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
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 condit... 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