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19th Century Black Irish Bog Oak Truncheon with Carved Shamrock Pattern Here on offer is a 19th century Black Irish Bog Oak Truncheon with a hand carved a spiral of shamrocks around the shaft, in low relief. There is also a shamrock carved into the top and it has a skilfully knotted suspension cord attached. It is in lovely original condition with no cracks, splits or damage that I can see. Bog wood also known as Bog Oak, is created from the trunks of trees that have lain in bogs, and bog-like conditions such as lakes, river bottoms and swamps, for centuries and even millennia. Deprived of oxygen, the wood undergoes the process of fossilization and morta formation. Water flow and depth play a special role in the creation of morta. Currents bind the minerals and iron in the water with tannins in the wood, naturally staining the wood in the process. This centuries-long process, often termed \"maturation,\" turns the wood from golden-brown to completely black, while increasing its hardness to such a level that it can only be carved with the use of specialty cutting tools. During the nineteenth century bog oak was used to make carved decorative items such as jewellery, ornaments and truncheons like this one. The Truncheon (without the cord) measures 12.2” (30.8cm) long It weighs 252g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
1st Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger by ALCOSO Here on offer is an untouched 1st Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger by ALCOSO in excellent condition. As with all ALCOSO produced edged weapons, the quality of this dagger is exceptional. It seems to have nickel silver fittings throughout, which all show some loss of plating and dark patination to the remaining plating. The pommel and crossguard have the early-stylised gilt swastikas, that have loss most of the gilt finish. The dark blue leather grip is in great condition with a dark patina with just some tiny scuffs. It retains its original triple twist wire wrap, which is still held tightly in place. The blade is in excellent condition, no pitting, greying or nicks and is complete with its blue leather buffer pad. It has what I think is a late 1930’s ALCOSO makers maker, with the name and scales, with the letters A W S. There are signs of light runner marks where it has been inserted into the scabbard. The blade is that mirror bright it was really hard to get some clear photos. The dark blue leather scabbard has just a couple of slithers missing on the bottom edges and just minor light age/usage bruising. All three-scabbard fittings are undamaged and all 5 retaining screws are in place. It original chain and spring clasp are still in place and in excellent condition. The clip has GES.GESCH. and the makers stamp OLC in a diamond. The short chain has 8 rings and the long chain 10 rings, with no repairs or damage. The blade measures 12.2” (30.7cm) and the Dagger itself 17.9” (45.5cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 19.25” (49cm) long. It weighs 580g. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
2nd Model RLB Officers Dagger with Leather Hangers and Rare Maker Here on offer is a beautiful example of a 1938 RLB 2nd Model Officers Dagger with its original leather hangers, by the rare maker, KRONECK, ERNST ERICH WITTE, SOLINGEN. All the metal fitting appear to be nickel silver plated and have a dark aged patina finish, that would clean to a bright finish if required. The grip is made of a two-piece leather covered wood construction. The leather has a beautiful grain finish in a very dark blue, almost black colour. Set on the front of the grip is a silver metal sunburst symbol set with a black enamel swastika, both in excellent condition. The oval pommel has only some tiny pin-prick marks on the top and I don’t think it has been removed since the dagger was made. The unique RLB style crossguard has the “stubby winged eagle” clutching a plain wreath with an open swastika in the centre. The guards are triangular and decorated with lines on both sides. The blade is an excellent example, mirror bright through with nearly all its gross graining in place. There are just some light slider marks and some light greying on the reverse, near the dark blue leather throat buffer pad. The point is still needle sharp! The reverse of the ricasso is marked lightly with the diamond shaped makers mark for KRONECK with a crown and ERNST ERICH WITTE, SOLINGEN below the trade mark. The scabbard is straight and covered with a matching dark blue almost black-grained leather, in-between the nickel mounts and ferrule. There are some minor dings and a small piece (just under 1cm) of leather missing or the top surface has been worn off on the reverse, just by the ferrule. The scabbard mounts and rings are of solid nickel and have a patinated silver finish and still have their original retaining flat head screws in place. The rare original leather hangers are in great condition, with the dark blue/black leather matching the scabbard and grip leather. They have a set of decorative stitches that run the length of each strap. The leather shows some slight age cracking and is ‘firm’, would no doubt soften up with some leather balm treatment if required. The silver plated light weight cast metal snap clip at the top has a pebble finish and on the reverse is marked with DRGM and an RZM mark of M5/10. The oval buckles and slides have an oak leaf design. The hanger clips are the deluxe ‘push up’ version, with oak leaves on the front and DRGM on the reverse. The RLB, R (Reich) L (Luftschutz) B (Bund) was actually a civilian organization subdivided into two separate formations: 1)… the Luftschutz (Air Raid Protection) 2)… the Warndienst (Air Raid Warning Service). After 1943, the Warndiest became a part of the German Order Police although it still functioned as the Air Raid Warning Service of the Reich. By 1939 over 15 million men had joined the RLB as volunteers. Volunteers had to purchase their own steel helmets and had no uniform. These volunteers mainly managed the air raid shelters on a street by street basis. The small cadre of career officers carried out training and management of the volunteer force. As the war progressed the role of the RLB was expanded to include search and rescue, fire fighting, decontamination, demolition of damaged buildings etc. A great opportunity to acquire a really great complete RLB set in excellent condition, by a rare maker of these daggers. The blade measures 9.6” (24.5cm) and the dagger itself 14.4” (36cm). Inserted in the scabbard it measures 15.5” (39.4cm). The set weighs 580g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Antique Bone & Silver Cased Tibetan or Chinese Eating Utensil Kit –Trousse c1820 Here on offer is a rare and beautiful example of an antique Tibetan or North Chinese set of encased eating utensils, consisting of a cow bone handled knife or carving utensil, two cow bone chopsticks, all in a silver over bamboo carrying case. Another name for a set of these eating utensils is called a \"TROUSSE\" or Kit. I understand that similar sets were used in Tibet and were also popular with the equestrian cultures of North China and Mongolia. The designs in the silver casing appear to be of Tibetan origin but I have no expertise in this area and have drawn this conclusion only from comparing this set to other sets available on line. There is an outer sheathing on the case and a cap on the knife, that appear to be \"Tibetan silver\" a lower grade silver than we find in England. There is a ring attached to the case to attach to the owners belt when he is traveling or mounted on horseback. The handle of the knife is made of cow bone held onto the shaft of the blade with copper pins. This trousse is in great antique used condition, please see all my pictures. The kit measures 12.5” (31.8cm) long and 0.9” (2.1cm) wide. It weighs 170g. This is a wonderful survivor from another century....circa 1820. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched
Antique English “Queen of Hearts Gamblers” or Prostitutes Dagger with Scabbard c1870 Here on offer is a rare and beautiful antique English made, Queen of Hearts gamblers or Prostitutes Dagger, with its leather scabbard, circa 1870. These discreetly hidden small Prostitute Daggers where used as a form of self-defence in the late 19th century. The old ivory handle has been skilfully worked and grooved with a lovely ornate relief pattern on both sides. The old ivory has gone a gorgeous cream colour and slightly darker is some areas. The handle is fitted to an ornate nickel plated ferrule which intern sits on top of a plain oval shaped plated cross guard. The lovely double-edged blade still retains some original blueing near the cross guard and has a makers name and stamp by the throat, which reads: J CLARKE & SON “NEVA” SHEFFIELD John Clarke & Son were a famous manufacturer and in business in Sheffield, England from 1848 to 1983, making cutlery, pocket knives, daggers etc. Apparently they used the marks, NEVA, THE RING, EXPRESS (acquired from Henry Hobson) and I CUT MY WAY (from William Rodgers). It still retains its brown leather scabbard, which has a belt loop on one side and is in excellent condition. In its scabbard it measures 7.75” (19.8cm) long and weighs 41g. The knife blade measures 4” (10.2cm). Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Applegate-Fairbairn Special 1997 Commemorative Knife Set Here on offer is a Special 1997 Commemorative Limited Edition Applegate-Fairbairn knife set that was a collaboration between Boker of Solingen, Germany and Gerber of the USA to recognize Col. Rex Applegate and William Fairbairn for their contribution to design of combat knives. The set is made up of two affixed knives on a walnut Presentation Plaque and is set number 2901 of a Limited Edition run of 3000 sets. The wooden plaque measures 12" (30.5cm) x 9" (22.8cm) and including the knifes weighs 1.4Kg. The knives consist of a Gerber USA Applegate-Fairbairn foldable blade, serial number AF2901/3000 and engraved with signatures along with a Boker Solingen Applegate-Fairbairn fixed blade, serial number AF 2901/3000 and also engraved with signatures. The knife measurements are as follows: The Gerber Folder is 10" (25.4cm) open and the blade is 4.5" (11cm) long and double edged. The composite black grooved handle is 5.6" (14.2cm). The Boker Dagger is 10.9" (27.6cm) long and the double edged blade is 6" (15.3cm) long. The composite black grooved handle is 4.75" (12cm). These knives are in excellent condition and have been displayed but unfortunately the certificate, box and other related paperwork is no longer with them. They make a great wall mounted display and have a screw slot in the back of the plaque to assist with fixing. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Army Officer Dagger by WKC with beautiful Dark Orange Grip Here on offer is a WW2 German Army Officers Dagger by WKC. The solid celluloid grip has a beautiful deep dark orange colour with a high sheen and no cracks or splits, just a tiny piece missing where the pommel touches the top swirl. The nickel-plated pommel shows loss of plating, but the oak leaf ferrule is in excellent condition. The nickel-plated crossguard shows some loss of plating to the top edges and the reverse. The front appears to have the unusual “Mark 3” type eagle, with 5 layers of feathers to each wing. The blade has the Knight’s helmet over WKC SOLINGEN trademark clearly stamped on the reverse. It has some very minor (needle point) pitting and some greying to both sides, which may clean up if required by the new owner. The edges are fine with no nicks and it still retains its tan leather blade buffer pad. The scabbard is has one very slight bruise on the reverse near the tip, which is really hard to see. It shows signs of loss of nickel-plating to the side edges and has a slightly grey/silver finish to the front and back stippled sections. It has its original single scabbard throat retention screw on the reverse of the scabbard. The blade measures 10.25” (26cm) and the Dagger itself 14.75” (37.4cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 15.5” (39.4cm) long. It weighs 320g. A really nice example of a WKC Army Dagger, with a stunning grip. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Army Officers Dagger with beautiful Dark Orange Grip Here on offer is an excellent WW2 German Army Officers Dagger. The solid celluloid grip has a beautiful deep dark orange colour with a high sheen and no cracks or splits, just a tiny slice missing where the pommel touches the top swirl. The nickel-plated pommel and ferrule show no loss of plating and the 12 oak leaves around the pommel are very well defined. The nickel-plated crossguard shows no loss of plating just some very tiny surface bubbling on the reverse. The front appears to have the ‘Tomahawk’ type eagle, with 4 layers of feathers to each wing, possibly by WKC? The blade does no have a maker’s trademark and is in excellent condition with just some very slight greying marks near the tip. The edges are fine with no nicks. The leather blade buffer pad is no longer in place. The scabbard is in just excellent condition, no bruises, dents or splits, just some slight bubbling under the plating on the edges. It has its original two scabbard throat retention screws in place on the sides. The blade measures 10.25” (26cm) and the dagger itself 14.75” (37.4cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 15.6” (39.6cm) long. It weighs 370g. A really nice example of an Army Dagger with a stunning orange coloured grip. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Boer War Officers Wooden Handled Campaign Cutlery Set c1890 Here on offer is a lovely Boer War Officers Campaign Cutlery Set, circa 1900. The wooden handles of the knife and fork are each made of two sections of walnut wood that are pinned together and the throat then has a metal collar. The knife and fork blades are made from steel and have a slight greying finish to the metal that would clean up if so required. The fork prongs are still and the knife blade are still very sharp. The wooden handles have a slot on one side so the two utensils can slot into each other’s handles for safe storage. There are no maker’s marks that I can see, but these have clearly been made by a top quality Victorian cutlery manufacturer. I actual acquired this along with a small wooden chest that was from the P.O.W. camp on Bermuda, which was one of may that the British used to intern the Boer Republican fighters, during the Boer Wars. Slotted together they measure 8” (20.3cm) long and weigh 60g. The knife blade measures 3.4” (8.7cm) and the fork 3” (7.7cm). A rare set to find today in such great condition. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Boer War P.O.W. Trench Art Wooden Letter Opener – Pokerwork - Mafeking 1900 Here on offer is a Boer War hand made, Prisoner of War (P.O.W.) “Trench Art” wooden letter opener. The letter opener is made from a beautiful light coloured wood, possibly a fruitwood? The handle has MAFEKING (actually looks like MAFAKING?) on the front that has been created using a heated rod or pin, to burn the letters into the wood, known as Pokerwork. The top of the blade also has 1900 burnt into it, again using pokerwork. The slightly tapered blade does have some old nicks to the edges, but overall it is in excellent condition. I actual acquired this along with a small wooden chest that was from the P.O.W. camp on Bermuda, which was one of may that the British used to intern the Boer Republican fighters, during the Boer Wars. It measures 8” (20.3cm) long and weighs 26g. The Siege of Mafeking was a 217-day siege battle for the town of Mafeking (now called Mahikeng) in South Africa during the Second Boer War from October 1899 to May 1900. The siege received considerable attention as Lord Edward Cecil, the son of the British Prime Minister, was in the besieged town. The siege turned the British commander, Colonel Robert Baden-Powell, into a national hero. The relief of Mafeking (the lifting of the siege), while of little military significance, was a morale boost for the struggling British. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Boer War Related “Trench Art” Small Copper Tray Made from a repair of HMCS NIOBE c1911 Here on offer is a Boer War related “Trench Art” small copper tray made from a repair of HMCS NIOBE back in August 1911. The ship ran aground in July 1911 and it took 18 months to repair her and this tray was made from some of the copper used on the original ship that was removed as part of the repairs. The rectangular tray is in excellent condition and has four round feet made from circular impressions and it is lightly marked on the inside of the tray with: H.M.C.S. NIOBE AUG 1911 There is also a series of decorative lines hand engraved onto the tray. HMS NIOBE was a ship of the Diadem-class of protected cruiser in the Royal Navy. She served in the Boer War and was then given to Canada as the first ship of the then newly-created Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as HMCS NIOBE. She was built by Vickers Limited, Barrow-in-Furness and launched on February 20, 1897 entering service in 1898. In her Royal Navy service, she was part of the Channel Squadron at the outbreak of the Boer War (1899-1900), and was sent to Gibraltar to escort troop transports ferrying reinforcements to the Cape. On 4 December 1899, NIOBE and HMS Doris rescued troops from the SS Ismore, which had run aground. She saw further action in the Boer War and the Queen\'s South Africa Medal was subsequently awarded to the crew. She returned to the English Channel, but later escorted vessels as far as Colombo in Ceylon. She and HMS Rainbow were given to the Dominion of Canada to seed the new Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). She was transferred to the RCN on September 6, 1910, commissioning at Devonport Dockyard and reaching Halifax on October 21 that year. She ran aground off Cape Sable, Nova Scotia, on the night of July 30-31 July 1911. Repairs took 18 months and she had a permanently reduced maximum speed as a result. With the outbreak of the First World War she joined the Royal Navy\'s 4th Cruiser Squadron on the North America and West Indies Station. She was engaged in intercepting German ships along the American coast for a year until as a result of being worn out, she was paid off on 6 September 1915 to become a depot ship in Halifax. The Halifax Explosion of 1917 caused serious damage to upper works, and the deaths of several of her crew. However she remained in use as a depot ship until disposed of in 1920, decommissioned and sold for scrap. She was broken up in 1922 in Philadelphia. A great piece of RN and RCN early Naval Ship memorabilia that served during the Boer War. It measures 6.5” (16.5cm) wide and 2.6” (6.5cm) deep. It weighs 95g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Boer War Trench Art Knife – G W Ratclife – Cape Town c1900 Here on offer is a Boer War, hand made “Trench Art” knife with its original leather scabbard, that I acquired with other Boer War memorabilia. The handle is made up of discs of Bakelite and aluminium that have been shaped and held in place by what looks like a lead alloy top and bottom fitting. The very top has a brass ring and it looks like the knife shaft has been professional rounded off into a secure domed cap. The blade looks to be steel and has been cleaned to a bright finish by its previous owner. The heavy knife fits really snuggly into its brown leather covered scabbard, which still retains its belt loop, which also has a metal stud fixed to the top. The scabbard has two aluminium bands around the main section and an aluminium chape or tip, all riveted into place. The central band has CAPE TOWN stamped on the front and the chape has the original owners name, G W RATCLIFE stamped into the metal. I can’t confirm if a Boer Republican fighter made this or if it was a British soldier serving in South Africa at the time? A rare and unusual knife, that warrants further research. It measures 9.9” (25cm) long in the scabbard and the blade is 5.5” (14cm) long. It weighs 235g. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
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 perfectly and it still retains its original dark wood grips which have a couple of slight dents on the front, but I doubt the grip screws have ever been removed since it was made! The blade is just a beauty, still retaining all of its dark grey finish and the edge is just perfect, no nicks or sharpening. One side of the ricasso stamped with a Crown over \"G.R. 1907 (Pattern Date) 3 17\" (March 1917 Acceptance Date) and the makers name \"Sanderson\" (Sanderson Bros. & Newbold. The ‘3’ for the month is hard to make out. The other side carries the War Department \'Broad Arrow\' an ‘X’ which is the bend mark and FOUR separate Enfield inspection marks. There is also the number ‘23’ which I believe relates to 1923 when this bayonet was reissued. The scabbard is in excellent condition, the leather is firm and has no cracks or splits and all the stitching is secure. The chape/throat and frog stud all remain secure. The metalwork shows some signs of light rust. On the reverse near the top are stamped what I think is an inspection mark, being a Crown over some letters I can’t read and the numbers 77. There are also some letters: H.G.R and another Reign Mark Crown I think, but it’s hard to make out? It is also fitted with a canvas frog, but I am sure this is a later addition, from the WW2 period? This is just one of the nicest examples I have seen for a long time. The blade measures 17” (43.2cm) long and the bayonet is 21.75” (55.3cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 22.75” (57.8cm) long. It weighs a heavy 730g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Cased WW2 Miniature British Medals - Defence - War - 39 Star - Burma Star by SPINK & SON Here on offer is a superb set of FOUR ORIGINAL British WW2 miniature medals with their correct ribbons mounted on a miniature medal pin bar, supplied by SPINK & SON London. The Four medals are the: The 1939-1945 Star Burma Star Defence Medal War Medal 1939-1945 The two round medals (Defence and War) are SILVER as can been seen from the dark patina that they have. The medal bar has the following details on the back: SPINK & SON Ltd 17-18 PICADILLY LONDON W The medals and bar fit into their original black velvet and ivory silk lined leatherette case that has the SPINK name and Royal crest stamped inside the top lid. The medals are in excellent original uncleaned condition and the case does show some slight wear and staining. The case measures 4” (10.2cm) by 3.2” (8cm) by 0.9” (2.5cm) and weighs 80g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
DLV Flyers Knife – Rare Maker - Carl Julius Krebs Here on offer is a rare example of a 1935 model DLV Flyers Knife or Dagger, by Carl Julius Krebs. It has an aluminium crossguard and pommel top, with some light usage wear, along with nickel silver grip rings which are in excellent condition. The black enamel swastikas and discs on the quillion block are again in excellent condition. The dark blue leather covered grip itself is in excellent condition, with just some tiny surface scuffs. The blade is in great condition retaining most of its cross graining and very sharp point! It does have an overall light grey speckling and some light runner marks, but is still a stunning crisp blade! The blue leather throat washer is still in place under the cross-guard. The dark blue leather covered scabbard is in just excellent condition, no surface wear, rips or splits. The nickel silver upper and lower scabbard fittings show some loss of plating, but are not dented or split. The scabbard throat is perfect and the original scabbard screws are in place. It also still retains its short fixed leather hanger and nickel silver clip. The clip has some loss of plating, the spring still works and it has a maker’s “A” stamp on the reverse along with DRGM. There are no waffenamt, DLV symbols or NSFK wings on the scabbard throat or gross guard, which is unusual in its own right. If you are looking for a rare DLV Knife/Dagger, this is a beautiful crisp example. The blade measures 7” (17.7cm) and the Knife/Dagger itself 12.1” (31cm). Inserted in the scabbard it measures 13.25” (33.6cm). Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Early 1st Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger by rare maker F & A HELBIG STEINBACH KrM with Waffenamt Stamp Here on offer is an early-untouched 1st Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger by a rare maker of this dagger, F.A. HELBIG STEINBACH KrM. This early example has nickel silver fittings throughout, which all show some loss of plating and dark patination to the remaining plating. The pommel and crossguard have the early-stylised brass swastikas. The dark blue leather grip is in great condition with a dark patina and some brown showing through on the front, with just some tiny scuffs. It retains its original triple twist wire wrap, which is still held tightly in place. The blade is in excellent condition, no pitting, greying or nicks and is complete with its blue leather buffer pad. It has a lightly engraved early makers mark for F & A HELBIG STEINBACH KrM, without the double ovals and has the official Eagle and 5 Waffenamt stamp. There are signs of light runner marks where it has been inserted into the scabbard. The blade is that mirror bright it was really hard to get some clear photos. The dark blue leather is all in place on the scabbard, with just minor age/usage bruising. The scabbard tip has some “train door” dents on both sides but the middle and top fittings are undamaged. All three fittings show loss of plating but all 5 retaining screws are in place and they would polish up bright if required. It original chain and spring clasp are still in place and in excellent condition. The blade measures 12” (30.5cm) and the Dagger itself 17.75” (45cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 18.75” (47.6cm) long. It weighs 585g. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
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 hook fitted, but I don’t think it ever had any gilt finish, or if it did it has all gone. The blue moiré fronts are in great condition, no fraying; or additional holes. The black velvet backing on the long strap is perfect, but there is some slight edges wear on the short strap. The blue under uniform belt has one leather fixed loop and one adjustable. The leather shows some surface wear and the buckle shows some light surface pitting. The belt measures 45” (114cm) end to end. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Early un-cleaned SA Dagger by Carl Eickhorn with SA Membership Number Here on offer is an early un-cleaned SA Dagger by Carl Eickhorn. The crossguards and tang nut are of the early nickel type, with crisp edges and deep accent groves, as you would expect from a premium manufacturer of the time. The reverse of the lower crossguard is stamped with the Gruppe Mark, “Wf” for WESTFALEN and under the crossguard is stamped the number ‘1”. These symbols where used to designate the appropriate regional command, division command, or defence centre. The beautiful wooden grip seems to be made from a fruit wood or possibly maple? It is in excellent condition, no cracks or repairs, just a couple of dents. As would be expected with Eickhorn the grip fits the guards perfectly and it looks as if the dagger hasn’t been apart for years, if at all. The SA runes disc has age patina and the top left section of the red enamel is missing. The early nickel grip eagle is a fine ‘crisp’ quality version and it fits into the grip like a glove. The scabbard is straight with just a couple of very small shallow dings on the reverse, which are hard to see. All the surface coating has gone apart from near to the scabbard mounts, where it looks to have been the painted brown version, so could be repainted/restored as required. The scabbard mounts are also nickel silver and show some usage marks on the surface. The front of the top scabbard mounting has the numbers: 16/4270 “dot” faintly etched into it, which I believe could be the SA membership number and unit and warrant further research. The hanger loop and ring are still attached but the fixed leather hanger is missing. The lower scabbard ball has dented and the ball join has split slightly, as is the case with any daggers that where dropped. All four-scabbard screws are in place and look to be undisturbed. The blade has the deeply etched ‘Alles Fur Deutschland’ motto on the front and a clear early Eickhorn trademark, being the double ovals with, “CARL EICKHORN, SOLINGEN” and a seated squirrel inside, on the reverse. Apparently this style of trademark was first introduced in 1931. The blade has an overall greying and some fine pitting near the tip, but most of this would clean off as can be seen by the light runner marks on the blade, which show the bright steel underneath. The blade measures 8.75” (22.3cm) and the dagger itself 13.75” (35cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 14.7” (37.3cm) long. It weighs 460g. A really nice early genuine example that hasn’t been played around with and seems to have an early SA members number that can be researched. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Early WW2 German Small Solid Bronze Desk Plaque of Adolf Hitler Here on offer is a finely detailed small solid bronze plaque that shows the profile image of Adolf Hitler. The detailed image has been finely cast from bronze but I cant see any maker’s or casting marks on the plaque. The reverse has a single pivot arm that once pull out, allows the plaque to be displayed on a desk or table top. I have been told that these where made to be given to high-ranking German Officials when Hitler came to power and was appointed as Chancellor on 30 January 1933. The plaque is in excellent condition; no damage and a nice age patina finish to the bronze. The plaque measures 3.1” (7.8cm) high and 2.4” (6cm) wide. It weighs 150g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Commando Knife by J. Nowill & Sons Here on offer is a Post War Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Commando Knife made by J Nowill & Sons. This type has the painted black handle and blued blade finish. There is some minor loss of black paint on the ribbed grip and this version has the hexagonal tag nut on the top. The crossguard has some loss of the black finish mainly underneath the crossguard and where exposed the steel has some light surface rust, which would easily clean off. The blued blade has some overall very light surface rust that I am sure will clean off with some oil and a cloth? It also seem that it still retains its original sharp edges and hasn’t been sharpened. It also has the maker’s name lightly etched on the blade, which states: J. NOWILL & SONS SHEFFIELD ENGLAND ESTABLISHED A.D. 1700 It also has the Crossed Keys and the Asterik \"D\" logo. It is unusual to find examples with the makers name on the blade, most examples seem to have it stamped on the crossguard. I am thinking this may be an earlier piece, possibly late 40’s or early 50’s? It does retains its original dark brown leather scabbard, with its black metal scabbard tip and elasticated retaining strap at the top. The BRITISH F-S COMMANDO FIGHTING KNIFE was first issued during World War II to elite units such as the BRITISH COMMANDOS, AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS, U.S. RANGERS & OSS SPIES etc, and even today is still considered one of the best combat fighting knives of it\'s type. This 3rd Pattern F-S knife is still manufactured by the same company today. The blade measures 6.9” (17.4cm) and the knife itself 11.6” (29.5cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 13” (33cm) long. It weighs 300g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Commando Knife by William Rodgers Here on offer is a Fairbairn Sykes 3rd Pattern FS Commando Knife made by William Rodgers. This example has seen some service and would have originally had an all over black finish, including the blade. The only black finish remaining on this knife is in the recesses of the grip, the oval crossguard and to top ricasso of the blade, all the remaining finish has been worn off. The grip has some flattening to the concentric rings on one edge and the brass circular nut is still firmly in place. The crossguard has some black finish remaining and on the upper surface on one side is stamped: WILLIAM RODGERS I CUT MY WAY and on the other top side: MADE IN SHEFFIELD ENGLAND The blade itself has been sharpened over time and retains a sharp finish to both edges. Nearly all the black finish has gone, apart from near the top ricasso. It could be polished bright or recoated black if required. It does not retain its original scabbard, but has had a hand made brown leather belt loop version made to fit the knife. The hand stitching around the edges has nearly all come away, but this can easily be re-stitched. The top has another section riveted in place to provide extra support. The back has a nice buckle adjustable belt loop, as the owner obviously preferred to wear this from a belt as apposed to keep it in his boot. Also on the back of the scabbard is the owners name and a number: 1801 E.H. ALLEN This is worth further research. This is just a nice genuine untouched used FS knife. The BRITISH F-S COMMANDO FIGHTING KNIFE was first issued during World War II to elite units such as the BRITISH COMMANDOS, AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS, U.S. RANGERS & OSS SPIES etc, and even today is still considered one of the best combat fighting knives of it\'s type. 3rd Pattern F-S is still manufactured by the same company since 1941, WILLIAM RODGERS, SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND. The blade measures 6.4” (16.3cm) and the knife itself 11.1” (28.2cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 12.25” (31.3cm) long. It weighs 290g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
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, which changed in 1995. The print itself looks to be in great condition, with just a couple of very small stain marks. The frame measures 18.75” (47.6cm) wide by 14.7” (37.3cm) wide. It weighs 1.6Kg. HMS Monarch a masted turret ship was the first sea going turret ship and the first British Navy warship that was equipped with 12” guns. She was the fastest battleship of her time and was also fact under sail, but apparently difficult to handle. Built at Chatham Dockyard and laid down on 1st June 1866, launched on 25th May 1868 and completed on 12th June 1869. She was modified in 1872 to carry a barque-rig and in 1878 two torpedo launchers where fitted. More modifications were completed in 1890 and 1897. She took part in the bombardment of Alexandra before becoming a guardship in 1897. She was renamed SIMOOM in 1904 when she became a depot ship. She was sold for scrap in 1905. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Impressive “B17 Bomber” Award - Presented by The Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess - Army Training Regiment, Bassingbourn Here on offer is an impressive award that was presented by the Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess of the Army Training Regiment, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, England. The award is made up of a heavy solid nickel silver model of a B17 American Bomber, that has been mounted onto a large square wooden base and may have a connection to the famous Memphis Belle Flying Fortress? On top of the base is an etched aluminium plate that has the motto of the Army Training Regiment and a lovely image of an American long legged “pin up” model, as seen of the sides of the Memphis Bell B17 Bomber. It also has the following words on it: PRESENTED BY THE WARRANT OFFICERS’ AND SERGEANTS’ MESS ARMY TRAINING REGIMENT BASSINGBOURN On the front of the base is cast aluminium image of the Army Training Regiment’s motto. During WW2, Royal Air Force Bassingbourn served first as an RAF station and then as a B17 bomber airfield of the Eight Air force, of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF). During 1943 RAF Bassingbourn was the focus of a number of media events. The station and its locality were featured in the documentary film Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. One of the Memphis Belle’s propellers stood to greet you at the gatehouse on entering the Army Training Regiment. The British Army barracks were established, on the site of the former RAF Bassingbourn airfield, in January 1970, as the new Depot for the Queen’s Division. The depot was responsible for training recruits undergoing their 19-week basic training before joining a regular battalion (adult trainees did 19 weeks of training but junior trainees did 46 weeks of training); in 1993 the Barracks were re-designated the home of the \"Army Training Regiment, Bassingbourn\" and remained as such for nearly 20 years. Bassingbourn Barracks closed as an army training location in August 2012. It remains the home of the Tower Museum Bassingbourn. The award B17 Bomber measures 8” (20.4cm) wide and 5.6” (14.2cm) long. The base measures 5.6” (14.2cm) square and 2.5” (6.3cm) high. The award weighs a heavy 1.1Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
INERT British Navy Time Fuse No198 MkII dated 1942 Here on offer is an original INERT British Navy Time Fuse No198 MkII. This brass fuse was a naval star shell type adopted in 1925. It was a standard time combustion fuse and it went through only two marks, being used throughout WW2. Prior to firing, the cap is removed and the time required is set by moving the top time ring. On firing the detonator holder sets back against its spring. This action drives the detonator onto the needle, and the flash from this passes into the flash channels thus commencing the burning of the time rings. At the end of the time as set the flash from the time rings is passed into the magazine and then into the shell filling. This example is in great condition with some corrosion in the base threads that would clean out to a bright finish if required. All the ordnance and timing scales markings are visible and it is dated 1942. It measures 2.75” (7cm) high, 2.5” (6.4cm) diameter and weighs 800g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Kriegsmarine Head Profile Wall Plaque of a Rating from 6th Division Marine Artillery Here on offer is an unusual Nazi “head profile” wall plaque, showing the image of a Kriegsmarine rating, wearing a hat with a cap tally for what appears to be the 6th Division of the Marine Artillery. The profile image is cast from a white metal alloy that has been silvered and shows some really fine detail of the sailors face. I can\'t see any makers or casting marks. In raised letters on his cap tally are: 6. Marineartill These raised letters on the cap tally and the badges on his cap, show signs of a gilt finish. The metal image has been fixed to a wooden base that looks to have been painted black, but most of the paint has worn off. The plaque measures 9.25” (23.5cm) high by 6.9” (17.5cm) wide. The plaque weighs a heavy 650g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Large and Heavy WW2 Chrome Metal Royal Engineers ‘Grenade Emblem’ Wall Mounted Shield Plaque Here on offer is an excellent WW2 chrome metal Royal Engineers ‘Grenade Emblem’ wall mounted shield plaque. This large and very heavy emblem has been made from cast chrome plated metal and the ribbon and motto at the bottom have been painted and shows some minor paint loss. The chrome on the nine flames has some minor pitting in the recesses, which might clean off? The emblem has been mounted onto a thick shield shaped wooden plaque, which has a whole on the back to enable it to be hung from a wall. It has probably been displayed in an Officers mess. The shield measures 10.75” (26.5cm) high by 7” (18cm) wide by 1” (2.5cm) thick. It weighs a heavy 1.2Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
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 scabbard seem to be cast in a white metal and those on the knife cast in brass? The handle is made from a beautiful section of stag horn and it has a stunning Boar figure mounted on an oak leaf edged pommel cap. The ferrule also has a crisp oak leaf pattern. The blade has a mint ‘mirror’ finish blade with a partly worked top edge. It has the makers name and details on the blade: HERBERTZ ROSTFREI SOLINGEN INOX The brown leather scabbard has oak leaf patterned fittings. The HERBERTZ triangular makers label/tag is connected by a cord to the ferrule. This is just in mint unused condition, with the slightest hint of brass showing through on the ferrule raised oak leaves. Just a really impressive hunting knife that can’t be ungraded. The blade measures 4” (10.2cm) long and the knife is 9.2” (23.3cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 9.75” (24.8cm) long It weighs 155g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Model 1933 SS Enlisted Man\'s Dagger with ‘Tiger Stripe’ Grip by Robert Klaas - RZM M7/37 1051/38 SS Here on offer is an original model 1933 RZM SS Dagger by Robert Klaas. What makes this dagger interesting is the fine ebony wood grip has subtle dark thick ‘Tiger Stripe’ marks running across it horizontally. These can be made out if you view it under a bright light and I believe it is very rare to see Tiger Stripes in ebony wood? The grip itself is in excellent condition with no repairs and fits into the crossguards really well. The grip eagle is of a fine quality and you can see all the detail of the birds feathering, talons, wreath and swastika, a nice early example. The SS runes button is securely in place and has a slight rubbing to the top left hand edge, which has removed a tiny part of the outer circle of black enamel. The crossguards and tang nut are the early solid nickel variety and are all in excellent order. The lower reverse crossguard is stamped with the District Roman numeral, “I”. The blade is in great condition, with just the slightest amount of grey on the surfaces. There are some light surface scratches and you can see the In and Out runner marks. The front is engraved with the SS motto, \"Meine Ehre heißt Treue\" and the reverse is marked with the RZM insignia, maker marked \"M7/37\" (Robert Klaas, Solingen-Ohligs) and marked \"RZM 1051/38\" with the SS runes. It hasn’t been sharpened and he edges are not notched and the tip is still very sharp. Most of the darkening to the motto and RZM mark has gone. It still retains its original dark leather scabbard buffer and the blade sits perfectly central in the lower crossguard. The scabbard fittings are the solid nickel type as well to match the crossguards and are in excellent condition, with just a slight flattening to the lower ball. (no splits). One of the scabbard screws is missing near the hanger ring, but this can be easily replaced as required. The metal scabbard shell still has some of its original black paint and is in great-undented condition. If this was to be professionally repainted, the dagger would make a very impressive display piece, but I like to leave the daggers as original as I can. A great original SS dagger with a very unusual and rare version of a subtle ‘Tiger Stripe” grip. The blade measures 8.75” (22.3cm) and the dagger itself 13.7” (34.8cm) long. It weighs 440g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original Boer War Bible ‘New Testament - South Africa 1900’ Here on offer is an original Boer War Pocket Bible that where given to the colonial forces that where stationed in South Africa during the Boer War. The front cover of this bible has the following embossed into it: MARKED TESTAMENT South Africa. 1900. Inside it has a hand written message: To John from Granddad with love. There is also a large red label that states this was a ‘gift of friends in England’ and gives a correspondence address which was in Durban, Natal, dated 7th January 1900. The bible is in good condition, all 362 pages are present and some have text marked by the owner. The covers are faded and slightly stained and the book spine is a little delicate. The only damage I can see is a page with a section missing at the very back of the book. This Bible measures 5.5” (14cm) high, 3.75” (9.5cm) wide, 0.75” (2cm) thick and weighs 175g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original Third Reich Issue of the SS educational Booklet - SS – LEITHEFT – April 1944 Many years ago I acquired a set of five original Third Reich issues of the SS educational periodical booklet: SS – LEITHEFT The five I have are late war 1944 issues, booklets 1 to 5, so January to May 1944. On offer here is issue - 10. JAHRGANG . HEFT 4, 1944 This translates to a 10th year issue for April 1944. They are also known as the “SS Leadership Magazine” and where published from 1934 to 1945. The goal of these educational periodicals was to teach the members of the SS (and Waffen-SS) the National Socialist ideology and also the ideology of the SS, the elite who watches over the purity of the German blood, German culture, the future of the German youth and the German way of life in general. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the main office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. This issue has 48 pages and there is some very minor staining to the edge on the pages inside. The front cover is in great condition and the centre double picture page has become detached from the staples but still sits firmly in the booklet. The booklet measures 6.3” (16.2cm) by 9” (22.7cm) and weighs 80g. SS periodicals are very hard to find and sought after items today. Please email me if you wish to have all five copies and I can apply some discount to the final price. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original Third Reich Issue of the SS educational Booklet - SS – LEITHEFT – February 1944 Many years ago I acquired a set of five original Third Reich issues of the SS educational periodical booklet: SS – LEITHEFT The five I have are late war 1944 issues, booklets 1 to 5, so January to May 1944. On offer here is issue - 10. JAHRGANG . HEFT 2, 1944 This translates to a 10th year issue for February 1944. They are also known as the “SS Leadership Magazine” and where published from 1934 to 1945. The goal of these educational periodicals was to teach the members of the SS (and Waffen-SS) the National Socialist ideology and also the ideology of the SS, the elite who watches over the purity of the German blood, German culture, the future of the German youth and the German way of life in general. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the main office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. This issue has 48 pages and there is some very minor staining to the edge on the pages inside. The front cover is in great condition and a couple of the picture pages are coming slightly detached inside. The booklet measures 6.3” (16.2cm) by 9” (22.7cm) and weighs 80g. SS periodicals are very hard to find and sought after items today. Please email me if you wish to have all five copies and I can apply some discount to the final price. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original Third Reich Issue of the SS educational Booklet - SS – LEITHEFT – January 1944 Many years ago I acquired a set of five original Third Reich issues of the SS educational periodical booklet: SS – LEITHEFT The five I have are late war 1944 issues, booklets 1 to 5, so January to May 1944. On offer here is issue - 10. JAHRGANG . HEFT 1, 1944 This translates to a 10th year issue for January 1944. They are also known as the “SS Leadership Magazine” and where published from 1934 to 1945. The goal of these educational periodicals was to teach the members of the SS (and Waffen-SS) the National Socialist ideology and also the ideology of the SS, the elite who watches over the purity of the German blood, German culture, the future of the German youth and the German way of life in general. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the main office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. This issue has 48 pages and there is some staining to the edge on the pages inside. The front cover has some scratch marks and the double centre page has come detached but still sits perfectly in the booklet. The booklet measures 6.3” (16.2cm) by 9” (22.7cm) and weighs 80g. These SS Booklets are very hard to find and are highly collectable items. Please email me if you are interested in all five copies and I will apply some discount to the final price. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original Third Reich Issue of the SS educational Booklet - SS – LEITHEFT – March 1944 Many years ago I acquired a set of five original Third Reich issues of the SS educational periodical booklet: SS – LEITHEFT The five I have are late war 1944 issues, booklets 1 to 5, so January to May 1944. On offer here is issue - 10. JAHRGANG . HEFT 3, 1944 This translates to a 10th year issue for March 1944. They are also known as the “SS Leadership Magazine” and where published from 1934 to 1945. The goal of these educational periodicals was to teach the members of the SS (and Waffen-SS) the National Socialist ideology and also the ideology of the SS, the elite who watches over the purity of the German blood, German culture, the future of the German youth and the German way of life in general. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the main office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. This issue has 48 pages and there is some very minor staining to the edge on the pages inside. The front cover is in great condition and all the pages are still firmly fixed in place. The booklet measures 6.3” (16.2cm) by 9” (22.7cm) and weighs 80g. SS periodicals are very hard to find and sought after items today. Please email me if you wish to have all five copies and I can apply some discount to the final price. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original Third Reich Issue of the SS educational Booklet - SS – LEITHEFT – May 1944 Many years ago I acquired a set of five original Third Reich issues of the SS educational periodical booklet: SS – LEITHEFT The five I have are late war 1944 issues, booklets 1 to 5, so January to May 1944. On offer here is issue - 10. JAHRGANG . HEFT 5, 1944 This translates to a 10th year issue for May 1944. They are also known as the “SS Leadership Magazine” and where published from 1934 to 1945. The goal of these educational periodicals was to teach the members of the SS (and Waffen-SS) the National Socialist ideology and also the ideology of the SS, the elite who watches over the purity of the German blood, German culture, the future of the German youth and the German way of life in general. The publisher was the SS-Hauptamt, the main office of the Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler and the printing was done by M. Müller and Sohn in Berlin. This issue has 48 pages and there is some very minor staining to the edge on the pages inside. The front cover is in good condition with some slight tears to the edge. The centre double picture page has become detached from the staples but still sits firmly in the booklet. The booklet measures 6.3” (16.2cm) by 9” (22.7cm) and weighs 80g. SS periodicals are very hard to find and sought after items today. Please email me if you wish to have all five copies and I can apply some discount to the final price. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ & TOUCH WOOD Soldier’s Lucking Silver Charm dated to 1914 Here on offer is an original WW1 ‘FUMSUP’ and TOUCH WOOD soldiers lucky silver charm. These charms were given to WW1 soldiers as a Good Luck token, that could be carried with them into battle. They come in all sorts of types and this one has a lovely silver body with moving arms (with Thumbs UP) and a woodenhead, so the soldier could ‘Touch Wood’ for luck before a battle. On the front of the body is stamped the word ‘FUMSUP’ and on the back is an Rd No. 636612, which when the Registration Numbers are checked, dates this charm to 1914, the beginning of WW1. A wire goes through the head allowing it to swivel and is folded into a loop at the top so it can be attached to a chain. The hollow silver body is in great original condition, with no dents and the head still has its nose, mouth and eyes, albeit they are rubbed through use and hard to make out. The charm measures 1.3” (3.5cm) long and 0.4” (1.1cm) wide across the arms. It weighs 2g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Original WW1 Miniature British Medals - Mons 1914 Star & Bar, War, Victory and Special Constabulary, Mounted on a Pin Bar Here on offer is an excellent set of ORIGINAL British WWI miniature medals. They are made up of the; Mons 1914 Star (with 5th Aug – 22nd Nov. 1914 bar), War, Victory and Special Constabulary medals with their correct ribbons sewn onto a medal pin bar. They come inside a blue case which is actually for a gents dress set, not medals, but that is how they came into my possession so I am selling them with it. The silver War medal has an aged dark patina but they are all in excellent original condition and a truly genuine set of WW1 medals that have been worn with pride. The ribbon colours are crisp and bright and have been protected in the case. The case measures 3.4” (8.7cm) by 2.75” (7cm) by 0.75” (2cm) and weighs 80g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Original WW2 Mills Hand Grenade Converted into a Money Box Here on offer is an inert original Mills hand grenade that has been converted into a money or savings box. I think this is a WW2 period piece and has been made from factory-rejected metal casings and sold to the public as a novelty. The front has a slot cut into it to allow coins to be inserted and the base has a metal plug that can be removed to access the saved money. The front has been stamped with ‘F’ and the back has a ‘J’. It measures 3.5” (9cm) high and about 2.25” (5.8cm) diameter. It weighs 485g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Pair of Ww2 ‘Trench Art Candlesticks’ - Inert 20mm Cannon Cartridges Here on offer is a great pair of ww2 ‘trench art candlestick’ inert 20mm cannon cartridges. I am no ammunition expert but believe these may be the type known as ‘20x120’ that was developed in Denmark in the 1920s for the Madsen automatic cannon. They where offered in various mountings for aircraft, AA and anti-tank use, although only successful in the AA role. It was never the primary armament of any major army, but was widely used in WW2 and remained in service for decades afterwards. The ammunition for the gun was made in several countries, mostly notably in the UK by Kynoch, as was usually the case for Madsen ammunition as they had no ammunition production facilities of their own. The base of the brass shells have been expertly fitted with a five pronged heavy brass footing to enable the cartridges to stand securely. The steel projectile pulls out of the shell casing and has been fitted with a copper collar. The top of the projectile can then be inserted into the casing and there is a circular hole in the base of it that a candle can be fitted into. Both cartridges are in great condition, with a dark age patina finish to the steel projectile. They just make a great desk display as well as candleholders. They each measure about 7.9” (19.7cm) high and the shell case look to be about 1” (2.5cm) diameter. They each weigh about 390g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Paul Chen Nickel Damascus Fairbairn-Sykes Commando Dagger Knife & Belt Buckle No. 642 of 1000 Here on offer is a beautiful hand made Paul Chen Nickel Damascus Fairbairn-Sykes Dagger Knife and Damascus Belt Buckle set. Paul Chen created 1000 of these knives in 1998 for distribution through C.A.S. IBERIA in Sale Creek, Tennessee and this set is number 642 of 1000, and 642 is stamped on the ricasso of the dagger and the back of the buckle. This set is housed in a varnished solid light oak presentation case that is lined with red velvet. The knife is a hand made copy of the original Fairbairn-Sykes British Commando dagger. It is 12\" (30.5cm) in overall length with a 7\" (17.8cm) blued and hand-forged nickel Damascus steel blade, the delicate edges of which are exceptionally sharp. The colours in this Nickel Damascus creation are truly exceptional including a silver light brown, maroon and black. The handle is made of stacked leather that is hand finished to a smooth texture. There is a slight rub where it has rested in the case. The guard and pommel are also made of blued nickel Damascus and the guard is hand engraved with beautiful scrollwork. A matching hand-forged Damascus belt buckle has the Fairbairn-Sykes initials FS, inset in gold. The only flaw in this set was some oxidation on the top tip of the ‘S’ initial, which has been removed. I think originally a separate leather scabbard was on offer with these sets, in a separate box, but this set does not include one. Paul Chen grew up in Taiwan where, as a young man, he developed a fascination for swords and knives and since he was unable to afford antique and custom-made pieces, he became a custom maker enjoying success in both Asia and the United States. In 1991 Paul decided to become a full-time manufacturer and moved to Dalian, the “Steel City” of northern China, where he knew that he could find talented artisans capable of being trained as first-class sword and knife makers. Early endeavours largely took the form of making knives and components for major knife companies, but by 1993 the company was ready to start trading under its own banner and Dalian Hanwei Metal Co. Ltd. (Hanwei) was formed. Today Paul\'s Samurai swords are regarded as state of the art. This dagger is a very rare opportunity to own a limited production Paul Chen original. These sets have been long discontinued and are a rare find nowadays The Dagger is 12” (30.5cm) long, 5” with a 7” (17.8cm) blade. The oval Belt Buckle is 3” (7.5cm) wide and 1.9” (4.9cm) high. The whole set in the case weighs 1Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Personalized Rad Officers Dagger By Alcoso Complete With Rare Leather Hangers Here on offer is really fine quality personalized RAD officers dagger that still retains much original silver platting with excellent detail to the eagles head hilt and crossguard emblem. It is also very rare to find a personalized RAD officers dagger and this example has the owners name professionally engraved on the reverse side of the cross guard: Siebenrock The white/ivory grip plates are in perfect condition with no chips or cracks. The excellent blade by the premier maker ALCOSO, the obverse side features the RAD motto and the reverse side the makers “scales” trademark. This is a really nice blade with just some runner insertion marks where the blade has been inserted into the scabbard. (which is a tight fit) The matching scabbard still retains much silver plating, just some loss on the inner (hanger) edge and by the scabbard screws. This dagger comes with its original very rare dark brown adjustable leather hangers, that are stamped with the maker’s mark of FLL on the metal belt loop. The alloy buckle fasteners have a lovely stipple finish. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched
Rare Antique Horn Handled Bowie Scout Knife By C. Johnson & Co – Owned By WW2 RAF Chief Technician in 1940 Here on offer is a rare antique but WW2 related, horn handled Bowie Scout Knife that was owned by a RAF Chief Technician, who’s surname was SAINTY and his service number was 959955. He apparently served in Iraq back in 1940. The old gentleman that I acquired this from years ago had the information about the previous owner on a label that I have left attached for reference. The beautiful dark horn handle is held in place by two metal pins and has a lovely shiny age patina on both sections of horn. The handle is fitted to a plain quite crudely made aluminium cross guard. The thin Bowie shaped blade has some slight greying and a slightly rounded tip, which may have been how it was made? The centre of the blade is clearly stamped with SCOUT KNIFE and it has a makers name stamped by the throat, which reads: C.JOHNSON & Co SHEFFIELD, ENG Christopher Johnson, who was born in Sheffield in about 1809, started his cutlery business (according to a trade catalogue) in 1836 in Howard Street, Sheffield. His early career, however, is obscure and the firm did not appear at the in Western Works in Howard Street until 1854, with an outlet in Hatton Garden, London. Western Works was apparently so named because of Johnson\'s flourishing trade in the south-western counties of England. In 1859, he relocated to Portobello Street, which was to be the centre of the firm\'s operations well into the twentieth century. Johnson was essentially a merchant: but he listed himself as a steel converter and refiner, and a \'manufacturer\' of files, tools, and a complete range of cutlery (including table and pocket knives). Johnson soon developed a liking for country life, partly one suspects because his business was so profitable. He brought new partners into the business, such as his nephew John Hibbert (c.1832-1908). In 1868, another partner, John Marshall, joined the business, and the title \'& Co\' was added. By 1871, Christopher Johnson had moved to The Grange, Carlton, Nottinghamshire, and withdrew from the partnership with Hibbert and Marshall in 1879. Johnson died at The Grange on 2 May 1881, aged 72, after \'a lingering illness\'. Marshall and Hibbert now took over the business. In 1881, the firm employed 200 workers(according to Hibbert\'s enumeration in the Census). Hibbert himself retired from the firm in 1886 (he died, aged 77, on 1 June 1908, and was buried in Fulwood). Marshall became the owner of the business in the late nineteenth century, when the company operated at Western Works and Western Steel Works in Portobello, with a London agent in Victoria Street, London. Sheffield City Library Local Studies Collection has several trade catalogues and manuscript letter-books for this firm. These show almost every type of cutlery from table knives to hunting knives. A Johnson sample book, probably pre-1914, has photographs of sportsman\'s knives and farmers\' knives. Hafted in buffalo, ivory and stag, the quality is self-evident. Many of these products were exported. Johnson, Hibbert and Marshall described themselves as \'Australian merchants\'. In 1880, Johnson\'s won a gold medal at the Melbourne International Exhibition and then appointed an Australian agent, J. W. Bunby, who developed a flourishing trade in the 1880s and 1890s for Johnson\'s table cutlery and pocket knives. Besides steel and files, the firm sold plated-ware and registered silver marks in Sheffield in 1890 and 1903. Johnson\'s trade mark - a flag enclosing his initials - was also well known in South Africa, where the firm won a gold medal at the Kimberley Exhibition in 1892. At the turn of the century, Johnson\'s were hard pressed to satisfy the demand from these markets. John Marshall died on 6 April 1915, at his residence Woodville, in Broomhall Park. He was aged 78 and was buried in Ecclesall. An extensive obituary in The Sheffield Daily Telegraph, 8 April 1915, discussed his work as chairman of the board of Sheffield Royal Infirmary, but hardly mentioned his business career. Marshall\'s son-in-law, J.M. Denton, took control of the firm and extended its trade in New Zealand. Christopher Johnson & Co. continued to trade in the early 20th century. It had become a limited company by 1939. But after 1945, the decline of its overseas markets, particularly Australia, hit Western Works hard. In 1955, it was bought by Wostenholm and Johnson\'s factory was closed. It still retains its brown leather scabbard, which has a belt loop at the top and is in great condition. In its scabbard it measures 10.25” (26cm) long and weighs 157g. The knife blade measures 5.5” (14cm). Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Rare Finnish Puukko Knife by Johannes Lauri of Rovaniemi circa 1930 removed from the Reichs Chancellery by an English Nurse in 1945 Here on offer is one of two Finnish Puukko knives I acquired years ago from an old gentleman in Aldershot, England. The story the man told me was he was gifted them by a woman who was a nurse serving with the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps who acquired them from the Reichs Chancellery in Berlin after it was destroyed in 1945. Sadly he didn’t remember her name, but he did right out some labels (still attached) to remind him of where they came from. The puukko is a Finnish knife, and the name lends itself to the Finnish word “puukotta,” which means “to stab/knife.” The prefix, “puu” means “wood” in Finnish. The design of the puukko is attributed to the indigenous Sami people, who created several knives to use for day to day tasks; the puukko was the smaller option, used to skin fish or animals. Although historical records vary, the puukko dates back about 1000 years. Both men and women carried (and carry) puukkos, although the sizes change depending on the person, as the puukko handle is meant to fit the hand size of the user. By World War 2 large number of puukko-knife designs individual to certain manufacturer or manufacturers of certain geographical area had become available from multitude of factories and smaller scale manufacturers spread all over Finland. Hence when each Finnish soldier brought his own puukko-knife with him, they brought extremely wide variety of puukko-knives with them, which would make making any effort of trying to determine standard puukko-knife for Finnish soldiers of World War 2 completely impossible. What can be notes is, that during the war soldiers apparently had certain tendency of favoring puukko-knives with longer blade than typical – presumably because longer blade made knife better suited to be used as a weapon in hand-to-hand combat. Especially during long trench war period of Continuation War making trench-art items developed into such a wide-spread hobby among Finnish Army, that it reached almost industrial scale. Besides puukko-knife being the most common tool for trench-art it also become with one of the most common trench-war items to be made by soldiers. These trench-art puukko-knives and their sheaths tended to be more lavish and decorative than the everyday puukko-knives that most of soldiers otherwise carried with them. Finland was actually an ally of Germany, but never controlled or occupied by Germany as such and they mainly fought the Russians during WW2. So it is more than possible that Finnish military hardware could end up in Berlin during WW2. This fine example of a Puukko has a reindeer bone handle and a single cutting edged steel blade. The blade has the maker’s name and location hand engraved on it, which is the famous knife maker, Johannes Lauri of Rovaniemi. The plain blade has been sharpened over the years, which can be seen on the blades cutting edge. The sheath has been tooled from brown leather, which I believe is reindeer leather with tassels on the front and a loop on the back. It is in great original condition. Johannes was born 1901 in Kauhava, Finland. His father Jaakko Lauri was Iisakki Järvenpää\'s cousin and together they worked and made knives in Kauhava. Jaakko Lauri moved to USA (maybe in Canada) in 1913. He was not able to take his family with him because one of his children (Johannes younger sister) had an eye disease. Jaakko Lauri never came back to Finland. Jaakko Lauri\'s family moved up to Rovaniemi (Located in Northern Finland, close to Polar Circle) when Joahnnes Lauri was 15. As young as 19 year old he was already a goldsmith, but for reason or another he moved back to Kauhava to work with knifes at Iisakki Järvenpää and after three years (1924) started a knife workshop called \"Lapin Puukkotehdas\" in Rovaniemi. Before World War II he had over 40 workers at his workshop. Johannes Lauri has won several gold medals in various Fairs in Finland since 1925 and has personally trained almost all Northern Finland knife makers (Paaso brothers, Ilmari Laiti,Veikko Piipponen, Eino Juntunen, etc.). Johannes also helped his friend Janne Martiini to start his Knife Factory in Rovaniemi. The most expensive knife was the \"Loistopuukko\" (\"Splendor Knife\") where both the grip and the sheet was made of reindeer antler. These were made mainly in 1920 - 1930\'s. Apparently the highest price paid for such a knife was $1500. The blade measures 2.9” (7.5cm) and the knife itself 6.25” (15.8cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 7” (17.8cm) long. It weighs 60g. A rare opportunity to acquire an early example of a Johannes Lauri knife with a connection to the Nazi Reichs Chancellery. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. 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Rare Finnish Puukko Knife removed from the Reichs Chancellery by an English Nurse in 1945 Here on offer is one of two Finnish Puukko knives I acquired years ago from an old gentleman in Aldershot, England. The story the man told me was he was gifted them by a woman who was a nurse serving with the Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps who acquired them from the Reichs Chancellery in Berlin after it was destroyed in 1945. Sadly he didn’t remember her name, but he did right out some labels (still attached) to remind him of where they came from. The Puukko is a Finnish knife, and the name lends itself to the Finnish word “puukotta,” which means “to stab/knife.” The prefix, “puu” means “wood” in Finnish. The design of the puukko is attributed to the indigenous Sami people, who created several knives to use for day to day tasks; the puukko was the smaller option, used to skin fish or animals. Although historical records vary, the puukko dates back about 1000 years. Both men and women carried (and carry) puukkos, although the sizes change depending on the person, as the puukko handle is meant to fit the hand size of the user. By World War 2 large number of puukko-knife designs individual to certain manufacturer or manufacturers of certain geographical area had become available from multitude of factories and smaller scale manufacturers spread all over Finland. Hence when each Finnish soldier brought his own puukko-knife with him, they brought extremely wide variety of puukko-knives with them, which would make making any effort of trying to determine standard puukko-knife for Finnish soldiers of World War 2 completely impossible. What can be notes is, that during the war soldiers apparently had certain tendency of favoring puukko-knives with longer blade than typical – presumably because longer blade made knife better suited to be used as a weapon in hand-to-hand combat. Especially during long trench war period of Continuation War making trench-art items developed into such a wide-spread hobby among Finnish Army, that it reached almost industrial scale. Besides puukko-knife being the most common tool for trench-art it also become with one of the most common trench-war items to be made by soldiers. These trench-art puukko-knives and their sheaths tended to be more lavish and decorative than the everyday puukko-knives that most of soldiers otherwise carried with them. Finland was actually an ally of Germany, but never controlled or occupied by Germany as such and they mainly fought the Russians during WW2. So it is more than possible that Finnish military hardware could end up in Berlin during WW2. This fine example of a Puukko has a Birch bark handle with aluminium bolsters and the remains of a Finnish Flag decal on the front of the grip. The blade is a single edged steel blade that has been sharpened over the years and this has sadly removed the makers name, only the traces of a few letters remain. The cutting edge is sharp but does have a couple of nicks in the blade edge. The sheath has been tooled from brown leather, which I believe is reindeer leather with a belt loop on the back. The edges have been stitched and riveted together, although the rivets show signs of rust, but they could be cleaned. There is also an “S” marked on the front and some usage scuffs and black marks on the sheath. The blade measures 4.2” (10.6cm) and the knife itself 8.25” (21cm) long. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 8.7” (22cm) long. It weighs 125g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Rare Horsehair Bracelet From Duke Of Wellingtons Horse ‘Copenhagen’ - Waterloo 1815 Here on offer is a very unusual and rare Horsehair Bracelet was made from the hair of the tail of the Duke of Wellington\'s horse, ‘Copenhagen’ that he rode at the famous Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This came into my possession form a lady in Hampshire, who lived near Stratfield Saye House. The Bracelet comes in its original square light blue silk covered box that has wear and splits to the top edges of the silk. The Bracelet itself is made from finely plaited hair and has ornate gilt or gold mounts and clasp. When stretched out straight it measures 8” (20.3cm) It also comes with a hand written note in pencil that is not that easy to read, but I can make out the following: \'Given (.?.) by Lady Wellesley\' and \'From tail of the Horse the Duke of Wellington rode at Waterloo\'. The note has been folded and would have been fitted inside the bottom of the box, I believe. Catherine Sarah Dorothea Wellesley, Duchess of Wellington was the wife of the 1st Duke of Wellington. She was commonly known as Kitty Pakenham. There is also a letter from the Wellington Museum from 1961, that helps confirm the providence of the Bracelet, but is a bit confusing, although the fact that the then Duke of Wellington saw the same coloring in this bracelet as in other items made from Copenhagen\'s hair is really positive and encouraging. I think the name written is: \'Lady Wellesley\' and not Walmsley, which would be a relation of the then Duke of Wellington. The letter mentions the date 1866, but I cant see any sign of that date on the note or box? Copenhagen (1808 – 12 February 1836) was the Duke of Wellington’s warhorse, which he most famously rode at the Battle of Waterloo. Copenhagen was of mixed thoroughbred and Arabian parentage, with his dame being sired by the Epsom Derby winner John Bull and his sire Meteor finishing second in the Derby. Copenhagen was foaled in 1808 and was named in honour of the British victory at the Second Battle of Copenhagen. Copenhagen did race in England for a short period, winning two races and finishing at least third in nine races out of his 12 career starts. Copenhagen was sent to Spain with Sir Charles Vane in 1813 and was then sold to the Duke of Wellington. Becoming his favourite, Copenhagen was the Duke\'s mount in the Battle of Waterloo. The horse was retired to the Duke\'s estate Stratfield Saye House and lived there for the remainder of his life, dying on 12 February 1836 at the age of 28 years. His gravesite is marked with a marble headstone that is situated under a 174-year-old Turkey Oak. Wellington rode Copenhagen in a number of battles. Before Waterloo he took him on his hazardous ride to Wavre to liaise with Marshal Blucher. Copenhagen was the Duke\'s mount during the Battle of Waterloo, carrying him for 17 hours continuously during the battle. Immediately after the battle, from which Wellington emerged uninjured, Wellington dismounted and patted Copenhagen on the flank, causing the horse to kick towards the Duke\'s head, which the Duke narrowly avoided! The Duke continued to ride Copenhagen in parades and other ceremonial events after the battle. HAIR FROM THE HORSE WAS MADE INTO JEWELLERY. The horse was retired to the Duke\'s Stratfield Saye House and lived as a pensioner there for the remainder of his long life. Copenhagen was said to, \"like being noticed\" and \"kissed hands and ate his apples with all possible grace.\" This is a real rare opportunity to obtain a fine piece of jewellery made from Wellington’s horse, Copenhagen. It warrants further research, but would be of great interest to a collector of memorabilia of both Wellington and the Age of the Napoleonic Wars. The Bracelet has been independently appraised by the online antique experts at “Value My Stuff” and they have provided an insurance valuation of £2000. A copy of the certificate/appraisal will be provided to the buyer. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Rare Stick or Bar Shot Cannonball with Chain circa 1812 Here on offer is a very rare cast iron Stick or Bar Shot Cannonball with its chain still attached. I am no expert, but believe Bar Shot Cannonball’s were generally used by ship’s cannon personnel, during either ship-to-ship combat by destroying a ships mast and/or rigging or for anti-personnel effect. The spinning action of the bar alone was disastrous, but with a heavy chain lashing out as well, it would obliterate anything in its path! I can find a reference on the Internet that relates them possibly to either from the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812. If anybody has any further information on these Cannonball’s it will be gratefully received. It is in great condition, with no splits or cracks, just some age related loss of blacking to its finish. It can only increase in value and would make a great display piece of Naval Militaria. The Bar Shot measures 13.75” (35.5cm) long (ball to ball) and each ball is 3” (7.7cm) diameter. The connecting bar measures 7.5” (19cm) long and is 0.9” (2cm) diameter. The chain is 15” (38cm) long. It weighs a heavy 4.8Kg! As it is extremely heavy so shipping sadly will be expensive to countries outside the UK. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Rare Vintage ‘PIRELLI” Collectors Large Spring Activated Speargun with Line and Harpoon c1960 Here on offer is a rare vintage collectors large Speargun including line and harpoon. It was made by the famous Italian tyre company “Pirelli” probably back in the 1960’s. I am told this larger type of Speargun where obviously much more powerful than the short pistol types and where used to catch larger fish, such as sharks and large rays, etc. The heavy solid metal harpoon has a small-hinged flap at the top to ensure the harpoon doesn’t pull out of the fish once it has penetrated its body. I have searched on the Internet and can’t find another example; in fact I can’t find any that where made by Pirelli? The Speargun is in full working order and is powered by a strong spring contained inside the aluminium metal tube. It is loaded by twisting the knurled ring near the base of the gun and then the heavy metal harpoon is inserted into the tube at the top and pressed down (against something hard that won’t be damaged by the sharp point) until it clicks in place. There is a safety catch on the pistol grip. The line can be tied to the movable metal spring around the harpoon, which slides down the harpoon once it has been fired. The black metal pistol grip has the famous Pirelli logo in raised letters on both sides. This really is an impressive piece of engineering and I can’t find another one like it. It has been used and shows wear to the black paint on the grip and fittings, but this could be repainted if so required. There may also be a screw/nut missing on the front of the grip or the hole has another purpose? Makes a great display piece from the 1960’s and can still be used today for catching large fish. It Speargun measures 55.5” (141cm) long and the harpoon is 35.5” (90.2cm) long. Combined they weigh 1.58Kg. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
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 winged eagle and Kings crown, below which are the letters RAF FRANCE and at the top is the owners name, which looks to be: A. K. IMPREY The “A” has been rubbed so is hard to read. Given the RAF only formed in name in 1918, I guess this is a late WW1 piece owned by a person based at a RAF station on the French battle lines. A rare find that is in great condition and worth researching the RAF owners service history….. who knows what it might uncover. Identity discs - known as \'cold-meat tickets\' to the British soldiery of the Great War - have not always been worn in battle. The first tags were a mid-nineteenth century German innovation while the British Army resorted to the use of an identity card in the uniform pocket - hardly durable. Clearly inadequate, this form of identification was replaced in 1907 by a single stamped aluminium disc, which carried the solder\'s name, rank, serial number, unit details and his religion. Issued to soldiers on mobilisation, the valuable aluminium was replaced by fibre in August 1914. These discs were much more appropriate than identity cards, but they had their problems; if this single disc was removed from the body, as stipulated in the 1909 Field Service Regulations, the chances of identification of the body were much reduced. Therefore in August 1916, a two-disc system ws evolved, the discs themselves carrying the same information as before, in duplicate, but this time stamped on compressed fibre discs: a green octagonal one that, it was intended, would stay with the body, and a red disc that would be taken as part of the accounting procedure. Both were to be worn on a string around the neck, the red disc suspended from the green one. Unfortunately, neither disc would last long in the damp conditions of much of the Western Front. Perhaps because of this, few soldiers had absolute faith in the discs and many commissioned or made their own identity bracelets, to be worn on the wrist.\' It would appear this bracelet is one of the more durable identity discs that were a back-up to the official identity tags. The bracelet measures 6.25” (16cm) end to end and the coin is 0.9” (2.3cm) diameter. It weighs 8g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Rare WW2 German TENO Subordinate Hewer by Eickhorn with Hanger and Very Rare Knot Here on offer is a really rare near mint condition TENO Subordinate Hewer/Dagger with its original leather hanger and ultra rare knot. This fine example would be almost impossible to upgrade and has been in my collection for the last 25 years. The white grip plates are in perfect condition as are the retaining screws. The silver platting to the hilt is in excellent condition and it still retains most of its original clear lacquer finish. There are just some very light scratches to the pommel and a rub mark where the pommel rests on the hanger loop. The detail to the TENO eagle is excellent and it is as crisp as the day it was made. The near mint massive Hewer blade, just has some light runner marks on each side and still retains its large brown leather scabbard buffer pad. The obverse side is etched with the early TENO issue number 2598, the reverse side is etched with the Eickhorn Solingen makers trade mark being the 1935/41 pattern and also the TENO eagle and ‘Ges Gesch’ (patent pending). The scabbard retains almost 100% original black paint, and just has some very light surface scratches. The silver fittings are in near mint condition with again just some light surface scratches to the lacquer. The upper fitting is stamped 2598 which matches the number on the blade. It comes with its original black leather and metal TENO hanger, which again is in superb condition, even the small grip retaining strap and stud are in perfect condition. Wrapped around the hanger is a very rare TENO knot which features a silver flat strap with double blue zig-zag stripes and a black and silver acorn with a green and silver stem. A great opportunity to obtain a complete set in beautiful condition and really very rare. The blade measures 9.75” (24.7cm) and the dagger itself 14.75” (37.5cm) long. It weighs a heavy 925g! Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
RARE WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper ‘Take-Down’ Blued Finish Gravity Knife by Paul Weyersberg & Co Here on offer is an example of the very rare WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper ‘Take-Down’ Gravity Knife. All the main fittings, including the spike have the rare to find ‘Blued Metal’ finish and are in mint condition, no speckling, lifting or pitting. All the mechanisms work properly and the blade locks into place. The blade is in excellent condition and has been very lightly sharpened during its life and retains a sharp cutting edge. It has a mirror finish to both sides and you can still see the original ‘cross graining’ on the blade. There is an area of very light scratching on one side that could easily be polished out if so required. The blade has the ‘Sword in a Wreath’ oval trade mark around which is stamped: PAUL WEYERSBERG & Co SOLINGEN below which is stamped: ROSTFREI The blade release mechanism is stamped with “57”. The base of the spike is stamped with the Waffen-Amt stylised eagle with the number “5”. The spike doesn’t look to have had its point reground that is very rare to find on these knives! It still retains all of its original Blued finish. The beautifully grained wooden grips appear to be walnut and are in great condition, with no cracks or splits, just some very light usage bruises. It still retains its undamaged large nickel metal lanyard ring. The Take Down button works perfectly to allow the head to be removed and the grip plates can then be swivelled to gain access to the blade. Examples of Take-Down versions of Gravity knives are becoming very rare to find in good condition these days. I only managed to obtain two examples in 40 years of collecting. This is the finest example I have ever owned and would be hard to upgrade. With the blade extended and including the lanyard ring, the Knife measures 10.75” (27.4cm). The blade measures 4.25” (10.8cm) and the spike 3.4” (8.7cm). It weighs 292g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
RARE WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper ‘Take-Down’ Gravity Knife Attributed to Paul Weyersberg & Co Here on offer is an example of the rarer WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper ‘Take-Down’ Gravity Knife. All the fittings are nickel-plated and show light surface wear, no speckling, lifting or pitting. All the mechanisms work properly and the blade locks into place. The blade is in great condition and has been lightly sharpened during its life and retains a sharp cutting edge. There is some light greying to both sides but you can still see some of the original ‘cross graining’ on the blade. The blade doesn’t have a maker’s mark, but does have the R.B. NR on the spike that attributes this knife to Paul Weyersberg. The blade mechanism is stamped with “215”. The base of the spike is stamped with the Waffen-Amt stylised eagle with the number “5”. On the other side of the spike is stamped a reference number: R.B. NR. 0/0561/0019 This number is the ‘Reichs Betriebs Nummer’ that was a code system which was in use from 1943 onwards, it replaced the makers name and address (or company’s logo) on government contract uniforms, caps and equipment. It was a nine digit number, build up like this: RB Nr: 0/0000/0000. The first number represents most likely the branch of the company. The second group of four numbers would represent the area/location. And the third and last group op four numbers would represent the individual companies. The number 0/0561/0019 is associated with the knife manufacturer Paul Weyersberg and is known to be found on Gravity Knives. The spike doesn’t look to have had its point reground that is very rare to find on these knives! The beautifully grained wooden grips are in great condition, with no cracks or splits, just some light usage nicks and dings. It still retains its undamaged large nickel-plated lanyard ring, which has slight rust marks. The Take Down button works perfectly to allow the head to be removed and the grip plates can then be swivelled to gain access to the blade for replacement or cleaning. Examples of Take-Down versions of Gravity knives are becoming very rare to find in good condition these days. I only managed to find two examples worth buying in 40 years of collecting. With the blade extended and including the lanyard ring, the Knife measures 10.9” (27.5cm). The blade measures 4.25” (10.8cm) and the spike 3.4” (8.6cm). It weighs 285g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Scottish Hallmarked Silver Sgian Dubh – Citrine Stone - 1937 Here on offer is a Scottish Sgain Dubh with silver fitting dating to 1937. The knife itself has a hand carved ebony wood handle with thistle designs and is topped with a silver cap in which is set a stunning amber coloured citrine cut stone. The base of the hilt is finished with a solid silver collar that fits snuggly over the scabbard throat silver fitting. The short blade is beautifully made and still has a needle sharp point. The blade has a blood grove on both sides and half the top edge has been worked along the edge. The blade still retains its red felt washer. There is some greying to the finish near the hilt, which may polish out, as it doesn’t appear to be pitted. The black grained leather-covered scabbard is in great condition with just one tiny scuff. Both the worked metal fittings are hallmarked solid silver and the scabbard throat is shaped to only allow the blade to be inserted, one way. The silver fittings where assayed in Birmingham in 1937, date letter “N”. There is a makers mark J.C & S which stands for Joseph Cook & Son Ltd, of Hiberian Works, Livery Street, Birmingham, England. The sgian-dubh is a small, single-edged knife (Gaelic sgian) worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland Dress along with the Kilt. Originally used for eating and preparing fruit, meat, and cutting bread and cheese - as well as serving for other more general day to day uses such as cutting material and protection, it is now worn as part of traditional Scottish dress tucked into the top of the kilt hose with only the upper portion of the hilt visible. The knife in the scabbard measures 7.25” (18.2cm) long with the blade measuring just 3.1” (8cm). With the scabbard it weighs 71g. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Second Boer War Hallmarked Silver Watch Fob Medallion – with Picture of Colonel Robert Baden Powell 1899 Here on offer is nice English silver watch fob/medallion, which is fully hallmarked and was assayed in Birmingham in 1899. The FRONT has fine ‘chisel work’ that depicts a leaf pattern on the eight fan shaped sections. The centre depicts a round sepia photo image of Baden Powell (1896) as he was depicted in uniform during the Second Boer War. The REAR is plain and just has a clear set of English silver hallmarks, the Lion Passant for English silver (925), an anchor for the assay office of Birmingham and the date letter “Z” for the year 1899. It also shows the makers mark, “JC” set in a rectangle, which I believe could be any number of makers who used similar marks, possibly: John Clarke, John Coakley, John Clifton or James Critchley. Overall this fob is in excellent condition, with NO dedications and only lightest of age scratches on the back. It measures 1.25” (3.2cm) diameter and weighs 7g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Third Reich Gilt Aluminium Navy Hangers Complete with Blue Cloth Under-Belt Here on offer is a nice matched pair of hangers that came with the blue cloth under-uniform belt, so I am selling them together. The hangers are Third Reich period and all the fittings are aluminium with a lovely bright 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 buckles are a matched pair as they have the same casting mark on the reverse, of “two raised dots”. The small hanger doesn’t have the small chain and hook that is usually fitted, but as all the gilt is in place around the loop that it would have attached too, I am not sure if it ever had on fitted? The blue moiré fronts are in great condition, no fraying; just a small hole on the long strap where I think the owner has used it to shorten the strap at some point. The black velvet backing on both straps is perfect. The blue under uniform belt has one leather fixed loop and one adjustable. The belt is a little grubby in areas and the buckle is fine. The belt measures 39” (99cm) end to end. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Top Quality Antique Silver and Carved MOP Folding Pocket Fruit Knife by John Yeomans Cowlishaw, Sheffield 1875 Here on offer is a top quality antique English silver and carved Mother of Pearl folding pocket fruit knife by John Yeomans Cowlishaw 1875. This beautiful knife is just in a class above the rest. It has a solid silver plain blade with a clear set of English silver hallmarks, the Lion Passant for English silver (925), Queen Victoria’s head in profile, a Lions Head for the assay office of Sheffield and the date letter “H” for the year 1875. It also shows the maker’s mark, “JYC” set in a rectangle, which relates to the top quality English knife maker and silversmith, John Yeomans Cowlishaw, of Market Street, Sheffield, England. John Yeomans Cowlishaw was related to the Mappin family through his mother Mary; he was nephew to John Newton Mappin, and was cousin to the Mappin brothers, who founded Mappin Brothers and Mappin & Webb. John Cowlishaw lived with his uncle John Newton Mappin from a young age and followed him into the family business, making silver fruit knives. Cowlishaw joined the family firm, Joseph Mappin & Son, in Pepper Alley as a pearl cutter and dealer, and by 1854 he had started his own firm in Norfolk Street making silver fruit knives and cutting mother of pearl. When John N. Mappin finally retired from pearl cutting he gave the business to Cowlishaw who combined it with his own. As the business grew, he moved into larger workshops finally working from 67 Arundel Street. After Cowlishaw’s death in 1895, his son John Edward Cowlishaw took over running the company until his retirement in 1901. The Cowlishaw name passed out of the family and was run from various different addresses in the city. By the early 1970s the company was based at Portland Works, Hill Street. The blade is in great condition but the very tip has been bent over and then straightened at some point in its life. Please see my pictures. The blade spring is still strong and it slots easily back into the handle when closed up. What makes this fruit knife stand out from the rest is the stunning carved Mother of Pearl handle. I have never seen one with a raised ‘diamond’ pattern carved into it, in this case on both sides of the handle. Then a tiny silver pin has been inserted into the centre of every diamond, it is truly a work of art! I have seen simpler examples of Cowlishaw’s work sell for £175 as he was considered to be the best Pearl carver in the business. This knife blade measures 2.75” (7cm) long and the handle measures 3.25” (8.5cm). So combined the knife measures 6” (15.3cm). It weighs 27g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Unique Beautifully Hand Carved Wooden Figure of a WW2 Kriegsmarine Navy Dagger Pommel Eagle Here on offer is a beautifully hand carved wooden figure of a WW2 Kriegsmarine Navy Dagger Pommel Eagle. It has been skillfully carved from a soft wood and then painted gold to mimic the gilt finish to the Navy Pommels. I actually acquired this along with an early Navy Dagger, many years ago but don’t have any provenance to prove it is a period-carved piece or post WW2? Either way it makes a great display piece for a desk or even a wall as it has a flat section at the rear of the base and a small hole where it may have been hung from a wall or display in the past. A unique piece and I am sure you wont find another like it. For size comparison I have shown it along side a genuine Navy Dagger Pommel, but I am ONLY selling the carved wooden figure. It measures 3.5” (9cm) high and 2.6” (6.5cm) wide and weighs 40g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
Untouched Double Proofed Hitler Youth Knife by J. A. Henckels and Dated 1939 Here on offer is a nice untouched original double proofed Hitler Youth Knife by J. A. Henckels and dated 1939. The nickel plated hilt fittings show loss of plating and tarnishing. The Bakelite grip plates are in perfect condition and are still held in place by the two original nickel rivets. The HJ diamond emblem still fits tightly into the grip and just has a couple of light scratched to the surface. The blade is the version with a ricasso and WITHOUT the motto and has an overall dulled grey and scratched surface finish but no deep pitting or nicks in the cutting edge. The reverse shows double proof marks, one being the joined twin figures for J.A. Henckels and below this is etched a RZM circle with the code M7/10 – 1939 below. The leather buffer pad is still in place. The steel scabbard still retains most of its black paint, and is undented, but the finish is lightly scratched has some light surface rust on the back. The leather belt loop hanger and fastening strap and stud are still in place, but it shows wear to the dark finish, that could be treated if required. The blade measures 5.5” (13.9cm) long and the knife is 9.75” (24.8cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 9.9” (25.3cm) long. It weighs 300g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Unusual and rare WW1 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin – Chrome Plated Here on offer is a GENUINE WW1 1914 Princess Mary Christmas Tin that the owner has had Chrome Plated after the war. I have had a few of these tins in my collection over the years but never one that has been Chrome Plated. The owner clearly valued this tin and wanted to recognise that after the war. This tin is empty of its contents and is in excellent condition with all the fine detail still present. On the outer surface, most of the Chrome plated finish is retained, there is just some loss over the raised ‘M’ letters and the laurel and ring around the Queens head. The inside still has all the Chrome finish remaining and is in excellent condition. The hinge still works as originally designed, and the tin closes nicely. A fine example of a 1914 Queen Mary tin and a great collectable that are becoming hard to find in this condition and even rarer being Chrome Plated. Some history relating to the creation of these tins that you may find of interest: In November 1914, an advertisement was placed in the national press inviting monetary contributions to a \'Sailors & Soldiers Christmas Fund\' which had been created by Princess Mary, the seventeen year old daughter of King George V and Queen Mary. The purpose was to provide everyone wearing the King\'s uniform and serving overseas on Christmas Day 1914 with a \'gift from the Nation\'. The response was truly overwhelming, and it was decided to spend the money on an embossed brass box, based on a design by Messrs Adshead and Ramsey. The contents varied considerably; officers and men on active service afloat or at the front received a box containing a combination of pipe, lighter, 1 oz of tobacco and twenty cigarettes in distinctive yellow monogrammed wrappers. Non-smokers and boys received a bullet pencil and a packet of sweets instead. Indian troops often got sweets and spices, and nurses were treated to chocolate. Many of these items were dispatched separately from the tins themselves, as once the standard issue of tobacco and cigarettes was placed in the tin there was little room for much else apart from the greeting card. The \'tin\' itself was approximately 5\" long by 3¼\" wide by 1¼\" deep with a double-skinned, hinged, lid. The surface of the lid depicts the head of Princess Mary in the centre, surrounded by a laurel wreath and flanked on either side by the \'M\' monogram. At the top, a decorative cartouche contains the words \'Imperium Britannicum\' with a sword and scabbard either side. On the lower edge, another cartouche contains the words \'Christmas 1914\', which is flanked by the bows of battleships forging through a heavy sea. In the corners, small roundels house the names of the Allies: Belgium, Japan, Montenegro and Servia; France and Russia are at the edges, each superimposed on three furled flags or standards. This tin measures 5.1” (13cm) wide, 3.7” (8.5cm) high, 1.2” (3cm) deep and weighs 135g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Unusual Antique German Hunting Knife with Golden Eagle Talons Handle – Blade stamped Paul Grundig Munchen Here on offer is a rare and very unusual antique German hunting knife with a handle made from the folded talons of what I think is a Golden Eagle. I have never come across a knife with an eagle “foot” handle before and I acquired this one many years ago for my collection. I am also surprised how well it fits and grips into your hand, albeit you have to be aware of the talons, which are still needle sharp! The reason I believe this is a Golden Eagle is the Tarsi (the long foot bone that lead to the toes) have feathers not scales, but I am no expert! The white metal ferrule has a beautiful oak leaf pattern and the scabbard top mount has a white metal image of a running deer on one side and a hunting dog on the other. The scabbard itself is made from dark brown leather and has some wear to the tip. The single edges blade has a mirror finish with some minor light pitting on the upper edges, which could be polished out if required. The front has the makers or distributers name stamped into it: PAUL GRUNDIG MUNCHEN This is just a really unusual and quality made hunting knife that will make a great addition to any knife collection and I doubt you will find another like it! The blade measures 4” (10.2cm) long and the knife is 9” (23cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 9.5” (24.2cm) long It weighs 100g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
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”. The truncheon has usage marks and some age splits near the base where the hole has been made to take the leather cord. It still has a very old paper label attached that states: Belonged to Pte Callaghan Liverpool & Irish Regt circa 1890. Liverpool’s large Irish community formed the 64th Lancashire Rifle Volunteer Corps on 25 April 1860, one of many volunteer corps raised in Lancashire in response to heightened tension with France. The Liverpool Irish became a volunteer (later Territorial Force) battalion of the King’s (Liverpool Regiment) in July 1881. As such, it fought in the Second Boer War and, sustaining thousands of casualties in numerous battles that prominently included Givenchy, Guillemont, Third Ypres, and the Hundred Days Offensive. Disbanded after the Great War in 1922, the Liverpool Irish reformed in 1939 before WW2 and constituted the nucleus of the 7th Beach Group that landed at Juno Beach on 6 June 1944, D-Day. The truncheon measures 12.75” (32.4cm) long and about 1.3” (3.5cm) diameter on the shaft. It weighs 195g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Unusual WW2 Trench Art German ‘Bullet’ Sweetheart Brooch with Silver Swastika Here on offer is an unusual WW2 Trench Art German ‘Bullet” sweetheart brooch, with a silver Swastika. The bullet used for this brooch appears to have been fired given the marks on its surface? It may have related to a German soldier who was wounded during WW2 and made a keepsake from it once it had been removed, as I know soldiers from both WW1 and WW2 did in the past. The hollow bullet head has been fitted with a brass pipe that has the rim of a fired cartridge fitted to it. It fits nicely but only stays in place when turned to a certain position. It could be glued in place if required, but I have left it as I found it. The front has a silver swastika soldered in place and the reverse has an old style metal pin fitted. Like a lot of Trench Art, it is rather crudely made but displays very well and makes a great conversation piece. The brooch is 1.25” (3cm) wide and about 0.25” (6mm) diameter, possibly a British 303 bullet? It weighs 7g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Very Unusual Antique Scottish Sgian Dubh with Wooden Blade and Leather Scabbard Here on offer is a very unusual antique Scottish Sgain Dubh a wooden blade! The knife itself has a hand carved ebony wood handle with Celtic designs and is topped with a plain unmarked silver cap. The curved blade is beautifully made from wood that has the strangest finish I have seen! It looks like a tiny chequered pattern has been applied all over the blade? Almost like a Tartan cloth effect? The blade is fixed/pinned to the handle buy a strong metal collar. The black-grained leather scabbard is in great condition with just one tiny scuff on the reverse. The sgian-dubh is a small, single-edged knife (Gaelic sgian) worn as part of traditional Scottish Highland Dress along with the Kilt. Originally used for eating and preparing fruit, meat, and cutting bread and cheese - as well as serving for other more general day to day uses such as cutting material and protection, it is now worn as part of traditional Scottish dress tucked into the top of the kilt hose with only the upper portion of the hilt visible. The knife in the scabbard measures 7.25” (18.2cm) long with the blade measuring just 3.1” (8cm). With the scabbard it weighs 71g. Given it has a wooden blade maybe it was made for a child to wear? If anyone has any ideas, information would be greatly appreciated. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Vintage Deer’s Foot Hunting Knife with Leather Sheath by W Clauberg Solingen Germany Here on offer is a nice example of a vintage Deer’s Foot hunting knife by W CLAUBERG, Solingen, Germany. The hilt is made from a large Deer’s foot/hoof that has been pinned together at the tip. It shows some slight loss of fur to the grip where the leather-retaining strap rests. Please see my pictures. A ribbed polished nickel ferrule connects the hoof to the blade. The single edged blade retains all of its mirror finish and cross graining, with just some very slight surface scratches. On the front it has the makers name and details: W CLAUBERG EST. 1810 SOLINGEN GERMANY On the reverse of the blade is: /001 The brown leather scabbard has a ribbed metal tip, a belt loop and retaining strap and press catch at the top. The knife is in excellent unused condition and the grip fits the hand very well. The blade measures 3.6” (9cm) long and the knife is 9.6” (24.5cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 10.25” (26cm) long. It weighs 103g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Vintage Hand Made Wooden Wall Plaque for the British Military Intelligence Corps 50th Anniversary 1977 Here on offer is one of three quality hand made vintage wooden wall plaques that I acquired, which relate to the British Military Intelligence Corps 50th Anniversary in 1977. This hand painted example has the Intelligence Corps badge set on a central shield with a large gold ‘V’ in the background and on a wooden ribbon below it the years: 1947 . 1967 . 1977 The reverse has a hole to allow it to be hung from a wall and the words: Made in Great Britain The plaque measures 6.9” (17.5cm) high and 5.9” (15cm) wide at the top. It weighs 230g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Vintage Hand Made Wooden Wall Plaque for the British Military Intelligence Corps – Prince of Wales - Number 90 Half Company Here on offer is one of three quality hand made vintage wooden wall plaques that I acquired, which I believe relate to the British Military Intelligence Corps. This hand painted example has a raised shield with the Prince of Wales feathers, Fleur De Lis above two crossed rifles and the number ‘90’. Below the shield are the words: NUMBER 90 HALF COMPANY I have no idea what unit this refers too, but as all the shields came together, I can only assume it relates to the Intelligence Corps? If anybody knows its origins, any information would be gratefully received. The reverse has a hole to allow it to be hung from a wall and the words: Made in Great Britain The plaque measures 6.9” (17.5cm) high and 5.9” (15cm) wide at the top. It weighs 223g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Vintage Hand Made Wooden Wall Plaque for the British Military Intelligence Corps, circa 1980 Here on offer is one of three quality hand made vintage wooden wall plaques that I acquired, which all I believe relate to the British Military Intelligence Corps, circa 1980. This hand painted example has the Intelligence Corps badge set on a central shield with the motto, on a wooden ribbon below it: Manui Dat Cognitio Vires (Knowledge gives strength to the arm) The reverse has a hole to allow it to be hung from a wall and the words: Made in Great Britain The plaque measures 6.6” (17cm) high and 5.9” (15cm) wide at the top. It weighs 180g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
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 retains all of its mirror finish and has a very sharp double cutting edge. It has the makers name and details on the blade: IMCO SOLINGEN GERMANY 34 The brown leather scabbard has a ribbed metal tip, a belt loop and retaining strap and press catch at the top. The knife is in excellent/mint unused condition and is just a beautifully balanced knife to hold. The blade measures 6” (15.3cm) long and the knife is 10.25” (26.2cm) in total length. Inserted in the scabbard it measures 11” (28cm) long It weighs 175g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
Willow Art Crested China WW1 British Tank – Mark 1 – Weston-Super-Mare - c1916 Here on offer is a lovely Willow Art China model of a WW1 British Tank made in 1916. I think this is a model of the first British Tank that was made, the Mark 1. The Mark 1 was armed with two 6 pounder guns and three .303 Hotchkiss machine guns and were called “Male\" tanks; those with four Vickers machine guns and one Hotchkiss, were called \"Female”. To aid steering, a pair of large wheels were added behind the tank. These were not as effective as hoped and were subsequently dropped. On the top of this model is a beautiful colourful crest transfer image of the shield for the City of: WESTON-SUPER-MARE Also on the top it has the following words printed: MODEL OF BRITISH “TANK” On the base is the printed makers mark for: WILLOW ART CHINA LONGTON Also there is a REG No 658588, which dates it to 1916 to 1917. The British Tank model is in excellent condition, no chips or cracks, just some very minor loss of gilt to the edges of the tracks. A great piece of Antique Willow Art China, which can only increase in value. The model measures 5” (12.8cm) long by 2.75” (7.1cm) wide. It weighs 135g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 Australian Brass Trench Art Slouch Hat - Pont Noyelles Somme – 23/09/1918 Here on offer is a large example of an Australian WW1 Brass Trench Art Slouch Hat, with an inscription from a WW1 Battle at Pont-Noyelles, 23rd September 1918. Pont-Noyelles is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. I can’t find any specific reference to a recorded battle at Pont-Noyelles but in late September/early October, one of the epic battles of the whole war (Second Battle of the Somme) was the breach of the Hindenburg Line (the Battle of St. Quentin Canal) by British, Australian and American troops (under the command of Australian General John Monash ). Soon after, the Canadians breached the Hindenburg Line at the Battle of Cambrai. The conical section of the hat has some ordinance marks stamped near the fold in the hat that are: V.S.M. 80M Mk IV These markings relate to a WW1 British FUSE which has been skilfully reworked to form the dome of the hat. The flat portion of the hat is also made from a WW1 brass shell case that has been soldered onto the Fuse. The upper rim has some hand chiselled work to provide a patterned edge and the underneath is lightly hand engraved with: Souvenir of Pont Noyelles 23/9/18 On the fold of the hat is an Australian Commonwealth Military Forces brass cap badge, that has been skilfully attached. It measures 4.75” (12cm) by 3.6” (9.2cm) and is 1.6” (4.2cm) high. It weighs 113g. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW1 Bookrest made by Disabled Soldiers & Sailors - Lord Roberts Memorial Fund Here on offer is a lovely original WW1 dark mahogany wooden Bookrest made by disabled soldiers and sailors in the factory provided by the lord Roberts Memorial Fund. It has been very well made to a high standard considering many of these injured WW1 servicemen were missing limbs and eyes. There is no damage that I can see, just some old marks on the wood which has a beautiful rich dark patina. Underneath it still has its original brass label which states: MADE BY DISABLED SOLDIERS & SAILORS 122 BROMPTON RD S.W. \" This address is recorded as the head office of the Lord Roberts Charity that ran the workshops. The idea for the Fund originated in December l908, when the Daily Telegraph celebrated its half centenary, by holding a dinner for 700 Crimean and Indian mutiny veterans in the Albert Hall. One of the guest speakers there was a much loved and highly decorated soldier, Lord Roberts VC. After paying tribute to the regiments in which they had served, he walked among the veterans and was distressed to learn that many of them were now living in poverty. Lord Roberts immediately launched an appeal to help them and within seven days £ll,500 had been raised, within twelve months£38,000 had been donated. (£1,500,000 today). The money which was raised, assisted over 800 ex-soldiers, many of whom were “Taken from the workhouse and enabled to end their lives in dignity and modest comfort.” The Fund was looked after by The Soldiers and Sailors Help Society and was intended to expire on the death of the last survivor of the Crimea and Mutiny campaigns. In June l9l4, the trustees of the Fund met for the last time. Lord Roberts was there, and later remarked to a colleague - Miss Acton, that he thought “ a European war was imminent and hoped the Society would expand greatly to deal with the casualties that were bound to come.” Sadly, five months later Lord Roberts\' death was announced and Miss Action remembered his words, particularly as Britain was now at war with Germany. She reported her conversion with Roberts to her boss Lord Cheylesmore, the chairman of the Help Society. As a result The Lord Roberts Memorial Fund was launched and soon £500,000 was raised which enabled the first workshop for disabled soldiers to be opened in Fulham in l9l5. The bookrest is 11” (28cm) wide, 5” (12.7cm) high and 7.25” (18.4mm) deep. It weighs 626g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW1 Bookrest with Marquetry made by Disabled Soldiers & Sailors - Lord Roberts Memorial Fund Here on offer is a beautiful and original WW1 inlaid wooden Bookrest made by disabled soldiers and sailors in the factory provided by the lord Roberts Memorial Fund. It has been beautifully made and the detailing in the marquetry is of a high standard considering many of these injured WW1 servicemen were missing limbs and eyes. The seashell set in the light green oval is just stunning. There is a slight bit of wear to the outer edges of the rest and both the rear supports have splits in the wood, but are still fitted as solid as a rock! Underneath it still has its original brass label which states: MADE BY DISABLED SOLDIERS & SAILORS 122 BROMPTON RD S.W. This address is recorded as the head office of the Lord Roberts Charity that ran the workshops. The idea for the Fund originated in December l908, when the Daily Telegraph celebrated its half centenary, by holding a dinner for 700 Crimean and Indian mutiny veterans in the Albert Hall. One of the guest speakers there was a much loved and highly decorated soldier, Lord Roberts VC. After paying tribute to the regiments in which they had served, he walked among the veterans and was distressed to learn that many of them were now living in poverty. Lord Roberts immediately launched an appeal to help them and within seven days £ll,500 had been raised, within twelve months£38,000 had been donated. (£1,500,000 today). The money which was raised, assisted over 800 ex-soldiers, many of whom were “Taken from the workhouse and enabled to end their lives in dignity and modest comfort.” The Fund was looked after by The Soldiers and Sailors Help Society and was intended to expire on the death of the last survivor of the Crimea and Mutiny campaigns. In June l9l4, the trustees of the Fund met for the last time. Lord Roberts was there, and later remarked to a colleague - Miss Acton, that he thought “ a European war was imminent and hoped the Society would expand greatly to deal with the casualties that were bound to come.” Sadly, five months later Lord Roberts\' death was announced and Miss Action remembered his words, particularly as Britain was now at war with Germany. She reported her conversion with Roberts to her boss Lord Cheylesmore, the chairman of the Help Society. As a result The Lord Roberts Memorial Fund was launched and soon £500,000 was raised which enabled the first workshop for disabled soldiers to be opened in Fulham in l9l5. The bookrest is 12.75” (32.5cm) wide, 5” (12.7cm) high and 7.5” (19mm) deep. It weighs 455g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW1 British War & Mercantile Marine Medals to JAMES PROVIS of Port Isaac Cornwall. Served on ROSS and HMHS LIBERTY Here on offer is a really nice pair of original WW1 medals issued to a JAMES POVIS who served as a Merchant Navy Seaman on ROSS and HMHS LIBERTY. He was born in 1891 in Port Isaac, Cornwall and from my limited research seems to have survived WW1. The medals consist of a Silver (with age patina) WW1 BRITISH WAR MEDAL and a bronze MERCANTILE MARINE MEDAL, both full size, and correctly named to JAMES PROVIS The medals are in excellent issued condition, complete with their coloured correct ribbons, which have been cut short and are grubby. The medals have the following stamped on their lower rims: JAMES PROVIS The Mercantile Marine medal was issued by the Board of Trade to all nationalities and ranks of men and women who sailed through a danger zone with the Merchant Navy, including those employed on Merchant Navy vessels by the Royal Navy or Merchant Fleet Auxilliary and those employed as pilots, lighthouse vessels, cable ships or fishermen, between 04.08.1914 and 11.11.1918. For a Merchant Navy member to qualify for a further British War Medal required 6 months at sea between the same dates. If a group contains further medals (for example a Victory Medal or a \"Star\"), this was for service outside of the Merchant Navy. Just over 250,00 Mercantile Marine Medals were produced, yet only 133,345 were issued. This is because seaman had to apply for their medal and many did not. Also, seaman came from all over the world and had no fixed address. The National Archives have his Medal Records online, which I have printed off and will be included with his medals. Interestingly they show both the Mercantile and British medals where issued on 4/4/21, but there is an entry against the British medal that states ‘not eligible from diary’, but then there is a ‘tick’ and a date 17/8/27, which must be the date it was finally approved? I have also found out from the National Maritime Museum that he was on the crew list in 1915, aged 23, of the coal transport vessel “ROSS”, registered in Cardiff in 1907. Then at the age of 26, he is shown on the crew list for the hospital ship, HMHS LIBERTY which a large steam yacht, owned by Lord Tredegar and loaned to the Admiralty as a hospital ship, and fitted out as such in 1914. She had been built by Ramage & Ferguson at Leith at 1908, and measured 1571 tons. She was beautifully fitted out as a yacht and no doubt the sick and wounded men she carried would have enjoyed the benefits of some of her facilities. Unusually, she was a Royal Navy hospital ship. Most hospital ships were controlled by the army under the red ensign with a merchant service crew and Army personnel (RAMC and QARINC) for medical staff, but when she was first in service the idea was that she could care for sailors in remote anchorages, and the horrific number of wounded soldiers who were to need care later in the year was then totally unexpected. Besides serving as a base hospital ship, the Liberty took part in the Dardanelles Campaign. For some reason she was redefined as an auxiliary patrol yacht for a while in 1915, probably when at Gallipoli, but reverted to being a hospital ship later the same year. It is possible that the temporary change was simply because she was diverted to a task not compatible with her legal status as a non-combatant vessel with the protection of international conventions, or possibly because the Turks had said they would not recognise the Red Cross. She later became a hospital carrier. In October 1918 she was renamed Liberty IV and was returned to her owner in 1919. A great set of medals worth further research. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 British War & Victory Medals to 163818 PTE G.E.H. DAVY – ARMY SERVICE CORPS Here on offer is a really nice pair of original WW1 medals issued to a GEORGE.E.H. DAVY who served with the Army Service Corps. The medals consist of a Silver (with age patina) WW1 BRITISH WAR MEDAL and a gilt WW1 BRITISH VICTORY MEDAL, both full size, and correctly named to G.E.H. DAVY. The medals are in excellent issued condition, complete with their coloured correct ribbons, which have been stitched into a loop for wearing on a bar. The medals have the following stamped on their lower rims: DM2-163818 PTE G.E.H. DAVY. A.S.C. The National Archives have his medal records under reference WO 372/5/213754 and show that his Christian name was ‘George’. On checking the CWGC, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, there isn’t a grave recorded against him, so he must have been one of the lucky ones who survived the war! Worth further research. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW1 British War & Victory Medals to 240620 SJT F.J. DOLTON - DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT Here on offer is a really nice pair of original WW1 medals issued to a Serjeant Frederich.J. Dolton of the Devonshire Regiment. The medals consist of a Silver (with age patina) WW1 BRITISH WAR MEDAL and a gilt WW1 BRITISH VICTORY MEDAL, both full size, and correctly named to Serjeant F.J. DOLTON The medals are in excellent issued condition, complete with their coloured correct ribbons, which look like they have never been fitted to the medals and are still contained in a small brown envelope. The medals also come with a section of the original envelope that the medals where posted to him in. You can still make his name, Mr F J Dolton, of 14 Rosebery Avenue (I think) Plymouth. This house still exists and you can see a picture of it on Google Street Map. The medals have the following stamped on their lower rims: 240620 SJT F.J. DOLTON – DEVON. R. The National Archives don’t show any records for him, which is not unusual as a lot of WW1 records where destroyed during bombing in WW2, so I have been told. On checking the CWGC, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, there isn’t a grave recorded against him, so he must have been one of the lucky ones who survived the war! Worth further research. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
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 made of tin, with a covering of clear celluloid. The front edges shows signs of light rust as does the inside surface. I have left the empty wooden “Prestige” matchbox inside the cover, as that is how I found it. The cover measures 2.25” (5.7cm) wide, 1.5” (3.8cm) high and 0.9” (2.4cm) thick. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW2 German Kriegsmarine Navy Officers 2nd Model “Parts” Gilt Brass Dagger Pommel Here on offer is a WW2 German Kriegsmarine Navy Officers 2nd model gilt brass dagger pommel. The pommel is in excellent condition with most of its original gilt still remaining. It is made in the image of a Naval eagle holding a wreathed swastika in its claws. It has a hole drilled in the base but has not been threaded to take the end of the blade tang. I have checked the dimensions of the hole and at the base that fits over the recess in the grip and it fits perfectly. Also the drilled hole is small enough to take a treading tool to make it big enough to screw onto a blade tang. I think this example was recovered from the factories of Solingen at the end of WW2 before it was finished and fitted to a dagger, as many “parts” where recovered by soldiers in this way. It makes a great display piece on its own or of course can be threaded to fit to a Navy Dagger. It measures 1.6” (4.1cm) high and weighs 47g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW2 German Luftwaffe Large Sports-Vest Eagle Here on offer is a great original WW2 German large Luftwaffe Sports-Vest Eagle. This example came with a set of British Military Policeman’s WW2 medals and effects and was brought back from Germany after the war ended. The main white cotton triangle and black eagle and swastika image are in excellent condition. Some of the thinner cotton edging has come unstitched over time, but is all there. I am pretty sure this has never been attached to a vest, but has been stored folded which would easily iron out if required. Makes a great Luftwaffe display piece. It measures 9.75” (24.8cm) wide by 4.4” (11.2cm) deep. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW2 German Navy Officers Kriegsmarine 2nd Model Dagger by WKC with Silver Bullion Knot Here on offer is an original WW2 2nd Model German Kriegsmarine by WKC with its silver bullion knot. The excellent condition grip is ivory in colour and the celluloid over wood version, which still has its original twisted grip wire. The lovely brass cross guard and eagle pommel, still retain some original gilt finish. The blade has the Knight’s head maker’s mark for WKC lightly impressed on the ricasso with part of the face and “W” missing. It is just where the die wasn’t quite level when it was stamped onto the blade in manufacture. Both sides of the blade are etched with the dolphin and fouled anchor design. There is some slight greying/spotting to the blade, mainly on the ricasso but the etching is still crisp and the point is very sharp. It still retains its red felt scabbard buffer pad. The lightning pattern scabbard is in good condition and does have a number of “train door” dents at the bottom and still retains some original gilt finish. It still retains its two scabbard screws. The dagger is complete with its original silver bullion knot that is tied correctly around the cross guard and interestingly has been very neatly sown together around the base of the pommel. There is some slight fraying to the cord near the acorn. A great genuine example of a ‘service worn’ German Navy dagger. The blade measures 10” (225.3cm) and the dagger itself 15.1” (38.4cm) long. It weighs 420g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW2 German Navy Officers Kriegsmarine Dagger by Carl Eickhorn with Rare Plain Blade c1941 Here on offer is an original excellent condition WW2 German Kriegsmarine by Eickhorn with the rare plain blade. The excellent condition grip is ivory in colour and the celluloid over wood version, which still has its original twisted grip wire. The lovely brass cross guard and eagle pommel, still retain some original gilt finish. The Plain Double fullered blade is in stunning condition and has the ‘Over the Shoulder’ Squirrel 1941(onwards) maker’s mark for Carl Eickhorn and the words: ORIGINAL EICKHORN SOLINGEN impressed on the ricasso. Both sides of the blade have a mirror finish with just a few light scratch marks to the surface. These plain blade versions are much harder to find than the more common Anchor and Dolphin etched versions and to find one is such excellent condition is a rare find. It still retains its orange felt scabbard buffer pad. The blade fits very snuggly into the scabbard and the domed release button works perfectly. The lightning pattern scabbard is in excellent un-dented condition and still retains most of the original gilt finish. It still retains its two rounded scabbard screws. The blade measures 9.9” (250cm) and the dagger itself 16.5” (42cm) long. It weighs 323g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW2 Gilt & Enamel Kings Crown Royal Army Service Corps ‘Good Luck’ Sweetheart Brooch Here on offer is a lovely detailed example of a gilt metal and enamel Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) sweetheart brooch, probably from the WW2 period as it displays the Kings Crown and GR cypher. The brooch has been made in the shape of a horseshoe, with the words ‘GOOD LUCK’ around the bottom edge. The centre displays a detailed RSAC gilt and enamel badge emblem, with the GR Royal cypher in the centre. The reverse is plain and I can’t see a makers mark anywhere. This is a quality piece in great condition, with fine detail to central badge. The brooch is 1.1” (2.8cm) wide and is complete with its original long brooch pin and “C” clasp. It weighs 9g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW2 Hard Rubber Bust of Sir Winston Churchill circa 1940 Here on offer is a genuine WW2 Bust of Sir Winston Churchill, circa 1940. The bust is made from a black hard rubber compound. The base has a metal (steel) disc fitted in the bottom, which I guess acts as a weight? The detail of the face and hair is excellent as is the necktie and medal he wears. The front edge has the words: Winston S. Churchill recessed in to it. It is great original condition. It even still has his original cigar in place. The Bust is 5.25” (13cm) high and 3.4” (8.5cm) wide. It weighs 134g. It is truly a great reproduction of the great man himself and would make a great display item or desk ornament for any WW2 collector. Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on 30 November 1874 at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. He was a British politician known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II. He served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, a Nobel Prize-winning writer, and an artist. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper Non Take-Down Gravity Knife by Paul Weyersberg & Co Here on offer is a WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper ‘non take-down’ Gravity Knife by Paul Weyersberg & Co. All the fittings are nickel-plated and show light surface wear, no speckling, lifting or pitting. All the mechanisms work properly and the blade locks into place. The blade is in great condition and has been lightly sharpened during its life and retains a sharp cutting edge. There are some long light scratches along the length of the blade, which I think would partly polish out if so required. The blade has the ‘Sword in a Wreath’ trade mark around which is stamped: PAUL WEYERSBERG & Co SOLINGEN below which is stamped: ROSTFREI The blade mechanism is stamped with what looks like “66” or possibly “99”. The base of the spike doesn’t have the Waffen-Amt stylised eagle stamp, but not all knives carried it as the Wehrmacht also used them. The spike looks to have had its point reground at some time in the past. The beautifully grained wooden grips are in great condition, with no cracks or splits, just some light usage nicks and dings. There is also a dark mark where the lanyard ring has rested against the wood of the years. It still retains its undamaged large lanyard ring but the nickel plate has been lost to time, leaving it with a dark metal finish. A beautiful and complete example of a used gravity knife that are hard to come by these days. With the blade extended and including the lanyard ring, the Knife measures 10.75” (27.4cm). The blade measures 4.2” (10.5cm) and the spike 3.4” (8.6cm). It weighs 298g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper Non Take-Down Gravity Knife by SMF Here on offer is a WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper ‘non take-down’ Gravity Knife by SMF. All the fittings are nickel-plated and show light surface wear, no speckling, lifting or pitting. All the mechanisms work properly and the blade locks into place. One thing I will point out is when the blade is fully retracted and tipped down the blade sometimes does protrude by a few millimetres. (see my pictures). The blade is in great condition and has been lightly sharpened during its life and retains a sharp cutting edge. There are some long light scratches along the length of the blade, which I think would partly polish out if so required. The blade has the SMF seated King trade mark, below which is written: SOLINGEN ROSTFREI The blade mechanism is stamped “2” and “106” and the base of the spike is stamped with the Waffen-Amt stylised eagle with the number “5”. The spike looks to have had its point reground at some time in the past. The beautifully grained wooden grips are in great condition, with no cracks or splits, just some light usage nicks and dings. It still retains its undamaged nickel-plated large lanyard ring. A very good and complete example of a used gravity knife. With the blade extended and including the lanyard ring, the Knife measures 10.8” (27.6cm). The blade measures 4.25” (10.8cm) and the spike 3.3” (8.4cm). It weighs 285g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper Non Take-Down Gravity Knife by SMF – Sharped Blade Here on offer is a WW2 Luftwaffe Falshirmjager-Paratrooper ‘non take-down’ Gravity Knife by SMF. All the fittings are nickel-plated and show light surface wear and there are some slight ‘hammer’ dents on the top fitting where someone has used it to bang in a nail! But no speckling, lifting or pitting. All the mechanisms work properly and the blade locks into place. What lets this fine example down is the fact the blade has been over sharpened during its life but it does retain a sharp cutting edge. There are some long light scratches along the length of the blade, which I think would partly polish out if so required. The blade has the SMF seated King trade mark, below which is written: SOLINGEN ROSTFREI The blade mechanism is stamped “373” and the base of the spike is stamped with the Waffen-Amt stylised eagle with the number “5”. The spike looks to have had its point reground at some time in the past. The lovely grained wooden grips are in great condition, with no cracks or splits, just some light usage nicks and dings. There is a wood knot on one of surfaces which I think just adds appeal to this example. It still retains its undamaged nickel-plated large lanyard ring. A very good and complete example of a used gravity knife. With the blade extended and including the lanyard ring, the Knife measures 10.4” (26.5cm). The blade measures 3.75” (9.5cm) and the spike 3.4” (8.6cm). It weighs 288g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched. The responsibility lies with the customer to check with your Customs restrictions that this item can be imported into your country.
WW2 MVSN Fascist Senior Italian Officer\'s Dagger with rare Leather Hanger and Portepee Here on offer is a excellent example of a rare WW2 MVSN Fascist Senior Italian Officer’s \"Volunteer National Security Militia\" Dagger with its original scabbard, deluxe leather hanger and dress bouillon portepee. The grip is made of bright aluminium with an eagle head pommel and half quillion. There are two black painted sections on the front and back, the front is also set in the centre with a gilt metal Italian Fascist’s Axe symbol, held in place by a screw on the reverse. There are some minor dings near the eagle’s head; otherwise it is in truly excellent condition. The single edged plain blade is in perfect original condition, with a bright mirror finish. The scabbard has gilt brass chiselled hanger bands and a plain throat and ferrule, all with an aged patina finish. It retains all its black paint, with just some very minor scratches and nicks. The throat still retains its unturned retaining screws. The rare hanger is a deluxe leather version with the Roman Legion Eagle SPQR gilt metal belt clip. SPQR translates to \"Senatus Populusque Romanus\" which in English means \"Senate and the People of Rome\". It also has the stylised large gilt meatl “M” for Mussolini under the Eagle clip. The black leather straps are in great condition with just some rubbing at the ends where the small hanger clips attach. The small gilt bullion portepee comes with a beautiful gilt and black patterned thin strap and a gilt sliding ring. If you are looking for a rare Italian Officers Dagger, this is a beautiful crisp original example, in excellent condition. The blade measures 7.75” (19.7cm) and the dagger itself 12.2” (30.8cm). Inserted in the scabbard it measures 13.75” (35cm). The set weighs 355g. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
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 piece of aluminium that has been beautifully hand tooled into the sleek lines of a WW2 submarine. The conning tower has been crafted to scale and has what I think are two brightly polished snorkels, joined together at the top, inserted on the bridge. There is a small hole just in front of the conning tower that may have held a model cannon or mast and a similar hole at the back for a mast? The model has been mounted onto a solid (oak) wooden base, which has 1942, and BN stamped into the wooden surface. I guess 1942 is the year it was made and BN are the initials of the maker? This model makes a great desk display item and can act as a paperweight as well. The S class was a medium sized patrol submarine, designed with the proposed international restriction of 600 tons displacement in mind. Intended for use in north European or Mediterranean waters, they were highly manoeuvrable and fast diving with a heavy armament of torpedoes. This allowed large salvoes to be fired from long range in an effort to counter the improved anti submarine techniques. This proved to be a very successful design that was put back into production during the WW2, 62 boats of this class being built. Some boats were partially welded and the later ones fully welded construction, improving the strength of the pressure hull and consequently increasing their diving depth. The model measures 8” (20.4cm) long and the base is 10.25” (26.8cm) by 2.25” (5.8cm). It weighs 430g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW2 Period RAF No. 62 Transport Squadron Wooden Wall Plaque Here on offer is a WW2 period; large hand carved wooden wall plaque in the image of the badge/emblem for the No. 62 Royal Air Force Transport Squadron. The plaque has been beautifully hand carved from a dark wood, possibly mahogany that now has a lovely aged patina finish to the wood. There is a metal ring fitted to the top to enable it to be hung on a wall. It depicts the 62nd RAF Transport Squadrons ‘emblem’ which is a star shaped meteor and the motto ‘INSPERATO’ which means ‘unexpectedly’. The plaque is in great original condition, but has an old repair to a break that has been re-glued, on the right hand edge of the motto ribbon. The plaque measures 8.25” (21cm) high and 6.5” (16.5cm) wide. It weighs 140g. No. 62 Squadron of the RAF was originally established as a Royal Flying Corps squadron in 1916 and operated the Bristol F2B fighter in France during the last year of WW1. After the war the squadron was disbanded and it was re-established in 1937 as part of the build-up of the RAF in the late 1930s. During WW2 the Squadron was deployed to the Far East, operating the Bristol Blenheim from Singapore and Malaya. On 30 April 1942, the squadron reformed when No. 139 Squadron, equipped with Hudsons and based at Calcutta was renumbered. The squadron was a General Reconnaissance unit, flying coastal reconnaissance and anti-submarine patrols off the coast of Burma. From January 1943, the squadron concentrated on bombing missions rather than the maritime mission which it had previously. In May that year, it withdrew from front line operations as its Hudsons were modified for the transport role, while in November, before becoming operational, it re-equipped with Douglas Dakotas. The squadron flew in support of British and Commonwealth forces during the Battle of the Admin Box in February 1944 and of Operation Thursday, the second Chindit operation in March. It was heavily deployed in dropping supplies during the Battle off Imphal, continuing to fly through the heavy rains of the Monsoon season. The squadron was withdrawn for operations for rest in August 1944, returning to supply dropping in November, continuing these duties and more general transport flying until the end of the war in August 1945. The squadron disbanded on 15 March 1946 at Mingaladon near Rangoon, Burma. After the close of World War II the squadron disbanded for the second time. It was briefly re-established from 1946 to 1947 as a Dakota squadron and operated out of Burma and India. It final incarnation was as a Bristol Bloodhound missile unit in the early 1960s. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
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 section. The lighter itself has a vertical placed flint and a windshield. It is sold with no petrol or flint to conform with shipping regulations. The TCW company was founded by Karl Auer Baron von Welsbach, an Austrian chemist and the inventor of the lighter flint. TCW was not a manufacturer of lighters, Karl Auer was selling the lighters of other manufacturers (for example IMCO) under the TCW brand-name. The lighter is in great condition, it has a small split to the bottom corner and an overall aged patina to the brass metal. It measures 1.6” (4cm) wide, 2.25” (5.7cm) high and 0.6” (1.4cm) thick. It weighs 45g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW2 RAF ID “Dog Tags” for W Thorpe - Service No.1103689 – from 1939 Here on offer are a genuine set of 1939 WW2 RAF ID “Dog Tags”, still with their original cord. The RAF ID Tags (Dog Tags) consist of two separate disks, one red/brown round one and one grey/green octagonal one, made from a Bakelite like material and tide with a cord that was worn around the neck. Each of the Tags has the following hand punched on one side: 1103689 C O E R.A.F W THORPE On the back of the grey/green disc it has: DO NOT REMOVE My understanding is that if a body was found with ID Tags, the red/brown disc could be removed to send back with the effects, but the grey/green disc had to stay with the body. The 7 digit number is the RAF service number (which seems to have been issued in 1939), W THORPE is their initial and surname and C O E was short for their religion, Church Of England. These WW2 ID tags warrant further researching into W Thorpe’s RAF service history. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW2 Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Perspex “WINGS” Sweetheart Pendant Necklace Here on offer is a rare hand made example of a WW2 Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Perspex “WINGS” shaped sweetheart pendant necklace. I was told from the family I bought it from, that it was made from the Perspex canopy of a damaged WW2 fighter plane and the cut-out crown and anchor from a Navy Officers brass button. The beautifully made Perspex ribbed “WINGS” are set in the centre with a carefully cut-out Royal Navy (Kings Crown) emblem from a Navy Officers uniform button. Two small rings are set at the tips of the wings and a thin gilt brass necklace chain has been thread through them, with an opening clasp at the top. It is excellent original condition and the emblem shows the true age patina for an item from the WW2 period. The Pendant is 1.5” (3.8cm) high, 1.8” (4.7cm) wide and 0.2” (5cm) thick. The chain necklace is 17.5” (44.4cm) long end to end. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.
WW2 Silver Kings Crown Royal Army Medical Corps ‘Wishbone’ Sweetheart Brooch Here on offer is a lovely detailed example of a silver Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) sweetheart brooch, probably from the WW2 period as it displays the Kings Crown. The brooch has been made in the shape of a wishbone, with a detailed silver RSMC badge emblem, fixed to the front. The reverse is plain and doesn’t have any hallmarks or silver grade marks, but it does test positive for 925 silver. There is a maker’s mark on the pin near the hinge, which reads as: W.B s Unfortunately I can’t find a reference listed for this maker’s initials? This is a quality piece in great condition, with fine detail to central badge. The brooch is 1.1” (2.8cm) wide and is complete with its original long brooch pin and “C” clasp. It weighs 4g. Please see my pictures for the details of the condition, which complement this description. Please see my TERMS OF BUSINESS regarding Deliver Charges and Insurance regarding additional insurance cover, should you require it, BEFORE the item is dispatched.