Beautiful Antique 18ct Gold Plated Pocket Watch Key with Fox’s Head c1880
Here on offer is a fine example of a gilt metal antique pocket watch key with the handle in the form of a fox’s head that is repeated on both sides, circa 1880.
The detailing of the foxes heads is superb and even the suspension loop has fine detailing around its circumference. The loop also rotates a full 360 degrees, making it easy to use even when it is attached t a pocket watc... read more
Rare Antique 19th Century Japanese Repousse Solid Silver Tiger and Dragon Motif Belt Buckle
Here on offer is a truly fine example of a rare 19th century Meiji period, Japanese repoussé solid silver Tiger and Dragon motif belt buckle.
The front depicts a stylised Tiger on the left half of the buckle and a Dragon on the right half.
On the reverse, each half is stamped with the number 84 and two Japanese Kanji/Chrysanthemum marks.
I believe f... read more
Fine Pair of Commemorative Glass Goblets that Relate to The Royal Hampshire Regiment Formation in 1881
Here on offer is a fine pair of commemorative glass goblets that relate to the Royal Hampshire Regiment forming in 1881, with the merging of the 37th and 67th regiments.
The front of each goblet depicts the Royal Hampshire Regiments emblem with the addition of the numbers 37 and 67 shown in Roman numerals.
The 37th (North Hampshire) Regiment of Foot was a line infa... read more
Rare Victorian Hallmarked 9ct Solid Gold Medal awarded for the City Police One Mile Bicycle Race in 1897
Here on offer is a rare Victorian 9ct solid gold, hallmarked medal for the City Police One mile bicycle race in 1897.
The medal is in the shape of a Maltese Cross with ornate chisel work and the front has a raised circular disc engraved with the words:
Mr JAMES URQUHART
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Cased Solid Silver Ilford School Board Medal For Perfect Attendance to Lilly Drake 1899-1900
Here on offer is a cased solid silver Ilford School Board medal for perfect attendance, named to Lilly Drake 1899-1900.
My understanding is there are two known types of medals issued by the Ilford School Board. This is the first type, a flower design and was issued from 1898 to 1901.
The medal has been very finely cast in solid silver, but does not have any hallma... read more
Unique WW1 British Military Wrist Compass and Leather Strap by Muller & Vaucher - dated 1917
Here on offer is a possibly a unique example of a WW1 British military wrist compass by Muller & Vaucher.
I must offer my thanks to Jean-Patrick Donzey, the curator of COMPASSIPEDIA who helped identify the maker and confirm the possible unique nature of this particular compass. He runs an excellent reference website for identifying compasses, at www.compassmuseum.com and if you u... read more
Antique Silver Gilt Medal Awarded for the Newquay Flower Show in 1912
Here on offer is an unusual antique silver gilt medal that was awarded to the winner of the Newquay (Cornwall) Flower Show in 1912.
The pierced circular medal has a domed shield shaped centre that has been professionally engraved with the words:
At the top it has a crown with a loop ring that is stamped with t... read more
Rare London Fire Brigade (L.F.B.) 1932 Christmas Card by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd
Here on offer a rare London Fire Brigade (L.F.B.) Christmas card dated to 1932.
On the front of the buff coloured card it has the image (in raised gilt) of a period fireman’s helmet with L.F.B. underneath. On the edge is a silk ribbon tied in a bow that has been used to hold the internal pages together.
Inside it has the following words printed along with the sende... read more
WW2 Anti Nazi Propaganda Miniature China Potty Ashtray
Here on offer a great example of a WW2 period anti Nazi Propaganda white china miniature “potty” ashtray.
This is a larger version than you normally see and inside it has a transfer printed image of Hitler waving his fist in front of a Swastika. Inside the top of the rim is the catch phrase from the famous film of the time, “WHAT WOULD YOU DO CHUMS?”.
On the front ... read more
George VI Imperial Service Medal in Original Case - Named to – GEORGE HENRY SAVELL
Here on offer a very fine example of a George VI Imperial Service Medal in its original case and named to, GEORGE HENRY SAVELL.
The medal is circular and was struck in solid silver and issued between 1949 and 1953.
The obverse bears the effigy of George VI and has the following inscription around the inner edge:
GEORGIVS VI DEI: GRA: BRITT: ... read more