Rare Pair of Antique Czech Glass Intaglio Saltcellars with Cabochon Gilt Brass Filigree Rims
Here on offer is a rare pair of antique Czech glass intaglio saltcellars with ornate gilt brass filigree rims fitted with tiny cabochon stones.
The gilt brass filigree rims originally had four tiny coloured cabochon stones set into both of the edges. One rim still retains all of its eight coloured stones, one has two stones missing, one on each side, so six remain in all.
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Rare WWI Brass Matchbox Cover with Kewpies or Pixies "FUMSUP" Dolls c1914
Here on offer is an original and very rare WW1 period brass matchbox cover with kewpies or pixies "FUMSUP" dolls, circa 1914.
The matchbox cover is made from solid brass and is larger than the standard matchboxes of the time. It has three cover sides with an open side with lipped retainers to allow the striker side of a matchbox to be used.
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Antique 19th Century Belgian Pinfire Pocket Revolver – The Guardian Model of 1878 - in Near Mint Condition
Here on offer is a fine example of a 19th century 8mm Belgian Pinfire revolver, known as the Guardian Model of 1878.
This is an obsolete calibre pistol and does not require any firearms certification.
It has a three and a quarter inch barrel with cartridge ejector to the side. The ejector rod is slightly wobbly in its retaining sleeve.
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WW1 Treen Spill Vase or Penholder made from Teak Wood from HMS Iron Duke – Jellicoe’s Flagship - Jutland 1916
Here on offer is a GENUINE and unusual piece of teak wood from the famous Battleship, HMS Iron Duke that has been made into a treen spill vase or penholder.
It measures 12.6cm (5”) wide, 3.5” (8.9cm) high and 1.9” (4.9cm) diameter at the base.
It weighs 51g.
It has a brass plaque pinned to the front, which reads:
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English William Rodgers Bowie Knife with Leather Boot Sheath c1950
Here on offer is a great example of a vintage bowie knife and boot sheath by William Rodgers of Sheffield, England, circa 1950.
The grip is made from two grip plates of beautiful rosewood, fitted to the steel tang by two large smooth headed rivets. It is a right-handed knife and has finger placement notches cut into one of the rosewood grip plates.
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WW2 Royal Navy Gilt Metal & Mother of Pearl Sweetheart Brooch
Here on offer is a lovey gilt metal and Mother of Pearl WW2 Royal Navy sweetheart brooch.
The brooch is made up of a gilt metal King George VI crowned fouled anchor, inlaid with red enamel, within laurel sprays with “Royal Navy” set in a blue ribbon enamel at the bottom.
The badge has been mounted on a beautiful square section of Mother of Pearl.
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Original British Army Highland Light Infantry Glengarry Cap Badge
Here on offer is an original British Army, Highland Light Infantry Glengarry Cap Badge.
The badge is made from cast white metal and is complete with its rear lugs and securing pin.
I am happy to combine postage on multiple items.
Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description.
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Fine Antique Silver Plated Elephant Vesta Case c1880
Here on offer is a charming antique silver plated elephant Vesta case, circa 1880.
The Vesta case is in the form of an elephant and is opened by lifting the trunk/head of the elephant.
The spring hinge works well and forms a tight fit to the main body when closed.
It has a strike plate embedded on the top of the spin of its back.
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Vintage Royal Agricultural Society of England – Governors Lady’s Badge and Membership Badge set with Case
Here on offer is a Royal Agricultural Society of England - Governors Lady’s Badge and Membership Badge set with the original case.
The Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) was founded in 1838 as the English Agricultural Society to “encourage and promote technical innovation and communicate practical knowledge of value to farmers”.
The RASE were granted a ... read more
Small Version of a British 1899-1900 Transvaal War (Boer War) National Commemorative Medal
Here on offer is a small version of a British 1899-1900 Transvaal War (Boer War) National Commemorative Medal.
This medal is the silver plated bronze version and shows some loss of plating on both sides and wear to its raised surfaces.
The sentiment in Britain at the outset of the South African War was strongly in favour of the military action. Thousands of young m... read more