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Complete and Original WW1 'Der Weltkrieg' (World War) 1914-1918 German Commemorative Cigarette Card Album By Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden. Sn 14401:2 - 14401:2
Original and complete cigarette card collector's book titled Der Weltkrieg (The World War) compiled in Germany in 1937 as a commemoration of World War I. This scrapbook for cigarette cards from the 1930s provides an invaluable pictorial record of World War I. It captures the German perspective of the War in picture and writing and functions as a reference book for multiple generations. It features 270 full-colour cigarette cards, all are present and securely fixed, illustrating significant German battles and events. The scrapbook was issued by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Dresden. This scrapbook captures the German perspective of World War I in pictures and writing. Themes such as nationalism, armed forces, everyday life during the war and stereotypical images of the enemy forces are referenced by the visual iconography. Through the chapters the progression of the war is illustrated. The individual sections are organised around each year of the war, 1914-18. The introduction to each chapter lists the different theatres and progression of the war. This summary is followed by sections, which under individual headings like 'Reason and Start of War', display cigarette cards and a short description of the image on that card. The first chapter also features a map of Belgium, France, Germany and parts of Switzerland in 1914 with the German armies and their campaigns. The appendix features cards depicting life behind the front line, the war in the colonies, and Germany's enemies. While the cigarette cards are in colour, the chapters are predominantly printed in sepia. The exception are maps of the East and West front, and the battles in Italy, Serbia and the Orient, which took place in 1915. The book measures 13 3/4" x 10 1/4". The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14401:2
£145.00

A Bronze Statuette of 'A Gentleman In Khaki' Based On The Picture By Richard Caton Woodville Of A British Soldier Of The Boer War, Copyright Mappin & Webb Ltd. Misc 862 - Misc 862
This is a bronze statuette of "A Gentleman In Khaki". The image is taken from "The Absent-Minded Beggar" an 1899 poem by Rudyard Kipling, set to music by Sir Arthur Sullivan and often accompanied by an illustration of a wounded but defiant British soldier, "A Gentleman in Khaki" by Richard Caton Woodville. The song was written as part of an appeal by the Daily Mail to raise money for soldiers fighting in the Second Boer War and their families. The fund was the first such charitable effort for a war. The chorus of the song exhorted its audience to "pass the hat for your credit's sake, and pay– pay– pay!" The patriotic poem and song caused a sensation and were constantly performed throughout the war and beyond. Kipling was offered a knighthood shortly after publication of the poem but declined the honour. Vast numbers of copies of the poem and sheet music were published, and large quantities of related merchandise were sold to aid the charity. The "Absent-Minded Beggar Fund" was an unprecedented success and raised a total of more than £250,000. This bronze statuette stands 9" tall and depicts the same image as the original painting by Richard Caton Woodville. It illustrates a uniformed soldier who is carrying a Long Lee Enfield Rifle with sling (which has just come away from the stock) with a Metford bayonet fixed (missing). The soldier has a tied headband on and puttees. He is carrying a water bottle. There is an upturned pith helmet on the floor behind him. The plinth to the front has "A Gentleman in Khaki" on it and to the rear corner "Copyright Mappin & Webb Ld". The statue has a very nice light and dark brown patina. The price includes UK delivery. Misc 862
£1,200.00

WW2 British ‘Bevan Boys’ 1942 Patent Ministry Approved Davis- Derby Demon Single Shot Mining Charge T. Exploder With Tools. MISC 861 - MISC 861
The Bevin Boys were young British men conscripted to work in the coal mines of the United Kingdom, from December 1943 until 1948. Chosen at random from conscripts but also including volunteers, nearly 48,000 Bevin Boys performed vital but largely unrecognised service in the mines, many of them not released from service until years after the Second World War ended. The programme was named after Ernest Bevin, a former trade union official and then British Labour Party politician who was Minister of Labour and National Service in the wartime coalition Government. This is a 1942 patent Davis- Derby Demon 1942 patent single shot T. Exploder approved by the ministry of F&P. The heavy cast brass and alloy casing is undamaged and measures 5 ¼” x 3 ¼” x 2 ½”. It has crisp cast maunfacturer and patent detail together with stamped serial numbers and Ministry approval (all illustrated). It has 2 fixed lugs fitted with leather carry handle and has its original screw thread terminal points, fuse crimper, T-shaped tool / handle and spike. The fuse crimper is stamped ‘Gibberson Sheffield England Rd No 6565’ on one side and ‘Forged Steel Nobel’ on the reverse. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 861
£245.00

WW1 Princess Mary Christmas Tin 'Bullet' Pencil. Misc. 860 - Misc 860
The Princess Mary Gift Fund box is an embossed brass box that originally contained a variety of items such as tobacco and chocolate. It was intended as a Christmas present to those serving at Christmas in 1914 and was paid for by a public fund backed by Princess Mary. Princess Mary's original intention had been to pay, out of her private allowance, for a personal gift to each soldier and sailor. This was deemed impracticable and a proposal was made that she lend her name to a public fund, which would raise the necessary monies to provide the gift. It was anticipated that the majority of eligible recipients would receive an embossed brass box, one ounce of pipe tobacco, twenty cigarettes, a pipe, a tinder lighter, Christmas card and photograph but quite early on the committee in charge received strong representations that an alternative gift should be made available for non-smokers. After some discussion the Committee agreed that non-smokers should receive the brass box, a packet of acid tablets, a khaki writing case containing pencil, paper and envelopes together with the Christmas card and photograph of the Princess. This bullet pencil bears the Princess Mary's monogram on the brass case. The ‘pencil bullet’ was not fashioned out of real bullet parts, it was simply a pencil with a rounded end that looked like an unfired round when stored inside a brass tube resembling a cartridge case. The monogram is clear as can be seen in the photographs, the pencil looks to have not been sharpened and is full length. The price includes UK delivery. Misc. 860
£110.00

WW2 Period Aluminium Wash Bowl And Leather Bound Carrier Top With Labels To Major F.C. Green, 'M.C.' of the Royal Tank Regiment. Sn 14334 - 14334
This is a WW2 period aluminium wash bowl and leather bound top which belonged to Major F. C. Green M.C. of the Royal Tank Regiment. The Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) is the oldest tank unit in the world, being formed by the British Army in 1916 during the Great War. Today, it is the armoured regiment of the British Army's 1st Armoured Infantry Brigade. Formerly known as the Tank Corps and the Royal Tank Corps, it is part of the Royal Armoured Corps. Major Green was in the 4th Royal Tank Regiment. The 4th and the 7th had been destroyed fighting side by side in Tobruk but the Army Board took the decision that neither would be lost in the Order of Battle. It was a singular recognition of what they had together achieved during their remarkable history. This washbowl and top is complete with labels, one brown label attached by string showing it was owned by "Major F. C. Green MC Royal Tank Regt. Empire Ke. - Port Said" and on the reverse "Via Liverpool St and Waterloo To Southampton Central". The top is 16" across with a leather rolled stitched edge. One label says "Cabin". The washbowl top is in excellent condition. It has four leather tongues through which a thin leather strap is threaded and secured with a steel buckle. The aluminium basin is 15" in diameter and is 4 1/2" deep. It is in good condition. It is nicely stamped with "British Made Diamond Pure Aluminium". The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 14334
£195.00

Wooden Glazed Display Cabinet For a WW1 / WW2 SMLE Lee Enfield Rifle, It’s 1907 Pattern Sword Bayonet & Scabbard With Clamps & Hinged Lid With Brass Plate Marked ‘SMLE No1 MK III 303 Cal No R6399 1918’. MISC 859 - MISC 859
This wood display cabinet was purpose made to display a single SMLE rifle bayonet together with its bayonet and scabbard. The cabinet measures 48” x 12” x 5 ½”. It has a hinged door with wood knob handle and glazed face. The door has a small brass plate stamped ‘SMLE No1 MK III 303 Cal No R6399 1918’ (illustrated in image 2) no doubt the details and date of manufacture of the WW1 SMLE that was kept inside this cabinet. The inside of the cabinet is lined in green felt which has surface wear and has 6 strategically placed spring clamps to assist mounting of a single SMLE rifle and its bayonet and scabbard. One inside edge of the cabinet has a row of 3 light bulbs and an on off switch. The lighting arrangement is not in working order and would require professional electrical Pat testing and re wiring before use. The lighting arrangement has its original electrical cable (no plug). The cabinet could be used for display horizontally or vertically as demonstrated in image 2 (NB the rifle bayonet and scabbard illustrated in the images are not included. Deactivated SMLEs, bayonets & scabbards are available separately on our website). The price includes UK delivery (as this is a large glazed piece International delivery is not possible due to risk of damage to the glass in transit). MISC 859
£175.00

British Cloth Construction Royal Navy White Ensign Ship’s Flag (68”x32”) With Hanging Rope & Brass Fittings Sn 14375 - 14375
The White Ensign is an ensign flown on British Royal Navy ships and shore establishments. It consists of a red St George's Cross on a white field with the Union Flag in the upper canton. Our example made of cloth has just light areas of staining consistent with age and holes or mothing. It measures 68”x32”. One edge is fitted with its original hanging rope with brass hooks at either edge and 4 brass fittings to assist hanging. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14375
£245.00

ROYAL DRAGOONS INTEREST, A Cased 1823 Solid Sterling Silver Presentation Goblet / Cup Engraved To Lieut & Adjutant Field Presented 1841 On His Retirement With An Original Period Photo Of The Officer & His Original Hand Written Commission Document. - 14376
This is an original solid silver presentation goblet. The goblet is 16cm tall and weighs 8.7 oz. The inside of the goblet has its original gilt finish. It has superb foliate decoration and a central panel engraved with presentation detail and 1841 date (illustrated). The goblet has indistinct makers mark ‘I.L’ most likely John Langlands and sterling silver hallmarks 1823 Newcastle. The chalice is contained in its original fitted mahogany case with hinged lid and lock (key absent). The case fits the goblet snugly. Also included is an original period photograph ‘Carte De Visit’ signed Captain Field & His original hand written commission document signed by the Earl of Warwick with wax seal (illustrated). The price for this impressive presentation piece to a high ranking Dragoons Officer worthy of further research includes UK delivery. Sn 14376
£945.00

SOLD SOLDxxx SOLD WW1 Princess Mary Christmas Tin 'Bullet' Pencil. Sn 14333 - 14333
The Princess Mary Gift Fund box is an embossed brass box that originally contained a variety of items such as tobacco and chocolate. It was intended as a Christmas present to those serving at Christmas in 1914 and was paid for by a public fund backed by Princess Mary. Princess Mary's original intention had been to pay, out of her private allowance, for a personal gift to each soldier and sailor. This was deemed impracticable and a proposal was made that she lend her name to a public fund, which would raise the necessary monies to provide the gift. It was anticipated that the majority of eligible recipients would receive an embossed brass box, one ounce of pipe tobacco, twenty cigarettes, a pipe, a tinder lighter, Christmas card and photograph but quite early on the committee in charge received strong representations that an alternative gift should be made available for non-smokers. After some discussion the Committee agreed that non-smokers should receive the brass box, a packet of acid tablets, a khaki writing case containing pencil, paper and envelopes together with the Christmas card and photograph of the Princess. This bullet pencil bears the Princess Mary's monogram on the brass case and is stamped with "Sterling Silver on the bullet. The ‘pencil bullet’ was not fashioned out of real bullet parts, it was simply a pencil with a rounded sterling silver end that looked like an unfired round when stored inside a brass tube resembling a cartridge case. The monogram is clear as can be seen in the photographs, the pencil looks to have not been sharpened and is full length. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14333
£0.00

British Ship's Brass Bulkhead Clock With 60 Seconds Time Keeping Feature and Key By T. L. Ainsley Ltd. South Shields, England. Sn 14230 - 14230
An original British made ships Brass Bulkhead Clock by T. L. Ainsley of South Shields, England. Thomas L. Ainsley made precision instruments from 1858-1886. This example has a 6" diameter face which is clean and 1-12 hour markings in Roman numerals with black metal hour and minute hands together with an inner 1 1/4” diameter 60 second timer roundel with second hand indicator. The clock case is brass and comes with a key. The face also has an adjustable slow-fast slider in a slot for fine tuning the time keeping. There is also a hole for key winding. The face is marked with "T.L. Ainsley Ltd. South Shields". The face is covered by a glazed hinged top. The clock case measures 6 1/2” in diameter and is 3 1/4" deep. The case has a mounting brass flange, and four factory drilled holes for wall mounting. This clock is fully functioning, keeping precise time. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14230
£345.00
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