Antique Black Forest Wooden Pocket Watch Holder circa 1880
Here on offer is a fine example of an antique black forest wooden pocket watch holder, circa 1880. The hinged cover has been hand carved in high relief with a leaf and berry design.
The sides of the main section have also been beautifully carved with a ribbed pattern.
The lid hinges open and forms a rest so that the watch can be seated in the holder and the watch f... read more
French Napoleonic Prisoner of War Carved and Painted Cow Shinbone circa 1810
Here on offer is a beautiful example of a carved and painted cow shinbone, possibly made by a French Napoleonic prisoner of war (POW).
When I acquired this piece of POW art, I was told a French Napoleonic POW had made it but I can’t guarantee this.
I must say that I have only seen a couple of carved shinbones from the Napoleonic period, as most of the POW art is u... read more
Antique Victorian Bone Folding Fruit Knife circa 1880
Here on offer is an excellent example of an antique ALL bone folding fruit knife, circa 1880.
The whole of this knife, apart from the four brass pins, is made from solid bone or a similar fine-grained natural material.
These fruit knives where popular back in the Victorian period and where often bought as souvenirs, but not many survive especially in as good condi... read more
Commemorative Lead Medallion to John P Holland – H.M. Submarine No.1 (Holland 1)
Here on offer is a commemorative medallion that has been made from the recovered lead batteries from H.M. Submarine No.1 (HMS HOLLAND 1).
It actually celebrates John Philip Holland (1841 – 1914) the Irish engineer who developed the first submarine to be formally commissioned by the US Navy and the first Royal Navy Submarine H.M. Holland I. The submarine was Launched in 1901, sunk... read more
WW1 Royal Flying Corps – Scarce Fixed Fin Bristol Pattern – “Flechette” Aerial Dart
Here on offer is an excellent original example of the scarce "Bristol Pattern" aerial dart.
This dart still retains all four fins and is the earlier version that had fixed fins, made from two sheets of bent metal that where held in place on the thin shaft by two thin rivets. Both sheets had BRISTOL REGD stamped onto one of the fins, as shown in my photos.
The dart... read more
WW1 Scots Guards Gilt Brass & Enamel Sweetheart Brooch
Here on offer is a beautiful original WW1 period Scots Guards gilt brass and enamel sweetheart brooch.
The Scots Guards emblem is displayed in the centre and the name SCOTS GUARDS is set into a blue enamel ribbon at the bottom.
It comes in excellent condition, no loss of enamel that I can see.
On the reverse it still retains its original fixing pin ... read more
Stunning Art Deco 18ct Gold ROLEX Slim Line Cased - Open Faced Pocket Watch circa 1925
Here on offer is a stunning Art Deco 18ct gold genuine ROLEX slim-line cased, open-faced pocket watch, circa mid 1920’s.
The watch is stem wound set and has a good spring and balance. It is working and keeping good time, but has not been cleaned or serviced and so is sold with no warranty.
The domed mineral watch glass is in perfect condition.
It has... read more
Very Fine Prussian WW1 Silver Pilots Badge by C. E. JUNCKER with Original Fitted Case
Here on offer is a very fine and rare example of a genuine Prussian WW1 Silver Pilots Badge by C. E. Juncker with its original fitted case.
The Badge itself is made from a hollow construction using 800 grade German silver and has a slight aged patina finish to the silver.
On the obverse of the badge, the centre shows a finely detailed period German monoplane in fli... read more
1915 Imperial German S98/05 “Butcher’s Blade” Bayonet by V.C. Schilling Suhl
Here on offer is a fine example of an Imperial German S98/05 “Butcher’s Blade” (2nd pattern) Bayonet by V.C. Schilling Suhl dated to 1915.
My understanding is that Germany used a wide variety of bayonets on the Mauser Gew-8 and Kar-98 rifles. They entered World War 1 issuing the 1898/05 or ‘Butcher Blade’ model.
A small percentage of German bayonets were made with... read more