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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

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

SOLD SOLD (27/11) RARE, MATCHING MARKS, Original WW1 / WW2 Era Tanker’s Battle Axe With Integral 47mm Tank Shell Case Extractor Tool Marked ‘MODL E DU CAPITAINE LEFEBVRE EUREY. SCHY PARIS’ & Original Leather Belt Scabbard. Sn 14654 - 14654
This is a rare WW1 / WW2 French Tank crew piece. The steel tang has wood scales secured by 3 large screw bolts. The axe measures 8 ½” from the broadest part of the cutting edge to the crows beak spike. The cutting edge measures 4” from tip to tip. The centre of steel shaft head has a large void oval. The horn shaped top of the head is designed for use by Tank crew to extract 47mm Tank shells. The overall length of the axe is 14”. The steel shaft is marked on one side with partially readable letters and model detail which appears to be ‘MODL E DU CAPITAINE LEFEBVRE EUREY. SCHY PARIS’ (illustrated). The axe is undamaged with even patina. The axe is complete with its original leather scabbard with belt loop for carrying at the waist. The scabbard supports the head and spike of the axe. The leather has surface wear to be expected with age and surface use. The leather is impressed with partially readable matching marks (illustrated). The price for this rare piece of Tanker’s equipment includes UK delivery. Sn 14654

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

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

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

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

SOLD SOLD (27/10) 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

SOLD SOLD (1/11) 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

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
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