Genuine WW2 German Army Dinner Plate that was brought back from the Island of Jersey made by Rhenania Duisdorf Bonn 1939
Here on offer is a genuine early WW2 German Army Dinner Plate that was brought back from the Island of Jersey where I acquired it over 30 years ago.
I purchased it along with some edged weapons for an old gentleman who then ran the Jersey Stamp shop and he stated that the plate was 100% genuine and had come from a local mess hall that had been “liberated” by the locals in... read more
Beautiful WW2 Italian POW Made Aluminium Trench Art Cigarette Case
Here on offer is a WW2 Italian POW made aluminium Trench Art Cigarette/Sweetheart Case.
I have been told that these sweetheart cigarette cases where made by Italian POW's captured by the British Forces in North Africa in WW2. Apparently, they were traded for food and cigarettes by the Italian POW’s.
The POW Camp at Fayid, Egypt was one of the last ca... read more
WW2 Trench Art Aluminium Model of an RAF Spitfire
Here on offer is an example of a period WW2 Trench Art aluminium model of a RAF Spitfire.
The model is a one piece solid aluminium casting and does show overall light age oxidisation to the finish.
There are some “nibbles/chips” to the top of the tail and tail wings, as well as minor nibbles to the main wing tips.
The underside has a h... read more
Early WWI British Army Officer's Magnapole Series II Compass Thomas Armstrong & Bros
Here on offer is a very early version of the WW1 British Army Officer’s “MAGNAPOLE” Series II Compass, by Short & Mason.
Thomas Watling Short and William James Mason founded ‘Short & Mason Ltd’ in 1875. Their business address was at 40 Hatton Gardens, London. The company created the MAGNAPOLE compass but was also a retailer of precision instruments made by famous m... read more
WW1 Period Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Large Metal Cap Badge
Here on offer is a WW1 period (Princess Louise's) pattern, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders large metal cap badge.
The white metal badge has a circlet inscribed ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND. Within the circlet, voided, the cypher "L" of the late Princess Louise, interlaced and reversed.
On the left of the cypher is a boar's head and on the right a cat-a-mountain... read more
WW2 Chrome Plated RAF Propeller and Wings Sweetheart Brooch
Here on offer is a great example of a WW2 period RAF sweetheart brooch that consists of the RAF crown and wings emblem set on a chrome plated propeller.
The brooch is 2.9” (7.4cm) wide and is complete with its original long brooch pin and “C” clasp.
It weighs 6.6g.
The brooch is in excellent condition and retains all the chrome on the ... read more
WW2 Royal Engineers Silver and Enamel Sweetheart Bar Brooch
Here on offer is a great example of a WW2 Royal Engineers Silver and Enamel Sweetheart Brooch.
The brooch is SILVER on the reverse of the badge and tests positive for 925 Sterling grade silver.
All the royal blue and red enamel is in place on the George VI badge.
On the reverse it still retains its original long fixing pin and “C” clas... read more
WW2 Hand Carved Very Large Double-Sided Wooden Plaque for R.A.M.C. No.1 West African Training Wing Nigeria 1944
Here on offer is a WW2 period hand carved very large double-sided wooden Plaque, relating to the Royal Army Medical Corps (R.A.M.C.) of the No1 West African Training Wing, based at Enugu, Nigeria, at Christmas 1944.
The Plaque itself has been skilfully hand carved from one solid piece of hardwood, possibly African rosewood and on one side depicts the crowned badge of the ... read more
Rare British WW1 Trench Art “Male” Mark IV Wooden Model Tank Moneybox
Here on offer is a genuine piece of WW1 Trench Art, being a Mark IV Wooden Model Tank that is also a moneybag.
The wooden model has been skilfully made and has a slot cut in the top section to allow coins to be placed in it. There is a hinged flap at the back that lifts up to allow the money to be removed.
Strangely scratched into the base is what lo... read more
Post WW2 Japanese Naval Landing Craft Binnacle Compass by Maizuru Meter Manufacturing Company
Here on offer is a rare post WWII Japanese Naval Landing Craft Binnacle Compass, circa 1948.
I have been told these compasses where used by the Japanese during WW2 primarily for their Naval landing craft but as they are portable, where used on a range of military Navel craft.
It appears from the later Japanese to English translation, that this fine e... read more