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Hampshire Regiment Officers Sword Later A Flying Ace The sword of Captain Bernard Paul Gascoigne Beanlands MC (9th September 1897 to 8th May 1919) a Canadian World War I flying ace credited with nine aerial victories. Bernard Paul Gascoigne Beanlands was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on 9 September 1897. He was the only surviving son of Canon Beanlands of Wickhurst Manor, Weald. His father was the rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria. Beanlands' mother was Laura Maud Hills. Both parents would predecease their son. Beanlands was educated at Oundle School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before joining the Hampshire Regiment in December 1914. In August 1914 he entered Sandhurst, leaving there in the following December, when he was gazetted to the 1st Hampshire Regiment. He went to France in January 1915 and fought through the second battle of Ypres. On 3 March 1916, Beanlands was promoted to lieutenant in the Hampshires. On 31 May 1916, he was forwarded as a second lieutenant to be a Flying Officer with the Royal Flying Corps. On 1 September 1916, he was promoted to temporary lieutenant while serving with the RFC. Five days later,whilst serving with 70 Squadron he scored his first aerial victory, killing aces Hans Rosencrantz and Wilhelm Fahlbusch in their reconnaissance two-seater. On 1 December 1916 he was appointed as Flight Commander, with a promotion to temporary captain. He transferred postings to 24 Squadron, where he scored eight more victories between 25 August 1917 and 18 March 1918. He was awarded the Military Cross in December 1917, which was gazetted 25 April 1918: "....He has brought down three enemy aeroplanes out of control and driven down several others over the enemy lines." During the German offensive of March 1918 he was seriously wounded (Flight magazine 11th April 1918) Upon his recovery was appointed Examining Wing Officer to the 18th Wing R.A.F. Beanlands survived the war, only to die in a flying accident at RAF Northolt on 8 May 1919. He is buried in the northwest corner of St. Nicholas Churchyard in Sevenoaks, Kent, Which was his father's home parish. The sword itself produced by Wilkinson sword and is in near perfect original condition. If you were only to own one 1897 pattern sword, you would struggle to find a better example. The hilt retains all of its original thick nickel plating with a well defined GRV cypher. All of the dark shagreen and silver twist wire is near pristine. The blade is etched "B.P.G.Beanlands 1st Bn Hampshire Regt 1914" One or two very minor blemishes to the blade, but one has to struggle to see them, and easily removed if desired. Blade number 47150 Blade length 32.5 inches. The original field service leather scabbard is complete and an excellent fit, with one or two small areas of loss. It has done its job admirably however, and has protected the blade extremely well. Sold with a file of digital research, including images of Beanlands in both his Hampshire and RAF uniforms, and a superb image of Beanlands with his bi-plane in 1916 on the playing fields at Oundle, where he went to inspire the pupils of his old school. Strictly over 18's only.
Captain Thomas Charles Valentine Graham
Second Lieutenant FREDERICK LAWRENCE PERCY SMITH 108 Squadron Second Lieutenant SMITH, FREDERICK LAWRENCE PERCY Died 09/11/1918 Aged 18 108th Sqdn. Royal Air Force Son of Frederick and Mrs. E. L. Smith, of 241, Vicarage Rd., Leyton, Essex.
1839 Sea Service Brown Bess with Lovell Catch Scarce bayonet, maker looks to be "Hill". Blade length 17 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
1st Anti-Aircraft Division Formation Patch An early example on blue/grey background.
Air Ministry Issue Dividers A very fine instrument, fully working. Dated 1936, with good clear stamps, manufactured by Moore and Wright (who are still in business!)
American Fighting Knife US Army Air Force Survival knife, sometimes called the V-44, As issued during WWII. Manufactured by CASE. Strictly over 18's only.
An Indian Pata Hilt Probably dating to the early 19th Century, produced from cast brass with pierced trelliswork decoration, shaped over the hand and fore-arm, the terminal formed as a mustachioed grotesque face, the mouth with protruding langets to accept a blade. the upper forearm set with a scorpion, a riveted wrist-mount, and tubular grip. Similar sold at Bonhams, Knightsbridge. April 2014.
British Military Firearms 1650-1850 By Howard L. Blackmore. Simply an essential reference.
Canterbury Volunteer Rifles Sword. An 1827 pattern sword retailed by Dolan&Co 97 St Martin's Lane, London. The exterior of this sword is superb, the chiselled decoration of the hilt is superb, with a beautiful plum patina. The scabbard has the same patina, with a areas of rust bloom which could easily be dealt with. Unsheathed the sword is also beautiful, but unfortunately there are some patches of pitting on the left hand side, the worst right on the spot where the Canterbury is etched. Other than that the blade is very good and solid. The unusual thing about this sword is that just below the pommel swords grip an etched dedication has been placed: "From G&H Potter to S.L.J Smith 1898." A wonderful research project for somebody. Strictly over 18's only.
Cartoonists at War By Frank E. Huggett A very good copy.
Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Buckle A vintage ERII example.
Czech M1924 Mauser Bayonet A very pleasing, likely unissued example, complete with its leather frog. Strictly over 18's only.
Flintlock Pocket Pistol By Joyner Cannon barrelled type, circa 1780. Barrel length 2.25 inches. Bore 0.25 inch. Walnut grip inlaid with silver wire decoration, most of which remains intact. A good strong action, crisp frizzen. Completely as found, untouched, but should clean up nicely. Pistol engraved "Joyner" to the left hand side plate, and "London" to the right. Strictly over 18's only.
General Service Telescope Occular Lens and Case As used by WWI Scout Regiment's. Hard to find on its own.
German WW1 1898 1st Pattern Quillback Bayonet A very fine German Model 1898 Bayonet (1st Type) Hard to find version produced with one piece grip, pre May 1902. Made by Simson&Co Suhl. Scarce steel scabbard. You'll search for a very long time to improve upon this one. Strictly over 18's Only.
Guns & Other Arms Edited by William Guthman.
Indian Police Officer's Sword An uncommon sword carried by British police officers whilst serving in India. Similar to the 1827 Rifle Officers pattern except that in place of the usual royal cypher in the guard, are the intertwined letters, "IP" (Indian Police). The hilt is nickel plated steel with shagreen grip bound with silver twistwire to the grip. The hilt also retains the original leather sword knot. No shagreen is missing, and the guard is in very pleasing condition, with only minor imperfections to the plate. The blade does not bear a retailer mark, but has "Made in England " etched to the spine. The blade is etched with the royal cypher GRI to one side, and India Police initials to the other. I would date this to the first quarter of the 20th Century The blade is very clean with only minor blemishes, absolutely no rust. Housed in its nickel plated dress scabbard, which is original to the sword and a perfect fit. All in all a very fine example of this hard to find colonial sword. Strictly over 18's only.
Land Transport Corps Sidearm A scarce Land Transport Corps Driver's Sword. 22 inch single edged blade with Kirschbaum maker's mark to one side and Ordnance inspection mark to the other. Brass Gladius style ribbed hilt. 28 inches overall. No scabbard (I have never seen an example with a genuine scabbard) Examples of this Crimean period sidearm are seldom found on the market today.
London Armoury Company Adams Revolver A good 54 bore Adams revolver, which retains a high amount of original blued finish. Marked LAC to the barrel by the proof marks. Unusual to find no retailers makings to the top strap. Serial number "36859" to the cylinder, with two more to the right hand side of the frame: "36839" and "21040". 4.5 inch barrel, 13 inches overall. Clean bore. Finely chequered walnut grip. The action is at fault, and will require attention, hence the price. Perfect for somebody willing to put in the work. Other than than an interesting and well kept example. More images available upon request. Strictly over 18's only.
No 5 Jungle Carbine Bayonet A very fine example, by Wilkinson Sword, which would be hard to upgrade. Strictly over 18's only.
Polish Armed Forces V Year Service Medal
Punal Dagger Punal dagger from the Philippines. These daggers are also known in the name of ‘Belt Kris’ and come in various sizes. This example measures inches 8.75 overall, with a blade length of 5.5 inches White metal mounts to the hilt and scabbard. A very attractive weapon.
Regimental Signallers Proficiency Trade Badge WW1 era original.
Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Badge A vintage ERII embroidered example. ***FREE POSTAGE***
Smith and Wesson Top Break Revolver First produced in 1881, and sold until 1913, with a total production of 54,668. Matching serial number (31476) to butt and cylinder, dating this gun to 1894/95. This particular gun exhibits a number of interesting features. It has a five inch barrel, and what appears to be mother of pearl grips, which are generally in very pleasing condition. It also benefits from having the original owners name etched on the back strap. This is feint, but is legible, and reads "Lud Darnall", presumably short for Ludlow. I have not attempted to research this man, but it could make for an interesting side project for the new owner. Attributable revolvers of this period are of course, hard to come by. The Double and Single action, indexes to all 6 chambers, although it sometimes fails to hold on full cock.The rifled bore is good and clear. There is little to no original finish remaining, and the gun has a pleasing plum patina. The sights are fixed. An obsolete calibre weapon, in .44 Russian, which can be owned legally in the UK, by virtue of section 58[2] of the 1968 Firearms Amendment Act, so long as they are held as "Antiques & Curios". Strictly over 18's only.
The Chapel of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Frederick Hood.
WW1 Austrian Military Merit Medal Incorrect ribbon.
WW1 German M1898 Mauser Bayonet A First World War Imperial German Quillback Model 1898 Mauser bayonet and scabbard. Blade by Simson and Company, Schul, spine marked 'W 14', blade length 51cm, overall length 65cm Generally is excellent untouched condition, just as one would hope to find it. The bayonet has lost the very tip, but could be repointed with ease if desired, as many were during the war. The scabbard is solid and stops just short of the ricasso due to shrinkage, but again, does not detract. Once cleaned this bayonet would be a great addition to any WW1 collection. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 Mule Bell African Punitive Expedition Herw is an unusual Mule bell, which appear to be made from shaped coconut shell. The bell an oval brass plaque which reads: "AULIHAN PUNITIVE EXPEDITION 1917-18 5.K.A.R. SERENLI" The Aulihan Punitive Expedition was launched in 1917 in retaliation for an attack on the Serenli Fort, on the 2nd of Febuary 1916, where 500 Aulihan Somali's wiped out the Garrison. The 5th Kings African Rifles were raised specially for the punitive expedition. Plenty of information can be found about the events leading upto, and the expedition itself, online. A very interesting memento of British colonial Africa, and a little known area of First World War history.
WW2 German FF33 Field Telephone A nice, fresh to the market FF33, dated 1941, and manufactured by Telefonbau A-G Munchen. The bakelite case is in overall great condition, with no cracks or chips. It retains it's correct phonetic alphabet plate, and its other information plates. The receiver has its original connector and flex, and is also in undamaged condition. There is no battery. We have not cleaned the telephone, nor tested its functionality, it comes "as found".
"Out of Bounds to Troops" War Department Sign Enamel sign "Out of Bounds to Troops" marked "WD" probably WW2 in date. It has suffered severe rusting along one side, where it has been stood, but the remaining colour is bright and vibrant. A scarce surviving example.
"The Death Squadron" Childrens book from 1933 by Captain Robert Hawke. "Whirlwind Story of great War Thrills-Starring 'Baldy's Eagles'" Published by "The Boy's Friend Library" for 4D Generallly good condition, the iron staples have bleed, and the cover is beginning to come loose, but an acceptable reading example. The original owner has added his own embellishment to the front cover, but all adds the the charm,
"The Metropolitan" Military Whistle Also by J. Hudson of Birmingham.
"The Metropolitan" Military Whistle Broad arrow marked, by J Hudson&Co.
"The Original Soldiers Friend" A good unopened tin of "Pearl Plate Paste" metal polish.
"Trench Art" Aluminium Submarine A wonderful model of a sub or U-Boat made from a solid piece of aluminium (and subsequently quite heavy!) At one time it has been mounted on a stand, but is now, "as is". Could easily be remounted or just left. A very tactile item, I have been using it in the office as a paperweight! Slight dent to the stern end, but could be remedied if desired.
***Christmas Listings*** Dear all, As has become our tradition, we shall be listing a varied selection of items early on Christmas morning, so that anybody dissatisfied with Father Christmas's selection, can make their own arrangements! Hopefully there will be something for everybody, and to suit all budgets. Browsers are always welcome, and hopefully it will offer a brief respite from the family Christmas chaos. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest and custom over the last twelve months, and we look forward to finding more treasure in the new year.
.303 Propelling Pencil
.303 Training Round Drill Mark VI.
.303 Wooden Headed Training Round
.455 Sam Browne Pistol Ammunition Pouch A good supple example, though unmarked.
109th Bombay Infantry Sword An interesting and scarce example of a regimentally marked sword to the 109th Bombay Infantry, by Wilkinson Sword. The hilt is similar to a standard 1827 Rifle Officers sword, but with the VR cypher in place of the strung bugle. The Wilkinson number dates the sword to: 1859. This sword has the added bonus of the original owners initials, F.C.H. Frederick Charles Hudson Ensign 12th Nov 1859 Lieut 1st Jan 1862 109th Bombay Infantry He later became a Captain in the 1st Warwickshire Rifle Volunteers. The 109th Bombay Infantry were formed in 1853 as the 3rd Bombay (European) Regiment, became the 109th in 1862. In 1881 the 109th were amalgamated as the 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment. A nice early provenanced Wilkinson sword to an Indian regiment with owners details. Plenty more research potential. Strictly Over 18's Only.
12th Frontier Force Regiment Superb original insignia, the cap badge appears to be in unmarked silver.
12th Nelson Infantry Sweetheart Badge A scarce example.
15th Punjab's Rank Slides Bearing the rank of Major. Formerly the property of Major J K Ward.
15th Punjabs Brass Shoulder Titles Formerly the property of Major J K Ward.
15th Punjabs Inginia Grouping A mixed group. Formerly the property of Major J K Ward.
16th The Queen's Lancers A bit of a sorry state this one! A 1912 Cavalry officers sword by Wilkinson Sword, with regimentally marked blade, and carrying the name of the officer. Unfortunately this one has not been kept in pride of place, but relegated to a shed! There is no scabbard, the shagreen grip has perished down to bare wood. The whole is covered in rust and grime, and is in desperate need of some tender loving care! However, for someone who is willing to put in the time and effort, the sword could be brought around to a much higher standard. I have used very fine wire wool to clean the blade to expose the name and the regimental crest, and these have come around nicely. Once tidied up, one can also have the pleasure of researching the original owners details, by all accounts, he was a bit of a lad!! Strictly over 18's only.
1788 Pattern Hussars Sword 1788 Pattern Light Cavalry officers sword. Bearing abbreviated "Vivat Hussar" motto to both sides of the Solingen made blade, along with a mounted hussar and foliate decoration, which can also be found on the spine. No visible makers markings. Partial original copper wrap binding remaining to the grip. 30.5 inch blade. Generally very good condition, in need of some TLC, and possibly restoration to the grip. I leave that to the new owner. Light Cavalry swords of this period are seldom seen. Housed in original part scabbard. Some pitting to the iron mounts. Strictly over 18's only.
1796 Heavy Cavalry Officers Dress Sword An superb example of the Napoleonic heavy cavalry officer's dress sword. The 31.5 inch single-fullered blade deeply engraved with the name of the renowned German sword importer, J J Runkel. The gilt brass hilt of boat-shell type and the grip bound with silver twistwire. The sword comes complete with the rarely encountered steel field service scabbard. Sadly the scabbard is missing its bottom mount. ***UPDATE*** The bottom mount for this sword has now been found. Although obviously detached, this does present the opportunity for a scabbard restoration making this sword very good value for money..... Strictly over 18's Only.
1796 Heavy Cavalry Officers Dress Sword A very handsome and pleasing example of this hard to find sword. Retaining a good proportion of gilt finish to the distinctive hilt. No cracks, dents or other damage. Plain, undercoated blade with a short central fuller. No makers details, which would likely have been found on the top mount of the scabbard, which is sadly absent. Blade measures 32 inches. Blade would benefit from a clean and polish, but otherwise just as one would hope to find it.
1796 Infantry Officers Sword An entry level example, this 1796 infantry officers sword was the mainstay sidearm for infantry officers until 1822. This is the earlier example, with fixed shell guard. The hilt is nice and tight, although the guard is missing its acorn finial, and some of its silver grip wrap. The blade measures 27 inches and carries traces of its gilded engraving, GRIII cypher, stands of arms and floral sprays. A good starter sword or wall hanger. Strictly over 18's Only.
1796 Light Cavalry Officers Sword This example produced by Osborn. Blade length 32 inches. It retains a large proportion of its shagreen hilt covering. No scabbard. Generally sound, the sword is "as found" and would benefit from some gentle cleaning to maximise its display potential. Strictly over 18's only.
1796 Pattern infantry Officers Sword Variation A very good example of this Napoleonic Officers Sword, and with the bonus of having an unusual folding guard mechanism. The folding guard folds UP rather than down against the blade, and it held in place with a sliding bolt in the grip. Not a type I have encountered before. The hilt and blade are good and tight with no movement. The silver grip is solid and without loss, the guard has a pleasing patina with traces of the original gilt still remaining. The blade is marked JJ Runkel to the spine, and has clear etching on either side, again with traces of gilt. Blade measures 32.5 inches. All in all a very pleasing example. Strictly over 18's Only.
1803 Infantry Officers Sword A fine example, which unusually has plain back piece/pommel as opposed to the lionshead pommel more commonly found. This may indicate a sword carried by a junior rank, or perhaps even carried for naval service as some 1803's were. A good proportion of gilt remaining to the hilt and GR mounted guard. Plain fighting blade. Blade 26 3/4th inches long, which again indicates use by a younger officer or possibly aboard ship. A very handsome sword, small areas of staining to the blade which will clean and improve if desired. No scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
1805 Naval Officers Sword A scarce sword, sadly not in the best of condition, but complete, and suitable for a collector on a budget, or for somebody searching for a complete hilt assembly in good condition. Blade length 31.75 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
1821 Artillery Officers Sword 1821 Pattern Royal Artillery Officers Sword A George V WW1 era example. This sword is in stunning condition, and could be carried by a serving officer. Its one flaw is that the hilt quillion has been snapped off and repaired rather amateurishly. If you have the time and the skill, this would be an easy fix for somebody. Sword retailed by A.Groves, 53 Wellington St, Woolwich. Etching includes cannon, "Ubique" Royal cypher of George V, and the royal coat of arms. A great sword, that could be made excellent. Strictly over 18's Only.
1821 Light Cavalry Officers Sword A very hard to find example of an early light cavalry officers fighting sword. This sword is all business, plain single fullered 33 inch blade. No makers markings or unit markings whatsoever. Three bar guard free from dents with elongated rear quillion. Shagreen grip with copper twist wire. Sold with some interesting provenance to the original owner, which can be supplied to the buyer if desired.
1821 Light Cavalry Officers Sword By Garden A very interesting and quite scarce sword, produced by Garden of Piccadilly, who famously equipped officers bound for India. This is an early example, without a ricasso, a likely dates to circa 1845. Interestingly, this example seems to have had its quillion professionally removed, possibly so it does not snag on clothing. Etched blade measures 33.75 inches, 39.25 inches overall. Completely "as found" and in need of a gentle clean, this old warrior should come up very well. The shagreen and silver twistwire is intact, and there is no play in the hilt. No scabbard. One for the specialist collector. Strictly over 18's only.
1821 Pattern Heavy Cavalry Officers Sword A good example by Henry Wilkinson, dating to 1866. This sword was purchased and carried by Mervyn Chaloner Stephen Tynte, who was commissioned into the 4th Dragoon Guards as a Cornet by purchase, 13th March, 1866. Tynte was born September 1847. Tynte is listed as a Lieutenant Colonel of the 4th, and a J.P. residing at Tynte Park, Dunlavin, County Wicklow. Tynte is also shown as a former Resident Magistrate in Ireland He died in 1910. Comes with a copy of the Wilkinson Ledger, showing Tynte as the purchaser. Strictly over 18's only.
1822 Infantry Officers Sword Blade Blade by Andrews of Pall Mall. Completely uncleaned, but with no serious rust or pitting, clear etching, which should polish up well. Measures 32.5 inches, tang measures 5.25 inches. Comes with pommel nut and still has the folding guard spring attached to the tang. Strictly over 18's only.
1822 Infantry Officers Sword Guard 1822 pattern Gothic infantry officers sword guard, complete with folding guard, back piece and ferrule. A good example, in need of some TLC, but seldom encountered on their own.
1822 Infantry Officers Sword Harman&Co Calcutta A very fine 1822 Infantry Officers Sword, housed in brass scabbard for officers of "Field Rank" (Major and above) This example is produced by Harman&Co Calcutta. Generally in good clean untouched condition, retaining all its shagreen and twistwire to the hilt. The hilt still has a proportion of its original gilt wash, and is complete with its sword knot. The folding guard is present and fully functioning with a crisp action. The remains of the original black leather liner are still visible to the inside of the hilt. Blade measures 32.75 inches. The blade is very clean, with crisp, easily visible foliate etching of standard form, along with crowned VR to both sides of the blade. The scabbard is all brass, good untouched patina, some dents and a "pinch" or "buckle" towards the middle, which has split the scabbard on either side. This does not effect the drawing or resheathing of the blade, and could be "sleeved" as many similar period repairs of such scabbard that I have seen. All in all a very pleasing early example Strictly over 18's only.
1822 Infantry Sword with Solid Brass Grips An interesting sword which experts cannot agree on. Some say it is an NCO's sword, some say Thames River Police, or Custom's Officials. This example, circa 1840, with undamaged brass guard, bearing the cypher of Queen Victoria. Folding guard complete, and under tension, although no longer completely "sprung". Blade in good complete condition, with quill point and flat back, age staining for the entire length but generally very good. This example marked Hawkes&Co London on the spine. Blade length 29 inches. Only the third example I have seen. Strictly over 18's only.
1822 Pattern Civil Staff Sword Royal Engineers A scarce sword, infact the only one of its type I can find. The sword itself is in very good condition, with a large proportion of gilding remaining to the hilt. The blade is bright, with crisp etching. The only flaw being a loss to the top section of shagreen to the grip. The remaining portion being in very good condition, and retaining all the original twistwire. Blade length Strictly over 18's only.
1822 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword by Wilkinson Wilkinson Sword No: 8440, dating to 1857 Slightly curved single edged fighting blade etched with scrolling foliage and crowned VR cypher, regulation brass 1822 pattern gothic hilt incorporating royal cypher, sprung folding guard, wire bound leather covered grip and scarce original black leather hilt liner. Complete in early type field service leather scabbard. Blade Length: 32.5 Inches (82.55 cm) The sword of Lieutenant-Colonel James Richard Marett. Born in the Parish of St. Lawrence, Jersey in June 1841 and completed his education at Cheltenham College. Appointed to the 2nd Native Infantry, attached 18th N.I. as a Lieutenant in December 1858. He served in the Assam Expedition of 1862-63 and in Bhootan operations of 1864-66, when he was present at the assault on the Chamooche Stockades. Transferring to the Bengal Staff Corps in the late 1866. Marett went on to serve as an Assistant Commissioner and District Judge, a new career that spanned some twenty years and saw his advancement to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in February 1888. He died in February 1915. By repute also carried by his son, Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Janvrin Marret, RAMC, a renowned Bacteriologist. Come with a quantity of research, and copies of the Wilkinson Sword ledger. Strictly over 18's only.
1822/54 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword A lovely sword, belonging to an officer of field rank. The brass scabbard has unusually been covered in leather, probably for active service to prevent light reflection. No maker to the blade, etched with typical mid Victorian faint etching. This blade will polish nicely, and appears quite dull at present. Not pitting or rust to be seen. Blade length 32.75 inches. All shagreen and twistwire remains to the hilt, and the 1854 pattern guard bears traces of the original gilt, and is not misshapen. All in all a very pleasing example, which would grace any collection.
1827 Pattern 60th Rifles Sword A superb condition Officers sword regimentally marked to the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Early pipe back blade with crisp etching to both sides. one side with "LX REGt" the other with "60th or Kings Royal Rifle Corps." standard foliate engraving, strung bugle and Crowns, etc. 32 inch blade. The hilt with all its shagreen and wire grip complete, the guard free from dents and with good definition. The scabbard generally very good, with the beginnings of a split at the drag, and another small split on the scabbard spine around 10 inches from the drag. Neither detract when displayed, and could be rectified if so desired. A rare opportunity for the regimental sword collector, as early swords to the 60th are few and far between. Strictly over 18's Only.
1827 Pattern Queen Alexandra's Own (3rd) Gurkha Rifles Officers Sword A wonderful example of this extremely hard to find Regimental Infantry Officers sword. All the shagreen and wire is intact, the hilt having had most of its original plating polished away to bare metal. The blade has some minor blemishes, but the etching is crisp and clear. Unusually there is no makers marking, but "Made in England" appears on the spine. The black leather scabbard (as one would expect for a rifle regiment) is in good solid condition, although missing its retaining strap. A very pleasing example of this scarce Great War period officers sword. Strictly over 18's only.
1827 Pattern Rifle Officers Presentation Sword Presentation inscription the the blade "Presented to 2nd Lieutenant Alfred Barton Fry by F Company 1st Surrey Rifles". The blade is also etched with a heraldic crest of an dexter arm in armour sable, and grasping in the gauntlet a sword argent hilted, piercing a Moor's head proper. The motto underneath reads "Gaudet Tentamine Virtus" Which translates as Virtue rejoices in temptation (or in trial) The blade is also etched with the standard foliage, etc. Blade made by "Robert Mole&Sons, Birmingham. Maker to the War&Indian Offices" Blade number M3442. The blade has some dark staining, and areas of dark patina. The crest and motto, and the presentation inscription are clearly legible. The sword would benefit from some TLC and general cleaning, which would make it a very pleasing example. The hilt is in good order, and retains all of the shagreen and wire binding with no losses. The guard is well executed, with crowned strung bugle. The original field service scabbard is present, but the drag at the base of the scabbard is absent, which may account for the blade staining to the lower portion of the sword. I would place the sword circa 1902, and the hilt bears Queen Victoria's crown, but the blade bears a kings crown. Alfred Barton Fry was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the 1st Surrey (South London) Volunteer Rifles on 3rd June 1899. He was still serving in the 1st Surrey's as an honorary Major, when he was promoted to Captain in the Territorial Force on the 9th October, 1914. A handsome presentation sword, with plenty of scope for research, at an affordable price. Strictly over 18's only.
1827 Pattern Rifle Officers Sword A good example, untouched and in need of a clean. Housed in the earlier type black Leather scabbard with steel mounts. A small hole/gouge to the rear, which doesn't detract and could be filled. Not an easy pattern of scabbard to find intact. Clean blade, with typical faint style mid Victorian etching. No makers marks present. Hilt good with a large proportion of the shagreen remaining, and all wire intact. Blade length 33, 38.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
1827 Pattern Rifles Sword Gurkha Rifles&Bengal Infantry DSO Winner The sword of Colonel John Charles Campbell Perkins DSO Perkins was born in London 2 April 1866, the son of Surgeon General R H Perkins, Indian Medical Service, Honourable East India Company's Service, and Anne Bowden Campbell, of Inverneill and Ross; a direct descendant in eldest line of John Perkins, senior partner, Barclay & Perkins, Brewers. He was educated at Stamford Grammar School, and Rossall School; joined the Militia, 4th Battalion Shropshire Light Infantry; was commissioned in 1st Leinster Regiment, 1887; joined 1st Battalion, in India, 1888; joined Indian Staff Corps, 1890, 44th Gurkha Rifles; also served with 43rd Gurkha Rifles in Assam and Manipur; then for a short while with 10th Bengal Infantry. From 1900 to 1903 he held conjointly appointments of Controller of Military Accounts and Field Paymaster, Indian Contingent, and Officer Commanding Indian Details, South Africa Force. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 17 June 1902], and created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 26 June 1902]: "John Charles Campbell Perkins, Captain, Indian Staff Corps. In recognition of services during operations in South Africa". He was invested by the King 18 February 1903. The following is an extract from Divisional Orders by Major General K Lloyd-Payne, CB, DSO, Commanding 5th (Mhow) Division, dated Mhow, the 1st March 1916: "administration. "130. Special. The General Officer commanding the Division regrets to announce the death of Lieutenant Colonel J C C Perkins, DSO, Military Deputy Auditor-General, Southern Army. Lieutenant Colonel Perkins, in the course of his tour in the Division, came to Mhow with full military honours. Entering the Service on the 16th November 1887, Lieutenant Colonel Perkins joined the Leinster Regiment, and was transferred to the Indian Army on the 8th January 1890. On the 15th February 1894, he joined the Military Accounts Department, in which he served through the South African War, for his services in which he was mentioned in Despatches and received the DSO. On the reorganization of the Military Accounts Department, he was appointed Military Deputy Auditor-General, Southern Army, on 1 April 1914, in which appointment he was serving at the time of his death. From the very beginning of the war, Colonel Perkins was called upon to undertake a mass of extra work of a very trying nature, and did not spare himself in the performance of his duty. The General Officer Commanding is assured that all will join with him in regretting the decease of this distinguished officer, whose decease was largely attributable, if not entirely due, to his unremitting labours in connection with the war". Colonel Perkins was fond of cricket, football and racquets, and sport of all kinds. He married (1st) Emma Victoria Augusta, daughter of General Douglas Seafield Grant, ISC (who died in 1912), and (secondly), in 1913, Charlotte Mary, daughter of Harold Beauchamp. (Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book) Shagreen hilt 100% intact, along with the twistwire binding. Blade by Thurkle, Soho, London.Blade etched with the initials "J.C.C.P." along with the standard foliate and etching and scroll work, and crowned VR. Blade very clean and etching bright. Blade has been service sharpened, including 6 inches up the back edge, and has some edge nicks. Housed in original steel scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
1827 Pattern Royal Navy officers Sword Excellent Queen Elizabeth the Second RN Officers Sword by Gieves. 31 inch blade, etched eith the ERII cypher, foliage and a crowned fouled anchor. Some black staining and light pitting from salt corrosion, which would polish out. Housed in its correct patent leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts. The hilt retains all of its white sharkshin grip and twistwire, the gilt brass guard is in great shape, as is the inner folding guard. Dating from the 1950's/60's. Perfect for use by a current serving officer, they retail for over £1000 new, and it will be cheaply made in India. This example, once the blade has been polished, will cost half of that, for a traditionally British made example. Strictly over 18's only.
1827 Pattern Russian Pioneer's Sawback Sidearm A scarce Russian 1827 Pattern Saw back hanger in original scabbard. These giant weapons very rarely turn up for sale, so I am very happy to offer this fresh to the market example, which has never been in a collection before. When they do surface, usually as bring backs from the Crimean War, they are invariably in well used condition, and without scabbard. There is only one other example currently being offered for sale in the UK, and this one is less than half the price of that example. This pleasing example is in very good condition, being nice and tight in the hilt (no movement at all) and whilst there is some damage to the back of the leather covered brass mounted scabbard, most probably caused by the sawback, the scabbard is original, and is a very tight fit. Strictly over 18's only.
1827 Pattern Victorain Rifle Officers Sword Another untouched example. Complete with all shagreen in good order, but missing the majority of the twistwire. The remains of the leather sword knot to the hilt. Heavy dark patina to both hilt and scabbard. Blade in very good condition, with some grease and dirt and light rust bloom. Original polish can be seen underneath. Blade length 32.75 inches. A good sword, in need of care and attention, but with such a pleasing blade well worth the time and effort. Strictly over 18's only.
1827 Pattern Victorian Royal Naval Officers Sword A fine attributable example, named on the blade "J.T.FREEMAN R.N." Online references show a Lieutenant John. T. Freeman serving into the 1880's. His service papers are available via the National Archives online. He is likely a promoted senior NCO, and probably went on to see further service with the Coast Guard. A good clean example, shagreen and copper twistwire intact the grip, with no signs of the guard being mishapen. Folding guard functioning correctly. A clean blade, with some staining, but all etching bright and clear. Housed in its original brass mounted leather scabbard, with some shrinkage, but still fitting correctly, due to slight movement in the top mount. Blade measures 31 inches. Worthy of further research. Strictly over 18's only.
1828 Highland Officers Broadsword Crossguard Very hard to find on its own. For field use when the basket hilt was removed.
1828 Highland Officers Broadsword Crossguard Very hard to find on its own. For field use when the basket hilt was removed. Should clean up nicely.
1828 Scottish Officers Broadsword A wonderful and completely untouched WW1 example. Standard blade etching, with thistles, foliage, and GV cypher. Numbered 13979. Blade retailed by Samuel Gardner, Saville Row. Interestingly, this example has the original owners initials engraved to the centre of the basket guard. "W.M.C.B." Probably done to avoid mixing up swords at Mess and other events, but offering up an avenue for research to the collector. These swords are becoming increasingly hard to source, and when they do surface they are invariably expensive. This example is priced to sell, and once cleaned up, will be a pleasing addition to any collection. Strictly over 18's only.
1848 Royal Horse Guards Troopers Sword The term "rare" get bandied about with some regularity, however, this sword really is "rare" and there currently less than 10 known to exist. These swords were produced in 1848 and carried by the Royal Horse Guards, and the 2nd Life Guards. Blade measure just over 38 inches. The lack of ricasso would indicate an early production example. The guard utilises the honeysuckle decoration more commonly associated with the 1821 Heavy cavalry officers sword. The interior of the bowl guard carries the Troop Markings "A.32". Correct bronze pommel. The grip is complete, but down the bare wood, with no wire remaining. Signs of service sharpening to the blade, and a shallow nick towards the tip, which may indicate it was used during the Egypt/Sudanese campaign of 1882. The whole sword has been plated, which may indicate its return to ceremonial duties post returning from active service, or perhaps it was given as a presentation. No scabbard. These swords are few and far between, and it remains one of the "holy grails" for serious British cavalry sword collectors. Strictly over 18's only.
1853 Enfield Socket Bayonet Produced for the 3 band Enfield Rifle. 3 inch socket, with a blade length of just over 17 inches. Completely unotuched, and in need of some tender loving care. Strictly over 18's only.
1854 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword A very fine example, complete in its original brass mounted leather scabbard. Exceptionally clean 33 inch blade, with standard foliate etching, VR crown and cypher, and owners initials W.T.S. opening up the possibility of further research. Blade spine carried the C--->>>----P centre of percussion mark. Hilt in good, unbuckled condition, retaining its original shape, with one slight ding at 11o'clock to the cypher. Grip retains all shagreen and twistwire binging, and is very pleasing. Strictly over 18's only.
1854 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword An interesting 32.5 inch plain bladed fighting sword, housed in its original brass mounted leather scabbard.. A reinforcing band has been added to the scabbard leather to either strengthen or repair it, but this does not detract, and shows the sword was carried and used. Retaining all its shagreen and twistwire binding, good undamaged hilt with original buff leather knot. Overall a good clean example of its type, which would grace any collection of Victorian Militaria. Strictly over 18's only.
1854 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword By WIlkinson An extremely fine example, bearing the initials to the blade "ABR" with serial number dating to 1878. The sword of Alfred Bayley Ridley, 4th, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment.) Captain Alfred Bayley Ridley was born on the 14th September 1859 at Hollington House, Hampshire. He was the son of Reverend Nicholas James Ridley and Frances Touchet. He married Amy Harriott Gurdon, daughter of Robert Thornhagh Gurdon, 1st Baron Cranworth of Letton and Cranworth and Harriott Ellin Miles, on 17 April 1895. Ridley served abroad with the Kings Own in Natal from the 13th December 1878 to 7th February 1880 (South Africa Medal with clasp 1879) and in the East Indies from the 8th of February 1880 to 26th January 1882. On 25th August 1890. Captain A. B. Ridley, the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), to be an Extra Aide-de Camp to the Right Honourable the Earl of Zetland, Lieutenant-General and Genera Governor of Ireland. On 3rd October 1892 Ridley was appointed to the Personal Staff of the Right Honourable Lord Houghton, Lieutenant-General and General-Governor of Ireland. Ridley was a keen cricketer, a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm roundarm fast. Ridley made his first-class debut for Hampshire against Kent in the 1884. During the match Ridley made 41 runs, which was his highest first-class score. Ridley also claimed his only two wickets in first-class cricket in the Kent second innings. His bowling figures were 2/30 from 14 overs. Ridley's final first-class match came in 1885 against Derbyshire. The 1885 season was also Hampshire's final season with first-class status until the 1895 County Championship. His brother, Arthur William Ridley, (born September 11, 1852) was also a well known cricketer of his day. He died on the 25 March 1898 at Lambeth, age 38, without issue. Wonersh Church has a stained glass window with the following memorial inscription: In Memory of Alfred Baylay Ridley Capt. 4th Kings Own Regiment Died 25th March 1898 Aged 38 The Lancaster Regiment Museum holds a photograph of Alfred Bayley Ridley, Accession Number: KO0594/01-17a The sword itself is in good, uncleaned condition. Some buckling to the brass guard, which looks to have recieved a blow at the front, and not uncommon for this model, especially if carried by a mounted officer. Shagreen grip 90%+ complete, as is the majority of the twistwire binding, which is good and tight. No play in the hilt. Unusual plain blade, except for the serial number, Wilkinson Logo panel, proof slug and star, and a cartouchE bearing the officers initials "A.B.R." Blade has been service sharpened, as well as eight inches up the back edge. Several contact marks along the cutting edge. Blade measures just under 33 inches. Housed in original steel scabbard. A very interesting sword, with plenty of further research potential, and which saw service during the Zulu wars. Sold with a copy of the Wilkinson Proof Ledger Entry for this sword, confirming Ridley as the original owner. Strictly over 18's only.
1854 Pattern Officers Sword An absolutely cracking example manufactured by Wilkinson Sword in 1860. Housed in a brass scabbard denoting a officer of field rank (Major or above) Marked to the blade with the heraldic crest and initials T.W.L. for Sir Thomas Warne Lemmon C.B. Lemmon was Lieutenant Colonel and Honorary Colonel of the 3rd Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Plenty of further research to be conducted on Lemmon and his various exploits.
1856 Pattern Pioneers Sawback Sidearm A good example of this hard to find sidearm. Complete in brass mounted leather scabbard. The bottom of the reverse of the scabbard has begun to come unstitched, but could be remedied. Strictly over 18's only.
1856 Pattern Yataghan Sword Bayonet A great, unspoilt example, with especially good blade retaining almost all of its original finish. Crowned 7 inspection mark, and the makers mark of a knights head (Weyersburg, Solingen) Housed in original steel mounted leather scabbard, which would benefit from a feed and polish. Strictly over 18's only.
1856 Pattern Yataghan Sword Bayonet A great, untouched example. Makers mark of a knights head (Weyersburg, Solingen) Housed in original steel mounted leather scabbard, which would benefit from a feed and polish. Strictly over 18's only.
1857 Special Pattern Royal Engineers Officers Sword A superb example by Hobson & Sons, Little Windmill Street, London. The blade etched "T.J. Lingley, RE" The blade with crowned Victorian cypher and a field gun, the opposite side with the feathered lighting bolts and "Engineer Volunteers" Housed in a heavy brass scabbard for an officer of field rank. The hilt retaining its shagreen and wire binding, the gilt brass scrolling guard in excellent condition and not misshapen. A wonderful example of this seldom seen sword pattern, and with the possibilities of further research into the original owner. Strictly over 18's Only.
1859 Pattern Cutlass Bayonet A fine untouched example, without scabbard. Functioning catch. Blade length 26.25 inches. Some minor edge knocks towards the tip. Strictly over 18's only
1860's Hand Coloured Photograph Royal Navy Officer A very interesting hand tinted portrait of Commander Cuthbert Robert Buckle. The photograph was taken in Montevideo by the well known American photographers Chute and Brooks, who commenced trading in 1868. A short biography: Cuthbert Robert Buckle (1837-1901), the sixth son of William Lewis Buckle, entered the Royal Navy as a cadet in 1851. In July 1853 he was promoted to Midshipman aboard the sloop Comns employed on the China station, and while serving on board that ship was involved in protecting the factories at Canton during the rebellion against the Viceroy. He served aboard HMS Winchester, the Flagship of Rear-Admiral Sir James Stirling, Commander-in-Chief on the China station, and during the Indian Mutiny saw action on board the steam sloop Assurance. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on 19 May 1859, and for the following three years served in the Mediterranean and in the West Indies aboard HMS Aboukir. In November 1867 he was nominated Flag Lieutenant to Rear-Admiral Claude Henry Mason Buckle, and two years later was promoted to Commander. He commissioned H.M. Steam Gun Vessel Cracker in 1873, and served in her on the South American station, principally on the River Plate, until ill health caused his return to England and retirement from active service in 1875 Housed in a very attractive high Victorian gilt brass frame. Unusual to find an attributed photograph from this period.
1870 Pattern Cutlass Bayonet A good condition example, completely as found, without scabbard. Functioning catch. Blade length 25.5 inches. Blade with some edge nicks. Strictly over 18's only.
1879 Martini Henry Artillery Carbine A very good, untouched I.C.1. Carbine manufactured by Enfield in 1879. Unmodified in original .577/450 Calibre and thus offered under Section 58 (2) of the Firearms Act 1968 as an obsolete calibre and thus no UK licence is required to own this piece. UK Postage Only.
1879 Martini Henry Artillery Sawback Bayonet A superb untouched example of this iconic British bayonet, complete in its original steel mounted leather scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
1884/98 Imperial German 1914 Long Bayonet. A Fine and rare converted example by Bayard, complete in original steel scabbard. Blade measures a full 11.75 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
1885 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword A fine example of the ubiquitous Victorian cavalry sword, originally issued to the First Dragoon Guards, and with several other unit markings denoting subsequent issue to Yeomanry Cavalry. The scabbard free from any significant dents or dings, and marked "Mole's Patent". Strictly over 18's only.
1887 Martini Henry Bayonet A very pleasing example, no foreign markings. The press stud functions, but is a little slack, otherwise excellent. Strictly over 18's only.
1887 Pattern MK III Martini Henry Bayonet A fine example,produced by the Wilkinson Sword Company, housed in the harder to find brass mounted leather scabbard for colonial issue. No foreign markings, and in extremely pleasing condition overall. Strictly over 18's only.
1888 Lee Metford Bayonet Unit Marked A superb untouched example. Unit marked 3.R.G.R. Gurkha Rifles, or Gloucestershire Regiment? Strictly over 18's only
1888 Pattern Bayonet Conversion Lee Metford 1888 pattern Bayonet, converted to a Fighting Knife The blade is a stubby but effective 4 inches, 8.75 overall. Markings to the hilt, probably a WW1 Trench conversion. The wooden grip has been skilfully decorated. Strictly over 18's only.
1892 Pattern MK II Household Cavalry Sword A good 1912 dated George V example of this scarce pattern, produced by Mole of Birmingham. This example with fully etched blade, which despite having been well polished during its service life, is still bright and visible, featuring the crowned GV cypher, and standard foliate decoration. Blade length 33.75 inches. This example is unusual, in the regard that it is housed in a brown leather field service scabbard, rather than the standard ceremonial scabbard. The scabbard is a perfect fit, and is original in all respects. Strictly over 18's only.
1895 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword Wilkinson Pall Mall London number 31379. 32" straight dumbbell spear pointed blade with standard etching: crowned VR, foliate decoration and the owner's initials 'WCW' & crest. (38" overall) Steel hilt with crowned VR & stamped 'steel hilt' with shagreen grip and twisted wire. Hilt mounted with leather acorn sword knot. Sword has been plated at some point during its working life, so whilst there is some loss of definition, it is of a very high standard. Some rusting to the interior of the hilt, but this could be addressed without any major loss. Complete in its leather field service scabbard. Sword of Colonel Walter Cecil Wright, Kings Shropshire Light Infantry and Northumberland Fusiliers. Mentioned in despatches by Lord Kitchener South Africa 1902 and Commander of the Portuguese Order of Avis (LG 1919) Sold with some research. Strictly over 18's only.
1895 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword A good example, by Manton&Co, Calcutta. Shagreen grip and twistwire binding complete, with only minor loss to the edges. Full length 32.5 inch blade etched with VR crown and cypher, along with stanard foliate decoration. Housed in its original steel mounted field service scabbard, of the tyoe associated with Indian service. Completely untouched, and would benefit from a gentle clean. Strictly over 18's only.
1895 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment A fine attributable sword engraved to the 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Blade carries the overlaid initials, which appear to be C.H.G. and likely stand for Clarence Herbert Garratt. He served with the regiment from 1891, reaching the rank of Major during WW1 serving with the Army Pay Department. A generally very good, original sword, some wear to the shagreen, guard with good detail and unbuckled. Blade by Hobson and Sons, in fine clean condition, with bright and legible etching. Blade 33 inches long. A very pleasing sword, in need of further research. Strictly over 18's only.
1895 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword Bengal Infantry The sword of Lieutenant Edmund Waller ISC who saw active service with the Bengal Infantry, served in the Hazarra Expedition, and Miranzai Expedition both in 1891. He also saw service in WWI. A Wilkinson Infantry officer's sword, the spine numbered '27229' for 1886, with an 1895 hilt. Sword 39 inches, overall, with a 33 inch blade. The blade etched with floral scrolls and crowned VR and on the forte 'Henry Wilkinson Pall Mall London' with the Prince of Wales feathers, The later pierced 1895 pattern hilt with crowned VR. Shagreen grip and twistwire in good condition. The blade has been service sharpened and clearly seen use by a professional soldier. Housed in its original steel scabbard, which has been period painted in a non reflective black. Plenty of research potential, and supplied with a copy of the Wilkinson Sword ledger. Strictly over 18's only.
1895 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword West Yorkshire Regiment DSO & Bar The sword of Percy Leigh Ingpen DSO and Bar. Percy Leigh Ingpen was born in London, in February 1874. He was educated at Charterhouse and Sandhurst, before being commissioned Second Lieutenant, West Yorkshire Regiment, in October 1894. He served in Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Malay States prior to advancing to the rank of Captain in March 1901. He served with the Regiment in South Africa, January 1902 - January 1903, and went with the 2nd Battalion to France in 1914. Despite his rank he commanded the 2nd Battalion between 10 January 1915 - 22 March 1915, including at the battle of Neuve Chappelle, as part of the 23rd Infantry Brigade, 10-13 March 1915. At the latter, on 10 March, ‘At 8.30am the 2nd West Yorkshires had moved up from the Rue du Tilleloy, into the trenches at “E” vacated by the Middlesex. The enemy had by now opened fire with his artillery and in this position the Yorkshiremen had many casualties. About 9.40am a wounded officer arrived at 23rd Infantry Brigade Headquarters and stated that the Scottish Rifles were holding the line with difficulty. The 2nd Devons followed a little later by a platoon of Brigade Bombers and D and C Companies of the 2nd West Yorkshires, under Capt. Francis, were immediately sent forward via Sign Post Lane. With these reinforcements the attack made further progress towards Points 41 and 20.... At 11-5am a message from 8th Division Head Quarters was received saying that the 25th Infantry Brigade had cleared Neuve Chapelle and ordering the 23rd Infantry Brigade to take Points 20-21 and 6 at all costs.... Half-an-hour later A and B Companies of the West Yorkshires under Capt. Ingpen, the last reserves of the Brigade, had been put into the line. These two Companies were ordered to make good Point 6 and work towards Point 60, the attack to take place at 12-15 after the artillery had shelled the former point.... The guns opened fire on Point 6 and at 12-15 A and B Companies under Capt. Ingpen went forward to the attack which was entirely successful: Point 6 was reported captured at 12-30pm. “A” Company then worked towards 60-83 and 60-61-8, all of which approaches were blocked.’ (The West Yorkshire Regiment In The War 1914-1918, E. Wyrall refers) The remainder of the 10th saw Ingpen’s men consolidating their position, and on the 11th, ‘the battalion under the command of Capt. Ingpen relieved the Royal Irish Rifles in trenches running from 31, south-west in front of the château (between 31 and 29) with one Company in support on the road in Neuve Chapelle village ready to relieve the Rifle Brigade.... All day long the West Yorkshires and the whole of the line were heavily shelled, the enemy’s newly arrived guns having opened at dawn with a very heavy bombardment... the 11th passed without any substantial gain.’ On 12 March the Germans counter-attacked, ‘at 8-12am 8th Division Headquarters received a message from the 24th Infantry Brigade which stated that the enemy had launched a big counter-attack against the line of road between 94 and 92 and the Sherwood Foresters had been forced to retire to its support trenches. The Germans had advanced in considerable force, but as they occupied the position evacuated by the Sherwood Foresters, a heavy enfilade fire was opened by “A” Company 2nd West Yorkshires who held Point 31, with the result that the enemy losing heavily was beaten back. The timely aid given by the West Yorkshiremen saved the position from capture! By this time a general hostile attack on the whole line was in progress, but was everywhere repulsed with very heavy loss to the enemy.’ (Ibid) Ingpen’s men remained in position in the village of Neuve Chappelle for most of the 13th, and ‘The Battle of Neuve Chappelle was over. On the 14th, at 9.30pm, the 2nd West Yorkshires (in brigade) having been relieved by by the 2nd Lincolns marched back into billets near Rouge Croix... the 2nd West Yorkshires had two officers killed... and five officers wounded; fifty-five other ranks killed, 162 wounded and eighteen missing - a total of seven officers and 242 other ranks.’ (Ibid) Battle of Langemarck - A sea of mud and water Appointed Brevet Major, Ingpen was posted to command the 8th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment at the end of August 1915. Ingpen commanded the Battalion in action at Loos, the Somme, Arras, and the 3rd Ypres. He was twice wounded during that time, including at the Battle of Langemarck (16-18 August 1917): ‘In this battle three Battalions of the Middlesex Regiment, 2nd, 1/7th and 1/8th. took an active part, whilst two more, the 12th and 16th, were in reserve.... amidst appalling conditions, made great efforts to win through to their objectives. The 1/7th (Lieut.-Colonel F. W. D. Bendall) and 1/8th (Lieut.-Colonel P. L. Ingpen) Middlesex, of the 167th Brigade, 56th Division, were last mentioned as withdrawing to old German trenches covering Tilloy and to the Wancourt line respectively, after the operations (the Third Battle of the Scarpe) on 3rd and 4th May. Both Battalions went again into the front line on 16th [August], the 1/8th taking over the left sub-sector between Monchy and the Arras-Cambrai road, and the 1/7th the right sub-sector on the right of the 1/8th Battalion.... the 1/8th made two attacks.... At Zero hour (16 August) - 4.45 am - the attack began. The 1/8th Middlesex advanced in three waves, “B” Company leading, followed by “C” and “A”; “D” Company remained in reserve. One company of the 3rd Londons was attached to the Middlesex as “moppers-up.” Between the British and German trenches there was a valley, and as the troops reached the low ground they were brought up suddenly: a broad belt of mud lay before them. This belt was said to be about 30 yards broad, from 4 to 5 feet deep, covered with from 6 inches to a foot of water. As it was impossible to get through this sea of mud and water, “B” Company was forced to edge off to the left, while the left battalion of 169th Brigade, also encountering the same obstacle, had no option but to bear off to the right. When, therefore, the O.C., “B” Company, reached the southern edge of the Nonne Bosschen Wood he found he had lost touch with the right flanking unit, which he could see advancing over the ground to the south-east. By this time he had lost touch with the barrage. Moreover, hostile machine-gun and rifle fire across the valley, as well as the mud, prevented him getting any further. After several vain attempts to advance, “B” and “C” Companies tried to consolidate their position, but were prevented by the mud. Light trench mortars were sent for, but before they could reach the forward companies of the Middlesex the teams were shot down. At 7am troops of the 169th Brigade could be seen falling back, but the situation of the 1/8th Middlesex remained unchanged. At 10am, however, as the flanks of the Battalion were exposed, the first line of the Middlesex was withdrawn to a position about half-way between Jabber Trench (the “jumping-off” line) and the eastern edge of the Nonne Bosschen Wood, the position being covered by posts in front. But there was little security in this line, for at least a dozen German aeroplanes were in the air above the Middlesex, some flying low down and machine-gunning the troops as they crouched in their posts. One was brought down by Lewis-gun fire. At 1pm the enemy’s guns opened fire on the Middlesex heavily, and many casualties were suffered. This fire continued until 3pm. The Germans were then seen massing on the left front of the Brigade. At 4pm they advanced and the Divisional guns placed a large barrage on the line of the Hannebeke stream. The enemy was, however, probably intent on gaining his former positions only, as it was just as impossible for him to cross the sea of mud as it had been for the troops of the 167th Brigade to pass through it. Just before 6pm numbers of troops of all units who were retiring were collected by Lieut.-Colonel Ingpen, who, forming them into two waves, led them forward again to the original front line of the 1/8th Middlsex. In doing this he was wounded.’ (The Die-Hards In The Great War, E. Wyrall, refers) The severity of Ingpen’s wounds caused him to relinquish the command of the Battalion in August 1917. He was, however, awarded the Second Award Bar to his D.S.O. for his gallantry at Langemarck. Ingpen was appointed Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, 1 January 1918, and commanded the 1st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, 1923-1926. He retired in May of the latter year, ‘after thirty-one years in the Regiment... was given a send-off, befitting his honourable service. Led by the Band and Drums and twelve officers mounted on six grey and six bay horses, and followed by the entire remainder of the Battalion, he was escorted to the high road outside the camp, where, passing through the cheering escort, he drove off to Belfast and thence to York, where, we understand, he is settling for the present.’ (ĆA Ira refers) Sadly Ingpen died in 1930, ‘Col. Ingpen never really recovered from these wounds, and during the past year [1929] their effects have often caused him intense suffering; they doubtless contributed, in no small degree, to his early death.’ (Ibid) Full military honours accompanied Ingpen’s interment at Fulford Water Cemetery in August 1930. Wilkinson Sword blade number 32675 dating to 1894. The blade bears the initials "P L I" (Percy Leigh Ingpen) as confirmed by the Wilkinson sales ledger for that serial number, included in the sale, along with some research. Blade rehilted into an 1895 pattern when the pattern changed. The sword itself is in excellent condition, shagreen grip all present and intact. Blade plated, looks to be original, possibly turn of century, or just post Boer War, done to a very high standard, probably back at Wilkinsons. All etching still visible, very clear and with good depth. Certainly a period modification, examining the pommel shows no sign of having been tampered with or re-seated. Strictly over 18's only.
1897 Infantry Officers Patent Hilted Sword by Wilkinson Sword A very good example of the sought after Wilkinson Patent Hilt. The hilt having lost most of its original finish, the gutta percha grips in good condition, retaining almost all of its original silver twist wire. The blade mostly bright, with small areas of dark pitting, showing signs of service sharpening, especially at the tip. The brown field service scabbard in good solid condition, complete with its original Sam Browne frog. The sword of Robert John Charles Otter. Otter was born on 12 January 1881 at Edwinstowe Hall, Newark, and educated at Charterhouse and the R.M.C., Sandhurst. He was gazetted to an unattached Lieutenancy in January 1901, and posted to the Norfolk Regiment the following March, joining the 2nd battalion in South Africa in April 1901. During the Boer War he acted as Signalling Officer to General Kekewich’s Brigade, where he was present with them in the operations in the Transvaal, and was dangerously wounded at Witpoort on 13 December 1901. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in February 1909. Captain Otter was shot by a sniper on 15 February 1915, in a trench at Messines, whilst serving with the 2nd (attached 1st) Battalion, Norfolk Regiment, and is buried at Dranouter Churchyard, Belgium. Captain Otter's medals were sold at auction last year, and are pictured for reference only. Sold with Wilkinson Ledger page confirming Otter as the original owner, and other research. Strictly over 18's only.
1897 Infantry Officers Sword A Victorian 1897 pattern Infantry Officers sword. Made by Firmin&Sons, St Martin's Lane, London. An entry level sword, this example is intact, and would benefit from a good clean, which would make it a nice sword. The blade is almost 33 inches, and lightly etched with floral designs and the VR royal cypher and crown. The hilt retains all its fish skin grip covering, and most of its silver twistwire, although this has come loose in one area and requires refitting. The scabbard is whole and the correct type. The stitching has come undone for most of its length, and both top and bottom mounts are rusted. Clean the sword, fix the scabbard, and you will have a good example of this iconic pattern, which is still in service today. Strictly over 18's Only.
1897 Infantry Officers Sword A good George V example. Typical mid war production, no makers marking. Light etching, which is again a typical feature of these wartime produced examples. Completely untouched, and in a pleasing condition, this piece could be tidied up a little further for display if required. Strictly over 18's only.
1897 Infantry Officers Wilkinson Sword Devonshire Regiment The sword of Wilfred Welchman Harston, known as "Bill". Born April 1899, died September 1970. Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Dorset Regiment in September 1918. At the conclusion of hostilities with Germany, he was sent as part of the North Russian Relief Force in May 1919, serving at Kurgomen. Promoted Lieutenant February 1920. He left the army in 1922. Between the wars he was a teacher, being headteacher by 1937 at both Cranleigh and Aldwick Grange Schools. He is shown as back with the Dorset Regiment by September 1940, being promoted to Captain around the same time. Around December 1940 he becomes involved with the Auxiliary Units, and according to "The Last Ditch" (David Lampe 2007) he served as the unarmed combat instructor at Coleshill House until 1943. In June 1942 he was made Temporary Major. In "The Last Ditch" there is an anecdote about "Bill Harston" which reads thus: "Every man in Auxilliary Units was given a Fairbairn Commando dagger. At Coleshill, Major Harston, a former preparatory school master, held classes in silent killing, He made his new pupils pretend to be German sentries, and he then demonstrated how they could be approached silently and stabbed before they had time to cry out. Once when he was visiting Aston House, he remarked to an officer there that he was not sure how his pupils would react if they were actually called upon to force a dagger between a live man's ribs. 'What I really need' he remarked casually, 'is a body for them to practice on.' 'I can let you have one, old boy. Genuine German. It's in our freezer. I'll have it put in your car.' Bill Harston hastily assured his friend that the straw filled bag which he was already using was perfectly adequate." In 1944 Major Harston became the Auxuilliary Unit commander for No 4 Area (Devon to Wales) He finally relinquished his commission in 1949. He became the headteacher of Sherborne School, which he himself had attended as a boy. The sword itself shows very light use, as one might expect. The blade displays good clear etching, including the initials "WWH". The hilt retains the original sword knot, and the sword is housed in the brown field service scabbard. The sword is accompanied by the Wilkinson sword proof book entry, confirming sale to Harston in August 1918, a significant amount of research, , including an account of the Devon's time in Russia during 1919, and copy photographs of Harston. An extremely pleasing example of the pattern, with an excellent pedigree. Major Harston's 3rd pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife is available under separate negotiation. Strictly over 18's only.
1897 Pattern Presentation Officers Sword Blade produced by "J.R Gaunt&Son Ltd, Late Edward Thurkle, London&Birmingham” The 33 inch blade retains a bright polish, and is finely etched to both sides, with Crown over GRV cypher, with only minor staining. Etched to the right hand side is ”Presented To Major.S.J. Tinner By Lieut.Colonel L.A. Dowie June 22nd 1918″. The hilt is also in excellent condition, retaining the original knot, and the shagreen and twistwire grip remains fully intact. The brown leather field service scabbard is likewise in good overall condition, complete with Sam Browne frog. Brief research shows “Sydney Jonathan Tinner”, and “Lawrence Adam Dowie”, in the Canadian General List toward the latter part of the Great War, with Tinner's attestation papers available online (he attested in 1916). Further research will be left to the new owner, and will hopefully reveal the reason behind the presentation of this fine sword. Strictly over 18's only.
1897 Pattern Welsh Regiment Officers Sword As may be seen from the images, the sword is in generally very good untouched condition. The 1897 Pattern pattern hilt remains in good shape,the central cartouche bearing the royal cypher of George V. The shagreen grip appears to have been coated with a waterproof black covering, which I have noted on other swords of this regiment. Th grip is 100% complete, and retains all of its twistwire. The blade, retailed by Flights Ltd, London, Aldershot, Camberly and Woolwich measures 32.75 inches, and bears the usual foliate engraving, the crowned arms of George V, as well as the regimental feathers and words "The Welsh Regiment" along with the motto "Gwell angau na Chywilydd" (Better Death than Dishonour) Blade generally very good, with bright, clear etching, with some minor blemishes and staining which should polish out. Housed in its correct brown leather field service leather scabbard, which is a good tight fit. Would benefit from a feed but generally solid. A handsome, untouched sword, to a sought after regiment. Strictly over 18's only.
1898/05 2nd Pattern Sawback Butcher Bayonet Produced by P.D. Luneschloss Solingen and dated 1917. A very pleasing and completely untouched example, which would be very difficult to improve upon. Strictly over 18's only.
1898/05 G98 Mauser 'Butcher' Bayonet Extremely fine condition 1916 dated Imperial German Pattern 1898/05 Butchers Bayonet and scabbard for the Gew. 98 Mauser Rifle. Both the bayonet and scabbard are maker marked "Waffenfabrik Mauser A.G. Oberndorf a N." Lots of original finish to both bayonet and scabbard. Some denting to the scabbard, otherwise one could believe this was unissued. Strictly over 18's only.
1899 Pattern Cavalry Sword with Experimental Leather Covered Scabbard A good and rare combination produced for service during the Boer War. The leather covered steel scabbard was produced to reduce glare on the veldt. They were experimental and some estimate only 1000 were produced for trials. The sword itself is in good condition, and carries regimental markings to the interior of the bowl, which appear to be "609 M.M.P.E." for Mounted Military Police, a fairly small unit. Other issue and inspection markings to the ricasso, and further markings to the spine of the scabbard. The sword is completely as found, and is covered in a fine rust to the blade, hilt and interior of the bowl guard. The whole sword would benefit from some careful cleaning, which would bring it up to a very good standard. The grip is intact, and with some minor service wear to the right hand side. There is even the remains of the original sword knot. Strictly over 18's only.
1899 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword A good example of the short lived 1899 pattern. The whole sword is covered with an even salt and pepper patination. All markings still visible, this example being produced by Enfield, with the pattern number "99" to the swords spine. No visible issue markings, "12/14" is stampped inside the bowl guard. The leather grips are in pleasing condition, and the whole sword is tight and free from any movement. Blade length 33.25 inches. A good type example, which would improve with a thorough clean. Strictly over 18's only.
18th Century Prussian Cavalry Officers Sword A very interesting Georgian cavalry officers sword, somewhat resembling the 1796 undress cavalry officers sword. This example with gilt brass boatshell type guard, with twistwire and tape bound hilt. The guard with a 2cm crack towards the front of the guard. The bright steel blade with the motto "Pro Gloria Et Patria" (For Honour and Fatherland) to both sides, along with the image of a running wolf. The unfullered blade length 30.75 inches. Some rounding towards the tip. Iron scabbard with two hanging rings. Plum patina and solid, with no holes. Strictly over 18's only.
18thC Dutch Tobacco/Snuff Box A charming item, with wonderful patina. Measuring approx 52.5 inches long by 3.25 wide. Etched rural scene on the front depicts a wide river/canal with trees, boats sky and windmills. Opens and closes beautifully, no cracks or splits.
1901 Dated Military Photograph Interesting subject matter, which appears to show a review of various Colonial troops. Further pencil remarks to the reverse. Measures 11.5 by 5.5 inches in mount. Comes framed and glazed as found.
1901 Pattern Naval Webley Revolver Holster A 1916 dated example by Hobson&Sons
1903 Bayonet Cambridge OTC A very good, untouched bayonet, produced by Enfield, which will clean up to a very high standard. Marked "O.T.C. CAM. 385" to the pommel. Blade requiring a clean, dark staining which could be old grease. Appears to have lost the very point of the tip, but hardly noticeable, and could be remedied if required. Strictly over 18's only.
1903 Bayonet In Naval Frog A very pleasing example of the 1903 bayonet, housed in the rarer Naval pattern scabbard with integral frog. Strictly over 18's only.
1903 Bayonet In Naval Frog Matching Numbers A very pleasing example of the 1903 bayonet, housed in the rarer Naval pattern scabbard with integral frog. Strictly over 18's only.
1903 Pattern Bayonet Conversion Scottish Dirk I really love bayonet conversions, but I have never seen one which has been turned into a Scottish Dirk before! The quality of this piece is very fine. The grip has been made from stag horn, with a pommel cap of polished horn inlaid with brass studs. The polished blade still bears clear dates and inspection markings, but has been etched on both sides, with Scottish celtic motifs. Once side is fully etched, the other just at the ricasso. The dirk is housed in its original sheath, and at one time the mounts have been polished, although they are now rusty. The whole sheath would benefit from a feed and general tidy up. All in all a very finely done conversion, possibly for an old highland Soldier for wear with his dress. Strictly over 18's only.
1903 Pattern Bayonet Fighting Knife Conversion One of the highest quality bayonet conversions I have ever seen, possibly done by a London Cutler. Blade length: 7.5 Inches. Interestingly the cross guard is formed to mimic the 1st Pattern FS knife. The under side of the cross guard is stamped "London" The original bayonet marking "1903" is still visible, above the original maker "Wilkinson Sword" Housed in a good quality brown leather scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
1903 Pattern Bayonet Fighting Knife Conversion A very scarce find, a 1903 conversion of the pattern now known to have been carried by the SAS, and other specialist fighting units. The blade ground to closely resemble the profile of the 1st pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife. Completely as found, and in need of a thorough cleaning. Strictly over 18's only.
1903 Pattern Mounted Infantry 50 Round Bandolier A good supple example of this iconic piece of WW1 field equipment.
1907 Hooked Quillion Bayonet West Riding Regiment A very good example, with early 1908 dated blade. Marked to the pommel "W.RID R 364" Traces of old dried grease/lacquer to the blade and pommel. Housed is 1st pattern scabbard dated 1909, and with 1914 pattern frog. A very handsome, untouched set, which with a gentle clean will be the pride of somebody's collection, and not easy to upgrade. Strictly over 18's only.
1907 Pattern Lee Enfield Bayonet A very good example, in RAF frog, dated 1916 and likely reissued for WW2. Has an interesting marking at the ricasso, "4.K.Y." possibly a unit? Strictly over 18's only.
1907 Pattern SMLE Bayonet 1918 dated, by Sanderson. Scabbard could use a feed, but generally a very good example. Strictly over 18's only.
1907 Pattern SMLE Bayonet by Lithgow The bayonet dated 1919. The scabbard a WW2 Mangrovite example. Crossguard marked "3MD". (3rd Military District, Southern Command, Victoria) Excellent, near unnissued condition. Strictly over 18's only.
1908 Cavalry Troopers Sword Royal Horse Artillery Sword 1908 Mark I*, with the washer retaining pin present at the forte. Marked RHA 3.BTY. to the inside of the bowl guard, and dated 1915 to scabbard and blade. Marked profusely to both sides of the blade, blade spine and scabbard. Blade measures 34.75 inches. Seems to have lot the very tip of the bade, but does not detract, and could be reinstated with minimal effort. A very pleasing and clean example of this increasingly hard to find pattern. Strictly over 18's only.
1908 Pattern Cavalry Troopers Sword A good solid example of this iconic cavalry sword, dated 1912 which has been plated later in life for ceremonial use. Scabbard has crossed out unit markings, and fits the sword very well. Marked to both sides of the blade, blade spine and scabbard. Blade measures 34.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
1912 Cavalry Officers Sword A good example by Robert Mole and Son, Birmingham. Second only to Wilkinson in quality until being bought out by them in 1920. Given those dates, very likely to have been carried by a serving officer during WW1. A good bright blade, with no serious corrosion or rusting, and which would polish nicely. The etching is clear. The bowl guard has no remaining plating, but the decoration is clear, and could be polished to a good standard if required. The shagreen to the pistol grip has service wear in places, and areas of loss. but all the silver twistwire remains intact, and there are no chips or gouges. No Scabbard. A good affordable example of this increasingly expensive sword, which will improve greatly with some TLC. Strictly over 18's only.
1912 Pattern Cavalry Officers Sword A very pleasing and untouched George V WW1 period example, complete with original sword knot, and housed in its field service scabbard. Shagreen hilt almost entirely complete, and retaining all of its twistwire. Bowl guard without any dents or buckles. It is still bright, although there is some loss to the plating. The interior is discoloured, and would benefit from a clean. 35.5 inch blade marked to J.R Gaunt&Co (Late Edward Thurkle) London&Birmingham. Beautiful clear etching, with only minor blemishes, which will polish out if required. Scabbard is original, and an excellent fit, with only minor damage to the drag, which is slightly bent. This great War pattern is getting harder to come across, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire an original, untouched example, which would grace any collection. Strictly over 18's only.
1914 Star Miniature Group of Eight Consisting of: 1914 Star British War Medal Victory Medal (MID oak leaf) 39-45 Star Africa Star Defence Medal War Medal South African Service Medal Swing mounted Miniatures on a pin bar.
1914 Star Trio Rifle Brigade Correctly impressed "9510 PTE W HOVEY 1/RIF BRIG" The pair on good lengths of original ribbon. Unresearched.
1914-15 Star Queens Regiment Casualty Correctly impressed: 4500 PTE. G.E. LONG. Queens R. 4500 Corporal, GEORGE EDWARD LONG, 2nd Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). KIA 26 May 1916. Age 34
1915 Dated British RAMC Syringe An impeccable example of the standard syringe as carried by every RAMC officer in his medical bag. The example is in its broad arrow stamped carrying case, which also bears the date "1915" and the makers details "Maw London" The case contains the syringe itself, and two spare needles in thier transit tubes. The lid has a retaining clip which would have held pain relief capsules, which are now gone. An impossible to upgrade example.
1915 Princess Mary Tin Christmas Card An original card, in good condition, with a minor pencil addition to the interior.
1916 Dated On War Service Badge Numbered example, made by Gaunt.
1916 Dated Trench Whistle Good condition.
1916 Dated Trench Whistle One of the best examples I've had, on its original leather lanyard.
1916 German Model 1898/05 G98 Mauser Sawback Butcher Bayonet A very pleasing and untouched example, manufactured by R. Stock & Co. Berlin Marienfelde Strictly over 18's only.
1918 Christmas Card 17th Division A charming example, designed by W.H. Briggs.
1930's Indian Army Officers Photograph A bit of a puzzle this one, a lovely group shot of officers, taken outside a colonial building. But I cannot identify the unit. Any assistance/education gratefully received. Framed and glazed, measuring 12 by 9.75 inches.
1937 Pattern Ammunition Pouch Dated 1940.
1937 Pattern Belt Dated hard to make out but can read the word "Normal". 36 inches in length.
1937 Pattern Compass/Binocular Pouch A lovely 1938 dated set. From a small selection of kit, formerly the property of Captain J A Ross, RAMC
1937 Pattern Khaki Gaiters From a small selection of kit, formerly the property of Captain J A Ross, RAMC
1937 Pattern Pistol Holster Completely unmarked.
1937 Pattern RAF Pistol Holster Dated 1941.
1938 Carcano Folding Bayonet An extremely good example of this sought after bayonet, probably the best one which has been though my hands, complete in its original scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
1938 Italian Folding Carcano Bayonet Scarce M1938 For use on the Mannlicher-Carcano M1938 Short Rifle. A desirable bayonet in pleasing condition. Strictly over 18's only.
1939 Dated Fireman's Axe An interesting early example of this Iconic piece of home front paraphernalia. Purchased from an Elderly lady who told me her husband worked at Liverpool Street Station during WW2. The belt carries stamps "L-STREET" and also carried matching numbers to pouch and belt. A good story if its correct, but never the less a well preserved example of this sought after item. Strictly over 18's only.
1939 Dated Inert 20mm Aircraft Cannon Round The head is loose in the case, but otherwise a very pleasing example.
1939 Pattern Leather Belt By W.S. LTD and dated 1941. Approx 38 inches in length. Good condition, but with some staining/marks to the leather.
1939 Pattern Leather Pistol Holster A very pleasing example, some wear to the bottom portion on the reverse, but will display well.
1939 Pattern Leather Revolver Holster Excellent Condition.
1939-45 Defence medal Excellent condition. ***We always carry a large stock of original WW2 Medals and Stars, please enquire with specific requirements.***
1939-45 Star A good original example.
1939-45 Star Named Officially named "7902856 SGT TANNAC" Unresearched. No suspension ring
1939-45 War medal Excellent condition. ***We always carry a large stock of original WW2 Medals and Stars, please enquire with specific requirements.***
1939-45 War Medal Named Indian Army IAMC Stamped to the reverse: 76785 A/L/NK GANESH I.A.M.C.
1940 Dated RAF Cranwell Calendar A very interesting little calendar, from possibly the RAF's most important year. Sold with another which has had the calendar replaced with a later year for reuse.
1940 Dated Whistle A very good example, by J Hudson&Co, Birmingham.
1943 Taylor Hobson Binoculars An excellent set of "Bino Prism No2 MK III" certainly the best pair I have ever handled. Complete with correct '37 pattern webbing strap. Housed in a leather case.
1944 Dated OWEN SMG Bayonet A near mint and scarce example of the Australian Submachine Gun Bayonet, the blade dated 1944. The grips are also marked for 1944. Impossible to upgrade. Strictly over 18's only.
1944 Pattern Revolver Holster Dated 1945.
1945 "K45" Mark III Gurkha Kukri A wonderful condition ordnance manufactured example. By the as yet unidentified maker "K45" Very nice "as found" condition, which will improve greatly with cleaning. Housed in the correct brown leather sheath, with brass chape, Cossipore Arsenal marked and dated 1945. You would struggle to find a better example. Strictly over 18's only.
1945 British Army Glass Paper For the militaria collector who has everything... Two sheets of Broad arrow marked Glass Paper by "Atlas Brand" and featuring their logo. Each sheet is dated 1945. A small quantity available. ***UK Post Free***
1945 RAF Aircrew Folding Machete/Survival Knife A scarce British produced aircrew folding machete/survival knife. This example by Joseph Westby Sheffield. 1945 dated and bearing a WD arrow to the blade. This is the pattern issued to aircrew and airborne forces. Folding blade with blade cover, measuring 9.75 inches. Black synthetic two piece grip with Lanyard loop. Strictly over 18's only.
1945 Tokarev Soviet Russian Pistol Standard Russian Sidearm throughout WW2, a copy of the Colt 1911A1. Wonderful condition, with almost all of its original bluing remaining. Complete in its original holster, with cleaning rod, the seldom see spare magazine with Lanyard loop, and its 2013 deactivation certificate. A wonderful addition to any serious collection of WW2 handguns. Strictly over 18's only.
1950's RAF Cap Badge Officers example fitted to the cloth band for wear on the peaked cap. Good example without fault, mid 1950's.
1953 Coronation Medal And Award Certificate Not a rare medal on its own, but not easy to come by with the original award certificate. This example looks to have never been worn, coming in its original presentation box. Generally very fine condition.
19th C Japanese Woodblock Print "Courtesans" Kitagawa Utamaro (1753 – 31 October 1806) A leading practitioner of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock prints. Two labels verso, one for the framer, and another giving details of the print. An attractively framed 19thC print.
19thC Coopered Bucket A beautiful 19th Century Brass bound coopered bucket. Looks to be constructed of teak, at some point in its life it has had a tin liner fabricated for it, possibly for use as a log bin. There is a solid brass half moon handle, the loops for which are held in place with copper rivets. It perhaps started life as a military bucket, before finding its way to domestic application. Ten inches tall. Fourteen inches across. A heavy item.
19thC Indian Shield A lovely genuine example, as opposed to the more commonly encountered tourist pieces. Measuring 14 inches in diameter.
19thC Kukri A very fine 19thC fighting kukri, with decorated spine and deep "shark" belly. It would appear to have had a small repair to the flared pommel, but it has been done very well, and some considerable time ago. Blade length: 13 inches Overall: 16.5 inches Strictly over 18's only.
19thC Prisoner Of War Dominoes POW produced, or possibly made in active service to while away down time, this sweet little set is complete, with all 28 dominoes present and correct, housed in a small wooden box. Box measures just under three inches in length. Would easily fit in a soldiers haversack, the perfect size for travel.
1st Artillery Brigade Formation Patches (1) A good original pair, made of stiff fabric.
1st Artillery Brigade Formation Patches (2) Excellent printed cloth originals.
1st July Somme Casualty Photograph A very poignant photograph annotated on the back, as pictured. From this, and the unit insignia on the collar, I have attributed this photograph to Second Lieutenant Donald Callow, 1/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment. Date of Death:01/07/1916 Age:19 Formerly serving as a private with the 1st/14th Bn. London Regiment (London Scottish) being previously wounded October 1914. Commemorated on the Thiepval memorial. Son of J. M. and Mrs. Callow, of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 24 JULY, 1915. 5th Battalion, The Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment); the undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants. Dated 25th July, 1915 : — Private Donald Callow, from the 14th (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (London Scottish)..
1st Marine Division MP Brassard And Truncheon A relatively modern set, comprising a US 1st Marine Division Military Police Brassard, and Truncheon/Night Stick, complete with quick release leather belt holder. Measuring 23.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
1st Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife First Pattern F-S Fighting Knife A wonderful example of this sought after knife, and never offered for sale before. This example comes untouched and unmolested. Blade measures precisely almost 7 inches, and has not been retipped. No signs of serious sharpening, and no corrosion whatsoever. Both etched panels are strong. 2 inch crossguard. The cross guard and grip have no serious dings or dents. The coke can pommel nut is original and has never been removed. The knife is tight and solid. The scabbard is the first type produced without "wings" or tabs. The press stud is the correct Newey, but it has lost the plating from the button. Leather work of the body is the correct brown colour and is holding firm. The belt flap has curled around the knife, but could be flattened if desired. Slots have been added in the leather above and below the press stud housing, which has led to a small tear, but nothing which threatens its integrity. This is a wonderful example, not far from being mint, and scarce with the early type scabbard. If you have been searching for a First Pattern, then you would struggle to improve upon this one. Strictly over 18's Only.
1st Pattern Imperial German Butchers Bayonet A very fine bayonet, hard to improve upon. Dated 1914. Maker marked "Alex Coppel, Solingen" Strictly over 18's only.
1st Tank Battalion Canada Swagger Stick A scarce example. 29 inches in length.
21st Army Group Patch Some moth damage, but still displays well.
24th Regiment Of Foot Swagger Stick The famous 24th, now known as the South Wales Borderers. This lovely and scarce Victorian example produced by the very best maker, Swaine and Adney of London. Date markings are a little rubbed, but could perhaps be cleaned carefully to reveal the exact date. Swaine became Swaine and Adney in 1845, and the 24th became the SWB in 1881, so it cannot date past then. Perhaps it saw action against the Zulu's, we will never know for sure, if only it could speak! Mounted to the original bamboo shaft. Condition very good indeed, with only one or two minor bumps to the ball head. A scarce item.
25th Sikh Pioneers Christmas Card A lovely card, inscribed for Christmas 1927.
2nd City of London Yeomanry Sword A very pleasing example of this Special Pattern Cavalry Sword. Plain, single fullered 34.5 inch blade, with makers marking "Hamburger Rogers&Co London" etched to the lower left hand side. Unit marked to the interior of the bowl guard "2. C.L.Y. 383" which mirrors the marking found at the throat of the scabbard. The matching scabbard has been panted a dull black colour, which is flaking in places. Sword is a good fit in the scabbard. Overall a very good example of this unusual pattern. Strictly over 18's only.
2nd Dragoon Guards Regimentally Marked Sword 1821 Heavy Cavalry Officers Sword. Regimentally Marked to 2nd Dragoon Guards. Manufactured by Charles Reeves London, and numbered to the spine 1832. Also carries the initials of the original owner "R.G.M.N." Ronald Gillett Marsdin Newton was born in Belgravia, London in October 1888, the son of Major John Newton, Royal Artillery, and was educated at Farnborough School, Hampshire. Gazetted to the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen’s Bays) as a 2nd Lieutenant in February 1908, he was advanced to Lieutenant in June 1910 and was still serving in that capacity on the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914. Embarked with his regiment for France on 15 August, he probably saw action in the battle of Nery on 1 September, when the Queen’s Bays suffered heavy casualties, and again at Messines in October - on the last day of that month, 1,000 British cavalrymen faced six times that number of German infantry, the whole becoming embroiled in a desperate house-to-house struggle for the possession of the town. Appointed to the temporary rank of Captain shortly thereafter, Newton was posted to 25th Division Headquarters, attached Army Cyclist Corps, in August 1915 and, from June 1916 to March 1917 was employed as Adjutant in the Territorial Force. His final appointment, from June 1917, appears to have been in the King’s African Rifles in the U.K., and he resigned his commission as a substantive Captain around July 1921. Settling in Chelsea, London, he joined the Special Constabulary, rising to the rank of Chief Inspector, in addition to serving as a Chief Observer in the Royal Observer Corps in the 1939-45 War; sold with brief research. Blade length 35 inches. Minor wear to the fishskin grip, some staining to the hilt, but generally a very good example, which would benefit from a light clean Strictly over 18's only.
2nd Life Guards Officers Sword This example by Wilkinson, although sadly without a proof book entry. However this piece was bought together with George Paget Ellison's sword, and it is almost certain that this sword was owned by Richard Todd Ellison, George's elder brother. Richard Todd Ellison (1867-1932) He was educated at Eton, and joined the 2nd Life Guards in 1889. He fought in the Boer war as a Captain, earning a Queens South Africa medal. He fought during the first word war as a Major in the Life Guards Reserve regiment. One account mentions him as being amongst the first into action at Mons. Post war he became a magistrate of Lincoln. The sword has a beautiful regimental pattern blade, which dates to 1888. The scabbard is whole and in good condition, with some tarnish. The shagreen grip is complete, as is the twistwire, but it appears to be covered in a protective layer, which is now flaking off. The sword guard has suffered to the interior, and to one side of the guard exterior, probably from where it was hung on a wall. The whole sword will be greatly improved with some gentle TLC. These sword rarely appear on the market, and this one has never been in a collection. Please see Code: 50814 for his brothers sword. Strictly over 18's only.
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes All Nickel Commando Knife A very fine and hard to upgrade example of this sought after knife, which has not previously been in a collection. Good clean blade with crisp logos, everything tight as it should be. no signs of over sharpening or re-tipping. Housed in the correct 2nd pattern sheath retaining its elastic, tabs, and nickel plated chape. Blade length 6.75 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife A rather tired example of the all nickel 2nd pattern commando knife, which surfaced recently in an old tool box of all places. Solid condition with no movement, and no visible markings, although it would benefit from a gentle clean and general TLC. Overall length 11.5 inches. No scabbard. If only it could talk... Strictly over 18's only.
3 Bar Indian Cavalry Troopers Sword Good unit marked example, and probably the cleanest sword of its type I have pass through my hands. From the days of the Raj, these sword were originally produced using old stocks of 1796 light cavalry blades and 1821 Light Cavalry hilts. The blade of this example was made especially for this sword, and although I can find no obvious makers markings, this is likely a British made example. Blade length a full 32 inches. A very pleasing example, with wire bound hardwood grip showing no sign of ever being covered. The leather bound scabbard with brass mounts is a perfect fit for the sword and is in good sound condition. These swords are hard to find in good condition, and with a gentle clean this sword would be a fine addition to any Indian cavalry collection. Strictly over 18's only.
37 Pattern Ammunition Pouch Dated 1943.
3rd County of London (Sharpshooters) No5 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
3rd Kings Own Hussars Leather Stamp Probably for bookbinding work, this impressive stamp has a detailed 3rd Kings Own Hussars badge affixed in brass. Possibly for use on a post WW1 regimental history. Incredibly rare, if not unique, and the ultimate for quirky item for a regimental badge collector.
3rd Pattern Commando Knife B2 A good used example of the iconic third pattern commando knife. Blade looks to have been slightly retipped, measuring in just under 17cm, 6.7 inches. Marked /| B2 to the crossguard, and carrying mould number two to the hilt. The dagger is completely untouched as found, and would benefit from a gentle clean. Strictly over 18's only.
51st Sikh's Officers Sword By Wilkinson A very fine 1827 pattern Rifle officers sword, made by Wilkinson and regimentally marked to the 51st Sikhs (Frontier Force). This George V example unusually doesn't carry a serial number, possibly part of a large regimental order, and comes in extremely good condition. Blade length 32.5 inches. Strictly over 18's Only
52nd Light Infantry Trench Art Jug Otherwise known as the Oxford and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. An attractive and well made jug, fabricated from a British 1917 dated 6 Pound shell casing.
5th Dragoons Additional Images Second Sword, No 39777
5th Seaforth Highlanders Badge ***Free Postage***
6 Signals Double Star Green Mk1 A good 1945 dated tin.
6 Signals Double Star Red Mk1 A good 1945 dated example.
6 Signals Double Star Yellow Mk1 A good 1945 dated example.
60th Overseas Battalion Canada An interesting sweetheart type enamel badge, which I have also seen referred to as an officers collar. No makers mark, pin fastening.
61st Wiltshire Regiment Officers Sword Interesting regimentally marked sword to the LXII (62nd) Wiltshire Regiment. 30 inch blade with the usual foliate decoartion, crowned VR cypher, regimental number LXII battle honours "Nive" and "Peninsula" Blade also carries the initials A.J.C. below a family crest of a mounted knight holding a spear. Possibly the sword of Arthur James Chichester. Some staining along the blades length growing darker towards the tip. Would clean if required. Makers marking at the ricasso is rubbed, and the interlocking triangles denoting a proof test are etched without an inset proof slug. Gilded brass hilt complete with folding guard, with some gilt remaining, and all the shagreen grip and wiring is present and without loss. Brown Leather field service scabbard is possibly a mismatch, but it grips the sword tightly and they have been together a long time. Altogether a very pleasing sword with some intriguing features, and with the bonus of researching the original owner. Strictly over 18's only.
72nd Punjabis Dress Buckle An absolutely stunning dress belt buckle, featuring the regimental badge depicted in gold and silver, on steel. A stunning piece, mid to late Victorian in date. Whole buckle measures four inches in width.
78th Infantry Division Formation Signs Slip on pair of epaulette type formation signs of the 78th Infantry Division. Genuine WW2 examples.
7th Gurkha Rifles Kukri A good quality aluminium handled military kukri, conforming to the pattern carried by the 7th Gurkha Rifles during WW2. Complete is sturdy leather scabbard, with a quality military frog. One karda present. 16 inches overall, 11.5 inch blade. Strictly over 18's only.
A Customs Officer's Sword By Salter A scarce Customs Officer's Sword, by Salter, Sword Cutler To H.R.H. The Duke Of Sussex, Corner Of The Adelphi, 73 Strand, London. Dating to circa 1830, The slightly curved pipe-back blade in a uncleaned condition, with some staining and light pitting. Gilt brass stirrup hilt with stepped pommel, the langets cast with a crowned Customs badge,to either side and an unusual unribbed shagreencovered grip. Partial scabbard, the leather broken and missing the bottom mount. Gilt mounts, the locket with cutler's details within a scroll, and two suspension rings. Strictly over 18's only.
A genuine Trench Club This example comes straight out of my personal collection, and I have owned it for at least 20 years. Simply constructed, one end has been drilled for a leather thong to be threaded for a wrist strap. The same end has had the bark clipped away to form the handle. The other end has had pairs of "Blakey's" boot studs hammered in, with "Blakey's" boot grips hammered into the point of the club. A simple, but very effective design. I have been offered several clubs over the years, but this is one of only a handful I have ever bought, and kept. A horrifying piece which serves to remind us of the real face of Trench Warfare. Strictly over 18's Only.
A German K98 Mauser Bayonet A recently found K98 bayonet. Mismatched numbers and some light areas of rust, but a good example with plenty of finish that would be greatly improved with some TLC. Bakerlite grip makers/date code 42asw No6309 Scabbard No 8447 WKC 1939. Strictly over 18's only.
A High Quality Dia Chirra Kukri Probably produced for an officer, circa 1910-30. The hilt retains a partial silver mounted hilt with ivory/bone inserts, and a silver scabbard chape. No karda or chakmak, present, but it retains the utility pouch. 17.5 inches overall, 13.5 inch blade. Strictly over 18's only.
A Maasai Shield A large example, probably late 19th century. Quite grubby, and with some slight damage, but would improve with some gentle TLC. Measuring 33 inches in length.
A Pair of Luftwaffe Photographs Two photographs, recently uncovered along with a large quantity of items from the descendant of an RAF pilot. The larger of the two, which has some damage to the lower portion, features a Henschel Hs 123, and has a partial stamp to the reverse in purple ink "Kunstblatt Hergestellt Klinke U Co" which is the printing company. The second features a two seater Stuka dive bomber. Quite possibly war booty, they would look great framed. The first measures 12 inches by 10. The second 8 inches by 10.
A Pair of Lustre vases, circa 1900. A good pair of lustre pottery vases, in the Art Nouveau style. These vases, date to circa 1900. They are beautifully decorated with Cherry blossom, in the Japanese style. One vase is perfect, and the other has two faint hairlines at the neck, running for a couple of centimetres, but does not detract from the presentation of these lovely vases. Both vases are incised with a number "5" on the bases, and are hand painted with a shape number 474. No makers marks, but probably produced by one of the Staffordshire potteries. The vases are approx 5.5. inches high, and 4 inches wide.
A Pair Of Naval Epaulettes Being those of a Lieutenant Commander. Maker marked to the underside.
A PAIR Of Swords To The 5th Dragoon Guards: Not A VC!! TWO Wilkinson swords, both regimentally engraved to the 5th Dragoon Guards and owned by Major Ralph Legge Pomeroy. Ralph Legge Pomeroy, 8th Viscount Harberton, was born on 31 December 1869. He was the son of James Spencer Pomeroy, 6th Viscount Harberton and Florence Wallace Legge. He married Mary Katherine Leatham, daughter of Arthur William Leatham, on 25 June 1907. He graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, with a Bachelor of Arts (BA). He fought in the Boer War between 1899 and 1902, during which he was severely wounded. He gained the rank of Major in the service of the General Reserve Officers, 5th Dragoon Guards. He fought in the First World War. He was invested as a Officer, Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1919. Major Pomeroy complied the 5th's regimental history, entitled "The Story of a Regiment of Horse, being the regimental history from 1685 to 1922 of the 5th Charlotte of Wales's Dragoon Guard" in two volumes, the first of which was published in 1924. He held the office of Justice of the Peace (JP) for Northamptonshire. He succeeded to the title of 8th Baron Harberton of Carbery, co. Kildare on 22 April 1944. He succeeded to the title of 8th Viscount Harberton on 22 April 1944. He died on 4 July 1956 at age 86. Interestingly,in 1902 a set of Cigarette cards, entitled "VC Heroes-Boer War" were published by James Taddy & Company. Number 85 in the set features "Lieut.the Hon.R.Pomeroy.V.C" It goes on to say that Pomeroy was "awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantly saving a comrade during a sortie from Ladysmith under heavy fire." This would appear to be a case of mistaken identity, the award of the VC actually went to 2nd Lt. John Norwood, 5th Dragoon Guards. Sadly Pomeroy's name does not appear in the list of VC recipients. His regimental history also makes no mention of him being awarded a VC. Nevertheless, a very interesting pair of regimental swords which require further research. The swords themselves: Sword No 31533 was sold by Wilkinson on 24th March 1892, and is described as a "Heavy Cavalry" sword with a 35 Inch blade. This sword retains its full 35 inche blade, and does show signs of being sharpened for active service. It is fully etched, and this is bright and clear, without any areas of pitting, rubbing or loss. It carries the initials "R.L.P." to the left hand escutcheon, and the regimental badge of the 5th Dragoon Guards in the right. The proof slug is no longer present. Unusually, for a sword of this period, the back strap is also etched with a "Centre of Percussion" arrow. I have not seen one of these etched on a sword of the late Victorian period, being more commonly associated with swords of the Mid Victorian era. The hilt is in fine condition, with a thin misting of rust bloom to the interior of the guard. The shagreen has some wear to both sides, and whilst all the twistwire is present, some has come loose, and is slightly protruding. The scabbard appears to have been plated at some point, but is a very good fit for the sword, with no "rattle" when shaken. Generally a very good sword, with no major flaws, which would benefit from some careful cleaning to bring it back to a very high standard. Sword No 39777 was sold by Wilkinson on 27th April 1904, and is described as a "Regulation Cavalry" sword with a 35 Inch blade. This would appear to be a lighter sword for parade and levee use. It may also have been purchased in order to have the new monarch's cypher on the blade. Perhaps the Now Captain Pomeroy realised that swords and cavalry charges were becoming a thing of the past, and just fancied a lighter sword for day to day use. Either way, this second sword is of equal quality to the first, having the 5th DG badge to the left hand side of the blade, and Pomeroy's crest and initials the right hand side. This blade is slightly dirtier than the first, and would benefit from a polish. Never the less, all the etching is still clear and visible, with no pitting or rubbing impeding it. This sword also carries the "centre of percussion" marking towards the lower end of the blades spine. The guard is again dirty, and with some interior rusting, but it is very light and superficial, and will clean well. The shagreen is also mostly complete, with some wear to the left hand side, and at the edges. All the silver twistwire is as it should be. The scabbard is a very good fit, and will hold the sword upside down without any problem. It also shows signs of plating, which has now also rusted. Again, a fine sword in need of some careful attention. Both swords showing signs that they were hung on a wall for many years. Both swords are tight in their mounts with no movement. Very unusual to find a pair of swords to the same officer, especially to a fighting regiment, which saw active service during the Boer War. Plenty of scope for research on the original owner, all in all, a bit of a dream for the advanced sword collector. Both swords will come complete with their accompanying Wilkinson Sword Proof Book entries. Strictly over 18's only.
A Royal Tank Corps Bed Plate Good decorative bed plate. Named to 7881819 W.Rowe.
A Ships Bell "Covert" 1949 A very interesting bell, measuring approx 7.5 inches high, 8 inches at its widest diameter. Excellent working condition, and very loud!! Complete with original clapper and lanyard. An excellent research project for somebody Very heavy!
A Solid Silver Caddy Spoon in the form of a Jockey's Cap. A Solid Silver Caddy Spoon in the form of a Jockey's Cap. Bearing English silver hallmarks for Sheffield 1990. The Maker is "A.Ltd" possibly Asprey? A charming item in perfect condition.
A Superb Presentation Sword, Christmas Day 1877 An wonderful and unique presentation 1854 pattern Infantry officers sword. Shagreen and twistwire is complete and in a very pleasing condition. The hilt retaining some original gilt, and without any major flaws. The presentation inscription reads: "George Beresford Lempriere from and old and valued friend of his fathers Colonel F. G. T. Deshon. 25th December 1877" The blade is also in very good condition, with minimal staining. The etching and inscription are all crisp and clear. Maker marked to E Thurkle, Denmark Street, Soho, London. The scabbard is original, but has suffered a break under the bottom mount. However, it could be mended, or the leather replaced. Finding these original scabbards is proving near impossible these days. --- Lieutenant Colonel G.B. Lempriere Middlesex Regiment George Beresford Lempriere. Born Gillingham, Kent in 1858. Commissioned into the 77th Foot (from Militia) as 2nd Lieutenant 1879, advanced to Lieutenant the following year and promoted to Major 1898. In the South Africa War 1899-1902 he took part in the relief of Ladysmith, the action at Spion Kop and Vaal Kranz, operations on the Tugela and action of Peter's Hill; operations on the Transvaal in June 1900; operations in Natal March to June 1900 including the action at Laing's Nek; further operations in the Transvaal July 1900 to August 1901 and operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal, September and October 1901 (Mentioned in Despatches London Gazette 8.2.1901 and 10.9.1901; Brevet of Lieut. Colonel) He died in Winchester in 1943. His medals sold by Spink and Son November 5, 2003 Lot 93 Description: Pair: Lieutenant Colonel G.B. Lempriere, Middlesex Regiment. Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, six clasps, Cape Colony, this a contemporary copy, Tugela Heights, Orange Tree State, Relief of Ladysmith, Transvaal, Laing's Nek (Lt. Col.); King's South Africa, two clasps, good very fine or better. --- Lieutenant-General F. G. T. Deshon C.B. 22nd and 48th Foot, later Colonel of the 51st King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry Frederick George Thomas Deshon was born at Chester on 10 November 1818, eleventh child and third surviving son of Major Peter Deshon, 85th Foot. Commissioned as an Ensign in the 56th Foot on 29 December 1837, he exchanged to the 22nd Foot, as Lieutenant, on 5 January 1841. He served with the 22nd Foot during the latter part of the campaign under Sir Charles Napier in Lower Scinde in 1843, being present at the battle of Hyderabad on 24 March 1843. He served in the Southern Mahratta Country in 1844 and 1845 under Major-General Delamotte, and was present at the investment and capture of Forts Panulla and Pounghur on 1 December 1844; and also present during the investment and reduction of Forts Munnahar and Munsuntook, in the Southern Concan in January 1845, as Staff Officer, Right Wing of the Regiment. Promoted to Captain in the 22nd Foot on 30 November 1849, Deshon exchanged into the 48th Foot in April 1850. He served at the siege of Sebastopol as Captain from 21 April 1855 until the termination of the siege on 9 September 1855; and was present likewise, as Brevet Major, in the subsequent operations at Sebastopol, ending with the treaty of peace, and in command of 2 companies of the regiment detached to do duty in the Dock Yard from 14 January to 14 March 1856. Deshon was mentioned in General Orders, dated Headquarters, Sebastopol, 7 February 1856, whilst in command at the Dock Yard, Sebastopol. Deshon became Lieutenant-Colonel in August 1864, Colonel in March 1870, Major-General in May 1880, and Lieutenant-General in July 1881. He was appointed Colonel of the 51st King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in January 1903, and created a Companion of the Order of the Bath in June 1904. Lieutenant-General Deshon died at Bathampton, Bath, on 3 April 1913, aged 95. Strictly over 18's only.
A Trench Art Ladies Powder Compact A wonderful little item, made in the form of a Royal Naval sailors pork pie cap. The top of the cap is hinged and opens to reveal a mirror in the lid, and a compartment for powder. A sweet evocative little item.
A Trench Art Vickers Machine Gun Car Mascot A superbly made model of a Vickers MG with fluted jacket, mounted on a tripod, fixed to a Royal Engineers cap badge, which has had a screw thread fitted, indicating it may have been fitted to a petrol cap on either a car or a motorcycle. Certainly an intriguing and unique piece of great war trench art.
A Very Fine ERI 1827 Pattern Lucknow Volunteer Rifles Excellent quality Manton&Co of Calcutta nickel hilted officers sword. This sword has survived in superb condition, with the blade having only one or two minor blemishes. The hilt is also wonderful, with the dark shagreen and wire in perfect shape. Unusually engraved on the blade spine in flowing script: "F. Rowland Hill The Baillie Guard L.V.R. The brass mounted leather scabbard also has an unusual feature: The top mount has a coat of arms,an arm holding an arrow, above the latin motto "Semper Paratus" Above the motto are the initials F.R.H. The Baillie Guard gateway is the entry point to the Residency Complex of Lucknow, and this sword bearing the crest of Edward VII we can dates this sword between 1901-1910. During the Indian Mutiny some of the fiercest fighting was focused around this gateway. Strictly over 18's only.
A Victorian Crown A large gilt metal example, possibly from a cross belt or pouch. Over 1.25 inches in diameter.
A Wilkinson Sword Skean Dubh An early 20thC Skean Dubh sock knife by Wilkinson Sword. Very sharp 2.5 inch blade, showing some pitting and staining. Studded wooden grip and steel pommel. Sadly the scabbard is missing the bottom mount. A handsome wee dirk, by one of the world's most renowned sword manufacturers. Strictly over 18's only.
A Wonderful Indian Army 1895 Infantry Officers Sword A very interesting 1895 pattern Infantry sword produced by Manton&Co, Calcutta and Delhi. In recent years the name Manton has been found on large quantities of reproduction swords, but this example is the real thing, and the only one of this format which I have ever encountered. The blade carries a deep etch which reads "Made and Proved in India" The hilt caries the correct VRI cypher surmounted by the Imperial crown, and appears to have been plated with nickel silver. The perfect fish skin grip is finished with strands of silver twistwire. The blade is 32 inches long and carries "No 112" underneath the makers mark at the ricasso. The scabbard appears to have been repaired, having a new brass drag and chape fitted during its working life, but this is a perfect fit, as many Indian Army weapons carry brass fittings. Strictly over 18's Only.
Adams Percussion Revolver A very good copy of this Victorian Officers sidearm, which is a few years old, and in excellent functioning order, perfect for re-enactment purposes. One replacement screw in the grip strap. Strictly over 18's only.
Adams Percussion Revolver By Joseph Brazier A superb 54 Bore 5 shot example, retaining a high percentage of original blued finish, and particularly well executed scrolled foliate engraving. The blued top-strap with retailer's name and address "Joseph Brazier&Son Wolverhampton" Equipped with Braziers patent Rammer, No 412. "Adams Patent No 24034" to right hand side of the frame. Mechanically perfect. Clean bore. Finely chequered walnut grip. Absolutely no pitting or other issues. 5.5 inch barrel. 13 inches overall. An example worthy of casing. More images available on request. Strictly over 18's only. .
Admiralty Pattern Barr&Stroud Binoculars A good set of 7X C1-41 Admiralty pattern 1900A. These entered service in 1935 and were the standard Naval binocular throughout WW2. This set was sold out of service post WW2 and has had the yellow painted arrows overpainted with plack. The yellow pain is showing through and could be brought back if desired. The binoculars have the correct black strap with lens covers attached, and are housed in a brown leather case. One of the interior blocks is loose, and the fastening strap is absent, although the carrying strap in in good shape. The optics themselves are good, although the focus and filter switches are stiff, and the whole assembly needs some TLC after 50+ years in a loft. Overall a nice untouched set, that with some TLC will be very good indeed.
Admiralty Pattern Jack Knife With makers name J Rodgers and Sons, dated 1939. Strictly over 18's only
Admiralty Pattern RAF Detonator Box Marked to the lid "DANGER ADMIRALTY PATT. W8376. BOX FOR ONE R.A.F. Type D64 Mk1/A DETONATOR. YEAR 1943" Hinged lid secured by a long pin, to reveal a rubber padded interior. A fun, unusual item.
Afghan Choora A wonderful Northern Indian, Afghan Pesh Kabz or Choora. Subtle decoration. T shaped spine. Strictly over 18's only.
Afghan Kukri An interesting example, with the unusual blade shape often associated with Afghan made examples. The scabbard is also uncommon, in housing the chakmak and karda in a pouch on the front of the scabbard. Scabbard of good quality, with tooled decoration, with opening along the spine. Blade length 14.5 inches Overall: 18.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Afghan Paluoar A very nice example of the Afghan "Tulwar" or Paluoar sword. This example is mid to late 19thC in date, and has a blade length of 30 inches (taken in a straight line) 34 inches overall. The blade seems to show some laminated decoration, which is hard to photograph. The hilt appears to be covered in some form of varnish. Strictly over 18's only.
Africa Star A fine original example.
Africa Star Clasp "North Africa 1942-43" An excellent original pairing.
Africa Star with North Africa 1942-43 Clasp A good original example.
African Mandinka Sword A handsome "dress" sword, from the French Guinea regions of Western Africa, in a finely decorated leather scabbard. Blade length: 24. 3/4th inches. Strictly over 18's only.
African Short Sword A nice old piece, used for both hunting and fighting. With hammered decoration up the central ridge. Blade length: 15 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
African Short Sword And Belt A beautifully made horn hilted dagger, complete with highly decorated leather scabbard and belt. Blade length just shy of ten inches. Just over 16 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
African Spear, circa 1900 An interesting spear, probably African judging from the metal band decoration. 5.5 inch blade on the spear head, overall length 64 inches. Certainly not a tourist item, excellent balance, and overall construction. Metal weight/counterbalance for throwing on the butt end.
African War Axe A large fighting or war axe, with elongated axe head, featuring subtle in geometric decoration. The haft measures 27.5 inches. The blade head 6.5 inches in length. Hard to date, but certainly not a tourist piece, late 19th, or early 20th century. Strictly over 18's only.
Air Crew Europe Casualty Group 103 Squadron Being the group of 1607271 Sergeant Edwin George Pilbeam, of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, serving with 103 Squadron when he died aged just 21 on 18/10/1943, whilst on a bombing mission to Hannover. At this time the squadron were equipped with Avro Lancaster Bombers, and were heavily engaged bombing strategic targets in Germany. He is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial. He was the son of Charles John Edwin and Nora Pilbeam, of Southsea, Hampshire. The RAF Medal box is named to "Mrs N. Pilbeam of 61 Tredegar Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants." Group consists of: 39-45 Star Air Crew Europe Star 1939-45 War Medal Defence Medal Ribbons and celephane packets for the above. Correct RAF Transmission Box RAF Condolence slip named to "Sergeant Edwin George Pilbeam". In need of thorough research.
Air Ministry Binoculars This pair dated 1944. Excellent optics.
Air Ministry P8 Compass A little grubby, but should clean up nicely.
Air Ministry Spanner Produced by the wonderfully named "King Dick" tool company. AM marked and dated 1939.
Air Raid Precautions Plaque A nice little door plaque, in extreme art deco style.
Air training Corps Pin Badge Interesting example, in sky blue enamel on brass. Lapel fitting.
AK47 Bayonet A Russian made example. Strictly over 18's only.
AKM Bayonet A good clean example. Strictly over 18's only.
American 1870 Naval Rifle bayonet A scarce 1st type Naval bayonet, for the American Remington Rolling Block Rifle. These first type bayonets have the yataghan blade slightly offset. They were quicly replaced by a straight bladed 2nd model. Unusually it carries no makers markings, although it does have the correct "GGS" inspection marking to the hilt. Housed in its correct, and well fitting brass mounted leather scabbard. A hard to find bayonet, especially here in the UK. Strictly over 18's only.
American Active Service Testament 1918 With messages from President Wilson and General Pershing to the interior. A scarce little book.
American Bronze Star Medal A quite literally "mint" example, dated 29/1/45, which has never been out of the box. From a small hoard recently discovered. ***Not for sale to the USA or anybody holding an American Passport***
American Distinguished Flying Cross Mounted on a ring suspender, possibly for wear with a British group? Not for sale to the USA.
American Good Conduct Medal Not for sale to the USA.
American Half Size Pilots Wings WW2 vintage, for wear on the shirt.
American M1917 Bayonet First World War Remington made bayonet for the US M1917 Rifle. US inspection stamps to the ricasso. Mounted with a British '37 pattern frog. Overall very good condition. Strictly over 18's only.
American Navy Buckle Of the 1905 pattern. Very good condition.
American Purple Heart A nice example, in excellent condition. ***Not for sale to the USA or anybody holding an American Passport***
American Silver Air Crew Wings Marked "Silver" and carrying a makers marking to the rear.
American Socket Bayonets, 1717 - 1873 By Donald B. Webster. A good readable copy. *Free Postage*
American WW1 Victory Medal A fine example, on a modern ribbon.
An Important Album of Photographs, Autographs And Correspondence A wonderful, if unprepossessing album of letters, photographs, cuttings and ephemera belonging to: Lieutenant Colonel George Rowlandson Crosfield CBE DSO TD (1877-1962) A founding father of the Royal British Legion and friend of Earl Haig. Born 29 April 1877, Educated Harrow. Commanded 77th Company Imperial Yeomanry in the South African War (Queen's medal 5 clasps) Remained a member of the Volunteer Forces between the wars, workings as Deputy Chairman of the family firm, J. Crosfield & Sons, Warrington (now part of Unilever Plc) Crossed to France, February 1915, as second in command to 14th South Lancs; subsequently commanded 2nd Suffolks and 10th RWF in the field; leg amputated as result of wound received during a "Bombing attack" on German lines at St Eloi, March 1916. Commissioned in RAF and passed as Observer, 1918. Past National Chairman Royal British Legion; Past Chairman Not Forgotten Association. Distinguished Service Order March 1916. Commander of the British Empire 1931, Created Officer of Legion de Honneur, Commander White Lion of Czechoslovakia and Commander of Order of Star of Roumania. Married 1925, Nina Noreen Mary (died 1956), widow of Harold Francis Marion ­Crawford, and daughter of late Commander C. W. Wood. Died 22 August 1962. Prima facie the album doesn't look very promising. The covers are missing, there are bits spilling out all over the place. However, on glancing past the cuttings that fill the first few pages, one soon realises, that this thing is a treasure trove. Charting the early days of the Royal British Legion, as Crosfield was one of the founding members, along with Earl Haig. It contains letters from the following: Edward, Price of Wales (Later Edward VIII) Winston Churchill (Whilst serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer) Marechal Foch Marechal Petain General Gouraud General Weygand Dorothy Haig (Douglas Haig's Widow) Photographs of featuring many of the above, as well as Crosfield meeting the President of the USA, attending various functions, etc. There also many of the invitations to these occasions, such as invitations from King George V and The Prince of Wales to attend upon them at Buckingham Palace. Marechal Foch's funeral, the opening of Haig homes, and various British Legion functions. There is also other correspondence from various figures, concerning Ex Servicemen's Society's with which Colonel Crosfield was involved, such as FIDAC (Fédération Interalliée des Anciens Combattants) There is really too much to mention, but the value of the autographs alone outweigh the price I am asking. A truly important, unique and rare piece of British History from post WW1.
An Interesting Pair of Georgian Cutlasses Most likely Customs or Coastguard cutlasses, Georgian, circa 1800-1820. The brass hilts appear to have had a branch guard, which has been removed on both examples, leaving a D shaped guard. The iron grips reminiscent of the 1804 naval cutlasses, and these are probably Royal Naval cutlasses, rehilted and reissued. 25 inch blades. 30 inches overall. The cutlasses both bear the initials W.I.D.C. along with rack numbers No3 and No4. Crowned GR blades. (Georgius Rex) The first examples I have encountered, and the only information I can find is contained in "A 19th-Century Chest of Arms", an article by Lankester & Rimer published in the Royal Armouries Yearbook, Volume 3, 1998, which illustrates examples with and without the branch guard. Strictly over 18's only.
An Outstanding Silver Mounted Boer War Queen Victoria's Gift Tin An incredibly fine cigarette box, formed utilising a Boer War chocolate gift tin, the lid of which has been mounted in solid silver under glass, and bearing hallmarks for Birmingham, 1910. The maker is the well respected company of Deakin & Francis. The gift tin itself is the Rowntree example, which were made under contract by Barringer, Wallis&Manners. Possibly made to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the original gift being given, or as a presentation piece for an officer. This is a truly superbly made piece, using a heavy gauge of silver, and would have been an expensive piece to have commissioned in its day. Quite probably unique, and certainly the only example I have ever seen.
Antique Firearms :Their Care, Repair, and Restoration By Ronald Lister.
Antique Fleam A French horn and nickel silver mounted medical or veterinary fleam. A great example of this viscous looking blood letting tool. This specimen carries three blades, of ascending size, the first marked "Senet Chavanges" This example in perfect functioning order, the horn scales have received some knocks, but it all lends to the character of this mid Victorian piece. Strictly over 18's only. Very sharp, please handle with caution.
Antique Guns By Hank Wieand Bowman
Antique Japanese Katana A lovely antique Bungo Takada School Katana, dating to the late Koto / early Shinto era. Clearly visible suguha hamon, with a shallow curve and taper towards the kissaki. The blade is generally bright, with some areas of staining, but no visible flaws or edge chips. 10 character Kanji which reads "Takada-jū Fujiwara Munekage" Mid to late war Shin Gunto mounts. The sword itself measures 34.75 approx inches in total. From the base of the habaki to the tip measures 28.75 inches approx. Plenty more images available upon request. Strictly over 18's only.
Antique Maker Marked Handcuffs An interesting old pair of handcuffs, complete with original key. Maker marked, could be "Hiatt"?
Antler Handled "Bowie" Knife Marked Sheffield Cutlery, England. Measuring 7.75 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Antler Handled "Bowie" Knife By Brooksbank An excellent Victorian example by Abraham Brooksbank. "Defiance" Logo to the right hand side, produced at the Malinda works. Almost 8 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Antler Handled FS Knife A well used example, with a slight gouge on one side of the grip, possibly where a badge or some such was attached. Strictly over 18's only.
Antler Handled Sheath Knife Requiring a thorough clean. 5inch blade. Strictly over 18's only.
Antler Scaled Jack Knife A very good great war period example, by "ERA James Barber". Strictly over 18's only.
Argyll And Sutherland Highlanders Badger Head Sporran Otherwise known as a Swinging Six. A very fine late Victorian/Edwardian example. Large badger head with glass eyes, and some wear/repair towards the snout. The gilt brass tassle holders with thistle decoration. Brass cantle. Correct red Morocco leather for the period, and the purse lined with chamois leather. A good looking piece, and increasingly difficult to find.
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Skean Dubh An original Scottish late 19thC Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Skean Dubh. These military dress daggers are traditionally worn in the officer's sock sometimes accompanied by the regimental dirk at the belt. They are still worn by Scottish Highland officers in the British Army to this day. Typical chequered bogwood grip with applied white metal regimental motif . The white metal hilt mounts are formed into a distinctive geometric pattern. Amber cut glass stone in the pommel, with a slight chip on the left hand side (not a cairngorn stone) Single fullered blade and traditional and grooved spine. Blade with some age wear, sharpening and staining, which will improve with TLC. Original scabbard with white metal mounts featuring dragons at the scabbard throat. Blade length is 3.5 inches (7.5 inches overall) Strictly over 18's only.
Arisaka Bayonet Japanese WW2 bayonet made at the Kokura. A clean bayonet, with a crack in the right hand grip. Could easily be improved. Strictly over 18's only.
Arms and Armour of Old Japan The 1951 original by B.W. Robinson.
Arms and Armour of the English Civil War The Standard work by David J. Blackmore.
Army And Navy Cut Throat Razor A very good example, by Taylors "Eye Witness" of Sheffield. Strictly over 18's only.
Army Service Corps Officers Sword Brigadier General E S White DSO A three bar hilted officers sword by S J Pillin' 31 Gerrard St Soho London, circa 1912. Slim, straight 32.5 inch dumbbell blade etched with Edward VII's cypher & owner's initial 'ESW' to one side, on the reverse the Royal Coat of Arms & maker's name Blade numbered on the spine 106068. Plated three bar hilt, shagreen grip & copper wire binding. Plated steel scabbard. The sword of Brigadier-General Eric Stuart White DSO (1888-1979) Born: 15th November 1888, Died: 25th June 1979 Educated at Felsted, and RMC Sandhurst. White joined the Essex regiment in 1908, followed by the West India Regiment and finally transferred to the ASC in 1912 as a 2nd Lieutenant. This would explain his 1897 pattern sword being converted to a 3 bar hilt, as worn by the ASC. Brigadier White was awarded the following decorations. DSO "in connection with military operations in Italy" June 1918 as a Captain/Brevet Major) 14/Star (plus bar) Trio MID GSM with Iraq and Persia Bars Belgian Croix de Guerre (Two oak leaves) Officer of the Ordre de la Couronne. Africa Star with bar 1st Army Defence Medal War Medal 1911 Coronation 1935 Jubilee 1937 Coronation Officer (Brother) of The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (Order of St John was awarded in recognition for 25 years service as President of the Chichester Branch of the St. John Ambulance Brigade) Brigadier White's Medals are featured in: "Gallant and Distinguished Service - The Royal Corps of Transport Medal Collection 1794-1993" by David Owen A comment in the above book from Brigadier White, upon being asked which of the medals he had to work hardest for: "I have no doubt whatsoever that it was the 1911 Coronation Medal because on that June day I had to stand in the Mall for 12 hours in blazing sunshine, largely to attention, in blue patrols (uniform) and I have never had such a dreadful day in the Army in my life" "The History of the RASC in WWII" mentions that Brigadier White was DST at AFHQ in North Africa circa 1943. Director of Supply and transport for 1st Army Headquarters for Operation Torch White also belonged to the "Ancient Order of Froth Blowers", which seems to have been a 1920s drinking man's club: White whilst holding the rank of Major, is listed as Senior Blower of the "Nil Sine Spuma" Vat, at Buller Barracks, Wiesbaden, Germany - he had reached the rank of "Tornado". (To reach the rank of "Tornado" one had to recruit 100 members) Their rules of conduct make amusing reading! Strictly over 18's only.
Army Trade Badges Good original Artificer's patches.
ARP Badge Solid Silver Gentleman's example. Fully hallmarked London 1939.
ARP Handbook No 1 Personal Protection Against Gas Hardback example, named to J.A. Jones and rubber stamped as the property of Llay Hall Colliery, Wrexham.
ARP Handbook No 14 The Fire Guards Handbook Named to J.A. Jones.
ARP Handbook No 2 First Aid And Nursing For Gas Casualties Named to J.A. Jones and rubber stamped as the property of Llay Hall Colliery, Wrexham.
ARP Handbook No 4 Decontamination Of Materials Hardback example, named to J.A. Jones and rubber stamped as the property of Llay Hall Colliery, Wrexham.
ARP Handbook No 4 Decontamination Of Materials Named to J.A. Jones.
ARP Handbook No 9 Incendiary Bombs And Fire Precautions Named to J.A. Jones.
ARP Rattle A very good, complete, functioning,and LOUD!! example, dated 1941.
ARP Warden's Whistle A fine example, on original cord lanyard, by Hudson of Birmingham.
Art Nouveau Bottle Coaster By Liberty A very elegant piece of Pewter, produced by Liberty of London. Design shape 071.
Art Nouveau Paper Knife A lovely period pewter example, flowing lines forming into a maiden's head handle.
Art Nouveau Silver Casket A beautiful and extremely good quality solid silver cox, produced by the well respected Charles Edwin Turner, and fully hallmarked for Birmingham 1910. Wood lined, this delectable box has a fully working hinge, and with only one minor ding to the rear panel. Measures 3.75 inches by 3.75 inches. Would make a superb jewellery box.
Artillery Scale No 3 Mk II A fine example, dated 1941. ***Free Postage***
Artists Rifles Cap Badge A good original badge.
Artists Rifles Other Ranks Cap Badge A good original badge.
Atlantic Star An excellent original medal.
ATS Cap Badge A good original badge.
Attributed East India Company Officers Sword Here we have a rather unusual example of an East India Company Officers Sword. Outwardly it is a standard EIC infantry officers sword of 1822 type. However, closer examination of the blade etching reveals a cartouche with the number "12" in it, along with the winged lightning bolts commonly associated with either artillery or engineer regiments. "Bombay Artillery List of Officers" by Col. F.W.M. Spring. reveals that there was a 12th company of Native Artillery raised on March 28, 1846, which were shortly after designated the 5th company 4th Battalion on the 20th July 1846, giving a four month window for an artillery unit with the designation "12". Further to this, the 1849 EIC list shows one possible candidate for ownership of such a sword, Second Lieutenant Charles Edwin Allom, Bombay Artillery, Appointed as such in the Season of 1846, (12th June 1846) he seems a very likely candidate, as the short lived 12th were still in existence at that point. Not long after this, artillery officers also adopted the 1821 pattern light cavalry officers sword. Taken altogether, it seems likely that this sword was indeed owned by Allom. Sadly, like so many officers seeing service in India, Lieuteant Allom's life was cut short. He died at Peshawur November 23rd 1849 aged 22 years. His obituary was published in "The Indian News and Chronicle of Eastern Affairs: 1850": "We regret to have to announce the death at Peshawur, on the 22nd of Nov. last, in the 23rd year of his age, of Lieutenant Charles Edwin Allom, of the Honourable East India Company's Bombay Artillery. Lieutenant Allom was the second son of Thomas Allom, esq., the well-known architect. He had highly distinguished himself at Addiscombe, and was regarded as a promising young officer. He was present during the memorable siege of Mooltan, where he commanded a battery of five guns; afterwards at the battle of Guzerat, in which he had a similar charge. He accompanied Sir Walter Gilbert in his pursuit of Shere Singh, and finally remained at Peshawur, where he was attached to the survey department, the arduous duties of which contributed to the early close of his useful career. His death will be deeply mourned by his sorrowing family, and the numerous friends to whom his many virtues had fondly endeared him." Sold with a copy of the Journal of the Army Historical Research Society Volume LV No 223 Autumn 1977,which features an article on Lieutenant Allom together with a photograph of a painting of him in full dress uniform of the Bombay Artillery prior to going India. The portrait was painted by his father Thomas Allom. Interestingly he is depicted wearing a sword, described in the text thus "the sword scabbard is of black leather with gilt mountings, the hilt is also gilt with gold sword knot and bullion tassels." The sword itself has a blade length of 32.5 inches. good clean blade, free from pitting, and with visible etching, although it would benefit from some sympathetic cleaning. The proof slug is absent. Makers escutcheon is vacant. The brass guard is slightly misshapen, with no breaks. The folding guard still operates under spring tension. Shagreen and wire grip is mostly present, with one or two small cracks to the left hand side. No scabbard. EIC swords in any condition are uncommon, regimenatally designated examples even more so, and attributable pieces such as this are few and far between. Strictly over 18's only.
Attributed Royal Engineer's Officers Sword The originally the sword of Brigadier William Ewbank (1865-1930) and later refurbished and carried by his son, Major William Alan Ewbank M.C. (1922-2013) Both of which served in the Royal Engineers. Brigadier William Ewbank Born in London 1865, and was educated at Calgary Alberta and Cooper's Hill Engineering College, Egham, Surrey, part of the University of London. RMA Woolwich. Commissioned into the Royal Engineers as follows: Lieutenant 9th December 1884 Captain 26th May 1893 Major 1st October 1901 Colonel 15th November 1914 Served in the Burma expedition,1887-1888, (medal with 2 clasps) North West Frontier 1889-1891. Attended Staff College 1895 to 1896 at the same time as Allenby and Haig. Posted to Orissa in 1896 on famine relief work. India 1897-98, North West Frontier 1908 (medal with clasp) Bombay 1909-1910, Delhi Durbar medal 1911 3rd Lahore Division. 1910-1912 Lucknow Division. 1913-1916. Mesopotamia, 1916-1919. 3rd Afghan War 1919-1920 Mentioned 5 times in despatches. Chief engineer and Director General Military Works, India, 1920 Retired as a Brig.General 1922. Of his 37 years service, over 30 were spent in India or Burma. Post retirement Brigadier Ewbank lived Woking, then Bournemouth. He died in 1930. (229358) Major William Alan Ewbank MC Royal Engineers. Born in Weymouth on August 30, 1922. He attended Wellington College, and completed a crash course in engineering at the University of Birmingham and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the Royal Engineers. Later, he went on to earn his Bachelor of Science at the Royal Military Academy of Science, Shrivenham. His first overseas posting during the Second World War was to Northern. Iraq, followed by North Africa and Italy. He was wounded in North Africa and was awarded the Military Cross. In Italy, he met his first wife, Frances McKean, who was an American Red Cross worker there for the last two years of the war. They married in England in 1947. He continued to serve in the Army in various posts in England and Wales before being sent to Kenya around 1953 during the Mau Mau uprising. After the family settled in Yateley, Hampshire his wife died in 1957, leaving him with two small daughters to raise. He then left the Army to teach mathematics at a local boys' school in Yateley, where he continued to teach for the next seven years. In 1964, he married his second wife, Dr. Frances White, of the United States, who persuaded him to move with his daughters to the U.S. They both procured positions teaching at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana; he went on to earn a master's degree at Ball State University. His second wife died March 16, 2013. In 1970, Professor Ewbank established one of the first mathematics labs in the United States, which he designed and equipped at Taylor University (which now carries his name) A noted author and speaker, Professor Ewbank wrote over 80 math activity books and articles. He was awarded the rank of professor emeritus upon his retirement from Taylor University in 1987. William Alan Ewbank died on Monday, April 29, 2013 in Lafayette, Indiana at the age of 90. The sword itself is completely refinished, and done to a high standard, probably back at Wilkinson, when his son was commissioned. The blade was rehilted in or around 1897 in line with the new regulations, and would originally have been hilted with the 1857 special pattern brass engineers hilt. All the shagreen and silver twistwire binding is complete, and in good condition.There is little to no loss to the plating of blade or hilt, and could easily still be carried by a serving officer. The plated dress scabbard has not fared as well, and would benefit from some gentle cleaning, to make it more presentable. The 32.5 inch blade is in excellent bright condition, retaining its original finish. It is engraved with the initials CRR, along with the strung bugle, and usual crown and foliate motifs. Accompanied by the Wilkinson Sword ledger entry. Strictly over 18's only.
Australian Military Whistle A fine example, dated 1943, and produced by "Premier Wire Works, Melbourne, Australia".
Australian SMLE Bayonet A good example, manufactured by Lithgow (MA) and dated 1940.
Austrian Balkan War Cross
Austrian Cavalry Troopers Sword This is the model 1858, and is I believe, quite scarce. A wonderful feeling weapon, despite the blade length of 33 inches. Interestingly only one side of the blade is fullered. No visible markings, and sadly no scabbard. Strictly over 18's only,
Autograph Book HMY Medusa II A very interesting autograph book dating from circa 1915 through to the 1920's. Lots of WW1 period entries, including verse, poems, sketches etc. The book also contains the signature of Admiral Lord Charles Beresford. I have illustrated a good selection, more images available upon request. HMY Medusa II was built in 1906. She served in both world wars, and was sunk by enemy aircraft whilst acting as an Anti-Submarine vessel in March 1941. A fascinating slice of Naval history.
Autograph Letter by Bing Crosby An interesting letter, sent by "White Christmas" legend Bing Crosby. Sent on June 30th 1944,and addressed to the wonderfully named "Miss Hope", it explains that he will be be unable to send any more photo's for the duration, due to material shortages, and that he will be saving what they have to take care of the boys and girls in the different services. It goes on to say that this situation will remain until "victory is ours, and we can settle down again in peaceful living." He then details his next picture "Going my Way". It is signed "Bing". Condition is good, the letter has obviously been folded for a long period of time, and then appears to have been pasted into an album. Until recently it was framed. The letter is typed on watermarked paper, bearing the legend "Bing Crosby Hollywood" in the top left hand corner. A wonderful piece to have framed up, showing how Hollywood dealt with War shortages.
Auxiliary Air Force Lapel Badge A scarce example, produced in unmarked silver. Air Ministry serial number to the reverse, indicating an early issue.
Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) Leather Stamp Probably for bookbinding work, this impressive stamp has a detailed ATS badge affixed in copper. Possibly for use on a post WW2 regimental history. Incredibly rare, if not unique, and the ultimate for quirky item for a regimental badge collector.
Auxiliary Units Fighting Knife These recently identified Aux Unit knives are quite difficult to come by, and this example is in very good condition, showing some signs of sharpening. 10 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only
Auxiliary Units Fighting Knife These recently identified Aux Unit knives are quite difficult to come by, and this example is in stunning condition. 10 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only.
Auxiliary Units Fighting Knife Auxiliary Units Fighting Knife These recently identified Aux Unit knives are quite difficult to come by, and this example is in very good condition, showing some signs of sharpening. 10 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only
Avro Manchester Trench Art Model This example was part of a large collection of items purchased from the estate of an RAF Flight Lieutenant. I believe the model to be of the short lived Avro Manchester. If any RAF experts know differently, I am always happy to be corrected! An excellent period example, produced from Aluminium, rather than the profusion of modern examples which are currently flooding the market. The detail is crisp, and not over polished, infact it shows no signs of polishing in recent times. Both the props are present, and spin as they should. Interestingly, this model carries the initials of the person who made it, which is a nice touch. This model measures 10 inches wing tip to wing tip, and 8.75 inches from nose to tail.
AWS 1945 Map of Berlin Army Welfare Services Guide Map to Berlin, issued post Liberation. Generally good condition, some tears and staining, but a good original, and becoming scarce.
Ayrshire Yeomanry Shoulder Title A lovely example, with all pins intact.
B2 Marked Second Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife A very pleasing example of this iconic knife, retaining a high proportion of its original finish, and housed in its correct sheath, still retaining its tabs. B2 and broad arrow marked to the cross guard. Blade length 6.5 inches, with no signs of over sharpening or loss. Elastic retiaing strap present but broken. A wonderful sleepy example, which has never been in a collection before. I wish I could find them like this every day... Strictly over 18's only.
B2 Marked Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife A very fine example of a "B2" marked 3rd pattern FS knife. Retaining a high degree of the original blue finish, to both hilt and blade. Hilt with inspection mark "3". Crossguard carries a miss-stamped "B2" marking. Blade measures 6.75 inches 11.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only.
Badge Belt 37 Pattern Webbing Belt, with various cap badges and buttons, including some early kings crown staybright examples.
Bakelite Air Raid Warden Door Sign A very good example of this iconic sign. Measures six inches by 3 inches.
Bakelite Butt Plate "Webley" Air Rifle A useful and hard to find "spare" measuring five inches.
Bamboo NCO'S Swagger Stick A good example. Measuring 24 inches in length,
Bamboo Swagger Stick The Sergeant Major's best friend. Measuring 24 inches in length,
Basic Principles of Air Warfare (The Influence of Air Power on Sea and Land Strategy By "Squadron-Leader", Sir Edmund Ironside. Printed 1927.
Basque Makila Walking Cane Spear A Makila is a traditional Basque walking stick. One end has a decorative brass and iron ferrule in the form of a small mace. The brass ferrule "Marque de Fabrique" denoting French manufacture, which was quite common, and the best examples are often French made. Beneath this is a coat of arms with a scroll underneath, probably denoting the original owner. The other end has a turned horn pommel with a gold coloured mount, and a sterling silver band. This section unscrews to reveal a 3.5 inch spike, turning the stick into a short spear for self defence. Overall length 35 inches. This example dates between 1880-1900. A fascinating example of a regional/traditional weapon, that has been historically carried for centuries.
Bayonet Conversion An unusual bayonet conversion to a fighting knife, being a cut down British Lancaster Bayonet. Very likely done during WW1. Blade now measured 11.5 inches and is double edged. Surprisingly effective! Untouched and in need for a good clean and tidy, but a very unusual example, certainly the first I have encountered.... Strictly over 18's only.
BC41 Commando knife A superb and completely original example of the coveted BC41 Commando knuckle knife. Uncleaned and untouched, this example surfaced directly from the estate of a veteran earlier this year. The blade has not been shortened, or over sharpened, and comes in its correct sheath, with the original blue coloured press stud. Both blade and cast knuckle handle carry the BC41 designation., as one would expect to find on a period knife. Pre-dating the issue of the FS knife, this is a great opportunity for the advanced commando knife collector. Strictly over 18's Only
Beaded and Ribbed FS Fighting Knife A good and rare example of the beaded and ribbed Fairbairn Sykes commando knife. This example with bright blade and brass hilt, retaining original needle point. Housed in a contemporary but replaced leather sheath. Inspection mark "4" with broad arrow to hilt. 6.5 inches. 11.25 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only.
Bedford Police Button Lighter
Behar Light Horse Presentation Trophy A very smart, if somewhat diminutive hallmarked solid silver presentation trophy, inscribed: SAMASTIPORE MEET 1921. CAPT KEMP'S PRIZE FOR JUMPING, WON BY TPR R.O. WARD "D" TROOP B.L.H. "A History of the Behar Light Horse" was written by a Lieut.-Colonel W.N.R. Kemp, quite possibly the same officer. This handsome memento of the Raj measures 2.25 inches high, and comes in generally very good condition, with only minor bumps, which do not detract from its display in any way.
Bengal European Cavalry Officers Sword A supremely scarce example of a Scroll hilted light cavalry officers sword of the 1st Bengal European Light Cavalry. The unit raised in 1857 to assist is suppressing the Indian Mutiny. They were formally handed to the crown in 1858 and retitled as the 19th Hussars in 1862, only being in existence for 5 years. Condition wise the sword guard has become slightly misshapen, and the engraving to the blade has faded slightly, but all is still perfectly legible. This example retailed by Hill Brothers, of Old Bond Street. Sadly no scabbard. Blade length 34.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Bengal Native Percussion Carbine by Enfield A very good .65 calibre Enfield Two Band smoothbore Bengal Native Cavalry percussion carbine. The round 21 inch barrel with foresight and block V rear sight stamped near the breach with Enfield military proof marks. A very crisp lock action in full and half cock, the lockplate itself sharply stamped with crowned "VR" and "1858.67 Enfield", and "I" over broad arrow mark. The walnut stock with Enfield storekeeper's mark on the butt, along with circular inset brass unit roundel, marked "Excise&Salt D(ivision) 32 (Weapon No)" Regulation two piece butt plate, with chequered centre, brass mounts, saddle bar and ring, swivel ramrod numerous inspectors stamps throughout, 36.75 inches overall length, A very pleasing example overall, which would be hard to upgrade. Plenty more images available on request. Strictly over 18's only.
Bentley's Patent Howdah Pistol Extremely unusual 6 Bore single barrelled Howdah pistol, of exceptionally large proportions. This example produced by Joseph Bentley of 14, Saint Mary's Row, Birmingham. Bentley held several patents, his most famous being for a Percussion revolver, along with his patent percussion hammer, found on this pistol, dating from the mid 1840's. Sadly although not in what might be described as mint condition, this is a very sound example, and fully functioning. Horn butt and forend caps, lanyard ring to butt, Bentley's patent percussion hammer, along with Bentley's patent escutcheon mounted near the breech. Birmingham proofs to the underside of the barrel. Total length 19.5 inches. Barrel length 12 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Berkshire Regiment Swagger Stick A very fine example.
Black and White Lancaster Bomber photograph A good original period image, mounted within a black frame or an equal vintage. Markings visible on the aircraft, so it could be traced to the parent unit for those with the right knowledge. Frame measures 12.5 x 10.5 inches. Will be posted in the frame unless instructed otherwise.
Black Watch Bronze Officers Collars A fine set, in bronze, with hollow backs.
Black Watch Officer Casualty MID Medal Group A very poignant grouping to a young Black Watch officer who was killed in action outside Caen on the 26th June 1944. Captain Ronald William Beyts Milligan, Adjutant 1st battalion The Black Watch, aged 23. He is buried in Ranville War Cemetery. Group consists of: Framed Medal Group: 39-45 Star, Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp, Italy Star, France and Germany Star, Defence and War Medals. (Also his 8th Army Ribbon and Emblem, which he is wearing in the photograph. The "8" emblem has been fixed on upside down, exactly as it is seen on his tunic!) Framed Commemoration Scroll named to Captain R.W.B. Milligan, Black Watch. Framed Mention in Despatches Certificate named to: Captain R.W.B. Milligan, Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) published in 22 March 1945. Framed Photograph of Captain Milligan, wearing his Africa Star ribbon with 8th Army Emblem (upside down) The group also comes with a collection of eighteen letters written to Captain Milligan's Mother, and his father, (a medical practitioner) offering sympathy and condolences on the death of her son. Several are from his brother officers and men he served with, some on battalion note paper, his headmaster and head of house at Rugby School, his commanding officer, and the general commanding the 51st Highland Brigade, Major General D.C. Bullen-Smith MC. Also a letter from his best friend, and brother Black Watch officer based in Cairo, (on Minister Resident in the Middle East headed paper) and a heart breaking letter from his fiancée. I am happy to admit I had more than a lump in my throat reading these letters, and looking through them it seems he was a very well regarded and popular officer, who many called their best friend. Full of humour even in times of mortal danger, he was regarded as having a very bright future serving in the Diplomatic Service (for which he had already been accepted) after the war. Captain Milligan survived fighting through the African and Italy campaigns, and was serving as the adjutant of the first battalion, Black Watch, when he was killed by Mortar Fire at Bois de Bavant. One of nine casualties that day. The first battalion were in Bois de Bavant for “Three miserable weeks” between 19th June 9th July according to the battalion diary, during the final assault and capture of Caen. One letter describes how moments before his death, Milligan had been outside the command post when it had been hit by another shell. He laughed and joked about the German's aim, and was still laughing when he was killed instantly. A scarce and complete grouping, offered 70 years after his death.
Blood Donor Badge A beautiful silver and enamel example, fully hallmarked, and produced by Gaunt, Birmingham.
Blood Donor Badge A lovely example, enamel on brass decoration.
Blue and Gilt 1796 Cavalry Officers Sword A very good example, with blade by JJ Runkel of Solingen. The blue and gilt decoration has faded over time, but the etching is still very crisp. The blade is in very nice condition, without any bends, major nicks, etc, and retains the original hatchet point. The scabbard is original to the sword, and a good tight fit. It has some dents and dings as one would expect, and has received a hard blow at some time, which has begun to split the metal. However, it remains solid and without movement. A lovely example, and increasingly hard to come by. A must have in this Waterloo bicentenary year. Strictly over 18's only.
Blued K98 Bayonet A very handsome example, and unusual in having a textured back piece to the grip, which I haven't seen before. Bayonet marked "42 ASW" Scabbard "COF44" Light cleaning required, but generally a lovely, and untouched bayonet. Strictly over 18's only.
Blues and Royals Clay Pipe An interesting decorative piece, housed in an older case. Made by Eric Ayto in the early 1970's. (Curator of House of Pipes Museum, Bamber, Sussex)
Boer War Cavalry Officers Frog A very scarce example for a Cavalry Officer. This is in very pleasing condition, but would benefit from a feed and some gentle TLC. Would compliment a fine Boer War Period Officers Sword.
Boer War Period Artillery Officers Sword Custom Blade A very interesting, if not unique sword. The blade is a German import, made by Kirchbaum, and carrying their logo at the forte. The blade also carried an etched panel to "John Hyman Leicester Square London". Hyman was a military outfitter who also sold sword. It is probable that he had this blade ordered specially and then had it fitted to the sword in Britain, as per the individual officers specifications. Sadly we have no way to know who carried this impressive piece, with its 35 inch blade. But they obviously envisaged seeing real combat, and wanted a sword which wouldn't let them down. The whole sword is in very nice condition, the hilt is made of blackened wood, and shows no sign of ever having a covering. Perhaps this was another specification? The blade is plain aside from the makers logo and retailers panel, and is bright and clean with no serious blemishes or rust. The blade does have a bend/curve to it, when viewed from forte to point. I am unsure what has caused this, but could be rectified if required, but is not instantly noticeable and does not detract from the overall appearance. A unique piece, and certainly one for the specialist collector. Strictly over 18's only.
Boer War Period Cabinet Photograph A very good quality image showing a mounted infantry soldier. It has the bonus of being signed by the sitter, providing an opportunity for further research.
Boer War Period Horn Handled Jack Knife A good WD marked example, with partial makers marking also visible. Strictly over 18's only.
Boer War Period Patriotic Sweetheart Brooch Rendered in enamel and nine carat gold. Fully hallmarked.
Boer War Period Water Carrier An intriguing item, with a ceramic stoneware mouth piece, sewn into a canvas bag. Two metal D rings sewn to the top to support a handle, which is now made of heavy duty cord. Possibly for equestrian use? No visible markings, and I cannot find another. If anybody out there knows more, I would love to hear about it. Boer War Period, or possibly WW1 in date.
Bone Handled Kukri A good old example. Blade length 10.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Bone Hilted Kukri Uncommonly small bone grip, measuring just under three inches. The last two images for size comparison. Damaged blade, but certainly a Victorian example, and worth the price for the grip alone. Blade length just under 14 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Bone Hilted Kukri 11.5 inch blade, 15 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only. Strictly over 18's only.
Booklet "The Soldiers Welfare" Notes for Officers, dated 1943. In good clean condition.
Boots ARP First Aid Kit A great survival, with some wear to the cardboard box, but all still holding firm. Largely complete with original contents, perfect for any living history display.
Border Regiment Shoulder Title A fine example.
Bowie Knife A good quality, heavy knife, by Whitby, probably made just post war. Blade length 8 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Boxed 1939-45 War Medal Female Recipient Box named to: Miss J.M.G. Kennard "Wyaston" Uplands Avenue Worthing Sussex And numbered: 5/A/109 which may be Miss Kennard's service number. Medical Service/ATS Box issued from Winchester. Excellent condition overall.
Boxed Kings Badge Also known as a wound badge, this example retains its original box, and comes in mint condition.
Boxed RAF Group Of Three Medals Flight Lieutenant Interesting little boxed group, named to a an F/L E.C. Dormer. Comprising: 39-45 Star, Italy Star, and War Medal. Box of issue. Transmission slip. RAF Officers Side cap Insignia A small Victorian Jubilee Pendant, possibly a lucky charm? Unresearched.
Boxed Tinplate Clockwork "Nautilus" Submarine From Walt Disneys 20,000 Leagues under the Sea Produced by Sutcliffe Pressings Ltd, Leeds, England. Non working condition, with no key present. Gives a slight "rattle" when shaken, Cosmetically very pleasing, and hard to come by with an original box.
Boxed WW1 Silver War Badge A lovely example of a rare WW1 SWB or Wound badge still contained in its original cardboard box of issue. Awarded to 19413 Pte William Bell Durham Light Infantry. Also entitled to a 14-15 Trio. Comes with MIC and SWB Roll.
Boys Brigade Badge Large badge glengarry badge, "Through and Through Unto Him". Unmarked, with split pins to the reverse,
Boys Brigade Insignia
Brass Barrelled Flintlock Pocket Pistol By Twigg Crisp working action, stiff frizzen. Barrel length 2 inches. Bore 0.25 inch. Enlarged trigger guard enabling to be fired by a gloved hand. Top sliding safety catch which is remarkably intact and functioning. Marked "Twigg" to the left hand side plate, and "London" to the right. Strictly over 18's only.
Brass Button Stick A good example. From a small selection of kit, formerly the property of Captain J A Ross, RAMC
Brass Shoulder Title 15th London A nice original WW1 Shoulder title "T 15 London" Complete with three original lugs to the reverse, and backing plate.
Brass Shoulder Title 28th London A nice original WW1 Shoulder title "T 28 London" Complete with three original lugs to the reverse.
Brass Shoulder Title 6th London A nice original WW1 Shoulder title "T 6 London" Complete with three original lugs to the reverse, and backing plate.
Brass Shoulder Title London Yeomanry A nice original WW1 Shoulder title "T Y County of London" Complete with three original lugs to the reverse.
Brass Shoulder Title RE Northumbrian A nice original WW1 Shoulder title "T RE Northumbrian" Sadly, missing two of the three original lugs to the reverse.
Brass Shoulder Title RFA London A nice original WW1 Shoulder title "T RFA London" Complete with three original lugs to the reverse, and backing plate.
Bren Spare Parts Wallet Jungle green, dated 1956.
British .303" P.14 Rifle Bayonet. No US marks, and the British marks are nice and clear. Made December 1915. Scabbard hanger marked "Jewel 1917". Strictly over 18's only.
British 1842 Pattern Socket Bayonet 19thC British Socket Bayonet, with Lovel's lug. Various markings to collar and socket, including the makers name "Heighington" Just over 21.5 inches long. Strictly over 18's only.
British 1856 Pattern Pioneer's Sidearm A very clean example, which has had its sawback removed. Some of these sidearms were passed to the Royal Navy for use as cutlasses, and that could well be the case here. Unit markings to the back of the quillion, as well as markings to the blades ricasso and spine. No scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
British 1856 Yataghan Bayonet A wonderful untouched example that will clean very nicely with some TLC. Absolutely sterile, possibly intended for volunteers or made for export. Scabbard in very nice condition, one minor old bend, but very much intact and healthy. WOuld benefit from a feed. Not converted for the Martini Carbine. Strictly over 18's only.
British 1907 Pattern Bayonet A stunning example, marked up to the 3rd Welsh on the Pommel. This is fresh to the market, and requires a light clean to restore it to near pristine order. A very pleasing example. Strictly over 18's only.
British 1907 Pattern Bayonet Marked up to the 3rd Royal Scots, and dated 1915, to both bayonet and scabbard. A very pleasing example, with some very minor pitting towards the blades tip. Strictly over 18's only
British 1907 Pattern Bayonet Leicestershire Regiment Excellent overall condition, the scabbard in its original brown colouring, with good amounts of finish to the mounts, hilt and crossguard. No oil hole to the pommel, and unit marked tot he "7. Leics". The blade is also full length and near mint. Strictly over 18's only.
British Aerial Propaganda Booklet "Gebt Mir 4 Jahre Zeit" “Give me four years” (Hitler's Booklet) A 16 page booklet, Dropped by the Allies between November 1943 and March 1944. More information available at the excellent www.psywar.org
British Aerial Propaganda Booklet "Totaler Krieg" "Total War" (Bombing Guilt) A 24 page booklet, Dropped by the RAF between August 1943 and March 1944. More information available at the excellent www.psywar.org
British Aerial Propaganda Leaflet "Das War Hamburg" "This was Hamburg" Dropped by the RAF between August 1943 and February 1944. More information available at the excellent www.psywar.org
British Aerial Propaganda Leaflet "Totaler Krieg Heute" Total War - Then and Now. A double sided leaflet, dropped by the allies in early 1944. More information available from the excellent www.psywar.org
British Army Jack Knife 1944 dated. Strictly over 18's only.
British Army Navy Blue Beret This example by Surpak and dated 1951.
British Army Pistol Lanyard A very good example.
British Army WW2 issue machete Single edged blade 14.5 inches Marked 'Endure' Josh Beal & Sons, cast steel, Sheffield. The blade has been painted black, almost certainly during its working life to stop light reflection, possibly indicating clandestine use. An interesting modification I have not seen before. Orange composite grips, stamped with Broad arrow, inspectors number "5" and dated 1941. Grips secured with five copper rivets. Complete with it's original leather scabbard, marked on the belt loop with Broad arrow "S.L." and 1944, General condition is very good, a very slight wobble to the grip which could easily be remedied. The scabbard would benefit from a clean and some hide food. Thge securing strap for the handle is all there, but damaged as one may expect. A repair could be effected if desired. All in all an interesting example. Strictly over 18's only.
British Cavalry Lance Head A good original example, bearing unit marks to the bottom of the socket. 9.5 inches overall. A light clean and this will be gleaming. Strictly over 18's only.
British Commando Smatchet I am very pleased to offer this superb British S.O.E. Commando Smatchet. This example comes in very fine condition, complete with its original and desirable maker marked 37 pattern webbing sheath. The knife has a full length blade of 10⅞” and exhibits very light use and minor sharpening. Alloy cross-guard, dark wood slab grips and brass pommel, which carries the desirable "13" inspection mark. The 37 Pattern sheath is in superb condition with, very minor staining, the snap-fastener fully intact. The back has the correct marking "ME CO 1942" for Mills Equipment Company. This Smatchet is probably the best example currently on the market, certainly the cheapest, and would be near impossible to upgrade. Strictly over 18's only.
British Diving Knife By Taylor's. A short lived design, in production ffrom 1962 until 1970. Makers marked "Taylors Eye Witness Sheffield England" to the left hand side of the blade, along with the word "Stainless". Total length: 9 1/4 inches. Blade length: 4 1/2 inches. Left hand grip with the NATO stores number 0433-924-8626. From the excellent http://www.divingheritage.com: "This knife was originally made for divers but was found to be lightweight in service and was not popular. It was however issued to ships and clearance divers as well as Special Boat Service members." No scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
British Empire Medal Case
British Imperial Military Band Shoulder Title A fine original example.
British India Album A fascinating Victorian photograph album believed to have been compiled by the Harcourt family, who have associations with India during the 1860's tot he 1880's. Most of the photographs are captioned on the pages in a period hand. Containing photographs of a large number of officers from the Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot). Including images of the following officers: Colonel George John Harcourt Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot) Colonel A Harcourt(Bengal Army) Lt Col Rivett Carnac, Sir Edmund Barrow (General Sir Edmund George Barrow GCB KCMG (1852–1934) Surgeon J Harcourt 44th Regiment John Binny Key Mr G D Pollock FRCS Hugh Gough Field Marshall Sir George Pollock 1st Baronet GCB GCSI Major R. Robertson, Colonel J McCaskill, Captain John Blair, Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot) Captain William Thomson, Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot) Captain Frederick Grey Faber, Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot) Captain William Francis Vetch, Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot) Colonel J Fraser, 1st Madras Fusiliers Captain Patterson, 21st Fusiliers Lieutenant-General Sir James Outram, 1st Baronet, GCB, KCSI (29 January 1803 – 11 March 1863) General Robert Napier Raikes (13 October 1813 – 23 March 1909) Dr Robert Harcourt Dr Thomas Key Captain John Edward Varty Rogers, Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot) Major J F Hornsley, Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot) Medical Officer Dr Charles Tyrell, Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot) Colonel Walter Douglas, Madras Army Captain Reid, Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot) Captain Torkington, 41st Regiment Captain James Seton, Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot) Captain Charles Stuart Craig, Royal Madras Fusiliers (102nd Regiment of Foot) The album also contains images of the wives and children of the above mentioned, as well as other figures from the time. A must have for anybody interested in the 102nd Regiment, or British India in general.
British India Steam Navigation Company A good example of this hard to find cap badge.
British Indian Cavalry Troopers Sword A very interesting and scarce sword, carried by a native cavalry unit during the British Raj. This is example with three bar hilt of 1821 type. The curved blade measuring 31.5 inches. A small area of loss to the tip. The walnut hilt has been beautifully carved to add extra grip. Similar in style to the pattern carried by the 33rd Native Cavalry. A sword for the specialist collector. Strictly over 18's only.
British Issue Divers Knife Circa 1970 Total length of knife: 13 inches Blade length 7.7 inches (one side sharp and one serrated) Handle is black rubber with steel pommel, sheath of synthetic black plastic. This knife was first produced in the early 70s and is still current issue in the Royal Navy today. NATO Store numbers to hilt 4220-99-523-9744 and sheath 4220-99-523-9745 Strictly over 18's only.
British Issue Naga Dha A wonderful, and very scarce example of a Dha, as used by the Kachin people of Northern Burma. The Kachin were fearsome fighters, renowned for their customs of head hunting. They were natural jungle fighters, and were formed into regiments such as the Kachin Rangers. During WW2 kachin irregulars were recruited and attached to Chindit units. They were known as "Dha Force", and were led by Lieutenant Colonel D C Herring. This pre war example is dated 1926 to the scabbard and is in very fine condition, used, but not abused. Blade length 14 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
British Jack Knife An interesting example, produced by William Rodgers, Sheffield. One blade stamped with frustratingly indecipherable text. Strictly over 18's only.
British Mess Tins As found, and in need of a clean. The large tin dated 1940, the smaller one 1942. From a small selection of kit, formerly the property of Captain J A Ross, RAMC
British Military Jack Knife A good condition example, produced by Joseph Rodgers. Broad Arrow marked and dated 1942. Strictly over 18's only.
British Military Pith/Sun Helmet A good WW2 example, dated 1940.
British MK 5 Sten Gun An intermediate specification deactivated example. Partially strips, moving cocking lever, trigger, and removable butt and magazine. Part of a small cache recovered from Palestine. Complete with deactivation certificate. UK SALES ONLY. Strictly over 18's only.
British MKII Police Helmet A superb original example. 1939 dated shell and liner. Chin strap damaged and incomplete.
British Morphine Ampoule Syringe A WW2 example of this hard to find medical accessory. Complete in the tin with instructions and gauze (but minus the contents!)
British Naval Dirk A lovely Georgian dirk, of the type associated with Nelson's Royal Navy. Ivory grip intact, and free from chips, cracks or splits. Fire gilded mounts, including the pommel, which is in the form of a lion's mask. Crossguard slightly loose, and would benefit from the addition of a washer. Double edged stiletto type blade, with a small amount of loss to the obviously repointed tip. Blade measures 7.25 inches, 10.5 inches in total. In need of a good, if gentle clean, a small test area of the blade reveals etching, so there is more to be found under the grime. Strictly over 18's only. ***Due to changes in Laws regarding the export of Ivory, this is for sale within the UK only***
British No 7 MK 1/L Bayonet Nice example of this increasingly hard to find bayonet. Unearthed recently, and with some surface rust to the scabbard , hilt cross guard etc. The blade has minor staining but clean overall. Swivel pommel functions as it should. Bowie style blade with makers Code M78 denoting Elkington & Co. Will clean up nicely. Strictly over 18's only.
British Officers Sam Browne Leather Pistol Holster A fine example, in excellent untouched condition.
British Officers Swagger/Dagger Stick A very fine an unusual example, the first of this type I have encountered. The grip. with hidden 5 inch blade, is removed via a simple twist, which releases the locking catch. There is an unmarked white metal collar, which bears the intials "J.W.N.H." which, with some diligent research will likely reveal the officer who originall carried this ingenious little weapon. 24 inches in total, the dagger with handle, just under 13 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
British Propaganda "Luftpost" 1943 Aerial dropped propaganda leaflet. A good condition example, dated London 17th December 1943, covering the Teheran conference. More information available at the excellent www.psywar.org
British Smatchet Alloy Version Scarce and completely sterile alloy hilted version of this impressive edged weapon. This is the earlier type and retains a good amount of the original rubberised grip covering, which was often removed and missing from extant examples. These heavy duty weapons were issued to Commando units and reputedly SOE agents. This particular example allegedly went to Norway with the original owner for the Lofoten island raid. This example also benefits from having the earlier leather covered wood scabbard with belt strap. Blade has seen a lot of use and has been sharpened, but overall condition is good, and these early examples aren't falling from the tree's these days. Blade length 10.5 inches, 15.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only.
British Socket Bayonet 1853-Short This appears to be a shorter 1853 Pattern bayonet. It looks to have been made this way, rather than shortened later, and has the scabbard to match, although missing the bottom mount. The scabbard is clearly marked "WD" under the belt stud. Blade length 13.5, socket 3 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
British South African Police Shoulder Title Fine condition.
British Spike Bayonet No4 MK II A good example. Strictly over 18's only.
British Union Of Fascists Membership Pin A scarce original, measuring 2.25 inches in length.
British War Medal Bedfordshire Regiment Correctly impressed: 48280 PTE F.J. TURL. BEDF.R. Unresearched
British War Medal Canadian Infantry Casualty Correctly impressed "919657 L CPL H BROWN 14-CAN INF" Corporal Hugh Brown died aged 24 on 17/08/1917 and is remembered on the Vimy memorial.
British William IV Infantry Officers Sword A scarce example, William IV only being on the throne for 7 years. Blade marked for Vernon, Charing Cross, London. Pipe backed blade clearly decorated with panel etching, showing the monarchs cypher crown and roman numerals IV. Some age staining, but no pitting, appearing bright underneath and would benefit from a gentle cleaning. Hilt with a good proportion of the original gilt wash, the folding guard still has plenty of bite. The grip still has all its wire binding, but with some loss to the shagreen on the left hand side. Blade measures 32.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
British Wound Badge Pin absent.
British Wrist Compass The only marking is No 1109/B, which may indicate it was produced by Barker & Son.
Bronze Match Cover Bombay Presidency War Relief Fund "Farewell from the Women's Branch Bombay Presidency War and Relief Fund 1914-1918" An interesting little object, presented in three grades, Gold, Silver and bronze for those who contributed to the aforementioned fund, which was set up to assist the families of soldiers away fighting, the families of those killed or wounded, and upon cessation of hostilities continued to assist those in need. An interesting and tactile little object.
Bronze OSD Artist Rifles Badge A lovely badge, with prong fixing to the rear.
Bronze OSD Devonshire Regiment Badge A fine bronze example by Bliss Bros Ltd Birmingham.
Bronze Royal Berkshire Regiment Cap Badge A fine officers example.
Bronze South African Defence Force Officers Collars A good pair.
Brown Bess Bayonet By Hadley A very pleasing example, measuring just shy of 17 inches from tip to shoulder. Good clear markings. Strictly over 18's only.
Brown Leather .38 Revolver Holster Variant Sam Browne Holster for the .38 Webley/Enfield Service revolver. Excellent condition, this example carries an officer name in the flap.
Browning Model 1922 Automatic Pistol This example carries the markings GM which were applied by French Police and refer to Gendarmerie Mobile, a police division, active in French colonies and other foreign territories. The second set of markings below are two small Chinese characters (or Hanzi) standing as abbreviation for Hu Gong (or Shanghai Public Security Bureau), followed by arsenal weapon number. In 1943 the Chinese Government headed by President Wang-Ching-Wei were on good terms with their Japanese Occupiers who insisted the French Concession be returned to China. At that time, France was governed by Marechal Petain who collaborated with the Nazi's. As Japan and Germany were Allies, a decision was reached, French police of Concession would work hand in hand with Chinese Authorities. Complete withdrawal by France from the Shanghai Concession occured in 1946. These pistols were then, if not done already, transferred to Chinese authorities and marked accordingly. Very pleasing condition overall. Complete with its Birmingham Proof House Certificate of Deactivation.
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Burma Star "Pacific" Clasp A good original pairing.
Burma Star Group SGT Pilot A very interesting little collection of items, to 1800001 SGT LESLIE F. FRENCH, 30 SQUADRON RAF. Comprising; 39-45 Star, Burma Star, Defence and War medals, swing mounted for wear. Medal bar of the first three, above. Padded RAF Pilots Wings Burma Star Association Pin Badge Burma Star Association membership card, named to L.F. FRENCH Esq. National Registration Identity Card named to Leslie F French. An Airmail letter addressed to 1800001 Sgt French, 30 Squadron India Command, posted 31/12/1944, discussing Christmas and written by his father, with messages in other hands from various family and friends. A grouping of other letters, one dated "Xmas '45" all sent to Les whilst he was on operations abroad. A very interesting grouping, which requires more research, into this vastly overlooked field of conflict during WW2.
Burmese Dha Knife One of two acquired recently along with the machete also listed, so very likely WW2 Bring backs. This example with slender 7.5 inch blade. Strictly over 18's only.
Burmese Dha Knife One of two acquired recently along with the machete also listed, so very likely WW2 Bring backs. This example with a thicker, broader, almost 8 inch blade. Strictly over 18's only.
Canadian 48th Highlanders Swagger Stick Scarce example, personalised with the initials "P.S." to the bamboo shaft. Length: 27.5 inches.
Canadian Air Force Officers Mess Plate This example produced by Minton. It is in perfect condition. Measuring 10.5 inches in diameter.
Canadian Great War Medal An intriguing privately issued medal, of a type rarely seen. This example "Presented to PTE. W.J. McKessock 4th CMR" The front of the medal displaying a central roundel depicting a prone soldier taking aim with is rifle. On the arms either side is the date "1914-1918" and upon the arms above and below is the motto "Great War Duty Nobly Done" It would appear that 838703 Private McKessock did not live to receive this beautifully made award. William John McKessock, of the 4th Canaddian Mounted Rifles died on the 26th October 1917 aged just 24. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. McKessock, of Chatsworth, Ontario. He is commemorated on the Menin Gate memorial at Ypres. Similar medals seem to have been issued to returning soldiers and their next of kin by local towns. A cursory search provides other similar but not identical medals using the same basic lay out and motto.
Canadian Patriotic Silver And Enamel Buckle An extremely fine patriotic silver and enamel sash buckle. The front depicting the various Canadian provinces and territories. Measuring 2.75 inches. Superb overall condition.
Canadian Pattern Pistol Holster Scarce Holster, which came complete with its clearing rod, and with an Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Badge attached to the flap. As found, if only it could talk!!
Canadian REL Binoculars 1944 Dated exaples, with good clear optics. Looks to have had a repair to the body of the leather. Complete in leather case, which has suffered what appears to be water damage. Binos still fit inside, but are stiff to remove.
Canadian Ross Bayonet A very pleasing example of these sought after bayonets, complete in its leather scabbard with integral frog. Profusely maker and unit marked. This one is fresh to the market, and would benefit from a light clean. Strictly over 18's only.
Canadian Ross Bayonet Converted to a Fighting Knife This example retains its original scabbard, minus the integral frog, and almost its entire blade length. The guard and muzzle ring have been cut away and rounded. The pommel button mechanism has also been removed. Most of the inspection.acceptance markings are intact and legible, alongside a possible regimental marking. A near-identical example can be found in the Imperial War Museum. An effective bowie type fighting/trench knife conversion. Strictly over 18's only
Canadian Ross Bayonet Fighting Knife An effective bowie type fighting/trench knife conversion. Strictly over 18's only
Canadian Ross Bayonet Fighting Knife Conversion From the same collection as the Gras example, this fearsome example would have made an effective trench weapon. These bayonet conversions are becoming increasingly popular and good examples are hard to find. This piece is untouched, and would benefit greatly from a gentle clean. Strictly over 18's only.
Canadian Ross Rifle Bayonet A very good example, hard to improve upon. Strictly over 18's only.
Canford School OTC Swagger Stick A hard to find example.
Cap General Serivce Introduced in 1943, this example dated 1944. This example has wear to the top, but no visible moth.
Carry On Yomping Cartoon booklet More cartoons from "Up The Falklands". A very amusing collections of cartoons, by three NCO's that were there.
Carton of SS branded Matches Scarce, and possibly unique paper carton still containing two boxes of SS branded matches. I presume these were either sold, or given away to encourage soldiers to join the Waffen SS. My schoolboy German roughly translates the motto as "Come and Join the Black Corps" The carton is holding up miraculously well, some small tears. The graphic on the outside is the same as that on the individual match boxes. How they have not been used, played with, or thrown away in the last 70 odd years is beyond me, but offered here as they were discovered.
Cartridge Aiming Rifle 1 inch Electric Cordite Mark I Introduced in June 1913 and saw service throughout WW1, made for use with naval guns and coastal artillery guns which utilised electric ignition systems. This example manufactured by the Morris Patent Tube Company. (Base mark "M") It has been previously reloaded from what were originally "Cartridge Aiming Rifle 1 inch Electric Mark IV (M). Two available.
Cased 40 Year Faithful Service Decoration By Deschler. A fine original award, which doesn't look to have been out of the case.
Cased Ladies MBE A superb and apparently unworn Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in presentation case with card outer case and instructions for wearing. The suspension pin is marked "Sterling".
Cased Ronson Varatronic Lighter A very stylish lighter, which appears to have been seldom used. Not currently working, but could be up and running again without too much difficulty.
Cavalry Officers Chainmail Epaulettes Captain's examples.
Cavalry Training Manual 1912 (Reprinted 1915) A well thumbed edition, with the bonus of an officers name and unit to the fly leaf, offering up the opportunity for further research. A very interesting little book.
Central Association Volunteer Training Corps Badge Maker Marked "FATTORINI & SONS BRADFORD"
Charming Art Nouveau WMF Ink Well Secessionist influenced inkwell, by the great german manufactuer, WMF. Oval lined ostrich mark, used after 1909, shape number "103" Generally excellent condition, some spotting to the pen tray, small dents to the reverse, and a possible repair to the lid hinge, which looks contemporary. All functioning as it should, the interior ink reservoir lacking. A pleasing inkwell, which would enhance any collection.
Charming Georgian Silver Bladed Paper Knife For the sword collector who has everything... Modelled on a 1796 Heavy Cavalry officers dress sword, this paper knife has a solid silver hallmarked blade. Wire wrapped handle, and gilt hilt complete with sword knot. Dating from circa 1800, and measuring just over 9.5 inches overall, this is an exceptionally rare, if not unique item.
Charming Trench Art Lighter Trench Art "Penny" Lighter A wonderful little lighter, hand made, utilising old pennies. One penny on each side of the lighter, showing obverse and reverse faces of the coin on either side. Both are very worn, but a date of "1918" is discernible. The whole has a superb feel, you can imagine the original owner turning it over in his hands and playing with it. Real history.
Cheshire Regiment Wall Plaque An interesting piece, made from a solid lump of aluminium, with good definition. The highlights have been hand painted, although this is now faded, probably due to having been mounted outside. The badge measures approx 7.25 inches in diameter.
Cheshire Yeomanry Officers Sword A good example by Wilkinson, dating to 1887. This sword has had the hilt silver plated, likely shortly after purchase. The hilt is bright with some areas of pitting, where the plating has bubbled. The grip retains all its twistwire, and the shagreen is generally very good and complete. 34.5 inch Blade is bright, and has been polished during its working life. Most etching clearly visible. The right hand side bears a family coat of arms, and "Cheshire Yeomanry" within a scroll. No signs of aggressive sharpening or pitting. Housed in an Indian type field service leather scabbard, with steel drag. With later Great War period sword frog. An interesting sword, with avenues for further research, to a rarely seen yeomanry unit. Strictly over 18's only.
Childs Sporran and Glengarry Possibly made for the son of a soldier, an interesting and beautifully made sporran, and a glengarry. The glengarry is free from moth, and is lined with blue silk, which has begun to break apart. 10 inches long, from brim to ribbon tip. The sporran has a brass badge, and is mounted with horsehair, and two tassels. Measuring 12 inches in length. There is a small pouch at the rear. Possibly late Victorian in date. An attractive pair of items, that will look great displayed in the right context.
Chilean Dress Bayonet Sidearm Made from surplus French Gras blades. Strictly over 18's only.
Chindit Bowie Knife A very scarce example of a Chindit "Bowie" knife, as illustrated in Ron Flook's master work "British and Commonwealth Military Knives" (page 205-206) Fine untouched condition, with correct wooden hilt with three rivets. Housed in the correct heavy duty leather scabbard with integral belt loop. Blade 7.5 inches. 12 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only.
Chinthe Handled Kukri Fine quality carved horn handle in the form of a Chinthe. Blade length: 12 inches Overall: 16 inches Strictly over 18's only.
Chocolate And Boiled Sweets Ration Tin A large sized example.
Chota Nagpur Regiment Silver Spoon A lovely solid silver (although unmarked) regimental tea spoon, on a stylised bamboo stem. Circa 1917.
Christmas 1914 An Officer's Letters From the Front An important collection of letters , ephemera, possessions and correspondence relating to Major Colin Henry Alfred Borradaile M.C. (bn.1893), Including his complete Princess Mary Gift Tin with Asprey tinder lighter, complete tobacco and cigarette packets and 1914 Christmas card, an early remembrance paper and wax poppy, Royal Artillery bronze collar badges, silver plated campaign cup and a first edition of his book "A Nomad Under Arms, The Chronicle of an Artilleryman From 1914 to the Armistice" (1931) The letters, including Field Service Postcards, numbering 40+, detail various aspects of life at the front, including a nine page example sent on Christmas Day 1914, which paints a vivid description of his ''dug out'', including the moment at 5pm when he was given his Princess Mary Gift Tin, which he promises to send back to his mother. The other letters include one sent to his father informing him that his son has been wounded in the shoulder and face, signed from the ''Sister in Charge''. Another is written to his mother mocking his Sergeant Major's pronunciation of French place names, writing of German planes flying over the battery and engaging with British aircraft, his first bath in three weeks, and speaking of his father's fears of taking his Brigade to France. He also mentions a tragic moment when one of his heavy guns misfires, killing two gunners, including the Sgt in charge of the detachment, and wounding three more. The battery commander orders that they should be recorded as ''killed in action'' for their graves as ''we agreed with him in his decision, as he said one could just as much be knocked out in action by one's own shell, as a German one. Casualties, of course, are inevitable sooner or later, but this was a most tragic affair'' Lots of these events are expanded upon in his book, for example he describes the Sister writing a letter to his parents to inform them of his wounds. He mentions the Sgt Major's pronunciation, and that the Princess Mary's Gift ''It was a peaceful Christmas Day for everyone, and the occasion was as elsewhere marked by the general distribution of the Royal card and princess Mary's special gift. Concerning this, I feel that in the years to come, as the generations roll, this tokens of the battlefield about the vale of '14 will be regarded by their future guardians in an heirlooms light, an as symbolic of the great armigerous tradition firmly rooted in the days of war.''(P.34) Biography and Military Career: Educated at Charterhouse School, 1907-1910 Served France and Flanders 19th November 1914 to 20th March 1917, and 16 July 1917 to 11th November 1918. Promotions: 2nd Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery 18th July 1913 Lieutenant Royal Garrison Artillery Acting Captain Royal Garrison Artillery 26th August 1916 Acting Major Royal Garrison Artillery 10th December 1916 Captain Royal Garrison Artillery 18th July 1917 Acting Major Royal Artillery Territorial Force 7th April 1918 He served initially with the 5th Brigade Ammunition Column, and was seconded as an Observer with the Royal Flying Corps during spring 1915. After this secondment finished, he served with 12th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, the 110th and 116th Heavy Batteries, Royal Garrison Artillery. He finished the war commanding 1/1 Kent Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery Territorial Force. He was awarded the Military Cross (London Gazette 1/1/1919) Seriously wounded on 10th February 1917 near Combles by shrapnel. Attached to the Egyptian Army from 25th June 1920 with the rank of Bimbashi (Major) he left the Army in 1923. Post war he joined the diplomatic service, writing several popular books about his travels. These titles were written using the pseudonym Ben Assher. They include: A Nomad in North America (1927) A Nomad in the South Sudan ''Travels of a Political Officer amongst the Gaweir Nuers'' (1928) A Nomad Over Isle, Peninsula and Plain (1929) A Nomad in Morocco (1930) A Nomad Under Arms ''The Chronicle of an artilleryman from 1914 to the Armistice'' (1931) The only son of Brigadier General Harry Benn Borradaile DSO, who also fought in WW1, given command of 36th Brigade, 12th Eastern Division. He was wounded on 1st October 1915, at Loo's.
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Civilian Respirator WWII A good supple example, in a large size, housed in private purchase outer case. From a small selection of kit, formerly the property of Captain J A Ross, RAMC
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Cold War RAF Other Ranks Cap A good modern cap, great for display, fancy dress, or take the badge off and rent yourself out as a chauffeur!! Original owners name in the sweat band.
Collection of Daily Mail First World War Postcards A selection of fourteen images, with one duplicate, all postally unused.
Collection of DSO Medal Ribbon Bars WW1/WW2 Royal Naval Officers ribbons, featuring the Distinguished Service Order. Cloth Ribbons, and pin mounted examples, both in full size and miniature.
Collection of Early Shotgun Cartridges A small group of thirteen (12 pictured) cartridges, most by Eley and Kynoch. Some of brass, cardboard, and plastic. Brands include: Hews of Uxbridge Kynoch's Patent Perfectly Gas Tight Cartridge Agricultural Departments Reserve All inert, fired and empty.
Collection Of Great War Officers Manuels All but one named to a "C.A.Kirkbride, and accompanied by a photograph of Kirkbride in uniform. Titles include: Tactical Talks and Tramps by "Sextus" (1914) The New Company Drill at a Glance (1915) Military Engineering (Part II) Attack and Defence of Fortresses (1910 reprinted 1915) Manuel of Physical Training 1908 (Reprinted 1914) Named to a SGT Bingham.
Collection Of Royal Navy Cap Tallies Tally Mixed condition, good period examples.
Colonel Crosfield Album 2 Additional Images
Commemorative Medal of the Reign of Leopold II 1865-1905 Médaille Commemorative du règne de Léopold II
Comrades Of The Great War Pin Badge A charming enamel example, with a tiny graze at the top of the "O" of "OF".
Constabulary Sword "R.B.P.C" Excellent condition, and coated in a thick layer of protective varnish. On one side of the blade this has been cleaned back to reveal the etched initials "R.B.P.C." Blade measures a full 23 inches. Hilt retains it scabbard release button, which is so often missing. Strictly over 18's only.
Continental Silver Bon Bon Dish Dating from the late Victorian period, this charming Bon Bon dish is made from continental silver. The lid is mounted by a finial in the form of a bird of prey. The lid and body are marked .800, and the rim of the dish has a makers marking of "W/W" Almost certainly German in origin. Both the inside of the lid, and the dish show evidence of gilding, which is now worn. Diameter from handle to handle is 7.5 inches. Height floor to finial is 6 inches. Weighs 12oz.
Coral Necklace with Gold Clasp A lovely coral necklace, dating from the 1930's-40's. 9ct Gold clasp. 18inches in length.
Covenants With Death A good copy of this scarce book, displaying the true horrors of war. Not for the faint of heart, the sealed section at the rear of the book has been opened.
Crimean Period Patent Hilted Artillery Officers Sword A good example, produced by Wilkinson Sword in 1855. The owner recorded in the Wilkinson Proof Ledger book as A.H. BELL. He was commissioned in 1855. A small section missing to the right hand side of the grip under the pommel, which could be filled in if required. Blade length No scabbard. A fine early patent hilt, with the bonus of a researchable owner. Strictly over 18's only.
Crimean Rifle Brigade Officers Sword A scarce opportunity to acquire a genuine and attributed 1827 pattern Rifle Brigade Officers Sword, carried during the Crimean war, by Lord Frederick George Sutherland Leveson-Gower. Taken from "Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students Volume 2" By John Venn. 2nd son of George Granville, Duke of Sutherland. Born November 11th, 1832, at Dunrobin Castle. Attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and passed his Military Examinations at Woolwich. Entered the Rifle Brigade as a 2nd Lieutenant, shortly before the outbreak of War with Russia in 1853. Escaped unhurt from the heights of the Alma, and was on the eve of returning the England , having exchanged into the Coldstream Guards, when he died of fever aboard HMS Bellerophon off Sevastopol, 6th October, 1854. The sword is in very poor condition, without its scabbard. Named to the inner guard, probably so it could be distinguished from the swords of his brother officers, when in the rack at mess. Makers details are visible, as is some etching, and the outline of a family crest. The sword could be vastly improved, and stabilised, to make a very poignant display. In better condition this sword would be very expensive, so a fine opportunity for somebody to add a superb piece of history to their collection for a modest outlay. Strictly over 18's only.
Crimean Royal Artillery Officers Sword Patent Hilt Attributed to Lieutenant Francis Temple, Royal Artillery. The flat, fullerless blade bearing the initials "F.T." in a cartouche. The retailer, Folkard of Jermyn Street, London was a tailor. His business filed for bankruptcy in April 1856, thus dating the sword prior to this. A simple scroll through the Army lists provides only one Artillery officer with these initials. A very fine example, and highly unusual to have an attributed patent hilt of this period. Lieutenant Francis Temple was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in June 1852. Lieutenant Temple died of disease whilst aboard HMS Firebrand on the passage home from the Crimea, on the 12th of July 1856. He was the son of Admiral Francis Temple (Vice-Admiral of the Blue) and Susan Warren of Truro, Cornwall. 34 inch blade. Very clean overall. The gutta percha grip retaining some of the original silver twistwire. Scabbard an excellent fit, and clearly original to the sword. The more unusual "flat" blade is very clean, with bright, clear etching. Featuring the original owners initials, retailers address, standard crowned VR and feathered lighting bolts, along with the words "Royal Artillery". Scarce to find any attributable Crimean war sword, but add in the fact that this is an early patent hilt, in superb condition, and one has a very rare sword indeed, and one for the specialist collector. Strictly over 18's only.
Crimean War Period Paper Lantern A very rare survival, being a folding paper and bronze lantern, near identical to the example held in the National Army Museum, which belonged to Florence Nightingale "The Lady with the Lamp". These ingenious folding lanterns seem to have originated in Turkey, and were probably used in large numbers in military encampments, and are known to have been used at Scutari. This example is in near perfect condition, free from tears, dents or major damage. A must have for any nursing or Crimea enthusiast
Cross Belt Pouch Dated 1989 to the interior, and retaining its original wooden former.
CS Rubber Grenade A good inert example. Strictly over 18's only.
Curved Military Knife Rather a mystery this one. Housed in a military grade brown leather scabbard, with integral belt loop, marked "WCC" to the rear. Came in with a small collection recently. When I first set eyes on it, I thought it had the look of a Jungle type knife, so possibly WW2 Burma. Length from pommel to tip 15 inches in a straight line. Strictly over 18's only.
Cut Down Gras Fighting Knife A very interesting Great War period bayonet fighting knife conversion, made utilising a French Gras bayonet, dated 1880. The whole thing has been created to a high standard, and the blade has been etched with the words "Blood and Death". Not of a type I have encountered before, and I suspect it was a very effective close quarters weapon. Strictly over 18's only.
Czechoslovakian VZ23 Bayonet A very pleasing example, likely unissued, and complete with its leather frog. Strictly over 18's only.
Czechoslovakian VZ23 Bayonet A fine example of the M1924. Strictly over 18's only.
Danish Bird Brooch Sterling silver bird brooch designed by F. Munksgaard between 1970-73. Mark to the reverse: M (encased within a circle), Sterling Denmark, shape no. 301. Approx 1.5 inches in length.
Dark Green Beret Vintage beret, possibly wartime, no visible markings remaining. it has been badged at some point in its life.
David Andersen Brooch Silver gilt and white enamel brooch by Norwegian designer David Andersen. Enamel is in perfect condition. Mark to reverse: D-A, 925s, Norway Sterling, W. Approx. 2.5 inches in length.
Deactivated Austrian Steyr Carbine Matching numbers except the bolt. Fully moving parts. Deactivated by Mountain&Sowden 14/10/1993 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated British Bren MK1M Produced by Inglis. Dated 1942. Fully moving parts. Original sling. Deactivated by Helston gunsmiths 25/7/1996 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated French MAS 36. Fully moving parts. Original bayonet. Rear sight slider is absent. Deactivated by Charnwood Ordnance 23/5/1991 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated German K98 Makers code 147. Dated 1940. Fully moving parts. Original sling. No clearing rod. Deactivated by World Wide Arms 6/3/2007 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated German MG13 Dated 1938. Profusely Waffenampt stamped. Fully moving parts. Original sling. Submitted by English Armourie 27/9/2011 for a replacement certificate which is included in the sale. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated German MG34 Dated 1942. Matching numbers, except for the butt. Fully moving parts. Original sling. Deactivated by X Militaria Ltd 8/7/2008 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated German MG42 Profuse Waffenampt markings Fully moving parts. Original sling. Deactivated by Vickers Sporting Services 16/10/2003 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated Italian Brescia Carcano Carbine Folding bayonet retaining pin is missing. Fully moving parts. Deactivated by Jeremy tenniswood 20/2/1992 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated Japanese Type 99 Rifle Partial chrysanthemum marking, indicating the gun was surrendered. Fully moving parts. Cleaning rod present. Submitted by B. Saunders 25/1/1991 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated Lee Enfield No 4 Rifle Produced by Longbranch Canada. Dated 1945 Fully moving parts. With Oil bottle, dust cover and sling. Deactivated by T. Abrams 18/1/2006 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated MK 5 MK I Jungle Carbine Dated 1944. Matching numbers except the magazine. Fully moving parts. Original sling. Deactivated by World Wide Arms 16/10/2014 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated Portuguese Mauser Rifle Produced under contract by Germany. Stunning condition, with plenty of original blue finish. Matching numbers. Fully moving parts. Deactivated by E.L.A.C. 27/5/1994 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated Russian DP28 Dated 1943. Fully moving parts. Correct magazine. Deactivated by Worthing Guns 5/2/2010 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated Russian Moisin Nagant Carbine Dated 1944 Matching Numbers Original sling Folding Bayonet complete. No cleaning rod. Submitted by Ryton Arms 25/10/2010 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated Russian Moisin Nagant M91 Rifle Dated 1942 Matching Numbers Original sling Cleaning rod. Submitted by Ryton Arms 13/12/2010 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Deactivated Turkish Mauser Dated 1941. Fully moving parts. Cleaning rod present. Deactivated by World Wide Arms 30/192000 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Death Plaque And Victory Medal Royal Artillery Plaque in cardboard case in near mint condition. Inscribed "Barnett Bayliss". Victory medal correctly impressed "77215 GNR B BAYLISS RA" Missing its suspension ring, and with some edge knocks, but perfectly legible . Gunner Bayliss was a Police Constable with the Liverpool Constabulary. He served with 187th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery and was wounded at the Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres). He died, aged 24, on 22 August 1917. See http://www.lijssenthoek.be/en/adres/13092/-barnett-bayliss.html for more information, and an image of Barnett Bayliss in uniform.
Death Plaque Finsbury Rifles Named to: Algernon Hiram Stanley Collick. From CWGC: Rank:Rifleman Service No:452793 Date of Death:04/11/1917 Regiment/Service:London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles) 2nd/11th Bn. Memorial:TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Death Plaque Submarine Casualty L10 Named to William James Miles. Killed in action on 4th October 1918. From CWGC Rank:Chief Engine Room Artificer 1st Class Service No:269833 Date of Death:04/10/1918 Age:40 Regiment/Service:Royal Navy H.M. S/M. "L10." Memorial:PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL Additional Information:Husband of K. Miles, of 5, More View Terrace, Plymouth. Notes: HMS L10 was built at Dumbarton by William Denny. She was assigned to serve in the North Sea against German surface units counteracting German efforts to sow mines in British waters. Her greatest success led to her destruction, when on the morning of 3 October 1918, aged just under four months, the L10 surfaced in the Heligoland Bight with the mission of intercepting a German raiding party. This group, consisting of the destroyers S34, S33, V28 and V79 had been delayed in the Bight because the S34 had detonated a mine. The other destroyers were crowded round their damaged comrade, and so it was easy for L10's commander, Alfred Edward Whitehouse to sneak into position and put a torpedo into the S33, which began to sink. Unfortunately, as she fired, the L10 rose suddenly to the surface and was seen instantly by the V28, S33, S 60 and V79. Although she turned and tried to flee, L10 was not fast enough to escape her pursuers and was rapidly chased down and sunk at 11:03 (CET) with all hands. S33 was scuttling by a torpedo from S52. L10 was the only L-class boat to be lost during the First World War.
Deed's That Thrill the Empire Five Volumes A complete set of five volumes of this iconic work. Bursting with deeds of derring-do and black and white and colour plates. Gives details of VC, DSO, MC, DCM MM winners and citations. All five books are generally in good condition, bleached spines and faded outer boards with some staining, but the contents of all five are complete and in good readable condition.
Deutscher Volkssturm Wehrmacht Armband A good original example.
DFC Additional Images More images available upon request.
Dia Chirra Kukri A good and complete example, dating from the 1930's. Chakmak and Karda present. Kukri blade length 12 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Diary of the 9th Lancers In South Africa 1899-1902 A good readable copy of this hard to find work. Original dedication from the regiment to a trooper in the front. Complete with the maps to the rear pocket.
Distinguished Flying Cross Medal Group Group awarded to Pilot Officer Arthur Bernard Anger (56538) a Flight Engineer with 51 Squadron. Group consisting of: Cased Distinguished Flying Cross dated 1945. Buckingham Palace Transmission Slip, named to P/O Anger. Boxed Medals, consisting of 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star with France and Germany Star, War and Defence Medals. RAF Flying Log Book, beginning in 1943 RAF Officers Medical Card. 51 Squadron Blazer Badge. Appointed to Pilot Officer from Warrant Officer (London Gazette 6th March 1945: 650167 Arthur Bernard ANGER (56538).) 22nd Jan. 1945. Awarded the DFC (LONDON GAZETTE, 25 SEPTEMBER, 1945) https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37281/supplement/4751/data.pdf Promoted Flight Lieutenant (LONDON GAZETTE, 31 DECEMBER, 1948) These links mention that he was likely involved in various flying incidents whilst based out of Snaith: http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york43/hr738.html http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/ryedale/jb844.html Lots more research to be carried out by the new owner.
Dockyard Police Button Rare example. ***Free Postage***
Document Set Excercise "GUNCOTTON" HQ 23rd Army Group Royal Engineers (T.A.) Complete set of Documents relating to Excercise "Guncotton". Bearing the original officers name in blue pencil to the front cover. Possibly a unique surviving set, featuring operational details for the Exercise and other interesting plans and information.
Dog Tags Unusual Aluminium examples.
Dorset Imperial Yeomanry Mess Fork A full size dinner fork, in excellent condition.
Dorset Imperial Yeomanry Mess Fork A full size dinner fork, in excellent condition.
Dorsetshire Regiment Belt Buckle A relatively modern Dress Buckle.
Double Barrelled Flintlock Pocket Pistol Richards A extremely fine double barrelled tap action flintlock pocket pistol with folding trigger by W.Richards, London, circa 1810. Excellent untouched condition, with crisp working action. Walnut butt with inlaid silver shield shape escutcheon, which is vacant. Working, undamaged safety catch. Measuring 7.5 inches for muzzle to butt. Strictly over 18's only.
Dr Christopher Dresser Egg Cup A wonderful and quirky little design produced by renowned silversmith's Hukin and Heath. This plated example in super condition, with clear markings and complete with original under plate.
Drill Purpose SMLE Bayonet An uncommon variation. The blade has been rounded for training purposes, and the frog button has an armourers repair. Strictly over 18's only.
Driver Mechanic Trade Badge IC - Internal Combustion WW2 Period.
DSO Medal Ribbons A good period set of officers medal ribbons, showing distinguished service through the Boer and First World Wars, and in India.
Duke of Connaught 1717-1917 Medal Interesting Masonic Jewel, marked: "H.R.H. The Duke of Connaught M.W.G.M. 1917" In original box of issue marked Spencer&Co London.
Dutch Klewang Bowie Knife Conversion Originally a Dutch "Klewang" or Cutlass which was produced under contract by A.C. Koppel of Solingen, seeing extensive use in the Dutch East Indies. Vast quantities were captured and converted to machetes by the Japanese during the second world war. This example would have appeared to have in turn been captured by an Allied soldier, who has converted it to a Bowie bladed fighting knife. If only it could talk!! 14.5 inches overall, blade length 10 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Dutch Klewang Frog A very good example of this extremely hard to find accessory.
Dutch NSB Storm Troopers Medal 1932-1935 Nationaal-Socialistische Beweging in Nederland or The National Socialist Movement in the Netherlands, also known as the NSB, was formed in 1932. It was a Dutch fascist and later national socialist political party. They had their own paramilitary arm, the Weerbaarheidsafdeling or WA. They wore black uniforms, and were based on the German Sturmabteilung of the Nazi Party The NSB were banned by the Dutch Government in 1935. It was revived in 1940, and these medals were designed for the 10th Anniversary of the NSB in 1942, for issue to the 10,000 or so original WA party members, known by some as "the old fighters" or "Storm Troopers" medal. The medals were first awarded in January 1943.
Early 1796 Light Cavalry Sword Marked to the blades spine at the ricasso "Woolley and Deakin" Woolley & Deakin were in Birmingham, and under this name 1800-03. At the scabbard throat there is also a faint oval cartouche, which also appears to have "Woolley and Deakin" in cursive script. A very interesting sword, as it appears to share some characteristics with the earlier 1788 type, being mainly the blade fullering, and the recess in the scabbard for the langets. Given these unusual features, it would be very unlikely that the sword and scabbard are mismatched. Sword blade measures 35 inches in a straight line from tip to ricasso. Approx. 39.75 inches overall. The blade and grip are tight, although it is possible that the grip wire and covering is a replacement, although it if it is, it is not recent. The sword is completely uncleaned, and would benefit from some TLC to bring it up to display standard. Interest in these weapons has increased since Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, and good untouched examples can only increase in value, giving them excellent investment potential. Strictly over 18's only.
Early 20thC Kothimora Kukri A good fighting kukri, housed in silver mounted leather kothimora scabbard. Some damage to the leather, but a good and scarce piece. Blade length 14.25 inches. Overall length 19 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Early All Black Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife A great example of the all black FS fighting knife. This example is stamped B2 to the crossguard (the latest thinking that this is actually a Wilkinson mark, rather than BSA) A good 75% of the finish remains on this example, The blade is just shy of 6.75 inches, and may have lost the very tip of its needle point, but is still a vicious point. The hand ground blade has the large wedge at the ricasso, with the manufacturing notch found on these early B2 knives. The cross guard retains most of its orginal finish, but is slightly bent on one side. There in no blade wobble, everything is solid and tight. The brass grip retains a good amount of its blacking, losing it mostly toward the coke bottle pommel. The pommel nut is corroded, but is unmolested and the correct vice marking is visible. Sadly there is no sheath. All in all a great knife, that, with the addition of a sheath, would be an excellent example. Strictly over 18's Only.
Early Flare Pistol Holster An interesting and probably quite early holster, presumably for a Very type flare pistol. Thick brown leather construction, with provision under the flap for three flares. Complete with shoulder strap. It came mounted on an unusual Sam Browne type belt with steel buckle, which is also included. Generally good condition overall, some working repairs, and in need of a thorough clean.
Early Hitler Youth Knife by Grawiso Motto Blut Und Ehre to the right hand side of the blade. Maker marked Grawiso Solingen (1933-1936) to the left hand side of the blade. Interestingly, the sheath has had a replacement leather belt loop fitted, marked to the Birmingham Firm of "Martins" and dated 1918! Sadly the HJ diamond has been removed from the grip. Find a good replacement, and you have a very desirable knife. Strictly over 18's only.
Early Long Handled Kukri Early and unusual piece, with no fullers or kaudi. Housed in an equally unusual hard leather scabbard, which appears to have had gold or silver mounts attached at one stage. Handle Length: 5.5 inches. Blade length: Just over 12 inches. Overall: 17 inches (Straight line) Strictly over 18's only.
Early Luger Magazine In need of a replacement wooden plug, and a spring, as well as a good clean.
Early Military Kukri Late 19th, early 20th century military kukri, which looks to have had some markings filed from the spine. Blade length: 12 inches Overall: 16 inches Strictly over 18's only.
Early Pattern RLB Leaders Dagger Blade maker Marked Paul Weyersberg Solingen Leather grip slightly loose. Overall length 14.25 inches. Strictly over 18's only. Consignment No 51101
Early Pre 1827 Royal Naval Sword This is a bit of a puzzle. Based on the 1822 infantry officers sword, but with a fouled anchor in place of the monarchs cypher. Possibly an early officers variation or for warrant officers or midshipmen. The slightly diminutive length may suggest the latter.... Flat spined blade with a quill point measuring 27 inches. Stepped pommel and fishkin grip banded in copper and both without loss. The blade is stained its entire length and covered in rust bloom towards the ricasso. There are no visible signs of etching or a makers name (although this was likely on the scabbard locket) The brass hilt is misshapen having received several knocks, but can still be gripped easily. The whole sword would benefit from some TLC, which would improve its appearance greatly. Overall a scarce sword of a type I have not encountered before, and could even be unique? Either way, one for the naval enthusiast. Strictly over 18's Only.
Early RAF Car Mascot A heavy solid brass Royal Air Force car mascot, in the form of the early type of RAF wings. A quality piece of casting, with signs of red pain in the crown area, so possibly painted or highlighted at one time. Probably privately purchased for an officers motor car, or perhaps from a high ranking officers staff car. Seven inches across the wingspan. Scarce and unusual item, try finding another!
Early RAF Swagger Stick An interesting swagger stick, possibly late WW1 or 1920's. Generally good condition, slightly mishapen ball finial.
Early RAF Sweetheart Brooch A beautiful bright enamel and silver badge, of early form. Pin fastening to the reverse. Perfect condition.
Early RFC RAF Officers Crop An early piece, probably dating to the first world war, either for a Royal Flying Corps or Royal Air Force Officer. Completely untouched, and would benefit from a good clean. Approx total length 20.5 inches.
Early Royal Engineers Officers Sword An interesting example, dating somewhere between 1854 and and 1857 (1854 being when the turn down infantry guard of the standard 1822 pattern infantry sword was abolished, and 1857, when the Royal Engineers adopted their own scroll hilt pattern) This example with early leather field service scabbard, possibly indicating Indian service, which would place this sword in the right place for the Indian Mutiny. The blade with standard etching with RE/RA "feathered" lighting bolts, foliage, and royal cyphers. Traces of gilt to the hilt, complete with original sword knot. One small area of fish skin grip missing, and a small area of minor pitting on either ricasso, otherwise excellent. The blade maker marked; Whiteman Military Supplier Powis St Woolwich 32 inch blade. Strictly over 18's only.
East India Company Irregular Cavalry Carbine Recently sold to me as original, but upon arrival it is clear that this carbine has been recently "restored". The work has been done to a high standard, but is obviously not in its original configuration. The butt plate has two repairs, and is marked with Devangi script to the stock tang. The lock is EIC marked with the rampant lion. The action is good and strong, on both half and full cock. The saddle bar has a pleasing plum patina, and is fitted with double rings. The barrel is down to the bare metal and carries English proof marks. It also carries a line of Devangi script, similar to known examples from the 3rd Punjab Cavalry. The rear sight is missing. Sling swivels have been added, and appear to have come from a musket. One barrel pin absent. Brass trigger guard and ramrod pipes. The ramrod is a replacement. The original captive ramrod is obviously missing, a trace of where it should of been can be seen under the muzzle. The bore is dirty but with no major flaws. The woodwork in general is solid, with some cracks around the barrel tang and butt area. This "pattern" is known to have been carried by Irregular cavalry regiments in Bengal, the Punjab, Poonah and Scinde, with examples retailed by Garden of Picadilly, circa 1849.
East India Company Officers Presentation Sword The sword of Lieutenant General Henry Alexander Brownlow, (1831-1914) Royal Engineers, late Bengal Engineers. Sword bears the following presentation inscription: "CADET H.A. BROWNLOW THIS SWORD WAS PRESENTED TO HIM AT THE PUBLIC EXAMINATION ON THE 11TH DECEMBER 1849 BY THE HONOURABLE COURT OF DIRECTORS OF THE EAST INDIA COMPANY AS A MARK OF THEIR APPROBATION OF HIS GENERAL GOOD CONDUCT AT THE COMPANY'S MILITARY SEMINARY" Brownlow had a long and somewhat illustrious career, serving in the Indian Mutiny 1857/58, including the Battle of Budleekeserai. He was recorded as "Wounded Dangerously" during the Siege of Dehli on the 14th September 1857 whilst being in charge of the Cities Engineer Park, he was transporting supplies to the 3rd Column during the assault. In one report he is described as having died of his wounds. In September 1858 he is described as "Assistant Engineer" of the Roorkee Field Force, under Brigadier- General Jones, C.B. and was employed during the Campaign in Rohilcund.(Medal with Clasp, and Brevet of Major). He was the Executive and Superintending Engineer for the remodelling of the Ganges Canal 1860/69. Chief Engineer North West Province&Oudh 1872/77. He went on to be Deputy Secretary to the Government of India, 1877-86. He retired on 25th November 1886 with the Honourary rank of Lieutenant General. The sword has been service sharpened, and this has made the words "Good Conduct" hard to read, although legible, they are faint when compared to the rest of the inscription. Sword housed is a brass scabbard, for officers of field rank. Given the combination of being service sharpened, and being housed in the brass scabbard, I think it is likely that this is the sword which was carried by Brownlow throughout his career. Sword retailed by E&W Bond, 45 Cornhill, London. They were at this address from 1826-1854. A wonderful quality sword, with all shagreen and twistwire remaining to the hilt. Lots of original gilt wash remaining to the guard. Folding guard complete and functioning crisply. The blade etching is clear and bright. Completely untouched and unpolished. Would benefit from some sympathetic cleaning. Blade length 32.5 inches. A fine and rare piece to a distinguished senior officer who served on the front line during the Indian Mutiny. Strictly over 18's only.
Edward VII Naval Long Service Good Conduct Medal Partially erased "HENRY ROWE B**** HM* ******" Swivel Suspender.
Edwardian Admiralty Duplicate Pattern Brass Tag An unusual brass tag or plate, dated "190" for sometime in the late Victorian or Edwardian period.
Edwardian Heavy Cavalry Officers Sword The sword of Major Gen Sir Chauncey Batho Dashwood Strettell KCIE CB (1881-1958) Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on 20 January 1900. Indian Staff Corps 1901 Lieutenant on 2 May 1902. 13th Rajputs 1901, Waziristan, North West Frontier, India 1901-1902; 3rd Punjab Cavalry, Punjab Frontier Force 1902; Captain on 20 January 1909 Nmai-Hka expedition, Burma 1912-1913; Temporary Major 20 October 1914 Commanding officer of the newly-formed 6th Inniskilling Dragoons (Service Squadron) Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force.Mesopotamia 1916; Deputy Assistant Quartermaster General, India 1919; Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel on 8 June 1919 Commandant, Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry Frontier Force 1924-1928; Assistant Adjutant General, Northern Command, India 1928; Commander, 3 Meerut Cavalry Bde 1929-1932; Brigadier General on staff, Southern Command, India 1932-1934; Deputy Quartermaster General, Army Headquarters, India 1934-1936; Deputy Adjutant General and Director of Organisation 1936; Commander, Peshawar District, India 1936; Retired 1940; Group Commandant, POW Camps 1941; Director of Demobilisation and Reconstruction, General Headquarters, India 1941-1943; Colonel, Prince Albert Victor's Own Cavalry Frontier Force 1943; Retired 1944 More infomation and a good image of Strettell may be found here: http://www.northirishhorse.com.au/NIH/Images/People/Full%20pictures/Strettell.html The sword itself complete with original sword knot and housed in field service scabbard within the outer protective carrying bag bearing Strettell's initials. The scabbard could use a feed, but is holding together well. Condition is as found, the hilt appears to be coated in a protective grease, which has dried out, and will need a thorough clean, but with no major issues, dents or dings and should come up very nicely indeed. The blade, by Edward Thurkle of Denmark Street, Soho, London. The blade is also covered in old grease, but appears bright, and should clean up very well. There is the usual foliate decoration, with Edvard VII crown and cypher. There is an etched panel with the initials and surname "C.B.D. STRETTELL". All in all, completely "as found" and unmolested, a wonderful sword, which promises to yield much more research potential to the next owner. Strictly over 18's only.
Edwardian Horse Furniture Part of a small collection, of late Victorian and early Edwardian Horse Furniture. Measuring 4 inches in length. Dated 1904 to the rear with two "lugs".
Edwardian Military Photograph (1) Part of a large collection recently purchased, taken in India pre 1910. Possibly the Lincolnshire Regiment, as one photograph in the collection is named to their 1st Battalion. This image appears to show a group of Regimental Police.
Edwardian Military Photograph (2) Their sign declaring them to be "The Independent Order of Rechabites" Salford Unity.
Edwardian Military Photograph (3) More Lincolnshire soldiers in dress uniform, with their drummer boy.
Edwardian Military Photograph (4) Various men and NCO's with a pair of regimental drums, and a pet dog.
Edwardian Military Photograph (5) A group of men and NCO's with their colour sergeant and pet dogs, and a cat!
Edwardian Military Photograph (6) Regimental Police with various trophies.
Edwardian Military Photograph (7) A group of white uniformed Bandsmen.
Edwardian Military Photograph (8) E Company, 1st Lincolnshire Regiment Tug of War Team Heavyweights (Runners up, 1905, 06 and 07!)
Edwardian Military Photograph (9) Another group of the Independent Order of Rechabites.
Eighth Army Leave Scheme Ticket I've never encountered one of these before, presumably a morale boosting lottery ticket for leave. Destination: Alamein to Blighty. This one is named to a Sgt Hendrie and is stamped to the reverse with the number "12". A scarce little item. Free Postage.
Elbon Rapid Rug Knitter Here is something for the collector who thinks he has it all!! Sold at the British Empire Exhibition in 1925, these little machines were "Made Entirely by British Ex-Service Men With British Materials Throughout" A way of employing wounded and unemployed ex soldiers, sailors and airmen. This is the only example of this little invention I have ever seen, and comes complete in its cardboard box, with instructions and an original business card for the Elbon Company. A great piece of post WW1 social history, and one for the Wembley Empire Exhibition collectors too.
Elementary Navigation For Air Training A Wartime booklet.
Elisabeth II 1897 Pattern Officers Sword A good example of the current serving officers sword, produced by Wilkinson Sword. This one dates to 1956 judging by the serial number. Generally very good condition overall, with one small area of pitting. It wouldn't take a great deal of effort to have it parade worthy again, All the quality of a Vintage Wilkinson sword,and a fraction of the price of a brand new sword. Strictly over 18's only.
Embroidered Army Vetinary Corps Postcard A beautiful and scarce survivor. Bearing the message "With my best wishes for a pleasant Easter, 1916. E.W.S."
Emergency Ration Tin A good empty WW2 example.
Enamel And Silver Hampshire Regiment Cap Badge A fine unmarked officers example.
Enamel Royal Navy Sweet Heart Badge A charming example.
Enamel Sweet Heart Badge Royal Air Force RAF Sweetheart in good condition, all enamel intact and bright. Pin Back, 1930's example.
Enamel Sweet Heart Badge Royal Navy A fine example, for HMS Newcastle.
Enamel Unionist Clubs Of Ireland Lapel Badge A scarce example, made by Sharman D. Neil LTD of Belfast.
English Percussion Pistol An excellent quality pocket or muff pistol, with Birmingham Proof marks, circa 1840. Walnut stock with vacant nickel silver escutcheon, and butt plate. Brass breech with engraved foliate decoration, folding trigger and unusual octagonal barrel, seldom seen on pocket pistols of this vintage. Three inch barrel. 0.5inch bore. No makers marking. Perfect crisp action. Strictly over 18's only.
ERII Dorset Yeomanry Enamel Officers Cap Badge A handsome and uncommon badge.
Ethiopian Cavalry Sword Late 19thC example, in need of thorough cleaning and some attention to the hilt. Blade appears to be European made, and bears an inscription along the centre section. Blade length 34 inches. No scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
European Hussars Sword circa 1790 An interesting European Hussars style sword, possibly French. Appears to have been cut down, possibly fro naval use, Curved blade measures approx 25 inches. Possibly some etched lettering to back edge, although this is faint. Decorated brass langets, knuckle guard, pommel and back strap. Horn grip, with brass twist wire binding. Period leather scabbard, with copper mounts which appear a later addition. Some shrinkage to the leather. All in all an interesting sword in its own right, but consisting of some rare parts. Strictly over 18's only.
Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife A well used 3rd pattern example. Looks like a wartime production, remains of bluing to the well sharpened, shortened blade, but completely sterile. 10 inches overall, blade just under 5.5 inches. In an unusual metal scabbard, now missing its belt loop. If only it could talk! Strictly over 18's only.
Far East Issue Wooden Hilted Commando Knife A very good example, housed in original sheath. No visible markings, which is not unusual for this pattern. Blade measures just over 6.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Fatman Commando Knife Here is another superb example of a scarce WW2 Fighting knife. Known as the "Fatman" due to its chunky grip these examples have links with the SAS and other special forces units. This example retains a good deal of its original black finish to hilt and blade, and carries a full length blade with needle point intact (just shy of seven inches) The knife carries neither inspection markings, nor makers marks, which could further indicate clandestine use. The brown leather scabbard is of the type associated with this knife, the variety more usually found with stag horn conversions. A very good example, not previously offered on the market. Strictly over 18's only.
Faux Tortoiseshell RAF Sweetheart Nice circular example with a gilt brass badge. Pin back.
Field Made Fighting Knife An interesting theatre made example, with turned wooden grip, and brass cross guard and pommel. FS style blade, measuring 6.75 inches. The tip slightly misshapen. A very well made and handy example. Strictly over 18's only.
Fighting Knife Conversion K98 An interesting bowie knife type conversion of a German K98 bayonet. The bakerlite hilt has been skillfully shortened, to make this useful length knife. Corrosion along the entire length, partial markings can be made out on the ricasso. Blade 5.5 inches, 8.5 overall. An unusual example, of a type I haven't encountered before, No sheath. Strictly over 18's only.
Fine Victorian Argyll&Sutherland Highlanders Dirk Belt A very fine gold brocade example, for regulars officer's, complete with exceptional silver and brass convex belt buckle, by Marshall & Sons of 87 George Street, Edinburgh (succeeded by Brook and Son in 1891) A charming and superb belt.
Finnish Continuation War Medal 1941-45
First Army Rifle Meeting 1918 Silver Medal A charming medal, full hallmarked to the reverse.
First Manchester Rifles Officers Sword A very interesting sword, exhibiting a number of unusual features. The whole sword has been plated, whether during service, or due to a regimental pattern I am unsure, but the "silver" appearance is very attractive. The steel scabbard has been wrapped in leather, in the manner of those associated with overseas service to India. Some of this leather is now coming away, and would benefit from a feed and polish. All the blade etching is bright and very clear (unlike some later plated swords) which is another indicator that it may have been produced this way originally. The blade carried the crest and motto of the Manchester Regiment "From Acorns Strong Oaks" to the right hand side. One the left is "First Manchester Rifles" "6th Lancs" and some officers initials, which will aid in tracing the original owner. I see them as either W.T.B.C or W.T.W.B.C (The last letter could easily be a C,O or even a G though) A look through appropriate lists would soon narrow the suspect down. Blade by Firmin and Sons, Strand. 32.5 inch blade. All wire and shagreen intact. The folding guard functions as it should. Some small areas of loss to the plating on the blade, mainly towards the tip, and to one side of the blade about half way down. Otherwise stable. All in all a very attractive sword. Despite the 1822 pattern hilt, its seems that this sword must date from just after the Cardwell Reforms of 1881, as the Manchester Regt didn’t exist prior to that and there would have been no need to refer to predecessor units (the 6th) on the blade. This refers to the 6th Battalion of the Lancashire Rifle Volunteers. A very interesting and attractive sword, from the dawn of the Manchester regiment. Strictly over 18's only.
First World War Imperial German Quillback Model 1898 Mauser Bayonet A very good example, made by P.D. Luneschloss. Housed in steel mounted leather scabbard and original frog. WW1 German M1898 Mauser Bayonet Plenty of clear markings, scabbard fits tightly. The scabbard leather is marked with the name of a British Sgt, very likely the man who brought it back, opening up and interesting avenue for research. Strictly over 18's only.
First World War Nurses Grouping Additional Images: The Autograph Book Pt 1
First World War Nurses Grouping Additional Images
First World War Nurses Invalid Feeding Cup Red Cross marked, almost certainly produced by one of the Staffordshire Potteries. it comes in perfect condition.
First World War Nurses Medals A lovely collection of medals to a WW1 Red Cross Nurse, the wife of Lieutenant Thompson, who's medals and portrait are also offered. Consisting of British and French Red Cross Medals, enamel pin badge, brass shoulder titles, and a photographic postcard. All items in worn but fine condition.
First World War Tank Corps Badge A very good example.
First World War Telegram Sent from Portsmouth on 28th September 1914, telling the recipient the sender will not be going to India!! Great piece of history, fragile due to its nature, but easy to read, and would look great mounted and framed.
First World War Wound Stripe As Below.
Five Military Association Badges A good selection, of mostly Naval lapel badges.
Five WW2 Period Miniature Medals Consisting of: 39-45 Star France and Germany Star Defence Medal War Medal MID oak leaf) Territorial Decoration (GVI) Court Mounted on a pin bar.
For Those On Active Service Prayer Book Issued by the United Navy, Army and Air Force Board (Baptist and Congregational Churches)
Framed ATS Group Portrait Being that of "B Boy, Camberly Group, ATS" Complete with names of all those depicted. Also included is a single portrait of a uniformed ATS, who is presubably featured in the portrait, along with her Auxiliary Territorial Service Shoulder Title. A scarce little grouping.
Framed Cartoon Nuremberg Trial Title Caption "Verdict" Artist:David Low (1891-1963) Published:Evening Standard, 01 Oct 1946 Background: The International Tribunal at Nuremberg delivered judgement on the Nazi war criminals and organisations. The Nazi leadership was found guilty beyond the shadow of a doubt, and Goering, Ribbentrop, Keitel, Kaltenbrunner, Rosenberg, Frick, Frank, Streicher, Sauckel, Jodl, Syss-Inquart and Bormann were sentenced to be hanged. In good condition, housed in a wooden strip frame.
Framed Cartoon Palestine 1947 Title "Coming out and going in" Artist David Low (1891-1963) Published: Evening Standard, 05 Feb 1947 Background: Faced with a deteriorating security situation in the UN mandated territory of Palestine, the High Commissioner General Sir Alan Cunningham has ordered the evacuation of all British women and children, and others described as "non-essential civilians" In good condition, housed in a wooden strip frame.
France and Germany Bar A good Genuine Bar, for wear on the Air Crew Europe and Atlantic Stars.
France and Germany Star A good original example.
Free French Enamel Badge Fine condition. ***Free Postage***
French 7th Regiment Chasseurs Beautiful silver and enamel badge, by Draco of Paris.
French Airborne Communications Medal Solid Bronze Medal, dated 1870, so probably for service in the Franco Prussian War, and mostly issued to carrier pigeon units.
French Cavalry Officers Sword 1880's. An interesting private purchase sword, circa 1880, made on Rue de Richelieu in Paris by Petitfils, where they had premises from 1875. Horn wire wrapped grip, brass multi bar guard, fullered Model 1882 Sabre de Cavalrie style blade. No scabbard, Of the type carried by a cavalry officer during the French Third Republic (1870-1940) Blade length: Inches. Interestinly of the guard there is a crest, incorporating a Comte's (Count) coronet. Possibly the arms of the original owner, or a unit/regimental marking. An interesting sword, with research potential, for a modest price. Strictly over 18's only.
French Chassepot Bayonet A scarcer Tulle Arsenal produced example, in very pleasing condition. Strictly over 18's only.
French Croix de Guerre A very fine example with pin suspender, dated 1914-1918.
French Croix de Guerre With an interesting suspension, which looks to have been formed from a Lanyard.
French Croix Du Combattant A good original example.
French Croix du Combattant Medal Original French Croix du Combattant Medal Offered on a period ribbon, no suspention pin.
French Firefighters Adrian Helmet A good Pompier and Sapeurs example, from the small town of Bran, near Carcassone, in the Aude region of France. This example dating to the 1920's. Generally excellent condition, retaining its chin strap, but missing its liner.
French Franco-Prussian War Medal
French Gas Mask TC 38 Standard pre war respirator used by military, and later civilians. This example bears a label inside the tin, for the previous owner, a mademoiselle residing in Paris. The tin bears its original strap, which has split, but could be repaired. the correct light blue tin carries a slight rust bloom on one side, but is free from major dents and is not misshapen. It is dated 1940. The mask itself is dated 1939, as is the base of the filter, with a further inspection date of September 1944. The mask itself is stiff but free from other damage, and the eye pieces are without cracks. All in all a good example of an increasingly difficult to find mask.
French Gras Bayonet An exceptionally clean example, produced at St Etienne in June 1879. Strictly over 18's only.
French Lebel Bayonet Quillion Removed A good example. Strictly over 18's only.
French Medal Militaire
French Medal Militaire WW1 era Medal Original French Medal Militaire Medal All enamel complete, on original ribbon, with suspension pin. Some wear to the gilding. WW1 Issue.
French Napoleonic Infantry Officer's Sword 1st Empire Epee, with early trefoil blade with bright cut decoration and poincon's which are now rubbed. A very elegant weapon, and much harder to source than its British 1796 pattern counterpart. This example measure 38.5 inches overall, with a blade length of 31.5. The hit is tight, complete with all its grip wire. No scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
French Naval Dirk Trafalgar period dirk, near identical to the example featured on the front cover of "Les Poignards de Marine" by Jean Lhoste, Patrick Resek and Jean Tonnere. This example features a crossguard in the form of downwards facing griffins 12 inch blade, which has had the tip rounded. Generally very dirty, and in need of a good clean. Traces of fire gilding remain under the grime on the guard. the ebony grip has had a wire repair,to correct a split. This could be vastly improved on. You will see ten English dirks for every one French example, they just don't seem to appear with any regularity. I don't like telling "tales" about the items I sell, I leave that to Ebay and others, but this one made me smile: The lady I bought this dirk from told me that it had belonged to her grandmother, and she in turn had kept it under her bed for many years, incase of intruders!! Can you imagine being confronted by an elderly lady in a night dress brandishing this? I would have run a mile!! Strictly over 18's only.
French Veteran Helmet "Visor" Privately purchased by French Veteran's to add to their Adrian helmets for veteran's day parades to show that they served during WW1. I have also seen them added to "memorial" helmets: Adrian helmets painted black with this brass visor attached and mounted to the wall, in memory of fallen loved ones.
French Volunteer Combatant’s Cross 1939-45 (Croix du Combattant Volontaire)
Full Size Medal Ribbon Bars Two period examples, denoting South African and Great War Service.
G.S.T.P. Military Pocket Watch This example by Bravington's. General Service Trade Pattern Pocket Watch, in non running condition. I have not had the watch apart, and it shows no sign of being tampered with. The exterior is very nice indeed, and, given the quality of movement used in these watches, it will be fairly simple to get this one up and running.
General Service Medal "Cyprus" Royal Berkshire Regiment Unworn, and complete in box with cap badge. Correctly impressed 23263737 PTE K C SKUSE R. BERKS R.
General Service Medal "Malaya" Devon Regiment A very fine boxed GSM which has never been worn. Correctly impressed "22222189 PTE. A. GREENWOOD. DEVON.
Georg Jensen Floral Brooch Sterling silver stylised floral/organic brooch by Georg Jensen. Jensen import mark, to reverse: GJLd along with English Hallmarks for London 1957. Also marked on reverse: Georg Jensen, Sterling, shape no. 295. Approx 2.2 inches in length.
Georg Jensen Pendant for Franklin mint Sterling silver pendant in the form of stylised geese, designed by Georg Jensen for the Franklin Mint and released in 1982. Mark to reverse: Georg Jensen, Sterling, 925, Denmark, C, 1982, For the Franklin Mint. Approx 1 1/4 inches in length.
Georg Jensen/Henning Koppel 'Amoeba' Brooch Sterling silver 'Amoeba' brooch by designer Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen, c. early 1950s. Import Marks on reverse: GJLd London 1972. Also marked on reverse: Georg Jensen, 925s, Denmark, shape no. 322. Approx. 2 inches in length.
George IV 51st Regiment Infantry Officers Sword Scarce early 1822 pattern Infantry officers sword to the 51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding) Regiment of Foot. Regimentally marked swords of this period are few and far between, and despite some faults, this is a rare sword for those in the know. The hilt retaining all its shagreen and gilt twistwire. The guard with a good proportion of the original gilt wash. The folding guard intact, and still with a crisp snap. Sadly a small section from one of the gothic branch sections is absent. The presence of a small pin seems to indicate that it was once field repaired. It could be repaired, although not instantly noticeable. Blade clearly etched with typical panels showing a strung bugle and LI st to one side, plus crown and foliate etching, and simply the LI st to the other, along with the crowned royal cypher. Blade with clearly legible etching, despite the usual age related staining. Some pitting, especially to the pipe back in some areas, but generally very pleasing. A rare sword, and worthy of some TLC to bring it back up to standard. Blade length 32.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
George IV General Officers Sword This is a scarce early example of the Staff and General Officers Sword, from the reign of George IV. Huge 34.5 inch pipe backed blade, with the early style of light floral etching on either side, including GIV Cypher, Crown and the General Officer Insignia. Some movement between the blade and the hilt, which would be improved with the addition of a blade washer. A small section of pitting on one side of the blade toward the tip. Sadly lacking its scabbard, but still a scarce early sword in excellent condition. Strictly over 18's Only.
George V Jubilee Medal Very fine condition, having never been out of the box.
George V Pouch Badge A very pleasing example.
George V Rifle Brigade Officers Sword KIA The sword of Lieutenant Charles Rasleigh Ronaldson, 16th Rifle Brigade. Born 9th June 1874, the son of a ship broker. Charles served with the 4th Battalion, 7th Company Imperial Yeomanry during the Boer War, as Private No 2222. He was awarded the Queen's South Africa medal with four bars. He re-enlisted in October 1914, aged 41, as Private 694 in the 23rd (Sportsmen's) Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He was gazetted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 16th Rifle Brigade on 21st May 1915, and landed in France on the 8th of March 1916. By the 2nd of September the 16th moved into position near the village of Hamel, in preparation for an attack on German trenches the following day. Most of the battalion lost there way. and only a handful of men managed to reach the enemy lines. The 16th lost 176 other ranks killed, along with 9 of their officers, amongst which was Lieutenant Charles Rasleigh Ronaldson. CWGC confirms that he was killed in action 3rd September 1916. The sword is completely as found. The hilt is grubby, but would respond well to sympathetic cleaning. All the shagreen and silver twistwire binding is complete, and in good condition. The 32.5 inch blade is in excellent bright condition, retaining its original finish. It is engraved with the initials CRR, along with the strung bugle, and usual crown and foliate motifs. The original field service leather scabbard is an excellent fit, but has lost some of its original covering, probably due to the method of storage. This could be replaced, but is pretty poignant as it is. Accompanied by the Wilkinson Sword ledger entry, and a small quantity of research, including an image of Lt Ronaldson in his Rifle Brigade uniform. Strictly over 18's only.
George V Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk A good clean example by Fenton Brothers Ltd, Sheffield. Both sides of the blade featuring standard etched floral decoration, including crowned GRV, along with "Royal Navy" on the other side, along with a crowned fouled anchor. The etching is clear and bright, but very difficult to photograph. Further images available upon request. Blade length 18 inches, 24 inches overall. The scabbard is in good solid order, the leather still supple, with tight stitching. It would benefit from a coat of black polish to restore colour. The top locket complete with both suspension rings, and bearing the initials "R.B.L." Strictly over 18's only.
George VI Coronation Medal Very fine condition, having never been out of the box.
George VI Infantry Officers Sword Wonderful example of this earliest pattern of 1822 Infantry officers sword. Pipe back blade with quill point, back sharpened for the last 6 inches. Traces of the original gilt finish remain to the hilt, and the folding guard is present and functioning, although slightly bent. The original etching is visible on both sides of the blade, but the whole sword would benefit from careful cleaning. The shagreen hilt is in very good order, with all twist wire present and correct, not as faded as it appears in the images. Strictly over 18's only.
George VI Leather Dispatch Or Document Case A very interesting leather dispatch/document case/box, bearing the royal crest of King George VI. I am unsure if it is of a Military or Government origin, but it did come from the estate of a British Officer. The first one I have seen, but would look good as part of a military HQ display. Measuring 19 by 11.5 inches.
George VI Police Truncheon A very good example, bearing the coat of arms for the City of Birmingham. 15 inches in length, with original leather wrist strap. Strictly over 18's only.
Georgian Bandsman's Sword A scarce piece which comes in near mint original condition. These attractive lionshead sidearms are usually found in battered condition, but this example really is in superb original condition, and retains its original brass mounted leather scabbard. Blade length 19.25 inches, culminating in a needle point. Strictly over 18's only.
Georgian Cavalry Trumpeters Sword by Osborn You'll find ten 1796 Heavy Cavalry troopers swords before you can find another of these! A rare cavalry trumpeter's sword 27 inch curved single edged blade sharpened on the back edge for the last 9 inches., Maker stamped 'Osborn' on the spine. Elaborate cast gilt brass grip with solid cast quillons and spirally cast grip with lions head pommel with loose ring for sword knot in its jaw. In its original black painted steel and brass scabbard with frog button. 32 ½ inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Georgian Flank Officers Sword With Folding Guard The only one of its type I have ever seen, and possibly a unique design. Based on the standard 1796 Infantry officers sword folding guard, this example has incorporated a folding boatshell style guard, more commonly associated with heavy cavalry dress swords of the period. This example is in wonderful untouched condition, and retains a high percentage of original gilt to the guard, and lions head pommel. The folding guard itself functions perfectly, and is still under spring tension. The grip is bound in shagreen and twist wire, and with the exception of a small crack, remains solid. The hilt and blade remain tight together, with not movement. I can find no makers marking to the sword or scabbard, so the origins of this unusual sword remain a mystery. The blade measures 31 inches in a straight line from point to tip, and has no loss. The blade its etched with typical swags and foliage, as well as a panel containing a triumphal stand of arms, and a similar cartouch with foliage which is vacant on the other side of the blade. The blade has no real flaws, rust nor pitting. The gilt mounted leather scabbard has two hanging rings, to which lengths of chain have been added for display. The body of the scabbard is broken towards the tip, and the stitching has come undone. It still displays well, and it is unusual to find an extant scabbard on a sword of this vintage. Replacement leather could be added to repair the scabbard, or a whole new leather body could be fabricated. All in all a very attractive, and unusual sword, one for the advanced collector. Further images available Strictly over 18's only.
Georgian Flogger Here is something you don't see every day! Certainly the first one to pass through my hands. This came to me from an old gentleman who has been collecting Georgian military items for many years. He believes it to be a "correctional tool" for administering floggings. The principal is the same as the infamous "Cat 'O Nine Tails" except this example only ever had seven "tails" in its heyday, age having now reduced it to four prongs of leather. No stamps or visible markings that I can find. Measuring 18 inches in length. An unusual, possibly unique item.
Georgian Naval Cutlass A very interesting and early example of a Naval cutlass, circa 1760-1780. Typical single edged blade, measuring 24.5 inches. The guard made from iron and formed into a protective half basket. The whole cutlass is very grubby, and shows signs of being mounted on a wall display for the past few decades, possibly over a fireplace, which would explain the blackened appearance. A very interesting, fresh to the market piece for the specialist collector.
Georgian Naval Hanger A very pleasing example, which appears to have been made utilising an ordnance cutlass blade, manufactured by Wooley& Deakin and bearing a crowned GR inspection mark. It is possibly part of a small order, or perhaps it was made for a Naval Officer. It would have been a very useful close quarters weapon in a melee. Housed in a black leather scabbard with brass mounts, the leather has been cut through on both edges, due to the sharpness of the blade. Strictly over 18's only.
Georgian Naval Officers Sword A good example of an Georgian Ivory hilted officers sword, circa 1800. Owing to the blade length, it is very likely that this particular sword was carried by a Naval officer. Blade looks to have been cleaned at some point in the past, but shows no signs of ever having been etched, so it is likely to have been a plain fighting sword. A very fine sword, the grip shows no damage, and the whole sword remains tight. Blade length 30 inches. Owing to the grip material, this sword is for sale within the UK only. Strictly over 18's only.
Georgian Pipeback Officers Sword An intriguing sword, the only one of its type I have ever seen, and featuring Prosser's patent pipeback blade. Scabbard appears to be reminiscent of later examples associated with Indian Service. The scabbard is period, and the throat of correct type to accept a pipe back blade. Detailed blade etching, featuring figures of Athena (holding a spear and shield) and Nike (with wings, holding a laurel crown aloft). Most interestingly, beneath a Georgian crown, is what appears to be a stylised letter "B" within a laurel circlet. A good indication that it originally belonged to a person of title. Blade has been service sharpened. Blade measures 31 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Georgian Police Sidearm Dated 1820 A scarce early model, with shagreen grip and brass stirrup guard. Etched on the blade "W.Parker Holborn" and "Warranted 1820". Blade length 22.75 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Georgian Scots Guards Officers Sword A wonderful opportunity to own this very special, early, and possibly unique regimental pattern sword. The bronze hilt featuring the thistle crest of the Scots Guards, with their motto beneath "Nemo me impune lacessit". One of the side bars of the guard is sadly absent. The grip is wire bound shagreen and is largely intact, with a large split at the rear where the wooden former has expanded, but this is nice and tight, with zero play. The early imported single fullered broadsword style blade by the famous JJ Runkell of Solingen, measuring nearly 32 inches in length, and bearing the makers name in the fuller to either side. Some old pitting and age staining to the blade. I can find no other comparable examples of this sword anywhere, and I have never seen another, so this may be your one and only chance to add such a sword to your collection. Further images available. Strictly over 18's only.
Georgian Socket Bayonet Unknown bayonet, possibly English, and for a carbine. Covered in old grease and years of gunk. It should be quite presentable once clean. Strictly over 18's only.
Georgian Special Pattern 51st Foot Officers Sword A scarce variant, as illustrated (Figure 141) on page 154 of Brian Robson's seminal work "Swords of the British Army" (1996 Revised) This example with studded leather grip, Greek key decoration to the ferrule, and squared stirrup guard. The 31.5 inch unfullered blade has been service sharpened, and remains bright, with only minor areas of discolouration. It features a "yelman" or false edge, which runs for almost ten inches. Scabbard with fixed hanging rings, and pointed drag. Superb untouched condition, this sword is completely as found, and although it would benefit from some light cleaning and general TLC, it is totally un-molested, and has not been in sight of a buffing wheel! A similar variation may be found in Richard Dellar's excellent work "The British Cavalry Sword 1788-1912: Some New Perspectives" on page 55, figures 5.15 and 5.16, described as dating to 1803, and being carried by the 24th Light Dragoons. Although no blade length is given, it does share many of the decorative characteristics, and the unfullered blade. Worthy of futher research, and certainly not a variant which will wander across your path again any time soon. Strictly over 18's only.
Georgian Truncheon A once very lovely late georgian painted truncheon, whichhas sadly lost the lions share of its decoration. A diminutive example, measuring 12 inches. Perfect for the collector on a budget, or for somebody to restore. Strictly over 18's only.
German RLB 1st Pattern Officers Dagger A very good example of this scarce Third Reich Dagger. This specimen by Paul Weyersberg. The domed pommel is intact, and free from dents. The grip leather is slightly worn, as one might expect but whole, and the enamel badge is free from damage. The grip itself is slightly loose. The mounts are generally good, with some abrasions. There is some "bleed" on the high points, where one can see base metal, probably caused by overpolishing. The blade is in very nice condition, with Paul Weyersberg Solingen with emblem to one side. I believe the blade has been shortened, although this has been extremely well done. (I only spotted it under a magnifying glass) One can make out fine scratches and a disfigured tip, which is ever so slightly off centre on one side. The scabbard mounts are nice and tight, and have some wear. The scabbard leather has some abrasions, but is whole. The blade fits very snugly in the scabbard. The scabbard suspension ring is buckled. By no means a pristine dagger, but when compared to others currently being offered I have tried to price it very competitively. Please examine all the images, there are twenty listed. Additional images are available upon request. Strictly over 18's only.
German "East" Medal A good genuine Eastern Front Medal. On an original, grubby length of ribbon. Medal came with a photo of a Luftwaffe Officer, which is also included.
German Army Long Dress Bayonet Blade by E.Pack, Solingen, Complete with Scabbard And 1941 Dated Leather Frog Blade measures 9 3/4 inches long. Strictly over 18's only.
German Army Officers Dagger Rich orange colour grip. Some corrosion to the cross guard. Blade by W.K.C. Solingen. Overall length just under 14.75 inches. Strictly over 18's only. Consignment No 51108
German Boot Knife A good example of a German Stag handled boot knife. This type of stag gripped knife is commonly associated with hunting, but thousands found there way to the front during WW1 and WW2. This example came from the same estate as the German East medal. Generally very nice condition, possibly missing a butt cap. Strictly over 18's Only.
German Brass Hilted Dagger An interesting Solingen made trench, or hunting type dagger, the hilt in the form of a claw holding a ball. 10 inches overall, with a 6 inch blade. Housed in a brass mounted leather sheath. Generally very good condition. Strictly over 18's only.
German Fighting Knife by Tiger` Classic example of the WW2 German belt dagger. This example made by Tiger, Solingen. Blade length: 5.75 inches, 10 inches overall Fantastic quality, and in very fine condition. Guaranteed as a period original. Strictly over 18's only.
German Fighting Knife With Bayonet Fitting Scarce private purchase fighting knife with bayonet fitting, known as "officers" bayonets in some circles. This example by Carl Eickhorn of Solingen, in very pleasing condition, having a lot of the original paint and finish remaining to knife and scabbard. Blade length: 6 inches. Total length 11 inches Strictly over 18's only.
German K98 Bayonet A pleasing example, which would benefit from a light clean. Strictly over 18's only.
German K98 Bayonet Bakelite Grips A recently discovered example, in need of some TLC. Strictly over 18's only.
German K98 Bayonet Blued Completely untouched, with bakelite grips and retaining a large proportion of the original blued finish. A lovely sleeper. Strictly over 18's only.
German K98 Bayonet Frog Good early untouched Frog, missing one press stud. Marked to the reverse "Paul Klopfer, Berlin, 1936"
German K98 Bayonet With Bakelite Grips A very good, but non matching example. Strictly over 18's only.
German M24 Stick Grenade A good and genuine example of the famous Stielhandgranate M24. Completely inert. UK Sales Only. Strictly over 18's only.
German made Mauser contract Bayonet Possibly made for Brazil, which would date it to 1908. As found condition, makers marks on the blade almost entirely erased, other marks to the pommel and hilt. Would benefit from a good clean. Strictly over 18's Only
German Modified Dutch Stormdolk Quantities of the Model 1917 Stormdolk were officially modified for use by the Wehrmacht, being redesignated "Dolch 115(h)". This one comes in good untouched condition, direct from a private house. Strictly over 18's only.
German Reservist's Walking Cane A superb example, for the 10th Reserve Regiment. Marked to the pommel "Reserve Hat Ruh!" or "Reservist at Rest" Excellent detail, including a miniature epaulette. The ferrule is made from a cartridge case. The shaft has been inked with names, possibly battle honours of where the soldier/battalion fought, worthy of further research.
German SA Dagger Complete with part hanger. Hanger marked "R.Z.M. L2/374/" (L2/371 is the code of E.G. Leuner, Humboldtstrasse, Bautzen (Saxonia) Blade "RZM M7/37" (Code for Robert Klaas, Solingen) Overall length just under 14.75 inches. Strictly over 18's only. Consignment No 51106
German Stag Hoof Handled Knife A quality hunting knife. Maker marked to the blade. Blade 4 inches, 10 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
German Stag Horn Dress Bayonet A very good sleepy bayonet, sadly with some damage to the pommel. Good for spares, repair, or a collector on a budget. Strictly over 18's only.
German Weapons, Uniforms, Insignia, 1841-1918 An excellent reference by by James E. Hicks.
German WW1 1898 1st Pattern Quillback Bayonet German Model 1898 Bayonet (1st Type) Hard to find version produced with one piece grip, pre May 1902. Made by Erfurt. Marked GS.3 206 Sadly no scabbard. Strictly over 18's Only.
German WW1 1898 Pattern Quillback Bayonet This is an early second type with two piece grips, dated 1905. Produced by VC Schilling, Suhl. Plenty of clear markings, scabbard fits tightly. A very pleasing example. Strictly over 18's only.
German WW1 Bayonet Frog Suitable for a butcher type bayonet. A good original example, maker marked, and dated 1916.
German WW1 Butchers Bayonet A fine untouched example in very pleasing condition, by F. Koeller&Co Solingen. Strictly over 18's only.
German WW2 Bakerlite Marching Compass Standard issue Wermacht Marching Compass, complete on original lanyard. One of the cleanest examples I have owned, offered in perfect working order.
Germany Pamphlet Produced as a guide for troops entering Germany from 1944 onwards.
GHQ India Formation Sign A superb example. Formerly the property of Major J K Ward.
GHQ India Quartermaster Armband Extremely Scarce, 1943 dated. Formerly the property of Major J K Ward.
Glamorgan Rifle Volunteers Sword A very interesting sword, which appears to have had a long service life. Originally an 1845 style blade, which has been rehilted with a George V 1897 pattern guard. The sword is completely as found, and does require a good cleaning, but there are no serious issues, and I believe this example will come up very well after some careful attention. The guard, with light surface rust overall, the grip retaining all the twistwire, along with a good 95% of the shagreen wrap. The 33 inch, single fullered gently curved blade by Hobson&Son, London. Light surface rust and grime along the whole length, no sign of anything nasty, and appears bright underneath. A scroll banner to the left hand side of the blade contains the words "2nd Glamorgan Rifle Vols" and the overlaind officers initials on the opposite side, which appear to be "H.B.". Housed in a brown leather field service scabbard, in generally very good condition. A charming unit marked sword, which is worthy of further research, and a gentle cleaning. Strictly over 18's only.
Glasgow Imperial Yeomanry Button Locket The first of its type I have ever seen. A lovely pendant locket, produced by J.R. Gaunt of Birmingham.
Glasses Moderating Binoculars No1 MK1 A good original set "Glasses Moderating Binoculars No1 MK1" Leather case correctly stamped and containing two original sets of lenses. In pristine condition.
Gloucestershire Regiment Bandsman's Sword A scarce 1856 pattern steel hilted bandsman's sidearm. A particularly well cast gothic hilt, with strung light infantry bugle. Unit markings to the hilt "1st VB GR 45" Clean blade, marked "E. Thurkle London" Steel mounted leather scabbard, with matching unit markings to the top locket "1st VB GR 45". Some loss to the stitching on the leather on the rear seam, but displays well none the less. Difficult to upgrade. Strictly over 18's only.
Gloucetershire Regiment Shoulder Titles A good condition pair.
Gold And Solid Silver RAF Compact A truly stunning and high quality piece, very much in the Art Deco style. Silver hallmarked body with RAF wings to the front in 9 carat gold. Hallmarked C&N for Crisford & Norris, a well regarded silversmith and renowned maker of compacts. Further hallmarks for Birmingham and the date letter for 1941. A jewel in any collection.
Gold Damascus Indian Tulwar Sword Dating from 1750-1800, this beautiful Mughal tulwar sword has a highly curved 31.5 inch blade. The sword measures 36.5 inches overall. The Pommel carries beautiful gold damascus decoration, and there are traces of the same decoration on the grip, quillions and guard. The blade has three fullers, and is highly flexible. I can find no makers marks. A wonderful example of early Indian sword manufacture. Strictly over 18's only.
Gold Damascus Mughal Tulwar Sword A lovely early to mid 19thC Northern Indian Tulwar, with gold koftgari decoration to the hilt. Pseudo European cross markings to the blade, applied in imitation of the 'marca mosca' marks. The pin in the centere of the guard suggests manufacture in Northern India possibly in the Talpur tribal regions of Sind/Baluchistan. Blade length: 30 inches, 34 overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Good Quality Kukri Probably dating to circa WW2 in date, This well made example has a carved horn hilt, the scabbard with white metal mounts. Good quality blade, which is very sharp. Complete with chakmak and karda. Partial name to the reverse of the scabbard. Blade length 11.5 inches, nearly 16 inches in all. Strictly over 18's only.
Good Quality Reproduction German Portpee Knot
Gordon Highlanders Silver Sweetheart Badge Fully hallmarked Sterling Silver for Edinburgh.
Graf Zeppelin Postcard A wonderful unsent example.
Great War Album Welsh Horse A wonderful album, complied by Captain R.L Thomas, Welsh Horse. Rowland Lewis Thomas, or "Rowley" to his friends was born on 7 November 1863. He was educated at Llandovery College in Wales but studied medicine in London. A keen rugby player, he played for several teams throughout his playing career, including Llanelli and University College Hospital, but it his time with London Welsh ( of whom he was a founding member in 1885, playing in their first ever match as Captain) that brought him to the attention of the international selectors. Thomas played international rugby for Wales, playing his first match against Scotland in 1889. He was capped seven times in total. He was seen as considerable all-round sportsman,and was an excellent shot, proficient horseman and keen angler. He was also a leading member of the Carmarthenshire Hunt. During World War I, Thomas served his country as a medical officer with the Welsh Horse, seeing action at Gallipoli, and also serving in Egypt. This rather battered album features wonderful images from pre WW1, through to the 1930's. As well as the images within, there are also various letters, extra photos, postcards and clippings which are loose. One of the real bonuses of the album is that most of the images are annotated, allowing identification of other sitters. I've uploaded 30 images to give you a flavour of what it included, one of my favourites being "Hooligan", his Charger, and RIP the dog! Post war Thomas was a medical coroner for West Carmarthenshire for 24 years. He died on 21 January 1949, and at his funeral his hunting clothes and boots were placed alongside him in his coffin.
Great War Medals To Brothers RFC And RWK Casualty Two First World War War and Victory medal pairs, both correctly impressed to brothers. Norman Bulmer Howell, commissioned into the The Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), on the 14th February, 1912 (LG 13/2/1912) He was killed at Battle of Nasiriyah, Mesopotamia 24th July, 1915 His company commander Captain Graham was killed on the same day. Accompanied by a large folder of research, including an image of him in dress uniform. His elder brother, Owen Bulmer Howell, a pre war pilot and member of the Royal Aero Club, was commissioned into the Royal Flying Corps on the 31st July 1916 (LG 24/8/1916) Transferred to the R.N.A.S. as a balloon pilot and kite balloon pilot. Taken from: "Record Of Service Of Solicitors And Articled Clerks Record Of War Service" Owen Bulmer Howell Admitted Nov. 1906. Member of Neish, Howell & Haldane, of 47 Watling Street, E.C. Joined July 1916, as 2nd Lieut., Royal Flying Corps, acted as Pilot Instructor and as Temp. Flight Commander, transferred to Royal Naval Air Service as Sub-Lieut. June 1917, and to Royal Air Force as Lieut. April 1918. Served at Home, and on Anti-Submarine work in Home Waters. His family recalls how he told them that his men were required to spot Submarines, from underneath a man carrying balloon, that was being towed by fast steaming destroyers. If a submarine was spotted, they would relay it to the Destroyer, the crew of which would then cut the balloon loose so that the ship could pursue the submarine. The balloon, and its occupant, were left to drift, until either picked up from the sea or crashed on land. Owen survived the war, and went back to work at his father law firm. Of his two children, his son Peter Norman Bulmer Howell was born in 1919 and was named in honour of his fallen brother. He went on to be a well regarded actor of stage and screen. Both medal pairs in very good condition, correctly impressed, and accompanied by Owen's miniature medal pair, and his school Gymnasium medal.
Great War Military Kukri A good great war period regimental issue military kukri, complete in leather scabbard with chakmak and karda. 12.25 inch blade, 17 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Great War Period Kukri A rather tired example, which has certainly been through the wringer! I need of some serious TLC, but it could be brought back, and would be perfect for somebody on a budget who is not afraid of a little hard work. 15 inch blade, 18.75 overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Great War Period Kukri A good early example, with soldiers number visible to right hand side of the blade. Closely resembling the MKII in style, although I feel this may be earlier in date. Unusually, this example appears to have been plated, perhaps as a ceremonial, or presentation piece? 14 inch blade, 18 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Great War Period Military Kukri A good example of a "battalion" issue piece, which has the soldiers number stamped to the spine. Steel bolster and butt plate. A fine example, in original scabbard, with chakmak. Blade length 12.25 inches Overall: 16.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Great War Period Small Revolver Holster Unusual little holster, possibly for a .32 private purchase revolver. Nine inches from top to bottom, ten inches from butt to foresight. No visible markings.
Great War Pin Badge "Canada" ***FREE POSTAGE***
Great War RAMC Hip Flask A nice personal item, being a good quality nickel plated hip flask, inscribed "PTE. A.W. PEACHEY 10526 R.A.M.C." It might have seen some sights, got its owner through some tough times, been the gift of a grateful comrade, or perhaps it was strictly for medicinal purposes only...sadly we will never know!
Great War Swaine&Adeney Officers Swagger Stick A very fine example of these sought after officers accoutrements, by the finest maker of walking and gadget sticks. The cane can be pulled apart to reveal a 13.5 inch concealed blade, fully etched with foliage and makers details. Comes in very pleasing condition, with only minor scuffing at either end, It would be hard to improve upon this example. Strictly over 18's only.
Great War Territrorial Force Commission Document Named to Jocelyn Joseph James Van Tromp. Van Tromp served with the Royal West Kent Regiment during WW1. He is also listed as serving as with the Departmental Clerks (Grade IV) in War Department Outstation Offices during WW2. Framed and glazed. Worthy of further research.
Great War Trench Art Match Box Cover A lovely aluminum example, with a German Imperial crown in brass, and a .303 bullet to the front, along with the dates "1914-1919". On the rear is the owners name, "J.Griffiths". A very pleasing little item.
Greek Medal Of Military Merit 1916-17
Greek War Medal 1940-41
Grenadier Guards Officers Sword 1854 Pattern Grenadier Guards Officers Sword. An excellent untouched example of these popular swords, never previously offered on the collectors market. Retaining most of the original oilskin foul weather cover, which has protected this sword for the last 100 years or so. A good GV example, probably just pre WW1. It is not too generous to say that the blade is 95% mint, with only minor blemishes to the ricasso, which could be addressed as required. The hilt and dress scabbard do have some minor issues, again, these could be cleaned if required, the pommel having protruded through the foul weather cover. The wire and shagreen grip is completely intact. The sword also benefits from having its original sword knot intact and in great condition. Sword blade measures 32.5 inches in a straight line from tip to ricasso. Approx. 38.25 inches overall. Overall a very pleasing example of its type. There cannot be too many more of these tucked away. Strictly over 18's only.
Grenadier Guards Presentation Cane Inscribed "PRESENTATION FROM 4TH BN TO SEGT R.F. OAKLEY" Generally good condition, some knocks to the silver head, and a replacement rubber ferrule.
Grenadier Guards WW1 Officers Sword POW A very fine George V Grenadier Guards officer's sword,originally owned and carried by Lieutenant George Crickmay Burt. The 32 inch blade crisply etched with Regimental battle honours, GRV cypher, and owner initials 'G.C.B'. Blade retailed by 'E.Smith 139 Ebury St London', 1854 Pattern Regimental hilt. wire bound shagreen grip, contained in its leather covered field service scabbard. Scabbard generally very good condition, metal throat complete. Sword itself in generally excellent condition, no loss of shagreen, twistwire wire complete to grip. With a gentle clean, could still be carried by a serving officer. Born Febuary 1898. Died December 1970. Enlisted 28th January 1916 – Artists Rifles Territorial Force 28.1.16 - 23.8.16 Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Grenadier Guards 24th August 1916 Promoted Lieutenant 16th December 1916 Missing, Presumed Killed - Taken Prisoner of War 13th April 1918 Repatriated 18th December 1918 Relinquished Commission and retained rank of Lieutenant (London Gazette dated 3.1.20) 1.4.20 Included in the sale are copies of his personal Service Record stored at the National Archives including details of his capture in his own personal statement upon release as to the circumstances regarding his capture to the War Office upon his release/repatriation, in his own words and handwriting. Lieutenant Burt was captured and taken prisoner of war on 13th April 1918. At first he was reported missing and presumed killed, until word filtered back that he was unhurt and was taken prisoner of war. Further details can be found in “The Grenadier Guards in the Great War 1914-1918 Vol. 3” by Sir Frederick Ponsonby (pages 40-49). Strictly over 18's only.
Group Of Four WW2 Medals Period original full size Campaign awards, mounted on a pin bar for wear. 39-45 Star France and Germany Star Britsh War Medal Defence Medal. Un-named as issued, fine worn condition.
Gustaf Johan Berg Swedish Knife Marked to the blade and rear of the sheath: "G. Joh. Berg Eskiltuna" (Sweden) Gustaf Johan Berg set up a small knife factory in Eskilstuna, making high quality knives, in stylish decorated scabbards. The factory existed from 1863-1891. A very well made, useful little knife, blade measuring 3 inches, 7.5 when sheathed. Strictly over 18's only.
Hampshire Regiment Officers Medals Comprising 39-45 Star, Africa Star with 1st Army Bar, War and defence medals, swing mounted for wear. Officers Release book "Class A" named to 242761 Captain George Alfred Pearson, Hampshire Regiment. A War office letter, dated 1st november 1946, releasing him from active military duty, thanking him for his service, and granting him the honorary rank of Captain.
Hampshire Regiment Officers Sword Later A Flying Ace The sword of Captain Bernard Paul Gascoigne Beanlands MC (9th September 1897 to 8th May 1919) a Canadian World War I flying ace credited with nine aerial victories. Bernard Paul Gascoigne Beanlands was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on 9 September 1897. He was the only surviving son of Canon Beanlands of Wickhurst Manor, Weald. His father was the rector of Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria. Beanlands' mother was Laura Maud Hills. Both parents would predecease their son. Beanlands was educated at Oundle School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst before joining the Hampshire Regiment in December 1914. In August 1914 he entered Sandhurst, leaving there in the following December, when he was gazetted to the 1st Hampshire Regiment. He went to France in January 1915 and fought through the second battle of Ypres. On 3 March 1916, Beanlands was promoted to lieutenant in the Hampshires. On 31 May 1916, he was forwarded as a second lieutenant to be a Flying Officer with the Royal Flying Corps. On 1 September 1916, he was promoted to temporary lieutenant while serving with the RFC. Five days later,whilst serving with 70 Squadron he scored his first aerial victory, killing aces Hans Rosencrantz and Wilhelm Fahlbusch in their reconnaissance two-seater. On 1 December 1916 he was appointed as Flight Commander, with a promotion to temporary captain. He transferred postings to 24 Squadron, where he scored eight more victories between 25 August 1917 and 18 March 1918. He was awarded the Military Cross in December 1917, which was gazetted 25 April 1918: "....He has brought down three enemy aeroplanes out of control and driven down several others over the enemy lines." During the German offensive of March 1918 he was seriously wounded (Flight magazine 11th April 1918) Upon his recovery was appointed Examining Wing Officer to the 18th Wing R.A.F. Beanlands survived the war, only to die in a flying accident at RAF Northolt on 8 May 1919. He is buried in the northwest corner of St. Nicholas Churchyard in Sevenoaks, Kent, Which was his father's home parish. The sword itself produced by Wilkinson sword and is in near perfect untouched original condition. The hilt retains all of its original thick nickel plating with a well defined GRV cypher. All of the dark shagreen and silver twist wire is near pristine. The blade is etched "B.P.G.Beanlands 1st Bn Hampshire Regt 1914" Minor blemishes to the blade, all of which could be removed if desired. Blade number 47150 Blade length 32.5 inches. The original field service leather scabbard is tired and in need of attention, with some areas of loss. It has done its job admirably however, and has protected the blade extremely well. Strictly over 18's only.
Hampshire Regiment Swagger Stick Generally good condition, with some bumps and bruises.
Hampshire Regiment Sword The sword of Colonel Sir Arthur Richard Holbrook KBE V.D.DL,JP Born 1850 Died 1946 Gazetted 24th June 1893 as Honary Rank of Colonel, 3rd (Duke of Connaught's Own) Volunteer Battalion, Hampshire Regiment He was a Newspaper proprietor; owner of Holbrooks Printers and the "Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette" (1850) and upon acquiring [in 1884]the "The Evening Mail" became the "Southern Daily Mail"; Fellow of the Institute of Journalists; President Newspaper Society, 1913–14; Chairman Portsmouth Conservative Association, 1885–98; President Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, 1907–12; Commanded Royal Army Service Corps, Salisbury Plain District, 1914–19. KBE in 1918 New Year's Honours list (Knighted for his services in commanding the Royal Army Service Corps' training unit.) MP for Basingstoke 1920 (The Unionists selected 70-year-old Sir Arthur Holbrook as their candidate to defend the seat of Basingstoke.) The father of five sons, known as "The fighting Holbrooks" one of which was Lieutenant Norman Douglas Holbrook, who was awarded the VC, the first of WW1 for the Royal Navy, for making the first submarine raid into the Dardanelles, on the 13th December, 1914. Between them, during the First World War, they earned a VC, DSO, MC and a CBE. From the Daily Mail, June 1940: "Colonel Sir Arthur R. Holbrook, head of "the fighting Holbrooks," celebrated his 90th birthday the other clay. I rang up his house on Kingston Hill, writes a representative of the "Daily Mail," London. [1940] "I'm sorry," was the answer, "but Sir Arthur has finished his party here. He has gone on to another one now." So I found this two-party-a-day man at the house of his daughter, Mrs. F. W. Butler. "Sorry to keep you waiting," he said when lie came to the telephone, "but I've just been blowing out 90 candles and cutting my birthday cake." It was difficult to believe that the hearty voice at the other end of the line belonged to a man born in 1850. All Sir Arthur's six sons and ten grandsons are with the services. The sons, who also served in the last war, include a V.C. and a D.S.O. Sir Arthur joined the army at the age of ten. By War Office permission he was attested a drummer boy in the 5th Hampshire Rifle Volunteers. He was 64 in 1914. but by giving his age as 49 he re-joined and served throughout the last war. Colonel Arthur E. Holbrook. D.S.O., the eldest son, was in the South African War as well as the last war. His two sons and two stepsons are serving officers. Sir Arthur's second son, Rear Admiral Leonard Holbrook, was flag commander of the George V. in the Battle of Jutland. Now he is back at the Admiralty. The third son. Sir Claude Holbrook, has an Army Command. One of his sons is in the Army and the other in Navy. The fourth son is Commander Norman Holbrook. V.C., whose submarine dived under five minefields and torpedoed a Turkish battleship in the Dardanelles. He also is back at the Admiralty. Colonel Alec Holbrook is the fifth son, and the youngest. Major Neville Holbrook, is a gunnery instructor." Sir Arthur died in 1946 aged 96 Sword in very pleasing untouched condition, with all shagreen and wire intact. Blade generally clean and bright with some scattered patches of dark staining. All etching bright and legible. Etched banner panel to the right hand side of the blade "A.R. HOLBROOK" with "5th Hants Rifle Volunteers" surmounting a strung bugle. On the left hand side of the blade is the makers name "Gillot&Hasell 2 Burlington St, London. Further up on the same side is a crowned VR. Below this is the motto "Ubique" along with a field gun, and a banner with motto "QUO FAS ET GLORIA DUCUNT" Centre of percussion marking to the blades spine. Housed in its original steel scabbard. Blade length 32 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Hampshire Yeomanry Sword A scarce early regimentally engraved example. Bearing the crest of the Baring Family, of the famous Baring Banking dynasty. Also bearing the initials A.H.B. The sword of Alexander Hugh Baring 4th Baron Ashburton. (4 May 1835 – 18 July 1889) Baring was the son of Francis Baring, 3rd Baron Ashburton (1800–1868) and his wife Hortense Eugenie Claire Maret de Bassano (c. 1812–1882). He was educated at Harrow School and Christ Church, Oxford, graduating in 1857. He married the Hon. Leonora Caroline Digby, daughter of Edward Digby, 9th Baron Digby and Lady Theresa Anna Maria Fox-Strangways, on 5 January 1864. Baring was elected unopposed as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Thetford at a by-election in December 1857, filling the vacancy caused by his father's succession to the peerage. He was re-elected in 1859 and 1865, and held the seat until he succeeded to the peerage in 1867 on the death of his father. A member of the Baring family, he succeeded to the title of 4th Baron Ashburton, of Ashburton, Devon, on 6 September 1868 and held the office of Deputy Lieutenant. He died at Bath House, Piccadilly, London, England. Baring joined the Hampshire Yeomanry as a Cornet on the 29th May 1854, promoted Lieutenant 20th May, 1859, and resigned his commission on 28th May, 1861. The sword itself is in a very pleasing, untouched condition. The shagreen hilt is mostly intact, with some shrinkage and loss. The whole sword has the appearance of being blackened, as though hung above or near an open fireplace. The blade is very fine, with crisp visible etching, and has been well protected by the scabbard, with only minor blemishes. Blade length 34.5 inches. As will all our swords, it comes as found, and would benefit from a gentle and sympathetic clean. Hampshire Yeomanry swords rarely come onto the market, and attributed swords are few and far between indeed. Strictly over 18's only.
Hand Painted Combined Operations Plaque Unsure of the exact age, but probably dating to just post WW2. Well painted example.
Hand Painted No 11 Fighter Group Badge A stunning hand painted rendition of the No 11 Headquarters Fighter Group Badge, housed within an original oak strip frame. Featuring the group motto "Tutela Cordis" (Latin: Defence of the heart) A superb Battle of Britain era piece. Frame measures 8 by 10 inches.
Happy Christmas To All Our Customers!! I would like to thank all of our customers over the last year, and take this opportunity to wish them a very Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. We celebrated our first birthday in July, and look forward to finding and offering more unusual and interesting items in the coming months. Our next update will be on Boxing Day, where we will showcase some specially selected items, as well as the usual range of goodies which may offer you an excuse to slip away from the family for a few minutes...
Harrow School OTC Swagger Stick
Hawker Seahawk Control Column RNAS Seahawk Jet Fighter Control Column circa 1954. A wonderful piece of early Jet Fighter memorabilia. The Data plate shows Part number: AC11232, readable but worn. Everything works as it should, trigger flicks down when the safety is removed, and its fantastic fun to play with!!
Heart Shaped RAF Sweetheart Badge Gilt brass heart shaped badge, on mother of pearl centre. Unusual form, pin back.
Helmet Service Royal Armoured Corps This example looks like a post war refurbishment of a war time helmet shell. Liner is dated 1953, and the shell carries markings at the rear, but I cannot make them out clearly. Used into the 1980's, these helmets have seen service all over the world. A good looking helmet, which will display well.
Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen Brooch Sterling silver Danish black enamel brooch by the well known designer Henning Koppel for Georg Jensen. In the form of a stylised tree. Mark to reverse: Georg Jensen, HK, Sterling Denmark, shaped no. 323. Length 2.5inches
High Quality Civilian Kukri An unusual horn handled piece, with engraved blade decorated with gold and bronze coloured inlay. Decorated brass butt plate, and chequered bolster. A unique and high quality piece, likely produced for a civilian. 17 inches overall, 12.5 inch blade. No scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
High Quality Villager Kukri One of the best examples of this particular type I have ever encountered, with a beautiful balance and pristine laminated blade. 12.25 inch blade, 17 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Highland regiment Glengarry A fine old Glengarry, with a few moth nips. Possibly first World War or possibly earlier. A partial badge remains, bearing the motto of the highland regiments "Cuidich 'n Righ" which means "Help the King"
History Of The 22nd Cheshire Regiment Produced at the end of WW1, and given as a parting gift to all those that had served with the Cheshire's, not many of these small booklets have survived.
HMS Dido Naval Rating Cap Cap in original black jappaned tin, which is maker marked and dated 1901. There is also a brass plate to the top bearing the name "T.LEE" I can find no markings on the cap itself, but it seems in good condition, with no moth, rips, or tears to the body. It is a little grubby from storage but will improve. The chin strap has come unfastened at one end, but again, an easy fix. An interesting and evocative piece, which I don't often encounter.
HMS Foudroyant Copper Salver Nelson's Flagship HMS Foudroyant Copper Salver Circa 1897 Nelson's Flagship HMS Foudroyant Copper Salver Circa 1897 ~ A copper plate commemorating HMS Foudroyant, one of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson’s flagships (1799 to 1801). It was made from the copper hull plates from Foudroyant. The salver is engraved to the front with a large anchor, scrolls and rope detailing. The scrolls read: “Nelson’s Flagship Foudroyant, 1798-1897, Launched Plymouth, Wrecked Blackpool”. ~ Dimensions ~ The plate has a diameter of 12 inches (30cm). It weighs 352g. ~ Condition ~ The plate is quite discoloured and has some tarnishing. The rim is a little warped in places but the rest of the plate is sound with no dents. The engraving is quite worn and the text is rather difficult to read. ~ H.M.S. Foudroyant ~ HMS Foudroyant was an 80-gun third rate of the Royal Navy. It was built in the dockyard at Plymouth Dock (aka Devonport) and launched on 31 March 1798. Foudroyant served Nelson as his flagship from 6 June 1799 until the end of June 1801. On 16 June 1897 during a violent storm she went ashore on Blackpool Sands, damaging Blackpool North Pier in the process. After vain attempts to refloat her, her guns were removed and she was sold for ₤200. She finally broke up in the Dece
HMS Ganges Medal Named on the reverse "A.F. Chapman 1927" Possibly presented for a sporting event.
HMS Glasgow Sweetheart A good enamel example, complete with pin.
HMS Hood Brass Ashtray An interesting souvenir ashtray made from HMS Hood's spare gangplank, which was left behind on her final voyage. Examples in the Maritime and Imperial War museums, but I can find no others being sold recently, so probably quite rare.
HMS Submarines Ashtray A lovely copper example.
Home Guard ARP Incendiary Bomb British made training aid example of the German 1 KG Incendiary Bomb, and used as a teaching aid for all civil defence personnel. Looks to be fitted with an actual German fin. The body of aluminium and dated stamped 1940.
Home Guard Issue Leather Gaiters Good condition pair of gaiters, as worn by "Dad's Army" Maker marked and dated (1940) to the interior of both, although one is clearer than the other. Marked Size 1.
Home Guard Officers Ephemera Relating to Lieutenant Albert Charles Harris, Essex Regiment, later Hertfordshire Home Guard. Comprising of a WW1 officers Commission document, a black and white studio photograph of Harris in the uniform of the Essex Regiment, a letter from the War Office dated 1920 allowing him to retain the rank of Lieutenant, a WW2 Identity Card, a large framed and glazed photograph, showing Harris in the uniform of the Herts Home Guard, with his Platoon, and dedicated to him "Presented by the NCO's and Men of No 5 Platoon, 23rd Company of the 10th Hertfordshire battalion Home Guard". There is also a small framed certificated thanking him for his services in the Home Guard when Britain was in Mortal Danger, and showing his dates of service as 14th May 1940 to 31st December 1944. A good scarce group, especially to an officer, who served his country through two world wars.
Honourable Artillery Company Light Cavalry Officers Sword A extremely hard to find example of the Light Cavalry variation of the Honourable Artillery Company Sword. This example by the renowned cutlers R.S. Garden&Son, who are more commonly associated with Indian Army Officers swords. Blade with "HAC" to one side, and "LC" to the other, amongst the usual foliage. The etching is done to a very high standard. There is also a centre of percussion marking to the spine. This piece is completely untouched, and with an excellent blade. All the shagreen and twistwire is complete. Once tidied up, this will grace any serious cavalry collection. Strictly over 18's only.
Honourable Artillery Company Officers Sword A rare example, retailed by Wheeler and Co, London. Beautiful regimental etching, along with GV crown and foliate decoration. 32.5 inch "fighting" blade. Generally very good condition. The scabbard has some loss to the plating, and the throat is absent, but it is a very good fit, with little movement. Strictly over 18's only.
Honourable Artillery Officers Sword A three bar hilted example, as utilised by their light cavalry sub unit. Not many of these are to be found, and this example is lightly etched, indicating an early example. One can just make our the HAC motto and initials on the blade, along with the winged armoured arm holding a spear. Staining and light rust along the length of the blade, heavier toward the ricasso, obscuring the makers details. Scabbard absent. The shagreen grip in intact and healthy, although missing its twist wire. Would benefit from a thorough cleaning, and would look handsome on a wall. Strictly over 18's Only.
Hooked Quillion 1907 SMLE Bayonet Suffolk Regiment A very good 1909 dated example, produced at Enfield and marked up to the 2nd Suffolks. Uncleaned and untouched, it would benefit from a gentle clean, but no real issues. Full 17 inch blade, with good clear markings overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Horn Handled Military Kukri Similar to the current military issue, this example marked "D.D.64" presumably for Dehra Dun 1964. Housed in original scabbard with frog. Blade length just over 11 inches Overall: 15.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Horn Handled Sirupate Kukri 12 inch blade, 16.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Horn Hilted Jambiya A very nice example, housed in a finely decorated leather scabbard. On the back of which, in black ink, is written "Iraq 1942" Blade length 10 Inches. The horn hilt is finely carved, and has a very fine crack running almost the entire length, which is not obvious on first inspection. A fine period example. Strictly over 18's only.
Horn Hilted Kukri A good fighting kukri, circa 1900-1900, housed in its original wooden covered leather scabbard with steel chape. Steel pommel over horn grip with unusual copper diamond keeper. Steel bolster. Blade 13.5 inches with signs of sharpening to the entire edge. 17.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Hungarian Medal for the Liberation of Transylvania 1940
Hunting Hanger Probably German, and dating to circa 1720, this very atttractive short sword features brass mounts with images of the Goddess Diana reclining with a bird of prey, and firing a bow. Reeded Ebony grip and 23.5 inch single fullered blade with a quill point, which also displays beasts and floral decoration, although this is now worn. Possibly missing a single clam shell guard, although this may have been deliberately removed to aid in drawing the sword. No scabbard. An interesting example, I have owned similar examples that were cut down and used for trench warfare! Strictly over 18's only.
Hussars and Mounted Rifles By D.H. Hagger "Uniforms of the Imperial German Cavalry 1900-1914"
Imperial German Bayonet Frog A good period example.
Imperial German Butcher Bayonet A good example, which has been covered in lacquer at some point. A good clean would improve this tenfold. Some pitting to the pommel and the tip of the scabbard. Fresh to the market. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Butcher Bayonet A very good example, with a particularly pleasing blade. Produced by Weyersberg, Kirsschbaum&Cie, Solingen. Dated 1915 to the spine. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Butcher Bayonet Sawback Removed Probably harder to find than a complete example, this particular bayonet is in good overall condition. and is produced by Waffenfabrik Mauser A.G. Oberndorfan, Dated 1916 to the spine. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Butchers Bayonet A recently discovered example, by no means pristine. The exterior of the bayonet is rusty, but will clean up quite well with the right amount of TLC. The puss button is moving, and the hilt carries imperial inspection stamps. The scabbard has done an excellent job of protecting the blade, which also carries inspection stamps on the spine, and is dated, although partially struck, 1916. There are no makers markings. The scabbard has an original frog attached, which is complete, but would benefit from some feed. All in all, a nice original bayonet, which once clean, will be a good solid example. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Butchers Bayonet Dated 1915. Solingen makers name partly visible. This one looks to have been discovered and partially cleaned, A good type example, worthy of proper restoration. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Butchers Bayonet Frog Original WW1 leather frog, with traces of the makers details and date to the rear.
Imperial German Dagger Not to be confused with the multitude of WWA "reproductions" this is a genuine wooden hilted WW1 period fighting knife. The top of each grip slab is stamped with a "W". Black painted scabbard with intact thick leather belt loop. Blade lenth 5.75 inches 10.5 inches overall. A very good example. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Dagger with Carved Handle Charming little example, with a running stag carved into the handle, with a nickel silver pommel. Measures 4.75 inches overall. Blade marked Wismann&Sohn.
Imperial German Fighting Knife An interesting example with chequered grip slabs, in blued steel scabbard with leather belt loop, which has worn through at the top, or possibly cut to remove it from a belt. Blade length 5.5. inches, 10 inches overall. A good untouched example. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Iron Cross No2 A second class example, the ring maker marked "S" which signifies Heinrich Schneider, Dresden as the maker.
Imperial German Iron Cross No3 An excellent example, marked in the ring "K.O" which signfies the maker as Koenigliches Muenzamt Orden, Berlin.
Imperial German Iron Cross No4 An excellent example, maker marked L.W. on the ring.
Imperial German Iron Cross No5 An excellent example, maker marked "R" to the ring, signifying manufacture by Alfred Roesner, Dresden.
Imperial German Iron Cross No6 An excellent example, maker marked to the ring "LW".
Imperial German Iron Cross No7 An excellent example, with no visible maker.
Imperial German Iron Cross No8 An excellent example, with no visible maker.
Imperial German Luger Holster A fantastic original WW1 Holster. Profusely marked inside and out, original owners named inked to the rear. Sadly the date is partially obscured by the strap stitching, one can make out "19" under the makers name of "L. ESTELMANN, STRASSBURG" Beneath this is a possible unit designation "B.A.X.I." Underneath the Luger release strap under the flap of the holster is another marking "LZA, (image of an eagle) J.Karlsruhe" Another LZA marking can be found on the magazine pouch. I am lead to believe these are leather quality inspection markings. These holsters are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and this one is exactly as purchased, 100% original and untouched.
Imperial German Miniature Bayonet Another recent "shed" find, this example could do with some TLC, but is in generally good condition. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Miniature Staghorn Bayonet Desk Size version of the popular private purchase dress bayonet. In very nice untouched condition, it would benefit from a minor clean.
Imperial German Model 1888/98 Ersatz Bayonet And Scabbard Wholly original and quite scarce. Complete with original frog. Blade measuring 12.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Naval Binoculars Extremely scarce Kaiserliche Marine marked binoculars, dating from WW1 or just before. Well marked, and produced by Voightlander&Sohn. Good clear optics in working condition, the brass body with some dings and dents, but hard to find in any condition, and a rare survival.
Imperial German S84/98 Sawback Mauser Bayonet A good and scarce example, complete 10 inch sawback blade, housed in correct scabbard with leather frog. Produced by Deutsche Maschinenfabrik A-G Duisburg. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Sawback Butchers Bayonet A super example of this increasingly hard to find bayonet, dated 1917. Very clean all round, some minor denting to the reverse of the scabbard. Blade maker marked "Waffenfabrik Mauser A.G. Oberndorf a N." Original leather frog, with date and makers details to the rear. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Sawback Butchers Bayonet A very good example, which appears to have a nickel plated blade, possibly for parade use? This certainly appears to be period to the piece, as the rest of the bayonet is in untouched condition. This piece comes complete with its original frog and portepee knot. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Second pattern M1884/98 Bayonet. 1917 dated example, in very good condition, housed in correct steel scabbard. Interestingly this example has a double maker marking. One Side is "Bayard" and the other is "Gottlieb Hammesfahr, Solingen Foche". Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial German Souvenir Notepad An unusual and very well made little item.
Imperial German Stag Handled Boot Knife A good quality example with nickel silver mounts. Blade carries an unknown makers marking. Measuring 6.75 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only.
Imperial German Trench Dagger A very good example of a recently discovered WW1 dagger, in untouched condition. Inspection mark to right hand forte. Blade measures: 5.75 inches, 10.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Imperial Iron Cross No1 This example marked to the ring "KO". This signifies manufacture by Koenigliches Muenzamt Orden, Berlin.
Imperial Japanese Officers Katana (Gendaito) Known Smith An absolutely stunning Katana, probably the best example that has been through my hands. Leather Tsuka cover still in place, loosened slightly in order to remove the menuki. The gentleman I bought this from told me that in turn he purchased it from the sister of a Sgt Major who was interned in Chanji prison during WW2. He was given the sword at a surrender ceremony after the war. It has sat in a wardrobe in the house they shared since then. I am reliably informed that the Nakago reads as follows: SHOWA JUROKU NEN SHISHI GATSU (The 7th Month, July 1941) NOSHU KANETOSHI SAKU KORE(Made in Noshu province by Kanetoshi) I was lucky enough to place this sword alongside another made by the same smith, Ichimonji Murayama Kanetoshi, who was active in this province during this period. He is credited as being a medium to high quality sword smith, who also made factory blades. I can see no serious flaws or damage to the blade, aside from one or two minor contact nicks. The hamon can be easily seen, The scabbard retains its original foul weather cover, which matches perfectly the tone of the leatherwork on the hilt. Blade length 28 inches, 40 inches overall. Altogether a very fine piece, ready for display. Strictly over 18's only.
Incendiary Bomb Fuze This example unearthed recently from the area surrounding Lichfield Cathedral, Staffordshire. Good relic condition, markings still visible to the "nose", could be improved with a clean, if desired.
Indian Army Cavalry Officers Frog A good example of this hard to find Same Browne cavalry officers frog. Leather is stiff, and could use some feed, but a good honest example.
Indian Army Mounted Infantry Officers Sword An 1822 Gothic Infantry Officers Sword hilt, which has been period mounted to a substantial tulwar style blade. Very likely made for the specific requirements of a mounted infantry officer. The use of the earlier 1822 pattern hilt with folding guard would suggest an early piece. Sadly no markings to the blade which I can discern, to give us any further clues about who, and when this sword was produced. Certainly not a cobbled together piece, the hilt has never been disassembled, and the blades leather washer is a period fitting. All shagreen and twistwire is present and in fine order, and the guard itself retains a good percentage of its original gilt wash. The folding guard is strong, and retains a crisp action. The blade is plain, and with no fuller or ricasso. measuring 33.5 inches. An intriguing, and likely unique piece. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Army Pictures Framed postcard sized images, with regimental information to the reverse.
Indian Bowie Knife An interesting bowie type knife, with a wavy blade. Dark wood grip, with carved lions head pommel. The (very) sharp blade measures just under 10 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Bulova Axe A rather fearsome looking Bulova axe, measuring 25 inches from spike to ball pommel on the haft. Richly decorated with etching, and gold and silver kotigari. Some rust and minor corrosion, especially toward the ball pommel, but completely untouched. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Bulova Axe A completely untouched.and rather fearsome looking Bulova axe, measuring over 28 inches from spike to ball pommel on the haft. Traces of old decoration to the axe blade. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Cavalry Troopers Sword From the days of the Raj, these sword were originally produced using old stocks of 1796 light cavalry blades and 1821 Light Cavalry hilts. The blade of this example was made especially for this sword, and is marked to the renowned Birmingham Cutler (Robert) Mole. Blade length a full 31.5 inches. A very pleasing example, with wire bound shagreen grip without loss. The heavy leather bound scabbard with iron mounts is a perfect fit for the sword and is in good sound condition. These swords are hard to find in good condition, and with a gentle clean this sword would be a fine addition to any Indian cavalry collection. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Cavalry Troopers Sword, 44th Regiment. Curved 28.3/4 inch blade, similar to that of a tulwar, and sharpened to a very keen edge. The iron guard bearing the numerals "44" which may indicate the 44th Indian Cavalry. Unusual broad, domed pommel. Beautifully turned hardwood grip. Good bright blade, with some scattered areas of dark staining and minor pitting, but generally a very pleasing, and possibly quite early sword. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Gold Damascus Spearhead Once a very fine thing, probably dating to the late 18th century. Measuring just shy of 20 inches, the blade 13.5 and the socket 5.5. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Lee Enfield No1 Mk II Superb bayonet, 12-inch unfullered blade produced in 1943 by RFI. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Made Bowie Knife An interesting knife, resembling the Chindit Bowie in some respects. This would appear to be private purchase, with military grade brown leather scabbard, with steel reinforing plate the tip. &.75 inch blade, 12.25 inches overall. Makers marking to the blade, partially stamped, but possibly "Quetta" which was known for its ironworks. Initials to the back of the sheath. Grimey overall, and in need of a gentle clean. Strictly over 18's only
Indian Mountain Artillery Sword Interestingly, marked "Wooley and Deakin" to the blades spine. The firm Woolley & Deakin were in Birmingham, and under this name 1800-03. In 1808 they became Woolley, Deakin and Dutton. That would point at one of two things: The sword is infact Georgian, and made for use by customs, etc. Or that the blade is indeed from a 1796 Light Cavalry Sword, and was remounted for use with the Indian Mountain Artillery nearly 100 years later. The style and construction of the scabbard would support the latter theory, but either way a lot of history in one sword. The sword has seen heavy sharpening, with some pitting evident. But a rare sword, especially with its correct scabbard.
Indian Native Cavalry "Paget" Pattern Sword A very good, and quite scarce example of these under appreciated cavalry swords. 31.5 inch curved "Paget" pattern blade, reminiscent of both the 1796 Light cavalry and native tulwar blades. Brass three bar 1821 pattern guard, with polished hard wood handle, wrapped with brass wire. The guard carries native markings, possibly a unit designation. Housed in the typical Indian tulwar style leather covered wooden scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Native Cavalry Sword A very interesting, but sadly near relic condition Indian cavalry troopers sword. This example having the acanthus "scroll" guard commonly associated with the Scinde Horse. Blade length 31 inches. The brass guard could be cleaned up, possibly yielding a unit designation. The blade would also improve. An example of a rare sword which would fill a gap in a collection until you are lucky enough to find one in good condition. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Native Cavalry Troopers Sword An interesting variation of the British 1853 pattern, which may have been exported for service in India, as it carries none of the usually inspection markings, except for on the on grip flat. "Crown BR over 4" Marked just above the quillion "8|98" which could be a date or unit marking. The 33.24 inch blade has been sharpened to a spear point, and back sharpened for six inches. It is later stamped on "DP" at the ricasso. No scabbard. A very interesting sword, worthy of further research. Jacobs Horse were known to have carried a similar three bar hilted sword. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Officers Sword Based on the British pattern 1822, but with Tulwar style blade and scabbard. Cartouche to the guard bears the arms of one of the Indian Princely States. Horn/hardwood grip, complete with twistwire. Plain blade, in need of attention. 32.5 inch curved blade. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Officers Sword Based on the British pattern 1822, but with Tulwar style blade and scabbard. Cartouche to the guard bears the arms of one of the Indian Princely States. Horn/hardwood grip, complete with twistwire. Plain blade in good condition. 29.75 inch steeply curved blade. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Paratroopers Knife A very scarce WW2 fighting knife, as issued to Indian Airborne units, and some others (as in this case) finding their way into the hands of Chindit Units. A very nice example, made by Military Industries of Lahore, bearing their marking M.I.L. and the model designation and date. "MK.I.42" at the ricasso. The other side is marked "M.E." which is as yet to be identified. The hilt also bears an Indian Army inspection marking, "S.A.3.0." Generally fine condition, with only a small area of cleaned corrosion on the cutting edge. Housed in the correct steel and leather scabbard, with a canvas webbing frog. *** This knife came with Sgt Waddoups Medal Group, see item 50420*** Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Police Buttons Hard to come by. Two large one small.
Indian Raj Period Officers Bowie Knife An extremely well made Victorian Officers Bowie knife. Steel capped antler pommel, steel half moon cross guard with quillions. The fullered blade marked "Boput Nagpore" which is presumably the manufacturer and place of origin. Housed in a steel mounted leather scabbard with functioning "Indian" catch, which has been camouflaged green. Blade length: 9.25 inches Total Length: 14.25 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian SMLE No.1 MK II Bayonet Exceptionally good condition, unfullered blade, 1943 dated. Strictly over 18's only.
Indian Tulwar With Silver And Gold Decoration An interesting mid 19thC example with the remains of silver and gold decoration to the hilt. Blade is generally good, with some edge nicks and pitting to the central section, but could be greatly improved from its current untouched state. Blade length 31 inches, 35 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Indonesian Wedung Dagger (1) Measuring 8 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Indonesian Wedung Dagger (2) Measuring 9.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Inert 1939 20mm Aircraft Cannon Round The head is loose in the case, but otherwise very pleasing.
Inert German 1 KG Incendiary Bomb Also known as a "Tilebreaker" as the weighted nose was designed to penetrate roof tiles and set buildings on fire. Unusually, this example comes with a large proportion of the original sand coloured paint intact. Profusely marked to the body and fuse, the fuse cap can be removed and a small alloy spring is still inside. The tail fin is also marked, and is somewhat misshapen (only dropped once!) and retains a a good amount of its original finish. All in all a wonderful example of these iconic weapons.
Inert German 1 KG Incendiary Bomb Also known as a "Tilebreaker" as the weighted nose was designed to penetrate roof tiles and set buildings on fire. The tail fin comes with a large proportion of the original green coloured paint intact, although it does have some rust showing through. The fuse cap is profusely marked, with more marks to the main body. I cannot remove the fuse cap on this example, although it may be possible with some work. All in all a wonderful example of these iconic weapons, and would complement any display of ordnance. Completely inert. UK Sales Only. Strictly over 18's only.
Inert Naval Dopp. Z. S/43 German Fuze. Dated 1915. On period ebonised wooden base.
Inlaid Villager Kukri A fine example with carved grip ring and inlaid hilt. Particularly well forged and extremely sharp blade, in excellent condition. Blade length: 12.5 inches Overall: 16.5 inches Strictly over 18's only.
Inniskilling Fusiliers Officer Badge Again, not one I have encountered before. Interesting two piece badge, of gilt metal and silver. Both pieces marked "Firmin London"
Interesting Boer War Period Photograph Showing a Group of Royal Artillery NCO's with a Trophy, holding their Lee Metford Rifles. A great image, complete in its original frame.
Interesting Continental Gladius Sidearm Possibly French, similar hilt to the 1832 pattern French Sidearm, fondly known as the cabbage chopper. This style was widely copied throughout continental Europe in the mind 19th Century) Nicely made 18.5 inch double fullered blade. 24 inches overall. Complete in original brass mounted leather scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
Interesting Document Group Relating to the Destruction of U-Boat Pens Consisting of: Booklet: 8 Corps District, 8 Base Sub-Area, Finkenwarder U-Boat Pen, Hamburg, "Rise and Fall" which gives a brief history of the U-boat pen, along with a site plan and other schematics, along with method of demolition and details of the charges used. Sheet detailing the "Timings" for the Demolition of the Finkenwarder U-Boat Pen. Hamburg 21st October 1945. Twelve Photographs: Two appear to be official, with annotations typed on the reverse in German, possibly press photographs. Two others, stamped to the reverse "Deutsche Werft Hamburg 1" Four others, which look to be privately taken and are possibly unique, Four more which appear to be British Military, marked in the bottom left corner "83 Group H.Q./1456/7-1-46 Submarine Pen Kiel" All in all a very interesting and possibly unique grouping recording the post war destruction of Germany's military infrastructure.
Interesting Italian Carcano "Dress" Bayonet A fully plated "dress" example of the Italian Carcano bayonet, this example looks to have been converted from a folding to a fixed example. The only one I have ever encountered. Strictly over 18's only.
Interesting Marmaluke Sword I can't quite make up my mind on this one. Possibly made for one of the Indian Princely States, or perhaps on contract to Thailand. What we can be certain of is that it is beautifully made, and of the finest quality. Blade maker marked "F. DELACOUR & BACKES FrS BtéS de S.M. L'EMPEREUR A PARIS" This firm was in partnership from circa 1860, until the late 19thC. The gilt metal hilt has ivory grip scales, and a gilded chain guard. The crossguard is finely decorated with an elephant with acorn finials. The blade measures 31.5 inches in length, the sword 37.5 inches overall. Blade finely etched with floral and triumphal decoration. The spine is also decorated for half its length. Some age staining, which could be greatly improved with a polish, but like all my offerings, this sword remains untouched as found. There is also a crest on either side of the blade, which may unlock the identity of the sword. A very interesting, and handsome object. further images available upon request. Strictly over 18's only. Please note that due to new CITIES regulations, this sword cannot be exported without the correct permits.
Interesting Trench Art Polish Lighter A superbly made cigarette lighter, fabricated from Polish dress buttons.
Interesting Trench Dagger A small dagger, similar in appearance to some French designs, circa WW1. Blade length 7.75 inches. Brass sheath with integral belt loop. Wooden grip formerly covered in grip wire, which has now unravelled. Strictly over 18's only.
Interesting Victorian Bicorn I am unsure if this is military of civillian, but appears to be late Georgian-early Victorian in period. The remains of a makers marking in gold to the interior, which is torn. Otherwise the hat seems solid,
Interesting WW2 Red Cross Nurses Grouping Comprising: Several Red Cross Certificates, named to one Vera Iris Cook, the first dating from 1940, the last to 1948. Two Red Cross medals, one boxed, a named Proficiency award, along with a three year service award, and an enamel pin badge. A Red Cross Apron, and headress cap, both in cotton with embroidered badges. Sundry bandages, dressings, and medical items. All housed in a wooden medical box, with locking catch. Leather carrying strap has perished. A great little archive, suitable for further research, or as part of a living history display.
Interior of an RAF Bomber Interesting period photograph on thick card, until recently framed. Measures 9 3/4 by 7 3/4 inches.
Irish Guard Sweetheart Badge A good example in gilt brass.
Irish Joseph Braddell & Sons Percussion Revolver A fine 5 shot example by this renowned Belfast Maker. A good amount of original finish, with the rest of the gun in a clean steel colour. No pitting or other issues. Clean bore. Numbered chambers to cylinder. Patent number to left hand side of the frame. The blued top-strap with retailer's name and address "Joseph Braddell&Son Belfast.". Mechanically perfect. Finely chequered walnut grip. 3 inch barrel. 9.5 inches overall Strictly over 18's only.
Irish WW1 Sam Browne Officers Ammunition Pouch For revolver ammunition, stamped to the front flap with a Cork makers/retailers stamp.
Iron Cross Second Class A good and original WW2 EK2, with an original but tatty length of ribbon.
Italian 1888 Pattern Cavalry Officers Sword Slim 32 Inch blade etched for half its length on both sides with stands of arms and the crest of the House of Savoy (Italy's Royal Family) so it cannot date post 1946. Housed in its steel scabbard. Overall a good example, exactly as found, some staining to the blade, but would polish up nicely.
Italian Albanian Expedition Medal
Italian Beretta Model 1934 Pistol M1934 Beretta Fascisti Pistol, dated 1941. This example deactivated in 1995, with a reissued certificate for 2014. Early deactivation specs with clear barrel. Plenty of blue finish left, and complete with leather holster. Generally a very nice example of an early wartime dated pistol. Strictly over 18's only.
Italian Carcano Bayonet Model 1891. Unit marked. Generally very good condition, brought back by a Royal Engineer Officer. No scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
Italian Carcano Bayonet And Frog Used on the 6.5 mm M1891 Mannlicher-Carcano rifle. The scabbard on this example is dated 1935. A handsome example in good condition. Strictly over 18's only.
Italian Colonial (or Overseas) Educational Merit Medal "Scuole Italiane All'Estero" Silver grade, nicely toned. This is a merit medal for Italian teachers in schools abroad.
Italian Fascist Dagger Known as a "Youth" dagger, this example is unusual in that it has blue stones for eyes, rather than the red examples normally encountered. Blade length 6.25 inches. Generally very good condition, no scabbard.
Italian Folding Carcano Bayonet A sought after bayonet. This is example is a recent "shed find" and is missing its release catch, and scabbard. A good gap filler, or useful for spares. Strictly over 18's only.
Italian Gallantry Medal Group Ethiopian War Consisting of: War merit Cross Award for Military Valour -Privately engraved to the reverse "Ten. E. Midio Rossi Passo Mecan 1936 XIII" *The Battle of Mecan Pass took place on March 31, 1936* And the Italian Ethipoian War medal 1935/36. Rare grouping.
Italian M1891 Carcano Bayonet A superb, untouched example, produced at Terni. Strictly over 18's only.
Italian Model 1860 Cavalry Troopers Sabre A very nice example of this heavy cavalry troopers sword. German contract manufacture by Hartkropf. Italian inspection marks to the ricasso. A pleasing, untouched condition. Strictly over 18's only. ***Consignment Item REF W51***
Italian Regia Aeronautica Air Force Cap Badge A good scarce officers example, with blue enamel work to the crown. Produced by G. GIOVANOLA MILANO.
Italian Regia Aeronautica Air Force Officers Badge A good scarce example, with blue enamel work to the crown. Produced by A. BINDA. MILANO.
Italian Regia Aeronautica Air Force Pilots Wings Fine original wings, produced without the crown, post September 1943. Produced by JOHNSON NAPOLI. Extremely hard to come by.
Italian Vetterli Bayonet Shortened example, possibly during WW1. Strictly over 18's only.
Italy Star An excellent original.
J.R. Cooper's Patent Pepperbox Revolver A good clean example of a Cooper's patent pepperbox revolver. The unusual ring trigger underhammer mechanism was patented by Birmingham Gunmaker J.R. Cooper circa 1845. Engraved rounded action with panel on the left hand side "J.R. Coopers Patent" and butt decorated with scrolling foliage. Six undamaged nipples, five original and one replacement. Varnished hardwood grip is original, with a small repair to the top tip of the right hand scale. Birmingham proof marks. A good clean example of this hard to find pistol. Strictly over 18's only.
Japanese 47x131R Naval Hotchkiss Deck Gun Round This Japanese made 47mm round was used in an anti-torpedo Boat Revolving Deck Gun by the Japanese navy in the Sino-Russian War c. 1901. It has a corrugated brass driving band, 40mm wide. The case an original Japanese made case with an Anchor stamped on.
Japanese Arisaka Bayonet A good clean example, manufactured by the Kokura Arsenal. The scabbard with the usually found dents or impressions, to stop the bayonet from rattling. Strictly over 18's only. ***Consignment Item REF W52***
Japanese Arisaka Rifle Bayonet A pleasing and clean example, manufactured by the sought after Aisan Kogyo Arsenal. Strictly over 18's only.
Japanese Bokken An interesting training Katana, or Bokken. Not a brand new example, measuring 40 inches, with some damage to the "cutting edge".
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Japanese Non Commissioned Officers Sword Imperial Japanese NCO's Model 1935 Katana. According to "Swords of Imperial Japan 1868-1945" by Jim Dawson This is the painted aluminium type 1 sword, produced directly after the copper version, with the earlier pierced tsuba. Fuchi bear arsenal markings for Suya - Tokyo. Blade and scabbard bear matching numbers "51763" A very clean example of this NCO variation, that has not been abused. Purchased recently from a private source, along with the Japanese Helmet also listed. Strictly over 18's only.
Japanese Officers Katana (Gendaito) Recently found example of an Imperial Japanese officers Katana. This example carries a six letter kanji, which I have partially translated as being made in the Noshu Province at Seki. Unfortunately I am unable to read the last two characters, which will reveal the Smith's name. The sword carries no Seki Arsenal stamps, which would indicate a traditionally made blade, or Gendaito. Blade is 24 inches ( 34 inches overall) with some minor edge nicks towards the tip. The kissaki is defined, and the blade has a wide and visible hamon. Some of the binding has come loose from the Tsuka, and the foul weather cover has seen better days, some of its stitching being loose. But all in all a very nice untouched example, making a great research project. Strictly over 18's only.
Japanese Police Sword Blade in excellent condition with a visible hamon (oil etched) to resemble a traditionally forged blade. Original scabbard which has been stripped to the bare metal, leaving traced of the orange undercoat. Could be repainted without too much difficulty. The hilt is also in excellent condition, with a Silver Mon on the backstrap of the Kasai Clan, presenting the possibility for further research. Sadly the pommel is missing, exposing the tang thread. It would be possible to buy a damaged sword of this type cheaply and effect a transplant, if so desired. An interesting sword. Strictly over 18's only.
Japanese Type 90 Combat Helmet A good original example of the standard issue Imperial Japanese combat helmet. This example retaining a large amount of the original paint work, and the correct star (Army) insignia to the front. The liner is also period correct, the only thing missing from this example is the cotton cloth chin tie/strap. Purchased recently from a private source, along with the Japanese NCO Katana also listed.
Jensen Silver And Enamel "Kingmark" Denmark Lady's Created by famed silversmith Georg Jensen, as a show of patriotic support for Danish King Christian X's 70th Birthday during the occupation of Denmark during WW2. This example is brooch suspended, for wear by a lady. Fully hallmarked to the rear.
Jensen Silver And Enamel "Kingmark" Denmark Men's Created by famed silversmith Georg Jensen, as a show of patriotic support for Danish King Christian X's 70th Birthday during the occupation of Denmark during WW2. This example is lapel suspended, for wear by a man. Fully hallmarked to the rear.
John Lauritzen Hanging Brooch Produced between 1955-81, this stunning brooch in the form of stylised berries and leaves was designed by John Lauritzen. Mark on reverse: John L 380S Denmar(K) Approx 2 inches in length.
Jon's Two Types in Italy. Another example produced by the C.M.F. A good original copy, bright, with a small tear to the top right hand corner of the cover. Jon, aka William John Philpin Jones (1913-1992) Between 1943 and 1946, Jones drew some 300 'Two Types' cartoons. An interesting piece for those interested in wartime cartoons.
Jungle Carbine Bayonet A very good example by Wilkinson Sword (W.S.) Strictly over 18's only.
Jungle Shirt Eppaulettes Good WW2 Officers examples. Formerly the property of Major J K Ward.
K98 Bayonet A good clean example, non matching numbers, dated 1939. Produced by Elite Diamant. Strictly over 18's only.
K98 Bayonet Frog A good original example, with faint makers details to the rear of the belt loop.
K98 Bayonet Matching Numbers Another veteran bring back, this one came in from an attic last week. Matching numbers, and complete with leather frog. Some damage towards the blades tip. Strictly over 18's only.
K98 Bayonet Wooden Grips Another pleasing example, dated 1943. Strictly over 18's only.
KA-BAR Knife This one looks to have never been used. 7.25 inch blade. Strictly over 18's only.
Kachin Dha A lovely 19th century example, with hardwood grip decorated with silver, and an inlaid bone pommel cap. The blade measures 19 inches, just shy of 25 inches overall. The blade shows signs of folding and lamination.
Karl Troop Cross 1916
Khanda Hilted Firangi, 1796 Light Cavalry Blade A fascinating sword, produced utilising an Indian Khanda basket hilt, married to an English 1796 Light cavalry troopers blade. Quite possibly used by a native cavalry officer during the Raj, as photographs exist of Indian Army units carrying such Khanda hilted swords. Generally very good condition, signs of wear and use as one might expect, with a dark patina to the 33 inch blade. Blade length 33 inches, 43.5 overall. An unusual sword, for the specialist collector. Strictly over 18's only.
King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry KOYLI Regiment Cap Badge Beautiful badge, complete with slider, maker marked "J.R. Gaunt. London"
Kings African Rifles Shoulder Titles K.A.R Shoulder Titles. Good original brass titles, one with its split pin.
Kings Royal Rifle Corps Leather Stamp Probably for bookbinding work, this impressive stamp has a detailed KRRC badge affixed in copper. Possibly for use on a post WW1 regimental history. Incredibly rare, if not unique, and the ultimate for quirky item for a regimental badge collector.
Kings Royal Rifle Corps Swagger Stick A good example, in silver plate.
Kolar Gold Fields Battalion Silver Mess Spoon Stamped "C.V.&Sons" (Maker) and "Silver" on the rear of the handle. Excellent condition.
Korea Period Royal Naval Insignia Comprising of a pair of Captain epaulettes and a medal ribbon bar showing WW2 and Korean War service. The epaulettes by Gieves.
Kreigsmarine Dagger Complete with original knot and hanger. Grip cracked and missing twistwire. Blade by Paul Weyersberg&Co Solingen. Brass lighting bolt scabbard, with the usual dents. Overall length just over 15 inches. Strictly over 18's only. Consignment No 51111
Kreigsmarine Dagger Sailing Ship Blade Here is a bit of a mystery. Purchased this week from a private source, along with the HJ dagger. It would appear that the dagger has been converted into a hunting sidearm, the standard hilt being replaced with a staghorn grip. This has been done with exceptional skill, which makes me wonder if it was a period conversion by a retiring officer. The blade in very pleasing condition, by P D Luneschloss, Solingen, featuring a sailing ship etch to either side. Scabbard with reef knot hanging bands and the usual lighting bolt decoration. Little to no deformation to the scabbard. One screw missing at the mouth piece. Strictly over 18's only.
Kriegsmarine Officers Dagger ***Reserved Layaway Code 055*** A good period example by Carl Eickhorn Solingen. Blade in good untouched condition, with some light staining. Ivorine grip complete with twistwire. Lightning bolt scabbard with the usual dents toward the tip. A very nice example, not offered on the collectors market previously. Strictly over 18's only.
KRRC Named Officers Sword A very fine George V 1872 pattern Rifle officers sword, regimentally etched with the crest of the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Also carrying the initials J.L.A. and the family crest of the Armytage Family. The sword of Captain Sir John Lionel Armytage,(23rd November 1901-21st June 1983) Captain Sir John Lionel Armytage, 8th Baronet. was born on 23 November 1901. He was the son of Brigadier General Sir George Ayscough Armytage, 7th Baronet and Aimée Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington. He married Evelyn Mary Jessamine Fox, daughter of Edward Herbert Fox and Alice Marion Arbuthnot, on the 7th June 1927. They were divorced in 1946. He then married Maria Margarete Tenhaeff, on 8 November 1949. He died on 21 June 1983 at age 81. He was educated at Eton College and attended the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, He gained the rank of Captain in the King's Royal Rifle Corps. He succeeded as the 8th Baronet Armytage, of Kirklees in Hartshead, York on 15 August 1953. During the Second World War, Kirklees Hall was requisitioned as a training school for the National Fire Service He was an active dairy farmer, President of the Shorthorn Society, a member of the Royal Agricultural Society, and a member of the Yorkshire executive of the Country Landowner's Association In 1976, he became the first titled member of Calderdale Council. The sword in very pleasing untouched condition, with clear and well executed etching to the blade. It would benefit from a gentle clean to refresh it to its former glory. No loss the shagreen or twistwire, and housed in its original field service leather scabbard complete with sword hanger. Blade measures: 32.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Kuwait Liberation Medal Awarded to members of the Coalition Forces who participated in Operation Desert Storm and the liberation of Kuwait between the dates of January 17, 1991 and February 28, 1991. Complete with ribbon bar and presentation box.
Kynoch Page Turner/Letter Opener An interesting Ivorine (celluloid) promotional item by the famous ammunition manufacturer.
Kynoch Trench Art Corkscrew A wonderful quality and ingenious little corkscrew, made from an early .303 cartridge. The cartridge marked to the base: "Kynoch Birmingham" I am unsure if this is trench art, or a promotional item made for Kynoch to give as gifts to its customers. One thing is for sure, it is superbly made piece.
L1A3 Bayonet A very good example, with clear markings. Strictly over 18's only.
L2A2 1.5 inch Baton Round Stamped 8/71 denoting manufacture in 1971, makers marking FPL for Flowform Plastics Ltd. The body of the case marked "SPRA" for the Schermuly Pistol Rocket Apparatus Co. Ltd. Strictly over 18's only.
Ladies RAF Sweetheart Brooch Unusual form, enamel badge with a pin bar brooch. Minor loss to the enamel, but an interesting example.
Lanacashire Fusiliers Officers Badge A good bronze example.
Lancashire PWV Regiment Shoulder Title Pair Lancashire (Prince of Wales’s Volunteers) SHoulder Titles, complete with backing plates and pins.
Lancaster Bayonet A very fine example of this sought after bayonet. Strictly over 18's only.
Landers, Frary and Clark 1917 Trench Knife An untouched example, which recently surfaced from a local family, who say it was carried by a member of the family who served in the Home Guard. Excellent clear markings, scabbard marked "Jewell 1918" Strictly over 18's only.
Large Bullet Mould for a Double Rifle WD marked mould, also stamped "Improved No 12" and "4302" The mould has also been engraved "The Honourable H. Arbuthnot" and "Double Rifle" Scarce double rifle accoutrement.
Large Calibre Pocket Pistol Johnson A fine example by Johnson. Barrel length 1.25 inches. Bore 0.5 inch. Walnut butt, secured with old replacement screws. Working action, holding firmly on full and half cock. Crisp frizzen.
Large Fighting Kukri A large traditionally made piece, which looks to have been carried on military service, having had a metal repair/or been strengthened at the bolster. The sturdy leather scabbard has also had a metal band fitted, to facilitate a leather belt loop to be added for ease of carry. The blade carries an armoury crescent moon stamping, which may indicate it being considerably older than the repairs. Not uncommon for treasured or higher quality pieces to be rehilted and used from one generation to another. I would place the blade somewhere around 1900, and possibly carried during WW2. Blade length 14 inches. Overall: 18.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Large Military Jack Knife Made by James Christie&Son Ltd, Sheffield. Strictly over 18's only.
Large Military Jack Knife Manufactured by Butler. Strictly over 18's only
Large Pocket Pistol By Wheeler Of London A charming example of these increasingly hard to come by pistols. Made by the noted gunsmith Robert Wheeler (1767-1813) who operated from London and Birmingham, and was made Warden of the Birmingham Gun Barrel Proof House when it was founded in 1813. This elegant weapon, circa 1790, benefits from having a sprung bayonet fixed under the barrel, operated by retracting the trigger guard. Action is fully working, holding on half and full cock. There is also a complete and functioning (stiff!) sliding safety catch, which is remarkably unbroken. The barrel appears to be blocked by a lead plug, which could easily be extracted with a worm if necessary, but it does not detract from its appearance. The walnut but is original and without movement, held in place by later replacement screws. All in all a lovely little pistol.
Large Powder Flask Rifle/Shotgun sized flask. 7.5 inches long. Adjustable nozzle. Marked "James Dixon&Sons Sheffield" Body free from any splits, one or two small dents. Lanyard ring at the base. Strong functioning spring.
Large Sacrificial Kukri A large, traditionally made Nepalese piece, complete with scabbard, chakmak and karda. Shown with a standard Mk II in the last image as a size comparison. Blade length 16 inches Overall: 20.5 inches Strictly over 18's only.
Large Sykes Powder Flask A wonderful quality flask, depicting hunting scenes to either side. No splits or major dents, the spring works correctly.
Large WW2 Caltrop A good original piece, 8cm in height. Strictly over 18's only.
Large Zulu Knobkerry This example has seen some action, as it looks to have been shortened where an impact has broken the handle, and a large sliver is missing from the globular terminal. The handle has also been drilled to accept a wrist lanyard, although this has been replaced with a thinner string for wall mounting. Altogether a good period piece. Strictly over 18's only.
Large Zulu Knobkerry A very good, late 19thC example, with a particularly attractive colour. Measuring over 32 inches in length, it is amongst the largest I have handled. Strictly over 18's only.
Late 19th Century Revolver Holster I am unsure for which type of revolver this holster was intended, but comparable in size to the standard MK VI Sam Browne Holster.
Late 19thC Cavalry Officers Cross Belt Pouch Solid silver mount from the front of a cross belt pouch (leather absent) bearing hallmarks for Birmingham 1896. Hard to find on its own.
Late 19thC Kukri A very handsome older kukri, likely a laminated blade. The handle with some chips, but expertly carved grip ring, as is often found on kukri of this age. Could be made good if desired. Blade 13.75 inches, 16 inches overall. No scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
Late Victorian Flag Harness Crossbelt No idea for the proper terminology for this!! A wonderful strong brown leather cross belt, with a brass cup for carrying the point of a flag pole. This brass cup bears the Royal arms and motto, surmounted by Queen Victoria's crown. The cross belt carries a makers name, G. Tutill, with a London address. A great quality piece of Victorian equipment.
LDVF Arm Band An extremely scarce opportunity to acquire an early "Local Defence Volunteer Force" Cloth arm band. Only made for a short period, before being replaced by the LDV, and in turn by the Home Guard. This example retains its original elastic, and has the added personal bonus of having initials sewn onto the reverse, so it may even be traceable.
Leather Bound Campaign Mirror A wonderfully made example, probably WW1 in date but could easily be Victorian. Either an officers accoutrement or possibly used for signalling. Carries written details to the back, I can make out the name "Holmes" Good condition throughout, the mirror has some misting, as one might expect. A scarce survival. Overall 6 inches long, by 4.5 inches wide.
Leather Shot Flask An unusual example of a type I have not encountered before. Leather requires a feed, but all holding firm, with the nozzle functioning as it should, retaining a good firm spring.
Leather Swagger Stick Great condition. From a small selection of kit, formerly the property of Captain J A Ross, RAMC
Lectures and Lessons on Musketry Instruction A good example of this famous title, dated 1916.
Lee Enfield No 7 Bayonet A fine example. Strictly over 18's only.
Lee Enfield No4 Mk II Housed in the Plastic Mk. III (substitute) scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
Lee Metford Bayonet This example seems to have been plated for parade use. It is Unit marked to the 1st Yeomanry Cavalry. Generally very good condition. Strictly over 18's only.
Lee Metford Bayonet A nice example, profusely marked, which would benefit from a good clean to bring it up to standard. Strictly over 18's only.
Lee Metford Bayonet 1888 Pattern. A good clean example, fresh to the market. Made by Wilkinson Sword. Would benefit from a clean and some feed and polish to the leather. Strictly over 18's only.
Lee Metford Bayonet A good example, with a fine blade, although the metal work on scabbard and hilt have been painted black, possibly to prevent light reflection. Pommel marked "G.4" A very pleasing example. Strictly over 18's only.
Lee Metford Bayonet An untouched example, in need of a good clean and tidy. Strictly over 18's only.
Lee Metford Bayonet A very good example, with clean blade. Strictly over 18's only.
Lee Metford Bayonet 2nd Bucks A good untouched example, regimentally marked "2.BCK" possibly 2nd Bucks? Strictly over 18's only.
Lee Metford Bayonet Manchester Regiment A great example, with crossed out markings to the Scottish Rifles, and the 2nd Manchester Regiment. A good untouched bayonet, complete in original scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
Lee Metford Bayonet Naval Markings A very interesting example, dated 1895. Crossed out unit markings to the pommel, and an N struck. Brown leather scabbard with integral frog, also marked with an N. Strictly over 18's only.
Light Cavalry Officers Sword 1821 LC Officers Sword. This example retailed by Hawkes&Co London. The blade 34.5 inch blade retains almost all of its original polish, and is in truly wonderful condition, with only small areas of staining, most noticeably at the ricasso where the makers details are etched. The hilt retains all of its shagreen grip, but the twistwire is absent. Hilt and scabbard have light rust bloom and staining, but could be easily remedied, and with a blade in this condition it would be hard to improve. Strictly over 18's only.
Light Cavalry Officers Sword A completely "as found" sword which requires some gentle TLC. Once cleaned, this will be a very pleasing sword. Blade measures 32.5 inches. The hilt is intact, as is the shagreen and grip wire. No scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
Light Cavalry Officers Sword 15th Hussars An 1821 Pattern Light Cavalry Officers Sword, attributed to Lieutenant Thomas William Gill, 15th Hussars. (1st July 1844 died 27th January 1899) The sword bearing the makers mark of: Pillin Manufacturer 31 Gerrard St Soho London Pillin operated from this address from 1862. Blade featuring a Crest consists of A Demi-Eagle Rising With Wings Expanded And Elevated Or, Fretty Vert. (Fairbairn's Book of Crests, 1905 ed.) This crest points to a member of the Gill family. The only Light Cavalry or Artillery Officer to serve during the period that this sword was made (1860/70) was Thomas William Gill, (1st July 1844 died 27th January 1899) Gazetted Cornet with the 15th Hussars September 1863. Continued to serve in the Mongomeryshire Yeomary until 16th July 1887. Lived at Trewern Hall, Twmpath, Sellatyn Oswestry, Shropshire. He married the daughter of Sir Charles Napier. He also served as a local magistrate. The sword itself has a blade length just shy of 35 inches. All the shagreen and twistwire is intact, and in good order. Sword hilt and scabbard are both covered in rust bloom, but no heavy pitting that I can see. The scabbard is in good order, with no holes, and with one dent to the right hand side, which may have been to prevent "rattling". The blade itself is very clean and pleasing, with traditional scrolled foliage motifs, and crowned VR, in addition to the aforementioned owners crest and makers marking. All in all a very pleasing untouched, mid Victorian cavalry sword, which will clean up very well indeed. Strictly over 18's only.
Light Cavalry Officers Sword 9th Lancers 1821 Light Cavalry Officers Sword, made by Wilkinson in 1888. Sold to George Paget Ellison, 9th Lancers. He was educated at Marlborough. He entered the 9th Lancers August 1888, being promoted Lieutenant January 1890, and Captain December 1895. He served as ADC to Major General Honourable Sir R A J Talbot at Aldershot from May 1896, and went in the same capacity to Egypt January 1899, but gave up his appointment at the commencement of the Boer war in order to go on active service. Ellison died of Enteric Fever at Kroonstad, South Africa in 7th June 1900 aged 31.(Some accounts say 1902) He was awarded the Queens South Africa medal. The sword is in very good condition, untouched and uncleaned. The shagreen grip and wire are in excellent condition, and the sword benefits from its original sword knot. The field service scabbard has received one bend, exacerbated by the heavy bottom mount, but is still whole and holding firm. Please see Code: 50815 for his brothers sword. Strictly over 18's only.
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Long Rang Desert Group Cap Badge A good copy (Unfortunately!) ***Free Postage***
Lovat Scouts Scottish Horse No8 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
Luftwaffe 2nd Model Officers Dagger (Orange Grip) A truly beautiful example, with rich orange grip, complete with twistwire. Blade by Alcoso, Solingen. Overall length just over 15.25 inches. Strictly over 18's only. Consignment No 51109
Luftwaffe 2nd Model Officers Dagger (White Grip) A fine untouched example, complete with "deluxe" hangers. Unmarked Blade. Hanger clip marked "D.R.G.M. R.Z.M. U.E.10" Overall length just over 15 inches. Strictly over 18's only. Consignment No 51112
Luftwaffe Fighting Knife A nice original Luftwaffe boot, or fighting knife. Hilt and scabbard are in excellent condition. Blade with some staining which would improve with a clean. Nice and tight in the scabbard, the belt clips are all intact with no dents nor paint loss. Blade exhibits the correct Luftwaffe marking of an eagle "6" at the ricasso. A hard to improve example. Strictly over 18's only.
Luftwaffe Gravity Knife A stunning example of 2nd type of this ingenious and hard to find Fallschirmjäger accoutrement. This little beauty is fresh to the market, and 100% original. The blade is marked "SMK Solingen Rostfrei" and shows none of the usual signs of over sharpening, or nicks, commonly associated with this knife. This example is the best I have ever handled, and would be near impossible to improve upon. Buy with confidence, this knife is not one of the Czechoslovakian copies which appear on so many other sites as genuine. Strictly over 18's only.
Magazine For Sterling L1A2 Curved body stamped "MAGAZINE 9MM L1A2 960-0039" 34 round capacity. Good overall condition.
Maharaja Of Jodphur Kukri Often referred to as the Maharaja Of Jodphur Kukri, which may have been issued or carried by the Maharajah of Jodhpur`s State Forces such as the Jodhpur Lancers and/or Jodhpur Sardar Infantry who both fought in the Great War of 1914-1918. Unconventional metal handle, with blued blade. In need of a thorough clean and removal of rust. Blade length 13.75 inches, 18.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Major's Rank Eppaulettes Good WW2 tropical shirt examples. Formerly the property of Major J K Ward.
Malay States Volunteer Rifles Silver Spoon Etched to the rear "B.R.A. (British Rifle Association) Kuala Lumpur. Probably a shooting prize. Birmingham Hallmarks to the reverse of the spoons bowl. Very good condition.
Malay States Volunteer Rifles Trophy Silver Spoon Marked to the rear "M.S.V.R. B.R.A. (Malay States Volunteer Rifles British Rifle Association) Kuala Lumpur. Probably a shooting prize. Birmingham Hallmarks to the reverse of the spoons bowl. Very good condition.
Marauder Aircraft Relic Parts A large quantity of relic aircraft parts, ploughed up during the late 1970's and '80's in Essex, and collected by a schoolboy. Information accompanying the parts suggest that these are parts from a B26 Marauder, identification number 42-95804 was T6-A. This aircraft was part of the USAF's 573rd Bombardment Squadron. This squadrons markings were T6 fuselage codes. T6-A crashed at Mole Hill Green near Stansted and exploded on 29/5/1944. Quite a heavy little lot, and includes everything seen in the images.
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Martini Henry Bayonet A good condition example, by Wilkinson, which has had its point blunted for cadet/bayonet training. Unit marks to the pommel. Strictly over 18's only.
Martini Henry Cadet Bayonet One of approximately 4500 pattern 1860 Yataghan bayonets shortened for training/cadet use. This is the rounded point version. Unit marked to the 1st HLI, presumably the C above is for "Cadets". Strictly over 18's only.
Martini Henry Cadet Bayonet Spear Point Martini Henry Cadet Bayonet One of approximately 4500 pattern 1860 Yataghan bayonets shortened for training/cadet use. This is the Spear point version. Strictly over 18's only.
Martini Henry MK II Rifle A very pleasing example, with crisp action. Barrel appears to be smooth bore. Profuse British markings, with some Nepalese marks to the butt and trigger guard. Strictly over 18's only.
Martini Henry Sawback Bayonet 1875 Scarce 18 inch blade version, only in production for a short period, as the specification was infact for an 20 inch blade. Only around 635 produced in this configuration. Excellent untouched condition. Strictly over 18's only.
Martini Henry Sawback Bayonet 1879 Artillery Carbine A superb untouched example of this iconic British bayonet, complete in its original steel mounted leather scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
Martini Henry Socket Bayonet British sold out of service markings, and other foreign marks, possibly Egpytian but not Nepalese. An interesting piece, no scabbard. Blade length of 21.5 inches, and appears unshortened. Strictly over 18's only.
Martinit Henry Sawback Bayonet 1879 Artillery Carbine bayonet in as found, but good solid condition. Strictly over 18's only. Consignment No 51103
Marx "Hellfire" Toy Tommy Gun Another "blast" from the past! This wonderful all plastic toy is fully functioning, making a "rat-a-tat-tat" noise when the trigger is pulled. In generally very good condition, would benefit from a light clean.
Medal Boxes And Paperwork RAF Officer Casualty A Pair of WW1 medal boxes, named to 2/Lieut F.W.P. REYNOLDS RAF. They contain the original brown paper medal packets, a note "Explanation of Rank engraved on British War and Victory medals" (which is something I have never personally seen before) and an Air Ministry letter from 28th September 1922 forwarding the medals to the next of kin, which names "2/Lt Reynolds (Deceased). These came in a bulk purchase, and unfortunately, there were no trace of the medals themselves. Would make a good research project for somebody.
Mein Kampf Arguably the book which changed the course of world history. This is the 1939 English Translation edition. (One wonders at what point the publishers stopped paying AH Royalties...) This is a well thumbed edition, with some splitting and fading to the spine. But it is 100% original, and still in readable condition.
Mentioned in Despatches Group Boxed group of five WW2 awards, consisting of: 39-45 Star Africa Star with 8th Army Clasp Italy Star War Medal Defence Medal MID Oak Leaf Medal box named to "A. Kidner" of Bournemouth (ACC and Infantry type) and a slip declaring full entitlement. A very interesting group, with great research potential.
Mercantile Marine Medal Correctly impressed "ARTHUR NICHOLLS" On a good length of original ribbon. Accompanied by some copied research papers.
Mid 19thC Officers Campaign Glasses by Osler Produced by F&C Osler Ltd Calcutta, which was one of the most important Glass producing companies of the Nineteenth Century. A charming "stacking" set of four hand blown tumblers, in their original felt sleeves, housed within a green painted tin. Perfect for the well heeled officer on campaign during the Raj period, and part of his travelling camp equipment. The only such set I can find, and a rare survival. Generally very good condition, with some old ground repairs to the largest glass.
Mid 20thC Etching Plate "Milkman" Here is an unusual and quirky little item. An old etching or printing plate showing a milkman, probably form the 1950's-60's.
Middlesex County Council MK II Helmet The only example I have ever seen.
Middlesex Sweetheart Badge Heavy, white metal badge, marked "J&Co" with pin fastening. ***FREE POSTAGE***
Military Ang Khola Kukri A WW2 military kukri, with a very handsome blade profile, known as an "Ang Khola". Blade length 13 inches. Overall length just over 17 inches. Steel bolster and butt plate with diamond shaped keeper. Completely solid, with no movement between blade and handle. The wooden handle free from splits or chips, but does have four small gouges to the left hand side. They don't really detract, and are all part of its history, but could be filled/covered if so desired. In brass mounted leather scabbard with pouch to the rear. No small knives. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Bugle 1942 A good example, with some dings and dents. Maker marked: "Nadir Ali&Co Meerut 1942" The property of Brigadier H. W. Forsythe.
Military Jack Knife Interesting example, by Lockwood Brothers. Measures 4.75 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Kukri A good traditionally made example, dating 1930-1945. Housed in the original wooden and brown leather covered scabbard. Blade 13 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Kukri Circa 1900. Some chips to the grip, but a very well made kukri of larger than normal proportions. 14 inch blade 17.75 overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Kukri In Custom Scabbard A Military Sirupate kukri, with soldiers number at the ricasso. Housed in a well constructed field made/custom scabbard. 12.75 inch blade, 17.25 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Kukri MKIII A good 1945 dated example, complete in correct military scabbard, also dated 1945. 12 inch blade, 16.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Medal Group London Regiment MM correctly impressed: 275227 PTE D P HARRIS 3/LOND.R. War medal impressed: 753308 PTE D P HARRIS 17-LOND.R. (The 7 and 5 the wrong way around) Victory medal correctly impressed: 573308 PTE D P HARRIS 17-LOND.R. Swing mounted on bar as worn, with original ribbons. Complete with a folder of research, including MIC, London Gazette entry and War diary extract. Plenty more ground to be covered, including a search of local papers, which may pay dividends.
Military Member Of The British Empire Medal Case Complete with card wear instructions.
Military MK III Kukri A good uncleaned example, which will tidy up nicely. No visible markings, one karda present. Scabbard in sound condition, complete with frog. Strictly over 18's only.
Military MKIII Kukri A very pleasing example, and although without any visible markings, looks to be circa WWII. Well fitting military style scabbard and frog, possibly a later addition. 12 inch blade, 17 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Pinfire Revolver A very pleasing example of a Lefaucheux type military, pinfire, 6 Shot Revolver. Inscribed around the chamber "Guardian Model of 1878. The action operates crisply, as does the side loading gate and it is complete with it's original military lanyard ring and captive steel clearing rod. A good opportunity to acquire a very crisp pistol, as model in good condition become increasingly sought after. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Police Truncheon A good example, circa WW2. bearing two sets of impressed markings. 17 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Police Truncheon An interesting variation with smooth grip, possibly Indian made. Lovely colour. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Road Sign 56th London Division Now here is something you don't see everyday, a rare survival! A military road sign, painted with the 56th London Division formation sign (Dick Whittington's cat) I believe due to the sword on the cats back that the sign is just post WW2, but not older than 1955. The sign is made from steel tubing, and is very heavy. Approx 61 inches tall and 14 inches wide. There is a provision for an electrical light, but this looks to have been removed, although it would be a straightforward job to rewire this sign, for inside or outside use. The legs of the sign are pointed so it can be staked into the ground anywhere, showing other troops and supply trucks the direction of the Division headquarters. The arrow above the division sign can be spun around to indicate the correct direction. General condition is excellent, and shows no indication of being repainted. A stunning item worthy of any collection, or even a re-enactment group. Postage for this items will be expensive. Collection or delivery may be possible, please email for options.
Military Sirupate Kukri An interesting example, in need of some TLC, but basically sound. Blade length 12.75 inches. Overall length 17 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Splicing Fid Marlin Spike Stamped 910-5444 SFT↑1970. Strictly over 18's only.
Military Sweetheart Jewellery Volumes 1-3 A useful series of books, by Pamela M. Caunt.
Military Swords Of Japan 1868-1945 An essential reference by Richard Fuller and Ron Gregory
Military Wooden Truncheon An interesting military truncheon, with leather strap. Measuring 15 inches in length. The property of Brigadier H W Forsythe. Strictly over 18's only.
Minature German Sword A good example, retaining it's original sword knot.
Miniature group of Eight medals, including MC A super group of eight period miniatures, to include: GV Military Cross 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal 1939-45 Star Burma Star Defence Medal War Medal Group swing mounted on a pin bar. The MC, BWM, War and Defence are toned and appear to be silver.
Miniature group of Five, including MM A super group of five period miniatures, representing a long service career, to include: GV Military Medal British War medal Victory Medal Defence Medal War Medal Group swing mounted on a pin bar. The MM, BWM, War and Defence are toned and appear to be silver.
Miniature Group Of Four WW1 Medals Comprising miniature 1914/15 Trio, and a Territorial Force Efficiency Medal. The silver medals are sterling silver. Mounted on watered silk ribbons on a pin bar.
Miniature group of Seven, including OBE A super group of seven period miniatures, representing a long service career, to include: Order of the British Empire (2nd Type) Queen's South Africa (Bars OFS and C.C) Kings South Africa (Bars SA.1901 and S.A.1902) 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal (M.I.D. Oak Leaf) Defence Medal Group swing mounted on a pin bar. The OBE, QSA, KSA, BWM, and Defence are toned and appear to be silver.
Miniature Heavy Cavalry Officers Sword A great Victorian/Edwardian Heavy Cavalry Officers Sword. I have seen miniature naval and infantry officers swords, but this is the first Heavy Cavalry example I have come across. Made as paper knives for serving/retired officers. Plain, plated blade. A sweet little item.
Miniature Italian Cavalry Sword Probably dating to just post WW1, having its original scabbard and sword knot.
Miniature Medal Pair Consisting of a George V Jubilee medal, and a George VI Coronation medal. Both period original medals in sterling silver.
Miniature Military Cross and Trio Consisting of: GV MC 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal MC&BWM are silver. Swing mounted on a pin bar.
Miniature RAF LSGC Medal Royal Air Force GV Long Service Good Conduct Miniature Medal Pin back mount on the reverse. Nice early silver example.
Miniature Royal Naval Officers Sword A great Victorian/Edwardian 1827 Pattern RN Officers Sword. Made as paper knives for serving/retired officers. Made of brass with a plated blade. Blade carries a name "S.Grundon" A sweet little item.
Miniature War and Victory Pair Period silver BWM and Victory Medal, swing mounted on a pin. Lovely miniatures.
Miniature Watercolour RAMC Officer A very pretty and well executed of a WW1 period Medical Corps Officer, in original frame.
Miniature WW1 German Bayonet A rather nice paperknife, in the form of a First World War dress bayonet. This example measures 8.5 inches overall. As found condition, would benefit from a good clean. Scabbard fits nice and tightly, and can be held upside down without falling out. A wonderful quality example. Strictly over 18's only.
Miniature WW1 Trio with MID Comprising miniature 1914/15 Trio, the victory medal with miniature MID Oak leaf. The BWM is sterling silver. Mounted on watered silk ribbons.
Ministere De La Guerre Medal A superbly detailed and high quality cased Art Nouveau medal, awarded by the French Minister of War to military personnel for exceptional physical training and other skills, such as pistol shooting. Sculpted by French medallist Paul Grandhomme. In original case of issue, with original owners name pencilled on the bottom.
Ministry Of Aircraft Producton Certificate 1941 Issued to Charrington&Company Ltd for the Gift of "One Spitfire Aricraft" As far as I can make out, this Charrington and Co were a Brewery. They obviously sold popular beer, as a Spitfire required a donation of £5000. An interesting little piece of history.
Mint Condition 1918 Marked P'17 Bayonet. One of the few wrongly marked P'17 bayonets to leave the factory before the mistake was remedied, this is certainly the best one I have ever seen. The scabbard retains its original olive green colour, the mounts have a large amount of finish, as does the pommel. Good clear markings. You will have to try very hard indeed to improve this one! Strictly over 18's only.
Mixed Medal Bars A good selection of period correct bars, some pin mounted.
Mk 1 Lightweight Flying Suit RAF Stores number 22C/1616: Suit, Flying, Lightweight, Mk 1 Size 8. This came with a lot of WW2 flight gear. I have absolutely no idea if it is WW2, but it can't be much newer. I cannot find another to compare it with, consequently the price is a guesstimate on my part. If you have more information and fancy educating me I am always happy to learn!!
MK 6 British Army Helmet A good example, complete with DPM cover.
Mk I Lee Metford Three Rivet Bayonet Not an easy bayonet to find. Strong working catch, marked 156 to the pommel. Blade with a host of markings, appears to be covered in dried grease. Slight dulling to tip, which could be easily corrected. Generally untouched condition, needs a good clean and some TLC. Strictly over 18's only.
MK II British Indian Army Kukri Pioneer A good 1943 dated example by Pioneer Calcutta. No scabbard. Blade length: 13 inches. Total length: 17 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
MK II Fire Guard Helmet 1940 dated MK II "Brodie" Helmet. Black paint with the initials "FG" painted to the front (albeit slightly off centre!) Nice period helmet.
MK II Kukri A recently uncovered example, no visible markings. Needing some restoration to the wooden grip. Blade length just over 13 inches. 17.75 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
MK II Military Issue Kukri A superb untouched example, which surfaced recently. The blade is still greased from storage! I have uncovered a half stamped makers marking, which appears to be M.I. Which is believed to denote "Metal Industries Lahore". Wooden grip with correct brass rivets. No splits or chips, the wood bearing a stamped inspection marking. Complete with a steel butt cap. Blade length just over 13 inches. Overall 17.5 inches. Complete is brown leather scabbard, bearing broad arrow and other markings. Strictly over 18's only.
MK II Military Kukri A fine example, bearing faint broad arrow stamp and "43" for 1943. Without scabbard. Blade length just over 13 inches. Overall: 17.75 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
MK II Police Helmet A very attractive an untouched example, with 1939 dated liner. Faint makers mark and date which appears to be "G51 BMB 1939" (Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd Dagenham)
MK II Spike Bayonet A good unmarked example. Strictly over 18's only.
MK II Steel Helmet An excellent example, dated 1939. Made by RO&CO (Rubery Owen & Co Ltd, Darlaston) Produced by this firm 1939 -1943. The Property of Brigadier H.W. Forsythe
MK II Steel Helmet 1939 Made by Joseph Sankey and Son, Birmingham. It has received hard blows to the crown, and is dented. From a small selection of kit, formerly the property of Captain J A Ross, RAMC
MK III Military Kukri Interesting makers marked example, "D.K.W." likely standing for "Doon Kukri Works". Untouched condition, with metal butt plate missing or removed. 16.5 inches overall, 12 inch blade. Strictly over 18's only.
MK III Prismatic Marching Compass Compass maker marked CKC/C with serial number, broad arrow and "Mk III" Case marked Sutton Horsely Co Ltd 1942. The case also carries various owners serial numbers written in pencil, which may offer some scope for research. Compass in good working order. with most of the original blackened finish remaining.
Mk IIIA Prismatic Compass A lovely example, housed in a pristine leather case. However, the compass does not appear to function. Dated 1944 Maker marked M.I.O. British Indian Army Acceptance broad arrow over "I". The property of Brigadier H W Forsythe.
MkI Cruxiform The most sought after spike bayonet, this is a fine original example, produced by the Singer Manufacturing Company. Strictly over 18's only.
MKII Warden Fire Guard Helmet A very scarce home front helmet. 1940 dated liner and shell. Personalised inside the rim with initials and a number. A very attractive helmet.
MKII Warden's Helmet Completely untouched. 1938 dated shell and liner.
MkVI Water Bottle and 1937 Pattern Carrier Very pleasing condition. From a small selection of kit, formerly the property of Captain J A Ross, RAMC.
Model 1886 French Lebel Bayonet WW1 Era with hook quillon. Brass handle. Scabbard with a slight bend. It does not affect the bayonet being drawn or re-sheathed. Strictly over 18's only.
Moisin Nagant Rifle Bayonet 1st type Russian bayonet. with the locking ring, and screw driver point.
Mons Star And Military Cross Ribbons Good quality watered silk breast ribbons, with silver rosette for the Mons Star. ***Free Postage***
Moroccan Koumiya A good example, with 8.5 inch blade, with wooden hilt and low grade silver mounts, housed in a highly decorated low grade silver sheath. A handsome piece. Strictly over 18's only.
Mounted Inert WW2 German Incendiary Bomb Also known as a "Tilebreaker" as the weighted nose was designed to penetrate roof tiles and set buildings on fire. This example has been mounted on a brass stand to give the impression that it is falling nose first. The tail fin comes with a large proportion of the original green coloured paint intact, along with some markings, although it does have some rust showing through. The fuse cap is profusely marked, including a Waffenampt. I cannot remove the fuse cap on this example, although it may be possible with some work. All in all a wonderful example of these iconic weapons, and would complement any display of ordnance.
Multi Tool Kukri Being a near complete set having nine of the eleven tools present, along with the khissa pouch. Wooden hilt with well carved grip ring. Blade greased. Housed in an extremely well made leather scabbard. Blade length 12 inches Overall: 15.5 inches Strictly over 18's only.
N. E. From Bird Brooch Sterling silver Danish bird brooch designed by N. E. From. Mark to reverse: Sterling, Denmark, N. E. From, 925s. Approx 1.5 inches in length.
N. E. From Brooch Sterling silver Danish N. E. From designed brooch. Mark to reverse: Sterling, Denmark, N. E. From, 925s. Approx 1.5 inches in length.
Named Mk II St John's Ambulance Helmet Black painted helmet, with the St John's Ambulance Insignia affixed to the front by two lugs drilled through the front. It conforms to other extant examples. Liner dated 1939. Shell marked "1 T 793 1939 EC&CO LTD" (E Camelinat & Co Ltd, Birmingham) Helmet has the following named stamped inside "CORPS OFFR S.H.LARNER ST. J. A.B." A scarce opportunity, and only the second example I have ever seen.
Named WW1 Officers Binoculars An excellent set of First World War Officers Binoculars. Named on the case and Bino's "S.A. de Lacy" Sidney August de Lacy served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Lancashire Fusiliers and the Honourable Artillery Company. His service records are available at the National Archives. He went on to become a successful Chemist, with several patents to his name. Case dated 1917. Binos with broad arrow and "MK V SPL" markings. Clear optics.
Napoleonic 1796 Light Cavalry Troopers Sword Completely as found, this superb untouched sword could be tidied up into a very presentable example by its new owner. Iron stirrup or "D" guard is intact. complete with both langets and is free from cracks or gouges. Some light pitting. The grip has lots its original leather covering, and is down to the wood. The whole remains tight, and free from movement. The sword itself has no maker markings, along the very pleasing blade. No pitting, and with only minor areas of corrosion, which will clean. Blade measures 33 inches in a straight line. Scabbard has been painted/varnished with a protective layer many moons ago, which needs removing, and may even reveal some unit or other markings. The scabbard has both throat screws, both hanging rings, and benefits from no real condition issues, dents or holes. Strictly over 18's only.
National Defence Company Badge ERVIII Interesting large badge, with the cypher of Edward VIII to the centre. A cheap way to own something marked to the King who abdicated.
National Dried Milk Tin A good original Ministry of Food tin, olive green in colour with blue printed writing. Free from major dents or dings, and should clean up with a little TLC.
National Fire Service Christmas Card and Badges Charming little seasonal group of NFS items, including a 1943 dated Christmas card. The badge has some enamel loss, but the patch is in uncommonly nice condition.
Naval Action Ration Tin An uncommonly good example.
Naval Armaments Depot Tin And Chain For wear around the neck.
Naval Ear Defender Tin A small rectangular tin, embossed with the words Naval Ear Defender. WW2 era, measuring 1.75 inches long. Attractive blued finish. Royal Navy issue, to protect sailors hearing when the large deck guns were being fired. A small quantity available. *Free shipping*
Naval Jack Knife A used, named example. Strictly over 18's only.
Naval Manuel Of Aircraft Recognition 1942 B.R.150B An uncommon survival.
Naval Officers Sword Pair Pipeback And Patent Hilt A pair of sword belonging to William Henry Cuming RN. Comprising a Pipe back naval officers sword, produced by Batten, 47 Fore Street, Devonport. As he only worked at this address from 1823-24 it is likely that this sword was either passed down or purchased second hand. Sadly the Folding guard is absent, but the rest of the hilt is in good form, and retains a decent percentage of the original gilt wash finish. The blade etching is bright and clean, which is unusual for a Naval pipeback of this vintage. Blade measures 30.5 inches. Sadly the last foot or so of the blade is buckled, and the tip is missing. The second is a solid patent hilt by "Seagrove, The Hard, Portsea" and is named on the folding guard "Capt W.H.CUMING. R.N." It is likely that this sword was purchased on his promotion to Captain in 1870. Sadly this sword also has some issues, chief of which is that the scarce claymore type blade has been cut down and reprofiled to 26.75 inches. Some edge knocks, from the mid section toward the point. The hilt is well cast, with good definition. The quillion is slightly bent. The lionshead pommel is particularly fine, and the mane extends the full length of the backstrap. Despite their flaws a scarce pair of swords, which could be improved without too much effort, and would display well. Admiral William Henry Cuming RN. Born 26 May 1832 Naval Cadet 8 July 1847 Naval Cadet ‘Inflexible’ employed on shore in operations against Maories in 1847 (New Zealand Medal) Midshipman of ‘Inflexible’ at capture of piratical junks outside Hong Kong 1848 Sub-Lieut 26 Jan 1853 Mate of ‘Hogue’ at bombardment & capture of Bomarsund 1854 Lieut 6 Aug 1855 Lieutenant commanding ‘Badger’ at bombardment of Sveaborg 1855 (Baltic Medal) Senior Lieutenant of ‘Barossa’ at bombardment & capture of the batteries in the Straits of Simono-seki 4 Sep 1864 Commander 21 Nov 1864 Commander ‘Implacable’ Training Ship for Boys, Devonport 1 Nov 1869 Captain 4 Apr 1870 Married, Holy Trinity Barnstable, Devon, 9 May 1871 Promoted Commodore Hong Kong, 1881-1884 Captain’s Good Service Pension Oct 1884 – Apr 1887. Rear Admiral 6 Apr 1887 Vice Admiral 1 Aug 1892 Retired 1 Aug 1891 Died, Fordingbridge, Hampshire 8 May 1896 Plenty of further research to be done on this interesting senior naval officer. Strictly over 18's only.
Naval Swords By P.G.W. Annis.
Navigating Officers Note Book D-Day Interest A partialy completed Royal Navy navigating Officers Note Book. Named on the cover "Captain". Contains a rather battered photograph of a RN Warship. Dates begin in 1943 and ends in 1944. There are more entries dated in 1947 with HMS Birmingham. Some of the "Remarks" are blank, some mention convoy numbers and bombarding. One Remark mentions D-Day being delayed for 24 hours. An interesting little book.
Navigational Computor MK IIIF* A good Air Ministry marked example, the pen? clip is broken. But an interesting item, complete in its canvas bag. A good, fresh to the market example.
Nazi War Merit Medal A fine example, on original ribbon.
Nepalese Gahendra Rifle Complete and untouched condition, in need of a full clean, strip and reassembly. Recovered from the Palace of Lagan Silekhana in Katmandu, Nepal. Strictly over 18's only.
Nepalese Kothimora Kukri An interesting "box" kothimora kukri. 13 inch dia chirra blade. Steel bolster. Wooden hilt inlaid with two rows of bone inserts. Housed in a decorative carved box kothimora scabbard. Dating to the 1930's/40's. Strictly over 18's only.
Nepalese Kukri A lovely example, probably dating to circa 1900-1920. Complete in leather scabbard, with chakmak and karda. Completely as found, and would benefit from some gentle cleaning. 12 inch blade, 15.75 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Nepalese Kukri A nice early example, circa 1900. Long sirupate 13.5 inch blade, completely untouched and in need of a gentle clean. Handle 3.25 inches, certainly not made for a European hands! Some minor chips, no butt cap, or sign there ever was one. Single karda knife remaining, 5.5 inches long overall. The sheath holding together, and probably the original, but needing a good feed. Chape missing. Strictly over 18's only.
New Book!!! An Accrington Pal-The Diaries Of Private Jack Smallshaw, September 1914-March 1919 An Accrington Pal, The Diaries Of Private Jack Smallshaw, September 1914-March 1919 by Stephen Corbett. Release date is June 15th. Published by Helion & Co, and Currently on offer from them for £15. 25p. ISBN is; 9781910777930. The third book Stephen Corbett detailing the story of 11th (Service) Battalion (Accrington), East Lancashire Regiment, using the diaries of Private Jack Smallshaw. Featuring previously unpublished first hand accounts, this book truly has something for the seasoned enthusiast to the casual reader. I can highly recommend Steve's latest effort, and I am proud to support new research efforts like his. "September 1914, and the whole of Europe was at war following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his beloved wife Sophie by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo on 28th June 1914. In France and Belgium, the British Expeditionary Force were struggling to hold back the German hoards as their casualties began to mount. Back in Britain the call went out for volunteers to join the Pals battalions which were springing up in the northern towns of England, and one of the first to volunteer was young Jack Smallshaw of Accrington. On 15th September 1914, Jack became an Accrington Pal, a member of a battalion of men who are remembered more than any other of the Pals battalions because of the appalling tragedy which befell them on the killing fields of the Somme. On that fateful day on 1st July 1916, the battalion attacked the fortified village of Serre and were virtually wiped out on the slopes in front of the village. Jack was one of the very few who survived. He continued to serve on the front throughout the remainder of 1916 and into 1917, where he took part in the battle at Oppy wood in May of that year. Shortly afterwards he was struck down by a second bout of trench fever and spent the rest of the year recovering in England. By February 1918 he was back in France serving on the front line, but Jack was never the same man. He was in the thick of the action again in March when the Germans launched their spring offensive against the allied lines. He weathered that too, and stuck it out to the bitter end. This then, is the story of a quite remarkable survivor of the war to end all wars, whose diaries have lain unpublished, in the possession of his family, since 1919."
New Stock Arriving Shortly Dear All, I am pleased to announce that normal service will be resumed shortly, starting with a large update over this week (delayed due to inclement weather!) I'd like to thank everybody who got in touch to wish us well with our wedding, I am happy to report that all went smoothly! Our new office and storage unit are now *almost* fully operational, and we have been out and and about buying some interesting items, including a large collection of kukris, fighting knives, and swords. Many thanks again to you all for your continued custom and interest in Great Scott Antiques. We have some exciting things coming up in the next few months and look forward to bringing them all to the open market Very best wishes, Great Scott Antiques.
New Zealand Forces Sweetheart A wonderful complete example, made from a tunic button.
News Chronicle "All Fronts War Map" Showing territory incorporated into the German Reich, German occupied territory, and Demilitarised zones demanded under armistice terms June 1940. Drawn by William Bromage. It would look great framed in a war room.
Nigeria Regiment Presentation Photograph A superb group shot of officers of the Royal West African Frontier Force, presented to Major J A Lennon whilst in commanding officer, August 1941. Further information and dedication to the reverse. A crack in the glass, but a sturdier wooded frame wouldn't be such a bad thing for this image. Measuring 12 by 10 inches.
No 5 Jungle Carbine Bayonet An extremely pleasing example of this scarce bayonet, produced by Poole, which would be difficult to upgrade. Strictly over 18's Only
No 7 Bayonet Conversion Of a type I haven't previously encountered. The bowie type blade lending itself very well to conversion to a fighting knife. The purpose made leather frog has a small silver badge attached which I am yet to identify. Blade length just over 7.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
No4 Mk II Spike Bayonet Complete in the Plastic Mk. III (substitute) scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
No4 Mk II Spike Bayonet In Scabbard A good example, in Mk1 Scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
No4 Mk II Spike Bayonet In Tubular Scabbard Housed in the Plastic Mk. III (substitute) scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
No4 Mk II Spike Bayonet Rare Scabbard There appears to be some debate concerning these Canadian scabbards, speculation seems to point to them being produced to hang in a rack of an Achilles Self Propelled Gun. An interesting variation none the less. Strictly over 18's only.
No4 Mk II Spike Bayonet Steel Tubular Scabbard One of the harder variations to find. Strictly over 18's only.
No4 Mk II Spike Bayonet Victory Plastics Scabbard A good example, with the hard to find VP scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
No4 Mk III Spike Bayonet Getting harder to find, these welded MkIII bayonets. This example comes in the variant Victory Plastics scabbard with belt loop. Some rust to the top mount. Strictly over 18's only.
No5 Jungle carbine Bayonet A fine example of this sought after bayonet. Maker maked N.187, code for Radcliffe, one of the rarer manufacturers, producing only 75,000 units. Offered in un issued condition. Strictly over 18's Only.
No9 Bayonet A 1949 dated example. Strictly over 18's only.
No9 Mk1 Bayonet A fine example. Strictly over 18's only.
North African Flyssa Dagger A superbly decorated example, probably early 20th century. 14.75 inches overall. Blade sadly missing its tip. Strictly over 18's only.
North Somerset Yeomanry No2 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
Northamptonshire Regiment Silk Postcard A scarce example, in fine condition, unused.
Northumberland Fusiliers Cap Badge Wonderful example, circa WW2.
Northumberland Fusiliers Officers Sword This is an 1895 Pattern officers sword, with special pattern hilt and blade of the Northumberland Fusiliers. The blade appears to have been plated, but is contemporary with the age of the sword, and the regimental etching is still bright, clear and legible. The shagreen grip is intact, with some minor losses, and all the twistwire is complete. A very pleasing example of these increasingly hard to find regimental pattern swords. Strictly over 18's only.
Northumberland Fusiliers Special Pattern Officers Sword The sword of Brigadier Robert Ian Rawson. Six times mentioned in despatches, including for the first day of the Battle of the Somme. Born: 9 Apr 1875, County Carlow, Ireland Christened: 16 May 1875, Scots Church, Carlow, Ireland Studied at Haileybury College. Robert married Elsie Murray, on 6 Jun 1910 in St Marylebone, London, England. Robert next married Gladys Blanche Katherine Cadogan-Cowper, on 12 Dec 1928 in St Gabriel's Church, Warwick Square, London, Died: 27 Feb 1944, Farnham, Surrey S.W., England aged 68 First commissioned into the 1st Battalion Gloucester Regiment, Malta: 2nd. Lieutenant Robert Ian Rawson (Hart's Army List 1895) From War Services of Officers of the Army 1919: Rawson R. I.- Brevet Lt Colonel, Gloucestershire Regiment. South African War 1899-1902 - Operations in Natal 1899, (actions at Riefontein and Lombards Kop. Defence of Ladysmith.) Operations in the Transvaal March 1902, Orange River Colony and Cape Colony, August 1901 to April 1902. Employed with the Mounted Infantry. Despatches, London Gazette 25 April 1902. Queens South Africa Medal, 4 Clasps, King's South Africa Medal, 2 Clasps. Sudan, 1905. Operations against the Nyam NyamTribes in the Bahr-el-Ghazal Province. Despatches, London Gazette 18 May, 1906. Egyptian Medal with clasp and Order of The Medjidie, 4th Class. Sudan 1910. Operations in the Atwot region. Egypt medal with clasp. War 1914-1918. Despatches , London Gazette 1st Jan 1916, 4th Jan, 1917, 22nd May 1917 and 5th July 1919. Brevet of Lt Colonel and Belgian War Cross. From the December 1922 Army List: Born 9 April 1875 Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Gloucestershire Regiment, 7 March 1894 Promoted to Lieutenant, 28 May 1898, still in the Gloucestershire Regiment Served in South Africa during the Boer War, 1899 to 1902 Promoted to Captain 12 February 1902 in the Northumberland Fusiliers Employed with the Egyptian Army, 1902 Served in the Sudan 1905 and Mentioned in Despatches Posted back to the Gloucestershire Regiment, 11 January 1908 Served in the Sudan 1910 Promoted to Major 1 September 1915 still in the Gloucestershire Regiment as Adjutant Wartime promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in the Gloucestershire Regiment, 4 October 1915 Commanding 8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment, 4-19 October 1915 Commanding 6th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 20 October 1915 to 17 March 1917 Commanding 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, 18 March 1917 to 31 August 1918 Also temporarily commanding 4th (Reserve) Battalion, Welsh Regiment, 22 November 1917 to 9 April 1918 Wartime promotion to temporary Brigadier General, 1 September 1918 to 17 March 1919 commanding 103rd Infantry Brigade in France Commanding 9th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment as Acting Lieutenant Colonel 1 April 1919 to 21 Jun 1919 Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, 3 June 1919 Commanding 51st Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment, 14 November 1919 to 26 March 1920 Brigade Major, 3rd London Infantry Brigade, 28 March 1920 to 31 January 1922 Returned to Gloucestershire Regiment, 13 May 1922 Retired from the Army 1923 1st Battalion, The Gloucestershire Regiment Queen's South Africa (Clasps for Cape Colony, Defence of Ladysmith, Orange Free State and Transvaal, King's South Africa with clasps for South Africa 1901 and 1902 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal with Mention in Despatches, Turkish Order of the Medjidie Turkish Order of the Osmanieh, Belgian Croix de Guerre Khedive's Sudan Medal with clasp for Nyam Nyam 1910 Sudan Medal with clasp for Atwot. Medal Roll 1914 - 15 Star. Awarded 1921. Address then: Brigade Major, Duke of York Headquarters, Chelsea. "Captain R. I Rawson (Northumberland Fusiliers), acted as staff officer to the late Major Boulnois, and his valuable services have been. strongly brought to my notice" Dispatch by R. WINGATE, Major-General, Sirdar and Governor-General of the Soudan. War Office, Egyptian Army, August 25, 1905. Donated the "Rawson Cup" a regimental prize for the annual March and Shoot Competition. Roberts nephew was Lt. Com Malcolm Wanklyn, VC, DSO (Two Bars) Robert Ian Rawson died on the 27th February 1944, at Farnham, Surrey aged 68. The sword itself is the 1895 Pattern infantry officers sword by Wilkinson which was purchased in 1896. Some small areas of loss to the shagreen on the right hand side of the grip, the rest in good condition, with all wire intact. The hilt in need of a clean, good clear crowned VR cypher, the steel guard in good condition and not misshapen. The Northumberland Fusiliers badge professionally affixed, and likely done when he was transferred to that regiment in 1902. Cartouche on the righthand side bearing the overlaid initials "R.I.R" Etching visible but worn, particularly at the ricasso area. the rest of the etching visible, and the whole blade would benefit from a polish. Blade length 32 inches. Unusual steel mounted leather scabbard, similar to examples made by Wyatt, and likely purchased for use in South Africa. A good untouched sword which should clean up very nicely, and with plenty of room for further research. Sold with a copy of the Wilkinson proof book ledger, and a digital image of Rawson in dress uniform wearing his medals, and holding this very sword. Strictly over 18's only.
Northumberland Fusiliers Sweet Heart Brooch Lovely quality example. all enamel in perfect conditon. Marked "Silver" to the rear.
Norwegian Bronze Defence Medal Or Deltagermedaljen... Awarded to Norwegian and foreign citizens both military and civilian who assisted in both the defence of Norway from invasion, and who fought in her exiled forces during the war, as well as those who fought in the resistance. Makers marking to the rear of the pin clasp.
Norwegian Hunting Knife A fine quality knife, produced by S&S Helle of Norway. Blade length 6 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Norwegian M1894 Knife Bayonet Originally made for the Krag rifle under German occupation during the Second World War and subsequently modified for use with the Selvladekarabin (SLK) [U.S. M1 Carbine] Generally very good condition overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Notts and Derby Insignia Good WW2 originals. Formerly the property of Major J K Ward.
Novelty Crested China Mills Bomb In perfect condition, this example bears the crest of Milford-On-Sea.
Nurse's Trophy Belt Mounted on an '08 Webbing Brace, this example came from the estate of a WW1 Nurse. This example mounted with eight cap badges and ten buttons. Cap badges include: South Staffordshire Northumberland Fusiliers The Essex Regiment 17th Ruahine Regiment (New Zealand) Royal Artillery (moving wheel!) Army Service Corps East Surrey Regiment Durham Light Infantry A wonderful and completely original example.
Officer In Charge Enamel Sign Here is a rarity, which will look great on the door of any "War Room" or as part of a living history display. Measuring: 21 inches long, 2.5 inches wide.
Officers Dressing Case Mappin&Webb A very good quality gentleman's dressing case, by the renowned maker Mappin and Webb. This particular example carries the initials H.W.F. on the outside, and belonged to Brigadier Hamish William Forsythe CBE. Some contents are missing, but could be replaced if desired. A very nice piece, and excellent for display, or as part of a re-enactment.
Officers Housewife Kit A good original bag and mixed lot of buttons, pins, etc. What you see is what you get. A useful lot, as found. Formerly the property of Major J K Ward.
Officers Letters Further Additional Images
Officers Letters&Effect's Final Images
Officers Mess Table Grenade Lighter A rather tired example, with makers stamps to the base. With some careful restoration, this could be made into a valuable item.
Official Photograph Churchill inspecting a Bofors Gun A good period photograph, in excellent condition.
Oil On Canvas Of Adolf Hitler An exceptionally well rendered portrait of the Fuehrer. With provenance stating that it was obtained from the Brother of a Royal Artillery Officer who served in Berlin, and later as a translator at the Nuremberg Trials. Dimensions of Frame 20.5 by 17.5. Canvas and stretcher measures 14.5 by 11.5. Consignment No 51102
Old Nepalese Kukri An interesting if somewhat tired example, without a scabbard, and exhibiting an armoury mark in the form of a half moon. Blade measures 12.5 inches, just under 17 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Old Spec Deactivated British MK I* Lanchester Original finish, it hasn't been polished. Fully moving parts. Original sling. Correct 50 round magazine. Deactivated by World Wide Arms. 25/2/1993 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Old Spec Deactivated British MK II Sten Fully moving parts. Original sling. Correct magazine. Deactivated by Venture II 14/2/1990 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Old Spec Deactivated German MP34 One of the best condition examples I have seen, with a large proportion of original finish. Dated 1942. Matching numbers. Fully moving parts. Original sling. Correct magazine. Portuguese contract example, bearing the countries crest on the receiver, along with Waffenamt stamps. Deactivated by Helston Gunsmiths 23/6/1994 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Old Spec Deactivated German MP40 Makers code "BNZ" dated 1943. Not matching numbers. Fully moving parts. Original sling. Correct MP38/40 magazine. Deactivated by Charnwood Ordnance 8/3/1994 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Old Spec Deactivated German MP41 Pleasing condition, matching numbers to metal work, but not the butt. Manufactured by C.G Haenel of Suhl. Fully moving parts. Original sling. Correct MP41 magazine. Deactivated by Charnwood Ordnance 14/12/1994 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Old Spec Deactivated German MP44 One of the best condition examples I have seen. Fully moving parts. Original sling. Correct MP44 magazine. Deactivated by Ryton Arms 19/9/1995 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Old Spec Deactivated M1 Garand Rifle Manufactured by Springfield Armoury. Dated 1942. Comes with empty clip. Fully moving parts. Original sling. Submitted for a new deactivation certificate by T. Abrams 12/6/2012. The replacement certificate accompanies the rifle. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
Old Spec Deactivated Russian PPSH Matching numbers except for the barrel. Fully moving parts. Dated 1944. Original sling. Correct banana and drum magazines. Cleaning kit in the Butt. Deactivated by Priest Firearms 3/5/1991 with original certificate. Part of a large collection of premium quality deactivated weapons, which have been consigned for sale. Free UK Postage, or collection by appointment. UK sales only. Strictly over 18's only.
On War Service 1914 Lapel Badge A beautiful enamel example.
Order Of St John Medal An early example of this handsome award, lacking its black ribbon.
Original Cartoon Artwork T.W. Ellison Talbot Wilfrid Ellison (1875-1947) Ellison was the political cartoonist for the Birmingham Evening Mail between 1904 and 1947. Before that he had been the political cartoonist for the Newcastle Daily Chronicle. A haunting pen and ink on paper cartoon, entitled "Murder by Mine" There is also another cartoon on the reverse, which has been crossed out in pencil, so two for the price of one. Will look superb once adequately framed.
OTC Swagger Stick Bearing the badge of Kings School Rochester.
Outstanding First World War Nurses Grouping. A simply stunning and completely original group of material from the estate of WW1 Nurse. Gertrude Bate. Nurse Bate served at the Nell Lane, Military Auxiliary Hospital, West Didsbury, just south of Manchester. Consisting of: A small leather suitcase, marked with her initials, G.B. A Art Nouveau style mirror, featuring the initials G.B. Various medical text books, most named to her, including the Red Cross first aid manual, No 1. Various other books,named or dedicated to Gertrude, including an address book, with addresses of other nurses, and with pressed shamrocks, and other clippings. Two glass eye baths, and a boxed glass syringe. Various photographs of Gertrude, including two of her in uniform, one signed by her, and an image of her husband in uniform. Her (future) Husbands WW1 medal pair, correctly impressed "PTE A.L.CASS. EAST KENT R." His two service bibles, both named to him. In the back of one he has listed his postings, including Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, Russia and Ireland. His WW1 "Buffs" Cap Badge. But the star amongst these items is a leather bound autograph book, which Nurse Bate started in 1914, and which was obviously passed around the ward. The book is full of poems, sketches, cartoons, drawings, musings, writings and all sorts of wonderful things, from English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, French, Australian, Canadian and even German POW's! Most of the sketches seem to be named and dated, some with additional information, such as service number, regiment, where wounded, etc, so the fate of these men can be traced. The book seems to stop toward the end of 1917. I have shown 20 images of the case and contents, and 20 images of the autograph book. It was incredibly difficult to decide what to show and what to exclude, so if any serious parties wish to see more images, please just send me an email. This really is a unique facet of military life, and day to day life on the ward of a WW1 hospital, showing the humour in some cases pain, both physical and emotional, that these men and women endured.
Ox&Bucks and Buff's WW2 medals and Document Group All belonging to one man, 5386970 Sgt Arthur Cyril Patrick Waddoups 1st Battalion The Buffs. Originally served with Called up on 20/6/1940 and discharged 19/6/1946. He Originally served with the Ox and Bucks, but when his regiment was disbanded he went on to serve with the Buff's in Burma. Group includes: 39-45 Star Africa Star (8th Army clasp absent-but entitled) Burma Star War Medal Defence Medal Buff's shoulder title. Ox&Buck's Cap Badge Burma Star Association lapel badge. Soldiers Service&Pay Book. Soldiers Release book Class "A" All without ribbons, which may explain the absent clasp. Within the pay book is a folded telegram from the recipients mother, asking if he can return home, as his brother has died. There is also a small passport sized photograph of a young boy. A lovely group, to a hard serving NCO. ***Please see item 50424 for this soldiers Chindit Patch***
P14 Remington Bayonet WW1 1913 Pattern P14 Rifle bayonet, green leather scabbard, with integral leather belt attachment. Stamped 1913 with Remington Roundel, inspection marks 10' '17 and crossed out British acceptance markings with overlaid "U.S." stamps, Made under contract by Remington Arms for the British P14 rifle during the First World War. Strictly over 18's only.
P14 Remington Bayonet This example stamped "1913" and housed in a 1907 SMLE scabbard. It has not had the British Army marks crossed out. Strictly over 18's only.
Pair Of Army Service Corps Officer Collar Dogs Both marked "Ludlow London" One with a repaired lug.
Pair Of British Victorian Yataghan Bayonets In "as found" condition, but good solid condition and would make excellent wall hangers. Strictly over 18's only. Consignment No 51104
Pair of British War Medals To Brothers OX&Bucks One Casualty Correctly impressed: 23321 PTE R DWIGHT OXF&BUCKS LI And 3294 PTE S DWIGHT OXF&BUCKS LI Private Sidney Dwight was killed on 19/07/1916, Aged 21 whilst serving with 2nd/1st Bucks Battalion, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial. In 2009, 19 men from south Buckinghamshire were discovered in a mass grave of around 400 British and Australian soldiers near the village of Fromelles, 10km from the city of Lille. This would indicate that Sidney took part in the "battle of Fromelles" on the 19th July 1916, part of the diversionary attack for the Somme Offensive. He was the Son of Jesse and Lydia Dwight, of Lee Common, Great Missenden, Bucks. It would appear his brother Percy was also killed, less than a month later, serving with A Company, the 1st Bucks Battalion on 15/08/1916. A very poignant little grouping.
Pair of Gilt Brass Buckles Very likely late Georgian, or early Victorian, these charming buckles probably have come from an officers sword belt. Generally excellent condition, with some rubbing to the high points. Each buckle measures 3 inches in length.
Pair Of Military Police Titles (1) A good original pair.
Pair Of Military Police Titles (2) A further set.
Pair of New Zealand Sweetheart Badges The leaf shaped example marked to "J.R.Gaunt, London" Both with pin fastening to the reverse. Nice examples.
Pair of Pistol Sized Powder Flasks A matched pair. Scalloped decoration to both bodies, free from splits, some minor dents. Both having strong spring actions. One missing its spout. Approx 4.5 inches long. No maker markings on either, but good period original flasks.
Pair of RAF Napkin Rings Elegant rings which have been badged with RAF wings. Both rings marked EPNS. I have given one a very quick clean, so you can see how they will both look once tidied up. Both rings have been engraved "J*R" snd the badges look to have been painted to give the illusion of enamel work. Nice pieces which will be very elegant once cleaned.
Pair of Sudanese Knives An interesting small pair of horn mounted (possibly Ibex?) knives. I have seen similar knives from the Sudan, so could be from that area. Interesting punched dot decoration to the blades. Blade length: 5.5 inches, overall 10.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Pair of Trench Art Cartridges Made utilising French Lebel cases. One has been turned into a portable crucifix, and the other a scimitar style letter knife. Good period examples, bought together, and sold together.
Pair of WW1 Officers Portraits Judging by the frames both from the same house, and possibly father and son. One image shows what appears to be a full Colonel, wearing Staff tabs. The other is a younger Cavalry officer, mounted on a horse. Measuring 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches. It may be possible to research the sitters, but certainly an interesting pair of photographs.
Pair, 1902 1911 Coronation Medals, PC. J. Park, A Div. Met. Police 1902 Coronation Medal in Bronze “Metropolitan Police issue (P.C. “A” Division, 1911 Coronation medal Metropolitan Police issue (P.C.) awarded to Police Constable J. Park. Information in J. H. F. Kemp’s book “Medals to the Metropolitan Police” shows 85798 James Park, joined 4 December 1899. Left 20 June 1923 on being pensioned.
Palestine Royal Tank Regiment Photo Album A marvellous little album, charting one mans service in the 4th Royal Tank Regiment, just post WW2. The album contains 30+ pictures of the trooper and his mates, base shots, scenery, etc. Most of the images are annotated, at least the loose ones, one mentions Egypt 1947-48. The tanks appear to be Comet Mk1's, and Centurions.
Parachute Regiment Cap Badge A good copy (Unfortunately!) ***Free Postage***
Paratrooper Scrim Camouflage Scarf The correct WW2 pattern, great for display, or for covering your Paratrooper helmet. Measuring 40x30 inches.
Parkers Improved Vernier Ventometer Used for accurate elevation adjustment on both Snider and Martini service rifles.
Parys Mine Company Anglesey Token 1791 Scarce halfpenny "Druid" token issued by the Parys Mine Company, who were the first to issue tokens in payment to their workers, and general circulation.
Pastel Sketch "Machine Gun Corps" A very well executed period sketch of an MGC officer. Signed and titled near the officers foot. Housed in a handsome gilt frame, which appears to be the original. Frame measures 9.5 inches by 12 inches.
Patent Hilt Heavy Cavalry Officers Sword 7th lancers The sword of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Barkly Dalgety (1868-1947) Second son of Frederick Gonnerman Dalgety, of Lockerley Hall, Southampton. educated at Winton House School in Basingstoke along with his three younger brothers. Originally commissioned into the Wiltshire regiment, Dalgety transferred tot he 7th Hussars in February 1890. He ordered his patent tang sword from Wilkinson Sword in Novemeber 1893, possibly whilst on active service in South Africa. Served as a Lieutenant in South Africa in the Matabele Wars from 1893 to 1897 and received a medal for operations in Matabeleland and Mashonaland in 1896. Participated in the second Boer war 1899-1902 and in 1903 he was listed as Captain with the 7th Hussars and received the Queens (five clasps) and Kings Medals. There is also a WW1 medal index card present for Colonel Dalgety, which may indicate further service. Plenty more research potential, should the new owner choose to do so. Steel hilt in good unbuckled condition, which appears to have been varnished. The gutta percha grips complete, and free from chips, and retaining the original silver twistwire, although a central stand has begun to come away. 35 inch blade, with a slightly blunted tip. Right hand side displays signs of service sharpening, and some loss to the definition of the etching. A 7th Hussars Regimental device is still visible, along with the usual foliate etching, royal standard, etc. The proof slug is absent. The left hand side of the blade has fared slightly better, with Wilkinson name and address at the ricasso clearly visible. More foliate etching, a vacant cartouche, VR monogram and crown as one might expect. Serial number to spine, dating the sword to November 1893. The whole blade has been service sharpened, and displays signs of active service use, with some nicks and chips. Interesting field service scabbard, with polished steel top mount, and leather covered steel bottom mount, almost certainly covered for active service. Accompanied by a copy of the ledger page, and a letter from Wilkinson sword giving details of the original purchaser. A very desirable "fighting" sword, which was carried and no doubt used. If you are looking for shiny and pristine, this sword is not for you. If you are looking for a sword which saw active service, in the hands of a professional soldier, then look no further. Strictly over 18's only.
Patent Hilt Officers Sword 16th Lancers The sword of Major Clive MacDonnell Dixon (10 February 1870 5 November 1914) Dixon was the fifth-born in a family of 6 daughters and 2 sons of Sir Raylton Dixon (1838–1901), shipbuilder from Cleveland Dockyard, Middlesbrough-on-Tees, mayor of Middlesbrough in 1889, himself an amateur artist and caricaturist, and great, great grandson of George Dixon and great great nephew of Jeremiah Dixon. His father, Sir Raylton Dixon, once voted the most popular man in Middlesbrough, owned the largest shipyard on the River Tees and was a notable figure in Middlesbrough’s social, civic andpolitical life. Sir Raylton and Elizabeth Dixon had two sons and six daughters; their elder son, Clive Macdonnell Dixon, was born on 10 February 1870. After education at Rugby and Sandhurst, Clive joined the 16th (The Queen’s) Lancers in 1890. Appointed Second Lieutenant in the 16th Lancers in October 1890, and Captain in 1899. In 1898 he briefly returned to England to marry Lilian Bell, the daughter of John Bell, of Rushpool Hall one of the Bell Brothers of Port Clarence Ironworks. Gertrude Bell, daughter of one of Lilian’s cousins, was delighted with the marriage, writing ‘we could scarcely have wished for anything better’. Lillian gave birth to three sons, Raylton, John and William and three daughters Margaret, Elizabeth and Barbara. Like many of the Dixon family, and like his wife Lilian, Clive was an excellent amateur artist. During the four-month Siege of Ladysmith he produced a humorous picture book filled with his charming watercolour images entitled: ‘The Leaguer of Ladysmith’ which was well received; Queen Victoria had a copy. This material also appeared in the Ladysmith Lyre at the time of the siege. The Sphere praised the book, describing it as 'highly humorous and showing comic sketching genius'. Several watercolours by Dixon are kept by the Africana Museum. During the siege he was appointed Substansive Major Whilst serving on Sir George White VC's Staff. With the end of the siege of Ladysmith Clive returned to Middlesbrough where he received a hero’s welcome. The following year, 1902, Major Dixon retired from the armyand settled down to civilian life, enjoying his great love of horses, hunting and painting. Initially Clive and Lilian lived at Langbaurgh Hall, Great Ayton. Then in 1909 Clive built Chapelgarth at Little Broughton, which became the family home. Clive and Lilian had three sons and three daughters. Their charmed life came to an abrupt end with the start of the Great War. Clive had to surrender his beloved horses to the army, and then he volunteered to rejoin the 16th Lancers, although by now he was forty-four years old. Within two weeks of war being declared, he was in France as second-in-command of his old regiment. The 16th Lancers, as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), were fighting alongside the French, in an unsuccessful attempt to halt the German advance at Mons. After the retreat from Mons, and action at the Battle of the Marne, the 16th Lancers moved to Flanders. Memories of magnificent cavalry charges across the open veldt of South Africa were lost in the mud of the trenches. During the First Battle of Ypres, in October and early November 1914, four out of five members of the BEF were wounded or killed. Major Dixon lost his life on 5 November 1914. In the trenches to the left of the Lancers were French troops in some disarray. Major Dixon drew his sword and attempted to rally them into a counter attack, but received a bullet in his stomach. Seriously wounded, he was carried by an army padre to a field ambulance, but later died from his wounds. Clive Macdonnell Dixon is buried in the Nieuwkerke Churchyard in Belgium. His headstone carries the inscription ‘Strong and of good courage, Sans peur et sans reproche’. The earlier wooden cross marking the grave is now preserved in St Augustine’s Church in Kirkby-in-Cleveland. His name also appears on the War Memorials at Great Broughton and Kirkby. Image and Below Extract Ref: "Memorials of Rugbeians, who fell in the Great War Vol 1-7" Printed for Rugby School by Philip Lee Warner (O.R.) of the Medici Society Ltd. MAJOR C. M. DIXON 16th (THE QUEEN'S) LANCERS CLIVE MacDONNELL DIXON, of Chapelgarth, Stokesley, Yorkshire, was the eldest son of Sir Raylton Dixon, Ship Builder, of Gunnergate Hall near Middlesborough, and of Lady Dixon, daughter of Robert Walker, M.D. He entered the School in 1884, left in 1887, and was gazetted to the 26th Lancers, then stationed at Lucknow, in 1890. He saw service in the Chitral Campaign of 1895, receiving the Medal with Clasp, and went with the Indian Contingent to South Africa, on the outbreak of War in 1899. During the siege of Ladysmith he was A.D.C to Sir George White, and Camp Commandant. He served through the whole War, was awarded the Brevet rank of Major, and received the two Medals with eight Clasps. When this War was over he resigned his Commission, but immediately on the outbreak of War with Germany, Colonel MacEwen applied for Major Dixon to be his Second in Command, and he crossed to France with the Regiment in August, 1914. He took part in the Retreat from Mons, and the Battles of the Marne and of the Aisne. He was mortally wounded when in temporary command of the 16th Lancers, who were gallantly holding their own in the trenches, against the enemy's attacks, near Ypres, on November 5th, 1914. Age 45. He was mentioned in Despatches of January 14th, 1915. The following are extracts from letters from the General Commanding the Brigade, his Colonel and brother Officers "It was a grand and gallant action, and gave one more proof of his splendid spirit. I never can tell you what good work he has done here, both in his skill and capacity in handling troops and in his grand constancy and cheerfulness in our moments of anxiety." "I sent in his name for gallantry, on the second day of the Mons Battle, for carrying out of action, under a heavy shell fire, a man of the 18th Hussars, whose horse was shot - a typical act on his part. "He was adored by everyone, Officers and men. One of the finest characters I ever came across. He was a very fine soldier and did not know the meaning of fear." "He was acting most gallantly at the time he was shot, rallying some French who were next to us, and behaving in the splendid way that always him as the very best The example set is one that all might envy." And one of the men of the Regiment, writing home to his mother, said “Major Dixon ran along the trench, telling us to stick it out and show what we were made of and as all of us were very fond of him, we did stick He was a keen sportsman and, also, a successful artist. He exhibited several large pictures at the Royal Academy. He married, in 1898, Lilian, daughter of John Bell, of Rushpool Hall, Saltburn, and Algiers, and had six children. Patent Hilt Wilkinson Sword numbered 29858 for November 1889. Comes with a copy of the Wilkinson Sword ledger page, confirming sale to Hakes&Co for supply to C.M. Dixon. Etched panel on the right hand side of the blade with initials "C.M.D." A very pleasing and clean sword throughout, with only minor staining and a very small areas of light pitting to the central spine section, and the VR etch to either side. Housed in the original and correct field service brown leather scabbard. Blade length 34.75 inches. Also supplied with digital images of Major Dixon, including one of him wearing this sword. Strictly over 18's only.
Patent Hilted XIX Hussars Officers Sword An absolutely stonking example, by Cook, Clifford Street, Bond Street, London. This example is a three bar light cavalry officers sword, with Reeve's patent hilt. The unusual solid blade carries the regimental XIX to one side, with crowned VR to the other. There are also a set of officers initials, which I have tentatively attributed to Colonel Robert Baring, of the famous Baring Banking Family. Housed in the original scabbard, which has had the scabbard rings removed. All in all a cracking sword, which ticks every box for the serious collector. Blade length 34.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Patent-Hilted Wilkinson Officers Sword Kitchener's Fighting Scouts A superb and very desirable sword regimentally marked to the 9th Lancers. Serial number dating the sword to 1899. Very fine condition throughout, the blade retaining lots of original polish, minimal staining toward the tip. The inside of the hilt having lost most of its plating, and one strand of grip wire coming loose from the gutta percha grip. The scabbard retaining much original polish and free from major dings and dents. Bearing the initials F.F.C. Belonging to Forrester Farnell Colvin C.B.E. Born 22 January 1860 Lt. Col. Forrester Farnell Colvin's family came from Monkhams Hall, a manor house near Waltham Abbey, Essex. During the Boer War it would appear that Colvin was part of a special unit known as Kitchener's Fighting Scouts, an early form of mounted commando unit, which enjoyed great success in gathering intelligence on enemy movements, raiding the enemy, and capturing leading Boers. The 1906 Army List states: Lieutenant Colonel Colvin served in the South African War 1899-1900 with the 9th Lancers and was present in the engagements at Modder River and Magersfontein, at the relief of Kimberly, and the operations around Paardeberg, and the actions at Poplar Grove and Karee Siding: in Transval in May and june 1900, including actions near Johannesburg, Pretoria and Diamond Hill; in the Transvaal west of Pretoria July-29th November 1900; in Orange River Colony May-Nov 1900: including actions at Bethlehem, Wittebergen, and Caledon River; commanded the 9th Lancers 19th July-7th September 1900, afterward commanded a column (twice mentioned in despatches during the Boer War and received the Queens South Africa Medal with six clasps, and the Kings South Africa Medal with two clasps) After retiring in 1907 he co-wrote "The Diary of the 9th Lancers" He died on 16th February 1936 and is buried in Cowfold, West Sussex. Altogether an absolutely stunning sword, of the highest quality, owned and carried by a very interesting career soldier, with room for much more research. A gem for any serious sword collector, and an excellent investment opportunity. Strictly over 18's only.
Pattern 1897 Mounted Infantry 50rnd Bandolier. Generally very nice condition, supple with no flaking or loss. One area of stitched repair to the centre.
Percussion Howdah Pistol Additional Images
Percussion Muff Pistol Typical mid 19thC Birmingham proofed pocket or muff pistol. Mass produced for self protection. Excellent crisp action, and good condition overall. 3 inch barrel, walnut grip. Just under 8 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Percussion Turnover Pistol By Jeffries A handsome little pistol with turn-off barrels engraved with foliage around the muzzles, scroll-engraved breeches, scroll-engraved rounded action signed on the left "Jeffries". Fitted with engraved central hammer and folding trigger, finely chequered walnut butt, small engraved nickel-silver butt-cap, vacant nickel-silver escutcheon (dented) and some finish throughout. Action works well, although the folding trigger does not quite fully emerge upon cocking. 2 inch barrels. 8 inches overall. Circa 1830. Strictly over 18's only.
Period German Dagger Knot A useful accessory. This example measuring 40cm end to end.
Period Group of Five Miniature Medals A super group of five period miniatures, to include: 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal (MID Oak Leaf) Territorial Force War Medal Volunteer Long Service Medal Group swing mounted on a pin bar. The BWM, and Volunteer LSM are toned and appear to be silver.
Period Group of Three Miniature Medals A super group of three period miniatures, to include: British War Medal Victory Medal Meritorious Service Medal Group swing mounted on a pin bar. The BWM, and MSM are toned and appear to be silver.
Period Trio of Miniature Medals Consisting of: Indian General Service (Bars Tirah 1897-8, Samana 1897, Punjab Frontier 1897-8) Queens South Africa Medal (Bars C.C. S.A. 1901) Long Service Good Conduct (EVI) Silver miniatures, swing mounted on a pin bar.
Personalised Bible Handed out to returning soldiers. Named on the inside cover to Harry Lydiatt, who served with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment during WW1.
Photograph Cameron Highlanders Officer An excellent image, depicting a Cameron Highlanders Officer in full dress outfit, complete with basket hilted broadsword. Judging by the officers collars, they appear to be Queens crown, so this could date to circa 1900, and Boer War Period. Complete in frame, and requiring a good clean. I have not removed the image to check for a name, but the reverse has "Miss Needham" scratched in pencil. Measuring: 14 inches by 10.75.
Pictorial History of Swords and Bayonets By Robert Wilkinson-Latham.
Pinfire Pocket Revolver Here is a very interesting and small sized pinfire pocket revolver. Six chambers, with British proofmarks for Birmingham. Folding trigger, and a clearing rod which is housed in the butt, so as not to catch on clothing when being drawn. 3 inch barrel, 7 inches from butt to muzzle. Fantastic strong working action, cycles and locks properly. A pleasing plum colour all over, these little pistols are finally becoming appreciate by collectors. Obsolete calibre, no licence required. Strictly over 18's only.
Pistol/Whistle Lanyard A good example.
Pith Helmet or Solar Topee A very nice example from the heady days of the Raj. This example made by Devichands of New Delhi, a uniform and accoutrement maker who is still in business. A great display item, or a handy fancy dress staple!
Plastic Royal Army Ordinance Corps Cap Badge. A very pleasing example. ***Free UK Postage***
Poland Shoulder Titles Fine unworn originals.
Polish 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division Silver Breast Badge Superb "Christmas Tree" Division award, in .800 silver, probably for an officer. Excellent untouched condition.
Polish Deported to Siberia Cross
Polish Monte Cassino Medal Grouping. Consisting of a Canvas document pouch, containing: Polish Cross of Valour Polish War Medal Polish Silver 10 Year Service in the Army Medal Monte Cassino Cross Legitymacja for the Monte Cassino Cross, named to "Majda"with corresponding numbers to the Cross. 39-45 Star Italy Star British War Medal 39-45 Defence Medal Medal ribbon bar on plastic for the 39-45 and Italy Stars. Two original "POLAND" Shoulder titles, unmounted. A Polish bullion 2nd Army Corps unit flash. A great little lot, untouched and unresearched, exactly as found.
Polish National Defence Medal
Polish Participation In The War Of Defence Medal
Polish Silver Cross Of Merit
Portuguese M1904 Mauser-Vergueiro Rifle Bayonet Excellent condition. These bayonets were produced between 1904–1909 by Simson & Co. of Suhl, Germany. Approximately 75,000 were made. Strictly over 18's only.
Post War Kukri Late war or just post war bazaar bought kukri with decorated horn grip. Non plated blade which has been professionally sharpened, so quite possibly carried and used by a soldier. 12.5 inch blade, 17.25 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Practical Flying: Complete Course of Flying Instruction Original 1918 edition. A very interesting read, for the aviation enthusiast.
Pre 1856 Pattern Bandsmans Sword Devonshire Regiment Early example with 22 inch slightly curved single edged blade with etched cartouche "1st DEV 19" The same regimental designation is repeated on the top mount of the scabbard. (lacking its press stud) Brass cruciform hilt with trefoil finials with VR monogram to the centre.. In its original brass & leather mounted scabbard with no shrinkage. The sword 27 ½ inches overall. A. excellent example of this early type of bandsman's sidearm, with the bonus of carrying the regimental markings. Strictly over 18's only.
Presentation Cigarette Case Major General Hone. Presented in 1920 to Herbert Ralph Hone when he left the Army and headed to Uganda to become their Assistant Treasurer. Hone was a very interesting man, and quite ani mportant during WW2. Plenty of information and pictures can be gleaned from the internet. His obituary may be found here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-majgen-sir-ralph-hone-1561395.html He won his MC in April 1918: "When in command of a company Lt Hone led his men with skill and courage, and drove out a party of the enemy who had penetrated into his trench. Later, he held the right flank of his battalion against a determined bombing attack, when he was severely wounded. By his action and example he undoubtedly saved the situation at a critical moment" The case itself is in very good condition, free from major dings or dents. A quality piece.
Presentation Photograph Royal Marines Cadet Corps Presented to a Corporal C.E. Hurley RM. A great image, dated 1930. Measures 18 by 14 inches.
Princess Mary Christmas Card "1915" A good original Princess Mary Gift tin accessory, being the 1915 dated version of the Christmas card. Good condition overall, with a small amount of pencil scribble to the reverse, which could be erased with ease.
Princess Mary Gift Pencil A very good example which will set your tin off nicely.
Princess Mary Gift Tin A great example of the famous gift box. This is a good clean example and is free from dents and splits.
Princess Mary Gift Tin A good example of these increasingly sought after tins. This one free from dents, dings or splits, and has not been cleaned.
Princess Mary Gift Tin A fine example, retaining a large proportion of original finish.
Princess Mary Gift Tin And Bullet Pencil Occasionally it can be difficult being a dealer. Sometimes the mercenary part of you tells you to split up items for maximum profit. However, the collector in me just doesn't have the heart to do it, especially with items such as this. A complete Princess Mary tin, of the type issued to the next of kin. They received the tin itself, the bullet pencil, and a Christmas card, although it often took some time for these to reach the intended recipients. This one comes in almost mint condition, complete and untouched. The only damage is some minor dents to the underside of the tin itself. It even retains the piece of cardboard used to hold the bullet pencil, which I have seen traded on their own for £30+! Break down the value of the individual items and this represents very good value, but I hope the new owner will keep it together. If that new owner is interested, I can even share with them the name of the soldier whose next of kin received this tin. He was killed in October 1914.
Princess Mary Gift Tin With Contents A very fine example. The tin retaining a large proportion of the original finish, and free from splits or dents. Containing the original bullet pencil, correctly marked to the body with Princess Mary's crowned monogram. Sterling silver marked "bullet". Complete with the 1914 version of the Christmas card. Tins with these contents are usually associated with early casualties. Becoming increasingly hard to find with these contents.
Princess Mary Gift Tin With Provenance A standard tin, retaining lots of its original gilt, but with some splitting at the corners. However, found inside was a small newspaper clipping of an obituary, for Sgt Cecil Denham Williams of the RGA, presumably the original recipient of the tin. There is also an envelope addressed to a Lt Williams of the Cameronians, which is postmarked for 1942. Inside are some cloth rank pips. I assume Lt Williams is Sgt Williams son, but that is for the next owner to research. An interesting and poignant lot.
Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry Photograph Frame A simply wonderful WW1 commemorative frame, bearing the Regimental Insignia of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry. I believe the frame is made if bronze. The frame houses an original photograph of an Officer wearing a PPCLI cap badge. Upon opening the frame, to see if the reverse of the photograph contained any clues as to the officers identity, I was shocked to discover a second identical image of the same officer. However, this photograph is signed by the officer himself, and on the reverse bears his name Donald Cameron. Donald Ewan Cameron was killed in action on March 15th, 1915, whilst serving as a Lieutenant with the No 3 Company PPCLI at St Eloi, France. He was 44. He has previously served as a Major in the Duke of York`s Royal Canadian Hussars. He was participating in a counter attack on German trenches west of the mound at St Eloi, when he was shot in the throat by German machine gun fire, being killed almost instantly. Seven other NCO's and men were also killed in the same attack. A very scarce and moving piece of Great War militaria.
Promotional Oil Can Burmah Oil Company Probably late 1920's/1930's. Marked on either side "BOC Motor Spirit" Measures 2.2.5 inches tall. Possibly the cap for a promotional can, or might even have been a car mascot. The Burmah Oil Company existed between 1886-2000.
Prussian 1871 Dress Bayonet A very good example of this dress sidearm. At some point it its life it was fitted with a safety/release catch, which is now absent, which is a variation I have never seen before, possibly for Police? A handsome item. Strictly over 18's only.
Prussian 1871 Mauser Bayonet A very pleasing example of this handsome bayonet. Produced by Clemens&Jung and dated 1876. Original and tight fitting brass mounted leather scabbard with minimal shrinkage. Throat screw absent. Strictly over 18's only.
Prussian Franco-Prussian War Medal
Prussian Franco-Prussian War Medal with Combat Clasps The only example of this familiar medal I have ever seen with battle bars attached to the ribbon. Traditionally mounted in the Prussian style, with pin fastening to the reverse.
Prussian Infantry Officers Sword I am reliably informed that this is the Prussian version of the British 1796 Infantry officers sword. Plain, unfullered blade, with no makers marking I can find. Very pleasing condition, and free from any movement, and retaining all the wire wrap at the hilt. Sadly no scabbard. Blade length almost 31.5 inches.
Prussian Infantry sabre model 1715 Or Prussian Garde-Infanterie-Säbel M.1715 This is a Prussian infantry hanger, circa 1786-1816. The overall condition of the sword is superb, it would be near impossible to upgrade. The blade remains tight in the hilt, and the blade retains its original finish. The blade etching is bright and crisp, showing the cyphers on both sides of the blade, FWR for Frederick William Rex, for King Frederick William II (1786-1797) and Frederick William III (1797-1840). The cast brass hilt is in wonderful condition. Regiment/rack numbers found on shell guard and knuckle bow. Housed in its original black leather scabbard, all fittings concealed, with a long brass frog hook and a brass ball tip to the lower end. Strictly over 18's only.
Prussian M1871 Mauser Bayonet A very pleasing example of this handsome bayonet. Some shrinkage to the leather scabbard, which has dislocated the bottom mount somewhat. A common problem with these bayonets, and could be helped by a re-positioning of the top mount. Strictly over 18's only.
Prussian Medal Trio A handsome group of three Prussian awards, consisting of: Franco Prussian 1870-71 War Medal Wilhelm I Centenary medal, 9 Year Service medal The group is swing court mounted, in the traditional Prussian manner.
Prussian WW1 Bayonet Frog A very pleasing original example, maker marked, and dated 1916.
Prussian WW1 Red Cross Medal
Punch with Wings: A Cartoon History of the Royal Air Force By David Langdon.
Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Carved Tray A very high quality piece of carving, to the 5th Battalion, Q.O.R.W.K.
Queen's WW1 Title T. 5. Queen's shoulder title. All three lugs intact.
Queens South Africa Medal This one has been through the ringer!! Brooched medal, which has has the brooch removed. It has also been renamed at some point. Naming now reads "J.NANKERVIS"
R101 Airship Postcard. (1) Lovely condition, and postally unused.
R101 Airship Postcard. (2) Another excellent unsent example.
RAF Sweet Heart Badge A fine enamel example.
RAF 1937 Pattern Pistol Belt No rear buckles, and desirably dated 1940. 34 inches long.
RAF 37 Pattern Revolver Holster Dated 1941.
RAF Air Gunner Brevet A WW2 period "flat" example.
RAF Anti-Glare Spectacles Air Ministry AM Spectacles Anti-Glare Type E.2. Made by M.W.&Co Ltd. Original tin, in good overall condition.
RAF Benevolent Fund Bell A good example, in need of a clean.
RAF Bullion Navigators Brevet WW2 original, with pin fixing.
RAF Comforts Committee Badge A "Voluntary Worker" Example
RAF Dog Tags and Crucifix Inscribed "1551711 CS W.RITCHIE" Good Condition. ***FREE POSTAGE***
RAF Douglas Combined Protractor And Parallel Rule A good example of this piece of wartime navigational equipment.
RAF Enamel Sweet Heart A charming example.
RAF Kirton-in-Lindsey Painted Shield A charming WW2 Period hand painted example, measuring 7 inches high, and 6 inches wide. It features the motto "Je Vole A Tous Vents" (I fly whatever the wind) Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, was home to Number 71 Squadron of the RAF's Fighter Command. 71 Squadron was composed of mostly Americans and was one of the "Eagle Squadrons" of American volunteers fighting during WW2, prior to America's entry into the war.
RAF Ladies Powder Compact A superb enamel and marcasite example, in gilt metal, with mirror to the interior, and a star design to the reverse.
RAF Leadership Booklet An interesting wartime publication, to assist new officers.
RAF Lightweight Summer Helmet A good clean example of these helmets, which seem to be harder to come by then their leather counterparts.
RAF Linen Backed Map WW2 Well used condition, this example covering the Midlands (S).
RAF Marcasite Sweetheart Brooch A good period example, but missing some stones and some of the paint from the crown.
RAF Navigator's Parallel Rule Marked 'Capt. Field's Improved' and with clear Air Ministry and Crown markings. Some minor chips to one edge, but generally a very good example, in good working order.
RAF Officers Cap Eagle A useful spare, in excellent condition.
RAF Officers Cufflinks A nice set of early Royal Air Force cufflinks, gold coloured metal with black enamel. No visible markings. Early badge, circa 1918.
RAF Officers Side Cap Insignia Excellent example, with backing plate and screws.
RAF Other Ranks Side Cap Excellent condition, dated 1943.
RAF Padded Navigator Brevet WW2 original example.
RAF Padded Signaller Brevet An original WW2 example.
RAF Parade (1944) By S Evelyn Thomas
RAF Pilot Photograph A good period portrait image of a young RAF Pilot. Measures in frame: 12 inches by 9.5.
RAF Pilot's Log Books And Medal Grouping Additional Images Further images of this fascinating group.
RAF Signaller Padded Brevet An Original WW2 example.
RAF Silk "Escape and Evasion" Map A very good example of a 43 series period double sided map, showing sheets A for France, Belgiium and Holland, and B German-Swiss frontier. Great vivid colours and free from rips/holes/ etc.
RAF Sweetheart Badge A good English made silver and enamel example.
RAF Tropical Rank Epaulettes Squadron Leader Some Moth damage, but good WW2 originals, still stapled together.
RAF Type C Flying Helmet A recently uncovered and untouched example of this iconic Royal Air Force flying helmet. Compete with the correct earphones and flying goggles. A wonderful sleeper.
RAF Type C Flying Helmet Named The second example, named to the interior "S. Baker". A small tear to the front centre of the helmet, above the forehead. Other thant that, no visible flaws. Good clean interior. Not previously offered for sale.
RAF Victory In Europe Message Issued by the 2nd Tactical Air Force, from Air Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham.
RAF Volunteer Reserve Sweetheart Enamel Badge RAF V.R. Enamel Sweetheart Brooch/Badge Button hole type. 100% original and in perfect condition.
RAF WW2 Female Reciepient Box issued to C.F. BARR (MISS) CHEVIN HOUSE AVENUE RD DUFFIELD DERBY Containing unworn 1939-45 War Medal, with ribbon, in original cellophane packet, along with Air Ministry transmission slip, and ticker tape. A lovely untouched medal, worth of research.
Raj Period Officers Bowie Knife A very fine Indian made bowie knife with a damascus blade. The ten and a half inch blade has been sharpened on both sides and terminates in a spear point. The tip is is bent, and the blade shows some light pitting midway down one side, and has some scattered staining, but is generally very good. The crossguard is decorated with foliage on both sides as is the steel pommel cap. The whole knife is nice and tight, with absolutely no movement. The steel mounted leather scabbard is in good shape, the blade fits snugly. The scabbard has its original leather belt frog, which is missing its belt loop, and in need of some TLC. Overall a very nice piece, which if the few small flaws were corrected, would significantly increase in value. Strictly over 18's only.
RAMC Sweet Heart Badge An enamel bar brooch example.
Rank and Badges in the Army, Navy, RAF and Auxilaries Published 1940 A good useful usable example, some of the pages are loose, but the booklet is complete.
Ransomes Patent Travelling Inkwell The inkwell is stamped ‘De La Rue & Co.’. The company was formed in Guernsey in 1813 by Thomas De La Rue before he moved to London in 1821 to set up as a printer, stationer and fancy goods manufacturer. The business was a great success and innovative. They are still in business. Patented circa 1880, and advertised by the Army and Navy Store up until the end of WW1. Allegedly the Price of Wales owned an example he carried during his time with the Grenadier Guards. The pewter body houses a glass well and is surmounted by a mahogany frame. Still functions perfectly.
RAOC Sweetheart Badge This Royal Army Ordnance Corps example in unmarked 9 carat gold, and complete in original presentation box.
RCAF Wireless/Air Gunner Brevet A lovely original, padded WW2 example.
Reconnaissance Corps Khaki Beret A fine example of the scarce khaki beret worn by members of the Reconnaissance Corps. This example made by Kangol and dated 1945, complete with original paper tag.
Reconnaissance Corps Plaque Interesting copper plaque, mounted in oak. Measures 6.75 inches by 6.75 inches.
Red Cross and St John War Organisation Badge Scarce little badge, appears WW1 period. Marked J.R. Gaunt to the reverse.
Red Cross First Aid Manual No1 A nice used example, dated 1938. Carries the original owners name and address on the title page.
Red Cross First Aid Manual No3 A very good, used example, dated 1939. "Issued with the approval of the War Office"
Regimental Police Brassard A good WW1 Period example, mounted on black velvet, possibly used for mourning duties? Missing a button, but free from moth and other damage.
Regimental Silver Pin Tray A small, but beautifully cast pin tray, possibly Chinese in origin, bearing a Kings Crown Crest to the centre. Excellent condition.
Regimental Standing Orders Grenadier Guards 1939 dated example of this scarce little book, bearing the original owners name on the fly leaf.
Regimentally Marked 1907 SMLE Bayonet A good example, pommel marked "14 LD" for the 1/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish) Strictly over 18's only.
Regular Army Reserve of Officers Badge Superb hallmarked (Birmingham) silver badge. Letter P dating to 1914
Rehandled Kukri This piece is interesting, appearing to be an earlier blade which has been rehandled at some point in its working life. The blade is unusual, in that it has some Devanāgarī script inlaid in brass/gold along with what appears to be the arms of Nepal. Not something I have encountered before. Blade length: 9.5 inches Overall: 13.75 inches Strictly over 18's only.
Relic 1821 Pattern Cavalry Officers Sword Good for spares, or an inexpensive wall hanger. Strictly over 18's only.
Relic 1912 Pattern Officers Sword I bought this recently, the story being it was found in a barn in France in the early 1990's. By the condition of it, it may well have been the case! The sword is a Wilkinson, and the makers logo is still visible, along with some blade etching. The serial number on the back is unresearched, but does date the sword to the first part of WW1. The sword is whole and solid, It could be improved a little, but like all my items, it is left to the new owner to decide. If only the thing could talk, quite evocative in its own way, and it goes without saying, much cheaper than a mint example! Strictly over 18's only.
Remington Bayonet Made by Remington in May 1916 for the British .303" P.14 rifle. No US marks, and the British marks are nice and clear. Strictly over 18's only.
Remington P17 Bayonet A very good example, with a good amount of original colour to the scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
Remington Toy Cap Pistol A beautiful 1960's 100 shot cap revolver, in diecast metal with white plastic grip, produced by Winfield of Great Britain. One of my favourite toys as a young boy, and now a very collectable item in its own right. This one was obviously not cherished by its owner, which is very sad, although it does mean that it is in very near mint condition, and contained within its original box.
Repaired Kukri An older 19thC military blade, which has a repaired/replaced bolster. Well carved plain grip. 13 inch blade, nearly 18 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Republic Of Zaire OPS Shaba Medal
RHG Officers Sword Further Images Additional Images
Ribbon Bar Central Africa Medal An unusual glazed ribbon bar. Crack to the glass, but on the border of the ribbon colour, so not immediately noticeable. Provisonal patent and makers marking A.J.P&Co LTD to rear. Also marked E.Lan, possibly for the East Lancashire Regiment.
Rifle Brigade Cap Badge A good original Kings crown example.
RLB Dagger Additional Images Further images are also available on request.
RMS Lusitania Commemorative Medal Cast iron medal commemorating the sinking of the Cunard liner RMS Lusitania on the 5th May 1915. Generally good condition, with some rust.
ROAC WW2 Medal Group Boxed set of four, comprising: 1939-45 star, Italy star, defence and war medals in mint unworn condition. Box addressed to: Mr F. M. Bourd of Long Eaton Notts. With correctly marked entitlement slip, medal ribbon bar, and original cap badge. Unusual name may offer research opportunities.
Rolls Royce Conversion Table Book An interesting little book, as used by RR staff. This example bears a neat name "R.J. Whitford" on the fly leaf.
Romanian Crusade Against Communism Medal 1941
Royal Air Force Button Lighter
Royal Air Force Gosport Tubes A good set.
Royal Air Force Ladies Compact A charming gilt metal example, with hand painted RAF wings to the front.
Royal Air Force Leather Stamp Probably for bookbinding work, this impressive stamp has a detailed RAF badge affixed in brass. Possibly for use on a post WW1 regimental history. Incredibly rare, if not unique, and the ultimate for quirky item for a regimental badge collector.
Royal Air Force Matchbox Cover A sweet little item, probably sold to raise funds for the war effort. It has Churchill's famous quote on the reverse.
Royal Air Force Motto Sweet Heart Brooch A fine early example.
Royal Air Force Officers Sword A genuine example ERII by Wilkinson Sword, in exceptionally pleasing condition. This example produced circa 1975. With the exception of some small blemishes on the blade, and small sections of gilt loss to the guard, this sword's condition would make it suitable to be carried by a serving officer. These swords are few and far between, and copies abound. A rare opportunity for the collector, or for a serving officer to carry a genuine RAF Officers sword, which will only go up in value. Strictly over 18's only.
Royal Air Force Pilot's Log Books And Medal Grouping A really splendid, and untouched archive of WW2 trainee pilot F/O Alan George Huggett. The quantity is huge, a large biscuit tin full of everything from his RAF acceptance letter in 1942, through his training in Canada, and his promotion to Pilot Officer. I will list everything included below, and take general photographs of the main parts. further images and information are, as always, available upon request. One pair RAF dogtags, 1805827 (blood group 2A) One 1939-45 Star One 1939-45 War Medal. One Pair RAF Sgt's stripes. One Pair signallers flases. One pair volunteer reserve patches. One pair Pilot Officer rank slides Two pair propeller patches One RAF cap badge One RAF officer side cap badge One flat signaller wing One RAF Silver RAFVR lapel badge One RAF leather and gilt tag. One RAF Officer button. One RAF identity Card with photograph to 168331 F/O Alan George Huggett One Pilot's Flying Log Book, detailing training operations from January 31st 1944 to July 3rd 1944 One Flying Log book for Aircrew other than Pilots showing qualification as a Wireless Operator from February 9th, 1945. One service New Testament One Services Clothing Book One letter of congratulation on his appointment as a Pilot officer, dated 14th April 1945. Letter of welcome to the RAF dated 13th May 1942. Two telegrams of congratulation. An image of a lady A certificate from St John's Ambulance qualifying A.G. Huggett to render fist aid to injured, dated August 28 1944 at RCAF Nationl Defence Centre, Calgary. A photograph of Huggett in Officers uniform. A photograph of Huggett with his crew mates, in front of an aircraft (Liberator?) A photograph of two RCAF bombers taken mid-flight. A large quantity of tuition material, relating to his training, with lots of handwritten notation. A truly superb and comprehensive grouping, to an RAF who appears to have qualified just too late to join the war effort.
Royal Air Force Service Edition New Testament A good example, with a sweet inscription to the fly leaf.
Royal Air Force Silk Escape Map Sheets E&F A wonderful example of the '43 series silk escape and evasion map. Sheet's E and F showing The German Protectorate, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary on one side, and Croatia, Montenegro, Hungary, Slovakia, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland on the other. Excellent condition, vivid colours, and free from holes, rips, or other damage.
Royal Air Force Sweet Heart Badge A miniature Officers Cap Insignia.
Royal Air Force Type C Flying Helmet One of two recently purchased together, this example named to the interior "R.W. BAKER". AM marked goggles. Good supple condition, with no visible flaws. Not offered for sale before.
Royal Armoured Corps Car Mascot A very handsome 1950's RAC grill badge made by J.R. Gaunt, London. It is a little dirty, but the chrome is all in place, as is the enamel, and it would clean nicely.
Royal Armoured Corps Shoulder Title A good printed example, with an arm flash.
Royal Army Medical Corps Officers Sword A superb George V example, produced by Robert Mole and Sons, in exceptional condition. Not an easy sword to find, and you would spend years trying to better this one. Blade has been lightly greased, which has preserved the original frosting. Serial number to the spine. Blade length 32.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Royal Army Medical Corps Officers Sword DSO Winner The sword of Brigadier George Singleton Parkinson, C.B.E., D.S.O (1880-1953) George Singleton Parkinson was born in October 1880 and was educated at Bath College. Volunteering for active service in the Imperial Yeomanry on the outbreak of hostilities in South Africa in October 1899, he served in the 75th (Sharpshooters) Company, 18th Battalion, as a member of that unit’s original contingent of 120 men, and qualified for the above described Medal and clasps. Returning to his studies in 1902, he qualified as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (M.R.C.S.) and as a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians (L.R.C.P.) in 1906, and was commissioned into the Royal Army Medical Corps in August 1908. By the outbreak of hostilities in August 1914, he was serving as a Captain in Southern Command, but was immediately embarked for active service in the B.E.F., in which capacity he served without respite until the Armistice in 1918, initially as Deputy Assistant Director of Hygiene and latterly as Assistant Director of Medical Services, 1st Army, not least in the Lys offensive of April 1918. He was awarded the D.S.O. and three times mentioned in despatches (London Gazettes 1 January 1916, 29 May and 24 December 1917 refer), in addition to receiving the French Legion of Honour (Chevalier) and Croix de Guerre (London Gazette 6 November 1918), and Portuguese Military Order of Aviz (Chevalier) (London Gazette 21 August 1919). The award of his French Medaille de la Reconnaissance was also for services in the Great War, but the relevant announcement did not appear in the London Gazette until 2 March 1926. Parkinson served as Deputy Assistant Director of Hygiene and Medical Officer of Health at Gibraltar 1919-23 and, on returning to the U.K., was appointed Assistant Professor of Hygiene at the Royal Army Medical College, in which latter capacity he served until being placed on the Reserve of Officers as a Lieutenant-Colonel in August 1928. In the following year he took up appointment as an Assistant Director and Lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, but was recalled to the R.A.M.C. in September 1939, when he served briefly at Millbank before returning to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as acting Dean, in place of Sir Wilson Jameson. Here he remained employed until 1943, when he was selected for service as Director of the Allied Military Government in Sicily and Italy, and was attached to the National Headquarters of the Armistice Control Commission in Italy 1944-45, latterly in the acting rank of Brigadier. During his tour with the Allied Military Government, he played a prominent part with the American Forces in controlling the typhus outbreak that broke out in Italy - particularly in Naples where mass delousing of the civilian populace was carried out under the Commission’s supervision. He was awarded the C.B.E. (London Gazette 13 December 1945 refers), and the American Typhus Commission Medal (London Gazette 17 October 1946 refers), in addition to the Italian Red Cross ‘Croce al Merito’ in 1947 (his Who’s Who entry refers). No record, however, has been found for the award of his American Legion of Merit, and verification is still required for his Jubilee 1935 and Coronation 1937 Medals. The Brigadier, who served as a Technical Adviser to the Greek Government in Athens in 1951, was advanced to Commander in the Order of St. John in 1952 (London Gazette 4 January of that year refers), and died at Epsom, Surrey in August 1953, aged 72. Awards: Distinguished Service Order, G.V.R.,The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, Officer ‘s (Brother’s) breast badge,Queen’s South Africa 1899-1902, 5 clasps, Cape Colony, Rhodesia, Orange Free State, Transvaal, South Africa 1901 (15492 Tpr., 75th Coy. 18th Imp. Yeo.); 1914 Star, British War and Victory Medals, 1939-45 Star; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals; Jubilee 1935; Coronation 1937; French Legion of Honour, Chevalier’s breast badge, French Croix de Guerre 1914-1918; French Medaille de la Reconnaissance, Portuguese Military Order of St. Avis, Chevalier’s breast badge, U.S.A., Legion of Merit, Officer’s breast badge, U.S.A., Typhus Commission Medal; Italian Red Cross, Merit Medal, D.S.O. London Gazette 1 January 1918. O. St. J. London Gazette 23 June 1939. As can be seen from the images, the sword is in generally very untouched good condition. The Special pattern brass hilt remains in good, unbuckled shape. The central cartouche bearing the cypher of Edward VII. The shagreen grip is 99% complete, and retains all of its twistwire. The blade, retailed by Holt and Son Sackville St., London, measures 32.5 inches, and retains a high degree of its original polish, and frost etching. It bears the usual foliate engraving, the crowned arms of Edward VII, as well as a cartouche with the initials "G.S.P." Serial number to the spine at the ricasso. Only minor blemishes to the blade, although there is a small amount of corosion at the very tip of the blade. Housed in its correct field service leather scabbard, which is a good tight fit. Some signs of repair above the drag, but generally solid. All in all, a very handsome example of this scarce pattern, and with great owner provenance. Strictly over 18's only.
Royal Army Reserve Solid Silver Example. Fully Hallmarked for Birmingham 1913. Excellent condition.
Royal Artillery Association Committee Badge Excellent condition overall, marked to the reverse: J.R. Gaunt London.
Royal Artillery Cap Badge A static wheel example, in very good condition.
Royal Artillery Cigarette Case A good condition item, appearing unused, with enamel badge. Would make a good business card case for those wanting a modern application.
Royal Artillery MSM Medal Group A very impressive group of medals, awarded to Edmund Leahy. Comprising: 1914-15 Star British War Medal Victory Medal All correctly impressed to: "11493 S.SJT E LEAHY RFA" India General Service Medal with bar "Afghanistan NWF 1919" Correctly impressed "11493 S-SGT E B LEAHY MWS Meritorious Service Medal correctly impressed "S SJT E B LEAHY MIL WKS SERV" Long Service good Conduct Medal correctly impressed "S/SERGT E B LEAHY MWS" All medals mounted for wear and in generally very fine condition. Complete with matching set of period silver dress miniatures, an MSM and LSGC medal bar, a large silver medal from St Joseph's Seminary, Nainital 1898, awarded to Edmund Leahy for obtaining first place in his Middle School examinations, December 1898. Also two smaller silver medals, awarded to a G B Leahy for Billiards,1902 and 1903, Kirkee 45th RFA.
Royal Artillery Officers Slouch Hat WW2 Acquired recently with two suitcases full of WW2 officers kit. Not badged, and no sign of it ever being so, but with RA colours incorporated around the central puggaree band. Complete with leather chinstrap, and ordnance marked on the inner liner. A very good example overall, with some storage dirt, but exactly as it was put away 70 odd years ago.
Royal Artillery Officers Sword A very pleasing, and untouched Victorian example. Hilt, scabbard and all exterior metal covered with a fine layer of surface rust. The grip has, unusually, been covered in a pink silk fabric. This has worn away in part, exposing the twistwire and shagreen beneath. which appears in good condition. The blade is nice and clean, with bright etching along three quarters of its 34 inch length, slightly duller to the right hand side. Some loss of claritiy to the "Royal Artillery" legend, encompassed withing feathered lighting bolts. Good bright crown and cannon etching to the left. A minor loss to the very tip of the blade. London makers marking to the left hand ricasso, proof slug to the right. Centre of Percussion marking to the spine. Generally a good sword, which will benefit from the usual TLC. Strictly over 18's only.
Royal Berkshire Regiment Sweetheart Badge A lovely silver and enamel example. ***FREE POSTAGE***
Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps Cap Badge An excellent original. ***Free Postage***
Royal Engineers Swagger Stick A rather battered example.
Royal Engineers Sweetheart badge Lovely GV enamel badge. No Markings. A small "bubble" to the enamel, rather than a knock, and not really noticeable unless you are looking for it.
Royal Flying Corps Album A wonderful early album of photographs charting a young soldiers beginnings in a cadet corps, through joining the RFC, to becoming an Observer. In excess of 90 images, almost all showing some aspect of military and RFC life, along with some early aerial shots which look to be of front line positions. As one might expect for a 100 year old amateur photograph album, a few of the images are faded, the vast majority being legible. The album whilst all together is showing its age, the spine is broken and some of the pages are loose. All in all a fabulous piece of history.
Royal Flying Corps Propeller Clock A wonderful mantle clock, made from an old WW1 propeller boss. The movement is by Smiths, and an RFC other ranks cap badge has been mounted at 12 O'clock. Somebody's personal memento of the Great War. Base of clock measures 14.5 inches. We have not attempted to wind the clock, and it should be regarded as non working.
Royal Flying Corps Propeller Clock Egypt A unique example of these sought after propeller clocks. This example is dated 1918, and was presumably made for or by somebody who trained out at one of the training squadrons in Egypt. It is highly decorative, and looks very handsome when displayed. It benefits from having the original key, and when I inspected the clocks mechanism, I also found a WW1 period Officers Air training Corps collar badge in the recess at the clock's rear. We have not attempted to wind the clock, and it should be regarded as non working
Royal Fusiliers Leather Stamp Probably for bookbinding work, this impressive stamp has a detailed Royal Fusiliers badge affixed in copper. Possibly for use on a post WW1 regimental history. Incredibly rare, if not unique, and the ultimate quirky item for a regimental badge collector.
Royal Guernsey Light Infantry Sweetheart Badge A lovely little badge, with good golden colour.
Royal Horse Artillery Drivers Riding Crop A good example, which need the leather replacing on the tip.
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Royal Horse Guards Special Pattern Cavalry Sword to an Irish Earl The sword of John Henry George Crichton, the 5th Earl of Erne. The 5th Earl inherited his title aged just eight years old. His father, Lord Crichton served on the staff in South Africa during the Boer War, 1899- 1900, was besieged in Ladysmith, and was awarded the DSO. He was an equerry inordinary to the Prince of Wales (later George V), 1901-1908. In 1903 he married Mary, fifth daughter of the 1st Duke of Westminster. He served in the First World War as a major in the Royal Horse Guards, and was killed in action in Belgium in October 1914. Sadly history was to repeat itself. The 5th Earl was educated at Eton and from 1921 to 1924 he was a page of honour to King George V, his godfather. In 1928 Lord Erne came of age, and in November returned to Crom Castle, the family seat. In 1931, Lord Erne married Lady Davidema (Davina) Bulwer-Lytton, younger daughter of the 2nd Earl and Countess of Lytton. He had one son, Henry George, the 6th and present Earl, and two daughters. He was appointed a deputy lieutenant and J.P. for Co. Fermanagh in 1936. From 1936 until 1939 he was a Lord-in-Waiting to the King and a Government Whip, frequently speaking in the House of Lords, where he sat as Baron Fermanagh. He resigned because he wanted to devote more time to the management of his remaining family estates in Fermanagh. For a time he served as lieutenant in the Royal Horse Guards, his father's old regiment. Soon after the outbreak of war in 1939, he raised the North Irish Horse, which was based in Enniskillen between November 1939 and February 1940. Around this time he re enlisted with the RHG, being attached to the 12th Royal Lancers as part of the Royal Armoured Corps, serving with the British Expeditionary Force. From 12 Lancers War Diary dated 23rd May 1940 "Early in the morning orders were received for a reported enemy penetration in the area of St. Omer to be verified and A Sqn was despatched to report on the situation in the area. Maj. A.M. Horsbrugh-Porter reported that there was only a few RE's and RA batteries in the area; and the enemy had infact been able to cross in the area of Renescure H1950, and that he had been asked to counter-attack the enemy to enable the RE's to withdraw from Renescure and to enable a battery to be recovered. The CO gave permission for this attack to be made, and A Sqn counter-attacked the enemy infantry on the high ground to the North and NW of Renescure, inflicted a number of casualties and held up their advance sufficiently long for the guns to withdraw." "It was during this attack that 2/Lt. ATG Roddick was unfortunately killed at Lynde , and Maj. Lord Erne, who was attached to the Regt and acting as 2nd in Cmd of A Sqn, so severely wounded by A.Tk gun fire from the rear that he died of his wounds." 38699 Major JOHN HENRY GEORGE CRICHTON, 5th Earl of Erne is buried at Wormhoudt Communal Cemetery. His name appears on a stained glass memorial window in the Palace of Westminster. A direct descendent of William the Conqueror. The sword itself, manufactured by Wilkinson sword in October 1927, is of standard 1912 Cavalry officer form, with etched bowl guard depicting the crowned initials of the Royal Horse Guards. The blade is decorated with etched RHG badge, and the regiments battle honours. The sword also carries an etched panel with the letter "E" in the centre. The sword is in generally very good condition, only minor blemishes to the exterior of the guard. The shagreen remains intact, as does the wore binding. The blade carries some age related staining and minor pitting, but is completely untouched, and would benefit from gentle cleaning. It is contained in its correct field service scabbard. Blade length 35 inches. These special pattern swords rarely appear on the open market, let alone an example which is named and was carried by a member of the Irish aristocracy. Strictly over 18's only.
Royal Irish Rifles 1827 Pattern Officers Sword A very good example made by Wilkinson Sword. The number dates this blade to 1899 and it was purchased by C. Wallis of the Royal Irish Rifles. Cursory research didn't reveal a "C.Wallis" but I did find a C.L.W. Wallace. who served with the Royal Irish Rifles from 1899. If this is the same fellow, and the Wilkinson record is in error, then he had an interesting career, and went on to command the 8th (Isle of Wight) Battalion Hampshire Regiment. The sword itself is in very pleasing condition, all shagreen and hilt wire complete. The blade is mostly bright, with a small area of black pitting in the middle of the left hand side. The scabbard has an old break which has been repaired, although this is now coming apart and will need attention. Worthy of further research. Strictly over 18's only.
Royal Irish Rifles Sweetheart Badge A very attractive example, in what would appear to be unmarked silver, diamond and enamel. One side of the banner appears to be missing. However, a perfect example sold at Christies in 2003 for £705, so mine is a little cheaper!
Royal Marine Artillery Bayonet Fencing Team The winning team, Taken at the Royal Tournament Olympia in 1923. Mount measures 18 inches by 14 inches.
Royal Marine Artillery Bayonet Fencing Team Winners 1922 Taken at the Royal Tournament in 1922. Mount measures 18 inches by 14 inches.
Royal Marines Cap Badge Two fixing lugs to rear, 100% original.
Royal Marines Photograph Officers And NCO's Inter War Period The NCO at the front appears to be wearing an SMLE bayonet. Measures 12.5 by 10 inches.
Royal Marines Photograph Post Great War Officers and men seated in a garden, The men are attired in 1908 pattern equipment. Measures 10 by 8 inches.
Royal Marines Photograph Royal Tournament A striking images of Kings Squad 1937. Measures 18 by 14 inches.
Royal Marines Photograph Sports Team A great war period photograph. Measures 14 by 12 inches.
Royal Naval Dress Belt Interesting example of a type I have not encountered before, and I presume, for a WREN, due to the diminutive size. Excellent quality buckle, which is unmarked, but possibly silver.
Royal Naval Female Officers Dress Cap Produced by Woodrow Piccadilly London.
Royal Naval Reserve Officers Sword Belt Generally good condition, WW1 period, and in need of a feed and polish.
Royal Naval Temperance Medal Instituted onboard HMS Reindeer in 1868. Interesting silver medal, beautifully cast.
Royal Navy "Pork Pie" Hat A typical example, circa WW2 in vintage, but bearing the unusual cap tally "Commander in Chief" Unsure if this was worn by part of the C in C's party/bodyguard, or if it is a later joke item. Priced accordingly!
Royal Navy "Trench Art" button Lighter A handsome and beautifully made hexagonal lighter,with gilt RN buttons forming the sides, and a hinged cover for the wick. Probably made by a sailor during his down time on board his ship. A good looking personal item.
Royal Navy Binnacle Compass A rather diminutive "Sestrel" binnacle compass by Henry Browne Sons Ltd. Circa WW2 in date, and used on smaller boats, such at MTB's. Condition seems very good, but obviously "sold as seen".
Royal Navy Bosun's Call WW1 era Boatswains Whistle.
Royal Navy Bosun's Whistle A late 19th early 20thC RN bosun's whistle. Bearing broad arrow stamps to either side. Looks to have an area of soldered repair? on one side, but functioning perfectly!
Royal Navy CPO's Beret Scarce Wartime issue RN Chief Petty Officers Beret. From the same Seaman as the CPO's cap below. Good original condition, no moth or other damage. Obscure makers/date marking in a white circle. Getting hard to find these days.
Royal Navy Enamle Sweetheart Badge Excellent example for HMS Vanguard.
Royal Navy Medals A good group of four medals, in thier original transmission box with name and service number on the front. Medals consist of: 1939-45 Star Italy Star Atlantic Star 1939-45 War Medal. Excellent condition.
Royal Navy Mess China Comport In perfect condition. Produced by Crown Staffordshire in 1949. 8.5 inches in diameter.
Royal Navy Mess Plate A good and rare Royal Naval Transfer Printed Mess plate, circa 1840-60. This example is very attractive, being allotted to "Mess No 12" and decorated with paddle wheel steamships, stands of arms,flowers of the union and crossed union jack&naval ensign. It does have an old star crack to the base, and some glaze loss to the rear rim, but these plates are scarce survivors and come onto the market infrequently.
Royal Navy Midshipman's Dirk A good WW1 George V Period Midshipman's Dirk. Good grip complete with all wire and shagreen intact. Scabbard is complete, and with the initials "R.S.B." to the top locket, opening up an avenue for research. The leatherwork is free from major damage, but would benefit from a feed and polish. The blade has suffered from its time at sea, as many of these old dirks do. Most of the etching is visible, some fainter than others, and there are some areas of light pitting, being more apparent towards the tip. Generally a very nice untouched dirk, which would benefit from a good polish and some gentle TLC. Strictly over 18's only.
Royal Navy Officers Epaulettes Denoting the rank of Commander. Kings crown buttons.
Royal Navy Officers Mess Dinner Plate In perfect condition. Produced by Coalport in 1954. Measuring 9 inches in diameter. Interestingly, this example carries a kings crown, while on the reverse is the mark for Elisabeth II. Obviously a transitional piece.
Royal Navy Officers Sword Belt WW1 period, kings crown buckle with lots of gilt remaining. Leather could use a feed.
Royal Navy Persuader A late 19thC persuader or cosh. Simply constructed from a length of bamboo, with a lead top threaded on and bound into place. The other end has a worn but intact leather strap. Of the type used by the Royal Navy for boarding operations, and up until 1814 for impressment. A good period example. Strictly over 18's only.
Royal Navy Sporting Medals An interesting collection of Gold, Silver and Bronze Sporting Medals, all awarded to one Family. Consisting of: One Hallmarked 9 carat gold medal, awarded to A.B. Sherwood of HMS Vivien. Fly Weight Winner 3rd Flotilla&Army Gibralter 12/3/21. One H/M Sterling Silver medal awarded to A.B. Sherwood. R.N. 1st Team Road Race. Bermuda 1926. One H/M Sterling Silver medal awarded to S.H. Sherwood. Three Mile Championship R.N.&M A.M. Bermuda 1924. One H/M Sterling Silver medal awarded to L/CPL S.L. Sherwood, Castletown Caithness. 7 Miles Road Race 1st Winner. One H/M Sterling Silver and enamel medal inscribed: R.N.B. Marathon Anson Div. Winners 1930. Bronze and enamel medal inscribed: N.A.&W.I. Station Team Boxing Championship 1925 Runners Up. Bronze and enamel medal inscribed 1941 Marathon Race 26M 3&5 Yards 12th. Bronze Medal inscribed: R.N. Road Race 1927. Bronze Medal "Arbuthnot Trophy 1931" with the badge of HMS Centaur to the reverse. The Arbuthnot Trophy was an interfleet competition held annually, named after Admiral Sir Robert Keith Arbuthnot, 4th Baronet, who was killed in action at the Battle of Jutland in 1916. The group also consists of two large cloth patches. One with a large embroidered "A" above the dates 1932-33 and another Bermuda 1925. One presumes there were sewn onto the participants garments during the competitions. The group is also accompanied by three large framed black and white photographs. The first shows the Arbuthnot Trophy winning team of HMS Centaur 1931. The two Sherwood brothers are sat cross legged on the bottom left hand side of the photograph. (all men in the photograph are named.) The second photograph shows HMS Calcutta, and the third is entitled "Manchester Exhibition 1955." A unique and desirable little grouping.
Royal Navy Submarine Medals L7 A very interesting group, spanning both WW1 and WW2. Comprising of: British War and Victory Medal correctly impressed: J50321 J WHITTAKER A.B.R.N Mounted with a Royal Fleet Reserve Long Service Medal correctly impressed: J50321 (PO.B.17396) J WHITTAKER A.B.R.F.R. A WW2 Medal box containing an unmounted 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, and 1939-45 War Medal, unnamed as issued, complete with an Admiralty medal transmission slip confirming three awards. The box is faded, but the name "J.Whittaker can still be made out. There are also eight privately taken photographs, depicting Jesse Whittaker and his crew mates aboard HMS Submarine L7, and featuring mine laying, the torpedo room, L4, etc. Included is the sale is a digital copy of Jesse Whittaker's Service record upto 1928, confirming service on L7. His height is given as 5 feet 5 inches. Therefore it is very likely that Jesse is depicted in the centre of a group of three sailors, due to his diminutive stature and medal combination. A fascinating group to aSubmariner, and worthy of much more detailed research.
Royal Navy WW1 Pair Correctly impressed: K.32176 W.H. HANCOX STO.1 R.N. Walter Herbert Hancox served aboard HMS Victory and HMS Iron Duke. No ribbons unworn condition.
Royal Observer Corps Cloth Badge A very good example of these rarely encountered patches.
Royal Photograph Plymouth Visit British Official Photograph No: A.3500 Visit of their Majesties George VI and Queen Elisabeth to Plymouth 20th March 1941. Also featuring the C in C Plymouth Admiral Sir Martin Dunbar-Naismith V.C. A good original photograph, in excellent condition.
Royal Sailors Club Key Fob An interesting key fob from the Royal Sailors Club, Portsmouth. Looks early 20thC, numbered "P94"
Royal Scots Cap Badge A good original badge.
Royal Scots Officers Silver Badge A small badge, probably a collar. Edinburgh hallmarks for 1915. Marshal & Aitken jewellers stamp. Correct registered design number: RD. 540927. Maker marking. H.T. for Henry Tatton.
Royal Scots Special Pattern Officers Sword A very fine example by Wilkinson, with regimental etched blade. Accompanied by the majority of the original leather sword case, Forsythes named Sam Browne Belt, and the original frog. Initials to the blade, H.W.F. The sword of This particular example carries the initials H.W.F. on the outside, and belonged to Brigadier Hamish William Forsyth CBE. Mentioned in Despatches 1942, and made a Commander of the British Empire in 1955. He retired as a Brigadier in 1955. Hamish married Joan Campbell Kingdon in the New Forest in 1938. Sadly Joan was killed in 1941 at Westminster Bridge Road due to enemy action whilst serving as an ARP Ambulance Driver; She is buried in Lambeth Cemetery in Tooting London. He later remarried the widow of Squadron Leader G J Bush, Priscilla Bush in1943 in West Africa; Hamish and Priscilla had a son born in 1944 in Bangalore, India. An excellent sword, with provenance and the scope for further research. Strictly over 18's only.
Royal Signal Officer BattleDress Blouse Good example, damage to the the inner label, but looks post war, possibly a 1949 Pattern? Medal ribbons indicate an 8th Army veteran, and badged to the 21st Army group. Some small moth nips to the front, but all very minor and does not detract from display. Original owners name to the interior. A good looking tunic, suitable for display/re-enactment purposes.
Royal Signals Cigarette Case A good condition item, appearing unused, with enamel badge. Would make a good business card case for those wanting a modern application. Internal band absent, but does have a makers marking.
Royal Signals Grouping Lance Corporal Brassard and other period items, as shown.
Royal Welch Fulisiers Regimental Photograph Frames An absolutely charming pair of interwar period photograph frames, bearing the regimental badge of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Wonderful quality, these are as designed, rather than being cobbled together, and have convex glass. Each frame is 11 inches tall (excluding badge) and 8.5 inches wide.
Royal Welch Fusiliers Binoculars Interesting set, the case marked R.W.F. and bearing the name R.J. Fuller on several places on the case. Circa WW1 in date, but could easily be older, possibly Boer War. The optics are nice and clear. The eye pieces have some dents, but this does not effect the use.. The case is in good solid condition, the retaining strap is complete, but the neck strap is partially absent, and carrying handle is missing. A good set, which would benefit from some TLC, being completely "as found"
Royal Welsh Fusiliers Swagger Cane Excellent silver mounted example, hallmarked for Birmingham 1903. Good definition to the mounts, minor dents as one might expect.
Royal West African Frontier Force Epaulettes Good war time original slip on examples, for a Lieutenant Colonel.
Royal West Surrey Regiment Walking Cane A great example, probably dating to just post WW1. Approx total length 38.75 inches.
Russian 1881 Cavalry Sword Recently discovered, untouched, and in need of a careful clean, this is a very hard to find sword, especially in the UK. No major flaws, dark staining to the blade but no signs of pitting. Blade is still razor sharp. Blade length 32 inches. No scabbard. Genuine examples of this sword are few and far between, and often missing from most Great War cavalry collections. Strictly over 18's only.
Russian Moisin Nagant Rifle Bayonet 2nd Type This is the later version, with a push button release. Very good overall condition. Strictly over 18's only.
Russian Tokarev Pistol And Holster A good prewar example, complete with holster, and dated 1935. No magazine. Complete with certificate of deactivation. Strictly over 18's only.
RWAFF Cigarette Case Charming example, made from aluminium, bearing a well executed Royal West African Frontier Force badge, with the original owners initials to the rear. Measures approx 5 inches by 3 inches.
SA80 Bayonet An early SA80 bayonet, procured from the factory which fitted the clips. Strictly over 18's only.
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Sacrificial Kukri A fine large example, the last image contrasts it with the wide bellied 19thC piece also listed for size comparison. Housed in original tooled leather scabbard with small knives. Blade length: 16 inches Overall: 21.5 inches Strictly over 18's only.
Sam Browne Belt Typical example of a WW1 Officers belt. This example has been stored rolled, but is still in excellent supple condition.
Sam Browne Belt A good example, would benefit from a feed. From a small selection of kit, formerly the property of Captain J A Ross, RAMC
Sam Browne Belt 1916 Maker marked "Martin Birmingham" and 1916 dated, bearing officers initials to the interior. A good supple example, in need of a feed.
Sam Browne Belt Accoutrement Bought recently with a large quantity of Sam Brown field equipment. I have absolutely no idea what it is for! If anybody would care to enlighten me I would be most interested to know. In good solid condition, the leather could use a feed.
Sam Browne Belt and Sword Frog A good untouched set, which carries owners details to the interior.
Sam Browne Belt And Sword Frog 1945 Generally good condition, would benefit from a feed.
Sam Browne Pistol Ammunition Pouch A good example, with small hole to the bottom. Perfect for display.
Sam Browne Pistol Holster Named on the inner flap to Captain R.B. Cox Black Watch.
Sam Browne Sword Frog A superb WW1 example.
Sam Browne Sword Frog A good cavalry example, Boer War Period.
Scarce 1796 Pipeback Officers Sword. A highly uncommon sword. This example dating somewhere between 1810-1820. Some provenanced examples are known to have been carried at Waterloo. After the cessation of hostilities in 1814, in is quite likely that many well heeled officers returned to London to re-equip themselves with the latest "state of the art" fighting blades. No visible makers markings, but likely produced by sword maker John Prosser. Such designs originated after european blade makers were influenced by Turkish and Egyptian blade styles encountered during the various operations in Egypt from 1798-1801. For more information on this fascinating subject please see Chapter 9 of Richard Dellar's excellent "The British Cavalry Sword, Some New Perspectives" Blade length 32.5 inches in a straight line from tip to ricasso. Approx. 37 inches overall. Generally very fine condition, given the age. It is possible the blade has lost half an inch or so, measuring it against the scabbard it cannot me much more than this. Sword fits well in the scabbard, there is some damage to the swords drag, possibly caused by a bullet strike. It does not effect the withdrawal of the blade, and can only really be seen on one side. The grip retains the original wire, although the leather covering is now mostly gone. The hilt is tight, and there is no movement. A rare opportunity to add one of these early variants to your collection. Strictly over 18's only.
Scarce 1822 Infantry Officers Sword Royal Marines The sword of Captain William Mansell Mansell. 2nd Lt. Aug 31, 1841 Lt. August 26, 1846 Capt. April 28, 1854 From Hart's Annual Army List of 1861: Captains Kennedy and Mansell were present in an engagement with Pirates at Borneo, and defeat of their forces and destruction of their stockades in Malloodoo Bay in 1845. Captain Mansell served on the China expedition of 1857-58, including the operations at Canton, with the storming and capture of the city. For his service in China he was entitled to the medal with clasp (per the New Army List of 1862). Accompanied by some research, including copies of despatches by Captain Rodney Monday, and Admiral Thomas Cochrane, detailing operations in Borneo which Captain Mansell took part. Worthy of further research. The sword itself is housed in the original leather scabbard. These are so often missing or split in half. This example is holding together, although it has a crease/fold below the top and middle mounts. The shagreen to the grip is 90%+ complete, with only minor loss. Some gilt remains to the guard, which is holding good form. The folding guard is intact, although no longer sprung. The sword blade carries the initials W.M.M. and the Griffin crest of the Mansell family. The etching is clear, although due to the nature of sea service the sword does have some staining. The sword as a whole is completely untouched, and would greatly benefit from some gentle TLC. Finding such attributable swords is not easy, especially ones which were carried and used to battle pirates! Strictly over 18's only.
Scarce 2nd Pattern Nickel FS "56" Commando Knife A desirable example of the second pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife, bearing the inspection mark of "56 /|\" to the top of the cross guard. Much speculation about these knives and who carried them, but when compared to the Wilkinson marked versions they are few and far between. Another unusual feature of this particular knife is that the blade has been blackened, and the hilt also "dirty" with traces of a dried substance which may have been applied to subdue the gleam of the nickel. This can best be seen in the picture detailing the pommel nut. The knife is in very fine condition, the blade retaining a full 6.75 inches, with the blade showing no signs of over sharpening, or retipping. The pommel nut is unmolested, and has never been removed. The knife is tight, with absolutely no movement. Complete with the correct second pattern sheath, of brown leather and correct nickel mount, with tabs removed. As one would expect, the elasticated retaining strap has perished, although much of it remains in place. The scabbard would benefit from a feed, but is solding together nicely. All in all, a very fine example, with some unusual features, I can find no other examples with a blackened blade Strictly over 18's only
Scarce Middle East Propoganda Leaflet by KEM Signed KEM for Kimon Evan Marengo (1904-1988), an Egyptian born artist educated at Oxford. KEM was an "Official Cartoonist" working for the Political Warfare Executive, producing nearly 3000 anti-Nazi propaganda cartoons for distribution in North Africa and the Middle East. This example features Hitler is depicted as the mythical figure Zahak, an evil king who had two snakes (depicted as Mussolini and Hirohito) growing out of his shoulders. This propaganda leaflet is one from a set of five which were distributed between March and October 1942 in preparation for the Teheran Conference, held in Iran between 28 November and 2 December 1943. These leaflets are hard to find in any condition. This example comes in very good condition, with bright colours and showing signs of being previously folded. It comes housed in a gold coloured frame which complements and protects the leaflet.
Scarce Middle East Propoganda Leaflet by KEM Signed KEM for Kimon Evan Marengo (1904-1988), an Egyptian born artist educated at Oxford. KEM was an "Official Cartoonist" working for the Political Warfare Executive, producing nearly 3000 anti-Nazi propaganda cartoons for distribution in North Africa and the Middle East. This example features Hitler is depicted as the mythical figure Zahak, an evil king who had two snakes (depicted as Mussolini and Hirohito) growing out of his shoulders. This propaganda leaflet is one from a set of five which were distributed between March and October 1942 in preparation for the Teheran Conference, held in Iran between 28 November and 2 December 1943. These leaflets are hard to find in any condition. This example comes in very good condition, with bright colours and showing signs of being previously folded. It comes housed in a gold coloured frame which complements and protects the leaflet.
Scarce Uncut Fomation Patches 28th ANZUK Infantry Brigade Formed in May 1971 and was structured on a three battalion brigade known as the 28th ANZUK Infantry Brigade. This replaced the famous 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade. Disbanded late 1973.
Scarce WW1 RFC Air Technical Services Instructional Poster One of a set of Lithograph posters produced by the newly formed Royal Air Force as instructional aids for young pilots. This one is entitled "The Last Loop" and warns of the dangers of "Stunting". This large monochrome poster is dated 6/4/18 and measures approx 26 by 39 inches. It comes in very good condition indeed, with no tears, and only minor storage marks to the reverse. Indeed, once framed, this will make a very attractive display. Very few of these posters exist outside of museums, and a much rarer than recruitment and other period posters.
Scottish Broad Sword Cross Guard (A) Suitable for the 1828 Pattern Officers Broadsword.
Scottish Broad Sword Cross Guard (B) Suitable for the 1828 Pattern Officers Broadsword.
Scottish Broad Sword Cross Guard (C) Suitable for the 1828 Pattern Officers Broadsword.
Scottish Broad Sword Cross Guard (D) Suitable for the 1828 Pattern Officers Broadsword.
Scottish Broad Sword Cross Guard (E) A damaged example. Suitable for the 1828 Pattern Officers Broadsword.
Scottish Broad Sword Cross Guard Acorn Finials Suitable for the 1828 Pattern Officers Broadsword.
Scottish Broad Sword Cross Guard Ball Finials Suitable for the 1828 Pattern Officers Broadsword.
Scottish Horse Silver Sweetheart Brooch Bearing Sterling Silver hallmarks for 1916.
Scottish Pipers Dirk A very fine example, dating to WW2 or just after, and produced by Robert Allison of Glasgow. Retaining its original knife and fork by-knives, complete with spring clips. Overall condition is very good, seems to have been lightly used, and well cared for. Would benefit from a careful clean and tidy, and then ready for wear. 18.75 inches overall. Blade length 11.25 inches. I will include a non original but contemporary black leather hanging strap for the new owner of desired. Strictly over 18's only.
Scottish Skean Dubh A charming little example, with plated mounts, and a plain carved bog oak handle. Measuring just under eight inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Scroll Hilt Indian Cavalry Officers Sword A fascinating and high quality example, by Mole of Birmingham. Scroll hilt finely decorated, and bearing a crowned VRI cypher within a cartouche. Traces of engraving to both sides of the blade, standard foliate etching, crowned VRI, etc. Curved blade length just shy of 33 inches. Hilt and grip retain thick nickel silver plating. One for the serious collector. Strictly over 18's only.
SEAC Titles South East Asia Command Titles Quality Bullion Examples
Sedbergh School OTC Swagger Stick Dura Virum Nutrix" (Stern Nurse of Men). 27.5 inches long. Gernerally very pleasing condition.
Senior Warden MKII Helmet A superb original example.
Serbian Volunteer Corps SDK Badge A very scarce and sought after original badge.
Service Issue New Testament. Dated 1939.
Set of 50 1940's/50's Saucy Comic Postcards "Samples" Fifty original 1940's-50's Publication Sample Postcards Hard to find these cards individually, so a rare opportunity to acquire a collection of fifty in one go. Each card has the word "Sample" stamped in purple ink in each division on the reverse of the card. Each card also has its four digit design number written on the front of the card in ink. Artists include; Dudley Wilding Davo Bashful Daisy Tony A.F.R. All fifty are postally unused, and have "Comicard Production" on the reverse, along with "The copyright of E. Marks.Fine Art Publishers, 61 Torbay Road, Kilburn, London. N.W.6" Generally the cards are in very good condition for their age, although a couple have a mark across the middle where an elastic band has once rested. Other than that, the colours are still vivid, where they have been tucked away for the last 50+ years.
Set Of Eight Patch Cutters Generally very good condition, but grubby.
Set Of Three WW1 Period Maps of Assam Published under the direction of Colonel Sir S.G. Burrard K.C.S.I. R.E. F.R.S. Surveyor General of India. Map No: 83 F/2. (dated 1915) Map No 83 F/1. (dated 1916) Map No 83 F/6 (dated 1916) All three maps in good clean condition, with some storage marking, but remarkable really considering they are 100 years old.
Set Of Victorian Revolver Grips. Probably from a small frame revolver, excellent condition.
Short Butcher Bayonet The only one of these I have ever encountered. Possibly an ersatz creation, somebody else has mooted that it could have been for naval troops or cadets. Either way, an interesting piece. Strictly over 18's only.
Short History Of The London Rifle Brigade Compiled Regimntally, and Published in 1916 to aid the London Rifle Brigade Prisoners Aid Fund.
Short Zulu Assegai A very interesting Africa throwing spear, which came with the other examples listed. Measuring 40 inches end to end. Blade length 14.5 inches up to the binding. Blade head measures 5.5 inches.
Signed Photograph Field Marshall Lord French A superb and rare framed and glazed photograph, signed and dated "French Feb. 6. 1919" in the bottom right hand corner. Photograph by Alexander Corbett, 21 Baker Street London. Measuring:13 inches by 9.5 inches.
Silver And Enamel Coldstream Guards Badge Marked "Sterling" and "Ludlow" to the reverse. A very high quality item, appears to be a fastening clasp or brooch? I am sure somebody out there will recognise it!
Silver And Enamel Parachute Regiment Badge A sweet, unmarked sweetheart badge/tie pin.
Silver and Enamel Sweetheart Brooch Paratroopers Qualification An interesting little badge I have not encountered before. Research indicates it is early and somewhat rare. Perfect blue enamel wings mounted on silver. (Marked "Silver" to the reverse) In the form of a British Paratrooper's Qualification Badge.
Silver And Enamel York And Lancaster Regiment Badge A beautiful sweetheart badge. marked "Sterling" to the reverse.
Silver Bullion Sword Knot A Victorian period example, in very good condition.
Silver Double Ended Scent Bottle A really cracking example, one of the best I have ever owned. Measuring 5.5 inches in length, and decorated in flowing floral vines. My first thought was that it could be Russian, but I have been advised that it is probably English, despite the lack of any visible hall marks. It is unconditionally guaranteed to be silver, and it comes in remarkably fine condition. A minor dent to one lid, and the only other flaw, if you can call it that, is a missing cork from one of the caps. An easy and inexpensive fix.
Silver London Scottish Officers Badge. Hallmarks for Endinburgh 1917.
Silver Mother’s Cross with Ribbon A very pleasing original example, with no enamel damage.
Silver Mounted Kothimora Kukri A high quality piece. Horn Grip, silver bolster and butt cap, housed in silver mounted leather scabbard, which has been later wrapped in velvet. Blade length 10.5 inches. Overall: 14.5 inches Strictly over 18's only.
Silver Presenation Kukri A good post war example. Blade length 10 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Silver Presentation Cane by Brigg Hallmarked Silver Band, which reads "From Colonel E P Serocold to Lieut A Webb July 1917" Looks to be a horse measuring stick, although that section is now absent. Made by the famous walking stick, cane and whip manufacturer Thomas Brigg&Sons. A very handsome, interesting and researchable gentlemen's accoutrement.
Silver Royal AIr Force Sweetheart Brooch Lovely quality example. Pin Fastening, marked "SILVER" to rear.
Silver Scots Guards Swagger Stick A very fine Silver mounted Scots Guards Officers Swagger stick. Made by Charles Cooke and hallmarked for London, produced by the famous umbrella and cane maker Brigg, makers to the Royal Family. The date letter is rubbed, but appears to be a letter P for 1890. Certainly cannot be post 1914 as this is when Charles Cooke died. The shaft is very heavy, and appears to be a dark organic material, possibly horn. Approx total length 30.25 inches.
Silver Tank Corps Sweetheart Badge. A handsome little badge, marked "Sterling" to the rear.
Silver Walsall School OTC Cap Badge With motto at base "Schola Regia Valsalliensis" Unmarked Silver.
Singapore Police Force Medal Group Consisting of: 1939-45 Star France and Germany Star War medal Defence Medal General Service Medal with Bar "Malaya" Medal ribbons and miniatures of the above. GSM Correctly impressed "ASP J Liddle S.PORE POL." Acting Superintendent (ASP) being the second lowest Senior Officer rank, immediately above an Inspector and below a Deputy Superintendent of Police. John Liddle was born in 1920 and educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Stratford-on-Avon, where he was Victor Ludorum. After Six Years in the Warwickshire Police he joined the Royal Artillery in 1942, and transferred to the Social Investigation Branch in 1943. He was Comissioned on 1945 when he was awarded the commander in chiefs Certifcate (21st Army Group). In 1947 he rejoined the Warwickshire Police, but left in 1950 to join the Colonial Service. He retired a deputy Superintendent of the Singapore Police upon Independence in 1959, he served in Tanganyika 1959-68, becoming a superintendent in 1962. Following service as a British adviser to the Somalia Police CID, in 1971 he joined the British Constabulary, New Hebridies as a Superintendent and left on the expiry of his contract in 1976. John Liddle retired in 1979, after three years in the Ministery of Defence. He is married with one child. Taken from: "Tafala Gavman: Reminiscences from the Anglo-French Condominium of the New Hebrides" Edited by: Brian J. Brenihan & Keith Woodward Pub: 2002 Page: 349
Singapore Police Force Swagger Stick Previously the property of Superintendent Liddle. An unmarked silver head and tip, with an ebonised shaft. Some dings and dents to the head, but a scarce example none the less. 25 inches in length.
Singapore Police Force Swagger Stick Unmarked silver ball finial and tip, with an ebonised shaft. Some dings and dents to the ball, but a rare example none the less. Measuring 25 inches in length.
Six Pinfire Shotgun Cartridges Hard to find Pinfire examples. Brands include: Eley Gas Tight cartridge case Kynoch Gas Tight All inert, fired and empty.
SKS Type 56 Folding Bayonet Excellent condition. Strictly over 18's only.
Slot Hilted Hanger With Bone Grip A very pleasing and quite scarce example of a slot hilted hanger, dating to 1770-1780. Blade length 26 inches. Completely as found, fresh to the market, and not been in a collection previously. An near identical example, figure 144.S may be found in "Swords and Blades of the American Revolution" by George C. Neumann. Strictly over 18's only.
Small Arms Training "Grenade" 1937 Volume I, Pamphlet No. 13. A Nice clean example.
Small Arms Training "Light Machine Gun" 1942 Volume I, Pamphlet No. 4. A Nice clean example.
Small Arms Training "Sten Machine Carbine" 1942 Volume I, Pamphlet No. 22. A Nice clean example.
Small Casket Made From Wood From The Wreck Of HMS Eurydice Bearing an engraved brass plaque to the lid "A relic of the Eurydice" Mounted on three bun feet, the fourth is missing, but a replacement could be easily made/sourced. The 26 gun Eurydice sank of the Isle of Wight during a severe snow storm in 1878, with the loss of 317 out of 319 crew, making her loss one of the worst peacetime maritime disasters in the Royal Navy's history. 4 inches wide, 3.5 inches tall. A poignant little memento.
Small K Bar Type Knife Blade length just over 5 inches. Overall Length just under 10 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Small pair of Field Glasses An interesting Prism binocular configuration, by Ross of London. Very nice condition, one lens cap has had a small repair, done some time ago. Nice clear optics with leather strap. Privately named "A.H. EVE. HORLEY"
Small Private Purchase Fighting Knife A typical Sheffield made double edged fighting knife, popular with troops during the Second World War. Some damage to one side of the guard, possibly removed to reduce snagging. 5.75 inch blade. Housed in its simple leather scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
Small Sword Circa 1700 A fine old sword, completely untouched and in need of some attention. Nice tight hilt, complete with the frequently absent Pas d'ane rings. Good decoration to the ball pommel and shell guard. Wooden grip missing its wire binding, but totally original and not a replacement. Blade length 28 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Small WW2 Caltrop A good original piece, 6cm in height. Strictly over 18's only.
Smith and Wesson Revolver Grips Unsure of the exact model, but a good used pair and very useful for the right collector.
SMLE 1907 Pattern Bayonet With Clipped Point An interesting example, which has had a clipped or"bowie" point added at some point during its working life, the first such conversion I have seen. Made by Wilkinson Sword in 1917. Unit marked 1.K.L. possibly for the Kings Liverpool Regiment. Faint "D.P." to one side of the cross guard. Housed in a 1943 Australian produced mangrovite scabbard, possibly a sign of WW2 reissue. Generally very good condition, untouched, and would benefit from a clean. Strictly over 18's only.
SMLE Bayonet This example by Wilkinson. Fresh to the market, and requiring a good clean. Strictly over 18's only.
SMLE Hooked Quillion Bayonet Unit marked. A stunning and completely original example, certainly the best condition I have ever handled. The blade is still greased, and carried the date 1913 and the GR cypher. Produced by Enfield. No oil hole. Unit marked "3 BKS 1827" I assume this is the 3rd Berkshire Regiment. Impossible to improve upon. Stictly over 18's only.
SMLE MKI** Bayonet Indian rework of a 1907 SMLE bayonet, with attractive blued blade. Overall condition is excellent. 1956 marked rework of a Wilkinson 1907, converted into a MkI**
Social Welfare Dagger A good clean example of this hard to find dagger. A non maker marked blade. Original scabbard with round holes. Overall length just over 14.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only. Consignment No 51107
SOE Tyre Slasher Coin Knife I have serious doubts whether these little coin knives were ever issued to British clandestine units, and I am unsure if this particular example is an original or a reconstruction. Either way, this example is a 1942 dated Half Crown which has a blade riveted to it. It hinges out so it can be used, and when not in use sits hidden in the profile of the coin. And would be concealed at first glance, if proffered in a handful of coins on being searched. Strictly over 18's Only.
Soldiers of the American Army 1775-1941 A first edition of this wonderful book, from 1941. Excellent condition throughout with vibrant colour plates by artist Fritz Kredel. Text by Frederick P. Todd and foreword by Brigadier General Oliver L. Spaulding. A wonderful book, limited to 500 copies.
Solid Silver and Enamel Badge Beautiful badge, fully hallmarked to the rear for Birmingham 1929 and maker WPC. Perfect red enamel with intertwined Dolphins. The motto is an ancient Cornish phrase, Francha Leale Toge, which translates as "free and loyal art thou". Possibly relating to The Godolphin and Latymer School.
Solid Silver ARP Badge Fully hallmarked for London 1938. Gentleman's type with lapel hook. Excellent uncleaned condition.
Solid Silver Grenade table Lighter A very unusual, and probably unique solid silver table lighter, formed in the shape of a flaming grenade. The lighter itself is not unique, but it has been mounted on a gimble, which allows the lighter to swivel, when passed around via the large Blackbuck horn, to which the lighter has been mounted. Almost certainly late 19th, to early 20th century, and originating in India, probably purchased for an officers mess. The workmanship is excellent, easily as good as anything you might find in the UK at the same period. The flame of the grenade has actually been gilded, in order to simulate and actual flame. Sadly no makers or other markings, but guaranteed to be solid silver. Due to the weight of the grenade, the fixing has become separated, perhaps during a raucous mess evening. The cradle holding the grenade are actually the legs, which have been bent up to support it, so it could continue to be used. Similar solid silver grenades, one gimbled on a cannon mount, are currently on the market for over £2000. This exquisite example is much more reasonably priced. Make the necessary repairs and you could double your money. Or leave it as is and enjoy. Either way, it is a bargain!
Solid Silver RAC Crested Pepperette A good quality sterling silver pepper shaker, bearing the regimental crest of the Royal Armoured Corps, beneath which is a date 1-8-53. The badge is a Kings Crown, but by the time of the date underneath the badge, Queen Elisabeth II was already queen, which leads me to believe that the piece was dated later. The hallmark (Birmingham 1939) would also bear this out. Perhaps it was originally Mess Silver which was sold off or presented to officers once the new Queens crown silver was in use? Either way, a very nice little item for the RAC collector. Body is free from dents/splits, etc, but the finial on the lid is slightly bent.
Solid Silver Sword Letter Opener A very charming item, probably dating to the early 20th century. Solid Silver, and marked on the upper guard with a continental mark. Measuring just over eight inches in length. A great little novelty.
Solihull School OTC Swagger Stick From the same source as the silver example.
Solihull School OTC Silver Swagger Stick Fully hallmarked for 1923, and named for "Corp C.W. Tozer" A C.W.L. Tozer won the George Medal for his actions during the Blitz in 1940. Very nice condition overall, with only one or two minor blemishes.
Somerset Light Infantry Swagger Stick Generally good, with some bruises.
Somerset Light Infantry Sweetheart Badge Beautiful little badge, gilt brass and enamel.
South African 1908 Cavalry Sword A very unusual example. From the outside it appears to be a standard PO8, but this example has been etched on either side of the blade as one would expect to see on an officers sword. The blade has the Kings Crown, with "South Africa" beneath, followed by the South African Coat of Arms, and then "Suid Afrika" I can only assume that during WW1 these were troopers swords which were refitted for officers. A very unusual variation of the iconic final British cavalry sword, in excellent condition. Strictly over 18's only.
South African Bayonet Strictly over 18's only.
South African Defence Force Officers Buttons Good WW2 period buttons
South African Gifts and Comforts Commitee Tin A good example, dating from Christmas 1940, free from holes, splits or dents.
South African Officers Pips A set of four bronzed pips.
South African Presentation Sword Witwatersrand Rifles Presentation panel to the guard which reads "In Memory of Col. Warrington Smythe O/C Witwatersrand Rifles January 1914-July 1915" Colonel Herbert Warrington Smythe (1867-1943) studied at trinity College Cambridge and upon graduating travelled to Siam. He served as Secretary of the Government Department of Mines from 1891 to 1895 and Director General from 1895 to 1897. He became a Commander of the Order of the White Elephant of Siam and received the Murchison Award of the R.G.S. for journeys in Siam in 1898. In 1898, he was secretary of the Siamese legation from 1898 to 1901. Warington Smyth was called to the bar in 1899 and in 1900 was delegate for Siam to the Congress International, Paris Exhibition. In 1900, he was Secretary for London of the National Committee for the organisation of a Volunteer Naval reserve. In 1901 he went to South Africa where he was Secretary for Mines in the Transvaal from 1901 to 1910. He was also Member of Legislative and Executive Councils, Transvaal in 1906 and 1907 and a JP and Advocate of the Supreme Court of the Transvaal. He was also President of the Transvaal Cornish Association from 1907 to 1910, in which year he was awarded the Queen's South Africa medal. From 1910, he was Secretary for Mines and Industries in South Africa and Commissioner of Mines for Natal as well as Chief Inspector of Factories. He took an active part in World War I as an Acting Sub Lieutenant RNR in 1914, serving as Assistant Naval Transport Officer in the South-West Africa Campaign 1914 to 1915, when he was mentioned in dispatches. He became Lieutenant RNVR and Acting Naval Senior Officer at the Cape from 1915 to 1916, and Controller of Imports and Exports for the Union of South Africa in 1917. In 1919 he was awarded the C.M.G.. Following the war, he was South African government delegate to the International Labour Conferences at Washington in 1919 and Geneva in 1922. He retired in 1927 and returned to England, living at Falmouth, Cornwall where he enjoyed yachting. In World War II, he was still active in the RNVR, serving in 1940 as Lieutenant Commander. He died in 1943 at Redruth. His younger brother Nevill Maskelyne Smyth won the Victoria Cross at Omdurman. Sword in As found condition, and in need of careful cleaning to the hilt, which is heavily rusted overall. having cleaned the area of the inscription in order to uncover the script, it would appear the whole hilt will improve with similar cleaning. Blade has typical faint WW1 etching, showing the usual floral decoration and GV crowned cypher. Blade is generally clean with some staining, which again may be improved with TLC. Blade marked "H.J. Henochsberg Contractor" H J Henochsberg Ltd, Johannesburg, were South Africa's first specialist military and uniform supplier. Strictly over 18's Only
South African Pro Patria Medal 1st version
South African R1 (FN-FAL) Bayonet A very good example. Strictly over 18's only.
South African Transvaal States Artillery Busby Dating between 1898 and 1902, this example would have been worn by officers of the Transvaalse Staatsartillerie during the Boer War. Manufactured by " J F Segers&Zoon, Hofleveranciers, Breda" The Netherlands seem to have supplied almost all extant examples of this pattern of Busby, including the example held by the Imperial War Museum. This example in generally very good condition, with some damage to the rim from where it has been stored slightly crushed. Nevertheless, it displays very nicely indeed, and is a very rare survival.
South African WWII Cigarette Tin Given as a Christmas Gift to the troops in 1943 from the South African Gifts and Comforts Committee.
Southern & Richardson WW2 Private Purchase Fighting Knife A fine example of a WW2 Private Purchase Fighting Knife, produced in the manner of FS fighting knives. Sold in large numbers to Allied Personel in the lead up to D-Day. Blade length 6 3/4th inches. Just over 11 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only.
Southern Indian Armour Piercing Spearhead A tired, but rare example of these increasingly sought after weapons. Examples of this form date back to the early 17th century. 8.5 inch blade, 15.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Southern Indian Spear Head An interesting and rare example, albeit in a somewhat tired condition. Examples seem to date from the late 16th century onwards. 8 inch blade, 15 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Soviet Peaked Cap Now becoming collectable in their own right, this communist cap is the epitomy of the "Cold War". Hammer and Sickle badge the front.
Spanish Bolo M1941 Bayonet Missing its scabbard stud and with pitting to the blade. Strictly over 18's only.
Spanish M1893 Mauser Bayonet A good example, in correct steel mounted leather scabbard, produced at Artilleria Fábrica de Toledo. Strictly over 18's only.
Spanish Officers Sword Belt A full dress example, late 19thC/early 20thC. Wonderful quality gilt and enamel buckle. A handsome piece.
Spare Lenses For MK VIII Flying Goggles Two sets, varying condition.
Special Constabularly Medal With Clasp "The Great War 1914-18" Correctly impressed "A/SERGT FREDERICK J GRAHAM"
Special Pattern Steel Hilted 1822 Pattern Officers Sword A highly unusual, if not unique Victorian infantry officers sword, with hilt cartouche displaying the roman numerals "XXIII". Possibly for the 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers, or perhaps an Indian regiment, given the unusual steel hilt, with 1822 pattern folding guard. Foliate etching to the blade, along with crowned VR cypher. There are also two cartouches, which may have contained the original owners details, or a regimental badge. These are faint, but careful cleaning may reveal more clues. Grip looks to be horn or possibly hardwood, another indicator of likely foreign service. All grip wire complete and tight. Housed in a period replacement scabbard, marked to the Wilkinson Sword Company. Blade length: 32 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Spike Bayonet Frog Airborne Units A hard to find frog. Nice clear markings, except for the last date digit, which could make the piece "43" "45" OR "48"!!
Spitfire Fund Pin Badge ***FREE POSTAGE***
Spitfire Photograph Air Ace An interesting annotated photograph of Spitfire YTJAS. Caption reads "65 Squadron commanders plane. Mechanic LAC J.Hammond!! SQDN LDR J.A.Storer Air Ace DFC AFC DFH" Presumably the Spitfire of James Eric Storrar, also known as "JAS".
Staffordshire Yeomanry No15 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
Stag Handled FS Fighting Knife A late war, post war Fairbairn Sykes fighting knife, which has had a stag handle fitted. Blade measures 6.5 inches, missing the very tip. Knife measures 11 inches overall. No makers markings. A very well made knife, in contemporary scabbard with wire repair to the edges. Strictly over 18's Only.
Stag Handled Jack Knife An extremely fine example, by Joseph Allen and Son. Strictly over 18's only.
Stag Handled Jack Knife A good used example, by by Harrison Brothers&Howson of Sheffield. Strictly over 18's only
Staghorn Handled Clasp Knife A good used example by Buck&Hickman Ltd London. Strictly over 18's only.
Staghorn Handled Jack Knife Thomas Turner & Co, Sheffield. Also marked "Encore" with a logo. A nice knife, the blade slightly buckled, but moves freely and as it should. Strictly over 18's only.
Staghorn Jack Knife A good used example, by Joseph Allen Sheffield. Strictly over 18's only.
Star Cars Radiator Mascot A Wonderful Art Deco Radiator mascot, produced for Star Cars. This early example in produced in nickel, and uncleaned, with plenty of quality definition. Registered no. 694695 Produced by Thomas Fatorini of Birmingham (Oval Stamp to bottom of base) Unmounted, with original thread intact, complete with mounting nut.
Staybrite Parachute Regiment Cap Badge Maker marked example (J.R. Gaunt)
Staybrite Royal Air Force Cap Badge Maker marked example (J.R. Gaunt)
Staybrite Royal Army Medical Corps Maker marked example (J.R. Gaunt)
Staybrite Royal Corps Of Transport Cap Badge Maker marked example (J.R. Gaunt)
Staybrite Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers Cap Badge Maker marked example (J.R. Gaunt)
Staybrite Royal Engineers Cap Badge Maker marked example (J.R. Gaunt)
Steel Handled Kukri What was once a very fine kukri, with crescent moon armoury marking to the dia chirra blade. In need of a gentle clean and TLC, this should tidy up nicely. In leather covered wooden scabbard. Blade length 11.25 inches Overall: 15.5 inches Strictly over 18's only.
Steel Hilted Dia Chirra Kukri In need of some care and attention, but a find old piece, with double fullered blade, and quality spine engraving. Repair to the grip which appears to include a regimental button. Blade 9.75 inches, 13.75 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Sterilizing Outfit For Use With Water Bottles A scarce complete example, in excellent condition.
Sterling Silver Pill Box A lovely double sided pill box, with bright cut decoration. Mid 20th century, and in excellent condition.
Stone From the Houses of Parliment A "relic" sold off after Parliament was bombed and almost destroyed during the Blitz to fund the restoration. This example has been turned into into a paperweight/pen stand, with a pewter medal and a wooden handle added to the front. An attractive and unusual piece of memorabilia.
Stunning 1897 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword by Wilkinson The condition of this sword is magnificent, it could be carried by a serving officer, being still fit for the parade ground. George V example, bearing his cypher to the hilt, along with the original sword knot. One or two small blemishes to the blade, but almost entirely with its original polish, bright and clear etching. Housed in its original nickel plated scabbard, which is free from dents and with only minor scuffs. Wilkinson sword no to the spine, dating the sword to 1912. The original owner is one J.W.F. Alexander. I have found a JWF Alexander being promoted as a Lieutenant in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers in June 1900, and to Captain in October 1908. He seems to have transferred to the Leinster Regiment at around the same time the sword was purchased. I cannot find him mentioned again, until he resigned his commission in June 1920, being granted the Honorary rank of Major. Plenty more research for the new owner to discover, including his Great War service. Strictly over 18's only.
Stunning Aquamarine And Diamond Ring An absolutely gorgeous Art Deco style 18 carat white gold shank, set with a large Aquamarine, and flanked by baguette cut diamonds. It oozes quality and will get lots of attention. A UK size K, but could be easily sized up or down to suit. Will be dispatched in a presentation box.
Stunning Bronze Art Deco Casket Wonderful Danish Art Deco table or jewellery Casket, by Ildfast of Denmark, circa 1935. Sculptors initials "ES" as yet unidentified. Typical clean, stylish Scandinavian design.
Sudanese Kaskara A very good example, with Solingen trade blade, finely etched with talismanic symbols. Blade length: 30.5 inches No scabbard. Strictly over 18's only.
Sudanese Kaskara Sword A very good, fresh to the market example of these increasingly sought after weapons. The scabbard has some issues, and no longer fits the entire sword blade, but a good original example, and almost certainly a trophy brought back from the Sudan in 1898. Blade length: 36 inches, the largest I have ever owned. Strictly over 18's only.
Sudanese Touareg Arm Dagger A good quality Sudanese Arm Dagger, dating to the late 19thC. Decorated blade with some powdery red rust, but will clean. Measuring 10.5 inches, with a blade length of 7.25 inches. Sheath with snake skin decoration. Strictly over 18's only.
Sudanese Touareg Arm Dagger A very well put together example, of unusually small size, the blade measuring 4.5 inches. 8.5 inches overall. The tip slightly bent. Strictly over 18's only
Sudanese Touareg Arm Dagger Probably the best example of one of these daggers I have ever owned. The blade is like a razor and bears some native script which warrants further research. The scabbard is intact and a good fit with no major loss or splits. Blade length 8 inches, 12 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Superb Flintlock Muff Pistol By Nock One for the restorer, an absolutely delicious pocket pistol, by Henry Nock of London. This example exhibits little to no wear, which may be explained by the fact the cock has snapped off. If one were to obtain and fit a replacement, this little gun would double in value. Excellent quality wooden stock, chequered and set with a vacant silver diamond escutcheon. The barrel unscrews, the frizzen operates crisply, and even the safety catch is present and perfect. Any pistol by Nock is sought after, so given its condition, this little pistol is well worth the time and effort to fix.
Swaine And Adeney Hunting Knife An interesting "Hunting Knife" carried in WW2 by Private J.S. Smith R.E. who's medal group is also for sale. A very good quality knife, as one would expect from this premier retailer. The knife itself produced by George Ibberson&Co of Sheffield. Chunky staghorn grip. Sturdy leather scabbard, now missing its belt loop. Double edged blade measures 4.5 inches.9.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Swedish 1896 Knife Bayonet Complete with leather frog, dated 1915. Produced by Eskilstuna Iron Manufacturing Company (EJ AB) Strictly over 18's only.
Swedish Knife A good nickel silver presentation example, inscribed with a name, and dated 1875. A very finely made piece, with a wickedly sharp blade with scalloped spine. Blade length 3.5 inches, 8 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Swing Mounted RAF Sweetheart Brooch A good swing mounted enamel ribbon brooch.
Swiss Model 1918 Schmidt Rubin Bayonet A pleasing example, in need of a clean. Strictly over 18's only.
Sykes Miniature Pistol Flask A very nice, diminutive flask, measuring three and a quarter inches in length.
Tank Corps Beret By Kangol This looks post war to me, unsure if it is private purchase or a commercial beret. It comes in excellent condition, and is fitted with a genuine, if well loved Tank corps badge. Possibly worn by a veteran. Either way, a handsome example for display.
Tank Corps Enamel And Silver Sweetheart Badge A handsome, unmarked example.
Tank Corps Powder Compact A lovely example, with white metal and enamel Tank Corps badge to the front. Free from dents or damage.
Tanto Wakizashi Scabbard A high quality Japanese lacquered scabbard, for either a long tanto, or a short wakizashi . In need of repair, but solid and usable overall. The top mount is decorated with carp. Overall length 13.5 inches.
Taylor's Eye Witness WW2 Private Purchase Fighting Knife WW2 Private Purchase Fighting Knife This example by Taylor's (Eye Witness) of Sheffield. Housed in a very interesting modified FS sheath Blade length 6 3/4th inches. 11 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only.
Territorial Army Nursing Service Silver Collars
Territorial Force Imperial Service Badge A fine example.
Territorial Royal Artillery Group of Six MID Court mounted, and un-named as issued, except for the Territorial efficiency medal, which is correctly impressed "1460385 BQMS W E MARTIN RA" The MID is confirmed "for distinguished and gallant services in the Mediterranean.
Thailand Order of the White Elephant Officers Badge
Thames River Police Sword Scarce example of the Customs/Thames River Police Sword/Cutlass. Original brass mounted scabbard in good solid condition. The sword retains its push button safety catch, which still functions perfectly. There are government acceptance and test markings to the ricasso. The blade retains most of its original finish, and shows no signs of abuse. Overall a very pleasing example. Not too many of these around, especially retaining there original scabbard. Sword blade measures 27 inches. Approx. 32.25 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
The Airgun Book by John Walter The 1981 edition.
The Alpha Knife An interesting late victorian folding knife, by Harrison Brothers&Howson of Sheffield. Strictly over 18's only
The American Sword, 1775-1945 By Harold Leslie Peterson. It remains the standard reference on the subject.
The Beachhead Commandos By A Cecil Hampshire. A very good copy. Comes with a folded letter from a WW2 veteran who served with the Commando's, thanking the original owner for loaning him the book, and giving some information about the book. A pleasant "bookmark".
The Duke Of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry No6 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
The East Kent Mounted Rifles No13 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
The History of the Dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery 1625-1897 A huge book from 1899, with colour plates showing uniforms for officers and other ranks form 1625 until 1897. An invaluable resource for anybody interested in the Royal Artillery. Compiled and Illustrated by Captain R J MacDonald. This First Edition is a Subscriber's copy limited 700 copies. On completion of which the plates were destroyed. Contains 25 tissue-protected colour plates and many black and white vignettes.
The Leaguer Of Ladysmith A fine original copy of this scarce book, consisting of Watercolour drawings complied during the siege of Ladysmith, by Captain Clive MacDonnell Dixon. He was serving as ADC to General Sir George White VC at the time. Like many of the Dixon family, and his wife Lilian, Clive was an excellent amateur artist. During the four-month Siege of Ladysmith he produced a humorous picture book filled with his charming watercolour images entitled: ‘The Leaguer of Ladysmith’ which was well received; Queen Victoria had a copy. This material also appeared in the Ladysmith Lyre at the time of the siege. The Sphere praised the book, describing it as 'highly humorous and showing comic sketching genius'. Please see code: 51581 for Major Clive MacDonnell Dixon's Officers Sword.
The London Knife Book 1820-1945 By Ron Flook A superb example of this must have reference work.
The PARR Windproof Lighter Interesting little object, marketed as a Wind proof trench Lighter. Produced by the Parr Manufacturing Company. This one has definitely see action, having one or two dents, but looks to be in working order, if you could find a flint.
The Policeman's Lot: Antique British Police Equipment including Truncheons and Tipstaves The seminal and essential reference by Mervyn Mitton.
The Powder Flask Book The standard reference on the subject, by Ray Rilling.
The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment Beret Modern Beret as worn by "The Tigers". Of the type Johnson Beharry VC would have worn. Very good condition.
The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Horse Furniture Part of a small collection, of late Victorian and early Edwardian Horse Furniture. Measuring 2.75 inches in length. No fixings to the reverse.
The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) Leather Stamp Probably for bookbinding work, this impressive stamp has a large Rifle Brigade badge afixed in lead. Possibly for use on a post WW1 regimental history. Incredibly rare, if not unique, and the ultimate for quirky item for a regimental badge collector.
The Soldiers Text Book An interesting WW1 era miniature book, which carries "A word for every day" Typical of the many items sent to the front by loved ones back home. A modicum of comfort which wouldn't take up a lot of space or weight in the soldiers pack. This example carries a name and address inside the front cover. A lovely little book in good condition, given it may have been to hell and back.
The Soldiers Word And Phrase Book - English French And German A compilation of words and phrases prepared by a committee of well known teachers from actual experience of soldiers needs. English: French: German with pronunciations. Circa 1944.
The South African War Casualty Roll "The Natal Field Force" 20th Oct. 1899-26th Oct. 1900. Published by J.B. Hayward&Son, 1980. A good clean copy.
The Sussex Yeomanry Cavalry No1 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
The Two Types By JON "Being the Saga of the two jaunty heroes who have given us the best laugh since the campaign began" "Produced by the British Army Newspaper Unit, C.M.F. for the fighting men of all ranks and services in this theatre." A good original copy, bright and undamaged, by the famous cartoonist William John Philpin Jones (1913-1992) Between 1943 and 1946, Jones drew some 300 'Two Types' cartoons. An interesting piece for those interested in wartime cartoons.
The Walsh Summer Helmet Here is a very unusual, and I suspect, a quite rare survival. Marked on the leather sweatband to the helmet's interior "The Walsh Summer Helmet" along with a makers name "Reed". I can find no mention of a patent for this helmet, it is of an unusual cord like construction, with a pronounced comb to the crown. It appears to have been badged at some point, although that is now absent. Possibly a private purchase item for an officer in one of the many Indian regiments during the mid to late 19th century. In solid condition, but with damage and losses as one might expect.
The Wounded Stripe No4 An original great War example.
The Yeomanry Cavalry Of Norfolk No12 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
The Yeomanry Force At The 1911 Coronation No10 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
The Yorkshire Hussars No3 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
Third Pattern Commando Knife A very pleasing example of this sought after knife. Direct from a veteran's attic, and in need of a gentle clean, but maintaining a high percentage of its original finish. Hilt with inspection mark "4". Full length 6.75 inches blade, with original tip. No signs of oversharpening. Strictly over 18's only
Three Bar Hilted Indian Cavalry Sword From the days of the Raj, these sword were originally produced using old stocks of 1796 light cavalry blades and 1821 Light Cavalry hilts. This sword, bearing no discernible fuller, would appear to be more in the tulwar style. No visible markings, except for "91" on one quillion. As can be seen, the sword was recently excavated from an attic, and needs some TLC. Rust bloom to the hilt, and deeper rust to the sword blade. The scabbard stitching has split along the back of the scabbard, but this could be remedied. The brass hilt wire has started to come away also. These swords are hard to find in good condition, and cleaned up, this example wouldn't shame any collection, with the possibility of more unit markings to be uncovered. Strictly over 18's only.
Three Royal Naval Cap Tallies Three naval cap tallies, HMS Ganges, HMS Corunna and HMS. Generally good, as found condition.
Tool Kit Kukri Quite a rarity, especially when complete with the bulk of its original tools, nine in total, along with original scabbard and khissa pouch. Blade length: 12 inches Overall: 16.5 inches Strictly over 18's only.
Tower Hamlets Engineer Officer Portrait Photograph A fine framed photograph of Captain, later Colonel, George Wolferston Walters, circa 1900. Served during the Boer War, firstly with the East London (Tower Hamlets) Royal Engineer Volunteers and later during WWI commanding 1st London Division, Royal Engineers. Annotated to the backing paper, and the rear of the photograph itself.
Transvaal Scottish Volunteers Skean Dubh I hesitate to use the term relic...but this little dirk has obviously seen some hard use! The blade carries a makers marking, it is quite faint, but could possibly be "Shawcross, Glasgow" A scarce unit to find a dirk to, and despite appearances, this little fellow could be greatly improved. Strictly over 18's only.
Trench Art Brass Put & Take Spinner Game Teetotum or spinner, Soldiers trench game.
Trench Art Brass Put & Take Spinner Game Teetotum or spinner, Soldiers trench game.
Trench Art Button Lighter A charming little example, made with General Service Buttons.
Trench Art Chair I am not sure if one can strictly clarify this as "Trench Art" but it is certainly made in the same vein. Utilising Victorian Pennies for the back and seat. A small makers marking to the rear. A very fine quality little item.
Trench Art Cigarette Box Interesting little casket decorated with various badges, including an ATS example. Measures 6 by 3.75 inches.
Trench Art Cigarette Lighter Large (almost 10 inches long) shell converted to a table lighter. Looking at the marks I have a feeling it could be German in origin, there appears to be a Waffenampt marking on the base, but it could just be my eyes playing tricks on me. Either way, and unusual example, and a great addition to any trench art collection.
Trench Art Cigarette Lighter Interesting little lighter, made from a British 20mm dated cannon round, dated 1941, and an Italian? army button fixed to the screw on lid. A nice theatre made piece.
Trench Art Cigarette Lighter A handsome example.
Trench Art Cigarette Lighter "Glasgow Highlanders" A superbly made cigarette lighter, fabricated from 9th Bn Glasgow Highlanders HLI buttons.
Trench Art Cigarette Lighter 1917 A lovely original example, made using 1917 dated old pennies. It wouldn't take much to have this piece sparking again.
Trench Art Cigarette Lighter, Royal Navy A nice shipboard produced example, utilising Royal Navy Buttons.
Trench Art Coin Cigarette Lighter A good example, made using 1914 and 1939 dates.
Trench Art Coin Lighter A very good example dating to WW1, with an English Penny on one side, and a French coin on the other.
Trench Art Dinner Gong SS Ormonde A wonderful piece of Merchant Navy History. A Anti Aircraft shell case, engraved "SS Ormonde Fired at Enemy Aircraft La Rochelle, June 1940" The top is drilled for mounting, either as a dinner gong, or bell, but the original mount is missing. Below is a link to Admiralty War diaries, which detail the Ormonde's duties during June 1940, which confirms several air attacks during that month. http://www.naval-history.net/xDKWDa-Aerial.htm
Trench Art Kukri "AMARA" An interesting paper knife, formed from a Turkish rifle cartridge, the blade curved and notched to form a Gurkha Kukri. The blade dot punched "AMARA 1916-17" A very interesting souvenir from the second Battle of Kut.
Trench Art Lamp Base Well made example, in need of rewiring. Just over 10 inches high.
Trench Art Letter Opener Suffolk Regiment A nice "scimitar" style letter opener, which has had a Suffolk Regiment Cap badge placed at the end of the cartridge case handle.
Trench Art Match Box Cover A German match box cover "GOTT MIT UNS" in the style of the WW1 German belt buckle. A handsome item with good definition.
Trench Art Match Holder Made utilising a 1917 dated 18 pounder shell and a .303 cartridge.
Trench Art Mills Grenade Lighter An interesting conversion of a No 36 Mills Grenade to a table lighter. The inert body of the grenade has been painted green, and the base has an original gas check plate which has been covered in a silver coloured metal to form a base. The lever, once depressed activates the lighter. A good looking item which has been finished to a high standard. UK Sales only.
Trench Art Money Box A lovely and unusual little hand crafted item, in the form of a pillar box. Still with coins rattling around inside!
Trench Art MoneyBox A lovely and unusual little hand crafted item, in the form of a pillar box. Still with coins rattling around inside!
Trench Art Paper Knife A 1942 dated .303 cartridge case which has had a small scapel style blade attached to one head of the bullet. An unusual and useful example.
Trench Art Paper Knife An interesting Great War example, concealing a small scalpel type blade. Strictly over 18's only.
Trench Art Paper Knife -Flechette A very interesting, and a top quality piece of Trench Art, made by utilising an aerial flechette for the blade, a .303 cartridge for the scabbard, and a French Lebel casing for the handle. The cross guard is made from spent rounds, and the "pommel" has been capped with a silver coin. The button decorating the Lebel cartridge has the same ramapnt lion motif at the coin, though this has been well polished. Strictly over 18's only.
Trench Art Paper Knife Scimitar The blade marked "ARRAS" Made utilising a French Lebel cartridge. A good quality item.
Trench Art POW Lubeck Interesting souvenirs, likely produced to commemorate 11th Armoured Division, who captured the German city of Lübeck. It was "liberated! at 12:45 pm local time on May 2, 1945
Trench Art Propelling Pencil This example made from a British .303 Cartridge. Pulling off the "Bullet" reveals a propelling pencil. Exceptionally well made.
Trench Art Propelling Pencil A very handsome and well made little item, produced using a 1913 dated .303 cartridge.
Trench Art Ring Made from a British Penny. The date "1918" is visible to the interior.
Trench Art Ring "Armentieres" Inscribed: "1914/Armentieres/1918"
Trench Art Ring "Ypres" "1914/Ypres/1918"
Trench Art Service Cap Snuff Box One of the best examples of Trench Art I have seen for a long time, this snuff box has been skilfully made in the form of a service cap, and is badged to the Army Service Corps. The bottom of the cap is hinged to reveal a tin lined compartment to house snuff/tobacco. A wonderful tactile item.
Trench Art Shell Shaker A very unusual brass shell, featuring the word "France" over the French coat of arms. Either a salt shaker, or perhaps for use as a "pounce" or sand shaker for writing. Either way, a very well made and unusual souvenir.
Trench Art Table Lighter A wonderful example of a WW1 shell fuze, which has been made into a table lighter. Mounted on a turned hardwood base. Should be a relatively simple task to get this one up and running. Skilfully made, a real quality piece of Trench art.
Trio Of WW1 Medal Ribbons Good length watered silk original ribbons. ***Free Postage***
Tulwar Hilted Kukri Unusual piece with tulwar type hilt. The disc pommel decorated with a sunburst, and with a short spike protruding. Blade extremely sharp, the whole thing with an even patina, and would benefit from a gentle clean. Blade length 13.75 inches. Total length just over 18 inches Strictly over 18's only.
Turkish M1935 Bayonet The M1935 was the final Turkish bayonet designed for use with Mauser rifles. ASF to the hilt. (An abbreviation for Askari Fabrika) Strictly over 18's only.
Turkish Trench Art Button Hook Another interesting example, this one being embellished with a Turkish tunic button.
Turkish Trench Art Pencil At first glance remarkably similar to the bullet pencil found in the Princess Mary gift tin, this example is made from a WW1 Turkish Mauser cartridge. The "bullet" pulls off to reveal a pencil. It is possible the bullet is silver, but I have not rested it as such. A handsome item, and the only one of its type I have ever seen.
Two Household Brigade Medals A very attractive "pair" awarded to the same chap, Guardsman E.T. Edwards. Both come in their original cardboard cases.
Two WW1 Officer Photographs Two original photographs of officers in cuff rank tunics. The younger officer displays a ribbon for the military cross. The gentleman I purchased them from believed the family surname was "Neale", and a letter concerning these images, with the name "R.T. Neale" is also included with the sale. The larger image 9x6 inches, the smaller 3x4 inches.
Unique Sword to an Officer "Killed by Natives" North Staffordshire Regiment Wilkinson Officers Sword No: 23896, dating to 1880. The sword of Godfrey Arthur Selwyn Dupuis (1860-1884) Born 20th November 1860, the son of the reverend Henry Dupuis, and Catherine Rosalie Greene. His father was a former master at Eton and the Vicar of Richmond, Surrey. Godfrey studied at Eton, before entering RMC Sandhurst in 1877. He was commissioned in 1880 to the 98th Regiment (later the North Staffordshire Regiment) which was to depart for India later that year. Whilst stationed in Quetta in 1884, at some time in late May, Dupuis disappeared. The story is taken up in The Times, dated June 2nd, 1884. "Last Sunday morning Lieutenant Dupuis, of the North Staffordshire Regiment, left Quetta on a shooting excursion, proceeding towards Mount Zerghun, which stands at some 14 miles distance, and has not been heard of since he was probably waylaid, as he went unattended, contrary to the published order forbidding officers to visit the neighbourhood without escort. Parties are scouring the country, hitherto without success, and a detachment of Rattray's Sikhs started on Tuesday to continue the search. A squadron of the 6th Punjab Cavalry has moved to Gumboz, north of Thull Cho - tiali, and is now entrenched as an outpost towards the passe leading to the Zhol valley, whence the Kakars lately raided. A further excerpt from the 18th June, headline: "Lt Dupuis killed by natives at Quetta" "Simla, 2nd June. Lieutenant Godfrey Arthur Selwyn Dupuis, of the Prince of Wales (North Staffordshire) Regiment, who left Quetta Sunday week for Mount Zerghun, a place fifteen miles away, which has a character for truculence, not returning, search parties were dispatched from his own regiment and the 45th Sikhs. For several days no tidings could be gained of the missing officer. A telegram recieved here, now, that his body has been discovered, murdered. The same message adds that the Pathans who killed him have been arrested. Lieutenant Dupuis, who has not long since returned from a period of privilege leave, was attached to the army Signalling Department and was the officiating interpreter. His regimental rank was dated from July 1881. The sword is in generally very fine condition, as one might expect given such a short service career. However, the guard is quite mishappen, which may tally with a heavy fall from a horse, or other heavy blow. A fascinating and probably unique relic of such an incident from the heady days of the Raj. Supplied with the Wilkinson sword ledger page, and some research, including newspaper cuttings.
Unique WW1 Officers Private Purchase Fighting Knife Also from the estate of Lieutenant Thompson RE, is this wonderful privately purchased trench or knuckle knife. Maker marked "Clement Gray, Sheffield, England" Bearing more than a passing resemblance to the WW2 BC41 fighting knife, this example measures 9 inches overall, with a blade length of 5 inches. The knife is housed in a brown leather sheath. with retaining strap, and a belt loop to the rear big enough to accommodate the standard Sam Brown officers belt. I am yet to find any reference to another of these knives in my reference library, or on the internet, so possibly a unique surviving example, and with the bonus of knowing who originally bought and carried it. Strictly over 18's only.
Unissued Jack Knife Sealed and greased, these are about as mint as you are likely to find. Partial makers marking visible, could be "ABL"? Strictly over 18's only.
United Arab Emirates Cap Badge Excellent condition.
United States M3 Fighting Knife An unusual example, with rounded point, possibly for training purposes? Blade now measures 5.25. inches. Strictly over 18's only.
United States Marine Corps Holster A modern example, for the 9mm Beretta Pistol.
University Of London OTC Swagger Stick
Unknown Mauser Bayonet An interesting bayonet, which appears unissued, likely for a 7mm/8mm contract Mauser Rifle. Strictly over 18's only.
Unknown Socket Bayonet Early 19th Century bayonet. Possibly for a fusil or carbine, likely British, but I can see no markings visible. Bayonet appears to have had the blade cleaned. Housed in a period brown leather scabbard with brass mounts. Blade length 13.5 inches, Socket just under 3 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Unknown Socket Bayonet II Another mystery, at least it is to me! Marked "India" on the ricasso, at first I thought it may be a re-enacters bayonet, but the grime an much inside the socket, as well as the general wear and tear would give the appearance of the real deal, and it doesn't have the feel of the usual repro rubbish. Blade length just shy of 18 inches, Socket 3 inches. The scabbard is of usual construction, with a riveted integral frog. Open to suggestions on this one! Strictly over 18's only.
Unmarked 2nd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Commando Knife A wholly original, used and completely sterile example. Blade length 6.45 inches. Nice and tight, with no movement, in unusual period sheath with top fastening press stud, similar to the 1st pattern. Strictly over 18's only
Unusual 1845 Officers sword with 1796 Cavalry Hilt A very unusual 1845 Pattern Infantry Officers blade which has been hilted with a 1796 Pattern cavalry hilt. It is an odd coupling, but it is surprisingly effective, and has good balance. It has clearly been together a very long time, and I would say it is original pairing. The domed rivet on the pommel is as one would expect on a 1796 light cavalry sword, It is interesting to note how the langets have been removed to accommodate the scabbard. There is a family crest to the blade which is as yet unresearched. I would imagine to have that kind of leeway he must have been serving in India. A very interesting and unique period sword. Strictly over 18's only.
Unusual Great War Period Sam Brown Holster Appears to be made for a small automatic pistol.
Unusual Indian Short Sword The first of its type I have encountered. The plain blade with a four inch false edge at the tip. No visible markings. Blade length is 26 inches. The stirrup style guard carries two characters on the outer edge, possibly Devangi script, and likely a unit designation. Quite likely to be an artilleryman's sidearm, given the size and general construction. The construction is very similar to British cavalry sword of the period, such as the 1853 "universal" pattern, although the grips are of wood, rather than leather, but riveted in a similar fashion with the same "tear drop" shaped pommel. An unusual, and possibly unique survival. Strictly over 18's only.
Unusual Luger Holster Not a type I am familiar with, and in need of some attention. Could be a rarity, always happy to learn from those in the know...
Unusual Stiletto Dagger A well made piece, with white metal grip, and cruciform blade. Measuring almost 12 inches overall, blade length 7.25 inches. Small makers marking to the grip. Strictly over 18's only.
US Fighting Knife Patton Blade Produced commercially during WW2, this knife is made using the ricasso section of a Patton cavalry sabre blade, and the leather washer type grip mirrors the swords original pistol style grip. The blade is bright and is marked clearly marked "US. S A 1918." Original scratch built leather scabbard, with typical American style hole towards the point to accommodate a leg lanyard. It measures just shy of 13 inches overall. Blade length 7.75 inches. Quite a rare piece. Strictly over 18's only.
US Krag Bayonet Good clean condition. Dated 1901. Strictly over 18's only.
US M3 Fighting Knife A well used, but completely original and authentic example. Bearing a partial makers stamp to the blade, and flaming bomb inspection mark to the pommel. Original owners initials to the back of the scabbard. Acquired recently on our annual trip to Normandy. Strictly over 18's only.
USA Antartic Service Medal Not for sale to the USA.
V Force Cap Badge A good copy (Unfortunately!) ***Free Postage***
Vale's Propelling Mechanical Pencil A lovely little piece, produced by William Vale & Sons in the form of a cannon. Some attention required to the mechanism, which appears to be jammed.
Variant Webley Holster Excellent condition overall.
Verners VIII Pattern Compass Dated 1917, this is a very good example of the standard WW1 compass. Maker Mark F-L. with broad arrow and sold out of service markings. Fully functioning with mother of pearl dial. Housed in a very nice leather case, complete with fastening and shoulder straps.
Victorian Bulldog Revolver Obsolete calibre .320 Belgian made, nickel plated revolver with high quality custom engraved frame and grips. Crisp working actions, and no licence required. 7 inches in length. Belgian (Liege) proof marks to the right hand side of the frame, and the cylinder. Strictly over 18's only.
Victorian Bullion Officers Sword Knot Good condition overall, silver in colour, some minor fraying, but would compliment a period sword nicely.
Victorian Cavalry Photograph A good original image, probably fro training purposes, depicting a cavalry man taking cover behind his horse, and taking aim with his Martini Henry Carbine. A good display piece. Comes in a strip frame, 12x9 inches.
Victorian Dagger An interesting and good quality dagger, with gilt mounts to the handle. 5.5 inch blade, 9.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
Victorian Horse Furniture A lion, standing atop a Victorian Crown. Part of a small collection, of late Victorian and early Edwardian Horse Furniture. Approx 3 inches tall.
Victorian Life Guards Officers Belt Buckle Looks to be a vintage reproduction.
Victorian Light Infantry Desk Ornament An exceedingly well cast piece of Victorian Mess Silverware, being a desk ornament/paperweight in the form of a strung bugle, as used by several Light Infantry or rifle regiments. Somebody has also suggested it could also be used as a pen holder. This example also carries a family crest to the front of the bugle, as well as a registered design diamond, which dates this piece to: 21st November 1883. Whilst not solid silver, it is still extremely handsome, and certainly the only such example I have ever seen, and comes in near perfect condition.
Victorian Martingale Infantry Mounted Officer (1) A very good quality of this sought after badge.
Victorian Martingale Infantry Mounted Officer (2) A second example, in equally fine condition.
Victorian Military Horse Furniture Part of a small collection, of late Victorian and early Edwardian Horse Furniture. Three mounts or bosses, with no fixings to the rear.
Victorian Officers Photographic Portrait in Leather Carrying Case A charming travelling portrait case, housing a oval gilt frame with a photograph of an infantry officer, circa 1885.
Victorian Officers Sword City Imperial Volunteers Wilkinson 1897 Pattern officers sword, dating to 1900. One of only a handful of swords produced for the short lived City Imperial Volunteers. There is no record extant for this sword, but the blade bears the initials J.F.W. and was purchased by: James Francis Waterlow (1869 – 1942) During the Boer War Waterlow was mentioned in dispatches (10/9/1901) whilst serving with the CIV mounted infantry, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (London Gazette, 27 Sept. 1901) "James Francis Waterlow, Capt., 2nd Volunteer Battn. Royal West Surrey Regt., City Imperial Volunteers. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa." The Insignia were presented by the King 28 Oct. 1901. He became Major, 5th Battn. The Queen's Regiment. Waterlow also earned the South Africa Medal with six clasps. He also served during the First World War, commanding the 1/4th Border Regiment. The sword itself is in as found condition, and will require some gentle cleaning to bring it up to a pleasing standard. The shagreen grip is intact, with some minor losses, and the twistwire is now absent in places. Strictly over 18's only.
Victorian Officers Sword Slings A scarce pair of silver bullion and red Morocco leather slings, in good, supple condition.
Victorian Officers Sword Slings A scarce pair of gold bullion and blue leather slings, with lions mask buckles. In good, supple condition, missing one stud.
Victorian Parade Photograph A fascinating photograph, probably very late 19thC, and perhaps taken at Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. One can make out "The Clarendon Hotel" on one of the flags, possibly Windsor High Street? Measuring 11.5 by 9.5 in original frame.
Victorian Rifle Officers Sword With Owners Initials An untouched example of the 1827 pattern gothic hilted rifle officers sword. Blade maker marked "Airey and Wheeler" who were a Tailors in London, specialising in tropical clothing. From that it would seem likely that this sword was purchased by a regular officer heading for service abroad. Wear to the plating on hilt and scabbard, shagreen grip intact but worn in places, with the majority of the twistwire intact. Blade fairly clean, with some wear around the ricasso. Remains of old grease the entire length. Fully visible etching to both sides, including a cartouche on the right hand side of the blade containing intertwined initials, which *appear* to be "T.J.B". Straight blade with slight blunting of the tip. Blade length just shy of 33 inches. Scabbard missing its throat but intact, with no holes or bends. An "As found" sword, which will improve greatly with some TLC, and with the further opportunity of researching the original owner. Strictly over 18's only.
Victorian Rigging Knife A truly stunning example, by Joseph Allen and Son. made sometime between 1851 and 1883. Strictly over 18's only.
Victorian Royal Artillery Helmet Plate An original Royal Artillery helmet, Shako, or belt plate badge. Sadly the lion is missing from the top of the crown. Also, the three lugs on the reverse have been replaced by two long rods, in order to make it a belt plate. Never the less, the real Mcoy, and a cheap starter badge for someone.
Victorian Royal Marines Swagger Stick A very nice early example.
Victorian Seaforth Highlanders Officers Sporran 78th (Seaforth Highlanders) Officers Sporran, An excellent untouched sporran. Thistle engraved brass top plate (cantle) with applied silver badge. Tassles are fixed by engraved brass mounts on brass chains, the left hand chain looks to be a period replacement. The reverse in red Morocco leather has a pouch which carries an indistinct name. The leather is holding firm, but would benefit from a feed. The two loops on the reverse are made of brown leather, and also appear to be replacements. The front piece is held in place by three nuts. All in all a good original sporron that has seen plenty of use, but with some TLC would make a great display piece.
Victorian Three Draw Telescope A nice period telescope, circa 1900. Generally good condition, requiring a good clean. Measuring 6.25 inches when closed, 16.75 when fully extended.
Victorian Truncheon A very pleasing two tone example. Measuring: 21.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Victory Medal Cheshire Regiment Correctly impressed "7412 PTE J LEWIS CHES.R"
Victory Medal Lieutenant Ford Correctly impressed "LIEUT E.W. FORD" Some scratches to the reverse.
Victory Medal Lieutenant Russell Correctly impressed "2. LIEUT L G RUSSELL" A handsome "chocolate" bronze in colour.
VIII Kings Liverpool Regiment Swagger Stick Generally good, initials carved into the stick.
Vintage Carded Medal/Ribbon Suspender Old/New Stock, on original card with instructions. For three medals or ribbons.
Vintage Dark Green Blue Beret Possibly wartime, this one looks like it has never been badged.
Vintage Navy Blue Beret No visible markings, possibly wartime Civil Defence? It has been badged at some point.
Vintage Unopened Gauloises Cigarettes Original packet of 20 vintage cigarettes, still sealed. Perfect as part of a living history display. Sold for collectable purposes only.
Volunteer Combatant of the Resistance Cross Croix du Combattant Volontaire de la Résistance
Wade & Butcher Hunting Knife Plade etched "Pioneer", with stag horn pommel. Produced by Wade and Butcher, Sheffield. 5 and 3/4 inch blade. Housed in brown leather scabbard. Wade and Butcher also manufactured the RAF Servicing Commando Knife, and it seems likely that it was based upon this pre war knife, given the similarity. Strictly over 18's only.
Wallace Collection Catalogues, European Arms and Armour Volume I By Sir James Mann Excellent reference copy.
Wallace Collection Catalogues, European Arms and Armour Volume II By Sir James Mann. A very useful reference book.
Walnut Shotgun Stock A useful spare part for the right project. This example also carries a silver escutcheon plate embossed with a family crest, which might prove researchable. The stock measures 16 inches in length.
Walther PP 7.65mm deactivated pistol Made is West Germany, and probably dating to the 1980's. The Pistol comes with virtually all its blued finish, and with fully moving parts. Deactivated in 2013, and complete with its deactivation certificate. Strictly over 18's only
War Emergency Steels Schedule 1942 A fascinating sliding scale, Produced for Sanderson Brothers&Newbould Ltd.
War medal 1939-45 Excellent Condition.
War Memorial Dedication Photograph A moving black and white photograph mounted on board, showing the dedication of a First World War Memorial . 12 inches tall, and 10 inches wide.
Wartime Produced Third Pattern FS Fighting Knife A 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes fighting Knife. This example carries no makers markings. The hilt carries a broad arrow above a "2" on one side of the grip above the cross guard, and a no "3" (Mould) stamp on the grip toward the pommel on the other. Retaining its original blackening in the hilt grooves, and to most of the pommel, the copper colour has bled through. The hand ground blade is over 6.75 inches. It carries a good 90% plus of its original black finish (as does the crossguard) and has not been retipped. The sheath is a constructed from brown leather, the chape is made from blued steel and is period correct. The elastic retainer has lost its stretch, but remains fastened securely. This is a great quality knife, almost certainly made by Wilkinson, possibly for clandestine purposes, but sadly we will never know for sure. Strictly over 18's Only.
Warwickshire Regiment Christmas Card 1916 An unsent example, bearing the embossed regimental badge to the front, witht he letters "B.E.F. Inside an image of "the first battalion in assembly trenches prior to the attack on 1st July 1916".
Warwickshire Regiment Officers Sword The sword of James Richard Forbes Elsmie Commissioned into the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as a Second Lieutenant, and transferring to the 1st Volunteer Battalion Gordon Highlanders. Promoted Lieutenant March 1900. Captain Elsmie was commissioned as a Temporary Captain in October 1914 from the reserve of Officers for service during the Great War. 32.75 inch blade length. Blade produced by Thurkle, Soho. Sword in need of some TLC. Some play in the hilt, and would benefit from being fitted with a blade washer. Hilt good and crisp, with no buckling. Shagreen 90% complete, with some of the smaller strands of wire loose or absent. Regimentally marked blade, along with the owners initials "J.R.F.E." The blade with some dark areas of staining, and areas of pitting, most noticeably towards the tip caused by water ingress to the scabbard. An interesting regimenatally marked sword, which will improve, and with scope for plenty of research potential. Strictly over 18's only.
Warwickshire Yeomanry No9 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
WD Marked Bullet Mould A good early mould, marked WD and No 13 Looks to be a musket/rifle bore. Some pitting, but perfect working action.
Webley Open Top Holster .455 Service revolver holster, of the type used by Tank Crews, Machine Gunners, and the Royal Flying Corps. Excellent condition overall, possibly unissued.
Wehrmacht Belt 1936 Tab maker marked B. Haarman Ludenscheid 1936. Total length 36 inches.
Wehrmacht Belt 1941 Tab maker marked, and dated 1941 Total length 39 inches.
Wehrmacht NCO Parade Sword A good and recently discovered Heer example, issued to senior non commissioned officers for parade use. This particular sword was made by Eichhorn, Solingen. With profuse waffenampt markings to the blade, guard, ferrule and back piece. Generally excellent condition, the blade is particularly fine, and is a good tight fit to the scabbard. The scabbard appears to have been the nickel version, and would benefit from a polish. Strictly over 18's only.
Weimar Period Kriegsmarine Binoculars A great untouched pair of naval binoculars which surfaced recently. Optics are clear and function/focus as they should, one of the retaining straps on the lens cover has broken, but could be repaired. No major marks or dings, exactly as one might hope to find them.
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West Riding Regiment Picquet Weight Officers Sword A very fine Edwardian period picquet weight dress sword, regimentally etched to the 1st Volunteer Battalion Duke Of Wellington's West Riding Regiment Retailed by Airey and Wheeler, Regent Street. All shagreen and grip wire present, high quantities of original finish to hilt, blade and scabbard. Blade length 32.5 inches. All in all a very good example and hard to upgrade. Strictly over 18's only.
Western Revolver Holster Relatively modern, but of the highest quality, and never used. Hand carved decoration.
Westley Richards Howdah Pistol An extremely good double barrelled percussion “howdah” pistol, by Westley Richards, 14 inches overall, Sighted damascus twist barrels measuring 7 1/4 inches. Top rib engraved “Westley Richards, 170 New Bond St London”, Both locks engraved "Westley Richards" and fitted with safety catches. Walnut full stock with rounded chequered butt, horn fore-end cap, platinum plugs, silver barrel wedge plates and escutcheon, engraved trigger guard, and captive swivel ramrod. Silver escutcheon bearing family crest, the property of Frederick Edward Morrice JP of Betteshanger House, Betteshanger, Kent, born 1778, succeeded father 1815, died 1858. He saw service with the 1st Dragoon Guards during the Peninsula War. Numbered to trigger guard rib, offering further research potential. Crisp action to both locks, both retaining functioning safety catches. RICHARDS William Westley Gunmaker, Birmingham, from 1812. Retail shop (with William Bishop as agent) 170 New Bond Street, 1826-72. 25 Lawrence Pountney Street, 1853-5. Gunmaker to Prince Albert. Died 1865. Firm then run by son, Wesley Richards. Howard L. Blackmore (1986) Gunmakers Of London, 1350-1850 Strictly over 18's only.
Westminster Hospital Belt Buckle A very good Kings Crown example of the silver plated belt buckle, as presented to those nurses qualifying from the Westminster Hospital in London.
Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry No4 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
Whitworth Rifle Bayonet One of only 9000 made. Unfortunately this example has been rather overcleaned. However, markings are still visible, and it could be improved with some TLC. Blade length approx 23 inches, 28 inches overall. Perfect as a gap filler, or for the collector unwilling to pay for an expensive mint condition example. Strictly over 18's only.
Wilkinson 1827 Pattern Rifle Officers Sword The sword of Captain Richard Comyn 22nd Kent Sheerwood Volunteer Rifle Corps. Richard Comyn was born 20th February 1805. He was a solicitor, of Lincoln's-inn-fields, London, as well as his home address of Mill House, Queensborough, Kent. He was mayor of Queensborough on three occasions, before his death in 1874. There also appears to have been some local scandal, which resulted in Comyn marrying his housekeeper! Hilt tight and retaining all of its silver twistwire, but with some shagreen absent. Some wear and patination to the guard and scabbard, but a very fine condition blade. Blade featuring the crest and motto of the Comyn family, along with the initials "R.C." Blade measruing 32.75 inches. Sold with a copy of the Wilkinson Sword proof register, which carries a different name. it is therefore likely that this sword was bought as either a gift, or a presentation piece for a well beloved local figure. Plenty of scope for further research. Strictly over 18's only.
Wilkinson 1854 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword A very handsome, and near mint example. The hilt retaining a high percentage of gilt wash. Shagreen intact, as is the copper twistwire. Blade length 32.5 inches. Bright and deep etching to the blade, which appears to have never been polished. Originally sold to "Robert Parkinson" in July 1868. The blade carried the initials "J.P." along with a family crest. Unresearched, and sold with a copy of the Wilkinson Ledger page. Strictly over 18's only.
Wilkinson 2nd Pattern, Type 1 Second pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife by Wilkinson Sword This is the first type of second pattern, similar to the first pattern, but with a straightened cross guard, and drop forged blade without ricasso. Complete in correct type sheath, tabs removed, and with only remnants of the elastic which held the grip in place. Over the years I have had several 1st patterns, but this is only the third all nickel second pattern I have owned, and I believe these are hard to find than a first pattern knife. Around 40,000 of this type were produced. Condition is very good, nice clear logos, full length blade with original tip. Some corrosion to the cross guard edges, but overall a great example. Strictly over 18's only.
Wilkinson 3rd Pattern FS Knife Scarce Wilkinson Third Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife This example has been used but not abused. Originally a blued hilt, this example now shoes mostly copper colour. The pommel is stamped with a no "1" inspectors mark. The crossguard retains almost all of its original finish. The blade is 6.5 inches long, and shows signs of service sharpening on both sides, and carries a razors edge. The etch panels on either side are certainly there, but are mostly obscured due to the sharpening. The sheath is the correct pattern and in very nice condition, the leather tabs have been removed and the elastic retainer hangs loose, but intact. All in all a good used knife that could tell a story, and an original Wilkinson third pattern, which are becoming impossible to find. Strictly over 18's Only.
Wilkinson GV 1897 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword A good example of the standard George V Infantry Officers sword, as carried during WW1. Produced by the very best, Wilkinson Sword. Completely as found, with bright etching and some minor staining, and ready to be cleaned up for display. The field service leather scabbard has protected the blade well, but has suffered, as may be seen. it will be possible to restore, although it may be worth while sourcing a period replacement, which do crop up with some frequency. Strictly over 18's only.
Wilkinson Heavy Cavalry Sword 7th Hussars Wilkinson Sword No: 19509 proved September 1874 and described in the ledger as an "Extra Long Light Cavalry Sword" Sword of Sir William James Gardiner Baird of Saughtonhall, 8th Bt. (23 February 1854, 19 April 1921) Served as a Lieutenant 7th Hussars, and later became Lieutenant-Colonel of the Lothian and Berwick Yeomanry Cavalry. He is also listed as an Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria. His later yeomanry service may explain the change from a light cavalry to a heavy cavalry hilt. The sword is in very fine condition. Aside from the unusually long blade, another interesting features are that aside from the Wilkinson number, and the makers marking, and a vacant naming banner, there is no decoration on the blade what-so-ever. Baird was obviously a man who liked things simple and business-like! Blade measures 34.5 inches. His son William died in November 1914 after being wounded at Neuve Chappelle serving as a Captain with the Bedfordshire Regiment. Sold with some research, and a copy of the Wilkinson Sword Ledger. Strictly over 18's only.
Wilkinson Officers Sword 1858 34th Foot A good early numbered Wilkinson produced 1854 Pattern Victorian Infantry Officers sword. The sword of Captain Charles Michael Fox, 34th Foot, later the Border Regiment. London Gazette April 16th 1858 "34th Foot—Charles Michael Fox, gent, to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Dash-wood, promoted in 5th Foot, Dated 13th April 1858." Lots of scope for further research. Good, broad fighting blade, etched with the owners initials C.M.W. to the right hand panel, and the usual foliage, VR cypher, etc. Blade could you a clean, light surface rust and staining, which will improve dramatically with some TLC. Sadly the original scabbard is absent. Blade length: 32 inches. Sold with a copy of the proof ledger denoting Fox as the original purchaser. Strictly over 18's only.
Wilkinson Officers Sword 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment Sword in as found condition, shagreen absent, but twistwire intact and firm. Blade with some staining, but good clear etching, including a panel of four initials to the right hand side "A.H.K.W." Some corrosion towards the forte on both sides of the blade, where a washer would have been. No scabbard. Blade length 33.5 inches. The sword of Arthur H. K. Ward, of the 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment Lieutenant Ward joined the 29th in 1878, just prior to the battalion embarking for India. The 1st Battalion was stationed in Mhow 1879-81. It would seem that Arthur did not make old bones, as I have found him mentioned on a memorial, transcribed below: "Erected by his Brother Officers in memory of Arthur H. K. Ward, Lieut. H. M. 29th Regt. who died at Mhow Novr. 26th, 1879, aged 21 years." Worthy of further research to determine this young officers fate.. Sale includes a copy of the Wilkinson Ledger. Strictly over 18's only.
Wilkinson Officers Sword 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Captain Dixon-Johnson The Sword of Cuthbert Francis Dixon Johnson 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Born 1871 Died 1939. Fought in the Boer War 1900-1902 Wounded during the Relief of Kimberly while serving with A Squadron, under Major Allenby (later Field Marshall) Due to the extreme heat that day, a fire broke out of the dry veldt, and it was only with "extreme difficulty that the wounded were got away." (Quote from: The History of the Second Dragoons "Royal Scots Greys") Commanded C Squadron at Klipfontein on Febuary 12th 1901. C Squadron records 5 Boers Killed, 15 Wounded and 10 prisoners. C Squadron captured over 1000 head of cattle, fifteen wagons, twenty cape wagons, and thirty to forty saddle horses. (A History of British Cavalry: Volume 4: 1899-1913) Promotions: 2nd Lieutenant 28 Oct 1891 Lieutenant 30th August 1893 Captain 14th May 1901 Retired from service after unexpectedly inheriting the family estate Aykley Heads on the outbreak of war in 1899. In 1916 he published a book “The Armenian’s” and wrote several letters to “The Times” championing Turkish causes. Charles Dixon Johnson , Cuthbert’s younger brother, was KIA during WW1 as a private soldier fighting with the 1/7 (Leeds Rifles) West Yorkshire Regiment. Wilkinson Sword blade no 31080 (October 1891) Blade carries the crest of Dixon Johnson of Aykley Heads, Durham (The Dixon was unofficial until they assumed the name and arms of Dixon by Royal Licence in 1894) underneath the motto " Fortiter et Sincere." ( Boldly and sincerely) Blade is in very fine condition, with only minor blemishes towards the tip. The sword has been service sharpened and carries some very small nicks. Interestingly the blades spine also carries the centre of percussion marking, more commonly found on mid Victorian swords. The scabbard has suffered protecting the blade, the stitching coming away at the top and bottom, but a good original field service scabbard of the period, and holding firm. The addition of a frog would cure the main issue at the top mount. All shagreen complete, and held in place by silver twist wire. Honeysuckle hilt is dirty and requires a clean, but crisp detail is visible under the grime. Comes with some research, and copy photo's of the officer, including a set of cigarette cards on which Dixon-Johnson is featured. Overall a very pleasing untouched sword with an interesting owner and potential for further research. A scarce opportunity to own two swords belonging to brother officers who both fought and were wounded during the Boer War. Strictly over 18's only.
Wilkinson Officers Sword 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons Major Mosley Major Arthur Rowland Mosley Arthur Rowland Mosley was born on 8 May 1862 at Egginton, Derbyshire, England. He was the son of Reverend Rowland Mosley and Jane Charlotte Rose Every. He married Henrietta Bolden, daughter of Henry Bolden and Robina Wedderburn Campion, on 16 October 1899 at Paddington, London, England. He served with the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, and fought with the regiment during operations in Zululand during 1888, and the Boer War, where he was severely wounded, whilst in command of "A" Squadron. Major Mosley was awarded both the Queens Medal with three clasps & the Kings medal with 2 clasps for South African War. He lived at The Hollies, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, and when he retired from the Army with the rank of Major, They lived at Burnaston House, Egginton, Derbyshire, and post war Moseley held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.) for Derbyshire. He died on 20 March 1923 at age 60 at Branston House, Derbyshire, England. Great potential for further research, and a scarce opportunity to own two swords belonging to brother officers who both fought and were wounded during the Boer War. Blade length 34.75 inches. Blade is in good untouched condition, with some age related staining, blemishes and light pitting toward the mid section.. Showing no signs of having been cleaned, I suspect the overall appearance could be greatly improved.. The sword has been service sharpened. Partial scabbard. 95% of the shagreen complete, areas of loss to the upper grip and bound by silver twist wire. Honeysuckle hilt is dirty and requires a clean, but crisp detail is visible under the grime. Accompanied by some research, confirmation from Wilkinson sword that this sword belonged to Mosley, and a digital copy of a Photograph showing Mosley wearing this very sword.
Wilkinson Officers Sword Central India Horse The sword of Walter Deneys Vanrenen, who served with the Central Indian Horse from 1935. In 1940, whilst serving as the adjutant he was partly responsible for putting down the mutiny of the Sikh elements of the regiment before their embarkation for Egypt. Sword in good untouched condition, and would benefit from a light clean. Has the added bonus of the correct sword knot for armoured units. Shagreen and twistwire complete, guard crisp and unbuckled, with good definition to the GRI cypher. Blade is bright, showing the initials W.D.V. with the rest of the standard etching clear. Blade length 32.5 inches. Sold with a copy of the Wilkinson Ledger page. Worthy of further research. Strictly over 18's only.
Wilkinson Special Pattern Scroll Hilt Cavalry Sword A very interesting and scarce Scroll hilted cavalry sword manufactured by Wilkinson sword. One of the cleanest swords I have ever owned, and made as a special order for one "Harry Parr" in March 1879. Housed in an unusual leather covered steel scabbard (presumably to reduce the risk of light reflection, whilst maintaining a sturdy housing in the days before the field service scabbard.) The hilt of of the coveted "Scroll" form, more commonly associated with Indian service. Aside from the Wilkinson manufactures details, the proof slug and star, and the number on the spine, the sword's 35 inch blade is completely plain, with the exception of a small scroll containing the name "Harry Parr" Taking these unusual features together, it is safe to assume that this sword was made for a professional soldier, most likely a mounted officer, who wanted the very best, and most effective sword at his side, rather than a sword for "show". Judging by a hunt through the army lists, the most likely candidate that fits the dates of the sword manufacture would be Henry Hallam Parr. Date of First Commission 8 Sept 1865 Promoted Major-General 1 July 1899 Date of being placed on Retired List 14 Nov 1906. Parr was the officer who first received Colonel Pulleine's final dispatch from Isandhlwana on the 22nd January 1879, shortly before the 1/24th were overwhelmed by Zulu forces. A folder of research on this individual will accompany the sword, along with the Wilkinson Proof Book entry for this sword. Strictly over 18's only.
Wilkinson Sword 1895 Pattern Infantry Officers Sword A superb example of the 1895 Infantry sword. This example with the earlier 1854 pattern blade was obviously rehilted in accordance with the new hilt regulations. This sword left Wilkinson in June 1882 and was purchased by Charles Ulrich Sandys of the Royal Irish Fusiliers. Promoted Lieutenant 10th May 1882. Captain, 9th January 1889, Promoted Major 12th March 1902. Sold with Original copy of the Wilkinson sword ledger. This sword carries the initial C.U.S. on the blade, as well as the standard etching and VR cypher one may expect, along the 32.5 inch blade. Sword is in very good shape, with original knot and scabbard. The blade free from corrosion or pitting, only minor blemishes. A wonderful Victorian sword, which was carried by the owner for his whole career. Plenty of research still to be carried out. Strictly Over 18's only.
Wilkinson Sword Kukri 1951 An extremely rare kukri, which has been described as the "holy grail" of military pattern kukri. One of around 20 examples known to exist from the original 1402 to have been produced for trials in 1951 by the Wilkinson Sword Company. This example comes in extremely pleasing condition, the blade being particularly fine, and is complete with its WSC 51 marked Chakmak and Karda, and its correct frog, which is the hardest part of the ensemble to find. The only example currently offered for sale anywhere in the world, and a rare opportunity for the serious collector. Strictly over 18's only.
Wiltshire Yeomanry Officers Sword Wilkinson Sword No: 39461 "3 Bar Cavalry Sword" proved june 30th 1902. Sword originally bought by Thomas Henry Fair, Wiltshire Yeomanry. Fair obviously didn't suit the military life, resigning his commission in 1904 (although it appears he later served during WW1) However, at the same time as Fair left, the Hon. Arnold Henderson (July 1883 to March 1933) joined the Wiltshire Yeomanry. It would appear Fair sold his sword to Henderson, as the sword now bears the initials "A.H." in an escutcheon on the blade. Henderson stayed with the Wiltshire Yeomanry, fighting with them during WW1. Appointments Wilts Imperial Yeomanry 2nd Lieutenant 27 August 1904 Lieutenant 14th April 1914 Hon. Captain 17th March 1915 He was decorated with the award of the Territorial Decoration (T.D.). He was invested as a Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) in 1919 Sword is in good, clean condition. Blade is bright with good definition to the etching. Field service scabbard is also in fine condition, and fits the blade well. Plenty more research to be carried out on the original owners, and swords provenanced to the Wiltshire Yeomanry are few and far between.
Winchester Made P17 Bayonet The scabbard is a little grubby from storage, but the bayonet itself is very clean. Home Guard leather frog needs some attention. A cheap bayonet if you don't mind putting some effort in. Strictly over 18's only.
Womens Land Army Association Badges Three examples, belonging to the same lady.
Womens Land Army Badge A fine enamel example.
Womens Land Army Badges Two examples, a hollow mid war example, and an earlier solid example, maker marked "HWM".
Wonderful Miniature Watercolour Irish Officer Beautiful little example, painted on ivorine, measuring 3 inches by 2.5 inches. Depicting an Irish officer in uniform, possibly the Connaught rangers. Painted circa 1903, the officer has the Queen and Kings South Africa Medals along with what appears to be the China Medal from 1900. This unusual combination may assist in identifying the sitter. There is script to the reverse of the panel, with a name which appears to be "Sam Parsons". This may be either the sitter or the artist. A handsome little item.
Wonderful Presentation tankard, dated 1850 A great little tankard, which on first inspection I mistook for solid silver. The quality of manufacture and decoration is absolutely superb, which makes the fact it bears no manufacturers marking so surprising. The inscription to the front reads: "Presented to Samuel Percival as a mark of esteem, by his friend William A. Jee. Liverpool 8 May 1850" William Audley Jee is recorded as being born the son of a Merchant in Liverpool, in 1823. He served as Honoary Quartermaster on the 5th Lancashire Volunteer Rifle Corps. This could represent an interesting research project to determine the relationship between these two gentlemen, or just a charming piece of silver plate to add to your collection.
Wonderful Silhouette Irish Officer circa 1680. An excellent Silhouette of an Irish military uniform circa 1680, by renowned and celebrated artist Phyllis Arnold RMS. Comes in very good condition, bright colours, and a faded label to the reverse detailing the subject. Phyllis Arnold trained as a commercial/graphic artist and has been a professional artist since the late 1960's. She has exhibited with the Royal Society of Miniature Painters since 1976 and, the Hilliard Society since 1985. She is a Past President of The Ulster Society of Women Artists.
Wooden Grip F-S Fighting Knife A very nice untouched original example of the scarce fat Wooden Gripped F-S associated with the RAF. This example comes in very good condition showing only minor wear and use. As is usual for this pattern the knife is unmarked. Unusually the knife blade appears short at 5.95 inches, although there are no signs of shortening or sharpening to the blade. This may indicate a makers variation, or a professional shortening. Housed in original scabbard, with makers marking to the flap. Strictly over 18's only.
Wooden Grip Fairbairn Sykes Knife An untouched original example of the scarce fat Wooden Gripped F-S associated with the RAF. This example comes is in generally good condition, although it has some issues. There are two small hairline cracks to either side of the grip, but there is no movement. The blade has also lost its tip. However, given the length of the blade, retipping this professionally would not detract from its overall length or appearance. As is usual for this pattern the knife is unmarked. The full length blade is 6.75 inches. Overall 11.75 inches. It comes complete with its original and correct sheath, which is marked on the belt flap. Strictly over 18's only.
Wooden Grip Fairbairn Sykes Knife A very nice untouched original example of the scarce fat Wooden Gripped F-S associated with the RAF. This example comes in very good condition showing only minor wear and use. There is a small hairline crack to the grip, but it does not effect the grip. As is usual for this pattern the knife is unmarked. The full length blade is 6.5 inches. It comes complete with its original and correct sheath, which is (uncommonly) marked on the belt flap. Strictly over 18's only.
Wooden Handled Kukri A good untouched example, possibly military in origin, but without any visible markings. Complete in scabbard, with khissa pouch, chakmak and karda. Blade length just over 12 inches. Overall length 16 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Wooden Handled Kukri (2) A very similar example, but without the scabbard, small knives and pouch. Blade length just over 12 inches. Overall length 16 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
Wooden Hilted Nepalese Kukri 12 inch blade, just over 15 inches overall. Rust bloom to one side of the blade, the cleaner side appears to have a very nice finish, possibly worth etching to determine the exact composition. Strictly over 18's only.
Worcestershire Yeomanry No11 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
WW1 "Right is Might" Silk Postcard, A very nice example, unused.
WW1 .455 Sam Browne Holster In excellent condition.
WW1 .455 Sam Browne Holster Named to a DCM MC Winner Great condition Webley Holster, produced by R.W.Stiby and dated 1918. Inside the holsters flap is written the name J.P.Swain. John Pratt Swain served with the Leicestershire yeomanry in South Africa, and WW1, transferring to the Leicestershire Regiment (2nd Batt) gaining his DCM and later his MC once commissioned in 1915. Wounded several times, he finished the war as a Major in the Labour Corps. He also served in the Leicestershire Home Guard. More info here: http://www.royalleicestershireregiment.org.uk/have-you-a-tiger/record/56787/ A great holster owned by a brave long serving soldier.
WW1 Austro-Hungarian Entrenching Tool An extremely good example, with its original leather cover. The set carries matching 1915 dates throughout. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 Black Watch Bronze Officers OSD Collars A superior set of matching collars cast in Bronze, with flat backs.
WW1 British Red Cross Nurses Photograph A very interesting photograph, showing a group photo, taken outside what appears to be a large private house or stately home, showing a mixture of nurses, doctors and soldiers (who appear to be wearing RAMC cap badges and may be orderlies) Look carefully on the right hand side, three disgruntled squaddies who obviously weren't picked for the picture, but managed to find a way to be in it anyway!
WW1 Chief Petty Officers Grouping To include a photogprah, cloth insignia, and a bosun's call, all belonging to the same Sailor.
WW1 Cogswill&Harrison Officers Swagger Cane A good untouched example of this top quality officers accountrement. The cane can be pulled away to reveal a 13.5 inch concealed blade. The blade is etched with the renowned London Gunsmiths and Genetleman's accoutrement makers Cogswill and Harrison. The cane is in completely as found condition. The stitching is still nice and tight, as is the main body of leather, the only losses being at the top and bottom of the handle, where the leather has worn away to reveal the fixing bolt. An infinitely practical and quite deadly example of some of the ingenious items invented for use in Trench Warfare. Strictly over 18's only
WW1 Death Plaque Royal Field Artillery Named to Oscar Samuel Griffiths. From CWGC: Rank:Gunner Service No:831505 Date of Death:14/04/1918 Age:21 Regiment/Service:Royal Field Artillery "D" Bty. 110th Bde. Cemetery:METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY Additional Information:Son of Ellen Kezia Griffiths, of The Firs, Westfields, Hereford, and the late James Pryce Griffiths.
WW1 East Lancashire Regiment Officers Sword A good, untouched Great War period 1897 pattern infantry officers sword, bearing the Sphinx badge and regimental title of the East Lancashire Regiment. Retailed by Sandiland & Son Conduit St. London. The blade also has three initials, in gothic style script, which would enable the new owner to trace the original purchaser. The grips appear to have been replaced with leather at some point during its history, and this has been done along with wire binding. Some wear and pitting the blade, which would benefit from a gentle polish and clean to bring out the finer details, but all engraving is still legible. Standard infantry Blade Length of 32.5 inches. Scabbard absent, but a relatively simple task to find a period replacement. A good, regimental sword with research potential, at an affordable price. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 Era Hook Quillion SMLE Bayonet 3rd York&Lancs Sadly this is not a mint condition bayonet, so if you are looking for an exceptional example, then read no further. This bayonet was purchased from a small collection of WW1 bayonets, which the vendor acquired in France during the late 1970's. Looks to have been a barn find which had been varnished all over. The whole thing is solid, and carries pitting from tip to pommel. The push button is seized, which may relate to the varnish. The scabbard is a standard WW1 example with tear drop stud, and is almost certainly not the original scabbard this bayonet was issued in, although not being mint itself, they complement each other fairly well. The bayonet is marked to the pommel " 3. Y&L" over 1047 which is just discernible above the varnish. The wooden grips are intact, with some damage to one side, which does not effect the drawing of the bayonet. Given the huge increase in value of these hooked quillion bayonets, this is a good opportunity for somebody on a budget that wishes to own a genuine example. Strictly over 18's Only.
WW1 Fighting Knife Interesting knife, probably trench made from scraps. Blade length just over 5.5 inches. Very sharp blade, housed in a rugged leather sheath with belt loop and press stud fastener. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 Gas Rattle This is a bit of an enigma, as I cannot find any comparable examples. My best guess(s) are: A) that it is a gas rattle, which could be mounted in a trench to signal a gas attack. or B) It was mounted during training and used to simulate gunfire. It is very well made, and marked on both sides with a crowned "GR". Certainly not something you see everyday! If any knowledgeable browsers hold the key to this mystery, I would be very pleased to hear from them. Every day is a school day in this profession.
WW1 General Service Cap Badge A fine example. ***Free Postage***
WW1 George V RASC Bronze Officers Collars A fine pair.
WW1 German Fighting Knife A very pleasing great war example. No visible markings. Blade length:5.5 inches. Total length 10.75 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 German M1898 Mauser Bayonet First World War Imperial German Quillback Model 1898 Mauser bayonet and scabbard. Blade by Simson and Company, Schul, spine marked 'W 5', blade length 51cm, overall length 65cm Untouched condition, recently unearthed, and in need of a good clean. The blade does show rust and some pitting, but could be improved upon and a presentable example exists under the muck. The scabbard whilst solid and has shrunk, and stops just around an inch short of the ricasso due to shrinkage, it bay be possible to soak and stretch the scabbard to improve its fit. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 German M1898 Mauser Bayonet First World War Imperial German Quillback Model 1898 Mauser bayonet and scabbard. Dated 1912 and made by V.C Schilling of Suhl. Regimental markings on the top locket. Some pitting to the hilt, scabbard locket, and blade, the worst toward the tip of the blade, which looks to have been re-profiled. Scabbard fits nicely and remains solid. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 German Trench Knife Wonderful quality German hunting/trench knife. Manufactured by the famous E.D. Wusthof of Solingen, who are still trading today. The crossguard is loose, this could be remedied by producing a replacement leather washer for the blade, as the original is absent. Wonderful ebony grip, which has been worked to resemble stag horn. 6 inch blade free from any pitting, with a good clean makers marking. The pommel appears to have suffered damage around the edge, but is still holding firm. The original scabbard has had the belt clip removed, and has almost no original finish remaining. Despite the flaws, a wonderful example of a seldom seen knife. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 German Trench Knife Antler gripped fighting knife, Blade marked Jos Barthelmes. 5 inch blade, 9.5 inches overall. Housed in a nickel mounted leather scabbard. Good untouched condition overall. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 Gloster Title T. 5. Gloster WW1 shoulder title. All three lugs in place.
WW1 London Irish Rifles Swagger Stick A very pleasing example of this officers accoutrement.
WW1 Lowland Division Cigarette Case An unusual brass and enamel cigarette case, engraved "Lowland Division Andenken An Das Rheinland" or "A Souvenir Of The Rhineland". A makers marking is visible on the interior. Excellent overall condtion.
WW1 Medal Pair Correctly impressed "55056 PTE B C LANE L.N.LANC. R. Unresearched.
WW1 Medal Pair Cambridge Regiment Casualty Correctly impressed 3079 PTE W.T. HARDWICK CAMB. R. William Thomas Hardwick 1st Battation Cambridgeshire Regiment, KIA on 22 August 1918 aged 27. Service no. 326089 Son of Frederick and Martha Matilda Hardwick, of 151 Sturton St., Cambridge. The Village of Meaulte was captured by the 12th (Eastern) Division and tanks on 22 August 1918.
WW1 Medal Pair Irish Guards A fine pair, complete on good lengths of original watered silk ribbon. Correctly impressed: "12560 PTE C A KILBY IR GDS"
WW1 Mercantile Marine and War Medal Correctly Impressed: Alfred. J.L. Seccombe.
WW1 Nurses Grouping Additional Images: The Autograph Book, Part 2
WW1 Nurses Grouping A wonderful selection of ephemera pertaining to Miss Alice Freda Girardot, a WW1 Nurse with the Red Cross. Group contains two autograph books, one dating from 1914 onwards, which contains a variety of sketches done by her patients, some of which were French soldiers from the early battles of the war. There is also a very good sketch of a defeated Turkish soldier, dated 1916. The second book appears to be mostly post war, and has much less in it. There is also an unframed photograph taken of Freda in her uniform wearing her medals, taken in later life and signed to the reverse "With Love from Freda". There is also a framed and glazed certificate presented to "Freda" jointly by the Red Cross and St John of Jerusalem in recognition of her Valuable services during the war. A wonderful little time capsule lot, with the opportunity for much more research.
WW1 Nursing Yeomanry Corps Presentation Salver (FANY) A very nice and unusual piece of Regimental Silverware. Bearing the badge of the 1st Aid Nursing Yeomanry Corps. Below are the place names "St Omer-Boulogne 1918-1919." Probably given as a gift to a Nurse who had served with the unit. The salver is marked "Wilson and Gill, Regent Street" with a size of 12 inches. During WW1 FANY were unappreciated by the British, and worked mainly with the French and Belgian Armies. A fantastic quality item, it would have been an expensive gift, and WW1 period items such as this are rarely encountered to the nursing services.
WW1 Officers Campaign Drinking Cup A good example of a First World War folding campaign cup. Completely as found, and would benefit from some gentle cleaning.
WW1 Officers Dog Tags Dog tags named "Capt K.W.D.Macrae. R.A.M.C. C.E." Kenneth William Duncan Macrae graduated with a MB, ChB from the University of Edinburgh in 1905 andserved as a Lieutenant RAMC, promoted Captain, RAMC in September 1917. He served in Mesopotamia and France. He is listed in The Medical Directory, 1936 as being a Police Surgeon and his address is given as Church Road, Rainford, Lancs.
WW1 Officers Knife Fork And Spoon Set A lovely folding set, complete in the original leather belt pouch, with loop to fit the Sam Browne Belt. Each utensil can be removed from the main body to use individually. Generally good condition, an area of pitting to one side of the knife blade. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 Pair Of Spurs A good pair, maker marked (obscure) and dated 1917.
WW1 Patriotic Silk Postcard A good example, unused.
WW1 Period Bayonet Conversion Markings on the scabbard frog stud suggests a Prussian M1871 Seitengewehr bayonet/sidearm, which has been cut down into an handy little fighting knife. The top of the grip has also been capped with a nickel (German) silver pommel, and rear of the scabbard mount also carries a crowned inspection marking. Not your standard conversion, and an interesting addition to any collection of "trench" knives. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 Period Officers Cane Usually found being carried by senior officers.
WW1 Period Pair Original Cameronians Shoulder titles Original Cameronians Shoulder titles. Blackened Brass Both complete with lugs and backing mesh, but no pins. In untouched condition.
WW1 Period Patriotic Badge Royal Coat of Arms surmounted by the flags of the Allies. Registered design number to the reverse.
WW1 Period Spurs Maker mark, but date unreadable.
WW1 Poperinghe Field Gun Badge Souvenir style badge, commemorating the infamous town west of Ypres where so many British troops were billeted, and where many remain buried today.
WW1 Private Purchase Thistle Handled Fighting Knife A good example, by Grose of London. Strictly over 18's only
WW1 Red Cross Nurse's Grouping A truly remarkable collections of objects, formerly the property of Violet Ivy Sparks, a Red Cross Nurse stationed in Richmond during the First World War. She was the daughter of Major James Douglas Sparks (Royal Fusiliers) and Blanche Edith Sparks. Violet also had two younger brothers, James and Robert. Both followed their rather into the Royal Fusiliers as officers. James Elliot Sparks was killed 27/7/1916 whilst serving as a Lieutenant with the 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Robert Lionel Sparks was killed whilst serving as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Fusiliers on 22/11/1917, aged just 19 years old. The group comprises Nurse Sparks's WW1 Red Cross service medal, a hand embroidered tablecloth, featuring the flags of all allied countries participating in the war, two pre-war "Dance Cards" (Both full, she was a popular lady!) along with an autograph album, and a photograph album. It is these last two items which draw the most interest. The autograph album was given to Violet Sparks in 1906, and from that date onwards was filled with all manner of sketches, writings, doodles, poems, and all manner of other interesting scribblings. Most notably, it accompanied Violet when she became a Red Cross Nurse, based mainly at a Hospital in Richmond, Surrey during the Great War. There are entries from soldiers from across the Empire, and from pretty much all manner of regiments. These entries vary from a simple line of thanks, to double pages of drawings, poems, declarations of love, from the racey and sincere! A truly incredible surviving testament to the common soldier, and the nurses who tended them in times of need. Some of the entries feature photographs of the soldier in question, and many feature service numbers, regiments, times and places where they were wounded, and had previously served. Truly a researchers dream! There are also images of our Heroine, Nurse Violet Sparks, as well as her two brothers, both sadly killed during the war. You get the feeling they were a very close family, and one can only imagine how she felt loosing both so quickly. I am not ashamed to say I had a lump in my throat reading some of these entries, it is a proper time capsule of Great War history. I have uploaded forty images, to give a flavour of what is included in these remarkable books, but there is so much more to see, and I assure the prospective buyer that they will not be disappointed.
WW1 Red Cross Nurse's Grouping 2- Further Images Additional Images of Nurse Sparks Remarkable Album.
WW1 Red Cross Nurse's Grouping 3-Additional Images Further Additional Images
WW1 Red Cross Nurse's Grouping 4-More Images Final Images
WW1 RFC / Cavalry Map Board This fine example by Aston and Mander. It is named to an officer called "Bell 4th Hussars".
WW1 RFC / Cavalry Map Board A superb great war example.
WW1 RFC Propeller Clock named to a POW Pilot 1917 Dated Propeller Clock to a downed RFC Pilot A stunning clock made from a WW1 propeller boss. The clock itself is manufactured by the General Electric company. We have had the clock up and running and it still functions perfectly after all these years. Underneath the clock attached to the wood is a silver plaque, which reads "L.G. Bacon 2nd Lieut RFC Gosport 14th November 1916 " Around the plaque are scuff marks where it has been polished over the years, although the plaque itself is now black. We have left it this way, and it will be up to the new owner to decide whether to keep it as is or polish it. On the 5th of May 1917, FE 2d A.1942 was on a bombing mission as part of RFC 20 Squadron when it was shot down at Poelkapelle. 2nd Lieut L.G. Bacon was wounded and taken Prisoner, and his Observer 2/AM G. Worthing was killed. The last image in the gallery shows the site of the crash, with what appears to be 2/Lt Bacon standing immediately to the right of a group of German officers. (A JPG of this images can be supplied) They were brought down by Jasta 8 Squadron Ace Walter Gottsch (20 Victories, Killed April 1918) Leonard Guy Bacon's RFC Appointments and notifications: 24th August 1916 Staff Sgt L.G. Bacon Transfers to the RFC from the 4th Battalion Hampshire Regiment (TF) as a temporary 2nd Lieutenant. 8th Febuary 1917: Appointed as a Flying Officer 8th Febuary 1918 Appointed Temporary Lieutenant Flight Magazine May 17th 1917 records: 2nd Lieut L.G. Bacon as "Missing" (in the same issue as Captain Albert Ball DSO. MC) Flight Magazine September 13th 1917 records: 2nd Lieut L.G. Bacon as "Previously reported Prisoners, now reported Wounded and Prisoners in German Hands" 9th October 1917. The Singapore Times reports "Previously reported Prisoners, now reported wounded and prisoners" 2nd Lieut L.G. Bacon. London Gazette 26th November 1918 "Lt L.G. Bacon relinquishes his commission on ceasing to be employed 8th February 1918. It is unclear why Lt Bacon was presented with the clock, perhaps as a parting gift from his training at Gosport, or perhaps a souvenir from a lucky escape during training. Either way, there is plenty more information and research to be gleaned from this piece, his service records are available from the National Archives. All in all a wonderful piece of WW1 and early aviation combat history. Legally we have to sell the clock with the plug detached, but all the original parts will be included, although we recommend a thorough inspection by your local Horologist before use.
WW1 Royal Engineers MID Medal Pair A very fine War and Victory Medal Pair, with Mention in Despatches emblem, mounted as worn. Correctly impressed "148788 A.CPL T DOOLEY R.E. The MID confirmed in the London Gazette and on the Medal index card, and the pair will be accompanied by copies of both.
WW1 Royal Engineers Officers Sword Casualty An extremely fine Victorian 1897 pattern Infantry officers sword, etched to the Royal Engineers. The blade also features a family crest and overlaid initials. The sword of Major Launcelot St Vincent Rose, commander of 55th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Major Rose was killed in action on the 27th November 1914. His brother, Captain R.H.W. Rose was also KIA on October 24th 1914, serving with the Cameronians . They were a junior branch of the famous Rose family of Kilmarnoch, and a version of the Rose family crest appears on the sword. Major Rose graduated for RMA Woolwich in March 1895, being gazetted into the Royal Engineers. He was promoted Lieutenant March 1898, and Captain in April 1904. He excelled in the Gymnasium, and amongst other things running, rowing, horse racing, Polo and rugby. He mobilised in September 1914, and went through fighting in and around Ypres. He declined leave in November, claiming that as he could not spare any of his junior officers, he could not in good conscience leave himself. He was mentioned in Sir John French's Dispatch of 15th January 1915. An extremely fine untouched sword, housed in its original plated dress scabbard, and complete with bullion sword knot. A light clean would have this superb sword back in parade ready condition. Blade measures: 32.5 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 Sam Brown Officers Belt Rig In superb condition, named to a Captain Francis.
WW1 Sam Brown Pistol Holster - Unidentified. A very unusual First World War Officers pistol holster for the Sam Brown leather equipment, of an unusually diminutive size. Looks to be for a small automatic pistol. Condition is very good, would benefit from a little feed and some TLC. I haven't see one of these before, and I cannot find another comparable example. If anybody would care to enlighten me i would be very grateful!
WW1 Silk Postcard "Dear Mother" A very nice example, unused.
WW1 Silk Postcard "Merry Christmas" A fine example, bearing a written message on the reverse from "Harry".
WW1 Silver War Badge This uncleaned example has had the pin relocated and the number partially removed.
WW1 Silver War Badge Still Boxed!! A Superb untouched badge. Numbered 481592 to both box and badge. Unresearched.
WW1 Trinidad, Grenada & St Lucia Gift Tin A good untouched example of these under rated gift tins. This example will clean up nicely.
WW1 Turkish Officers Sword An unusual example, which has a sheet brass guard. Not a type I have encountered before. Highly decorated blade, with Turkish Crescent and Star symbol. Makers name to the spine. Blade length 28.5 inches. Steel scabbard with a leather outer cover, suggesting desert use. I have never had one so covered. Condition wise the leather is beginiing to crumble, but could be conserved without too much effort. All in all an interesting sword, exhibiting some unusual features. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 VAD Arm Band And Cloth Patch A very rare Army Medical Service Armband, dated 1917. These seldom come onto the market, and this one has the added bonus of being additionally marked to the Surrey Voluntary Aid Detachment. Condition is generally very good, without moth nips or tears, and retains its three "pearl" buttons. It does have some storage dirt, and some small areas of rust staining. The VAD General Service badge is in very fine condition. From the estate of the WW1 Nurse whose medals are also offered, along with her husbands.
WW1 Verners Pattern MKVII Compass Made by Cruchon & Emons London, 1916. In good working condition.
WW1 Wilkinson Officers Sword Shropshire Light Infantry The sword of Henry Gerrard Lunn. The blade is etched "Henry Gerrard Lunn" along with the usual foliate and Royal decoration. Henry Gerrard Lunn was promoted to Second Lieutenant. Dated 20th October, 1914, serving with the 4th Battalion, The King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). 32.5 inch blade. Sword would benefit from a careful clean. All shagreen and twistwire intact. Guard retains its shape. Blade etching is bright and visible, but the whole blade is a little dark, which may be partly due old varnish. It will clean up nicely. Worthy of further research. Strictly over 18's only.
WW1 Wound Stripe A good gilt example.
WW2 1941 MKII Issue Kukri A very good example of a genuine Second World War Mark II Kukri. Blade marked "M.I.41" for Military Industries 1941. Blade length 13.25 inches. Brown leather scabbard also dated 1941. In good solid condition. The hardwood handle with carved grip ring, which seems to have been phased out post 1942, probably as a time and cost saving measure. Recently surfaced from a deceased estate, along with other artefacts from the Burma theatre. Would benefit from a good clean and general TLC, but a quality, original piece. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 3rd Pattern Fairbairn Sykes Fighting Knife This example was brought back by us from Caen in Normandy last autumn. I do not make up any unnecessary stories about the objects I sell, so here is what I know: The vendor told us that the knife came from the cellar of his grandmother, who lived in Benouville. He had no reason to lie, but I am not claiming it fell out of Major Howard's jump bag!! So please judge the knife on its own merits. Whilst not being pristine, it is by no means a relic. The main faults are a deep area of pitting to one side of the blade, alongside other smaller "peppered patches" on both sides, and a smaller area of corrosion to the other side. Despite this, the blade retains its original blackened finish, as does the hilt, with the copper colour bleeding though underneath. There is a small broad arrow over "1" (possibly a "17" but the seven is faint) near the crossguard and a "4" mould number towards the pommel. The scabbard is period correct with flat ended chape and brass rivets. The leather is still supple, although musty, and the elastic keeper has lost its power. Wherever it has been, it has been there a long time, but despite its flaws, it is a genuine 3rd pattern with character. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 8th Army Group of 5 Royal Household Second World War Group of Five: 1939-45 Star Italy Star Africa Star (8th Army Bar, loose) Defence Medal War Medal Original Medal Entitlement Slip confirming his awards "5-1" A set of WW2 Dog tags named "CARTER. R.F. CE. 5624809" and "Blood Group A2" on the reverse. A Devon Regiment shoulder title. Housed in a cardboard box, addressed to: Ronald F Carter York House St James Palace S.W.1 There is also a printout from the City of London Polling District confirming a Ronald F Carter at York House. An interesting group, with further research potential.
WW2 American Air Medal Privately engraved "Presented to Charles Van Horne July 15 1943" Unresearched. Not for sale to the USA.
WW2 American Pilots Wings Solid Sterling Silver Wings. Named to the reverse "Alan F Eastman 6-3-42" The date presumably when he was commissioned.
WW2 Badge Belt A good 37' pattern belt, mounted with various period badges.
WW2 Belgian Armed Resistance Medal
WW2 British Dog Tags A good original pair of tags, named to L.R.C. HAWARD. In later life, he became a well respected doctor of psychiatry. It is quite possible that he served as an officer in the RAMC during the Second World War. Comes with an Envelope addressed to him in later life as "Dr" sent by the World Health Organisation.
WW2 British Map Case A well used example, but named on the front to its original owner, presenting the possibility for further research. Manufacturers stamp on the inside "W&G (1932) Ltd" with a date of 1942 beneath. There are a couple of WW2 utility pencils, one unsharpened "War drawing", and one Stationary office "Burnt Sienna" Further naming/unit details on the inside. One corner of the map board missing.
WW2 British Mortar Man's Knee Pad Broad arrow marked, dated 1944 and maker marked "B.H.G".
WW2 Bullion Combined Operations Patch For No1 Dress. Some Moth damage, but a good original patch.
WW2 Casualty Group An interesting group of items belonging to 6092547 Private Albert Heater of the Queen's Regiment. Consisting of: Casualty Slip, named "Pte. A Heater" 39-45 Star France &Germany Star War Medal Defence Medal A brass bed/duty plate, from the Queen's Regiment, named "6092547 Heater A" Unusually the CWGC website does not list Private Heater as a casualty. Limited research shows that Albert Heater was born in 1919 in Albury Surrey. Somebody with that name is recorded as dying on 25th August 1944. It would seem to me from the information I have found, and the medal entitlement, that Private Heater was wounded during the Normandy campaign, evacuated to a hospital in the UK, and sadly succumbed to his wounds. Perhaps his family claimed the body and proceeded with a private burial, which might explain the lack of entry on the CWGC. An interesting and poignant grouping, and if my assumption is correct, being offered 70 years after his death. Hopefully the new owner can further research the group and rediscover this soldiers story.
WW2 Chief Petty Officers Cap Royal Naval Chief PO's Cap. Generally very good condition, some of the bullion wire to the front badge has come loose, but this could be put right. Quilted liner in blue silk, with makers name and details. This is rubbed and worn as you might expect, but could be deciphered with a bit of effort. A good original cap, with a lot of history behind it.
WW2 Chindit Patch A very nice example of an original Chindit Patch. These are becoming increasingly hard to find. ***This patch came with Sgt Waddoups medal group, item 50420***
WW2 Christmas And New Year Telegrams A trio sent to Signalman R.V. Bird of 89th L.M. Section. Two sent from his mother, and one from a lady friend!
WW2 Darjeeling Made Kukri A good heavy military grade kukri, with brass butt cap and mounts, in original military style sheath. Very similar pieces are known to have been made in Darjeeling, for both private purchase and small unit issue. 12.75 inch blade, 17.25 overall. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 German Boot Knife Good quality little fighting knife. Minor wear but overall a very clean example of these sought after daggers. No markings to blade, handle or scabbard. Blade length 5.5 inches, just under 10 inches overall. Guaranteed as a period original. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 German Cartridge Boxes Useful Display items, one 1937 dated.
WW2 German Dagger Knot A good original example. Overall length 19 inches. Consignment No 51105
WW2 German Dress Bayonet. A recently unearthed example, made by Robert Klass of Solingen. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 German Fuze Box Recently pulled out of garden shed! It never ceases to amaze me how many items are still tucked away out there..... A little the worse for wear, but holding together firmly, and with a working catch, and hinges. It could be repaired, or used as the template to make a replica. Measuring: 8.5 inches wide, 7.5 inches across, and 4.5 inches deep. I believe this box was used originally to house mortar fuzes, but I am sure somebody out there can correct me....
WW2 Group of Five Miniatures Swing mounted on a pin bar. Consisting of: 39-45 Star Africa Star (Rossette) Italy Star Defence Medal War Medal War and Defence are tarnished, so possibly silver.
WW2 Group of Seven Miniature Medals Good period medals, the Africa Star with 8th Army Bar, the GSM with bar "Malaya" and the LSGC with "Regular Army" suspender. A handsome little group.
WW2 Group of Three Medals Royal Engineers box addressed to W.G. Boxhall-Spencer. 39-45 Star, France and Germany Star 39-45 War Medal. This group has never been out of the box.
WW2 Group Photograph Interesting image, showing a group of young soldiers from several regiments. Measures 8 by 6 inches.
WW2 Hunting/Fighting Knife I originally thought this to be an interesting conversion of a household carving knife, but I have subsequently discovered that these knives were produced like this as "Hunting Knives", and have bought another carried by a Royal Engineer during WW2. This example produced by George Ibberson, with stag horn handle. Blade length 4.25 inches, 9 inches overall. Purchased recently with a few other effects from the same estate, including Home Guard items. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 Italian Dress Sword A good example of a WW2 era Italian Army Officers Sword. Slim 32 Inch blade etched for half its length on both sides with stands of arms and the crest of the House of Savoy (Italy's Royal Family) so it cannot date post 1946. Some staining to blade which would improve with some TLC, the guard is loose. The brass mounted leather scabbard is holding firm, but the leather requires a feed, and some boot polish to bring it back to its former glory. The mounts are all original, but are loose, and would benefit from being restruck, once the leather has been treated. All in all a great "as found" sword, never previously offered for sale. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 Italian Mortar Quadrant Sight dated 1941 Scarce cased bronze Mortar Quadrant sight for the Italian Model 35 81mm Mortar. Marked to the body: "Quadrante A Livello Tipo C Per Mortario DA. 81 MOD 35" And to the base: "L.P.R.E.-ROMA-1941-XIX Ma. 1636" Excellent overall condition, and complete it its hardwood transit case, marked to the lid "Laboratorio Di Precisione"
WW2 Italian War Volunteers Medal
WW2 Jack Knife Broad arrow marked, and dated 194? Strictly over 18's only
WW2 Jack Knife Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 Japanese Naval Buttons Two types. ***Free Postage***
WW2 KRRC Medal Group and Ephemera A good little group of medals, photographs and paperwork pertaining to Arthur Thomas Elphick, of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Known as "Tom" he enlisted in the 12th Battalion KRRC at Winchester in 1942. Completely unresearched.
WW2 Kukri A good Mk III style military kukri, with interesting "sun" makers marking. Good untouched condition, no scabbard. 17 inches overall, 12 inch blade. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 M3 Fighting Knife Marked to the underside of the crossguard: "US M3 UTICA" The blade is very clean. The crossguard and the top of the M8 scabbard chape have been painted with silver paint, and sadly the pommel is missing. Therefore for spares or repair. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 Military Kukri A very good untouched example. Old grease dried on the blade, but should clean up nicely. Personalised chequered grip. Leather scabbard with steel mounts housed in an olive/khaki colour cover, complete with leather frog. Blade length 12.75 inches. 17 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 Mills Training Grenade A solid rubber example, dated 1942.
WW2 Mk II Private Purchase Kukri A private purchase example of the MK II military kukri. Near identical in most respects, and made by the same companies who produced the official ordnance examples, these kukris were available for purchase by all, and were popular sidearms, seeing service in all theatres during WW2. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 Naval Medal Group Comprising 1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star and 1939-45 War Medal. Along with a Naval Long Service Good Conduct Medal correctly impressed "1510 M.H.LOVE A.B. RNVR. Medals in generally very good, unworn condition, without ribbons. Completely untouched, and as found.
WW2 Naval Medals An original group of four medals, consisting of: 39-45 Star Atlantic Star with France and Germany Bar. 39-45 War Medal Defence Medal Completely original, as issued.
WW2 Officers Beret A lovely private purchase example, supplied by Moss Bros, Covent Garden. This example is dark blue, size 7 1/8. It comes in very good, worn condition, and carries a RASC badge.
WW2 Officers Cap Some minor moth nips, but a handsome cap, worthy of restoration, or useful for spares. Edinburgh tailors label to the interior. From a small selection of kit, formerly the property of Captain J A Ross, RAMC
WW2 Officers Service Dress Cap A good second world war example, by Gieves. This one has been badged to the Hampshire Regiment. The liner begun to turn "sticky" as most do, but still displays well.
WW2 Ordnance Marked Third Pattern FS Fighting Knife A wonderful "as found" example, which has been shortened. Generally very nice condition, a knife which has been carried, used, and fixed so it could still be useful. Housed in the correct 3rd pattern sheath which has also been shortened by the removal of the bottom mount. Hilt carries a "3" marking, and a broad arrow "11" above the cross guard. Blade measures 5.75 inches. 10.5 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only.
WW2 Pamphlet "Documents Concerning German-Polish Relations" Or to give it its full title: "Documents concerning German-Polish Relations and the Outbreak of Hostilities between Great Britain and Germany on September 3, 1939." Presented by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs to Parliament by Command of His Majesty. [Miscellaneous no. 9, (1939)]. His Majesty's Stationary Office. 1939. Makes for very interesting reading concerning German behaviour in Poland in the run up to WW2.
WW2 Parachute Regiment Cap Badge A fine original of this much copied badge.
WW2 Period Warwickshire Cap Badge A good maker marked example (J.R. Gaunt)
WW2 Plastic Cap Badge In great condition, by Stanley&Sons.
WW2 Plastic General Service Cap Badge A good example, by Stanley and Son. ***FREE POSTAGE***
WW2 Private Purchase Fighting Knife This example by Taylor's (Eye Witness) of Sheffield. Leather sheath bears dot pressed initials and a skull. Blade length 6 3/4th inches. 11 inches overall. Strictly over 18's Only.
WW2 Private Purchase Fighting Knife Produced by WH Fagan & Son, Sheffield. 5 inch blade, 9.25 inches overall. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 Private Purchase Gas Mask Case A good quality example in tan leather for the civilian gas mask, utilizing an unusual pull stud fastener.
WW2 Private Purchase Kukri A fine Darjeeling made, horn hilted private purchase kukri, based on the ordnance issue MK II, housed in original scabbard with integral frog. Blade length 13 inches. Overall length 17.25 inches. Strictly over 18's only.
WW2 RAF Merlin Piston Ashtray An unusual table top ashtray fashioned from a piston removed from a WWII Spitfire, Bearing a presentation inscription on the base. "TO C.T. GOULD ESQ. WITH COMPLIMENTS SEPT 1943 FROM J. GIBSON ESQ T.E.D.D NOTTS."
WW2 RAF Trio, plus Special Constabulary Medal. A boxed group of WW2 medals to the Royal Air Force, plus Special Constabulary Medal. to F. J. Kent France & Germany Star Defence Medal War Medal. The box is complete with Air Council slip & is addressed to the recipient: Frederick J. Kent, Esq., 1 Swedish Houses, Hamstead Marshall, Nr. Newbury, Berks. Plus a Geo VI Special Constabulary Faithful Service Medal. Named: Frederick J. Kent.
WW2 RAF Wooden Cigarette Case An interesting example, with provision for ten cigarettes. Initials VDTH on the reverse, so possibly researchable.
WW2 Royal Air Force Linen Backed Map A well worn example, named to a P/O Jarvis. this example covering the Midlands (S)
WW2 Royal Engineers Officers Medals MID POW A wonderful Second World War group of medals, war souvenirs and ephemera issued to Lieutenant J.E. Jenkins, R.E. The group consists of 39-45 star, Africa star, Italy star, France and German Star, War and Defence Medals, in box of issue, along with corresponding miniatures. The full size medals have never been worn, and are in the box of issue, along with an unattached MID oak leaf, and the transmission slip confirming six awards, including the MID. Along with this is Jenkins original framed MID certificate, confirming a "Mention" in the London Gazette on 27th April 1944. There is also a cased 4th Home Counties Division T.A. bronze medal, named to Sapper J.E.JENKINS awarded for the cross country run in 1937, and a hallmarked silver medal, in NAAFI case, from the Royal Engineers Training Battalion, to "Best Man 249 Party SPR J JENKINS. Along with this, is Lieutenant Jenkins bronze officers cap badge, and several cloth, metal and plastic rank pips. There are also some Italian Army war souvenirs, comprising of a pair of epaulettes, and a large cap badge from what appears to be an artillery regiment. The icing on the cake however, comes in the form of a handwritten "note" where he describes the medals he was issued, and his "suspicion" that he was entitled to a defence medal! (Which he obviously awarded himself, and why not?! He goes onto list on the following page where he was stationed and when, including that he was taken Prisoner of War at Tobruk in June 1942. From June 1942 to September 1943 he was a POW in Italy, when he says he escaped and rejoined Allied Forces, and was repatriated in December 1943. He goes on to say that he was on Leave and retrained at Ripon, December 43 to July 1944, when he was Mentioned in Despatches. From July '44 to May 1945 he served in France, Holland and Germany. Sold with copies of the London Gazette confirming his MID, and his commission in the Royal Engineers. Complete groups like this don't come onto the market every day, and a very interesting project to follow up and research further.
WW2 Signallers Insignia Good WW2 Originals. Formerly the property of Major J K Ward.
WW2 Slip on Rank Slides Denoting the rank of Major. Formerly the property of Major J K Ward.
WW2 SMLE Bayonet 1942 dated example
WW2 Souvenir Italian Bracelet An interesting metal bracelet, marked with place names the soldier has travelled/fought: Including: Naples-Anzio-Cassino with an image of a smoking Mount Vesuvius Cassino Sicily Pisa Siena Africa Anzio Unsure of the metal, possibly a low grade silver. An unusual and attractive item.
WW2 Trench Art Table Lighter An unusual piece, made using the fins from a 2 inch mortar. Good condition overall, the base is missing a section of wood, but this does not effect display, and could be replaced if required.
WW2 US Navy Deck Clock MK1 by Chelsea A superb original untouched example of the standard deck clock in service with the United States Navy throughout WW2. This example of three part construction, the case is solid brass, with a six inch bakerlite dial, dated 1941. These earlier clocks by Chelsea, are considered as being scarcer than those Bakelite cased examples more commonly encountered. Complete with its original winding key. We have had the clock running, and it keeps excellent time. As always, we recommend a full service by a competent horologist before being fully wound and enjoyed. A handsome usable clock, offered at a fraction of the price of a Kreigsmarine example.
WW2 Yugoslavia Medal for Bravery
WWI Folding Saw and Pouch A fabulous example, fresh from a shed! Strictly over 18's only.
WWI Italian War Merit Cross Croce al Merito di Guerra
WWII ATS Field Service Cap A charming coloured example, which would be difficult to improve upon.
WWII Civilian Respirator A damaged example, sized medium, in a private purchase carry case. Formerly the property of Captain J A Ross RAMC.
WWII RAF Wiring Loom For internallly wired Flying Helmets
Yataghan Bayonet A good untouched Victorian bayonet, complete in steel mounted leather scabbard. As found, and in need of a gentle clean, but should come up very well. Strictly over 18's only.
Yeomanry Drum Banners And Mounted Bands No14 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
Yorkshire Dragoons No7 in the The uniforms of the British Yeomanry Force Series. ***FREE UK POSTAGE***
Ypres Pin Badge A good vintage souvenir type badge.
Yugoslavia Medal Of Labour
Yugoslavian M1948 Mauser Bayonet A fine, matching numbers example. The M1948 bayonet was a short version of the pre-War M1924 bayonet, adopted when Yugoslavia rebuilt the Vojno Tehnicki Zavod (Military Technical Institute), which was totally destroyed during the Second World War. The Cyrillic marking (ПРЕДУЗЕЋЕ), was used until 1953, when they switched to the western marking (PREDUZECE). In English, it means "factory" or "enterprise." Factory 44 was the Zavodi Crvena Zastava (Red Flag Works) in Kragujevac, Serbia. Strictly over 18's only
Zuckerman Fire Guard Helmet A superb example, retaining its original paper label to the interior. Marked: AMC (Austin Motors Co, Cowley) 1941.
Zulu Assegai Throwing Spear (1) A good 19thc Throwing spear, recently found, and completely untouched. Measuring almost 48 inches in length The haft with flared butt. Leather bound grip. The head measures 14 inches to the binding. The blade itself 7.5 inches. Nearly 1.5 inches at its widest. Strictly over 18's only.
Zulu Assegai Throwing Spear (2) A good 19thc Throwing spear, recently found, and completely untouched. Measuring almost 48 inches in length The haft with flared butt. Leather bound grip. The head measures 15 inches to the binding. The blade itself 8 inches. Nearly 1.5 inches at its widest. Strictly over 18's only.
Zulu Iklwa A good 19th century example of the short, broad bladed stabbing spear. Recently found, and in need of a clean. Measurements: Just under 25 inches long. Blade just under 13 inches with socket. Actual blade 7.25 inches. 2.25 inches at its broadest.
Zulu Knobkerry A wonderful example of this iconic weapon. Certainly a 19thC example, although sadly I can't tell you its exact provenance. The shaft has been grooved to aid grip, and there appears to have been provision for a lanyard loop at the end. 19.5 inches long. Strictly over 18's only.
Zulu Knobkerry A wonderful, and 100% original 19thC example, formed from a root, rather than the later tourist two piece construction more commonly seen. Length 16 inches/ Interesting geometric patterning decoration. Quite simply one of the best I have ever owned. Strictly over 18's only.
Zulu War Axe A large fighting or war axe, with half moon axe head, covered in geometric decoration. The haft measures 26 inches. The blade head 6 inches in length. Hard to date, but certainly not a tourist piece, likely late 19th century. Strictly over 18's only.