Antique Souvenir Booklet of 10 Postcard Prints of Paintings of the Battles of Waterloo in June 1815
Here on offer is a Belgium produced, antique souvenir booklet of 10 postcard prints of paintings of the battles of Waterloo in June 1815.
This souvenir booklet is still complete with its original 10 fine black and white prints of famous paintings of the battles at Waterloo, June 1815.
Each postcard has perforations along one edge so they can be easily removed to be... read more
H.M.S. SULTAN - Presentation Walking Stick to Lieutenant Commander D. E. Gaymer – Derham
Here on offer is an impressive presentation walking stick to Lieutenant Commander D. E. Gaymer – Derham, who it appears was the First Lieutenant at H.M.S. SULTAN between 1980 – 83.
HMS Sultan is a shore base of the Royal Navy in Gosport, Hampshire, England.
It is the primary engineering training establishment for the Royal Navy and home to the Network Rail Advance... read more
Antique Japanese Satsuma Earthenware Charger Depicting a Samurai Warrior
Here on offer is a fine late 19th Century Meiji Period Japanese Satsuma Plate, depicting a Samurai Warrior.
The heavy earthenware charger has been hand glazed to show a Samurai Warrior in ornate dress, with his sword and traditional fan.
The glaze has been applied in a “raised” manner to highlight the facial features like the nose and chin, along with the fingers, ... read more
Original British WW2 P39 Home Guard Leather Bayonet Frog
Here on offer is an original British WW2 P39 Home Guard leather bayonet frog.
They were issued initially in 1939 for use with the P1907, P13 and P17 bayonets and primarily used by the British Home Guard.
I can’t see any makers details, but there does appear to be a number “033” stamped into the leather on the reverse in between the rivets.
The leat... read more
FANTASY WW2 SS Cigarette Case with fake SS emblem – Real Case is made from Alpacca Silver by Robert Kraft Depicting a Spider in its Web
Here on offer is a pure “FANTASY” WW2 SS Cigarette case with a fake SS emblem attached to the top cover of a real case.
Personally, I would sadly say the value of the case has been affected by someone tacking on a bogus SS emblem and engraving it with false markings and owner details.
The REAL cigarette case is actually an impressive art deco period Alpacca silver... read more
WW1 Period Trench Art Shoelace Hook Puller with a Beautiful Layered Section Handle
Here on offer is long WW1 period Trench Art shoelace hook/puller, with a stunning layered handle.
This came in an old tin, with a collection of WW1 items that included a large letter opener with the same style handle and some WW1 service medals.
The long shaft and hook are made from antique steel, which has some very light surface pitting. There is a... read more
WW1 Period British Colour Sergeant’s Leather Cartridge Ammunition Case named to C/Sgt. L. E. Letcher
Here on offer is a genuine example of a large WW1 period leather cartridge ammunition case, named to Colour Sergeant L. E. Letcher.
The hard thick dark brown leather case is in original condition with a small tear/repair patch on the inside of the lid on the back left corner.
There is also some scratch marks to the front by the chrome metal lock.
The chrome... read more
WW2 Nepalese Mk II Kukri Knife with Leather Covered Scabbard Dated 1944
Here on offer is a WW2 period Nepalese MKII Kukri knife leather covered scabbard, dated 1944.
The kukri itself has a one-piece hard wood grip with carved grip rings. There is a chip to the pommel edge and an age crack near the metal ferrule.
The 9.75” blade shows some light age pitting and signs of sharpening and still retains a very sharp edge. It has the traditi... read more
Antique East African Sudanese Arm Dagger and Sheath by the Nuba or Fur People
Here on offer is an antique East African Sudanese arm dagger with sheath, probably from the late 19th century.
Arm daggers of this type were widely used by various cultures throughout Sudan and attributing them to one specific group can be difficult. They were commonly found among the Fur and Nuba peoples. The Nuba people are indigenous inhabitants of central Sudan. Nuba are vari... read more
Scottish Silver Thistle Nurses Buckle by James Bowman 1959
Here on offer is a beautiful example of a Scottish silver “Thistle” nurses buckle by James Bowman and dating to 1959.
What is unusual about this buckle is the fact it is now a one-piece buckle. I am not sure if it started life as a normal two-piece buckle or indeed was originally made as a one-piece?
I have however seen this type before, used with an elasticated be... read more