Antique Japanese Bamboo Cane Sword Stick with rare 17th Century German Blade
Here on offer is a fine and rare antique Japanese Bamboo Cane Sword Stick with a 17th century German “Solingen” blade, probably made circa 1900.
The square sectioned German steel blade is 19.75” (50.3cm) long and 0.3” (0.9cm) wide at the base and still retains a sharp point.
On opposite sides of the square blade is stamped with the maker’s symbols ei... read more
Impressive WW2 Period Hand Made Wooden Scale Model of HMS Belfast
Here on offer is a wonderful WW2 period, hand made wooden model of the famous British warship HMS Belfast.
This skilfully made and highly detailed model of HMS Belfast must have taken hours to make.
The main hull and desks seemed to be carved from a solid piece of heavy wood, then the funnels, guns, metal fittings etc, have been added and then paint... read more
Rare Horsehair Bracelet From Duke Of Wellingtons Horse ‘Copenhagen’ - Waterloo 1815
Here on offer is a very unusual and rare Horsehair Bracelet was made from the hair of the tail of the Duke of Wellington's horse, ‘Copenhagen’ that he rode at the famous Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
This came into my possession form a lady in Hampshire, who lived near Stratfield Saye House.
The Bracelet comes in its original square light blue silk cov... read more
WW1 Mother Of Pearl “The Royal Artillery” Sweetheart Brooch
Here on offer is beautiful Mother of Pearl ‘The Royal Artillery’ Sweetheart Brooch that is in excellent original condition.
This is a quality British made piece, with a circular badge attached to a beautiful solid square piece of Mother of Pearl, that in turn is suspended by a stepped metal bar brooch.
There is excellent detail on the printed central... read more
WW1 British Columbia Canadian Expeditionary Forces 1915 Bronze Badge with Lord’s Prayer
Here on offer is a rare example of a WW1 British Columbia (BC), Canadian Expeditionary Forces 1915 Bronze Badge with the Lord’s Prayer on the reverse.
The Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) was the entire overseas force fielded by Canada during the First World War. Of the 630,000 Canadians who enlisted for military service, 424,000 went overseas as part of the CEF.... read more
WW2 German RAD Hewer by Carl Jul Krebs with Runic "Life & Death" Symbols
Here on offer is a stunning original example of a RAD Hewer by Carl Jul Krebs, with some Runic Symbols.
This massive and very heavy Hewer is in untouched condition and has the lovely thick quality nickel silver mounts and fittings that have developed a beautiful dark patina finish to the plating over the last 80+ years.
The Hilt is in truly excellent... read more
Genuine Black & White Photo of a Member of the WW2 German RAD in uniform with his RAD Hewer
Here on offer is a genuine black & white photograph of a member of the WW2 German RAD in uniform, proudly clutching his RAD Mans Hewer.
The Reich Labour Service (Reichsarbeitsdienst; RAD) was a major organisation established in Nazi German as an agency to help mitigate the effects of unemployment on the German Economy, militarise the workforce and indoctrinate it w... read more
WW2 German Luftschutz Type 2 Gladiator Type Helmet with Original Liner, Strap and Decal
Here on offer is an excellent example of a WW2 German Luftschutz Type 2 Gladiator Type Helmet with original liner, strap and decal.
I am not an expert on helmets but have been told this is the Gladiator Type 2 version.
Apparently members of the Air Protection Service (Luftschutzwarndienst) were required to purchase a lightweight helmet that bore the ... read more
Unique WW2 Trench Art Hand Made Wooden Model of a Doodlebug V1 Rocket with moving Rudder
Here on offer is a really unusual and unique piece of WW2 “Trench Art” being a hand made wooden model of a Doodlebug or V1 Rocket with a moving rudder section.
The V1 model is a great scale model of the real thing and is made from a soft wood that has been painted black, with silver lines indication the original metal sections.
The small rudder at th... read more
Unique WW2 Trench Art Wall Plaque made from the remains of a Doodlebug V1 Rocket, shot down by the RAF over Kent in 1944
Here on offer is a really unusual and unique piece of WW2 “Trench Art” being a heavy Wall Plaque made from the remains of a Doodlebug or V1 Rocket that was shot down over Kent by the RAF in 1944.
The main slightly domed Iron Cross section is made from a section of the steel body, painted black and the beautifully cut-out and hand engraved Luftwaffe Eagle and Swasti... read more