Antique Victorian Sterling Silver and MOP Swastika Brooch
Here on offer is a fine antique sterling silver and mother of pearl (MOP) Swastika brooch.
I believe this brooch was made back in the Victorian period, circa 1880, when the Swastika symbol was actually seen as a sign of good luck.
This brooch would obviously also now display well in a WW2 German collection.
I am aware that this type antique “Swastik... read more
Vintage Hallmarked Silver MacKenzie Seaforth Highlanders Kilt Pin Brooch 1936 by F. Narbourgh - Birmingham
Here on offer is a fine example of a Vintage Hallmarked Silver MacKenzie Seaforth Highlanders Clan kilt pin or brooch, by F. Narbourgh, Birmingham, dating to 1936.
The front of the pin shows the raised stags head fitted to a belt and buckle with the motto:
Translates to "Help to the King"
On the reverse is the original ... read more
WW2 Italian POW made Aluminium Trench Art Cigarette Case - EGYPT
Here on offer is a WW2 Italian POW made aluminium trench art sweetheart cigarette 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.
I believe they were traded for food and cigarettes by the Italian POW’s.
The POW Camp at Fayid, Egypt was one of the last cam... read more
Rare Original WW2 Polish Commemorative Monte Cassino Bracelet
Here on offer is rare original WW2 Polish bracelet commemorating the conquest of Monte Cassino by the 2nd Polish Corps of General Anders. On the 18th May 1944.
I believe this was made in Italy at the end or just after WW2.
It is made from a white metal alloy and has a larger central plaque with an elliptically rounded shape.
On the front in relief i... read more
French WWI Military Issue Treen Etui Necessaire Needle Holder/Sewing Kit
Here on offer is an antique French WWI military issue treen etui necessaire needle holder/sewing kit.
This wonderfully tactile etui is carved on a lathe from boxwood and was issued to French soldiers during WWI. The sewing kit was designed to be as comprehensive as possible, catering for repairs while deployed in the conflict.
This necessaire separates into three p... read more
Superb WW2 RAF Sterling Silver “Wings” Sweetheart Brooch
Here on offer is a beautiful example of an RAF sterling silver “Wings” sweetheart brooch from early WW2 or possibly late the WW1 period.
It consists of a Kings Crown set above the letters, RAF and detailed spread feathered wings, all made from solid sterling silver.
On the back of the brooch, it is stamped with the words:
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Ornately Engraved Sterling Silver “1899 Dollar” Money Clip by Native American Designer Morgan Smith
Here on offer is an ornately engraved American sterling silver “1899 dollar” money clip by the famed native American designer, Morgan Smith, Nevada.
The folded sliver flap that attaches to the coins frame has been beautifully hand engraved with an antique style swirling pattern. Inside the flap you can just see the makers details:
Incline, Nev (with ... read more
Original Iron and Wood “One-Flue” Harpoon from the early 19th Century
Here on offer is an original and rare iron and wood, one-flue harpoon from the early 19th century.
This example has an iron front section with a socket that is fixed to a hickory or other hardwood shaft and held in place by a round headed stud.
The wooden shaft shows signs of old woodworm holes, which have now been treated to ensure there is no existing woodworm ac... read more
Vintage Rank Taylor-Hobson Micro Alignment Telescope 112/537-734 "N"
Here on offer is a vintage Rank Taylor-Hobson Micro Alignment Telescope 112/536-734 “N”.
My understanding is that a micro alignment telescope focuses from zero to infinity and incorporates an optical micrometer to measure deviations from an optical line of sight in two directions at right angles to each other.
These are used for precision measurements in the aircra... read more
Original ELEY LONDON Percussion Cap Tin with Contents (35 Caps) c1880
Here on offer is an original tin of ribbed copper percussion caps made by ELEY, London, circa 1880.
The circular lacquered metal tin has the name ELEY LONDON pressed into the top lid. It still retains a very small part of the original label around the edge of the lid.
You can just make out the wording:
Bros. Ltd LONDON PERCUSSION CAPS
It st... read more