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Impressive Silver Kings Dragoon Guards Charging Cavalry Statuette Presentation Mess Piece. Misc 856 - Misc 856
This is a very impressive silver plated Mess Piece, a charging Kings Dragoon Guard, on horse back with drawn sword in a full cavalry charge. The 1st King's Dragoon Guards was a cavalry regiment in the British Army. The regiment was raised by Sir John Lanier in 1685 as the 2nd Queen's Regiment of Horse, named in honour of Queen Mary, consort of King James II. It was renamed the 2nd King's Own Regiment of Horse in 1714 in honour of George I. The regiment attained the title 1st King's Dragoon Guards in 1751. The regiment served as horse cavalry until 1937 when it was mechanised with light tanks. The regiment became part of the Royal Armoured Corps in 1939. After service in the First World War and the Second World War, the regiment amalgamated with the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) in 1959 to form the 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards. The regiment, which had been was stationed at Lucknow in India at the start of the war, landed at Marseille as part of the 8th (Lucknow) Cavalry Brigade in the 1st Indian Cavalry Division in November 1914 for service on the Western Front. The regiment saw action at the Battle of Festubert in May 1915, the Second Battle of Ypres also in May 1915 and the Battle of Morval in September 1916 but returned to India in October 1917. This statuette can only be obtained if commissioned by a serving or retired member of the regiment. It is a very impressive mess piece and the mounted Kings Dragoon Guard is mounted on a large black plinth. The ground beneath the horse has fine grass detail and a sword and spilt bucket. This is a fine detailed piece in every way. It stands 12" high and is 12 3/4" long. The price includes UK delivery. Misc 856
£675.00

Victorian Leather Bound Cosh With Integral Weighted Ends. Sn 13422 - 13422
This is an unusual cosh most likely made sometime in the Victorian era. It measures 9 ½” overall length. The shaft has weighted ‘club’ head ends which double as pommel ends for striking and assist grip depending which way round the cosh is held. The cosh is expertly bound in brown leather . Price for this unusual piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13422
£195.00

Boer War Era British Cavalry Officers Private Purchase Leather Bound Riding Crop / Club With Integral Weighted Head For Self Defence Or Battle Use. Sn 13421 - 13421
This is an unusual riding crop form club no doubt a British Cavalry Officers private purchase weapon. It measures 25” overall including the leather wrist strap. The 17 1/2" long wood shaft with weighted ‘club’ head is expertly bound in brown leather for self defence or use in battle. The bottom end of the shaft has cord binding and a leather loop with 2 eyelets. Price for this unusual piece includes UK delivery. Sn 13421
£275.00

WW2 German Army Helios Swiss Heer Wristwatch & Leather Wrist strap. Misc. 855 - Misc 855
A WW2 Wehrmacht German Army Heer Swiss made "Helios" jewelled wristwatch. The German Army had special pocket and wristwatches for their Officers and special functions. (Deutsches Heer - German). The German Army. Letters DH designated the watches made in Switzerland under the military order for Germany during WW2. The watch face is black and is marked "Helios". The backside is marked "Stahlbowden (stainless) Wasserdicht (which means loosely translated watertight) D 20164 H". The D may mean "Dienstuhr" which means "Service Watch" and the H is Heer for Army, Service Watch Army. The watch has a clear glass and luminescent minute and hour hands. The watch has a second sub scale. The watch appears to work perfectly, but has not been serviced by us. The winder works as it should and alters the hour and minute hands as it should. The watch has a black leather strap. A very nice WW2 German Army service watch. The price includes UK delivery. Misc 855
£395.00

Scottish Military Sporran With Two Tassels and a Badge To The Camerons. Misc 852. - Misc 852
Sporran is the Gaelic word for purse, and it is a traditional part of Highland dress. The sporran is a bag worn on the front of a kilt to provide a pocket for carrying any number of objects, and it is revered in Scotland as much as the kilt itself. The design is meant for utility or decoration, depending on the occasion. This is a Scottish Sporran with two tassels and Cameron's badge to the front. The sporran is in very good condition. It is made of horse hair and has two matching horse hair tassels suspended from metal chains. The top is black leather and it has a metal cantle. Fixed to the black leather is a Camerons badge in gilt. On the reverse there are two brown leather belt loops and a flap covered pocket which is shaped. Under the flap there are two handwritten names "W.V. Hansen PTE Llewellyn 23959684". This is a nice example. The price includes UK delivery. Misc 852
£175.00

Squires Gin Advertising Ceramic Statue, Victorian Hunting Gentleman With Hound. Sn 13296 - 13296
This is a very nice Squires Gin advertising ceramic statue. It depicts a Victorian hunting gentleman carrying a shotgun with a hound sat down on his left side. It was used to advertise Squires Gin and would have stood on a bar. The statue is ceramic and is very colourful, with the gentleman having a green jacket and black top hat. Stood on a plinth with a hound. The colours are vivid and the ceramic is in very good, undamaged condition. There are no makers names on the statue, there is a black cross on the base. It stands 10" high. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13296
£125.00

Limited Edition 46/1000 Lancashire County Fire Brigade Presentation Case of Constituent Brigades Cap Badges. Sn 13291 - 13291
A mint condition limited edition 46/1000 Lancashire County Fire Brigade presentation case of Constituent Brigades Cap Badges. The case is red with gold lettering and on the top it has an outline map of the Lancashire County area with the constituent brigade locations marked on it. To the left of this it has "Lancashire County Fire Brigade" below this the Fire Brigade emblem and below this "Constituent Brigades Cap Badges". Inside, the base has a red felt covered card with 8 x brigade badges fixed to it for display. The badges are Burnley, Lancashire Pre 1987, Blackpool Pre 1956, Preston, West Riding, Blackburn, Lancashire Post 1987 and Blackpool Post 1956. The cap badge order is repeated in the lid in gold lettering on cream silk. Also with the set is a laminated and sealed signed card authenticating the limited edition set number. This is a very nice presentation set and in mint condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13291
£225.00

Limited Edition 863/1000 West Yorkshire Fire Service Presentation Case of Constituent Brigades Cap Badges. Sn 13290 - 13290
A mint condition limited edition 863/1000 West Yorkshire Fire Service presentation case of Constituent Brigades Cap Badges. The case is dark blue with gold lettering and on the top it has an outline map of the West Yorkshire area with the Constituent brigade locations marked on it. To the left of this it has "West Yorkshire Fire Service" below this the Fire Brigade emblem and below this "Constituent Brigades Cap Badges". On the reverse the makers name "Marples & Beasley Ltd. Birmingham". Inside, the base has a blue felt covered card with 9 x brigade badges fixed to it for display. The badges are Post 1984, Pre 1984, West Riding, Bradford, Leeds, Halifax, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Wakefield. Also is a small oval with the edition number "0863". The cap badge order is repeated in the lid in gold lettering on cream silk. Also with the set is a laminated and sealed signed card authenticating the limited edition set number. This is a very nice presentation set and in mint condition. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 13290
£225.00

Victorian / Edwardian Game Keeper's, 12 Bore Blank Shotgun Cartridge, Trip Wire 'Alarm Gun'. MISC 851 - MISC 851
This complete Victorian / Edwardian Era Gamekeeper's alarm gun was used to warn Gamekeepers of the presence of Poachers on Estates or outbuildings. Several variants were available in the period. This alarm consists of a 33 ½” long, ¼” square iron bar which is mounted with the loading mechanism, hammer weight and release trigger / hook holed for trip wire. It has its original breech plate chain and breech plate with firing pin. The spike end of the bar would be inserted in the ground and a trip wire stretched from the release hook at the top of the bar to some immoveable object such as a tree stump or gate. The bottom mount would be preloaded with a 12 bore blank shotgun cartridge and the breech plate with pin placed on top providing a firing chamber. The release hook would hold the top weight in place until released by an intruder tripping over the wire. The weight would drop and strike the breech plate discharging the blank round. The alarm is painted red & has even patina consistent with age and no rust. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on this alarm. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique alarm gun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. MISC 851
£295.00

Victorian / Edwardian Game Keeper's, 12 Bore Blank Shotgun Cartridge, Trip Wire 'Alarm Gun'. MISC 850 - MISC 850
This complete Victorian / Edwardian Era Gamekeeper's alarm gun was used to warn Gamekeepers of the presence of Poachers on Estates or outbuildings. Several variants were available in the period. This alarm consists of a 33 ½” long, ¼” square iron bar which is mounted with the loading mechanism, hammer weight and release trigger / hook holed for trip wire. It has its original breech plate chain and breech plate with firing pin. The spike end of the bar would be inserted in the ground and a trip wire stretched from the release hook at the top of the bar to some immoveable object such as a tree stump or gate. The bottom mount would be preloaded with a 12 bore blank shotgun cartridge and the breech plate with pin placed on top providing a firing chamber. The release hook would hold the top weight in place until released by an intruder tripping over the wire. The weight would drop and strike the breech plate discharging the blank round. The alarm is painted black & has even patina consistent with age and no rust. There are no visible manufacturer or date marks on this alarm. Price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique alarm gun no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. MISC 850
£295.00
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