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Original, WW2 Japanese Naval Landings / Marines Cloth Sunburst Battle Flag. Sn 14894:10 - 14894:10
This is an excellent original 28” x 32" WW2 Japanese battle flag carried into battle by Japanese Soldiers and marines during naval landing attacks. This flag is made of cloth has a central vivid red printed ‘sun’ roundel with dramatic red sunburst rays. The flag has stitched edges. The material is clean with no mothing. The price for this colourful WW2 Japanese flag includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:10
£345.00

**SOLD**LAYAWAY 15/1/18**SOLD**Original, WW2 Japanese Soldier’s Cloth 'Yosegaki Hinomaru' (Or Good Luck) Battle Flag With Many Japanese Script Signatures. Sn 14894:9 - 14894:9
This is an excellent original 28 ½” x 38" WW2 Japanese 'yosegaki hinomaru' or good luck Battle Flag. These flags were signed by family members and friends of Japanese Soldiers going to war together with messages to bring good luck. The Soldier would carry these flags into battle in the hope that the flag would bring them good fortune. This flag is made of white cloth and has a central vivid red printed ‘sun’ roundel surrounded by numerous Japanese script signatures. There is a contemporary stitched repair to a small tear on the red roundel which is only visible on close inspection. The flag has no mothing. The Flag has stitched edges. 2 edges have original leather tabs with cords attached. The material is clean. The price for this colourful WW2 Japanese flag includes UK delivery. Sn 14894:9
£0.00

Original, 1955 Dated British WD Bren Gun Canvas Cover & Webbing Tool Bag With Original Bren Gun Maintenance Components & MK 1 Bren Gun Multi Tool. Sn 14811 - 14811
The British .303 Calibre Bren Light Machine Gun was introduced in the 1930's and used extensively by British & Allied Forces throughout WW2 and into the modern era. This is an original WD waxed canvas cover designed to cover the body of the Bren including top carry handle and magazine has webbing straps with brass buckles on the bottom edges to secure the cover to the weapon. The inside of the cover has a post War ‘1955’ date stamp together with ‘D War Dept Arrow D’ mark & stores codes. The cover is in as new un-issued condition. The cover is accompanied by an original webbing tool kit for Bren guns. The bag with shoulder strap has internal pockets with flap covers which contain a variety of parts and accessories such as allen keys, wire gauzes, springs, pull through, tin & oil bottles for Bren gun maintenance including an original paper leaflet describing contents of a complete kit. One of the oil bottles in our kit has a WD arrow mark. The kit also has its original MK1 Bren gun steel multi tool. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14811
£225.00

RESERVED LARGE, WW1 & WW2 Era British Leather, Cork & Canvas Cordite Charge Carrier Bucket For Artillery Pieces. Sn 14835 - 14835
An excellent original Brown leather cordite charge carrier. Constructed of Leather, cork and canvas, these types of carrier were used by during and after WW1 to carry the cordite charges for large artillery pieces. The front has colourful Heraldic Arms. It has a complete canvas lining and heavy duty leather carry handle supported by large brass buttons on the body of the carrier. There are no visible WD, date or manufacturer marks visible on the carrier. It measures 20” height & 9" base diameter. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 14835
£275.00

WW1 Imperial German Army Presentation Entrenching Tool With Nickel Plated & Etched Blade. Sn 14813 - 14813
This is an original WW1 Imperial German army entrenching tool. The steel blade of this tool has been contemporarily nickel plated and etched , no doubt a presentation piece awarded to a German soldier on his retirement after WW1. The etched panel on the front of the blade has the Tutonic cross on a field of oak leaves with indistinct stylised Germanic script most likely the name of the retiring Soldier and a memory of service motto (illustrated). The blade is securely riveted to its wood shaft which has a rounded pommel holed for wrist strap. The wood retains some of its original black paint. It measures 21” overall length. The metal has staining and patina consistent with age and no damage. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14813
£225.00

MINT, Blank Firing, Pietta Western Remington New Army 9mm Calibre Brass Framed Single Action Revolver. MISC 864 - MISC 864
The Remington New Army Model, was a single action, 6 shot, percussion revolver manufactured by Remington & Sons in .44 Calibre used during the American Civil War. The Remington design lives on today in the form of quality replicas and blank firing pistols true to the original Remington pistols, from Italian manufacturers Uberti, Pietta, and Euroarms. This quality Pietta manufactured example of the Remington Army revolver retailed by Pietta as the ‘Western Remington New Army’ is in near mint condition. The pistol has an 8” blued steel octagonal barrel and measures 14 ½” overall. The right side of the barrel is crisply stamped ‘Western Remington New Army Cal 9mm Knall'. The left side 'Pietta Made In Italy'. It has a brass frame and blued cylinder. The Pistol’s cocking and firing actions work perfectly. It has the correct blocked and slotted barrel & offset cylinder. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 864
£295.00

RARE, ORIGINAL, COLLECTION OF 5 ANCIENT Late Momoyama / Early Edo Period Japanese Yajiri / Yanone Hand Forged Steel War Arrow Heads, Including One Yanagi-Ba (Willow Leaf) Kabura-Ya (Samurai Chief Arrow ) With Visible Mei Script Signature. ED 2218 - ED 2218
The Japanese arrowhead called Yajiri or Yanone have many uses and shapes. There are many variations of each style. These arrowheads are made with the same quality and attention to detail the same as their swords and other edged weapons as they are folded steel and most are tempered. Yanone were used for battle, hunting, gifts or rewards and for presentations. In general the standard point style looking like a small Yari (spear) were used for war and armour piercing. It is said that a samurai might have a quiver of 26 Arrows (Ya) and one of them, called the Kabura-Ya or Chief arrow, and was only used if the battle was lost. These yanone have extensive detail in the saw-cut or carved patterns. Most yanone have names related to their shapes. These include; bamboo leaf, camellia leaf, willow leaf, tree leaf, aoi leaf, water plantation, fish head, crabs claw, dragon's tongue and wild goose beak to name a few. These arrowheads are usually signed on the blade below the piercing and above the shoulder. Normally there are characters on both sides of the blade but in many cases the signature (mei) has been almost polished away. This style of arrowhead appeared during the Momoyama period (1573-1615) and continued through the Edo Period to 1868. Our collection comprises of 4 pointed armour piercing yari spear heads. 2 with heart shaped piercings (each 7” overall length including steel shafts) and 2 with geometric piercings (each 8” overall length including steel shafts) & 1 large Kabura-Ya (Samurai Chief Arrow) This arrow head is longer measuring 9 ½” overall length including steel shaft. The willow leaf head has a gilt finish, 1 ¼” at its widest & 2 ½” from tip to shoulder . The head has a central saw cut geometric piercing and a small heart piercing near to the tip. On one side of the head is a crisp Japanese script Mei signature worthy of further research (illustrated in image 2). All of the arrow heads have the form and patina of hand forged ancient arrow heads from the late Momoyama / Early Edo Period . The price includes UK delivery. ED 2218
£375.00

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 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
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