Rare Cased Bronze Medal - For Service in the National Emergency May 1926
Here on offer is a fine bronze medal that was issued to commemorate for the Service in the National Emergency in May 1926, the General Strike.
The General Strike was a national strike that lasted ten days, from 3 May 1926 to 13 May 1926, initiated by the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).
The medal was given to those who had given service on behal... read more
Unusual WW2 Romanian Army Dagger
Here on offer is an unusual and rare version of a WW2 Romanian Army dagger with scabbard.
This seems to be more of a “commando” style dagger than the usual ornate dress daggers?
There is no maker mark on this dagger as is common with these Romanian daggers.
The hilt fittings are all Nickel-plated and show no signs of rust or pitting.
T... read more
WW1 Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Cap Badge
Here on offer is a WW1 Australian Commonwealth Military Forces Cap Badge.
This Australian army “Rising Sun” badge appears to be made from cast bronze or an alloy and has a dark aged patina finish.
The front depicts a radiating pattern representing sun with a crown at centre and inscribed banner across bottom, that reads:
AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH MILIT... read more
Framed Presentation Picture of a BAE Harrier Jump Jet in Aluminium circa 1980
Here on offer is a really unusual framed presentation picture of a BAE Harrier Jump Jet that has been hand engraved from an aluminium sheet.
I can’t say for sure but I think this may be the image of a BAE Sea Harrier.
The image of the Harrier in flight has been skilfully cut/engraved from a sheet of aircraft grade aluminium alloy. The background has been painted b... read more
Vintage French Ceramic Petrol Table Lighter in the Shape of a Black Poodle Dog
Here on offer is a vintage French petrol table lighter that has a black ceramic body in the shape of a poodle dog.
The dog’s head pulls off the reveal the lighter and the lighter can be pulled out of the main body to allow the fuel to be added and gives access to the flint.
There are no markings that I can see on the dog or the lighter, but I believe that it is Fre... read more
Reverse Glass Painted Picture of RMS LUSITANIA Memorialising Her Sinking in WW1 1915 by a German U-Boat
Here on offer is a rare example of a commemorative reverse glass painted picture of the Cunard liner, RMS LUSITANIA, circa 1915.
A glass picture has been reverse printed and then hand coloured along with mother of pearl detailing.
The picture shows the liner at full speed in a calm sea with the words:
Cunard Liner Lusitania torpedoed by Germans with... read more
WW1 DCO Middlesex Regiment ALBUHERA Sweetheart Brooch
Here on offer is a WW1 DCO Middlesex Regiment ALBUHERA sweetheart brooch.
The badge is made up of a finely detailed Middlesex Regiment emblem, made of gilt metal, with red and blue enamel, that has been mounted on what appears to be a Lucite disc that is emulating mother of pearl.
The disc is fixed by a loop to a gilt metal triple suspension bar, which has... read more
Antique Puukko Knife by JEAN METTE with an Engraved Scrimshaw Bone Handle - circa 1880
Here on offer is a beautiful antique Puukko knife by JEAN METTE of Oslo, Norway with a hand engraved scrimshaw bone handle and hard leather sheath, circa 1880.
From what I can find out, JEAN METTE was a Norwegian surgical instrument maker back in the late 19th century. Also known for making Puukko knives, Barrel knives and razors.
This great example comes with a s... read more
Vintage Royal Dutch Air Force Dagger with Hangers by Carl Eickhorn Solingen c1960
Here on offer is an excellent example of Royal Dutch Air Force dagger with hangers made by Carl Eickhorn, Solingen, circa 1960.
All the dagger and scabbard fittings have a bright gilt finish to the metal parts.
The beautifully cast open pommel is in the shape of the Dutch Royal Crown.
The grip is made of a hard polished black plastic and is ribbed wi... read more
Royal Agricultural Society of England - membership badge with Case by John Pinches London circa 1940
Here on offer is a Royal Agricultural Society of England - membership badge in its 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 Royal Charter in 1840 and in 1845 founded ... read more