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1980’s HAND MADE, MINIATURE, FIREARMS QUALITY, Colt Model 1851 Navy .36 Calibre Cap & Ball 6 Shot Revolver. Sn 15531 - 15531
This quality, 6 shot 1851 Navy cap & ball revolver most likely made sometime in the 1980’s replicates the original Colt Single Action version in miniature. This excellent miniature is hand made to exacting standards and is not a commercial production piece. It has a brass frame and cased hardened hammer, barrel & cylinder. Its walnut grip is undamaged. The barrel is stamped with number ‘1008’ on the right side and with Naval anchor on the left. The miniature measures 90mm overall length. The correct single action firing mechanism operates identical to the original full size weapon. These miniatures are highly desirable and collectable. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 15531
£395.00

1971 To 1974 British Halcyon Skies London Cargo Ship’s Brass Bell With Iron Striker. MISC 890 - MISC 890
The Halcyon Skies was a 27502 Ton Cargo ship laid down in 1971 for Court Lines London. In 1974 the ship was sold to Open Seas Cia Nav, Liberia and re-named Patianna. In 1980 it was sold to Manunited Cia Nav Greece and re-named Anna Xyla. In 1981 it was destroyed by fire at Jebel Dhanna and hulked, then scrapped in 1985. This is the Halcyon Skies London brass ship’s bell used on the ship between 1971 and 1974 before being sold on to the Liberian Company. The bell is 12" tall and the mouth 11” diameter from rim edge to rim edge. It is complete with iron striker fitted with plaited white rope cord. The bell sounds perfectly with a loud deep resonance. The top of the bell is crowned with a thick cast, holed hanging block. The front of the bell is deeply cut with large lettering ‘Halcyon Skies’ highlighted in black paint and the rear ‘London’ highlighted in red paint. This impressive Bell weighs a heavy 11.550 Kg (including striker). The price includes UK delivery. MISC 890.
£275.00

WW2 Japanese Soldier’s Imperial Rising Sun Silk Back Pack Battle Flag. Sn 15390:11 - 15390:11
This is an excellent original 38” x 26 ½” WW2 Japanese Soldier’s back pack Battle Flag. These flags would be carried by Japanese Soldiers and attached to their rifles when charging during battle. This flag is made of white silk and has a central vivid red printed ‘sun’ roundel. The Flag is clean with no mothing and has stitched edges. 2 corners have the correct triangular reinforced edges and original string cords. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15390:11
£245.00

MASSIVE, WW2 Era Japanese Silk 'Yosegaki Hinomaru' House Banner To Wish Good Luck To Soldiers Departing For War. Sn 15390:10 - 15390:10
This is an excellent original Japanese 'yosegaki hinomaru' or good luck banner. Flag. The massive banner is 4.267 metres overall length and 68.5 cm width. These banners were made by family members and friends of Japanese Soldiers going to war and contained personalized messages and / or signatures. The banners would be hung outside family homes of Soldiers departing for war in the hope that the messages would bring them good fortune. This banner is made of white silk and on one side has a hand painted colourful panel at the top featuring the Imperial Chrysanthemum ‘Mon’ badge and crossed flags, one depicting the ‘rising sun’ sunburst battle flag, the other depicting the Japanese National ‘red sun’ flag. Below the panel there are large Japanese script characters for the full length of the banner (the characters bottom to top are illustrated left to right in image 3). The banner has stitched edges and the bottom edge has original small tassels. The material has no mothing or other holes and just areas of light staining consistent with age. The price for this massive WW2 Japanese good luck banner includes UK delivery. Sn 15390:10
£295.00

SOLD SOLD (27/06) British Military Webley MK II 1880 Model Brass Safety Fuse Igniter Pistol With Screw Off Barrel & Steel Belt Bar. Sn 13204 - 13204
Military Safety Fuse igniter pistols were developed to allow demolition charge fuses/ cords to be ignited at a great distance by Military & Civilian users. The cord was attached to the screw off sleeved barrel and a percussion cap/charge loaded into the hinged breech of the pistol to ignite the detonation cord/fuse when fired. This is an excellent Webley MK II 1880 Model fuse igniter pistol (see page 231, plate A of the book ‘The Webley Story’ by Dowell. It has a solid brass frame and excellent undamaged wood grip with steel military lanyard ring. The breech cover is numbered ‘79’. There are no other external date or manufacturer marks on this igniter. It has a steel hammer and trigger. The hinged breech cover catch operates as it should. It has the correct knurled screw off barrel which measures 6 cm length and it measures 17.5 cm overall. It has the correct steel belt bar. The pistol is fully functioning and strips cocks and dry fires. No licence is required to own this fuse igniter in the UK. Sn 13204
£0.00

SOLD (LAY-AWAY 28/06 WW1 Era Imperial German Dragoon Cavalry Trooper Reservist’s Porcelain Bier Stein To Trooper Georg Frank Of Drag Regt (“Wurtt) No.26.1 Esk Stuttgart With Pewter / White Metal Hinged Cover Cast Mounted Dragoon & Rampant Lion Sn 15507 - 15507
This is a splendid Imperial German cavalry trooper reservist’s personalised Bier Stein. The porcelain has no damage or chips and its colourful art work depicting Cavalry Officers and Troopers in the field, socialising ‘off duty’ and performing Cavalry chores together with Imperial State heraldic arms. The rim of the top of the stein is marked to Prinz Carl Of Bavaria’s 1st Heavy Cavalry Regiment together with date ‘1896-99’ and the rim of the base is Regiment marked ‘Drag Regt (“Wurtt) No.26.1 Esk Stuttgart’ and within a panel at the bottom rim named ‘Georg Frank’. The imagery in the central panels of the stein has passages of German text which would be worthy of translation. The top of the stein has a pewter / white metal hinged cover fixed to the top of the stein’s handle. The cover has crisp foliate embossed decoration and cast figures of a rampant Lion with shield and mounted Dragoon in full Uniform. The lid has panels containing German text including ‘Reserve Hat Ruh’(rest for the reserve). The stein is clean and untarnished both inside and out and would make a superb display / conversation piece. The stein is 12 ¼” overall height and the base is 4 ¼” diameter. . The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15507
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (13/07) 1908 - 1910 Imperial German Mounted Field Artillery Trooper Reservist’s Porcelain Bier Stein To Trooper Butz Of The 5th Battery 43rd Mounted Field Artillery Regiment With large Ornate Pewter / White Metal Hinged Cover - 15506
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 embossed panels depicting home leave and guard duty scenes. The rim of the top of the stein is marked ½ L (Litre) & has German text .The rim of the base is named ‘5 Batt Clev Feld Art Reg Reservist Butz’ below panel ‘43’ with Imperial Eagle and Portrait of the Kaiser (5th Battery 43rd Mounted Field Artillery Regiment) together with date ‘1908-10’. 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 decoration depicting Artillery, Cavalry & Infantry in the field and cast figures of a field cannon, gun crew & mounted Officer (a novel feature of the cannon is that its barrel can be raised and lowered in the vertical plane). The base of the stein is numbered ‘725’. The stein is 13 ¼” height overall and the base is 4” diameter. The stein clean and untarnished both inside and out and would make a superb display / conversation piece. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15506
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (13/07) Pre WW1 & WW1 Era Colourful Imperial German Army Reservist Veteran’s Parole Heimat (Return Home) Riehl Cologne Schnapps Flask With Hinged Cover, Train Station Scene, Match Box, Cigarette Holder & Cord Strap. Sn 15505 - 15505
This is an original WW1 era Imperial German army veteran's Schnapps flask. These flasks were presented to reservists in the Imperial German army as a memento of their service. It is complete with metal screw top mounted with a pewter/ white metal Soldier and female figure with Ram above a small paper label with German text which translates to ‘desperate to get home’ or similar. The flask is mounted with its original black, red and white cord strap. The canteen-style metal flask measures 5" in diameter and covers a glass schnapps bottle. The front of the flask has a hinged metal cover with small catch to the left side. The front of the cover has a hinged matchbox which contains matches. The lid of the matchbox has enamelled number ‘24’ and ‘Koln Riehl’ (Riehl is an area of Cologne Germany). The cover has a banner "Parole Heimat" referring to the owner's completion of service and return home. The cover has a backdrop of enamelled illustrated sections depicting aspects of military service. When opened the hinged cover reveals a colourful scene depicting Soldiers being greeted by their wives / girlfriends at a train station. The inside of the hinged cover has a cloth band to hold cigarettes. The schnapps bottle is undamaged. The rear of the flask has an enamelled brass badge with crossed flags one with portrait and the other with German text. ’24 Koln Riehl Raus aus’ is also depicted in enamel. The red background has ‘Parole Heimat’ together with other German text. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15505
£0.00

SOLD SOLD 26/06 1906-1908 Imperial German Army Resrevist Porcelain Bier Stein To A Named Soldier Mener 6 Comp 2nd Garde Regt Zu Fuls, Berlin With Lithopane Image Base Of A Soldier & Wife With A Train in Background & Pewter / White Metal Hinged Cover. - 15449
This is a splendid Imperial German Reservists personalised Bier Stein. The porcelain has no damage or chips and its colourful art work depicting Infantry Troops in the field together with banners and martial arms and central portrait of the Kaiser. The rim of the top of the stein is marked to Reservist Mener together with other German text and the rim of the base is dated 1906-1908. The imagery in the central panels of the stein has passages of German text which would be worthy of translation. The top of the stein has a pewter / white metal hinged cover fixed to the top of the stein’s handle. The lid features the Imperial Eagle mounted to the thumb lift, and seated soldier raising a glass with a rifle on his lap. 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 panel depicts a Soldier and Wife with a Train in Background. The stein is clean and untarnished both inside and out and would make a superb display / conversation piece. The Stein stands 11 ½” height including lid and the base is 4 ½” diameter. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15449
£0.00

SOLD SOLD (22/06) WW2 1942 dated German 150cm Anti-Aircraft Searchlight (Flakscheinwerfer 150 cm37) Spare Parts Wooden Container. MISC 868 - MISC 868
This is a WW2 1942 dated German wooden box for containing spare parts (Vorratsteile) for the 150cm anti-aircraft searchlight used by the Germans throughout WW2 with their anti-aircraft defences. The dovetailed box measures 48 x 33 x 19cm and is made of pine. The box retains most of its original black painted finish and has two folding metal handles on each end. There are three recessed steel hinges screwed to the rear of the box attached to the lid and there are eight steel reinforcing plates to the corners of the box for protection. The box is stencilled in white to the lid of the box Vorratsteile (Spare parts) fur Flakscheinwerfer 150 cm 37 (for the 150cm Anti-aircraft searchlight model 37) Gew. 15kg (Weight 15kg). Messerkopf 39.(knife edge (carbon arcs for the searchlight?)). The box is stamped on one end dda (maker) 1942 (1942 date). The price includes U.K delivery. MISC 868 £195
£0.00
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