Genuine Signature of Kurt Baberg the WW2 German Navy U-boat Commander of U-618 and the recipient of a Knights Cross
Here on offer is a genuine Signature of Kurt Baberg the WW2 German Navy U-boat commander of U-618 and the recipient of a Knights Cross.
From what I can ascertain, this original signature has been mounted on a green coloured page with the image of the commander, a Knights Cross and U-618, by Cy Stapleton, East Texas, USA.
At the bottom of the page it has printed:
Vintage German made North Brazilian “Faca de Ponta” Knife with Leather Sheath c1930
Here on offer is a fine example of vintage German made North Brazilian “Faca de Ponta” knife with its original leather sheath.
My belief is these very fine knives where made in Solingen Germany by a number of makers, for export to Brazil and where made between 1927 and 1940.
They where made to be carried by the “wealthy” Brazilian’s as a form of protection and wher... read more
Rare 1862 London International Exhibition Bronze Prize Medallion awarded to G. P. BIDDER
Here on offer is scarce example of an 1862 London International Exhibition bronze prize medallion.
Following the success of the Great Exhibition of 1851, another exhibition was held between 1st May and 15th November 1862. The exhibition building stood in the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society in Kensington and was opened by the Duke of Cambridge. It was demolished in 1864... read more
Original WW1 Miniature British War & Victory Medals Mounted on a Pin Bar and with Case
Here on offer is an excellent set of ORIGINAL British WWI miniature medals.
They are made up of the; War and Victory medals with their correct ribbons sewn onto a medal pin bar.
They come with a blue leatherette case that has the jeweller’s name: W. O. LEWIS of Birmingham, printed in gold inside the lid.
Both medals are in truly excellent condition.... read more
WW1 Dated & “Named” Pair of Miniature Wooden Clogs from ANVERS (Antwerp) Belgium
Here on offer are a WW1 dated and “named”, pair of miniature wooden clogs from ANVERS (Antwerp) Belgium.
These miniature wooden clogs where made as WW1 souvenirs fro soldiers who served on the front in Belgium.
What is fascinating about these clogs is the British soldier who brought them back has written a message in ink across the soles of both clogs, which read... read more
Art Deco Hallmarked Silver Cased Faux Tortoiseshell Comb, by Turner & Simpson Ltd 1932
Here on offer is a beautiful Art Deco hallmarked silver cased faux tortoiseshell comb, by Turner & Simpson Ltd, Legge Lane, Birmingham, dated to 1932.
I would say this is a ladies purse or handbag sized comb and is finished with a stunning Art Deco style machine etched geometric pattern.
On both sections of comb case there are an impressed set of English silver hal... read more
Antique Silver Plated American Postman's Hat Table Snuffbox - William Barthman of New York circa 1890
Here on offer is an antique silver plated American Postman's hat style table snuffbox.
The miniature metal hat has been very well made and shows fine detailing of cloth texturing around the rim and sides along with a twisted rope copper cord across the front, that has buttons and knots on either side.
The circular top fits snuggly and lifts off to reveal a gilt in... read more
U.S. Navy Submarine USS DOGFISH – SS-350 - Heavy Brass Ashtray
Here on offer is a brass ashtray that relates to the U.S. Navy Balao-class submarine, USS DOGFISH – SS-350, that saw service from 1946 to 1972.
I believe this heavy ashtray has ben cast brass removed from the USS DOGFISH, after on of her many refits or even possibly when she was finally scrapped.
Some history about USS DOGFISH:
Her keel was laid down... read more
Unique Victorian Carved Horn and Silver Horse Leg Shaped Snuff Holder
Here on offer is a unique and rare Victorian horn and silver snuff holder that has been hand carved into a horse’s leg and hoof.
I have seen a few antique walking canes with horn horse leg handles, but never a snuff holder.
All the metal fittings are test as 925-grade silver but there are no hallmarks or makers details.
The horse leg has been beauti... read more
Erotic Antique Victorian Nude Lady on a Chamber Pot – Cigar/Cheroot Cutter
Here on offer is an amusing and erotic antique Victorian cigar or cheroot cutter made in the form of a nude lady sitting on a chamber pot.
The lady figure and pot are made from brass with a fitted steel “V” blade as the cutter.
It operates by moving her legs to open the bottom of the chamber pot, to allow a small cigar or cheroot to be inserted. Then by pushing the... read more