife has an approximate blade length of 2.6” (6.5cm) and a fully opened length of 5.75” (14.7cm). It weighs 40g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Montgomery Clan Hallmarked Scottish Silver Lapel Brooch – Edinburgh 1951 Here on offer is a Montgomery Clan hallmarked Scottish silver lapel brooch, dated to Edinburgh 1951. This small solid silver brooch is in excellent condition and still has some fine detail to the Montgomery clan image of the lady on the front. She is supporting an anchor with one hand and holding the severed head of a Saracen the other. She is bordered by a ribbon/belt that has the motto: GARDE BIEN (Guard Well) On the reverse there is a full set of Scottish silver hallmarks, being the Thistle and Castle for Edinburgh and the date letter “V” for the year 1951. There is also a makers mark, being two initials, but I cant make out what the letters are, possibly R S or P S? It also still retains its original “C” clasp and silver pin. The brooch measures about 1” (2.6cm) wide by 1.25” (3cm) high. It weighs 5.5g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near Mint Deflection Magnetometer Compass by W & J George & Becker Ltd circa 1950 Here on offer is a fine example of a 1950’s period Deflection Magnetometer by the famous English laboratory instrument maker: W & J George & Becker Ltd Founded from a take over of F.E. Becker & Co. by W.J. George Ltd in 1897, they continued to trade under the original name until the 1950s when W. & J. George & Becker Ltd was adopted. The company was succeeded by Griffin & George, when W. & J. George & Becker Ltd merged with Griffin & Tatlock in 1954. A Deflection Magnetometer is an instrument used to measure the magnetic moment and polar strength of a bar magnet. It is also used to compare the pole strengths of two bar magnets. It consists of a compass box in which a small magnetic needle is pivoted on a frictional less point so as to rotate freely in the horizontal plane. A long Aluminium pointer is attached perpendicular to the needle at its centre This example is in excellent/near mint condition with no damage to its black Bakelite housing and it is still in perfect working order. The glass is in perfect unscratched condition and there is just the slightest rubbing to the black finish on the edge of the top metal compass rim. The only example of this make of compass I could find was in the Science Museum and they seem to rarely come up for sale on the open market. It measures 5.5” (14cm) diameter at the base by 2” (5cm) high. It weighs 200g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Near Mint Early SA Dagger by Rare Maker AESCULAP Here on offer is a near mint example of an early SA Dagger by the rare maker AESCULAP. The crossguards and tang nut are of the solid nickel-silver type, with crisp edges and deep accent groves. The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped with the Gruppe Mark, “Nm” for Nordmark. These symbols where used to designate the appropriate regional command, division command, or defence centre. The beautiful dark wooden grip is in excellent condition, with just a couple of very light dents that are hard to see. The SA runes disc is mint and retains all its original enamel. The nickel grip eagle is a fine ‘crisp’ early solid nickel-silver version and it fits into the grip like a glove. The scabbard is in near mint condition, completely straight and has the brown anodised finish. There are some faint rub marks mainly on the reverse where it has rubbed against a uniform, while being worn. The scabbard mounts are the bright nickel-silver type and again are in near mint condition. The front of the top scabbard mounting has a very slight dent in the centre. The hanger loop and ring are still attached but the fixed leather hanger is missing. The lower scabbard ball isn’t dented or split and the whole mounting has a mirror bright finish. All four-scabbard screws are in place and look to be undisturbed. The blade has the deeply etched “Alles Fur Deutschland’ motto on the front and retains a lot of the original blacking to the letters, the best example I have seen for many years! On the reverse there is a clear circular AESCULAP trademark, being the double circles with an snake entwined around a staff, below a crown in the centre and the words AESCULAP TUTTLINGEN set within the outer circle. Also an interesting side note is that, AESCULAP made medical instruments, but with the large demand for SA daggers in the early war AESCULAP helped fill this demand by making these daggers. The blade is just gorgeous and in near mint condition, with the bright nickel-plating finish. There are scabbard runner marks on both sides. The blade measures 8.6” (21.8cm) and the dagger itself 13.5” (34.3cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 14.5” (36.9cm) long. It weighs 440g. A really beautiful example of an SA Dagger, that hasn’t been played around with and is by an unusual and rare maker of these Daggers. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near Mint Example of a WW2 NCO’s Sword Complete with by Carl Eickhorn with its Original Paper Tag Here on offer is a near mint example of a WW2 NCO’s Sword complete with by Carl Eickhorn with its original Eickhorn paper tag. The brass grip handle and crossguard are in excellent condition and have a rich aged patina to the brass/gilt finish. The finger guard has some very slight marks on the outside edge for about 1cm. It has numerous official waffenampt marks and under the crossguard is the matching serial number, 11526 that is also stamped at the top of the scabbard. Also onder the crossguard and at the top of the scabbard are the letters CE/G and I believe the G dates this to a 1935 sword. The excellent Grip is made from wood covered with a gloss black finish and it retains its original ornate brass grip wire, which is firmly in place. It still retains its leather finger grip, but it has dried out over time and split on the bottom curve. The plated Blade measures about 33.5” (85cm) in length and is in near mint condition with just light surface runner marks and some very very light specked greying in the blood grove, which will probably polish out. It has a ‘crisp’ Carl Eickhorn oval ‘Squirrel’ makers trade mark which also dates it to around 1935. There is also the official Stick Eagle and “8” Waffenamt stamp on the top edge of the blasé and back of the scabbard. It also still retains its original thick leather scabbard buffer pad. The Scabbard is curved and retains 99% of its original blueing finish. There are a couple of very shallow creases and a slight ding where the hanger ring has rested against the scabbard shell, but I am being picky! It retains its large scabbard screw. The blade fits very snuggly into the scabbard and is sometimes hard to insert, but just remove it and ease it back in again and it fine. I suspect it’s catching on one of the wooden scabbard liners now and again. What is nice and unusual about this sword is it still has its original large coloured Eickhorn paper tag with its serial number and description typed on the front. Just a top quality sword in near mint condition, which would be really hard to upgrade! The Sword in the scabbard measures a total of 40.5” (102.5cm) long and weighs a heavy 1045g. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near Mint Hitler Youth Knife with “Blut und Ehre!” motto by J. A. Henckels Here on offer is a near mint untouched original Hitler Youth Knife by J. A. Henckels, with the full blade motto “Blut und Ehre!”. The nickel-plated hilt fittings are in mint condition and show NO loss of plating or tarnishing. The Bakelite grip plates are in perfect condition and are still held in place by the two original nickel rivets. The HJ diamond emblem retains all its enamel and still fits tightly into the grip. The blade is in excellent/near mint condition with no pitting or nicks to the blade edge. It is the thin blade version with no stepped ricasso and it has the Hitler Youth motto, Blut und Ehre!” (Blood and Honour) etched into one side. There is some dulling to the finish over the section with the words “und Ehre”, which may polish bright if so required? The reverse the blade is near mint with just the slightest areas of dulling. Stamped into it is a crisp maker’s mark, being the joined twin figures and the name: J.A. HENCKELS SOLINGEN ZWILLINGSWERK and the words: GES. GESCHUTZT (Copyrighted) The original leather buffer pad is still in place. The excellent steel scabbard still retains most of its black paint, and is undented, but the finish has some very light surface rust and “spidering” on the front. The original leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place and in truly excellent condition. There is just some light surface wear to the leather-fastening strap, which could be polished if required. On the reverse of the back strap is stamped a crisp maker’s mark, being LFS set across an oak leaf. It appears it is rare to find a strap with a maker’s mark, but I can’t find any reference so the makers name? The blade measures 5.3” (13.5cm) long and the knife is 9.6” (24.5cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 10.25” (26cm) long. It weighs 300g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near Mint Pair of WW2 German Deluxe Hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger Here on offer is a beautiful pair of WW2 German Deluxe Hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. All the deluxe metal fittings (top clip, buckles, sliders and scabbard clips) feature raised oak leaves and the top clip has the addition of acorns as well. They all have a grey anodised finish with an age patina. There are no RZM marks visible. All the spring clips are in working order. The fabric straps are in mint condition with blue/grey fronts and sewn silver stripes. The reverse of the straps is blue velvet, with no minimal signs of use. They are fixed to the top clip in the normal manner of being stitched over. A near mint set of hangers that can only enhance any 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. They measure 10.75” (27.3cm) from the top clip to the scabbard clip on the long strap and weigh 96g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near Mint Personalised WW2 German 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with Original Portepee by EICKHORN Here on offer is an untouched near mint condition 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with its original silver portepee by EICKHORN. It has been ‘personalised’ where someone has had the initials HM hand engraved into the underside of the crossguard on one side. The Pommel is in near mint condition, retaining all of the original factory darkening and still most of the gold anodising to both of the Swastikas. The hand-enhanced oak leaves on the swastikas remain very crisp. The grip is a beautiful dark orange coloured trolon type and is complete with its twisted ‘springy’ wire, which is held securely in place. The grip is a near mint example but does have a ‘tiny’ hairline crack at the front bottom area under the knot and a similar ‘tiny’ crack on the reverse at the top. You can just make them out in my pictures, but they are hard to see. The Luftwaffe Eagle crossguard is the earlier type with excellent crisp detail and a bright finish to the raised sections. Under the crossguard the initials HM have been engraved into one side, in a slightly crude manner. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The mint condition plated blade measures 10” (25.5cm) in length and is just stunning! On the reverse it has an ORIGINAL EICKHORN, ‘Squirrel’ etched trademark with the word SOLINGEN below. Eickhorn used this etched Squirrel style of trademark between 1935 and 1941. The leather buffer pad is still in place, seated inside the crossguard at the base of the blade. The plated stipple finished scabbard is dent free and in near mint condition. There is the slightest rub mark on the edge of the top metal suspension strap at the front, where the tip of the crossguard Swastika overlaps it when the dagger is inserted in to the scabbard. The scabbard throat is held in place by its original pair of round-headed screws. It still retains the original correctly tied short Luftwaffe silver thread portepee, which is in mint condition. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 16.5” (42cm) long and weighs a heavy 390g. This is just a stunning example of a Luftwaffe dagger that will be hard to upgrade! Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thank you for taking the time to look.
Near Mint RAD Hewer Leather Hanger by OTTO SINDEL of Berlin 1935 Here on offer is a near mint and early issued Rad Hewer leather hanger, by OTTO SINDEL of Berlin and dated 1935. This type of hanger is extremely hard to find these days especially in near mint condition. The hanger features a thick brown leather strap with a rectangular metal ring, which is attached to a wide nickel silver metal “snap” clip. Both of these are attached to a large thick brown leather pad that protected the back of the scabbard from rubbing on the uniform. The maker’s name and details are professionally stamped into the leather on the back of the strap and read as: OTTO SINDEL BERLIN 1935 OTTO SINDEL was a well respected maker of fine leather items for the NAZI movement and this is an early example of their work. Below the maker’s details is stamped the official RAD triangle with the words “Ges Gesch”. The RAD triangle with the words “Ges Gesch” is also stamped into the back of the large “snap” clip, along with the number “1”. The Hanger is just in near mint condition with the “snap” clip working perfectly. There is just very minimal wear to the leather where is has rested against a Hewer scabbard. It would be really hard to upgrade this hanger. It measures about 7” (17.8cm) long and weighs 110g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. I have shown a picture of the hanger attached to a RAD Hewer for reference only, the RAD Hewer is NOT included with this hanger. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near Mint SA Dagger by Rare Maker GEBR. KRUSIUS with Leaping Gazelle Trademark Here on offer is a near mint example of an SA Dagger by the rare maker GEBR KRUSIUS. The crossguards and tang nut are of the nickel-plated type, with crisp edges and deep accent groves. There is some “rubbed” loss of plating to the upper crossguard. The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped with the Gruppe Mark, “Wm” for Westmark. These symbols where used to designate the appropriate regional command, division command, or defence centre. The beautiful dark wooden grip is in excellent condition, with just a couple of very light dents, that are hard to see. There is a tiny surface crack running from the top of the SA disc straight up to the upper crossguard. The SA runes disc has some light age patina and retains all its original enamel. The nickel grip eagle is a fine ‘crisp’ quality version and it fits into the grip like a glove. The scabbard is in excellent condition, completely straight and has the gloss finish of the brown painted type. The finish has some light scratches but retains all the original paint finish. There are some tiny “Worm Trail” marks on the front section near the upper fitting, but they are very hard to see. The scabbard mounts are the bright nickel-plated type and again are in excellent condition. The reverse of the top scabbard mounting has some light etching dots, as if someone has tried to leave an initial on the mounting, which I can’t make out? The hanger loop and ring are still attached but the fixed leather hanger is missing. The lower scabbard ball isn’t dented or split and the whole mounting has a mirror bright finish. All four-scabbard screws are in place and look to be undisturbed. The blade has the deeply etched “Alles Fur Deutschland’ motto on the front and a clear circular GEBR. KRUSIUS trademark, being the double circles with a leaping Gazelle in the centre, with the word GAZELLE underneath. GEBR. KRUSIUS SOLINGEN is then set within the outer circle. The blade is just in near mint condition, with nearly all the cross graining remaining along with the bright nickel-plating finish. There are scabbard runner marks on both sides. The blade measures 8.75” (22.3cm) and the dagger itself 13.6” (34.7cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 14.73” (37.3cm) long. It weighs 441g. A really beautiful example of an SA Dagger, that hasn’t been played around with and is by an unusual and rare maker of these daggers. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near Mint VZ24 Czechoslovakian ‘Blued’ Long Bayonet circa 1948 Here on offer is a near mint example of a Post WW2 VZ24 Czechoslovakian heavily ‘blued’ long bayonet dated 1948. The Pommel is made of blued steel and has the rifle slot and working release mechanism. It just shows some minor light surface rust to the reverse surface. The dark wooden grips are in mint condition and still have their recessed nut and round-headed bolt retainers. The lower Tang edge has a Czech Acceptance mark stamped into it, which reads as: E3 (lion figure) 48 Where the E = acceptance, the 3 = Where it was made, BRNO (is a city in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic) and 48 = year of manufacture 1948 The blued crossguard is mint and has the circular rifle barrel ring. The long double fullered blade is just in mint condition with a beautiful dark blued finish. The scabbard retains its dark blued finish and just has the very slightest surface rust that I am sure will wipe off with an oiled cloth. The acceptance marks ‘E3 (Lion image) 46’ are stamped on the scabbard frog stud. Therefore this scabbard was also made in BRNO but in the year 1946. I am informed that scabbards where often swapped around and its not uncommon for them not to fully match those of the bayonet, as in this case. This is just a beautiful example of this type of VZ24 bayonet that would be hard to upgrade. The blade itself is 9.76” (24.9cm) long and the handle is 4.9” (12.5cm) long. It weighs 555g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near MINT WW2 Aluminium Luftwaffe Officers Sword by Paul Weyersberg & Co with Hanger and Waffenamt Stamp Here on offer is a near MINT example of a WW2 Aluminium Luftwaffe Officers Sword complete with Hanger by Paul Weyersberg & Co. All the Aluminium mounts are in ‘crisp’ as new condition, they just don’t seem to age on these beautiful swords. The Pommel retains 100% of the gilding to the Swastika Sunwheels on both sides and the top edge is engraved with the oak leaves and acorn pattern. There is a very tiny edge nick to one of the sides that is hard to see. The Grip is made from wood covered with fine quality dark blue Moroccan leather, which is in perfect condition. The Grip has a pair of tightly wrapped springy aluminium wires that are also in perfect condition. The sweeping ‘wing’ style crossguard has the finely detailed feathering on the wings and the central Swastika Sunwheels retain 100% of their original gilding. There are a small group of 6 “pin head” size dents under one arm of the crossguard, which you can just see in the pictures. The plated Blade measures 28.3” (72cm) in length and is in near mint condition with just light surface runner marks. It has a ‘crisp’ Paul Weyersberg & Co oval ‘Sword’ makers trade mark above which is the official Stick Eagle and “5” Waffenamt stamp. It also still retains its original dark blue leather scabbard buffer pad. The Scabbard is perfectly straight and covered with the same high quality dark blue Moroccan leather as the Grip. The leather is in just perfect condition, with no indentations. The Scabbard mounts are matching Aluminium and are in just near mint condition. Still attached is the original dark blue leather crescent hanger with its Aluminium clip loop at the top. It just shows the slightest rubbing to the leather edges, but I am being really picky! All four scabbard ‘flat’ screws are in place and look to have never been removed. The blade fits very snuggly into the scabbard. Just a top quality sword in near mint condition, which would be really hard to upgrade! The Sword in the scabbard measures a total of 37” (94cm) long and weighs a heavy 805g. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near MINT WW2 Aluminium Luftwaffe Officers Sword by SMF with Hanger & Waffenamt Stamp Here on offer is a near MINT example of a WW2 Aluminium Luftwaffe Officers Sword complete with Hanger by SMF. All the Aluminium mounts are in ‘crisp’ as new condition, they just don’t seem to age on these beautiful swords. The Pommel retains nearly all the gilding, which has slightly dulled with age, to the Swastika Sunwheels on both sides and the top edge is engraved with the oak leaves and acorn pattern. The Grip is made from wood covered with fine quality dark blue Moroccan leather, which is in perfect condition. The Grip has a pair of tightly wrapped springy aluminium wires that are also in perfect condition. The sweeping ‘wing’ style crossguard has the finely detailed feathering on the wings and the central Swastika Sunwheels retain nearly all their original gilding, just some rubbing to the rear where the leather hanger has sat against the crossguard. The plated Blade measures 26.4” (67cm) in length and is in near mint condition with just the very slightest greying on a couple of places on the blade edge, no nicks or pitting and just light surface runner marks. It has a ‘crisp’ Seated King SMF makers trade mark with the word SOLINGEN underneath and above the mark is has the official Eagle and 5 Waffenamt stamp. It also still retains its original dark blue leather scabbard buffer pad. The Scabbard is perfectly straight and covered with the same high quality dark blue Moroccan leather as the Grip. The leather is in just perfect condition, with just a couple of very tiny indentations towards the top. The Scabbard mounts are matching Aluminium with a small rub/scratch mark to the front lower fitting and one the reverse of the top fitting. Still attached is the original dark blue leather crescent hanger with its Aluminium clip loop at the top. It just shows the slightest wear to the front edge, but I am being really picky! All four scabbard ‘flat’ screws are in place and look to have never been removed. The blade fits very snuggly into the scabbard. Just a top quality sword in near mint condition, which would be really hard to upgrade! The Sword in the scabbard measures a total of 34.5” (87.6cm) long and weighs a heavy 695g. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near Mint WW2 British War Savings Campaign 1944 “Salute The Soldier Week” Bakelite Wall Plaque Here on offer is a really excellent example of a rare WW2 British War Savings Campaign 1944, “salute the soldier week” wall plaque. These plaques where presented by the War Office to the local savings committee in appreciation of their success in ‘Salute The Soldier Week\'. Once local councils had attained certain targets these plaques were presented and displayed in the Town Hall or similar civic buildings. I actually acquired this fine and undamaged example in Lostwithiel, Cornwall where it had been on display in the recently closed local museum. The museum reference number is still shown on the reverse, 1989.169.1. The plaque itself is made of ivory coloured Bakelite, by De La Rue Plastics, their name is shown on the reverse. The front displays a fully kitted out British solider along with his rifle and bayonet and bomber aircraft and searchlights in the background. Above him is the wording \'FOR FREEDOM’ and below the soldier are the words - War Savings Campaign 1944 - Presented By The War Office To The Local Savings Committee In Appreciation Of Their Success In Salute The Soldier Week\' - all moulded in relief. At the bottom is the image of the British Army moto, the lion on a crown with crossed swords. This plaque is in near mint condition, no cracks or chips, just some light grubby age marks that will clean off if required. It measures 15.75” (40cm) by 9.5” (24cm) and is about 1” (2.5cm) thick, to the raised solider. It weighs a heavy 1kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near Mint WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers Here on offer is a near mint set of WW2 German Army Officers Dagger Hangers. The fittings on this set are the lighter aluminium type. The oval buckles and slides have the fine oak leaf pattern and retain all of their original silver finish that has slightly dulled with age. The two lower “push open” spring clips are in full working order and retain all the silvering to the stippled finish. There are no maker marks that I can see, which is not uncommon for this type of hanger. The top suspension bar is the plain-silvered type and is in mint condition. The two straps have mint condition silver brocade to the front and dark green velvet backings which are also mint condition and still stiff. The longest hanger measures 10.25” (26cm) from the top clip to the tip of the lower clip and they weigh 42g. This is a beautiful set of Army hangers that will compliment and complete a mint dagger and portepee. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near Mint WW2 German Army Officers Dagger with Glass-Like Yellow Grip & Portepee by PUMA Here on offer is a superb example of a WW2 German Army Officers Dagger with a glass-like yellow grip by PUMA, complete with its correct silver Portepee. The dagger is in near mint condition with a thick silver-plating finish to all the mounts and fittings, including the scabbard, with NO loss of plating! The dagger is in untouched condition and all the silver-plating has a beautiful aged dark patina that I personally prefer to leave but could be cleaned off to a bright silver finish. The 14 oak leaf pattern Pommel is in near mint condition, showing quality hand finishing to the oak leaves. The Grip is beautiful deep yellow solid trolon/celluloid type, with a ‘Glass-Like’ finish and is in near mint condition, with just a tiny hairline crack at the top edge. The spread winged Army Eagle crossguard retains all its crisp detailing and no loss of plating. The reverse is smooth and still has all its plating in place. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The richly nickel-plated Blade measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in mint condition with just light surface runner marks. All the cross graining is still present. The blade is complete with its tan brown leather buffer pad. On the reverse it has a ‘crisp’ PUMA makers trademark with the “Puma cat head” image above the name and the word SOLINGEN. The silver-plated metal Scabbard is dent free and again in excellent condition. It still retains all of the dark background finish to the raised stippling. The throat is held in place by two round-headed screws, one on each edge. The correct length silver finished Portepee is in mint condition and is correctly tied in place on the dagger. In my opinion this is one of the best Army Daggers I have had the pleasure of owning and would make a great addition to any edge weapon collection. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 15.5” (39.5cm) long and weighs 345g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Near Mint WW2 Kriegsmarine U-Boat 7x50 Binoculars with Benutzer Bakelite Eyepiece Cover Here on offer is an original near mint example of the rare WW2 Kriegsmarine U-Boat 7x50 BLC binoculars complete with its original Benutzer Bakelite eyepiece cover, circa 1940. It is really unusual to find a pair in such original near mint condition with all the external leatherette stippled covering in place and even the original strap. I have seen worn examples sell for over £1000! Sadly these don’t come with their brown leather case, but if you can find an original case you could turn a £500 investment into over £1000. The serial number 35456 is stamped on the top metal cover and seems to date them to around the 1940/41 WW2 period. This pair is in optically perfect condition with exceedingly sharp focus and without any fungus or scratches on the lenses. The only damage I can see is a slight chip to the left eyepiece rim and some very minimal paint loss to the edges of the metal fittings. The binoculars measure 7” (17.8cm) high (without the cover and 14.8” (37.7cm) wide when closed together. They weigh a heavy 1.15Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Always happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
New Forest Buckhounds Hunt (N.F.B.H.) Silver Topped Fallow Buck Deers Foot Trophy - Park Hill 13-1-1939 Here on offer is something you don’t see every day! It is a vintage sterling silver topped large deer’s foot hunting trophy, relating to the New Forest Buckhounds Hunt (N.F.B.H.) from Park Hill in 1939. There is still a website listing the history of the New Forest Hounds that can be found at https://www.newforesthounds.co.uk/history.html. Park Hill is an area now inside the New Forest National Park. The Fallow Buck deer’s foot is in excellent condition showing no signs of loss to the fur. It has a large sterling silver toped cap pommel that has been engraved with the place and date of the hunt, being: N.F.B.H. PARK HILL 13.1.1939 It is also stamped STERLING SILVER. It measures 13.5” (34.3cm) long and weighs 185g. Here is an opportunity to obtain a rare piece of British hunting memorabilia from over 80 years ago. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Oak Plaque Mounted TAMPION Crest from the Colossus-class Dreadnought Battleship H.M.S. HERCULES circa 1910 Here on offer is rare example of a wooden wall plaque mounted Tampion or Tompion crest from the Colossus-class dreadnought battleship H.M.S. Hercules, circa 1910. The crest would have originally been mounted on a circular brass or wooden disc, which was used to cover and protect a 12” gun muzzle from adverse weather conditions. Please see my last photo that shows two Tampions fitted in place on the 12” gun muzzles of one of HMS Hercules main deck guns. The crest itself seems to be made from a heavy cast alloy metal, possibly pewter and is in the form of the figure of the Greek God Hercules, seen standing with lion head shoulder fitting, a club in one hand and a ball in the other. The crest has been mounted on to a thick oak wood shield shaped wall plaque and has a brass nameplate fitted below the figure that reads: H.M.S. HERCULES Of interest, on the back of the plaque there is a strip of cream masking tape that has some hand written details on it, which seems to read from what I can make out as: CHIEF PETTY OFFICER WILLIAM ANDERSON (Bill) (+HMS HOOD*) * John’s Grandfather served “THE HERCULES” Given to me by John August 2009. This clearly relates to who originally owned/acquired the Tampion and warrants further research. Below is some history that relates to H.M.S. Hercules. H.M.S. Hercules was built by Palmers and launched on the 10th of May 1910 and commissioned into the Royal Navy on the 31st of July 1911 at Portsmouth. She was the Flagship for the 2nd Division Home Fleet and between July 1912 to March 1913 she was Flagship for the 2nd battle Squadron. On the 22nd march 1913 she collided with a steamer, but suffered only minor damage. In August 1914 she joined the Grand Fleet and fought with the 6th Division at the Battle of Jutland. It was H.M.S. Hercules which brought the Allied Armistice Commission to Kiel on December 3rd 1918. A few months later she was placed in reserve fleet on February 1919 eventually being scrapped at Kiel in 1922. The crest and oak plaque are in excellent condition with just signs of light wear to the raised areas on the figure. The crest measures 9.75” (24.9cm) high by 6” (15.3cm) wide and the plaque is 13.25” (33.6cm) high by 8.6” (22cm) wide. It weighs a very heavy 2.2Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
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Original 10” x 14” Oil on Board Painting of HMS Jervis Bay under attack from the Admiral Scheer in 1940 – VC Awarded to Captain Fogarty Fegen. Here on offer is an original oil on board painting of the armed merchantman HMS “Jervis Bay” under fire that was Captained by Fogarty Fegen who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry during a WW2 sea battle with the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer, on 5th November 1940. The painting is in excellent overall condition with a wonderful raised textured oil finish to the sea. There is no signature or date on the painting that I can see, but I feel this is a 1940’s period painting It is mounted in a simple teak wooden frame with an open front (no glass). It depicts the scene of the Jervis Bay protecting the convoy and taking the bombardment from the Admiral Scheer. On the reverse someone has written in ink the words: Nov 5th 1940 CAPATIN FOGARTY FAGAN (should read FEGEN) VC “JERVIS BAY “DISPERSE, MAKE SMOKE” There is also the remains of an old picture framing label which looks to be from the 1940’s period. Some history relating to the famous encounter: Captain Edward Stephen Fogarty Fegen VC, SGM (8 October 1891 – 5 November 1940) was an Irish Victoria Cross recipient. He was the third Irishman to receive the award in the Second world war. The VC is the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British, Irish and Commonwealth forces. World War I On 24 March 1918, while the British ship S.S. War Knight was proceeding up the English Channel in convoy, she collided with the United States oil carrier O.B. Jennings. It appears that the naphtha, which was on board the latter vessel, ignited, and the two ships and surrounding water were soon enveloped in flames. The Master of the O.B. Jennings gave orders that all the ship’s available boats should be lowered, those on the starboard side were burnt, and the crew abandoned the ship in the port boats, whilst the Master, Chief Engineer, Chief Officer and three others remained on board. H.M.S. Garland, under the command of Lieutenant Fegen, with other destroyers, were proceeding to the spot to render assistance, when it was seen that one boat which had been lowered from the O.B. Jennings had been swamped. The Garland closed the O.B. Jennings, rescued the men from the swamped boat, and then proceeded alongside the ship, which was still blazing, and rescued those who were still on board. She afterwards proceeded to pick up the others who had left the ship in boats, rescuing in all four officers and twenty-two men. Lieutenant Fegen handled his ship in a very able manner under difficult conditions during the rescue of the survivors, while Quartermaster Driscoll worked the helm and saw that all orders to the engine-room were correctly carried out, and his actions during this rescue resulted in both being awarded Silver Sea Gallantry Medals. Interwar service A little later in his naval career, Fegen was seconded to the newly formed Royal Australian Navy, and during 1928-29, served as executive officer in the Royal Australian Naval College, which was located on Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales. By coincidence, the vessel on which he later achieved fame (and death) was named after this bay. World War II He was 49 years old, and an acting captain in the Royal Navy during World War II when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 5 November 1940 in the Atlantic, Captain Fegen, commanding the armed merchantman HMS Jervis Bay, was escorting 37 ships of Convoy HX-84, when they were attacked by the German pocket battleship Admiral Scheer. Captain Fegen immediately engaged the enemy head-on, thus giving the ships of the convoy time to scatter. Out-gunned and on fire Jervis Bay maintained the unequal fight for 22 minutes, although the captain’s right arm was shattered, and even after he died when the bridge was shot from under him. He went down with his ship but it was due to him that 31 ships of the convoy escaped including the SS San Demetrio. He was remembered in Winston Churchill’s famous broadcast speech on 13 May 1945 “Five years of War”, as having defended Ireland’s honour: “When I think of these days I think also of other episodes and personalities. I do not forget Lieutenant-Commander Esmonde, V.C., D.S.O., Lance-Corporal Kenneally, V.C., Captain Fegen, V.C., and other Irish heroes that I could easily recite, and all bitterness by Britain for the Irish race dies in my heart. I can only pray that in years which I shall not see, the shame will be forgotten and the glories will endure, and that the peoples of the British Isles and of the British Commonwealth of Nations will walk together in mutual comprehension and forgiveness.” This is a fine original painting that will make a great addition to any Irish, British Navy or VC related collection. The frame measures approximately 15” (38cm) by 10.75” (27.4cm). Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original and Rare WW2 German Army Radio Station Wooden Cased 8 Day Movement Clock by Junghans Here on offer is a fine example of a fully serviced WW2 period German Army (Wehrmacht) Radio Station Wooden Cased Clock by Jungians. I believe most these clocks where used in field operations or radio stations (Radiostationsuhren) as the timing of military messages was critical. The circular clock itself is securely mounted in a natural oak wooden case, and hinges open at the front to allow it to be wound up and the clock hands to be adjusted. There is a small knick to the edge of the wooden rim as shown in my pictures. On the back of the case there is a metal late with a suspension slot to allow it to be wall hung. Fixed to the base of the case are two swing-out metal supports to stabilise it. The 8-day J30E movement clock is by Junghans and has their 8-pointed Star with the “J” for Junghans Schramberg stamped in the clock housing. The serial number 04498 is also stamped in the housing, which I believe is an early number range, so this is an early example of these fine timepieces. The black dial face is in excellent original condition and it retains its original glow in the dark hands and numbers, albeit the luminescence has all but gone. As this is such a fine timepiece, I have just had the clock fully serviced which cost me £90 and it is therefore in full working order, keeping accurate time and currently acting as my desk clock! The clock face measures 2.7” (6.8cm) diameter and the case is 5” (12.7cm) high, 4.1” (10.5cm) wide and 1.6” (4cm) deep. It weighs 603g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original Boer War Bible ‘New Testament - South Africa 1900’ Here on offer is an original Boer War Pocket Bible that where given to the colonial forces that where stationed in South Africa during the Boer War. The front cover of this bible has the following embossed into it: MARKED TESTAMENT South Africa. 1900. Inside it has a hand written message: To John from Granddad with love. There is also a large red label that states this was a ‘gift of friends in England’ and gives a correspondence address which was in Durban, Natal, dated 7th January 1900. The bible is in good condition, all 362 pages are present and some have text marked by the owner. The covers are faded and slightly stained and the book spine is a little delicate. The only damage I can see is a page with a section missing at the very back of the book. This Bible measures 5.5” (14cm) high, 3.75” (9.5cm) wide, 0.75” (2cm) thick and weighs 175g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original British Army Bi-Metal Lincolnshire Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal Lincolnshire Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army bi-metal South Lancashire Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal South Lancashire Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Brass WW1 Royal East Kent (The Buffs) Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army Brass WW1 Royal East Kent (The Buffs) Regiment Cap Badge I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army white metal Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Cap Badge. Still retains the two lugs on the reverse. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Dorsetshire Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal Dorsetshire Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Kings Crown East Surrey Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army Kings Crown East Surrey Regiment Cap Badge. This badge seems to be an early version with a great patina to the silvered finish. The slider has been desoldered back in place at some time in its service. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Kings Crown Notts & Derby Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal Kings Crown Notts & Derby Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Kings Crown South Staffordshire Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal Kings Crown South Staffordshire Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Kings Crown The Border Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army white metal Kings Crown The Border Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Kings Crown The Devonshire Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal Kings Crown The Devonshire Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Middlesex Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal Middlesex Regiment Cap Badge. The slider has been replaced on the reverse at some point in its service. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Queens Crown Royal Artillery Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army Queens Crown Royal Artillery Cap Badge. This is the version with the revolving wheel. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Royal Warwickshire Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army Royal Warwickshire Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army Royal West Kent Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army white metal Royal West Kent Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army The Devonshire Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal Kings Crown The Devonshire Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army The Essex Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal The Essex Regiment Cap Badge. The small Sphinx head is missing from the very top of the badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army The Norfolk Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal The Norfolk Regiment Cap Badge. This example has the previous owners initials \"J.H.\" stamped into the slider on the reverse. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort\'s Own) Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army white metal, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort\'s Own) Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army The Royal Scots Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal The Royal Scots Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army The Royal Sussex Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal The Royal Sussex Regiment Cap Badge. The slider has stamped on it the makers name being J.R. Gaunt of Birmingham, England. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army The Welch Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army bi-metal The Welch Regiment Cap Badge. The lower section of the slider has broken off on the reverse. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army The Wiltshire Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army brass The Wiltshire Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army WW1 Period Leicestershire Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army WW1 Leicestershire Regiment Cap Badge. There is one lug missing from the reverse. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army WW1 period The King\'s Own Regiment Brass Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army WW1 period The King\'s Own Regiment Brass Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army WW1 Period York and Lancaster Regiment Cap Badge. Here on offer is an original British Army WW1 period York and Lancaster Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army WW1 \'The Suffolk Regiment\' Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army WW1 \'The Suffolk Regiment\' Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original British Army \'The Queen\'s\' (Royal West Surrey) Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original British Army WW1 period The Queen's (Royal West Surrey) regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original Fully Working WW2 German Luftwaffe “Blindflieguhr” FL23885 Cockpit Chronograph Clock by Junghans Here on offer is an outstanding example of a fully serviced WW2 German Luftwaffe “Blindflieguhr” (Night Fighter) Cockpit Chronograph Clock by Junghans of Schramberg, Germany. This model was used in almost all German fighter planes and so called \" night hunters\" (Nachtjäger) like the Junkers Ju88 and fighters like the Junkers Ju 87 G-1 Stuka, the Focke-Wulf Fw190 and the Messerschmitt BF109. During WW2, 5 models were made, changing in manufacture from brass bezel and knobs, to Bakelite. I think the main difference was the location/position of the hand-setting lever. On early versions you just pulled the knob up to set the hands, next there was a lever at the 3 o’clock position, and finally the lever setting was at the 5 o’clock position, as shown on this version. You just slide the lever down to engage the knob to switch from a winder to activate the setting of the clock hands. To use the clock, the flight time was set by selecting with the arrow in the rotating bezel and the minute hand during the take off. The Timer is started by pressing on the oval button situated on the bottom, the chronograph starts, the second hand starts moving and the 30-minute counter dial starts at the same time. If you click the button again, both hands stop. If pushed again, both hands reset to zero. I believe this model (Bo UK 1) has the 36-hour, J30 BZ, 11-jewelled movement and is also known by the Luftwaffe standards reference of FL23885. This near mint example has the earlier painted metal bezel with the red painted pointer. The brass winder knob retains most of its black finish, but some brass shows through where it has been worn off the knurled finish through use. On the top of this knob is stamped the Junghans, 8-pointed Star with the “J” for Junghans Schramberg. The metal casing retains all its original paint, and is undamaged. There is only a slight loss on paint to the rear of one of the fixing holes. By this hole there is a red stamp manufacturer/inspection stamp that reads: BAL 636. The black dial face and glass are in mint original condition and the dial retains its original glow in the dark hands and numbers, albeit the luminescence has all but gone. The internal mechanism is accessed by turning/unlocking the rear metal cover. There appears to be some faint ink letters and written on the rear of the cover, that possibly read as: GH+FW, but I have no idea what they mean? Stamped on the outer edge of the mounting plate is the movement reference “J30 BZ and the serial number 43578. As this is such a fine timepiece, I have just had the clock fully serviced which cost me £90 and it is therefore in full working order, keeping accurate time. The clock bezel measures 2.25” (5.7cm) diameter and the case is 1.2” (3cm) deep. It weighs 194g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original Hitler Youth Knife with full Blade Motto “Blut und Ehre!” by Gottlieb Hammesfahr Here on offer is an excellent original Hitler Youth Knife with full blade motto, “Blut und Ehre!” by a rare maker, Gottlieb Hammesfahr, Solingen. The nickel-plated hilt fittings are in excellent condition with the usual genuine loss of plating on the front of the pommel where the scabbard strap has worn the plating off over the years of use. The Bakelite grip plates are in perfect condition and are still held in place by the two nickel rivets. The HJ diamond emblem retains its enamel finish with a couple of tiny stress cracks to the upper clear finish. It still fits tightly into the grip. The blade is in excellent condition with just some slight pitting to the front of the blade where the motto is. It is the thin blade version with no stepped ricasso and it has the HJ motto, Blut und Ehre!” (Blood and Honour) etched into one side. The motto is now slightly faint but can still be made out on the blade when it is moved around in the light. The reverse the blade is near mint with just the slightest areas of dulling. Stamped into it is a crisp maker’s mark, being the pyramid with a cross in the centre and the lettering: GOTTLIEB HAMMESFAHR SOLINGEN. FOCHE GES. GESCH. (Copyrighted) The leather buffer pad is still in place. The excellent steel scabbard looks to have been repainted at some point in its life, as many where and retains nearly all the black paint finish. The original leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place and in truly excellent condition. There is just some light surface wear to the leather-fastening strap, which could be polished if required. On the reverse of the back strap you can just make out the stamped maker’s mark, being LFS set across an oak leaf. It appears it is rare to find a strap with a maker’s mark, but I can’t find any reference so the makers name? The blade measures 5.4” (13.6cm) long and the knife is 9.6” (24.5cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 10.25” (26cm) long. It weighs 305g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original RZM Hitler Youth Knife by E. & F. Hörster with HJ Armband owned by Heinrich Hass & two Rare 1938 Turnfest Breslau Entry Cards Here on offer is a really interesting original Hitler Youth grouping that is associated with a member named as Heinrich Hass and some documentation also relating to his sister Grete Hass. They where both from Sindligen am Main near Frankfurt. The group of items includes Heinrich’s original HJ knife and his HJ armband. What I find really interesting, are the two very rare cards that Heinrich and Grete acquired to get free entry to the famous Deutsches Turn-u. Sportfest at Breslau in 1938. This was held at the Hermann-Goring Sportsfield between the 23rd and 31st July 1938. The first German Turnfest (Gymnastics Festival) was held in Coburg in 1860. This special gymnastics sports week received an overwhelming response from various Turnverein (clubs) gymnastics club) which was growing at that time so that it began to be held regularly every five years. During the reign of Hitler Turnfest was recorded twice, in 1933 in Stuttgart and in 1938 in Breslau. The third was supposed to be held in 1943, but was later cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II. Any memorabilia from the 1938 Turnfest is rare to find and obtain a high premium. I have searched for examples of these cards/passes but cant find any on the Internet? I can only assume being paper, most where discarded after the event or perished during the war years. There is also a newspaper cutting of the words in German to Lili Marlen and a photo of Hitler inspecting the Hitler Youth, possibly including Heinrich himself? Now to the HJ knife itself: The nickel-plated hilt fittings are in good condition with the usual genuine loss of plating on the front and rear of the pommel where the scabbard strap has worn the plating off over the years of use. There is also some loss on the high points of the crossguard and the top of the pommel looks like it has been used as a hammer, so most of the plating has gone! The Bakelite grip plates are in perfect condition and are still held in place by the two-nickel rivets. The HJ diamond emblem is perfect and retains its enamel finish. It “wobbles” in the grip recess as genuine examples are supposed to do! The blade is the type without the motto and retains its original shape and edge. It looks like someone has run a small grinding wheel or file along the blade on both sides for some unknown reason? The blade itself is in good condition with no pitting or rust, just these weird grinding marks? It is the thicker blade version with a stepped ricasso that has the RZM logo and M7/36 stamped into it. M7/36 relates to the maker E. & F. Hörster, Solingen. The leather buffer pad is still in place. The excellent steel scabbard has been very professionally repainted at some point in its life, as many where and retains all the black paint finish. The original leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place. The leather has aged and is dry with some age cracks and would benefit from some leather feed. The fastening strap is slightly fragile and I recommend that the popper is left unclipped and if closed, opened with care to avoid braking the strap itself. The blade measures 5.4” (13.6cm) long and the knife is 9.6” (24.5cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 10” (25.4cm) long. It weighs 290g. Now for the Armband: I am sure this is an original two-piece construction version and is in excellent undamaged condition, but is very grubby. I would be reluctant to try cleaning it as I am not sure how fixed the original dyes are? It measures 6.25” (16cm) wide and is 3.6” (9.2cm) wide. It is hard to find genuine examples of these HJ armbands these days and makes a great display piece in this collection/group. So for the price, you get an original HJ Knife, a genuine HJ Armband and some rare documentation/memorabilia. They came to me as a group and I have no reason to believe they have not been together for the last 80+ years! Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original Third Reich Issue of the SS educational Booklet - SS – LEITHEFT – April 1944 Many years ago I acquired a set of five original Third Reich issues of the SS educational periodical booklet: SS – LEITHEFT The five I have are late war 1944 issues, booklets 1 to 5, so January to May 1944. On offer here is issue - 10. JAHRGANG . HEFT 4, 1944 This translates to a 10th year issue for April 1944. They are also known as the “SS Leadership Magazine” and where published from 1934 to 1945. The goal of these educational periodicals was to teach the members of the SS (and Waffen-SS) the National Socialist ideology and also the ideology of the SS, the elite who watches over the purity of the German blood, German culture, the future of the German youth and the German way of life in general. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the main office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. This issue has 48 pages and there is some very minor staining to the edge on the pages inside. The front cover is in great condition and the centre double picture page has become detached from the staples but still sits firmly in the booklet. The booklet measures 6.3” (16.2cm) by 9” (22.7cm) and weighs 80g. SS periodicals are very hard to find and sought after items today. Please email me if you wish to have all five copies and I can apply some discount to the final price. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original Third Reich Issue of the SS educational Booklet - SS – LEITHEFT – February 1944 Many years ago I acquired a set of five original Third Reich issues of the SS educational periodical booklet: SS – LEITHEFT The five I have are late war 1944 issues, booklets 1 to 5, so January to May 1944. On offer here is issue - 10. JAHRGANG . HEFT 2, 1944 This translates to a 10th year issue for February 1944. They are also known as the “SS Leadership Magazine” and where published from 1934 to 1945. The goal of these educational periodicals was to teach the members of the SS (and Waffen-SS) the National Socialist ideology and also the ideology of the SS, the elite who watches over the purity of the German blood, German culture, the future of the German youth and the German way of life in general. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the main office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. This issue has 48 pages and there is some very minor staining to the edge on the pages inside. The front cover is in great condition and a couple of the picture pages are coming slightly detached inside. The booklet measures 6.3” (16.2cm) by 9” (22.7cm) and weighs 80g. SS periodicals are very hard to find and sought after items today. Please email me if you wish to have all five copies and I can apply some discount to the final price. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original Third Reich Issue of the SS educational Booklet - SS – LEITHEFT – January 1944 Many years ago I acquired a set of five original Third Reich issues of the SS educational periodical booklet: SS – LEITHEFT The five I have are late war 1944 issues, booklets 1 to 5, so January to May 1944. On offer here is issue - 10. JAHRGANG . HEFT 1, 1944 This translates to a 10th year issue for January 1944. They are also known as the “SS Leadership Magazine” and where published from 1934 to 1945. The goal of these educational periodicals was to teach the members of the SS (and Waffen-SS) the National Socialist ideology and also the ideology of the SS, the elite who watches over the purity of the German blood, German culture, the future of the German youth and the German way of life in general. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the main office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. This issue has 48 pages and there is some staining to the edge on the pages inside. The front cover has some scratch marks and the double centre page has come detached but still sits perfectly in the booklet. The booklet measures 6.3” (16.2cm) by 9” (22.7cm) and weighs 80g. These SS Booklets are very hard to find and are highly collectable items. Please email me if you are interested in all five copies and I will apply some discount to the final price. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original Third Reich Issue of the SS educational Booklet - SS – LEITHEFT – March 1944 Many years ago I acquired a set of five original Third Reich issues of the SS educational periodical booklet: SS – LEITHEFT The five I have are late war 1944 issues, booklets 1 to 5, so January to May 1944. On offer here is issue - 10. JAHRGANG . HEFT 3, 1944 This translates to a 10th year issue for March 1944. They are also known as the “SS Leadership Magazine” and where published from 1934 to 1945. The goal of these educational periodicals was to teach the members of the SS (and Waffen-SS) the National Socialist ideology and also the ideology of the SS, the elite who watches over the purity of the German blood, German culture, the future of the German youth and the German way of life in general. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the main office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. This issue has 48 pages and there is some very minor staining to the edge on the pages inside. The front cover is in great condition and all the pages are still firmly fixed in place. The booklet measures 6.3” (16.2cm) by 9” (22.7cm) and weighs 80g. SS periodicals are very hard to find and sought after items today. Please email me if you wish to have all five copies and I can apply some discount to the final price. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original Third Reich Issue of the SS educational Booklet - SS – LEITHEFT – May 1944 Many years ago I acquired a set of five original Third Reich issues of the SS educational periodical booklet: SS – LEITHEFT The five I have are late war 1944 issues, booklets 1 to 5, so January to May 1944. On offer here is issue - 10. JAHRGANG . HEFT 5, 1944 This translates to a 10th year issue for May 1944. They are also known as the “SS Leadership Magazine” and where published from 1934 to 1945. The goal of these educational periodicals was to teach the members of the SS (and Waffen-SS) the National Socialist ideology and also the ideology of the SS, the elite who watches over the purity of the German blood, German culture, the future of the German youth and the German way of life in general. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the main office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. This issue has 48 pages and there is some very minor staining to the edge on the pages inside. The front cover is in good condition with some slight tears to the edge. The centre double picture page has become detached from the staples but still sits firmly in the booklet. The booklet measures 6.3” (16.2cm) by 9” (22.7cm) and weighs 80g. SS periodicals are very hard to find and sought after items today. Please email me if you wish to have all five copies and I can apply some discount to the final price. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original U.S. WWI Model 1918 Mark 1 Trench Knife by L.F. & C with Theatre Made Leather Scabbard Here on offer is an excellent original U.S. WWI Model 1918 Mark I Trench Knife by L.F. & C with theatre made leather scabbard. Some history relating to these knives: The U.S. Model 1918 Mark I Trench Knife was the second major Knuckle Knife to be officially adopted and issued to the US military. It was developed for use in the horrific trench warfare that typified the stalemate on the Western Front during the latter part of World War One and saw use not only there, but during World War Two as well. The knife was manufactured in the United States by Henry Disston & Sons (H.D. & S.) as well as Landers, Frary & Clark (L.F. & C.) and Oneida Community Ltd (O.C.L.). The knives were also produced in France and are marked with the usual 1918 and US marks, as well as Au Lion on the blade. Whether this mark was a maker’s mark or simply a motto is not known. The U.S. M-1918 Mark I Trench Knife is easily identifiable due to its large brass knuckle style guard and grip. The brass grips were marked U.S. 1918 and with the makers name or initials. As originally issued, the knives were entirely blackened; both the blades and the brass knuckle hilts. These knives remained in use with the US military, classified as limited standard (secondary issue) through January of 1945, when the knives were officially classified as obsolete. As originally issued, the knives were carried in a blued sheet steel scabbard that was typically maker marked, and was equipped with a pair of wire tabs that were intended to engage the US pistol web belt in use at that time. Many of the knives issued during World War II ended up in substitute leather scabbards of various designs and styles, many of which were theatre made. This great example of the U.S. Model 1918 Mk I Trench Knife offered here is in great condition. The knife was produced by the Landers, Frary & Clark company of New Britain, CT. L.F. & C. was established in 1865 and produced a wide variety of housewares, cutlery and event appliances. Many of their products were marketed under the trade name Universal. The products of L.F. & C. included everything from scales, mousetraps and ice skates to electric ranges and toasters. L.F. & C. also produced the triangular blade US M-1917 Trench Knife as well. The assets of the L.F. & C. Company, were purchased by General Electric in 1965. This Mark I Trench Knife is clearly marked in two lines on the front of the brass grip: U. S. 1918 L. F. & C – 1918 The brass grip and knuckle guard retain about 20% of their original blackened finish, on the edges and areas that didn’t get rubbed. The grip has a lovely un-cleaned deep, dark bronze patina. The blackened steel dagger blade is smooth and rust free and has lost nearly all of the original blackened finish, there is just some on the thick edges of the ricasso. It also still retains its original brown scabbard “buffer” washer. Although it don’t have its original metal scabbard, it does have a custom-made theatre dark brown leather scabbard, that has been with this knife for many years. I imagine this was made for its use during WW2, as this seemed to be the preference of many American soldiers at the time. This skilfully made example still retains all its original stitching and fixing rivets. It even still has its top retaining leather strap and press fastener. The leather is quite stiff and acts as a perfect scabbard, with a large belt slot cut in the top. It’s a work of art in its own right! This is a highly collectible WW1 and WW2 era US trench knife, and would make a fantastic addition to any military edged weapons collection. These brass D guard knuckle knives always make a great centrepiece to any military knife display and certainly draw attention due to their size and fierce appearance. The knife measures 11.25” (28.6cm) long and the blade measures 6.4” (16.2cm) long and 1” (2.5cm) wide at the ricasso. With the scabbard it weighs 528g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original Vintage Skull & Crossbones Car Badge by J.R. Gaunt of London c1960’s Here on offer is a genuine vintage Skull & Crossbones Car Badge by J.R. Gaunt of London, circa 1960’s. The round car badge is made from heavy chrome plated brass metal and has the image of a skull & crossbones in the centre and an ornate crown and wheel one the top. The front at the base of the badge by the fixing holes, it has the maker’s name: J.R. GAUNT LONDON MADE IN ENGLAND Someone in its life has started to drill an additional hole just over the maker’s name, which doesn’t distract from the image or appeal of the badge. The badge is in great condition, just some minor pitting to the back and very slight wear to the chrome on the nostrils of the skull. I am not sure if this badge was associated with any particular organisation, but it appears that ‘Mods’ liked them back in the 1960’s and some were fitted to scooters. The car badge measures 3.2” (7.8cm) diameter and weighs 220g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW1 British Army Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original WW1 British Army Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Cap Badge. The upper crown section appears to have been resoldered to the lower brass section, but the badge detail is in excellent condition and it still displays very well. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW1 British Army Manchester Regiment Cap Badge, Here on offer is an original WW1 British Army Manchester Regiment Cap Badge, which is in excellent condition. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW1 British Army North Staffordshire (Stafford) Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original WW1 British Army North Staffordshire (Stafford) Regiment Cap Badge. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW1 British No5 Mk1 Mills Inert Hand Grenade Dated 1916 Here on offer is an excellent example of an inert original WW1 British No5 Mk1 Mills Hand Grenade Dated 1916. This is not one of those metal detector or French grenades that have been in the ground for 100 years, it’s a genuine example that survived WW1 to be deactivated and kept for historical interest. It actually makes a great desk display item or paperweight! It has a lovely dark patina finish to the metal and the only corrosion of the metal is on the steel fly off lever. My understanding is that the No. 5 Mk. 1 was the first version of the grenade, first being issued in May 1915 and entered general issue when mass production caught up a year later in 1916. The explosive was filled through a small circular brass screw plug on the upper half and the detonator assembly was inserted into the centre tube of the mills through the bottom of the grenade body via the base plug. The explosive and detonator have been removed in the past from this example, but it still retains the original striker and spring that is held in ‘tension’ through the middle by the curved steel metal lever that is held down on the lugs (ears) located on the top of the grenade body, via the safety pin. The front of the main body has the letter “W” stamped on it. I must point out that I removed the safety pin and lever to take pictures of the components, and believe me, the striker shot out of the base like a rocket and it took two of us to compress the spring back into place! The brass is plug is stamped No5 Mk1, 10/16 which refers to October 1916, when it was made. There is also an oval makers mark with C.A.V stamped in the centre. I believe C.A.V stands for C.A.Vandervell & Co. of Warple Way, Acton Vale, London W3. It is also light stamped with the British Army ‘crows foot’ mark. PLEASE NOTE: This item is free from explosives (FFE and contains no explosive elements or parts thereof. It measures 3.5” (9cm) high and about 2.25” (5.8cm) diameter around the body. It weighs 496g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW1 Miniature British Medals - Mons 1914 Star & Bar, War, Victory and Special Constabulary, Mounted on a Pin Bar Here on offer is an excellent set of ORIGINAL British WWI miniature medals. They are made up of the; Mons 1914 Star (with 5th Aug – 22nd Nov. 1914 bar), War, Victory and Special Constabulary medals with their correct ribbons sewn onto a medal pin bar. They come inside a blue case which is actually for a gents dress set, not medals, but that is how they came into my possession so I am selling them with it. The silver War medal has an aged dark patina but they are all in excellent original condition and a truly genuine set of WW1 medals that have been worn with pride. The ribbon colours are crisp and bright and have been protected in the case. The case measures 3.4” (8.7cm) by 2.75” (7cm) by 0.75” (2cm) and weighs 80g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ & TOUCH WOOD Soldier’s Lucking Gold Plated Charm Here on offer is an original WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ and TOUCH WOOD soldiers lucky Gold Plated charm. These charms were given to WW1 soldiers as a “Good Luck” token that could be carried with them into battle. They come in all sorts of types and this one has a lovely Gold Plated body with moving arms (with Thumbs UP) and a woodenhead, so the soldier could ‘Touch Wood’ for luck before a battle. A wire goes through the head allowing it to swivel and is folded into a loop at the top so it can be attached to a chain. The hollow metal body is in good original condition, with a slight depression on the back. The egg shaped woodenhead is still a solid piece of wood, with no cracks, but it has lost the painted eyes and nose it would have had originally, through usage. I can imagine a poor soldier rubbing the head for luck before having to endure the horrors of the battles of WW1. The charm measures 1.2” (3cm) long and 0.4” (1cm) wide across the arms. It weighs 1.7g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ & TOUCH WOOD Soldier’s Lucking Gold Plated Charm dated to 1914 Here on offer is an original WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ and TOUCH WOOD soldiers lucky Gold Plated charm. These charms were given to WW1 soldiers as a “Good Luck” token that could be carried with them into battle. They come in all sorts of types and this one has a lovely Gold Plated body with moving arms (with Thumbs UP) and a woodenhead, so the soldier could ‘Touch Wood’ for luck before a battle. On the front of the body is stamped the word ‘FUMSUP’ and on the back is an Rd No. 636612, which when the Registration Numbers are checked, dates this charm to 1914, the beginning of WW1. A wire goes through the head allowing it to swivel and is folded into a loop at the top so it can be attached to a chain. The hollow metal body is in great original condition, with just one dent where the left hand rests against the body. The nice woodenhead still has its nose, mouth and eyes, albeit they are rubbed through use over the years. On the back of the woodenhead you can just make out the words: “TOUCH WOOD”. The charm measures 1.2” (3cm) long and 0.4” (1cm) wide across the arms. It weighs 1.7g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ & TOUCH WOOD Soldier’s Lucking Silver Charm dated to 1914 Here on offer is an original WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ and TOUCH WOOD soldiers lucky silver charm. These charms were given to WW1 soldiers as a Good Luck token, that could be carried with them into battle. They come in all sorts of types and this one has a lovely silver body with moving arms (with Thumbs UP) and a woodenhead, so the soldier could ‘Touch Wood’ for luck before a battle. On the front of the body is stamped the word ‘FUMSUP’ and on the back is an Rd No. 636612, which when the Registration Numbers are checked, dates this charm to 1914, the beginning of WW1. A wire goes through the head allowing it to swivel and is folded into a loop at the top so it can be attached to a chain. The hollow silver body is in great original condition, with no dents and the head still has its nose, mouth and eyes, albeit they are rubbed through use and hard to make out. The charm measures 1.3” (3.5cm) long and 0.4” (1.1cm) wide across the arms. It weighs 2g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW2 1st Pattern FS Fighting Knife by Wilkinson Sword Here on offer is a rare and original WW2 1st Pattern (Fairbairn Sykes) FS fighting knife by Wilkinson Sword. It comes with its original early style 1st pattern “wingless” scabbard that has also been converted at some point in time, to allow it to act as a “combat boot knife”. The brass hilt still retains its original nickel finish along with the coarse knurled finish to the grip. The assembly vice marks are still visible to the top two sides of the pommel, where the tang was tightened up to form a secure fit of the blade to the hilt. It is fitted with the correct 2” wide distinctive “S” oval wave shaped cross guard that shows some age loss to the nickel finish. Its double-edged dagger blade with medial ridge measures 6.4” (16.cm) in length and shows some signs of sharpening and greying to the finish, but no rust or pitting. I believe the blade lengths of these FS knives did vary in manufacture, as they were individually hand ground. This one still retains a sharp tip to the blade. I have no doubt this knife has been used in anger during WW2 as the blade has been sharpened a number of times for combat. The blade ricasso is marked with etched panels, 'Wilkinson Sword Co Ltd London' on one side and on the other, 'The FS Fighting Knife'. It is complete with original 1st Pattern dark brown leather scabbard with brass chape held firmly in place with a metal staple on the back. The portion of the leather integral belt loop and press-stud fastener have been removed at some point. You can see this was expertly done where the leather was cut straight across, just inside the top of the scabbard throat. I have seen this done on other FS knifes where they were effectively used more as a boot knife with easy removal of the knife in ‘silent’ combat conditions. Some soldiers didn’t like the press-stud fastener as it would make a loud ‘click’ when unclipped. These where later replaced by the elastic straps on later versions of the FS knife. It is becoming increasingly harder to find these early genuine examples and this one comes from my private collection of FS Knifes. The blade measures 6.4” (16.1cm) long and the knife is 11.4” (29cm) in total length. It weighs 275g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW2 British Army Gloucestershire Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original WW2 British Army Gloucestershire Regiment Cap Badge, which is in excellent condition. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW2 British Army Hampshire Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original WW2 British Army Hampshire Regiment Cap Badge, which is in excellent condition. I am happy to combine postage on multiple items. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW2 British Army Northamptonshire Regiment Cap Badge Here on offer is an original WW2 British Army Northamptonshire Regiment Cap Badge, which is in excellent condition. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. I am happy to combine postage on multiple orders. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW2 DAF (Deutsche Arbeitsfront) German Workers Syndicate Members ID Book to Anton Kreissl – 1940 to 1945 Here on offer is an original DAF (Deutsche Arbeits Front) German labour front workers syndicate members book. It is a small red-marbled coloured hardback book with a red linen spine and 16 pages. On the front it has embossed in gold, the German DAF symbol, a Swastika inside a \'cog\' wheel. Above the symbol is and a small square paper label with what I think is the name \"Anton Kreissl\" which is hand written in Gothic German, so not easy to read? On the back cover is another handwritten label with his name and also Bohnn, which I believe stands for the German City of Bonn. There is another word, which I can’t make out, possibly as town reference? On the first page it shows Anton was born on the 4th January 1880 and was issued with this DAF book on 1st August 1938, so he was 58 when he joined. It has what appear to be ‘die deutche arbeitsfront’ (German Labourfront) payment stamps, with Swastikas, in yellow, orange, green, mauve and blue on pages 7 to 9, that cover his membership for the years August 1940 through to September 1944. Then there is a large blue printed ‘discharge’ stamp that covers the period 1st September 1944 to 31st December 1944. The book is in excellent original condition and covers the full WW2 service period, of a man who was 65 when he finished his term! The book measures 6” (15cm) by 4.2” (10.6cm). Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW2 German Deluxe Hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger Here on offer is a beautiful pair of original WW2 German Deluxe Hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. All the deluxe metal fittings (top clip, buckles, sliders and scabbard clips) feature raised oak leaves and the top and lower clips have the addition of acorns. They all have a lovely dulled gilt/grey finish with aged patina and the detail of the raised detail is excellent. On the reverse of the top clips it has the RZM image in an opened bottom circle with the reference U.E.10 and the D.R.G.M. mark. The only reference I can find to the U.E.10 mark is as follows. Apparently the “U.E.” indicates Uniformeffekten Erlaubnisschein (Uniform Accessories Licence) and the “10” indicates the maker’s numerical code. Sadly no listing of the U.E. codes is known to exist. The lower clips each have the D.R.G.M. mark on the reverse. All the spring clips are in full working order. The fabric hangers are in excellent condition with blue/grey fronts and sewn silver stripes. The shorter hanger has a small section (1cm) of the silver stripe missing where it wraps around the top clip. The reverse of the hangers is a dark grey/mauve velvet, with a slight rubbing mark to near the top of one of the straps. They are fixed to the top clip in the normal manner of being stitched over. An excellent set of original deluxe hangers that can only enhance any 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. They measure 11” (28cm) from the tip of the top clip to the end of the scabbard clip on the long strap and they weigh 90g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW2 German Hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger Here on offer is a beautiful pair of original WW2 German hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. All the aluminium metal fittings for the buckles, and sliders feature raised oak leaves. The top clip has the plain aluminium finish and doesn’t have any markings. The two lower scabbard clips are the lobster claw type with a stippled finish. The clips are all in working order, but they are not exactly identical in their finish pattern but seem to have always been fitted on to these straps. These are the later “lightweight” true aluminium type that don’t have any RZM or DRGM markings. The fabric hangers are in excellent condition with blue/grey fronts and sewn silver stripes. The reverse of the hangers is a dark grey/mauve velvet. The shorter strap has genuine usage wear to the reverse of the strap, where it has rubbed against the leg of the officers uniform. They are fixed to the top clip in the normal manner of being stitched over. These are a great set of original deluxe hangers that can only enhance any 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. They measure 11.5” (29.3cm) from the tip of the top clip to the end of the scabbard clip on the long strap and they weigh 50g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW2 German Hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger Here on offer is a beautiful pair of original WW2 German hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. All the aluminium metal fittings for the buckles, and sliders feature raised oak leaves. The top clip has the plain aluminium finish and doesn’t have any markings. The two lower scabbard clips are the lobster claw type with a stippled finish. The clips are all in working order. These are the heavier true aluminium type that, don’t have any RZM or DRGM markings. The stiff fabric hangers are in excellent condition with blue/grey fronts and sewn silver stripes. The reverse of the hangers is a dark grey/mauve velvet. They are fixed to the top clip in the normal manner of being stitched over. These are an excellent set of original deluxe hangers that can only enhance any 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. They measure 11” (28cm) from the tip of the top clip to the end of the scabbard clip on the long strap and they weigh 95g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW2 German K98 bayonet & Scabbard personalised with Hitler Youth HJ emblem Here on offer is an interesting example of an original WW2 German K98 bayonet that has been personalised by the owner insetting a Hitler Youth (HJ) enamelled emblem into the front wooden grip plate. My understanding is that these where never officially issued in this format. Therefore it is likely that after leaving the Hitler Youth and joining the German Army (Heer) the owner added the emblem to indicate that he had passed the HJ exams when he was younger. Also of interest is the fact the rifle slot has been period painted with a yellow paint? I have never seen this before and don’t know what it relates too other than possibly an army unit for parade purposes? The bayonet has no makers mark just what maybe a serial number stamped into the top of the pommel, which reads as: 18780 The bayonet is in excellent condition with a plain near mint condition double fullered blade. The steel grip shows just very light surface rust marks and still retains its dark wooden grip plates. The front plate has a genuine HJ enamelled emblem set into it, which shows some loss of enamel covering the top red section. These emblems on their own, are now fetching over £80 each! The sprung release button is in full working order and most of the yellow paint is still in place in the rifle slot. The black metal scabbard is in excellent condition, no dents and just very minor surface rust. On the front it retains its scabbard throat retaining screw and frog lug. The scabbard blade measures 11.7” (21.5cm) long and the knife is 16.8” (42.7cm) in total length. It weighs 595g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW2 Mills Hand Grenade Converted into a Money Box Here on offer is an inert original Mills hand grenade that has been converted into a money or savings box. I think this is a WW2 period piece and has been made from factory-rejected metal casings and sold to the public as a novelty. The front has a slot cut into it to allow coins to be inserted and the base has a metal plug that can be removed to access the saved money. The front has been stamped with ‘F’ and the back has a ‘J’. It measures 3.5” (9cm) high and about 2.25” (5.8cm) diameter. It weighs 485g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WWI Sterling Silver Kewpie or Pixie \"FUMSUP\" Doll Charm c1914 Here on offer is an original WW1 FUMSUP style, Kewpie or Pixie doll, sterling silver charm. The hollow charm is in excellent undamaged condition and test positive for sterling silver. On the back it is clearly marked, RD 633819 indicating that this adorable little charm dates to 1914, the beginning of WW1. Fumsup was a popular name for good luck charms dating to the 19th and 20th century and it\'s believed to be a derivative of the saying \"thumbs up\" and was often given to WW1 soldiers as a “Good Luck” token that could be carried with them into battle. The charm measures 1.1” (2.7cm) long including the suspension ring and 0.5” (1.3cm) wide across the arms. It weighs 1.2g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Pair of British Military “Darby” Handcuffs with Key from the Korean War dated 1952 Here on offer is a rare survivor from the Korean War, a pair of British Army “Darby” handcuffs stamped JG 1952 and with the British ordinance mark or crows foot. The barrels and the key are also stamped with the reference KE 2770. The Darby handcuff was first used in the Victorian era, and by the 1850s it was recognised that it had serious shortcomings. Despite this, the design would continue in service for decades to come. The basic problems were that it was very heavy, made from heavy duty iron and did not adjust to size so if you had someone with slim hands, they could slip it off and if you had someone with thick wrists, unless you had the correct size it was very difficult to put it on a prisoner. The handcuffs were officially known as the ‘flexible’ type as they had a link between each cuff that allowed prisoners to eat and perform some simple tasks that earlier solid cuffs did not. These handcuffs have a small wrist size and could have been used for a woman or juveniles, but I guess the North Korean men were not big in stature themselves; so most would have had small wrists. The handcuffs are in excellent working order and are opened by screwing in the cylindrical key clockwise until the latch is released. They come with one original key. They measure 9.7” (24.5cm) wide and have an approximate wrist diameter of 2” (5cm). They weigh a heavy 650g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Pair of WW2 German Hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger Here on offer is a genuine pair of the more standard type WW2 German Hangers for a 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. All the metal fittings have a grey anodised finish with some light oxidisation and aged patina. The top clip has a plain finish and the two suspension clips are the rounded type with a light speckled finish. The buckles have the oak leave pattern, as do the sliders. There are no markings that I can see on the metal fittings. All the spring clips are in working order. The fabric straps are in good condition with blue/grey fronts and sewn white stripes. There is some light staining to the material on the front as shown in my pictures. The reverse of the straps is blue velvet, with some slight rubbing/usage marks. They are fixed to the top clip in the normal manner of being stitched over. This is a nice genuine set of hangers that are not mint, but can only enhance and compliment a slightly ‘used’ 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger. They measure 11.25” (29.3cm) from the top clip to the scabbard clip on the long strap and weigh 85g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Pair of Ww2 ‘Trench Art Candlesticks’ - Inert 20mm Cannon Cartridges Here on offer is a great pair of ww2 ‘trench art candlestick’ inert 20mm cannon cartridges. I am no ammunition expert but believe these may be the type known as ‘20x120’ that was developed in Denmark in the 1920s for the Madsen automatic cannon. They where offered in various mountings for aircraft, AA and anti-tank use, although only successful in the AA role. It was never the primary armament of any major army, but was widely used in WW2 and remained in service for decades afterwards. The ammunition for the gun was made in several countries, mostly notably in the UK by Kynoch, as was usually the case for Madsen ammunition as they had no ammunition production facilities of their own. The base of the brass shells have been expertly fitted with a five pronged heavy brass footing to enable the cartridges to stand securely. The steel projectile pulls out of the shell casing and has been fitted with a copper collar. The top of the projectile can then be inserted into the casing and there is a circular hole in the base of it that a candle can be fitted into. Both cartridges are in great condition, with a dark age patina finish to the steel projectile. They just make a great desk display as well as candleholders. They each measure about 7.9” (19.7cm) high and the shell case look to be about 1” (2.5cm) diameter. They each weigh about 390g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Paul Chen Nickel Damascus Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Dagger Knife & Belt Buckle No. 642 of 1000 Here on offer is a beautiful hand made Paul Chen Nickel Damascus Fairbairn-Sykes Dagger Knife and Damascus Belt Buckle set. Paul Chen created 1000 of these knives in 1998 for distribution through C.A.S. IBERIA in Sale Creek, Tennessee and this set is number 642 of 1000, and 642 is stamped on the ricasso of the dagger and the back of the buckle. This set is housed in a varnished solid light oak presentation case that is lined with red velvet. The knife is a hand made copy of the original Fairbairn-Sykes British Commando dagger. It is 12\" (30.5cm) in overall length with a 7\" (17.8cm) blued and hand-forged nickel Damascus steel blade, the delicate edges of which are exceptionally sharp. The colours in this Nickel Damascus creation are truly exceptional including a silver light brown, maroon and black. The handle is made of stacked leather that is hand finished to a smooth texture. There is a slight rub where it has rested in the case. The guard and pommel are also made of blued nickel Damascus and the guard is hand engraved with beautiful scrollwork. A matching hand-forged Damascus belt buckle has the Fairbairn-Sykes initials FS, inset in gold. The only flaw in this set was some oxidation on the top tip of the ‘S’ initial, which has been removed. I think originally a separate leather scabbard was on offer with these sets, in a separate box, but this set does not include one. Paul Chen grew up in Taiwan where, as a young man, he developed a fascination for swords and knives and since he was unable to afford antique and custom-made pieces, he became a custom maker enjoying success in both Asia and the United States. In 1991 Paul decided to become a full-time manufacturer and moved to Dalian, the “Steel City” of northern China, where he knew that he could find talented artisans capable of being trained as first-class sword and knife makers. Early endeavours largely took the form of making knives and components for major knife companies, but by 1993 the company was ready to start trading under its own banner and Dalian Hanwei Metal Co. Ltd. (Hanwei) was formed. Today Paul\'s Samurai swords are regarded as state of the art. This dagger is a very rare opportunity to own a limited production Paul Chen original. These sets have been long discontinued and are a rare find nowadays The Dagger is 12” (30.5cm) long, 5” with a 7” (17.8cm) blade. The oval Belt Buckle is 3” (7.5cm) wide and 1.9” (4.9cm) high. The whole set in the case weighs 1Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Personalised (ObFw Ernst Perz) WW2 German 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with Original Portepee by Ernst Pack & Sohne (E. P. & S.) Here on offer is an untouched excellent condition 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with its original silver portepee by Ernst Pack & Sohne (E. P. & S.), MBH, Siegfried. It has been ‘personalised’ where the owner has had his rank and name, “ObFw. Ernst Perz” professionally and beautifully engraved onto the top surface of the blade and the lower edge of the scabbard. The Pommel is in excellent condition, retaining most of the original factory darkening. The hand-enhanced oak leaves remain very crisp. The Grip is a beautiful dark orange coloured trolon type that is slightly darker on the front than the back. It is also lighter in colour under where the portepee knot has been in place for years. The grip has the twisted ‘springy’ type of wire, which is held securely in place at both ends. The grip is a near mint example and I can’t see any cracks or chips to the finish. The Luftwaffe Eagle crossguard retains all the fine detail to the feathers on the wings and just has some slight rubbing to the high pints on the eagle’s body. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The excellent condition plated blade measures 10” (25.5cm) in length and just displays the slightest of greying to its bright finish which I am sure would polish up to an even brighter finish, if so required. I prefer to leave it untouched. On the front top section, the owner has had his rank and name, “ObFw. Ernst Perz” professionally engraved. I believe this dagger warrants further research to trace the Luftwaffe service history of Ernst Perz. On the reverse of the blade it has the large and impressive later period, etched makers mark of Ernst Pack & Sohne (E. P. & S.), MBH, Siegfried. The leather buffer pad is still in place, seated inside the crossguard at the base of the blade. The plated stipple finished scabbard is dent free and in excellent condition retaining its beautiful aged patina finish. On the lower edge between the two hanger straps is finely engraved the owner’s rank and name, “ObFw. Ernst Perz”. The scabbard throat is held in place by its original pair of round-headed screws. It still retains the original short Luftwaffe silver thread portepee, which is in worn condition, with some staining and fraying. It still really displays well with this genuine original dagger. The dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 16.8” (42.8cm) long and weighs a heavy 390g. It is actually quiet rare to find a genuine personalised 2nd Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger and fine example warrants further investigation. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thank you for taking the time to look.
Personalised WW2 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife with Stag Horn Grip & Leather Sheath Here on offer is an excellent example of a WW2 3rd Pattern FS fighting knife with a beautiful stag horn grip and a personalised pommel cap. It was originally thought that these knives where made prior to WW2, but evidence has surfaced from period photos of soldiers wearing them in combat. An example of a Belgium soldier wearing one in 1944, is shown on page 197 of Ron Flook’s excellent reference book, “The Fairbain-Sykes Fighting Knife and other Commando Knives”. This would have most likely been an officers private purchase knife and it is thought they where sold through top uniform outfitters, of that time. The grip of this knife has been made from a beautiful thick section of real stag horn that has a slight curve, which means it fits the hand perfectly. I was noted that soldiers and officers actually preferred these horn grips for their comfort fit in the hand and notably there warmth, compared to the sold brass grips, especially for those serving in the colder climate war zones. It has a mint circular brass pommel cap that has been professionally engraved with the original owner’s initials: G C in gothic lettering. Sadly I have no idea who G C was, as now history/paperwork came with the knife. The 2 “ oval shaped brass crossguard is in perfect condition and fits snugly against the blade and grip. It has a beautiful double-edged steel blade with medial ridge. On flat edge of the blade is narrower than the other, giving the impression the ridge is slightly offset, which it isn’t. I have seen this on other 3rd Pattern FS blades. It measures 6.76” (17.4cm) in length with sharp edges and it still retains most of its original bright finish. There are some very light surface scratches on the blade, but you can also still see the original cross graining. No areas of rust, pitting or greying on the blade. It is complete with original 3rd Pattern dark brown leather sheath with a polished brass chape. This is the type where the chape is fixed by a large brass rivet and has a seam join to one edge. It would have originally been blackened or painted black when issued but polished bright by the outfitter/seller. The chape has some slight indentations on the front and back, through use. The front shows a couple of light dent marks on the section that covers the blade, but there are no splits or damage to the leather. On the back, it still retains its two original and unused horizontal leather tabs or ‘wings’. The top belt flap section in my opinion looks to have been replaced at some point in its service life. It has been refitted with two chrome rivets, not the black hollow type it would have originally had fitted. It is well known that these sheaths have a weak point where the belt flap joins the main covered section, they flex and crack if the leather gets cold and or dry, so you do see period “field” repairs, to keep the knives in use. There is still a wide black elastic retainer in place, which has been overstretched in order to hold the wide horn grip in place. It is in worn/fragile condition. This knife itself is in near mint condition and is now very hard to find in such great condition with its original sheath. It is a very impressive FS knife that makes a great display knife for any collection. The blade measures 6.76” (17.4cm) long and the knife is 11.6” (29.5cm) in total length. It weighs 245g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Personalized Rad Officers Dagger By Alcoso Complete With Rare Leather Hangers Here on offer is really fine quality personalized RAD officers dagger that still retains much original silver platting with excellent detail to the eagles head hilt and crossguard emblem. It is also very rare to find a personalized RAD officers dagger and this example has the owners name professionally engraved on the reverse side of the cross guard: Siebenrock The white/ivory grip plates are in perfect condition with no chips or cracks. The excellent blade by the premier maker ALCOSO, the obverse side features the RAD motto and the reverse side the makers “scales” trademark. This is a really nice blade with just some runner insertion marks where the blade has been inserted into the scabbard. (which is a tight fit) The matching scabbard still retains much silver plating, just some loss on the inner (hanger) edge and by the scabbard screws. This dagger comes with its original very rare dark brown adjustable leather hangers, that are stamped with the maker’s mark of FLL on the metal belt loop. The alloy buckle fasteners have a lovely stipple finish. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched
Post WW2 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife with Leather Sheath by William Rodgers Here on offer is an excellent example of a post WW2 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife by William Rodgers of Sheffield England. The P3 or 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS knife was introduced in October of 1943. As this example only has the William Rodgers makers stamp on it (no ordnance markings) and has what is known as the thinner blade, I believe it is a post WW2 example, albeit I am sure it has seen military service during its life. A lot of soldiers would by their own “private purchased’ FS knife for use during their term in military service. The “27 concentric ringed” hilt of this knife is clearly the 3rd pattern style, being constructed from a cast zinc alloy that has then been copper plated and then painted black. Most of the surface black finish has now worn off of this knife during its use, so the black only now shows in the deep groves of the ringed grip. The pommel cap is made of brass and shows the flattened tang end at the very top. The oval shaped steel finger guard carries an impressed: WILLIAM RODGERS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND mark to the upper surface. The double-edged dagger blade measures 6.76” (17.4cm) in length and is the thinner type and I think originally had a black finish. Now most of that finish has gone and it has a grey finish with some slight surface pitting. You can still make out the original gross graining on the blade surfaces. It also retains a good cutting edge to both sides but shows signs of being professionally sharpened during its service life. It is complete with original dark brown leather sheath that has a rounded end brass chape that shows some solder finish on the seam edge and back. This is the type where the chape is fixed by a rivet and the belt flap by two nickel solid rivets. The front shows a couple of light scuff marks on the section that covers the blade, but there are no splits or damage to the leather. The top still has the remains of its original brown elastic retainer. On the reverse, it still retains its two original and unused horizontal leather tabs or ‘wings’. This is a great example of a post WW2 service used 3rd pattern knife and it comes from my private collection of FS Knifes. It just looks and feels like it has a story to tell! The blade measures 6.76” (17.4cm) long and the knife is 11.4” (29cm) in total length. It weighs 285g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Post WW2 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife with Original Leather Sheath Here on offer is a great example of a post WW2 3rd Pattern FS Fighting Knife that has seen service use. The P3 or 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes FS knife was introduced in October of 1943. As this example does not have a maker’s or ordnance mark and has what is known as the thinner blade. It is possibly by William Rodgers, from other examples I have seen of this period. I believe it is a post WW2 example, albeit I am sure it has seen military service during its life. Soldiers would buy their own “private purchased’ FS knifes for use during their term of military service. The “27 concentric ringed” hilt of this knife is clearly the 3rd pattern style, being constructed from a cast zinc alloy that has then been copper plated and then painted black. Most of the surface black finish has now worn off of this knife during its use, so the black only now shows in the deep groves of the ringed grip. The domed pommel cap is made of brass and shows the flattened tang end at the very top. The oval shaped steel finger guard shows traces of being blackened. The double-edged dagger blade measures 6.76” (17.4cm) in length and is the thinner type and I think originally had a black finish. Now most of that finish has gone and it has a grey finish with very some slight surface pitting. It also retains a good cutting edge to both sides but shows signs of being professionally sharpened during its service life. If I am being picky, there is a very slight curve to the very tip of the blade. It is complete with original dark brown leather sheath that has a flat end, blackened brass chape that is in excellent original undented condition. This is the type where the chape is held in place by a rivet and the belt flap by two nickel “holed” rivets. The top flap section seems to have had the addition of a small section of leather to reinforce the point where the flap joins the lower section, at some point in its life. This is a weak point on these FS scabbards and many would break off completely during service use. It has a black elastic grip retaining strap at the top of the flap, that I think is an in service type replacement. The front shows a couple of light scuff/crease marks on the lower section that covers the blade, but there are no splits or damage to that leather. On the reverse, it still retains its two original and unused horizontal leather tabs or ‘wings’. This is a great example of a post WW2 service used 3rd pattern knife that has been loved and maintained to keep it and its scabbard in full “working order”. It comes from my private collection of FS Knifes. The blade measures 6.76” (17.4cm) long and the knife is 11.5” (29.2cm) in total length. It weighs 280g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Post WW2 Communist Era Bulgarian Army Dress Dagger with Owner\'s Initials \"B H\" Here on offer is a post WW2, Communist era, issued Bulgarian Army Dress Dagger, with the owners initials B. H. I believe the daggers fittings would have originally had a gilt finish, but this has worn off through use and now the brass and copper shine through. The pommel is squared off brass fitting with a round tang nut that depicts a five-pointed star on the top, with a stippled background. The grip is made from white plastic or celluloid and has a brass design band running through the centre on both sides. On the reverse of the lower grip mount are the letters “B H” which are very faintly scratched into it. I can only assume these where the initials of the original Army Officer who owned it? They are so faint it is impossible to get a clear photo. The brass crossguard has up and down “tear-drop” style quill ions. The plain unmarked nickel silver blade is in excellent condition with a fuller running down its length on both sides. There is some light scratching and greying to the blade near the tip. It also still retains its red leather scabbard washer. The plated steel scabbard has three mounts fitted to it, the top two appear to be made from copper and the lower made from brass. The steel scabbard shows some light rust pitting to the finish. The top mount depicts the Bulgarian Lion above a rising sun on the front and a large State building on the reverse. Both show some usage wear to the raised images. The centre and bottom mounts have a plain finish. Attached to the top two mounts is a shortened version of the original long ringlet style chain, with the more unusual stipple finished brass snap clip. My understanding is that a lot of Army Officers preferred to shorten the very long 12 link chain to adapt it to wear with the later German style uniform belt. The blade measures 9.25” (23.2cm) long and the the dagger in the scabbard measures 13.75” (35cm) long. It weighs 350g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Post WW2 Japanese Naval Landing Craft Binnacle Compass by Maizuru Meter Manufacturing Company Here on offer is a rare post WWII Japanese Naval Landing Craft Binnacle Compass, circa 1948. I have been told these compasses where used by the Japanese during WW2 primarily for their Naval landing craft but as they are portable, where used on a range of military Navel craft. It appears from the later Japanese to English translation, that this fine example was actually made in 1948, when Japan was trying to regenerate its economy and industry. The compass is a large portable binnacle constructed from metal and Bakelite with a carrying handle and a brass light box on the side. The whole assembly is mounted on a thin wooden base. It measures 13.4\" (34cm) high to the top of the handle, 10.25\" (26cm) wide (including the lamp) and 8.25\" (21cm) deep and weighs a heavy 4.15Kg. The interior has a painted white finish and there is a small glass access window at rear with a hinged Bakelite cover. Another opening on the side allows light to enter the interior from a brass oil/fuel burning wicked lamp that is in full working order. This assembly unlocks and hinges open to allow access to the lamp for cleaning and refilling the fuel. The front has a large glass-viewing window that hinges upwards for access to the compass itself and is secured by two Bakelite locking knobs (one to each side). The compass itself is in excellent order, with all the compass points still crisp and clear to view. Also on the front is a maker’s metal plaque with details in Japanese. A kind collector (Armouryantiques.com) has translated the Japanese to English for me as shown below: 舞計式五型磁気羅針儀 Maikei shiki gogata jiki rashingi Magnetic compass model 5, type Maikei 製造番号 第?88号 Seizoh bangoh dai ?88 goh Serial number: ?88 製造年月 昭和23年4月 Seizoh nengetsu Showa nijyu\'ni nenn shi gatsu Date of manufacture: April, 1948 株式会社 舞鶴計器製作所 Kabushikigaisha Maizuru Keiki Seisakusho Maizuru Meter Manufacturing Company Maikei 舞計 is the abbreviation for Maizuru Keiki 舞鶴計器. The company is located in Maizuru City, Kyoto. A rare compass to find especially in this excellent condition. Makes a great working Naval display item. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Post WW2 Mercater K55K “Black Cat” Lockback Knife by ICEL Here on offer is an unusual post WW2 Mercater K55K “Black Cat” lockback knife that was made by the famous Portuguese knife maker ICEL. My understanding is that the Mercator K55K knife has been produced in Germany since around 1867. They were mainly produced by HY Kauffmann, who where operational from 1856 to 1995. The Mercator K55K knife is still made today in Germany by Mercator, now a division of Otter-Messer. The Mercator K55K knife is actually made from a simple but effective construction: The grip consists of a folded and riveted piece of sheet metal that was painted black and stamped with the image of a leaping cat and the legend "K55K", with the second "K" being shown reversed. This I believe can be interpreted as follows: The first "K" is for "Kaufmann", being the name of the original producer. The "55" is for "Hochstraße 55", the address of the original company residence in Solingen, Germany. Finally the reversed second "K" is for "Katze" which translates to "cat" - the knife's main emblem. The steel blade has a nail-nick by which it may be grasped to pull it open and it locks in the open position, after which it may only be closed by depressing the lever at the back of the knife. The blade still locks firmly into place with no wobble, just like the day it was made. This knife gained popularity in the United States following WW2, as returning servicemen brought Mercator knives home from Germany. Though some believe that the Mercator K55K was issued to German troops, no evidence of this exists. However, it is probable that many German soldiers privately purchased these knives for their own use. The Mercator "K55K" or "K55" knife was described as the weapon of choice among the older teenagers of the US South Bronx in the 1960’s. This example is an unusual variation as it was actually made by ICEL. ICEL was born from a small family workshop created during the 1940’s, by three brothers in which carbon steel was forged and they made agricultural and kitchen cutlery items. This workshop was located in Ribafria, a small village near Benedita in Portugal. In the beginning, the product range consisted of pocket knives (K55K’s) and a few totally hand made knives. By 1945 the small workshop had 25 employees and the decision was taken to establish a company called Indústria de Cutelarias da Estremadura, Lda. from which the first brand name ICEL was formed. Now the knife itself has lost all the original black paint that would have been on the grip and there are some areas of light pitting to the bare steel. The front has the famous leaping cat and K55K logo stamped on the front side. The steel blade is in excellent condition and has much of the original cross graining remaining. There is some light pitting towards the tip on the reverse and some very light scratch marks. The single cutting edge is still sharp and doesn’t look like it has been sharpened. The ricasso on the front is stamped with the maker’s brand, ICEL. The blade measures 3.7” (9.1cm) long and the knife when fully open measures 7.9” (20cm). It weighs 80g. This is an opportunity to obtain an unusual maker version of the famous K55K knife. A real collectors piece, Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Post WW2 Vintage Parachute Regiment Sweetheart Brooch Here on offer is a post WW2 vintage Parachute Regiment sweetheart brooch. The badge is made up of a finely detailed Parachute Regiments winged emblem, made of gilt metal that has been mounted on what appears to be a Lucite disc that is emulating mother of pearl. On the reverse it still has its original vintage gilt brass brooch pin and locking ‘C’ clip. The brooch measures 1.25” (3.2cm) diameter and weighs 6g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look
Post WW2 Vintage Royal Navy Sweetheart Brooch Here on offer is a post WW2 vintage Royal Navy sweetheart brooch. The badge is made up of a finely detailed Royal Navy emblem, made of silvered metal, with red and blue enamel, that has been mounted on what appears to be a Lucite disc that is emulating mother of pearl. On the reverse it still has its original vintage gilt brass brooch pin and locking ‘C’ clip. The brooch measures 1.25” (3.2cm) diameter and weighs 7g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Presentation Silver Spoon to C. Coy of the Upper Burma Battalion – Auxiliary Forces India – Rifle Club 1935 Here on offer is a rare and unusual English hallmarked presentation silver spoon to a, C. Coy of the Upper Burma Battalion – Auxiliary Forces India – Rifle Club, November 1935. The bowel of the spoon has the following engraved on the reverse: C. COY U.B. BATTALLION A.F.I. RIFLE CLUB NOV 1935 There is also a clear set of hallmarks and a makers stamp, which translate to: “Anchor” for the Birmingham Assay Office, “Lion” for English Sterling Silver, date letter “L” for the year 1935 and the then King George V’s profile image to celebrate his Silver Jubilee. The maker’s mark is “T&S” into three conjoined circles, which stands for Turner & Simpson of Birmingham. The bowl is attached to a lovely twisted silver stem, which in turn is topped with a scaled solid silver rifle bullet. This is a most unusual piece and from a section of the British/Indian army that you seldom see presentation pieces for this period. A brief history of the Battalion: The Battalion was raised on 9th December 1886, as the Upper Burma Volunteer Rifles. As part of the Indian Defence Force Act of 1917, all the units of the Indian Volunteers became units of the Indian Defence Force and the Battalion was re-titled the 34th Upper Burma Battalion on 1st April 1917. With the formation of the Indian Auxiliary Force in 1920, the Battalion was again re-titled, this time as the Upper Burma Battalion. It retained this title when transferred to the Burma Auxiliary Force in April 1937, following the transfer of units to the Burma Army with the separation of administration from India. The Battalion was a volunteer infantry force and in 1913 was located with headquarters at Mandalay and companies at Maymyo, Minbu, Meiktila, Monywa, Mogok and Myitkyina. In January and October 1940, the Battalion was composed of a headquarters and three companies (less two platoons) and five mobile patrols. There were detachments at Mandalay, Namtu, Bawdwin, Mansam, Yenangyaung, Chauk and Lanywa. On 8th February 1941 the Battalion was reported to be composed of a headquarters and three rifle companies (less two platoons) with a strength of 16 Officers and 416 Other Ranks. On 1st December 1941, Battalion Headquarters was at Maymyo, coming under the Maymyo Infantry Brigade Area. Detachments were located as follows: Central Area: - Chauk detachment \'D\' Company - Lanywa detachment \'A\' Company - Lashio demolition squad - Namsam Falls detachment \'C\' Company - Namtu \'C\' Company (less detachments) - Yenangyaung \'D\' Company (less detachments). During the retreat to India, the Upper Burma Battalion was listed as forming part of the Lines of Communication Troops. At Mandalay on 23rd March 1942, the Tenasserim, Upper Burma and Rangoon Battalions were reformed and became known as the Rangoon, Tenasserim and Upper Burma Companies of the Burma Battalion. This new battalion performed garrison duties in Mandalay and also supplied officers and men for movement control. All its transport with drivers were attached to the Brigade Transport Officer. At the end of March 1942, the Burma Battalion provided officers and men to man Irrawaddy Flotilla Company launches whose crews had absconded. On 24th April 1942, the Burma Battalion left Mandalay, after the bombing, on the ‘Japan’ for Katha, which was reached on 1st May 1942. On the morning of 2nd May 1942 orders were given to march to India. The spoon measures approximately 4.9” (12.6mm) long and weighs 11.2g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
RAF English Pewter Tankard - Commemorating 40th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Here on offer is a vintage RAF English Pewter tankard that I believe was issued to commemorate that 40th anniversary of the “Battle of Britain”. It is inscribed with the famous Churchill quote around the top: \'NEVER IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN CONFLICT WAS SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY AND TO SO FEW\' and around the bottom: \'Battle of Britain July 10th - Oct 31st 1940\' It is also engraved with the list of all active airfields used during the Battle of Britain. There also an impressive RAF crest/emblem mounted on the left side of the tankard. It is in excellent original condition with a lovely age patina to the metal finish. This could be gently polished to a bright finish if the buyer so wishes. The clear glass bottom is also undamaged and in perfect condition. Stamped on the base are the makers marks and the words English Pewter. The Tankard measures 5.25” (13.3cm) high and 4” (10.2cm) diameter at its base. It weighs 540g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
RAF Support Command Emblem Plaque 1973 - 1994 Here on offer is a fine example of an RAF Support Command plaque that depicts their official badge at the time of their existence, between 1973 and 1994. The plaque appears to have been cast in one piece from a heavy black resin/hard-plastic material. All the letters, crown and central eagle image are cast in relief and in fine detail. The lower scrolled ribbon depicts the commands motto: UT AQUILAE VOLENT Which translates to “That Eagles May Fly”. The plaque is in excellent condition with just some loss of gilt to the raised lettering and high points. It does not appear to have ever been wall mounted, as there are no fixing holes on hangers on the reverse? Some history relating to the RAF Support Command. It was formed on 31 August 1973 by the renaming of RAF Maintenance Command, with No. 90 (Signals) Group being added to it. Its responsibilities included all logistical and maintenance support requirements of the RAF. Among its first stations assigned may have been RAF Gan, transferred from Far East Air Force. It was renamed as RAF Support Command, and its role further increased, on 13 June 1977 when it absorbed Training Command, making it additionally responsible for all RAF ground and aircrew training. In the 1980s the bunker at RAF Holmpton was converted to form a new Emergency War Headquarters for RAF Support Command. In 1994 the Command was split up, with many of its functions merging with those of the RAF Personnel Management Centre to form RAF Personnel and Training Command and others being hived off into RAF Logistics Command. The plaque itself is 7” (17.8cm) high by 5.1” (13cm) wide and weighs 200g. This plaque makes an impressive display piece for a relatively short-lived RAF command unit. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare 19th Century 72nd Highlanders Regiment Tunic Button Sweetheart Bar Brooch Here on offer is a fine example of a rare 19thcentury 72nd Highlanders Regiment tunic button sweetheart bar brooch. The tunic button still retains all its original gilt and crisp detail to the stags head and lettering on the front. It has been professionally attached to a gilt pin so that it can be worn as a bar brooch. Some history of the 72nd Highlanders Regiment. In 1778 the 78th Regiment, was renumbered The 72nd ( Highland ) Regiment of Foot in 1786. There were three previous regiments to bear this number, none of which has any Scottish connection. In 1782 the Regiment was in India assisting the Army of the East India Company in its campaign against Tipoo, Sultan of Mysore and later it helped capture the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch in 1806. It raised a second battalion in 1804, although it did not see service and was disbanded in 1814. 1809 was the year that all Scottish regiments will remember, as it was the year in which many of the regiments lost their `Highland\' status and ceased to wear the kilt. Unfortunately, the 72nd was one of those regiments. It did not see service in Europe during the Napoleonic Wars, but served for most of the period in Cape Colony and Mauritius . After fighting in the Kaffir War in South Africa , they returned home in 1821 and were then stationed in Ireland . In recognition of its record as a reliable regiment, it was re-titled The 72nd (Duke of Albany\'s Own Highlanders) in 1823 and allowed to resume wearing highland dress such as the feather bonnet. However, instead of the kilt, it wore trews of Royal Stuart tartan. The Regiment went to the Cape again in 1828 and was engaged in the Kaffir War of 1835, before returning home in 1840. It then served in a variety of places, Gibraltar , Barbados and Nova Scotia , before being sent to the Crimea to take part in the latter stages of the siege of Sevastopol . It then went to Bombay and saw service in central India during the Mutiny, including the capture of Gwalior and the pursuit of Tantia Topee, followed by service in the Umeyla Expedition of 1863. It then returned home in 1865, before returning in 1871. It then served on the North West Frontier and took part in the Afghan campaigns of 1878-80, including the battle of Kandahar. The regiment was amalgamated in 1881 as the 1st and 2nd Battalions Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany\'s). The bar measures 1.5” (3.8cm) wide and the button is 0.75” (1.8cm) diameter and weighs 4.9g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
RARE ANTIQUE 18thC SPIKED LEATHER DOG COLLAR – USED AS PROTECTION FROM WOLVES Here on offer is a rare 18th or early 19th century, original leather dog collar that would have been worn as a protection from wolf attacks. This superb example has been made with two layers of stitched thick leather inset with two rows of metal spikes. The spiked section is attached by two ‘swivel’ buckles to a thick leather adjustable strap, which has as a strong buckle fastener. The strap also still has a large sliding brass ring in place to which a lead can be attached. The collar is in excellent condition for its age, the leather is a little stiff, but all the stitching is good and secure. The spikes do have some age related surface rust. The spiked section of the collar measures 9” (23cm) long and the strap is currently fastened at 10” (25.4cm) but it can be adjusted smaller if required. It weighs a heavy 185g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Antique Folding Combination Cigar Holder with Knife and Piercer by J.Nowill & Sons c1890 Here on offer is a rare example of an antique folding combination cigar holder with a knife and long piercer by J.Nowill & Sons of Sheffield, England, circa 1890. J.Nowill & Sons are famous Sheffield knife manufactures and they have been making them since 27th April 1700. This is the only combination cigar tool that I have seen by this maker and it is in excellent original condition, with just slight age greying to the steel. The grip is made from two polished slabs of ivory that are held in place by four silver pins. The slabs are in perfect undamaged condition, just one side shows some very light age staining to it, which is to be expected, given its about 130 years old. All three of the tools still fold out and hold in place perfectly. The two pronged fork, is actually stamped on one side with the lettering: CIGAR HOLDER. On the other side it has the maker’s name: J.NOWILL & SONS SHEFFIELD The small knife still retains a sharp edge and has the CROSS KEYS logo (first seen in 1842) of J.Nowill & Sons, stamped on the ricasso. The long thin piercer is just in perfect condition and it’s amazing how it has survived so intact. This rare and unusual piece makes a great addition to any tobacciana collection by a famous English knife maker. It measures 2.5” (5.8cm) long when closed up. The knife is 1” (2.5cm) long, the Cigar Holder is also 1” (2.5cm) long and the Piercer is 1.9” (4.8cm) long. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Antique Horn Handled Bowie Scout Knife By C. Johnson & Co – Owned By WW2 RAF Chief Technician in 1940 Here on offer is a rare antique but WW2 related, horn handled Bowie Scout Knife that was owned by a RAF Chief Technician, who’s surname was SAINTY and his service number was 959955. He apparently served in Iraq back in 1940. The old gentleman that I acquired this from years ago had the information about the previous owner on a label that I have left attached for reference. The beautiful dark horn handle is held in place by two metal pins and has a lovely shiny age patina on both sections of horn. The handle is fitted to a plain quite crudely made aluminium cross guard. The thin Bowie shaped blade has some slight greying and a slightly rounded tip, which may have been how it was made? The centre of the blade is clearly stamped with SCOUT KNIFE and it has a makers name stamped by the throat, which reads: C.JOHNSON & Co SHEFFIELD, ENG Christopher Johnson, who was born in Sheffield in about 1809, started his cutlery business (according to a trade catalogue) in 1836 in Howard Street, Sheffield. His early career, however, is obscure and the firm did not appear at the in Western Works in Howard Street until 1854, with an outlet in Hatton Garden, London. Western Works was apparently so named because of Johnson's flourishing trade in the south-western counties of England. In 1859, he relocated to Portobello Street, which was to be the centre of the firm's operations well into the twentieth century. Johnson was essentially a merchant: but he listed himself as a steel converter and refiner, and a 'manufacturer' of files, tools, and a complete range of cutlery (including table and pocket knives). Johnson soon developed a liking for country life, partly one suspects because his business was so profitable. He brought new partners into the business, such as his nephew John Hibbert (c.1832-1908). In 1868, another partner, John Marshall, joined the business, and the title '& Co' was added. By 1871, Christopher Johnson had moved to The Grange, Carlton, Nottinghamshire, and withdrew from the partnership with Hibbert and Marshall in 1879. Johnson died at The Grange on 2 May 1881, aged 72, after 'a lingering illness'. Marshall and Hibbert now took over the business. In 1881, the firm employed 200 workers(according to Hibbert's enumeration in the Census). Hibbert himself retired from the firm in 1886 (he died, aged 77, on 1 June 1908, and was buried in Fulwood). Marshall became the owner of the business in the late nineteenth century, when the company operated at Western Works and Western Steel Works in Portobello, with a London agent in Victoria Street, London. Sheffield City Library Local Studies Collection has several trade catalogues and manuscript letter-books for this firm. These show almost every type of cutlery from table knives to hunting knives. A Johnson sample book, probably pre-1914, has photographs of sportsman's knives and farmers' knives. Hafted in buffalo, ivory and stag, the quality is self-evident. Many of these products were exported. Johnson, Hibbert and Marshall described themselves as 'Australian merchants'. In 1880, Johnson's won a gold medal at the Melbourne International Exhibition and then appointed an Australian agent, J. W. Bunby, who developed a flourishing trade in the 1880s and 1890s for Johnson's table cutlery and pocket knives. Besides steel and files, the firm sold plated-ware and registered silver marks in Sheffield in 1890 and 1903. Johnson's trade mark - a flag enclosing his initials - was also well known in South Africa, where the firm won a gold medal at the Kimberley Exhibition in 1892. At the turn of the century, Johnson's were hard pressed to satisfy the demand from these markets. John Marshall died on 6 April 1915, at his residence Woodville, in Broomhall Park. He was aged 78 and was buried in Ecclesall. An extensive obituary in The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 8 April 1915, discussed his work as chairman of the board of Sheffield Royal Infirmary, but hardly mentioned his business career. Marshall's son-in-law, J.M. Denton, took control of the firm and extended its trade in New Zealand. Christopher Johnson & Co. continued to trade in the early 20th century. It had become a limited company by 1939. But after 1945, the decline of its overseas markets, particularly Australia, hit Western Works hard. In 1955, it was bought by Wostenholm and Johnson's factory was closed. It still retains its brown leather scabbard, which has a belt loop at the top and is in great condition. In its scabbard it measures 10.25” (26cm) long and weighs 157g. The knife blade measures 5.5” (14cm). Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Rare Antique IXL GEORGE WOSTENHOLM Stag Handled Hawksbill Folding Knife circa 1880 Here on offer is an example of a rare antique IXL GEORGE WOSTENHOLM stag handled “Hawksbill” folding knife, circa 1880. The knife has been used and shows some signs of sharping to the curved blade, but it still retains a sharp edge. There is some aged “greying” and scratch marks to the blade finish, but I think this would clean up to a brighter finish, if that was preferred? On one side of the ricasso is stamped: IXL WOSTENHOLM SHEFFIELD ENGLAND On the other side are stamped the words: OIL THE JOINTS The knife has two near perfect slices of stag horn that have been shaped to form the tight fit of the grip to the blade tang and brass finger guard. It is unusual to find the grip slabs in such perfect condition, no cracks of splits, just a very tiny nick to the bottom edge. All four steel retaining pins are also still in place. The knife still has a strong spring action. The blade measures 3” (7.7cm) long and the knife itself is a total of 7.1” (18cm) long when opened. It weighs 120g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Antique Victorian Green Leather Chatelaine c1880 Here on offer is a rare and unusual antique green leather chatelaine that was used in a variety of forms by the Victorians during the second half of the 19th Century. Owing to the fragility of the leather and its tendency to wear out/crack, it is very rare to find a complete original chatelaine with leather “chains” and all its appendages from that period. The chatelaine has four individual leather straps/chains, that are 5.25” (13.4cm) long. They are each fitted with a brass swivel hook, all of which are still in working order. The top section has a brass belt hook and the front section is shaped as a shield and is covered in green leather. The attached appendages comprise are all in excellent condition and consist of: 1) A green leather covered notebook, that is 3.1” (8cm) long and still seems to have all its pages. It is missing its small pencil but still retains its retaining loop. Only two pages seem to have some numbers written on them, the rest are still plank. 2) A green leather covered perfume bottle, 2.5” (6.4cm) long including the loop. The brass top screws of and still retains the cork inner seal in the lid. 3) A green leather covered combination mirror/pin wheel with a circular bevelled edged mirror, that is 2” (5cm) long. 4) A delightful small gunmetal cased ladies pocket watch that is 1.25” (3.2cm) diameter. The watch isn’t working and appears to be overwound? The outer metal case has some light pitting to the finish and the beautiful dial face has a very fine hairline crack. Inside back lid is what appears to be the makers name, which I can’t make out and the words “Swiss Made”. With all its attachments it weighs 135g. This is a really fine example of this type of chatelaine, which is in just excellent condition. The only other example I have seen is a brown leather version as shown in the book, "Chatelaines - Utility to Glorious Extravagance", on page 250. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. I am always happy to combine the postage on multiple purchases. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Many thanks for taking the time to look.
RARE ANTIQUE VICTORIAN ORNATE BRASS THERMOMETER HOLDER Here on offer is a rare example of an antique Victorian ornately patterned brass thermometer holder. I believe this holder may have been originally silver-plated, as there is some evidence of it still existing in the recesses of the pattern, but is has clearly worn off over the years. The cylindrical shaped holder has a beautiful raised floral pattern all over its surface, including the top and bottom caps. The top section pulls off and is held in place by two attached brass chains and a ring. The Thermometer Holder is in excellent condition with just a couple of very slight indentations on the long section that are hard to see, but can be felt. There is also what looks like a split in the inside plain section that the top section slides over. This does not effect its use in any way and the fit of the top section is still very tight indeed. The holder does NOT contain a thermometer. It measures 5.75” (14.7cm) long by 0.6” (1.3cm) diameter. Including the chain it measures 7.75” (19.7cm) and weighs 30g. I cannot find another example like this one but feel it was probably owned and used by a private nanny or nurse in the employ of a wealthy family, and would have been suspended from a chatelaine. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
RARE ANTIQUE WADE & BUTCHER X.C.D. EXCEED PIONEER STAG POMMEL KNIFE circa 1900 Here on offer is rare example of an antique X.C.D. EXCEED Pioneer Stage Pommel Knife, made by the famous razor and knife manufacturer, Wade & Butcher, of Sheffield, England, circa 1900. I believe this is an unusual top quality EXCEED Model of this hunting and fighting knife and was made between 1891 and 1918. The handle is made from a tightly stacked leather ring grip with 6 brass spacers evenly spread between 3 red and 3 black spacers at the top and bottom of the grip. It is in excellent condition, still tight with just a tiny nick to the leather grip. The pommel is made from a beautiful piece of genuine stag antler and the blade tang is retained by a brass nut inset into the pommel. The polished clip point Bowie blade is made from high quality Sheffield steel and has a full blood grove on both sides. The ricasso is stamped with: X.C.D. WADE & BUTCHER SHEFFIELD ENGLAND (X.C.D. stood for "e XC ee D in Quality). The blade is rust free but has been poorly sharpened during its life and shows grind marks and scratches to the cutting edge. The knife fits snuggly into its original easy access brown leather ‘tube type’ sheath, that has a large belt loop on the reverse. This is a great example of a rare antique English knife that is so tactile to hold. The blade measures 5.75” (14cm) and the knife itself 10.25” (26cm) long. It weighs 255g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
RARE BLACK FACED 14CT GOLD OMEGA MENS ART DECO POCKET WATCH c1943 WW2 Here on offer is a rare and beautiful vintage 14ct gold Art Deco Gents Pocket Watch by the famous premier Swiss watch maker, Omega. This superb original stem-winder example has an unusual black dial with gold hands and gold Roman Numeral numbers. It also has a sub seconds dial set at the 6 o’clock position. It looks to still have its original mineral glass fitted, which is in excellent condition. The solid 14ct Gold rear cover has a stunning and stylish Art Deco pattern, which truly sets this watch above other plain examples. The rear cover can be removed carefully with a razor blade and inside is stamped with the official Omega maker’s marks and a case serial number of 9435705. Looking up the serial numbers on the Omega site this would date the cover to the year 1939. There is also the official Swiss 14K (585) gold standard mark for Switzerland, the Squirrel as well as a 14K stamp. You can see from the slim shape and even down to the loop at the top of the watch that this is an Art Deco period piece. The gold plated 17-jewel watch movement is just superb, as you can see from my pictures; it is in excellent working condition. The serial number on the movement 9524597 dates it to 1943. So if I have read the serial numbers correctly, the watch was made in 1943 and had an earlier rear case fitted from a batch made back in 1939. Given that this watch was made during WW2, this is hardly surprising as supplies of precious metals where in short supply. The condition is excellent with just the slightest of light scratches and marks to the back cover. The watch measures 1.8” (4.7cm) diameter and weighs 50g. Omega is one of the most premier watch maker’s in the World and this watch truly has that understated elegance that just ouzes class. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Blued 2nd Pattern TOM BEASLEY FS Fighting Knife by Wilkinson Sword Here on offer is a rare and original Tom Beasley (Fairbairn Sykes) FS fighting knife by Wilkinson Sword. From what I have researched it appears that only 500 special edition "TOM BEASLEY" blades were made by Wilkinson Sword, post WW2 between 1946 and 1949. I believe that Beasley, being in his 80s, probably did not make any of the knives but instead oversaw their production. He joined Wilkinsons on 8th May 1884 and spent the rest of his life with the company forging blades for swords and knives. He forged the blade of The Stalingrad Sword in 1943. This sword was presented by King George VI to Josef Stalin in honour of the Russian troop’s defence of Stalingrad. Tom Beasley died in 1950, 90 years old. Apparently they where made as window displays for the early post war sales drive for Wilkinson’s shaving products. Thanks to Ron Flook’s excellent book (The Fairbairn-Sykes Knife and other Commando Knives), I know these knives came with both 2nd and 3rd Pattern style hilts, not just the more common and majority Ivorine hilt versions. Also they came with 2 types of etchings, the 2 panel and 3 panel versions. This fine example is one of the much rarer blued 2nd Pattern hilt versions with the so called 2 panel "truncated" Tom Beasley motto: HAND FORGED BY TOM BEASLEY THE FAMOUS SWORDSMITH (without the 3rd panel words: OF STARLINGGRAD FAME). On the other side of the blade is the WILKINSON SWORD Logo and the motto: COMMANDO FIGHTING KNIFE WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945 This beautiful double-edged dagger blade measures 6.74” (17.1cm) in length and retains its original bright plated finish. There are a few tiny areas of greying that may polish out and it retains its original edge that hasn’t been sharpened. Just a stunning blade! The knurled grip/hilt and finger guard retain all their original blueing. The assembly vice marks are still visible to the top two sides of the pommel, where the tang was tightened up to form a secure fit of the blade to the hilt. It is complete with original 2nd Pattern dark brown leather sheath with blued chape. This is the type where the chape is fixed by a rivet and the belt flap by two hollow rivets. The font shows two crease lines on the section that covers the blade, but there are no splits or damage to the leather. The top still has its original elastic retainer in place and it is very unusual that hasn’t been overstretched or damaged. Interestingly on the reverse, it still retains its two original horizontal leather tabs or ‘wings’, but they have been folded in and held in position with a couple of stitches? As the majority of these knives were made with Ivorine (imitation ivory) grips. This is one of the few to have a grip suitable for actual commando use. Although I am sure from its condition that it hasn’t seen combat, it could have been purchased to possibly be used in Malaysia, fighting the communist guerrillas or even in the Korean War? This knife is in near mint condition and ultra rare to find in this configuration and it comes from my private collection of FS Knifes. The blade measures 6.74” (17.1cm) long and the knife is 11.6” (29.5cm) in total length. It weighs 265g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Boer War Celluloid Letter Opener Depicting “A Gentleman in Kharki” with Food Suppliers Slogan on the Blade Here on offer is a rare example of a Boer War (circa 1900) Celluloid Letter Opener, which depicts the figure of a British Wounded Soldier, \"A Gentleman in Kharki\" moulded as the handle. The image of the wounded British Soldier is from Richard Caton Woodville\'s painting \"A Gentleman in Kharki\". The image was a popular one for patriotic souvenirs made during the Boer War and was often combined with the verses from Rudyard Kipling\'s poem \"The Absent Minded Beggar\". I believe suppliers at the time, would sell such items to raise funds for the military wounded, as well as to advertise there products. The blade has the Boer War suppliers name NAO and great slogans on both sides of the blade! One side reads: SOUPS, EXTRACTS, RATIONS FOR EVERYONE NAO AS SUPPLIERS TO H.M. FORCES The other side reads: ONLY FOOD IN THE WORLD MADE FROM THE WHOLE CARCASS PLEASE ASK FOR PAMPHLET. The Soldier figure on the handle has been moulded with great detail and appears to be undamaged and it just shows some age related discolouration to the celluloid. This is a really rare example of a Boer War related souvenir that is in just excellent condition. It measures 8.25” (21cm) long, end to end. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare British WW1 Trench Art “Male” Mark IV Wooden Model Tank Moneybox Here on offer is a genuine piece of WW1 Trench Art, being a Mark IV Wooden Model Tank that is also a moneybag. The wooden model has been skilfully made and has a slot cut in the top section to allow coins to be placed in it. There is a hinged flap at the back that lifts up to allow the money to be removed. Strangely scratched into the base is what looks like a British Service number: TH2854 and also the number or year 1946? I think this is a British WW1 Service number and possibly the solider that made the tank moneybox. Why the number/date 1946, I have no idea. The unusual rhomboidal shape of WW1 tanks was to give as long a track run as possible to allow for crossing the wide trenches prevalent on the Western Front battlefields. The heavy tanks were designated \"male\" or \"female\" according to the type of armament they carried in the sponsons fitted to their sides. The prototype mounted a 6-pounder (57 mm) cannon and a Hotchkiss machine gun in each. The designers were concerned that the slow-moving vehicles would be vulnerable to attack by enemy infantry, and decided that dedicated anti-personnel weaponry was necessary. It was decided to design a new sponson that would instead house two Vickers guns. Tanks fitted with the new design were designated \"female\", and those with the protruding 6-pounder, \"male\". (This had the unfortunate effect of making the prototype \"Mother\" a \"male\".) A great piece of Trench Art that is in excellent condition and can still be used as a moneybox today. The Model Tank measures 6” (15.3cm) long, 2.8” (7.3cm) high and 4.25” (10.5cm) wide, gun turret to gun turret. It weighs 140g. The Model/Moneybox is in excellent original condition with a small chip to the front edge and some tiny age knocks to the wood finish. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare China War Medal - 1900 Boxer Rebellion - named to Petty Officer 1st Class - Richard Collect Govier - HMS DIDO Here on offer is a beautiful example of an original 1900 Boxer Rebellion, China War Medal correctly named to Richard Collect Govier. He was a Petty Officer 1st class who served on H.M.S. DIDO during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. This solid silver medal is in near mint condition showing no wear to the high points on either side and no edge dings. (please see my photos). It retains a bright finish with some age patina around the edges and between the medal lettering. Engraved into the medal edge are the following officers details: R. C. GOVIER. P.O. 1 CL. H. M. S. DIDO The medal suspender arm looks to have had a minor period silver repair at some point as it no longer swivels. I believe this was quite common on swivel suspenders. It comes with a good length of the correct type of new ribbon or unissued ribbon. This medal has no clasps and there is no information on his service papers, which would suggest a clasp, was ever issued? It is probable that being a Petty Officer he would have stayed aboard ship in a supporting role during the conflict. The medal measures approximately 1.4” (36mm) diameter and weighs 37g. It comes with copies of R.C. Govier’s service papers and the China medal roll for H.M.S. DIDO. Richard C Govier was born on 9th March 1869 in Pimlico Middlesex and he enlisted into the Royal Navy on 9th March 1887 for 12 years. He served on steam battle ships such as H.M.S. LION through to Battle Cruisers and Battle Ships by the latter part of his service. In 1900 he was serving on HMS DIDO, an Eclipse-class protected cruiser built for the Royal Navy in the mid-1890s. This ship and its crew saw service in the China War 1900 otherwise known as the Boxer Rebellion. The War was an anti-imperialist, anti-foreign, and anti-Christian uprising in China between 1899 and 1901, towards the end of the Qing dynasty. It was initiated by the Militia United in Righteousness (Yìhéquán), known in English as the Boxers. The Boxers were highly trained in martial weapon arts and came from most of the towns and villages in northern China. They resented the western world’s interference in their religion and culture and after several months of growing violence and murder in Shandong and the North China Plain against foreign and Christian presence. In June 1900, Boxer fighters, convinced they were invulnerable to foreign weapons, converged on Beijing to exterminate the foreigners. Diplomats, foreign civilians and soldiers as well as Chinese Christians in the Legation Quarter were besieged for 55 days by the Imperial Army of China and the Boxers and many others were slaughtered. An Eight-Nation Alliance brought 20,000-armed troops to China, which included a contingent of the Royal Navy, who were the closest to the region. Petty Officer R. C. Govier was one of those who served during this period. This is a great opportunity to obtain a rare medal in near mint condition that relates to the Boxer Rebellion. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Chinese Trench Art Ashtray & Matchbox Holder 1902 to 19122 Here on offer is a rare Chinese Trench Art Ashtray and Matchbox Holder, 1902 to 1912. The main body is made of an artillery shell case that has English markings on the base along with a manufactured date that appears to be: JAN 1902 A hand beaten dish has then been soldered to the cut down case to make the ashtray and in the centre is a shell case that supports a matchbox holder/dispenser. The front of the holder has a Chinese Copper coin soldered in place, the front of which depicts early Chinese flags and my research has shown the coin to be a Chinese 10 Cash Coin. Apparently these where made in numerous variants, from about 1912 and this one an unusual variant and therefore rare, albeit in rubbed/used condition. So the shell indicates a date of 1902 and may have been made for the end of the Chinese Boxer Rebellion, but this ammunition may not have been used until needed in 1912, possibly during the Warlord Era? The Qing Dynasty, the last of the ruling Chinese dynasties, collapsed in 1911 and finally fell in 1912 with the abdication of the last emperor, Puyi. China fell into what became known as the WARLORD ERA, when control of much of the country was divided among a group of powerful independent warlords, military leaders with their own private armies. The anti-monarchist and national unificationist Kuomintang party and its leader Sun Yat-sen sought the help of foreign powers to defeat these warlords, who had seized control of much of Northern China. This is rare piece of Chinese Military memorabilia, which I have never come across in 40 years of collecting Trench Art and is clearly worth more research. It measures 5.5” (14cm) high and 4.5” (11.5cm) diameter across the ashtray. It weighs 495g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare DLV Officers Dagger with Original Leather Covered Scabbard and Hanging Chain by SMF - Unit Marked 109 Here on offer is a rare untouched example of a DLV Officers dagger, with its original blue leather covered scabbard and hanging chain by SMF, circa 1935. I must acknowledge the edged weapon expert, Thomas Whittman for the research he has undertaken to correctly document the existence of this very short production dagger. This is covered in Chapter 3 of his excellent reference book; Exploring the Dress Daggers of the German Luftwaffe. These types of daggers have also been referred to as transitional DLV/1st Pattern Luftwaffe Officers daggers. Whittman points out the two differences between a DLV dagger and a 1st Pattern Luftwaffe dagger are: 1) The scabbard shell is usually made from a leather covered composition cardboard material and the scabbard fittings are retained with large staples. 2) If the dagger does not have the Waffen-Amt inspector stamp, it is a DLV Officers dagger. The inspection marks only appeared on 1st Pattern Luftwaffe daggers. So I am pleased to say this example “ticks” both boxes and is therefore a genuine DLV Officers dagger. As with all SMF produced edged weapons, the quality of this dagger is exceptional. It seems to have solid nickel silver fittings throughout, which how some age patination. The pommel and crossguard have the early-stylised gilt/brass swastikas that have loss most of the light gilt finish. The Moroccan blue leather grip is in mint condition and retains its original triple twist wire wrap, which is still held tightly in place. The nickel-plated blade is in excellent/near mint condition. It remains mirror bright and just has some very small “pepper” dark spots towards the tip of the blade that I believe would polish out? On one side of the blade, the ricasso is stamped with a very crisp SMF maker mark, being the seated king logo. Below the makers mark it is stamped with the number “109” which I believe refers to the Flight Training Group. It is NOT Waffen-Amted marked which conforms it is a real DLV dagger. It is also still complete with its thin blue leather buffer pad. The dark blue Moroccan leather scabbard is again in excellent condition and still retains all of its original leather that shows just very minor age/usage bruising. Interestingly just to add to the proof this is a DLV dagger it has a slight “push-out” in the bottom section which is to be expected with these composition scabbards. It is caused by the internal spring –steel metal runners pushing against the soft composition scabbard shell, after 85 years of existence. All three-scabbard fittings are in excellent condition and they are each held in place by a large nickel rivet to the reverse. They all have slight wobble movement on the scabbard shell, again which is expected. The original fitted hanger chains and spring clasp are still in place and in excellent condition. The clip has no makers stamp on the reverse. The short chain has 8 rings and the long chain 13 rings, with no repairs or damage. The blade measures 12” (30.5cm) and the dagger itself 17.5” (44.5cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 18.75” (47.6cm) long. It weighs 540g. This is a great opportunity to obtain a genuine DLV dagger in wonderful condition that is missing from many collections. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Early WW2 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with Double-Etched Blade & Glass-Like Orange Grip by ALCOSO Here on offer is a rare early 2nd Model Luftwaffe Dagger with Double-Etched Blade and glass-like Orange Grip by ALCOSO, which was most likely made in the late 1930’s. ALCOSO is known for the fine quality of its edged weapons and it appears to be a rare maker of Luftwaffe etched blade daggers, certainly much more uncommon than the Emil Voos versions that can be found on Militaria sites today. The dagger is in excellent, near mint condition and has a lovely mellow patina on the aluminium mounts. The Pommel is in near mint condition, retaining has nearly all the original factory darkening and the hand-enhanced oak leaves on the swastikas remains very crisp. The Grip is beautiful deep orange solid trolon/celluloid type, with a ‘Glass-Like’ finish and is complete with its tight fitting springy aluminium wire. In near mint condition, no cracks or chips, just a slight rub mark in the centre on the reverse, but I am being very picky! The spread winged Eagle crossguard retains most of its detailing with just some slight loss of detailing to the front breast feathers. It has generic relief style quillions with the right over left oak leaf design and a large pebble pattern on the reverse, with some slight rubbing to the centre. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The richly nickel-plated Double Engraved Blade measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in stunning near mint condition with just light surface runner marks. The blade has been etched with beautiful arabesque motifs on both sides. On the obverse is a central frosted panel that features an early droop-tailed Luftwaffe eagle in the centre. The original factory background frosting is in place and there is no lifting or nicks to the edges. The blade is complete with its dark blue leather buffer pad. On the reverse it has a ‘crisp’ older style ALCOSO ‘ACS Scales’ makers trade mark with the word SOLINGEN underneath. The plated metal Scabbard is dent free and in excellent condition. It has an overall dark patina and the edges show minor oxidisation. The throat is held in place by a pair of round-headed screws. I my opinion the blade on this dagger is just a work of art and it would make a great addition to any Luftwaffe collection. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 17.2” (43.5cm) long and weighs a heavy 405g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Enamel on Brass WW1 Royal Flying Corps (RFC) Sweetheart Brooch Here on offer is a rare and unusual enamel on brass WW1 Royal Flying Corps (RFC) sweetheart brooch. I have never seen this style of RFC brooch before. It has been constructed from an edged oval shaped solid brass disc that has a beautiful set of RFC wings cast on the front along with the RFC motto on a ribbon below. On the front there is a white enamel background with the red, green and blue enamel wings with raised brass: feathering, crown and the letters RFC. Below that is the raised lettering of the motto set in a blue enamel ribbon. Per ardua ad astra meaning "through adversity to the stars”. This is still used by the RAF today. All the enamel is in perfect original condition. On the reverse it still has its original brass brooch pin and locking ‘C’ clip. The brooch measures 1.2” (3cm) wide by 0.9” (2.3cm) high and weighs 5g. This is a great opportunity to obtain a rare example of what I believe is an early WW1 RFC Sweetheart Brooch, which can only increase in value. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Rare Finnish Puukko Knife by Johannes Lauri of Rovaniemi circa 1930 removed from the Reichs Chancellery by an English Nurse in 1945 Here on offer is one of two Finnish Puukko knives I acquired years ago from an old gentleman in Aldershot, England. The story the man told me was he was gifted them by a woman who was a nurse serving with the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps who acquired them from the Reichs Chancellery in Berlin after it was destroyed in 1945. Sadly he didn’t remember her name, but he did right out some labels (still attached) to remind him of where they came from. The puukko is a Finnish knife, and the name lends itself to the Finnish word “puukotta,” which means “to stab/knife.” The prefix, “puu” means “wood” in Finnish. The design of the puukko is attributed to the indigenous Sami people, who created several knives to use for day to day tasks; the puukko was the smaller option, used to skin fish or animals. Although historical records vary, the puukko dates back about 1000 years. Both men and women carried (and carry) puukkos, although the sizes change depending on the person, as the puukko handle is meant to fit the hand size of the user. By World War 2 large number of puukko-knife designs individual to certain manufacturer or manufacturers of certain geographical area had become available from multitude of factories and smaller scale manufacturers spread all over Finland. Hence when each Finnish soldier brought his own puukko-knife with him, they brought extremely wide variety of puukko-knives with them, which would make making any effort of trying to determine standard puukko-knife for Finnish soldiers of World War 2 completely impossible. What can be notes is, that during the war soldiers apparently had certain tendency of favoring puukko-knives with longer blade than typical – presumably because longer blade made knife better suited to be used as a weapon in hand-to-hand combat. Especially during long trench war period of Continuation War making trench-art items developed into such a wide-spread hobby among Finnish Army, that it reached almost industrial scale. Besides puukko-knife being the most common tool for trench-art it also become with one of the most common trench-war items to be made by soldiers. These trench-art puukko-knives and their sheaths tended to be more lavish and decorative than the everyday puukko-knives that most of soldiers otherwise carried with them. Finland was actually an ally of Germany, but never controlled or occupied by Germany as such and they mainly fought the Russians during WW2. So it is more than possible that Finnish military hardware could end up in Berlin during WW2. This fine example of a Puukko has a reindeer bone handle and a single cutting edged steel blade. The blade has the maker’s name and location hand engraved on it, which is the famous knife maker, Johannes Lauri of Rovaniemi. The plain blade has been sharpened over the years, which can be seen on the blades cutting edge. The sheath has been tooled from brown leather, which I believe is reindeer leather with tassels on the front and a loop on the back. It is in great original condition. Johannes was born 1901 in Kauhava, Finland. His father Jaakko Lauri was Iisakki Järvenpää\'s cousin and together they worked and made knives in Kauhava. Jaakko Lauri moved to USA (maybe in Canada) in 1913. He was not able to take his family with him because one of his children (Johannes younger sister) had an eye disease. Jaakko Lauri never came back to Finland. Jaakko Lauri\'s family moved up to Rovaniemi (Located in Northern Finland, close to Polar Circle) when Joahnnes Lauri was 15. As young as 19 year old he was already a goldsmith, but for reason or another he moved back to Kauhava to work with knifes at Iisakki Järvenpää and after three years (1924) started a knife workshop called \"Lapin Puukkotehdas\" in Rovaniemi. Before World War II he had over 40 workers at his workshop. Johannes Lauri has won several gold medals in various Fairs in Finland since 1925 and has personally trained almost all Northern Finland knife makers (Paaso brothers, Ilmari Laiti,Veikko Piipponen, Eino Juntunen, etc.). Johannes also helped his friend Janne Martiini to start his Knife Factory in Rovaniemi. The most expensive knife was the \"Loistopuukko\" (\"Splendor Knife\") where both the grip and the sheet was made of reindeer antler. These were made mainly in 1920 - 1930\'s. Apparently the highest price paid for such a knife was $1500. The blade measures 2.9” (7.5cm) and the knife itself 6.25” (15.8cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 7” (17.8cm) long. It weighs 60g. A rare opportunity to acquire an early example of a Johannes Lauri knife with a connection to the Nazi Reichs Chancellery. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. 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Rare Finnish Puukko Knife removed from the Reichs Chancellery by an English Nurse in 1945 Here on offer is one of two Finnish Puukko knives I acquired years ago from an old gentleman in Aldershot, England. The story the man told me was he was gifted them by a woman who was a nurse serving with the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps who acquired them from the Reichs Chancellery in Berlin after it was destroyed in 1945. Sadly he didn’t remember her name, but he did right out some labels (still attached) to remind him of where they came from. The Puukko is a Finnish knife, and the name lends itself to the Finnish word “puukotta,” which means “to stab/knife.” The prefix, “puu” means “wood” in Finnish. The design of the puukko is attributed to the indigenous Sami people, who created several knives to use for day to day tasks; the puukko was the smaller option, used to skin fish or animals. Although historical records vary, the puukko dates back about 1000 years. Both men and women carried (and carry) puukkos, although the sizes change depending on the person, as the puukko handle is meant to fit the hand size of the user. By World War 2 large number of puukko-knife designs individual to certain manufacturer or manufacturers of certain geographical area had become available from multitude of factories and smaller scale manufacturers spread all over Finland. Hence when each Finnish soldier brought his own puukko-knife with him, they brought extremely wide variety of puukko-knives with them, which would make making any effort of trying to determine standard puukko-knife for Finnish soldiers of World War 2 completely impossible. What can be notes is, that during the war soldiers apparently had certain tendency of favoring puukko-knives with longer blade than typical – presumably because longer blade made knife better suited to be used as a weapon in hand-to-hand combat. Especially during long trench war period of Continuation War making trench-art items developed into such a wide-spread hobby among Finnish Army, that it reached almost industrial scale. Besides puukko-knife being the most common tool for trench-art it also become with one of the most common trench-war items to be made by soldiers. These trench-art puukko-knives and their sheaths tended to be more lavish and decorative than the everyday puukko-knives that most of soldiers otherwise carried with them. Finland was actually an ally of Germany, but never controlled or occupied by Germany as such and they mainly fought the Russians during WW2. So it is more than possible that Finnish military hardware could end up in Berlin during WW2. This fine example of a Puukko has a Birch bark handle with aluminium bolsters and the remains of a Finnish Flag decal on the front of the grip. The blade is a single edged steel blade that has been sharpened over the years and this has sadly removed the makers name, only the traces of a few letters remain. The cutting edge is sharp but does have a couple of nicks in the blade edge. The sheath has been tooled from brown leather, which I believe is reindeer leather with a belt loop on the back. The edges have been stitched and riveted together, although the rivets show signs of rust, but they could be cleaned. There is also an “S” marked on the front and some usage scuffs and black marks on the sheath. The blade measures 4.2” (10.6cm) and the knife itself 8.25” (21cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 8.7” (22cm) long. It weighs 125g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Rare Herman Göring Cased Large Medal for Outstanding Achievements in the Technical branch of the Luftwaffe Here on offer is a rare genuine WW2 Herman Göring Medal/Non Portable Award for outstanding achievements in the technical branch of the Luftwaffe. It was awarded to those whose actions were deemed to be in the furtherance of the Luftwaffe war effort but not directly involved in military operations, such as Luftwaffe Technical designers and architects etc. Members of the V1 and V2 rocket teams are know to have been awarded these medals. This medal (Medaille für Ausgezeichnete Technische Leistung) was instituted by Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring. It was instituted on or after the promotion of Göring to Reichsmarschall on 19th July 1940. It was awarded in a black presentation case, (which this one has) and with an award certificate, which sadly it doesn’t have. The medal itself is made from silvered zinc and is 75mm in diameter and 3mm thick and weighs 120g. It is in excellent condition, with just some light oxidisation to the zinc finish, mainly around the eagle. It still comes with its original silk and velvet lined, black leatherette case. On the front of the award id the profile image of Hermann Göring, surrounded by the words: “Der Oberbefehlshaber der Luftwaffe Reichsmarschall Göring” Which translates to: \"The commander - in Chief of the Air Force, Reichsmarschall Göring\" The reverse features the Luftwaffe eagle emblem, which is surrounded with the words: “Für ausgezeichnete Leistungen im technischen Dienst der Luftwaffe” Which translates to: \"For outstanding achievements in the technical branch of the Air Force.\" This medal should be considered as a very rare award for a very important branch off the German Luftwaffe. The exact number off awards is not currently known, but there is thought to be very few of these awards in existence. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Horsehair Bracelet From Duke Of Wellingtons Horse ‘Copenhagen’ - Waterloo 1815 Here on offer is a very unusual and rare Horsehair Bracelet was made from the hair of the tail of the Duke of Wellington\'s horse, ‘Copenhagen’ that he rode at the famous Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This came into my possession form a lady in Hampshire, who lived near Stratfield Saye House. The Bracelet comes in its original square light blue silk covered box that has wear and splits to the top edges of the silk. The Bracelet itself is made from finely plaited hair and has ornate gilt or gold mounts and clasp. When stretched out straight it measures 8” (20.3cm) It also comes with a hand written note in pencil that is not that easy to read, but I can make out the following: \'Given (.?.) by Lady Wellesley\' and \'From tail of the Horse the Duke of Wellington rode at Waterloo\'. The note has been folded and would have been fitted inside the bottom of the box, I believe. Catherine Sarah Dorothea Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington was the wife of the 1st Duke of Wellington. She was commonly known as Kitty Pakenham. There is also a letter from the Wellington Museum from 1961, that helps confirm the providence of the Bracelet, but is a bit confusing, although the fact that the then Duke of Wellington saw the same coloring in this bracelet as in other items made from Copenhagen\'s hair is really positive and encouraging. I think the name written is: \'Lady Wellesley\' and not Walmsley, which would be a relation of the then Duke of Wellington. The letter mentions the date 1866, but I cant see any sign of that date on the note or box? Copenhagen (1808 – 12 February 1836) was the Duke of Wellington’s warhorse, which he most famously rode at the Battle of Waterloo. Copenhagen was of mixed thoroughbred and Arabian parentage, with his dame being sired by the Epsom Derby winner John Bull and his sire Meteor finishing second in the Derby. Copenhagen was foaled in 1808 and was named in honour of the British victory at the Second Battle of Copenhagen. Copenhagen did race in England for a short period, winning two races and finishing at least third in nine races out of his 12 career starts. Copenhagen was sent to Spain with Sir Charles Vane in 1813 and was then sold to the Duke of Wellington. Becoming his favourite, Copenhagen was the Duke\'s mount in the Battle of Waterloo. The horse was retired to the Duke\'s estate Stratfield Saye House and lived there for the remainder of his life, dying on 12 February 1836 at the age of 28 years. His gravesite is marked with a marble headstone that is situated under a 174-year-old Turkey Oak. Wellington rode Copenhagen in a number of battles. Before Waterloo he took him on his hazardous ride to Wavre to liaise with Marshal Blucher. Copenhagen was the Duke\'s mount during the Battle of Waterloo, carrying him for 17 hours continuously during the battle. Immediately after the battle, from which Wellington emerged uninjured, Wellington dismounted and patted Copenhagen on the flank, causing the horse to kick towards the Duke\'s head, which the Duke narrowly avoided! The Duke continued to ride Copenhagen in parades and other ceremonial events after the battle. HAIR FROM THE HORSE WAS MADE INTO JEWELLERY. The horse was retired to the Duke\'s Stratfield Saye House and lived as a pensioner there for the remainder of his long life. Copenhagen was said to, \"like being noticed\" and \"kissed hands and ate his apples with all possible grace.\" This is a real rare opportunity to obtain a fine piece of jewellery made from Wellington’s horse, Copenhagen. It warrants further research, but would be of great interest to a collector of memorabilia of both Wellington and the Age of the Napoleonic Wars. The Bracelet has been independently appraised by the online antique experts at “Value My Stuff” and they have provided an insurance valuation of £2000. A copy of the certificate/appraisal will be provided to the buyer. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Large WW2 Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF Perspex “Heart” Sweetheart Brooch Here on offer is a rare hand made example of a WW2 Royal Canadian Air Force RCAF heart shaped thick perspex sweetheart brooch, which has a tiny metal and enamelled RCAF emblem set in the centre. These types of sweetheart brooch’s where made from the Perspex canopies/windows of damaged/crashed WW2 aircraft. This clear Perspex “heart” is unusually THICK and probably came from a downed bomber? The tiny RCAF emblem displays the Kings Crown and is in excellent condition, with no loss of enamel. There are a couple of light scratches to the front of the Perspex heart, which might polish out. On the reverse it still has its original long pin and “C” clasp. The brooch is 1.6” (4cm) wide, 1.75” (4.5cm) high and 0.4” (0.9cm) thick. It weighs 10.7g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Miniature Watercolour of Lord FitzRoy Somerset or Field Marshal 1st Baron Raglan set with Crystal and Steel Beads circa 1830 Here on offer is a rare open-faced miniature watercolour of Field Marshal Lord FitzRoy Somerset Raglan, set with an oval frame of crystal and steel beads. The painting itself depicts Lord Fitzroy Somerset in a red military dress uniform (no hat) with gold epaulettes and shows him without his right arm. Somerset saw action during the Hundred Days: he served on Wellington\'s staff at the Battle of Quatre Bras on 16 June 1815 and at the Battle of Waterloo two days later (where he had to have his right arm amputated and then demanded his arm back so he could retrieve the ring that his wife had given him). The oval picture is framed by 14 (should be 15, one is missing) small cylindrical crystal beads that are in turn surrounded by tiny multi faceted steel beads. All these beads are stitched to a raised padded oval base and there are additional steel beads stitched to the outer edge. At the top there is a hanging loop, again made up of tiny multi faceted steel beads. The back of the mount has a dark blue material finish. The overall condition is not mint, the picture itself has some small dents that have split the canvas in three places that could be easily repaired if the picture was removed and repaired by a professional. Then some of the stitching has broken and some of the tiny steel beads are missing from the bottom left edge and one crystal bead is missing from the left side, which could again be replaced/repaired if so required. Field Marshall FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, GCB, PC (30 September 1788 – 28 June 1855), known before 1852 as Lord FitzRoy Somerset, was a British Army officer. When a junior officer, he served in the Peninsular War and the Hundred Days, latterly as military secretary to the Duke of Wellington. He also took part in politics as Tory member of Parliament for Truro, before becoming Master General of the Ordnance. He became commander of the British troops sent to the Crimea in 1854: his primary objective was to defend Constantinople, and he was also ordered to besiege the Russian Port of Sevastopol. After an early success at the Battle of Alma, a failure to deliver orders with sufficient clarity caused the fateful Charge of the light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava. Despite further success at the battle of Inkerman, a poorly coordinated allied assault on Sevastopol in June 1855 was a complete failure. Raglan died later that month, after suffering from dysentery and depression. For a painting that is over 180 years old, with all the fine beadwork, it is in great condition! I have never seen another painting of Lord Fitzroy set in such an interesting mount. This would make a great addition to any period British military collection and can only increase in value. It measures 2” (5cm) high (without the loop) by 1.3” (3.2cm) wide and is 0.5” (1.6cm) thick. It weighs 8.2g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Model Obelisk made from the Teak of H.M.S. Captain with Engraved Brass Shield Cartouche Remembering Her Loss on 7th Sept 1870 Here on offer is great piece of 150 year old antique “Naval Trench Art” as such; being a Rare Teak Wooden Model Obelisk made from H.M.S. Captain (1869) with Engraved Brass Shield Cartouche Remembering Her Loss on 7th Sept 1870 The four-sided Obelisk has been beautifully made and shaped out of a piece of recovered teak from the ship and fitted to a square wooden teak base. One side of the obelisk is set with a brass shield shaped cartouche that has been professionally hand engraved with the following dedication: H.M.S. Captain Lost 7th Sept 1870 This is a wonderful piece of British Naval memorabilia that will look good in any Naval collection or even just as a desk ornament. It measures 6.9” (17.5cm) high and the base is 3.1” (8cm) square. It weighs 90g. Some history and information about H.M.S. Captain: H.M.S. Captain was a masted turret ship built for the Royal Navy in 1869. Prior to being launched, concerns had been raised about the design, in particular the low freeboard, the high centre of gravity, and the heaviness of the vessel. All of these would be further worsened during construction, which lacked supervision due to illness of the vessel's designer, Captain Cowper Phipps Coles. In particular the Chief Constructor of the Admiralty, Edward James Reed, raised particular concerns over the stability of the vessel but these were over-ruled during the seemingly successful sea trials in spring of 1870. On 6-7 September 1870, H.M.S. Captain was sailing off the west coast of Spain in force six winds and a storm considered "unexceptional" when, despite desperate attempts to prevent it, the vessel capsized and rapidly sank with the loss of 473 lives including that of her designer, Captain Coles, and her commander, Captain Hugh Talbot Burgoyne. Only eighteen members of the crew would survive her loss – one of the Royal Navy's greatest peacetime disasters. In the aftermath of the sinking, a court-martial and inquiry would be held on board at Portsmouth and presided over by Admiral Sir James Hope. The Captain affair became a long-lived naval controversy, and immediate steps were taken to improve the stability of warships built for the Royal Navy, this leading to the appointment The subsequent court-martial and inquiry would lead to the creation of the Committee on Designs of Ships of War. Westminster Abbey, London. In the north transept of Westminster Abbey is a stained glass window and memorial brass to those who were lost when the ship HMS Captain sank. HMS Captain window The window was designed by J.R. Clayton and Alfred Bell and was installed in 1871. The scenes shown are from the Old and New Testaments (left from top): building the Ark, the passage through the Red Sea, Solomon's fleet of ships, building the ship of Tyre and Jonah's deliverance from the whale, (right from the top): Christ stilling the tempest, walking on the water, teaching from the ship, the miracle of the draught of fishes and St Paul's shipwreck. The inscription reads: In memory of the officers men and boys drowned off Cape Finisterre in HMS Captain Sep 7, 1870 HMS Captain memorial brass On the floor below the window the brass inscription reads: The stained glass window above commemorates the foundering of HMS Captain on Sept 7 1870 when Capt. Hugh Burgoyne V.C. Capt. Cowper Coles C.B. with 49 officers and 402 men and boys perished off Cape Finisterre in the service of their country. The names are recorded on brasses in St Paul's Cathedral Captain Hugh Burgoyne He was the only son of Field Marshal Sir John Fox Burgoyne and his wife Charlotte (Rose), and grandson of Lt. General John who fought the Americans at Saratoga and who is buried in the north cloister of the Abbey. Born in Dublin in 1833 he joined the navy in 1847, serving with the fleet in the Crimean war where he won his Victoria Cross. He later served in the Pacific, China and North America. In 1864 he married Evelyn Wake Walker. In 1870 he sailed with HMS Captain, a ship of a rather controversial design by Cowper Coles. But when returning from Gibraltar the ship sank in a moderate squall and only eighteen members of the crew survived. Even though Burgoyne had been among those survivors clinging to the upturned ship he did not jump to the safety of a launch, which was floating by like the other men but went down with his ship. The loss of the ship exposed the poor design of some of the ships in the fleet of the time but Burgoyne was not blamed at the court martial. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Nazi Party Hallmarked 9ct Gold Swastika Pendant Charm by John Grinsell & Sons 1925 Here on offer is a rare early Nazi Party solid 9ct gold Swastika pendant charm, by the English gold and silversmiths, John Grinsell & Sons and dated to 1925. The front has the cut out Swastika emblem in the centre and a circular border with ornate chisel work. It still retains its original suspension loop and is in perfect undamaged condition. On the reverse it has a full set of English 9ct Gold Hallmarks, showing the assay office was Birmingham and the date letter “A” dates it to 1925. There is also a maker’s mark being J G & S, which I believe relates to John Grinsell & Sons of Birmingham, England. The Nazi Party officially started back in 1920 and this piece may well have been an item specially made in England a party member. It could have possibly been made for a member of the British Fascist’s (BF), founded in 1923 as the British Fascisti by Rotha Lintorn-Orman, one of the very few women to ever lead an avowedly fascist movement. Initially they had only a limited political platform but supported Italian fascism from 1931 to their demise in 1936. The pendant charm measures 0.7” (1.7cm) diameter and weighs 1.8g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Near Mint Early WW2 German Army Dagger with Double-Etched Nickel-Plated Blade & Glass-Like Orange Grip by ALCOSO Here on offer is a rare and as near mint example of an early WW2 German Army Dagger with Double-Etched Blade and glass-like Orange Grip by ALCOSO. ALCOSO is known for the fine quality of its edged weapons and it appears to be a rare maker of Army double-etched blade daggers, certainly much more uncommon than the Emil Voos versions that can be found on Militaria sites today. The dagger is in stunning near mint condition with a thick silver-plating finish to all the mounts and fittings, including the scabbard, with NO loss of plating! The early 14 oak leaf pattern Pommel is in near mint condition, showing the varying standard to the hand finishing of the oak leaves. The Grip is beautiful deep orange solid trolon/celluloid type, with a ‘Glass-Like’ finish and is in mint condition, no cracks or chips. The spread winged Army Eagle crossguard retains its detailing with the “known” loss of detail to the eagles head from the Alcoso worn moulds of the time. The reverse retains all its plating. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The richly nickel-plated Double Engraved Blade measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in stunning near mint condition with just light surface runner marks. The blade has been etched with beautiful arabesque motifs on both sides. On the obverse is a central frosted panel that features a finely detailed spread winged Army Eagle in the centre. The original factory background frosting is in place and there is no lifting or nicks to the edges. The blade is complete with its dark brown leather buffer pad. On the reverse it has a ‘crisp’ older style ALCOSO ‘ACS Scales’ makers trademark with the word SOLINGEN underneath. The silver-plated metal Scabbard is dent free and again near mint condition. It still retains most of the dark background finish to the raised stippling. The throat is held in place by a pair of round-headed screws. In my opinion the blade on this dagger is a work of art and the dagger would make a great addition to any Army collection. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 15.75” (40cm) long and weighs 310g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Near Mint WW2 German Army Officers Dagger with Double-Etched Nickel-Plated Blade & Glass-Like Orange Grip & Portepee by F.W. HOLLER Here on offer is a rare and stunning example of a WW2 German Army Officers Dagger with Double-Etched blade and glass-like deep orange grip by F.W. HOLLER, complete with its correct silver Portepee. The dagger is in stunning near mint condition with a thick silver-plating finish to all the mounts and fittings, including the scabbard, with NO loss of plating! The dagger is in untouched condition and all the silver-plating has a beautiful aged dark patina that I personally prefer to leave but could be cleaned off to a bright silver finish. The 12 oak leaf pattern Pommel is in near mint condition, showing quality hand finishing to the oak leaves. The Grip is beautiful deep orange solid trolon/celluloid type, with a ‘Glass-Like’ finish and is in mint condition, no cracks or chips. The spread winged Army Eagle crossguard retains all its crisp detailing and no loss of plating. The reverse is smooth and still has all its plating in place. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The richly nickel-plated Double Engraved Blade measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in truly excellent condition with just light surface runner marks and the slightest pinhead grey spots near the crossguard. The blade has been etched with beautiful arabesque motifs on both sides. On the obverse is a central frosted panel that features a finely detailed spread winged Army Eagle in the centre. The original factory background frosting is in place and there is no lifting or nicks to the edges. The blade is complete with its dark green leather buffer pad. On the reverse it has a ‘crisp’ oval F.W. HOLLER makers trademark with the “thermometer” image in the centre. The silver-plated metal Scabbard is dent free and again in excellent condition. It still retains most of the dark background finish to the raised stippling. On the lower edge there are signs of some minor “spider web” pattern lifting to the plating, but I am being picky. The throat is held in place by one round-headed screw on the side. The correct length silver finished Portepee is in mint condition and is correctly tied in place on the dagger. In my opinion the blade on this dagger is a work of art and the dagger would make a great addition to any Army collection. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 15.75” (40cm) long and weighs 380g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Pearl Arms Crested China WW1 BRITISH TANK – MARK 1 - CAMBRIDGE - c1916 Here on offer is an unusual and rare Pearl Arms China (A.C.R. & Co Ltd) model of a WW1 British Tank made in 1916. I think this is a model of the first British Tank that was made, the Mark 1. The Mark 1 was armed with two 6 pounder guns and three .303 Hotchkiss machine guns and were called “Male\" tanks; those with four Vickers machine guns and one Hotchkiss, were called \"Female”. To aid steering, a pair of large wheels were added behind the tank. These were not as effective as hoped and were subsequently dropped. On the top of this model is a beautiful colourful crest transfer image of the shield for the City of: CAMBRIDGE Also on the top it has the following words printed: MODEL OF BRITISH “TANK” On the base is the printed makers mark for: PEARL ARMS CHINA A.C.R. & Co Ltd Also there is a REG No 658588, which dates it to 1916 to 1917. The British Tank model is in excellent condition, no chips or cracks, just some loss of gilt to the edges of the tracks. A great piece of Antique Pearl Arms China, which can only increase in value. The model measures 5.1” (13cm) long by 3” (7.6cm) wide. It weighs 125g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Personalised WW1 American L.F.& C. 1917-1918 Knuckle Trench Knife with Original Scabbard Here on offer is a genuine and personalised WW1 American L.F.& C. 1917-1918 knuckle trench knife with its original scabbard. This example was made by Landers, Frary and Clarke of Connecticut USA. The hilt has a distinct pressed steel knuckle guard, produced during 1917. There are seven pressed out “pyramid knobs” on the steel guard with some light surface rust to the finish. The guard is marked with the maker’s details; U.S. L.F.& C. 1917 The grip is made from walnut and is shaped to accommodate the hand. This example has been personalised with a relevant quote carved into the wood by I assume, the original owner: The Wicked Shall Perish The carved letters have been blackened to make them stand out. It does make you think, to have carved these words into the grip, what horrors did the solider have to endure during his time in the WW1 trenches. The 9” triangular steel blade is in excellent condition and still retains some of its original blued finish. It shows runner marks to all three surfaces. It does seem to have a very slight curve towards the end when viewed from one of the three sides. The green leather scabbard is also in excellent condition. The main section of the scabbard is made from thick green leather scabbard which is faintly stamped marked along the stitched seam, near the top with “JEWELL 1918”. You can just make this out by holding it is a bright light. The top steel throat section and the bottom chape are attached to the leather by five small rivets. Both of these move slightly due to the shrinkage of the leather over the years, which is normal for these knives The throat section still has the swivel hook mechanism which was used to attach it to a canvas US army belt. There are some minor dents on the front of the throat section but it has very little surface rust to its finish. On the steel chape and guard there are the stamped letters “M.S.” and on the top of the throat the letters “H.E.” The chape also has the correct drain hole at the base. The knife itself measures 14” (35.5cm) long and has a 9” (22.8cm) blade. It weighs 455g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Rare Polish to English Textbook for The Free Polish Soldiers - Published In Scotland in 1942 Here on offer is a rare polish to English textbook for the FREE POLISH SOLDIERS, published in Scotland in 1942. This rare textbook surfaced with a hand made Polish pilots dagger I bought many years ago. It is clearly in ‘used’ condition, with Polish writing and names on the front and back covers. One may have been a famous Polish fighter ace? The pages have some corner creases, but all the images and 40 pages are still in place. A great piece of Polish WW2 memorabilia. It measures 6.4” (16.3cm) wide by 7.6” (19.5cm) high and weighs 70g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
RARE SAMPSON MORDAN & Co HALLMARKED 9ct GOLD CARPENTERS PENCIL HOLDER c1921 Here on offer is a rare 9ct gold, Art Deco, Sampson Mordan & Co, Carpenter’s Pencil Holder from 1921. This example has a beautiful long ribbed finish on the main section, with a suspension ring and loop attached at the end. On one side it is stamped: S.MORDAN & Co along with: SM & Co and a full set of English Gold hallmarks SM & Co for Sampson Mordan & Co with the (rubbed) London assay office leopard’s head, 9.375 for 9-carat gold and a gothic date letter \'f\' for 1921. The top section that holds the pencil is stamped 9.375 for 9-carat gold and on one side the initials: V.T.T. and on the other side is: FROM PHEEMIE 1924 The holder is in great condition, with just some light dents/bruises on both sides of the ribbed section. It also looks to have had an old jewelers repair to refit the top band to the long section at some point in its life, which is securely in place. It is still complete with an original pencil, an HB “ROYAL SOVEREIGN” by E.WOLFE & SON. This is a beautiful example of a 9ct gold pencil holder by one of the very best and highly collectable English silver and goldsmiths. Sampson Mordan (1790 – 9 April 1843) was a British Silversmith and in 1822, he patented the propelling pencil with fellow inventor John Hawkins. Mordan bought Hawkins out, and then sold half the rights to a wealthy stationer Gabriel Riddle in 1823. With Riddle\'s money, the ingenious and commercially minded Mordan was able to build his foundling company into the 19thC success story it was. Pencils made from 1823-37, when Riddle and Mordan parted, usually bear an\'SM GR\' hallmark and the words \'S.MORDAN & Cos PATENT\'. From c1838 until the 1860s, the wording \'S.MORDAN & CO MAKERS & PATENTEES\' was used, with \'S.MORDAN & CO MAKERS\' dating from the 1850s-60s. After the 1860s, the standard \'S.MORDAN & CO\' mark was used. Upon Mordan\'s death in 1843, his sons Sampson (junior) and Augustus inherited the firm. \"S. Mordan & Co.\" continued to make silverware and brass postal scales until 1941, when bombs destroyed their factory during the London Blitz. The Pencil Holder measures 3.6” (9.2cm) long including the loop and is about 0.4” (1cm) wide. It weighs 6.9g of gold (excluding the pencil) I have tried my best to take pictures to show the best detail of the engraving and hallmarks but it is not easy due to the brightness of the case. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Solid 9ct Gold GARRARD Wristwatch Hallmarked 1962 in Full Working Order with “Dunlop Service” Dedication Here on offer is an excellent vintage solid 9ct gold GARRARD wristwatch English hallmarked for 1962 in full working order with a “Dunlop Service” dedication. The House of GARRARD is the longest serving jeweller in the world. Its origins can be traced back to 1735, when master silversmith George Wicks opened a store on Panton Street in the heart of London’s West End. It was in this year that the firm received its first royal commission from Frederick, Prince of Wales. The wonderful watch case is made from 9ct solid gold measuring approximately 30mm diameter, excluding the original crown and 38mm from lug to lug. The lugs are 16mm wide (the strap size) and the watch with its strap weighs 31.6g. It is in truly excellent condition, no signs of repairs, dents or scratches. The domed watch crystal glass is in unscratched condition. The main gilt dial face is in excellent condition, but does show some signs of light “dot foxing” to its finish, that you can only see from certain angles. It has the name GARRARD and SWISS MADE printed in black on the gilt face and the hours are marked by black Arabic numerals. There is also a small “seconds” dial at the 6 o’clock position, marked with the numbers, 15, 30, 45 & 60. It has an unusual “hands” configuration, with a blued steel “minute” hand and a gold “hour” hand that are both in excellent working condition. The watch still appears to have its original brown leather strap, the type for fixed lugs, which shows some light usage marks to the leather. With the rear gold cover removed the beautiful movement bears the details; -GARRARD, Swiss Made - 17 Jewels. I have just had the watch professionally serviced and it is in full working order and keeps excellent time (+-1-2 min a day). The back of the gold case has a dedication for service to the famous Dunlop Tyre Company. The inscription reads: For Dunlop Service D.J. Davies I can’t find any specific reference to a D.J. Davies at Dunlop, but some may surface with further research? As this would have been an expensive watch, I would imagine this was a long service award, normally for 25 years service to the company. A brief history of Dunlop: Dunlop rubber was a multinational company involved in the manufacture of various rubber goods. Its business was founded in 1889 by Harvey du Cros and he involved John Boyd Dunlop who had (re-)invented and developed the first pneumatic tyre. It was one of the first multinationals, and under du Cros and, after him, under Eric Geddes, grew to be one of the largest British industrial companies. J B Dunlop had dropped any ties to it well before his name was used for any part of the business. The business and manufactory was founded in Upper Stephens Street in Dublin. A plaque marks the site, which is now part of the head office of the Irish multinational departments store brand, Dunnes Stores. Dunlop Rubber and lesibana Tevin Ramasobane failed to adapt to evolving market conditions in the 1970s despite having recognised by the mid 1960s the potential drop in demand as the new much more durable tyres swept throughout the market. After taking on excessive debt Dunlop was acquired by the industrial conglomerate BTR in 1985. Since then, ownership of the Dunlop trade-names has been fragmented. The inside of the rear gold cover is stamped the following details: 12321 DENNISON MADE IN ENGLAND 9.375 (Anchor and date letter N) A.L.D. 205197 The full set of English 9ct Gold Hallmarks show the assay office was Birmingham and the date letter “N” dates it to 1962. The makers mark, A.L.D into a chamfered rectangle, stands for: A L Dennison: Aaron Lufkin Dennison,
subsequently Dennison, Wigley & Co until 1904 and then The Dennison Watch Case Co. 
 Aaron Lufkin Dennison, born in Freeport, Me, USA, in 1812, was the first to manufacture watches by machinery building his business on a system of interchangeable parts. Dennison built a factory at Roxbury, Mass. in 1853, later moving to Waltham, near Boston. Meanwhile he moved to England where he commenced the manufacture of watchcases with premises in Handsworth, Birmingham. The business was known as Dennison, Wigley & Co. He died in 1895 and the business was continued under the same style until 1905. Franklin Dennison continued the business as The Dennison Watch Case Co and in 1919 the business was converted into a limited liability company. I believe the numbers relate to the serial number for the case 12321 and the watch serial number being 205197. This is a wonderful example of a vintage GARRARD gold watch, in full working order, that are hard to find these days. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Stick or Bar Shot Cannonball with Chain circa 1812 Here on offer is a very rare cast iron Stick or Bar Shot Cannonball with its chain still attached. I am no expert, but believe Bar Shot Cannonball’s were generally used by ship’s cannon personnel, during either ship-to-ship combat by destroying a ships mast and/or rigging or for anti-personnel effect. The spinning action of the bar alone was disastrous, but with a heavy chain lashing out as well, it would obliterate anything in its path! I can find a reference on the Internet that relates them possibly to either from the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812. If anybody has any further information on these Cannonball’s it will be gratefully received. It is in great condition, with no splits or cracks, just some age related loss of blacking to its finish. It can only increase in value and would make a great display piece of Naval Militaria. The Bar Shot measures 13.75” (35.5cm) long (ball to ball) and each ball is 3” (7.7cm) diameter. The connecting bar measures 7.5” (19cm) long and is 0.9” (2cm) diameter. The chain is 15” (38cm) long. It weighs a heavy 4.8Kg! As it is extremely heavy so shipping sadly will be expensive to countries outside the UK. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Rare Transitional RAD Hewer Leather Hanger by OTTO SINDEL of Berlin 1936 Here on offer is a very unusual and rare example of an issued Rad Hewer leather hanger, by OTTO SINDEL of Berlin and dated 1936. This is a very rare variation and one I have never seen before. It is possibly a transitional piece, as it shows design elements from both the first and second model hangers. I think the newer hanger was introduced in 1936 so that would support this piece being a transitional hanger. The hanger itself is in excellent/near mint condition with just some light loss of plating to the metal clip. The hanger loop features a thick brown leather strap with a slot that is held in place by a large plated stud. This in turn is stitched to a large thick brown leather pad that protected the back of the scabbard from rubbing on the uniform. This is also attached to a wide nickel-plated metal “snap” clip, which is in working order. The maker’s name and details are professionally stamped into the leather on the back of the strap and read as: OTTO SINDEL BERLIN 1936 OTTO SINDEL was a well-respected maker of fine leather items for the NAZI movement and this is and fine quality example of their work. Below the maker’s details is stamped the official RAD triangle with the words “Ges Gesch”. It is very hard to find the standard versions of these hangers, but this one is exceptionally rare. It measures about 8” (20.3cm) long and weighs 90g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Verners Mk VI Pocket Compass
Rare Vintage The Royal Society of St George Enamel & Chrome Car Badge circa 1930 Here on offer is fine example of a vintage enamel and chrome car badge, for The Royal Society of St George. The Society was established back in 1894 to promote the English way of life and Englishness. This a an early and rare example from the 1920’s or early 1930’s and has a member number 226 stamped on the reverse. It was manufactured by Spencer of London and their name is impressed on the back of the badge: SPENCER LONDON 226 The badge itself is in excellent/near mint condition with all the enamel in place. The Badge measures 3.25” (8.3cm) diameter and 4.5” (11.5cm) high including the mounting plate. It weighs 262g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Vintage ‘PIRELLI” Collectors Large Spring Activated Speargun with Line and Harpoon c1960 Here on offer is a rare vintage collectors large Speargun including line and harpoon. It was made by the famous Italian tyre company “Pirelli” probably back in the 1960’s. I am told this larger type of Speargun where obviously much more powerful than the short pistol types and where used to catch larger fish, such as sharks and large rays, etc. The heavy solid metal harpoon has a small-hinged flap at the top to ensure the harpoon doesn’t pull out of the fish once it has penetrated its body. I have searched on the Internet and can’t find another example; in fact I can’t find any that where made by Pirelli? The Speargun is in full working order and is powered by a strong spring contained inside the aluminium metal tube. It is loaded by twisting the knurled ring near the base of the gun and then the heavy metal harpoon is inserted into the tube at the top and pressed down (against something hard that won’t be damaged by the sharp point) until it clicks in place. There is a safety catch on the pistol grip. The line can be tied to the movable metal spring around the harpoon, which slides down the harpoon once it has been fired. The black metal pistol grip has the famous Pirelli logo in raised letters on both sides. This really is an impressive piece of engineering and I can’t find another one like it. It has been used and shows wear to the black paint on the grip and fittings, but this could be repainted if so required. There may also be a screw/nut missing on the front of the grip or the hole has another purpose? Makes a great display piece from the 1960’s and can still be used today for catching large fish. It Speargun measures 55.5” (141cm) long and the harpoon is 35.5” (90.2cm) long. Combined they weigh 1.58Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW1 Belgium Fighting Knife with Stiletto Blade & Original Scabbard Here on offer is rare example of a genuine WW1 Belgium Fighting Knife with its original scabbard. My understanding is these knifes where officially manufactured and the blades where made from conversions of Belgium bayonets, like the M.1889 Mauser or Mle 1889 bayonet. This unusual example has a maker mark stamped on the ricasso, consisting of a CROWN above the letters JA in a cartouche, which appears to be the Belgium gun and blade manufacturer, Jules Ancion et Cie, of Liege, Belgium. Out of interest, the only other two examples I have seen of the knives over the last 40 years had blades marked with Sanderson Bros, Sheffield, being converted M.1889 Mauser bayonets made where under contract. In the case of this knife, the blade has been expertly ground down to form a double-edged stiletto blade 8” (20.3cm) long. The blade is in excellent condition with no rust or pitting. The tang has been shortened and fitted with a small dish plain metal guard and wood grip and it still retains the brown leather scabbard washer. The dark wooden grip is actually quite “chunky” and its rectangular edges have been rounded off to make it more comfortable to hold. It is in excellent condition with a great colour and some age patina finish. The grip is held in place by one large metal rivet/plug and it has a hole drilled near the top to allow for a wrist loop to be fitted. Other examples I have seen have had a leather loop fitted and in this case there wasn’t anything fitted, only just some remains of an old leather loop in the hole itself. I have fitted a NEW leather loop just to complete the knife, which can obviously be removed if the new owner doesn’t what to retain it. The bayonets original metal scabbard has been shortened from the top and one of the faces bent over to form a hook. There are two small holes drilled in this for string to help attach a leather frog. There is a wood former inside the scabbard, which prevents the blade from rattling and gives a snug fit of the blade in the scabbard. The metal bayonet is in excellent undamaged condition, but has some light surface rust pitting all over. The knife inserted in the scabbard measures 13.8” (35.2cm) long. Out of the scabbard the Knife measures 13.1” (33.3cm) long by 0.9” (2.2cm) wide at the ricasso. The blade itself is 8” (20.3cm) long and the handle is 4.75” (12.1cm) long. It weighs 325g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW1 Period Sweetheart Pin Cushion Embroidered with the Badge for the Royal Berkshire Regiment ‘China’ Here on offer is a WW1 period or possibly earlier, Royal Berkshire Regiment, Sweetheart Pin Cushion. On the front it is beautifully hand embroidered with the badge of the Royal Berkshire Regiment ‘China’. The edges of the square cushion are finished with a silk or satin fringe. It is in excellent condition with the embroidery retaining most of its original colours and the silk cloth it is stitched onto has just a small area of wear, just below the badge. All the original stuffing is in place and there are no rips or repairs that I can see. Overall the cream colour it has a slightly grubby which is commensurate with its age. Some history relating to the regiment: The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales\'s) was originally formed in 1881, amalgamating the 49th (Princess Charlotte of Wales\'s) (Hertfordshire) Regiment of Foot with the 66th (Berkshire) Regiment of Foot and originally formed as The Princess Charlotte of Wales\'s (Berkshire Regiment). The 49th Foot becoming the 1st Battalion and the 66th Foot became the 2nd Battalion. In 1885 the ‘Royal’ title was bestowed upon them, (see ‘Royal’ appointment) and became The Princess Charlotte of Wales\'s (Royal Berkshire Regiment). 1921 saw the titles switched again to become The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales\'s). The China Dragon dates bake to the Chinese opium war of 1840 to 1843 resulting in the regiment being permitted to adopt the China dragon, and to display the word ‘China’ on their colours etc. After their services during WWI and II the regiment was amalgamated once more into The Duke of Edinburgh\'s Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) in 1959. This is a beautiful and rare Royal Berkshire Regiment display item and probably a unique piece. The cushion measures 5” (17.8cm) square (including the fringe) and weighs 31g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW1 Perpetual Calendar made from Teak of H.M.S. VALIANT – Jutland 1916 Here on offer is a genuine piece of Teak wood from the WW1 Royal Navy Battleship H.M.S. VALIANT that has been used to make the frame for a souvenir perpetual calendar. On the front it has a quality brass plaque pinned in place, which reads: FROM THE TEAK OF H.M.S. VALIANT JUTLAND 1916 The calendar numbers, days and months are printed onto double sided thin cream coloured early plastic part sectioned discs. You just remove and rotate the relevant disc to change the date, day and month of any year. All the months and days are present and nearly all the numbers, just two half discs are missing for the numbers 7 & 8 and 9 & 10. I think these can easily be made up from thin cream card if you wanted to actually use the calendar. On the base is a very thin green felt material, to stop it scratching the top of a wooden desk. The beautifully made piece measures 6” (15.2cm) wide, 2” (5cm) deep and 3.5” (9cm) high with the discs in place. It weighs 150g. Some history relating to this great ship follows: Launched in 1914 this Queen Elizabeth class battleship was completed early in 1916, shortly before taking part in the Battle of Jutland. During the battle she fired 288 x 15\" shells at the German High Seas Fleet and suffered no damage. She underwent a major refit in 1929 – 30, which is probably when the old battle hardened teak was removed to make this barrel? During the Second World War she was one of the ships which destroyed the French fleet at Mers-El-Kebir and saw action during the Battle of Crete. In 1941 she was extensively damaged in Alexandria Harbour when mined by Italian \'Human Torpedoes\'. Repaired in South Africa, she went on to support the landings in Sicily and Salerno. Towards the end of the war she saw action in raids against Japanese bases in Indonesia. She was decommissioned in July 1945 and sold for scrap in 1948. The Calendar is in excellent condition, with no damage to the wood, just the two discs missing. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW1 RAF French Franc ID Bracelet to A.K.IMPREY based in France Here on offer is a rare WW1 RAF French Franc ID bracelet. This white metal (possibly silver) ID chain bracelet has a French 2 franc coin attached in the middle. One side of the coin still has the French woman and the words \"Republique Francaise\". The other side has been smoothed and inscribed with the early RAF motto of the spread winged eagle and Kings crown, below which are the letters RAF FRANCE and at the top is the owners name, which looks to be: A. K. IMPREY The “A” has been rubbed so is hard to read. Given the RAF only formed in name in 1918, I guess this is a late WW1 piece owned by a person based at a RAF station on the French battle lines. A rare find that is in great condition and worth researching the RAF owners service history….. who knows what it might uncover. Identity discs - known as \'cold-meat tickets\' to the British soldiery of the Great War - have not always been worn in battle. The first tags were a mid-nineteenth century German innovation while the British Army resorted to the use of an identity card in the uniform pocket - hardly durable. Clearly inadequate, this form of identification was replaced in 1907 by a single stamped aluminium disc, which carried the solder\'s name, rank, serial number, unit details and his religion. Issued to soldiers on mobilisation, the valuable aluminium was replaced by fibre in August 1914. These discs were much more appropriate than identity cards, but they had their problems; if this single disc was removed from the body, as stipulated in the 1909 Field Service Regulations, the chances of identification of the body were much reduced. Therefore in August 1916, a two-disc system ws evolved, the discs themselves carrying the same information as before, in duplicate, but this time stamped on compressed fibre discs: a green octagonal one that, it was intended, would stay with the body, and a red disc that would be taken as part of the accounting procedure. Both were to be worn on a string around the neck, the red disc suspended from the green one. Unfortunately, neither disc would last long in the damp conditions of much of the Western Front. Perhaps because of this, few soldiers had absolute faith in the discs and many commissioned or made their own identity bracelets, to be worn on the wrist.\' It would appear this bracelet is one of the more durable identity discs that were a back-up to the official identity tags. The bracelet measures 6.25” (16cm) end to end and the coin is 0.9” (2.3cm) diameter. It weighs 8g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Rare WW1 Souvenir Pocket Watch Depicting LORD KITCHENER & JOSEPH JOFFRE 1914-1915 Here on offer is a very rare and unusual example of a genuine WW1 souvenir Pocket Watch that depicts the images of the British Secretary of War, Lord Kitchener and the French Commander, Joseph Joffre. The main body of the watch is silver plated with most of the plating worn off on the outer edges and back cover. The back-hinged cover levers open to reveal the top wound jewelled mechanism, which is in WORKING order, BUT the watch only runs when laid down on a flat service. I assume it would just need a clean/service to restore it to its fully working condition, if so required by the new owner. The hands are moved by pushing in the set pin on the edge and turning the top winder. The inside of the rear cover retains all its silver plating and seems to have the number 4 stamped on it? There are no visible maker marks, either on the watch or the case. The front glass-retaining rim is made from gunmetal and has a circular ribbed pattern and it shows some light rust pitting. The watch front has an open face with a lovely clear crystal glass. The dial face appears to be made from gilt metal with a lightly grooved pattern. The watch numbers are gilt on a red background that are displayed through holes in the main dial face. Some of the numbers show some discolouration. The centre of the dial shows coloured photo images of Lord Kitchener and Joffre, below which are the words: SOUVENIR OF 1914-15 THE GREAT WAR There also appears to be Joffre’s name printed to the left of his image. The gilt ornate watch hands show some signs of age discoloration. The watch measure 2.1” (5.1cm) diameter and weighs 85g. It is indeed a rare example of a poignant timepiece that would enhance any WW1 memorabilia collection. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW1 Trench Art German 7.7cm Brass Cartridge Case – Commemorating the Liberation of - Jerusalem - December - 9th 1917 Here on offer is a rare and unusual piece of WW1 trench art. It is a captured German 7.7cm cartridge case that has been ornately engraved to commemorate the liberation of Jerusalem after 400 years of Turkish rule and occupation. History about the liberation of Jerusalem. On the morning of December 9, 1917, after Turkish troops move out of the region after only a single day s fighting, officials of the Holy City of Jerusalem offer the keys to the city to encroaching British troops. The British, led by General Edmund Allenby, who had arrived from the Western Front the previous June to take over the command in Egypt, entered the Holy City two days later under strict instructions from London on how not to appear disrespectful to the city, its people, or its traditions. Allenby entered Jerusalem on foot, in deliberate contrast to Kaiser Wilhelm’s more flamboyant entrance on horseback in 1898. No allied flags were flown over the city, while Muslim troops from India were dispatched to guard the religious landmark the Dome of the Rock. In a proclamation declaring martial law that was read aloud to the city's people in English, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian and Greek, Allenby assured them that the occupying power would not inflict further harm on Jerusalem, its inhabitants, or its holy places. “Since your city is regarded with affection by the adherents of three of the great religions of mankind and its soil has been consecrated by the prayers and pilgrimages of multitudes of devout people, I make it known to you that every sacred building, monument, holy spot, shrine, traditional site, endowment, pious bequest, or customary place of prayer will be maintained and protected according to the existing customs and beliefs of those to whose faith they are sacred.” Church bells in Rome and London rang to celebrate the peaceful British arrival in Jerusalem. Allenby's success, after so much discouragement on the Western Front, elated and inspired Allied supporters everywhere. Now on the brass case itself, the patterns on the outside of the case have been worn down over the years by cleaning and now appear very faint. You can make them out but need to angle against the light to see the complex geometric designs, which are really impressive. It has six equally spaced Islamic window designs, set around the centre, then an upper and lower geometric patterned band, encompassing the case. The upper band has three cartouche sections that have the following details that can just be made out, albeit impossible to photograph: JERUSALEM DECEMBER 9TH 1917 The impressed German artillery markings on the bottom of the brass case, indicates this cartridge was used in a standard German field cannon of the day, the 7.7cm Feldkanone 96 neuer Art. From the marks I can tell it was manufactured in “JUNE 1917”, by “POLTE” Werke in “MAGDEBURG”. The “4” refers to the Lot No. I think the “SP 406” refers to the inspection mark. And the SP may be an abbreviation for Spandau. Interestingly the central removable cartridge fuse has the famous makers name of Fried Krupp A G 12 stamped on it. The case measures 10.9” (27.7cm) tall, by 3.5” (8.9cm) diameter at the base and 3.1” (7.7cm) at the top. It weighs a heavy 1kg. This is a rare opportunity to obtain an historic piece of WW1 trench art from the liberation of Jerusalem. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW2 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment Slouch Hat linked to the 19th Indian Infantry Division Burma Here on offer is a Rare WW2, 2nd Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment Slouch Hat linked to the 19th Indian Infantry Division Burma. This came with a Trench Art made brass paperweight image of the 91th Indian Infantry Division insignia, being the hand trusting a dagger overhand. I will be listing the paperweight separately on my web site. The 2nd Battalion Berkshire Regiment fought in Burma with the 19th Indian Infantry Division from 1941 to 1945. A memorial plaque was donated after WW2 and was erected in honour of the 2nd Battalion and stands at the entrance to a pagoda near the top of Mandalay Hill. It Reads: Erected to commemorate the fierce fighting in the clearance and final capture of Mandalay Hill by the 2nd Btn, Royal Berkshire Regiment. March 10th to 12th 1945. The 19th Indian Infantry Division was raised in Secunderabad, India in October 1941 during WW2 and became part of Southern Army, which was mainly concerned with defense against a possible seaborne invasion by the Japanese. The division's successes were due to its fitness and high morale. Not having been stationed in the unhealthy mountains on the Indian/Burmese border in 1943, nor fought during the battles in 1944, it had a high proportion of pre-war regular soldiers among its Officers and senior NCO’s. The 19th Indian Division was occasionally referred to as the "Dagger Division", from its divisional sign, which was a hand thrusting a dagger overhand, in yellow on a red background. The material hat itself is in excellent condition, no repairs or moth holes. It has the Royal Berkshire metal cap badge attached to the front band and the rare cloth insignia “Dagger” badge for the 19th Indian Division attached on the left side of the hat. Then on the opposite side is attached the cloth insignia for the Royal Berkshire regiment. The hat still retains its thin leather chinstrap and has the following stamped on the inside leather sweat band: Adam Ashworth & Sons (Bury) Ltd The number “7” which is the size of the hat And the date 1942, which is hard to make out as the chinstrap has been inserted through the last two numbers. This is a really unusual and rare hat that is of museum quality and condition, if only it could talk! The hat measures approximately 14.75” (37.5cm) wide across the brim and weighs 215g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. As this is a large item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW2 Brighton & Hove War Weapons Week Fundraising Badge Here on offer is a WW2 fundraising Tin Badge which displays a Royal Navy Battleship surrounded with the words: BRIGHTON & HOVE WAR WEAPONS WEEK The badge itself is 31mm diameter and still retains its celluloid covering to the front. On the edge are the maker's details: "Thos Fattorini Ltd Regent St Works B'Ham" It also still has the original pin and clasp on the reverse. It is in excellent condition, with just minor foxing to the front (cloud) and light rust to reverse. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW2 Dummy Home Guard Lee Enfield SMLE .303 Bolt Action Rifle Complete with Sling c1940 Here on offer is a scarce WW2 ‘Dummy’ Home Guard Lee Enfield SMLE .303, bolt action rifle complete with sling, circa 1940. It has been hand made made from one piece of carved and shaped wood with some metal fittings. The wooden frame is a good copy of an original .303 rifle and is complete with a fixed black painted wooden bullet magazine. The trigger, guard, barrel brackets and the tip of the barrel including the ‘sight fins’ are made from metal. The bolt action has been made from an old metal door bolt, which really looks and works well, very clever! There is also an authentic webbing sling fixed in place, which makes it look even more authentic. These dummy rifles were used for drill purposes, probably before the actual real rifles arrived with the LDV/Home Guard later during WW2. It is in great condition with light age related surface rust to the metal fittings and a slight split in the wood where the door bolt has been screwed to the frame. This is a rare piece of Home Guard/Home Front memorabilia and would make a great re-enactment rifle as looks like the real thing from a distance. It measures 46” (117cm) long and weighs a heavy 1.3Kg. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the weight and size of this item, UK postage will be about £12.00 and International will depend on the country, so please email me before placing an order. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW2 German Army Dagger with Double Etched Nickel Plated Blade & Portepee by F.W. HOLLER Here on offer is a rare and stunning example of a WW2 German Army Dagger with double etched “Army Eagle” blade by F.W. HOLLER, complete with its silver Portepee. The dagger is in excellent to near mint condition with a thick silver-plating finish to all the mounts and fittings, including the scabbard, which has minimal loss of plating. The 14 oak leaf pattern Pommel is in near mint condition, showing quality hand finishing to the oak leaves. The Grip is a beautiful ivory coloured solid trolon/celluloid type, in excellent condition, no cracks or chips. There is just some very slight rubbing to the finish on the reverse, which is hard to see. The near mint spread winged Army Eagle crossguard retains all its crisp detailing and no loss of plating. The reverse is smooth and still has all its plating in place. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The richly nickel-plated Double Engraved Blade measures 10.2” (25.8cm) in length and is in truly excellent to near mint condition with just the slightest light grey marks near the tip. The blade has been etched with beautiful arabesque motifs on both sides. On the obverse is a central frosted panel that features a finely detailed spread winged Army Eagle in the centre. The original factory background frosting is in place and there is no lifting or nicks to the edges. The blade is complete with its dark brown leather buffer pad. On the reverse it has a ‘crisp’ oval F.W. HOLLER makers trademark with the genuine detailed “thermometer” image in the centre. The silver-plated metal Scabbard is dent free and again in excellent condition. It still retains most of the dark background finish to the raised stippling. There is some very slight loss of plating to the reverse lower section, but I am being picky. The throat is held in place by one headless screw on reverse. The correct length silver finished Portepee is in excellent condition with some slight darkening to the silver finish and is correctly tied in place on the dagger. In my opinion the blade on this dagger is truly a work of art and the dagger would make a great addition to any Army collection. The dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 15.6” (39.5cm) long and weighs about 380g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW2 German Army Officers Dagger by CARL EICKHORN with Death Dedication to Lieutenant Holst Albert Draeger of the Enlightenment Division 328 - 23rdAug 1943 on the Blade Here on offer is a great example of a WW2 German Army Officers Dagger with a nickel-plated blade and a deep orange grip by CARL EICKHORN, that I believe has been engraved to respect the battle honoured, Lieutenant Horst Albert DRAEGER. What makes this one special is the beautiful professional period engraving on the obverse of the blade, which reads: Oberleutnant Draeger – Adjutant Der Aufklärungs Abteilung 328 in Ausübung Seines Dienstes als Schwadron Fuhrer Getotet an Der Donetz am 23 August 1943 Now the best translation that I can come up with is as follows: Lieutenant Draeger - Adjutant Of the Enlightenment Division 328 in the exercise of his service as Schwadron Fuhrer Taken on the Donetz on 23 August 1943 I have found that a Horst Albert DRAEGER, a First Lieutenant of the German Enlightenment Division 328 was born on 06/01/1916 at Graudenz in Northern Poland. He died in action on the Russian Front on 23/08/1943 at Ssuchaja Gomolscha, which I can’t find exactly but believe is near the Russian town in Rostov Oblast, located on the Seversky Donets River on the border with Ukraine. The 328th Infantry Division (328th ID) was a major military organisation of the German Wehrmacht. The division was set up in the winter of 1941 as a Valkyrie Unit. It should be mobilized in the event of airborne landings in the home or unrest in occupied territories. As the situation on the Eastern Front intensified during the Battle of Moscow, the 328th Infantry Division as well as the other Valkyrie units were mobilized. The execution order was issued on December 17, 1941 and designates December 18, 1941 as the first day of formation. The division was marched from Suwalki to Army Group Center. After the destruction in the area Subzow in the fall of 1942, the remainder of the division were moved to France in October and refreshed there. The division was subordinate to the army group Felber in southern France. In the summer of 1943, the repeated relocation to the Eastern Front followed, where the division was used in the area of the 1st Panzer Army. On November 2, 1943, the division was formally dissolved in Russia. The remnants formed the division group 328 of the 306th Infantry Division. Lieutenant Horst Albert DRAEGER received Battle Honours for his bravery on the Russian Front and I have found a lot of translated records on the Internet that provide some detail of these encounters. Here are a couple that refer to DRAEGER. On 10.08.1942 Lieutenant Wosegien fell; this was the prelude to the climax of the fight. By supremacy of the enemy came the Aufkl.Abt. 328 into a dangerous situation. When she was trapped, the commander decided to retreat backwards. The serious order was announced to everyone. It said: " Breakthrough in assault is the only way to break the confinement and free even cut off comrades attack is done without consideration, dead and wounded must first lie down, without respect of the person ... " A single will animated the department, and the impossible seemed to succeed by a dashing attack of the Pomeranian and East Prussian horsemen. A new defensive position could be obtained, which was vigorously defended as long as possible. Slightly wounded remained in the front of the troop and fired on. By and by, all officers and platoon leaders have been killed or wounded. The department adjutant OLt. Draeger, who had taken over the 1st squadron, was also wounded. When he took the train from OWm. He wanted to help Horn, he reached for the MG, swung himself on one of the two StuG subordinate to the department, to knock out the men. This succeeded, but Lieutenant Draeger was wounded and brought back. The abbot. Dr. Krause sent the unconscious with a head bandage to the HVPl. and from there it went in the hospital train direction home. When Draeger awoke from unconsciousness, the train stopped straight, and lying wounded on straw between others, he found that he was just in Nowo Dugino, the railway station of Andreyevskoye, where the remainder of the detachment staff was still. Draeger left the train, ordered a car by phone, and cured his wounds with his comrades. The Aufkl.Abt. 328 had made a valiant contribution to the fact that the planned Soviet breakthrough was prevented and could be built south of the Volga, a new front. This was recognized. All the combatants received the assault badge, in addition more than 40 Iron Crosses II and 7 Iron Crosses of the 1st Class were awarded. Our commander received the German Cross in Gold. Numerous orders of superior posts expressed the recognition that the services of the department found in Russia in the summer of 1942. OLt. Draeger has put together the most important: 87th Infantry Division / Order of 27.06.1942 " ... The Division 328 subordinate to the Division also participated in the attack on June 27. It stormed the towns of Demidovo, Lubenkino and Goroshanskoje in a fierce battle ... The 26th June Wehrmacht Report commends the achievements of the Division with the following words: In the rear area of the middle frontline, troops from an infantry division threw the enemy into field-based local combat operations, taking 118 bunkers and making numerous loot ... " signed v. Studnitz General Command XXXIV. Panzer Corps / Order of the Day of June 28, 1942 " ... The troops of the division and its subordinate reconnaissance department 328 have again proved that the German soldier could not benefit from the harsh Russian winter ... " marked anger Infantry Regiment 173 / Order of the Day of June 28, 1942 " ... The regiment has solved the task of attack with great success, excellently supported it and side by side with the brave comrades of the reconnaissance department 328 ". Signed Bechler 87th Infantry Division / Order of the Day of July 1, 1942 " The commander-in-chief of Army Group Center, Field Marshal von Kluge, during his visit on June 30, gave me his special recognition for the achievements of the Division and its subordinate AA 328. " signed v. Studnitz 256th Infantry Division / Order of the Day of 18 September 1942 " Intelligence Division 328 is returning to its division today, and when leaving my division, where she has been assigned to Gribejewo since August 12, I extend my full appreciation to all AA members for their valiant work her wounded, brave commander Major v. Kalben, as well as his dashing aide and all killed and wounded ... " Signed Danhauser Army High Command 9 - The Commander-in-Chief - from October 4, 1942 " The 328th Division fought successfully against the 39th Russian Army and has its proud share in the Battle of the Boiler southwest of Rzhev ... making the name of Rzhev a landmark in the history of the Division.I commemorate the brave officers, noncommissioned officers and men working in the hard fights of the Division for Life and Health for Germany ... " signed model Army Group Center - The Commander-in-Chief - of 18 October 1942 " ... In the war history of Army Group Center's Eastern campaign, the battle of the 328th Division in Attack and Defense will remain a glorious page and unforgotten. " signed by Kluge Personally, the department had been replenished completely. For the first time since its inception, there were no defects in the officers. Officer position on 01.05.1943 Department Commander: Major v. Calve Adjutant: Lieutenant Becker Ordinance officer: Lieutenant Draeger Message train leader: Staff sergeant Braband Purser: War Administration Inspector (KVI) Marzikowski Departmental Physician: Senior Physician frill War-Ing .: Märrig War Technician: Diemer 1st (Radf.) Squadron: Chief: Lieutenant Wellmann-Eichhorst Captain: Lieutenant Neumann, Lieutenant Lammers 2nd (Pz.Jg.) squadron: Chief: Lieutenant Voss Captain: Lieutenant Becker (II), Lieutenant Murawski 3rd (Pz.Jg.) Squadron: Chief: Captain Bolten Captain: Lieutenant Wiesner, Fahnenjunker-Sergeant Mecke On 22 and 23 May 1943, the department was transported by express from Beaucaire southwest of Avignon to Krassnograd southwest of Kharkov / Ukraine and then reached the 18 km long drawn Starowerovka. In contrast to the desolation of central Russia, the landscape and quarters of the south were directly pleasant. At first, the department had a longer period of rest here. Vehicles and cannons left in France were re-fed. The 2nd squadron finally got the coveted 7.5-cm cannon Ts 40, while the 3rd squadron had to settle for the 7.5-cm-Pak 97/38. As pulling means came 3-to-ZgKw.First on the Kommandowege was a second cycling squadron, which was not approved at the time in Mailly Camp, set up again. SHE RECEIVED OLT. DRAEGER AS CHIEF AND NUMBER 4 WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT.MID-JULY 1943 WAS THE FIRST USE OF PARTS OF THE DEPARTMENT TO SEAL OFF AN ADVANCE OF THE BROKEN AT ISJUM ENEMY. The 3rd / 328, reinforced by a platoon of the 2nd, and the 4th Squadron fought on the threatened section. But they soon returned to the department, which was now about 4 km behind the front as a reserve. At the beginning of August 1943, the large-scale attacks of the Russian "Voronezh Front" (roughly comparable to a German army group) began, followed mid-month by the onslaught of the "steppe front" on Kharkov and Isyum. After the break-in at Suchaja Gomolsche the division was thrown into the big fight and experienced again difficult weeks. Our Kdr. Major Stecken faced difficult situations. By good counterattacks, the opponent could be brought to a halt first, but again and again he attacked with enormous superiority. Similar to a year before at Rshew, the losses were very high. ON AUGUST 23, 1943, THREE OFFICERS DROPPED OUT WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF THE 4TH SQUADRON. HER BRAVE FIRST LIEUTENANT DRAEGER FELL AT THE HEAD OF HIS MEN IN A COUNTERATTACK. THE HIGH ESTEEM HE ENJOYED THROUGHOUT THE DEPARTMENT SHOWED AT HIS FUNERAL. MEN FROM THE BAGGAGE TOOK HIM FROM THE FRONT LINE, TOOK HIM TO THE ABBOT'S STAND AND MADE A COFFIN. AND ALL WITHOUT ANY COMMAND! THE COMMANDER OBTAINED PERMISSION FOR A FUNERAL WITH ALL MILITARY HONORS, WHICH HE DID NOT GIVE WITHOUT CONCERN BECAUSE OF THE ONGOING FIGHTING. When it temporarily seemed a little quieter, on 24.08.1943 a tractor brought the dead to the cemetery of the 328th Infantry Division in Kissili; All the men of the detachment had come, and a platoon of the 3rd squadron was under Lt. Kolberg pulled out of position to pay the Schwd.Chef the last honor. The coffin was carried by Uffz. By the abbot, one with the order cushion. After the farewell words of the div. Pastor and the salvo of the honor train, Russian airmen roared across the cemetery, and grenades struck near him. The battle noise of the front was heard throughout the party. The next days were also marked by heavy defensive battles in our positions on the Dnieper. The 4th squadron now led Lieutenant Becker until he also fell on 29.08.1943. The head of the 1st squadron, Lieutenant Wellmann-Eichhorst, was severely wounded, and Lieutenant Lammers, who had taken over the squadron, fell on 01.09.1943. A hard blow hit the department when, as one year ago, their commander, Major Stecken, was badly wounded and came to the main dressing-station. The two cycling squadrons were completely bled and no longer operational; the 1st squadron still had 25 men, the 4th squadron only 6 men left. The two Pak squadrons were still strong in spite of high losses. Since the Rapid Division 328 had now fallen without a commander and also the adjutant Lieutenant Becker, the Pak squadrons were assigned to another association. The remnants of the Radfs. Squadrons, the staff and the hawser were supplied to other divisions; only a small remnant of the staff, weapons masters, cowsmiths, etc., came to France to form the basis for the reorganization. But this did not happen, the existing men were transferred to other units. Now, in the fall of 1943, this was the end of a detachment that had worked well everywhere it was deployed. Officers, NCOs and teams were closely associated in a community of fate. The camaraderie in the department was outstanding and everyone did their best when needed. I believe this Army Officers Dagger was one of a number commissioned by his “men” or possibly members of his family had it engraved after his death to honour him. A truly rare find and worth further research. The dagger itself is in excellent condition with a thick age patinated silver-plating finish to all the mounts and fittings, including the scabbard. The 12 oak leaf pattern Pommel is in excellent mint condition, showing quality hand finishing to the oak leaves. The Grip is beautiful deep orange solid trolon/celluloid type, in excellent near mint condition, no cracks or chips. The spread winged Army Eagle crossguard retains all its crisp detailing and no loss of plating apart from some slight pinhead bubbling to the reverse. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. It also still has its original silver coloured Portepee correctly tied around the grip and crossguard. It shows wear to the finish but it looks like it hasn’t been off the dagger since it was made. The nickel-plated Blade measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in excellent condition with just light surface runner marks and some dull greying to the finish on both sides. I am sure this would polish bright if required. I prefer to leave it ‘untouched’. The obverse has the beautifully engraved dedication for the service and to commemorate Lu First Lieutenant DRAEGER’s death. The blade is complete with its dark brown leather buffer pad. On the reverse it has a ‘crisp’ Carl Eickhorn makers trademark with the “Squirrel and Sword” image. The silver-plated metal Scabbard is dent free and again in excellent condition, with just some very slight plating loss to the middle lower edge. The throat is held in place by one flat-headed screw on the back. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 15.75” (40cm) long and weighs 370g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW2 German Navy Officers Kriegsmarine Dagger by P.D. Luneschloss with genuine IVORY Grip Here on offer is an original WW2 German Kriegsmarine Dagger by P.D. Luneschloss with a very rare genuine IVORY grip. In all the years of my collecting, this is the only dagger I have found with a genuine carved ivory grip. A real treasure and will make a great addition to any German edged weapons collection. The solid grip is just a stunning piece of old ivory that has a beautiful mellow aged patina to its finish. It is in near mint condition with just a tiny age crack to the front base where it sits in the crossguard. The pictures really don’t do the grip justice, but you can see the internal light-graining pattern to the ivory. It is fitted with a springy twisted gilt grip wire. I have left the eagle pommel slightly loose as to not put any pressure onto the ivory grip itself. The lovely brass cross guard and eagle pommel, still retain some original gilt finish. The blade release button still works perfectly. The excellent and rarer to find, plain blade has the crisp image of the oval maker’s mark for P.D. Luneschloss on the ricasso. The nickel-plated blade has a slight greying to the finish with some dark pitting in small patches to the front of the blade. The very tip looks to have been slightly rounded off at some point in its life. It still retains its red felt scabbard buffer pad. The lightning pattern scabbard is in excellent condition and still retains most of its original gilt finish. Both scabbard screws are still in place. It has two very shallow dents to the front lower section, that are hard to see but can be felt with your fingers. The blade measures 9.25” (23.5cm) and the dagger itself 15” (38cm) long. It weighs 422g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
RARE WW2 GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR MINIATURES OF HARBOUR SCENES INSIDE GLASS LIGHT BULBS Here on offer is a very rare example of TWO large clear glass light bulbs that have had painted models of harbour and costal scenes skillfully set inside them, similar to “ship in a bottle” type work. They have been set onto a lovely dark mahogany plinth where the two upright sections have a small angled slot cut in them to hold a piece of glass (now missing) and act as a photo frame. They where made by a German Prisoner Of War (POW) during WW2 in England. My understanding is that German prisoners would make items from what ever they could get their hands on and where requested, apply names to order as such, to sell or trade with the prison guards, who would give them to their loved ones. One bulb has a scene set in a lush green setting with red and yellow coloured roofed houses set in the hillside. There is a lovely spired church and a tall lighthouse and in the front is a single masted sailing boat with the name “BOBBY” on it. The other bulb has a similar scene but this is set in a rocky dark landscape with houses, a church, lighthouse and a ship with the name “JOYCE”. So this amazing “photo frame” was made for a Bobby and Joyce, but sadly I don’t know who they where. The older lady I bought them from said her mother had been given them buy her father who was in the Royal Navy during WW2. The detail in these scenes is exceptional and must have been made by a highly skilled modeler or miniaturist. I can only find very limited references to this type of art. There is one bulb on its own in the Imperial War Museum and the Antiques Roadshow featured a single ‘Bulb” on one of their shows and valued just ONE at between £300 and £350. So this is a really rare opportunity to acquire a truly rare piece of WW2 POW art that is of museum quality and just a work of art in its own right. The wooden plinth is 14.2” (36cm) wide by 3.75” (9cm) deep. Each bulb measures 4.75” (12.2cm) long and is about 3” (7.7cm) diameter. The whole photo frame weighs 775g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW2 German Prisoner of War “Ship in a Bottle” with Photo of the Maker, \"Hans\" Here on offer is a rare example of a WW2 German (POW) Prisoner of War “Ship in a Bottle”. This example shows a detailed coastal scene with a twin funnelled ship in the foreground and red roofed houses and a church set in a mountain scene in the background. This skilfully set scene has been set inside an English glass bottle that was made by J L & Co. The bottle comes with a copy of a period photo and a printed note that explains it was made by a German POW called Hans. The note reads: This ‘Ship in a Bottle’ was made by a young German Prisoner of War named Hans who was held in a camp near Loughborough. He worked on a local farm. The family pictured with him used to dress him in women’s cloths to take him to the local pub, as it was frowned upon to befriend the POWs! This is a rare opportunity to acquire a real piece of WW2 POW art that is of museum quality and just a work of art in its own right. The bottle measures 11.6” (29.5cm) long and is about 3.2” (8cm) diameter. It weighs 780g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW2 German TENO Subordinate Hewer by Eickhorn with Hanger and Very Rare Knot Here on offer is a really rare near mint condition TENO Subordinate Hewer/Dagger with its original leather hanger and ultra rare knot. This fine example would be almost impossible to upgrade and has been in my collection for the last 25 years. The white grip plates are in perfect condition as are the retaining screws. The silver platting to the hilt is in excellent condition and it still retains most of its original clear lacquer finish. There are just some very light scratches to the pommel and a rub mark where the pommel rests on the hanger loop. The detail to the TENO eagle is excellent and it is as crisp as the day it was made. The near mint massive Hewer blade, just has some light runner marks on each side and still retains its large brown leather scabbard buffer pad. The obverse side is etched with the early TENO issue number 2598, the reverse side is etched with the Eickhorn Solingen makers trade mark being the 1935/41 pattern and also the TENO eagle and ‘Ges Gesch’ (patent pending). The scabbard retains almost 100% original black paint, and just has some very light surface scratches. The silver fittings are in near mint condition with again just some light surface scratches to the lacquer. The upper fitting is stamped 2598 which matches the number on the blade. It comes with its original black leather and metal TENO hanger, which again is in superb condition, even the small grip retaining strap and stud are in perfect condition. Wrapped around the hanger is a very rare TENO knot which features a silver flat strap with double blue zig-zag stripes and a black and silver acorn with a green and silver stem. A great opportunity to obtain a complete set in beautiful condition and really very rare. The blade measures 9.75” (24.7cm) and the dagger itself 14.75” (37.5cm) long. It weighs a heavy 925g! Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
RARE WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper ‘Take-Down’ Blued Finish Gravity Knife by Paul Weyersberg & Co Here on offer is an example of the very rare WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper ‘Take-Down’ Gravity Knife. All the main fittings, including the spike have the rare to find ‘Blued Metal’ finish and are in mint condition, no speckling, lifting or pitting. All the mechanisms work properly and the blade locks into place. The blade is in excellent condition and has been very lightly sharpened during its life and retains a sharp cutting edge. It has a mirror finish to both sides and you can still see the original ‘cross graining’ on the blade. There is an area of very light scratching on one side that could easily be polished out if so required. The blade has the ‘Sword in a Wreath’ oval trade mark around which is stamped: PAUL WEYERSBERG & Co SOLINGEN below which is stamped: ROSTFREI The blade release mechanism is stamped with “57”. The base of the spike is stamped with the Waffen-Amt stylised eagle with the number “5”. The spike doesn’t look to have had its point reground that is very rare to find on these knives! It still retains all of its original Blued finish. The beautifully grained wooden grips appear to be walnut and are in great condition, with no cracks or splits, just some very light usage bruises. It still retains its undamaged large nickel metal lanyard ring. The Take Down button works perfectly to allow the head to be removed and the grip plates can then be swivelled to gain access to the blade. Examples of Take-Down versions of Gravity knives are becoming very rare to find in good condition these days. I only managed to obtain two examples in 40 years of collecting. This is the finest example I have ever owned and would be hard to upgrade. With the blade extended and including the lanyard ring, the Knife measures 10.75” (27.4cm). The blade measures 4.25” (10.8cm) and the spike 3.4” (8.7cm). It weighs 292g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
RARE WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper ‘Take-Down’ Gravity Knife Attributed to Paul Weyersberg & Co Here on offer is an example of the rarer WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper ‘Take-Down’ Gravity Knife. All the fittings are nickel-plated and show light surface wear, no speckling, lifting or pitting. All the mechanisms work properly and the blade locks into place. The blade is in great condition and has been lightly sharpened during its life and retains a sharp cutting edge. There is some light greying to both sides but you can still see some of the original ‘cross graining’ on the blade. The blade doesn’t have a maker’s mark, but does have the R.B. NR on the spike that attributes this knife to Paul Weyersberg. The blade mechanism is stamped with “215”. The base of the spike is stamped with the Waffen-Amt stylised eagle with the number “5”. On the other side of the spike is stamped a reference number: R.B. NR. 0/0561/0019 This number is the ‘Reichs Betriebs Nummer’ that was a code system which was in use from 1943 onwards, it replaced the makers name and address (or company’s logo) on government contract uniforms, caps and equipment. It was a nine digit number, build up like this: RB Nr: 0/0000/0000. The first number represents most likely the branch of the company. The second group of four numbers would represent the area/location. And the third and last group op four numbers would represent the individual companies. The number 0/0561/0019 is associated with the knife manufacturer Paul Weyersberg and is known to be found on Gravity Knives. The spike doesn’t look to have had its point reground that is very rare to find on these knives! The beautifully grained wooden grips are in great condition, with no cracks or splits, just some light usage nicks and dings. It still retains its undamaged large nickel-plated lanyard ring, which has slight rust marks. The Take Down button works perfectly to allow the head to be removed and the grip plates can then be swivelled to gain access to the blade for replacement or cleaning. Examples of Take-Down versions of Gravity knives are becoming very rare to find in good condition these days. I only managed to find two examples worth buying in 40 years of collecting. With the blade extended and including the lanyard ring, the Knife measures 10.9” (27.5cm). The blade measures 4.25” (10.8cm) and the spike 3.4” (8.6cm). It weighs 285g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW2 Period Hallmarked Silver Cigar Piercer by E Baker & Son dated 1939 in the shape of a Bullet Here on offer is a really unusual “Bullet” shaped WW2 period English hallmarked Silver Cigar Piercer made by E Baker & Son and dated to 1939. This is a beautifully made and perfectly proportioned shape of a real bullet and would have made a very special present for a senior serving Officer at the start of WW2. The cigar piercer is in excellent undamaged condition and is still in full working order. It is worked by pushing down the top of the bullet head against the internal spring, into the main body of the cartridge. That eases the sharp cylindrical piercer out, into the cigar and removes a circular section. You can tell this is a real quality piece as the action of pushing the bullet head down has a very smooth resistance, like pushing against a small piston. On the outside of the case are a full set of English silver hallmarks, being the Anchor for Birmingham, a Lion Passant for English silver and the date letter “P” for the year 1939. Next to the hallmarks is the maker’s mark, E.B set into an oval. This relates to the fine English silversmiths, E Baker & Son of Augusta Street, Birmingham. They first registered their business back in 1902 and where known for making fine quality smoking accessories. Also stamped around the base of the cartridge base is a Registered Design number: Rd 837327, which again dates it to 1939. This rare and unusual piece makes a great addition to any antique English silver collection and also has that WW2 military connection. It measures 2.1” (5.4cm) long by 0.4” (0.9cm) diameter at the base. It weighs 7g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW2 RAF Laminated Wood Four Blade Generator Propeller used on Target Tug Aircraft Here on offer is a very rare original WW2 RAF laminated wood four blade Generator Propeller, used on target tug aircraft. This beautifully made, small 24” diameter propeller is in excellent condition with just a few minor dings to the blades and a tiny slither missing from the tip of number 3 blade. Each blade has been made to a set angle from four laminated wood layers. The whole propeller was varnished to ensure it was weather proof and the original finish remains. On one side the central boss has the individual blade numbers 1 to 4 stamped into the wood. On the other side of the boss it shows two circular markings, one seems to read F.T.5 and the other A/D WSO? The WSO is hard to read. In between blades 2 and 3 is clearly stamped with the propeller DRG drawing number, reference numbers and a clear Crowned A.M (Air Ministry) mark. The Propeller measures 24” (61cm) diameter, 2.75’ (7cm) thick and weighs 790g. This small sized propeller makes a great and practical display piece of WW2 RAF memorabilia. I can only find one other similar propeller for sale that is slightly larger, but they are asking for THREE times the price I am offering this one for! Wikipedia states that these propellers where used to power a drogue winch, that was used by target tug aircraft, such as a Boulton Paul Defiant TT Mk III. WW2 RAF target tug aircraft towed an unmanned drone, a fabric drogue or other kind of target, for the purposes of gun or missile target practice. Target tugs are often conversions of transport and utility aircraft, as well as obsolescent combat types. Some, such as the Miles Martinet, were specially designed for the role. It was, and is, a relatively hazardous job, as live fire is typically employed and the people doing the shooting are usually still in training. The student fighter pilots or air gunners would shoot at the target from other aircraft using painted bullets so that hits could be recorded and later analysed. In the RAF, Miles Master IIs were used for this purpose as part of the Target Towing Flight at the Central Gunnery School whilst the School was based at RAF Sutton Bridge from April 1942 to March 1944. Other aircraft used in this role were the Hawker Henley, the Boulton Paul Defiant and the Westland Lysander, although the RAF was by no means the only air arm to use target tugs. During WW2 the RAF used aircraft including the Hawker Henley, the Boulton Paul Defiant and the Westland Lysander as target tugs. The chief modifications to these aircraft were a station for the drogue operator and a winch to reel in the cable prior to landing. The winch was typically powered by a small wind-turbine on the outside of the aircraft, driven by the airflow and attached to the winch via a clutch. Such devices are still used by some aerial refuelling tankers to retract the refuelling hose after the operation is completed. The drogue would often be jettisoned at some location convenient for recovery prior to the aircraft\'s landing. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Rare WW2 RAF Wellington Bomber – Bomb and Fuzing Selector Switch Here on offer is a rare WW2 RAF Wellington Bomber – Bomb and Fuzing Selector Switch. The case and main switch are made from black Bakelite and it has four panel mounting holes, to secure it to the RAF bomb aimers control panel. The main switch has six selectable positions, labelled 1 to 6, which also have a clear circular window overprinted with a number that would illuminate when the night position was selected on the Day-Night slider switch at the bottom. The main switch has the military “crows-foot” and a reference 5D/1363 on the top. There is some slight damage to the back edge of the case as shown in my pictures. It measures 3.5” (8.9cm) diameter, 3” (7.7cm) deep and weighs 510g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare WW2 Trench Art Aluminium Model of an RAF Bristol Beaufighter Here on offer is a rare example of a period WW2 Trench Art aluminium model of a RAF Bristol Beaufighter. This is the first example I have come across of a Trench Art Beaufighter model in 40 years of collecting. The model is a one piece solid aluminium casting and does show overall age oxidisation to the finish, but no cracks or repairs. The twin-engine Bristol Beaufighter (known simply as \"Beau\") heavy fighter became a national wartime hero for the British with stellar service during the pivotal Battle of Britain and many other conflicts dotting the history of World War 2 (1939-1945). It saw an extended operational existence during the subsequent Cold War years that followed - not retired from notable use until 1960. Other operators went on to include Canada, Dominican Republic, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Turkey, and the United States. The Beaufighter became one of the best aircraft designs emerging from the Bristol concern during the war where it was fielded over every major front of the conflict. The Beaufighter was originally proposed directly by Bristol to the RAF as a heavy fighter offering during a time when much focus fell to twin-engined, heavily-armed, long endurance gun platforms that could also serve in a limited ground strike role. While there was no formal need or specification drawn up for the new aircraft, it proved promising enough for the RAF to shore up its limited air arm. The RAF believed that the new fighter could favourably complement the existing stock of single-engine types and twin-engine medium bombers quite well. Due to the British commitment to World War, the need for any capable aircraft was great and the Beaufighter quickly joined RAF ranks. First flying on July 17th, 1939, the aircraft was introduced on July 27th, 1940 - some twelve months after the first prototype flew - a rarity for newly developed war machines even by 1930s / 1940s standards. Serial production was underway in May of 1940 and would last until after the war in 1946. Since the new Beaufighter utilized many components of the existing Bristol Beaufort torpedo bomber (detailed elsewhere on this site), the implementation of the Beaufighter into RAF service was relatively quick and painless. Due to its Beaufort origins, the \"Beaufighter\" name was formed from the words \"Beaufort\" and \"Fighter\". The model has a 9.25” (23.5cm) wingspan and is 6.25” 16cm long. It weighs 206g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Reproduction Post WW2 Hitler Youth Knife by OTHELLO - G.C. & Co. 420 Here on offer is what I belief is a vintage REPRODUCTION Hitler Youth Knife with a plain blade, made by OTHELLO, Solingen, Germany. Following the end of WW2, Germany had thousands of unassembled youth daggers and still had the moulds and machinery to make more. Since this knife was already used by Hitler youth it was easy to replace the HJ Nazi Diamond symbol with the Boy Scout emblem and keep producing them. I believe this knife was one of those "repro HJ Knives" that was produced in the post war period, probably as a tourist or GI bring back item that went on even as late as the 1970’s. It still is a great knife and shows signs of being used during its knife The nickel-plated hilt fittings are in excellent condition with just some loss of plating on the top edge. The black Bakelite grip plates look to be possibly genuine and are in excellent condition and are still held in place by the two-nickel rivets. The repro HJ diamond emblem retains its enamel finish and fits tightly into the grip. The plain blade is in good condition with just some slight pitting on both sides, with signs of sharpening to the cutting edge. It has a stepped ricasso and on one side is the head of Othello maker’s logo, with underneath, the words: OTHELLO SOLINGEN GERMANY The leather buffer pad is still in place, but one section is missing.. The black painted scabbard is dent free but shows some signs of paint loss. The original leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place and in excellent condition. On the reverse of the back strap you can make out the stamped words: MADE IN GERMANY The blade measures 5.5” (14cm) long and the knife is 9.6” (24.5cm) in total length. It weighs 265g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Reproduction Post WW2 Hitler Youth Knife with Blade Motto – RZM MZ/49 1939 Here on offer is what I belief is a vintage REPRODUCTION Hitler Youth Knife with a motto on the blade and maker marked RZM MZ/49 1939. Some dealers are selling these "RZM MZ/49 1939" marked knives as “genuine”. The view seems to be that the MZ mark is an accepted factory error and should read M7 for the maker Friedrich Herder A.S. of Solingen. Following the end of WW2, Germany had thousands of unassembled youth daggers and still had the moulds and machinery to make more. I believe this knife was one of those that was produced in the post war period, probably as a tourist or GI bring back item that went on even as late as the 1970’s. Therefore I am choosing to offer is as a REPRODUCTION HJ knife, albeit a good one! If I am wrong then someone can pick up a bargain! The nickel-plated hilt fittings are in mint condition with no loss of plating. The black Bakelite grip plates look to be possibly genuine and are in excellent condition and are still held in place by the two-nickel rivets. The HJ diamond emblem retains its enamel finish and fits tightly into the grip. This also might be a genuine example? The blade is in excellent condition with all the cross graining still visible and a good unsharpened knife edge. There are a couple of very slight areas of pitting just visible, which would easily clean off. It has the HJ motto “Blut und Ehre!” etched on the front of the blade and the RZM number and date stamped onto the ricasso. The brown leather buffer pad is still in place. The black painted scabbard is dent free but shows some slight signs of paint loss. It seems to be of an alloy construction and is non-magnetic, with a slight lip to the throat. The black leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place and in mint condition. The blade measures 5.5” (14cm) long and the knife is 9.6” (24.5cm) in total length. It weighs 260g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Reproduction? Recognition! by Frederick J. Stephens - 2nd Edition 1981 Here on offer is a great copy the long out of print Reproduction? Recognition! by Fredrick J. Stephens. This is a well recognised KEY reference book for any one who collects German edged weapons. This hardcopy book comes without a jacket (which they never had) and is the revised and expanded 2nd edition, published by Militaria Collector, Inc, Sepulveda, CA, in 1981. It contains 247 pages of reference material with many illustrations. This work explains how reproductions of Third Reich edged weapons can be recognized. The author has assigned reference numbers to the reproduction types making it possible to distinguish similar reproductions from each other, as well as from the originals. The book shows some ‘sun exposure’ fading to the front left edge and spine, where the edge wording is very faint. Inside the front and back covers there are signs of some age foxing, but pages within the book are in just excellent clear crisp condition. A truly excellent reference book that is a MUST for anybody who collects or wants to start collecting German Edged Weapons. The book measures approximately 10.2” (25.8mm) by 8.7” (22cm) and weighs a heavy 995g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Royal Navy Aircraft Carrier HMS BULWARK (R08) – Cast Metal Crest Plaque – 1950’s Here on offer is a vintage ships crest plaque for "HMS BULWARK" (R08), circa 1950. The hand painted cast metal ships crest has been mounted on to a shield shaped wooden plaque that looks to have been cut from a light mahogany wood. The crest is in excellent condition and retains nearly all its original paint, just a couple of chips around the steel nails that hold it to the wooden plaque. On the back of the wooden frame is an old metal hook used to hang it on a wall. Some history about HMS Bulwark: HMS Bulwark was launched on 22nd June 1948 and was commissioned by the Royal Navy in 1954. In 1956 Bulwark it took part in "Operation Musketeer" during the Suez Crisis and launched up to 600 sorties. In 1958 she assisted two tankers, which collided in the Persian Gulf. She towed one of the tankers SS Melika to Muscat, winning the Boyd Trophy for her actions. She was decommissioned in 1981,and scrapped in 1984. This is a really impressive crest plaque and makes a great display item for any British Naval military collection. The wooden frame measures 9” (22.8cm) by 7” (17.8cm) and the metal crest is 5.3” (13.5cm) diameter. It weighs 570g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
ROYAL NAVY HMS KENT (54) BRONZE PRIZE MEDALLION FOR BILLIARDS 1929 & CASE Here on offer is a rare and unusual, Royal Navy Bronze Prize Medallion for 2nd place at ‘Billiards’ in 1929, HMS KENT (54). The shield shaped bronze medallion shows a Battleship Cruiser under steam, in relief, on the front. The rear is engraved with: BILLIARDS CLASS III W.H.W. 1929 2ND KENT The Medallion comes in the famous military maker’s blue leatherette covered case, which has the following details on the front (in faint print): F.PHILLIPS MEDALIST & SILVERSMITH ALDERSHOT The Fob is in excellent original condition, no scratches or marks. Just a wonderful and rare piece of Inter War period Royal Navy memorabilia, that will make a great addition to any collection and is worth further researching. HMS KENT pennant number 54, was a County-class heavy cruiser built for the Royal Navy in the late 1920’s. After completion the ship was sent to the China Station where she remained until the beginning of the WW2, aside from a major refit in 1937–38. HMS KENT hunted the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee in the East Indies in late 1939 and then was reassigned to troop convoy escort duties in the Indian Ocean in early 1940. She was transferred to them Mediterranean in mid-1940, but was torpedoed shortly after arriving. The ship was under repair for a year and was then assigned to Home Flee Home Fleet where she escorted convoys to and from North Russia for the next several years. In mid-1944 KENT escorted British aircraft carriers as their aircraft made attacks on German shipping and airfields in Norway. A few months later she was the flagship of a force that intercepted a German convoy in Norwegian waters and sank two freighters and five escorts. The ship was paid off in early 1945 and placed in reserve until she was used as a target. KENT was sold for scrap in 1948. The Medallion measures 1.5” (3.7cm) to the top of the suspension ring and 1” (2.5cm) wide. It weighs 8g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Royal Navy Issue “TYPHOON” Divers Knife circa 1970 Here on offer is fine example of a Royal Navy issue TYPHOON Divers Knife with its original black plastic sheath, circa 1970. I believe the TYPHOON knife was an interim measure (1970-1972), used by the Royal Navy between the phasing out of the Typhoon assembled 'Taylor's Eye Witness' knife and the introduction of the standard Hopkinson/Nowill design, as detailed on the Diving Heritage Website. These “civilian” knives where purchased and used by the Royal Navy but had no Navy issue marks on them. The pommel is made from polished aluminium and fits tightly onto the hard black plastic moulded grip and finger guard. The large 7.4” Stainless Steel blade has a serrated knife edge, with the TYPHOON logo and name on one side and the numbers 1 to 6 on the other side that are spaced 1” apart. On the ricasso it is stamped with: MADE IN JAPAN STAINLESS STEEL The blade is in near mint condition with no signs of rust. The hard black plastic sheath is in excellent condition with no splits or damage, but shows some scuff marks to the finish, through use in service. This is an excellent Royal Navy Divers Knife that is not that easy to find, especially in this condition. The blade measures 7.4” (18.5cm) and the knife itself 12.5” (31.7cm) long. It weighs 453g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Royal Navy Siebe Gorman Diver’s Knife circa 1960 Here on offer is fine example of a Royal Navy issue Siebe Gorman Diver’s Knife with its original heavy cast brass sheath, circa 1960. This excellent genuine example came from a Royal Navy diver who was based out of Plymouth and I believe it dates from the early 1960’s. The pommel is made from brass and the nut fits tightly onto the hard black plastic ribbed grip. The plain oval brass finger guard and ferrule, complete the hilt assembly. The large 7.6” double-edged steel blade retains a good edge, with a couple of nicks and it shows some signs of sharpening during is service life. The blade finish does show some greying and signs of grease/water staining, but no rust or pitting. There is no maker marks that I can see either on the blade or the sheath, which is not uncommon on this period knife. The heavy sheath has been cast from brass and polished to a bright finish. The top is fluted and there is a slot in the reverse to retain a leather strap, that is not present on this knife. On the reverse there is also a large copper rivet that secures the internal blade spring to hold it firmly in the sheath. The end of the sheath has an oval opening to allow any water to escape. This is an excellent example of a Royal Navy Divers Knife that is not that easy to find, especially in this condition. The blade measures 7.6” (19.3cm) and the knife itself 13.1” (33.3cm) long. It weighs a heavy 820g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Scarce Victorian 1857 Pattern Royal Engineers Officers Sword by Hawkes Moseley & Co. London Here on offer is a great example of a scarce Victorian 1857 Pattern Royal Engineers Officers sword made by Hawkes Moseley & Co, with its original brass scabbard. The hilt on this sword has a wide basket made of gilt brass that is decorated with cut out scrollwork depicting acanthus leaves, with finely chased detailing. The basket is slightly curved on the sides. The tiered brass pommel is decorated at top with crosshatching. The back of the grip has a brass spine with crosshatched decoration at bottom. The grip itself is wrapped in grey sharkskin with seven courses of twisted copper wire outlined on each side by a thinner gauge twisted wire. All the wire is still in place and secure. The base of the grip is covered with a brass ferrule. Most of the gilt has been worn off and the brass shows a nice aged patina to its finish. The slightly curved blade surface is clean and now has an aged greyed to the finish with very minor surface pitting visible on both sides The etching on the obverse side begins with maker’s details on the ricasso that reads: HAWKES MOSELEY & Co. LONDON MANUFACTURERS TO THE QUEEN The etching then continues with a floral and scroll decoration. At center there are opposing angel wings pierced by a double pointed spear with a twisted shaft. This is surrounded by the words: ROYAL ENGINEERS The top of the ricasso spine is stamped with the word: PROVED The front of the blade is decorated with the same floral and scrollwork as found on the opposite side. At center are the script initials “VR” surmounted by a Queen’s crown in a laurel wreath and topped by a sunburst. The etching is still slightly raised and is very detailed. The thick brown leather washer is present at the base of the blade. The service issue brass scabbard has several small dings towards the tip on both sides and a larger dent on the reverse in the section between the rings. Both mounts and rings are present and the top mount has a brass bar attached to its reverse side in addition to the ring. This genuine sword has obviously seen real service but is a fine example of what is now a scarce sword and this one is by an unusual maker. The overall length of the drawn sword is 37.75” (96cm) long. The blade itself measures 32.25” (82cm) long and is 1.1” (2.7cm) wide at the ricasso. It weighs a heavy 1.4Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937 Here on offer is a Scottish Sgain Dubh with silver fitting dating to 1937. The knife itself has a hand carved ebony wood handle with thistle designs and is topped with a silver cap in which is set a stunning amber coloured citrine cut stone. The base of the hilt is finished with a solid silver collar that fits snuggly over the scabbard throat silver fitting. The short blade is beautifully made and still has a needle sharp point. The blade has a blood grove on both sides and half the top edge has been worked along the edge. The blade still retains its red felt washer. There is some greying to the finish near the hilt, which may polish out, as it doesn’t appear to be pitted. The black grained leather-covered scabbard is in great condition with just one tiny scuff. Both the worked metal fittings are hallmarked solid silver and the scabbard throat is shaped to only allow the blade to be inserted, one way. The silver fittings where assayed in Birmingham in 1937, date letter “N”. There is a makers mark J.C & S which stands for Joseph Cook & Son Ltd, of Hiberian Works, Livery Street, Birmingham, England. The sgian-dubh is a small, single-edged knife (Gaelic sgian) worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland Dress along with the Kilt. Originally used for eating and preparing fruit, meat, and cutting bread and cheese - as well as serving for other more general day to day uses such as cutting material and protection, it is now worn as part of traditional Scottish dress tucked into the top of the kilt hose with only the upper portion of the hilt visible. The knife in the scabbard measures 7.25” (18.2cm) long with the blade measuring just 3.1” (8cm). With the scabbard it weighs 71g. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Second Boer War Hallmarked Silver Watch Fob Medallion – with Picture of Colonel Robert Baden Powell 1899 Here on offer is nice English silver watch fob/medallion, which is fully hallmarked and was assayed in Birmingham in 1899. The FRONT has fine ‘chisel work’ that depicts a leaf pattern on the eight fan shaped sections. The centre depicts a round sepia photo image of Baden Powell (1896) as he was depicted in uniform during the Second Boer War. The REAR is plain and just has a clear set of English silver hallmarks, the Lion Passant for English silver (925), an anchor for the assay office of Birmingham and the date letter “Z” for the year 1899. It also shows the makers mark, “JC” set in a rectangle, which I believe could be any number of makers who used similar marks, possibly: John Clarke, John Coakley, John Clifton or James Critchley. Overall this fob is in excellent condition, with NO dedications and only lightest of age scratches on the back. It measures 1.25” (3.2cm) diameter and weighs 7g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Senior Officers Austro-Hungarian Navy - K.u.K. KRIEGS – MARINE Silver Plated “Life Buoy” Inkwell and Pen Rest by Berndorf Here on offer is a beautiful and very unusual Senior Officers, Austro-Hungarian K.u.K Kriegsmarine, silver plated “life buoy” inkwell and pen rest. The Austro-Hungarian Navy was the naval force of Austria-Hungary. Its official name in German was kaiserliche und königliche Kriegsmarine (Imperial and Royal War Navy), abbreviated as K.u.K. Kriegsmarine. This navy existed under this name after the formation of the Dual Monarchy in 1867 and continued in service until the end of WW1 in 1918. Prior to 1867, the country\'s naval forces were those of the Austrian Empire. By 1915 a total of 33,735 naval personnel served in the k.u.k. Kriegsmarine. Neither Austria nor Hungary had a coast or seaports after World War I, thus having little or no need for a naval force. The available ports in the Adriatic Sea became parts of Italy and Yugoslavia (today Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro). Ships of the k.u.k. Kriegsmarine were designated SMS, for Seiner Majestat Schiff (His Majesty\'s Ship). This silver plated desk stand is in excellent/near mint, undamaged condition and has a glass inkbottle fitted into a turned black painted oak stand and stopper. The heavy glass ink bottle is in excellent condition, with just one small chip to the rim of bottom base. The thickly silver plated stand is designed as a roped life buoy with “K. u. K. Kriegs – Marine” in raised lettering on the front edge. It has a pen rest at the front for three dip pens. Owing to the diameter of the stand I believe it was made for use by a Senior Officer on board a serving battleship of the Austro-Hungarian Navy of that period. On the base is the makers mark for the famous Austrian silversmith; Berndorf. The oval maker’s mark is the one they used between 1891 and 1927 and it depicts a walking bear with BERNDORF and ALPACCA above and below it. The famous Berndorf Metalware Factory (in German Berndorfer Metallwaarenfabrik) was founded in 1843 in the small village of Berndorf, situated in the region Lower Austria (Niederösterreich) of the Austria-Hungarian Empire. Interestingly, the foundry location is connected with its marking system. Due to the assonance between the words Berndorf and Bärendorf (in German the last word means \"bear village\"), many of the factory marks contain a bear profile. Though this factory got world-wide recognition under the name Berndorf Metalware Factory Arthur Krupp, before 1891 it was called Berndorf Metalware Factory Alexander Schoeller and Co. Indeed, Alexander Schoeller, the Austro-Hungarian businessman, invested a lot of money in buying the land and building the factory. The father of Arthur Krupp, Herman Krupp, joined the firm in 1844 and in 1849 took over half of the shares. When Hermann Krupp died (in 1879), 23-year old Arthur, who already worked at the factory, inherited his business. After the death of Alexander Schoeller (in 1886), Arthur Krupp paid a large sum of money to his heirs and in 1890 became the sole owner of the company. From 1891 his name appears on the mark of the Berndorf foundry. In 1913 BMF became a public company. The World War I (1914-1918) ended with the crash of the huge Austro-Hungarian Empire. The economy of the whole Europe was in crisis. The market diminished significantly. The usual transport routes for raw materials and final products were disrupted. Nevertheless, Arthur Krupp managed to save the firm and revive the production by 1924. However in 1926/1927 and 1932 two severe economic downturns brought the closure of some BMF productions and a sharp decrease in the employees\' number (from 6000 to 800). Arthur Krupp managed the company business until his death in 1938, which coincided with the annexation of Austria by the Nazis (so-called \"Anschluss\"). The German company Friedrich Krupp A.G., Essen, took over the majority share of the \"Berndorf Metalware Factory Arthur Krupp A.G.\" and kept it until the end of the World War II. After the war, BMF was confiscated by the Allied Occupation Forces (as a German armaments company) and managed by Soviet administration between 1945 and 1955. After 1955 it was nationalised and became again an Austrian public company. The Alpacca alloy was developed in 1823 by the German chemist Dr. Ernst August Geitner (1783-1852). It was very similar in its appearance to silver, but significantly cheaper. Therefore, this new alloy was first called \"Argentan\". It consisted of 20% nickel, 55% copper and 25% zinc. The new silver-imitating alloy soon became very popular. The Gebrueder Henninger (Henninger Bros.) proposed a similar alloy (5-30% nickel, 45-70% copper and 8-45% zinc with trace amounts of lead, tin and iron) which they called \"Neusilber\". Later both Argentan and Neusilber were used under the trade name of Alpacca (or Alpakka). The great advantage of the use of Alpacca alloy as the base metal for silver plating is that the appearance of the objects does not change significantly with the wearing away of the silver layer. The silver plated stand measures 9.3” (23.7cm) diameter and the inkwell on the wooden stand is 2.6” (6.7cm) high. It weighs a heavy 695g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Set of German WW2 Kriegsmarine “Lions Head” Sword Hilt Candlesticks Here on offer is an excellent set of German WW2 sword hilt candlesticks, which take the form of the hilts from a standard "Lion's Head" style of officer's sword. I believe this type where used on board Kriegsmarine ships and traditionally one stick would hold a green candle, while the other a red one, representing the standard colours for starboard (green) and port (red), and on the officer's table they would be properly oriented with respect to the ship. The castings don’t seem to be the same quality casting as would have been used on actual swords, they are still very nice, made from a cast brass alloy, and heavily gilt, most of which is remaining. Both have the proper wire wrapped white celluloid covered grips, as used by the Kriegsmarine. One of the grips has a hairline crack, as can be seen in my photos, but that is the only damage that they have. Each "hilt" is mounted on a nickel-plated domed steel base, and attached to the bottom using round split bolts. The "Blade" of each is a short steel bar, the tang of which terminates in a nickel-plated candle socket at the top. The "P" guards on both are decorated with the typical "Oak Leaf and Acorn" motif, which is on both grip ferrules as well. The grip back straps are a nice floral motif, and both lion's heads are finely executed and both still retain their red glass eyes. The crossguards are decorated with the standard spread wing NDSAP Eagle over a Swastika. A similar example of these candlesticks is shown on page 202, Vol. V of Thomas Johnson’s excellent book, Collecting The Edged Weapons of the Third Reich Volume V. These make a stunning display set and would make a great addition to any WW2 German Militaria collection. Each candlestick measures 8.5” (21.6cm) high and the circular base is 4.5” (11.4cm) diameter. They each weigh about 580g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Set of Six Hand Painted Porcelain French Napoleonic War Period Military Figures Here on offer is a great set of six hand painted porcelain French soldiers dressed in uniforms from the Napoleonic Wars. I believe they where made in the 1960’s, possibly in France or Japan and three have a makers symbol of a Crown above the letter ‘S’ on their base, which I can\'t trace. Each of the figures is approximately 8” (22cm) tall and they are in excellent condition apart from the Officier des Hussards, which has been professionally repaired around his waist and right arm. It still displays perfectly well. Please see my pictures. The six figures are each individually labelled on the front as follows: Officier de Cavalerie Officier des Hussards Grenadier de la Garde Soldat d\'infanterie Officier des Chasseurs Maréchal de I\'Empire These make a great display group for any Napoleonic military period collector and are hard to find in a full set of six figures. Combined they weigh approximately 1.8kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Small collection of BOAC Smoking Related Memorabilia from the 1970’s Here on offer is a small collection of three items of BOAC smoking related memorabilia from the 1970’s. The collection consists of a bakelite gas table lighter made in England by POPPELL, that is 3.5” (9cm) high. It is in excellent condition although untested, it comes with any gas or flint to comply with shipping regulations. Next is a blue anodised aluminium circular ashtray, with the BOAC Speedbird logo and the words: ALL OVER THE WORLD BOAC TAKES GOOD CARE OF YOU It is in excellent condition with just some minor dings and scratches to the finish. The ashtray measures 5” (12.6cm) diameter at the base. Finally there is a thin plastic MANIKIN cigar box, that used to hold 40 cigars and states it’s specially packed for BOAC in gold lettering. There is also the name J R Freeman & Son Ltd on the top of the box, who are famous cigar makers. It is a very thin box and I am surprised it has survived this long. It has some overall scratches to the finish and a small hairline crack at the back of the lid. It measures 5.9” (15cm) by 3.5” (9cm) by 1.5” (3.8cm). Combined they weigh 275g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Small Oval Wooden Frame made from wood of RMS Mauretania with image of the Liner leaving Port Here on offer is a small oval wooden frame that I believe was made from wood recovered from RMS Mauretania when she was broken up in 1935. Fitted to the front is the printed image of the passenger liner leaving port, which is the same image I have seen on postcards of this period. On the back is a very small section of an old printed label that just has the first four letters (MAUR) of Mauretania. RMS Mauretania was a transatlantic passenger liner of the Cunard Line, called the “Grand Old Lady of the Atlantic.” It was launched in 1906 and made its maiden voyage in 1907; thereafter, it held the Atlantic Blue Riband for speed until 1929, challenged only by its sister ship, the Lusitania (sunk by a German submarine on May 7, 1915). During WW1 the Mauretania worked as a transport and hospital ship. During its long career the ship made 269 double crossings of the Atlantic, exclusive of war work. Its last crossing was made in 1934, and it was broken up in 1935. The wooden frame is in excellent condition but the image on the front shows age wearing and scuffmarks to its finish. Please see my photos. This is a great piece of British Nautical memorabilia from the era of grand luxury sea travel. The frame measures 4.75” (12cm) by 3” (7.7cm) and weighs 53g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Small Vintage Syrian Jambiya Ornate Brass and Horn Fighting Knife Here on offer is a fine example of what I believe is a small vintage Syrian fighting knife, known as a Jambiya. I think these examples where made for the souvenir market over 50 years ago now, but actually make great display pieces and are becoming collectable in their own right. The main body of the knife and scabbard are made from ornately decorated sold brass. The handle has natural horn grip-plates on either side that are held in place by a brass rivet and oval stud. The 4.25” long curved gilt finished steel blade is decorated on both sides with a scroll design. There are also crudely cut blood groves set on both sides. The curved brass scabbard has the carved image on both sides, of an early Arabic warrior with sword in hand and carrying a knife. It also has a brass ring fitted to both edges of the scabbard at the top, to feed a retaining belt/sash through. The knife in its scabbard measures 8.5” (21.5cm) long and weighs 215g. The knife is in overall excellent condition and has a nice aged patina finish to the brass. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Solid Brass Nautical ‘BRITAINS PRIDE’ Sailor Figure Doorstop - Harbour Post Here on offer is an excellent example of a solid brass nautical, ‘BRITAINS PRIDE’ sailor figure doorstop. It is difficult to age but the casting looks to be old and I know of others that show a Registered Design number 320316, which dates to 1898. The Sailor is posed leaning on a harbour tie post and he seems to be holding a telescope. Across the plinth bottom it says: BRITAINS PRIDE This example is in beautiful polished condition and is a collectable piece of brass that can still be used as a doorstop today. It measures 11” (28cm) high and 5.25” (13.3cm) wide at the base. It does weigh a heavy 1.1Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Solid Brass Nautical ‘BRITAINS PRIDE’ Sailor Figure Doorstop – Ships Wheel Here on offer is an excellent example of a solid brass nautical, ‘BRITAINS PRIDE’ sailor figure doorstop. It is difficult to age but the casting looks to be old and I know of others that show a Registered Design number 320316, which dates to 1898. The Sailor is posed leaning on a ships wheel, clutching his cutlass in its scabbard. Across the plinth bottom it says: BRITAINS PRIDE This example is in beautiful polished condition and is a collectable piece of brass that can still be used as a doorstop today. It measures 11” (28cm) high and 5.25” (13.3cm) wide at the base. It does weigh a heavy 1.2Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
STUNNING ANTIQUE AUSTRO HUNGARIAN ST GEORGE & THE DRAGON SILVER & ENAMEL PENDANT Here on offer is a beautiful example of an antique Austro Hungarian silver and gem set St George and the Dragon pendant, with a silver ribbon brooch, circa 1870. A small silver pendant chain loops through a silver ribbon brooch hook and to the image of St George. The Dragon is then suspended below the horse by two silver chains, allowing it to hang and move freely. The loop on the back of the Dragon my have had a pearl droplet originally but this pendant was so precious to the previous owner they attached a silver safety chain, to ensure it would not get lost! The stunning handmade silver and enamel pendant shows St George, with black enamel enhancements and orange helmet with his sword drawn, astride his white enamel horse. There is also a sapphire gemstone, with a slight chip, fitted to the rear flank of the horse. Below the horse, the fierce looking blue enamel Dragon hangs upside down, claws out and mouth open! It has articulated movable wings, found on only the finest high quality examples and they are fitted with a beautiful sapphire gemstone on the front and an emerald gemstone on the reverse. I can’t see any makers marks on the pendant. To be honest the detailed 3D pendant design is as beautiful on the reverse as it is on the front! This enamel pendant is truly a work of art! Back in the 1800’s, Austria-Hungary established itself as a maker of top quality jewellery. Workshops in Austria-Hungary crafted the majority of these Renaissance and Gothic Revival pieces between 1860 and 1910. I believe this beautiful antique St. George pendant is no exception and it was made around 1870, during the Victorian period. Some background about St George and the Dragon. In English folklore, St. George slew the mighty dragon. According to legend, a dragon was terrorizing a pagan town in Libya. The locals kept throwing sheep to it to placate it, and when it still remained unsatisfied, they started sacrificing some of the citizenry. Finally, the local princess Sabra, daughter of the King, was to be thrown also to the beast, but good St. George came along, slaughtered the dragon and rescued the fair princess. At this, the townsfolk converted to Christianity. Some experts think the tale is based on the Greek myth of Perseus rescuing Andromeda from a sea monster. The pendant is in great condition with just some slight loss of enamel, please see my pictures. The large brooch measures 2.9” (7.3cm) from the top of the ribbon brooch to the suspended wing of the Dragon. St George is1.25” (3cm) wide and the Dragon is 1.3” (3.4cm) wide. It weighs a heavy 23g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Stunning Example of a Large Handmade Brass Napoleonic Field Cannon & Limber Here on offer is a beautiful example of a very large hand made model of solid brass Napoleonic field cannon with its attachable limber carriage. I am selling this fine example on behalf of a truly talented model maker, who crafted this example over 40 years ago. It is based on a Napoleonic field cannon from the Battle of Waterloo period circa 1815. It has been handmade entirely from solid brass and even the cannon frame has been hand filled to produce a wood grain finish. The large spoked wheels all rotate and are held in place by removable axle pins. The cannon itself comes with two buckets and a ramrod. The adjustable barrel screw mechanism works to alter the firing elevation angle of the cannon. The limber has two lidded ammunition containers that both hinge open as shown in my photos. With the limber connected they measure a combined length of 28” (71cm). The cannon measures 14” (36cm) long and is 8.6” (22cm) wide and has a barrel length of 9” (23cm). The limber measures 15” (38cm) long and 8.6” (22cm) wide. Each wheel is 6” (15.3cm) diameter. The combined weight of the cannon and limber is a very heavy 9.7Kg. Additional photos are available if required, upon request. It can be collected from a location in Cornwall or shipping can be arranged at the most cost effective price. It makes a really impressive centrepiece for any military display. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Stunning Large Hand Carved Set of “Bear Head” Finnish Puukko Knifes by T.W.R. Here on offer is a large and beautiful hand carved set of “Bear Head” Finnish Puukko knives, in their carved wooden sheath. The set consists of TWO knives, one large and one small, that have carved wooden handles that depict bears heads as the pommels. Both knives have polished brass bolsters that connect what I believe are carbon steel blades that are the type as produced during WW2? Both blades have a blood grove on both sides and on the front the large one is engraved the words: MADE IN FINLAND With some ornate engraved scrollwork at either side of the words. The small blade has the word: SUOMI Suomi translates to FINLAND again with ornate engraved scrollwork at either side of the word. Both blades still retain a sharp edge with no nicks or signs of sharpening. Each blade does have some very light “worm pattern” pitting/greying to its finish as can be seen in my photos, but the finish is beautifully smooth. The one piece carved wooden sheath holds both knives and has been beautifully carved with a deer or horned mountain ram design on the front. The sides have a speckled design with “V’s” in relief near the top. The back has also been worked with a bark pattern to the lower section. At the top is the remains of the original leather belt loop, which is attached with a small metal plate and 2 screws. Also on the back are the carver\'s initials in ink, which I think read as T.W.R. who I can’t trace. Below these also in ink, is the word: SUOMI. All the wood seems to have a very light lacquer or varnish to the finish, which gives it a lovely sheen. The sheath is in excellent condition with just a fine hairline crack (about 2.5” long) on the front right hand side near where the small knife fits. Some information about the Puukko knife. The Puukko is a Finnish knife and the name lends itself to the Finnish word “Puukotta,” which means “to stab/knife.” The prefix, “Puu” means “wood” in Finnish. The design of the Puukko is attributed to the indigenous Sami people, who created several knives to use for day to day tasks; the Puukko was the smaller option, used to skin fish or animals. Although historical records vary, the Puukko dates back about 1000 years. Both men and women carried Puukko’s, although the sizes change depending on the person, as the Puukko handle is meant to fit the hand size of the user. By WW2 a large number of Puukko-knife designs that where individual to a certain manufacturer or manufacturers of certain geographical area, had become available from multitude of factories and smaller scale manufacturers spread all over Finland. What can be noted is, that during the war soldiers apparently had certain tendency of favouring Puukko-knives with longer blade than typical – presumably because longer blade made knife better suited to be used as a weapon in hand-to-hand combat. Especially during long trench war period of Continuation War making trench-art items developed into such a widespread hobby among Finnish Army, that it reached almost industrial scale. Besides the Puukko knife being the most common tool for trench art, it also become with one of the most common trench war items to be made by soldiers. These trench art Puukko knives and their sheaths tended to be more lavish and decorative than the everyday Puukko knives that most of soldiers otherwise carried with them. This rare and unusual knife set is in excellent original condition and I can only find another like it on the internet which is nearly twice the price and not in such good condition! The large blade measures 5.75” (14.6cm) and the knife itself is 11.25” (28.5cm) long. The small blade measures 2.75” (7cm) and the knife itself is 5.9” (15cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard the set measures 12” (30.5cm) long. The set weighs 220g in total. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thank you for taking the time to look.
Stunning large WW1 Period Trench Art Letter Opener with a Scimitar Shaped Brass Blade & Beautiful Layered Handle Here on offer is stunning large WW1 period Trench Art letter opener, with a scimitar shaped brass blade and layered handle. This letter opener came in an old tin, with a collection of WW1 items that included a shoe lace puller with the same style handle and some WW1 service medals. The impressive unmarked polished brass blade is securely fixed to the handle by two brass rivets that pass through the blade tang. The beautiful handle has been made from thin 4mm circular sections of aluminium, brass along with black and red Bakelite. These are securely held in place by a domed brass pommel. It is in excellent condition with just some minor age pitting to some of the aluminium finish. This really is an impressive piece of WW1 trench art that can still be used today. It measures 10.6” (27cm) long, end to end and the brass blade is 6.75” (17.2cm) long. It weighs 165g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Stunning WW1 Royal Artillery Silver, Enamel and Faux Diamond Sweetheart Brooch Here on offer is a beautiful example of a WW1 period Royal Artillery silver, enamel and faux diamond Sweetheart Brooch. This fine quality silver brooch is in excellent condition and retains all the blue and red enamel to the crown and ribbons. I can’t find any maker or hallmarks but it does test positive for 925 Sterling grade silver and weighs a heavy 5.1g. On the reverse it still retains its original fixing pin and locking “C” clasp. It measures 1.25” (3.1cm) wide by 1.1” (2.8cm) high. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Stunning WW2 Italian POW Made Aluminium Trench Art Cigarette Case Egypt 1947 Here on offer is a WW2 Italian POW made aluminium Trench Art Cigarette/Sweetheart Case. I have been told that these sweetheart cigarette cases where made by Italian POW\'s captured by the British Forces in North Africa in WW2. I believe they were traded for food and cigarettes by the Italian POW’s. The POW Camp at Fayid, Egypt was one of the last camps to have its inmates repatriated in 1948. The cases where made using the aluminium frames of downed aircraft from the North African front. Each case was then individually hand engraved and therefore each one is unique! The front of this fine example has detailed pierced images of a Mosque with red and blue celluloid windows and doors, set against a blue and red sky. The back of the case has an image of Africa in the middle, against a cut out sunray, with a red and blue background. The image of Africa has the Egyptian Sphinx, a palm tree and pyramid engraved on the front. Also on the back of the case are engraved the name EYGPT and the date 1947. Inside the case it has the raised images of two touching hearts with red coloured celluloid centres, where photos could be inserted. On the other side is an saucy image of a woman laying down in lingerie! It also retains the original lugs and the elastic strap which is rare to find these days and would be used to hold the cigarettes in place. The case is opened by pressing an aluminium catch at the edge of the case, which still works perfectly as does the hinge. The case itself is in excellent condition with no cracks or splits, just a few very light surface scratches through use. The aluminium has a nice smooth feel and a shiny polished finish. It measures 5” (12.7cm) wide, 3.25” (8.3cm) high and 0.6” (1.6cm) thick. It weighs 101g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Stunning WW2 RAF Enamel “Wings” and Perspex Heart Sweetheart Brooch – Spitfire Fighter Here on offer is a beautiful hand made example of a WW2 RAF enamel wings and perspex heart shaped sweetheart brooch. My understanding is these brooches where made from the perspex canopies of damaged WW2 RAF fighter and bomber aircraft, such as Spitfires, Lancaster’s etc. The clear shaped thick Perspex Heart has an early brass and coloured enamel RAF wings emblem attached to the front, with a long pic and “C” clasp attached to the back. The emblem retains all of its original red, white and blue enamel and it has MADE IN ENGLAND in raised letters on the reverse. The entire brooch is in excellent original condition and is just a fine example of this type of WW2 sweetheart brooch, most probably a unique piece! The brooch is 1.25” (3.1cm) high and 2.1” (5.2cm) wing tip to wing tip. It weighs 10g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Stunning WW2 RAF “Wings” Perspex and Faux Diamond Sweetheart Brooch – Spitfire Fighter Here on offer is a beautiful hand made example of a WW2 RAF “WINGS” Perspex and faux diamond sweetheart brooch. My understanding is these where made from the Perspex canopies of damaged WW2 RAF fighter aircraft, Spitfires etc. The clear and hand shaped Perspex “Wings” have the RAF logo and crown painted in gold paint in the centre. There is a small hole drilled near the top of the crown that allows a period safety pin to be attached so the brooch can be securely attached to a sweetheart’s jacket or top. The “Wings” are attached by two small metal loops to a triangular shaped clear Perspex droplet, which has been set in its lower section, with a lovely faux diamond stone. The entire brooch is in excellent original condition and is just a fine example of this type of WW2 sweetheart brooch, most probably a unique piece! The Brooch is 3.25” (8.4cm) long, including the pin and 2.5” (6.4cm) wing tip to wing tip. It weighs 6.1g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Stunning WW2 Royal Engineers Silver and Faux Diamond Sweetheart Brooch Here on offer is a beautiful example of a WW2 Royal Engineers Silver and Faux Diamond Sweetheart Brooch. This fine quality silver brooch is in excellent condition and retains nearly all the blue enamel to the George VI badge. All the faux diamond stones appear to be in place, this is just a beautifully professionally made piece. I can’t find any hallmarks but it does test positive for 925 Sterling grade silver and weighs a heavy 6.4g. On the reverse is the maker mark which looks like SCR and it still retains its original fixing pin and “C” clasp. It measures 0.9” (2.3cm) wide by 1.1” (2.8cm) high and weighs 6.4g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Taxidermy of a Professionally Mounted and Framed Fox Skull Here on offer is a great example of taxidermy that shows a professionally mounted and framed Fox Skull, possible a red fox. The skull has been cut in half down the centre and mounted into a sealed glass fronted ‘shadow box’. The frame is finished in a wonderful antique gilt finish and is in excellent condition and has a brass wall fixing on the back. The frame measures 10.5” (26.7cm) by 8.5” (21.5cm) and is 2.75” (7cm) deep. It weighs 770g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Teak Barrel Match Holder Made From - HMS CORNWALL - Launched in 1815 Here on offer is a GENUINE piece of timber from HMS CORNWALL made into a ribbed barrel shaped match holder. The beautifully made barrel measures 1.9” (5cm) diameter at its widest point by 2” (5cm) high. It weighs 30g. It has a quality metal plaque pinned to the front, which reads: FROM THE TIMBER OF H.M.S. CORNWALL LAUNCHED BOMBAY 1815 Some history relating to this great ship follows: HMS CORNWALL HMS Cornwall was built in Bombay Dockyard in 1812. She was launched in 1815 as HMS Wellesley, a 74 gun 3rd rate ship of the line. She captured Karachi for the British, and participated in the First Opium War, which resulted in Britain gaining control of Hong Kong. She saw active service in the Far East and was for a time the Flag Ship of Rear-Admiral Sir Frederick Lewis-Maitland. When she returned from this service, 27 cannon balls were found embedded in her sides. In 1868 she was rebuilt as HMS Cornwall. Later she was fitted out as a training ship and moored off Purfleet. In 1928 she was moved to Denton, below Gravesend. She was still there at the outbreak of war in 1939. In 1940 she was severely damaged by bombs during a German air-raid on London and sank; subsequently gaining the distinction of being the last British ship of the line to be sunk by enemy action, and the only one to be sunk during an air-raid. She was raised in 1944 and beached at Tilbury-Ness. The barrel is in EXCELLENT original condition. A great piece of British Shipping memorabilia! Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Third Reich Gilt Aluminium Navy Hangers Complete with Blue Cloth Under-Belt Here on offer is a nice matched pair of hangers that came with the blue cloth under-uniform belt, so I am selling them together. The hangers are Third Reich period and all the fittings are aluminium with a lovely bright gilt finish. There is some loss of gilt to the highlights on the lion’s faces and the sprung clips where they attach to a dagger. The buckles are a matched pair as they have the same casting mark on the reverse, of “two raised dots”. The small hanger doesn’t have the small chain and hook that is usually fitted, but as all the gilt is in place around the loop that it would have attached too, I am not sure if it ever had on fitted? The blue moiré fronts are in great condition, no fraying; just a small hole on the long strap where I think the owner has used it to shorten the strap at some point. The black velvet backing on both straps is perfect. The blue under uniform belt has one leather fixed loop and one adjustable. The belt is a little grubby in areas and the buckle is fine. The belt measures 39” (99cm) end to end. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Third Reich Gilt Aluminium “Lion Face” Kriegsmarine Dagger Hangers Here on offer is a lovely pair of Third Reich gilt aluminium “Lion Face” Kriegsmarine dagger hangers that are in wonderful condition. The hangers are from the later Third Reich period and all the fittings are aluminium with a lovely gilt finish. There is very minimal loss of gilt to the highpoints on the lion’s faces. The lion’s faces are the later type and are slightly finer detailed on the short strap as apposed to the long one. There is also a maker’s logo on the inside of the small strap, as shown in my photos. Also the short hanger has the small gilt chain and hook still fitted. The dark blue moiré fronts are in mint condition, no edge fraying, or additional holes, just a cut to the fabric as explained below. The black velvet backings on both straps are also in mint condition, but there is a cut to the front of the strap on the small hanger where the sharp round edge of the top lion face has cut into the fabric, but you don't see it from the front. I only noticed it when i was looking for a maker's mark. The long strap measures 15.5” (39.4cm) clip to clip and the short strap measures 9.5” (24cm) clip to clip. They weigh 65g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Top Quality Antique Silver and Carved MOP Folding Pocket Fruit Knife by John Yeomans Cowlishaw, Sheffield 1875 Here on offer is a top quality antique English silver and carved Mother of Pearl folding pocket fruit knife by John Yeomans Cowlishaw 1875 This beautiful knife is just in a class above the rest. It has a solid silver plain blade with a clear set of English silver hallmarks, the Lion Passant for English silver (925), Queen Victoria’s head in profile, a Lions Head for the assay office of Sheffield and the date letter “H” for the year 1875. It also shows the maker’s mark, “JYC” set in a rectangle, which relates to the top quality English knife maker and silversmith, John Yeomans Cowlishaw, of Market Street, Sheffield, England. John Yeomans Cowlishaw was related to the Mappin family through his mother Mary; he was nephew to John Newton Mappin, and was cousin to the Mappin brothers, who founded Mappin Brothers and Mappin & Webb. John Cowlishaw lived with his uncle John Newton Mappin from a young age and followed him into the family business, making silver fruit knives. Cowlishaw joined the family firm, Joseph Mappin & Son, in Pepper Alley as a pearl cutter and dealer, and by 1854 he had started his own firm in Norfolk Street making silver fruit knives and cutting mother of pearl. When John N. Mappin finally retired from pearl cutting he gave the business to Cowlishaw who combined it with his own. As the business grew, he moved into larger workshops finally working from 67 Arundel Street. After Cowlishaw’s death in 1895, his son John Edward Cowlishaw took over running the company until his retirement in 1901. The Cowlishaw name passed out of the family and was run from various different addresses in the city. By the early 1970s the company was based at Portland Works, Hill Street. The blade is in great condition but the very tip has been bent over and then straightened at some point in its life. Please see my pictures. The blade spring is still strong and it slots easily back into the handle when closed up. What makes this fruit knife stand out from the rest is the stunning carved Mother of Pearl handle. I have never seen one with a ‘diamond’ pattern carved into it, in this case on both sides of the handle. Then a tiny silver pin has been inserted into the centre of every diamond, it is truly a work of art! I have seen simpler examples of Cowlishaw’s work sell for £175 as he was considered to be the best Pearl carver in the business. This knife blade measures 2.75” (7cm) long and the handle measures 3.25” (8.5cm). So combined the knife measures 6” (15.3cm). It weighs 27g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Two Impressive WW1 Period Cast Iron Wall Plaques - Earl Kitchener & General Joffre Here on offer are two impressive WW1 period, cast iron oval wall plaques: one of Earl Kitchener & another of General Joffre. Their images are shown in profile with a grooved and crest patterned border. Each plaque has been cast with fine detail on the images and they have been painted black. On the back they have two raised lugs that a string has been tied between to enable them to be hung on a wall. On the reverse of the Kitchener plaque it has the full makers name and location, being Rudman, Lancey & Craven Ltd, Engineers, Taunton. England. On the Joffre plaque it just shows the maker’s initials: R.L.C and Made in England. These plaques are in excellent condition and look really impressive displayed on a wall. They each measure 7.6” (19.5cm) high by 5.6” (14.3cm) wide and weigh a heavy 740g each. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unique Beautifully Hand Carved Wooden Figure of a WW2 Kriegsmarine Navy Dagger Pommel Eagle Here on offer is a beautifully hand carved wooden figure of a WW2 Kriegsmarine Navy Dagger Pommel Eagle. It has been skillfully carved from a soft wood and then painted gold to mimic the gilt finish to the Navy Pommels. I actually acquired this along with an early Navy Dagger, many years ago but don’t have any provenance to prove it is a period-carved piece or post WW2? Either way it makes a great display piece for a desk or even a wall as it has a flat section at the rear of the base and a small hole where it may have been hung from a wall or display in the past. A unique piece and I am sure you wont find another like it. For size comparison I have shown it along side a genuine Navy Dagger Pommel, but I am ONLY selling the carved wooden figure. It measures 3.5” (9cm) high and 2.6” (6.5cm) wide and weighs 40g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unique Hand Carved Mother of Pearl Letter Opener with Duke of Wellington’s Profile Commemorating Waterloo 1815 Here on offer is a very unusual and possibly unique hand carved Mother of Pearl or Nacre shell letter opener with Duke of Wellington’s Profile, that I believe was made to Commemorate the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This came into my possession form a lady in Hampshire, who lived near Stratfield Saye House, along with a Horse Hair Bracelet made form the hair of the Duke of Wellingtons horse, Copenhagen, that is also listed on my web site (50075). Who knows it may have been made for and owned by the Duke himself? The letter opener has been made in the style of a dagger with a crossguard and quillions that seem to be carved in the image of a griffin bird? The beautifully carved handle has the profile image of the Duke of Wellington exquisitely carved into an oval cartouche, on the reverse of the handle it has been left blank, possibly for the owner’s initials to be carved in at a later date? The wide ended flat blade has a raised central ridge that originates from a carved ricasso. The blade, crossguard and handle are pinned together with to long steel pins that show signs of rust over the years, which can just be seen where the blade fits to the cross guard. It is in superb condition for its age and the shell finish has a bright patina and a stunning iridescent quality. If I am being really picky there is the slightest nick (pin head size) to the top edge of the blade. I believe this warrants further research, but would be of great interest to a collector of memorabilia of both Wellington and the Age of the Napoleonic Wars. The letter opener measures 8.6” (22cm) long and 2.2” (5.5cm) wide at the crossguard. It weighs 45g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unique Handmade Miniature/Scale Model of a French Lined Wooden Coffin circa 1912 Here on offer is a very unusual handmade miniature French lined wooden Coffin that looks to date from 1912. I think this unique scale model may have been an apprentice piece and there looks to be five signatures and some French words written lightly in pencil on the inside base, under the material liner. The words appear to read as: La moules sans crabe, which translates to ‘mussels without crabs’. I have no idea to what this refers to in relation to this Coffin? Le 2 juillet 12, with is the date ‘2nd July 12’. Appolon, which translates to ‘Apollo’. The coffin has been expertly made by a skilled carpenter from what looks to be a light oak wood. All the tapered sides are professionally aligned and fitted together. The top lid has a raised ebonised wooden crossed fixed to it and the edges of the lid itself have been smoothly rounded, allowing the lid to just slot snuggly onto the base section. The interior has been lined with a beautiful ivory coloured jacquard waffle weave material finished with a gold and red edging. The bottom section has a tab that allows it to be easily removed. The Coffin itself is in excellent/near mint condition throughout. This is just a beautifully made scale model/miniature of a full size coffin! It measures 14.25” (36.3cm) long by 3.5” (9cm) high and 6.2” (15.6cm) wide at its widest point. It weighs 780g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unique Large WW2 RAF Hand Painted Perspex “WINGS” Emblem Here on offer is a unique example of a large WW2 RAF hand painted perspex “Wings” emblem. My understanding this was made from the perspex recovered from the canopies of damaged WW2 RAF fighter and bomber aircraft, such as Spitfires, Lancaster’s etc. This fine and unusual example seems to have had the image of the RAF eagle impressed into each of the wings, which has then been filled with gold paint. The centre section has been painted with stripes of red, white and blue enamel paint and a raised gold painted metal King’s crown has been fixed. The rear has been painted with a light RAF blue paint, which shows through on the wings, setting off the RAF gold eagles. The emblem is in excellent original condition and is just a fine example of this type of WW2 perspex “trench art”, most probably a unique piece! It measures 1” (2.5cm) high and 4.8” (12.5cm) wing tip to wing tip. It weighs 7.5g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unique Personalised WW2 US Collins & Co LEGITIMUS No.18 V44 Combat Knife with Original Sheath – 29th Div. D-Day Omaha Beach 6/6/1944 Here on offer is a unique and personalised WW2 US Collins & Co, LEGITIMUS No.18 V44 Combat Knife with its original leather sheath From the markings on this knife, it looks to have been carried by a US solider from the 29th Division, as they landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, 6th June 1944. These types of knives are extremely rare on today's market and where apparently made between 1934 and 1942 by Collins & Co. of Hartford, Conn, USA. From some researching it appears that these were exclusively used by the Marine Corps and while that is true the connection to the USMC, it is only a minimal fraction of this blades history. It's principle legacy lies within the Army Air Corp or Army Air Force (AAF) depending on the era you are referencing. Following the declaration of war in December 1941 an emergency procurement was made to include the procurement of 9” knives, the Collins 18 being one manufacturer. The Collins 18 would have been acquired by the AAF at this time to fill emergency requisitions to supply new contracts of the old type emergency parachute kits and to supplement other kits, until the 10 inch folding machete/knife became available. This really large and impressive knife has a beautiful black horn grip that is held in place on the tang with five large brass pins. The top hooked pommel of the grip has been caved into a “horse head” and one of the brass pins has been used as its eyes and it even has carved eyelashes! The grip has been personalised and hand engraved with quotes and military references. On one side it is carved with: ‘Trust in God and keep your powder dry’ and ‘Omaha 6.6.44’. On the other side what ever was carved has been rubbed out and I can only make out the letter G, possibly the owners name? On the top of the pommel horse head, it is carved with: ‘29th Div’ The 4.4” (11cm) wide solid brass crossguard tapers to a point and has ball type finials at both ends. One side of the guard has been engraved with what I believe are the words ‘I SERVE’ and on the other side, ‘MARCH OR DIE’. The large 9.26” (23.6cm) clip point Bowie shaped blade has fine double fullers on each side. It is in near mint condition, no rust or pitting and still has a very sharp edge. The Collin’s maker’s mark is stamped on the ricasso one side of the blade, and reads: COLLINS & CO LEGITIMUS MADE IN USA No.18 It still retains its original brown leather sheath that is in excellent condition and still retains its belt loop. It has had two leather repairs: one to the top of the scabbard and the other to the bottom, the chape. I believe this has been done due to ‘service wear’ and has been nicely done, it is just all a part of this knifes fascinating combat history. The blade measures 9.26” (23.6cm) long and is 2” (5.2cm) wide at its widest point. The knife itself is a total of 14” (35.6cm) long and weighs a heavy 560g. Some History of the 29th Division The 29th American Infantry Division was founded on 3 February 1941 and brought together men belonging to the National Guard. Comprised of four battalions and based in Fort Meade (Maryland, USA), it received from its creation a large number of vehicles and equipment freshly out of the weapons factories. During the first part of 1942, until September, soldiers belonging to the 29th Infantry Division were trained in the United States, mainly in Maryland. Then, with the preparations for Operation Overlord in Europe, the 29th Infantry Division left the United States to join England by ship from 26 September 1942. Disembarked in Scotland, the young soldiers of the 29th Infantry then re-joined their training grounds located in Tidworth Barracks, in the south of England. In May 1943, after 7 months of intensive training, the soldiers of the 29th division left Tidworth Barracks to settle in Devon. Landing exercises multiplied on Slapton Sands grounds, while in July 1943, the division received a new chief, Major General Charles Gerhardt. His deputy commander was General Norman Cota. The landing beaches used for training were carefully selected in relation to the data collected on the beaches of Normandy. In Devon, some of the coastline shared many identical characteristics with the Normandy beaches. D-Day 6th June 1944 The 116th Infantry Regiment belonging to the 29th Division was chosen to form the first assault wave. This unit was made up mainly of soldiers of National Guard, an army corps rarely used during a first frontal assault. But the 116th Infantry where supported by “classical” units (the 16th Infantry Regiment and elements of the 2nd Rangers Battalion). The landing beach was named Omaha Beach (Vierville-sur-Mer) and the 29th Infantry Division where responsible for attacking to the west of the beach. They where accompanied on the right flank by the 1st Infantry Division. The assault was set for June 6, 1944 at dawn, after a violent bombing of the German positions of the Atlantic Wall. At 6:30 on D-Day, the first elements of the 116th Infantry landed on Omaha. They were greeted by extremely deadly fire and very quickly the situation overcame the American soldiers. Throughout the morning hundreds of soldiers were killed and it was only in the early afternoon that the Germans, tried and missing ammunition, gradually abandoned their fortifications and let the disembarked troops regain the advantage. US troops lost more than 3,000 men on Omaha Beach, killed, wounded, missing, or taken prisoner. It is now called “Bloody Omaha”. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. 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Unique WW1 H.M.S. ALBION Lignum Vitae Gavel with Engraved Silver Presentation Plaque to The Rev Norman de Jersey RNVR – 18th May 1916 Here on offer is a unique WW1 period, H.M.S. Albion lignum vitae gavel with engraved silver presentation plaque to “The Rev Norman de Jersey” RNVR – 18th May 1916. The gavel itself has been beautifully made from two pieces of solid lignum vitae wood. Affixed on the front is a small solid silver plaque that has been professionally engraved with the following: PRESENTED TO The Rev Norman de Jersey RNVR BY HIS BROTHER OFFICERS H.M.S. “ALBION” 18th MAY 1916 There are no marks on the silver plaque, but it does test positive for 925-grade silver. Some facts about Norman Stewart de Jersey: He was born on Guernsey on 3 January 1866, the third son of Carey Brock De Jersey. After his university years at Pembroke College and Ridley Hall, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1891. He served as curate in Bristol (1891-93) and Kilburn (1893-6), and then became a Missions to Seamen chaplain for Bristol, Avonmouth and the Channel between 1898 and 1919. During the First World War, he volunteered as acting chaplain for temporary service with the Royal Navy, and served on H.M.S.ALBION, 1914-16, and in the Cruiser Fleet, 1916-18. He was decorated in 1922. On returning to his work with the Missions to Seamen, he was appointed Honorary Canon of Bristol. He was one of the founders of the Bristol City and Maritime Ambulance Corps in 1900. De Jersey was consecrated fourth Bishop of the Falkland Islands in St Paul\'s Cathedral, London on 24 June 1919, with the same jurisdiction as his predecessor, Bishop Blair. During his episcopate, De Jersey increased the numbers of English-speaking clergy serving in the diocese to 18. He organised a series of diocesan synods between 1921 and 1932. His association with the Falkland Islands was recognised by his appointment from 1928 to 1934 as chaplain 1st class of the Falkland Islands Defence Force with the rank of colonel. In contrast to Bishop Blair, De Jersey was an outdoors man. His recreation was yachting. His episcopate was a time of consolidation and growth among the Anglican congregations. He died, unmarried, at the age of 68, on 28 November 1934, having only just retired. HMS ALBION was a pre-dreadnought battleship of the British Royal Navy and a member of the Canopus class. Intended for service in Asia, ALBION and her sister ships were smaller and faster than the preceding Majestic-class battleships, but retained the same battery of four 12-inch (305 mm) guns. ALBION was laid down in December 1896, launched in June 1898, and commissioned into the fleet in June 1901. ALBION spent the first few years of her career abroad on the China Station from 1901 to 1905, before returning to British waters to serve with the Channel Fleet and later the Atlantic Fleet. After the outbreak of WW1 in August 1914, she was mobilised and returned to the Channel Fleet, but was quickly sent to the Atlantic to help defend against the possibility of German warships breaking out of the North Sea. In December and January 1915, she supported operations against German Southwest Africa. The ship was transferred to the Mediterranean Sea in January 1915 to participate in the Dardanelles Campaign. She participated in major attacks on the Ottoman coastal fortifications defending the Dardanelles in March 1915, but the British and French fleets proved incapable of forcing the straits. During these operations, ALBION was damaged by Ottoman artillery twice. In October 1915, she was transferred to Salonika to support the Allied operations against Bulgaria through then-neutral Greece, but she saw no further action. She was transferred back to Ireland in April 1916 for service as a guard ship, a role she filled until October 1918, when she was reduced to a barracks ship. ALBION was sold for scrap in December 1919 and broken up the following year. This is a really fascinating piece of WW1 Royal Navy memorabilia with the connection to a prominent member of the clergy. The gavel measures 7.5” (19cm) long and the gavel head is 1.6” (4cm) diameter. It weighs 137.5g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Unique WW2 British Dispatch Rider or Paratroopers Helmet made into a “Pull-A-Long” Toy Tortoise Here on offer is what appears to be a WW2 British Dispatch Rider or Paratroopers Helmet that has made into a wonderful “Pull A Long” Toy Tortoise. I am no expert when it comes to WW2 helmets, but I am pretty sure it isn’t a Paratroopers Helmet, as I believe these where constructed of steel and this one is made from fibre. The old gent I bought it from along with some edged weapons, was sure it had been used as a Paratroopers Helmet during the D-Day landings, as some of the troops liked the lighter weight of the fibre Helmets over the steel versions? Sadly there is no provenance to support the story, so only the helmet itself knows its history! I think this was a shellac- coated fibre motorcycle Dispatch Rider`s helmet and the bottom section has been trimmed off to leave a nice tortoise shell shaped dome. It has been lovingly converted into a “Pull A Long” Toy, by adding a wooden frame to the base, which in turn has been fitted with four wooden wheels. There is a nicely carved tortoise head which connects to an offset front axle, so when it is pulled along by the string, the head moves backwards and forwards through the large whole in the front. It really works well! There is also a short stubby wooden tail, nailed to the back of the Helmet. (The nails have worked loose but can be hammered back in place if required. Most of lining has been removed from inside the Helmet, but the black rubbery inner liner is still stuck to the inside top section. I can only make out one internal mark (by the tail), which looks like a mirror image number ‘4’. It looks to have been painted with a olive green paint, then yellow and black markings have been added to imitate the shell sections of a tortoise. The face and tail also retain the original paint, the face even has a slot craved into it for its mouth! It is just a great piece of home made WW2 ‘Trench Art’, that hopefully provided his child with hours of fun after the drama of WW2. Makes a great and unusual addition to any Helmet collection. A unique piece and I am sure you wont find another like it! It measures 13.5” (34.3cm) long with the head extended and to the tip of the tail. It is 7.4” (19cm) wide and weighs 700g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
UNIQUE WW2 ROYAL NAVY - HMS LIZARD - LARGE SHIELD FROM OFFICERS MESS Here on offer is a unique large wooden WW2 Royal Navy “HMS LIZARD” Shield that was removed (the last thing to be taken) from the Officers Mess when the buildings in Hove where closed in 1945. Also included is a hand written note that came with the Shield. This large and impressive Shield has been beautifully made from English Oak and has the name: H.M.S.LIZARD. in large gold letters across the top. Set in the centre is an early plastic model of a green lizard, which has at some point lost its tail! It looks like the head has been glued back on at some time in the past, but it still looks good and makes a great military display piece. HMS Lizard was formed in 1941 and formally commissioned in 1942 and was a shore training base and an establishment for holding COMBINED OPERATION personnel before dispersal to other bases. More than 50,000 men passed through HMS Lizard, which occupied most of the buildings at the foot of Grand Avenue, Hove, including Princes Hotel (now Brighton & Hove City Council’s HQ) and the nearby Courtenay Gate. The majority of the personnel trained at the ship were from the Royal Marines but there were also men from the Royal Navy. HMS Lizard was formed under the command of Lieutenant Commander FCM Evans RNVR, by July 1945 Captain P Hordern RN was in charge while by October 1945 Captain WCT Eyres was at the helm. The men were given intensive training in seamanship and survival skills, as well as the usual physical drill. In January 1944 the Daily Orders included an appeal for volunteers to go coal mining (no previous experience necessary) and some men did go. On occasions busloads of men went off to help bring in the harvest. In February 1944 a large scale exercise took place lasting eight days. The men returned exhausted and two of them died. The exercise took them as far Portsmouth and Poole but on shorter exercises they would only go as far as Newhaven. Many of the men went on to man LCVPs (landing craft vehicle personnel), which had a three-man crew plus one Naval stoker. Most flotillas of smaller landing craft were composed of sixteen vessels. In 1944 Major Cadman was in command of 802 flotilla and Dennis Drew was coxswain of LCVP 1013. Some of the Lizard trained men landed on Juno Beach when D-Day took place and Normandy was invaded on 6th June 1944. On the way back from Normandy on 21st July 1944, LCM flotilla was caught in a violent storm and 29 men died. The casualties included Jack Pattison whose memories of HMS Lizard were sent home to his mother. On 22nd October 1945 Captain WCT Eyres, commanding officer of HMS Lizard presented the ship’s bell to Alderman AH Clarke, Mayor of Hove ‘as a memento of the happy relations, which have existed since 1942 between the officers and men and the Borough of Hove’. Mr J Ellman Brown of Shoreham had presented the bell to the ship. This was the same man who early on in the war was responsible for the requisition of property in the area on behalf of the Admiralty. It was stated that HMS Lizard hoped to return most of the houses and flats in Grand Avenue in November 1945, retaining just two buildings until the ship was finally closed down. It was also said that the ship’s mainmast would be presented to the Borough of Hove. But there does not seem to be any record of what happened to bell or mainmast. The Shield measures 14.75” (37.4cm) high, 11.6” (29.5cm) wide and weighs a heavy 1.2kg. A great piece of post war British Royal Navy history that makes a great display for any collector. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unique WW2 Trench Art Hand Made Wooden Model of a Doodlebug V1 Rocket with moving Rudder Here on offer is a really unusual and unique piece of WW2 “Trench Art” being a hand made wooden model of a Doodlebug or V1 Rocket with a moving rudder section. The V1 model is a great scale model of the real thing and is made from a soft wood that has been painted black, with silver lines indication the original metal sections. The small rudder at the rear is actually movable on a wire frame. The model has been mounted on a turned aluminium base with a brass rod support. It is in excellent condition with most of its original paint remaining. There is a slight natural crack in the wood grain on the top and bottom of the main fuselage, which doesn’t affect the model. It makes a great desk display piece and may well have adorned a high-ranking Luftwaffe Officers desk during the war? It measures 8.5” (21cm) long, 6” (15.3cm) wide and weighs 250g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unique WW2 Trench Art Wall Plaque made from the remains of a Doodlebug V1 Rocket, shot down by the RAF over Kent in 1944 Here on offer is a really unusual and unique piece of WW2 “Trench Art” being a heavy Wall Plaque made from the remains of a Doodlebug or V1 Rocket that was shot down over Kent by the RAF in 1944. The main slightly domed Iron Cross section is made from a section of the steel body, painted black and the beautifully cut-out and hand engraved Luftwaffe Eagle and Swastika is made from a section of brass. On the reverse is a small brass plate that has been hand engraved with the following details: PARTS OF V1 LITTLE DUNKS FARM BRENCHLEY KENT SHOT DOWN R.A.F. 1944 BILL I assume Bill was the man who made the plaque. Little dunks Farm still exists and you can actually stay at an oast house as a holiday home! The farm is east of Royal Tunbridge Wells and not far from Tonbridge. I have tried to look up the records of downed V1’s during WW2 and found a great reference book called “Diver! Diver! Diver!” by Brian Cull (picture of cover attached just for reference, book is not included in this offer) The book details the pilots records of the numerous kills achieved starting in the spring of 1944 when the V1 raids started to attack the England. There is no easy way of finding this actual incident but there is reference to a number of “kills” in fields near Tonbridge and it makes a great read in its own right. Very worth getting a copy if you are interested in the V1 Rockets. A really rare and fascinating piece of WW2 V1 history and makes a great wall plaque! You won’t find another one! The plaque measures approximately 7” (17.5cm) square and weighs a heavy 660g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unissued Korean Modified U.S. M1 Garand Bayonet for use in the Korean War with its original VPRI Paper Wrapping. Here on offer is a great example of a Korean Modified U.S. M1 Garand Bayonet for use in the Korean War. Some history relating to this bayonet: At the outbreak of the Korean War on June 25th 1950, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) Army where quite ill-prepared, and severely under-equipped. While the U.S. Korean Military Advisory Group (KMAG) had been working with the ROKA since 1948, it was not prepared at all for the artillery and tank supported invasion from the North. Once the United Nations Security Council published Resolution 83, the U.S. began preparations. The M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, and M2 Carbine were still the standard service weapons of the U.S. Military, and these were provided as aid to the ROKA in large quantities. This then continued after the end of the war into the early 1970s. Overall the U.S. provided over 1 Million M1 & M2 Carbines to South Korea. Along with these, the U.S. provided BAYONETS, which included the M4 for the M1 Carbine, the M5 for the M1 Garand, as well as modified M1905E1 and 1942 bayonets, which were cut down and re-shaped to have a blade more similar to the M4 and M5 bayonets. Later the U.S. did not supply any further bayonets, so the Koreans manufactured their own. This bayonet is an example of one of the modified M1 Garand Bayonets and has been rather crudely shortened and slimmed to resemble the M4 bayonet blade. The blade and tang have also been Parkerized which is a great way of protecting the metal from rusting. The Parkerizing process, produces a thick chemical grey coating, which doesn’t scratch off easily and has a rougher looking texture to the finish. Korea used the designation M5 for this bayonet, even though it was not a U.S. M5 bayonet. To avoid logistical confusion, the U.S. created a Federal Stock Number (FSN) for this bayonet (1005-726-6556), even though it did not exist in U.S. military stores. This is just a great example of a genuine modified bayonet that still retains its original Korean VPRI (Vapor Phase Rust Inhibitor) paper it has been stored in. I believe this is an unissued example and is in excellent condition, with no damage to the original grips and the release button still works. The blade itself is 6.3” (16.1cm) long and the handle is 4.6” (11.6cm) long. It weighs 325g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Untouched Double Proofed Hitler Youth Knife by J. A. Henckels and Dated 1939 Here on offer is a nice untouched original double proofed Hitler Youth Knife by J. A. Henckels and dated 1939. The nickel plated hilt fittings show loss of plating and tarnishing. The Bakelite grip plates are in perfect condition and are still held in place by the two original nickel rivets. The HJ diamond emblem still fits tightly into the grip and just has a couple of light scratched to the surface. The blade is the version with a ricasso and WITHOUT the motto and has an overall dulled grey and scratched surface finish but no deep pitting or nicks in the cutting edge. The reverse shows double proof marks, one being the joined twin figures for J.A. Henckels and below this is etched a RZM circle with the code M7/10 – 1939 below. The leather buffer pad is still in place. The steel scabbard still retains most of its black paint, and is undented, but the finish is lightly scratched has some light surface rust on the back. The leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place, but it shows wear to the dark finish, that could be treated if required. The blade measures 5.5” (13.9cm) long and the knife is 9.75” (24.8cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 9.9” (25.3cm) long. It weighs 300g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Untouched WW2 Luftwaffe Officers Sword by Carl Eickhorn with Leather Hanger Here on offer is a beautiful original example of an early Luftwaffe Officers Sword complete with its original leather hanger by Carl Eickhorn. The sword is in untouched condition and has a lovely patina throughout the quality nickel silver mounts. The Pommel is in excellent condition, with no dings to the rim. The Swastika Sunwheels have a lovely burnished finish to them on both sides and the top edge is engraved with the oak leaf pattern. The silvering seems to be all in place, it just has a deep dark aged patina, which is beautiful in its own right. The Grip is made from wood covered with fine quality dark blue Moroccan leather, which is in excellent aged condition. There are a couple of light rub marks but it is in truly beautiful condition. It has two springy twisted grip wires set next to each other, which are firmly in place. The sweeping ‘wing’ style crossguard has the finely detailed feathering on the wings and the central Swastika Sunwheels have the same age burnished finish to them as the Pommel. Some of the plating looks to have worn off but it has a nice dark patina colour overall. The plated Blade measures 26.5” (67.3cm) in length and is in excellent near mint condition with just light surface runner marks. It has a ‘crisp’ Carl Eickhorn ‘Squirrel’ makers trademark, which is the type used between 1935 and 1941. It also still retains its original dark blue leather blade washer. There is no Waffen Acceptance mark on this example. The metal Scabbard is straight and covered with the same high quality dark blue Moroccan leather as the Grip. There is a small dent on the reverse near the top and some usage bruises and impressions to the leather. The Scabbard mounts seem to have all their silver plating but are covered with a lovely aged dark patina, which has almost an “oil” finish and the four scabbard screws are in place. There is a tiny shallow ding to the front of the metal mount that is hard to see. Still attached is the original dark blue leather crescent hanger with its metal clip loop at the top. It is in really excellent condition! The blade fits very snuggly into the scabbard. Just a top quality sword in untouched condition, which could be cleaned to a bright finish or just left with 80 years of patina, which personally I think adds to its appeal as a collector. The Sword in the scabbard measures a total of 34.75” (88.3cm) long and weighs a heavy 890g. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Untouched WW2 Luftwaffe Officers Sword by Paul Weyersberg & Co. with Hanger and Waffenamt Stamp Here on offer is a beautiful original example of an early Luftwaffe Officers Sword complete with Hanger by Paul Weyersberg & Co. The sword is in untouched condition and has a lovely patina throughout the quality nickel silver mounts. The Pommel is in excellent condition, with one ding to the top edge of the rim. The Swastika Sunwheels have a lovely burnished finish to them on both sides and the top edge is engraved with the oak leaf pattern. The silvering has worn off between the Sunwheels I expect through the officer cleaning it! The Grip is made from wood covered with fine quality dark blue Moroccan leather, which is in excellent aged condition. There is a rub mark to the reverse at the bottom and a nick to the leather on the front. It has two springy twisted grip wires set next to each other, which are firmly in place. The sweeping ‘wing’ style crossguard has the finely detailed feathering on the wings and the central Swastika Sunwheels have the same age burnished finish to them as the Pommel. The plating looks to have worn off on the top but is a nice dark patina colour on the underside. The plated Blade measures 28.1” (71.5cm) in length and is in stunning near mint condition with just light surface runner marks. It has a ‘crisp’ Paul Weyersberg & Co oval ‘Sword’ makers trade mark above which is the official Stick Eagle and “5” Waffenamt stamp. It also still retains its original dark blue leather blade washer. The metal Scabbard is straight and covered with the same high quality dark blue Moroccan leather as the Grip. There is a dent/nick on one edge about two thirds of the way down and some usage bruises and impressions to the leather. The Scabbard mounts have lost some of the plating but what is left has a lovely aged patina to the silver finish and the four scabbard screws are in place. Still attached is the original dark blue leather crescent hanger with its metal clip loop at the top. It is in really excellent condition! The blade fits very snuggly into the scabbard. Just a top quality sword in untouched condition, which could be cleaned to a bright finish or just left with 80 years of patina, which personally I think adds to its appeal as a collector. The Sword in the scabbard measures a total of 36.7” (93.2cm) long and weighs a heavy 915g. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Untouched WW2 RAD Hewer by Carl Eickhorn Here on offer is a beautiful original example of a RAD Hewer by Carl Eickhorn. This massive and very heavy Hewer is in untouched condition and has the lovely thick quality nickel silver mounts that retain a bright finish and could be polished bright if so required. The Hilt is in truly excellent condition with all the silvering remaining to the crossguard, ferrule, grip edges and top beak. The genuine stunning Stag Antler Grip plates are in beautiful toned condition with no damage. They fit the metal grip frame like a “glove”. Both the retaining screws and nuts are in place and show very slight surface rust that would clean off. The huge matte finished Blade measures 9.75” (24.5cm) in length and is in excellent condition with just smudgy surface runner marks and one tiny nick to the cutting edge. On the obverse is etched the RAD motto, Arbeit adelt”, which translates to “Labor Ennobles”. Most of the blacking remains to the letters; just the last two are slightly fainter. On the reverse ricasso, it has a ‘crisp’ etched Carl Eickhorn ‘Seated Squirrel’ makers trademark, which is the type used between 1935 and 1941. Above the trademark is the RAD triangle with the words “Ges Gesch” below it. The metal Scabbard shell is straight and retains most of its original black paint. There is some paint loss at the edges and light “spider” crazing. On the reverse is a tiny pin-head dent, which is the only dent I can see. The nickel silver scabbard mounts are in excellent condition. The upper mount has the beautiful RAD curls on both sides and a circular pattern border at the lower edge. The hanger bar is still securely in place and shows no signs of being repaired, which I have seen on a number of examples. The lower mount has the image of the RAD badge on both sides and is in undented condition, which considering this is clearly a worn example, is surprising. There is just slight loss of plating to the lower “bulge”. The thick scabbard throat is still held securely in place and just shows a couple of nicks on the top. All four original mount retaining screws are still in place. The blade fits and “clips” very snuggly into the scabbard. I fine example of this massive Hewer by the great maker Carl Eickhorn in untouched condition. The Hewer in the scabbard measures a total of 15.7” (39.8cm) long and weighs a heavy 1040g. As this is a large and heavy item, UK postage will be £12 via Parcel Force but please contact me via email for the best international postage charge for your specific country. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual and rare WW1 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin – Chrome Plated Here on offer is a GENUINE WW1 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin that the owner has had Chrome Plated after the war. I have had a few of these tins in my collection over the years but never one that has been Chrome Plated. The owner clearly valued this tin and wanted to recognise that after the war. This tin is empty of its contents and is in excellent condition with all the fine detail still present. On the outer surface, most of the Chrome plated finish is retained, there is just some loss over the raised ‘M’ letters and the laurel and ring around the Queens head. The inside still has all the Chrome finish remaining and is in excellent condition. The hinge still works as originally designed, and the tin closes nicely. A fine example of a 1914 Queen Mary tin and a great collectable that are becoming hard to find in this condition and even rarer being Chrome Plated. Some history relating to the creation of these tins that you may find of interest: In November 1914, an advertisement was placed in the national press inviting monetary contributions to a 'Sailors & Soldiers Christmas Fund' which had been created by Princess Mary, the seventeen year old daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. The purpose was to provide everyone wearing the King's uniform and serving overseas on Christmas Day 1914 with a 'gift from the Nation'. The response was truly overwhelming, and it was decided to spend the money on an embossed brass box, based on a design by Messrs Adshead and Ramsey. The contents varied considerably; officers and men on active service afloat or at the front received a box containing a combination of pipe, lighter, 1 oz of tobacco and twenty cigarettes in distinctive yellow monogrammed wrappers. Non-smokers and boys received a bullet pencil and a packet of sweets instead. Indian troops often got sweets and spices, and nurses were treated to chocolate. Many of these items were dispatched separately from the tins themselves, as once the standard issue of tobacco and cigarettes was placed in the tin there was little room for much else apart from the greeting card. The 'tin' itself was approximately 5" long by 3¼" wide by 1¼" deep with a double-skinned, hinged, lid. The surface of the lid depicts the head of Princess Mary in the centre, surrounded by a laurel wreath and flanked on either side by the 'M' monogram. At the top, a decorative cartouche contains the words 'Imperium Britannicum' with a sword and scabbard either side. On the lower edge, another cartouche contains the words 'Christmas 1914', which is flanked by the bows of battleships forging through a heavy sea. In the corners, small roundels house the names of the Allies: Belgium, Japan, Montenegro and Servia; France and Russia are at the edges, each superimposed on three furled flags or standards. This tin measures 5.1” (13cm) wide, 3.7” (8.5cm) high, 1.2” (3cm) deep and weighs 135g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Unusual and Very Impressive Post WW2 RAF ‘90 Group’ Shooting Award - Gilt Brass Trinket Box Dated 1952 Here on offer is an unusual and very impressive, Post WW2 RAF ‘90 Group’ shooting award gilt brass trinket box. The heavy brass metal box has a very impressive large copper based alloy plaque, fixed to the top of the lid. The highly detailed plaque has the RAF wings and cap badge image at the top and various scrolls and laurel leaves around the edges. The centre has an inset brass disc with crossed rifles and a laurel wreath. The scroll at the bottom has the award details engraved into it, which read as follows: No. 90 GROUP .22 INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP 1952 So this award was awarded to the winner of the .22 rifle competition held by the RAF 90 Squadron, in 1952. The top of the lid has a small chequered pattern and the rest of the box has a plain finish. I believe the case originally had a gilt finish, the remains of which you can still see on the base. It now has a beautiful aged brass lustre finish, which looks like gold! Internally it has a wooden (cedar) lining set in the base, with a central divider. It may have originally held playing cards or even cigarettes or small cigars? It makes an ideal trinket box for men’s jewellery, cufflinks etc. Some history relating to 90 Group/Squadron during this period: The squadron started as a light bomber squadron during WW2 and continued to operate the Lancaster in the post-war Bomber Command until May 1947 when the squadron re-equipped with Lincolns. It carried out regular detachments from Wyton to Egypt and Rhodesia before it disbanded on 1 September 1950. The squadron reformed post-war at RAF MARHAM on 4 October 1950 and was equipped with the B-29 Superfortress known in Great Britain as the Boeing Washington. On 8 January 1953 a Washington from the squadron WF502 mysteriously crashed near Llanarmon-yn-Ial in Denbighshire with the loss of all 10 crewmen, it had flown into the ground at night. In November 1953 the squadron began re-equipping with Canberras. The squadron was disbanded on 1 May 1956. On 1 January 1957, the squadron was reformed at RAF Honington as a V-Bomber squadron, receiving Vickers Valiants from March that year. The squadron started to convert to an in-flight refuelling mission in August 1961, becoming a dedicated tanker unit on 1 April 1962 when it officially lost its bomber role. Structural problems with the Valiant fleet caused by metal fatigue resulted in the RAF\'s Valiant fleet being permanently grounded on 26 January 1965, the squadron finally disbanding on 16 April 1965. The box is in excellent undamaged condition and makes an impressive collectors piece for any RAF collector. It measures 6.75” (17cm) by 4.75” (12.1cm) by 1.2” (3cm) and weighs 445g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual Antique English made Bone Construction Fruit Knife “A Present from Folkestone” c1880 Here on offer is a really unusual antique ALL bone construction fruit knife, circa 1880. The whole of this knife, apart from the three steel pins, is made from solid bone or a similar fine-grained natural material. On one side of the handle it has been hand engraved with the words: A Present from Folkestone Clearly this was a Victorian souvenir item purchased when someone visited the very popular seaside town of Folkestone back in the late 1800’s. I own another double bladed example, which has the maker’s name of J. RODGERS & SONS of Sheffield on it, but I have never seen a single bladed version before. This single bladed pocketknife has been beautifully hand made, I am assuming in Sheffield, in exactly the same style as the more usual silver-bladed mother of pearl handled versions. The blade opens and locks in place securely and snaps shut but has a slight wobble when closed. There is some slight staining to the blade from the acid in the fruit and it has some tiny nibbles to the top cutting edge. This is very unusual and rare knife and would make a great addition to any knife collection. The blade measures 2.3” (6cm) long and the knife is 5.2” (13.2cm) when open. It weighs 7.2g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual Antique German Hunting Knife with Golden Eagle Talons Handle – Blade stamped Paul Grundig Munchen Here on offer is a rare and very unusual antique German hunting knife with a handle made from the folded talons of what I think is a Golden Eagle. I have never come across a knife with an eagle “foot” handle before and I acquired this one many years ago for my collection. I am also surprised how well it fits and grips into your hand, albeit you have to be aware of the talons, which are still needle sharp! The reason I believe this is a Golden Eagle is the Tarsi (the long foot bone that lead to the toes) have feathers not scales, but I am no expert! The white metal ferrule has a beautiful oak leaf pattern and the scabbard top mount has a white metal image of a running deer on one side and a hunting dog on the other. The scabbard itself is made from dark brown leather and has some wear to the tip. The single edges blade has a mirror finish with some minor light pitting on the upper edges, which could be polished out if required. The front has the makers or distributers name stamped into it: PAUL GRUNDIG MUNCHEN This is just a really unusual and quality made hunting knife that will make a great addition to any knife collection and I doubt you will find another like it! The blade measures 4” (10.2cm) long and the knife is 9” (23cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 9.5” (24.2cm) long It weighs 100g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Unusual Antique German Prussian Kaiser Wilhelm II (1888-1918) 2 Mark Solid Silver Coin Brooch Here on offer is a fine and unusual example of an antique Prussian Kaiser Wilhelm II 1888-1918, 2 Mark Solid Silver Coin Brooch. The condition of the silver coin is excellent, but on the reverse a pin and “C” clasp have been soldered in place, covering the area where the date would be displayed on the coin, so it is impossible the accurately date this example. The coin brooch measures approximately 1.1” (2.7cm) diameter and weighs 11.7g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual British WW2 Bullet Trench Art Letter Opener with Leather Sheath Here on offer is a great genuine piece of WW2 Trench Art, being a bullet handled letter opener with its original leather sheath. The letter opener features a long and slightly curved, sharp edged, steel blade that fits securely to an .303 type bullet head and inert cartridge. The British cartridge and it has the following markings on the bottom: G B 1940 VII From research the G B refers to the maker Greenwood and Batley of Leeds, England. This company manufactured ammunition from an early stage, making in excess of 705 million .303 MK7 cartridges during WW1. They finally ceased production in the late 1950’s. They also had a filling factory at Abbey Wood and later during WW2, one at Farnham. 1940 is the year of manufacture and VII denotes it is a MK7 type cartridge. The hand made leather sheath has a nice aged finish to the grained leather and has the original metal staples along its seam. The letter opener measures 6.6” (16.8cm) long with a 3.6” (9.2cm) blade and weighs 35g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Unusual Hand Made Soldiers Wooden Truncheon – Liverpool & Irish Regiment c1890 Here on offer is a rare hand made soldiers wooden truncheon that was owner by a member of the Liverpool & Irish Regiment circa 1890 and possibly used in the Second Boer War, whilst supporting the King’s Liverpool Regiment. The hard wood truncheon has been made from a branch or root of a tree that had a spur near the top that provides a hard “nodule”. The truncheon has usage marks and some age splits near the base where the hole has been made to take the leather cord. It still has a very old paper label attached that states: Belonged to Pte Callaghan Liverpool & Irish Regt circa 1890. Liverpool’s large Irish community formed the 64th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps on 25 April 1860, one of many volunteer corps raised in Lancashire in response to heightened tension with France. The Liverpool Irish became a volunteer (later Territorial Force) battalion of the King’s (Liverpool Regiment) in July 1881. As such, it fought in the Second Boer War and, sustaining thousands of casualties in numerous battles that prominently included Givenchy, Guillemont, Third Ypres, and the Hundred Days Offensive. Disbanded after the Great War in 1922, the Liverpool Irish reformed in 1939 before WW2 and constituted the nucleus of the 7th Beach Group that landed at Juno Beach on 6 June 1944, D-Day. The truncheon measures 12.75” (32.4cm) long and about 1.3” (3.5cm) diameter on the shaft. It weighs 195g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Unusual Large Cold Painted Metal Figural Table Lighter/Striker - a Cowboy on a Horse with a Lasso Here on offer is an unusual large cold painted metal figural table lighter/striker in the form of a Cowboy on a Horse with a lasso in his hand. I believe this lighter dates from the 1930's, but there are no maker marks or date stamps that I can see on it to truly confirm its age. It appears to be made from a heavy spelter type metal that has produced a finely detailed casting of the Cowboy and his horse. The whole setting has then been “cold painted” and now shows some slight loss of paint to the finish. The Cowboy has a metal rope in his hand above his head that is shaped like a small lasso. I suspect this may have originally been a bigger lasso loop, but some of the wire has been lost over time. This could easily be replaced. To the right of the horse is a cut down tree trunk that retains the everlasting “striker” in the top. It has the striker pad down one of the tree roots and it still works! It measures 10.25” (26cm) long by 10” (25.4cm) high and 3.5” (9cm) deep. It weighs a heavy 2.2Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Unusual Large WW2 Trench Art Aluminium Aircraft Brooch Here on offer is an unusual large version of a WW2 period ‘Trench Art’ made aluminium aircraft brooch. I can’t actually fully identify the aircraft, but from the shape of the wings and tail fin it looks more like a German ME109 than say a Spitfire or Hurricane? The aircraft itself has been beautifully made out of polished aluminium, from a crashed/downed aircraft and an early long brass pin and clasp has been securely fixed to its base. I have never come across an aircraft brooch this large before, which actually makes a great display item on its own. It measures 2.5” (6.4cm) wing tip to wing tip and has a 2.1” (5.4cm) long fuselage. It weighs 9.5g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual Mauchline Ware Circular Thread Holder for Clark & Co Anchor Sewing Cottons with Transfer Image of General Gordon – METAMMEH c1890 Here on offer is unusual Mauchline Ware ‘Turret Topped’ circular thread holder for Clark & Co Anchor Sewing Cottons of Paisley. There is an impressive paper-advertising label for Clark & Co attached to the inside of the lid. The holder itself has a black lacquer finish and the top wooden lid has a turret finish to the edge and a large printed image of General Gordon in civilian dress with the words: GENERAL GORDON BORN JAN 28th 1833 KILLED JAN 26th 1885 Printed on the top edge and the following words printed on the lower edge: GORDONS LAST WORDS TO HIS SISTER IN HIS LAST LETTER I AM QUITE HAPPY, THANK GOD, & LIKE LAWRENCE, I HAVE TRIED TO DO MY DUTY Around the outer edge of the main body is the printed image of British troops firing on the enemy with officers in the foreground on camels, with the place name in Sudan, METAMMEH, printed at the bottom. There is some damage to the image of General Gordon on the top of the lid and three of the turrets have chunks missing from them. The main barrel shaped body and printed image of the battle scene are in excellent condition. There is a hole in the side of the barrel where the tread would have been feed through. The interior and base have a royal blue leatherette paper finish to them, typical of the late Victorian period. It measures 2.8” (7.1cm) high by 3.2” (8.1cm) diameter at the base. It weighs 76g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual Middle Eastern “Trench Art” Brass Box Depicting King Bin Saud of Saudi Arabia c1943 Here on offer is an unusual lidded brass “trench art” box depicting King Abdulaziz “Bin Saud” Abdul Rahman the founder of Saudi Arabia, dated 1943. I was told this box dates back to WW2 and is a rare for of Middle Eastern “Trench Art”. The numbers 43 stamped into on e edge of the lid, relate to the year 1943. On the top of the plain brass lid is a clear profile image of the Saudi King Bin Saud and an Arabic symbol that I do not recognise. The main body of the brass box has a flower and leaf pattern engraved on each side and the lip of the box has a raised lip that also has a floral design on all four sides. I have never come across a box like this before but think it may have been used as a table top cigarette holder? The box measures 4” (10.2cm) square by 1.6” (4.2cm) high and weighs 218g. It is excellent condition and has a nice aged patina finish to the brass. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual Post War Vintage German Scout Knife with a Serrated Top Edge by Schneidteufel Solingen Here on offer is an unusual post war vintage German Scout Knife with a serrated top edge by Schneidteufel Solingen. The nickel-plated hilt fittings are in excellent condition and show NO loss of plating. The Bakelite grip plates are in perfect condition and are still held in place by the two original nickel rivets. The silver and red enamel Scout emblem still fits tightly into the grip and just has a couple of chips to the red enamel finish. The blade has a small ricasso and has an overall dulled grey and scratched surface finish but no deep pitting or nicks in the cutting edge. The top edge still retains a very sharp serrated edge, which is unusual for these scout knives. On the reverse ricasso is stamped the maker’s name, being: SCHNEIDTEUFEL SOLINGEN GERMANY. The leather buffer pad is still in place. The undented steel scabbard still retains a lot of black paint, but I think it has been repainted during its life as you can just make out scratch marks on the surface under the paint. The leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place and in excellent condition, but there is one rivet missing from the top of the scabbard. The blade measures 5.5” (13.9cm) long and the knife is 9.75” (24.4cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 10” (25.4cm) long. It weighs 260g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual Scout Association Machete with Original Leather Scabbard by TomTom Here on offer is an unusual vintage machete that was issued for use by the Scout Association. I have come across many different types of Scout Knives in my years of collecting, but never a Scout machete! It has the post 1967 Scout membership badge a “fleur-de-li with stars”, stamped on the front of the wooden handle and also on the front of the leather scabbard. The machete has a dark wooden handle, with a lovely dark aged patina. The two wooden slabs that make up the handle are held in place on the metal tang by three large flat rivets. The heavy steel blade has a curved pointed end and three long groves on each side of the flat blade. The blade has a dark greyed finish with some light surface rust marks and a good sharp finish to the single cutting edge. The blade has a maker’s logo and the name TOMTOM encased in a circle. I can’t find any reference to this maker but have seen a similar blade on the Internet without the Scout emblems and by a different maker, but it claims to be French in origin? The dark brown leather scabbard is tightly threaded together along all the edges using a thick leather twine, which has been knotted at the tip and partly left as a tassel. It also has a belt loop flap on the back enabling it to be fitted to a Scout belt. The Machete measures a total of 20.7” (52.5cm) long and the blade measures 14.7” (37.2cm) by 2” (5cm) wide at the ricasso. With the scabbard it weighs 680g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual Vintage Metal & Brass Model Artillery Cannon That Fires Blank Caps Here on offer is a really well engineered vintage pressed metal and brass model artillery cannon that actually fires blank caps. I think this was ‘factory’ made and is possibly German in origin, but I can’t find a makers name or stamp on it. The main chassis and wheels are made from a thick pressed and folded steel metal and the firing mechanism and barrel are formed out of brass. The wheels rotate and have springs inside on the axel. The trigger is pulled back like a revolver and locks in place allowing the brass cover to be unscrewed from the base of the barrel. Then I assume a rimmed blank cap was placed into the barrel and the cover screwed back in place. Then the impact of the trigger being fired, its very strong being powered by two strong springs under the chassis, would fire the blank, emitting a flame and smoke from the top of the barrel. Interestingly it has four small holes drilled underneath the barrel near the top, which are normally added to a barrel to allow gasses to escape. The diameter at the top of the barrel is far smaller than at the base, about big enough to fire a wooden matchstick. The trigger is fired by pressing down on the flat release pad on the top and rear of the chassis. This is located just in front of the threaded height adjustment screw, which adjusts the angle of elevation. The brass is in excellent condition , which a nice aged patina, but the steel does show some light surface rust in some areas, please see my pictures. As I stated at the start, this is a very well and skilfully engineered model and it makes a great desk ornament and discussion piece. The model measures 7” (18cm) long, the barrel is 4” (10.2cm) long and it is 2.2” (5.5cm) wide wheel to wheel. It weighs 215g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual Vintage Puukko Knife with Red Bakelite Grip and Ornate Leather Sheath made by Iisakki Järvenpää of Kauhava, Finland Here on offer is an unusual example of n early vintage Puukko knife with a red Bakelite “birds head” style grip. This knife was made by Iisakki Jarvenpaa of Kauhava in Finland. Kauhava is by far the Puukko center of Finland, with the overwhelming majority of Puukkos being made in this city. This is a decorative version of the traditional Finnish Puukko general-purpose belt knife. The Puukko is a Finnish knife and the name lends itself to the Finnish word “puukotta,” which means “to stab/knife.” The prefix, “puu” means “wood” in Finnish. The design of the Puukko is attributed to the indigenous Sami people, who created several knives to use for day to day tasks; the Puukko was the smaller option, used to skin fish or animals. Although historical records vary, the Puukko dates back about 1000 years. Both men and women carried (and carry) Puukkos, although the sizes change depending on the person, as the Puukko handle is meant to fit the hand size of the user. This is the only one I have seen with a red translucent Bakelite grip that has a lipped edge to the pommel, like a birds head. The large ferrule looks to be silver or nickel plated and has a decorative pattern engraved on its upper section. The steel blade has a single curved cutting edge, a fuller on both surfaces, a solid hidden tang and a flat spine. It shows some greying to the finish on the blade that would probably polish up to a bright finish, if so required. On the front of the blade engraved into the fuller, you can still just make out the etched makers’ name, which seems to read as: I. Järvenpää Kauhava The engraved on the blade are the words: Made in Finland The ornate brown leather sheath shows some beautiful tooled work to the front of the leather. There is a very small section of leather missing on the reverse. The upper and lower fittings are made from a silver or nickel plated metal and have a simple geometric etched design. The reverse of the upper fitting also has a swivel loop fitted and retains its original chain and belt hook Iisakki Järvenpää (Isaac Riverhead in English) is known as one of the worlds most famous knife makers. He began his career at Kauhava Puukkotehdas in 1899. (Puukkotehdas translated means knife factory). The factory was founded in 1898 and made knives until 1939. He was employed as a production manager and worked at the factory up until 1904. Iisakki was born in Kauhava parish in 1859 and by the age of 20 had begun knife making. From the beginning, he used bark on the handle and after a few years 1881, he began to make his own blades. A year after that he and several others began to etch the blades with manufacturer’s name and place of manufacture, Kauhava, Finland. Iisakki Järvenpää Oy was purchased in June 2013 by three South Ostrobothnian entrepreneurs, Pekka Pollari, Jarkko Haukkala and Hannu Pennala. The aim was to develop and maintain Finnish knife manufacturing and crafts. The knife is an excellent example of an unusual early vinatge knife and would make a great addition to any vintage knife collection. The knife itself measures 6.74” (17cm) long and has a 3.25” (8.3cm) blade. It weighs 70g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Unusual Vintage UK Police Woman’s Short Truncheon in Ebony Wood, circa 1960 Here on offer is what I am told is an original 1960's UK Police Woman's Short Truncheon. This mint, probably unissued example has been turned from what I think is a heavy, dark ebony wood. I believe it would have originally had a long leather strap around the recess near the top of the handle, but this is missing, if indeed it was ever fitted? These smaller truncheons are actually hard to come by in such good condition and this one was possibly supplied by ‘Hiatt’, a main supplier of equipment to the UK Police Force. It measures 10.6” (27cm) long, by 1.4” (3cm) diameter at the wide end. It weighs a heavy 190g. I can only find one other example for comparison, in hickory wood at ‘Below Stairs of Hungerford’. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual WW1 (Blackpool) Crested China Model of the British Submarine E1 made by Savoy China Here on offer is an excellent example of a crested china model of the WW1 British Submarine E1 by Savoy China. The left hand side has the colour transfer crest for the English city of Blackpool and the submarine id code of E1 painted on the front nose. On the right hand side it has the following wording printed in black letters: “COMMANDER NOEL LAURENCE” LARGE GERMAN TRANSPORT SUNK JULY 30 1915. GERMAN CRUISER MOLTIKE TORPEDOED AUG 19 1915. Some history about the British WW1 Submarine E1: E1 was launched on the 9th November 1912, and commissioned on the 6th May 1913. When war broke out, she was attached to the 8th Flotilla at Harwich, and on the 15th October 1914, she sailed from Harwich with E9 and E11 with orders to make their way to the Baltic to find and attack German warships. In company with her sister-boat, she scouted the entrance to the Baltic Sea as a prelude to sending a submarine force to penetrate the German defences and operate in the Baltic. E1 was the first submarine of a class of fifty seven submarines which formed the backbone of the British submarine fleet throughout the First World War and of which twenty nine were lost. E1 was one of five boats to penetrate The Baltic when she damaged the German battle cruiser Moltke on 19 August 1915. E1 was eventually scuttled at Hesingfors to prevent her into falling into the hands of the Bolsheviks. In April 1918, German forces successfully intervened in the Finnish Civil War. This left the Royal Navy’s Baltic Sea Submarine force in an untenable position, so the majority of British submarines in the area were scuttled to prevent their capture by the Germans. E1 was scuttled by her crew on 3rd April 1918 off Helsinki. • Laid Down. 14/02/1911 • Launched. 09/11/1911 • Completed. 06/05/1913 • Builder. Chatham Dockyard • Build Group. E1 • Length. 181 ft. • Diving Depth. 200 ft. • Speed. 15.25 Knots • Complement. 30 • Fate. Scuttled 03/04/1918 On the base of the model is the printed Crowned makers mark for: BR & Co STOKE on TRENT ENGLAND SAVOY CHINA The Submarine model is in excellent/near mint condition, no chips or cracks. Both turrets are in place and till retain their gilt finish to their tops. A great piece of Antique WW1 Savoy China, which can only increase in value. The model measures 6” (15.1cm) long and weighs 36g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual WW1 Miniature Diary of The War Extracts from The TIMES Diary - Sept 1914 to May 1915 Here on offer is an unusual WW1 Miniature Diary of the War extracts from the TIMES diary, Sept 1914 to May 1915. This small diary/booklet was possibly a giveaway item published in 1915, which also has printed on the front: With the Compliments from CROCKER SONS & Co. Ltd FRIDAY STREET E.C. Someone has also written in pencil 1914 – 1918 on the front, but the Diary actually covers the days and War Headlines for the period 3rd September 1914 through to 31st May 1915. This is a delightful little item that has managed to survive the last 105 years and I can’t find another example that still exists! Clearly not many were published and most of these would have been thrown way or damaged over the last 105 years. It measures 3.6” (9cm) high by 2.4” (6cm) wide and weighs 11.3g. Just a great piece of WW1 memorabilia. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual WW2 Period “Trench Art” Wooden Desk Tidy made using Oak from a WW2 Bombed Site Here on offer is an unusual WW2 Period “Trench Art” wooden desk tidy or pencil holder that has been made from dark oak wood recovered from a WW2 bombed site. I believe these “Souvenirs” where made by disabled servicemen and women to raise funds to support their charities. The four-sided desk tidy has been mounted on a square oak base and there is a label attached to the base that reads: SOUVENIR The Oak from which this article is made, was taken from a bombed site. It measures 5” (12.7cm) high by 2.25” (5.6cm) square at the top and 2.8” (7.2cm) square at the base. It weighs 121g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual WW2 Trench Art Brass Model of an RAF Handley Page HP52 Hampden Here on offer is a rare and unusual example of a WW2 Trench Art brass model of a RAF Handley Page Hampden, twin engined medium bomber. This is the first example I have come across of this aircraft in 40 years of collecting. The model is a one piece solid brass casting and does show as expected, some age oxidisation to the finish, but no cracks or repairs. Originally it would have had two ‘three bladed’ propellers, but now one engine has just the spinning boss remaining and the other only one blade left intact. There is also a hole drilled in the bottom that allowed it to be fitted to a raised base. The Handley Page HP52 Hampden was designed by Gustav Lachmann to meet Air Ministry Specification B9/32 for a twin-engined day bomber. A single HP2 prototype took to the air for the first time on 21st June 1936 and an initial order for 180 Mk1 Hampdens was placed shortly thereafter. The first production machine flew on 24th May 1938. Powered by 2 x 980 hp Bristol Pegasus XVIII nine-cylinder radial engines, the Hampden was armed with a fixed .303 in Vickers K machine gun in the nose and one or two in each of the rear dorsal and ventral positions. It was capable of carrying 4,000 lb of bombs, mines or a single 18 in torpedo. The crew of four – pilot, navigator/bomb aimer, radio operator and rear gunner – were packed into such a cramped fuselage that the aircraft was designated the “Flying Suitcase”. The Hampden entered RAF service with No 49 Squadron in September 1938 and a total of 226 aircraft had been supplied to eight squadrons by the outbreak of war a year later. After the start of hostilities, it proved so vulnerable to Luftwaffe fighters that it was switched from day to night operations and, along with the Whitley and Wellington, was at the forefront of the early bombing campaign against Germany, taking part in the first raid on Berlin in 1940 and the first 1,000 bomber raid on Cologne. With the advent of new heavy bombers, it was retired from Bomber Command in late 1942 but continued to operate with Coastal Command as a long-range torpedo bomber and maritime reconnaissance aircraft until the end of 1943. It was in a similar role that Hampdens also equipped the Royal Australian Air Force and latterly the Soviet Navy. The aircraft was also operated by RAF meteorological flights and the air forces of Canada and New Zealand. A total of 1,430 Hampdens were built, of which 714 were lost on operations. No machines remain airworthy but two are currently being restored to static display condition – one at the Canadian Museum of Flight in British Columbia and the other at the RAF Museum, Cosford. The model has a 9.25” (23.5cm) wingspan and is 6.5” (16.5cm) long. It weighs a heavy 580g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Unusual WW2 Trench Art German ‘Bullet’ Sweetheart Brooch with Silver Swastika Here on offer is an unusual WW2 Trench Art German ‘Bullet” sweetheart brooch, with a silver Swastika. The bullet used for this brooch appears to have been fired given the marks on its surface? It may have related to a German soldier who was wounded during WW2 and made a keepsake from it once it had been removed, as I know soldiers from both WW1 and WW2 did in the past. The hollow bullet head has been fitted with a brass pipe that has the rim of a fired cartridge fitted to it. It fits nicely but only stays in place when turned to a certain position. It could be glued in place if required, but I have left it as I found it. The front has a silver swastika soldered in place and the reverse has an old style metal pin fitted. Like a lot of Trench Art, it is rather crudely made but displays very well and makes a great conversation piece. The brooch is 1.25” (3cm) wide and about 0.25” (6mm) diameter, possibly a British 303 bullet? It weighs 7g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Unusually small WW2 Italian POW Made Aluminium Trench Art Cigarette Case Egypt c1947 Here on offer is an unusually small WW2 Italian POW made aluminium Trench Art Cigarette/Sweetheart Case, circa 1947. The case is in mint unused condition and still retains a bright finish to the aluminium. I have been told that these sweetheart cigarette cases where made by Italian POW\'s captured by the British Forces in North Africa in WW2. I believe they were traded for food and cigarettes by the Italian POW’s. The POW Camp at Fayid, Egypt was one of the last camps to have its inmates repatriated in 1948. The cases where made using the aluminium frames of downed aircraft from the North African front. Each case was then individually hand engraved and therefore each one is unique! The front of this fine example has detailed pierced images of a Mosque with red doors, set against a dark blue. On the front the coloured backing material appears to be leather or leatherette? The back of the case has an image of a Mosque set against a blue sky and blue river, with trees. The coloured material on the back seems to be a fine quality dark blue felt, which I have never seen used before on these types of case? Inside the case it has a blank rectangle which would normally be engraved with the owners name or love message. On the other side is engraved the image of two Egyptian pyramids with palm trees. It also retains the original lugs and the elastic strap, which, is rare to find these days and would be used to hold the cigarettes in place. The case is opened by pressing an aluminium catch at the edge of the case, which still works perfectly as does the hinge. The case itself is in mint unused condition with no cracks or splits, just a few very light surface scratches on the front. It measures 4” (10.2cm) wide, 3.25” (8.3cm) high and 0.6” (1.6cm) thick. It weighs 83g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Very Large Antique English Hallmarked Silver Pocket Watch Fob with Gold & Silver Cartouches by William Walter Cashmore - 1903 Here on offer is the largest antique English silver pocket watch fob that I have ever seen! The front of the fob shows ornate chisel work with a piercing design. In the centre is a raised shield shaped gold cartouche that is still blank. Below the gold shield is a raised silver ribbon that is also still blank. The back shows the same beautiful chisel work and fine piercing that is has on the front. In the centre, there is another raised silver cartouche that again is still blank. There is also a clear set of English silver hallmarks, the Lion Passant for English silver (925), an anchor for the assay office of Birmingham and the date letter “d” for the year 1903. It also shows the makers mark, “W.W.C.” set in an indented rectangle, which I believe stands for the maker: William Walter Cashmore of 26 Hockley Street, Birmingham This fob is truly a fine quality piece that is in beautiful undamaged condition and still has blank cartouches. Even the fob suspension ring is hallmarked with the English Lion mark! It measures 2.5” (6.3cm) to top of ring by 1.6” (4cm) wide. It weighs a heavy 27.1g of silver and gold. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thank you for taking the time to look.
Very Large WW1 Trench Art - Brass Table Lighter & Ashtray Here on offer is an unusual version of a very large WW1 brass table lighter and ashtray, probably used in an officer’s mess. This great piece of “WW1 Trench Art” has been constructed from various lengths of turned brass central supports that screw together. Fitted in the centre is an edged circular dish that acts as a cigarette or cigar rest and ashtray. Fitted to the top, is the petrol lighter that has a main body made from a large hexagonal brass nut fitted with two copper George V pennies applied, one to each side. Both the pennies show the worn profile of King George V and can’t be accurately dated, as the minted date would be on the other side of the coins. At the top is a knurled brass screw cap that protects the wick when not in use and next to the wick is the flint wheel set in a brass frame. The flint wheel will not turn freely as there is no flint remaining and it seems to be resting on the spring. The lighter itself has been tightly fitted to the top of the support and I can’t easily unscrew it, so I have left it in place as I am not going to be using it. I will leave it to the next owner as to whether it needs to be removed, or just appreciated as it is. From previous examples of these types of lighters, I am sure that at the base of the nut there will be a brass screw that holds in the flint and flint spring. There will also be a larger screw that seals the hole where lighter fuel can be poured in. The table lighter is in excellent overall condition, with some slight bumps to the edge of the ashtray. All the brass has a lovely aged patina to its finish, which would polish up to a bright finish if so required. This unique example of a WW1 table lighter has been expertly made and makes an impressive display piece. To comply with postage rulings, the lighter will be shipped without a flint or any lighter fuel inside. It measures 12.5” (31.7cm) high and 3.7” (9.5cm) diameter at the base. The central ashtray/rest is 5.1” (13cm) diameter. It weighs a heavy 1.5Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Very Rare Canadian National Socialist Unity Party or National Unity Party - Nazi Desk Flag and Nickel Plated Flagpole c1934 Here on offer is a very rare Nazi era desk flag and nickel-plated flagpole in the colours of the Canadian National Socialist Unity Party or National Unity Party, circa 1934. The flag is made from a stiff plastic like material and has some splits and tiny holes, as shown in my pictures. It has been made in the colours of the Canadian National Socialist Unity Party and does show some staining, but still displays really well. It is actually mounted on a very well made nickel-plated miniature flagpole and seems to still have its original thin cord, which allows the flag to be lowered and raised! The flagpole shows some slight signs of light pitting to the nickel finish but is in excellent condition for its age. This is a very unusual desk flag to still find in existence and it makes a great cabinet or desk display piece. I have never seen another example in all my years of collecting. The flagpole measures 20.5’ (52cm) high has a 3.75” (9.5cm) square “X” base. The flag itself is 8.25” (21cm) wide and 5.1” (13cm) high. It weighs 150g. Some history about the party: The Parti National Social Chrétien (English: National Social Christian Party) was a Canadian political party. The party identified with anti-Semitism and the German leader Adolf Hitler’s Nazism. It was later known, in English, as the Canadian National Socialist Unity Party or National Unity Party. The party was formed in February 1934 by Adrian Arcand who was a Quebec based fascist and antisemite. An admirer of Adolf Hitler, Arcand referred to himself as the \"Canadian fuhrer. In October 1934, the party merged with the Canadian Nationalist Party. By the mid-1930s, the party had some success, with a few thousand members mainly concentrated in Quebec, British Columbia and Alberta. In June 1938, it merged with Nazi and other racist clubs in Ontario and Quebec, many of which were known as Swastika Clubs, to form the National Unity Party at a national convention held in Kingston, Ontario. At a time of English-French Canadian tension, Arcand tried to create a pan-Canadian (English and French) nationalist political movement. It was based on the National Socialist (Nazi) Party in Germany. Arcand then proceeded to Toronto where his new party held a rally of 800 supporters at Massey Hall. The group was known colloquially as the \"Blue Shirts\", and commonly fought with immigrants, Canadian minorities and leftist groups. The group boasted that it would seize power in Canada, but the party exaggerated its own influence. Actually, the “Blue Shirts” seem to have always been a small group wielding little influence. In Quebec, the Church warns the faithful against Fascism and Nazism. They are monitored by the government and in 1939, as war becomes imminent, prison sentences await Canadian fascists who would not desist from their activities. On May 30, 1940, Arcand and other members of the National Unity Party where arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and jailed for the duration of the war. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Very Rare Near Mint WW2 German Army Officers Dagger with Artificial Acid Etched Band Pattern Damascus Blade & Deep Orange Grip by CARL EICKHORN Here on offer is a very rare and stunning example of a WW2 German Army Officers Dagger with an artificial acid etched “Band Pattern” Damascus blade and glass-like deep orange grip by CARL EICKHORN. The dagger is in stunning near mint condition with a thick silver-plating finish to all the mounts and fittings, including the scabbard, with NO loss of plating! The 12 oak leaf pattern Pommel is in near mint condition, showing quality hand finishing to the oak leaves. The Grip is beautiful deep orange solid trolon/celluloid type, with a ‘Glass-Like’ finish and is in mint condition, no cracks and just the slightest chip on the bottom right hand side where it touches the ferrule ring. The spread winged Army Eagle crossguard retains all its crisp detailing and no loss of plating. The reverse is smooth and still has all its plating in place. The ferrule has the finely detailed oak leaf design. The beautifully “band patterned” acid etched Damascus blade is just stunning. It measures 10.25” (26cm) in length and is in truly mint condition. For an acid etched blade it has a really smooth finish (only very slightly raised) as one would expect with an EICKHORN produced blade. These artificial acid etched blades where created by a controlled process whereby metal-attacking acid was applied to a blade surface to produce a Damascus type design. The reason these where produced is that they where far cheaper to purchase than a real smith made blade and the real blades where hard to obtain during WW2. A number of fake blades where made in the 1960’s which had poor finishes and normally spurious inscriptions to German Soldiers or War Events. Period artificial blades are very rare to find and this is a truly fine example, which in my opinion can’t be bettered! I have only come across this one in over 40 years of collecting, a really rare piece! The blade is complete with its dark brown leather buffer pad. On the reverse it has a clear EICKHORN ‘Seated Squirrel with Sword’, maker’s trademark which was used between 1935 and 1941. The silver-plated metal Scabbard is dent free and again in near mint condition. The throat is held in place by one round-headed screw on the reverse. The blade on this dagger is just stunning and the dagger would make a great addition to any Army collection. The Dagger in the scabbard measures a total of 15.75” (40cm) long and weighs 350g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Very Rare Solid Silver Freedom Casket on Wooden Plinth - Hallmarked Sheffield 1936 - Maker Sidney Hall & Co Here on offer is a scarce and very large rectangular “Freedom Casket” measuring about 11.5” by 6.5” and 7.5” high and weighing about 92 ounces of English sterling silver. It stands on a solid wooden oak plinth that is 16” by 10.5” and 2” high. The exterior decoration can bee seen in the pictures and consists of the sides being applied with a band of anthemion, leaves and patterae. The front has a plain central arch, flanked by fleur-de-lis and there are stunning lion mask drop handles at both ends. The feet are ornately pierced with leafy scroll work. The interior is lined with blue velvet and the domed hinged lid works perfectly as does the lock, which has it’s original key. There are a full set of English hallmarks on the front, which show it was assayed in Sheffield in 1936 (letter ‘t’) along with a makers mark of S.H & Co, which I believe is for Sydney (or Sidney) Hall & Co, of Birmingham, England. What makes this fine quality example more appealing is the fact it has not been engraved and therefore could easily be adapted for a personal presentation/dedication in the future. I have also had it independently valued by “ValueMyStuff” who have set the auction value as between £8,000 and £12,000 and the insurance valuation at £20,000. A Valuation Report will be provided with the casket to the buyer. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Owing to the size, weight and value of this casket, please contact me regarding delivery or collection options. This casket is also being offered for sale elsewhere. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Very Rare WW2 German RAD Officers Czechoslovakian Dagger by WKC Here on offer is what I believe to be a very rare example of a WW2 RAD Officers Czechoslovakian Dagger by WKC, Solingen. I have owned this dagger for over 30 years and have been puzzled as to its construction and use? I was really pleased to see that the exact same type of dagger was recently listed on Tom Wittmann’s Militaria web site. Tom Wittmann is a world famous collector, author and authority on German edged Weapons and I truly value his knowledge. The dagger is unusual in that it has an enlisted RAD man\'s style hilt and a RAD officer\'s blade and scabbard. Tom states that he believes these where made especially for German RAD leader’s that may have been assigned to Prague or one of the German occupied districts in Bohemia and Moravia. It appears that the RAD Hewer style hilt has been lightly trimmed on the crossguard area around the lower quillion. This trimming or thinning of the area makes the hilt flow much nicer with the scabbard. The ferrule and beak area at the pommel appear to be the same as a standard RAD Hewer. The plating throughout the hilt is in excellent condition with no lifting and with a lovely dark patina finish. Instead of the normal stag plates you would find on a RAD Hewer, the RAD officer\'s stlye of ivorine or celluloid grip plates have been fitted. These grip plates are in excellent condition and have been skilfully cut and fit the grip area perfectly. The front plate does not sit totally flat against the metal hilt as the folded metal tags on the back of the metal insignia are holding it in a slightly raised position. There is also a very small grove cut in the front plate just above the enamel emblem. The plates are held in place by two original screws with threaded circular nuts. In the centre of the front grip plate front, is an enamelled Hitler Youth ‘shield’ insignia, the type of which apparently were used in Czechoslovakia during WW2. The insignia consists of the black enamel swastika within a silver diamond which is inlaid in a shield shaped device, having red enamel edges with white enamel centre. There is a slight chip to the white enamel near the swastika emblem. The scabbard is a standard RAD officer example, with the exception that it does not have any screw holes or screws fitted to retain the scabbard throat. The silvering finish is in excellent condition, with a tiny area missing near the tip and a couple of tiny lifts on the reverse. The right edge has the two carrying brackets that are in the shape of ‘ears’. The plated blade is the RAD officer\'s type, and it is in excellent overall condition, measuring 10.25” (26cm) in length. On the front of the blade is etched the RAD motto \"Arbeit adelt\" in gothic text, which retains some of its original background darkening. The reverse ricasso is etched with the knighthead trademark, beneath which are the initials of the firm and its location, \"WKC Solingen\". There are some runner marks to both sides of the blade otherwise; this blade is in excellent condition. The dagger fits tightly into its scabbard and inserted measures 15.9” (40.4cm) long and weighs a heavy 600g. All I can say is this is a rare opportunity to own what must be one of the rarest types of RAD officer’s dagger ever made at a very resonable price. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Very Scarce WW2 2nd Pattern ‘T’ MoS Inspection Marked FS Fighting Knife & ‘T’ MoS Stamped Leather Sheath Here on offer is a very scarce example of a WW2 British 2nd Pattern “T” MoS inspection marked (Fairbairn Sykes) FS Fighting Knife with its original leather sheath. According to the well-known FS specialist, Roy Shadbolt, only a few examples of an FS knife with these markings have ever been observed. In fact he states he has only seen around eight examples during the many years of his specialist study of the FS knife. Please see his web site (fsknife.com) and consider supporting him as a patreon. Although the knife has no makers mark, both the knife and the scabbard appear to be identical to the Wilkinson Sword produced knives. The markings on the ferrule area and the top of the scabbard belt flap are the Broad Arrow ownership marks that point towards a seriffed capital “T”. There has been an on going debate as to whether this MoS mark is a T or actually an L. This knife, well actually the scabbard, in my opinion puts that argument to rest. Although the mark on the curved section of the ferrule could be mistaken as an L, with part of the top of the “T” missing as often happens when the stamp is applied to a “curve”. This rare example is the only one I know of (and maybe the only one in existence?) that also has the MoS “T” and the Broad Arrow clearly stamped into the leather of the top of the belt flap of the sheath. (Please see my photos) The knife itself has a darkened/blackened brass 2nd pattern hilt, with a knurled grip. Interestingly it has what looks like long clamp marks running the full length of the sides of the knurled section of the grip. I have not seen this before. Also the way the knurling has been applied doesn’t finish as neatly to the top and bottom edges of the tapering to the grip. It doses show some loss of the darkening finish to the knurled section of the grip, as seen on examples that have seen combat use. One this knife the tang actually extends through the tang nut and the nut still shows the signs of the clamp that was used to tighten it up when it was assembled. The oval shaped blackened steel cross guard still retains nearly all of its blackening finish. No markings are present on either surface. It has an excellent double-edged blackened steel blade with medial ridge. It retains about 80% of the blackening to the blade with some wear loss near the top on both sides. The edges are sharp and show very light evidence of sharpening for combat use. It is has the correct 2nd Pattern dark brown sheath with external blackened brass chape. The chape is correctly held in place by a large metal staple on the reverse. The leather on the sheath is in excellent condition with very minor usage marks to the finish and a slit split to the top edge. At the top it has lost its original elastic retainer and just the stitched edges remain attached to the belt flap. The exceptionally rare and possibly unique detail on this scabbard is the presence of the MoS “T” mark and the Broad Arrow mark, stamped to the front of the top belt flap. On the reverse, it still retains its one of the two original and horizontal leather tabs or ‘wings’. This knife is just such a rare example of a genuine WW2 period 2nd Pattern “T” marked knife. It comes from my private collection of FS Knifes and to be honest I am reluctant to sell it and it is not cheap, but am restoring a house and needs must. The blade measures 6.74” (17cm) long and the knife is 11.74” (29.7cm) in total length. It weighs 260g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Very Unusual Antique Scottish Sgian Dubh with Wooden Blade and Leather Scabbard Here on offer is a very unusual antique Scottish Sgain Dubh a wooden blade! The knife itself has a hand carved ebony wood handle with Celtic designs and is topped with a plain unmarked silver cap. The curved blade is beautifully made from wood that has the strangest finish I have seen! It looks like a tiny chequered pattern has been applied all over the blade? Almost like a Tartan cloth effect? The blade is fixed/pinned to the handle buy a strong metal collar. The black-grained leather scabbard is in great condition with just one tiny scuff on the reverse. The sgian-dubh is a small, single-edged knife (Gaelic sgian) worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland Dress along with the Kilt. Originally used for eating and preparing fruit, meat, and cutting bread and cheese - as well as serving for other more general day to day uses such as cutting material and protection, it is now worn as part of traditional Scottish dress tucked into the top of the kilt hose with only the upper portion of the hilt visible. The knife in the scabbard measures 7.25” (18.2cm) long with the blade measuring just 3.1” (8cm). With the scabbard it weighs 71g. Given it has a wooden blade maybe it was made for a child to wear? If anyone has any ideas, information would be greatly appreciated. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Very Unusual German Senior Forestry Cutlass - Hilt Candlestick Here on offer is a really unusual and possibly unique, candlestick that has been made from the hilt of a German Senior Forestry Cutlass, also known as a Hirschfanger. The Cutlass cast brass gilt “D” guard, is the relatively plain version, having lined edges on both sides. There is a deer hoof where it meets the pommel and one at the tip of the quillion where it passes through the crossguard. Below the crossguard is a beautiful and finely detailed clamshell that depicts a deer stag seated on the ground, with a slatted fence and tree woodland scene in the background. There is a makers symbol on the back, which is hard to make out, but could be a crowned king, possibly an early WKC makers mark? The off-white simulated ivory grip plates are in perfect condition, no cracks or chips. They are fitted with two of the original six gilt acorns, which are the type without oak leaves. The original blade looks to have been replaced with a short section of what looks like a double-edged sword blade. The tip of the blade tang passes through the top of the grip and forms a spike, which can support the base of a candle. To catch any dripping candle wax, a slightly domed 1.75” (4.5cm) gold painted ornate metal cap has been fitted to the spike. It depicts eight overlaid oak leaves. The other end of the blade has been fashioned to fit securely into a large gold painted metal dome that forms the base of candlestick. The bottom is covered in green baize to protect the surface what ever it is placed on. All the cast brass hilt fittings show a light surface age patina to the finish. Obviously this makes a really interesting display piece for any German edged weapon collector. However, if you needed spare parts for an existing Cutlass, such as the beautiful clamshell, grip plates or “D” guard and even the two detailed acorns, which are impossible to find these days, then this is an excellent source. I could probably sell the individual parts for more than the assembled candlestick, but I would sooner leave it as I found it, as I have never seen one in this this style before in all my years of collecting! The candlestick measures 7.5” (19cm) high and the base is 4.5” (11.4cm) diameter. It weighs 645g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Victorian Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Officer’s Full Mask Badger Head Sporran c1890 Here on offer is a fine example of a very well preserved Victorian period, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders officer’s Badger Head Sporran, circa 1890. The badger head is inset with two perfect yellow glass eyes and has snarling serrated leather teeth. The only wear is slight loss of fur to the brow of the nose The front is complete with its six horsehair bristle tassels, suspended from serrated gilt brass thistle motif cones with red leather accents. Each tassel is hung from a rope secured inside the rear pouch. On the back is the earlier period large opening rear leather purse that still retains its original gilt button. Both inside edge flaps have parted from the inner edge, but I guess could be re-stitched if so required. This isn’t noticed unless the purse is opened. The leather is very dark and still subtle for its age. The top belt loop shows signs of usage a slight split on one edge and possibly an aged repair to the other edge. The top still retains its metal top cap that shows a beautiful age patina to the finish. What is unusual about this sporran is it still comes with its original under uniform thick leather belt, which has a rough suede type finish to it. I believe the full mask or head on sporran is the oldest form of sporran and they have been worn for 100’s of years. The pelts of wild animals would be used when the animals were captured for food, that way none of the animal was wasted. Today they are still using this age-old style of sporran, mainly for dress occasions. Some Highland Military Regiments such as the Argyll and Sutherlands Regiment and the Calgary Highlanders Regiment. As you can see from the photos, this is really a truly impressive example of a Badger Sporran that predates WW1, albeit it may have been worn during that period. It makes a really impressive display piece that will be hard to upgrade. It measures approximately 14” (35.5cm) long by 7.5” (19cm) wide and weighs 700g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Victorian Boer War Period Lord Roberts Brass & Cast Iron Doorstop or Fire Place Ornament Here on offer is a lovely original Victorian Boer War period, brass and cast iron doorstop. Cast in solid brass is the image of Lord Roberts in military uniform astride his horse. The horse legs are then attached by two square headed nuts, to a stepped cast iron base that was originally painted gloss black. Some of the original paint remains and it could be easily repainted if required. There is some nice detail to the image of Lord Roberts and his horse and the brass has a lovely mellow age patina. Makes an impressive display piece of Boer War related memorabilia and still works as a great doorstop! It measures 9.9” (25cm) high and 7.6” (19.5cm) wide at the base. It weighs a heavy 2.1Kg so please contact me before paying regarding postage costs. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Victorian Long Service and Good Conduct Medal to George Jacobs a Captain of H.M.S. HIMALAYA Here on offer is an excellent example of a genuine Queen Victoria Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct medal awarded to George Jacobs, a Captain of H.M.S. HIMALAYA. The edge is engraved with the following details: GEOe JACOBS CAPt F. Cle H.M.S. HIMALAYA The medal itself is in excellent condition and retains a aged patina finish to the silver, which could be cleaned to a bright finish, if so required. (Please see my photos) This example has the narrow suspender bar (37mm) and has a new ribbon as it didn’t have one when I acquired it. The following are some details of the interesting history of the ship. HIMALAYA was ordered by the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company and laid down at the yard of C. J. Mare & Co. Leamouth, London in November 1851 as an iron paddle steamer, half as large again as any of P&O\'s previous vessels. With rising coal prices, paddle propulsion was too inefficient and she was altered to a screw vessel while still on the stocks, she was fitted with a two-cylinder simple expansion horizontal trunk engine made by John Penn & Sons at Greenwich of 700 nhp or 2,050 ihp, with a single two-bladed propeller of 18 feet diameter driving her at a speed of 13 knots. The ship had a length of 372.9 ft, a beam of 46.2 ft, a depth of 34.9 ft and measured 3,438 GRT and 2,327 NRT. She was fitted with sails on three masts for use when the wind was favourable. She was launched on 24 May 1853 by Lady Matheson, wife of the P&O chairman, Sir James Matheson, but did not carry out trials until 9 January 1854. Himalaya had cabin accommodation for 200 first and second-class passengers, requiring a crew of 213, could accommodate 2000 troops or emigrants, she was said at the time to be the biggest ship built. The new ship left the Thames on 12 January 1854 for Southampton, arriving the following day, on 21 January sailed on her maiden voyage to Alexandria via Gibraltar and Malta, with passengers and specie for onward carriage to India and China. By the time she returned to Southampton on 16 February, Himalaya had been chartered to carry troops to Constantinople. In early March she sailed from Southampton and Plymouth for the Mediterranean with 1452 troops and equipment. P&O had concluded that Himalaya was a larger vessel than the passenger traffic demanded and, with coal becoming more expensive with the advent of war in the Crimea, would not be economic. In July 1854, after another trooping voyage, to Scutari, the company was able to persuade the British Government to buy her to use as a troopship for £133,000, a little above her cost price of £130,000. After purchase, Himalaya was converted to carry up to 3000 soldiers and subsequently served as a troopship for four decades; the purchase being viewed with suspicion by some naval experts. During this time she supported operations during the Second Opium War, carried troops to India, South Africa, the Gold Coast, North America. In July 1857, she ran aground in the Strait of Banca, she was re-floated on 8 July with assistance from the British merchant ship Gauntlet. On 8 October 1859, Himalaya discovered the British barque Norma in a sinking condition, having been struck by a gale two days before. Norma was taken in tow, with the pair reaching Bermuda on 12 October. In 1863 the troopship was re-engined at the Keyham Steam Yard with a new two-cylinder horizontal, single expansion engine of 2,609 ihp. She retired from trooping service and was decommissioned on 28 September 1894. Retained to became a coal hulk in the Hamoaze, Devonport, in December 1895, with the new name C60, she was sent to Hull for conversion by Earle’s Shipbuilding Co to a vessel able to store 4,500 tons of coal, she returned to Devonport at the end of June 1896. C60 was sold out of the navy on 28 September 1920 to a private owner, E. W. Payne, towed to Portland Harbour as Himalaya, to continue as a coal hulk, she remained in this role until WW2. She was sunk by air attack, by Junkers 87 dive-bombers of the German Luftwaffe, on 12 June 1940. Himalaya\'s figurehead of an Indian warrior is preserved in Greenwich. This is a fine example of this type of medal and named to a Captain of the famous ship, who warrants further research into his Royal Navy service. The medal measures approximately 1.4” (35mm) diameter and weighs 35g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Victorian Period Sgian Dubh with Ornate Scottish Silver Fittings & Rock Crystal Pommel Stone Here on offer is a beautiful Victorian period Scottish Sgian Dubh with ornate solid silver fittings and a large rock crystal pommel stone. All the silver fittings test as 925 sterling silver and I believe this piece dates to the late Victorian period and was made by one of the many Scottish provincial silversmiths of that time. The hilt has a skilfully hand carved ebony or blackwood grip with an interlaced design that is studded with eight silver domed pins. The Pommel is made up of a beautifully cut rock crystal stone that has been set in a thick silver collar that is finely engraved on the front with an ornate Celtic design. At the base of the hilt is a solid silver collar with the same ornate design as the pommel. It fits snuggly against the silver scabbard throat fitting, but doesn’t seem to want to fit over it as such but forms a tight seal. It appears that was the way it was made to fit. The short steel blade has a blood grove on both sides and a faceted top edge along half its length. The blade has some greying and some very light pitting to the finish The black leather-covered scabbard is in excellent condition, with some very minor dings to the leather on the front and rear. Both the upper and lower silver scabbard fittings are in excellent condition, with just a tiny indentation on the rear of the top fitting. The front of both fittings have stunning and finely detailed Celtic patterns engraved on them and the top fitting also has a small blank circular cartouche, where initials could be engraved. The sgian-dubh is a small, single-edged knife (Gaelic sgian) worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland Dress along with the Kilt. Originally used for eating and preparing fruit, meat, and cutting bread and cheese - as well as serving for other more general day to day uses such as cutting material and protection, it is now worn as part of traditional Scottish dress tucked into the top of the kilt hose with only the upper portion of the hilt visible. The knife in the scabbard measures 8.5” (21.5cm) long with the blade measuring 4.25” (10.8cm). With the scabbard it weighs 92g. This is fine example of a hard to find Victorian period Sgain Dubh. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Vintage American Indian Inuit Knife with Scrimshaw Decorated Reindeer Antler Scabbard and Grip Here on offer is a vintage American Indian Inuit Knife with decorated reindeer antler scabbard and grip. The single edged polished steel blade is 2.75” (7cm) long and has a really well fitting carved and decorated antler grip. The knife fits into a large reindeer antler ‘slab’ scabbard, which has also been decorated and has a brown leather scabbard collar covering where the knife fits into the slot in the antler. The hand carved ‘scrimshaw’ decoration is more of a geometric diamond design. The antler itself looks to have some real age given the old scratches and wear on the back. I believe these knifes where made for the tourist trade back in the 1930’s/40’s and I found a similar one in the Reading Museum. This one has a faint pencil or ink numbers on the front, which look like 040, similar to those used by museums to track their display items? I have been told the Arctic Coast Indians, living in Greenland, probably made this knife. A fine example of an Inuit made knife, that makes a great display item and can only increase in value! It measures 11.75” (30cm) long and 5.5” (14cm) wide at its widest point. It weighs 205g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Vintage Boxed Example of a Submarine OCA (Old Comrades Association) Car Badge - Mint Unused Condition c1950 Here on offer is a vintage boxed example of a Submarine OCA (Old Comrades Association) car badge, in mint unused condition, circa 1950. The round car badge is made from heavy chrome plated metal and has the image of the Submarine OCA cap badge on the front, under a thick Perspex domed cover. On the back of the badge is a distributers label, for Club Sports of New Cross, Woolwich, with their old 4 digit phone numbers. The front of the box cover and the base of the badge by the fixing holes, has the makers name: BEAULAH. The company was established in the late 1930’s by G K Beaulah who recognised the need for finely produced heraldic shields and crests and coats of arms, including car badges. They are still in existence today. The badge also comes with one fixing nut and bolt, but it looks like there should have been two originally. On the other side of the box cover is the word: “AUTOMOTIVE”. I have never seen one of these car badges before and believe they are indeed rare to come on the market, especially in boxed unused condition. I understand that the Submarine OCA was the forerunner of the Submariners Association, which is an Association of ex and serving Submariners which seeks to maintain the special bonds of friendship, loyalty and comradeship, together with a pride in the Submarine Service, formed during service in Her Majesty\'s Submarines. It is recognised by the Ministry of Defence. The car badge measures 3.7” (9.3cm) diameter and weighs 322g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Vintage British Gat Gun Air Pistol made by T. J. Harrington & Son Here on offer is something that takes me back to my youth, a working example of a vintage British Gat Gun air pistol, made by T. J. Harrington & Son. The Gat Gun was produced from the late 1930s to the mid 1990s and this example was made by T. J. Harrington & Co Ltd. of Magda Works, Walton on Thames, Surrey. There was a break in production during World War II, resuming shortly afterwards. Production finally ended with the death of Mr Harrington. This example appears to be an early version as it is marked T.J. Harrington & Son not & Co Ltd. It is in used condition, with some paint loss and light surface corrosion. It was originally designed to shoot darts, .177 (4.5mm) pellets and corks and is still in working order with a strong spring action. It appears to have its shroud missing and someone has replaced it with a black rubber sleeve that covers the exposed spring A great collectors item that still works! Un-cocked with the barrel extended it measures 9.8” (25cm) long and weighs 620g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Only for sale to persons aged 18+ and proof of age maybe required. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Vintage British Military Type D Survival Knife with Original Leather Sheath dated 1979 Here on offer is a genuine vintage British Military Type D Survival Knife with its original leather sheath, dated 1979. This heavy-duty survival knife has a wooden handle made up of to large wooden slabs that have been contoured to make the grip and secured in place by three large lacquered copper rivets. The top pommel end of the handle has a hole for a wrist cord. The handle is in excellent condition and has a nice dark lacquered finish to the wood. The 7.25” (18.4cm) large and heavy oval shaped broad parkarised blade has a sharp single cutting edge. On one side it is stamped with what I believe is a MOD reference number 127/8214. The blade retains nearly all of its grey parkarised finish; there are just some light scratch marks on one side of the blades cutting edge. It is complete with its original dark brown leather sheath with integral belt loop and securing strap with press-button catch. The sheath is stitched and fitted with 8 chrome-plated rivets. On the inside of the belt loop, it is stamped with an H in a diamond, which I believe is the maker’s mark, along with a broad arrow and the date 1979. Below this is the MOD reference number 1278215. The blade measures 7.25” (18.4cm) long and the knife is 12.3” (31.5cm) in total length. It weighs a heavy 725g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Vintage British SA80 Bayonet with a White Royal Marine Commando Parade Sheath Here on offer is an excellent example of a vintage British SA80 Bayonet with a white nylon Royal Marine Commando parade sheath. The bayonet is a used example with some loss of black paint to the raised edges on the grip. The release catch at the top is in full working order. The offset polished steel blade is in excellent condition with some minor age related greying to the finish. I believe this is an early issued version, as it has the open serrated teeth to the blade edge. The bayonet fits very snuggly into the hard white nylon sheath, which is also in excellent clean condition, with its gilt brass upper throat mount. As I understand it, this type of sheath was issued to the Royal Marine Commando units for parade use, as apposed to the white buff leather version that was used by Guards regiments. With the Bayonet in the sheath, it measures 14” (35.5cm) long. The Bayonet itself is 11” (27.8cm) long, with a 7.1” (18cm) long blade. It weighs 560g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Vintage Deer’s Foot Hunting Knife with Leather Sheath by W Clauberg Solingen Germany Here on offer is a nice example of a vintage Deer’s Foot hunting knife by W CLAUBERG, Solingen, Germany. The hilt is made from a large Deer’s foot/hoof that has been pinned together at the tip. It shows some slight loss of fur to the grip where the leather-retaining strap rests. Please see my pictures. A ribbed polished nickel ferrule connects the hoof to the blade. The single edged blade retains all of its mirror finish and cross graining, with just some very slight surface scratches. On the front it has the makers name and details: W CLAUBERG EST. 1810 SOLINGEN GERMANY On the reverse of the blade is: /001 The brown leather scabbard has a ribbed metal tip, a belt loop and retaining strap and press catch at the top. The knife is in excellent unused condition and the grip fits the hand very well. The blade measures 3.6” (9cm) long and the knife is 9.6” (24.5cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 10.25” (26cm) long. It weighs 103g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Vintage Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Commando Knife by REGINALD COOPER Here on offer is a Post War Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Commando Knife made by R. COOPER, Sheffield, England. I picked this knife up in Cornwall from an old gent who claimed an ex Royal Marine had sold it to him along with other badges and his beret. I can’t accurately date this knife but know that examples of Reginald Cooper (R.COOPER) FS knives go back to the 1950’s. These Post WW2 knives are not of the highest quality, like a Wilkinson. The crossguard has rough edges and the top nut shows the grinding marks where the tang was simply ground off and not peened over. There are also large gaps between the blade and where it passes through the guard. On a positive note, the blade is not badly ground or finished and seems to maintain a sharp edge and point. The knife has certainly seen some service and the previous owner has taken the time to cover and glue the grip in battlefield olive green twine, to totally blend in with its modified Military camouflage webbing/canvas scabbard. This type has the painted black ribbed handle (under the twine) and blued blade finish. The modified grip is in great condition with not cuts or damage to the twine. The crossguard has some slight loss of the black finish, and on the top surface on one side, is stamped with the maker’s details: R. COOPER SHEFFIELD ENGLAND Sadly the blued blade has some rust pitting to both surfaces as shown in my photos. It still retains its original sharp edges and point with minimal sharpening during its life. The camouflage webbing/canvas scabbard seems to be a cut down version of a small army machete scabbard? The knife fits perfectly length wise, but is not snug at the top and slides, side to side. It can be drawn without unfastening the strap fastener, so possibly more of a boot type scabbard? A really interesting knife that I am sure has seen some action in its life and it has a beautiful balance to it and a tactile “feel” to the grip. The blade measures 7” (17.6cm) and the knife itself 11.6” (29.6cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 13.1” (33.3cm) long. It weighs 290g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Vintage Hand Carved Bone “Wolf’s Head” Inuit (Eskimo) Knife with Bone Sheath Here on offer is a vintage hand carved bone Inuit (Eskimo) knife with bone sheath. The handle of the knife is made from one piece of smooth bone, the top of which has been painted black and then has been carved into a wolf’s head with its mouth open, showing its fanged teeth. The single edged curved tipped steel blade is in mint condition and fits snuggly into the bone sheath. It is very sharp! The smooth bone sheath has a solid top section that has been attached (brass pinned) to the lower curved section that has been made from to slabs of bone. The top has been painted black then skilfully carved with images of a reindeer and a wolf running below a mountain range. The top of the sheath has a leather strap and a twisted leather cord looped through a hole at the back to hang or carry the knife. The whole knife is in excellent condition and is a high quality example of these types of Inuit knives. The blade measures 3.5” (9.7cm) and the knife itself 7.9” (20cm) long. Inserted in the sheath it measures 10” (25.3cm) long. It weighs 93g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Vintage Hand Made Wooden Wall Plaque for the British Military Intelligence Corps 50th Anniversary 1977 Here on offer is one of three quality hand made vintage wooden wall plaques that I acquired, which relate to the British Military Intelligence Corps 50th Anniversary in 1977. This hand painted example has the Intelligence Corps badge set on a central shield with a large gold ‘V’ in the background and on a wooden ribbon below it the years: 1947 . 1967 . 1977 The reverse has a hole to allow it to be hung from a wall and the words: Made in Great Britain The plaque measures 6.9” (17.5cm) high and 5.9” (15cm) wide at the top. It weighs 230g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Vintage Hand Made Wooden Wall Plaque for the British Military Intelligence Corps – Prince of Wales - Number 90 Half Company Here on offer is one of three quality hand made vintage wooden wall plaques that I acquired, which I believe relate to the British Military Intelligence Corps. This hand painted example has a raised shield with the Prince of Wales feathers, Fleur De Lis above two crossed rifles and the number ‘90’. Below the shield are the words: NUMBER 90 HALF COMPANY I have no idea what unit this refers too, but as all the shields came together, I can only assume it relates to the Intelligence Corps? If anybody knows its origins, any information would be gratefully received. The reverse has a hole to allow it to be hung from a wall and the words: Made in Great Britain The plaque measures 6.9” (17.5cm) high and 5.9” (15cm) wide at the top. It weighs 223g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Vintage Hand Made Wooden Wall Plaque for the British Military Intelligence Corps, circa 1980 Here on offer is one of three quality hand made vintage wooden wall plaques that I acquired, which all I believe relate to the British Military Intelligence Corps, circa 1980. This hand painted example has the Intelligence Corps badge set on a central shield with the motto, on a wooden ribbon below it: Manui Dat Cognitio Vires (Knowledge gives strength to the arm) The reverse has a hole to allow it to be hung from a wall and the words: Made in Great Britain The plaque measures 6.6” (17cm) high and 5.9” (15cm) wide at the top. It weighs 180g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Vintage Horse Head Puukko Knife with Ornate Leather and Brass Sheath made by Iisakki Järvenpää Oy of Kauhava, Finland Here on offer is an excellent example of a vintage horse head Puukko knife made by the famous Iisakki Järvenpää Incorporated Company of Kauhava, Finland. This is a decorative version of the traditional Finnish Puukko general-purpose belt knife. The Puukko is a Finnish knife and the name lends itself to the Finnish word “puukotta,” which means “to stab/knife.” The prefix, “puu” means “wood” in Finnish. The design of the Puukko is attributed to the indigenous Sami people, who created several knives to use for day to day tasks; the Puukko was the smaller option, used to skin fish or animals. Although historical records vary, the Puukko dates back about 1000 years. Both men and women carried (and carry) Puukkos, although the sizes change depending on the person, as the Puukko handle is meant to fit the hand size of the user. This early vintage example is a decorative version and has a gilt brass horse head pommel. The grip is made from multiple ring sections of birch bark that have been sanded smooth and finished in a clear lacquer. The large ferrule is also made from gilt brass and all the gilt fittings show some loss of gilt to the finish. The polished steel blade has a single curved cutting edge, a fuller on both surfaces, a solid hidden tang and a flat spine. It shows some signs of sharpening and greying to the finish on the blade that would probably polish up bright. On the front of the blade you can still just make out the etched makers’ name, which reads as: Iisakki Järvenpää Oy Made in Finland The ornate brown leather sheath shows some beautiful tooled work to the front of the leather. The decorative upper and lower metal fitting are made from gilt brass which shows signs of loss to the gilt. The reverse of the upper fitting also has a swivel loop fitted where a chain and belt hook would have been fitted to allow it to be worn. Iisakki Järvenpää (Isaac Riverhead in English) is known as one of the worlds most famous knife makers. He began his career at Kauhava Puukkotehdas in 1899. (Puukkotehdas translated means knife factory). The factory was founded in 1898 and made knives until 1939. He was employed as a production manager and worked at the factory up until 1904. Iisakki was born in Kauhava parish in 1859 and by the age of 20 had begun knife making. From the beginning, he used bark on the handle and after a few years 1881, he began to make his own blades. A year after that he and several others began to etch the blades with manufacturer’s name and place of manufacture, Kauhava, Finland. Iisakki Järvenpää Oy was purchased in June 2013 by three South Ostrobothnian entrepreneurs, Pekka Pollari, Jarkko Haukkala and Hannu Pennala. The aim was to develop and maintain Finnish knife manufacturing and crafts. The knife is an excellent example of an early vinatge horse head knife and would make a great addition to any vintage knife collection. The knife itself measures 7.75” (19.7cm) long and has a 3.9” (9.8cm) blade. It weighs 80g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Vintage Italian MARES RAPALLO Divers Knife with Sheath and Strap Here on offer is a fine example of a vintage Italian MARES RAPALLO Divers Knife with its original sheath and strap. I think this example dates back to the 1970’s and the knife comes in excellent condition. The grip, crossguard and pommel are made as a one-piece hard black plastic handle, with a loop at the top so a lanyard can be attached. The double edged blade is made of a high quality stainless steel and is stamped with the details: PATENT INOX MADE IN ITALY The top edge has a serrated finish and there is a bottle opener slot, cut in the lower edge near the ricasso. The cutting edge shows some signs of light sharpening but is in excellent overall condition. The hard black plastic sheath is in great condition apart from a age slight split at the top where the ‘C’ shaped grip retainer clips over the handle. The retaining clip still works and holds the knife in place in the sheath. It also still has one of the long leg straps currently fitted to the bottom section. The blade measures 5.9” (15cm) and the knife itself is 11.25” (28.5cm) long. It weighs 300g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Vintage Javanese Solid Silver Miniature Kris Dagger Letter Opener with Engraved Blade and Horn Grip Here on offer is vintage Javanese solid silver miniature Kris dagger letter opener with engraved blade and horn grip. This is a fine example of this style of letter opener and is unusual in that it has a blond coloured carved horn grip and nicely engraved blade. There are no silver markings on the blade but it test positive for 800-grade silver. It measures 6.5” (16.5cm) long and weighs 25g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Vintage Large Glass Ashtray and Stand for the 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Here on offer is a Vintage Large Glass Ashtray and Stand for the now disbanded 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards. The 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment of the British Army formed in 1922 and served in WW2. However following the reduction of forces at the end of the Cold War and proposals contained in the Options for Change paper, the regiment was amalgamated with the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, to form the new Royal Dragoon Guards in 1992. The large clear glass ashtray has a lovely serrated edge pattern and it fits snugly onto a black solid plastic base that has the raised image of the Royal Dragoon Guards emblem/badge in colour and the raised words, painted in gold below it: 4TH/7TH ROYAL DRAGOON GUARDS On the base it has the makers label: THERMOPLASTICS VLAARDINGEN (of Holland) This is a great display piece, that will make a great addition to any Royal Dragoon Guards collection. The glass ashtray measures 7” (17.8cm) diameter and weighs a heavy 935g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Vintage RAF Small Arms Association Gilt Medal for 1st Place in Long Range Shooting Championship SR (b) Class 1962 Here on offer is a vintage Royal Air Force (RAF) Small Arms Association, large gilt medal for achieving 1st Place in the Long Range Shooting Championship for the SR (b) Class in 1962. My understanding of the definition of the class SR (b) is as defined below: Pre 1955 Service Rifle Classes SR (a) – Service Rifle Class A A service rifle as issued by any government and used without any unauthorised alterations or additions. Sling: an as issued sling. Gloves: no padded shooting gloves are allowed Back sight: a back sight as issued must be used. The wind-gauge if any must be set centrally. Foresight: a blade foresight, which may be undercut. Wind: must be allowed for by aiming off. Sights: may be blackened, but nothing maybe affixed for shading of them. Trigger pull: minimum of 5lbs. SR (b) – Service Rifle Class B Any rifle as defined for SR (a) except that:- (a) The sling may be used as an aid for steadying the rifle. The sling must be attached to the rifle at no more than two points; it must not exceed 2 inches in width or ¼ inch in thickness. The sling may be placed round one arm and/or wrist but not round any other part of the body. (b) The wind-gauge if any may be adjusted and used. (c) An additional aperture back sight may be affixed and used. (d) No padded shooting gloves are allowed The medal itself is in excellent condition with just some slight wear to the bright gilt finish along the right hand edge. It measures 1.75” (4.4cm) diameter and weighs 46.3g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
Vintage Spear Pointed Hunting Knife with Leather Sheath by IMCO Solingen Germany Here on offer is a stunning example of a spear pointed hunting dagger with stag horn grips, by IMCO Solingen, Germany. The hilt is made from solid cast and polished aluminium, which has two lovely slabs of stag horn, inlaid and pinned into the grip. The crossguard has hand finished acorn shaped points. The long spear pointed blade retains all of its mirror finish and has a very sharp double cutting edge. It has the makers name and details on the blade: IMCO SOLINGEN GERMANY 34 The brown leather scabbard has a ribbed metal tip, a belt loop and retaining strap and press catch at the top. The knife is in excellent/mint unused condition and is just a beautifully balanced knife to hold. The blade measures 6” (15.3cm) long and the knife is 10.25” (26.2cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 11” (28cm) long It weighs 175g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Vintage “Bend to Cock” Double-Barrelled Cork Firing Toy Shotgun – Made in Japan Here on offer is a great vintage “bend to cock” double-barrelled cork firing Toy Shotgun, from the 1950’s or 60’s. The main body of the gun is made from pressed metal that has some a raised scroll work design on the sides. The metal has been painted black at some point in its life and shows some light corrosion under the paint. The stock is made from a hard brown plastic that has a wooden grain finish and knurled sides, to make it look like a wooden stock. The “bend to cock” mechanism still works but is showing signs of wear to the metal loops that the spring pins pull against. Both barrels fire, by pulling the single trigger, one fires before the other, just like a real shotgun. There are no “corks with string” supplied with the gun and it is sold really as a toy collector’s piece ideally for display only as the mechanism is fragile. It a great nostalgic toy that reminds me of my youth, when cork and pellet firing toy guns where all the rage! I can’t find a makers name on the gun, but does look very similar to a VICTOR RIFLE 201 toy gun. It does have MADE IN JAPAN stamped on the trigger guard. It measures 21” (53.3cm) long and weighs 230g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Willow Art Crested China WW1 British Tank – Mark 1 – Weston-Super-Mare - c1916 Here on offer is a lovely Willow Art China model of a WW1 British Tank made in 1916. I think this is a model of the first British Tank that was made, the Mark 1. The Mark 1 was armed with two 6 pounder guns and three .303 Hotchkiss machine guns and were called “Male" tanks; those with four Vickers machine guns and one Hotchkiss, were called "Female”. To aid steering, a pair of large wheels were added behind the tank. These were not as effective as hoped and were subsequently dropped. On the top of this model is a beautiful colourful crest transfer image of the shield for the City of: WESTON-SUPER-MARE Also on the top it has the following words printed: MODEL OF BRITISH “TANK” On the base is the printed makers mark for: WILLOW ART CHINA LONGTON Also there is a REG No 658588, which dates it to 1916 to 1917. The British Tank model is in excellent condition, no chips or cracks, just some very minor loss of gilt to the edges of the tracks. A great piece of Antique Willow Art China, which can only increase in value. The model measures 5” (12.8cm) long by 2.75” (7.1cm) wide. It weighs 135g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Wooden Barrel Match Holder made from the Decking of R.M.S. MAURETANIA Here on offer is a genuine piece of the wooden decking from the: R.M.S. MAURETANIA made into a ribbed barrel shaped match holder. The beautifully made barrel measures 4.5cm (1.75“) diameter by 5.5cm (2.2”) high. It has a quality brass plaque pinned to the front, which reads: FROM THE DECKING OF THE MAURETANIA THE OLD LADY OF THE ATLANTIC Some history relating to this great ship follows: The ocean liner, Mauretania left Liverpool on her maiden voyage on 16 November 1907 under the command of her first captain, John Pritchard and later that month captured the record for the fastest eastbound crossing of the Atlantic with an average speed of 23.69 knots (43.87 km/h). In September 1909, the Mauretania captured the Blue Riband for the fastest westbound crossing—a record that was to stand for more than two decades. In December 1910 Mauretania broke loose from her moorings while in the River Mersey and sustained damage that caused the cancellation of her special speedy Christmas voyage to New York. In a quick change of events Cunard rescheduled Mauretania's voyage for Lusitania under the command of captain James Charles which had just returned from New York. Lusitania herself completed Christmas crossings for her sister, carrying revellers back to New York. In 1912 both King George and Queen Mary were given a special tour of Mauretania, then Britain's fastest merchant vessel, adding further distinction to the ship's reputation. On 26 January 1914, while Mauretania was in the middle of annual refit in Liverpool, four men were killed and six injured when a gas cylinder exploded while they were working on one of her steam turbines. The damage was minimal and she returned to service two months later. World War I Shortly after Great Britain declared war on Germany on 4 August 1914, Mauretania and Aquitania were requested by the British government to become armed merchant cruisers, but their huge size and massive fuel consumption made them unsuitable for the duty; and they resumed their civilian service on 11 August. Later, due to lack of passengers crossing the Atlantic, Mauretania was laid up in Liverpool until May 1915, when her sister ship Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat. Mauretania was about to fill the void left by Lusitania, but she was ordered by the British government to serve as a troopship to carry British troops during the Gallipoli campaign. She avoided becoming prey for German U-boats because of her high speed and the seamanship of her crew. As a troopship, Mauretania received dazzle camouflage, a form of abstract colour scheming, in an effort to confuse enemy ships. When combined forces from the British empire and France began to suffer heavy casualties, Mauretania was ordered to serve as a hospital ship, along with her fellow Cunarder Aquitania and White Star's Britannic, in order to treat the wounded until 25 January 1916. Seven months later, Mauretania once again became a troop ship when requisitioned by the Canadian government to carry Canadian troops from Halifax to Liverpool. Her war duty was not yet over when the United States declared war on Germany in 1917, and she carried thousands of American troops, the ship was known by the Admiralty as HMS Tuberose until the end of the war, but the vessel's name was never changed by Cunard. The dazzle painting was not used when Mauretania served as a hospital ship. In medical service the vessel was painted white with large medical cross emblems surrounding the vessel. Post-war career Mauretania returned to civilian service on 21 September 1919. Her busy sailing schedule prevented her from having an extensive overhaul scheduled in 1920. However, in 1921 Cunard Line removed her from service when fire broke out on E deck and decided to give her a much needed overhaul. She returned to the Tyne shipyard of her birth, where her boilers were converted to oil firing, and returned to service in March 1922. Cunard noticed that Mauretania struggled to maintain her regular Atlantic service speed. Although the ship's service speed had improved and it now burned only 750 short tons (680 t) of oil per 24 hours, compared to 1,000 short tons (910 t) of coal previously, it was not operating at her pre-war service speeds. On one crossing in 1922 the ship managed an average speed of only nineteen knots. Cunard decided that the ship's once revolutionary turbines were in desperate need of an overhaul. In 1923, a major re-fitting was begun in Southampton. The Mauretania's turbines were dismantled. Halfway through the overhaul, the shipyard workers went on strike and the work was halted, so Cunard had the ship towed to Cherbourg, France where the work was completed at another shipyard. In May 1924, the ship returned to Atlantic service. In 1928 Mauretania was modernised with new interior design and in the next year her speed record was broken by a German liner, the Bremen, with a speed of 28 knots (52 km/h). On 27 August, Cunard permitted the former ocean greyhound to have one final attempt to recapture the record from the newer German liner. She was taken out of service and her engines were modified to produce more power to give a higher service speed; however, this was still not enough. The Bremen simply represented a new generation of ocean liners that were far more powerful and technologically advanced than the aging Cunard liner. Even though Mauretania did not beat her German rival, the ship beat her own speed records both eastbound and westbound. In 1929 Mauretania collided with a train ferry near Robbins Reef Light. No one was killed or injured and her damage was quickly repaired. In 1930, with a combination of the Great Depression and newer competitors on the Atlantic run, Mauretania became a dedicated cruise ship. When Cunard Line merged with White Star Line in 1934, Mauretania, along with Olympic, Majestic and other aging ocean liners, were deemed surplus to requirements and withdrawn from service. Retirement Cunard withdrew Mauretania from service following a final eastward crossing from New York to Southampton in September 1934. The voyage was made at an average speed of 24 knots, equalling the original contractual stipulation for her mail subsidy. She was then laid up at Southampton alongside the former White Star Line flagship Olympic, her twenty-eight years of service at a close. In May 1935 her furnishings and fittings were put up for auction and of the 1st of July that year she departed Southampton for the last time to T.W Wards shipbreakers at Rosyth. One of her former captains, the retired commodore Sir Arthur Rostron, captain of the RMS Carpathia during the RMS Titanic rescue, came to see her on her final departure from Southampton. Rostron refused to go aboard Mauretania before her final journey, stating that he preferred to remember the ship as she was when he commanded her. En route to Rosyth Mauretania stopped at her birthplace the Tyne for half an hour, where she drew crowds of sightseers and was boarded by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle. The mayor bid her farewell from the people of Newcastle, and her last captain, A.T. Brown, then resumed his course for Rosyth. With masts cut down to fit, the ship passed under the Forth Bridge and was delivered to the breakers. In order to prevent a rival company using the name and to keep it available for a future Cunard White Star liner, arrangements were made for the Red Funnel Paddle Steamer Queen to be renamed Mauretania in the interim. The demise of the beloved Mauretania was protested by many of her loyal passengers, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt who wrote a private letter arguing against the scrapping. Legacy Some of the furnishings from the Mauretania were installed in a bar/restaurant complex in Bristol called the Mauretania Bar (now Java Bristol), situated in Park Street. The lounge bar was panelled with mahogany, which came from her first class library. The neon sign on the south wall still advertises the "Mauretania," and her bow lettering was used above the entrance. Additionally, fittings from the first class reading-writing room have been incorporated into the board room at Pinewood Studios, west of London. The oak panelled interior of The Oak Bar in Dame Street in Dublin, Ireland was originally fitted on the Mauretania. Maple panelling from one of the staterooms can be found in the Nont Sarahs Pub, New Hey Road (A640), Scammonden, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. The barrel is in excellent condition, no cracks or splits to the wood. A great piece of English Shipping memorabilia! Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Worn Example of an Original German Hitler Youth Knife by Anton Wingen, Jr, Solingen, 1941 Here on offer is a well used original Hitler Youth Knife by Anton Wingen, Jr, Solingen, 1941. Although this is a very worn knife, I am impressed how solid it still is and how it has been maintained during its existence. The nickel-plated hilt fittings are solid, no cracks but show some loss of plating and tarnishing. The Bakelite grip plates are in perfect condition and are still held in place by the two original nickel rivets. The HJ diamond emblem retains all its enamel but has lost some of the gilt to the centre and the edges. It still fits tightly into the grip. The blade shows signs of being surface ground all over and the edge has been sharped many times during its life. If it ever had a blade motto, that has been removed with the grinding. It is the thicker blade version with a stepped ricasso and it has the makers RZM details on one side that are: M7/51/41 M7/51 refers to Anton Wingen, Jr and 41 to the year of manufacture being 1941. The original thick leather buffer pad is still in place. The steel scabbard has lost all its original paint and shows light pitting marks over the surface. The scabbard liners are still in place and hold the knife firmly in place. The original leather belt loop hanger and strap has long since gone and appears to have been replaced a long time ago, with a section of thick leather belt that is strongly held in place by replacement rivets. The simple top loop has been made by just folding over a section of the belt and securing the loop in place with a rivet. Clearly this knife has seen better days but it has seen a lot of use during its life and the previous owner has taken the time to repair the strap to continue to use it. Actually, if the scabbard were to be repainted, the knife would display very well in its scabbard. The blade measures 5.4” (13.8cm) long and the knife is 9.75” (24.7cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 10” (25.4cm) long. It weighs 310g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 (Brighton) Crested China Model of the British Submarine E1 made by Savoy China Here on offer is an excellent example of a crested china model of the WW1 British Submarine E1 by Savoy China. The left hand side has the colour transfer crest for the English city of Brighton and the submarine id code of E1 painted on the front nose. On the right hand side it has the following wording printed in black letters: “COMMANDER NOEL LAURENCE” LARGE GERMAN TRANSPORT SUNK JULY 30 1915. GERMAN CRUISER MOLTIKE TORPEDOED AUG 19 1915. Some history about the British WW1 Submarine E1: E1 was launched on the 9th November 1912, and commissioned on the 6th May 1913. When war broke out, she was attached to the 8th Flotilla at Harwich, and on the 15th October 1914, she sailed from Harwich with E9 and E11 with orders to make their way to the Baltic to find and attack German warships. In company with her sister-boat, she scouted the entrance to the Baltic Sea as a prelude to sending a submarine force to penetrate the German defences and operate in the Baltic. E1 was the first submarine of a class of fifty seven submarines which formed the backbone of the British submarine fleet throughout the First World War and of which twenty nine were lost. E1 was one of five boats to penetrate The Baltic when she damaged the German battle cruiser Moltke on 19 August 1915. E1 was eventually scuttled at Hesingfors to prevent her into falling into the hands of the Bolsheviks. In April 1918, German forces successfully intervened in the Finnish Civil War. This left the Royal Navy’s Baltic Sea Submarine force in an untenable position, so the majority of British submarines in the area, were scuttled to prevent their capture by the Germans. E1 was scuttled by her crew on 3rd April 1918 off Helsinki. • Laid Down. 14/02/1911 • Launched. 09/11/1911 • Completed. 06/05/1913 • Builder. Chatham Dockyard • Build Group. E1 • Length. 181 ft. • Diving Depth. 200 ft. • Speed. 15.25 Knots • Complement. 30 • Fate. Scuttled 03/04/1918 On the base of the model is the printed Crowned makers mark for: BR & Co STOKE on TRENT ENGLAND SAVOY CHINA The Submarine model is in excellent/near mint condition, no chips or cracks. Both turrets are in place and till retains some of their gilt finish to their tops. A great piece of Antique WW1 Savoy China, which can only increase in value. The model measures 6” (15.1cm) long and weighs 36g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 (LONDON) Crested Ware China Model of German 15cm Artillery Shell “Jack Johnson” by Arcadian China Here on offer is a fine example of a WW1 (LONDON) Crested Ware China Model of German 15cm Artillery Shell, “Jack Johnson” by Arcadian China. On the front of the shell is the coloured crest for LONDON and on the reverse are the words JACK JOHNSON. My understanding is that ‘Jack Johnson’ was a British nickname used to describe the impact of the heavy German 15cm artillery shell that was black in colour. Jack Johnson was a famous black African American World heavyweight-boxing champion who held the title from 1908 to 1915. On the base you can just make out the makers name, Arcadian China, who where famous for making Crested Ware China models. This is a great piece of antique WW1 Arcadian China, which is in excellent undamaged condition. The model measures 3.6” (9.2cm) high by 1.25” (3.2cm diameter and weighs 28g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 (RFC) Royal Flying Corps Gilt Cap Badge Sweetheart Brooch Here on offer is an excellent example of a WW1 (RFC) Royal Flying Corps, gilt cap badge sweetheart brooch. I believe this brooch started life as an RFC Cap Badge, but the rear fixing lugs have been removed and a “C” clasp and long pin professionally fitted in their place, so it could act as a brooch. The RFC pilots loved giving these to their ladies as love tokens, at a time when the pilot’s life could end with the next mission. The brooch itself is in excellent condition, still retaining its gilt finish and all it’s original crisp detail. It measures 1.2” (3cm) wide by 1.4” (3.4cm) high. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 1914 Half Sovereign Mounted In English Hallmarked Gold Pendant “Key” Setting Here on offer is a fine quality 22ct half sovereign coin dated 1914 at the start of WW1, that has been professionally mounted in an ornate English Hallmarked 9ct gold Pendant “Key” setting. The lady I bought it from stated that her father, a British Solider in the Royal engineers, had bought the half sovereign for her mother the week before he went away to fight in France at the beginning of WW1. He apparently wanted her to have some gold, as a financial backup should he not return! Luckily he survived the war and they kept the coin safely locked away until he passed away in the late 1970’s. The lady then had the Key Pendant made to hold the coin so it could be worn as a pendant. Sadly there is no one to pass the Key onto so she felt it was time to let someone else enjoy owning it! The Half Sovereign is in excellent ‘fine’ condition and has been fixed in place by four flat claws that have not damaged the coin in anyway. The coin is mounted into a solid 9ct gold ornately pierced heart that has a suspension loop on the top to allow a chain to be fitted. The loop has a full set of English gold hallmarks and a maker’s mark stamped on the reverse, albeit they are very small. The maker’s initials are set in a diamond lozenge and appear to be: J.H.L I can find a reference to the initials but the maker hasn’t been identified as yet? There is also a full set of English Gold hallmarks, the leopards head for the assay office of LONDON, The CROWN and 375 for 9-carat gold and a gothic date letter \'C\' for the year it was assayed, being 1977. The circular hollow Key arm is attached to the heart and the teeth of the Key are formed with another heart in the middle. The Key Pendant is just in mint undamaged condition and is a truly quality piece of hallmarked English Gold, with an antique Half Sovereign from the WW1 period. The Pendant measures 2.3” (5.9cm) long by 1.1” (2.7cm) wide across the heart. It weighs 11.2g, so about 4g of 22ct gold (half sovereign) and 7.2g of 9ct gold. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin & Letter that Relate to TWO BUTLER Brothers – D BUTLER 2nd Batt Royal Fusiliers & 8th Batt King’s Royal Rifle Corps Casualty - L.G. BUTLER Here on offer is a genuine and unusual WW1 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin that relates to what appears to be two “BUTLER” brothers, who where both on the front line during WW1. The tin itself has the details of a D BUTLER scratched into the inside lid, along with the list of WW1 battles he took part in. This reads as: D mr BUTLER 1097 2nd Batt London Reg Royal Fusiliers Battles Epinet, Armontiers, Dec 1914 ET Ypres 1915 It appears that D BUTLER survived WW1 as there isn’t any reference to him on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission database. I am sure some real research into is military service records would help confirm the battles he took part in and what happened to him post WW1? There is a real treasure inside the tin, which is a genuine hand written letter from, I assume, his brother, L.G. BUTLER to a female relative, possibly his sister or sister-in-law? The pencil written letter to a lady called Ethel, is headed, L.G. Butler 31610 and is dated 29th January 1917. By checking his name and service number at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, I now know that this is Lionel George Butler, who served with the 8th Battalion King\'s Royal Rifle Corps and who was sadly killed on the 3rd May 1917, aged 37. In the letter he writes how cold it is and that he doesn’t enjoy outdoor living or indeed France! Also mentioned is the birth of a baby girl to Ethel that he hopes to see on his return, but sadly that was not to be. Fascinatingly he writes that he had a near miss, while eating “bread and jam” in the trenches, being grazed by a bullet to his head! Both of these men warrant further research into their military service, which will just add to this unique set of WW1 memorabilia. The Princess Mary Christmas Tin “gift box” was a brass or silver tin containing a number of gifts that was intended to be distributed to all members of the armed forces of the British Empire on Christmas day 1914, during World War I. This gilt brass example comes in excellent but used condition with one small dent on a bottom corner and light surface wear, the hinge is in full working order. It retains all its fine detail to the lid and some of its original gilt finish. The surface of the lid depicts the head of Princess Mary in the centre, surrounded by a laurel wreath and flanked on either side by the \'M\' monogram. At the top, a decorative cartouche contains the words \'Imperium Britannicum\' with a sword and scabbard either side. On the lower edge, another cartouche contains the words \'Christmas 1914\', which is flanked by the bows of battleships forging through a heavy sea. In the corners, small roundels house the names of the Allies: Belgium, Japan, Montenegro and Servia; France and Russia are at the edges, each superimposed on three furled flags or standards. Originally, the standard tins contained a packet of cigarettes and a packet of pipe tobacco, together with a Christmas 1914 card and a photo of Princess Mary in an envelope, but there were several variations in contents including a bar of chocolate, sweets, or packets of spices (for Indian troops); and a pad of paper and a silver tipped “bullet” pencil for officers, and sometimes another card with a Christmas message and photos of King & Queen. Included with the tin is a printed and folded certificate from the CWGC site for Rifleman Lionel George BUTLER, remembered with honour at the ARRAS MEMORIAL in Bay 7. Also included is a printout of the documents showing he was entitled to the British War and Victory medals. This is the only Christmas Tin that I have had the pleasure to own with the details of the solider who owned, it engraved with it. With the poignant letter from his brother enclosed, it makes a unique collection of WW1 memorabilia that relates to the BUTLER family. The tin measures 13cm wide, 8.5cm high and 3cm deep, weighing 136g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thank you for taking the time to look.
WW1 American Remington Arms Cartridge Case Bullet Knife dated 1918 Here on offer is a WW1 American Remington Arms Cartridge Case, Bullet Knife, dated 1918 The nickel silver bullet top has been fitted with a short plated single edged knife blade, that is 1.6” (4cm) long. It is in mint condition and still retains its sharp cutting edge. The knife fits into the top of the cartridge and can moves slightly, but is stopped from pushing all the way into the case, by a rim on the bullet. The cartridge case is the larger American .30 calibre type made by Remington Arms in 1918. It has the following markings on the bottom: R A 18 From research the R A refers to Remington Arms and the 18 refers to the year of manufacturer, 1918. A great piece of WW1 Trench Art that is in excellent/near mint condition. The bullet knife and case measures 3.4” (8.7cm) long and weighs 28.3g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country. Thanks for taking the time to look.
WW1 Arcadian China ZEPPELIN with the Crest of Northampton Here on offer is a mint condition Arcadian China model of a WW1 Zeppelin. On the front is a beautiful colourful crest transfer image of the shield for the City of: NORTHAMPTON The transfer has been hand painted in certain areas and is in undamaged condition. On the base is the printed makers mark: ARCADIAN CHINA with the maker’s crown toped crest that reads: A & S STOKE ON TRENT I believe A & S stands for Arkinstall & Sons Ltd of Stoke On Trent, England, who made Arcadian China between 1906 and 1924. The Zeppelin model is in mint condition, no chips or cracks and all its gilt finish/edging in place. The model measures 5.25” (13.4cm) long by 2.25” (5.7cm) high. It weighs 88g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW1 Army Trench Whistle “THE METROPOLITAN” by J Hudson & Co. of Birmingham with Long Chain Lanyard Here on offer is a WW1 Army Trench Whistle, “THE METROPOLITAN” by J Hudson & Co of Birmingham, still with its long metal chain lanyard. The nickel silver metal whistle is in excellent undamaged and full working condition. The front is stamped with the maker’s name and the British Military “Crows Foot Mark”: THE METROPOLITAN J.HUDSON & Co. BARR ST. HOCKLEY BIRMINGHAM Attached to the ring is long metal chain lanyard loop that would allow the whistle to be worn around the Officer’s neck. The metal shows some tarnishing and the strap has some age wear, but no splits or repairs. The whistle measures 3.3” (8.4cm) long to the top of the ring and 0.7” (1.7cm) diameter. The metal lanyard measures 39.5” (104cm) long, end to end. It weighs 83g with the chain. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 Australian Brass Trench Art Slouch Hat - Pont Noyelles Somme – 23/09/1918 Here on offer is a large example of an Australian WW1 Brass Trench Art Slouch Hat, with an inscription from a WW1 Battle at Pont-Noyelles, 23rd September 1918. Pont-Noyelles is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. I can’t find any specific reference to a recorded battle at Pont-Noyelles but in late September/early October, one of the epic battles of the whole war (Second Battle of the Somme) was the breach of the Hindenburg Line (the Battle of St. Quentin Canal) by British, Australian and American troops (under the command of Australian General John Monash ). Soon after, the Canadians breached the Hindenburg Line at the Battle of Cambrai. The conical section of the hat has some ordinance marks stamped near the fold in the hat that are: V.S.M. 80M Mk IV These markings relate to a WW1 British FUSE which has been skilfully reworked to form the dome of the hat. The flat portion of the hat is also made from a WW1 brass shell case that has been soldered onto the Fuse. The upper rim has some hand chiselled work to provide a patterned edge and the underneath is lightly hand engraved with: Souvenir of Pont Noyelles 23/9/18 On the fold of the hat is an Australian Commonwealth Military Forces brass cap badge, that has been skilfully attached. It measures 4.75” (12cm) by 3.6” (9.2cm) and is 1.6” (4.2cm) high. It weighs 113g. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW1 Austrian Commemorative Medal 1914 – 1918 with Original Ribbon Here on offer is an original WW1 Austrian commemorative medal with its original ribbon. The Austrian Kreigserinnerungsmedaille (War Commemorative Medal) was created in 1932 for award to all who served in the First World War, including soldiers, civil servants and relief workers. In 1933 gilt crossed swords were added to the ribbons of medals awarded to those who served in combat, the wounded and former POWs. Those who were eligible for the medal and wished to have one had to purchase it for 10 Schillings (15 schillings for non-citizens). Of the money collected, 99.3% went to war victims and veterans relief, while the other .7% went to royalty payments to the designer, Edwin Grienauer, a prominent Austrian sculptor and WWI veteran. The front of the medal depicts an eagle perched on a shield bearing the coat of arms of the Austrian Republic. Below it are the words \"FÜR ÖSTERREICH\" (For Austria). On the back are the years “1914-1918” surrounded by an oak leaves. It hangs from a traditional Austrian Style trifold silk ribbon in the national colours of Austria. The ribbon ring goes through a barrel type suspension at the top of the medal. The reverse bears the name the designer, “GRIENAUER”, in small letters just inside the oak leaves near the bottom edge. These medals are made of a brass/copper alloy called Tombak. A total of 161,675 of them were issued between April 1933 and March 1938, when the Nazis marched into Austria and production stopped. This excellent example is without swords, so was issued to a non-combatant. It has an aged patina to the finish and some light staining on the ribbon. The full size medal is 36mm diameter. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 Bookrest made by Disabled Soldiers & Sailors - Lord Roberts Memorial Fund Here on offer is a lovely original WW1 dark mahogany wooden Bookrest made by disabled soldiers and sailors in the factory provided by the lord Roberts Memorial Fund. It has been very well made to a high standard considering many of these injured WW1 servicemen were missing limbs and eyes. There is no damage that I can see, just some old marks on the wood which has a beautiful rich dark patina. Underneath it still has its original brass label which states: MADE BY DISABLED SOLDIERS & SAILORS 122 BROMPTON RD S.W. " This address is recorded as the head office of the Lord Roberts Charity that ran the workshops. The idea for the Fund originated in December l908, when the Daily Telegraph celebrated its half centenary, by holding a dinner for 700 Crimean and Indian mutiny veterans in the Albert Hall. One of the guest speakers there was a much loved and highly decorated soldier, Lord Roberts VC. After paying tribute to the regiments in which they had served, he walked among the veterans and was distressed to learn that many of them were now living in poverty. Lord Roberts immediately launched an appeal to help them and within seven days £ll,500 had been raised, within twelve months£38,000 had been donated. (£1,500,000 today). The money which was raised, assisted over 800 ex-soldiers, many of whom were “Taken from the workhouse and enabled to end their lives in dignity and modest comfort.” The Fund was looked after by The Soldiers and Sailors Help Society and was intended to expire on the death of the last survivor of the Crimea and Mutiny campaigns. In June l9l4, the trustees of the Fund met for the last time. Lord Roberts was there, and later remarked to a colleague - Miss Acton, that he thought “ a European war was imminent and hoped the Society would expand greatly to deal with the casualties that were bound to come.” Sadly, five months later Lord Roberts' death was announced and Miss Action remembered his words, particularly as Britain was now at war with Germany. She reported her conversion with Roberts to her boss Lord Cheylesmore, the chairman of the Help Society. As a result The Lord Roberts Memorial Fund was launched and soon £500,000 was raised which enabled the first workshop for disabled soldiers to be opened in Fulham in l9l5. The bookrest is 11” (28cm) wide, 5” (12.7cm) high and 7.25” (18.4mm) deep. It weighs 626g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW1 Bookrest with Marquetry made by Disabled Soldiers & Sailors - Lord Roberts Memorial Fund Here on offer is a beautiful and original WW1 inlaid wooden Bookrest made by disabled soldiers and sailors in the factory provided by the lord Roberts Memorial Fund. It has been beautifully made and the detailing in the marquetry is of a high standard considering many of these injured WW1 servicemen were missing limbs and eyes. The seashell set in the light green oval is just stunning. There is a slight bit of wear to the outer edges of the rest and both the rear supports have splits in the wood, but are still fitted as solid as a rock! Underneath it still has its original brass label which states: MADE BY DISABLED SOLDIERS & SAILORS 122 BROMPTON RD S.W. This address is recorded as the head office of the Lord Roberts Charity that ran the workshops. The idea for the Fund originated in December l908, when the Daily Telegraph celebrated its half centenary, by holding a dinner for 700 Crimean and Indian mutiny veterans in the Albert Hall. One of the guest speakers there was a much loved and highly decorated soldier, Lord Roberts VC. After paying tribute to the regiments in which they had served, he walked among the veterans and was distressed to learn that many of them were now living in poverty. Lord Roberts immediately launched an appeal to help them and within seven days £ll,500 had been raised, within twelve months£38,000 had been donated. (£1,500,000 today). The money which was raised, assisted over 800 ex-soldiers, many of whom were “Taken from the workhouse and enabled to end their lives in dignity and modest comfort.” The Fund was looked after by The Soldiers and Sailors Help Society and was intended to expire on the death of the last survivor of the Crimea and Mutiny campaigns. In June l9l4, the trustees of the Fund met for the last time. Lord Roberts was there, and later remarked to a colleague - Miss Acton, that he thought “ a European war was imminent and hoped the Society would expand greatly to deal with the casualties that were bound to come.” Sadly, five months later Lord Roberts\' death was announced and Miss Action remembered his words, particularly as Britain was now at war with Germany. She reported her conversion with Roberts to her boss Lord Cheylesmore, the chairman of the Help Society. As a result The Lord Roberts Memorial Fund was launched and soon £500,000 was raised which enabled the first workshop for disabled soldiers to be opened in Fulham in l9l5. The bookrest is 12.75” (32.5cm) wide, 5” (12.7cm) high and 7.5” (19mm) deep. It weighs 455g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW1 Brass Pin Tray Depicting Three Allied Soldiers from Britain, France & Belgium by S & Co Here on offer is WW1 “Trench Art” Brass Pin/Coin Tray depicting the images of three allied soldiers in uniform, from Britain, France & Belgium. The tray itself is has some very slight edge distortion to its circular shape and a couple of tiny splits to the brass edge. The soldiers are shown in relief and show a rubbed finish from years of polishing. There is also a tiny hole above the central figure, where it has been wall mounted in its life. There is a maker’s mark impressed on the front, below the feet of the soldiers, which reads as: S & Co COPYRIGHT I can’t find any reference to this particular maker? The circular Tray measures 4.9” (12.5cm) diameter and 0.6” (1.4cm) high. It weighs 74g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 British Army Officers Full Hunter Pocket Compass by W.F.Holmes of Birmingham dated 1918 Here on offer is an excellent condition WW1 British Army Officers, full hunter pocket compass by W.F.Holmes of Birmingham. This example is a MK VI version and dates to 1918. The front of the case is stamped with the military arrow denoting War Department issue. Below that is the maker’s name: W.F.HOLMES BIRMINGHAM The model type: VI The unique serial number: 43173 and the year of manufacturer: 1918 The case itself is a Dennsion style and has a serial number stamped inside the top lid: M 155044 The polished full hunter nickel case is in excellent condition with just one tiny bruise on the back and some age usage wear to the edges. The bevelled glass crystal is in perfect condition and it protects the attractive jewelled bearing floating card dial, which has all the original dial markings in place. There is just some loss to the paint on the main North pointed arrow. It is in full working order with a strong hinge and working transit-locking mechanism. The Compass measures 1.75” (4.5cm) diameter excluding the stem and loop. It weighs 55g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Delivery Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 British Columbia Canadian Expeditionary Forces 1915 Bronze Badge with Lord’s Prayer Here on offer is a rare example of a WW1 British Columbia (BC), Canadian Expeditionary Forces 1915 Bronze Badge with the Lord’s Prayer on the reverse. The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) was the entire overseas force fielded by Canada during the First World War. Of the 630,000 Canadians who enlisted for military service, 424,000 went overseas as part of the CEF. The Canadian Corps that fought on the Western Front was the CEF’s largest formation and its principal combat element, but not its only one. Other units in the CEF served outside the Corps, including the Canadian Cavalry Brigade, forestry and railway units, and various medical hospitals. The bronze front depicts finely detailed relief images of cannon’s, swords, a horn, an anchor, a bulldog and rifles, as well as maple leaves. The top two leaves have the raised letters B C that I believe refers to British Columbia. Around the central disc are the words: CANADIAN EXPEDITIONARY FORCES 1915 The central disc seems to be of gilt brass and depicts a WW1 Canadian solider holding a rifle. On the reverse of the brass disc, in raised letters is printed the Lord’s Prayer, which you need an eyepiece to read! Also on the back is the original fixing pin and “C” clasp. The badge measures 1.4” (3.5cm) diameter and weighs 12g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 British Great War Veterans of America Bronze Wall Plaque 1914 to 1918 Here on offer is an unusual WW1 related circular cast bronze wall plaque for the British War Veterans of America. The centre has two raised shields; one depicts the American Flag and the other the British Flag. Around the shields inside a raised circle are the words, BRITISH GREAT WAR VETERNS OF AMERICA Then between the inner and outer raised circle are the words: