Antique Rhythm Bones Carved from Whalebone circa early 1800’s
Here on offer are a rare pair of antique Rhythm Bones that have been carved from whalebone back in the early 1800’s when the whaling industry was operating at its commercial peak.
The bones measure just over 6" in length and some researching they appear to be shorter than what are known as minstrel style bones, which usually measure around 6.5” to 7.5” long.
I unde... read more
Antique English Silver Spoon made to Commemorate the Mayflower Ship in its Original Case, by Martin Hall & Co. 1893
Here on offer is a rare and unusual example of an antique solid silver spoon that has been made to commemorate the Mayflower ship that took the Pilgrims from Plymouth to America back in 1620.
The bowl of the spoon depicts the Mayflower ship in relief with the name of the ship below it.
The top of the spoon is formed in the shape of the early Victorian cres... read more
Genuine British Burma WW2 Mk II 1945 Gurkha Kukri Knife with Leather Combat Scabbard
Here on offer is a Genuine British Burma WW2 Mk II 1945 dated Kukri Knife with Leather Scabbard.
The Gurkha Kukri is possibly the most recognisable and famous fighting knife ever developed.
Indigenous to the mountain Kingdom of Nepal, home of the Gurkhas who were "absorbed" into the British sphere of influence with the Treaty of Seguli in 1816. These ferocious fighters w... read more
Vintage British Gat Gun Air Pistol made by T. J. Harrington & Son
Here on offer is something that takes me back to my youth, a working example of a vintage British Gat Gun air pistol, made by T. J. Harrington & Son.
The Gat Gun was produced from the late 1930s to the mid 1990s and this example was made by T. J. Harrington & Co Ltd. of Magda Works, Walton on Thames, Surrey. There was a break in production during World War II, resuming shortly a... read more
Framed Photo of a USAF B-52 Stratofortress Bomber Taking off from RAF Fairford to Bomb Iraq April 2nd 2003
Here on offer is a professionally framed Photo of a USAF B-52 Stratofortress Bomber taking off in the dusk of the evening from RAF Fairford on 2nd April 2003, to bomb Iraq as part of the “Shock & Awe” campaign.
The photo image is an awesome shot of the B-52 just lifting off of the runway with its eight engines at full power.
The large photo has been professionally ... read more
Antique Corn Knife by R. Kelly & Sons Liverpool
Here on offer is an excellent antique Corn Knife by R. Kelly & Sons of Liverpool.
From what research I have done, R. Kelly & Sons where in business from 1760 through to 1914. They where a supplier of metal processing and engineering services and seem to have produced a small range of knifes such as folding fruit knives, butter knives, razors etc.
Information about ... read more
Post WW2 Vintage Parachute Regiment Sweetheart Brooch
Here on offer is a post WW2 vintage Parachute Regiment sweetheart brooch.
The badge is made up of a finely detailed Parachute Regiments winged emblem, made of gilt metal that has been mounted on what appears to be a Lucite disc that is emulating mother of pearl.
On the reverse it still has its original vintage gilt brass brooch pin and locking ‘C’ clip.
Vintage Javanese Solid Silver Miniature Kris Dagger Letter Opener with Engraved Blade and Horn Grip
Here on offer is vintage Javanese solid silver miniature Kris dagger letter opener with engraved blade and horn grip.
This is a fine example of this style of letter opener and is unusual in that it has a blond coloured carved horn grip and nicely engraved blade.
There are no silver markings on the blade but it test positive for 800-grade silver.
It m... read more
WW2 No.36 Type II British 'Rifle' Mills Grenade by J P & S Ltd Converted to a Table Lighter
Here on offer is great example of an inert original WW2 No.36 Type II British 'Rifle' Mills Grenade by J P & S Ltd Converted to a Table Lighter.
The front of the main body has the letters JPS stamped on it and on the back the number 1 and letter D.
This example is also fitted with a rare rifle grenade attachment base plate. It is stamped with J P & S Ltd an... read more
Edwardian English Hallmarked Solid Silver Full Size Playing Card Case by Henry Matthews 1902
Here on offer is a stunning Edwardian hallmarked solid silver FULL SIZE playing card case by Henry Matthews of Birmingham, England circa 1902.
The case is fashioned in beautiful floral repoussé work with a fully gilded interior.
There is a vacant cartouche on the hinged domed lid.
It comes with two full sets of half size period playing cards by Ferd... read more