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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

RARE MUSEUM QUALITY C1870 Victorian Collection Of Medieval/ Renaissance Form Armour & Arms By Ernst Schmidt Mounted On A Large Antique English Oak Shield For Wall / Fireplace Display. Sn 11315 - 11315
The Victorian era saw a revival of interest of objects from the renaissance and ancient medieval cultures that influenced architecture, decoration, furnishings and art. This renewed awareness led to an intense affinity of arms and armour from those periods of history. C1870 Ernst Schmidt a dealer in authentic and reproduction arms and armour began production of authentic quality museum quality reproductions of medieval and renaissance arms and armour is considered to be one of the most skilled and prolific manufacturers of the Victorian era and examples of his work are displayed in the London Armoury Tower Collection . This is a fine Victorian collection of medieval/ renaissance form Armour & Arms. Its excellent quality and form indicates that it is by the renowned manufacturer Ernst Schmidt. The collection was recently acquired by us and is in as found unrestored condition. The piece consists of a large pair of articulated steel armour gauntlets with riveted scales and decoratve foliate engraving. The finger scales are leather backed. 2 Battle axes, each axe head being made from the correct single piece of steel with a central voided design and tapering from the cutting edge to shaft edge. One axe has a crescent moon form cutting blade and flat hammer for cracking armour fitted on a solid 24 ½” Ash Shaft. The other has a cutting edge that incorporates and armour piercing spike fitted on a solid 25” Ash shaft. Both shafts have hand tooled decorative bands near to the shaft ends. A bec de corbin ‘War Hammer’ type of pole weapon (popular in medieval Europe. The name is old French for "crow's beak"). It consists of a modified 3 prong armour cracking hammer head with leaf shaped spear spike and beak shaped blade for tearing armour. The War Hammer with long integral ferrule is fitted on a heavy 25” Ash shaft which has 2 decorative strengthening bands in the mid section. Also 2 all steel construction daggers with ornate handles. One with curved cross guard incorporating a ‘sword trap’ ring used to catch and snap the end of an opponent’s dagger or sword, bulbous grip and 9 ½” double edged blade. The other with slim ornate hilt, straight cross guard with ball ends and 10” double edged blade. All of the arms and armour have even patina and no rust. They are all mounted on a heavy shield constructed of Victorian Oak planks. Each piece is mounted on steel hooks and can easily be lifted off for inspection/ handling. The shield measures 32” at its widest point and 38” at its longest point. It is 2 ½” thick and covered with a rich russet coloured material which has areas of surface wear consistent with age. The rear of the shield has exposed Oak planks and is fitted with steel hanging rings and wire for wall mounting. Price for this quality collection of arms and armour mounted for display includes UK delivery. Sn 11315 (NB A FULL SUIT OF QUALITY VICTORIAN GOTHIC FORM ARMOUR IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE)
£2,200.00

WW1 British Government Framed Recruiting Poster 'The Scrap Of Paper'. Sn 10772 - 10772
An original WW1 British Government framed recruiting poster 'The Scrap Of Paper'. This is an original poster which was Poster 7 of a series published by The Parliament Recruiting Committee, London. The poster appeals to men in Britain to join up, playing on their conscience that Germany has trampled on an innocent nation and the fact that the German Chancellor tore up 'The Treaty of 1839' saying it was only "a scrap of paper". The poster measures 30" x 20" and is preserved behind glass and framed in a plain black frame. The poster has a faint water mark to the top right and a small hole in the centre where it has been folded into four. Apart from this the poster is in very good condition for it's age. All of the printing is clear and bright. In the centre of the poster is a copy of the treaty seals and signatures of the six nations who guaranteed Belgian Independence and Neutrality. The price includes Uk delivery. Sn 10772
£450.00

A WW2 British Army WS38 MKII Standard Lightweight, Portable Wireless Set. Misc 814 - Misc 814
An original WW2 British Army wireless set 38 (WS38) Mk II, standard, lightweight and portable, complete with a No. 38 junction box, lead and plug and also comes with a complete installed set of valves and appears unmodified. (Not Tested). The WS38 MkII was a 'man pack' transceiver developed in 1942 for short range Infantry communication. The frequency range 7.4-9.2MHz. MO control. RF output 0.2W. R/T only. It's range was up to 2 mile using long 12ft rod. The set had unique design features using only 5 valves. It had a separate battery which was held in a satchel and a throat microphone. This WS38 MkII is in very good, apparently untouched condition, complete with the '5 valves and all other components as can be seen from the photographs. It is housed in a green painted metal case and the top lifts off after removing 2 x screws to reveal the components inside. The top has a cage round the controls and it has a Bakelite socket in the top, a Bakelite tuning dial and large three way switch for transmitting or receiving. The switch and tuning dial turn freely as they should. On the top is a plaquard, "Wireless Set No 38 Z.A. 13280 MW Serial No 38279". Coming out of the top is a cable with a plug on it which plugs into the socket on the No 38 junction box which is fixed to the left hand side of the case. The junction box has a Bakelite plate on the front with two sockets, one for a microphone plug and the other for a telephone plug. It has "Junction Box No 2 ZA13348" on the front. The wireless set measures 9 1/2" x 6 1/4" x 3 3/4". This is a very nice (untested) example of this WW2 wireless set. The set is visibly undamaged, the case is in good undented condition. The price includes Uk delivery. Misc. 814
£195.00

Framed Hand Stitched Silk Boer War Battle Honours Of The 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment (63rd Foot) With Silver Wire Embroidery. Sn 10429 - 10429
Amidst growing tension between Boers and the British in the Transvaal, the 1st Manchester shipped to South Africa in September 1899. The Battalion arrived in Durban, Natal Colony in early October and was soon afterwards moved to Ladysmith. The War began on 11 October with a Boer invasion of the Colony. After Boer forces captured Elandslaagte railway station, the Manchesters had four companies sent by armoured train to Modderspruit. While disembaking there, the Manchesters and accompanying Imperial Light Horse came under artillery fire. The 1st Manchesters, along with a number of other Regiments, took part in the subsequent assault. The fighting was heavy, with the Boers pouring accurate fire into the advancing Manchesters. Under increasingly heavy fire the 1st Manchesters became the main vanguard of the frontal assault. On 2 November, Boer forces encircled and isolated the town of Ladysmith, beginning a 118-day siege. On 6 January 1900, a contingent of 16 soldiers of the 1st Manchesters came under attack at Wagon Hill, near to Caeser's Camp. Against superior numbers, the detachment held its position for 15 hours. Only two survived. Both survivors received the Victoria Cross for their actions, giving the Regiment its first two VCs. By 28 February, Ladysmith had finally been relieved by a force under the command of General Redvers Buller. The 1st Manchester's then participated in the offensive which followed the relieving of Ladysmith, Kimberley and Mafeking. This is a beautiful original framed Silk Boer War Battle honours of the 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment (63rd Foot). The hand embroided silk with silver wire features a banner '1st Batt Manchester Regt' above Battle Honours of the Regiment, Union flag, Star with Crown '63' (Foot) and Manchester's 'Egypt' embroided badge above banner '99-00 South Africa 01-02'. The Silk is undamaged with no mothing and retains all of it's original vivid colour and hand embroidery stitching. The silk is contained in it's glazed dark wood frame which measures 27 x25 x1 1/2 inches. The rear of the frame is mounted with cord for wall hanging. Price for this impressive original Boer War piece to a Battalion of the Manchester Regiment which saw much action during the Boer Wars includes UK delivery. Sn 10429
£275.00

1936 British Royal Navy Marked No.56 VI Leather, Cork & Canvas Cordite Charge Carrier. MISC 812 - MISC 812
An excellent original Brown leather Royal Navy cordite charge carrier. Constructed of Leather, cork and canvas, these carriers were used by the Royal Navy prior to, during and after WW1 to carry the cordite charges for Naval guns. The front is ink stamped with the Royal Navy 'N' mark, War Dept Arrow and diamond cartouches. It has a complete canvas lining, heavy duty leather carry handle and separate brass riveted canvas carry handle. It has a hinged lid with brass riveted leather retaining stap and brass stud. It measures 38" in length & 8" diameter. The lid of the carrier is crisply impressed 'No.56 VI' and 'RL' either side of War Dept arrow. It is also dated '3-36' (March 1936) Price includes UK delivery. MISC 812
£395.00
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