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SOLD SOLD (27/06) MINT, UN-ISSUED, COMPLETE, ORIGINAL Early WW2 1940 Dated British Army WD Gas Mask With 1941 Dated Original Webbing Satchel & Original WD Spare Eye Shields & Tinned Un-Opened Tubes Of No.5 Anti Gas Ointment. MISC 869 - MISC 869
This is an original early WW2 dated British WD gas mask set in complete, near mint condition with all of its original packaged accessories of issue. The Gas mask has its original rubberised cloth covered face mask with hose and filtration canister. The underside of the canister has indistinct embossed marks together with ‘No.44’. The lenses are in excellent un-scratched condition and the mask is supple and free of damage. The gas mask tube is flexible and undamaged. The mask has WD ink stamps and manufacture date 29.10.40 (29th October 1940) together with lot number and other indistinct marks. The back of the head straps has indistinct model designation. The canvas satchel has pockets with press stud flap covers, draw strings and adjustable shoulder strap. The inside of the top flap is dated ‘1941’, The pockets contain original accessories of issue consisting of 2 tins of No.5 Anti gas ointment (the tins contain their original unopened ointment tubes) and 3 original plastic protective eye shields with elasticated headbands. The ointment tins and shield packaging have original WD instructions for use. It is rare to find these gas masks in such complete un-issued condition. The price includes UK delivery. MISC 869

Edward VII 1905 Centenary Presentation Plaque ‘Death Of Nelson’ At The Battle Of Trafalgar 21st October 1805 Containing Copper from HMS Victory From The Lords Of The Admiralty To The British & Foreign Sailors Society. Sn 15373 - 15373
On 21st October 1805 The British Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson received a fatal gunshot while pacing the deck of his flag ship HMS Victory during the battle of Trafalgar. In 1905 to commemorate the death of Nelson, his iconic speech ‘England Expects Every Man To Do His Duty’ & the British victory this plaque was created using original copper from HMS Victory and presented by The Lords Of The Admiralty to The British & Foreign Sailors Society. The centrally mounted shield shaped copper plate measures 6 ¾” x 5 ¾”. It is embossed with commemorative / presentation wording and ‘ER VII’ (Edward Rex) Royal Cypher below a depiction of HMS Victory under sail (all illustrated). The plate is secured by 4 copper screws to the wood shield shaped plaque which measures 10”x8”x ¾”. The rear is mounted with cord for wall hanging. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15373

SOLD SOLD (10/07) Early 20th Century British Cheshire Regiment Officer’s Cane Walking / Swagger Stick, Nickel Plated Ball Top Embossed With Cheshire Regiment Badge. Sn 15342 - 15342
The Cheshire Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army, part of the Prince of Wales' Division. The 22nd Regiment of Foot was raised by the Duke of Norfolk in 1689 and was able to boast an independent existence of over 300 years. The regiment was expanded in 1881 as part of the Childers Reforms by the linking of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment of Foot and the militia and rifle volunteers of Cheshire. The title 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment continued to be used within the regiment. On 1 September 2007, the Cheshire Regiment was merged with the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment (29th/45th Foot) and the Staffordshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's) to form a new large regiment, the Mercian Regiment, becoming the 1st Battalion, Mercian Regiment. The Cheshire Regiment fought with distinction in all major conflicts since their formation. This is an attractive original Officer’s walking / swagger Stick of the Cheshire Regiment made sometime in the early 20th century. The varnished cane stick measures 30 ¼” overall. It has a white metal nickel plated ball top with embossed badge of the Cheshire Regiment and conical nickel plated metal ferrule. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 15342

Original Large Framed, American WW2 1940-1944 Colour Lithograph ‘Belgium Fights On’ Propaganda / Recruitment Poster By The Belgian Artist R. Sturbelle Published By The Belgian Information Center New York USA. Sn 15182 - 15182
After the German occupation of Belgium in May 1940, a Belgian Government in Exile was set up in London, while in 1942 the Belgian League was established to organise resistance to the Germans. The purpose of this poster was to encourage support within America for the Belgian resistance cause. In the diagonal sweep of the composition, the image of the bound prisoners facing the German firing squad is counteracted by the avenging Belgian soldier and the thrust of the fighter aircraft. The artwork was by R. Sturbelle, whose name suggests he was himself Belgian and the posters were published between 1940 & 1944 by the American Belgian Information Center, New York. The Colour lithograph paper poster retains all of its original vivid colour and has no staining or damage. The composition comprises a cluster of four bound prisoners in the upper left corner before a firing squad of helmeted soldiers who stand on the diagonal at the right. The central image shows three war planes flying in formation. In the lower centre, printed in full colour, is a charging soldier thrusting his bayonet, seen from above. Large red type is printed across three lines: "Belgium Fights On". The signature of the artist “R. Sturbelle” is printed in grey in upper right corner. “Published by the Belgian Information Center 630 Fifth Street New York City” is printed in black across the lower margin of the poster together with a small printed Union Registration mark. The poster is mounted in a later dark wood frame with clear laminate plastic window. The poster in its frame measures 32” x 26” x ½” and the rear is mounted with cord for wall hanging. NB. Due to the fragile nature of this piece it is only available with frame within the UK and delivery/ collection will be by arrangement. Sn 15182

**UNIQUE PENINSULAR WAR, BATTLE OF SALAMANCA JULY 1812 CONNECTIONS**, Large, Heavy 2 Piece French Copper Cooking Skillet / Poaching Pan With Period Brass Plate Indicating That This Piece was Captured By The British 5th Dragon Guards at Salamanca. - MISC 867
In the battle of Salamanca (in French and Spanish known as “Battle of Arapiles”) an Anglo-Portuguese army under the command of the British Duke of Wellington defeated Marshal Auguste Marmont‘s French forces among the hills around Arapiles, south of Salamanca, Spain on 22 July 1812 during the Peninsular War. During the battle Wellington released Le Marchant's heavy cavalry brigade - the 5th Dragoon Guards, and the 3rd and 4th Dragoons - into the fray, where they promptly destroyed the French Maucune's division. The cavalry reformed after passing through the routed French, charged headlong into the breathless and disorganised infantry of General Brenier's division, still approaching from the East, and tore straight through their front line. The Allies then began a general advance toward the South-East in pursuit of retreating French Forces. Held up for a while by General Ferey and General Foy's courageous rear guard actions, they eventually lost contact with the retreating French, and the two sides drew apart. The battle was over; the French had suffered some 13-14,000 losses (killed, wounded and captured), including two Divisional commanders killed (Thomieres and Ferey) and two senior officers wounded, plus the loss of ten cannon. Against this, the Allies had lost only 5,173 men from all causes. The 5th Dragoon Guards, having played a central part in one of the most spectacular and decisive cavalry charges of the entire war, were able to capture the Drum-Major's staff from the 66th Regiment du Ligne, or Regiment of the Line. This silver-plated, round-headed staff, known universally as the Salamanca Staff, has been carried on parade, ever since, by the senior Warrant Officer Class II (WO2) of all the 5th Dragoon Guards' successor Regiments, including the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards and the present Regiment, The Royal Dragoon Guards. This is a large, heavy 2 piece captured French copper skillet, cooking / poaching pan with period brass plaque indicating that this piece was captured by the 5th Dragon Guards at Salamanca most likely during the pursuit of retreating French Forces possibly in the same time frame as the capture of the Salamanca staff and used in the Regiment’s Officer’s mess. The pans with heavy riveted copper handles weigh a hefty 9.510 Kgs together. When assembled the pans are 10 ¼” tall and 23 ¾” wide from handle to handle. The large pan has a plated lining. The bottom of the smaller top pan is plated. Both pans fit together snugly and have obviously been together since made. The pans have just minor dents consistent with age and use but no damage. The top pan has a period riveted brass plate inscribed ‘Officer’s Mess July 1812 (Salamanca) 5 – KDG (5th King’s Dragoon Guards)’. The price for this unique historic find includes UK delivery. MISC 867

WW2 Parris-Dunn Corp Clarinda Iowa U.S. Navy USN Mark 1 Training Rifle (1903 Springfield). Sn 14972 - 14972
The Parris-Dunn Corporation was founded by William G. Dunn and Cecil L Parris when they formed a business partnership in 1937. Each of these men brought unique contributions to this partnership. Although Dunn had no formal technical training he, like many great inventors, could see the interrelationships that existed between different mechanical devices and could modify or combine them to solve problems. Parris had a background as sales manager for the Kari-Kleen company of Souix City, Iowa and was a talented merchandiser. Initially Parris was the President of the corporation and Dunn the Vice-president but during the war years their positions reversed. William G. Dunn (1883-1968) ran a hardware business in Clarinda, Iowa in the early 1900's. In 1917 he formed the Dunn Counterbalance Company operating out of the back of his hardware store. He eventually built a factory on South 15th Street in Clarinda and the name was changed to the Dunn Manufacturing Co. He was a very talented inventor and eventually held patents for 75 different mechanical devices, many of which were related to the early automobile and aircraft industry. In 1936 he formed a partnership with Cecil Parris in order to better promote his generator business. When WWII broke out there was a severe shortage of military firearms at the start of the war and they were approached by US Army Ordnance to produce a non-firing training rifle. Shortly after, the US Navy also expressed interest in this project but they wanted some slight modifications in their model. The stock and the bolt mechanism are identical on both models and both models have 3 sling swivels. The following differences identify each model. The typical Army Model 1.It has a simple trigger that does not move. 2.It has a sheet metal trigger guard. 3.It either had no middle barrel band or it had a painted black stripe to simulate this band. 4. It has no bayonet lug. The typical Navy Model 1.It has a movable trigger that makes an audible click when pulled. 2.The trigger guard was made of cast iron 3.It has a metal middle barrel band. 4.It has a bayonet lug on the metal front barrel band. In July of 1942 the Army let contract 271 ORD for 35,000 training rifles of their pattern at a cost of $166,000. In August the Navy let contract NROS 10993 for 190,000 training rifles having their changes at a cost of $903,000. In October of 1942 the Army contract was completed and in November they finished the first Navy contract. In January of 1943 the Navy let contract NORD 808 for 110,000 additional training rifles and in June that contract was completed. The Parris-Dunn Training Rifle is not a very accurate replica of the 1903 Springfield Rifle. It has a similar profile but is thinner in cross section and 3 pounds lighter in weight. The receiver, bolt and trigger mechanism are simple by comparison to the Springfield. Plastic training bayonets and scabbards were available for the Navy Model training rifles. This is an original, WW2 Parris-Dunn Mk 1 USN training rifle. It measures 43 ¾” overall length, has the correct 3 sling swivels, large blade fore sight and bayonet lug (The rear sight is absent). The bolt action works as it should and it correctly cocks and dry fires. The steel butt plate is crisply stamped ‘Dummy Training Rifle Mark 1 USN Parris-Dunn Corp Clarinda Iowa’ (illustrated in image 2 along with a contemporary image of a US Navy Sailor with a Parris Dunn USN MK1 dummy training rifle). The woodwork has old stable cracks and scratches but is complete. NB As a dummy training rifle incapable of firing ammunition, no licence is required to own this item in the UK. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14972

SOLD SOLD (18/06) 1899 – 1930 Large, Imperial German, Naval Brass Cased Chronometer Bulkhead Clock By Gustav Becker With Key Mounted On Wood Base. Sn 15174 - 15174
This is an original large, Imperial German, Naval brass cased chronometer bulkhead clock. The clock has been cleaned & is in perfect working order. It has its original brass casing. The rim of the case is holed for screws to allow wall / bulkhead mounting and is mounted on a later wood base which itself is holed for wall mounting. An additional hole has also been drilled in the base when it was made to allow convenient placement of the clocks winder / lock key. The clock including case measures 8 ½” in diameter (including the rim) and is 3 ½” depth . The clock face has a hinged glass cover with brass rim and lock. The face is marked ‘Chronometer – Werke Gesellschaft Mit Besschrankter Haftung’ above ‘Hamburg’. The face with blackened hands and Roman numerals also has a small 60 second timer, slow/ fast adjustment slider and brass rimmed winder key slot. Internally the clock has a trade stamp which reads Gustav Becker indicating that the clock was made sometime between 1899 and 1930 (after this date it would have been marked Junghans). The clock winds and works correctly, keeping precise time and has its original brass winding key which also locks the hinged cover correctly. The price for this rare fully functional U-Boat clock includes UK delivery. Sn 15174

British Royal Navy Red Ensign Flag, Military Quality, New, Hand Stitched Panels, Size 6 Feet By 3 Feet With A Strong Heading. Toggled Top And A Bottom Cleats For Securing The Flag To The Pole Halyard. MISC 866 - MISC 866
This is a brand new military Royal Navy British Red Ensign flag, hand stitched panels, measuring 6 feet long by 3 feet tall. The flag is secured to a strong heading with a wooden toggled top cleat and a 28 inch bottom cleat for securing to the flag pole halyard. Price includes UK delivery. MISC 866

Union Flag, Military Quality, New, Hand stitched panels, Size 6 Feet By 3 Feet With A Strong Heading. Toggled Top And A Bottom Cleats For Securing The Flag To The Pole Halyard. MISC 865 - MISC 865
This is a brand new military quality Union flag, hand stitched panels, measuring 6 feet long by 3 feet tall. The flag is secured to a strong heading with a wooden toggled top cleat and a 28 inch bottom cleat for securing to the flag pole halyard. Price includes UK delivery. MISC 865

19th Century Indian Fighting Spear With Pierced Blade & Ebonised Wood Shaft. Sn 14797 (Swords & Edged Weapons) - 14797
This is a very good quality Indian Fighting spear made in the 19th century. It measures 65” overall length. It has an ebonised wood shaft with 6” leaf shaped blade. The blade is pierced with an intricate heart design and sits on top of a pierced clover heads and tooled steel shaft. The blade including steel shaft measures 14” length. The base of the wood shaft is fitted with a 1 ¾” length brass band. The spear is straight with no damage. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 14797
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