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Victorian British Naval Bosun’s ‘Press Gang’ Cord Bound Cosh With Integral Weighted Ends. MISC 874 - MISC 874
This is an original, Victorian era cosh in the form used by Royal Navy Press gangs when ‘pressing’ men into Naval service. Those resisting ‘the press’ would often face assault and restraint to enforce their ‘recruitment’. The cosh is tightly bound in waxed or lacquered cord. The cosh measures 9 ½” length and has a plaited wrist cord. The shaft has weighted ‘club’ head ends which double as pommel ends for striking and to assist grip. The price for this unusual piece includes UK delivery. MISC 874
£195.00

**Lord Admiral Nelson & Battle Of Trafalgar Connections** Limited Edition No. 456 Of 500 Framed Original Piece Copper Sheathing Plate From The Hull Of British War Ship HMS Victory With Certificate of Authenticity By Marine Salvages Nauticalia Ltd. 16177 - 16177
The British HMS Victory is the oldest commissioned warship in the world. She dates back to July 1759 when her keel was laid. Throughout her lavish career the H.M.S. Victory is the only surviving warship that fought in the American War of Independence, the French Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic Wars. In the later she served as Lord Nelson's flagship at the decisive Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. As day broke on Monday 21st October 1805 off Cape Trafalgar, Nelsons fleet of 27 ships formed into 2 columns and sailed towards the enemy. Battle commenced at 11.45 with Collingwoods division breaching the rear of the enemy fleet. Nelson in Victory with her 104 guns followed shortly driving into the centre and opening a devastating fire into the stern of Villeneuve's flagship Bucentaure. Victory then engaged and grappled the Redoutable. At about 13.15 when fighting was at its fiercest, Nelson was shot by a French marksman and taken below where he died at 16.30. By this time the enemy had been beaten and a great victory won. Seventeen ships had been captured. The French battle fleet was never again a threat. Much damaged the Victory was towed to Gibraltar and finally returned to Portsmouth on the 4th December 1805 bearing her dead Admiral. After repairs at Chatham she was recommissioned in March 1808. For the next 4 years she was in active service in the Baltic and off the coast of Spain. In 1812 now 47 years old she finally returned to Portsmouth on the 4th December, ending her long and historic sea life. In 1824 she became the flagship for Port Admiral. In preparation for the bicentenary celebrations in 2005, HMS Victory underwent a major refit which involved replacing some of her timbers, copper rivets, and copper sheathing plates. Nauticalia Ltd (Shepperton Middlesex England) who specialise in maritime memorabilia bought all the salvaged material after her refit and presented them for sale, framed, in a limited edition of 500 pieces. This is one of those framed bicentenary framed pieces of HMS Victory Copper Sheathing plates with Nauticalia certificate of authenticity numbered ‘456 of 500). The decorative wooden frame is glazed and contains a 13” x 9” copper sheathing plate presented on a blue felt background. The plate has correct green patination to be expected and has rivet holes. The Frame has a metal plate inscribed ‘Copper From HMS Victory’. The rear of the frame has a paper label adhered with Nauticalia product reference and Edition number which matches the certificate. The frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. The frame measures 21”x16”x 3 ½”. The Price for this piece of historic salvage from an iconic war ship includes UK delivery. Sn 16177
£345.00

Decorative WW1 Imperial German Field Artillery Trooper / Reservist’s Porcelain Bier Stein With large Ornate White Metal Hinged Cover With Cast Figure Depicting A WW1 Era Field Gun & Lithopane Panel Base. Sn 16108 - 16108
This is a decorative Imperial German type field artillery trooper / reservist’s personalised Bier Stein. The porcelain has no damage or chips and its colourful art work depicting mounted artillery Officers and Troopers & horse driven field gun trains in action The rim of the base is named ‘Sefrieter Michael Klein’. The stein has German text and Regiment details. The top of the stein has a large white metal hinged cover fixed to the top of the stein’s handle. The cover has crisp embossed decoration. The top also has a cast figure of heraldic arms and a WW1 era field gun. Interestingly the base of the stein has a concealed lithopane panel which can only be viewed when held up to the light and viewed from the open end i.e when drinking the last dregs of the beer content . The crisp colourful panel depicts a ‘soldier and his lady’. The stein is 12” height overall and the base is 4 ¾” diameter. The stein is clean and undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16108
£195.00

Early WW2 1940 Silver Plated Brass Regimental Bugle Engraved To The 7th Battalion Manchester Regiment By Boosey & Hawkes London, Presented To The Battalion By Noel M Timson With Lanyard. Sn 16081 - 16081
After distinguished service in both World War I and World War II, the Manchester Regiment was amalgamated with the King's Regiment (Liverpool) in 1958, to form the King's Regiment (Manchester and Liverpool) which was, in 2006, amalgamated with the King's Own Royal Border Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment to form the present Duke of Lancaster's Regiment (King's, Lancashire and Border). During WW2 the Manchester Regiment served in Italy, North West Europe and the Far East. The 7th Battalion saw much action in Holland during WW2. This is a Silver Plated Brass Regimental Bugle To The 7th Battalion Manchester Regiment With Lanyard. It measures 12" in length and is complete with it's original removable mouth piece marked ‘2/3’ and hanging rings fitted with plaited lanyard. The horn section is crisply engraved with Regimental device, Latin motto, banners ‘7th Battalion’ & ‘The Manchester Regiment’ above wording ‘ Presented By Noel M. Timson February 1940’. The horn is also crisply engraved by the manufacturer ‘ Boosey & Hawkes Ltd, Makers London’ (the first Boosey offices in London opened in 1792 at 4 Old Bond Street, moving to 28 Holles Street in 1816 and 295 Regent Street in 1874. Following the merger in 1930 Hawkes & Sons moved from their offices in Denman Street to join the Boosey staff at Regent Street which continued as the home of the publishing company until 2005 when it relocated to its current offices at Aldwych House.) The bugle has denting consistent with service use and age. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16081
£475.00

Quality, Massive, Victorian Medieval / Renaissance Form Halberd Pole Arm. Sn 16004 - 16004
The Victorian era saw a revival of interest of objects from the renaissance and ancient medieval cultures that influenced architecture, decoration, furnishings and art. This renewed awareness led to an intense affinity of arms and armour from those periods of history. Authentic quality reproductions of medieval and renaissance arms and armour were manufactured in the Victorian era. This is a fine, substantial, correctly made Victorian medieval / Renaissance form Halberd Pole arm. The Halberd has a one piece, 3 prong iron head consisting of a 13 cm long armour cracking crow’s beak also used for hooking a mounted opponent from his horse, a 24 cm wide crescent shaped blade and 42 cm long spear point blade. The head has a long integral pronged ferrule riveted to a heavy 3.5 cm diameter Ash shaft with riveted conical iron foot. The width from the tip of the crow’s bill to tip of the crescent blade is 36 cm. The total length of the head from spear tip to bottom of the ferrule is 98cm. The overall length of the Halberd including the pole is a massive 2.54cm. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement, at cost and within the UK only. Sn 16004
£395.00

**Zulu War British 17th Lancers Battle Of Ulundi 1879 Connections**Lancer’s Cavalry Lance With Later Red & White Pennant . Sn 16063 - 16063
The Battle of Ulundi took place at the Zulu capital of Ulundi on 4 July 1879 and was the last major battle of the Anglo-Zulu War. The British army broke the military power of the Zulu nation by defeating the main Zulu army and immediately afterwards capturing and razing the capital of Zululand, the royal kraal of Ulundi. The 17th Lancers fought at Ulundi. The Regiment was deployed inside a large British infantry square during the attack by the Zulu Army, which had surrounded the British. When the attack appeared to be wavering, the Regiment was ordered to advance: their charge routed the Zulu warriors with heavy Zulu loss and proved to be decisive. This is an excellent original British Lancer’s Cavalry Lance handed down through generations of a single family and was reputedly used by a member of the family who served with the 17th Lancers at the battle of Ulundi. The correct thick bamboo lance is 3cm diameter. It has a 16cm triangular steel spear point with integral ferrule (32 cm overall spike length) and 18cm conical spike foot. It measures a massive 2.75 metres and is undamaged. The centre section has a brown leather covered grip section and a leather cord wrist loop. The lance comes with a later red and white forked pennant which is clean and intact. Due to the size of this item delivery will be by arrangement, at cost and within the UK only. Sn 16063
£475.00

Victorian Era Japanese Antique Tortoise Shell & Antique Ivory Eating Set, Chop Sticks & Knife. MISC 873 - MISC 873
An original Victorian Japanese antique tortoise shell & antique Ivory eating set comprising of 2 x Ivory chop sticks and a Tortoise shell handled knife complete with tortoise shell holder. The holder brass bands and hand tooled brass device. The container is 7" long and has an Ivory end cap secured by a riveted brass bar. The knife has a tortoise shell handle and a 5 ¼” single edged steel blade. The blade has staining consistent with age. The two ivory chop sticks measure 8" length and are undamaged. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 873
£225.00

WW2 1940 Leather & Webbing Air Drop Valise To Leiut CoL A.C. Newman VC No 2. Commando, Irvine. MISC 871 - MISC 871
This is an original British WW2 1940 dated air drop Valise constructed from hide & webbing. The valise has a leather carrying handle and a padlock staple on the rear of the bag to secure it. The bag is stamped on the back of the top leather 1940 (1940 date) and a large WD crowfoot. There is also a large black WD crowfoot stencilled in black on the front of the canvas bag. The bag has contemporary painted grey square on the front named to LIEUT. COL A.C. NEWMAN No 2. COMMANDO IRVINE. The bag also has a red painted AE near the top flap on the front. This type of bag was used in air drops due to the ruggedness of its construction to carry maps, plans and other essential kit. Lieutenant Colonel Augustus Charles Newman attached to No. 2 Commando during the Second World War and on the 28 March 1942 in the attack on St. Nazaire, France, Lieutenant Colonel Newman was in charge of the military forces and he was one of the first ashore, leading his men and directing operations quite regardless of his own safety. Under his inspiring leadership the troops fought magnificently and held vastly superior numbers of the enemy at bay until the demolition parties had done their work. The colonel then attempted to fight through into open country and not until all the ammunition was spent were he and his men overwhelmed and taken prisoner. Newman was later awarded the Victoria Cross for his part. This bag is worthy of further research and the price includes U.K delivery. MISC 871
£395.00

COMPLETE, ORIGINAL, Transit Cased, Early WW2 1940 Dated British Air Ministry 52 Piece Brass Letters & Numbers Stencil Set For Aircraft, Vehicles & Signage By John Meerlo & Sons London. Sn 15980:4 - 15980:4
This is an original and complete Air ministry brass plate stencil set. These stencils were used for marking aircraft, vehicles, equipment & signage. Each brass letter and number stencil plate is 10 ¼” height. One side of each plate has a ridge which allows it to be joined to another letter or number to form words or series of numbers . The 52 piece set is contained in its original wood transit case with hinged lid. The inside of the case has slots with paint letter and number marks to allow the user to store the letters and numbers in order. The inside of the lid has Air Ministry ‘Crown AM’ ink stamp together with ‘1940’ date and reference number. The lid also has its original illustrated instruction for use label, contents list and manufacturer detail ‘John Meerlo & Sons London E.1’ (all illustrated). The case measures 23 ¼” x 12 ¼” x 9 ¼”. The case has a single hook fastener (the tip of the hook is absent). The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15980:4
£375.00

1910 - 1912 Imperial German Field Artillery Trooper / Reservist’s Porcelain Bier Stein To A Named Trooper With large Ornate Pewter / White Metal Hinged Cover With Dopp Zc/96 Time Fuse, Cast Figure Depicting A WW1 77mm ‘Whiz Bang’ Field Gun & Lithopane P - MISC 870
This is a splendid Imperial German field artillery trooper / reservist’s personalised Bier Stein. The porcelain has no damage or chips and its colourful art work depicting mounted artillery Officers and Troopers & horse driven field gun trains in action together with a town scene with Zeppelin in the skies above.The rim of the base is named ‘Sefrieter Michael Klein’. The centre has portait panels of Prince Luipold & Prince Rupert. The top rim has ‘10 Feldart Regt 3 Batt Erlangen 1910 1912’ on a field of blue. The imagery in the central panels of the stein have passages of German text which would be worthy of translation. The top of the stein has a large pewter / white metal hinged cover fixed to the top of the stein’s handle. The cover has crisp embossed decoration depicting Artillery & & Troopers socialising. The top also has a cast figure of Lion with heraldic shield and Dopp Zc/96 Time Fuse, Cast Figure Depicting A WW1 77mm ‘Whiz Bang’ Field Gun (a novel feature of the cannon is that it screws off from the top). Interestingly the base of the stein has a concealed lithopane panel which can only be viewed when held up to the light and viewed from the open end i.e when drinking the last dregs of the beer content . The crisp colourful panel depicts a ‘Cavalry Officer and his lady’. The stein is 12” height overall and the base is 4 ¼” diameter. The stein is clean and untarnished both inside and out and would make a superb display / conversation piece. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 870
£375.00
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