Unusual Vintage RAF Logo Picture made from Multi-Coloured Foil
Here on offer is a very unusual vintage RAF logo picture made from multi-coloured foil, circa 1950.
In all my years of collecting I have not seen a picture like this!
It depicts the RAF logo with Queen’s crown and RAF wings along with the RAF motto:
PER ARDUA AD ASTRA
I am not exactly sure how it has been made, but looks like the glass... read more
Impressive WW2 RAF Art Deco Officer's Mess Cigarette Box
Here on offer is a large and impressive WW2 RAF art deco officer's mess cigarette box.
The main body of the hinged box appears to be made from bronze or a “bronzed” metal that has a lovely dark patina to the finish.
The top of the lid has been set with a genuine RAF Officer’s Side Forage Cap Badge, Eagle & Crown in gilt brass.
Around the edge of th... read more
Unusual Image of a WW2 RAAF Cap Badge Set in Clear Plastic
Here on offer is an unusual image of a WW2 RAAF insignia as depicted on their cap badge, moulded in clear plastic or possibly perspex.
The moulded recessed shapes have been reverse painted with gold and yellow paint, providing an impressive view from the front, especially when held against a dark background.
I have never seen one of these before and am not sure of ... read more
Vintage German Hunting Knife and Fork Set by Anton Wingen Jr – Othello - circa 1940
Here on offer is a fine example of a vintage German hunting knife and fork set by Anton Wingen Jr – Othello, circa 1940.
The knife and fork fit snuggly into the hard brown leather sheath in such a way that the fork can’t be removed without removing the knife first, so basically it is held in place when not is use.
This version does not and never has had a belt loop... read more
Reproduction WW2 German RAD Standard Flag Bearer’s Gorget Breastplate with Chain
Here on offer is a good example of a reproduction WW2 German National Labour Service, Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) standard flag bearer’s Gorget breastplate with chain.
The breastplate seems to be made from a polished nickel-plated metal.
Attached to the front is a large RAD emblem which features an enamel swastika, a shovel with cast metal sheaves of wheat.
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WW2 German Army Officers Dagger by E & F HÖRSTER with Beautiful Orange Coloured Grip
Here on offer is a good example of a what I believe is a early WW2 German Army Officers Dagger by E & F HÖRSTER with a lovely orange coloured grip.
The dagger is in good used condition with the earlier period thicker silver-plating finish to all the mounts and fittings, including the scabbard, with some minor age loss of plating.
The 14 oak leaf pattern pommel sho... read more
Victorian Long Service and Good Conduct Medal to George Jacobs a Petty Officer serving as Captain of The Forecastle on H.M.S. HIMALAYA
Here on offer is an excellent example of a genuine Queen Victoria Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct medal awarded to George Jacobs, a Petty Officer serving as a Captain of the Forecastle on H.M.S. HIMALAYA.
The edge is engraved with the following details:
GEOe JACOBS CAPt F. Cle H.M.S. HIMALAYA
The medal itself is in ex... read more
Unusual WW2 City of London Mayoral Hallmarked Silver Tray dated 9th Nov 1940
Here on offer is an unusual City of London Coat of Arms Mayoral silver tray.
The inscription of the front dates it to 9th November 1940, relates it to period of The Blitz on London during WW2.
The scalloped edged octagonal silver tray has four ornate scrolled feet and is in excellent condition with just a couple of very shallow dings that are hard to see.
WW2 Russian T34 Tank Turret Desk Trophy Commemorating the Heroes of Stalingrad 1942
Here on offer is an unusual WW2 Russian T34 Tank Turret desk trophy commemorating the heroes of Stalingrad 1942.
The green painted metal scale model of a T34 tank turret is fixed to an aluminium square column base. Weirdly underneath the base where the turret has been screwed in place, there is a small key? Clearly the owner thought this was a good place to hide a key, so I have... read more
Cased 1991 Boker Annual Damascus Collector's Jahresmesser Hunter Folding Knife – No.739 of 999
Here on offer is a beautiful 1991 Boker annual Damascus collector's Jahresmesser hunter folding knife, with its original wooden case.
This knife is a limited edition piece, being No.739 of 999. The number is stamped on the side of the lock-release.
The 1991 Böker annual knife features a stunning 300 layer Damascus blade by Manfred Sachse.
The grip sl... read more