Framed Antique Hand Coloured Print of HMS MONARCH (1868)
Here on offer is a large framed antique hand coloured print of the Royal Navy ship, HMS MONARCH (1868) that I recently acquired in Cornwall.
These types of antique prints where coloured in by hand using coloured inks.
This fine example has been professionally framed by Cornmill Picture Frames prior to 1995 as the phone code on their label is 0726, w... read more
Early Third Reich Gilt Brass Navy Hangers Complete with Blue Cloth Under-Belt
Here on offer is a nice early pair of hangers that came with the blue cloth under-uniform belt.
The hangers are early Third Reich period and all the fittings are brass with a lovely gilt finish. There is some loss of gilt to the highlights on the lion’s faces and the sprung clips where they attach to a dagger.
The short hanger has the small chain and... read more
British WW1 SMLE 1907 Pattern Sanderson Bayonet with Scabbard and Later Canvas Frog
Here on offer is an excellent genuine British WW1 SMLE 1907 Pattern Sanderson Bayonet with Scabbard and later Frog.
The Bayonet retains most of its original blue finish to all the hilt fittings. There is just some very light surface rust on the front of the pommel and inside the ring of the crossguard.
The release button in the pommel still works per... read more
WW2 Period Model of a British “S” Class Submarine Dated 1942
Here on offer is an impressive WW2 period, hand made metal model of a WW2 British Submarine, which I think from its shape is an “S” class submarine?
This type of WW2 “Trench Art” where normally made by Naval engineering ratings in their spare time, from any materials that where not being used at the time.
The submarine has been made from a solid piec... read more
Vintage Spear Pointed Hunting Knife with Leather Sheath by IMCO Solingen Germany
Here on offer is a stunning example of a spear pointed hunting dagger with stag horn grips, by IMCO Solingen, Germany.
The hilt is made from solid cast and polished aluminium, which has two lovely slabs of stag horn, inlaid and pinned into the grip.
The crossguard has hand finished acorn shaped points.
The long spear pointed blade reta... read more
MINT Vintage Stag Handled Hunting Boot Knife with Ornate Metal Fittings by Herbertz
Here on offer is a MINT condition ornately decorated, stag handled hunting boot knife by Herbertz, Solingen, that still retains its original makers label/tag.
I think this was made back in the 1970’s and it has been proudly displayed in my collection for years.
All the metal fitting on this knife and scabbard have a dark finish and those on the scabb... read more
Unusual Hand Made Soldiers Wooden Truncheon – Liverpool & Irish Regiment c1890
Here on offer is a rare hand made soldiers wooden truncheon that was owner by a member of the Liverpool & Irish Regiment circa 1890 and possibly used in the Second Boer War, whilst supporting the King’s Liverpool Regiment.
The hard wood truncheon has been made from a branch or root of a tree that had a spur near the top that provides a hard “nodule”.
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Rare WW1 RAF French Franc ID Bracelet to A.K.IMPREY based in France
Here on offer is a rare WW1 RAF French Franc ID bracelet.
This white metal (possibly silver) ID chain bracelet has a French 2 franc coin attached in the middle.
One side of the coin still has the French woman and the words "Republique Francaise".
The other side has been smoothed and inscribed with the early RAF motto of the spread wing... read more
WW2 Allied Forces Matchbox Cover with Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin
Here on offer is a WW2 allied forces matchbox cover that depicts Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin on one side and the Allied flags on the other.
The spine has words:
"Our Deepest Gratitude and Admiration to the Allies who stood United in Defeating the Greatest Tyrant in History"
along with British Made and Copyright
It is... read more
WW2 RAF Brass Trench Art Pocket Petrol Lighter by TCW TAIFUN
Here on offer is a WW2 RAF brass trench art pocket petrol lighter.
The lighter was originally made by TCW TAIFUN in Austria in the 1930’s and has the maker’s marks on the base.
It has then been adapted by someone in the RAF by removing any exterior finish it had and adding a brass RAF eagle on the lower section and a brass Kings Crown to the top sect... read more