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Boer War Era British Cavalry Officers Private Purchase Bamboo Riding Crop With Integral Leather Covered Weighted Club For Self Defence Or Battle Use. Sn 11976 - 11976
This is an unusual British Cavalry Officers private purchase Bamboo riding crop / club. It measures 27 ½” overall. The Bamboo shaft has a curved, bulbous, solid, weighted ‘club’ end expertly bound in brown leather for self defence or use in battle. The other end of the shaft has matching leather binding and a solid leather loop. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 11976
£225.00

MUSEUM QUALITY, Framed Collection Of Original C AD 83 Hand Forged Iron Nails Recovered In 1960 From The Roman Legionary Fortress At Inchtuthil Perthshire Scotland With Illustrated Descriptive Panels Detailing History Of The Site & Roman Nail Manufacture - 11710
This is an impressive framed Collection Of Nine Original C AD83 Hand Forged Iron Nails Recovered In 1960 From The Roman The Scottish Legionary Fortress At Inchtuthil Perthshire. The nails measure from approx. 9” to 2” and are all complete with nail heads and the surface rust to be expected. All are mounted on a beige card background with illustrations of a Roman Centurion, an Officer & Other Roman Soldiers. The Card has bold black lettering ‘ROMAN NAILS FROM SCOTLAND’ & descriptive panels containing typed text detailing The History Of The Inchtuthil Fortress Site, the method of Roman nail manufacture and the recovery of a hoard of Roman nails from the site in 1960 (the panels are both illustrated in readable size in image 3). The glazed wood frame measures 31” x 21” x 4”. The rear of the frame is mounted with two steel plates holed for cord to allow 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 11710
£195.00

SUPERB QUALITY, Victorian Gentleman’s Japanese Or Chinese Shibayama Bone Handled Walking Stick Inlaid Insects Of Tortoise Shell Mother Of Pearl & Semi Precious Stones & Silver Ferrule. MISC 830 - MISC 830
Shibayama is an art form that originated in Japan introduced in the 18th Century by Shibayama Dosho. It is the art of semi-precious inlay on lacquer and other materials. The items decorated in the Shibayama style range from vases, boxes and table-screens to swords. The art form was also performed by Chinese craftsmen. This is a stunning Japanese or Chinese antique Victorian era walking stick with exquisite shibayama bone handle and hallmarked silver collar. The shibayama bone handle is beautifully decorated with inlaid insects formed from tortoise shell, mother of pearl and semi precious stones. The underside of the handle has an oriental script signature either of the craftsmen or as is common with shibayama pieces a meaning of life proverb (such as health, good luck, happiness etc). The main shaft is Rosewood and has a later rubber end cap fitted to protect the tip. The silver collar has unreadable faint hallmarks.The condition of the handle is excellent with no damage to the handle or insects. The cane measures 30 ½” overall length and the handle is 4”. This piece is a work of art and would stand out in any collection. Price includes UK delivery. MISC 830
£595.00

A WW1 1918 Dated British Naval Barometer/Altimeter by T. Wheeler, London in its Original Leather Case with Original Royal Woolwich Dockyard 1919 Certificate of Accuracy. Misc 829 - Misc 829
A WW1 1918 Dated British Naval Barometer/Altimeter by T. Wheeler, London in its original leather case. The Barometer is in a brassed case which is stamped on the rear with the British War Department 'Broad Arrow'. Also on the rear is a slot headed screw head for adjusting the barometer. The barometer/altimeter has an unmarked flat glass and under this is the card. The card is in excellent condition and is marked on the inside of the scale in inches from 24-31 and around the outside in atmospheric pressure from 0-7000 feet. In the centre it has "Compensated" (compensated for temperature changes) and "T. Wheeler London 4122 1918". The barometer/altimeter comes in a fitted leather case which is in excellent condition and retains the strap to secure the top. Inside the case is an original 'Certificate of Examination' of accuracy carried out at R.E. Stores, Royal Dockyard, Woolwich in January 1919 showing it within limits. This is an excellent piece. The price includes Uk delivery. Misc 829
£495.00

A Cased British Military 'Nero' Stop Watch with 3 Second Sweep, 1/110 Seconds. Misc 828 - Misc 828
This is a high quality, British Military Swiss Movement 'Nero' Stop watch with a 3 second sweep, making it a very accurate stop watch. The rear is stamped with "1/100 Sec" (seconds) and the War Department 'Broad Arrow' along with a serial number "3855". The stop watch has a chromed brass case with a flip rear cover and flip inner cover to reveal the Swiss movement. The inside of the covers is a brushed finish. The front has a white face with black numerals. It has blued steel fingers and brass centre bushes. The glass is flat and clear. It has just one very small chip on the top right side. The watch has a lanyard ring with a push button stop/start button which also acts as a winder for the mechanical mechanism. The stop watch runs perfectly. To the right of this is a zero push button which has a sliding lock bar on it, which operates as it should. The dial is marked around the outside with 3 second intervals divided into 100ths. making this very accurate. It has a 3 second full sweep. The sub scale registers up to 60 seconds. This type of stop watch was used in the military on board sub marines for torpedo runs, on board aircraft for timing bomb drops and the army for artillery. It comes in a fitted case with silk and velvet lining. The watch measures 2 1/2" in diameter. This is a very nice, quality time piece. The price includes UK delivery. Misc 828
£495.00

RARE, Original Victorian & WW1 Era 1915 Dated British Army Bayonet Training Fencing ‘Musket’ Converted from 1878 Dated Martini Henry MK II Service Rifle. MISC 824. - MISC 824
This is an original British Army Bayonet Training Fencing Musket. These pieces of equipment were used to train recruits in the art of offensive and defensive bayonet techniques. These early training devices were made from Martini Henry Service Rifles. This example has the correct sprung steel for end tube with flat round end cap which retracts into a steel sleeve to cushion impact during training. It has the original martini henry wood stock with the action correctly filled with wood block. It has a steel butt plate and brass fore end block. The action is dated 1878 with crown VR and MKII designation. The breech is marked ‘SX’ and the stock impressed with roundel and 12/1915 date (Dec 1915). The device measures 58”” overall (image 2 shows a similar training Musket in contemporary Military use and inset are the stock markings on our example). The fore end spring mechanism works correctly. Price for this interesting fully functional Early British bayonet training Martini includes UK delivery. MISC 824
£375.00

A 1975 Silver Regimental Scottish Drinking Cup To Scottish Volunteer Engineer Regiment. Misc - 11355
A 1975 Silver Regimental Scottish Drinking Cup to the Scottish Volunteer Engineer Regiment and specifically to Captain A. Reid-Peters RE. The drinking cup is in excellent condition, free of dents or damage. It is hallmarked silver, the hallmark is to Edinburgh 1973-74 and it weighs 150grams. The Royal Engineer’s Army Reserve Regiment is based across Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Regimental Headquarters (RHQ) is based in Leuchars, Fife, with our 3 Squadrons based in Bangor, Paisley and Cumbernauld. The cup is engraved on one side with "Presented By The Officers of 71 (Scottish) Engineer Regiment (Volunteers) Captain A. Reid-Peters RE (V)On Leaving The Regiment July 1975" and on the other with the Regimental Crest. On the base it has the hallmarks. The cup measures 4" across and stands 1 1/2" high. It has two drinking handles. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 11355
£275.00

WW1/ WW2 Era Large Kings Crown Hand Painted Military Band Bass Drum To The 288 2nd West Lancashire LT A.D. Regiment Royal Artillery Territorial Army. MISC 821 - MISC 821
This is a large original wood Military band bass drum. It measures 32” diameter and is 15” depth. The wood rims and body are undamaged. The skins have service wear consistent with age, in particular the one skin has a perished edge approx. 16” in length which appears to have perished at some time in its life during storage. The body of the drum is fitted with ropes which are mounted with stitched buff leather tabs. The rim of the drum is fitted with 2 brass ball head pegs. The drum is painted dark green with red and yellow banding. To the front it has Heraldic Arms of Great Britain with King’s Crown and Gold banners with wording ‘ 288 2nd West Lancashire LT A.D. Regiment Royal Artillery Territorial Army’. All of the colours are excellent and rich with an even aged patina. The price for this impressive Military Band piece includes UK delivery. MISC 821
£575.00

Original, WW1 Sopwith Pup British Fighter Aircraft Propellor Boss Converted To Officer's Mess/ Mantle Feature Piece With Brass Cased Front Wind Clock By Smiths London Mounted On original Propellor Wood Plinth. MISC 807 - MISC 807
The Sopwith Pup was a British single seater biplane fighter aircraft built by the Sopwith Aviation Company. It entered service with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service in the Autumn of 1916. With good manoeuvrability, the aircraft proved very successful. The Pup was eventually outclassed by newer German fighters, but it was not completely replaced on the Western Front until the end of 1917. Remaining Pups were relegated to Home Defence and training units. The Pup's flying characteristics also made it ideal for use in aircraft carrier deck landing and takeoff experiments. This is an excellent WW1 Sopwith Pup British Fighter Aircraft Propellor Boss Converted To an Officer's Mess/ Mantle Feature Piece With Contemporary Brass Cased Front Wind Clock By Smith. The original propellor boss is undamaged and measures 18x8x4 inches. The centre of the boss snugly houses the excellent, undamaged, glazed brass cased clock which is in full working order. The clock is push fitted into the boss and can be removed for inspection/ repair. The face of the clock is clearly marked by the manufacturer 'Smiths, British made 179-185 Gt Portland Street, London, W' and 'AC 4322'. It has it's original minute and hour hands and crisp numerals. The boss is mounted on a large wooden plinth made from the wood of the propellor which measures 17 3/4"x 6 1/2x1 1/2". Price for this excellent piece which would make an excellent Officer's Mess or Mantlepiece feature includes UK delivery. MISC 807
£595.00

Original, WW1 British De Havilland 'DH4' Bomber Aircraft Propellor Boss Officer's Mess Centre Piece With Front Wind 'Sestrel' Maritime Clock By Smith & Son Southampton Mounted On Original Propellor Wood Plinth. MISC 809 / 9245 - MISC 809
De Havilland Bi Planes were used by both the British & Americans during WW1 as Bomber & Reconnaissance Aircraft. This is an excellent WW1 British De Havilland Aircraft Propellor Boss Hub Converted To an Officer's Mess Feature Piece With Chrome Plated Cased Front Wind Clock By Smith & Son Southampton. The original Mahogany propellor boss is undamaged and the piece measures a large 42x17x11 inches (including plinth & clock). The blades near to the boss centre are marked ' DE.H.4 LEFT HAND', '210 M & Co', 'ENGNO 450' & '250HP ROLLS ROYCE'. The hub centre is mounted with an undamaged, glazed chrome plated cased clock which is in full working order. The face of the clock which is a maritime piece is clearly marked by the manufacturer 'Sestrel' & 'F. Smith & Son, Southampton'. It has it's original minute and hour hands and crisp numerals. The clock with glazed hinged cover has it's original key. The boss is mounted on a large wooden plinth made from the wood of the propellors. The price for this superb British WW1 Combat Aircraft centre piece includes UK delivery. MISC 809
£575.00
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