Pair Of WW2 British R.A.F. Mk 4 Aircraft/U-Boat Spotting Binoculars with Rubberised Eye Shields and Canvas Strap
Here on offer is an early production pair of RAF WW2 issued, Mk 4 Aircraft/U-Boat spotting binoculars with a rubberised eye shields and original canvas webbing strap.
My understanding is these MK 4 binoculars were made by Ross under a Royal Air Force contract and were introduced in 1941.
They have excellent optics that are “fixed focus”, pre-adjusted to infinity f... read more
Unusual Hand Carved Marble Image of a British 8th Army Soldier Possibly by a POW from North Africa - 1943
Here on offer is an unusual hand carved marble image of a British 8th Army soldier sending a birthday message to his mother, by pigeon from North Africa in 1943.
This is the type of work that was produced by Italian and German POW’s that were interned in North Africa.
The front depicts a British soldier in desert uniform including helmet, laying down and passing a... read more
Unusual WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ - TOUCH WOOD Soldier’s Lucky Gold-Plated Charm Brooch with a Backing Feather
Here on offer is an original and unusual WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ - TOUCH WOOD soldiers lucky gold-plated charm, that has been made into a brooch with a backing feather.
They come in all sorts of types and this one has a lovely gold-plated body with moving arms (with Thumbs UP) and a wooden painted head, so the soldier could ‘Touch Wood’ for luck before a battle.
This is the o... read more
Small Antique Victorian Hallmarked Silver Perfume Bottle by Charles May – 1893
Here on offer is a small antique hallmarked silver perfume or scent bottle with hinged lid by Charles May, assayed in Birmingham in 1893.
It has an elaborate floral repousse decoration to both body and lid.
It has a perfect glass interior and still has its original tight-fitting glass stopper.
It is in excellent condition with just minimal wear to t... read more
Rare Original WW2 Polish Pilot’s Sweetheart Bracelet with Miniature “Gapa” Badge
Here on offer is a very rare and unusual original WW2 Polish pilot’s sweetheart bracelet.
The bracelet seems to be made from a low-grade silver or possibly nickel silver?
It has a central hand chiselled rectangular plaque fitted with a raised section in gold, topped with a finely detailed miniature silver Polish pilot’s “Gapa” badge, set against a green and silve... read more
Original U.S. Civil War Unidentified Confederate CSA Soldier in Uniform - “Ninth Plate” Tintype
Here on offer is an original U.S. Civil War Confederate soldier “ninth plate” framed tintype.
This framed "ninth plate" (2 x 2.5 inch) tintype portrait shows an unidentified young Confederate States of America, CSA soldier, in uniform with his cap.
The image has been hand-coloured, with pink face cheeks and dark highlights to the neck collar tabs and cap.
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WW2 Period Gentleman’s Double-Bladed Penknife by SMF Solingen c1940
Here on offer is a double-bladed gentleman’s penknife by SMF, Solingen, circa 1940.
The penknife has an unusual “one piece” ivorine handle, that looks like ivory. Ivorine was invented back in 1883 and is actually a synthetic ivory, made from cellulose nitrate.
The knife has two steel blades, that hinge out perfectly, one at each end.
The longer blad... read more
Antique Hallmarked Silver Card Case by Colen Hewer Cheshire – Chester 1902
Here on offer is a beautiful antique hallmarked silver card case by Colen Hewer Cheshire, assayed in Chester in 1902.
The rectangular shaped case has been professionally decorated with bright cut, hand chased swirling floral decoration on the front and back.
It has a vacant circular cartouche on the front and a slanted hinged lid at the top.
On the... read more
Large Victorian Scottish Silver Engraved Arrow Kilt Pin Brooch c1870
Here on offer is a beautiful large Victorian Scottish silver arrow kilt pin or brooch, circa 1870.
This fine example of an antique Scottish kilt pin is decorated on the front with an engraved scroll motif.
The reverse has a long steel hinged pin and silver “C” clip, in full working order.
There are no hallmarks or maker’s marks, which is not unusual ... read more
WW2 German K-98 Dress Bayonet by Eickhorn with Bakelite Grip and Black Leather Frog
Here on offer is a great example of a German K-98 dress bayonet by Eickhorn and is complete with its original black leather frog.
All the hilt fittings seem to have lost most of their nickel-plated finish and now have a bright slightly grey finish to the metal.
The “birds head’ shaped pommel still has a functioning bayonet catch, when the ‘eye’ of the bird is pushe... read more